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Was George W. Bush a "Bad" President?

Panda Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 5:35 PM
Factoring in Democrat presidents, I consider Bush average. Obama is the worst ever, even eclipsing Carter, Johnson, Roosevelt, and Wilson. That said, I think the much bigger problem isn't Bush or Obama, but rather the hard-left trending electorate over which they govern(ed). Bush expanded government, but the electorate was demanding it on virtually every level, and then that same electorate chose the most unlimited spending and controlling "king" in American history. Bush wasn't the problem at all. The Public Education, Entertainment, and Media industries have successfully transformed the voting public of America. Republicans still win on the state level, but that too will collapse if things don't change.
Shieldwolf Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 6:59 PM
Mile long gas lines, empty shelves and rationing during Carter's time hasn't taken place yet under Obama.

It's still too hard of call between Carter's economy and Obama's reduction of Individual Liberties.
Panda Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 9:31 PM
Far greater debt and unemployment is occurring under Obama's leadership.

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...