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Pres. Bush will hold 1 pm news conference. [significant announcement per Drudge]
FNC | 11/08/2006 | FNC

Posted on 11/08/2006 4:27:22 AM PST by tsmith130

Subtle gong alert, scrolled on the bottom of the screen.


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To: Soul Seeker

I see two warring impulses in the President coming out in this press conference...impulses that have gone on consistently throughout his presidency, but are showing bigtime today. One of them is bad and one is good:

The bad impulse is his typical moderate Republican impulse to play nice with the Left.

The good one that he seems to always bear in mind that his first duty is to protect the country from external threats.


651 posted on 11/08/2006 10:33:16 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("Don't be a Nancy Boy, Vote Republican!")
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To: KsSunflower

Yeah, but you don't torch your credibility in the interim.

It's one thing to lie to the press, it's another to rub their faces in it on national television. Stupid move.


652 posted on 11/08/2006 10:33:21 AM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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To: La Enchiladita
Maybe this will be my last post ever.

Please don't do that, you are needed around here. Hopefully after a few days, we will all have a better perspective on things.

653 posted on 11/08/2006 10:33:24 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Vote out the RINO's. Volunteer to help get Conservatives elected!)
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To: jaycee

Losing the election didn't hurt me really, because I knew why we lost and it can be corrected if Reps understand why they lost. But hearing the President righ now, THAT is depressing. He's learned all the wrong lessons apparently.


654 posted on 11/08/2006 10:33:29 AM PST by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

It is unlike anything I've ever seen.


655 posted on 11/08/2006 10:33:38 AM PST by andrew2527
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To: Old Hank
Are you surprised that politicians lie?

Come on Hank! They ALL lie. They just usually do it better. I can hear Bush's response on Leno all ready.

We all felt it. Just weird.

Hey, I really don't think Bush likes to outright lie. Spin and fluid-of-tongue is not who he is, if his assertion to being a devoted Christian is true. And I have no reason to think it isn't.

Bush's inability to honestly communicate has been a major problem of his administration. He swallows talking points and repeats the same words with differing tones. He thinks that's communication.

No I don't want to bash Bush today. It's tempting. He's right there, all big and bold like.

But this press conference, come on. It's bizarre.

656 posted on 11/08/2006 10:33:55 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: jaycee

He just said he apparently was working harder on the campaign than Rove was! (in context a question was asked about the reading contest b/w Rove and Prez?)


657 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:05 AM PST by harbinger of doom (Ugh)
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To: jaycee

Yes, very painful to watch.


658 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:06 AM PST by maineman
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To: maineman

It's sad that Bush is making no attempt to improve the morale of his supporters.

He can be very blind.


659 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:14 AM PST by TFine80 (The 1994 Revolution Petered Out.... So Let's Try Again and Do It Right!)
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To: oceanview

Right now our Islamo Fascist enemies and our Democratic enemies are dancing for glee - planning on how they are going to furthur defeat the USA.

The Arab street dances today - and 87% of Jews vote Democratic!


660 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:24 AM PST by mandingo republican (Libs are Moloch worshipers I tell ya! - FREE HK, CUBA & IRAN - SATAN was the first liberal!)
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To: BurbankKarl

WHAT??????


661 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:31 AM PST by jaycee
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To: Abigail Adams

Nephew...and, yes, God is the only one I trust. Period.


662 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:31 AM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Gun owners have illustrated rights are individual and can be protected by individuals.)
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To: Soul Seeker

absolutely.

this is a train wreck.

we have to figure out some way to survive for the next 2 years, and find a candidate that can win - any candidates, because 2008 is a transitional year, and the Clintons must be stopped at all costs.


663 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:54 AM PST by oceanview
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Rumsfeld got out before the democrats took over the committees. If he's smart he'll move to Costa Rica and enjoy the tax benefits.


664 posted on 11/08/2006 10:34:55 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: All

Bush just threw Rove under the bus too?


665 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:08 AM PST by CaliGangsta
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To: rintense

And, one more thing, I fear for the long term physical safety of W and Laura. Look at history and what the Left does to the people it deposes.


666 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:19 AM PST by LikeLight (Pelosi, YMB)
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To: UKrepublican
No matter what this President does he angers the Dims AND the conservatives. He either doesn't SPIN/LIE good enough or is condemned for being honest and telling the truth.

I have NEVER seen a President who is a LEADER, HONEST, and LOYAL be condemned so much by so many for so long!!

667 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:22 AM PST by PISANO
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Great take on this. Thanks.


668 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:22 AM PST by dmartin (Who Dares Wins)
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To: TFine80

he just mispoke and said write off!!!!


669 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:29 AM PST by JFC
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To: jaycee

This is WORSE for me


670 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:30 AM PST by LadyBuzz
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To: All

The sharks on this thread are starting to make me sick. What is the President supposed to do, hold his breath until he turns blue?

He has to play the hand he was dealt. Sheesh, folks.

I'm outta here.


671 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:35 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: KsSunflower

People are freaking out. Get a grip.

The Commander in Chief is just fine. His message remains the same.


672 posted on 11/08/2006 10:35:38 AM PST by CheneyChick (Another College Educated OEF Veteran for President Bush...)
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To: newnhdad
please end this now.. where's Rove?? Where's Snow??

Maybe over at The Post Pub, tying one on.
673 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:01 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TFine80

"It's sad that Bush is making no attempt to improve the morale of his supporters. "

Twisting the knife is more like it. That's how it seems to me. I feel completely gutted.


674 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:04 AM PST by mutley (The dems and the terrorists are celebrating the day.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I'm kicking my own ass over this...this is terrible..Sat. Night live skit going on.


675 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:08 AM PST by maineman
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To: mandingo republican

That's what gets me. A Muslim wins in Minnesota and 87% of Jews are voting for their demise. Knuckleheads.


676 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:13 AM PST by harbinger of doom (Ugh)
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To: Guenevere

What's he going to do, tell Al Qaeda and iraqi militants that our troops are not going to be supported? Of course he is saying that.

Also, it is smart to say that, because they have to. That's the beauty of this outcome. They have been complaining and moaning, but they are not going to do anything differently!


677 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:14 AM PST by Julliardsux
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To: jaycee

fairness doctrine.


678 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:17 AM PST by oceanview
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To: EternalVigilance

Agree.


679 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:18 AM PST by Freedom is eternally right
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To: Soul Seeker

I see Bush is obviously upset, obviously not happy about how things have turned out, but yet he's also trying to reach across the isle and make the best of what he's going to have to deal with.

You KNOW the democrats aren't going to be reaching across the isle. And those who know Bush, those who claim to be long time supporters, should know Bush is one who turns the other cheek and keeps on trying to be the "nice guy". This does tend to make him look whimpy and indecisive sometimes, but people are ALWAYS underestimating him too.

I think Rumsfeld stepped down because they all knew he was just more of a target than a help in the administration. If Bush came out and called it like it is about the Democrats, there'd be hell to pay and he'd get even more crap for "dividing the country".

This is just my $.02, but I'm trying to look at the big picture here.


680 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:25 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Pulling our troops from Iraq now would be like pulling firefighters from fires before they are out.)
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To: Loud Mime

I can't believe he's focusing on the corruption.

This was an issue in a few places. The rest was because the GOP had no policy message. Iraq WAS an issue because it was not communicated correctly.

Just like Bush fails to communicate his policy.


681 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:30 AM PST by TFine80 (The 1994 Revolution Petered Out.... So Let's Try Again and Do It Right!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Very true. Good post.


682 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:39 AM PST by AmishDude (Democrats raise taxes.)
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To: Guenevere

Gosh, I gave up t.v. today because I couldn't stand what they were saying. I sure hope I will be able to stay on here today. ~~sniff~~cry~~


683 posted on 11/08/2006 10:36:55 AM PST by jaycee
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To: Old Hank

The President certainly is giving plenty of fuel to the "hes still drinking booze" talking points.


684 posted on 11/08/2006 10:37:07 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Soul Seeker
"...shock,,,"

In his present state of mind, the President should not be up there. He is rambling, dissembling and providing great ammunition for further attacks on his character and credibility.

685 posted on 11/08/2006 10:37:12 AM PST by Truth29
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To: harbinger of doom
Jews: Voting for their own demise.
686 posted on 11/08/2006 10:37:21 AM PST by harbinger of doom (Ugh)
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To: SandyInSeattle

are you listening to this press confernce? its bad.

now he's telling us that Hillary ran a great race.

no one on this thread is exaggerating.


687 posted on 11/08/2006 10:37:26 AM PST by oceanview
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To: Julliardsux

Am I the only one who is sickened by the lighthearted jovial nature of this Q and A?


688 posted on 11/08/2006 10:37:38 AM PST by sillsfan
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To: Julliardsux
That's the beauty of this outcome. They have been complaining and moaning, but they are not going to do anything differently!

That's what the South Vietnamese hoped, as well.

689 posted on 11/08/2006 10:37:52 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: oceanview

Oh, so now all the gridlock is being laid at Bush's feet? For God's sake.


690 posted on 11/08/2006 10:37:57 AM PST by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: tsmith130

No gridlock??!!??? Sit down, Lady!


691 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:02 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: CheneyChick

No, he does not respect us.

WE HAVE IDEALS. We support the Republicans for a reason.

He is reducing it to internal politics and a game.


692 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:07 AM PST by TFine80 (The 1994 Revolution Petered Out.... So Let's Try Again and Do It Right!)
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To: Guenevere
He said Nancy Pelosi and the Dems care about the security of our country as much as he does!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S JUST WRONG......IT'S NOT TRUE...HOW CAN HE SAY THIS.....HE KNOWS THEY WOULD SELL US OUT IN A HEARTBEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE my President....I hurt for him and Rumsfeld... but PLEASE.....don't talk to us like children. WE KNOW THE DEMS COULD'T GIVE A FLYING LEAP FOR OUR NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This may be strange coming from me... because I am not a Bush fanatic... I but I feel sorry for him right now... this minute in front of the MSM Vultures....He is NERVOUS... you can tell.

He is HUMAN... WE LOST... AND THAT... CALLS FOR DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS.

I am positive his pride is hurt as we will never know... but he is facint the reality that WE LOST!!!!

having said that, I am sure he will make so mad in a few days... he tries again to push the Immigration Amnesty :)

693 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:18 AM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: CaliGangsta
Bush just threw Rove under the bus too?

What was said?

694 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:20 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: sillsfan
Am I the only one who is sickened by the lighthearted jovial nature of this Q and A?

Why? You want him snarling and alienating the press like Agnew?

695 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:32 AM PST by Wormwood (Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens.)
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To: ElPatriota

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y253/echuta66/osamademocratvotednc2.gif


696 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:56 AM PST by mandingo republican (Libs are Moloch worshipers I tell ya! - FREE HK, CUBA & IRAN - SATAN was the first liberal!)
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To: Fishtalk

Talking to myself again.

Hey Charles...Bush just said this election isn't about Iraq. That might blow your theory.

Okay...go with me...Bush speculating on the elections yesterday is not going well.

Senator Clinton trying to show she can help in elections? Governor Rendell? The man is saying nothing! He makes no sense!

I think he is very upset. I can understand this. Just odd for a President, especially THIS one, to be so different than we've know him.

Okay, getting more wits.


697 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:57 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: harbinger of doom

Why in God's name is it always about uniting whenever the friggin dems get in leadership but the entire time they are not in leadership they act like little kids who lost their toys in the sandbox!?????!!!!


698 posted on 11/08/2006 10:38:59 AM PST by harbinger of doom (Ugh)
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To: maineman

Jon Stewart is pissing his pants about how much he has to work with.


699 posted on 11/08/2006 10:39:00 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: TFine80

I feel like what G. Gordon used to say about the Clintons:

"Ye SUCKERS!!!!!"


700 posted on 11/08/2006 10:39:08 AM PST by Loyolas Mattman
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