Worst President ever?
- The History News Network at George Mason University has just polled
historians informally on the Bush record. Four hundred and fifteen,
about a third of those contacted, answered -- maybe they were all
crazed liberals -- making the project as unofficial as it was
interesting. These were the results: 338 said they believed Bush was
failing, while 77 said he was succeeding. Fifty said they thought he
was the worst president ever. Worse than Buchanan.
This is what those historians said -- and it should be noted that some
of the criticism about deficit spending and misuse of the military
came from self-identified conservatives -- about the Bush record:
He has taken the country into an unwinnable war and alienated friend
and foe alike in the process;
He is bankrupting the country with a combination of aggressive
military spending and reduced taxation of the rich;
He has deliberately and dangerously attacked separation of church and state;
He has repeatedly "misled," to use a kind word, the American people on
affairs domestic and foreign;
He has proved to be incompetent in affairs domestic (New Orleans) and
foreign ( Iraq and the battle against al-Qaida);
He has sacrificed American employment (including the toleration of
pension and benefit elimination) to increase overall productivity;
He is ignorantly hostile to science and technological progress;
He has tolerated or ignored one of the republic's oldest problems,
corporate cheating in supplying the military in wartime.
Still, while the great majority said he was failing as president less
than 15% were willing now to say he was the worst president.
http://www.apollocon.org June 23-25, 2006
"The budget should be balanced; the treasury should be refilled; public
debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be
controlled." -Cicero. 106-43 B.C.
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