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Was George W. Bush a "Bad" President?

greenback Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 5:56 PM
You see – when it came to Real Estate so few could say they were not part of the problem. But, instead of having the light be put on them, it is easier to point the finger as a large group (across the board) at one person at a high position as President to keep the noise away from them. If it wasn’t for Bush’s pro-American, pro-capitalism, and pro-growth economic agendas, the economy would had been worse. Obama had the opportunity to turn a wounded recession into something good, but he has obviously failed by implementing and pushing very hard for Socialism. Even the best people in this country did wrong, and they too are to blame; instead, it is still easier to point the finger and lie (with ignorance and complete knowledge)

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...