Another Bush destined to be President?
Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:28 PM
I would take it one step further and say no more ®s and no more (D)s.....but that is because I'm a 3rd party wacko.
i'm ok with that. but i'm gonna need more qualifications from 3rd party candidates than not being R or D.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:29 PM
I cant think of any President in the last 50 years with the exception of Carter who has performed as poorly as the Bush clan. Both exited with the economy in shambles, both with record deficits, both with the country unsure of its direction. This job is about leadership, vision and direction. Its not an administrative position like a mature corporation. Father and son both missed the mark, but George W, he is a classic example of Peters Principal existing in politics.
I suppose you thing Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a bad president then. Afterall, the worst recession in our history took place in 1937, 5 years after Mr. Roosevelt took office.
Or perhaps you are not fond of Thomas Jefferson. He is one of the few presidents who was directly responsible for a recession when he enacted a trade embargo with Great Britain that nearly bankrupted New England.
Regarding Bush senior, as usually is the case with Americans, you give the president way to much blame or credit for the economy. If you look at the history of recessions, they have happened with regularity every 8-10 years since the the US has existed.
Bush senior raised taxes, and started the military cuts that played a big role in the balanced budget that occurred later on.
People should stop believing what they hear on MSNBC, CNN and Fox, and read a bit of history. With a few exceptions, presidents don't cause recessions.
Edited by Davidson Deac II, 06 January 2009 - 07:45 PM.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:32 PM
Yet another reason why we need to have major reform in our political system
I could care less about parties. I care about competence, unlike most americans who only seem to care that a candidate is fits into a neat little issues box on certain issues (Democrats/Repubs) or rails about his or her pet economic or foreign policy theory (Libertarians and Independents).
Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:15 AM
Railing against the same old mistakes made over and over again as the country swings back and forth between the same old party platforms is hardly complaining about "pet" issues.
It is a fight against insanity.
Since popular culture defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:30 AM
-- Brettus Bordenius, Roman philosopher