Friday, April 04, 2008

There's No Mystery, bush is the Worst President in History

posted by Bill Arnett @ 2:48 PM Permalink

The History News Network took an informal poll which assessed bush as the worst president in American history. 61% outright stated bush was the worst while rating his success in office at 2%, his failure in office at 98%.

It is a lengthy article so please follow the link to the full text, but I did want to show you what some of these historians said in relation to bush:
“No individual president can compare to the second Bush,” wrote one. “Glib, contemptuous, ignorant, incurious, a dupe of anyone who humors his deluded belief in his heroic self, he has bankrupted the country with his disastrous war and his tax breaks for the rich, trampled on the Bill of Rights, appointed foxes in every henhouse, compounded the terrorist threat, turned a blind eye to torture and corruption and a looming ecological disaster, and squandered the rest of the world’s goodwill. In short, no other president’s faults have had so deleterious an effect on not only the country but the world at large.”

“With his unprovoked and disastrous war of aggression in Iraq and his monstrous deficits, Bush has set this country on a course that will take decades to correct,” said another historian. “When future historians look back to identify the moment at which the United States began to lose its position of world leadership, they will point—rightly—to the Bush presidency. Thanks to his policies, it is now easy to see America losing out to its competitors in any number of area: China is rapidly becoming the manufacturing powerhouse of the next century, India the high tech and services leader, and Europe the region with the best quality of life.”

One historian indicated that his reason for rating Bush as worst is that the current president combines traits of some of his failed predecessors: “the paranoia of Nixon, the ethics of Harding and the good sense of Herbert Hoover. . . . . God willing, this will go down as the nadir of American politics.” Another classified Bush as “an ideologue who got the nation into a totally unnecessary war, and has broken the Constitution more often than even Nixon. He is not a conservative, nor a Christian, just an immoral man . . . .” Still another remarked that Bush’s “denial of any personal responsibility can only be described as silly.”
Geez, these guys shouldn't sugar coat their opinions like that.

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3 Comments:

At 4:39 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

>“the paranoia of Nixon, the ethics of Harding and the good sense of Herbert Hoover. . . . . God willing, this will go down as the nadir of American politics.” Another classified Bush as “an ideologue who got the nation into a totally unnecessary war, and has broken the Constitution more often than even Nixon. He is not a conservative, nor a Christian, just an immoral man.”

I think the term is 'amoral', but yeah, what they said.

Thanks, Bill, you do good work(s.)

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger Vigilante said...

Finding the perfectly fit memorial for George W. Bush is going to be a challenge. Some think naming a sewage plant after him would be a meritorious project. I agree. It certainly is more worth promoting than naming a U.S. destroyer.

 
At 1:06 PM, Anonymous bill arnett said...

These anonymous historian's comments regarding bush are nothing more than a breathtaking accounting of bush's failures - and I thought it was only us bloggers that considered bushco as the worst thing that could ever have happened to America, so I was thrilled when I came across this HNN piece.

And I agree with Vigilante re: the sewage plant as, after all. Due to bush's mismanagement of Iraq there is now a lake of $hit over two miles across that can be seen from outer space. What a fitting legacy.

 

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