Skip to comments.President Bush -- too early to think about Mount Rushmore?
Posted on 11/06/2005 7:11:03 PM PST by BushPolicy
The rise of George W. Bush to the Presidency has been the stuff of legend. From the ashes of a "disputed" election that cast unfair aspersions on a well-deserved victory, we now live in a much different world from the one Dubya inherited in January of 2001, and it's not too early to assess his place in history. And as of right now, the only question seems to be: Great President, or the Greatest President in History?
President Bush has always had to face the distortions and unfair characterizations of the elite liberal media, and his astounding successes and reelection in the face of such a hostile press corp further underscores his greatness and the magnitude of his accomplishments. He has taken quite a bit of flack for relying on his gut and eschewing the advice of the striped pants boys and "experts" in the State Department. It should go without saying that when you have Christ in your corner and you rely on the Bible, you're in better shape than the secular elites who think they have everything figured out.
After inheriting a country that had been weakened by eight years of declining moral standards, a military used for social experimentation with alternative lifestyles than for defending and protecting our shores, and a previous administration too concerned with coddling tyrants than fighting terrorism, and corporations and the top earners burdened by excessive taxes used to funnel money to lazy and unproductive entitlement recipients, it was no surprise that our country was unprepared for the worst terrorist atrocity in U.S. history on September 11, 2001. From that day forward we saw without a doubt one of many of President Bush's finest hours, and where he began to undo the failures of the Clinton Administration. First, he demonstrated his sterling leadership by standing atop a pile of rubble and shouting words of solidarity into a bullhorn. Then, he had the courage to take the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan, instead of firing a $10 million cruise missile into an empty tent to hit a camel in the butt. Whereas once Afghanistan was a poor, impoverished country beset by warlordism and the iron grip tyranny of the Taliban, elections have been held, Afghanistan is ruled by a Western-friendly president helping to modernize a backwater third world country, and millions of Afghanis are tasting freedom for the first time.
As smashing a success as Afghanistan was, President Bush knew that it was just one front among many in the new war against Islamofascism, and that in order to carry out his solemn duty to protect and defend the American people from further harm, it would be necessary to commit soldiers to battle against Iraq and its evil tyrant Saddam Hussein, who had GASSED HIS OWN PEOPLE and was plotting America harm, even if liberal critics obsess over the lack of weapons that have been found in postwar Iraq, forgetting that Saddam was an unstable tyrant and a weapon of mass destruction himself. No longer do the Iraqis live in the grip of fear and terror. They have held elections and are tasting the sweet nectar of freedom for the first time. American troops are steadily making progress so that Iraqis can stand up as we stand down. President Bush's greatest legacy is that he reversed the failed policies of the Clinton Administration, which resulted in September 11th, and in its place he is leading the United States to real peace, which is victory.
On the domestic front, the tax cuts have stimulated economic growth and helped usher in an ownership society. Despite the best efforts of liberal defamers to saddle Bush with "scandals" over the botched local and state response to Hurricane Katrina and the "crime" of talking to columnist Robert Novak, President Bush is riding high and has secured at the very least his place in history as a great President. The only question remaining is will he leap ahead of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Reagan in his remaining three years in office.
Mount Zotmore in your future?
Ah, we need a Post of The Day Icon.
Or a Troll of the Day icon...
Wow. Somebody has some free time on a Sunday night.
Mount Zotsmore is a crowded place...
So far it looks non-zottable
Now that I read it, i'm not convinced it's a troll. We'll see.
I'm still waiting for my cranial chip upgrade.
I am a newbie. What is Mount Zotmore? What is being zotted? I'm just so sick of the liberal garbage, this site seems like the one place where you don't have to hear all the Bush bashing.
If you are trying to avoid bush bashing, this isn't the place. Real conservatives beat him up hard here.
What u smokin' dude?
Even if you're a great president, how do you leap ahead of Washington and Jefferson? You can be a great president in your own time, but you'll never jump ahead of them IMO.
Mount Zotmore is play on your Mount Rushmore. Being zotted is having your account turned off and the weight of being laughed at by sometimes hundreds of Freepers, and thousands of lurkers.
Welcome to Free Republic anyway.
Say goodnight Dick!
someone's having a little fun
A "troll" is someone who should be posting over at DU.
Lay low, don't post somewhat overzealous vanity posts on your first day. Ease into the flow of FR, you'll be fine.
To ZOT or not to ZOT .................
Then again there's always a place for his mug on the side of some Aztec temple in Meheko.
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