Skip to comments.Bush: Some voted for Obama ‘because of me’
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 partys poor results in November.
Im sure some people voted for [President-elect] Barack Obama because of me, the outgoing president said.
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Hey, why doesn’t Bush act like Barack Obama or Joe Biden, and simply deny and avoid the fact that he’s ever done anything wrong in his life? I appreciate the candor - most politicians will tell you that butter doesn’t melt in their mouths.
What’s with the sudden rash of articles where Bush is beating himself up? Has he suddenly lost all self-respect?
Re#35 I heard Rove in an interview and the numbers were astounding. There was no tsunami for 0bama. Despite all odds, it was winnable for the GOP, despite the unprecedented fraud of the MSM and McCain. I get ill thinking about those GOP voters that stayed home. Too many look at total vote count. For example, 0bama beat McCain by 200,000 in Ohio but McCain got 300,000 less than W in ‘04 there. By way of further example, loss of control the House and Senate in ‘06 turned on 80,000 total votes out of something like 40 million or so cast. *sighing, sadly*
Disgust over the Clinton scandals undoubtedly cost Gore some votes in 2000, but I can’t imagine Bill Clinton ever admitting that some people voted for Bush in 2000 because of him.
There are a great number of reasons for an 0bama victory. Taking or assigning blame are equally futile. The search for reasons seem to always ignore the elephant in the room.
Obama is not that intelligent nor is he the great speaker we have been told. He was spewed forth from the Alinsky school and then straight into the Chicago Machine. Even at that, if he had been Barry O’Brien, a few years removed from the Illinois legislature, most of us would not even have heard his name.
His qualifications for being President were, running for President and reading from a teleprompter. If Barry O’Brien had even mentioned running for the presidency he would have been laughed to scorn and been made an object of ridicule.
It is my opinion that he won both the Democratic nomination and the POTUS for no other reason than he was black. If we agree that Barry O’Brien wouldn’t have had a chance and that Obama exhibits nothing unique in leadership abilities or knowledge; we must conclude that he won only because of the amount of melanin in his skin.
Nice guys finish last. (Leo Durocher)
You were Obama’s whole campaign you moron!(GWB=McCain=get even with Obama) , They went door to door banging, “This is your last chance to vote against Bush”. GWB was definitely the star of election and the democrat’s gift that keeps on giving victories. Can we keep him on somehow? maybe party chief like Howard Dean??
You know the man down the street is a truly humble, decent and honest man, but that does not a President make. When are you Rino bushbots going to realize that your humble, decent, honest man by his inactions and even poorer actions gave this country to the socialists for years into the future.
These are mere statements. Reagan could say the same thing and be 100% correct.
I firmly believe that the immigration debate really didn’t show the true nature of America as a welcoming society, Bush said of the harsh rhetoric that raged on Capitol Hill before the 2006 elections. I fully understand we need to enforce law and enforce borders. But the debate took on a tone that undermined the true greatness of America, which is that we welcome people who want to work hard and support their families.
Translation: I still mean it. Opponents were racist bigots. My paymasters may want to depress wages more, but they are “great”. We are not “welcoming” with only letting in one million people a year.
There are liberals who aren’t happy about it. But they will hold their tongues. AS they did for 12 years regarding the Clintons.
Bingo! GWB's worst failing was to allow his office, the American Presidency, to become a leaderless, spineless, rudderless laughingstock in the eyes of the public.
A lot of Bushbots, including those whose views I genuinely respect, are of the belief that he had to nobly sacrifice his popularity to conduct the war, but I just don't buy it. I cannot attribute to conspiracy what can very simply be explained by incompetence.
I judge the next worst thing about GWB's Presidency to be the fact that his agenda has been successfully equated with "conservatism" by the media. With a very few exceptions, his actions were far from conservative.
“When President Bush is asked what he plans to do when he leaves office, he often replies curtly: I dont have that much time to think beyond my presidency or Im going to sprint to the finish.
But in an interview with a book author in the Oval Office one day last December, he daydreamed about the next phase of his life, when his time will be his own.
First, Mr. Bush said, Ill give some speeches, just to replenish the ol coffers. With assets that have been estimated as high as nearly $21 million, Mr. Bush added, I dont know what my dad gets its more than 50-75 thousand dollars a speech, and Clintons making a lot of money. “
There’s the “honorable” man.
Let’s not forget the ACORN effect.
You said a mouthful right there. The word "sustainable" gets bandied about in politics quite a bit of late but you never hear it in reference to bringing in a million immigrants a year. Regardless, it is not sustainable and we are going to get our education on this issue at the "School of Hard Knocks"
Yes, so much for his humility. He plans to make millions while most Americans have lost their retirement monies while he was in office.
It is very sad indeed.
SCOTUS, WOT, abortion, whatever. You showed ‘em. *spit*
I wasn't one of them but I don't begrudge those 5 mil for doing so.
The number may even increase next time if a genuine conservative isn't at the top of the ticket.
Saying these people hated McCain more than they love America, or that they are responsible for Obama's victory will be of no benefit to the GOP and certainly will not help in reaching a solution to the 'Republican problem', and it makes one appear petty and foolish to falsely cast these malicious allegations.
SCOTUS, WOT, abortion, whatever. You showed em.
LOL now I know what it means when they say: You can fool some of the people...WOT forced on him, Scotus fought conservatives and tried to appoint another liberal female
as for abortion maybe, but billions $$ for Aids in of all places Africa..I know BS when i see it and I sure see it
in your post.
Name calling, labeling .. sad.
And, yes I understand that some here love Socialism as long as it is forced upon you by a Republican.
“I understand that some here love Socialism as long as it is forced upon you by a Republican.”
ditto, thats why I have left the GOP..may it rot.
some here still think the GOP can be changed I do not
Lets hope a conservative party can arise from the ashes of this election.
Now I’m gutless?
When was I asked to defend anything?
Ending this irrational volley.
There is a shadow government; it determines our Presidents, at a minimum down to two candidates, it determines our Senators, as to who can run, it determines our nation's policies: as in rampant amnesty for illegal invaders; as in bail out of the most heinous greedy financial institutions; as in impunity on government eminent domain; as in vast spending and economic "incentives" to cultivate citizen government dependence; as in mass indoctrination to cultivate diversity-associated guilt; as in world leveling of economies and prosperity through environmental fear.
GWB was just another one of those. To think in terms of self guided personalities is totally naive, tantamount to reading People Magazine.
Does anyone really think that Julia Roberts is the most beautiful, talented actress in the world? There is a shadow-Hollywood that says come here girl we're going to make you a star.
Does anyone really think that Brad Pitt is the most manly talented actor in the world? There is a shadow-Hollywood that says come here boy we're going to make you a star.
Does anyone really think the Barach Obama is the most experienced talented leader and administrator in the world? There is a shadow-government that ---
The sad thing is the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, could be, today, virtually energy and resource independent from the rest of the sad scrambling world, a booming dollar, and nowhere on the planet like it, but there is a shadow-government---
but I cant imagine Bill Clinton ever admitting that some people voted for Bush in 2000 because of him
Never happen... his narcisscism rules.
Restoring honor and dignity to our White House that had been so defiled for so long mattered then, and thanks to the decency and the respect they have for the office, Pres. and Laura Bush sure swept out the flies and filth and made us proud. God bless them.
How quickly some have forgotten the rotgut vulgarities, pay as you go tollway, and scandal after scandal in that White House.
McCains problem is that he had to campaign on change, just like the other guy. And why would people choose OLD change with McCain when they could choose NEW change with Obama?
The reason McCain had to campaign on change is because George Bush sat there like a punching bag for eight years, never having the guts to stand up and defend himself as lie after lie after lie from the rats and their newsrooms went left unanswered. Bushs unwillingness to stand up and fight was an eight-year slap in the face to his bewildered supporters, including me.
The result was that the Democrat candidate could successfully tie his opponent to the easily-smeared punching bag, Bush, while the Republican candidate had little choice but to distance himself from Bush. What, McCain was supposed to defend a man who refused for eight years to defend himself? This situation left McCain between a rock and a hard place.
So yes, this year’s Republican slaughter was Bushs fault. No joke.
Ironically, Bush defeated McCain in 2000 and now again in 2008.
And yeah, Dubya - - people DID vote for Zero because of you.
What is this? George Bush confession week. Every stinking day he is whining this, and other crap. SHUT UP BUSH. Keep your stupid guilt in your own heart and mind. You know there are a huge amount of areas you screwed the pooch in and CAUSED THE DEFEAT of the republican party. You were #1 in turning the party into a center left bunch. Just shut up and go home.
“Bush: Some voted for Obama because of me”
I’d say about 4 million votes.
It was Obama v McCain....not Obama v Clinton.
“He really lost some votes after that amnesty fiasco last year and calling the base xenophobes.”
Looks like some of my fellow xenophobes took it personally.
“Im more upset that he is regurgitating the faulty intelligence in Iraq self-defeating narrative.”
I find it odd that even while the President himself says this, there are many of his supporters that STILL cling to the faulty intelligence as if ONE DAY, someone will wave a magic wand and “poof” “why, there’s them danged ole WMD’s, hiding in plain sight all this time, by golly!”
I couldn't believe he said that. Why doesn't he just go and join the Democrat party.
I used to take down the degrading pictures of Bush they would put up on the bulletin boards at work. Now they can stay up for all I care.
I would never have thought a lame duck president could do as much damage as he has done to the country.
I held my nose and voted for McCain. Sarah Palin was a breath of fresh air. We need to rebuild the party with Reagan ideals. If we ever want to win again, the party has to stand for something we can believe in.
Perhaps you didnt see the aerial films of a caravan of loaded vehicles escaping to syria before the US military arrived. And did you miss the fact that he actually used chemical and bio WMD against his own subjects?
If she doesn't get corrupted first, and if she has good, genuine conservative advisers, not like the quasi-Socialists hanging around with Bush, McCain, et al.
Only time will tell. I think she may have been brought out into the limelight a little too early, though.
“Perhaps you didnt see the aerial films of a caravan of loaded vehicles escaping to syria before the US military arrived.”
So you have irrefutable proof of what was in those trucks then?
“And did you miss the fact that he actually used chemical and bio WMD against his own subjects?”
Of course he did. And we know that AT ONE POINT he had WMDs....we still have the receipt. Look, I am NOT saying “Bush lied” I am saying that EVEN Bush now agrees that the intel was AT BEST faulty while his unrepentant sycophants still cling to bitter hope and ghostly “trucks heading to Syria.”
You must be the pigeon in a shell game.
“You must be the pigeon in a shell game.”
You must mistakenly believe that was a logical answer to my post. That and “Dubya” has been a GREAT POTUS!
Self delusion is not healthy, seek help.
It's almost as if he is being held hostage by some really terrible threat against America and is being forced to say this stuff to keep it from happening; at least that would be a grande and heroic reason, but then he did deny that the clintonites had damaged the white house at all when they left, and he apologized for the yellow cake fiasco, when his accusers were proved liars. There have been so many times when we have risen to his defense and he has just smacked us down by agreeing with the media and the Democrat's false charges.
There have been so many times when we have risen to his defense and he has just smacked us down by agreeing with the media and the Democrat’s false charges.
I wholeheartedly agree. He has been knocked off-stride for some unknown reason. He has surrendered to the MSM’s narrative.
Going back to his presser in August 2006,
where he made the statement that Iraq didnt “order” 9/11 and the whole thing was contorted and blown out of proportion, he has ceded to the media’s interpretation of events.
you are right about the yellow cake thing. And he also allowed his administration to get buried with the katrina propaganda. he has also brought some on himself, most notably the Miers nomination.
and then there was the complete fiasco of the 9/11 Commission. it certainly wasnt his fault, the Rs in general allowed that proceeding to become a distortion and a circus, but it happened under his watch and concerned what had occurred under his watch.
I posted something a couple of weeks ago that some people here verily agreed with: I think he lost a great deal of momentum and guidance when Karen Hughes resigned from his administration.
Why leave the GOP breathing and with a pulse, when you can have it euthanized by a sitting GOP president.
If Bush didn’t push the GOP off a cliff before the election, he is doing a great job after the election.