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Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:10 PM

George Bush 2000: The backlash?

I was in 10th grade.

I know about the Florida recount, supreme court, governor etc.

What was the mood of the country like afterwards? Similar to this? People saying "not my President"? Lack of respect, lack of confidence, an unconstitutional President?

I'm wondering if the country is more upset about Trump than Bush.

I'm looking for Hope that the next 4-8 years won't bring the apocalypse.
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Response to metroins (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:20 PM

1. I only speak for me. I'm still steamed over Shrub's selection by SCOTUS.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:38 PM

2. That whole episode changed me.

And we absolutely cannot lose sight of the fact that the Supreme Court he gave us undid the Voting Rights Act and gave us Citizens United.

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Response to metroins (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:46 PM

3. Consider ---



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Response to metroins (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:47 PM

4. major difference is that (1) Bush ran as "a uniter not a divider" and a "compassionate

 

conservative." It was bunk, but that's how he portrayed himself. Dick Cheney was an avuncular persona back then.

And, (2) of course, 9/11 and Iraq caused a "rally around the flag" effect in 2002 and 2004.

Let's pray/meditate/offer burnt offerings to see to it that this doesn't happen with Trump.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:49 PM

5. I didn't know

He ran as a uniter.

I remember Gores campaign, nothing about Bush.

It's scary that Trump is still tweeting like a crazy man and his picks are nuts.

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Response to metroins (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 05:22 PM

8. Bush the candidate was much more moderate than Bush the President

 

His talking points included:

1) Uniter not a divider
2) Compassionate conservatism
3) decrying "the soft bigotry of low expectations"
4) restoring honor and dignity to the white house

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Response to metroins (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:50 PM

6. I think that the country is more upset about Trump than Bush, in part due to the internet.

More people are connected & see things that the MSM doesn't show. How many people saw Bush's car get pelted with eggs during his inaugural parade? I think only if you were watching CSPAN did you see it. It wasn't until Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9-11" came out in 2004, that a lot of people learned what really happened in 2000 - the SCOTUS theft of the election, the eggs, Bush's limo hightailing it away from the parade. Now, here it is, not even 2 weeks after the election & everyone knows that HRC won the popular vote, by a lot! I expect a run on eggs, if Trump even has a parade. Maybe he will just throw himself a party, taxpayer funded, & let us watch it via video. With a 10-second delay, of course.

I hope we are not fucked beyond Pluto, but I got a bad feeling about this.

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Response to metroins (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 04:52 PM

7. Many have forgotten how the Shrub started his Presidential campaign.

 

He put a face on "Compassionate Conservatism" that really resonated. People, for the most part, thought he was a half way competent adult with a large heart. Those of us who really paid attention fully understood that the fear was with Cheney and Rumsfield. Pre-911 Bush was much different than post-911 Bush. While the election results weren't simply accepted by all, they were by a strong majority.

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