The bizarre nostalgia for Bush 41 is pretty strange. His policies in office were basically Reagan-lite. And he was a shameless political opportunist who pandered to hard-line right-wingers and racists to get elected (Willie Horton, anyone??) even though it was transparently obvious that he was not a right-wing ideologue himself (unlike Reagan). He was so indifferent to domestic economic woes that a political catchphrase was coined for him ("It's the economy, stupid!") And his foreign policy is way overrated, particularly by Very Serious People.
Finally, no President named George Bush should ever be thought of as an example of someone who practiced "good governance." The fact that George Bush the Elder was somewhat less bad as President than his son doesn't negate this.
Well you know, on the Atlas Forum a "Moderate" Republican is an Ivy League educated white protestant from New England who speaks in a soft voice while wearing polo shirts and khakis. So yes, this doesn't surprise me.