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Was George W. Bush a "Bad" President?

1375 Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 12:42 PM
The first thing you need to do is stop blaming Bush for everything.
Marek3 Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 12:55 PM
Me? I am hardly blaming him for everything, I am talking about perception and reality of Bush.

I voted for Bush twice (although not in the Primaries) and I admire the man as a man.
However just because I am life long Republican, doesn't mean I won't criticize him, and that should go for everybody.

GOP Could use a nice long "looking in the mirror session". We don't have a lot of time to save this country and we won't until we learn what is wrong with ourselves first.

That certainly seems to be the general consensus on the Left. Consider, for example, this piece by the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. Responding to Keith Hennessey’s must-read editorial debunking the so-called “Bush is stupid” myth (a contention, I might add, he doesn’t necessarily dispute), Klein had this to say about our 43th president:

But all this just goes to show that raw intelligence is overrated. Bush was smart. Plenty of the people around him were smart. But he was a bad president. Presidential scholars rank him 38th — and, remember, there have only been 43 presidents (Barack...