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David Boaz of the Cato Institute, writing on the Guardian web site, has a recommendation for all those afflicted with Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS): if you want to really hurt Bush, then praise him! Here is the essence of the Boaz strategy:

As a nominating speech for President Grover Cleveland once put it, "They love him most for the enemies he has made." Conservatives love Bush because the left hates him. If the New York Times would run a front-page story headlined "Bush Delivers the Big Government Clinton Never Did," and the lefty bloggers would pick it up and run with it, maybe conservatives would catch on.

So here's your challenge, lefty bloggers: If you don't like the tree-chopping, Falwell-loving, cowboy president--if you want his presidency fatally wounded for the next three years--then start praising him. One good Paul Krugman column taking off from that USA Today story on the surge in entitlements recipients under Bush, one Daily Kos lead on how Clinton flopped on national health care but Bush twisted every arm in the GOP to get a multi-trillion-dollar prescription drug benefit for the elderly, one cover story in the Nation on how Bush has acknowledged federal responsibility for everything from floods in New Orleans to troubled teenagers, and maybe, just maybe, National Review and the Powerline blog and Fox News would come to their senses. Bush is a Rockefeller Republican in cowboy boots, and it's time conservatives stopped looking at the boots instead of the policies.
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Actually, I suspect that it would take more than a few pro-Bush blog entries or columns to counter the pernicious effects of BDS. In fact, it sometimes seems that the 'Angry Left' is eager to boost GOP turnout. The Daily Kos recently posted a list of 21 "Democratic senators [who] have come out for censuring the president," then crankily observed, "Unfortunately, the president being censured was Bill Clinton, not George W. Bush. Because, you know, these senators had their priorities straight."

Boaz's suggestion is probably impossible to follow, because BDS is a compulsion, not a strategy, as evidenced by the rantings of the Daily Kos, Russ Feingold (who, except for his BDS, seems like a pretty straight-up guy), et al.
 

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oldreliable67 said:
David Boaz of the Cato Institute, writing on the Guardian web site, has a recommendation for all those afflicted with Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS): if you want to really hurt Bush, then praise him! Here is the essence of the Boaz strategy:



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Actually, I suspect that it would take more than a few pro-Bush blog entries or columns to counter the pernicious effects of BDS. In fact, it sometimes seems that the 'Angry Left' is eager to boost GOP turnout. The Daily Kos recently posted a list of 21 "Democratic senators [who] have come out for censuring the president," then crankily observed, "Unfortunately, the president being censured was Bill Clinton, not George W. Bush. Because, you know, these senators had their priorities straight."

Boaz's suggestion is probably impossible to follow, because BDS is a compulsion, not a strategy, as evidenced by the rantings of the Daily Kos, Russ Feingold (who, except for his BDS, seems like a pretty straight-up guy), et al.
You are probably correct. I spent several minutes trying to think of something to praise Bush for without fibbing and had difficulty. He does wear nice ties on occassion.
 
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Kerry or Bush as president, this nation still would have problems. Politics of today are the best that money can buy. The incompetent many electing the two-party system-monopoly of the corrupt few.
 
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