Bush or Clinton: Stronger President?

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    No surprise to most here, however it's interesting when those associated with Clinton and Gore conclude that Bush has been stronger:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/01/AR2005080101546.html
     
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    he and his "wife". Bush has built up a wall of integrity that allows him to resist calls for documents that might be withheld due to "Executive Privilege". Ultimately this, of course, is bound up with "Watergate" and Nixons' fight against Congress. It's a pity. Congress is, once again, attempting to assert its' power over the executive without the Constitutional authority to so act.
     
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    Creating a "stronger" executive branch, in this article, seems to be directly correlated to what is known as "stonewalling".

    So Bush is willing to run the most secretive administration since Nixon; so he's willing to give the littlest information and offer the fewest press conferences of any president since the color t.v.; so he's willing to bypass the Geneva convention "just because he's the president"; so he exerts toe-the-line control over his party's legislative members, and never has to clash with them, because when he says jump they're already on their way down.

    "Power", in the context of the article, seems to be a positive thing. I'd calling it secrecy, stonewalling, pigheaded stubborness, and jingoism. Semantics.
     
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    Good analysis. The reason he does not deal with the press is that he can not speak English properly. He probably also doesn't like to have his statements scrutinized by objective people.
     
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    I didn't realize Bush was that great until you built him up and put it in perspective. I knew he was the greatest President the USA has ever had, but wow, you make him sound that much better. Its about time we had someone that would bypass the Geneva convention. Why should we be the only country in the world that even knows what it is, much less go by it?
     
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    Without dispute Clinton.

    This week Clinton was cheered by thousands as he spoke to the national black caucus. He was greeted by thousands as he visited the tsunami victims. Most polls, during the last election suggested that If they had a choice between him, GW or John Kerry, the people would had chosen Clinton.

    Face it, he's hot!!! He can do no wrong and it burns you conservatives up!!!

    If Bill Clinton had decalre war on Iraq, as President of the United States, no country would had objected because Bill had Global Political Capital, something GW never had.

    Everyone in California wants Swartzy to be eligible for the presidency. While we're at it, why not allow Clinton to run again for president, as an independent?
     
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    my president could kick your presidents ass
     
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    Once he saw a pretty lady walk by, he'd trip on his tongue, and knock himself out, and you'd win with a tko. :rotflmao:
     
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    There isn't one single thing to be jeolous of an adulterer, shady business deals, let's talk about liers(right smack to the faces of his people, I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMEN), what do you consider sex, is, is what you mean is, is or what I mean what is, is?? But of course it's no surprise you all find this man to be a perfect individual...... :ssex:
     
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    Further explains why they call Bush a liar. He tells the truth and they believe its a lie. In their warped mind it is because it depends on what their meaning of truth is.
     

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