Skip to comments.George W. Bush: Man of the Decade
Posted on 12/28/2009 7:04:54 AM PST by Neoavatara
Clearly, this is my month to really annoy liberals. After picking Rush Limbaugh as Man of the Year, I pick the liberal version of Satan as man of the decade. But again, I ask you, read my arguments, and then make up your mind...
Most decades are defined by the Presidents who dominate them. FDR dominated the 30s and 40s. Eisenhower the fifties, LBJ the sixties. The Seventies were the decade of incompetence. The eighties clearly was Ronald Reagan's, and Clinton dominated the nineties. In the same way, for good or ill, President George W. Bush had the most profound affect on the last decade, and that is why he is clearly my person of the decade.
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I’d have picked Glen Beck as Man of the Year & Dick Cheney as Man of the Decade.
I think THAT would pi$$ off the lib-tards even more that Limbaugh and GWB.
I would have picked Sarah Palin as Man of the Year.
Link goes to a drunken Bachus.
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Sorry, my link was wrong...I will repost, but here is the link:
Sorry...this is the link:
Though, you have to admit the drunk video is funny...
No need to repost. You’ve added the link.
:)That’s what I was looking for.Welcome to Free Republic Neoavatara.
Just click “Report Abuse” and ask a moderator to fix your link. There is no need to repost material.
Does your website come with free duct tape? I can just imagine the exploding heads....
Thank you...I am a newbie. Next time, I will take your advice.
Oh man...I have liberal friends that read my blog, and are they peeved...
“History will most liked judge Bush most harshly regarding the economic crash of 2008. His administration and the Federal Reserve clearly did not see the signs of the impending housing bubble burst.......”
Welcome to FR, Neoavatara
Setting the Record Straight: Six Years of Unheeded Warnings for GSE Reform
The Washington Times Fails To Research The Administration’s Efforts To Reform Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac
Over the past six years, the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of failure to reform GSEs but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties.
In fact, it was Congress that flatly rejected President Bush’s call more than five years ago to reform the GSEs. Over the years, the President’s repeated attempts to reform the supervision of these entities were thwarted by the legislative maneuvering of those who emphatically denied there were problems with the GSEs.
* April: The Administration’s FY02 budget declares that the size of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is “a potential problem,” because “financial trouble of a large GSE could cause strong repercussions in financial markets, affecting Federally insured entities and economic activity.” (2002 Budget Analytic Perspectives, pg. 142)
* May: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) calls for the disclosure and corporate governance principles contained in the President’s 10-point plan for corporate responsibility to apply to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (OMB Prompt Letter to OFHEO, 5/29/02)
* February: The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) releases a report explaining that unexpected problems at a GSE could immediately spread into financial sectors beyond the housing market.
* September: Then-Treasury Secretary John Snow testifies before the House Financial Services Committee to recommend that Congress enact “legislation to create a new Federal agency to regulate and supervise the financial activities of our housing-related government sponsored enterprises” and set prudent and appropriate minimum capital adequacy requirements.
* September: Then-House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Barney Frank (D-MA) strongly disagrees with the Administration’s assessment, saying “these two entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not facing any kind of financial crisis The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.” (Stephen Labaton, “New Agency Proposed To Oversee Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae,” The New York Times, 9/11/03)
Rest @ above link
would have picked Sarah Palin as Man of the Year.
Me too...Sarah seems to be more a “man” among GOP ranks than any of their “men” incl. the phoney conservative GWB.
I have picked Sarah Palin as Man of the Future Decade.
CLEARLY, George W. Bush is the Man of the Decade. There is no other option.
I'd like to see the credentials of everyone who makes this spurious accusation from the comfort of their homes, and see what "manly" things they have done.
Keep that hate alive, elenil21. It does wonders for one's mental health. /s
George W. Bush - MAN. Character, courage, integrity, honesty, honor, faith, class, patriotism, servant-leadership.
Would that there were more people who had the qualities he possesses and served this great country with such honor.
Were “keeping us safe” the only criterion for election to the “Man of the year” malarkey any number of political poseurs would qualify including the big zero in the WH now...who in fact has not experienced a 9-11 yet. Your
“man” did. Under his watch. He is the one who did the sword dance with the wahhabis. He is the one who crawled up to Kennedy and the NO child left behind monstrosity and he is the one who signed the bailouts. He is also the one who signed the death warrants of Christian allies in Europe by recognizing a jihadi narco state in Europe. Shall I go on? I will next time you post BS about him.
GWB is every bit his father...and worse.
George W. Bush - man of integrity.
We're not talking about his politics, elenil. We're talking about his character.
Next time you post, do let me know what you've done to keep America safe from terrorist attack. Do let me know how "manly" you are. Do let me know how you've stood strongly for freedom throughout the world.
You see, I don't judge a person based on whether or not he does exactly what I demand he do according to my (very) conservative political ideology. You clearly do, so my advice to you and your fellow Bush haters (shrinking in numbers as time passes, fortunately) is that there are issues of more eternal value than politics. As long as you judge a person's character on whether or not they signed the "No Child Left Behind" bill, then you prove that you miss the larger picture.
I don't, so I'll keep posting what you so crudely label "BS" but is in truth, verified by every person who knows the man. He's a man of unquestioned integrity.
So much more to the point, STARWISE! ;)
Apparently so...frankly, he was elected to be a political leader (not my fuzzy pastor) and many of us voted for him based on his conservative beliefs not his ability to “get along” with the leftist monsters on the other side of the aisle ... and the world. Events have proven him to be nothing more than a PC conservative...as I said before like his daddy.
And by the way lady...your making this personal does nothing to elevate the argument in his favor. You sound like a mindless bushbot.
You sound like a mindless bushbot.
So I guess one could say that makes
you a mindless Bush hater.
There are so many here who are as
well informed in their minds as you
believe you are, and have just as
passionate an opinion, but opposite
Why not just ignore threads that
are complimentary to Pres. Bush
and spare yourself and us all?
If you want to limit debate and keep on recycling and let issues continue to fester then ask the boss to make this “enthralled with Bush” thread private.
It doesn't matter if it's a relevant post (this one wasn't). The point is to go out of their way to insult President Bush.
It is not we who are "mindless."
Thanks for continuing to post facts. It counters the emotions of the Bush haters.
I guess I can continue in the interest of examining the Bush weaknesses:
At least eleven former Saudi Gitmo prisoners were sent back home by the Bush administration between 2003-2007 and these have rejoined Al Qaida in Yemen.
Why did Bush release and send back Al-Qaida operatives?
hand them the election of their Messiah on a silver platter.
That he did...with a vengeance. Along with his nutty philosophy of “liberating” Muslim nations.
What a monumental disappointment and really a tragedy for the US.
Oh really ... this is a public form, where
published articles are posted, and members are
free to post civilly within the forum guidelines.
And PS ... you’re the one not moving ahead.
Everyone in the world but you apparently accepts,
grudgingly or gratefully that, thankfully since
9/11, none in your family or mine were tortured,
decapitated, blown up or otherwise struck dead
by evil jihadi beasts on our USA homeland, thanks
to the resolve of Pres. George W. Bush, our brave
troops and intel agencies.
I suggest you vent your obviously toxic spleen
at the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania, who
apparently takes perverse delight in inviting and
inciting the next terror attack on our soil.
And you can also simply avoid threads complimentary
to Pres. Bush ‘cause they’re not going to stop.
There was no way - should we have to tango with Iran with Saddam in power. Saddam flew his jets into Iran during Gulf war 1 for safe keeping, two idiots had the US as a common enemy. With saddam out of the way we won't get blind sided by him should we have to go into iran. You can't hit iran and have a hostile force to your backs. What is a terrorist? he hides in the shadows, he isn't part of a conventional army, he has no country. The left must think that we're going to go door to door in the entire ME and ask " hey, any terrorists here?".
We needed to FORCE a conventional war on them, and make them fight something resembeling a conventional war. Your not going to beat them if they all stay in their houses. The left used to say that terrorists were streaming into Iraq. Hello? You defeat terrorists by killing them, and you're not going to do that unless you lure them into an open fight. Iraq was the carrot. Iraq was a more open favorable place for us to kill their silly ass.
Thanks to Bush Iran is NOW sandwiched between our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. If they tangle with us they're stuck in a 2 front war, and resupply for us is not a problem now is it? because we own the airspace in afghanistan and Iraq.
not Iran...Saudi Arabia - and its clients in Turkey and Pakistan - is the “womb” of evil.
Iran is about to self implode sooner or later.
OTOH we continue to send the Saudis and their cartel billions per month which they use to fund a world wide network of open and clandestine efforts to spread their evil ideology and undermine the non muslim West. Who can forget Bush going there and begging the sheiks to open the spigots a bit more? Apparently some here do.
This is not to say that Iran as ruled by the nutty imams is a lamb...but the Saudis are wolves in sheep’s clcthing. We are marching into a perilous canyon surrounded by islamic fire.
Good for you, Starwise. I’m mighty tired of hearing certain Freepers claim that IT’S ALL BUSH’S FAULT.
Hu is the President who dominated the last decade.
I don't know, who is the President who dominated the last decade?
That's what I said, Hu is the President who had the most profound affect on the last decade, and that is why he is clearly my person of the decade.
But you still haven't said who.
That's right, Hu.
We needed the oil for war. We are not drilling for our own oil here, BECAUSE OF DEMOCRATS.
It is the outside of enough when the refusal of democrats (and some idiot rinos like McCain) to drill in ANWR and in the Gulf is blamed on Bush.
I suggest you look at history a bit more closely.
The left hates George W. Bush (even more than some pseudo-conservatives do).
It was the incessant lies from the left about Bush, and the slobbering adulation and cover-up of the facts from the left for Obama, that gave them their Messiah.
To say that it was Bush's fault that we got Obama is delusional.
A critical strategy that has hamstrung Iran and placed a pro-American ally on both sides.....and something that the mindless blame Bush crowd conveniently ignores.
Iran is the center of the threat. Iran is the belly of the beast.
And thanks to George W. Bush, they are surrounded.
It takes a selective memory and a whole lot of toxicity to ignore the facts about who kept us safe after 9/11.
I wonder how this small minority of freepers has conveniently forgotten the very real threat and the very deep fear that every American felt after 9/11, and why they have chosen to forget that reality.
How has this man of integrity and courage managed to become the scapegoat for all their anger and bile? It's really sad to observe, IMO.
exactly as starwise said, Neoavatara...I loved your piece until I saw the tired ol’ “Bush was responsible for poor response to Katrina”....
but then you possibly haven’t been keeping the best company, or been exposed to all the facts, just recently having become a FReeper. Welcome and keep up the nice work!
psst! over here
We needed the oil for war.
Well no kidding....Our dependence on OPEC is bleeding us dry. There are many actions that the Bush administration and the GOP could have taken to relieve this burden on our nation. He did not. Ask yourself why.
Absolutely right! George W. Bush IS THE MAN of the decade.
I thank God all the time for God's mercy in giving us George W. Bush to lead us through those dark days.
We had many safe years because of his leadership, and most of us will NEVER forget that fact.
George W. Bush was pushing for more domestic oil during his entire Presidency. It certainly wasn’t he, or the GOP, that continually stood in the way of that.
From Wiki: Integrity as a concept has to do with perceived consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcome.
Corn doesn't count?
We're in for a treat, people. It's FR's own leftist Bush hater who's come riding in on his silver steed to help us understand, DU fashion, how dopey President Bush is.
Nothing to see here.............move along.
(btw, I played this dueling photo game once before, and won hands down. I may start it up just to post a few of the thousands of photos showing the deep character and integrity of George W. Bush. Moon Unit can't win this game).
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