I’m a Social Democrat and a good bit away from George H.W Bush on the political spectrum but I liked him and while he lived a long notable and productive life I’m saddened by his passing. But that said all our heroes have feet of clay somewhere in their closets and I just wanted to collect some critical information about him, both positive and negative at his passing…
President Obama on the Passing of George Hebert Walker Bush
George Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs but was denied a second term after support for his presidency collapsed under the weight of an economic downturn and his seeming inattention to domestic affairs, died on Friday night at his home in Houston.
It is hard to imagine two men more disparate in character than the 41st and 45th presidents of the United States. George H.W. Bush and Donald J. Trump had almost nothing in common beyond their privileged upbringing and membership in the Republican Party.
For every compromise he made to political expedience on the campaign trail, in office he ultimately did the right thing. By Jon Meacham Mr. Meacham is the author of “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.” His guests were just about everything George H.W.
The First Gulf War: Desert Storm
Polls suggest that Americans tend to differentiate between our “good war” in Iraq – “Operation Desert Storm,” launched by George HW Bush in 1990 – and the “mistake” his son made in 2003. Across the ideological spectrum, there’s broad agreement that the first Gulf War was “worth fighting.”
1988 U.S. Election against Michael Dukakis
41’s Economic Record
Analysis of the economic performance of George H. W. Bush, including GDP, jobs, the stock market, income, debt, and performance relative to other countries
Just after midnight on December 1, World AIDS Day, I learned that President George Herbert Walker Bush had died. And I was dismayed not just that the hagiography afforded dead presidents would overshadow Bush’s own appalling legacy on AIDS, but that his death would eclipse the tens of millions of lives we should be remembering today.