Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3257 times:
I am curious as to the way the rest of the world sees George Bush. I personally think he is an idiot and one of the worst Presidents the US has ever had. I cannot believe the rest of America was stupid enough to re elect him.
Anyway, I prefer comments from non US bases A.netters, their friends etc as to how they view President Bush.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3249 times:
GWB is the worst thing to happen to the US's external relations since the Boston Tea Party - I am serious about this, the man has single handedly practically destroyed almost a century of growing common purpose between Old Europe and New America, and it's going to take a LONG time to repair that.
His domestic All-Jesus All The Time agenda is not helping either.
RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3229 times:
I will not state my opinion on that S*n of a B***h cause I could write a whole novel.......
Now i don't wanna see anmore parodies or documentaries against him because it increases my rage on the fact he was re-elected ...people , instead of talking or making fun of him should act!!! See it didn't work well enough for the 2004 elections
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 73
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3213 times:
There's a good way to get the chorus singing and reinforce your opinion of the President.....limit input to other than the US citizens who are the most affected by him, and ask what has proven to be a primarily anti-George Bush crowd (non-US Anetters) for input.
Schoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3210 times:
Bush is a perfect example of how lobbying and special interest groups are slowly but steadily taking over the control of the government of the US of A, to carry out their particular hidden agendas, which rarely coincide with the official statements on important issues.
Whether its about invading oil-rich Iraq over WMD's, not signing the Kyoto Treaty because there simply is no Global Warming or critisizing Iran over its nuclear plans while at the same time ignoring Pakistan's role in handing over nuclear secrets to rogue nations, there's always this pro-democracy, pro-liberty and anti-terrorism mumbo-jumbo coming from Bush which in reality has very little if anything at all to do with his policies and actions.
It's this straight out lying to the people which bothers me most about Bush and his Administration. The second thing is that most people simply take whatever Bush says as the Truth and nothing but the Truth.
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
My opinion on Bush? Well I don't care much for him as President of the US. Whenever I say this to a person who likes Bush, they often reply "Well I'd like to see you do better as president." To which I normally reply "At least I know I'm not fit to become president of such a superpower."
In short, I do not support Bush.
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WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
One perception which many share is that GWB is merely a front, and just repeating/doing what he has been told to say or do by shadowy figures who are neither visible or elected. His wooden speech style doesn't help.
Even more so than Reagan, who was the original 9 to 5 man and a master delegator.
When you consider how his style changed after being elected president that gives that theory much more credibility. His deal-making multipartisan side, from when he was Texas Governor, went out of the window and a more strident, aggressive Bush appeared.
PacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3078 times:
He's a buffoon who surrounds himself with unworthy advisers. George W. was a nothing President until 9-11. Ironically, one of the worst tragedies in American history became the greatest saviour to Bush's political career. He uses fear and paranoia to sustain his presidency. That makes him no better than any extremist (religious or political) from anywhere else on the globe.
The majority of US citizens adore him, but the remainder of the world seems to despise him. I suppose the world is so, so wrong? Over these past few years, I've honestly tried to think of one redeeming quality of the man and I cannot. It's a pity he did not inherit the intelligence and savvy that Barbara has. The mother would have made a far, far better President than the son has.
N317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3068 times:
Quoting Titch (Reply 9): As for an answer to your original question, I'm not a fan. I love America and it's people (most of my family currently resides in the US), but how the hell did he get voted back in?!?
Because his competition couldn't come up with a plan that he could say without having his fingers crossed behind his back or a smirk on his face.
We didn't need a Ted Kennedy puppet. Thank God we flushed the Johns in 2004.
JCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3058 times:
Your post is just so mature and so very full of insight. I mean, I honestly don't know whether or not you've earned your GED or actually earned a high school degree. It's just so advanced and way beyond our time...
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5607 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3049 times:
JCS17- What can I say? With the shape of our great nation in free fall these past four plus years, I'm glad, I can still maintain a sense of humor. I lived through Nixon, LBJ and Vietnam, Jimmy Carter, Daddy Bush and Reagan and I can't believe I now remember their administrations with a bit of fond nostalgia. That shows you the unfortunate state of our leadership today. We, are like lemmings heading toward the polluted sea. Or, to put it more relevant to A.Net: like a bunch of old retired NW DC 9's flying off toward their eternal ground nap in the desert. I wonder if you are counting the days till 2008 where, I bet you are dreaming of a Karl Rove/Condaliza Rice GOP ticket or, are you for us changing our constitution SO Arnold S. Can man the Titanic or oops I meant to say the Republican Party ticket?
Tokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
I notice the press and many people refer to GWB being "re-elected". Let's not forget his first term was a stolen Presidency (for which Al Gore is equally to blame), and now he is acting as though he won a vast majority and has a total mandate. He is putting people with extremist views into positions of power. When 9/11 happened he squandered the goodwill and sympathy felt in many parts of the world for the U.S., and he is too stupid and arrogant to even realize that. Unfortunately I have to agree with some of the comments above that he is doing long-term damage to the U.S. Shame on him.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16473 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
I disagree with some of Bush's positions, but I would vote for him if I was American. I am glad he was re-elected.
Canada's Conservative opposition party is pro-American and I am a member. We had a huge party here in downtown Toronto on the night of the election -- hundreds of Conservatives cheering on Bush as the results rolled in. Tons of American & Canadian flags festooned in the pub location. It was a great night.
Quoting Tokolosh (Reply 22): Let's not forget his first term was a stolen Presidency (for which Al Gore is equally to blame)
You are incorrect. Bush won fair and square. He won a majority of the electoral college votes. His first term was absolutely legitimate.
Quoting Tokolosh (Reply 22): now he is acting as though he won a vast majority and has a total mandate.
Umm....he HAS won a vast majority and he DOES have a total mandate. He won over 50% of the popular vote. NO other current Western leader in power now has such a mandate. The last Western leader who won 50% of the popular vote was Brian Mulroney in Canada in 1984. Bush's mandate is firm, and he should exercise it to his absolute advantage.
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