Bush41 Backs START Treaty

2010 December 8
by bc3b

Former President George H.W. Bush threw in his support for the START deal with Russia on Wednesday, with a one-word statement distributed by the White House:

“I urge the United States Senate to ratify the START treaty.”

Hat Tip: Politico

What do you consider Ronald Reagan’s greatest mistake?

  1. Selecting George H.W. Bush as his running mate
  2. Nominating Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court
  3. Signing the amnesty bill

Barbara Bush Former US President  George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara take in the Houston Astros home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 7, 2008 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

37 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 December 8 5:31 pm

    I’m starting to think Clinton was a better President than HW Bush

  2. 2010 December 8 5:32 pm

    “What do you consider Ronald Reagan’s greatest mistake?”

    Visiting nazi graveyards

  3. 2010 December 8 5:36 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    I am starting to think you are right. Clinton was a boon to the GOP. In January 2001 the GOP held both Houses of Congress and a quasi-Republican was in the Oval Office.

    No more Bushes ever!

  4. 2010 December 8 5:37 pm

    Signing amnesty

  5. 2010 December 8 5:40 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Selecting George H.W. Bush changes the course of history. If he wasn’t VP I doubt he coule have won a GOP primary and W. never would have been elected.

  6. 2010 December 8 5:56 pm
    justrand permalink

    No more Bushes…no more Clintons…and no more Obama!!!

  7. 2010 December 8 5:59 pm

    “No more Bushes ever!”


    Its getting to the point where I cant see any GOP combo winning in 2012. The party is so fractured right now that I still think Hussein will win. You now have RINO’s who are willing to vote for Hussein over Palin. And I will not vote for Romney.

  8. 2010 December 8 6:00 pm

    The only thign HW did righht in 4 years was Justice Thomas – which I’m sure he now regrets

  9. 2010 December 8 6:15 pm
    mulletover permalink

    A Northeastern Republican is not a conservative, even with Texas dust on his cowboy boots. They bring that elite patriarchal mindset with them.

    They don’t change, and that goes for 41, 43, and the transplanted Floridian.

  10. 2010 December 8 6:22 pm


    I have a saying (which is my I live 2300 miles away from my parents)…

    the older you get, the dumber you get

  11. 2010 December 8 6:34 pm
    mulletover permalink

    The House passed a continuing resolution that freezes spending at more than $1.2 trillion. The elections apparently meant nothing.

    In addition to funding the government and the wars till September, the food safety bill hitched a ride on the legislation.

    I guess I’ll have to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, and herbs in a clandestine basement operation using grow lights and supplementary carbon dioxide.

  12. 2010 December 8 6:51 pm

    Why does anyone care what 41 thinks about this? Really, not even trying to be mean but who give a shat. If it was 43… maybe but 41??? whatever…

    My answer tossup between 2 and 3, probably 3.

  13. 2010 December 8 6:51 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Is it true? Did the DREAM act pass?

  14. 2010 December 8 6:56 pm
    justrand permalink

    it passed the House…which Queen Nancy still controls. The Senate is a different matter…I pray.

  15. 2010 December 8 6:57 pm
    bc3b permalink

    From what I understand, the DREAM Act is being voted on first in the House, where it is expected to pass. The Senate is where our hope is.

  16. 2010 December 8 6:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    You were wondering what Sarah’s stand on the Bush tax cut – unemployment extension.


  17. 2010 December 8 7:07 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    From what they are reporting on NRO, the vote in the Senate is in the morning. They are also reporting that they don’t think it will pass.

  18. 2010 December 8 7:10 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    All three!!!!

  19. 2010 December 8 7:25 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Here’s hoping, but then, everything no one thought would pass has passed. 🙁

  20. 2010 December 8 7:38 pm


    I had a short Torah study with my daughter tonight. We read Psalms 28:1 -28:6

    Just thought you might like to know that.

  21. 2010 December 8 7:39 pm

    What happened to voting on the tax “deal” before anything else???????????????

  22. 2010 December 8 7:39 pm

    “Why does anyone care what 41 thinks about this?”

    Good point KH

  23. 2010 December 8 7:46 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Voting on the tax deal before anything else was in the Senate.

    The Letter of 42

  24. 2010 December 8 7:53 pm

    What happens if the tax deal passes, opening the door for the rest of the crap to be crammed through, and then obammer vetoes it???

  25. 2010 December 8 8:02 pm
    Deckard permalink

    Reagan’s biggest mistake was amnesty – but who backed that?

    Teetotaler Teddy, that’s who.

    Of the options provided. Others I can think of were running from Beirut, the Iran-Contra debacle, and selection of Anthony Kennedy (think about the Texas law on sodomy and what we are left with today = same sex marriage).

    Final house vote on the amnesty (as heard on the radio): 198 – 216 If the Senate is smart (and enough of them want to retain seats in 2012), they’ll take heed to the recent CBO report on the fiscal impact this steaming pile will cause this country.

  26. 2010 December 8 8:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Compliments of AllahPundit @ HA here are the Republicans who voted for the DREAM Act. I’m glad Christine O’Donnell took out the garbage.

    Joe Cao (defeated in general election)
    Mike Castle (defeated in primary)
    Lincoln Diaz-Balart (retiring)
    Mario Diaz-Balart
    Charles Djou (defeated in general election)
    Vern Ehlers (retiring)
    Bob Inglis (defeated in primary)
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

  27. 2010 December 8 8:14 pm
    justrand permalink

    I think the Dem “strategy” is to have a number of sham votes BEFORE the “Tax Vote”.

    these votes are to designed to record Repubs voting against fuzzy bunnies, homeless children and ‘dreams’. The Repubs in the Senate have sworn to filibuster everything UNTIL the tax vote.

    If the Dems were more creative they’d have a bunch of Bills up during this period like:
    – “Ice Cream Tastes Good!”
    – “Sex FEELS good!”
    – “It’s Nice to Relax Now & Again”
    – “We Shouldn’t Molest Squirrels”

    Since the Repubs have sworn to filibuster until the tax vote, they could then harp on how the Repubs opposed even THOSE awesome Bills!

  28. 2010 December 8 8:23 pm
    justrand permalink

    this is GREAT! [hattip Instapundit]

  29. 2010 December 8 8:49 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Reagan’s biggest mistake was the Beirut Hotel bombing where nearly 200 Marines were killed with no response. The mission itself did nothing but paint targets on the backs of every Marine in the Battalion with no clear objective. Bin Laden mentions our lack of response to that terrorist act as one of his prime reasons that the USA is a paper tiger.

  30. 2010 December 8 9:09 pm

    29 – Only gave me those three to chose from.

  31. 2010 December 8 9:30 pm

    ““We Shouldn’t Molest Squirrels””

    WTF is with such crazy talk! 😉

  32. 2010 December 8 9:39 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    True choice is making your own choice. If it ain’t on the list, add it. 🙂

  33. 2010 December 8 9:57 pm
    Deckard permalink

    No – Anthony Kennedy may be the worst . Kennedy claims libertarian.

    I agree with many libertarian claims – built when our laws involve religious freedom and free expression, I have a conflict. The Founding Fathers were Christian/Deisist at heart and approved/acknowledged Judeo-Christian values implemented in the DoC and Const. They acknowledged Judeo-Christian values at the heart of laws inherent to the newly formed United States of America.

    But when Libertarian claims go against Judeo-Christian principles is where I have a problem. Kennedy is one of those who takes laws of freedom to another level, eschewing Judeo-Christian law in favor of an all-inclusive secular standpoint while ignoring any established moral construct in favor of some loosely-favored moral code that is far too inclusive regarding Jude-Christian standards and principles.

    When you stand for nothing, you fall for anything . . . .

  34. 2010 December 8 10:22 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    – John Kenneth Galbraith

  35. 2010 December 8 10:27 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    This is a classic example of how the Statist are all about gaining as much Authoritrian power whenever they have the chance…..

    Every freakin’ leftist wish-list power grab and government expanision they can possibly cramdown while they still can is being pushed…..

    Was there even a freakin’ thought of doing anything like this in 06 lame duck after the R lost control?

    Of course, Bush and a whole bunch of them were RINOs anyways so it wasnt like they really wanted to limit government power, cut spending, or restore personal freedom/Individual Rights that had been infringed……

    But just sayin’ the Statists mindset is always to increase their Tyranny over the people….

  36. 2010 December 9 6:03 am
    justrand permalink

    well THIS should piss ya’ll off [hattip Instapundit]

    Congress under Obama made itself irrelevent…and the media helped. Despite the lameness of the LSM they still have the power to make something small appear BIG!…and vice-versa. In the case of Obama’s use and ABUSE of Executive power which they would have SCREAMED about if Bush did it they have been silent…or let forth an occaisional whisper.

    “Card Check” by decree? Looks like.

  37. 2010 December 9 8:17 am

    32 – touché

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