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January 20, 2009

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Loudoun Insider

Thank you for almost single-handedly destroying the republican Party.

He also kept us safe from an asteroid strike.

Good riddance. Maybe the GOP can now resurrect itself.

200 Grande

The Republican Congress gave more than a helping hand toward destroying the Republican Party.

Loudoun Insider

Agreed.

Thanks alot, guys. Way to go!

Chris

LI your a drama queen. 2000, 2002, and 2004 he helped the GOP win elections and win Congress. Things went bad, part his fault part just general malaise from so long of GOP control. The fact is Bush was the most successful Republican president in years. No GOP president held Congress that long since the Harding-Coolidge-Hoover years.

The last two three years were a struggle, but the fact of the matter is that he defined our enemy when so many others are afraid too, he talked of much-needed social security reform when nobody else would, he has helped win the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (so far), he kept taxes low, and he fought for a culture of life in this country. Its trendy to bash George W. Bush on both sides and its also easy to do it. Its lazy.

It also doesn't help the party when we have bloggers running around thinking that running people like Tom Davis will save this country.

I voted for this man twice, and not a day goes by that I don't regret that vote. Not once.

Loudoun Insider

I wish I had time to refute you point by point. I'll do a post soon.

One quick response - yeah, he kept taxes "low" while running up HUGE deficits and nearly bankrupting future generations with BS like his Medicare plan enhancement.

Call me whatever you like, he was a horrible President.

George Templeton

At 12:02 p.m. Jan. 20 the GOP recovery began. Thank you Mr. President for protecting us since 9/11/01 and thank you for commuting the sentences of agents Campeon and Ramos (although I would've preferred a pardon) but pardon me if I say that I am glad to see the back of him.

Chris

LI, i'm not saying he was a perfect president but you know what, I would have voted for him again. Part of our weakness as a party grew from our willingness to join the Dems in bashing Bush. I'm proud to have voted for him, he stood up to terrorists, to the media, to Democrats, for life issues. Yeah he wasn't great on the economy, we all know that. But the real reason Deomcrats took power was over Iraq, but it was (and is) the right war and he pressed forward to victory even in the face of defeat at home. I'm not saying George W. Bush didn't make mistakes, far from it, but from where I stand politcally I thank god we had his eight years compared to what Al Gore or John Kerry would have done to us, and what Barack Obama is about to do to us.

novamiddleman

There is so much I can say. but it boils down to this

I can't believe how many partisans there are out there. Chris God Bless you man but its the 20% percenters out there like you that I am frankly scared of to be honest. I am more scared of the 20% on the left but still.

Try original thoughts and seeing the forest through the tree every once in a while.

For some reason I thought that there was a way to fix the party but I have come to the conclusion its impossilbe. I have better things to do with my time than trying to convince the 20%

Go Herrity.

Loudoun Insider

NMM, I'm quickly arriving at that same point.

MC, if you think the key to rebuilding the GOP and putting Republican majorities back in Congress is to continue to defend GWB, you best be prepared for eternity. Don't get me started on all of the f-ups in Iraq that we're still paying out the ass for.

As NMM points out, you're firmly in a small minority that wants to defend this guy to the end. Maybe you have good reasons, maybe it's simple blind partisanship. Either way it's a losing proposition. The GOP recovers much faster if you realize what a failure GWB was on so many fronts.

PWConservative

Bush was a great President who got a bum deal, We are Safe because of Him.

LI
You have no principles, You belong with the democrats.

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