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Worst President Ever

Posted by MEC on April 2, 2008

In an admittedly unscientific poll, historians rated George W. Bush’s presidency the worst ever.

Only two percent of respondents said his presidency was a success.

The comments that many of the respondents included with their evaluations provide a clear sense of the reasons behind the overwhelming consensus that George W. Bush’s presidency is among the worst in American history.

“No individual president can compare to the second Bush,” wrote one. “Glib, contemptuous, ignorant, incurious, a dupe of anyone who humors his deluded belief in his heroic self, he has bankrupted the country with his disastrous war and his tax breaks for the rich, trampled on the Bill of Rights, appointed foxes in every henhouse, compounded the terrorist threat, turned a blind eye to torture and corruption and a looming ecological disaster, and squandered the rest of the world’s goodwill. In short, no other president’s faults have had so deleterious an effect on not only the country but the world at large.”

8 Responses to “Worst President Ever”

  1. Michael said

    Not even. 1.8 percent!

    Worst. President. Ever.

  2. Doran Williams said

    please, Please, PLEASE!!! Post some of the more stupid comments of the 1.8 who considered Bush to be a success. We have to see them!!

  3. Spot said

    They must have interviewed fifty historians, including Victor Davis Hanson.

  4. MEC said

    “They must have interviewed fifty historians, including Victor Davis Hanson.”


    They got responses from 109 historians.

    The article didn’t quote any of the historians who don’t think Bush is a disaster, but there’s a predictable comment from HNN’s omnipresent troll, Lawrence Brooks Hughes: “There have been ten presidents in the past century alone who were worse than George W. Bush, in my view, namely his father, Carter, LBJ, JFK, Nixon, Ford, FDR, Truman, Harding and Clinton. Furthermore, if we stipulate that Iraq and the rest of the Middle East comes out well thanks to the present swamp-draining, George W. Bush could easily rank with Ronald Reagan as one of the best ever.” [emphasis mine] The only response so far: “Can I have some tokes of whatever you’re smoking?”

  5. Oh Jeebus. “Swamp-draining”. What. An. Ass.

  6. MEC said

    Calling the U.S. involvement in Iraq “swamp-draining” is unconscious irony. The U.S. military is up to its ass in alligators there.

  7. Charles II said

    So, the mission is that if they dry up the swamp, they’ll have our troops amid a lot of chapped, thirsty alligators?

    A better plan would be to send Victor Davis Hanson there to try to impress them to death with his erudition.

  8. Oooh, ooh! Can we send Michael Gerson, too? And John Hinderaker?

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