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George W Bush: was he really that bad?
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Posted on 04/15/2013 10:49:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: dfwgator
I would only say, Bush should not be alone in condemnation, but the entire GOP Congress bears as much fault with his failed Presidency....They didn’t have his back the few times he really needed it, i.e. Social Security reform.

Totally Bush's fault. Never knew how to play hardball. Should have told some RINOs especially those 2 from Maine & told them of definite base closures, etc. if they voted against him. None had consequences against them.

101 posted on 04/15/2013 1:27:51 PM PDT by Digger
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To: 3Fingas
However, no matter how bad Bush was, Obama is far worse in every area.

It's all expected & the next president will be as bad if not worse. Remember you do not select the 2 candidates - they are made for you by the elites who do not have my convictions.

102 posted on 04/15/2013 1:44:19 PM PDT by Digger
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
And I liked his Supreme Court picks I only like HALF of the Supreme Court picks of GHWB, Reagan, and GWB! And none of the LBJ, Clinton, and Obama picks
103 posted on 04/15/2013 2:05:04 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Mr. K
I thought Clinton was a low-life scumbag and still do.

That analysis is definitely not held by any of the Bushes; they are all clinton admirers.

104 posted on 04/15/2013 2:10:40 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: TomGuy

Then Carter must be the best president ever because he begat Reagan?


105 posted on 04/15/2013 2:18:18 PM PDT by BizBroker (Democrats know nothing. If they knew that they knew nothing, that would be something. But they don't)
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To: himno hero

Not as bad as Obama......that about sums up W.


106 posted on 04/15/2013 2:26:58 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s like asking someone with terminal cancer whether their nasty cold four years earlier was really that bad. Bush had serious problems, especially reckless spending and his role in TARP, but Obama is orders of magnitude worse.


107 posted on 04/15/2013 3:01:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: a fool in paradise
To the Left he was too hard on this and that and to the Right he wasn't hard enough (immigration, Islamonazi terrorism, spending controls, investigation of Freddie/Fannie), etc.

The greatest failing I perceived for George W. is that as someone who loved his country and strove to act honorably, he expected others to do likewise. I think Reagan had the same problem, though leftists didn't exploit it quite so badly. The issue isn't simply one's position along a political axis. One cannot defeat dishonorable people if one is unwilling to impugn their honor.

To be sure, especially in a country where the media are controlled by evil and dishonorable people, it can be difficult to challenge people's honor without the challenge becoming a stain upon oneself, but for this country to have any hope conservatives must find leaders who are willing and able to do so. For example, on the "universal background checks" issue, conservatives should ask if there's any reason they should believe such checks would only be used to deny the rights of people who have actually been convicted of serious crimes or found to be criminally insane through due process of law, and would never be applied illegitimately in ex-post-facto fashion in explicit violation of the Constitution. Of course, no reasonable person should trust that background checks would not be so abused, given that those who are pushing for background checks have actively pushed to have the "forbidden" list include various classes of people who have never been convicted--or even accused--of any crime that would forfeit their rights. If, however, the proponents of the check are allowed to portray themselves as honorable people, they can spin any opposition to their good-natured intentions as promoting death and destruction.

108 posted on 04/15/2013 3:40:31 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Blackirish

... and still, there is a HUGE spread.


109 posted on 04/15/2013 6:54:53 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: himno hero

Lol..that’s true! Why am I laughing?


110 posted on 04/15/2013 8:04:48 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

I bet Romney got the idea from Bush. Didn’t Bush hold up his dog by the ears too!


111 posted on 04/15/2013 8:33:00 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Sub-Driver

It now appears that GWB will go down in history as the last “Republican” president; unless GPB can change things around c. 2028.


112 posted on 04/15/2013 8:35:54 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Blackirish

I still muse about that ill informed muslim in chief trying to publicly give his brethren credit for their advancements and contributions to civilization.... such as algebra.

What a jackwagon! The Roman engineers had a demand for the higher level maths and thus developed them. Subsequently, the muslims captured some of their studies and laid claim to Algebra. Show me the evidence in the Islamic world where they used the maths....the evidence is scattered where ever the Romans set foot! The ruins are still there today! But nooooo, according to the good muslim Obama, Algebra was created by the muslims....

AND America went on to believe THAT crap.


113 posted on 04/15/2013 9:07:36 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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