✎ Bush Country: How Dubya Became a Great President—While Driving Liberals Insane pdf ✐ Author John Podhoretz – Motyourdrive.co.uk



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    Hagiography.A biography that praises its subject.I ve read a few, and have enjoyed some This review will not be my most poetic or flowing review and I wasn t particularly pleased This wasn t all that great.This is a one star rating because of this Page 159 The author lost all credibility and ANY respect I had for him when he blamed gay people for aids This book gets a one star rating simply because of this ridiculous and worse than childish rant in these few pages about how horrible the LGBT are for daring to remain existing after allegedly causing aids I wasn t going to mention it, but after this, why not Back on page 86, Podhoretz first lost some of my respect when he referred to people attracted to the same gender as gays As I ve said, it should be obvious why you shouldn t categorize the LGBT that way It s not simply pluralization but if that s okay, then we should group all heterosexuals together and derisively call them the straights I lived through the George W Bush presidency in my post cognitive years, I think they d be called He became President when I was twelve years old I remember quite a bit of those years, including the backlash and the praise My family was personally split down the middle eventually, politically Although, on September 11th and the weeks that followed it, everyone stood together None spoke against Bush, to my knowledge, until 2002 Personally, my opinions changed after I read his autobiography I went back and forth as a teenager, between caring and not caring, and between supporting and being against him.This book had other issues along with blaming gay people for aids.Already on page 8, we have a problem It says that GWB s malaprops as Bush called them or dysverbia as some called it had been cured because of the demands and requirements of the presidency Oh, Podhoretz is no psychic, that s for sure This book was released in 2004 as an allegedly assisting work for the re election campaign Bush s peculiar tendency to add unnecessary syllables to multisyllabic words continued well into his second term Podhoretz also tried selling Bush s recovery again on page 242.On page 9, Podhoretz says that he once felt Bush was the least prepared person to occupy the Oval Office in the modern era I wonder what he thinks of TrumpPage 19 has talks of three anti GWB websites from 19 years ago Unsurprisingly, presidentmoron dot com, Bushisamoron dot com, and toostupidtobepresident dot com are no longer reachable Page 231 mentioned misleader dot org Today, it is just a sentence that looks German or Russian to me I didn t bother translating it Back on page 99 though, Podhoretz referenced a website counterpunch dot org that unlike the others still exists, interestingly enough I guess it used to be some sort of political opinion blogging site and we all know blogging fell out of popularity about 10 years ago Now it has a bunch of political opinion podcasts on it and the mentioned Dave Lindorff seems to have left the company There are plenty of David s, but no Lindorff.Come page 22, Podhoretz confused me by responding to the author of George W Bushisms commentary that alleged GWB was an idiot by starting to talk about books GWB had read during the 2000 campaign I mean, some idiots can read, so I m not sure how that s a valid argument in the supportive here I mean one claimed that all gay people were responsible for aids and called the book Bush Country On page 47, the author made the mistake of referring to A Charge to Keep GWB s 2000 presidential campaign book as something GWB wrote He didn t It was ghost written by Mickey Herkowitz Do they refer to campaign bios as a way to keep up the illusion that all politicians have the time to write their own campaign autobiographies Or do they not know that we ve known for years now that politicians don t always have time to write a book while they re campaigning Also on page 47, it talks of GWB s father GHWB letting people define him in the early 90s, and that GWB had to learn from it The thing is though that once again, Podhoretz is clearly no psychic Bush secluded himself in the last 2 1 2 years of his second term He didn t see the point of talking out as much with all the backlash, and therefore did nothing much to define himself any.On page 73, there was critical criticism The author actually said that Bush was to blame for something That s definitely an interesting turn in a hagiography This actually happened a couple of times in the last two chapters as well Curious I m not sure what should make sense in a book where the author announces that he thinks that all gay people are responsible for aids, though.Page 94 I don t remember reading about the ABM treaty with the former Soviet Union in any other book about this Bush.Page 116 The author is talking about the Bush tax cuts and how the liberals were condemning him instead of properly praising him for preventing an economic crisis Ahem Hmm Dear 2004, as someone from the future 2019, of course , this author must have eaten his words in 2008 and oh, dear On the same page, Podhoretz is talking about houses and homeowners being able to refinance their mortgages and well, here s that annoying person from the future again There was a certain housing crisis in 2008 as well Then there s page 134 with Podhoretz talking about Bush s soaring approval popularity rating Oh, Podhoretz, you silly man, you You re still not psychic, I m afraid Bush s approval rating isn t going to be what it was when you published this book And oh, good Lord Page 136, The Patriot Act I m not even gonna touch that oneI m not sure if the author was trying to make Bush sound good or bad Podhoretz kept talking about Bush threatening the Democrats with make a decision on the war yourself or find yourself voted out of office, or threatening to go to war without congressional approval was just a way to twist arms This book is interesting in some small way, but is making Bush look horrible LoL This is supposed to be a pro Bush book right I mean, I m not so sure when the author blamed gay people for aids.On page 140, there was talk of money for the first responders of 9 11 Years later, the issue is resolved for good, but the author s words on this page may have come back to haunt him This book didn t get better.After this, I didn t really bother making too many notes, and the first time I even felt the interest to was on page 232 I questioned if Podhoretz wrote this book to help the President or to convince voters to vote for Kerry If it were a sneaky way to convince people to vote for Kerry which I don t think this was , it would be confusing given this author s obvious hatred for President Clinton Podhoretz is basically playing with the definition of English words at this point instead of making the President sound good Wasting time and energy with the definition of English words, this pro Bush and homophobic author was making a mockery of the first term instead of what he was trying to do make it sound good No book you write sounds good when you blame gay people for aids.On page 245, I shook my head at the naivety, simplicity, and boldness of a statement made before things kept getting worse in the two wars Podhoretz shot himself in the foot in a way when he talked about Bush being able to wage two wars without too many civilian and military deaths I struggled to finish this book after that Page 249 talks of the possibility of a democrat President existing ONLY if people turn against GWB and all I could think of was President Obama s landslide victory in 2008Phew This book was one of the worst things I ve ever read, and surprisingly not just because Podhoretz thinks every person with same gender attraction is responsible for aids.As a final note, in reviews of other Bush books, I ve said that I do not worship George W Bush In this review, I amend that to say that I do not worship George W Bush, nor do I consider him the greatest thing since massive orgasms Vulgar, perhaps, but the sliced bread version has been overused in my opinion unlike my repetitive mentions that this author thinks that gay people are responsible for aids.


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    Reveals many insights about how the president thinks and how he goes about things Make sense after I read them and thought about them in the light of recent history but if I d read this in 2003 when it was written I d have doubted some of the points.In fact, many truths about the innate character of this man are almost the opposite of much of what I thought I knew and to put a cherry on the top author John Podheretz also tells me WHAT it is about Dubya that is driving Liberals crazy I ve noticed they are beginning to get a little loony but it s hard for me to see why Now I ve got a clue PS Hint George Bush respects but is in some ways the antithesis of his father He is not stupid, not a cowboy, not a radical, but has great instincts and takes the nation s business very seriously


  3. says:

    Well written This country owes George W Bush a heartfelt thank you for everything he did for our country


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    The only thing that influenced me to give it as many stars as I did is that the book is pro Bush It was written in 2003 so it s old political news now It also brought up many things that anti Bush Podhoretz calls them liberals people were saying about him which I didn t realize or have forgotten were said which I didn t want to hear about back then and still don t want to hear about And, despite the jacket saying that this was a rousing, persuasive and hugely entertaining book , I did not find it to be so.At least the book was read by the author instead of an actor which I tend to prefer.


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