H. Ross Perot dead

Anything and Everything dealing with Political issues.
User avatar
CaptBarty
Posts: 263
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Location: Pinellas

H. Ross Perot dead

Post by CaptBarty » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 am

According to news reports, he died this AM (Tues., 9 July).

He was right about a lot of things, but brought us slick willie and the hildebeest.

Thanks for nuthin'; actually, worse than nuthin'.

"I have this chart."
It is, it is a glorious thing to be a pirate king.

User avatar
tector
Posts: 574
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Location: Broward/Sunrise

Post by tector » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:56 am

He was a good American who tried. R.I.P.

User avatar
Odessaman
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Location: NW Hillsborough County

Post by Odessaman » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:27 pm

He opened my eyes to the notion that we need more non-politicians in politics to shake up the status quo. R.I.P.

P5 Guy
Posts: 503
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Location: St Pete

Post by P5 Guy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:30 pm

George H.W. Bush wouldn't have done us, gun owners, any favors either. And would not, possibly, have led to the GOP taking the House.

User avatar
Legio
Site Admin
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:14 pm

Post by Legio » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:26 am

I wasn't a citizen yet, but I would have voted for him if I were.
French by birth, American by choice!

User avatar
SteyrAUG
Posts: 241
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:17 am

Post by SteyrAUG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 am

P5 Guy wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:30 pm
George H.W. Bush wouldn't have done us, gun owners, any favors either. And would not, possibly, have led to the GOP taking the House.
Yep, can't blame that on Perot, I didn't want to vote for Bush 41. He was one of the worst Presidents of my lifetime.

Destroyed an alliance with Iraq that Reagan spent years developing, Kuwait was in fact stealing Iraqi oil by slant drilling. Neither the UN or Bush was willing to solve the dispute and had April Glaspie imply that the US wouldn't interfere so long as order was maintained. The dominoes from the first Iraq war are still falling and not to our favor. We would have been better off buying Kuwaiti oil from Saddam, Kuwait was a Sunni monarchy.

Bush 41 resigned his NRA membership after the NRA criticized the ATF as "jack booted thugs" following WACO.

Bush 41 gave us the 89 Import Ban after his Drug Czar William Bennett asked for it with the justification that "only drug dealers use these guns."

Bush 41 had bitterly complained about the media hounding him while he was on vacation trying to play golf during the Persian Gulf War.

Bush 41 also showed his intolerant nature when a group of "families of MIA's" ambushed him at a fund raiser and chanted "Just tell us the truth" and he replied "Will you people just shut up." Sure it was poor form to crash a fund raiser, but you don't talk to family members of MIA's that way for any reason.

I know he was a combat vet, fighter pilot and all that, but so was McCain. I respect their military service but not their political service. Bush acted like he was above any criticism and was always right.

He opened the door for Perot to be a alternative, and I really wish somehow Perot won. But as a result Bush 41 gave us the Clinton dynasty that we suffered under for years.

User avatar
SteyrAUG
Posts: 241
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:17 am

Post by SteyrAUG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:12 am

tector wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:56 am
He was a good American who tried. R.I.P.
That's how I see it. Problem is he seemed to want to say what he was actually thinking, identified problems and offered solutions.

bryan2010x
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:48 pm
Location: Ft Myers, FL

Post by bryan2010x » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:10 pm

He really hit nafta on the head for what it would do. I think that might be his best quote ever when he talked about wages being driven down at that famous debate between Bush, Clinton, and himself

User avatar
Outgunu
Posts: 74
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:46 am
Location: Jacksonville

Post by Outgunu » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:47 am

Perot also paid contractors to get his people successfully out of Iran when the U.S. wouldn't or couldn't.

dammitgriff
Posts: 385
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:06 am

Post by dammitgriff » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:17 am

I remember how the media and everyone else lampooned him. Americans will soon enough wish they had listened to Ross Perot back in ‘92.
Some very rough times lie just ahead for this country economically.

Post Reply