Well, I think that Thomas is implying that the Bush administration depends on fear-mongering and McCarthyism to an unprecedented degree. I would add that he has done more to undermine democracy and civil rights than any other president.
Well, Hitler got what he wanted, that’s not much of a criterion.
This guy cheated his way into office in the first place with a stacked supreme court. He then proceeded to bumble through his first year in office, accomplishing nothing of any significance, and paying back favors to corporate and political cronies.
9/11 was the best thing to ever happen to George W, Bush. It gave him the perfect unassailable shield for any self-serving policy he wishes to pursue. Anyone who opposes him is unpatriotic. We now live in a country where any citizen can have his phone tapped, his computer communications monitored, and his home searched without a warrant or any just cause. Not only that, but citizens can be arrested without charges, and held indefinitely without bail, without an attorney and without a trial. This is all done to “protect our freedoms,” Orwellian doublespeak at its finest.
This administration has also presided over an economy which has gone from being the strongest in American history into the toilet of recession, unemployment, and deficits.
This administration has also launched a direct assault on the SOCAS with his idiotic “faith based” initiatives.
It’s his fault 9/11 happened. The president’s first mandate is to protect the country and he failed.
He still hasn’t found the man who murded 3000 Americans and is instead pursuing a campaign against a “surrogate” boogeyman which will end in pain, death and suffering for thousands of innocent people.
He has yet to accomplish one single thing which is of any real benefit to the country.
GWB sucks like no other POTUS has ever sucked before him.