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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Bush was just following the law that President Clinton signed into law, the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998.

    But some of the Democrats didn't want to uphold the law that Clinton signed into law, remember ?

    So they (Bush administration) went with the WMD route knowing that libs were still scared with Muslims having WMD's.
    I remember. I have pointed to this law Clinton signed before myself.

    Liberal politicians like to feel good by talking about such things, but the never intend to do it.

    Do you liberal voters like being lied to?
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Nope, he was crap. Just like Obama.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    I believe it is effectively impossible to measure the degree to which Palin was unqualified to be on that ticket. It's mind-boggling.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmi View Post
    I believe it is effectively impossible to measure the degree to which Palin was unqualified to be on that ticket. It's mind-boggling.
    Funny.

    That's how I feel about Obomba.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I remember. I have pointed to this law Clinton signed before myself.

    Liberal politicians like to feel good by talking about such things, but the never intend to do it.

    Do you liberal voters like being lied to?
    Rhetorical question?

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Rhetorical question?
    LOL...

    I couldn't help myself.

    The devil made me say it. Afterall, my last auto repair bill for labor was $7.2 hrs at 92.5/hr.

    wait...

    It's Friday the 13th! That's my excuse.

    OK, what's my excuse going to be for tomorrow?
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    LOL...

    I couldn't help myself.

    The devil made me say it. Afterall, my last auto repair bill for labor was $7.2 hrs at 92.5/hr.

    wait...

    It's Friday the 13th! That's my excuse.

    OK, what's my excuse going to be for tomorrow?
    Bush made you do it?

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Bush made you do it?
    OK, that's my excuse for tomorrow.

    Thanx.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    He wasn't as bad as Cheney.

    Seriously, though, it's an absolute fact that the President has a lot less power than we all imagine. Disaster after disaster happened under Bush, and I'm not talking about "scandals" like Benghazi or the IRS - if you consider those to be legitimate scandals, I won't argue with you. But imagine 9/11 happening in 2011, or the initial bailouts happening under Obama, or the Iraq weapons of mass destruction debacle happening under Obama. Lying about the cause of Benghazi versus lying about the cause of an all out war. These things are barely comparable, the latter being so, so, so much worse.

    It's always politics as usual in Washington. Congressmen porking up bills for their constituents, paying favors back and forth, turning a blind eye to corruption. Corporations and their lobbyists pulling the strings. Incompetent bureaucrats bungling everything they touch. Our system has been overwrought with inefficiency, corporatism, and favoritism. Not to mention the nepotism. The failings of Obama and Bush are systematic failings that usually start in the legislative branch and end in the judicial branch. The executive branch is just the middle man in all this mayhem and incompetence.

    Being a great president means increasing efficiency, decreasing inefficiency, and focusing on common sense solutions that help more people than they hurt. I think Obama is a better president because he at least tries to focus on common sense solutions that help more people than they hurt. But Bush and Obama are doomed to be remembered as presidents that failed to increase efficiency and decrease inefficiency and probably presidents who did more harm than good on both measures.
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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    He wasn't as bad as Cheney.

    Seriously, though, it's an absolute fact that the President has a lot less power than we all imagine. Disaster after disaster happened under Bush, and I'm not talking about "scandals" like Benghazi or the IRS - if you consider those to be legitimate scandals, I won't argue with you. But imagine 9/11 happening in 2011, or the initial bailouts happening under Obama, or the Iraq weapons of mass destruction debacle happening under Obama. Lying about the cause of Benghazi versus lying about the cause of an all out war. These things are barely comparable, the latter being so, so, so much worse.

    It's always politics as usual in Washington. Congressmen porking up bills for their constituents, paying favors back and forth, turning a blind eye to corruption. Corporations and their lobbyists pulling the strings. Incompetent bureaucrats bungling everything they touch. Our system has been overwrought with inefficiency, corporatism, and favoritism. Not to mention the nepotism. The failings of Obama and Bush are systematic failings that usually start in the legislative branch and end in the judicial branch. The executive branch is just the middle man in all this mayhem and incompetence.

    Being a great president means increasing efficiency, decreasing inefficiency, and focusing on common sense solutions that help more people than they hurt. I think Obama is a better president because he at least tries to focus on common sense solutions that help more people than they hurt. But Bush and Obama are doomed to be remembered as presidents that failed to increase efficiency and decrease inefficiency and probably presidents who did more harm than good on both measures.
    You make some really good points, but whether or not Obama has done "common sense" things is up for debate.

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