On my blog, I devote regular space to bashing Bush (though I also cover books, sex, laughs, and philosophical thoughts).
Why? He drives me crazy, because in my view, he represents the worst of America: morally dubious because he covertly backs torture; socially suspect because he favors the rich and ignores the poor; economically unsound because he's a borrow-and-spend profligate who's made America the world's biggest debtor nation; politically twisted because he's ideologically and religiously driven instead of practically minded; and personally abhorrent because he does not appear to be a man of any culture, smears his opponents underhandedly, and wears that smug, self-entitled, rich-boy smirk...and it's a shame that someone who represents the worst should be up there representing ALL of us.
In the eyes of the world, Bush makes me ashamed of being an American. I would like the world, and me, to be proud of America again. I bash him to help ensure that his like will never get to such a high position again. I think he is spoiling the path for his like already, thank God (at 38%, his job approval rating is lower than Clinton's during the Lewinsky scandal). It's not a matter of party politics either: think how different America would've been if a Republican like McCain had been president instead of the Incompetent Chimp. All politics is not only local; it's personal. To me, Bush is a secretive, withholding, lying, warmongering guy with no empathy for the underdog - typically MALE.
Increasingly, my blog is going to turn its politics into another direction: pushing Hillary for president. Not because of politics either, but because of who she is. Of course, she's a very shrewd political operator and opportunist of the first water, yet I could give a shit that the left will call her a sell-out and the right a dangerous liberal. What she is, is an efficient, hard-working Senator who serves on the Armed Services Committee with distinction. I guess you could call her a Christian centrist with progressive values who supports our troops — or something.
But her politics is not why I want her to be president. I want her to be president for one reason only: because she's a woman. She is the anti-patriarch: the Good Mom vs. the Bush Bad Dad who blows the family's money on irresponsible mad schemes.