Black People Politics : George HW Bush's presidential campaign was nothing to be proud of

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    George HW Bush's presidential campaign was nothing to be proud of


    The Bush campaign, directed by 37-year-old Lee Atwater, never showed Horton’s face in a campaign commercial, although it did use a jailhouse revolving door to symbolise the furlough program. But a closely aligned Republican group directly played on racial fears by highlighting a frightening image of the African-American murderer...

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    George HW Bush's presidential campaign was nothing to be proud of

    The 1980 conversation aboard the small campaign plane was off the record, but I wish I had written up some notes afterwards. Shuttling from Iowa to New Hampshire during the Republican primary season, a wary George Bush found himself seated...
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    ‘Bush approached campaigning with a level of what-it-takes cynicism unmatched by any modern president between Nixon and Trump.’ Photograph: Carlos Schiebeck/AFP/Getty Images


     
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    Stephen King Draws Startling Comparison Between Trump And George H.W. Bush


    ...When a woman suggested Bush was out of touch with regular people, he checked his watch and then fumbled through an answer.

    ...For instance, during the G20 Summit in Argentina this weekend, Trump greeted Argentinian President Mauricio Macri on stage for a photo op ... and then very abruptly wandered off stage, leaving the foreign leader to stand awkwardly by himself.

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    Stephen King Draws Startling Comparison Between Trump And George H.W. Bush

    This weekend marked the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, who died
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    This weekend marked the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, who died



     
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    Bush Wasn't A Better President Than Trump; He Just Had Better Manners


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    Bush Wasn't A Better President Than Trump; He Just Had Better Manners

    The memorial events for George H.W. Bush and the coverage of his passing have
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    ...his passing have been, as expected, a series of tributes to the late former president’s dinner-jacketed decorum.

    The fact is that, despite his personal graciousness, avuncular manner and endearingly cocked head, George Bush paved the way for the puffed-up, thuggish and ill-mannered Donald Trump.

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    Ronald Reagan congratulates his successor and former vice president, George H.W. Bush, at Bush's inauguration in 1989. (Bob Daugherty/ASSOCIATED PRESS)



     
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    George H.W. Bush's legacy on racial issues is complicated


    ...Bush got his start in politics in Texas, where he joined a Republican Party still regarded as "the party of Lincoln." During his first, losing bid for Congress in 1964, he criticized his opponent's support for the Civil Rights Act, legislation many in his home state opposed.
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    George H.W. Bush's legacy on racial issues is complicated

    George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison.
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    Jonathan Van Ness Reminds People Of George H.W. Bush's AIDS Crisis Shortcomings


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    Jonathan Van Ness Reminds People Of George H.W. Bush's AIDS Crisis Shortcomings

    As George H.W. Bush was eulogized on Wednesday, Jonathan Van Ness posted on
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    ...posted on Twitter to remind people of the 41st president’s failure to adequately address the AIDS epidemic while he was in office. “Serving our country is great but remembering people and their actions clearly and accurately is important,” the “Queer Eye” star wrote.



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    Where is there another Hunter Thompson to write the obit for this 'just another dead great American war criminal'?
     
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    Why I Struggle Memorializing George H.W. Bush As A Liberal Woman With A Disability


    ...But although Bush was the president to sign the ADA into law, its passage was only possible because of the tireless efforts of disability rights activists across the country. In March 1990, dozens of people with disabilities literally crawled up the stairs of the U.S. Capitol building to demand that Congress finally pass the bill.

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    Why I Struggle Memorializing George H.W. Bush As A Liberal Woman With A Disability

    I'm a staunch liberal woman who believes strongly and unapologetically in
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    In this file photo from 1990, George H.W. Bush signs the Americans With Disabilities Act. The former president died last week at age 94. (Fotosearch via Getty Images)


     
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    Lip Reader Reveals What Top Leaders Said During President Bush’s Funeral


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    Lip Reader Reveals What Top Leaders Said During President Bush’s Funeral

    All of the living former presidents and vice presidents appeared together Wednesday to mourn the loss of President George H.W. Bush in Washington, D.C. Many political rivals sat side by side as they paid their respects to America’s 41st...
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    ...Inside Edition spoke to expert lip reader Larry Wenig to help find out what everyone was talking about as the cameras were pointed on them. Body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass also analyzed the funeral footage.

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