Talk:George W. Bush

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War in Afghanistan

Could footnotes be added to support the section on the War on Afghanistan? None are available in the entire section, which breaks Conservapedia Commandment 2: "Always cite and give credit to your sources, even if in the public domain."

thanks for the heads-up. I added the notes and updated the section.RJJensen 00:36, 11 December 2009 (EST)

Liberal Media?

um, isn't that an opinion phrase? I don't really think there's a scientific basis for such a remark.

Didn't you hear? This is conservapedia, a place where ignorance coalesces into a gungy goo of people who think their opinions are always right. Anyone who doesn't agree with them is a goshdang Communist! Liberal Media, haha, oh boy that's a larf.
Everyone thinks their opinions are right. That's why they're their opinions. But you are right, the phrase "liberal media" has become an oft-lampooned indication of conservative paranoia. The use of it will only serve to make this article sound Stephen Colbert-ish. Not only do I think the phrase should be deleted; I think it should become the policy of conservapedia to strive to avoid it in the future. --Mechrobioticon 18:42, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
The Liberal-Biased Media is the GOP's equivalent of Hillary Clinton's Vast Right-wing Conspiracy, as well as being an all-purpose scapegoat from when the facts turn out to have an anti-Bush agenda. --BDobbs 21:49, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
Considering this page has been locked, I'd greatly appreciate it if an administrator would remove this clearly biased phrase.--Ge Ming 15:38, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
There IS no Liberal Media! MrDubya 01:27, 2 June 2007 (EDT)
  • Don't you mean "there is no cabal!" ? --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 01:39, 2 June 2007 (EDT)

It is well known that the media is overwelmingaly liberal. This is based on facts. --Patriot1505

Based on facts that come from the liberal media itself! Mindblowing, isn't it?

Edits

1) Removed the line about Bush executing Saddam. Saddam was executed by the Iraqis under Iraqi law. 2) Removed the un-encyclopediac comment about John Kerry.

Why's this page locked? It's not going to get any better if you don't let people add to it.

The SysOp locked it b/c of rampant vandalism. It's an obivous target for such action.

This page should be unlocked. All of Bush's good (and bad) deeds will not be known to the world until this page is unlocked. The point of our site here is to inform the people, and without people interacting and adding information, Conservapedia will die out. People will go elsewhere to a more democratic environment, and that is not good for this site.

That's just fine. The Liberals can go to Communistpedia, and the people who want a more REPUBLICAN Wiki can come here! --Ballon 21:03, 11 March 2007 (EDT)

The liberals would probably be far more intelligent than the people that frequent this site and go to wikipedia You're wrong 15:17, 4 April 2007 (EDT)

communists can go to http://eng.anarchopedia.org/index.php/Main_Page Jaques 15:21, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
   :I'd rather Communism if Fascism were the other choice. If you really need to think you're always right to sleep at night, then be my guest my lil' Yank friend.


Shouldn't the first sentence read Name, birth date, political party, etc. and then say only President of the United States? After all, it's not like there is a Democratic President. --ColinR 16:48, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

If they didn't know bush was republican we don't want them on the site.

I think by "democratic," the above poster (who failed to sign his/her comment) was referring to the political idea of democracy rather than the American political party, Ballon. And let's try not to deride each other with pejoratives like "commie" and "fascist." Anyway, I agree that this page needs to be watched closely. It is an obvious location for vandalism. However, very sensible changes (exempli gratia: moving references of George Bush's religious values to a section other than "Foreign Policy") have been suggested on this page, and they seem to have been largely ignored. This article is not passable in its current state. The sysops must either unlock the page or at the very least make changes that we agree upon on this talk page.
Mechrobioticon 17:09, 2 April 2007 (EDT)

Photo

Somebody deleted the body of this page and substituted a photo-- can anybody verify that this photo actually is President Bush? (Could we maybe print the photo as a thumbnail, and link to the large photo?)

I believe the photo is one of Prince Harry, who has recently taken up active duty in Iraq for the UK, in compliance with the American notion that leaders such as George Washington and the sons of prominent and wealthy people should be involved in and at risk from armed conflict for their country in equal measure to the legions of the poor they send to do their work for them.

Lacking Substance

Conservapedia will go absolutely nowhere if its alternative viewpoints from wikipedia consist purerly in pejorative adjectives and vague speculative references. Disprove alternative opinions with facts, not derogatory adjectives and slanted phrases. I would provide examples, but they are more than clear and numerous.

This article is useless. It is a stub, which is fine, except that this is GWB, not some arcane entry. This is made more eggregious since this page has undergone many edits, and nobody has decided to actually make it a full article, just back and forth fluff. I admit that I don't particularly want to put the work in, because I don't care about this entry, I just think that conservapedia needs a credible entry for GWB to be taken seriously. Compare with Wikipedia's entry.

As a starting point, how about information that would be useful, that you don't hear about in the liberal media; Major (and minor) legislative pushes, both successful and not. Who were his good conservative judicial appointments? --Whatter 01:51, 24 February 2007 (EST)

Nation building

It's interesting that Bush's stated opposition to nation building isn't modified to show that he has been involved in exactly that in both Afghanistan & Iraq for over half his time in office.

I'd argue he hasn't done much nation-building in either of those places.  :( It is weird, though--having a site for Conservative politics and having such dinky articles about President Bush and Iraq is like having a wiki about oceanography and not mentioning water. --Sandbagger 14:38, 11 March 2007 (EDT)


I am concerned that the entry reads as if it were written by a gushing fan instead of one who spent significant time researching the President. If the point of conservapedia is to become a credible resource intellectually honest about its bias, we must demand these entries be written at the highest standard possible. This is gossipy drivel; the libs are bound to cackle over it. }-(

Economy

Since when is Exxon Mobile the bellwether of the US economy?

Does it bother the reader that while citing Exxon Mobile profits being at record highs, gas prices also are at record highs? This may not be a very good supporting argument as it raises suspicion that our current American way of life is at risk due to the high costs of fuel, which is hurting real estate as more and more people re-urbanize living closer to their workplaces in the city as well as the overall economy as people go out less because they want to conserve fuel. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tchen (talk)

Does it bother the reader that China has one fifth of the planets population and only 1% drive cars? Does it bother the reader that China's economy is growing at 17%? Does it bother the reader that when 2% of China's population own cars, gas will go from $3 to $6 per gallon? Does it bother the reader that US politicians in Washington DC can nothing about this? Does it bother readers that implied solution here is to exterminate the Chinese? Yes, it does bother this reader. RobS 15:28, 24 May 2007 (EDT)
Whoever wrote that is probably a Liberal grousing about the fact that Bush has made his corporate benefactors a great deal richer by strip-mining the American economy. --Ballon 18:25, 11 March 2007 (EDT)

Paul O'Niell (the man who rescued Alcoa) tried to talk economic sense to Bush. Good advice fell on deaf ears. Then Cheney arranged his dismissal.

I've just visited the Yahoo! article linked to by reference 7, and it says nothing about unemployment being at an all-time low in March, 2007. In fact, the article's assessment of the economy is quite bleak.


Regarding “the Clinton years which lead to the lowest point of the stock market in January 2000 AD since the great depression of 1929 AD” it should be noted that the source that is cited states the opposite. The stock market hit it’s highest in January 2000, before GWB took office.

Per the article quoted: “Oct. 9, 2002, the Dow Jones industrial average, battered by the worst stock market meltdown since the 1929 crash, hit bottom. It closed 4,437 points below its January 2000 all-time high”.

The major blow to the stock market took place in 2002, about 20 months after Bush took office. It should be noted that this took place exactly one week after Congress authorized Bush to invade Iraq. Investors claimed this as a reason for the drop in the stock market.

Such frequently found mistakes underlines why Conservapedia is more propaganda than an online encyclopedia and should never be used as a source of information. The information is at best one sided, and more frequently, blantently false. The truth does not have a conservative or liberal slant. There seems to be a trend, however, in the last 12 or so years of American political media to baselessly proclaim an extream slant in media. Just because the reader does not like the truth does not mean that the carrier is slanted. Artical

"As we all know, the facts have an anti-Bush agenda." -- Steven Colbert. (Or, to be more accurate, it looks like Bush has an anti-facts agenda. :( --BDobbs 15:32, 1 April 2007 (EDT)

Skull and Bones Club

MountainDew, why did you take that part out? It's a matter of public record (and any number of jokes) that Bush and Kerry are in the same club.


The guy who put that in there was a known vandal, so I was just reversing all his edits at once. MountainDew 18:53, 13 March 2007 (EDT)

Locked Page

Should we really lock a page with so many typos? Miguel_Cervantes 09:13, 14 March 2007 (EDT)

I can understand why the page is locked, obviously people will target Bush, but the page needs LOTS of improvement, not just typos, but the Economy section is laughable.

Indeed. No mention of the 8 trillion (is it 9 now) debt? GofG ||| Talk 20:07, 15 March 2007 (EDT)
Debt only matters if you ever intend to pay it off. --BDobbs 15:29, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
not true, it also matters if you want to get lent more money, and it is also a matter of principal-Greenmeanie 22:38, 21 May 2008 (EDT)

Economy

Though the liberal media continues to disparage Bush's handling of the economy, they often neglect to report the many aspects of the economy that Bush has improved. For example, during his term Exxon Mobile has posted the largest profit of any company in a signle year, and executive salaries have greatly increased as well [5]. This is due to changes in the stock market that lead to a record high in 2006, recovering from the Clinton years which lead to the lowest point of the stock market in January 2000 AD since the great depression of 1929 AD, and "Companies are churning out double-digit profit growth" currently.[6] Even the working class is benefiting from the Bush economy, as unemployment hits an all time low in March 2007.[7] Bush worked with Democrats to raise the minimum wage to a more livable level.[8]

The information in this section appears to have either been written by a liberal who was interested in subtly undermining the informative authority of this particular entry (and possibly Conservapedia in general), or by someone who is perhaps good-intentioned but very badly informed.

First of all, using Exxon-Mobil and executive salary increases as an indication of how much Bush has done for the economy is actually quite bad press for him. The majority of Americans are not voting to line the pockets of the people at the very top. They prefer to have their own pockets lined, even if it is just in small ways, like in tax cuts for the middle class. Suggesting that Bush has done good for our economy as evidenced by the economic boon of the elite would seem to give credit to Bush's detractors who have accused him of being concerned only with his "oil buddies" and largest contributors. Let's not add more wood to that fire, please. That's how we lost the mid-terms - shooting ourselves in the foot.

Second point, please, whoever has write permissions, clean up the spelling errors at the very least (Exxon-Mobile, signle - in this section)

Third, someone else cited the error in referencing January 2000 as the lowest point of the stock market. In addition to their points (including the quote from the article that was supposedly used as reference for that inaccurate "fact"), I think it's important to clarify that while the market has never dropped as low as it did following the crash of 1929, the *percentage* drop could again be as great as it was in 1929. In 1929 the percentage drop was 23%. In 1987, the crash of October caused a dip of 22.7%. The actual numbers of 1929 were in the 200-400 range, whereas the Dow Jones is over 12,000 right now. If, in the modern era, the DJIA ever dropped as low as it did in 1929, i.e., down ot the 200-400 range, then we may as well prepare for Armageddon, because the state of the world would probably be *that* bad.

Fourth, is it necessary to place A.D. after every year, even when it is obvious that the referenced year is In the Year of Our Lord (i.e. Anno Domini)? It seems unnecessary, and certainly cumbersome to have A.D. following years that are obviously referring to U.S. political events. Our conservative audience is not so dumb as to be confused about whether the Clinton administration of the year 2000 is in reference to 2000 years before or 2000 years after the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Mostly I agree that we should not be concerned about the stereotypes our liberal brothers and sisters have placed upon us, but when possible for us to avoid looking stupid and playing into the stereotypes the liberals have assigned to us, I think we ought do so.

Fifth, the unemployment rate is dropping for March 2007, and this is wonderful and it speaks well of Bush's handling of the economy. It is not the lowest rate of all time, however. I don't feel compelled to provide sources here, because this information is readily available in under 2 minutes of searching for "U.S." and "unemployment rate" on any search engine of your choosing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, for example, can tell you that the lowest unemployment rate of the last 60 years was in 1953 at just under 3%. It's an easy fact to check, and a ridiculous error to lock into an entry about our President. There are true pieces of information about President Bush that make him worthy of admiration. There is no need to attempt to bolster his image with false information.

And finally, let's please be honest about the minimum wage situation. The decision to raise the minimum wage is controversial among conservatives, and I am having difficulty finding a reliable source that suggests Bush supports, in isolation, the idea of raising the minimum wage (i.e. without tax-cuts for small-businesses also tacked on as a proviso). In terms of economic growth, raising the minimum wage may not be helpful, and everything I have read about President Bush seems to indicate that he knows that. So any suggestion that his personal opinion is that the minimum wage should be raised is questionable. Aside from his personal opinion, in his professional capacity, he most certainly hasn't been placed in a position of "working with the Democrats to raise the minimum wage to a livable level." The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 has passed in both the House and the Senate, but it has not yet been presented to our President to be signed into law, because it is pending committee review. Additionally, crediting Bush with "working with Democrats" on this is erroneous. Bush has reached across partisan lines on many occasions, but this particular bill was brought on entirely by Democratic feather-ruffling during their "First 100-Hours" campaign. It was an attempt by the Dems to make a garish display of their new "authority," having gained the majority in Congress.

For starters, what powers do the executive branch have over economics? --JamesLipton 22:29, 19 March 2007 (EDT)
My personal political philosophies aside, I completely agree that Exxon-Mobile is probably the worst company that could have been chosen to show support for Bush's economic policies. This is an encyclopedia for conservatives, but if it's going to stand up to the criticisms of the liberal community and not be a major source of embarrassment for conservatives as a whole, it must hold itself to a higher level of political awareness. Whether one believes Exxon-Mobile's booming business is proof the economy is in great shape or not, the majority of those who read this (including conservatives) will fall out of their chairs when they read that. I guarantee you, liberal citizens all across America will copy and paste the paragraph into their blogs for their readers to laugh at.
This is probably the most important article on conservapedia. It HAS to be beyond reproof. --Mechrobioticon 14:42, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
When is this going to be fixed? The "lowest unemployment rate in history" is not true, it was far lower in the 60s, and lower during the later years of the Clinton administrator. The claim isn't even supported by the reference, which claims "the lowest in five years", which I suppose is true enough. Concise and fact based indeed. --Abrown 16:02, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

Ridiculous claim

"He is now working tirelessly to end the Iraqi insurgency and stabilize the region."

Eh, ok? Source? A silly attempt to try to create some kind of sympathy for the man. It's like saying "Jesus was very kind." in his entry. It has got nothing to do with facts and people should be given facts on this site and then determine for themselves if Jesus was kind and if GWB is working tirelessly.

Agreed. Authors establish bias effectively by utilizing fact selectivity and through awareness of the perspective from which those facts are related. Ineffective authors establish bias by simply writing their opinions. An openly biased article is not the same thing as an opinion column. An encyclopedia does not need to allow itself to be tainted with opinions in order to be biased. This is supported by conservapedia itself in its article "Examples of Bias in Wikipedia." (Wikipedia, however biased it may or may not be, never allows anything close to the candid opinions of its editors to pollute articles.)
Mechrobioticon 17:29, 2 April 2007 (EDT)

"Hard Work"

George W Bush has never done a day's hard work in his lifetime.

Oh wait, he was having trouble reading his children's book when he heard about 9/11. Dang, forgot about that.

Sarcasm and exaggeration are the didactic devices of idiots.
Mechrobioticon 17:31, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
and just insulting people to disprove their point is also idiotic. and sarcasm isn't idiotic at all its actually quite clever-Greenmeanie 22:41, 21 May 2008 (EDT)

Ridicolous Article

This whole article is a joke, right? How can you put this out as fact when it has been debunked so many times?

Better Picture

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I agree, that is a much better picture. It's the same one used on wikipedia, but it's public domain. I'd use it, but get a higher resolution copy of the image at http://www.defenselink.mil/DODCMSShare/NewsPhoto/2003-02/030114-O-0000D-001.jpg
Mechrobioticon 14:49, 1 April 2007 (EDT)

This article does not just neglect important information, but also gives incorrect facts. Al Gore won the popular vote in the 200 election. Also, this I laugh out loud that people are actually believing this conservopedia crap.

writing unsigned comments is quite annoying, although i agree about the conservapedia point (tip there was no 200 election in america)-Greenmeanie 22:42, 21 May 2008 (EDT)

Requested edits

  • The article needs to have {{DEFAULTSORT:Bush, George W.}} added just above the categories at the bottom, so its category sortkey is set properly. Thanks. --Interiot 17:02, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
Please add [[Category:Military Commanders]]
He is after all our Commander in Chief leading the hugely successful war against terrorism in Iraq and elswhere.
"Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people." (Isaiah 55:4)
JC 10:26, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
"Hugely successful?" I missed the announcement that they'd caught Osama Bin Laden. --BDobbs 15:56, 1 April 2007 (EDT)

Poor addition to a poor article

You neglected to mention that Bush lost the popular vote in 2000 by a half-million votes. Your refusal to address it is just plain sad. Jesus hates liars.

The line, "Many people feel that George W. Bush's faith is sincere and profound. The Faith of George W. Bush, a non-political book by author Stephen Strang, made the New York Times best-sellers list" should be quickly deleted from this article. I know wikipedia doesn't allow such B.S. qualifiers as "many people feel," and neither should conservapedia if it's going to be taken seriously. Just state that he's a Christian. How profound his Christian-ness is is both irrelevant and unquantifiable.

At least move it out of the "Foreign Policy" section of the article.

--Mechrobioticon 18:53, 31 March 2007 (EDT)

I don't agree with the first paragraph by Mechrobioticon, but I do agree with the second paragraph. I think that faith statement should be moved from the "Foreign Policy" section to a new "Faith" section. There is tons of material from the book God and George W. Bush. Crocoitetalk 02:30, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
OK, maybe requesting that the reference be completely omitted is a little harsh to ask of a conservative encyclopedia, but I still stand by my statement that it needs to be drastically reworded. "Many people feel" is simply a phrase that should never be used in scholarly writing. It's an obvious euphemism for "I feel," and a bad attempt to cover up personal bias. It makes the article appear very amateurish and will become a point of ridicule for knowledgeable readers.
Mechrobioticon 14:28, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
Who cares how 'sincere' he is? Marshall Applewhite was 'sincere', but that didn't stop him from being lethally deluded. Or are we hoping the Great Pumpkin will visit Bush this Halloween? --BDobbs 15:51, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
I agree that how "profound" or "sincere" one's faith in something is is a poor indicator of one's character (not to mention highly arbitrary and impossible to confirm), but this isn't my encyclopedia. It's conservapedia. The ideas of the secular humanist must yield to the consensus of the conservative majority. I think that even bearing this fact, however, that there is a good case to be made for the removal of the sentences in question on the basis that they are, in fact, an opinion that can't be indisputably confirmed. But again, that's not my place to decide, and if the conservative editors and sysops of conservapedia say "it stays," then it stays. Secularists should always remember that we are here to advise and help, not to ridicule and lampoon.
Mechrobioticon 16:54, 2 April 2007 (EDT)

No information

There's no information about how GWB is being named the Worst President in History [1] by alot of people, as well as having some of the lowest approval ratings ever.[2][3] And lack of information about major events in his presidency. Such as Katarina, September 11th and stuff like that.

No Information

Period. This isn't an encyclopedia entry, this is more like the bio somebody writes for the program to their high school musical. Could it be more bland? Ish. Flippin 16:02, 24 April 2007 (EDT)

Nothing about his childhood, his college, or his time as Texas governor. And there never will be. Conservapedia doesn't trust their editors to write about this icon. (They might mention, for instance, his drunk driving arrest or allegations of cocaine use). Czolgolz 13:36, 30 April 2007 (EDT)

Someone tell me when this article is fixed

I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that this article is hopeless. It's not my opinion that George W. Bush's "sincere and profound faith in God" doesn't belong in the foreign policy section of this article. It's a demonstrable fact. Someone tell me what qualifies his religion as a formal written policy by which America's interactions with other countries are deliberated, and I will shut up. The addition is also poorly written, vague, unscholarly, conjectural, impossible to confirm, and dripping with bias and ethnocentrism, but I'll ignore that. Just move it. Please just move it. If this ever happens, please email me at happyhealey@gmail.com, and will resume contributing to Conservapedia. It's ludicrous for a wiki project to be unable to correct its own typographical errors. It's been a month. A whole month. If this were Wikipedia it would have been corrected in less than five minutes. This is, without exaggeration, pitiful. Mechrobioticon 23:24, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

Well, at least you changed the picture. Good to know the article isn't completely stagnant. Mechrobioticon 23:32, 29 April 2007 (EDT)

How can I edit this article?

There are some spelling mistakes (Exxon Mobil not Exxon Mobile) and grammar that need correcting but I can't get on to fix it. Erasmus 11:19, 1 May 2007 (EDT)

Could someone add "Category:Christian warriors" which I created specifically for Dubya?Muschifresser 08:23, 3 May 2007 (EDT)

Protected articles

Protected articles infringe on the right to free speech. I am greatly opposed to this policy. Bush happens to be one of my favorite people and you are depriving the fact that I can't contribute to this article is appalling. I know you are worried about vandals, but you are just punishing the innocent. The world is being deprived of my great knowledge, these are sad times.--BushRules12 23:22, 8 May 2007 (EDT)

Eavesdropping program

When it becomes possible to edit this article again, something should be added about the NSA eavesdropping program. As today's New York Times indicates, this program is extremely controversial even among conservatives and almost led to the resignations of Attorney General Ashcroft and FBI Director Mueller.--User:Amyz 10:04, May 16, 2007 (EDT)

This is one sad page...

....And since it's locked, only the syspos (who have enough to do as it is) can DO anything with it. --Gulik3 02:37, 21 May 2007 (EDT)

  • I quite agree, Gulik3. Me, for instance, I have been reading your many posts, all seeming to be unhappy ones. I hope you will straighten us out with good, solid examples of article production so that we may learn from you! --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 05:16, 21 May 2007 (EDT)
That's be a good trick on my part, seeing how everything worth editing is locked. --Gulik3 23:53, 21 May 2007 (EDT)
There actually is a real simple way around that: try, for the first time in known history, to actually write an article according to WP's NPOV. It would actually work here. RobS 00:15, 22 May 2007 (EDT)
Wikipedia's NPOV? The onbe that's "Six times more Liberal than America"? That NPOV? I can try... --Gulik3 00:29, 22 May 2007 (EDT)
Yep. Since WP does not enforce its only policies, perhaps we can have the first ever NPOV article written here. RobS 00:42, 22 May 2007 (EDT)

Wait, wait. So Wikipedia has "a horrible anti-liberal" and "Anti American" bias, and you follow its rules on NPOV? NaglfarorGleipnir 18:58, 28 March 2008 (EDT)

template

I think this article should use a template similar to the others in Presidents of the United States category.. see Dwight D. Eisenhower for example. --Colest 13:03, 24 May 2007 (EDT)

Public Criticisms?

Shouldn't Bush's page have a public criticisms page as suggested in the manual of style? It is an issue significant to his presidency. And what about his handling of 9-11? And why does the economic section sound sarcastic with respect tp executive salaries. This article needs a lot of help. Pokowpane 18:00, 31 May 2007 (EDT)

What? You think you can do it? RobS 22:28, 31 May 2007 (EDT)

This page should have a criticism title like those for other President's. I don't think it has much credibility unless it does. Priestspez 10:24, 18 June 2007

Absolutely. Unless it's Conservapedia policy not to report on criticism of presidents. Daphnea 16:35, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

Comment

Bush had an alcohol problem until 1986, as he has openly admitted in the past. The severity of this problem remains open to doubt. Comment by User: Darkmind1970 (08:23, 4 January 2008)

Threats

We can't have a threats section. Otherwise, every liberal/communist would be on it!

Economic Policy

To write that Bush worked with the Democrats to raise the minimum wage is a little disingenuous. The minimum wage increase was a platform of the 2006 Democrats. While Bush didn't specifically issue a veto threat, as per the article referenced, the White House wanted tax breaks for small businesses to offset the cost to those businesses. I think the current revision is a better recount of the minimum wage increase. It credits both Democrats, as it was their issue, as well as Bush, who signed the provision after he got what he wanted in the bill.

I'm not trying to vandalize, merely provide more context to the actions.--Jdellaro 12:22, 17 January 2008 (EST)

Yes, "worked with" is the operative phrase. In general, Republicans oppose increases in the minimum wage, on the grounds that it hurts inner city youth - making it harder for them to get entry-level jobs. --Ed Poor Talk 12:44, 17 January 2008 (EST)

Poll #'s Are Wrong

His most recent poll rating, according to ARG on 2/20/08, is 19%! http://americanresearchgroup.com/economy/

user:armstongandmiller says:

i heard that his approval rating dropped below that of broccoli

Faith

"Most people feel his faith is sincere and profound". Evidence please? Polls showing this to be true? This is clearly the writer's personal belief and not an encyclopedic fact. Please remove this sentence. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by StephenS (talk)

Absolutely. Without saying who it is that feels this, and quoting some reference to back it up, this is just puffery. Daphnea 16:33, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

Cats

Please add this article to Category:Texas and Category:United States Governors -- 50 star flag.png User:Deborah (contributions) (talk) 16:25, 5 May 2008 (EDT)

biased reports

"mostly due to biased media reports". This statement about the President's popularity clearly reflects the writer's opinion. Do we have a reference to back it up? If not, why is it here? Daphnea 13:29, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

Click the wikilink on the word "bias" in the section. Also check out media bias. Jinxmchue 13:54, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
Read those. Nothing there indicates that Bush's falling polls are the fault of liberal media. Daphnea 16:29, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
Daphnea has a point, I think the American populace is more upset that gas prices are skyrocketing while we have two oilmen in the Whitehouse and Americans are dying overseas for oil. I don't see a media bias in this, or if there is, how this bias isn't reflective of reality (I mean, 4.34?! a gallon)--MarkS 16:32, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

2000 election controversy

Why is there no mention at all of the 2000 Florida vote controversy? Surely we can't ignore what happened there? Daphnea 13:30, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

There is an article on the 2000 election where such material would be more appropriate. Jinxmchue 13:57, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
Perhaps a link to that in the first paragraph where the 2000 election is mentioned would be helpful for readers. --Jareddr 14:03, 23 June 2008 (EDT)
I agree. Jinxmchue 18:46, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

Early life

No mention of anything before governorship? No mention of National Guard? What exactly are we allowed to write in this article? Daphnea 16:49, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

Write up what you would like added and post it here. Jinxmchue 13:19, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

Economic Legacy?

The current version of Bush's economic legacy is no longer valid, and leaves out any mention of the record deficits run up during his administration. I'm willing to put together an objective, properly referenced record of the positive and negative impact this administration has had on the US economy, if someone will pledge to unlock and post it so it's not a wast of time. --DinsdaleP 11:13, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

It seems like this would be a good time to revise the "Economic Legacy" section. Corry 12:38, 9 October 2008 (EDT)
This page needs to be unlocked so this section can be edited - it's so out of date it hurts the usefulness of this site for students looking to use it as a reference. --DinsdaleP 09:20, 23 October 2008 (EDT)
I want to remind you not to use word hyperbole to make an unwarranted point. As a percent of GDP, the deficits aren't even close to being "records". I hope that any alterations you make will accurately reflect this and treat it in a balanced way. Learn together 16:33, 23 October 2008 (EDT)
Thanks, and I'll be careful to be fair. My intention is to divide the Bush economic legacy into three phases - one for his first administration, one for the first half of his second administration (2005-06), and the third covering 2007-08. This way he can be acknowledged for areas where progress was both made and lost. I'll also cite statistics from the government instead of the media for objectivity. If the page gets hit by vandalism and needs to be locked, I'll post my suggested edits here and you can apply them. --DinsdaleP 16:58, 23 October 2008 (EDT)

Wikilinks

Could someone add wikilinks to "Laura Bush" and "United Methodist" in the infobox please? Thank you. FernoKlumpLook at this petition! 17:45, 28 August 2008 (EDT)

Plg6067's edit

I must say that I found his edit very good: up to the point, concise, and... right. Does anyone have any proof on the contrary? --LadaNiva 16:18, 13 November 2008 (EST)

Try making some serious edits. HelpJazz 16:23, 13 November 2008 (EST)

Unscourced

"Liberals have accused him of having a barbaric foreign policy, but actually Bill Clinton invaded more countries than Pres. Bush."

This is a good and valid point, but it needs references. Please cite a scource for both things. It'd be nice if you could get some quotes from more prominent liberals.--Ben Talk 15:36, 11 December 2008 (EST)

Still President?

Still President?

This page still reads as though he is the current president. E.g. it says "Serving as president since 2001" and also lines like "when he leaves office". Just a thought. JohnKite 11:19, 28 January 2009 (EST)

Zogby poll referenced should have link changed

The link to the document on the poll should be changed to be a link to the poll itself.

http://www.zogby.com/search/ReadNews.cfm?ID=1588

"As the President's job approval ratings hit a new record low, job performance ratings for Congress have again fallen to their previous record-low of 9% it slipped to in August. The Democratically-controlled Congress earns positive ratings from 13% of Democrats, a drop from 18% who said the same in September. Republican approval has also fallen to 6% from 10% who said the same last month, while Congressional job approval ratings from political independents held steady at 10%."

Faith and the use of "Immoral"

The use of the phrase "immoral embryonic stem cell research." is quite clearly opinion and since there is no source for the the whole line, it should be deleted.

Vice President link

The redirect Vice President was recently deleted. I fixed all the other links in actual articles, but can't get this one. Can an admin change it to Vice President? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MarkGall (talk) -- 11:14, 7 July 2009

Thanks, Mark, I have. Sorry for this obvious oversight I missed! --ṬK/Admin/Talk 15:24, 7 July 2009 (EDT)

Easy Re-election

I was wondering what constituted "easy" in terms of election results. I think, one, easy is a subjective and qualitative term. Also, I believe that the closeness of the election would lend the term "narrow." I feel that this would even be a better, albeit more honest, descriptor in light of the fact that the liberals tried so hard to suppress a re-election. --BLJones 22:44, 18 September 2009 (EDT)

"Albeit"? I assume you mean "and even", unless you're suggesting the article is intentionally misleading? FREConservative 19:07, 19 September 2009 (EDT)

Spelling mistakes

Early Life -- First line "were he attended Yale" I believe it should be WHERE not WERE

Good catch. Got it.--Andy Schlafly 17:51, 2 November 2009 (EST)

Awkward sentence structure

"He reformed K12 education with a major new program "No Child Left Behind," and forced through Congress a series of major tax cuts." Could someone fix this? Twitcher 19:07, 31 January 2010 (EST)

Yes. Done. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 19:57, 31 January 2010 (EST)
Surely "...forced a series of major tax cuts through Congress?" Twitcher 19:06, 1 February 2010 (EST)

Link

In the intro, change "No Child Left Behind" to No Child Left Behind. Ctown2000 07:23, 8 May 2010 (EDT)

New Book

Decision Points by George W. Bush, set to release November 9, 2010. Would be worth adding to his biography under publications. DerekE 15:43, 15 July 2010 (EDT)

John Snow - duplicate entry

I was thinking about creating pages for the red-linked members of Pres. Bush's administration, when I noticed the link for John Snow doesn't refer to the correct person, but rather "the father of modern epidemiology." One of the links needs to be changed - I'm guessing the one in this article - to maybe include a middle initial, or something? Any ideas please? TracyS 12:04, 21 April 2011 (EDT)

Fixed - I've added his middle initial - W - to avoid confusion with John Snow. TracyS 10:53, 22 April 2011 (EDT)
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