Bush

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  1. avalonlovelove

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    Bush is not as dumb as most people would like him to be. Just because a President is an incompetent at running your country (or an oil company, or the Texas Rangers) and has, *at best*, shady connections and dealings does not automatically make him a dumbass...

    At least, not academically so.
     
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    I like him.

    Best thing he ever did was to declare war on the moon.
     
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    Well, burns1e, where do those presidential IQs come from?
    Andrew Johnson, for example, died in 1875, and it was only three decades later that Alfred Binet published the first IQ test.

    I accept your point that Bush might actually be more intelligent than he appears to most people. But he could also be less intelligent than we assume.

    Me? I'm struck by how much more intelligent he appeared in videos made during the early years of his time as Texas governor. He had not yet become quite the Good Ol' Boy he is now, and seemed more willing to let some intelligence show in his manner of speaking.
     
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    We've only got another year with Bush, so how about thinking/talking about the NEXT possible incumbent of the White House?

    Or does everyone prefer to talk about old news?
     
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    They're based on his SATs scores. If you search for it on Google, you'll find them.

    I think it's mostly his manner of speaking that gets people thinking he's a moron - his accent, the way he pronounces 'nukular', his stance even, etc. I don't know how he manages that, but for a guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he somehow manages to look like a lower-middle-class blue collar dude. That might be it.
     
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    Some people are dumb on purpose. I measure a man by the amount of money he can line his pockets with at others expense. I don't mind one bit taking dumb peoples money.
     
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    The policies of the Bush administration will stay with America for years, possibly DECADES to come, so I hardly think that talking about the man and his impact can be considered "old news".

    As for the next prez: unless we're talking about Ron Paul, then it's pointless. :biggrin1:
     
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    I know, I know. It's just that it's kind of pointless to Bush-bash when the "replacement choices" we have right now are so... well... WEIRD! It's my opinion, and something I worry about more.
     
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    That's a silver foot in his mouth.

    Still, I don't quite believe he's actually quite as dumb as he appears. Or, at least, I hope he's not as dumb as he appears.

    As for his appeal to lower-middle-class blue collar workers, that's a carefully calculated marketing ploy crafted to appeal to a base of voters who might otherwise be skeptical of a wealthy frat boy accustomed to travelling on private jets to exclusvie country clubs.
     
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    We should be talking and taking action of Impeachment on a grand Scale.

    Another year of this shit, and the US will be the next third world country.
    The damage that was done is near Irreversable.

    Why would we allow rats on a sinking ship to swim away with the cargo?
     
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    Yeah, let's talk........Go Hillary Go! What do ya'll think about brother Mitt Romney's [5] five sons, none of which have never joined the armed forces of this country, all the while their good ole pop pushing this war, the war monger?
     
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    I knew there was a reason that I like you.:smile:
    Bush suffers from attention deficit disorder. People with this condition quite often have gaps in their intelligence. They may be brilliant in math and can't spell for instance. There are multiple intelligences. Obviously Bush has some degree of intelligence to gather people who do have the intelligence around him.

    I read before he was elected that Bush isn't a ideological political person at all. He is about power and money and in his thinking, prestige.
     
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    The man is grossly unqualified for the job.

    I don't think I'll ever get over the fact that my fellow Americans elected this simpleton.

    BTW, a bumper sticker I like:

    "Embarrassed yet?"
     
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    Impeachment proceedings could be initiated, but given the party composition of the House and the Senate, the articles of impeachment might never make it out of the House, and I think conviction in the Senate is somebody's dream -- I do not know how much of a majority is needed in either chamber; checking quickly, these are not specified in the Constitution (Article 2, Section 4) -- I think for a Senate conviction it is 2/3 (if recalling correctly from Clinton)
     
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    I'm not too impressed with the "intelligence" of the people around him either. I think that this administration demonstrates that intelligence can be severely hampered by rigid ideology. (or used in nasty ways; think Karl Rove)

    Bush's most marked personality characteristic seems to be his rigidity
     
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    If bush is actually intelligent he is an excellent actor.
     
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    theres no intelligence needed to gather greedy men when you are president.
     
  19. Principessa

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    Anyone who has as much money at his disposal as he did and manages to run an oil company into the ground in TEXAS is not intelligent.

    BINGO!!

     
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    To people living outside the USA, he appears incredibly, unbelievably stupid. As for the people he surrounded himself with, like Rhhumsveld, Wolvewitz etc, they may have been powerfull and wise, but they led the president and the US public in a merry dance to hell(Iraq, Weapons of Mass Deception etc). The legacy of Bush&co's bad/stupid decisions are going to be an albatros around the neck of the US for decades to come.
    Before Bush&co, The USA was seen mostly as some well-intentioned if sometimes misguided, gentle giant, and US soldiers were fair in their dealings with civilians and their captives. No more. Abu Gharib and Guantanomo Bay, rendition, torture etc has seen to that. The damage is much deeper than you'l ever see
     
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