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Out of Fashion - Who Still Supports President Bush?

In the Presidential election of 2004, President Bush received 62,040,606 votes, more than any candidate in any previous election in the United States.

That's a lot of voters, folks, and a person could even reasonably call that a clear mandate from the voters. Of course, the Democrats denied that there was a mandate, even though Bush's 47% and 51% share of the Popular Vote were better than the 43% and 49% Clinton earned in his two bids, terms the Democrats were quick to claim as mandates for Clinton's policies. About that time, opinion polls gave President Bush a 55% support rating.

So, 55% Job Approval was worth 51% in the Popular Vote, and represented over 62 million real, committed votes. But that was then, and this is now, as the saying goes. Bush's Job Approval has fallen to 33.6% on average, which by my rough math would be 31.2% of the Popular Vote if he was running right now. That meager number, however, still translates into 40.8 million votes. Now that looks to me like a big number, yet the people who support Bush seem to be a very quiet bunch. I've worked high school gyms with a few hundred people, and that can get really loud, so I admit it's very strange to think about 40 million people you never hear. Odd, very odd.

After thinking about it, it seems to me that there is a disconnect going on, that there are a whole lot of people who generally think the President is doing a good job, but they don't make an effort to stand up for the President in public, out of public expectation, a focus on the 2008 contenders, or perhaps the media - including the blogs - has harassed Bush supporters into thinking there are few of them left, or that their support for the best President between 1989 and 2013 is somehow wrong. Certainly, there has been a real push to silence Bush supporters. It's no shock to hear that the Democrats are still running against Bush, but it appears a number of Republicans are, as well. Mitt Romney, who is leading in delegates just now, made a point of distancing himself from President Bush just before the Iowa caucus. Romney's opinion on the war in Iraq followed his demand for Bush's intervention in the housing market, and back in November Romney was blaming Bush for not being more "bipartisan" on Social Security reform and Medicare, and Romney stridently declared "We must change course, and we're going to."

McCain, as is well known, blames President Bush for freeing Iraq when he could have been chasing Osama all over hill and dale. McCain also blamed President Bush for not falling for the Global Warming scam, and let's not forget how McCain felt about supporting Bush's conservative judicial appointments.

Then there's Mike Huckabee. The Huckster was honest enough to admit he has no foreign policy experience, but then immediately trashed the President's Iraq decision and mocking Bush's attempts to reform Social Security. MSNBC even noted that Huckabee is far more respectful to Senator Clinton than he is to President Bush.

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So, the three GOP candidates who have won primaries so far have all copied the Left in hating Bush. They plainly believe that America needs BDS. Personally, I think that is a very bad mistake, and Bush-hate will, in the end, hurt candidates rather than help them on the national scale. This is partly because I do not think that most voters want to support someone based largely on hating their opponent, or on personal attacks against people who did their best to do the job, but I also think those Bush supporters still matter. No, there's not 62 million of them these days; some lost confidence in the President, some were as inconstant as the wind, and some have allowed themselves to believe the lies of the Bush-haters. There may not even be the 40 million evidenced by the President's Job Approval numbers, but we exist, and we matter.

Certainly, President Bush has made mistakes. He took the wrong side on a number of issues, and he took advice from the wrong people on some things. As a result, Immigration Reform is still a horrid mess even though Bush has spent more on Border Security than any prior Administration, and introduced more new programs to keep out and catch illegals (US-VISIT, SBInet, CBP Fugitive Pursuit, CBP Air & Marine, IAFAS, ICE, and two new academies for intelligence and border security tactics). He made the mistake of trusting Senator Kennedy to keep his word, and so NCLB became a political football. He trusted the system at FEMA too well and so was caught by surprise when FEMA as well as the local and state officials in Louisiana failed to do their jobs during Katrina. And President Bush trusted the CIA and the State Department too much in the work-up to the invasion of Iraq. But he made no more mistakes than other President, and far fewer than most, especially in the context of national needs. Every President makes mistakes, even Reagan (remember the Beirut pull-out and Sandra Day o'Connor and the 1986 Amnesty?). The matter is best understood in the full context of the work done.

Going in Afghanistan and Iraq was the right thing to do. Both nations are far more stable and prosperous than they could ever have become without American intervention, and the region is more stable with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, than it could ever be if the U.S. had refused to act;

The Bush tax cuts were exactly the right response to the 2001 stock crash, and the further cuts were the right move to increase federal revenues while correcting rate imbalances (another reason it was a good idea to elect an MBA, rather than just another lawyer);

Despite the controversy over Miers, Bush's judicial picks have been consistently excellent, from his two SCOTUS nominations to his federal postings;

Bush did not succeed in getting Congress to reform Social Security, but he was the first President to make a real effort to change course from that coming disaster;

Bush brought together a Coalition greater than the one his father created in 1990, and Bush used that Coalition not only to defeat the Taliban and Saddam, but also to influence the Syrian, Iranian, and Libyan regimes to make significant changes in their military policy, and in Libya's case the abolition of their WMD programs.

There's more, since we are talking about 7 years of work, but the point is clear that President Bush has done a very good job, and has earned our thanks and respect. I cannot help but wonder, however, how many among us are willing to grant him that appreciation and the credit for his accomplishments. Few indeed, of those who speak on television, run for office, or enjoy prominence in the Blogosphere.

I stand with the President, and my vote can be had by those who respect what he has done for America. I think I speak for many others, but that remains to be seen as the primary season unfolds.


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Comments (74)

You got that right DJ!... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

You got that right DJ!

DJ,Although I stil... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

DJ,

Although I still wish that President Bush would have been more hard-line on illegal immigration and controlled spending more, overall I have to give him an A. He has been in the top ten of our greates presidents.

That is probably the main r... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

That is probably the main reason I am backing Giuliani at this time. He has said that he would appoint judges similar to what President Bush has (therefore rendering his pro-choice position moot), and he has been a consistently strong supporter of President Bush.

And it is what makes Huckabee a horse's ass (his criticism of Bush in order to score points).

there are a whole lot of... (Below threshold)
mantis:

there are a whole lot of people who generally think the President is doing a good job, but they don't make an effort to stand up for the President in public, out of public expectation, a focus on the 2008 contenders, or perhaps the media - including the blogs - has harassed Bush supporters into thinking there are few of them left, or that their support for the best President between 1989 and 2013 is somehow wrong.

This phenomenon has been studied and explained by the theory called the spiral of silence, in which those who perceive they are in the minority (whether they are or not) are less likely to voice an opinion. There is a lot of solid data to support the theory, at least as far as communication/political science research goes.

I support Bush for his prin... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

I support Bush for his principled stand on issues, some of which I disagree with. Opposing the global war on climate skeptics is one of the reasons I still support Bush. I also agree that Saddam needed to be removed from power and once we invaded Iraq it's far better to see the process through to the end than cut and run.

I also tend to support the President because he is the President. It's not in the interest of the nation to have a weakened President.

The isolated majority is on... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

The isolated majority is only half the problem. Those job approval numbers a low for a reason. Liberals who are polled will always give President Bush poor ratings because they differ on ideology. The conservative or conservative-leaning people who are polled probably give him poor ratings because they see the President as having abandoned them on core policy issues. Most of them probably do not regret their 2004 vote though.

Amen. Having a li... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Amen.

Having a little perspective would be nice, but it is in short supply these days.

kbiel, which 'core policy' ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

kbiel, which 'core policy' issues, and how has he 'abandoned' any position he held? From what I see, Bush has been consistent in his major policy views, and so it appears that folks who think he has 'abandoned' his views are just buying into spin.

I have major problems with ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I have major problems with some of President Bush's policies, but on balance I think he has done a good job. He is a good man. I would vote for him again.

I like Thompson. He has not distanced himself from the president. When asked how he would handle the GWOT he stated unapologetically that he "would do essentially the same thing that the president is doing."

As for the Huckster, check out this sorry rhetoric:

At a chaotic rally in a cramped room in a West Des Moines shopping mall Wednesday night, Huckabee lifted a signature Edwards phrase, promising that when he triumphs in Iowa on Jan. 3, "America can say thank you for restoring faith in a political system that's not just run by corporate greed but is run by ordinary citizens." Huckabee followed up in Marshalltown by uttering a line of such naked populism that the Baccarat crystal probably rattled in corporate dining rooms around the country: "Wouldn't it be nice to have a president who doesn't find himself wholly owned and completely tied to the biggest corporations in the country?"

I can't abide that kind of talk from a so-called Republican.

This post is prima facie ev... (Below threshold)
reformedrepublican:

This post is prima facie evidence of End Stage Dementia.

Somewhere in Texas, there is a village in search of its idiot.

Ah, Governor Dean's represe... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Ah, Governor Dean's representative has arrived ...

Talk about cognitive disson... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Talk about cognitive dissonance.

Unbelieveable!After ... (Below threshold)
mj:

Unbelieveable!
After all the colossal blunders this man has taken America through, there are people who still support him?
No wonder most people in the rest of the world think you Americans are dumb.

We'll call and let them kno... (Below threshold)
Mikey NTH:

We'll call and let them know where to pick you up, rr.

You are entitled to your ow... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

You are entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts. McCain never criticised Bush for the decision to go to war and there is nothing in the article you linked to that says otherwise. Point of fact, McCain has done a much better job articulating and defending our decision to go to war there than Bush has. And it was McCAIN's support for the Surge -- not Bush's -- that provided political cover for enough wavering Republican Senators and Congressmen to back the strategy long enough for it to bear fruit. He may be repeating an old Kerry line but in McCain's case it isn't just a case of Monday Morning Quarterbacking, he actually was calling for more troops on the ground in Afganistan BEFORE the Tora Bora battle, so as far as I'm concerned, when he says we would have gotten Osama by now, I believe him.

As for the Gang of 14 deal, you can argue whether was a good deal for the Reps or whether McCain should have held out for a better one (or joined the call to repeal the judicial filibuster, which I guarantee you would be biting Reps in the back if they had gone through with it). But it is a misstatement of fact to imply that he ever voted against a Bush judicial nominee. He hasn't.

I am with you as far as McCain's global warming fetish though. Oh, well, no candidate is perfect, and at least he doesn't have the clout with the party to cram bad ideas down the throats of Senators in his own party like, say, Bush managed with the perscription drug plan or the No Child Left Behind act.

DJ, I am a proud member of ... (Below threshold)
jphoto1:

DJ, I am a proud member of the 29% club (those who support the President 100%, even when his approval was 29%). People who are lazy and accept the company line from the drive bys will not really understand what a great legacy GWB will have going forward.

Bush made. and his fan club... (Below threshold)

Bush made. and his fan club continues to make, the mistake of thinking all those votes were for him and an affirmation of his policies, rather than against Kerry and Kerry's policies. Heck, I'd venture a guess that half of the GOP votes for Bush were made reluctantly.

Being that conservatives rightly claimed there was no way Clinton had a mandate, it would be hypocritical for any conservative to claim a mandate for Bush. Tis a good thing no conservative is doing that, right?

And "Certainly, there has been a real push to silence Bush supporters." You've got to be kidding me! Criticizing Bush and his record is no more 'silencing' than criticizing Dems approach to the war is questioning their patriotism. This is the kind of c**p I'd expect to see from a whiny Democrat.

Baghdad barney - "Talk ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Baghdad barney - "Talk about cognitive dissonance."

No matter what you think of ol' barn, one has to admire someone who speaks so strongly from his personal experience.

I'm still waiting for Bush ... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

I'm still waiting for Bush to spend all that political capital he earned in the last election.

mj - "No wonder most pe... (Below threshold)
marc:

mj - "No wonder most people in the rest of the world think you Americans are dumb."

Got proof of that? Citations? Links to data showing what you say is remotely true?

Anything?

I love posts that poke the ... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

I love posts that poke the BDS nest!
I imagine BarneyFife2000 and similar friends from the other side of the aisle (planet? universe? reality?) glowing with anger that someone would say a kind word about a very underated leader of the free world.

There are disagreements, to be sure, but I believe the Bush legacy will ultimately be regarded as a very positively-influential one, though it may take some people years to realize it. (I sometimes wonder what these people feel the middle east would be like without a U.S. presence... Probably all rainbows and kite-flying stuff).

I suspect we will see candidates in 20 years offering positive comparisons to the President Bush, as candidates today compare themselves to Reagan.

...And if that makes you burst a blood vessel or gives you heart palpitations, seek immediate help.

Baghdad barney - "I'm s... (Below threshold)
marc:

Baghdad barney - "I'm still waiting for Bush to spend all that political capital he earned in the last election."

Looks to me as if his "spending spree" has done just fine.

He's defeated each and every attempt by the special class of Dems called Defeatocrats to tie war funding to turn-tail-and-run caveats.

Turned their sorry assed, and backdoor, attempt to expand gov funded health care to "children" up 21 years of age via S-CHIP.

Got proof of that?... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
Got proof of that? Citations? Links to data showing what you say is remotely true?

Anything?

Marc, I think Rosie or Sean Penn may have said it, so it must be true.

I support the President on ... (Below threshold)

I support the President on issues when he's right and oppose him when he's wrong, but I still support him generally. I think his legacy will be far more positive than current critics could ever imagine. Truman and Eisenhower have both been upgraded by history's verdict, for example, and the FDR myth is beginning to fall apart.

Barney #19 ~ Bush tried to use his political capital to reform Social Security. Democrats not only blocked his ideas, but offered NONE of their own (although the old standby of raising taxes never really gets dusty, does it?). Pull your head out of your ass every now and then - once your eyes get accustomed to the light, you'll be amazed what you can see.

mantis #4 ~ Good point, but when does this phenomenon begin to apply to Ron Paul supporters? Faster, please!

<a href="http://michellemal... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Michelle's place has a related, and pertinent article.
All things are not equal.

I have to say I have always... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I have to say I have always supported GW. I had a big problem with him and the immigration deal, but as I have said before, no other president in the history of the United States has had so much thrown at him without a precedence or protocol to follow. Indeed, I believe an objective study of his presidency in the future will rank him amoung the best presidents. I also supported him twice here in Texas as I believe DJ did also. He may not talk good, but he acts very well. ww

It's easy to understand the... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

It's easy to understand the brain dead democrats hate for the president. He has taken them to the wood shed on 99% of the issues. Proof that democrats have lost it (their minds) is the fact they keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The president doesn't worry about the phony polls (which only indicate what the poll questions want it to indicate). Like he told the reporter yesterday 'what am I supposed to do, fall into the fetal position'? That's what the democrats do, become whining cry babies at the drop of a hat. Tears flowing from a POTUS wannabe because 'they're being mean to me'. 99% of the democrats have became traitors to the country due to their hate, but the real hate is for themselves because they are such cowards/failures and they know it.

Son of G - "Marc, I thi... (Below threshold)
marc:

Son of G - "Marc, I think Rosie or Sean Penn may have said it, so it must be true."

They're just mimicking their mentor the Venezuela Vixen president Hugo Chávez.

"He's defeated each and eve... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

"He's defeated each and every attempt by the special class of Dems called Defeatocrats to tie war funding to turn-tail-and-run caveats.

Turned their sorry assed, and backdoor, attempt to expand gov funded health care to "children" up 21 years of age via S-CHIP."

Using vetoes, veto treats and his proxies in the Senate (filibuster) to kill legislation is not leadership but obstructionism. The only way he gets anything done is through signing statements, executive orders and recess appointments.

Is that your definition of political capital? It sounds more like a bankrupt administration.

Good point, but when doe... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Good point, but when does this phenomenon begin to apply to Ron Paul supporters? Faster, please!

Little chance of that, I'm afraid. The theory allows for vocal minorities in the form of the "hard core," who have been relegated to the defensive position and have nothing to lose by speaking out (socially, that is), and the "avant-garde," who consider themselves to be ahead of their time and seek public response, negative or positive. The second group seems to fit the mindset of many Paulites, though I imagine that there are plenty of them that perceive themselves to be in the majority (reality be damned).

Basically, a small and vocal minority can operate outside the spiral of silence, especially if they're crazy.

I support Pres. Bush, pray ... (Below threshold)
Dallas:

I support Pres. Bush, pray for him...disagree from time to time...let's not forget, he is human by the way...but I'm proud of my two votes for him.

I'm married to the most wonderful man in the world who is 90% on good decisions. I disagree with him...but I don't leave him. He has what I need and vice versa. See the analogy?

I'm strongly leaning toward Thompson...I just hope he's still on the ballot when I get a chance to vote...otherwise, I'll go with Romney. McCain and Huckabee are in the wrong party. They are democrats. I don't even think I could hold my nose and vote for either one of them.

Guiliani is a great guy...tremendous NYC mayor...he waited too long.

I keep seeing support on-line for Thompson...but nothing in the polls.

All I know is that if Hillary or Obama get in the White House...I'll cut myself totally off from politics. The moment either one of them gets elected...every cent we have will come out of the stock market...by the way, that's a lot of money.

I don't trust the Dems at all.

DJ ...what made you so smart? I have followed you for a long time... you are an inspiration to me. Thank you. You have deep and valuable insight and we need you.

Dallas

Baghdad barney - "Using... (Below threshold)
marc:

Baghdad barney - "Using vetoes, veto treats and his proxies in the Senate (filibuster) to kill legislation is not leadership but obstructionism. The only way he gets anything done is through signing statements, executive orders and recess appointments."

No asshat, it's called using political capital, and yes that includes his constitutional right of veto, to kill off a Congress, and or Senate who imposed themselves into and area they have no say in. I.E. the running of, any war.

Their obligations prior to or during war is to first authorize it and defund it if they deem necessary.

It's a sad spectacle to watch buffoons like barney all scream how Bush has allegedly trampled the Constitution when they are proud of the fact the lame-brains in Congress are doing just that by stepping into areas they have no right to be in.

Barney still shows up here?... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Barney still shows up here? After embarrassing himself so much? I guess wearing a paperbag over one's head could make him feel better.

SPQR - "Barney still sh... (Below threshold)
marc:

SPQR - "Barney still shows up here? After embarrassing himself so much? I guess wearing a paperbag over one's head could make him feel better."

Having shame isn't a prerequisite to comment on a blog that I know of. Unfortunately.

That said, the Unknown Comic did very well for himself wearing a paper bag.

So barney may actually have a future. Or maybe a past... was that you under that bag barney?

I think there's a few reaso... (Below threshold)
GW:

I think there's a few reasons I'm a fan of Bush. Part of it is a reaction to the hysteria of his critics. The most common complaint I hear is "He's an idiot." There's no doubt he's not the best public speaker. However, I actually prefer his style of straight talk than a Clinton/Kerry/Obama style of smooth vagueness.

Secondly, I still have too much faith in our system to believe that any brain dead idiot could ascend to the presidency. Maybe I'm still too young and naive. Back around 2000 I used to hear, "he's the nominee only because his name is Bush." While I'm sure this helped him in some areas, I think it actually earned him more scrutiny from the average voter suspicious of nepotism.

I also get annoyed when Bush is blamed for any and every event that comes up. I had a big realization when Katrina hit. I saw a sub-sea level city get flooded by a levee breached by a huge hurricane. While the water was still pouring in the city, Democrats said it was because Bush is racist, because he sent the National Guard to Iraq, because he cut taxes, because he didn't sign Keyoto (Rosie Odonnell's spelling), or because he had explosives planted there (Spike Lee). I think there may have even been a few more explanations. In their rush to blame Bush, the Dems couldn't agree on a reason why.

So those reasons have more to do with my contrarian nature than Bush's policies. But I am also amazed by his courage and steadfastness. A poster above mentioned Bush using his political capital. He did so on trying to reform a broken social security system--very dangerous for a politician. I remember in his State of the Union he asked for bi-partisan ideas, and instead got bi-partisan stone-walling. Maybe he bit off more than he could chew, but it's somethign I'll remember down the road.

I don't think I have to summarize his courage on Iraq. Contrary to Ted Kennedy's ranting, he did not stay there for political gain. But his conviction stands in such stark contrast to the previous president. I just remembered when Clinton released our emergency oil reserves for political gain when gas prices started to go up. I'm happy that Bush has filled it back up, even with record oil prices.

Sorry for my sloppy ramblings, but that's my two cents.

Got proof of that? Citat... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Got proof of that? Citations? Links to data showing what you say is remotely true?
Anything?

Yes, as a matter of fact, if you bothered to look for it. Not that I expect you to approve of the linked article and headline. But at least this serves to show how silly you look with your constant "PROOF?! EVIDENCE?! LINK?!" demands every time you encounter a statement you're too ignorant to be aware of.

Deregulation...Tax c... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

Deregulation...
Tax cuts in a time of over 5 billion each month for Iraq...

Anyone here truly believe the Bush/Republican economy record will not be a factor?

This can not be blamed on tax and spend Dems who demand more regulation..
(but hey, it is just an adjustment)

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Hey, DJ, where's all the pr... (Below threshold)

Hey, DJ, where's all the praise for his stewardship of the economy? The stock market is continuing its freefall, the housing and credit markets are in tatters, consumers and business alike are extremely concerned about the future and Bush has done nothing to give the economy a jolt. Today, finally, he signed on to the idea of a stimulus but, to no one's surprise, doesn't have anything on the table except for making permanent his tax cuts which not only wouldn't do much in the short term but are about the last thing the Dems would agree to go along with. Yeah, he's done a great job... of showing me - and 50 million other voters - that it was a mistake to have voted for him.

Bush has flipped flopped on... (Below threshold)
barneyG2000:

Bush has flipped flopped on the reason of the invasion so many times it is hard to know where he stands now. As an example, Bush said he wanted to bring democracies to the middle east. Well if that was his intention he had a funny way of promoting democracy on his recent visit to the middle east.

I guess his idea of promoting democracy is to kiss-up to the Arabs and Egyptians, and ask Israel to sacrifice security to pander to the terrorists.

By the way, I don't hear too much chirping on the Bush economy now that the housing market is in the crapper and his Fed chairman and leading economist are talking about recession?

Dear "reformedrepublican"<b... (Below threshold)
Gary:

Dear "reformedrepublican"
That idiot would be Cindy Sheehan

kbiel, which 'core... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:
kbiel, which 'core policy' issues, and how has he 'abandoned' any position he held?
Don't twist my words, DJ. I didn't say the President Bush abandoned his core policies, but that he abandoned conservatives on their core polices. And no, consistency doesn't get him a get-out-of-jail-free card.

I don't doubt that Bush has always supported lackadaisical enforcement of our border with Mexico, but how many who voted for him in 2000 would have known that? In 2004, we had a much clearer understanding of his positions, but the alternative was much worse.

Here's another example, the assault weapons ban. Very few conservative voters, if any, knew that President Bush was a supporter of the AWB in 2000. Shortly thereafter, we found out that he was not quite the supporter of the second amendment as we thought or hoped he would be.

I'm not saying that conservatives won't support Bush in the future, but that they aren't pleased with him. That is reflected in the President's job approval ratings and their silence.

Brian - "Yes, as a matt... (Below threshold)
marc:

Brian - "Yes, as a matter of fact, if you bothered to look for it. Not that I expect you to approve of the linked article and headline. But at least this serves to show how silly you look with your constant "PROOF?! EVIDENCE?! LINK?!" demands every time you encounter a statement you're too ignorant to be aware of.

Why should I care about either the headline or the source. The proverbial clock is correct twice a day. A, bTW,nd that isn't an admission the article is correct.

That said, you're being disingenuous at best. Do you honestly believe the Guardian (far left rag) the Daily Mirror (also far left) is proof of anything?

Where's the data? Where's even an attempt via some fixed poll to prove what the editors of the Mirror are trying to propagate?

Answer... again Brian posts thin air based on a few mags/fish wrap editors and columnists opinion of the America populace.

Buffoonery at it's finest!

Name the accomplishments of... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

Name the accomplishments of a President who won with less than 3% in 2004?
What happened to social security?
What happened to a functional Iraqi govt?
What happened to any of his agenda?

...don't get me wrong, as a card carrying moonbat I hope that all Republicans run on President Bush's accomplishments. I want to see their official campaign sites with President Bush right on the front page.

After all, isn't our economy more robust than 2004?
Hasn't the Iraqi Govt taken control?
Haven't we reduced troops in Iraq as they have stood up?

Aren't we paying less for gas and heating fuel because Bush stood up to the Saudi?

Isn't the Republican Party stronger, unified behind one candidate as they were 4 years ago?

Yep...any Republican who runs away from President Bush's accomplishments deserves to lose.

Just amazing. This disaster... (Below threshold)
Hansel2:

Just amazing. This disaster of a man presides over a recession - twice now! - lies us into a war, gluts the surplus, attempts to approve our port sale to Dubai, shows his incompetency in New Orleans, outs a CIA agent, makes enemies of the entire world - even those who were our allies - gives our high-tech jobs to India for mangos, sells out debt to China and the Saudi's to pay for his war (see how much they'll listen to us now), fails to do a single thing regarding terrorism for the first 9 months of his Presidency, rubber-stamps every bill that passes through the Republican congress for 6 years but vetos a Child's health bill that has bipartisan support (sour grapes, maybe? At who's expense) - I don't even have enough room here to list everything this sad excuse for a human being has done to us and the world. Yet you people still support this abomination despite all evidence to the contrary (sorry, it is evidence and truth, no matter how much you deny it).

No wonder this site has a pittance of hits lately. It's the same few delusional fools echoing each other.

Current history has already proven this man to be out of his league. When will all of you catch up?

I find it amazing how Repub... (Below threshold)
Baggi:

I find it amazing how Republicans are constantly taken in by the MSM even when we know how biased they are.

The only candidate who is using anti-Bush rhetoric is Huckabee. All of our other candidates thus far have gone out of their way to support President Bush.

The number one silencer of ... (Below threshold)
Aog Author Profile Page:

The number one silencer of supporters of President Bush is probably President Bush, who seems to rarely speak out strongly in defense of his own policy goals. Bush seems to only really find his voice when he's bashing those supporters who disagree with him (just look at the rhetoric that came from the White House on the illegal alien amnesty, and ask yourself "did Bush ever get that nasty with any other group?"). People get tired of carrying water for someone who doesn't seem to want to help out himself.

As for abandoning a core issue, what about "with us or against us" with regard to terrorism, as Bush prepares to absolve Fatah and Hamas of any requirement to not engage in terrorism?

I would agree that Bush is likely to be rated much higher with some historical perspective than he is today, but I don't think it's difficult to see why so many who apparently support him can't find the energy to speak out.

nogo - "What happened t... (Below threshold)
marc:

nogo - "What happened to social security?"... blocked all efforts at reform by the dems and in many cases the same dems screamed to high heaven there isn't a problem with SS.

nogo "After all, isn't our economy more robust than 2004?"... not much less. More importantly why would you believe any economy will grow at high levels forever? ALL economies go, and they go down. However, compared to the vast majority of the world's econs there are damn few I'd chose to live under right now.

nogo "Aren't we paying less for gas and heating fuel because Bush stood up to the Saudi?" Typical refrain from an admitted moonbat. No asshat you are paying more because Bush, any pres in fact, has little to do with the price of gas except the addition of or repeal of gas taxes. And BTW, what's your opinion of the $10 million given by the Saudi's to the Clinton library?

nogo - "Isn't the Republican Party stronger, unified behind one candidate as they were 4 years ago?"... as opposed to what? The 2 and one half clowns at the top of the dem pres race at the moment? Two and one half because Edwards is half what the other two are worth. But that ain't saying much.

And the top two are engaged, along with their supporters, in a mini-race war. How classy!

Hansel2 - "Just amazing... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hansel2 - "Just amazing. This disaster of a man presides over a recession - twice now!"

Twice? When was the first? Oh wait, you mean the one that started under Clinton but the Dems, liars, moonbats and BDS sufferers of all stripes assign to Bush.

Say, Hansel2, isn't it time to renew your Media Matters membership? Or make sure your check to Geroge Soros cleared the bank?

Oh wait, you mean the on... (Below threshold)
Hansel2:

Oh wait, you mean the one that started under Clinton but the Dems, liars, moonbats and BDS sufferers of all stripes assign to Bush.

Can't give up your delusion, huh? So sad. How about giving me some more excuses for everything else I listed....no, wait. Let me tell you what you're planning to say anyway.

It's all the democrats fault, right? Those same democrats who've had no power to do anything for the first 6 years of his presidency. Oh, and it's all Clinton's fault, even now.

Do you know how pathetic that sounds?

Hansel2 - "Can't give u... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hansel2 - "Can't give up your delusion, huh? So sad. How about giving me some more excuses for everything else I listed"

Actually I stopped reading your mostly factless screed after the recession lines of tripe.

Fact: Now you explain how any Bush policy contributed to a 2001 recession that started nine months after he took office and many more months before any budget he proposed and was approved by Congress. Just what did Bush do in those nine months. Be specific now. No need to let your BDS allow you to post emotional tripe. Just the facts.

If you can come up with something reasonable I'll proceed to rip apart the majority of the rest of your BS.

I support the president and... (Below threshold)
Adrienne:

I support the president and say it loudly every chance I get...He's been a wonderful president and is a great man...The kind of man I miss seeing...No I don't always agree with him, but he always does his best and that's all we can ask...He loves his family more than life itself and has such a wonderful attitude for all the flack he has to take...God bless...one day he'll reap all of the rich rewards from all that he's sewn...If I could vote for him again, I would! Thank you Mr. President...You've been a Godsend...The right man at the right time...May the good Lord bless you mightly and I'm certain that your treasures in heaven are stacked as high as the Empire State Building!

I'm a bush supporter. Would... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

I'm a bush supporter. Wouldn't know it by looking at me. Typical T-shirt and jean wearing 25 year old that listens to hardcore and metal music. All someone has to do is ask me, and very rarely do i get asked about politics.

Many of the people i run into (living in MI) have an ingrained hatred for Bush. It's usually easier to avoid talking politics with these people as they cannot seem to comprehend facts or reason when it is presented to them.

I think as a rule of thumb Bush supporters, Republicans and more specifically conservatives are derided in public life by snotty ass liberals. My wife said something about me being a republican in front of one of her friends and her friend said "I'm sorry". I immediately told her that i have specific stances on specific issues that Republicans tend to identify with. She was baffled by this because her idea of a presidential race is "who is the coolest person to vote for". There is no thought involved as far as she is concerned. She was raised democrat in a union house and knows nothing else. Plus you get the "cool people" like Clinton and Ubama in the Democrat party. I wish i was a Democrat.. hahaha

I believe some of the Presi... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I believe some of the President's remaining support seen in poll numbers comes from people who think they should say they support the President or from people who do support "The President of the U.S." no matter who it is or what they've done because they don't want to be impolite or don't pay a bit of attention.

Of course, that wouldn't include anyone who reads political blogs.

Dave W - "Plus you get ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Dave W - "Plus you get the "cool people" like Clinton and Ubama in the Democrat party. I wish i was a Democrat.. hahaha"

Let me correct that... it's the "cool, cool, cool" people like Obama.

Dave W:Many of ... (Below threshold)
ryan a:

Dave W:

Many of the people i run into (living in MI) have an ingrained hatred for Bush.

So your contention is that people often hate Bush without really thinking, right? I can understand that, as I have seen that kind of mentality from the Liberal side...although I have seen the same thing from the Conservative side as well. It's definitely a plague of both camps, IMO.

How do you feel about someone who strongly disagrees with many of GW Bush's policies and decisions? Do you equate that with hatred, or do you make room for other views? Do you have respect for people who do not share your social/political views? Do you listen to opposing views?

It's usually easier to avoid talking politics with these people as they cannot seem to comprehend facts or reason when it is presented to them.

Hmmm. Why avoid it?.

How often to you try to talk to "those" people? How do you approach the subject of politics? What makes you say that they "cannot seem to comprehend facts or reason"?

Personally I think that the lack of opne discussion and debate about politics is a serious problem these days. Both sides end up stereotyping the other and preaching to their respective choirs, so to speak.

I immediately told her that i have specific stances on specific issues that Republicans tend to identify with.

Dave, what specific stances on specific issues do you have?

After thinking about it,... (Below threshold)
Jack:

After thinking about it, it seems to me that there is a disconnect going on, that there are a whole lot of people who generally think the President is doing a good job, but they don't make an effort to stand up for the President in public,

Devoid of logic and fact. It would be nice if there was some substance here. We could say that there are a whole lot of ambivalent people. They don't really disagree with him, but they don't really support him either.

Jeeez, the BDS ijits sure j... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Jeeez, the BDS ijits sure jumped on this thread! OK, who posted "Bush getting praise at Wizbang!" over at Kos and DU? lol

How's that impeachment going for you kooks?... Oh, that's right, that was the last guy.

Son of G - "Jeeez, the ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Son of G - "Jeeez, the BDS ijits sure jumped on this thread!"

Do ya expect anything different? Of course you don't, it's par for the course.


Standby, watch this, the lefts sacred cow the U.N. (along with the IMF) says:

"Iraq faces a period of economic growth and political progress, according to assessments by the International Monetary Fund and the UN.

The IMF sees 7% growth in 2008 and a similar rise next year, and says oil revenues from buoyant exports should be up by 200,000 barrels a day.

The UN envoy to Iraq welcomed dialogue between the Sunni and Shia communities and praised the government's work.

Now sit back and watch heads implode (yes I said implode, there is a vacuum in most of those heads).

That sure is a rosy forecas... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

That sure is a rosy forecast marc. I really like these quotes:
"But analysts warn much depends on rapid progress in the next six to 12 months."

"Of course all of this is conditional on oil production expansion and the security situation improving," he said.

However, Iraq will "continue to need aid, particularly in the security area", the IMF official said.

"Violence continued in Iraq on Wednesday as a woman suicide bomber killed eight people in Diyala Province, and three US soldiers were shot dead in Salahaddin Province."

marc, this sounds like another one of those, "the next six months will be crucial for.." crap we have been hearing from the right for the last five years

Hansel2 - where'd ya go?</p... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hansel2 - where'd ya go?

Media Matters site down and you can't get any talking points to counter the complete takedown of your "Bush your "Bush's 2001 recession" canard?

Here Hansel2, chew on this one a while as it relates to this lie of your: ([Bush] "makes enemies of the entire world - even those who were our allies")

Yep, some enemies! They are so "against" Bush and America they have taken a stronger stand against Iran with respect to their nuclear program than Bush or the U.N.

OH WAIT! That makes no sense (just like your crapola Hansel2) that means the opposite!

Is there a full moon tonigh... (Below threshold)
Maggie:

Is there a full moon tonight?

Oh and I am watching out for Wizbangs royal
eunuchs.

Baghdad barney - "marc,... (Below threshold)
marc:

Baghdad barney - "marc, this sounds like another one of those, "the next six months will be crucial for.." crap we have been hearing from the right for the last five years"

Yeah, it's a shame isn't it? DAMN sacred cow that U.N...., how can they be in Bush's pocket like that?

DAMN the IMF ("Iraq will "continue to need aid, particularly in the security area", the IMF official said.) for not adhering to Sen. "War is lost" Reid's lies, canards and veering off the MorOn.org plantation.

DJ Thank you for w... (Below threshold)
DrDeb:

DJ

Thank you for writing yet another excellent commentary about our courageous, transformational president!

Quick Points:

1.) NEVER, ever, ever believe MSM pollsters; even when they actually try to be accurate they fail -- remember New Hampshire (off 15-20 points for the Ds and 8-10 points for the Rs) and Michigan (off 9-12 points for the Rs).

Relative to President Bush, the MSM pollsters PURPOSELY produce skewed (to the left) polling results by refusing to use REPRESENTATIVE polling techniques. If they used such techniques, they would discover that the President's job approval rating is actually in the 40s while his PERSONAL APPROVAL RATING remains approximately 60% (The BattleGround Poll).

2.) According to Gallup's last poll, at least 76% of Republicans approve the of President's job performance (and Gallup has low-balled these numbers for the past two years).

You will find many Bush suppporters here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?s=day%20in%20the%20life%20of%20President%20Bush;ok=Search;m=all;o=time [This FR site regularly gets 1,500 - 3,000 views a night!]
and here:
http://wideawakes.net/arena/viewforum.php?f=4&sid=16c25b631594b0d0708c5e1b0f87980c

3.) I just LOVE President Bush and his complete disregard for the MSM (and their polling data) . . . Watch the videoclip (half way down the page) at the following link (the last 10 seconds are CLASSIC):
http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/01/16/that-lame-duck-feeling/#comments

Hansel2 - DAMN those Evil F... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hansel2 - DAMN those Evil French ("Evil" to Hansel2's ilk because they LIKE us now)

Paris: "President Nicolas Sarkozy's increasingly frequent and positive references to God and faith have drawn fire from critics who accuse him of violating France's separation of church and state."

Damn Hansel2... all that "God talk" by Sarkozy... why he sounds just like that "Evil, Vile" Bush.

I remain a solid Bush suppo... (Below threshold)

I remain a solid Bush supporter. He eliminated Saddam Hussein. He stopped the Clinton recession dead in its tracks after only two quarters of contraction, and his economic policies spurred economic growth that is only now beginning to slow, even after weathering months of record-high oil prices.

This is also hard to remember for us dedicated Republicans, but he engineered historic political victories, one after the other. The 2002 midterms resulted in almost-unheard-of gains in both houses of Congress by the party that controlled the White House. In 2004 he engineered the expansion of the Republican majorities in both houses, again unusual for a reelection campaign year. It was only in 2006 that he seemed... politically... well, normal. The 2006 elections were pretty typical by historical standards.

Lots of people have known for a long, long time that Saddam needed to be removed from power. One guy had the guts to do it, and Iraq will be a truly free, stable, reliable ally in democracy one day - because of George W. Bush.

President Bush has and will... (Below threshold)
Diane Milwaukee, WI:

President Bush has and will always have my support. History will judge him one of our greatest most visionary presidents.

Fact: Now you explain ho... (Below threshold)
hansel2:

Fact: Now you explain how any Bush policy contributed to a 2001 recession that started nine months after he took office and many more months before any budget he proposed and was approved by Congress.

Hey, asshole, read what I wrote. I never said Bush policy contributed to the first recession. Nothing like that. He happened to inherit the first one, was in control during it - and responded by giving an enormous tax cut to the very wealthy. Country's been slow to recover ever since (and that has nothing to do with Corporate profits. Salaries have been down for 5 years and everything else has increased). The second one would have to be a direct result of his policies (and, as well, there's been no one with control of Congress and Senate for the previous 10 years other than Republicans).

And it's no surprise that you've got a hard on for this guy so strong you can't recognize any faults he's got.

Fact is, he's a disaster. You can spin your little pseudofacts as much as you like. You can still be that guy that 20 years down the road is still defending this piece of trash while everyone else shakes their head and rolls their eyes at your ignorance.

And where was I?

Out to dinner with my family. I've actually been one of those people who's benefited more from this man's policies, but I'm not blind to what it's done to others, like you must be.

He got soft. I still suppor... (Below threshold)
Chris G:

He got soft. I still support him, but I wish he had his old swagger. But considering the Republican congress bailed on him on several issues after the '04 elections like entitlement refrom and Social Security reform, he has held his own.

Clinton talked, Bush works. History will treat him as it did Truman (validate his policies).

Just as there are those on ... (Below threshold)

Just as there are those on the left suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome, DJ is the poster child for Bush Delusional Syndrome, where one, ignoring all the irrefutable evidence to the contrary, persists in his or her view that Bush has done and is doing a good job as President.

Hansel2 - "Hey, asshole... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hansel2 - "Hey, asshole, read what I wrote. I never said Bush policy contributed to the first recession. Nothing like that. He happened to inherit the first one,

Really... lets have another look at your very first sentence: "Just amazing. This disaster of a man presides over a recession - twice now!"


You call me an asshole after trying to spin away that line that plainly says something very different? I guess I'll ware the label proudly then, along with one that says I have a better grasp of both reality AND the English language.

But... I'm not such an asshole I won't assist an illiterate dickweed better what is an apparent a second language:

Presides: (prĭ-zīd') Pronunciation Key
intr.v. pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing, pre·sides

1. To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president.
2. To possess or exercise authority or control.

That about sums it up bigger asshole than I. And while I'm here I'll note this from your lastest nonsense:

"Country's been slow to recover ever since (and that has nothing to do with Corporate profits. Salaries have been down for 5 years and everything else has increased)."

Whether it was slow or not is an open question however to say salaries are down makes you to ill informed or a sufferer of BDS who lies at the drop of a hat. Read it weep asshat: U.S. Weekly Earnings for last quarter of 2007 shows an increase "2.6 percent higher than a year earlier compared with a gain
of 4.0 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period."

Ya know Hansel2 your entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts even if it does FEEL so good to be a liar of the first order.

And if you had the slightest bit of intellectual honesty the same site will instruct salaries have increased in nearly every quarter for the last 3 years. But somehow I doubt you care, it just doesn't fit your "Bush is BAD" narrative.

Nitwit, go back to the DKos Kiddies where you will be more appreciated for holding the same delusions.

Dear DJ Drummond:Unf... (Below threshold)
Richard:

Dear DJ Drummond:
Unfortunately, though your argument is couched in a reasonable style, I can't agree with anything you say about President Bush. He has proven himself to be illiterate as well as unconscionable when handling the nation's business, which has mostly included enriching his buddies' bank accounts and turning a deaf ear to the complaints of millions of Americans.

And your phraseology in the following statements is disturbing similar to that employed by Dubya's handler, Uncle Cheney:

"Going in Afghanistan and Iraq was the right thing to do."

"The Bush tax cuts were exactly the right response to the 2001 stock crash, and the further cuts were the right move..."

First of all, the so-called tax cuts largely benefited the already wealthy. The advantages supposedly enjoyed by the working class are eclipsed by the outrageous handouts given to the rich. Currently, the capital gains/dividends tax rate is pegged at an absurdly low 15%, and should be raised to a more realistic 28%. The fact that a rich person pays less in taxes on a stock gain or investment than the poor schmoe that gets up each morning to do a real day's work is typical Republican tax policy.

As for the "stability" you believe has come to Afghanistan and Iraq, you've got to be kidding! Every day comes another report of violence against Iraqi civilians and American military personnel, not to mention the outrages perpetrated by Bush's private army, Blackwater. But let's not think about their indiscriminate shooting practices or rapes of American women, because that would be drawing attention to an undisciplined bunch of criminals whose lamentable immunity from prosecution was supported by government officials from the beginning.

And God forbid we should ever criticize our wonderful Commander-in-Chief for freezing like a rabbit for seven minutes after the attacks on the World Trade Center, even though this country's security was imperiled (and isn't it interesting that he had turned over control of the military earlier to our wonderful Vice-President, who sent the fighters off that very morning on missions closely resembling the actual incident - but conveniently nowhere near Washington and New York).

Or for flying over New Orleans in Air Force One, strumming his guitar and exclaiming, "Yep, it's a disaster, all right!" He had been briefed by leading hurricane scientists previous to the catastrophe, just as his administration was warned about terrorist activity before 9-11. The response in each - ignore it, sit on it, take another vacation, pooh-pooh the doomsayers.

Of course, when you appoint your college roommate to head up FEMA instead of somebody with experience, or elevate a former Chevron board member and press corps member to Secretary of State, you're really only interested in promoting the interests of your little circle of friends.

As for Dubya's having an MBA, that don't impress me much. That's a overly common and virtually worthless degree any more, and it's common knowledge that the Prez was an indifferent student at best, besides being a cheerleader, for crying out loud! At least his old man played baseball for Yale, and actually flew an airplane in the service of his country.

And how about his going AWOL from the Air National Guard, and scrubbing all the information of those years (too late, I might add), and what about the White House's missing e-mails, and Cheney's secret meetings with oil execs, and voting machine fraud in both elections, and the embarrassment of having Gonzalez dismissed, and employing the descendant of a ranking Nazi official to direct campaign strategy?

What about the colossal expense of the War for Oil - half a trillion dollars so far, which he and his cronies will never have to pay for? In the first four years of his reign, Bush pushed through tax cuts totaling $1.85 trillion and raised government spending 23 percent in his first four years in office to $2.29 trillion. Tell me how that computes to "exactly the right move".

It would appear that Dubya's degree from once-prestigious Yale is completely worthless. Only a nincompoop would figure that cutting taxes and spending more money is a valid business strategy.

Our illustrious President has made mistakes, all right, but none so grievous as allowing injured soldiers to rot away at Walter Reed, only a few miles away from the White House. However, his misdeeds are many, and you, sir, are a goddamn fool to believe that this person has the better interests of the country at heart!

Get a clue! This brain-damaged adolescent and his bully boys have done more harm to the United States of America in eight years than any of our enemies could have ever managed over several decades. Bush is not your friend, and never will be. In fact, has it ever occurred to you that maybe this administration had something to do with 9-11? Like flying members of the bin Laden family out of the country during the no-fly period? Or the Bush family's ties to the Saudi royal family? Or maybe you hadn't considered the machinations of four generations of fascists.

But then, what can you expect from someone whose wife committed manslaughter while a teenager by smashing broadside into her ex-boyfriend's automobile at a country crossing while drunk? She survived; he didn't. She was pardoned; he was killed. She had a stop sign; he didn't. But hey, said an old-timer, we didn't prosecute those things back then. You know, a little money under the table...makes me wish I'd been born

Good ol' Texas, eh? Well, you're welcome to your beliefs...and may H

Marc, Marc, Marc!Act... (Below threshold)
Richard:

Marc, Marc, Marc!
Actually, you're the asshat who likes to call people names. But let's look at some comments you dismissed.

Baghdad barney - "Using vetoes, veto treats and his proxies in the Senate (filibuster) to kill legislation is not leadership but obstructionism. The only way he gets anything done is through signing statements, executive orders and recess appointments."

I agree completely with Baghdad Barney. Signing statements were never intended to be used as Dubya has employed them. He has issued more than 800 signing statements, twice as many as any other president.

You say, "No asshat, it's called using political capital..."

Well, your elegance cannot be denied, but something makes me think that Bush is just posturing and saying he can do whatever he wants, like the adolescent he is. Also, your statement about using the veto is bullshit, because he doesn't have the cojones to actually veto things and make himself responsible for his actions. That would actually require maturity, wouldn't it? I believe he's only done that once, in 2007.

Then you say, "Their obligations prior to or during war is to first authorize it and defund it if they deem necesssary.

Let's see now: "Their obligations...is to authorize it..."

I think you should study basic English composition, but that's another matter.

Here's another statement of yours:

"It's a sad spectacle to watch buffoons like barney all scream how Bush has allegedly trampled the Constitution when they are proud of the fact the lame-brains in Congress are doing just that by stepping into areas they have no right to be in."

Wasn't it Bush who screamed "It's just a goddamn piece of paper!" when an aide pointed out a possible conflict between his actions and that wonderful document? And why does he want retroactive immunity for this and that, including the wiretapping, unless he thinks he might get caught for something he knows was against the law?

As for needing Congressional authority to start a war, consider this, from The Nation:

Wednesday 01 June 2005

It was a huge air assault: Approximately 100 US and British planes flew from Kuwait into Iraqi airspace. At least seven types of aircraft were part of this massive operation, including US F-15 Strike Eagles and Royal Air Force Tornado ground-attack planes. They dropped precision-guided munitions on Saddam Hussein's major western air-defense facility, clearing the path for Special Forces helicopters that lay in wait in Jordan.

Earlier attacks had been carried out against Iraqi command and control centers, radar detection systems, Revolutionary Guard units, communication centers and mobile air-defense systems. The Pentagon's goal was clear: Destroy Iraq's ability to resist. This was war.

But there was a catch: The war hadn't started yet, at least not officially. This was September 2002 - a month before Congress had voted to give President Bush the authority he used to invade Iraq, two months before the United Nations brought the matter to a vote and more than six months before "shock and awe" officially began.

******************

You have no business brandishing your ignorant opinions in people's faces when your arguments are so demonstrably pathetic. Get a clue, namecaller boy, and consider that your worship of your beloved President is the equivalent of bowing down before a small-time criminal. The real masterminds are pulling his strings, and the puppet dances to their tune.


Now, I'm a little new to th... (Below threshold)
Giri:

Now, I'm a little new to this, but I really have to ask something.

If Bush really did a great job, then why am I broke?

Why is social security wavering?

Why is it that there are no weapons of mass destruction?

Why are our soldiers out there dying with no clear mission and people shooting at them?

Why didn't anyone do anything other than blame someone?

Why go to Iraq if it had no link to 9/11? Was it for freedom or for the fact that Iraq was moving to the Euro rather than the dollar?

Why is it that more money is being spent for the war than medical needs? Every bomb that's made... Didn't Eisenhower say that with every bomb that's made, that's taking money from the hungry, the poor, the unclothed?

Why did we went for Saddam, when we could have focused on Bin Laden?

What happened to our country, the United States? What happened to everything that it stood for?

If Bush did a great job, then why is the economy going straight down?

What happened to truth? Honesty?

Now, I don't hate George W. Bush at all. But I keep wondering if he truly did do the right thing. IF he did do a great job, why is the Canadian dollar whooping our butts?

That's right. Our nation is in higher debt than before, and Canada, who has a surplus, is actually ahead of us in economical value.

Why is it even harder to buy a house? The lowering economy.

No matter how many times I hear Bush say, "the economy is fine," I have to say, "It's not." Oh wow, this is pretty long... Well, I'll stop here. I hope some of you see how things are kind of seen in my point of view. Someone said before about Eisenhower's speech that the poor over here already got it good and the people in Iraq needs the "assistance" that we provide. I really have to facepalm at that. We are not doing so good at all.

@drdeb,Wow! A whol... (Below threshold)
bad santa:

@drdeb,

Wow! A whole 3000 views, huh? Isn't that special? You're right then - if a thousand or so elderly woman still unconditionally support Bush, the polls must be wrong!

To the author's reference, derangement is where you find it. Check out drdeb's "popular" links. The content there could be mined as a case study on the link between empty nest syndrome, menopause, and hero worship. Creepy yet fascinating.




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