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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If you really think history will look kindly on Bush you are fooling yourself. Even if he hadn’t made the massive mistakes they would not give him credit for anything. The thing you cite as a reason history will favor him will be the #1 reason he is denigrated because historians will never recognize that the War on Terror had anything to do with our safety.
And while I acknowledge his success in keeping there from being another 9/11, that in no way excuses the fact his policies in so many other areas were bad for the nation and the conservative movement.
First of all, Dubya Bush couldn't run a lemonade stand by himself.
Secondly, I agree with you - there is NO way Bush "acted alone to destroy anything"; He needs help to match his socks. Bush is just a mere hood ornament of a cadre of New World Order elitists. Their mission is obvious: NO borders. NO sovereignty. ONE currency. Water down American Patriotism. A new House of Lords. Tamp down the upper-middle class. Divide and Conquer.
The CFR, Bilderbergs, and Trilateral Commission membership appreciates your blind-eye to the obvious.
You cant win if you dont try.
Bush refused to fight back. Ergo, he’s a loser by default. Spending like a drunken Liberal hasn’t helped either.
I disagree with you sorta.
ONE OF THE BEST.
EVER. (First Term)
EVER. (Second Term)
God Bless President Bush. History will regard him as one of America’s greatest heroes. Saved the country - and what remains of the Free World - from the menace of Islamist terror.
More border (southern border) fencing and border patrol now than ever before.
Your world view is comical I hope you find some help
My brain has really been scrambled, as I've been thinking about the stories from three different novels: "The Time Machine", "Animal Farm", and "Atlas Shrugged".
Obviously, the plot from "The Time Machine" has dominated my attention, particularly after Rush's rebuttal to Colin Powell, where he coined the term "Washingtonians". It simply fits so perfectly.
With almost half of the population not paying a dime in federal income taxes, the comfort and well-being of those necessarily comes from the Washingtonians, the forbears of the Morlocks.
Peggy the Mooch will go down in history as the "Mother of the Eloi".
I'm really starting to scare myself.
There’s no question that Bush is a profligate spender; but what has he done to tank capitalism? Wasteful spending doesn’t necessarily harm capitalism, and in most ways it encourages it (if someone is going to throw money around with wild abandon then a good capitalist would come up with a product that the wastrel will buy). The surest way to destroy capitalism is to pass laws against it, and I don’t recall Bush passing any such laws. Perhaps you have some examples?
Good thing we didn’t give Carter a second term.
Despite my disappointment with Dubya during his second term, I've never regretted my votes for him.
Palin made it easy for me to break my vow that I would never vote for McCain. Now that McCain has reverted to his true self, I'm relieved he won't be the next President.
McCain would've gone down in history as the first president with ADD. The man could never stay focused on one message, except for being a Maverick who fought against earmarks. That message went out the bleeping door when he signed off on that $750 billion bailout of Wall Street.
"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," Bush told CNN television
from FR thread: Bush says sacrificed free-market principles to save economy
He’s just like his father, a great disappointment
...BDS is alive and ticking and as far as Im concerned the right is even sicker than the left.
Thanks for saying this. The same names keep popping up here to bash this president day after day.
I am sick of it. Are you going to blame President Bush for every damn thing that happens for the rest of your life?
Some of you need to consult a psychiatrist.
Apples to oranges? You're kidding, right?
Carter and his ilk (Clinton included) bolstered the Islamofascists that Bush had to fight against to defend us. If you can't see that, there's no helping you.
Please stop copying my lines and putting them in italics and responding to each one. It does not help your argument and is really annoying.
“Either way, the Bush family will still be eating lobster and living in compounds 100 years from now, so what does he have to be worried about? Man of the people my a**”
The Bush Clan has that nice little 100,000 acre ranch they bought in Paraquay a couple of years ago. I’ve decided I’m going to us the Bush family as my personal SHTF litmus test. If I hear they’re leaving for an extended stay in Paraquay I’ll know we’re toast.
His personal PASSIVISM is PATHETIC.
GWB, Please take a LESSON from Illinois Gov. R. BLAG. who is willing to fight to the end for a personal crime. How much more should YOU be willing to fight for a JUST CAUSE for the NATION?
Don’t try to compensate for bad press by doing what THEY(MSM)want!
Actually, panaxanx, F16Fighter lies like a leftist about President Bush. I've got to eat dinner, but hopefully I'll be back tonight. The agit-prop is thick on this thread.
He (F16Fighter) must be part of the 78% of the American people (me included) that didn’t think Bush did a good job as President.
Not in the mood tonight to argue about his (Bush’s) own words, in that, he blew it. He IS a Globalist and he is a strong proponent/tool for the NWO. Do a search on Bush quotes New World Order and you will see.
Even so, Merry Christmas to you and your family.
By his support of massive govenment bailouts of the financial, auto, and several other industries, Bush has carefully laid a solid foundation for nationalization and socialism under Obama. Laissez faire has been destroyed under Bush.
Extreme short sightedness isn't looking at things "as they are." Clinton's actions and rhetoric practically invited the Islamo-Nazis to attack us. And they repeatedly accepted the invitation during his term.
I'm trying to imagine eight years of Algore. A man who committed acts of treason on his own. Who assisted uncomplainingly even greater acts of treason by Slick Willie. Who is now peddling the most inane hoax ever perpetrated. A man who nearly destroyed the Constitution because his vanity wouldn't accept the legitimate result of an election.
"What a wonderful world it would be!"
I believe you may have redeemed yourself with your Second Term assessment ;-)
“By his support of massive govenment bailouts of the financial, auto, and several other industries....”
First off, I opposed the bailouts, and for several reasons. Letting the auto companies go bankrupt would have been the preferable thing, in my opinion. But, the bailouts were in fact loans, and if the money is not paid back the government will seize the assets of the defaulting companies and sell them on the open market (which will likely be what happens). That is not destroying capitalism. Moreover, if the government takes over the companies and RUNS them, then you could make the argument that the government was tanking capitalism; but since Bush will be a private citizen by then and would have nothing to do with that decision he can’t be blamed for tanking capitalism.
Odumbo and the Dim Congress will tank capitalism, so blame them.
I am no Bush fan, but let’s not condemn the poor guy and blame him for everything bad that happens in life: That is the purview of the looney left.
Oh, what are the “several other industries” that Bush has supported bailing out?
Wow, that's quite reassuring. So now what do we do with the 15 million illegal invaders who've waltzed through the border unfettered because Bush ordered NOTHING NADA ZILCH done after 9/11?? He's demonstrated MORE loyalty to Vicente Fox than to our own.
Btw, WHAT "border patrol" and what fence?? The SOBs are tossing rocks at our undermanned border and laughing while our guys are ordered to point their guns but NOT fire them. Nice deterent. Maybe I'll write Compean and Ramos in jail and ask them about that beefed up BP and sieve, aka the Phantom Fence.
And you say MY "worldview" is comical??
Can you set the bar any lower?
We can frame the debate in the context of Bush spending taxpayer money as though the printing presses were churning out dollars 24/7 with no regard as to future reimbursement.
Unfortunately "capitalism" has been seriously compromised by George W. Bush's marriage to socialist policies during bhis eight years, highlighted by the $1 trillion bill for the unnecessary War in Iraq, the bill for 25,000,000 Illegal Invaders he's encouraged instead of addressing head on, and emphatically green-lighting the almost 1/2 trillion wasted and written off for Community Reinvestment Act.
Great link; Bush with his own words indicted himself in that case at around the same time he also admitted the intel "evidence" regarding the "threat" of Saddam Hussein was BS.
RE I just find the lame-duck bashing humorous.
Very simple . We held back before as to NOT be accused of helping the other side win against him(which the Bush-bots do anyway) but now he has had his 8 year chance so it is time to judge. Bush was the center of Pelosi 4 year strategy and he played the part perfectly, worked like A charm.
>>>>But if there are no attacks under Obama, then your last thread to him is cut.<<<<<
You misunderstand my comment.
I have no threads to GWB. I gave up on him when he started hammering on immigration Amnesties immediately before 9/11.
Then he was briefly redeemed for a couple years, and then he resumed his original course.
Nope. Not a big fan.
"Carter and his ilk (Clinton included) bolstered the Islamofascists that Bush had to fight against to defend us. If you can't see that, there's no helping you."
What am I supposed to "see," Ghost? I "saw" 15 of 19 terrorists on 9/11 were Saudi, yet Saudi Arabia wasn't on the 'Axis of Evil' list, nor were they bombed - even though the Saudis have CLEARLY financed terrorism. I see Dubya Bush handing out "Student Visas to thousands upon thousands of Saudi Islamists. I see an ENTIRE Middle East of hostile Muslim countries that weren't touched. I DID see a Wag-the-Dog situation.
Btw, just what "mission" was accomplished?? And since when is America a 'Nation Builder'?? Finally how was the invasion and occupation of Muslim Iraq EVER supposed to wind up as "Mission Accomplished" WITHOUT a plan to deal with the aftermath??
P.S. - I am a Conservative first and foremost and THAT is my perspective: Principle before Party.
You won’t hear me yelping in disagreement.
Perfect analysis by you, well written. I was once a believer but no more. The Bush-bots here won’t even admit that it was key to stay in tune with public over war.., if he couldnt win war at home then he should have stayed the h.. out of iraq. MSM my a..., I guess the UAW bailout by GWB was there fault too.
Sorry about that, when you said “period” I thought you meant “nothing else matters”. He’s a bit polarizing being our outgoing leader.
>>>>>I hear that over and over again.<<<<
Clearly I wrote my comment the wrong way.
What I meant is that domestic security against jihadists is about the ONLY good thing he’s done.
I can’t even enumerate my multiple disappointments with GWB.
Lol, a "Leftist"?? You're hysterical. After you've dined, Kristinn (and stay away from the raw Japanese blowfish), perhaps you can point out those "lies." can't wait to check out the lipstick on that pig.
Thanks in advance.
>>>>And Mussolini made the trains run on time, and Hitler built the Autobahns. <<<<<
See my other responses above.
I'm going to sleep tonight safely knowing that there ain't no nuke going off in my neighborhood. As for your mortgage problem, talk to Barney........
I don't know, maybe it was the foreign intel that he had no control over.........don't really matter tho, you got all the insider info, I can tell.
This site is imploding.........
>>>Sorry about that, when you said period I thought you meant nothing else matters. <<<<<<
Yeah, I should have caught that.
What I meant was “Period” as in “And that’s about all he’s done, period.”
As true as that is, it's an understatement.
Dubya Bush has not only done a terrible job, but he's been so very inept a RINO-fied globalist that he's set the table for a racist-Marxist charlatan to become President. Of course we should take into consideration that he IS just a mere puppet and tool of the globalists.
QUESTION: Can ANYONE explain this relationship??:
Thar she blows!
Either way, the Bush family will still be eating lobster and living in compounds 100 years from now, so what does he have to be worried about? Man of the people my a**
and that’s the bottom line....