"The good of our country: Less partisanship, a balanced budget, surpluses, a seemingly invincible military, peace, revolutionary technology and love for our neighbors.Though, I think the new subtitle should pluralize 'smart'. Really, I think it would read better.
The bad: Layoffs, rising energy prices (!), failing schools and racial tensions.
Bush had been in office less than 50 days at this point, so he had no time to mess with anything. But even so, who could have thought that he'd prophetically destroy every single good thing he mentioned. It's like those old commercials, 'this is your country. This is your country on Bush'. Runaway deficits, bitter partisanship, a loss of revenues, a military being proved powerless against a far smaller foe, a time of multiple conflicts and reduced global prestige, outsourcing of skilled jobs, increased layoffs, skyrocketing energy prices, failing schools and racial tensions.
If it was good he destroyed it, if it was bad he made it worse."