Note to Republicans: Any man or woman who hires Rove for any reason will be suspect in the eyes of the voter, and investigations will ensue....by the people, if not the press.
Columbus, Ohio: You boldy predicted that Bush’s approval ratings would rebound — instead he is, according to Gallup, the most unpopular presdient [sic] in history. Will you finally admit that your vision for this nation has been overwhelmingly rejected by the majority of the people?
Karl Rove: Get your facts right — there are at least three president who had worse approval ratings, Truman, Johnson and Nixon. I’m absolutely positive history will be kind to this president, who made the right decisions in a difficult time for this nation.
Rove needs to get his facts straight. The questioner is right. While Bush’s approval rating is not the lowest in history (but still near the bottom), his disapproval rating is actually the worst. According to the recent Gallup poll referenced by the questioner, Bush is indeed the most unpopular president in history — beating Truman, Johnson, and Nixon:
A recent poll of professional historians also found that “98.2 percent assessed the presidency of Mr. Bush to be a failure while 1.8 percent classified it as a success.” More than 61 percent of the historians “concluded that the current presidency is the worst in the nation’s history.”
Rove says he is still “absolutely positive history will be kind to this president.” How positive is he? As positive as he was that Republicans would win the 2006 elections?
Future Historical Kindness: George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the U.S. and son of the 41st president, George Herbert Walker, Bush came to the White House never having accomplished much of anything. He had tried his hand in the oil industry, as had his father, but to no avail. It wasn't until he bought a baseball team, that he seemed to be successful. He ran for and won the governorship of the state of Texas.
He attained the White House having lost the popular vote, and probably the delegate count as well, when the Supreme Court made an unconstitutional ruling in Bush's favor, effectively giving him the presidency. Many Americans considered his administration illegitimate and he seemed to be heading for a one-term presidency.
On 9/11, three planes were flown into the twin towers of what was then the world trade center. A religiously insane man, Osama bin Laden and his gang, Al Qaeda, were blamed by the Bush administration. For some odd reason, the administration never showed the evidence they claimed to have to anyone. Nevertheless, war ensued in Afghanistan where the group, Al Qaeda, was said to be living.
In a strategically bumbling, completely incomprehensible move, Bush pulled most of the U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, before the arrest or death of Osama bin Laden, and sent them to Iraq, on totally trumped up charges against that country.
The war in Iraq ground on for over 5 years, sapping the dwindling supply of oil and the U.S. treasury. Shortly after George W. Bush left office, the economy, which had been taped back together, over and over, finally collapsed, sending horrible shock waves through the world markets.
George W. Bush should be credited with the end of the corporate American empire. His failures made it very easy for the next president to call U.S. troops home and to focus, entirely, on a crumbling America, begin rebuilding a country and pulling government support from corporate empire.
George W. Bush and several of his cabinet members left the country just ahead of a citizen's arrest. They remain on Interpols most wanted list.
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