Policies are based off ideology rather than facts. Ideology comes first then evidence is sought to support these theories.
Many consider GWB to be the most adept in propaganda since Joseph Goebbels of Nazi Germany, although not a Nazi himself. Examples include the following:
Perhaps his greatest accomplishment in this area was convincing a majority of Americans that Iraq was involved in or perpetrated the attacks on 9/11. After failure to find WMD’s in Iraq Bush was able to convince Americans that humanitarian reasons were, in fact, the main reason for invasion. This tends to run counter to his claim in 2000 that he did not believe in nation building. This also ignores the fact that many nations including Russia, France, and the United States were able to break free of their own will from oppressive dictatorships. He was also able to convince Americans that terrorism exists due to blind hatred of democracy and western culture, not policies of the West. Generally terrorists (such as Al Qaeda) site the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and western occupation of Arab lands as reasons for their acts, not hatred of “freedom”.
In terms of domestic policy, Bush supports large and small businesses with the theory that in time benefits will trickle down to lower income citizens. So far this has led to a booming stock market, but little job growth due to outsourcing and higher productivity.
Bush Voter #2: Good thing Gore isn't in power. Saddam and Osama Bin Laden would have taken over our country by now!
Bush Voter #3: God bless George Bush, he would never cheat on his wife like Bill Clinton!
Bush Voter #4: Hey Bush isn't a Democrat right? Oh good, I'll vote for him then!