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Was George W. Bush a "Bad" President?

greenback Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 5:55 PM
…the same can be said for Jimmy Carter. This economic crash started before the 1970’s. The real fault is by those whom decided to laugh and push the truth aside instead of acting, in my personal opinion. Real Estate Appraisers warned of what was going on starting in 1999 as group—the first professional group to do so—Real Estate Appraisers also warned of what was going to happen, and we timed it. We timed the fall, but we didn’t time the beginning. The Real Estate Market was out of control! Fannie and Freddie capitalized, and their CEOs and high ranking employees did in fact get rich. Realtors got rich, too! Those Appraisers born from the system in place made out nicely, as well, and we call these Appraisers “Skippy.” The crash was as...

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...