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Jonathan Chait
Senior editor at the New Republic.


Hating President Bush.

I hate President George W. Bush. There, I said it. I think his policies rank him among the worst presidents in U.S. history. And, while I’m tempted to leave it at that, the truth is that I hate him for less substantive reasons, too. I hate the inequitable way he has come to his economic and political achievements and his utter lack of humility (disguised behind transparently false modesty) at having done so. . . . I hate the way he walks — shoulders flexed, elbows splayed out from his sides like a teenage boy feigning machismo. I hate the way he talks — blustery self-assurance masked by a pseudo-populist twang. I even hate the things that everybody seems to like about him. I hate his lame nickname-bestowing — a way to establish one’s social superiority beneath a veneer of chumminess. . . . And, while most people who meet Bush claim to like him, I suspect that if I got to know him personally, I would hate him even more.”

Source: Bankrupt -- The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today’s Democratic Party, by David Limbaugh, 2006, pages 227-228. Also: “Bush Drives Adversaries Crazy,” by Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Human Events, November 10, 2003, page 10.
Hardcopy: Copy of pages 227-228 from Limbaugh’s book.
Where: In his article, “The Case for Bush Hatred: Mad about You,” New Republic.
When: September 29, 2003.
Contributor: AIM.

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