View Poll Results: How do You rate George W. Bush's Presidency?

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  • He's The Best President We've Ever Had

    5 4.55%
  • He Was One Of The Best

    7 6.36%
  • He Was Pretty Good

    8 7.27%
  • He's Alright

    9 8.18%
  • He Was Kind Of Bad

    14 12.73%
  • He Was One Of The Worst

    51 46.36%
  • He Was The Worst

    16 14.55%
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Thread: Bush's Presidency

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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Haven't avoided the subject.

    If you've refused to notice, I've been discussing the subject.

    Now, are you still trying to claim The Rapsit presidency was in some way "better" than those others? Sure, you can say The Rapist was better than The Idiot. We all know that, some of us aren't even embarassed to say so.

    But, no, by objective measure, The Rapist was inferior in presidenting skills to The Great President, The Oath Breaking President, and even worse than The Bumbling Liberal President. Since The Messiah is eagerly seeking ways to become worse than The Worst President, aka Wilson, it's probable that The Rapist President will finally have a second president he can be compared favorably against who lived in his lifetime.
    You know you might have a valid point if you used facts and real names. None of us even knows what you are talking about. Sure, we could decode it if we really wanted to, but personally the lack of facts to back up your statement lead me to believe it wouldn't be worth my time.
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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    They all build on the tyranny of the last president, Bush was no exception.
    All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts.

    -Ludwig von Mises

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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    A couple things. Using the chart provided above(which I do not vouch for the accuracy of), the deficit was already trending down before the republican congress.
    We can quibble over what forces and policies were at work during the 90s that resulted in lower deficits. There's no doubt that under the Bush years, deficits grew by leaps and bounds. What's most frightening is looking at the projected figures under Obama...



    Secondly, alot of the reduction in military spending was a result of efforts by both Bush the elder and Clinton administrations to streamline and improve efficiency in the military. My favorite example is the base closure commission started by Bush the elder, and continued under Clinton, which did not reduce military readiness, and I think next year we reach the break even point, where the cost of the closings is surpassed by the savings from closing the bases.
    I was in the Pentagon during the BRAC. I watched as our forces were cut about 30% across the board. I watched as everyone struggled to develop charts and graphs demonstrating that readiness was 'not impacted.'

    If your family budget were cut 30%, are you seriously telling me that would have no impact on your capabilities to function? If your business budget and workforce were slashed 30%, do you think your business would be able to handle the same workload through streamlining?


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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Republicans like to talk like they are these big budget hawks, but the numbers indicate otherwise.
    Indeed. From 1980 until now they have somehow managed to fool the idiots into thinking they are the party of "small government". Ahhh, yeah. Sure.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Indeed. From 1980 until now they have somehow managed to fool the idiots into thinking they are the party of "small government". Ahhh, yeah. Sure.
    I'm not sure which idiots you're referring to. One of the largest concerns and criticisms of Bush among conservatives over the past years has been his irresponsible fiscal policy and expansion of government. Some have justified it due to the war. But most of us have protested deficit spending and greater government involvement in our lives. Deficit spending is what ultimately cost George Sr. the election in 1992. Deficit spending galvanized a large number of conservative-leaning independents to vote for Ross Perot, allowing Clinton to win election with only 43% of the popular vote. Clinton understood that, which was one of the great incentives for him to reign in spending. Deficit spending is one of the galvanizing factors behind the Ron Paul movement last year.

    Most Americans are keenly in tune with deficits and vote accordingly.

    I think this will prove to be Obama's Achilles' heel. He's got no plan to reduce the deficit... other than to raise taxes, something he's been pretty quiet about up till now. Taxes are not a pill American's like to swallow.

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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I'm not sure which idiots you're referring to. One of the largest concerns and criticisms of Bush among conservatives over the past years has been his irresponsible fiscal policy and expansion of government. Some have justified it due to the war. But most of us have protested deficit spending and greater government involvement in our lives. Deficit spending is what ultimately cost George Sr. the election in 1992. Deficit spending galvanized a large number of conservative-leaning independents to vote for Ross Perot, allowing Clinton to win election with only 43% of the popular vote. Deficit spending is one of the galvanizing factors behind the Ron Paul movement last year.
    The idiots are the ones that STILL sip the Kool Aid while towing the GOP company line. And there are tons of them here in Dixie. The actually believe the crap the GOP is spewing.

    Most Americans are keenly in tune with deficits and vote accordingly.
    If that's the case, then the people are clearly in favor of them because they continuously elect Presidents and Legislators who spend like drunken socialists.

    I think this will prove to be Obama's Achilles' heel. He's got no plan to reduce the deficit... other than to raise taxes, something he's been pretty quiet about up till now. Taxes are not a pill American's like to swallow.
    What Americans want, based on their votes, is a Nanny state paid for using money borrowed from China. Election results don't lie.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    This thread is all about Bush Jr.'s presidency.
    Who is "Bush Jr" and when was he President?

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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by submarinepainter View Post
    I think Pres. Bush made many mistakes but I think Obama will be just as bad.
    Correction; .....will be MUCH worse.

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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by wbreese91 View Post
    You know you might have a valid point if you used facts and real names. None of us even knows what you are talking about. Sure, we could decode it if we really wanted to, but personally the lack of facts to back up your statement lead me to believe it wouldn't be worth my time.
    Everyone knows who The Rapist President and The Idiot President are. They're the only two Democrats to foul the White House since The Man Who Had The Decency To Quit resigned for the sake of the nation.

    The Rapist President has no decency, naturally.

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    Re: Bush's Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by wbreese91 View Post
    I will not pretend that debt did not increase under Republican Presidents, however, you also have to consider that inflation was also under way during most of these cases. In Reagan's case, he had planned to give the welfare program to the states and planned his budget accordingly. Obviously this did not happen, resulting in an increase. Bush Sr. had the gulf war and rising welfare and social program costs, Bush Jr. had the same. Clinton never balanced the budget, though he did manage to spend less by cutting the military. Just an FYI, to Congress "balanced" means the government is racking up less debt than it did last year.
    The thing is, and the point I am making, is when it came to balancing the budget, the presidents, none of them got it done, though Clinton got closest. I don't care about the excuses, it did not get done. Republicans accuse democrats of ignoring all these factors, but forget far too many themselves. Then we get into a hyper-partisan argument with namecalling. Scarecrow will be along before long to prove my point on that.

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