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Why was George Bush elected?

Just wondering. The guy wrecked the country. How did he manage to get elected since he wasn't particularly good at anything not at rhetoric not at anything. God, who were the morons who voted for him?

by Anonymousreply 3703/18/2013

I don't even think Jeb Bush wants to run in 2016, but i bet there's an invisible hand that will force him. I think a lot of shit is wrapped up with that family and a lot of very very wealthy people depend on their machinations to gain the system.

Hence, Jeb Bush won't have a choice.

I know u asked about W but....thought this comment applies too

by Anonymousreply 103/17/2013

Lots of vote counting fraud and a really indefensible supreme court decision.

by Anonymousreply 203/17/2013

He pretended to be the moderate he was NOT, and the country was sick of Clinton and didn't want Al Gore, who came off badly.

Now you know.

by Anonymousreply 303/17/2013

There are a lot of morons in America.

by Anonymousreply 403/17/2013

Idiots! Gore DID win more votes than Bush. Bush won more ELECTORAL college votes.

by Anonymousreply 503/17/2013

It will be very sad if we get a Bush again. It will be the same old thing, everything for the rich and that will be the end of our country. You can not have a good country without a strong middleclass.

by Anonymousreply 603/17/2013

2000 was something of an accident; 2004 is primarily explained by 9/11.

That said, a lot of the blame also falls on the Democratic candidates.

by Anonymousreply 703/17/2013

R7 - there's a lot of Democratic bitterness about 2004 having been "stolen" in Ohio. Kerry blew it without that.

by Anonymousreply 803/17/2013

Ohio wasn't the only state stolen. There were at least half a dozen states stolen.

by Anonymousreply 903/17/2013

The Bush name will be forever tarnished. There's no shining a t.u.r.d.

by Anonymousreply 1103/17/2013

The demographics are against the repugs and they are self-destructing.

by Anonymousreply 1203/17/2013

George HW Bush won because Americans were still stupified by Reagan, in part, and mainly because Dukakis was a disastrous nominee for the Democrats. No one actually wanted Bush. He got in by default.

George W Bush was not elected. He was awarded the presidency by four Republican Supreme Court justices in a bloodless coup.

It still is questionable that he won in 2004 as well, given the suspicious returns from Ohio especially. There is some question that Rove was attempting another vote-machine tamper this election, and that that was behind his screech fit election night, as Anonymous hackers prevented HIS hack to occur.

Now, the real question is what kind of dim bulb posts a thread such as this? A 12-year-old or a troll just trying to add to the thread count?

by Anonymousreply 1303/17/2013

George W. Bush wasn't elected, OP. He stole the 2000 election.

Gore won the popular vote, and Jeb Bush rigged Florida. And then the Supreme Court did the rest.

by Anonymousreply 1403/17/2013

Uncle John

by Anonymousreply 1503/18/2013

Gore ran a shitty campaign, and allowed. bush to get close enough so that his brother and Katharine Harris could steal Florida for him. Holy Joe Lieberman was worse, and allowed Cheney to best him in the debates.

Plus Bush pretended to be a moderate.

by Anonymousreply 1603/18/2013

I forgot that George didn't really win, either time. And fucking Rove thought he had bought Ohio last year but he was wrong...fucking son of a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 1703/18/2013

Gore acted like a dofus and pretty much handed Bush the office.....with some help from Ralph Nader

by Anonymousreply 1803/18/2013

No, he wasn't a "doofus" but the mainstream press led by Maureen Dowd at the NY Times insisted that that was the only story worthy of printing. Lazy hoodlums, all of them!

by Anonymousreply 1903/18/2013

MONEY

by Anonymousreply 2003/18/2013

U.S. press didn't expose true history of the Bush family, going back to Prescott Bush's involvement with the Nazis. The articles were available in the UK press, but Americans didn't get to see them.

by Anonymousreply 2103/18/2013

[quote]Idiots! Gore DID win more votes than Bush. Bush won more ELECTORAL college votes.

No, Gore actually won Florida too. Bush won in a 5-4 decision in the Supreme Court. Completely unconstitutional, completely indefensible legally.

And Gore was smeared by the press in a lot of ways.

I'll bet you think Al Gore claimed he invented the internet. He never said any such thing. He never claimed any such thing. What he DID actually say, was accurate. Nobody blinked an eye for three days, until Rush Limbaugh got on his show and rewrote history, and then started pushing his made up story until it was repeated so often everyone believed it.

It was the start of the 'Brietbart' school of journalism, ... making up slurs and lies out of half-truths, and repeating them until people believe stupid things like ACORN being an organization that steals elections (it did nothing wrong), or the "New Black Panthers" being a wave of voter intimidation by blacks to get people to vote for Obama and scare away McCain voters (it was two guys, who weren't even that intimidating).

This was repeated with the "Dean Scream"... something that was not an issue at all, but the result of a directional mic that filtered out all the crowd noise. Nobody who was ACTUALLY there saw anything wrong or had any issues. Only when the "doctored" recording was released a day or so later did he become a joke. Again, entirely manufactured by the media. The RIGHT WING media.

by Anonymousreply 2203/18/2013

What R14, R19, and R22 said -- times 1,000.

Both elections -- 2000 and 2004 -- were stolen by a despicable bunch of criminals, and that includes, in 2000, the five Rethugs on the Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 2403/18/2013

2000- O'Connor, Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, Rehnquist.

2001- Osama Bin Laden

by Anonymousreply 2503/18/2013

Two things to consider. First, after 8 years of a democratic in the WH the public grows weary. Slight edge to republicans. We have to remember that Gore won the popular vote. The electoral college is always the path to the WH.

by Anonymousreply 2603/18/2013

R25: I was dumbfounded that Jon Stewart didn't ask O'Connor about Bush v. Gore when she was a guest on his show. Although I suppose I shouldn't be surprised; he's a terrible interviewer, especially when dealing with people in power.

by Anonymousreply 2703/18/2013

Should we do away with he electoral?

by Anonymousreply 2803/18/2013

How old are you OP?

by Anonymousreply 2903/18/2013

Nader.

by Anonymousreply 3003/18/2013

Gore and Kerry were horrible candidates.

by Anonymousreply 3103/18/2013

The fear factor, with the orchestrated "TERROR ALERT LEVEL" color codes was enough to scare the easily misguided and uninformed into voting for the Cheney/Bush ticket.

by Anonymousreply 3203/18/2013

[quote]God, who were the morons who voted for him?

'Round here, we call them the Flyover States.

by Anonymousreply 3303/18/2013

Pish, R33! The CIA, the Pentagon, Wall Street, and Israel put Bush in the White House. The "flyovers" merely ratified a choice that had been made for them by those with money and power.

by Anonymousreply 3403/18/2013

The same players, R35. Notice that Obama kept Bush's Sec. of Defense.

When was the last time you saw an incoming president of one party retain the highest-level cabinet members of his predecessor from the other party?

by Anonymousreply 3603/18/2013

It was a combination of a good marketing campaign where he was shown as a bit of a doofus who enjoys hanging out with regular guys and have a beer with them and voter fraud by Karl Rove.

by Anonymousreply 3703/18/2013
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