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George Walker Bush served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 before being sworn in as President on January 20, 2001. Bush is the eldest son of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. After graduating from Yale University in 1968, and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in his family's oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the United States House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards to become Governor of Texas in 1994. In a close and controversial election, Bush was elected president in 2000 as the Republican candidate, receiving a majority of the electoral votes, but losing the popular vote to then Vice President Al Gore.

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1 Iraq "Mission accomplished!"
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2 He expanded the government More government is un-American!
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3 Decision to Invade Iraq George H.W. Bush had the right approach.
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4 Wasn't a Liberal As a result, the Liberal media tore him apart
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5 Wasn't Elected in 2000 He was appointed.
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6 Never Boned Still rocks.
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7 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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8 Debt Aimless Spending
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9 We...what? Elected him for a second term.
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1 I'm sure there are others that could make that argument (Obama, Nixon, etc.) If anything, the guy was nothing more than a puppet, and Rumsfield, Cheney, etc. were the real power behind that presidency. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 29, 2013, 12:08 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
2 WORST PRESIDENT EVER! -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on May 28, 2013, 11:43 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 No it's not "indisputable", unless one limits oneself to a single yardstick with which to measure the country. Dol, it would be helpful if you gave us your definition of the word "decline"; I suspect it's a far narrower definition than mine. Besides, American history has been a series of ebbs and flows, peaks and valleys. Right now we're in a somewhat static position, but so what? It doesn't mean the USA is on some permanent downhill slide. What it DOES mean is that people who are blind without their ideology-colored glasses - who can't conceive of our nation doing well unless their own party is running the show - have this maddening tendency to exaggerate our woes when the other party is in power. (And also to underestimate - often to an almost criminal degree - the strength of the American people to survive these bumps in the road and rise to new heights. To his everlasting credit, Ronald Reagan deeply understood this, and recognized the strength and durability and genius of his countrymen. I think George Bush understands it too; it's a pity so many of his fans don't.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 12, 2011, 1:24 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Kingbk, the baby boomers may not have started the fire, but they sure as hell poured gasoline on it. Again, it's indisputable that America's been declining for almost 50 years now. I'd put the start of it sometime around '63 to '65 actually. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 11, 2011, 9:37 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Kingbk is once again the sanest voice out there. Dude, if BTF offered prizes for Member of the Year, you'd be assured of at least one vote; your posts always combine wisdom, balance and concision. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 11, 2011, 7:32 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Soggy, Billy Joel sums it up best: "We didn't start the fire, it was always burning since the world's been turning..." -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 11, 2011, 12:28 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
7 History will be kinder to Bush? I see it already: people are crediting Bush's policies for the death of OBL, and not pleased that Obama isn't giving him credit. There are the bumper stickers with Bush's picture, asking "Miss Me Yet?". People are learning that the advanced interrogation techniques--you know, the ones that caused people to howl with outrage?--are what caused KSM to spill his guts and name names. Good thing Obama didn't overturn all of Bush's policies, otherwise Osama might still be out there. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 11, 2011, 10:35 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 If you think I'm basing my predictions on a far right belief, think again. America's clearly declined over the past 50 years and the decline has accelerated over time. It's like a body with a disease that goes unchecked, sooner or later the body will die. This is based on personal observation alone. The evidence is just too overwhelming. And the historically severe weather isn't helping things either. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 11, 2011, 5:14 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Dol, I'm seeing the same light I've seen all along. And I'm not deluded by either the left or the right, which is why I am no more likely to buy the nonsense thrown by the right at Mr Obama than I was to buy the nonsense thrown by the left at Mr Bush. And hysterical hyperbole, of the America-is-being-destroyed-from-within sort, doesn't get far with me either. "Sadly, America likely won't last five more years..." is as silly a statement today as it was in the '90s, when the right said it about Clinton, and the '80s, when the left said it about Reagan. You hyperpartisans really need to control your urges to wallow in melodrama. Or at least read some U.S. history and get a broader perspective on the continuing evolution of America, and on the strength of our people and institutions to withstand the pressures that the Henny Penny partisans are forever crying will soon lead to our doom. (Why is it that only lefties and righties indulge in that sort of apocalyptic foolishness? One never hears that sort of talk from moderates. I'll answer my own question: Because moderates have their heads screwed on right. And they don't engage in fearmongering or drama-queening.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 11, 2011, 2:20 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I knew Soggy would see the light sooner or later :-) He was just too smart to be deluded by the far left for long. Sadly, America likely won't last five more years let alone 30 or 40, due mostly to the far left corrupting and rotting it from within. Maybe that's the real reason terrorists are so angry all the time, they're consumed with jealousy that nothing they can do will even come close to destroying America like its own politicians and media have. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 10, 2011, 6:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I am FAR from being a rightwinger, but I believe history will be kinder to Mr Bush than some of our friends here might wish to believe. I do think his choice of advisors was a mixed bag - Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Rove shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near the White House - and it's hard not to believe that he hungered for an excuse - ANY excuse, no matter how dubious - to take down Saddam Hussein from the moment he declared his candidacy. (And for the most personal, albeit sympathetic, of reasons.) But he was, and remains, basically a decent and honorable man, and while I opposed the Iraq enterprise (at least after about 2004), I never could find it in myself to dislike the guy. Much of the left's treatment of him has been not only excessively unfair but disgustingly sadistic. Again, I am no fan of the GOP, and I despise neocons and the so-called Religious Right in equal measure. But I have a hunch that historians thirty or forty years down the road - or at least the intellectually honest historians - will be in a position to evaluate Bush and his legacy alot more accurately than people do today, and while he'll never end up on Mt Rushmore, it would not surprise me to see him ranked someday in the upper half of our presidents. And that would be fine with me. I hope his retirement is peaceful and happy. (Rummy and Rove, not so much.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 10:09 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Definitely far from being the greatest President in history, but I wouldn't rate him as the worst. I think his Presidency was the start of the big divide between staunch Republicans and staunch Democrats. The haters for G.W. Bush I think are hating a little too much. Did he make mistakes? Yes, but I think people overreact with his mistakes compared to other Presidents. Hell, Clinton made plenty of mistakes in his Presidency and now people act like he's this awesome human being when he was a complete sleaze ball! On the same token, the lovers of G.W. are just as delusional. Yes, he lead us into a war on false pretenses, big mistake. Before G.W. Bush, humans thought rationally about a President's performance. Now, it's almost completely along party lines. Kind of a bad trend that maybe will end with the Obama administration. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on February 7, 2011, 5:28 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Robert, that last comment deserves TEN thumbs up!!! Even if you forgot about how all the war protesters mysteriously disappeared the instant Bush left office even though Obama actually sent MORE troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. Or how the media literally couldn't report the number of dead in Iraq gleefully or often enough, even though it took about 4 years for the American deaths there to EQUAL the deaths from 9/11. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on February 6, 2011, 2:59 am - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Sorry in advance for the long post, but I feel I need to get this out. To be honest, Bush is not the worst president ever, nor is he the greatest. When Bush went after Osama, I felt it was the right thing to do. Can you imagine if we DIDN'T fight Japan after they bombed Pearl Harbor? Hitler and the other axis members would rule the world right now. As for going to Iraq, truth is in the eye of the beholder, and I will leave it at that. Anyhow, I'm going to get to the point. What really opened my eyes was how I saw the media report things: First, I saw how they gave more coverage of Guantanamo abuses than the tortures of captors like Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded. Not waterboarded, not photographed while in a humiliating position...BEHEADED! And he was just an innocent man, who had nothing to do with the troops. Second, I saw how they felt Clinton was right to attack Iraq over WMDs, but suddenly, those WMDs are mysteriously gone/nonexistent when Bush sent troops to Iraq. Call me crazy, but I could have sworn that sarin gas and Scud missiles count as WMDs. And if the WMDs didn't exist, why don't they give Clinton any flak for launching his "unprovoked" attack on Iraq? Third, I saw how they really tore into Bush for attacking Iraq...but totally overlooked when Clinton did it. Double standards? Fourth, I saw how they call American troops murderers, yet have nothing negative to say about Saddam, whose troops gassed innocent kurds to death. Fifth, I saw how they blame American troops for the murders of the Iraqi civilians, when Saddam's troops have been killing them long before the American troops' arrival...do the math. But some people don't like how 2 + 2 = 4, so they had to make it equal 5. Last but not least, when Bush FINALLY got Saddam out of power-- which America has been trying to do ever since the Gulf War--I saw the reaction: Big whoop-de-doo, good for you. If Obama or Clinton were in office when Saddam was caught, there would be parades in their honor. I could go on and on. Actions spoke louder than words, and all I heard them say was: "We would rather side with America's enemies than Bush, and we're going to prove it!" They showed their true colors during Bush's term. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on February 5, 2011, 1:13 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote
15 (Sigh) Alright, he wasn't the worst president ever, he didn't bring back segregation laws, take away minorities rights, or divided up the country. Bush was pretty bad when he decided to start this war in Afghanistan and later Iraq. The war was over, but by keeping the troops there for no reason, that was a pretty bad move. At least he kept the country safe, but then again, what president ever made anybody happy? They always have opposing people who believe they aren't doing a great job. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on February 4, 2011, 5:31 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
16 I'd say his biggest bones were the Iraq war and his response to Hurricane Katrina. I could talk about about 9/11, but I say that the Clinton administration have just as much blame. Granted, Obama isn't any better, although Bush was still a pretty bad president. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on December 3, 2010, 10:00 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
17 GWB was the worst president we ever had! and this is comming from a republican here before 9/11 WE WERE WARNED but bush ingore the threats then 9/11 happend. -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on August 5, 2010, 12:00 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Bush didn't run America into the ground, and neither did Obama. The parties are the one that have run America into the ground -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on February 12, 2010, 2:51 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
19 All I know is, everyone kept yammering on about how Bush ruined America, but Obama's actually DOING it. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on February 12, 2010, 12:04 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
20 Someone put up a billboard with a picture of George W. Bush on it, which read "Miss me yet?" http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2010/02/the_mystery_billboard.shtml -- Submitted By: (Robert) on February 9, 2010, 2:12 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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