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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Is Bush 43 the Worst President of the Past 50 Years?

I have a story in Human Events today, on a great debate I attended this week, held by Intelligence Squared US and the Rosenkranz Foundation.


Todd Tarson said...

Let's pretend that the liberals at the debate are correct and Bush indeed is the worst POTUS in the last 50 years... so what??

This is still a pretty darn free country (even though we can no longer take phone calls or texts from UBL to chat about football games without the NSA listening in). So what??

Libs love to say that Bush ran the economy into the ground in the last eight years, yet a man was trampled to death by some lunatics that couldn't wait a moment longer to SPEND hundreds of dollars (or more) at one Wal-Mart last week. It wasn't like people were starving in that line and the store was giving out free cans of soup... it wasn't a bread line. People were desperate for bargains, not sustenance. (those tv's and other electronics cost more the day Bush took office than they did last Friday BTW)

Now the line is that Bush will end his two terms with a stock market that is trading at a lower value than when he first stepped into office. So what?? It's not like Bush is the person that decides the value of stock... free people that choose to invest in a company do... and many companies are run by people that suck. Money doesn't lie, neither do markets (but politicians do... right Barney Frank/Chris Dodd??).

Of course there is the Bush bailout of his Wall Street pals... something that doesn't happen without the US Senate vote that included the greatest POTUS of all time, Barry, voting in approval for.

I don't live on the Atlantic coast, but I am left to imagine that there is mayhem and chaos at sea ports with Americans doing all they can to be a stow-away on any vessel leaving the harbor for the utopia known as Europe. I mean with all this sucky suckitude we've had to deal with over the last eight years... it only makes sense.

I'm almost convinced myself, at this point, to hopefully find a wagon train to hitch to that is heading east so that I too can voyage across the Atlantic to the land of free healthcare, 30 hour work weeks, and double digit unemployment.

But knowing my luck, I'd find myself stuck in steerage with the likes of Keith Olbermann or Stephen Baldwin's brother for the voyage, and honestly a kick to the nuts would be more appealing.

So congratulations Mr. Bush... you are the worst POTUS in the last 50 years... for that you are rewarded with an Applebees buy one meal at full price and get a second meal (at equal or lesser value) for half off.

steveegg said...

I'll give the Left the fact that Bush was the worst President of the United States in the last 5 years. Of course, because Bush was the only President of the United States over the last 5 years, he's also the best over the last 5 years.

As for the last 50 (while staying in the US), Bill Clinton, GHWB, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Lyndon Johnson all easily rank worse, and only Ronald Reagan clearly ranks as better.

Tom Reindl said...

Johnson, Carter, and Nixon are far worse. Clinton is only better because he was forced by the republican congress to reign in spending

hajibabi said...

I think after January 20, 2009, alot of us will wish Bush was still on watch. He is not perfect, only human.