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Bush: Some voted for Obama ‘because of me’
The Hill ^ | 2008-12-01 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 12/01/2008 12:54:38 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Calling the 2008 elections a “repudiation of Republicans,” President Bush shouldered at least some of the blame for his party’s poor results in November.

“I’m sure some people voted for [President-elect] Barack Obama because of me,” the outgoing president said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bush; dnctrojanhorse; georgebush; gop; greatpresident; issues; mccain; obama; socialist
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What an idiot. Last month's election was a second repudiation, after 2006, not of Republicans outright but of Republicans who act like Democrats.
1 posted on 12/01/2008 12:54:39 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Why is he giving a public confession today?

This is the third separate admission I have read here that he has made today.


2 posted on 12/01/2008 12:57:20 PM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: Canedawg

He admitted it!

This is pathetic.


3 posted on 12/01/2008 12:59:38 PM PST by villagerjoel (1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Please Mr. President (and that will be a term that will ONLY be used by me until Jan 21) be quiet.


4 posted on 12/01/2008 1:00:31 PM PST by albie
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To: rabscuttle385

If true, Cheney gave him a landslide.


5 posted on 12/01/2008 1:00:44 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wish Bush would stop doing this. He has internalized the media’s hatred of him. Bush did some good things during his term, and then he did some silly Dem things, trying to make people like him. But if he had just stood up and told the press to take a hike, and then defended his policies, people could have liked him or not, but at least they would have respected him.


6 posted on 12/01/2008 1:00:50 PM PST by livius
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To: Canedawg

First of all, he’s being asked.

Secondly, he’s a humble, decent and
honest man, unike some.


7 posted on 12/01/2008 1:01:00 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: rabscuttle385
“I’m sure some people voted for [President-elect] Barack Obama because of me,”

Uhhh, Do you really think so, George?

What next, President Bush tells interviewer that "he believes that the sun will rise tomorrow."

8 posted on 12/01/2008 1:01:20 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m sure that some people voted for Obama because they didn’t want to keep the Clintons in power as well.


9 posted on 12/01/2008 1:01:27 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: rabscuttle385
Embarrassing. He still doesn't get the border issue. It reads like he thinks in soundbites. Sad.
10 posted on 12/01/2008 1:03:25 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: livius
But if he had just stood up and told the press to take a hike

That doesn't always work as we saw with Sarah. She stood up to the press and they're STILL out to get her.

11 posted on 12/01/2008 1:03:27 PM PST by jersey117
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To: rabscuttle385

He really lost some votes after that amnesty fiasco last year and calling the base xenophobes.


12 posted on 12/01/2008 1:03:39 PM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rabscuttle385
President Bush, your failure to defend yourself and your administration head on against raving attacks by a complicit press, led that press and its allies in the DNC to paint you with a brush, particularly regarding the war, that demanded a defense. That was you failing IMHO on that front.

That coupled with your brand of compassionate conservatism that led to more social spending and an ill-begotten desire to bestow legality on illegal aliens led to the results we witnessed last month.

Many, many Americans were mesmerized by a rock star blitz, others bought a mantra of change, any change, and many others want the marxist ideology that Obama represents.

We now are faced with turning things around, and if we stick to true conservative principle, we can get large numbers of those first two groups back as Obama proceeds to dismantle our constitutional Republic.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

13 posted on 12/01/2008 1:03:47 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: STARWISE

I respect his humility. I’m more upset that he is regurgitating the “faulty intelligence in Iraq” self-defeating narrative.


14 posted on 12/01/2008 1:03:52 PM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: Canedawg
In fact the other two articles have very misleading headlines and they took President Bush out of context. On this one I agree with him. Lot of idiots voted for Obama because they hate President Bush so much. Obama won because of two main factors:

1. The financial crisis in late October.

2. Insane Bush hatred.

All the other factors that contributed to Obama victory are insignificant including whether McCain was a good or not.

15 posted on 12/01/2008 1:04:22 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: STARWISE

Ditto! I’m sick of the Bush bashing.


16 posted on 12/01/2008 1:04:36 PM PST by kacres
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To: Canedawg

October= September


17 posted on 12/01/2008 1:07:54 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: kacres
I’m sick of the Bush bashing.

If Bush is Going to Bash Bush, I am Going to Bash Bush.

18 posted on 12/01/2008 1:08:06 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: kacres

“Ditto! I’m sick of the Bush bashing.”
>>>>>......................
well george, do something smart like pardon the border agents...


19 posted on 12/01/2008 1:08:47 PM PST by shadowgovernment (From the Ashes of a Republican rout will raise a Conservative Party)
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To: jveritas

I’d list the biggest factors as:

1. The financial crisis in late October.
2. Treasonous MSM bias.
3. Insane Bush hatred.


20 posted on 12/01/2008 1:09:08 PM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: kacres
Mark my words, some on this forum will never blame the democrats and Obama for anything in the next four years, but rather they will keep blaming and hating President Bush. They will do exactly what liberals and their media will do.
21 posted on 12/01/2008 1:09:40 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

Yes, October= September, and I copied your error into my previous post, LOL!


22 posted on 12/01/2008 1:10:23 PM PST by Canedawg (The media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: weegee

“I’m sure that some people voted for Obama because they didn’t want to keep the Clintons in power as well.”

I think the opposite is true. Look what we have now...Clinton retreads and Hildebeast as Sec. of State.


23 posted on 12/01/2008 1:10:54 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: jveritas

What you said, although I would add: (3) Diehard, unforgiving McCain haters...


24 posted on 12/01/2008 1:11:06 PM PST by eureka!
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To: STARWISE
First of all, he’s being asked. Secondly, he’s a humble, decent and honest man, unike some.

If he were, he'd have already had Ramos and Compean pardoned, forgiven, back pay instituted, job available. Bush has been part of the problem since 04. We have had some great people come forward to be in the republican party, but the old guard is hell bent on destroying it.

2010 maybe the death blow to the republican party as conservatives are about sick of RINO's and the irreparable work they have done to gut a once great party.
25 posted on 12/01/2008 1:11:12 PM PST by Issaquahking (Obama won the election, and America lost!)
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To: STARWISE

Humble?

Surely you jest?


26 posted on 12/01/2008 1:12:43 PM PST by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: Canedawg

Ooops

unike some = unLIKE some.


27 posted on 12/01/2008 1:12:52 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: rabscuttle385
A complete failure of leadership, is a complete failure of leadership.
28 posted on 12/01/2008 1:13:24 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Hardly.


29 posted on 12/01/2008 1:13:24 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: trumandogz

Will your hate die after President Bush leaves office or you will keep hating him and blaming him even four years from now. What are you going to do to stop the democrats and Obama from implementing their socialist and defeatist agenda? Are you going to blame President Bush on this as well? I know your stupid answer: Bush gave us Obama and the democrats so let us not fight their socialist and defeatist agenda but keep blaming President Bush.


30 posted on 12/01/2008 1:13:45 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: weegee
"I’m sure that some people voted for Obama because they didn’t want to keep the Clintons in power as well."
Well they sure got fooled didn't they?!!
31 posted on 12/01/2008 1:13:49 PM PST by nclaurel
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To: STARWISE

Sorry, Bush is far from humble.


32 posted on 12/01/2008 1:14:44 PM PST by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: livius
“and then he did some silly Dem things, trying to make people like him.”
>>>>>>>>>>>>.............
OH please - he has done what he wanted to do. Too many bush bots on FR keep saying he did all these liberal moves
because he wanted the dems to love him..what hog wash
it was HIS agenda much like McCain he was conservative only when he was forced to be. ala H Miers nomination. Bush is smart and able it is just he was never even a compasionate conservative he was and is a new world order kinda guy.
33 posted on 12/01/2008 1:15:00 PM PST by shadowgovernment (From the Ashes of a Republican rout will raise a Conservative Party)
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To: Issaquahking

OOh ... I see.

NOTHING else .. but whatever
the BDS gripe of the day, hour,
minute matters.

Got it.


34 posted on 12/01/2008 1:15:02 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: eureka!

Rove estimated that 5 millions Republicans stayed home in this election, many of them are in battleground states and their votes could have given us the Presidency. They stayed home because most of them hate McCain more than they love America. Some stayed home because they thought the elections was already lost as they believed the liberal media.


35 posted on 12/01/2008 1:16:35 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: rabscuttle385
Bush: Some voted for Obama ‘because of me’

And the rest of the "Rinos"...

They just don't get it do they ? When they tell the Conservative base "Drop dead and goto hell.", they think we will vote for them ? I've always known politicians ( on all sides ) were thick in the skull, but this is staggering idiocy on so many levels. My G-d if we don't get a Candidate with a spine soon we are freakin' toast.

Just give me one Conservative Candidate that won't run an " I surrender" platform.

36 posted on 12/01/2008 1:17:02 PM PST by mosquewatch (No peace without FREEDOM.)
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To: STARWISE

Your rationality is really starting to stand out in this sea of BDS


37 posted on 12/01/2008 1:17:46 PM PST by woofie
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To: Canedawg
You are right. The liberal media has been always deeply in the tank for the democrats but this year they went out in an insane way to support Obama. The term extreme bias is a very mild term to describe the media support for Obama.
38 posted on 12/01/2008 1:19:05 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: STARWISE

BEAT ME TO IT


39 posted on 12/01/2008 1:19:30 PM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: jveritas

Heres my take on it, they complained and whined so much at Bush, Now they got one that might make them think twice about all the complaining.


40 posted on 12/01/2008 1:20:28 PM PST by kacres
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To: rabscuttle385

41 posted on 12/01/2008 1:22:14 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: kacres

They will keep complaining, bashing, and hating President Bush even 4 years from now. Pick one or two from the known Bush haters on FR and observe their posts in the next 4 years. You will rarely see them going after Obama and the democrats socialist and defeatist agenda but rather blaming it on President Bush. These people represent the evil side of human nature. It is their nature to be evil and bad.


42 posted on 12/01/2008 1:22:56 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: shadowgovernment
Yes, isn't it funny to watch the Bushbots twist and turn to try to explain everything away as "strategery" or "he's such a nice guy and just wants to be liked" or whatever, despite whatever evidence to the contrary arises. One moment, he's an unstoppable super-genius, and the next, he falls prey to those sneaky media-types.

But the fact is, his agenda were rather clear even before he took office. He was open-borders even before the Presidency. But so many were so surprised at his actions!

43 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:24 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is really sad. W had all the right stuff for the first four years. After that he has faded completely. (Juan would have been much worse.)


44 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:36 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ya think?


45 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:48 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: rabscuttle385
It would be good to know just what he was asked to give such answers. I guess you have to see the interview for that.

Hard-core Bush hatred is passé. Certainly when the President crumples up like this it looks mean-spirited to twist the knife.

But it also looks cheap and unfair set against all the fawning over Obama. Right now, Bush-bashing screams of bias, of giving Obama advantages that were never given to Bush.

But when President Bush himself acknowledges the validity of criticism, there can't be anything wrong with being honest about his failings.

46 posted on 12/01/2008 1:24:07 PM PST by x
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To: rabscuttle385

“some”? What a master of the understatement.


47 posted on 12/01/2008 1:24:15 PM PST by TADSLOS (McCain Courted Socialism and Brought Us Marxism Instead)
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To: rabscuttle385
>>>>>>What an idiot. Last month's election was a second repudiation, after 2006...

Exactly!

48 posted on 12/01/2008 1:24:36 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: jersey117

But I think Palin still has the respect of the people because she has fought back. The problem with Bush and his whipped dog stance was that, while it didn’t stop the media attacks, it caused the people to lose respect for him and thus reduced his support even more.

And the fact that he has now retreated into silence and is letting Obama essentially take over two months in advance is awful, both foolish and, IMHO, a betrayal of the people who elected him (Bush).


49 posted on 12/01/2008 1:25:25 PM PST by livius
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To: shadowgovernment

Oh, he was probably quite liberal in many areas to begin with - but I think a lot of the lavish entitlement programs and foreign aid, many of which are related to his second term, were his attempt to show people that he was not the eeevil George Bush after all. Of course, he got no credit from the press for all the liberal things he did, either, so that didn’t work.


50 posted on 12/01/2008 1:28:54 PM PST by livius
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