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Still By His Side, Bush Supporters Say He Got a Bad Rap

Although President Bush, an eager and capable campaigner, was pushed into the shadows by fellow Republican candidates this year, his loyalists still have his back.

Insiders believe that the optimistic and steadfast President has been misunderstood. Perhaps more frustrating to supporters: the recent financial crisis has left the administration little chance to go out on a positive note or give attention to his legacy.

Even so, former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer says Bush is confident that history will be kinder on him than his contemporaries. Do you think time will make the Bush Presidency look better or worse than it does now?

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organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Haha, you can barely tell that President Bush isn't a liberal. Needless wars of aggression have been a hallmark of the left for the last century. He presided over a huge increase in government and spending. If he had (D) next to his name, I'm sure he'd have some rabid fans here. I've seen some people complaining that he violated our civil liberties, while our new President voted to extend the Patriot Act. There are some funny divisions that are pretty clear to those who aren't party animals.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
No doubt that will warm his heart to read next time he logs into Popsugar. What the heck else does he have to do all day.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
*snort* CG!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
my computer ears hurt now.
maye maye 8 years
BUSH DOES NOT DESERVE TO HAVE THE HATE - YES HATE- THAT THE LIBERAL HAVE THROWN AT HIM!! HE IS A GOOD MAN AND A GOOD PRESIDENT! ALL THE BAD IN THIS COUNRTY IS HIS FAULT? DON'T THINK SO! I THANK PRESIDENT BUSH FOR CARING MORE ABOUT PEOPLE THAN POLLS AND WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING!! PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN THAT WHAT THEY GET FROM THE NIGHTLY NEWS AND NEWPAPERS IS REALLY JUST A BUNCH OF LIBERAL SPIN!! THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND NOT BACKING DOWN IN ORDER TO BE POPULAR!!! (WOULD HAVE NOT HELPED BECAUSE YOU ARE WHITE AND REPUBLICAN WHICH EQUALS HATED!)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I have always supported him, voted for him twice, I am not a fair weather conservative. I also do not hold him on a pedestal and think he is beyond reproach or criticism, I am not happy with every decision he has made but I fully have his back. He won his presidency fair and square, gave us 8 years of service and i am thankful to him.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
UnDave in one breath you say we need to look ahead and in another you blame Clinton? Yes this was started in the Clinton admin. by the republicans. Bush and Cheney added much fuel to the fire!
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
"the administration little chance to go out on a positive note or give attention to his legacy." Oh please, Bush did this mess to us and he didn't even try to get America out of the mess he helped to put it in. And I agree *Pinky* last comment.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
i hope they don't try to excuse him. he should be held accountable for all of his mistakes. and i agree with undave, pelosi should have followed through on her promises.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
"Bush's time, love him or hate him, is coming to a close. Let's look ahead now." Great sentiment. The old arguments are just that, old. Bush did what he thought was best for the country, in spite of what the MSM said about him. I thought an impeachment would've been the best way for him to clean the slate. I'm sorry Pelosi used that as a campaign tool, instead of following through on her promises. As far as our current condition, that was started in the Clinton administration, when Fannie and Freddie were directed to guarantee loans for people that weren't exactely able to afford those loans. It's no wonder that the 5yr arms that people had suddenly went sour in 2003, 04, and 05. The loan companies found a way to make more money, and capitalized on it. That isn't Bush's fault.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
fucking florida...
Ginger Ginger 8 years
I also think his horrific legacy will stand up over time. When Clinton was impeached he had extraordinary approval ratings, because so many people felt the impeachment was a right wing witch hunt. The whole thing was based on misinformation about his personal relationship. You cannot even begin to compare lying about fooling around with another woman to sending thousands of people into their deaths in some battle he lied about to get us into. And the financial burden of that debt will impact generations ahead when cuts are made to other programs, like education for future generations or health care for seniors or the poor.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Watch the movie W when it comes out on DVD. (not worth going to the theater) But how did that man get a second term? A lot of Americans should be asking themselves why they voted for such an idiot.
mexicachica mexicachica 8 years
"And I NEVER voted for George W. Bush!!!" and I think few people did....I hope the history books get this right and tell future generations about how this man stole the election--TWICE!!!!
pyleela pyleela 8 years
look at that smirk!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I don't think he's a bad man, but I'm not going to stop holding him accountable, as the leader of the nation and the boss of all those who worked for him, for all the various mistakes and failures of the last eight years.
girlA girlA 8 years
Look at the legacy he's leaving behind. It's no one's fault but his own. He had the LOWEST approval rating in history for a reason.
MSucre MSucre 8 years
Yes, I think history will be kinder to Bush than the poor Americans who have had to live through his 8 years in office. Just now, knowing that someone who is more competent, less anti-intellectual, more eloquent, less easily manipulated, less of a Daddy's boy will be taking over come Jan 20 renders me much less bitter to Bush than I was a week ago!! YAY OBAMA!!!
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
I think I will choose to spend today looking ahead, and not backwards. This day healed something in me that had been feeling pretty orphaned and wounded over the last few years, particularly in 2004. Bush's time, love him or hate him, is coming to a close. Let's look ahead now.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 8 years
Adios. Regardless of how I feel about Obama (same way I feel about McCain), I am SO HAPPY that Bush is out in just a few short months!!!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
And I NEVER voted for George W. Bush!!!
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
To Advah, Obama officially is sworn in and takes over on January 20th!! And bluesuze, I was just thinking I can't wait to play that song when he leaves!!! Jan 20 will be like an extra Christmas gift :)
wren1 wren1 8 years
One of the most appalling presidents ever. He really screwed things up and doesn't seem to give a crap. Horrible! Adios!
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
History can soften the rough edges, but stupid decisions and stupid policies will still look stupid 100 years from now. I like to think his heart was in right place; his brain just didn't follow suit.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
A lot of Americans did not vote for Bush, have you guys seen Recount? He stole the election!
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