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  • proper n. The political philosophy associated with either of the US presidents George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush.
  • proper n. A turn of phrase spoken by President George W. Bush that is unintentionally comical due to grammatical errors, malapropisms, etc.


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Bush +‎ -ism, after American presidents George W. Bush (1946–) and George H. W. Bush (1924–).


  • Bushism is out, war mongering is over and GOP is silently dead.

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  • Communism by any other name, even Bushism, is still, ah, er ummm, commune ism or collectivism.

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  • During the 2008 presidential campaign, virtually all of the major Republican candidates embraced "Bushism" -- pro-war, anti-tax, pro-spending. News

  • They drag the transition out just like they do the elections; which gives Bush some last extra time to continue to put to waste his MBA and come up with yet another "Bushism" -- those twists of phrase that the press loves to ridicule.

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  • It’s those elections, ultimately, that are the most important reason Bushism is likely to endure, at least as a pole star for Republican strategy: the strong showing in 2000, when nearly every economic indicator suggested a landslide for Al Gore; the sweeping win in 2002 — an off-year election, when the sitting president’s party historically loses seats; and the victory over John Kerry in 2004, despite plummeting public support for the Iraq War.

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  • You exhibit one of the great hallmarks of Bushism, which is stunningly selective skepticism.


  • Rather, it’s his being joined at the hip to Bushism, which is at its core Republicanism, which is at its core regressivism.

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  • That could cost the Democrats the election and bring back "Bushism", assuring the continuance of the tragic Iraq war indefinitely.

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  • Then, unable to resist an unsubstantiated "Bushism" or two, these heavy hitters warned that "Iran is a deadly and irresponsible world actor," and should it get the bomb, Iran would "sponsor terror, threaten our allies, and support the most deadly elements of the Iraqi insurgency."

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  • Just the other day I was talking with some colleagues wondering why there where never ever "Bushism" ringtones that become widespread.

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