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g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« on: July 26, 2009, 04:56:16 PM »

please answer the question:

what was g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?

you may also include a mistake made before 20 jan 2001

discussion on answers welcome
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 05:13:35 PM »

opening his mouth
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 05:19:28 PM »

Coming to Scotland in 2004....


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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 08:38:20 PM »

FIRST SERIOUS REPLY!

IMO his worst mistake was going into Iraq.  That was a trillion dollars and many lives we did not need to lose.

IMO this was the only really titanic mistake that he actually had total control over.  Most of the other stuff you could point to had other players involved.  For example, I've argued on other threads that the Federal Reserve helped screw up the economy more than he did.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 09:20:07 PM »

please answer the question:

what was g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?

you may also include a mistake made before 20 jan 2001

discussion on answers welcome
A point of semantics:
-the comparative form "worse" implies that there are only two possible answers.

If I might presume to rephrase the question for you:

what was the worst of g.w.bush's vast assortment of mistakes as president?

My initial thought was his choice of running mate co-president, but that happened before
the election, and someone else probably made the choice for him.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 01:42:26 AM »

The worst mistake was not his. Electing him was an error committed by the people.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 01:47:06 AM »

Pressuring the reserve bank to lower interest rates so he could afford to fight a rediculious and unecessary war and crippling the American economy for the next century as a result.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 02:13:24 AM »

The worst mistake was not his. Electing him was an error committed by the people.

you'll never never ever convince me that the people really elected bush.  either time.


Coming to Scotland in 2004....


2000 potential assasins arrested!

WHY THE HELL DID THEY ARREST THEM????


dang.  we could have had him gone then.....
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 11:30:25 AM »

I think we are the ones who made the mistake. His administration was so out of order and out of control, and we barely protested. All we did was bitch. We let him get away with literal murder. The fact that he is not in prison right now is a failure of the American people.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 03:48:05 PM »

Pressuring the reserve bank to lower interest rates so he could afford to fight a rediculious and unecessary war and crippling the American economy for the next century as a result.

this was a tragedy but I still primarily blame Greenspan for keeping interest rates too low.  Bush really did not have much to hold over his head.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2009, 06:30:41 PM »

I think we are the ones who made the mistake. His administration was so out of order and out of control, and we barely protested. All we did was bitch. We let him get away with literal murder. The fact that he is not in prison right now is a failure of the American people.

i'm old enough to remember the fights at the gas stations when the fuel crisis hit in the seventies.  when this past fuel hike happened (they blamed it on the hurricanes), i sat in the 'gas line' on my bike wondering how in the hell americans were putting up with this shit, and if i should get them all started by throwing a rock or something.  orderly, calm lines, waiting patiently for hours for a tank of gas that was twice and three times what it should have cost.  where was the rage?  where was the american assholery that wants everything, and wants it now--and for free?

meanwhile, we had a guy in the white house we never even elected, and we put up with that, too.  we deserve whatever happens to us.

i'm worried about us, and for more reasons than just the fact that we labor under the pretense that democracy works.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 10:51:37 AM »

Not getting the U.S. constitution ammended so he could reign forever as our Supreme Emperer.

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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2009, 08:25:01 PM »

Supreme don't need no stinking constitution.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009, 12:17:46 PM »

Supreme don't need no stinking constitution.
Tru dat...

He'd just get Johnny "Consigliere" Yoo to write him a note saying that particular passage
doesn't apply to him.  If his lawyer says it's legal, it must be legal.
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Re: g.w.bush's worse mistake as president?
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2009, 11:15:54 PM »

Ag, even with all of your countries flaws, you have one of the best functioning democracies in the world.
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