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Question: How would you rate George W. Bush as a President?
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2015, 04:28:45 pm »
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4 stars, great man and leader.
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2015, 04:33:29 pm »
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One star. Worst President of my (short) lifetime.
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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2015, 04:40:43 pm »
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His response to 9/11 was respectable but that's about it. It's hard not to put him in the bottom 5


Wasn't his response to read a children's book, dither and make some speeches namrchecking FREEDOM a lo while dragging out the commission so the dumkopf spooks who allowed terrorists to slip through the cracks all could hurriedly shred their files?
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2015, 04:45:10 pm »
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An incompetent who failed at almost every aspect of the presidency, and was controlled in some measure by his bloodthirsty advisers.
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« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2015, 04:46:13 pm »
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His response to 9/11 was respectable but that's about it. It's hard not to put him in the bottom 5


Wasn't his response to read a children's book, dither and make some speeches namrchecking FREEDOM a lo while dragging out the commission so the dumkopf spooks who allowed terrorists to slip through the cracks all could hurriedly shred their files

My Pet Goat is an exciting story. Bush listened to it being read for 10 minutes after learning about the 2nd plane hitting the WTC. But then he realized he had to flee the time zone.
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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2015, 05:01:33 pm »
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His response to 9/11 was respectable but that's about it. It's hard not to put him in the bottom 5


Wasn't his response to read a children's book, dither and make some speeches namrchecking FREEDOM a lo while dragging out the commission so the dumkopf spooks who allowed terrorists to slip through the cracks all could hurriedly shred their files?

He was at a school doing a PR stunt. Yes, he could of excused himself quietly when he was alerted that the US was under attack but I'm not going to take marks off for not rushing off in a panic. He publically addressed a grieving nation afterwards (including his support to Muslim-Americans despite convert FBI actions) and didn't go in guns-blazing-no-questions-asked Iraq/Viet Nam-style.

I'm not going to defend any of his other actions like the Patriot Act or Iraq but he handled 9/11 fairly competently.
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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2015, 05:11:03 pm »
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Is this even a question?
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2015, 05:42:41 pm »
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His response to 9/11 was respectable but that's about it. It's hard not to put him in the bottom 5


Wasn't his response to read a children's book, dither and make some speeches namrchecking FREEDOM a lo while dragging out the commission so the dumkopf spooks who allowed terrorists to slip through the cracks all could hurriedly shred their files?

He was at a school doing a PR stunt. Yes, he could of excused himself quietly when he was alerted that the US was under attack but I'm not going to take marks off for not rushing off in a panic. He publically addressed a grieving nation afterwards (including his support to Muslim-Americans despite convert FBI actions) and didn't go in guns-blazing-no-questions-asked Iraq/Viet Nam-style.

I'm not going to defend any of his other actions like the Patriot Act or Iraq but he handled 9/11 fairly competently.
He addressed the grieving nation from the nuke proof bunker in Nebraska the coward fled to after he was done reading my pet goat.
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2015, 06:21:34 pm »
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Complete unmitigated disaster, certainly one of the worst.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2015, 07:32:19 pm »
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A good person, but president during a very bad time. Also trusted the people around him way more than he should have. He's a lot like U.S. Grant, Warren Harding, or Jimmy Carter. Two stars.
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2015, 07:40:36 pm »
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His response to 9/11 was respectable but that's about it. It's hard not to put him in the bottom 5


Wasn't his response to read a children's book, dither and make some speeches namrchecking FREEDOM a lo while dragging out the commission so the dumkopf spooks who allowed terrorists to slip through the cracks all could hurriedly shred their files?

He was at a school doing a PR stunt. Yes, he could of excused himself quietly when he was alerted that the US was under attack but I'm not going to take marks off for not rushing off in a panic. He publically addressed a grieving nation afterwards (including his support to Muslim-Americans despite convert FBI actions) and didn't go in guns-blazing-no-questions-asked Iraq/Viet Nam-style.

I'm not going to defend any of his other actions like the Patriot Act or Iraq but he handled 9/11 fairly competently.
He addressed the grieving nation from the nuke proof bunker in Nebraska the coward fled to after he was done reading my pet goat.
I mean, I hate Dubya as next as the next guy, but where the hell was he supposed to give the address? The top floor of the South Tower?
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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2015, 08:04:19 pm »
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1 star.  One of the worst.
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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2015, 08:14:19 pm »
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His response to 9/11 was respectable but that's about it. It's hard not to put him in the bottom 5


Wasn't his response to read a children's book, dither and make some speeches namrchecking FREEDOM a lo while dragging out the commission so the dumkopf spooks who allowed terrorists to slip through the cracks all could hurriedly shred their files?

He was at a school doing a PR stunt. Yes, he could of excused himself quietly when he was alerted that the US was under attack but I'm not going to take marks off for not rushing off in a panic. He publically addressed a grieving nation afterwards (including his support to Muslim-Americans despite convert FBI actions) and didn't go in guns-blazing-no-questions-asked Iraq/Viet Nam-style.

I'm not going to defend any of his other actions like the Patriot Act or Iraq but he handled 9/11 fairly competently.
He addressed the grieving nation from the nuke proof bunker in Nebraska the coward fled to after he was done reading my pet goat.

Any POTUS would have "fled" somewhere amidst a terrorist attack on our soil.  As usual, your hatred and hackishness blinds you.
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« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2015, 08:41:37 pm »
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The man was a coward who ran in the opposite direction plain and simple.
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« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2015, 09:47:24 pm »
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So despicable even John Ashcroft put his foot down and said enough's enough. Among the worst Presidents in history. Medicare Part D was a clever maneuver to win Florida, his hard rightward shift to sh*t on gay people was utterly despicable, his cabinet appointees were constantly and consistently inept and problematic, and that doesn't even tackle the utter boondoggle that is Iraq, which we are still paying for.

1 Star, certainly bottom five.
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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2015, 09:56:13 pm »
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So despicable even John Ashcroft put his foot down and said enough's enough. Among the worst Presidents in history. Medicare Part D was a clever maneuver to win Florida, his hard rightward shift to sh*t on gay people was utterly despicable, his cabinet appointees were constantly and consistently inept and problematic, and that doesn't even tackle the utter boondoggle that is Iraq, which we are still paying for.

1 Star, certainly bottom five.

I hope no one is holding up Medicare Part D as a good think. Unlike ObamaCare, it massively hurt the deficit. It had all sorts of of issues, but there Democrats were more interested in fixing those than making political hay. And after it looked like the vote was going to fail, they held the voting open for hours in the middle of the night until they bribed and threatened enough Congressmen for it to pass.
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2015, 11:06:29 pm »
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Probably the worst president in nearly a century and a half. Led us into two failed, costly and pointless wars that disgraced America's global reputation, grossly violated the Geneva Conventions through torture, set up a massive Orwellian surveillance apparatus, was totally incompetent and lost control of his administration to the empire-building neocon lunatics be surrounded himself with, pandered to the Religious Right like no other president, implemented voodoo economics and presided over the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Easy 1 star.

You think he was worse then Hoover

Certainly.
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« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2015, 11:16:33 pm »
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Probably the worst president in nearly a century and a half. Led us into two failed, costly and pointless wars that disgraced America's global reputation, grossly violated the Geneva Conventions through torture, set up a massive Orwellian surveillance apparatus, was totally incompetent and lost control of his administration to the empire-building neocon lunatics be surrounded himself with, pandered to the Religious Right like no other president, implemented voodoo economics and presided over the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Easy 1 star.

You think he was worse then Hoover

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At least Hoover worked his way up to become President.
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« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2015, 11:38:28 pm »
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Probably the worst president in nearly a century and a half. Led us into two failed, costly and pointless wars that disgraced America's global reputation, grossly violated the Geneva Conventions through torture, set up a massive Orwellian surveillance apparatus, was totally incompetent and lost control of his administration to the empire-building neocon lunatics be surrounded himself with, pandered to the Religious Right like no other president, implemented voodoo economics and presided over the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Easy 1 star.

You think he was worse then Hoover

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At least Hoover worked his way up to become President.

What does that have to do with being president . Hoover created the worst economic crises in the nation history and did nothing about it, which could have knocked the country out and let to a Communist or Fascist Revolution .
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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2015, 12:38:31 am »
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Probably the worst president in nearly a century and a half. Led us into two failed, costly and pointless wars that disgraced America's global reputation, grossly violated the Geneva Conventions through torture, set up a massive Orwellian surveillance apparatus, was totally incompetent and lost control of his administration to the empire-building neocon lunatics be surrounded himself with, pandered to the Religious Right like no other president, implemented voodoo economics and presided over the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Easy 1 star.

You think he was worse then Hoover

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At least Hoover worked his way up to become President.

What does that have to do with being president . Hoover created the worst economic crises in the nation history and did nothing about it, which could have knocked the country out and let to a Communist or Fascist Revolution .

Not to defend Hoover or anything, but he didn't create the Great Depression. Harding and Coolidge deserve more credit for that, at least as far as which presidents ought to foot the blame. Additionally many of the actions he took helped inspire the New Deal, so he at least gets a few points there. He certainly is not responsible for anything resembling the kind of destruction - both domestic and internationally - wrought by Dubya's presidency.
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« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2015, 10:06:55 am »
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Computer09, just a reminder that the one sentence summaries of the presidents in your textbook aren't the only opinions you're allowed to have.
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« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2015, 10:35:55 am »
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Would give him 0 stars if I could. One of the most incompetent, moronic, dishonest presidents of all time. Started a war which had nothing to do with 9/11 and everything to do with a personal vendetta and making profit, caused the worst economic crisis since the great depression, responded slowly and ineffectively to Hurricane Katrina, signed an incredibly destructive educational act (NCLB), ran two intentionally deceptive campaigns... I could go on, but you get the idea. In short, an embarrassment to Americans.
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« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2015, 01:37:31 pm »
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Final Result: 1.65 Stars
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