Bush bashers write off Bush's presidency...Wait, How about 4 more Years?
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One hundred and nine Bush bashers unanimously agree. They call the presidency of George W. Bush a "fiasco." The History News Network (HNN), who polled the Bush bashers, failed to name them or where they work. Wonder why?
A study of Voter registrations to determine the political affiliations of professors at an assortment of colleges and universities was done by American Enterprise magazine.
Of those registered with a political party, Bush bashers overwhelmingly belong to a "party of the left". I covered this a little here...But here is a little breakdown...
Brown University's history department. 17 professors belonged to parties on the left, zero on the right.
Cornell University's history department? 29 on the left, zero on the right.
Denver College, 9 history professors left, zero right.
San Diego State University, 19 left, four right.
Stanford University, 22 left, two right.
UCLA, 53 left, three right.
University of Texas at Austin, 12 left, two right.
The List goes on and on.
This list of Bush bashers provide three main reasons for labeling Bush's presidency a "fiasco"...And boy are they Wrong...
1) Invading Iraq.
Since the "surge" began, casualties have fallen sharply.
Five hundred thousand Iraqis, up from zero, now form the Iraqi military and police.
Iraqi forces increasingly take the lead in their own security.
The main Sunni bloc, who refused to participate in Parliament, recently returned to the government.
Of the 18 original benchmarks set for the Iraqi government, 12 have been met, with substantial progress being made on five, and only one stalled.
Oh, and another thing, no attack on American soil since 9/11.
2) Tax breaks for the rich.
Tax cuts don't go disproportionately to the rich because the rich disproportionately pay more taxes.
The top 1 percent of income earners in 2005, $360,000 or more, paid over 39 percent of all federal income taxes.
The President John F. Kennedy tax cuts, by percentage, lowered taxes more than the Bush cuts. Does anyone call the Kennedy tax cuts a "failed policy"?
From 2003 to 2007, in constant dollars, total Treasury revenue increased 20 percent.
3) Estrangement of nations around the world.
Take a look at the globe. France's newly elected President Nicolas Sarkozy praises Bush, dismissed his country's opposition to the war as "French arrogance," and says his countrymen's anti-Americanism "reflects a certain envy of (America's) brilliant success." British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel all support Bush, and maintain close ties with America.
Italy's enthusiastically pro-Bush prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who sent troops to Iraq, left office in 2006. His predecessor withdrew the troops. But guess who's now back, in a landslide victory? Berlusconi.
President enjoys near rock-star status in many African countries.
As a result of Bush's commitment to democracy and his initiatives combating HIV and AIDS. And NATO, thanks to Bush's prodding, swelled from 19 members to 26, admitting in 2004 Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
And what about Bush's war on Islamofascism, which allegedly has created hatred against America?
Support for "suicide bombing" in Lebanon, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia, according to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, dropped 50 percent or more in the past five years.
Support for Islamist political parties linked or sympathetic to the Taliban or Al-Qaida has dropped dramatically. In Pakistan, Islamist parties garnered only 3 percent of the vote, down from 11 percent in the previous general election. Muslim support for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan fell by as much as 50 percent, to 24 percent, with some former followers now renouncing him.
Maybe Bush bashers should wait for some, well, history, before rendering a verdict.
As far as McCain goes...I think his major stumbling block is his stance on Illegal immigration...But can the ManPope, his Royal Court, and all disciples at Redstate, Bend his Ear frequently enough so he doesn't forget where a majority of Conservatives stand on this issue?...Yes we Can
Some people REALLY need to go to school...We will help you, just don't come here Illegaly!
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