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Bush: ‘Change’ coming to Washington
The Hill ^ | 05 Nov 2008 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 11/05/2008 8:30:38 AM PST by BGHater

President Bush said Wednesday that he promised his full cooperation to President-elect Barack Obama in their phone conversation on election night.

Bush also reflected on the history-making race, which for the first time propelled a black man to the country’s highest office.

“No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday,” he said, adding, “Many of our citizens thought they would never live to see that day. This moment is especially uplifting for a generation of Americans who witnessed the struggle for civil rights with their own eyes — and four decades later see [that] dream fulfilled.”

Bush acknowledged the historical gravity of the moment, saying that “we’re embarking on a period of change in Washington.”

But he also warned that “there are some things that will not change,” as he sought to assure the country that he would continue to keep the nation safe during the transition period.

“The United States government will stay vigilant in meeting its most important responsibility — protecting the American people,” Bush said. “And the world can be certain this commitment will remain steadfast under our next commander in chief.”

Bush said he will continue to “conduct the people’s business as long as this office remains in my trust,” but he said he will keep Obama “informed” as the 43rd presidency comes to an end with the country fighting two wars and in the grips of an economic crisis.

Outside the White House, where on Tuesday night thousands gathered, cheering and chanting Obama’s name, the crowds had returned to the smaller, more subdued groups of tourists.

The president said it will be a “stirring sight” to watch the Obama family move into the White House, and he knows that “millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have awaited so long.”

Bush said he extended an invitation to Obama and future first lady Michelle Obama and said he looks “forward to welcoming them as soon as possible.”

The president also spoke of his conversation with defeated Republican candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), saying that “he’ll continue to make tremendous contributions to our country.”


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; change; cultofobama; gop; obama; obamunistas; obamunists; politics
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1 posted on 11/05/2008 8:30:42 AM PST by BGHater
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To: BGHater

Just leave already Bush


2 posted on 11/05/2008 8:33:59 AM PST by Def Conservative (Don't let the MSM turn Obama into the next JFK...start destroying his legacy NOW!)
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To: BGHater

Well......I propose all Freepers to send a penny by mail to the White House when Ho-Bama is sworn in. Hehe.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 8:34:06 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: BGHater

George W Bush...what an idiot....


4 posted on 11/05/2008 8:34:12 AM PST by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: BGHater

Bush still believing nice words will get him somehwere.

Clueless.


5 posted on 11/05/2008 8:34:25 AM PST by nhwingut (,)
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To: BGHater

I am not amused

Evil walks the land


6 posted on 11/05/2008 8:35:11 AM PST by Carley (Vote McCain/Palin.....Change babies can live with.)
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To: BGHater

In the boxing world, if Republicans were a fighter, the experts would say we “have a great chin and know how to take a punch.” Unfortunately, boxers have to throw some punches every once in a while in order to have a chance to win the fight.

Damn it! Let’s start throwing some haymakers!!!


7 posted on 11/05/2008 8:35:11 AM PST by NohSpinZone
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To: BGHater

Wow, will Bush ever get it?

Obama and the Congress are going to drag him and folks in his administration through show trials for the next eight years.

Most likely, W will end up in jail

On the campaign trail, Biden said they would put Bush on trial.

Can Bush pardon himself? Can he pardon his administration, then resign and have Chenny pardon him?


8 posted on 11/05/2008 8:36:04 AM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: BGHater
“No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday,” he said,...

Shut up el presidente Bush!

9 posted on 11/05/2008 8:36:28 AM PST by IbJensen (Obombazombies have given America to the Communists!)
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To: nhwingut

“Bush still believing nice words will get him somehwere.

Clueless.”

No, not clueless, a true Christian who turns the other cheek.


10 posted on 11/05/2008 8:37:44 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: BGHater

The Bush Legacy is President Elect Barack Hussein Obama.


11 posted on 11/05/2008 8:37:47 AM PST by NeoCaveman (OK ,blue America you spent 8 years rooting against your nation, now run it)
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To: NeoCaveman

I voted for George twice and he still was better than algore or effin’ Kerry, but what in the World is he using to think with?


12 posted on 11/05/2008 8:40:02 AM PST by SPOTTEDOWL (Are frontal lobotomies prerequisite for being classified as a liberal?)
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To: SPOTTEDOWL

I voted for him twice too.


13 posted on 11/05/2008 8:42:38 AM PST by NeoCaveman (OK ,blue America you spent 8 years rooting against your nation, now run it)
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To: BGHater

Dear Dubya: just shut your chili-hole, you worthless POS sellout. You failed your country. Go die in obscurity.


14 posted on 11/05/2008 8:42:40 AM PST by 60Gunner (ALL bleeding stops... eventually.)
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To: BGHater

Bomb Iran and Syria while you have the chance, Bush. The peacenik about to take your place doesn’t have the nerve for it.

Save Israel! Save America! Take out the nuclear centers!


15 posted on 11/05/2008 8:44:04 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: LottieDah
No, not clueless, a true Christian who turns the other cheek.

Exactly. I saw that in Gov. Palin as well. They both live their Faith.

16 posted on 11/05/2008 8:44:27 AM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: LottieDah
a true Christian who turns the other cheek

That's such a wonderful strategy when you are representing 300+ million people.

17 posted on 11/05/2008 8:45:51 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: BGHater
No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday

Did you really say that? Bush, just shut up and go to your ranch like a good boy.

18 posted on 11/05/2008 8:46:42 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: nhwingut

must be back on the sauce....


19 posted on 11/05/2008 8:47:06 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: NohSpinZone
"In the boxing world, if Republicans were a fighter, the experts would say we “have a great chin and know how to take a punch.” Unfortunately, boxers have to throw some punches every once in a while in order to have a chance to win the fight."

As I've posted before, IMHO, Bush knew that the type of conflict called for here would weaken his ability to WIN the WOT. This was especially true of his need to maintain enough support to continue the battle in Iraq. He had to make a choice and, consistent with his character, he chose as his highest priority "Victory in Iraq". He gave up his popularity and he did not fight the conservative battles that many Freeps would have liked. But, he won the war in Iraq. It may be lost in the future, but at this point it is all over but the shooting. AQ has shown it's true colors in Iraq and has been rejected by the Sunni masses. History, unless it is all written by the left, will recognize this. Again, IMHO

20 posted on 11/05/2008 8:48:02 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Memphis Moe

Can he pardon his administration, then resign and have Chenny pardon him?

was just thinking the same thing....


21 posted on 11/05/2008 8:48:18 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: LottieDah
"a true Christian who turns the other cheek."

He also doesn't turn a blind eye.

This good man was demonized by Barrack Hussein Obama and his Chicago thug machine.
22 posted on 11/05/2008 8:48:38 AM PST by nhwingut (,)
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To: Memphis Moe
Obama and the Congress are going to drag him and folks in his administration through show trials for the next eight years.

Most likely, W will end up in jail


No ... W will end up dead. After the "Show Trials" the terrorists will demand that W and Cheney be extradited to the Islamaic world where the Sharia courts can put them up for war crimes trials and behead them.

Can Bush pardon himself? Can he pardon his administration, then resign and have Chenny pardon him?

I don't think he can pardon himself, but he can pardon everybody else, including Cheney, and then resign to Cheney and Cheney can pardon him. And that is PRECISELY what they should do. Self-defense.
23 posted on 11/05/2008 8:48:47 AM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: BGHater

Bush’ motto...”kill ‘em with kindness”. BO’s motto “get killed when kind”. W. Please just leave.


24 posted on 11/05/2008 8:49:17 AM PST by albie
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To: BGHater

25 posted on 11/05/2008 8:49:21 AM PST by BenLurkin (Pray for gridlock)
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To: BGHater
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Bush should not congratulate Obama, should not speak to him or cooperate in any way.

26 posted on 11/05/2008 8:49:39 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: BGHater

President-elect Barack Obama rise is a “triumph of the American story,” President Bush just said.

“All Americans can be proud,” Bush added, about the election of the nation’s first African-American president, the Democratic senator from Illinois.

“”It will be a stirring sight to see President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House,” the president said. “I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have waited so long.”


Bush = Barf!


27 posted on 11/05/2008 8:49:49 AM PST by meandog (Hey Rush: Get it through your head, George W. Bush deserves the blame! Chuck Baldwin 2012!)
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To: NeoCaveman

Yes it is, and Republicans will rue the day they did not close the borders when they had a chance.

Now, tens of millions of Third worlders will be brought in, and be made eligible to vote. Say hello to a permanent Socialist majority.


28 posted on 11/05/2008 8:51:04 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama is not your hip black friend)
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To: BGHater

Poor Bush, what a pathetic creature he is.


29 posted on 11/05/2008 8:51:32 AM PST by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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To: SPOTTEDOWL; All

I think a lot of folks are forgetting the stain and dis-honor that Bill Clinton left in the White House.

Bush’s priority since day one has been to maintain the honor of the office.


30 posted on 11/05/2008 8:52:28 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: BGHater

Does this mean Whitehouse staff won’t pop all the “O’s” off the keyboards?


31 posted on 11/05/2008 8:52:34 AM PST by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: IbJensen
Shut up el presidente Bush!

ditto

32 posted on 11/05/2008 8:53:35 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Def Conservative

We got a woman speaker under Bush. We got a muslim marxist president under Bush. Can he do anymore damage?

If he is arrested and tried there will be few who will stand up for him.

Who wants to bet that he WILL NOT pardon Scooter Libby?


33 posted on 11/05/2008 8:53:55 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: johncocktoasten

For Gods sakes, will you people stop blaming this Bush disaster on Clinton...


34 posted on 11/05/2008 8:55:42 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Terry Mross

He didn;t have the guts to stand up for one of the few LOYAL staff members.

What a joke he has become


35 posted on 11/05/2008 8:55:47 AM PST by Def Conservative (Certified black enough to say Obama is NOT my president!)
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To: Logical me

He’s bought a mansion in Dallas. The ranch was just part of the con.


36 posted on 11/05/2008 8:56:56 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: meandog

Thanks a lot, George. Sell the country down the radical leftist river just to make a symbolic gesture. I will be glad when you are gone back to Texas and we don’t have to listen to this kind of dreck (”Islam is a religion of peace!”) from you anymore.


37 posted on 11/05/2008 8:57:43 AM PST by Cecily
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To: BGHater; Travis McGee; TigerLikesRooster; M. Espinola
I applauded GWB this morning. His statement was very gracious. So were John McCain's concession comments last evening. Look for McCain to be offered a high position in Obama's administration: Rumors are swirling about McCain serving as Secretary of Defense.

What happened last evening was all Bush's fault. He should have spoken openly about Russia's duplicity. Smuggling Saddam's WMD to Syria was a huge victory for Putin. I trust Bush will have the foresight to inform Obama of the truth when they speak privately. If Bush does not, this will confirm my strong suspicions that he was 'out of the loop.'

Putin was playing chess, while Bush was playing checkers. 'Nuff said here.

38 posted on 11/05/2008 8:59:03 AM PST by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: Cecily

A one issue president. I’ll admit I’m happy he kept us from being attacked again. But he’s ushered in a muslim who will get us destroyed.


39 posted on 11/05/2008 8:59:11 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: dragnet2

I’m not blaming anything on Clinton. I am just stating that Bush is going to receive Obama with class because the HONOR of the Office of President is one of his highest priorities. Bush isn’t going to act like a piece of crap like the Clinton people did.


40 posted on 11/05/2008 9:00:24 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: Memphis Moe

“Can Bush pardon himself? Can he pardon his administration, then resign and have Chenny pardon him?”

He can only pardon convictions. He cant grant himself or anyone else immunity from future prosecution.

So the answer is no, all around.

He can pardon Scooter, though.


41 posted on 11/05/2008 9:00:31 AM PST by skipper18
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To: Memphis Moe

“Can Bush pardon himself? Can he pardon his administration, then resign and have Chenny pardon him?”

He can only pardon convictions. He cant grant himself or anyone else immunity from future prosecution.

So the answer is no, all around.

He can pardon Scooter, though.


42 posted on 11/05/2008 9:00:54 AM PST by skipper18
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To: BGHater

Shut up, Bush.


43 posted on 11/05/2008 9:00:54 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama, you are NOT my President!)
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To: BGHater
“No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday,”

Can I help you pack George?

44 posted on 11/05/2008 9:00:59 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: BGHater

Good gravy, and I voted for this doofus twice...sorry everyone...magritte


45 posted on 11/05/2008 9:02:30 AM PST by magritte (If a problem comes along, you must whip it.)
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To: BGHater
‘Change’ coming to Washington

That would be chump 'change'.

46 posted on 11/05/2008 9:02:44 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Cecily

Remember when he said “Let be the first to proudly say ‘Madam Speaker’”? Now he can be the first to say ‘Allah Akbar’ or some crap.


47 posted on 11/05/2008 9:02:53 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: BGHater
Half-White Arab / Not The Decendant of Slaves / Never Made a dime on his own / Will allow rampant spending / Not a conservative / A Fraud

White guy / Decendant of Political Family / Never made a dime on his own / Allowed Rampant Spending / Not a conservative / A Fraud

48 posted on 11/05/2008 9:03:02 AM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY BITCH! - President Obama)
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To: Memphis Moe
Wow, will Bush ever get it?

The question is: Will we?

49 posted on 11/05/2008 9:03:18 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: Memphis Moe; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Obama and the Congress are going to drag him and folks in his administration through show trials for the next eight years.

Most likely, W will end up in jail

On the campaign trail, Biden said they would put Bush on trial.

Sadly, you may be right Memphis Moe...

50 posted on 11/05/2008 9:03:59 AM PST by nutmeg (Don't blame me... I voted for McCain/Palin)
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