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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    I still wonder about his work on the Warren commission.
    Not to say too much conspiracy, I wonder what Bush-43 supposedly told Carter on UFOs that made him cry in 1977.
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    And, Ford had the misfortune of being the VP of the President who was condemned in the worst scandal to ever hit that office. There was NO WAY that he was going to win election in his own right because of Nixon, yet he was pretty decent and would have been better than Carter.
    He also put the first federal income tax on Veteran's pensions .
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think history will judge President Bush as and outstanding president.
    No, NP. He'll be judged as either average or below average is my guess.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even better is the reactionary Bush sucks from Liberals. I judge presidents on several subjects. THe judges they appoint is the most important. In that area, Bush was a good president.
    By that logic ford, reagan, and bush 1 were bad presidents because they appointed, stevens, o'conner, and souter, respectively. Bush tried to appoint harriet miers.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Bush's foreign policy wasn't just bad. It wasn't just ineffective. It was proactively detrimental to the Middle East. A monkey could have done a better job.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Bush didnt veto a single bill the 6 years he had a majority. We were better off not even having a president.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    By that logic ford, reagan, and bush 1 were bad presidents because they appointed, stevens, o'conner, and souter, respectively. Bush tried to appoint harriet miers.
    Stevens was a mistake in terms of his last 10 years on the court but when he was appointed he had graduated with the best average in the history of NW law.

    I know the entire story about Souter and afar the Borking he was seen as confirmable. They didn't know what was lurking in his background that he kept quiet that lead him to become a hard core lefty. Miers was a dubious choice but there was lots of criticism that the Supreme Court had become inbred with only Harvard (Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, Kagan, Ruth BG*, Souter) Yale (Alito, Sotomayor, Thomas) an Stanford (SDO, Rehnquist) Columbia (*RBG-she transferred due to her husband needing treatment for cancer in NYC-she made the law review at BOTH schools) graduates. Indeed Stevens was the last justice (NW) to be appointed who was not a graduate of what are generally seen as 4 of the top 5 (Chicago usually is ranked top 5 with Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia being the other four though Michigan, NYU, Cornell, Duke, Penn, and UVA sometimes are listed in the top five)
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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?
    If the War in Iraq had never occurred, he would have gone down as one of the best in our history. 9/11 affected him profoundly and I think in some areas he overreacted. The Patriot Act and the War in Iraq were low points but I think driven by an honest desire to protect the lives of Americans.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    look up being governor of Texas. It's a weak position and not like being governor any place else.
    I think this is a silly partisan comment. He had several years' experience as the Governor of Texas.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think this is a silly partisan comment. He had several years' experience as the Governor of Texas.
    The main source of the relative weakness of the Texas Governor can be found in the historical conditions surrounding the Texas Constitution of 1876.

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    By constitutional design that dates to Reconstruction, Texas has a weak governorship.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think history will judge President Bush as and outstanding president.
    LOL......this is absolutely hilarious. Not only will the clown never be judged "Outstanding"....he will forever be known as the Herbert Hoover of the 21st century. The man who drove this country to the brink of economic and moral bankruptcy.
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