Many of the liberals on this board hate Bush, because they see him as a conservative war-monger Republican. However, besides social conservatism, Bush acts very much like a Democrat!
(1) He represents big spending, high taxations (the tax reduction bill was his failed attempted to save face) and big government --> which are all things associated with the Democrats.
(2) Preemptive Wars! Bush arrogantly and erroneously invaded Iraq. Look at the preemptive wars of the past: Spanish American, Korean War, Vietnam, invasion of the Phillippines and the bombing of Kosovo/Serbia (also toss in WWI & WWII) were all started with a Democrat at the helm. When Bush invaded Iraq he acted like a Democrat.
(3) Easy on illegal immigration! While in Texas he was easy on illegal immigration. Then in white house he supported the Kennedy/McCain bill. Being easy on illegal immigration is a Democratic attribute.
Bush has never been a fiscal conservative! His policies more closely represent a Democrat than a Republican (of course minus the social conservative aspect) and that is why he was a failure as a president!