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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Seems to be a mix of attributes and performance. Again, I didn't like Bush II but he seems to be ranked low even areas that he was pretty good, such as Public Persuasion & Vision/Setting An Agenda
    Are you serious? He left office with a 28% approval rating. Do you also mean his vision of a world that will embrace democracy, or at least the middle east?

    What exactly was his agenda? The only people persuaded by his cowboy talk are the same nutjobs who will be at the joke of a tea party tomorrow.

    BTW, where are all the repubs who thought Obama was a pussy? They seem eerily quiet. LOL LOL LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    Are you serious? He left office with a 28% approval rating. Do you also mean his vision of a world that will embrace democracy, or at least the middle east?

    What exactly was his agenda? The only people persuaded by his cowboy talk are the same nutjobs who will be at the joke of a tea party tomorrow.

    BTW, where are all the repubs who thought Obama was a pussy? They seem eerily quiet. LOL LOL LOL
    His original agenda was to lower taxes, which he did. His agenda morphed after 9/11 into protecting the country from terrorist attacks and strengthening the power of the executive to do so.

    For a long time he did well in pblic persuasion, including convincing the American people and congress to get involved in an (IMO) unnecessary war in Iraq.

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    His original agenda was to lower taxes, which he did. His agenda morphed after 9/11 into protecting the country from terrorist attacks and strengthening the power of the executive to do so.

    For a long time he did well in pblic persuasion, including convincing the American people and congress to get involved in an (IMO) unnecessary war in Iraq.
    Cutting taxes isn't hard to do. Cutting taxes AND cutting spending is what is difficult - needless to say, Bush failed miserably at doing that.

    As for public persuasion, the only thing he was able to persuade the American public on was that they had something to FEAR in Saddam with WMD's. Fear worked well in light of 9/11 but when it came to persuading the American public about his policy of privatizing social security, he again failed miserably. In light of the recent economic meltdown, it's a good thing that idea never got off the ground.
    Your ignorance is painful to witness.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    Are you serious? He left office with a 28% approval rating. Do you also mean his vision of a world that will embrace democracy, or at least the middle east?

    What exactly was his agenda? The only people persuaded by his cowboy talk are the same nutjobs who will be at the joke of a tea party tomorrow.

    BTW, where are all the repubs who thought Obama was a pussy? They seem eerily quiet. LOL LOL LOL
    He left office with a 28% approval rating drivin down over the past 2 years because of the Iraq war and the far left hatred of anything Republican. If you look at his first 6 years hit wasn't too bad. He was elected twice so he couldn't have been to bad there for the first 4 years at least.

    In regards to the tea party, I say HELL YEAH bring it on. This government is getting too big!!

    BTW I still think Obama is weak!!

    Do you hate Bush that much to where you can't admit he did anything right?

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    He left office with a 28% approval rating drivin down over the past 2 years because of the Iraq war and the far left hatred of anything Republican.
    Does thus mean 72% of the country is "the far left"? Your remark makes no sense unless you're filled with the sense that the world is against you.

    If President Bush is to be commended for some things he did during office, you should be able to find and name them, instead of wailing on Obama, or anyone else.

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    I've said along that Bush's "agenda", to the extent he had one, was supporting the interests of big business in America. He was totally consistent in this as far as I can see.

    As for cutting spending, every recent president has struggled with this. Reagan previously tried to cut spending and taxes, and it didn't work. The public debt ballooned. We should have learned. The other thing is that the President doesn't act alone in these affairs. The role of the Legislature should not be ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Does thus mean 72% of the country is "the far left"? Your remark makes no sense unless you're filled with the sense that the world is against you.

    If President Bush is to be commended for some things he did during office, you should be able to find and name them, instead of wailing on Obama, or anyone else.
    Okay, either i explained it poorly or you only read a portion of it and ran with it. I said his first 6 years weren't bad and that he slide in the last two. The "far left" railed on him in the media for the majority of his presidency and I think that brought some moderates to their side. I never said 72% of the country was far left....nice try

    I take it you are one of those who think Bush did everything wrong? Not to mention I didn't start wailing on Obama but responded to someone's post. I don't think a one liner equals wailing but I guess that is just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    Okay, either i explained it poorly or you only read a portion of it and ran with it. I said his first 6 years weren't bad and that he slide in the last two. The "far left" railed on him in the media for the majority of his presidency and I think that brought some moderates to their side. I never said 72% of the country was far left....nice try

    I take it you are one of those who think Bush did everything wrong? Not to mention I didn't start wailing on Obama but responded to someone's post. I don't think a one liner equals wailing but I guess that is just me.
    You're right. A one-liner doesn't amount to wailing. I take back that portion of my prior remark.

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