Barbara Bush supports Obama care,Laura Bush supports Elena Kagan on Supreme Court

Discussion in 'Politics' started by .........., Jun 14, 2010.


    Bush women run afoul of GOP orthodoxy

    She may have been born into a Republican family, but Barbara Bush, the 28-year-old daughter of former President George W. Bush, sounded more like a Democrat this weekend during an interview with Fox News. When "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked her whether she supports President Obama's health care reform plan, she responded: "I guess I'm glad the bill was passed." You can watch the exchange here (video courtesy of Fox News):

    "Why do, basically, people with money have good health care and why do people who live on lower salaries not have good health care?" she said. "Health should be a right for everyone." She is president of the Global Health Corps, an organization that champions global health equity.

    No Republican in Congress voted for Obama's health care legislation.

    Barbara Bush's comments come just weeks after her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, professed views that departed sharply from the Republican majority opinion. During a Fox News interview, Laura Bush was asked to comment on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

    [Photos: See a slideshow of Barbara and Laura Bush and their family]

    "I think it's great," she responded. "I'm really glad that there will be three [women] if she's confirmed. I like to have women on the Supreme Court." And in an interview with CNN's Larry King last month, she came out in favor of abortion rights and gay marriage.

    That makes at least two Bushes who probably won't be invited to headline Republican campaign rallies anytime soon.

    — Rachel Rose Hartman is a politics writer for Yahoo! News.
  2. I've always loved the Bush women,even Bush Sr and Jeb weren't that bad

    Laura Bush also said Obama was doing everything he could on the oil spill and on Larry King before the election the other Bush Twin Jenna Bush wouldn't commit to voting for McCain
  3. This last election was a choice between shit or shit sandwich... The only worthwhile thing that came out of it was the evisceration of the Bush croney power circle.

  4. I wonder if either Bush actually read the healthcare bill?

    Or anyone in congress or the senate for that matter. Because if they haven't, then it really doesn't make a difference what they think, does it?
  5. I wonder if any of its vehement critics here at ET have actually read it.
  6. This would be news if any of them were running for office or if anyone gave a crap what their views were.
  7. Suddenly the Right Wing darlings are not so darling anymore?
  8. Lucrum


    You've read the recently passed US health care bill in it's entirety?

    I thought you were more into economics books.
  9. I'm sure I haven't read nearly as much of it as you have, Sniffy.
  10. LOL :D
    #10     Jun 15, 2010