A question for the residents of Texas: Was George "Dubya" Bush as inept as Governor as he was as President?

  • rnch

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    May 20, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    wadduathunk
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    May 20, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    "Bush used a budget surplus to push through Texas's largest tax-cut, $2 billion.[69] He extended government funding for organizations providing education of the dangers of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and helping to reduce domestic violence.[76] Critics contended that during his tenure, Texas ranked near the bottom in environmental evaluations, but supporters pointed to his efforts to raise the salaries of teachers and improved educational test scores.[58]

    In 1999, Bush also helped make Texas eventually the leading producer of wind powered electricity in the U.S.[77][78][79] by signing a state law obliging electric retailers to buy a certain amount of energy from renewable sources (RPS).[80][81][82]

    In 1998, Bush won re-election with a record[58] 69% of the vote.[83] He became the first governor in Texas history to be elected to two consecutive four-year terms.[58] For most of Texas history, governors served two-year terms; a constitutional amendment extended those terms to four years starting in 1975"
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    May 20, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    Sounds like he peaked in Texas.


    The Peter Principle in action.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 20, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    rnch saidwadduathunk


    Wow --- let it go. Someone has WAY too much time on his hands.
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    May 20, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    rnch saidwadduathunk


    Wow --- let it go. Someone has WAY too much time on his hands.


    if not for the 22nd amendment, I'd vote for him again in a NY second.
  • HottJoe

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    May 20, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    Did anyone see Bush's recent interview with Charlie Rose? I swear he's gotten even dumber since he left office. CR wanted to know his worldview, and Bush said he no longer followed politics because he's taken up amateur painting. Wtf? He never had passion for government and country. He was just trying to please his dad. I couldn't have been more appalled, and it was obvious that CR felt the same way.
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    May 20, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
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    May 20, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    Some people just can't let go of the hate........

    And it's been more than 4 years already.
  • HottJoe

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    May 20, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidSome people just can't let go of the hate........

    And it's been more than 4 years already.


    Oh I don't know, I might like his paintings. I hear he's doing landscapes.icon_smile.gif
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    May 20, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    Unintended saidThe one who replaced Bush is not exactly a rocket scientist...

    Rockets? I doubt he'd know how to fly a kite. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 20, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
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    Unintended saidThe one who replaced Bush is not exactly a rocket scientist...

    Wow, you think Bush has anything like Obama's intellect?
    Wow.


    Better
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    May 20, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Unintended saidThe one who replaced Bush is not exactly a rocket scientist...

    Rockets? I doubt he'd know how to fly a kite. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Weren't you, the lastest just yesterday I believe, complaining about name calling and insults?

    You've heard the story about the goose and the gander I presume?

    Don't like it, then don't do it.
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    May 20, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    I personally never thought Bush was a bad President. Events happen and we'll he didn't do the best job but who knows if someone else would have done any better. Every President is about the same and it just depends on what party lines you fall with which determines if they were good or not.

    As governor Bush was a good one and his successor is a dip shit.
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    May 20, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    msuNdc saidI personally never thought Bush was a bad President. Events happen and we'll he didn't do the best job but who knows if someone else would have done any better. Every President is about the same and it just depends on what party lines you fall with which determines if they were good or not.

    As governor Bush was a good one and his successor is a dip shit.


    Reasonable and all without name calling (mostly (Rick Perry)). Congrats man!
  • musclmed

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    May 20, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidDid anyone see Bush's recent interview with Charlie Rose? I swear he's gotten even dumber since he left office. CR wanted to know his worldview, and Bush said he no longer followed politics because he's taken up amateur painting. Wtf? He never had passion for government and country. He was just trying to please his dad. I couldn't have been more appalled, and it was obvious that CR felt the same way.


    I think that was a nice way of him staying out of politics. Its not stupidity.

    If he said he supported this or that it could be construed as being for or against something the current administrations policy. Bush has been clear about staying out public policy to allow the current President to be unencumbered.

    Clinton to some extent stayed out of the spotlight as did Bush Sr and of course Regan.

    Carter on the other hand is an example of a past President that meddles and creates foreign policy conflicts.
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    May 20, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
    Conservatives are forever complaining about "conservative" politicians and leaders. I find that it's the left who would defend anything if it helps their agenda of big government and less liberty. Look at Anthony Weiner seriously considering running for NYC mayor. Granted, he's still the subject of jokes from all sides, but if he becomess the democrat nominee, he will be worshipped and adored and put on the highest pedestal. Where he can resume flashing other women.
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    May 20, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    ART_DECO said
    Unintended saidThe one who replaced Bush is not exactly a rocket scientist...

    Rockets? I doubt he'd know how to fly a kite. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Weren't you, the lastest just yesterday I believe, complaining about name calling and insults?

    You've heard the story about the goose and the gander I presume?

    Don't like it, then don't do it.



    That Deco guy is a senile OLD FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
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    May 20, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    msuNdc saidI personally never thought Bush was a bad President. Events happen and we'll he didn't do the best job but who knows if someone else would have done any better. Every President is about the same and it just depends on what party lines you fall with which determines if they were good or not.


    You never thought Bush was a bad President? I cannot think of many worse. The second Iraq War was clearly his doing, as well as boggling the search for Bin Laden and Afghanistan war.

    His tax-cut policy drove the deficit, fueled income inequality, and primarily benefited the wealthy.

    I open criticize aspects of Obama's policies. In addition, I see the Carter Administration largely as a failure.

    Most Liberals are similar regarding failures of leaders they support.

    Why are conservatives virtually impossible at doing the same?


    Because you're wrong on "His tax-cut policy drove the deficit, fueled income inequality, and primarily benefited the wealthy"

    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/113012-635352-bush-tax-cuts-did-not-cause-deficits.htm?p=full

    "After President Bush in late May 2003 signed the largest tax cut since President Reagan — including dropping the top marginal rate to 35% from 39.6% — government receipts from individual income taxes rose from $793.7 billion to a peak of $1.16 trillion in 2007, when the mortgage crisis began, a 47% jump.

    When fully implemented, they increased the portion of the income tax burden that fell on the wealthiest Americans.

    The top 1% of taxpayers went from paying 38.4% of overall taxes to 39.1%, while the bottom 50% saw their share drop from 3.4% to 3.1%.

    The post-tax-cut surge in economic growth and tax revenues helped drive down the deficit from 3.5% of gross domestic product in 2004 to 2.6% in 2005, to 1.9% in 2006 and to a manageable 1.2% in 2007."


    "The second Iraq War was clearly his doing"

    he had plenty of help










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    May 20, 2013 11:24 PM GMT
    And YES, this time you are correct .. we have been over and over and over this many times before.
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    May 20, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    ^ Truth
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    May 20, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    CharleyChase90232 said^ Truth


    For the homosexual left, a Bush hate thread once a week is not enough !
  • mke_bt

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    May 20, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Unintended saidThe one who replaced Bush is not exactly a rocket scientist...

    Wow, you think Bush has anything like Obama's intellect?
    Wow.


    I assumed he was referring to Rick Perry.
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    May 21, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    mke_bt said
    Aristoshark said
    Unintended saidThe one who replaced Bush is not exactly a rocket scientist...

    Wow, you think Bush has anything like Obama's intellect?
    Wow.


    I assumed he was referring to Rick Perry.


    Rick Perry is a complete dummy. Struggled with animal science at Texas A&M. At least Bush went Ivy.
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    May 21, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    Unintended said
    freedomisntfree said
    CharleyChase90232 said^ Truth


    For the homosexual left, a Bush hate thread once a week is not enough !


    "Homosexual left."

    You are more vile than I previously gave you credit for being...

    I won't start the obvious self-loathing thing again.


    ^^^ you just did ^^^

    And vile? For the truth? What of earth is incorrect about that? RJ is comprised by about 90%+ homosexual left and maybe about 5 - 10 conservatives and I don't mean 5 - 10 percent either.
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    May 21, 2013 12:39 AM GMT
    mke_bt said
    Aristoshark said
    Unintended saidThe one who replaced Bush is not exactly a rocket scientist...

    Wow, you think Bush has anything like Obama's intellect?
    Wow.


    I assumed he was referring to Rick Perry.


    Ok, could have been either Gov. or POTUS