Lovely eulogy for President Bush —

Author: conorlarkin (9718 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:43 pm on Dec 5, 2018

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Meacham said today that he had read the eulogy to 41 before he died

Author: Chris94 (20247 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:28 am on Dec 6, 2018

His reaction? To paraphrase, “there’s too much about me in there.”

So much to admire in that man.


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5 words. Excellent post.

Author: NedoftheHill (20553 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 11:56 pm on Dec 5, 2018

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My favorite part —

Author: conorlarkin (9718 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:23 am on Dec 6, 2018

Abraham Lincoln's "better angels of our nature" and George H.W. Bush's "thousand points of light" are companion verses in American's national hymn, for Lincoln and Bush both called on us to choose the right over the convenient, to hope rather than to fear, and to heed not our worst impulses, but our best instincts.

I gather such sentiments make certain posters here uncomfortable. If the shoe fits ....


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Got to see a side of 43

Author: WoodstockIrish (9402 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:31 am on Dec 6, 2018

We really had not seen before either

He is in tremendous shape for 72, and I think he lives by those words , Live young as old as you can.....

They are grieving for a loved one on a public stage, with history in the making. I think the Bush family is an inspiration to this country.


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W is a good man and a patriot.

Author: Frank L (31022 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 10:04 am on Dec 6, 2018

He will always be stained by Iraq though.

Why H.W. had the wisdom in 91 not to go to Baghdad.


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Agree, but he should have told Cheney to shut up.

Author: Rooster (2433 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:50 pm on Dec 6, 2018

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And Rummy, who may have been more responsible than Big Dick.

Author: Frank L (31022 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 2:37 pm on Dec 6, 2018

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How many of us have said Trump is an outstanding man?

Author: WoodstockIrish (9402 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:28 am on Dec 6, 2018

Your point is well taken. Trump had to be squirming in that front row but so did every single one of them especially Obama and Clinton. Make no doubt Trump can't hold a candle to 41 and I don't think any of us ever said he did. Yes the last two days have been historic for this country, uplifting, and I have heard some of the best eulogies I have ever heard in my life. This is a unifying moment for the country that will last a fleeting moment.

All of the outstanding qualities of George HW Bush are sorely missing in Donald Trump. They are sorely missing in Hilary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He was one of a kind.

the very things he was praised for are missing in DT's soul, his character, and his personality. Will he change, of course not

I loved the line "the idea is to die young, as late as possible"

Strong words to live by.


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And yet you still voted against him, twice.

Author: Iggle (4957 Posts - Joined: Sep 14, 2007)

Posted at 9:15 am on Dec 6, 2018

For Dukakis and WJC, no less - sheesh!

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I voted for him twice and would say the same things as conor.

Author: Frank L (31022 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 10:10 am on Dec 6, 2018

We may honor guys like HW, but right now we favor candidates like Orange and HRC.

Look at Jeb. Trump can’t hold a candle to him as a person or to his experience and judgment. Yet he killed Jeb with R’s in the primary.


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That's what makes his post so good.

Author: LehighND (4188 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:34 am on Dec 6, 2018

The ability to view someone objectively despite their politics.

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I feel the same way about Obama... very decent human being... just can't agree with his politics

Author: Curly1918 (1780 Posts - Joined: Aug 30, 2017)

Posted at 12:38 pm on Dec 6, 2018

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Agree, a fundamentally decent human being.....or at least appears to be

Author: WoodstockIrish (9402 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:36 pm on Dec 10, 2018

But disagree with his politics

Once again, not sure anyone here has said Trump is a fundamentally sound and decent human being


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So when he passes and R’s pay their respects to the man and the office, they will be doing what the

Author: Frank L (31022 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 2:36 pm on Dec 6, 2018

D’s are doing now. Why the far righties can’t see this is beyond me.

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I assume most of them will. He is a very respectable human being.

Author: Curly1918 (1780 Posts - Joined: Aug 30, 2017)

Posted at 4:12 pm on Dec 6, 2018

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Most will. The knuckle draggers like the below will not.

Author: Frank L (31022 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 4:46 pm on Dec 6, 2018

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Shirley you jest

Author: ColeyO (704 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:19 pm on Dec 6, 2018

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See this is the thing. The values of H.W. use to, by and large, be the values of the R and D

Author: Frank L (31022 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 10:32 am on Dec 6, 2018

establishments. Many no longer think they are and they seek these “change” agents who normally don’t embody them at all like Orange and WJC.

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That's bullshit and you know it.

Author: Iggle (4957 Posts - Joined: Sep 14, 2007)

Posted at 9:43 am on Dec 6, 2018

He's twisting everyone's crank.

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Paranoid and defensive is no way to go through life.

Author: conorlarkin (9718 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:39 pm on Dec 6, 2018

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I did not vote for Bill Clinton in 1992.

Author: conorlarkin (9718 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:34 am on Dec 6, 2018

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Re: My favorite part — "And on his watch, a wall fell in Berlin!"

Author: Curly1918 (1780 Posts - Joined: Aug 30, 2017)

Posted at 8:38 am on Dec 6, 2018

The shame is that this has come to mean almost nothing to those under 60.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwQsTzGkbiY

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