Is george bush the worst president ever?
I used to think the worst was buchanan. but now I believe that george w. at least ties him. bush has trashed the image and reputation of the united states throughout the world; he has offended many of our previously close allies; he has burdened future generations with incredible debt; he has created an unnecessary war to further his domestic political objectives; he has trampled the civil rights of our citizens; he has destroyed previous environmental efforts by government in favor of his crony exploiters; he has cut taxes three times, sharply reducing the burden on the rich, reclassified money obtained through stock ownership as more deserving than money earned through work; misled (to use the most charitable word and interpretation) the American public about weapons of mass destruction and supposed ties to al qaeda in iraq and entered us into a war that has plainly (and predictably) made us less secure, caused a boom in the recruitment of terrorists, is killing american military personnel needlessly, and is threatening to suck up all our available military forces and be a bottomless pit for the money of american taxpayers for years to come; presided over the loss of approximately three million american jobs in his first two-and-a-half years in office, the worst record since herbert hoover and overseen an economy in which the stock market suffered its worst decline in the first two years of any administration since hoover’s.
and if everything listed above is not enough, just add this little bit of info.
bush has not attended any memorials or funerals for soldiers killed in action during his presidency as his predecessors had done. neither did his father.
president carter attended ceremonies for troops killed in pakistan, egypt and the failed hostage rescue mission in iran.
president reagan participated in many memorable ceremonies, including a service in 1983 for 241 marines killed in beirut.
president johnson attended two funerals for soldiers who died during the vietnam war.
president clinton attended a service for the 17 sailors killed in the attack on the usscole.
march 29, 2004: an american soldier is killed and another injured when a roadside bomb explodes under their vehicle. george w. bush remarked to a reporter, "Don't tell anybody, but I'll be fishing tomorrow!" as he boarded a plane to his ranch for a week-long vacation.
on June 20, 2003 george w. bush attended a fundraiser on a georgia plantation, raking in $2.25 million for his re-election campaign. the day before, an american soldier was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade. mr. bush had the time to hobnob with campaign contributors, but he didn't have the time to attend this soldier's funeral.
smoke 956 - 'and Bush didnt cut taxes he gave tax breaks'
direct quotes from bush's white house press releases and the new york times...
"My tax cut plan is not just about productivity, it is about people. Economics is more than narrow interests or organized envy. A tax plan must apply market principles to the public interest. And my plan sets out to make life better for average men, women and children." — President George W. Bush
"The momentum of today's prosperity began in the 1980s — with sound money, deregulation, the opening of global trade and a 25 percent tax cut. Along the way we have confirmed some truths and discarded some dogmas. Government can be an ally of enterprise — by creating an environment that rewards work and inspires investment. But government does not create wealth. Wealth is the economic measure of human creativity and enterprise." — President George W. Bush
Bush first forwarded his tax-cutting blueprint in January -- a $726 billion tax cut that exposed divisions among Republicans and drew skepticism from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
He broke many laws, like lying to congress, illegal wiretapping of american citizens, torturing of detainees, firing of federal prosecutors, violating international treaties, etc.. I am sure there is so much more we have no idea about.
Now, the rest of your post tells me a lot about you. I tells me you resort to name calling before engaging in real debate. I can only assume you do that because you have no facts to defend your opinion.
BTW, I worship no one but my wife and kids, and do not believe in absurd things like allah or god. I guess you are implying I am muslim based on my name. Ever think my first name might be Jim and the ahl stands for something else?
"I think that there is a good case to say that James Buchannon, Woodrow Wilson, or Warren G. Harding were each the worst president. I don't know that Bush is as bad as they were."
I'd agree with two out of three, but replace Wilson with Grant.
No, W is not the worst president we've ever had. It's hard to look at this objectively because none of us ever lived under the majority of the other American presidents. But looking at where each leader took this nation, I'd have to say that although W has screwed a lot of things up, we're still much better off now than our ancestors were under some of these guys.
I think that there is a good case to say that James Buchannon, Woodrow Wilson, or Warren G. Harding were each the worst president. I don't know that Bush is as bad as they were.
That being said, I don't think that a Presidents administration can really be judged until at least 50 years after he has left office. At the time that Abraham Lincoln was president, most of the country hated him; Harry Truman was the same way to a lesser extent. Now, they are both considered among the greatest Presidents that the country has ever had.
Yes, he has false reasons to go into iraq he is letting the economy go WAY downhill and lies about many things including 9-11 (world trade center building 5 or something fell, but he didnt talk about it because they couldnt explain it...he let 9-11 happen as a way into iraq, just like the fake Tonkin Bay incident for Vietnam) he has done nothing but bring the country in a downward spiral yeah bill clinton cheated on his wife, but he was a WAY better president than georgie bush
Bush definitely became president at the wrong time. He should have been elected while we were still swinging in the trees. At least then he might have had something useful to offer in the way of leadership.
That said, Buchanan was a terrible president, which is a shame considering that he was, by all accounts, our first and only gay president.
YOU CAN LOOK AT BUSH AND SEE PURE EVILNESS IN HIS EYES, IF YOU GET THE CHANCE TO LOOK AT THAT COWARDLESS FREAK LOOK INTO HIS EYES, IT LOOKS AS IF INSIDE HE IS SMIRKING AT US LIKE YEAH I DID IT WHO GIVES A FU*K. DOESN'T HIS EXPRESSION LOOKS AS HE IS TRYING NOT TO LAUGH?
It depends on who you're asking, but in my opinion, yes. The amount of people who have been killed (both American and Iraqi and Afghani and British etc etc) because of his poor decision making is devastating.
The wrong time? He chose to go into Iraq, for no good reason... because he CHOSE to go to Iraq, the country is in debt, the economy is going to hell, and gas prices are hitting historic highs...
He is by far the worst president we have ever had. He is a lying, murdering bastard who should be charged with war crimes, as well as breaking dozens of US laws.
THIS IS TO ELENI WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT BUSH SHOULD OF BEEN ELECTED WHILE WE WERE STILL SWINGING IN THE TREES?
Hard to say. No matter who the president is, not everyone is going to be satisfied.
YES!!! I hate him. OBAMA! ahh