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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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?
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