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George Bush Sr. on VoteMatch



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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Shifted towards pro-life camp seeing callousness of abortion: Opposes topic 1
1962: Pro-choice candidate, for population control: Favors topic 1
1970: Introduced Family Planning Services Act: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supported family planning as ambassador & Congressman: Favors topic 1
1973: Nominally in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade: Opposes topic 1
Pro-life; against advocating abortion in any form: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
1980: Supported Equal Rights Amendment, but not as V.P.: Favors topic 2
1968: Supported open housing (against racial discrimination): Favors topic 2
1980: As Reagan's V.P., supported school prayer: Favors topic 2
1964: Advocated states' rights over Civil Rights Act: Strongly Opposes topic 2
1963: Civil Rights Bill violates constitutional rights: Strongly Opposes topic 2
1990: vetoed Civil Rights Act & voter registration bill: Opposes topic 2
Legislation is not enough to eliminate discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Civil Rights Act: ban discrimination without quotas: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
1998: gay status of personal aide "doesn't matter to us": Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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1964: Opposed War on Poverty: Favors topic 4
Pledge of Allegiance: Kids should say "One nation under God": Strongly Favors topic 4
Flag Amendment: about unique symbol of one nation under God: Strongly Favors topic 4
1000 points of light: replace spending with volunteers: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
1964: Medicare is socialized medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Frivolous lawsuits run up medical costs by $25 billion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Choice and coverage: health insurance tax credit: Opposes topic 5
Let people buy into Medicaid; no mandated insurance: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Last thing we need to do is mess around with Social Security: Favors topic 6
We should be unafraid to reduce future benefits: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
America 2000: accountable schools with parental choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Assess student performance in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades: Favors topic 7
Churches & private schools provide 93% of education funding: Favors topic 7
Churches & private schools provide 93% of education funding: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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1989: America will lose no wetlands on my watch: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Protect natural resources as hunter & outdoorsman: Favors topic 8
1991: Rejected requiring 25% recycling of incinerator waste: Favors topic 8
Onerous environmental regulation will cause job loss: Favors topic 8
Rely on the magic of the marketplace for energy strategy: Opposes topic 8
Look for common ground: economic growth & clean environment: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Willie Horton Ads: don't release repeat offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Habeas corpus reform, so you don't have endless appeals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Renewed investment in fighting violent street crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Freedom from crime is a fundamental civil right: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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1995: Ripped up NRA card for calling feds jack-booted thugs: Opposes topic 10
Opposes gun control because it does not work: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
1989: Prioritized cutting capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut capital gains tax on those earning over $200K per year: Strongly Opposes topic 11
1992 growth plan: deregulate & cut taxes: Opposes topic 11
Abandoned “Read my lips: No new taxes” pledge: Strongly Favors topic 11
Demanded capital gains tax reduction; yielded to Congress: Opposes topic 11
20M jobs via tax cuts; R&D credits; & enterprise zones: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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1980: Illegal aliens attend public schools like citizens do: Strongly Favors topic 12
1989: Vetoed letting Tiananmen students overstay visas: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports “English First” but not via federal law: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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1992 talks led to NAFTA agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Create new jobs through increases in exports: Favors topic 13
Make Americas a zone of peace, free trade, and democracy: Strongly Favors topic 13
For NAFTA because exports critical to economy: Strongly Favors topic 13
New World Order: open borders; open trade; open minds: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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OpEd: internationalist by instinct and upbringing: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Became UN Ambassador after campaigning against UN: Strongly Opposes topic 14
1971: Argued for dual UN representation for China & Taiwan: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Democrats see America as just another pleasant country: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Post-Cold War: Cancel B-2; small ICBMs & Peacekeeper missile: Opposes topic 15
Cooperate with USSR to cancel Peacekeeper ICBMs: Opposes topic 15
Refocus SDI on limited ballistic missile strikes: Favors topic 15
Stay strong to protect the peace: Favors topic 15
Invaded Panama in 1989 to force Noriega from power: Neutral on topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
1967: Fundraising not necessarily corrupt; misuse is: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Supported 1990 South Africa sanctions: Favors topic 17
Built consensus with UN to move against Saddam Hussein: Opposes topic 17
Made deals with Gorbachev’s USSR, then Yeltsin’s Russia: Strongly Favors topic 17
1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait: "This shall not stand!": Strongly Opposes topic 17
1990: Misled Saudis that Saddam massed troops on border: Strongly Opposes topic 17
2003: Invasion of Iraq undid a lifetime of work: Favors topic 17
“This will not stand” began 13-year campaign against Saddam: Strongly Opposes topic 17
OpEd: Aided Saddam even after he used chemical weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 17
OpEd: Authorized Saddam to crush 1991 Shiite resistance: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1991: “All means necessary” to expel Saddam from Kuwait: Opposes topic 17
Force the Butcher of Baghdad to end the Rape of Kuwait: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1964: Any and all weapons in Vietnam, including nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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1990 Acid Rain trading program achieved its goals: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Helped negotiate Kyoto Treaty on climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Took no stance nor action on global climate change: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports environmentally-responsive access to ANWR: Opposes topic 18
Rely on the magic of the marketplace for energy strategy: Opposes topic 18
Pioneer in the offshore drilling industry: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
At end of Cold War, re-declared War on Drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
1986: Oversaw National Narcotics Border Interdiction System: Favors topic 19
1990: Make fighting the drug problem a top priority: Strongly Favors topic 19
1990: Declaration of Cartagena to fight war on drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
I don't believe legalizing narcotics is the answer: Strongly Favors topic 19
Noriega in prison helps Panama and hurts drug lords: Favors topic 19
Take my word for it: This scourge will stop: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
1,000 points of light: volunteerism against social ills: Strongly Favors topic 20
Places of worship lead members to light of service: Strongly Favors topic 20

George Bush Sr. is a Moderate Conservative
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