You're absolutely right... I'm one of the idiots that voted for Bush both times. At least I've learned from my mistake.
wouldn't even begin to try to defend bush to you. i doubt you could tell me specifically what you didn't like about him programs since you can't tell us specifically what you like about obama. i do remember what the choice was. if nothing else, we should be happy that we did not get gore of kerry. those six years of unprecedented growth would not have happened under either. we would have had obama lite for those years.
It wouldn't do any good because we have fundamental differences in what we believe are good and bad about government...
That being said, I dispise Bush because he took away more constitutional rights than any single president before him. The patriot act should have been renamed the destroy freedom act. Bush inherited a growing economy, and immediately began slowing it down and eventually turned it into a recession. Bush undermined our national security by not allowing this country to free itself from foreign oil imports, and getting us into the quagmire he was warned about in Iraq... all the while completely ignoring the problems rising in Iran and N. Korea. He possibly even helped push those problems along by cutting off any way for those countries' leaders to back down AND save face in front of their own people. The national debt more than doubled under his watch after he inherrited a surplus. We will each have to pay an additional $33,000 to pay down the debt he racked up. Six years of unprecedented growth happened under Clinton, not Bush
If anybody brought down this country, it was Bush. He undermined our freedoms and absolutely destroyed us financially. So yes, anybody but Bush... and the fewer the similarities to Bush, the better. McCain won the nomination because at the time he was not backed by, nor backing Bush. That changed after the nomination which is one reason he lost. This picture made more Americans disgusted with McCain than Palin ever could have...
But if there's one thing Bush will always be remembered for, it's for letting his big oil buddies fleece the American people. Remember this?
And I suppose you don't even want me to go into how 9-11 happened on their watch, or how they manipulated the intelligence process afterward to falsify the intel this country got by doing things like exposing CIA operatives or standing over the shoulders of intel techs.
You probably also don't want me to go into how he stocked government positions not with well qualified persons, but with his underqualified friends, who then totaly botched things like the FEMA Katrina response. First they just forgot about some 25,000 people in an arena... left them there without food or water for nearly a week... then they provided trailers that were "unfit for human habitation".
So please Bodo, do count me as a a sufferer of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome)... because I would vote for Satan himself before I could bring myself to vote for anyone that thought Bush did even a remotely decent job.