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ww54ww
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President George W. Bush is a good president.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/18/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ww54ww

Con

"President George W. Bush is the worst president in all of history."-The New Yorker.

President George W. Bush has done so much in harm of the United States that many citizens believe he is Anti-American. For example, he started a war against Iraq to "help" their country out of their former state of chaos several years ago. Currently, what do we see? We see Iraq as never before. We see that without a leader, no matter how tyrannous, helps a country. Really, President Bush, how's your oil industry going? Cheating the Iraqis out of even their own natural resources.
Demosthenes

Pro

Ok I have to say first that even though I agree Bush sucks, your evidence and bad humor compels me to act against you in the name of all INTELLIGENT Bush haters.

President Bush is without a doubt not the worst president in American history. I would put my money, the smart money, on Herbert Hoover.

Here's why;

1) Herbert Hoover is responsible for the worst of the Great Depression. His principles of limited government IN THE FACE OF TOTAL ECONOMIC DISASTER led America to such a low that it took a 4 year war and 110,000 American lives to dig us out, not counting how many poor and impoverished people starved to death.

2) What did Hoover accomplish? Sure, he oversaw the greatest boom in American history, but also sat by and watched as the country tore itself apart. There are times when a man has to rethink his policies, and his slavery to the upper class and bankers created far more problems than were necessary.

3) Hoover's inaction led to a spectacular drop in world standards of living. I can say, with reasonable logic, that Hoover helped Adolf Hitler rise to power. It was indirect, but the connection is there. Hoover doesn't help the American economy recover-> Whole world suffers in depression because America isn't buying anymore-> Germany is racked by starvation and poverty-> Hitler sees opening, takes power-> You know the rest

Bush is a moron yes, but definitely not the worst president ever. That distinction belongs to Herbert Hoover.
Debate Round No. 1
ww54ww

Con

I have an objection: I did not debate that Geirge W. Bush is the worst president ever. That was stated by The New Yorker in their June 2006 issue. Your entire first round was devoted to debating that Herbert Hoover is the worst president ever. Thi is completely beside the point that George W. Bush is a bad president. Until you prove that George W. Bush is actually a good president, the Con side prevails.
Demosthenes

Pro

Well with an opening line like that, I guess I was supposed to know you just thought he was bad. /end sarcasm

Either way, I think of Bush more as a completely inconsequential president. I mean, it's not like anything he's done can't be fixed, all things considered.

No Child Left Behind - just an extention of bad education ideas - Teachers Union = evil

Patriot Act - Repeal. Done. Over With.

Iraq - Leave. Apologize for stupidity. Fix Afghanistan.
Debate Round No. 2
ww54ww

Con

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Demosthenes

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by sb1981 9 years ago
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(I also disagree with the comment below my first one...it's not just the Democrats who dislike Bush, or his approval rating would be higher than in the low to mid 30%s [1]. It has been widely acknowledged that even prominent Republicans disapprove of many of Bush's choices as president [2].)

1.) http://www.pollingreport.com...
2.) http://www.cbsnews.com...
http://dkosopedia.com...
Posted by sb1981 9 years ago
sb1981
Ha ha. I definitely disagree with the assertion that Bush is a good president, so I hereby vote for Con.

Happy holidays!
Posted by jlholtzapple 9 years ago
jlholtzapple
Presdent Bush is A good guy its just the democrats who dont like him just because hes republican. Clearly more people like him than dont considering he won the election 2 years in a row.
Posted by dullurd 9 years ago
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"Bush is a moron yes, but definitely not the worst president ever."

the debate isn't about whether he's the absolute worst, just bad.
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