Barbara Bush is ready to move on, reportsPolitico. From what, exactly? Well, elections - or at least the one(s) just held.
"I'm tired now of the elections," the former first lady said at an event at Lyndon Johnson's presidential library. "I want to do other things and not be ugly." Alluding to what she might mean by "ugly," Mrs. Bush encouraged Republicans to work with the Obama administration going forward (on this issue, among others).
"They are going to have to compromise," she warned. "It's not a dirty word."
I take it you would have preferred some Right Wing hacks instead. They did not twist her words. The lady speaks her mind. In Kennebunkport, her nickname by many of the locals was "Dragon Lady". Apparently at home she is called "the Enforcer". You don't mess with this lady and you don't twist her words. You better be prepared. The old guard GOP is beginning the process of distancing themselves from the Tea Party zealots they thought they could control.
You don't have to agree with the article...but from what I have seen Politico is not that bias. Now if we were talking the Washington Post, NY Times, Huffington Post, CNN, MSNBC, or CBS I would completely agree. And I personally don't think Republicans should agree on any terms with the Democratic party on taxes or spending.
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” John F. Kennedy
Sure, let's 'work with' Obumble to keep spending money at a record pace, saddling future generations with the debt and keep government so big that all the tax increases in the world won't pay for it all.
"They are going to have to compromise," she warned. "It's not a dirty word."
OK lets start this compromise by deciding how much spending we'll cut NEXT YEAR. Then the year after that. None of this ten year out crap where all of the spending is cut in the tenth year. Show some real results after that we can talk about other compromises.
"... how much spending we'll cut NEXT YEAR ... " I agree. Let's start with the $1 trillion that House Republicans have been insisting upon for Defense, that Obama wants to cut, and the Pentagon says they don't need. That's a boatload of scratch right there.
I think some people were especially vicious to this president. They won't admit race played a part in it, but it did. I also think Republicans can not get over the fact he kept his promise and in to create on health care...
@Thunderchicken Well he campaigned on it and kept his promise. Also keep in mind that not all who opposed it did so for the reasons you did. I know a lot of people who opposed it because we preferred a single payer or at least wanted a government option system. But almost everyone who opposed it on those grounds voted Obama because with its flaws it still expands access to health care...
@Thunderchicken That is my point, see I would have voted against a mandate to buy private insurance, I wanted national health care, under that system there is nothing to purchase, the cost is included paid through the tax base, but I doubt you would like that. My point is that in many parts of the country when people were asked do you support the Obama health care law they said "no" I said no myself, but the reasons they said no were different, and a lot of voters who opposed the plan did so for reasons different from the tea parties reasons and they voted Obama. Think of it this way, if the majority of people opposed Obamacare for the reasons you did he would have lost the election....
I think they were a big waste of money as usual. Around 2 billion dollars collected for campaigning for a less than 1/2 million dollar a year job. What is Barbs talking about anyways, she is still sponging off the taxpayers and will continue until she dies. We will have to pay for that too. I think if government people were put on social security etc like the rest of us there might be a big change in their attitude of wasting OUR money. Let's start by making new jobs and fixing our systems that are so worn down and out; railways, electrical, water, utilities etc.. Let's find a better way to supply our fuel needs without making the oil barons richer as we struggle here just to buy food and a place to live.
I was not a big fan of Barbara as First Lady but thought her husband did a good job and fine job in Iraq and I like Nancy Reagan yet am not Republican or Democrat. I agree with the former first lady sick of politics and work with the President and he work with Republicans too. Working together and finding those areas people can agree on is what will push this nation forward but we need to get past politics and talk radio and Fox is non stop on that which harms society so FCC should shut those stations down or with Fox, warn, MORE NEWS and less politics or off the air you will go for national security reasons of causing division in the States.
I agree with some of your points but you blaming Fox for harming society is utter bullshit.The conservatives have ONE voice and that is Fox. May I ask have you ever watched MSNBC?? Watch and sit there putting yourself in a conservatives shoes then get back with me. Talking about a station that is screwing with peoples minds it is MSNBC. They DEMAND that you think like them or your a complete lunitic if you don't. We have one station and all they do is expose the truth and report news that you will never here on all the rest. Come on Neoconic don't be like the rest of the sheeple. You better be glad we have a station like fox that tells the other side of our goverment because its the last one we have left, so what does that tell ya.
There is absolutely nothing nice I can say about this "woman". Hillary couldn't kill enough people to become as evil as her. bin Laden, Saddam, Kim Jong-ll, Stalin, Mao, the Easter Bunny. None are as evil as Barbara Bush.
The GOP should move on and work with Obama. The GOP's policies are bankrupting this nation.(IMO, you have it backwards. That's the very problem with American politics today, isn't it? Opposites do not always attract.)
@Denizen_Kate You know the truth but refuse to admit it. The Democrat entire convention never mentioned the debt but with the GOP convention they had the 16 trillion debt ticking away on the big screen. Spare me such crap that the GOP is bankrupting this nation.
@Denizen_Kate Oh I have the capability of being wrong many times, but when I'm speaking with Liberals, it is not difficult being right. My statement of "you know the truth" was giving you an out for making ludicrous remarks such as the GOP is the reason for our 16 trillion debt. If you truly hold such an argument and not just spewing left wing rhetoric to further your political views, then I guess I should be out doors raking leaves instead of bantering words with you. Actually I'm on my way to the shed right now:)
@commonsense51 - Thank you very kindly, but I don't need an out. I stand by my statement. Look at recent history. Under eight years of Reaganomic, an ever-increasing deficit. Under George H.W. Bush, in order to deal with the deficit left over from the Reagan administration, he had to go back on his "read my lips, no new taxes" statement, which made him no friends even though it was the only logical thing to do. Eight years of Clinton and we had not only a balanced budget with no deficit, but actually a surplus. Eight years of Bush, Jr. and we're back in deep dept again. You don't even have to be good at math to see it. I'm not a Democrat, just a slightly left-leaning independent. And BTW, I never spew.
Compromise can be a dirty word, it depends on what you are compromising. Some things are just not up for negotiation nor should they ever be. I stand firm in my beliefs and will not ever be budged from them. Take that!
I thought the last round of elections were especially expensive. I saw more ugliness expressed by individuals not officially connected to the campaigns than I saw from the candidates and their staffs. I agree with Barbara Bush though. As I recall it, her husband ran relatively straightforward campaigns compared to the current lie and slander style.
@Neo_NtheMatrix If you think that one side was especially scandalous then you do not agree with me. I saw a lot of tit for tat. I didn't see lots of mudslinging from the Libertarians, but then again. I didn't see much coverage at all except for Democrats and Republicans, so maybe third-party mudslinging got ignored along with everything else they said.
I'm not sure what she means, why the republicans compromise all the time. They compromised on which citizens would get what civil rights, which citizens would be disenfranchised though constitutional reform. Which ones would be singled out for special treatment based on their personal wealth. Yes those republicans are full of compromises.