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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

Mokki Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:20 PM
I think Bush was a much better president than he has been given credit for being. The war on terror, and all of the attending costs, was forced upon him. I agree that, although I think conservatives are probably even more actively compassionate in their personal lives and finances than liberals, we somehow have failed to get that message across, and we must.
Jimsd55 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:33 PM
Well somebody had to be among the 22%.

President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent.

Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job as president over the last eight years.

Mr. Bush's final approval rating is the lowest final rating for an outgoing president since Gallup began asking about presidential approval more than 70 years ago.

Recent one term presidents had higher ratings than Mr. Bush. His father George H.W. Bush had an end-of-term rating of 54 percent, while Jimmy Carter's rating was 44 percent.
TDBLU Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 11:30 PM
And the paradox is, it was those who were encouraged by Bush's "compassion", (and money), to come out and renounce him. The wussies are out there. Always have been. Always will. Treating them with anything more than equal respect will invite missuse of their influence. Sorry this isn't pretty, but its real.
Michael1364 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:42 PM
Really, because almost all of Obozo's terror programs are Bush programs.
And many Bush advisors have been in Obozo's team.
Bush was vilified by the media, and Obozo propped up as the Messiah.
And I am sure popularity contests like polls will not shape history's final assessment of Bush or this affirmative action, lying about everything Obozo.

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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