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...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/george-hw-bush-apos-presidential-165616119.html

Walter Shapiro
The Guardian


‘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.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/stephen-king-draws-startling-comparison-201750855.html

Andy McDonald
HuffPost

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


https://news.yahoo.com/bush-wasn-apos-t-better-235220774.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_05
...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.


Peter Birkenhead
HuffPost Opinion

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.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/george-h-w-bushs-legacy-200134092.html

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


https://www.yahoo.com/news/jonathan-van-ness-reminds-people-192733075.html
...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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