What Did George W. Bush Do Wrong?

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What Did George W. Bush Do Wrong?

UPDATE: WINNER to this contest is announced here.

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George Bush left office with either the lowest popularity rating of any President in history, or at the very least, the second lowest.  The last President to be so unpopular was Lyndon B. Johnson who presided over the Vietnam War.

We are at a loss to see what George did all that wrong.  We know the war was a major flub, but it was one huge mistake, and obvious.  But people blame George and the Bush administration for everything.  Bubonic plague, athlete’s foot, Sarah Palin, need we go on?

We don’t see any genuine attacks on George that hold water.  The deregulation attack on Bush is that he didn’t do enough about deregulation enacted by his Democratic predecessors.  Wow, what kind of attack is that?

So, we decided to let the liberals, and whomever else desires to have a go, to get a prize for telling us specifically what George Bush did wrong.  The best answer as chosen by our staff will win a $15 Amazon Gift Certificate!  All for stating your opinion.

Now, there are some rules.

1. No profanity.  Profane language won’t see the light of day.  Your response will be deleted unceremoniously.
2. Use a few brain cells.  Answers like, “Because he was an idiot” don’t cut it, and while we may not filter them out, they won’t win.
3. Decisions by our staff are final and the winner will be announced three weeks from the publication of this article.
4. Keep the topic relevant.  Posts not related to the question will be deleted.
5. State the why.  Answers that say because the economy sucks but then don’t say how Bush was related to the economic problem will not be selected.
6. Have fun.
7. Entrants must be from the United States and provide a valid email address.
8. If you don’t respond to claim your prize within 7 days of our announcement, we will offer it to the next best response.
9. Enter as often as you wish!

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Hints On How To Win!!

1. Make your answer concise.

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There you have it.  $15 to the winner.

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  1. Mark   August 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    @jesuschrist
    Did you go to school. There are 3 Branches of Government
    1. Executive Brach. President. Look up quote of FDR. He said the President is the 2nd powerful man in this Bully Pit. Congress decides taxes to military funding to spend money on the Government which Congress Budgeted.

    If wall street wasn’t so greedy and do those loan programs they knew they would make tons of $$$$$. But they never thought of a total failure. So hey let’s get IAG biggest Insurance firm to cover the loans either way we get our money. Till the Market fell. IAG could not cover all the notes.

    By the way the American people did no want government involvement in wall street cause of all the

    My God, where you get your info!!!!! Comics. I would recommend you read Presidential Powers of the President. Bush has no control of the wall street or Banks….

    Article II of the Constitution defining (and limiting) the presidential powers

    Section. 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

    Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; a quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President [Modified by Amendment XII].

    The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

    No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

    In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected [Modified by Amendment XXV].

    The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

    Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    Section. 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

    Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

    Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    Thanks to Jon Roland and his excellent, well documented site on our Constitution and related documents.

    YHou should visit him at http://www.constitution.org/

    It appears that County Sheriffs have jurisdiction over agents from the Executive Branch.

    Amendment X states that powers not given to the President are reserved to states or the people, if not denied.

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  2. Caroll   September 13, 2011 at 3:46 am

    All I can see is the destruction of WTC. What? USA’s powerful military scans couldn’t see the incoming danger? Twice? Where’s the Fighter Jets during the second crash? Fighter Jets are faster than any commercial airplane, so I think this is Bush’s conspiracy and al-Qaeda might have an alliance pact with USA. It comes to the mystery whether Osama bin Laden is really dead or his name is even Osama? Probably a codename…

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  3. Stand up for our presidents!   November 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    To the person who thinks their Jesus Christ! YOU ARE NOT GOD, and YOU CALL OTHERS DOUCHE BAGS!!! George Bush did not get you into this economy!! People didn’t not even realize that this is where we were headed way before George Bush was elected!! People like you are just to self absorbed that you didn’t even realize it!!!! Look Around for once!@jesuschrist

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  4. Shawn   January 18, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Clear skies act to start off. Yes to the economy comment. Bush did not get us to this point, Reagan did. My dad is a cpa for one of the largest banks in America. Reagan specifically deregulated the banks and Bush only pushed it farther. Bush was a frat head trying to prove he was better then his brother Jeb then used Jeb to make the black votes disappear during the elections. If that doesn’t answer that question how about infringing on our privacy with his tap every comm. line act. Sure with some things aren’t so cut and dry but no doubt he did nothing at best. Most Republicans are blind to Demmies accomplishments. Obama has nothing but positive but god forbid he did anything right but all these white republicans aren’t racist…..of course not.

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  5. Jermiahcricket   June 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    He was owned by corporations. We have big corporations who hold more power over presidents by funding campaigns if they support certain things about the corporations. We don’t elect presidents in the office who represent citizens. They represent the corporations that fund them. The rich 1% own the government now that capitalism and money is more important than facts and moral ethics that a president should withhold.

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  6. ShellyH   October 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    First, I skimmed through the comments, which most looked like this: He started an illegal war/or a war we didn’t need. I gotta say this; after 9/11, I believe 98% of this countrys population wanted something done; and if he did not go to war, he would’ve been driven out of office.
    Next, the courts appointed him President in 2000. I don’t believe that, but even if that is true, how did he get elected a SECOND TERM
    In his last ‘lame duck’ days in the WH, he started this bailout of the car company, and Obama continued it. (the bailout that Obama says was one of the greatest thing his admin did, and a driving point in his current campaign)
    I tried to think back on 2000 thru 2008 and was the country that (or as it is currently) bad off, I thought no, not that bad. Your mileage may vary.
    Obama may have ‘inherited’ a huge deficit, but 1 year into his admin. our family took a huge pay cut, and we felt LUCKY, at not losing a job as sooo many have.

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