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    The Treatment of Bush Has Been A Disgrace

    The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace
    What must our enemies be thinking?

    By JEFFREY SCOTT SHAPIRO

    Earlier this year, 12,000 people in San Francisco signed a petition in support of a proposition on a local ballot to rename an Oceanside sewage plant after George W. Bush. The proposition is only one example of the classless disrespect many Americans have shown the president.

    According to recent Gallup polls, the president's average approval rating is below 30% -- down from his 90% approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right.

    This is the price Mr. Bush is paying for trying to work with both Democrats and Republicans. During his 2004 victory speech, the president reached out to voters who supported his opponent, John Kerry, and said, "Today, I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust."

    Those bipartisan efforts have been met with crushing resistance from both political parties.

    The president's original Supreme Court choice of Harriet Miers alarmed Republicans, while his final nomination of Samuel Alito angered Democrats. His solutions to reform the immigration system alienated traditional conservatives, while his refusal to retreat in Iraq has enraged liberals who have unrealistic expectations about the challenges we face there.

    It seems that no matter what Mr. Bush does, he is blamed for everything. He remains despised by the left while continuously disappointing the right.

    Yet it should seem obvious that many of our country's current problems either existed long before Mr. Bush ever came to office, or are beyond his control. Perhaps if Americans stopped being so divisive, and congressional leaders came together to work with the president on some of these problems, he would actually have had a fighting chance of solving them.

    Like the president said in his 2004 victory speech, "We have one country, one Constitution and one future that binds us. And when we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America."

    To be sure, Mr. Bush is not completely alone. His low approval ratings put him in the good company of former Democratic President Harry S. Truman, whose own approval rating sank to 22% shortly before he left office. Despite Mr. Truman's low numbers, a 2005 Wall Street Journal poll found that he was ranked the seventh most popular president in history.

    Just as Americans have gained perspective on how challenging Truman's presidency was in the wake of World War II, our country will recognize the hardship President Bush faced these past eight years -- and how extraordinary it was that he accomplished what he did in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

    The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time.

    Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty -- a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

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    dump

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    [QUOTE=thebigragu;2844085] Bush Has Been a Disgrace
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    Fixed.

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    So Bush's policies, decisions, and competence have nothing to do with it? It's all the people's fault for having a lack of loyalty? :zzz:

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    Hahaha

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    [QUOTE=thebigragu;2844085]The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace
    [B] What must our enemies be thinking?[/B]



    Gonna go out on a limb here and say they strongly agree. I'll bet there are several sewage plants around the world named after Dubya.

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    [QUOTE=Tyler Durden;2844116]Hahaha[/QUOTE]

    Funny isn't it. Drunk Idiot's, Celebrating in front of his house last night. Comedians constantly insulting him on a world stage. I would expect the liberals to find it funny.. Wait till your boy screws up, hopefully we have just a little more class and stick to the issues not name calling.

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    Bush's treatment of the country has been a disgrace.

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    [QUOTE=thebigragu;2844131]Wait till your boy screws up, hopefully we have just a little more class and stick to the issues not name calling.[/QUOTE]

    Too late for that. I guess you must have missed it when your side was calling Obama a Muslim, socialist, terrorist, elitist, etc.

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    [QUOTE=thebigragu;2844131]Funny isn't it. Drunk Idiot's, Celebrating in front of his house last night. Comedians constantly insulting him on a world stage. I would expect the liberals to find it funny.. Wait till your boy screws up, hopefully we have just a little more class and stick to the issues not name calling.[/QUOTE]

    The man got a four year Honeymoon from the Press and had every advantage in the world. He failed, in the judgment of over 70% of the people in this divided nation -- he failed. He failed on every level due to his plain lack of intelligence and mendacious nature. It is pathetic that people are crawling from the woodwork now to whine about the treatment this fool has received. No one made him serve and certainly no one made him serve so poorly -- based on the opportunites he wasted, no one ever deserved to be publicly humiliated more than Bush.

    Furthermore, that house is OUR house and last night it was taken back, peacefully, from one of the worst men ever to inhabit it. Nut up and stop crying about it, seriously.

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    [QUOTE=thebigragu;2844131]Funny isn't it. Drunk Idiot's, Celebrating in front of his house last night. Comedians constantly insulting him on a world stage. I would expect the liberals to find it funny.. Wait till your boy screws up, hopefully we have just a little more class and stick to the issues not name calling.[/QUOTE]

    (A) It's not his house. It belongs to the people of the USA. It's his place of residence, but it's not his house. People have been congregating there peacefully for two hundred years.

    (B) The President is, was and always will be ripe to be ripped to shreds, no matter who's in office. You screw up and people are going to tear into you. They did it in the times of Jefferson and do it now. It's inevitable that Obama gets it, too.

    (C) Let's not forget that this man had RECORD approval rating for months after 9-11. He used up all that goodwill and poured it into Iraq, which has been a colossal ****-up. It all goes back to Iraq. He got plenty of support from the people of the US for the Iraq war. When that fell apart and the motives for going into it started being questioned, he fell faster than that statue of Saddam. He wanted to go in there and he's paid an enormous price for it. Conservatives who think Obama's got it easy from the press must have missed the media's handling of W from post 9-11 until late 2003.

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    already posted / discussed [URL="http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2843471&postcount=77"]here[/URL]...

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    [QUOTE=parafly;2844144]Too late for that. I guess you must have missed it when your side was calling Obama a Muslim, socialist, terrorist, elitist, etc.[/QUOTE]

    You forgot communist..

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    Bush is like a rat without a hole to hide in. The Republican party has been effectively demolished by his egregious mishandling of the presidency and his complete lack of fidelity to anything resembling a vision. He is a short-sighted, mediocre little man in a suit pretending to importance. The country has spoken at last.

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    I see the Boards overwhelming "Conservative Majority" has struck again. It's a wonder any our our tiny and insignifigant Liberal minority here ever manage to get a word in.....

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    [quote=Warfish;2844185]I see the Boards overwhelming "Conservative Majority" has struck again. It's a wonder any our our tiny and insignifigant Liberal minority here ever manage to get a word in.....[/quote]funny how quiet it's become, i have to admit... check the archives ~4 years ago, see the overwhelming sentiment... either extreme is embarrassing, frankly. neither side can see that they're spewing the same crap that the other was 4 years ago and 8 years ago today - [libs/cons/dems/repubs] you asked for it, you got it- let's see what you do with it! president this! congress that! we'll hold him to his promises! good luck living in a _______ world! who's to blame? the other guy!

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    [QUOTE=isired;2844215]funny how quiet it's become, i have to admit... check the archives ~4 years ago, see the overwhelming sentiment... either extreme is embarrassing, frankly. neither side can see that they're spewing the same crap that the other was 4 years ago and 8 years ago today - [libs/cons/dems/repubs] you asked for it, you got it- let's see what you do with it! president this! congress that! we'll hold him to his promises! good luck living in a _______ world! who's to blame? the other guy![/QUOTE]

    I don't need to chek the archives. I lived here, and debated hard against CBTNY, Shakin and the rest well before most of the folks here knew this site existed.

    Fact of the matter is, most ofthe hard-core Cons moved on a long time ago. This forum is leftist as all hell today, easily 2 or 3 to 1 in terms of regulars, yet all I ever hear is how "dominated by Conservatives" it is.

    No worries, to them I'm just yet another evil con. ;):rolleyes:

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    unbelievable. kick a guy when he's down. i, for one, stand by my remarks that sometime, maybe 50 or so years from now, bush will be remembered fondly. much as the dems and others want to make fun of him and his administration, his was not as bad as clinton's and in many cases he is being blamed simply because he's in the seat. and i might add, he accepts the blame simply because he is the man in the seat. let's see how lord obama reacts when things start to unraveling. we already saw how clinton started to blame all those women he banged for his infidelity.

    you know, one thing that should be pointed out pretty darn clearly. the president's power is such that he can use his power to actively silence his critics. now you may think he needs some sort of permission from congress but this is not true. he does have a set period of time where he can act unilaterally without even briefing congressional leaders. the fact that bush or any recent president for that matter, has not used his power on political enemies is fairly astounding. bush not once came out with anything derorgatory towards obama or even mccain. he watched the elction from afar and stayed out of it as much as possible, yet the libs and many righties just want to dump on this guy. i don't know if i would have been able to be so restrained and i suspect some of you wouldn't either.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;2844138]Bush's treatment of the country has been a disgrace.[/QUOTE]



    Amen.



    ...and in case you missed it above....


    [SIZE="5"][B]Bush's treatment of the country has been a disgrace.[/B][/SIZE]

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    wear the badge with honor. running against the herd is not always the wrong direction. let's put the word conserve back into conservatism.

    [QUOTE=Warfish;2844221]I don't need to chek the archives. I lived here, and debated hard against CBTNY, Shakin and the rest well before most of the folks here knew this site existed.

    Fact of the matter is, most ofthe hard-core Cons moved on a long time ago. This forum is leftist as all hell today, easily 2 or 3 to 1 in terms of regulars, yet all I ever hear is how "dominated by Conservatives" it is.

    No worries, to them I'm just yet another evil con. ;):rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

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