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Obama says he always thought Bush was a 'good guy'
CNN ^ | 1/16/2009 | CNN

Posted on 01/16/2009 5:00:06 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio (CNN) -- After two years of traveling around the country and criticizing President Bush, President-elect Barack Obama said Friday that he "always thought [Bush] was a good guy."

Barack Obama tells CNN's John King that it was "tough" for him to request the additional bailout funds.

"I mean, I think personally he is a good man who loves his family and loves his country," Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNN's John King.

During the election season, Obama frequently campaigned against what he called Bush's "failed policies" and promised a "clean break" from the past eight years.

Asked if there was anything he wanted to take back, now that he has spent more time with the president, Obama praised Bush's team for helping with a smooth transition and said part of what America is about is being able to have "disagreements politically and yet treat each other civilly."

Obama also said he thought Bush made "the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bush; praise

1 posted on 01/16/2009 5:00:06 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just more vasoline for the coming action!


2 posted on 01/16/2009 5:01:39 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Obama says he always thought Bush was a 'good guy'..."

But he said that about Bill Ayes and Reverend Wright.

3 posted on 01/16/2009 5:03:11 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well now... isn’t that special.


4 posted on 01/16/2009 5:04:29 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: Red in Blue PA

What? Does he think Bush was born in Kenya or somethin?


5 posted on 01/16/2009 5:04:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama who? Hey where’s Sully?


6 posted on 01/16/2009 5:07:54 PM PST by jetson
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To: Red in Blue PA
“Obama also said he thought Bush made “the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances.” “

I wonder what Obama has been learning in his briefings on national security.

7 posted on 01/16/2009 5:07:57 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Red in Blue PA
Obama says he always thought Bush was a 'good guy'

this vapid punk is clueless -- at best. at worst, he's putting a civil face on a malicious soul.

8 posted on 01/16/2009 5:10:13 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

A coworker and I chatted today about how it’s amazing that as his intel briefings have continued his positions on a great many things have shifted from what they were on the campaign trail.

If America knew half what he’s found out over the last month or so this country would be a very different place to live.


9 posted on 01/16/2009 5:12:16 PM PST by TheZMan (Troll since 2004, apparently. http://www.southernnationalcongress.org/)
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To: TheZMan

That reminds of of what a Yonkers cop use to tell me. “If you knew what we found every night you would be afraid to walk out of your house”.


10 posted on 01/16/2009 5:23:45 PM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: Red in Blue PA
***Obama also said he thought Bush made “the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances.”***

and that's why the Rats fought him every step of the way.

11 posted on 01/16/2009 5:23:48 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What the likes of Obama may or may not think of a man like President Bush (yes, I STILL admire him) is irrelevant.


12 posted on 01/16/2009 5:23:49 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: TheZMan

I agree with that 100%! Like I’ve said I think liberals are going to be much more dissappointed than we are with his Presidency. I’m going to hate what he does but it is going to make them scream bloody murder when the economy tanks while his polices push prices higher and higher. We can just smile then and say “we tried to tell you but you were too drunk on the kool-aid”


13 posted on 01/16/2009 5:24:59 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Red in Blue PA
Obama says he always thought Bush was a 'good guy'

Stuff It!

Do you think you can make up for 2 years of pi$$ with some kind comments?

14 posted on 01/16/2009 5:25:42 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: chris_bdba

Then again, were the liberals upset with clinton after he was done? Nope!

I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high for them turning on their messiah!


15 posted on 01/16/2009 5:26:46 PM PST by MartinStyles
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To: TheZMan

“If America knew half what he’s found out over the last month or so this country would be a very different place to live.”

If America knew half before the election it would have turned out very differently.


16 posted on 01/16/2009 5:27:30 PM PST by Terry Mross (Is this our last REAL Christmas?)
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To: autumnraine

The skid made sure not to watch his farewell speech though


17 posted on 01/16/2009 5:28:10 PM PST by italianquaker
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Might we have another Clinton on our hands rather than McGovern with political skills?

Not a great choice, but I guess I would take Clinton (in terms of political pragmatism) over taking the country way left.

Don’t get me wrong, I think Obama IS far left, and he will drag there as far as he can.....but I think he wants to be powerful, in charge and perceived as popular MORE than push agenda. IF the GOP gets their...uhm...fortitude back, they, maybe, can drag him back to the center ( or recreate the center)

The question is, will Obama overreach like Clinton did to provide an opening? He seems VERY aware of the Clinton and Reagan moves from a historical perspective.

Of course, if the GOP doesn’t get its brain back it won’t matter anyway. In addition, we are in a world where a President who the left and media portray as a far right conservative, approved of nationalizing (de facto) Banks.....the perception game is waaaaaaaaaaaay out of whack right now. It will take time to adjust it.


18 posted on 01/16/2009 5:37:51 PM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: tobyhill
***Obama also said he thought Bush made “the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances.”*** and that's why the Rats fought him every step of the way.

I never thought the rats really believed that Bush was wrong - but they wanted us to think he was so they could get back in power. This makes them even worse RATS. They'd destroy their own mothers if it meant getting more power.

19 posted on 01/16/2009 5:59:59 PM PST by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: Red in Blue PA
That's just bigger'n helluvya, Bammy. Tough as it has been to support Bush lately, you're not fit to fill his shoes.
20 posted on 01/16/2009 6:03:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Obama says he always thought Bush was a ‘good guy’.”

Because anyone else would have said what they truly thought of Obama by now.


21 posted on 01/16/2009 6:17:14 PM PST by dianed
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hey 0! F*%$ OFF!!! You two bit shuck and jive A$$clown.


22 posted on 01/16/2009 6:48:01 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: Natural Law

Just one more turd from the mouth of a lying sack of crap.
Go to Hell, Obama. You’ll never be my President.


23 posted on 01/16/2009 8:06:16 PM PST by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

yeah, you could tell by all the lovin’ things he said about him during his campaign


24 posted on 01/16/2009 9:51:45 PM PST by annelizly
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