Skip to comments.Bush: Election Repudiation Of GOP
Posted on 12/01/2008 4:20:59 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com
President George Bush said he doesn't view the 2008 election as a repudiation of his presidency, but of his party.
"I think it was a repudiation of Republicans," Bush said during an interview with ABC News that aired Monday. "And I'm sure some people voted for Barack Obama because of me."
But he said he thought most people voted for the president-elect because they "decided they wanted him to be in their living room for the next four years explaining policy."
"In other words, they made a conscious choice to put him in as president," he said.
Bush said his party's nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, had "a tough headwind" for two reasons -- the swooning economy and the difficulty for a party to retain the White House for three straight terms.
"Obviously the economic situation made it awfully difficult for John McCain to get a message out," Bush said. "And I felt that Barack Obama ran a very disciplined campaign" and inspired voters.
McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate helped him, Bush said, because it "energized the party."
The election was a repudiation of “compassionate conservatism” and other meaningless terms used to mask the growth of Big Government.
@#$*&% #$%&#$&%. That guy has increasingly shrunk from the spotlight since the last congressional election and now he comes out with this and his mea culpa statements about the economy. What the %$W^%#^!
It’s getting harder and harder to support this brand of Republican......
IMO, the repudiation of the GOP, if that was what it was, reflected their lack of gonads and that includes Mr. Bush who didn’t stand up to Liberals and the MSM who defamed and ridiculed him every hour of every day for the past eight years. McCain had the opportunity to go on national TV and explain the current financial mess and to name names along with a timeline of just how we got here thanks to Dodd, Frank, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the DC criminals.
To sum up, the lack of leadership, the lack of guts, the lack of spine, the lack of gonads, and the lack of concern for America and our future is what got the GOP where it is today. Time to find a leader that will represent conservatives and not be afraid to tell the American people the truth and to stand up to Liberals and the MSM.
After four years of Liberals destroying America, if there is anything left of America, the people will once again throw them out of power. You can count on it.
Bushonomics: Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.
Bush Immigration Policy: Amnesty.
Bush Domestic Policy: Spend.
Good riddance to bad policy.
George W. Bush: Clueless to the end.
Can anyone think of a worse two term President?
Laura, I hate to break it to you , but George is huffing the nose candy again.
Good riddance to bad policy
Umm, I think we are in for worse
This man has not a clue. Never had and never will. He and his clique of Texas cronies including Rove have made the republican party irrelevant and should the republican party disappear from the political scene as a result, they and Bush worshipers will never admit the overwhelming guilt of this administration.
Woodrow Wilson comes to mind ..
Federal Reserve Act
Revenue Act of 1913 (Progressive Income Tax)
League of Nations
Classic case of D-E-N-I-A-L !!!
I can. His initials are B.C.
Certainly the worst president elected under the republican banner, of that there can be no denial. Presided over two congressional defeats and then the loss of the White House.
Big government Republicans need not apply in the future. We already have too many Democrats. Conservatives wanted!
McCain got his message out. He just didn't counter "eight years of the Bush economy" with "two years of the Pelosi economy" effectively.
The economy was the number one priority of the voters who voted for Obama. Yet even with the downturn, McCain only lost by 5% of the popular vote. If he had been a little more aggressive on this issue, he may have flipped enough of those voters to win.
It was also a repudiation of Bush.
I will grant you that Woodrow Wilson was a much worse President, and got us tangled up in a needless war, namely World War One, and set up the emergence of Hitler and Stalin.
In fact, Wilson was a much worse president than GWB.
I agree totally
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