My President, Right or Wrong: Bush

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    Take the alternating side. If you despised Bush - what did he do right.

    If you admired and respected Bush - what did he do wrong?

    I voted for the man twice, but I was not politically aware until Obama took the stage. And if you doubt that, then you're not paying enough attention. MOST Americans are as I was back then. They vote party, for no good reason. "He's against abortion? I'm against abortion! Count me in!" And so it goes.

    I'd like to believe y'all can maintain your dignity long enough to not bring the current POTUS into it. Use your TARDIS, travel back to say October 2008, and start typing.
     
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    I didn't vote for Bush. What did he do wrong - run for POTUS.
     
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    Worst thing Bush did was create an environment ripe for Obama to step in and take over. Obama = worst POTUS eva.
     
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    First 'Hollywood' candiate comes along, and you're suddenly 'politically aware'. Nice.
     
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    I can't stand the guy, but going in to Afghanistan to get the Taliban and Bin Laden was the right thing to do for the country at that time. Additionally, he increased money going to fight the spread of AIDS in Africa.

    Literally, those are the only two things he did right.
     
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    Okay.

    What did he accomplish for good, then (since you have taken the tack of "he should not have run"). What do you feel he did that left this country in better shape than his arrival.

    Since, as I stated, I voted in a vacuum, I have to take the "What did he do right" argument. And I'll have to go do some research before I can answer, because I refuse to believe that in eight years, he didn't do some good. I mean - I know he did. But I don't know specifics, so I need to go read.
     
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    You honestly can't do it?

    That's really sad.
     
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    Reagan was the first Hollywood candidate, doofus. Next was Clinton. Were you in a coma for those terms? Because if so, you're excused.

    So. You can't answer either?
     
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    Um, in case y'all haven't noticed. Bush isn't President anymore. :eusa_eh:
     
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    Things Bush got right:
    -Standing on the ruins of the WTC and comforting the people of NYC and the nation.
    -Initial attack on Afghanistan.
    -Opening an undersea protected park near Hawaii.
    -Proposing a path to citizenship through a guest worker program.
    -Allowing Jim Baker to advise him in his second term..and replacing Donald Rumsfeld with Robert Gates.
    -Tax cuts for the middle class.
    -Most "colorblind" president in history.
    -Bernake appointment.
    -Aid to Africa.

    Things he sorta got right:
    -Medicare part D.
    -TARP and GM bailout.
    -Not bailing out Enron and friends.
    -Brokering the Bear Stearns deal.
    -Judge Roberts to the Supreme court.

    Things he screwed the pooch on:
    -Tax cuts for the wealthy.
    -Underfunded regulators.
    -Lax on environmental regulations.
    -Attack on Iraq.
    -Relations with allies and adversaries alike.
    -Not provisioning funding for entitlements, new departments or 2 wars.

    Overall..a terrible President.
     

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