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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    No. One of the worst.


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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was George W Bush a good president?
    As far as I'm concerned, we've never had a bad president. I judge them by how what they do effects me and those around me. *shrug* Barack Obama has negatively effected me because he's got just about zero interest in place. Since I'm in cash, I don't like that very much.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I judge them by how what they do effects me and those around me.
    By that standard all the presidents in my life have been really good. Although I am still pissed off at Bill Clinton for telling me I was poor when I was in 8th grade. My family always considered ourselves to be middle class until Bill Clinton told us that middle class included families earning $70,000 - $200,000 back in 1993.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was George W Bush a good president?
    His supreme court picks were the two best in modern history
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    His supreme court picks were the two best in modern history
    That is a huge part of a president's legacy because Supreme Court justices get appointed for life. Bush will probably mostly be remembered for the Iraq War, his expansion of Medicare or for being the most devout Evangelical Christian ever elected.

    That is better than what Clinton is remembered for.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    War vets miss commander in chief George W. Bush

    >" Iraq and Afghanistan veterans prefer George W. Bush to Barack Obama as commander in chief, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

    Sixty-five percent of post-9/11 veterans say that Bush was a good commander in chief while just 42 percent say the same of Obama. That lopsided preference comes despite veterans' lukewarm assessments of the wars begun under Bush's watch.

    Dig into the poll data and you see several clues for why Bush's image is stronger than Obama's..."<

    Veterans don't fault Bush for Iraq

    Veterans' groups that support Obama are in the minority Note: Poll taken before revelations of Obama's VA death panels.

    War vets miss commander in chief George W. Bush

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    If you read Decision Points by George W Bush you will notice that his number one goal was to distribute federal funding for faith based charities. It's a shame that his efforts fell flat on it's face. I think this is a great way to protect our country from a domestic uprising in chaotic economic times. Don't laugh but federal, state, local governments, charities, businesses and individuals are finding ways to become leaner and frugal. This can exacerbate the problem of adding uncertainty to more uncertainty that was caused by the uncertainty of that uncertainty. It can be a scary thing and cause people to act irrationally and/or violent. A steady rock in a community with local brand recognition could minimize the potential for this kind of chaos.

    Not every community is filled with generous donors. Federal funds continuously flowing to local reputable charities would be more trusted than a safety net administered by the federal government where frequent discussions of spending cuts are constantly in the headlines.

    I think Bush was on the right track but it does kind of smack the first amendment right in the mouth. For that reason I can see why it wasn't very successful.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Overall, no. He did some good things(Afghanistan and the initial handling of 9/11 spring to mind), but overall, I think he left the country worse than when he took office.
    He also did more to fight AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa than any president before or since. I'm no fan of his by any stretch, but credit where credit's due.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    War vets miss commander in chief George W. Bush

    >" Iraq and Afghanistan veterans prefer George W. Bush to Barack Obama as commander in chief, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

    Sixty-five percent of post-9/11 veterans say that Bush was a good commander in chief while just 42 percent say the same of Obama. That lopsided preference comes despite veterans' lukewarm assessments of the wars begun under Bush's watch.

    Dig into the poll data and you see several clues for why Bush's image is stronger than Obama's..."<

    Veterans don't fault Bush for Iraq

    Veterans' groups that support Obama are in the minority Note: Poll taken before revelations of Obama's VA death panels.

    War vets miss commander in chief George W. Bush
    So we should solely base off a POTUS based on what veterans deem him as?


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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    His supreme court picks were the two best in modern history
    Roberts is ok. Alito is meh.
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