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Discussion in 'Politics' started by StefanM, Feb 12, 2007.
Please give us your thoughts.
Bush will have to perform a miracle to change public opinion but he may well be headed to the top of the list for Worst President, it's hard to say he does have a lot of stiff competition though.
I like -- even respect -- the man and his service.
But I was never comfortable with a pre-emptive strike against anyone. It seems so un-American, setting an extremely dangerous precedent.
And I never believed Al Qaeda and Saddam were linked, except maybe with Saddam taking glee in AQ's actions.
I don't like Bush's tendencies in dealing with illegal immigrants.
I could go on. I do like his support of traditional conservative values, but ....
I agree. Had there been any sort of "pre-emptive" strike, I would probably not have supported it, myself.
Bush is a linguini spined liberal.
I like him. Barring a better candidate, I'd vote for him a third time, if that were possible.
He's done a terrific job with the economy and other domestic issues.
I don't like his inaction on illegal immigration and I'm concerned that the objectives of the war haven't been better defined, but I definitely am pleased, overall.
He is doing a much better job than you would.
I think he has harmed this country more than any President ever. People like him is what causes WW's.
Some people have NO sense of humor - which is also a sense of perspective.
Bush has been much worse than I imagined he would be back in 2000. Appallingly bad.
When I voted for Bush in 2004, I did so without enthusiasm. I just didn't want Kerry to be President. If I knew then what I know now, I would not have voted for him. I still wouldn't have voted for Kerry, but I would have least deprived Bush of one vote.
Men like Osama and Saddam have caused the war . . .
Or have you already forgotten what got us into this war?
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Do you mean by having jobs exported to China and India where people are treated worse than cattle.
You could contribute to those companies greed by demanding that your employer not carry workers compensation on you, not having any sick leave or vacation pay, no medical benefits and work for about 16% of what you are making now. So that the next time you get sick or hurt you will have no benefits and can carry that burden yourself instead of letting the company or US governement do it.
I think his first term was excellent. His refusal to fight back during his second term is most disappointing.
Not to mention the temporary stimulus that war spending brings - to be paid for later by future generations.
I think that sums up my opinion. I didn't support him, but I thought he would be fairly benign.
I was mistaken.
Bush saved the USA after Nine Eleven when it is impossible to imagine that the Democrats would have done anything.
He has been a big spender like Nixon and Johnson.
He has done little or nothing on cultural issues.
However, we all knew what Bush was when he ran against Gore. We knew that he was a Methodist and not an Evangelical and we knew that he was a moderate on social issues.
The key to Bush's failures is the hidden division within the GOP wherein eastern Republicans especially are very liberal and are at odds with whatever conservatives want.
When you look at conservative Republican leadership, you find no one worth admiring. Many of them became corrupt and took money or favors from lobbyists; others were involved in extra-marital affairs. Trent Lott offended the President by saying that a former Dixiecrat should have been President.
When you look at the moderate Bush, he is a good President. It is the conservative Republicans who are out to lunch and have not done anything worthwhile for eight years. The conservatives don't even have a candidate for President in 2008.
I am not going to vote for a Kansas Senator who won't fight or for an eastern Governor who is a card-carrying member of a 19th century cult.
That is why the GOP will slate Gulliani in 2008.
Why don't the conservatives pay their dues? This mess is not Bush's fault; it is the fault of the Christian right who will not work but who wants to eat everything in sight.
poor job, iMO? yup.
I tend to refrain from designating things such as "worst ever" and such, because I just believe there needs to be a bit of time passage to give some perspective.
But I feel safe in saying that the longer Bush 43 has been in office, the less positive I've felt about his presidency.
Bush did not do a poor job.
The fact is that the conservatives have done a poor job because eight years after Bush they still do not have a candidate or a leader in Congress.
George W. Bush is at or near the bottom of the list of good effective presidents. His failed invasion of Iraq will be his Waterloo.