The BEST thing you could say about Bush was he was ineffective.
Unfortunately,it is ALL true!I don’t know what happened to”W”?He just seemed to lose interest??
You are forgetting or ignoring the sharp left turn GWBush made early in his 2nd term.
Recall that he had 3 defeats for Comprehensive Immigration Reform during his presidency.
Recall that he tried to put Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court.
GWBush became his own worst enemy by going against his own party.
Shortly after the Dems took over Congress, recall GWBush saying that he finally had a Congress he could work with on illegal immigration.
Recall that he ran for his 2nd term on reforming Social Security and immediately dropped any reform at the first Congressional opposition.
Recall that GWBush’s first piece of legislation he signed was Kennedy’s education bill — No child left behind.
Recall that GWBush signed McCain’s Campaign Finance Reform Act into law.
Thus, many of us say: NO MORE BUSH PRESIDENTS. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.
When war wasn’t over in Iraq, Bush had next to no political clout and needed to keep his head down to prevent full blown rebellion from the GOP.
Right on. Bush was overwhelmed and could literally do nothing. This was the beginning of the communists takeover of America. Right now we can see how far this communists party (Democrat) has taken us and it will continue for the rest of King Obama's term. If he is reelected, America is finished.
It reads like one of those spam emails, but this one is good.
And it was America that let Bush down by electing rat face Democrats (social communists) in power. Bush must have felt America just didn’t care and probably lost feelings so why bother, it must be what America wanted. And it continued happening for the next four years.
Its all true and I’ve yet to hear any news outlets talk about it.
'Ethics' - Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Financial Services - Bwarney
Foreign affairs - Tom Lantos
Judiciary - John Conyers!
Oversight & Govt. Reform - Waxman!!
Ways & Means - Charlie 'felon' Rangel!!!!
This GWB revisionism never dies. Yep, in this fantasy world Bush was fighting to keep his economy booming but Dems passed all these laws over his veto for 15 months until the economy collapsed.
Back to Planet Earth:
The Bear stock market started September 2007 NOT September 2008 a year later. That's why GWB worked with Pelosi to pass a stimulus #1 in early 2008. The final collapse and market run happened a year later in Sept 2008.
Bush bragged about CRA type housing risky loan policies to minorities that he promoted. He gave speeches bragging about it easy to find on the internet.
Yes, Dems took over the House in 2007 but with a 51 seat dem Senate caucus (includes 2 independents) when it takes 60 to pass mostly anything Dems accomplished nothing without GWBs blessing, major accomplishments :
1) Bush/Pelosi stimulus #1,
2) The 2007 Energy Act and
3) the Bush/Paulson TARP are the most significant.
The crash was a result of bubble that was started back in 2002 and 2003. By 2007 it was little late to reform home loans as prices were at their peak of the bubble. How about 2006 when Rs had a clear majority?
Trying to revise GWB history just makes Republicans look silly.
Not for nothing but, GWB never vetoed anything from the RAT Congress, in his 2nd term the disregarded advice from Dick Cheney and relied on RINOS. One thing that will never be forgotten, is that he never fought back against diatribes from bums like Reid, Schumer, Kerry and the rest of their ilk. And what was the end result......Obama!!
Quite a number of exasperating missteps and bad appointments really sunk Bush’s second-term. For me, the very day that Bush came out and disparagingly called the border Minutemen “vigilantes” while pushing for amnesty, well, from that day forward, I never uttered a single word in his defense ever again, on any issue, at any time. I had supported him and voted for him, but at that moment, he was pretty much dead to me.
The only good lesson this taught me (along with the GOP backstabbing of Palin) is to maintain a intense wariness, and no longer just have that instinctual ‘default’ position that a “Republican” will generically share my beliefs and values. In fact, after three decades of voting GOP, I’ve really a gained a deep, deep, overriding pool of mistrust in the Republican Party because of all of this.
He still held a vote pen that he did not use.
A nice, civilized guy who likes compassion more than he likes conservatism and the Constitution.
The only thing Obama "inherited" was the bin Laden intel.
Dems were terrified when they saw that Bush was actually going to be seen as a hero for winning the WOT.
They and MSM co-horts pulled out all the stops and attacked him mercilessly with Alinsky tactics which worked (lie, lie and keep lying). Your cited fact that the deficit was extremely healthy (i.e. economy was being restored) until Dems took over is a solid one.
Watch and see. We will adopt Bush policies again and the US will thrive. Then Bush will have his well-deserved legacy.
The Bush boys were a plague on America.