Persistence

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Jamie McBain
03/25/2010

Persistence 1

He reminds me of Wile E. Coyote, and Osama Bin Ladden, was his Road Runner.

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earthbound
04/02/2008

Persistence 5

Stay the course, even if you are driving over the edge of a cliff and never mind the people in the back seat telling you to swerve.

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irishgit
04/02/2008

Persistence 4

He's a stubborn bastard, I gotta give him that. 

There's no question this is one of his main attributes.  The problem is with what he persists in.

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FranksWildYear s
04/02/2008

Persistence 4

A fly bonking its head on a glass window over and over and over is persistant.  I suppose he gets a few stars given that the list isn't prequalified as "Positive" Attributes of George W. Bush.

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lmorovan
04/02/2008

Persistence 5

He was elected to lead the country, not to please a few. Only through his persistence was he able to bring stability and progress especially after 9/11. No President ever pleased everyone and Bush is not the exception. But few Presidents have been so persistent as Bush is. And it worked for the benefit of the country.

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decalod85
10/11/2007

Persistence 5

Persistence is not always a good thing.

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MariusQelDroma
07/24/2007

Persistence 3

Not sure if it is persistence or stubbornness I see in a lot of Dubya's actions...

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alomewandsam
10/07/2006

Persistence 1

Yes - he is persistent - persistently ignorant which is why we are where we are right now.

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doobiesNhof
07/07/2006

Persistence 5

Yes, he is persistently WRONG.

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luridlloyd
07/07/2006

Persistence 2

W's persistence is not an attribute. Every day I am less and less proud to be an American. Never before have I felt this way.

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Vudija
04/28/2006

Persistence 4

He's definitely a persistent one, not that we appreciate it as much as he'd like for us to. As daedalus mentioned, he'll turn on a dime if he begins to piss off the right-wing base that he holds so dear, until then I guess he expects that we sit back like good little children and watch him ruin the country and it's standing in global opinion.

I'm all for persistence, but there's a fine line between persistence and just being too stubborn to admit you were wrong...

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daedalus
02/04/2006

Persistence 4

Obstinate to a fault. The public likes to hate those that appear to be "flip-floppers", but what about those that keep on the same course regardless of the harm it does the country? He can be persuaded though, if he angers his right-wing radical, Christian fundamentalist base enough, as we saw with the Harriet Miers nomination, he will back down.

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Drummond
02/03/2006

Persistence 3

Assuming that refusing to change your mind in the face of adverse facts is a virtue, he's got it.

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Inmyopinion
06/17/2005

Persistence 3

Oh he's persistant alright, without a doubt. Persistant in making half-baked stupid decisions that are running this great country into the ground

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edt4
06/15/2005

Persistence 1

In his case, this is a euphemism for blind, intractable bullheadedness.

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CanadaSucks
05/03/2005

Persistence 1

Persistence is a worthless trait if you're a liar and lack any sense of geopolitical intelligence. It isn't admirable if you're wrong.

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cutegurl
05/03/2005

Persistence 5

When President Bush want's something done, he makes sure it gets done. He doesn't leave things half finished which is why he won't pull out of Iraq, it would be leaving a job he started half finished. When President Bush believes something is right or beneficial to our country he goes after and won't shut up until his ideas get some attention. I think that's pretty cool that someone in such strong lime light is willing to propose something as controversial as privitization of Social Security or an amendment to the consitution for the protection of marriage because he believes those actions would be right and beneficial to America. It definitly takes persistence and a strong leader to do that.

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Wid71
05/02/2005

Persistence 2

There's a fine line between persistance and pigheadedness. Bush crossed that line some time ago when no WMD's were discovered.

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dpostoskie
05/02/2005

Persistence 5

No doubt about it, no matter what!

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angry girl
04/11/2005

Persistence 5

Persistant enough to drag one country and force the other into an uneeded war. Aren't we lucky to have such a persistant guy in the white house.

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Djahuti
02/23/2005

Persistence 3

Oh he's persistant all right:persistantly flip-flopping and changing his tune about WHY we had to go to war,persistant about tampering with our Constitution,persistantly protecting corporations from being sued by citizens who have suffered damages caused by those corporations,persistantly dumping the bulk of his deficit on the backs of the working class while allowing million and billionaires tax loopholes,persistantly dismantling environmental protections with deceptively named bills like clear skies that allow MORE toxins and weaken restrictions on polluters....the list could go on for days.

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jirai
01/13/2005

Persistence 5

No matter how many times he's proven wrong about something, he still persues. This is really his best quality.

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Mat Mann
01/04/2005

Persistence 5

Thank God for a non-PC, stay-the-course man of the people! What a relief that he won, and won big, in November (esp. considering the alternative, group shudder!)

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middlefinger
12/04/2004

Persistence 5

he has all the charm and persistence of a particularly bad and recurring rash.

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Psalmy
11/27/2004

Persistence 5

consistant, persistant, headstrong, and full of integrity. this man is a true leader!

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helmut
10/14/2004

Persistence 5

I will take this over inconsistency.

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Zacharius
09/25/2004

Persistence 5

Bush persistance is great considering they presist on going to war for the love of money.Persistance.

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EschewObfuscat ion
09/01/2004

Persistence 4

He is quite persistent, more than the average joe. How else to explain ascending to the highest office in the country (a.k.a. world) with pretty average intelligence. Sometimes average intelligence is what the country needs instead of brainy wonks trying to nuance their way through their decision-making process.

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Chancery
06/17/2004

Persistence 5

He gets a A in going after the trash that wants to enslave the world to Islam. For all you lilly-livered Dems arn't you really deep down glad Al wasn't in there when it happened. First we would have had tea and crumpets while we asked how everyone feeled about it. Then as they hit us again and again we would still be analyzing our feelings and not doing anything to stop it. I've about had it with all you whiners.

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Zioness Esq.
05/27/2004

Persistence 4

May be wrong, may be right but lets you know where he stands. Fights for what he belives in. Isn't running the show based on dazzeling us with his charm.

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you all suck
04/06/2004

Persistence 1

bush sucks

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Moosekarloff
04/01/2004

Persistence 1

Bush is selectively persistent: muleheadedly stubborn when it comes to maintaining those totally idiotic, ideological-driven, out-of-touch and ill-advised core beliefs of his, yet a true master of backpedaling when his administration makes a typically bone-headed decision or takes an untenable and insupportable stand, which is often. His administration was firmly opposed to a 9/11 commission, yet caved in when the public insisted on it. He begrudgingly agreed to grant the commission one hour of his precious time to testify (I guess he figured this commitment of time would interfere with his fundraising and NASCAR schedule), yet then submitted to making himself ultra-available (with the shadowy and totally untrustworthy Dickhead Cheney in tow) when the negative political flak started flying. His administration refused to let Condom Rice testify under oath and in public, a blatant exercise in imperial arrogance and a touchstone of the Bush Administration Above Accountability ethos, but folded like a cheap camera when the populace (and deservedly so) started asking what Handjob and his bosses had to hide. I will admit that he has been persistent in demanding billions of the taxpayers' dollars to finance that unnecessary military misadventure of his in Iraq while underfunding education. I will admit he has been persistent in affirming the actual existence of imaginary WMD that years of concerted searching haven't turned up, and never will. I will admit that he's been persistent in his mentally retarded attempts to collapse 9/11 into the political regime of Saddam Hussein, an effort that certainly has won over the drooler faction, yet no other constituencies have been so brain dead as to buy into such utter nonsense. He certainly was persistent in denying billions of dollars in childcare funding until Congress overrode him, in the presence of his strident objections, in late March 2004. Yep, Handjob is really persistent in promoting the wrong ideas for America, ignoring the real issues and neglecting the need to find solutions to our nation's myriad problems. That's why he's going to be a One Term Wonder. Just like his equally clueless and inept Daddykins.

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diver-doc
02/28/2004

Persistence 1

President Bush is TERRIBLY persistent. He insists on policies that make no sense. He demanded that we go to war for reasons that didn't exist and is now persistent that we should be in Iraq despite the evaporaton of his rationale. He says was a safer as a result of his war on terrorism while he has alienated all of Europe and he has become a prime reason that terrorists view the U.S. even more negatively.

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ldave_x
01/26/2004

Persistence 1

Persistently ignorant.

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Redoedo
12/30/2003

Persistence 5

Persistance is only a virtue if your persistance reflects what's right. Whether Bush's persistance on certain issues reflects what's right is questionable. However, we must give the President credit for being highly effective in implementing his domestic agenda. Most of the key points of that agenda have been implemented, and Bush is even more persistant with regards to foreign policy. However, each of these policies which he has pursued so persistantly are all open for debate on whether they are right for the country or not. However, with less than 36 months in office, one cannot deny that Bush has been a very effective President, probably the most effective since Reagan.

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Enkidu
11/19/2003

Persistence 5

He IS persistent. This is only a good quality if backed by a strong rational mind and mature wisdom. With his black-and-white, good-and-evil view of the universe, his persistence varies from the amusingly stupid to dangerous recklessness.

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RebelYell1861
09/29/2003

Persistence 5

I'm glad he's got what it takes to not back down from what's right. Keep up the good work, sir.

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StanUzbeck
09/14/2003

Persistence 5

I am giving him 5 stars for this only because he is indeed mule-headed, not because I somehow admire his persistence. He is so single-minded that nothing can sway his monomania from its end result. He cannot be swayed by reason, logic, morality, the complete and violent disagreement of 95% of the earth's population, the pope's opinions, or anything else that would have an influence on a normal, well-adjusted human being. But Bush is not normal, well-adjusted, or a human being. He is a psychopathic monster who is decisive simply because, like most psychopaths, he is completely incapable of caring what happens next or of considering the consequences of his actions. This is why psychopaths make such good CEOs and presidents, because they make a decision (more or less arbitrarily) and then stick to it to the expense of everything else. So Bush gets 5 stars for persistence, even though some more accurate terms include monomania, obsessiveness, stubbornness, pig-ignorance, single-mindedness, simple-mindedness, and psychotic fanaticism. This is not an endorsement, for those Bush-supporters out there who need to have the simplest ideas beaten into them before they stick (they'll never be understood).

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leckrone
09/14/2003

Persistence 1

Too bad he can't pronounce it.

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hendo
08/21/2003

Persistence 5

I'll give him this: he's extremely persistent. Even if he has to exaggerate and manipulate to get what he wants, he'll fight for his position.

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The Spaniard
07/05/2003

Persistence 1

Bush is a freakin idiot. and im an american, yet i dont care. and this really shows on us, because how did he get to office? we voted for em, so we are the idiots. Bush is the only person i know that fell off that scooter thing that relies on balance. even after scientists and stuff say its impossible to fall off, no, Bush finds a way to fall off. hes a war crazy psyco who cant get enough money

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michael bryan
05/22/2003

Persistence 5

There is no doubt the Bush is persistent and he keep a tight reign on his Administration's message. He is highly disciplined in selling his policies. It is just unfortunate that those policies are not in the best interest of the nation. If Bush were to decide tomorrow to serve the people rather than the rich and special interests he could accomplish a lot of good.

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BIGBABY
05/20/2003

Persistence 5

This President is very persistent. He just wont give in to all of the misinformed on Iraq. Bush is a great President.

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abichara
05/18/2003

Persistence 5

Bush certainly is very persistent in pursuing his agenda. When he says he is going to do something, he makes sure it gets done. In politics, persistence is a virtue, especially when you want a legislative agenda passed. For example, when Bush asked Congress for a tax cut his first year in office, he went for the highest dollar amount first and then he lowered the amount to a number that all Republicans and a plurality of Democrats would approve of. Bush is a political wheeler dealer who has been one of the most effective presidents in decades. His confidence along with his persistence has made him and the Republican party a much more powerful political machine. His persistence has no doubt played a role in this.

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tadmank
05/10/2003

Persistence 5

Persistant, and without that trait, we may well have more acts such as what happened on 9/11.

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KoenSchepens
04/29/2003

Persistence 1

In my opinion, people who are saying Bush is a great president only say this because they are americans and support bush's party. Bush is far from a good president. He is stupid, has no charisma (that probably came with the stupid) and takes every oppertunity to say something that will become a historical saying like: "We will win". Also his "God bless America" value is pretty high. But apperently that is the way to win millions of American hearts these day. Good luck y'all!

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samson42284
04/11/2003

Persistence 5

A very persistant guy. Sometimes it is better to show persitence and confidence about the wrong, than lameness and impotence about the right.

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cewilliamsound
03/25/2003

Persistence 5

His best and most dangerous attribute. I recently shared a cab with an Iraqi ex-patriot who had fled from Saddam Hussein's evil regime. He said that, "In Iraq, if you spoke out, Saddam would kill you, in America, if you speak out, Bush doesn't listen." This is a good example of the frustration that we have with the difference between a democracy and a republic although my use of this example in no way is intended to say that there is a tie between Mr. Bush not listening and Iraqi people's deaths. We have our lives, but no control over our president.

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humanist
03/20/2003

Persistence 2

he will persist with something until the fightings over, then forget it and find the next fight (anyone remember afghanistan?)

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TheFreak
03/07/2003

Persistence 5

Give the devil his due. the man is certainly persistent, sometimes to exasperating and dangerous levels. In this whole war-with-Iraq fiasco, he refuses to take "yes" for an answer (and what's this about him being a peace-loving man, may I ask?).

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