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Was George W. Bush a "Bad" President?

greenback Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 5:54 PM
…caused the Great Depression. It caused the stock market to crumble! Without the information age, the Great Recession would be the Great Depression. Unfortunately, recession on top of recession is a depression, and Socialism can do that quicker than anything in America. Obama is a Socialist, he is easy to blame for our Economy, because quite frankly, he pushes it, and he pushes it hard! All Obama has right now is talking points, and he insults America by using them with vindictiveness. Market Value was lost! When Socialism and Capitalism Greed grabs a hold to a Real Estate as in America, it can damage it. No – it wasn’t Bill Clinton’s fault either, although he didn’t help it, as he pushed Socialism on track that wasn’t feasible. And,...

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...