The election was a repudiation of “compassionate conservatism” and other meaningless terms used to mask the growth of Big Government.
@#$*&% #$%&#$&%. That guy has increasingly shrunk from the spotlight since the last congressional election and now he comes out with this and his mea culpa statements about the economy. What the %$W^%#^!
It’s getting harder and harder to support this brand of Republican......
IMO, the repudiation of the GOP, if that was what it was, reflected their lack of gonads and that includes Mr. Bush who didn’t stand up to Liberals and the MSM who defamed and ridiculed him every hour of every day for the past eight years. McCain had the opportunity to go on national TV and explain the current financial mess and to name names along with a timeline of just how we got here thanks to Dodd, Frank, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the DC criminals.
To sum up, the lack of leadership, the lack of guts, the lack of spine, the lack of gonads, and the lack of concern for America and our future is what got the GOP where it is today. Time to find a leader that will represent conservatives and not be afraid to tell the American people the truth and to stand up to Liberals and the MSM.
After four years of Liberals destroying America, if there is anything left of America, the people will once again throw them out of power. You can count on it.
Bushonomics: Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.
Bush Immigration Policy: Amnesty.
Bush Domestic Policy: Spend.
Good riddance to bad policy.
Laura, I hate to break it to you , but George is huffing the nose candy again.
This man has not a clue. Never had and never will. He and his clique of Texas cronies including Rove have made the republican party irrelevant and should the republican party disappear from the political scene as a result, they and Bush worshipers will never admit the overwhelming guilt of this administration.
Big government Republicans need not apply in the future. We already have too many Democrats. Conservatives wanted!
McCain got his message out. He just didn't counter "eight years of the Bush economy" with "two years of the Pelosi economy" effectively.
The economy was the number one priority of the voters who voted for Obama. Yet even with the downturn, McCain only lost by 5% of the popular vote. If he had been a little more aggressive on this issue, he may have flipped enough of those voters to win.
Bush, meet Norelco.
President George Bush said he doesn't view the 2008 election as a repudiation of his presidency, but of his party. "I think it was a repudiation of Republicans," Bush said during an interview with ABC News that aired Monday. "And I'm sure some people voted for Barack Obama because of me."
It was a repudiation of the form of "compassionate conservatism" articulated by Bush. You can't be a little bit socialistic - that comes across as lacking in any values. The right answer is to be compassionate and to articulate why true conservatism is the compassionate answer. I understand completely why so many Klan types became democrats. There is no more effective way of keeping blacks down than through liberalism.
But he said he thought most people voted for the president-elect because they "decided they wanted him to be in their living room for the next four years explaining policy." "In other words, they made a conscious choice to put him in as president," he said.
They did - as the Affirmative Action President. It wasn't a vote for Obama (fortunately). It was a vote for "the black guy" - sadly.
Poor W. He is getting it from both sides now.
Bush comments should come as news to some Freepers who see the GOP in the most glowing terms. The GOP needs to address Main Street family concerns instead of throwing them under the trade bus. Time to recover the lost Reagan Democrats.
Was he unconscious when he gave this interview?
I would say a lot of credit goes to the New Majority and the moderate powers that be in the GoP for setting the party up for not one but two arse-whuppings.. and then putting their heads back in the sand again.
Well, at least he finally defended a conservative by acknowledging Palin helped the Party.
He frustrates me. He could have been a better leader, he had the tools, but his instincts were all wrong. They leaned toward appeasing the Left and the RINO’s and trying to be liked. Still do. This is why I’ll never support another Bush. I think it’s ingrained in the character from birth.
There you go again! It's President Bush (take your pick, #1 or #2), just as clueless as ever. "Repudiation Of GOP?" Sorry, sport - it was a repudiation of you (and your son/dad)! In other words, you're spouting bull crap!
Since when did the GOP back import restrictions on firearms, or tax increases after a GOP president swore up & down not to raise taxes? Since when did the GOP have a massive expansion of Medicare as a platform plank? Since when did the GOP promote infringements of the First Amendment, or turning a blind eye to illegal immigration? Go back to where you came from (Krawfordbunkfart). You pissed away a Republican majority in both houses, and pissed away conservative input on Supreme Court nominees, from here to eternity.
Guess what? Piss on you...
He’s right. Big government borrow and spend Republicanism and the revocation of capitalism through legislation is why Republicans lost. If they don’t return to their small government roots, the party could fade into obscurity.