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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    G.W. Bush isn't the worst president ever, but he's down there mighty close to the bottom.

    I predict that historians (Most of whom are liberals.) Will give him the harsh judgement that he deserves.

    Wait and see.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    G.W. Bush isn't the worst president ever, but he's down there mighty close to the bottom.

    I predict that historians (Most of whom are liberals.) Will give him the harsh judgement that he deserves.

    Wait and see.
    I'm still mad at myself for voting for Herbert Hoover...

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    He was bad, but the current clown is worse. Never thought I'd live to see a worse POTUS than shrub, but damn if teh people didn't pull it off. The only conceivable way to continue the downward spiral is if Clinton get's in. Literary imperative all but mandates this.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Mr. Bush once brought up a fundamental change to Social Security--and let the trial balloon go with the blowback.
    There's nothing wrong with trial balloons.

    Huckabee says NO changes to SS--he's wrong.
    Christie wants means testing, especially for the rich who have far more than they'll ever need--he's correct.
    AARP and an even more adamant group that advocates for retired people like me (I'm 61-YO) will oppose this.

    Rep. Paul Ryan/Sen. Patty Murray in their two-year budget in Dec. 2013 tried to take away one COLA point from Veteran's pensions on a means-tested basis.
    They were correct--would have saved close to $10 billion from the gold-stars.
    Neo-Cons in both parties shot that one down.

    If you haven't seen it, try Sen. Coburn's Back-in-Black plan of 2011.
    I support his call for a Constitutional Convention--with one goal being a balanced budget amendment .
    Here's a secret of mine.

    If I choose someone who I believe is ethical, courageous, conservative to his core, brilliant and cares for America, it removes from me much of the day to day sturm und drang of politics. I just don't have to become immersed in every issue that way.

    Cruz or Walker in 2016.

    Or Walker or Cruz in 2016.

    OR Walker AND Cruz in 2016.

    OR Cruz AND Walker in 2016.

    See?

    America wins any way you spin it.

    And that way I can devote my time to an employer's (every voter is the employer of the elected officials) concern of much importance.

    Golden State vs Cleveland.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    I know its an asinine question. It would like like asking if Ryan leaf is good qb or if lebron james is the worst player in NBA history. He failed at ever aspect of his presidency and to think otherwise would be to completely ignore the results of his presidency. I don't know how anyone can objectively conclude after looking at the results of his presidency that he is anything but a bad president. Despite his presidency being a unmitigated disaster he seems to have a loyal following here.
    No, that does not mean he has made nothing but bad decisions. Some of them were OK, some of his behavior was OK. But the most important decisions he has made have worked out very badly for the US, the people in the US, innocent people in Iraq, US troops in Iraq and the US financial situation.

    I do not mind him having started 2 wars (even though I disagree that one should have been fought right there and then), but not his pay it forward attitude. If you start a war, make sure it is fully funded. Make sure the soldiers have everything to work safely (like body armor and safe vehicles) and make sure you pay as you go. If you start 2 wars you have to make sure you fully fund them. It may not be popular but increase taxes to make sure the finances of the government do not go out of whack because of these 2 wars.
    If his own campaign does not trust him with a twitter account, how can anyone trust Donald Trump with the nuclear codes?

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen.Seven View Post
    He was bad, but the current clown is worse. Never thought I'd live to see a worse POTUS than shrub, but damn if teh people didn't pull it off. The only conceivable way to continue the downward spiral is if Clinton get's in. Literary imperative all but mandates this.
    Bush wasn't as bad as the media would have you believe. But I feel magnanimous this morning. Believe what you wish.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    G.W. Bush isn't the worst president ever, but he's down there mighty close to the bottom.

    I predict that historians (Most of whom are liberals.) Will give him the harsh judgement that he deserves.

    Wait and see.
    The jury is still out, and popularity polls mean little, but W's poll numbers have just surpassed BHO's.

    Hope and change, anyone?


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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Who are you talking about?
    Do you believe George W Bush was a good president?
    Make your best guess.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    We're not going to agree on Cruz.
    I saw his whole interview on Neil Cavuto today--hard-hitting--follow-up questioning when Cavuto felt Cruz was ducking, dodging, incorrect.
    At every chance, Cruz tried to play the "I get along with everybody" card.
    When Cavuto pointed out clear differences in policy with the other 18 candidates.

    What's still pissing me about him right now is his Biden joke.
    Even GOP pundits are ripping him for not apologizing the same way he said the joke.
    In person--not this twitter and face book crap--he lost some GOPs on this one .
    Thanks. I will check it out.

    I gotta tell you though, it would be hard for him to lose my support because he is so excellent in all other respects. But I'm still willing to be guided by the facts rather than emotion and an adherence to a foolish (if it were) consistency.

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    Re: Do you believe Bush was a good president?

    Bush is no longer president. After they leave office ex-presidents approval usually goes up. Bill Clinton could probably win the presidency back in 2016. When he left office he wasn't that popular.

    When he left office Bush's approval rating in 2008 was about 30%.(BTW that only proves how powerful politics have become in this country. 2 wars, a huge debt and an economy that was crashing and still 1 in 3 approved of the job he was doing. LOL) Obama's now is about 45%. So no, when on the job Bush approval rating has not passed Obama's.
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