Myths & Facts About the Real Bush Record

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  1. Revmitchell

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    As the year draws to an end and President Bush enters his final month in office, there is much commentary about the Administration's record over the past eight years. Unsurprisingly, many of these stories assail and distort the President's record and recycle myths and unfounded allegations that have been leveled for the better part of his two terms. Historical accuracy requires a response to the litany of attacks leveled against President Bush, and while there's not enough space to respond to all of them, here are five of the most egregious:


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  2. mcdirector

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    Rev, Rev, Rev . . .

    There is no real Bush record. There is only perception. Perception is reality, hence, there is no real Bush record.

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  3. Magnetic Poles

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    This op-ed piece is just that...an opinion by one of the 17% or so that are still Bush fanboys. Bush is not a horrible man, just an abysmal failure as President. Attempts such as this one to explain away the failures of his administration fall short, particularly given the fact that he invaded the wrong country (2 fronts of the same war indeed), and is leaving us on the brink of another great depression on his watch. This is what we get when we hire a "C" student party boy to take on the world's most powerful job.
     
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    By the way, what do you expect. Look who wrote this editorial:

    Ed Gillespie is the Counselor to President George W. Bush.

    Yet another unbiased source, eh Mitch? :laugh:
     
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    He did all that, all by himself, eh ?
     
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    Oh no, he had lots of help, unfortunately. But like I have said, when the team is losing, the coach takes the blame. It is called accountability.
     
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    It is normal to circle the wagons ... but they know that history will judge them very harshly. The Bush administration started with good intentions, but they lost sight of their original intent and goals. It is really a shame.
     
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    I'll remember that. That means you can't let the zero slide by blaming Bush for the next four years.
     
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    The blame should go to the idiots that WE elected to Congress, not Bush. I keep saying that but nobody's listening.
     
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    There is a psychological term that describes the syndrome whereby a person cannot admit a mistake ... but I cannot remember it at the moment. It seems G. Bush is one of those people and apparently many of his defenders also cannot admit that Bush made a mistake. Remember his famous press conference when asked what was his greatest mistake ... and after stumbling around he said, "I can't remember one."

    At least Harry Truman, may his soul rest in peacce, was honest and had a sign on his desk saying, "The Buck Stops Here." In his farewell address to the American people Truman said,
    and having made the decisions you are the one to be either praised or criticized.

    The captain goes down with his ship and he doesn't say, "It was the first mates fault."

     
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    Name one person here who doesn't assign Bush some blame.
     
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    Bush has made plenty of mistakes. He was definitely not the president I thought he would be.
     
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    Wanna bet? :D
     
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    I agree, particularly in 2006.
     
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    Well say it louder, I still can't hear you!
     

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