Skip to comments.Dubya Opens Up (GWB: "That's just the way it goes! ")
Posted on 12/20/2008 11:31:23 AM PST by sickoflibs
President George W. Bush is leaving with one of the lowest approval ratings in the history of numbers. During his final months on the job, the controversial commander-in-chief has given several interviews that have revealed how he views his legacy. Here are some highlights...
Soul not for sale One of the president's most interesting sound bites came during his interview with FOX News. He said: "I didn't compromise my soul to be a popular guy." The quote is an acknowledgment that the president is well aware that he's about as popular as taxes and chicken pox. Bush went on to say that he would have liked to have been more popular, but he's proud that he didn't sacrifice his integrity. And that includes Detroit's bailout
What Bush regrets During a rather candid interview several weeks ago, folks heard something truly surprising from the presidentan admission that he was wrong. Bush said that his "biggest regret" was that he and his team got the intelligence wrong in Iraq.
What he'll be thinking on his last day Anyone who has ever changed jobs knows that the mix of emotions can be quite strong. It's no different for presidents. Chief among Bush's thoughts before entering what he jokingly referred to as "forced retirement" will be well wishes for President-elect Barack Obama. Said Mr. Bush: "I'll be wishing President-elect Obama all the best, genuinely be wishing him all the best."
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The Bush-bots here will say GWB is JUST being responsible by killing capitalism with bailouts, but when Obama finishes the job it will be Marxism, Problem is the rest of voters wont use their twisted logic, dooming republicans again. Then once again it will be all the media and the anti-Bush conservative turncoats fault again.
Few have worked as hard to earn it, the complete incompetent man!!
W did great damage to capitalism with his extremely poor economic leadership. The bailouts are his futile attempt to clean up the resulting mess.
The economic maneuvers over the past two months has effectively set the table for the incoming marxist regime. It is a most unfortunate development for us, and will only assist them in achieving their Marxist goals.
Nationalizing these various industries in 2008 also makes the opposition to “Socialism!” less of a battlecry against Odumbo and his thugs/henchmen. It’s already being put in place before he takes office.
>>>>The Bush-bots here will say GWB is JUST being responsible by....<<<<<
He kept the U.S. from being attacked again.
Liberals are supposed to be the ones that blame bush for everything. Get real, the RNC has been destroying itself for years now. Election after election after election of ‘The lessor of 2 evils’ all across the country destroyed the GOP.
“GWB what me worry?” ping!
RE “Liberals are supposed to be the ones that blame bush for everything.”
Yep and he repays them with backroom deals against republicans
I never believed in any man, including President Reagan. I believed and continue to believe in the ideas and the ideals the country was founded on. The men (and women) come and go, usually not soon enough.
Yes, he’s rivaling Jimmy Carter on the list of bad Presidents I’ve personally experienced, and Jimmy has had 24 extra yrs. to work on his image.
In politics, you lose. There are times when only Jesus could save you from disaster, and we didn’t have him.
There was no way in hell we would have won, even with Romney or Fred Thompson.
It still would have been a disaster.
You get over and move on.
Life continues. The sun is still out.
And frankly, there was really nothing Bush could have done to try to win the election for us. He did the right thing by sitting on the sidelines.
Jorge: shut up. Get out and join the Klinton and Karter Klan. You too could win a Nobel Peace Prize.
RE :”He kept the U.S. from being attacked again, Period.”
Looking back maybe we would have been better off without him selling socialism for democrats,even with some attacks. It’s a tough choice. But if there are no attacks under Obama, then your last thread to him is cut. Because then rats will tell public that Obama kept them safe. And you told them this is important, right??
And why didn't heads roll for the fake, trumped-up intel??
This clown and his co-conspiring neocon globalist elitist RINO clowns are FOS.
RE “There was no way in hell we would have won, even with Romney or Fred Thompson.”
That was true since Dec 2006 when GWB sayed in office and gave Pelosi the biggest gift of lifetime, two major victories.
note: I am not defending Bush's "destruction" of capitalism.
I think you are absolutely right. I also believe our Congressional losses would have been significantly worse had Sarah not been on the ticket. She brought out the base and saved seats that would have otherwise been lost to poor GOP turnout.
And make no mistake about it, a large part of the Bush-bashing that has been and will be is designed to shift focus from Jimmy Carter as THE worst president in US history. They are doing this so that people do not think immediately of Carter as Obammie the Commie, the boy wonder, affirmative-action president begins putting into place his stupid socialist/communist agenda.
At least Bush won two terms. Carter got blown out of the water after his first term. Approval numbers mean less than the bitch-slapping Reagan gave Carter and that Carter deserved.
So, though I won't defend Bush on the homefront, whenever anyone bashes him, my stock response is, “Carter is the worst president in US history BECAUSE of his socialistic, anti-American views. And Obama is just like Carter.”
Wrong - It is because the vast majority of those who wanted to attack us (and had the intelligence and capabilities / logistics) to put such an attack in place....have been hunted down and captured or killed....Under the leadership, the steadfast leadership of GWB!
This man's leadership in the WOT/Iraq will serve him very well in histories eyes.
As for the economy, he oversaw growth in 7 of the 8 years he was in office. We had low unemployment throughout, low interest rates, lower federal taxes (he never raised taxes once, nor went the cheap, a la, Reagan by raising FICA).
And yes, without question, it has been through his CinC leadership that we have been incredibly successful in this WOT and that includes Iraq. Iraq, for anyone who is/was willing to be intellectually honest understood Saddam had to be dealt with once we were serious about fighting this war.
God bless GWB and his family.
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