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    Chris Christie desperately wants his name to appear in news strories, no matter how absurd, that don't talk about !!!BRIDGEGHAZI!!!
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    An oldie but a goodie about my opinion of GW Bush:

    Bush came into office with a nation at peace, a booming economy, unemployment rate at 4.3%, a DJIA at 10,587.59, a budget surplus and a nation moving forward. He ignored at least 28 warnings about Osama bin Laden planning to strike the United States while claiming that the nation needed the ridiculous Star Wars Defense Initiative which was nothing but a boondoggle give-away to defense contractors. On 9/11 he remained frozen, not knowing what to do in a Kindergarten class for 7 FULL MINUTES after he was informed that the nation was under attack. Within 6 months of 9/11 he said in a press conference that he really wasn't that concerned about bin Laden. He pushed through an unfunded medicare part D give-away to big pharma . He lowered taxes for those at the top who needed it the least and watched as the budget surplus he inherited was squandered away. He started the war in Afghanistan in order to get bin Laden but somehow lost interest and let the war drag on and on. Based on ginned up false evidence he started a war in Iraq with no real exit strategy. Neither war was paid for and the deficit continued to climb. His let business regulate itself was evident in his refusal to police the sub-prime mortgage business which grew into a bubble as he patted himself on the back for increasing the % of home owners. When Hurricane Katrina hit instead of responding he shared a birthday cake with fellow republican John McCain and then praised the totally incompetent FEMA director "Heck of a job Brownie". "Brownie" was forced to resign in disgrace a few months later. By the time Bush left office the 4.2% unemployment rate was 7.8%, the DJIA had crashed nearly 25% to 7,949.09, the budget surplus was long gone, the country was in economic free fall and staring a second great depression in the face. And when asked about what was the worst moment in his presidency it wasn't the 3000 who died after he need nothing in the lead up to 9/11, it wasn't his failure to bring bin laden to justice or the suffering of the poor people of New Orleans after his administrations massive failure after Katrina, no not GW. The worst moment of his presidency was when Kayne West called him out. "Mission Accomplished" GW.
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    @PNWest I got no love for Bush Jr, NONE, but recent information that's come to light concerning the Katrena incident *cough*Nagin corruption*cough*, as well as FEMA incompetence seen during Hurricane Sandy (diff Prez, diff director) kind of makes blaming him for that entire fiasco alone ridiculous.

    Just being impartial here...
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    @PNWest Clinton wasn't too concerned about bin Laden either, was he? That doesn't matter to your impartiality though, does it?
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    @AtsilaKamama "Christie has always struck me as a D-bag" He is and a bully also. None of that disqualifies him for President. Jimmy Carter is a nice a man as can be but he was a terrible President. You certainly wouldn't want your daughter hanging around with Bill Cliinton but he was a damn good President. Bush did a horrible job with Katrina regardless of how bad Nagin was.
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    Wow!!! I guess it is true after all half america is as dumb as rocks... I don't think the guy who aloud/carried out 9/11 and blew up the debt and started two of the most pointless wars in all of americas history one of which was illegal is underappreciated...
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    I think he is underappreciated, just for the sheer balls and genious that it must have took to carry all that out, and not be tried as a traitor to the United States and hung.
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    Caugh, caugh...he won how many elections?? He wasn't even supposed to win the first one! It was stolen and it was fraudulent! Underappreciated? The guy can't even link two simple sentences together.
    He's a crook and a criminal! He threw America into an illegal war and should be charged as a war criminal.
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    he should be a war criminal, but they know if we start with bush we won't end with Obama, congress would be taken out! If only the American people paid more attention and new more about international law.
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    Christie is desperately kissing up to the old guard G.O.P. now that he has been damaged by the Bridgegate scandal. He can no longer afford to boast the RINO brand. He may not be able to hold onto his Independent appeal.
    Fact remains, G.W.B. was the worst President in history and Reagan the second worst.
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    Sure, he is under appreciated. Maybe that's because he tanked the economy, blew the surplus, ignored 9-11 warnings, invaded two countries, signed the Patriot Act, and decimated the middle class. But hey. The guy can paint.
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    Red Skelton could paint, too; similar styles! And G.W.B. had the potential to be a good comedian.
    But, his Presidency was no laughing matter!
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    I did not know that Bush pulls the Obama puppets strings. And her I though Obama was in charge for the last five years when the rich grew much richer and many more became poor. I must have been asleep, sort of a junior Rip Van Winkle.
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    All the major theft occurred during the Bush's administration and was continued on by Obama hence these two idiots are so similar in many ways!

    Stock Market Fraud, Deregulation Fraud, Housing Market Fraud, Federal Reserve Fraud, False Flags, Wars, etc..... see this is what happens when capitalism goes unchecked .... taxpayers are exploited for trillions!
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    @fraps

    You were asleep while 8 years of destruction brought us to where we are now with no real hope of getting any better.
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    @PayThatCEO The destruction brought on by the Real Estate bubble crash had little to do with Bush. It just happened on his watch. The largest bubble ever was built starting with Clinton. When Bush left office after his 8 years our accumulated debt was $10T. Obama moved that to $17T in his first five years. Talk of destruction. Obama is the chump of that.
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    Bush was gods greatest gift to comedians... And so yes, i agree, he was underappreciated in that respect. He was also underappreciated in his being the quintessential example of how family money and power can trump all personal short comings in the nation.
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    Let me improve upon your statement:

    Revisionist history will show that GWB did much better than the media or the left think today.
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    I highly resented Bush Jr's middle eastern interventions. He was an exceptionally poor speaker. I couldn't wait til he was out of office. Yet, Obama's presidency, which he clenched based on lies (Transparency? Where?) makes me nostalgic for that buffoon....
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    Especially with the garbage running the country now.. Maybe a few dictators around the world didn't like us much during his tenure but at least they thought twice about doing stupid things.. Now? Well we are just a laughing stock around the world!!
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    Carter couldn't have done as much damage in 20 terms as Bush did in 2. To find a president worse than Bush you'd have to go back to the 1800s.
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    He spent money like a drunken democrat. Then hussein made him look like a miser. The best thing he did was appoint 2 justices to the court that upheld the Bill of Rights, but then one somehow twisted odumbasscare into a "tax" even though it's odumbass claimed it was a fine. How do you tax somebody for NOT buying something? LMAO.
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    @Now_What We need conservative extremism on social issues and pretty conservative economics too (without free trade of course)
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    @BobSmith That's your opinion and you're entitled to it. Thankfully for the rest of us, you are in the minority.
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    The general opinion of GW Bush has improved significantly in the past few years and continues to grow. While he did not do all things well, some even disastrously (The Patriot Act), most of what he did was legal and reasonable. He was damned by the left from the first day he was in office and that never stopped. His approval rating tanked when the housing market collapsed, something that was arguable the fault of government policy.
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    "He was damned by the left from the first day he was in office" - Sorry fraps but that is a flat out lie. GW Bush had an approval rating of 90% after 9/11 - http://www.gallup.com/poll/116500/presidentia...

    That would not be possible without enormous support from liberals and you know it.

    As I spelled out below it would be close to impossible to unappreciated this man. He did more damage to our country than any other human being in my lifetime and it will take a generation or more to recover from his reign of error.
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    *cough*BULL SH*T *cough*

    Bush enjoyed high approval ratings for most of his first term, having support of both party's, particularly after 9/11, and then squandered it, with screw up, after screw up. Your pathetic attempt to paint it as "the left having it out for him" is nothing but more of your revisionist BS, that you attempt in every topic. If you want to see what it's like to have one party damning you from the beginning, feel free to look at our current POTUS. From day one, those like you have attempted to lay at his feet, every damnable mistake of G.W., and consistently try to re paint G.W.'s own failed presidency as one of misunderstanding. Frankly it's just pitiful.
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    @PNWest His approval rating after 9/11 is not really significant. The country was in shock.
    From Wikipedia - Bush's first few months were dominated by public disenchantment at this controversial and unusual election outcome, something reflected in his rainy inauguration ceremony in Washington DC, where 10,000 protesters rallied against the president.
    The Republicans were not happy when Obama was elected. I could not find where they protested at his inauguration.
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    @fraps you do understand why they were protesting his inauguration right? You do understand he lost the majority of the popular vote, but yet won the election right? Had nothing to do with Dems being unhappy that he won, but that he essentially with the help of his brother in Florida stole the election.
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