I can not believe how I can so duped by the drive-by media. I thought I was total informed to weed out what is crap to what is the actual truth.
I believe in this current president. I knew he will bring this economy back from the inherited recession from the Clinton Administration and I was relieved that President Bush was there after the devastation of 9/11. I believe a person who earned an MBA from a prestigious ivy league school to run this country than someone who has a Masters in Political Science. The goal of the President is to keep its citizens safe in America. Period. That mean to keep us from being attack and to make sure that we have the avenue to prosper in this country.
Because of the idiocy that I started to believe in, I actually started to rationalize President Bush's legacy. I surmised last year that President Bush has the strong economic savvy of Ronald Reagan, the strong military of FDR, and the committed conviction of JFK. I referred President Bush as a Blue Dog Democrat, who is God-fearing with a strong military an pro-growth values.
I need to make an apology if I confused many of what I said. I have to thank Myspace friend Mr L's Tavern to direct me to the right path. Mr. L's Tavern is very informative and extremely keen in his knowledge of Conservatism. Thank you.
My conviction of my idea allows me to state that President George W. Bush will be renowned as one of the greatest President of the United States. History will dictate that down the road and I will repost this very same blog when that time comes.
I should have realize that not one media outlet will praise the President's job towards the economy or what he has done. Everything is focus on Iraq. Why? Because no comment can be said negatively about the economy. The work done in Iraq is to promote Democracy, which will end a safe haven for terrorism. Ironically, Bush never wanted "nation building", but that change after 9/11. The military is doing an honorable thing. Let them do their job. If you want to bitch and whine of dying Americans, why don't you direct your energy to the crimes and murders done by illegal aliens. There are more kidnaping along the border of Mexico than the kidnaping in Baghdad. There is a substantial amount of senseless murders committed to the American people here on our own soil. Work on strengthening border security and ways to decrease the violent crimes in the United States. There is no honor when an a unarmed, innocent American dies, and allowing these criminals run free doesn't make any sense; but there is honor in our military, who are doing a noble deed and being proactive to bring peace and stability to the world.
I will not question this commander in chief and his role to protect America. I have to say Bush is doing a fantastic job and that is undeniable. I need to hear those who think otherwise.
I'm satisfied to see Bush knows how to expand the economy and keep the "supply-side" model on fiscal responsibility in tact. I wrote my last blog about the success of President Bush. I have receive emails that his spending has gone way out of control. After reading, researching, and pondering from experience, I am able to state that if one has to compare Bush spending to past president, it may be high, but the problem is comparing apples to oranges. It's important when regards to spending that one needs to include the GDP (Gross Domestic Product), which is defined as the dollar value of all goods and services bought by the final user. This chart from Investor Business Daily (Presidential Spending base on the GDP) shows that Bush's spending based on GDP is well within line of other past presidents.
Therefore, the rhetoric that Bush is a bigger spender than Lyndon Johnson is totally false. Keep in mind that LBJ didn't take office until late in 1963 and didn't serve 2 full terms like Reagan, Clinton, and Bush. Johnson had Vietnam and a huge spending spree, which included the Great Society, that ended with high inflation, huge deficits, and higher taxes; but Bush had the war in Afghanistan, Iraq and also the War in Terrorism, inherited a recession, and September 11; and we still have low inflation, unemployment and a robust economy. Why? It's because Bush is able to expand the economy to withstand a recession. Based on the GDP, Bush spending in the past 7 years was in line with his former predecessors or even better. Just to note, Bush's spending equates to what Clinton did during his term in office.
I agree spending needs to be curbed to a point without hurting the economy, but tell that to Capitol Hill. I also have to mention that Congress decides spending and not the President. Its so easy to blame the President on spending because he officially signs Congress' bill into law. I just want to point out that Congress has the spending power and money to do whatever they want constitutionally and its their duty to be better gate keepers of our national economy. I just want to stress that it's not Bush's fault that Congress can't control spending.
To summarize, George Bush has done exceptional job for this country. He protected this nation from another attack since September 11, 2001. He kept this country prosperous with an expanding economy. This economy have withstand a recession, high oil and high gas price, the weak dollar, sub-prime mess, housing slump, nuclear threat, terrorist, and natural disaster. No other Administration in our history was able to sustain a strong economy with elements that would adversely affect it. Do you recall President Bush in 2003 when he promised to cut the deficit in half from 3.5% of GDP, even after tax cuts? Well in 2007, the deficit dropped to $158 billion. The deficit is now 1.2% of GDP and we are headed to a $70 billion surplus in 2012. It would be foolish to question a MBA graduate who knows what he is doing. I'm not worried. History will write a promising legacy of George W. Bush.