Farewell President Bush

by thoughtfulconservative

From Politico.com

Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks. There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet I have always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.

Well done, sir. Thanks for your service.

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3 Comments to “Farewell President Bush”

  1. Even in his final message President Bush displays the tortured twisted lack of logic that has characterized his years in office.
    On the one hand he says he has always acted in the best interest of the country.
    On the other he says he has always tried to follow his conscience.
    The two can often be mutually exclusive
    (I’m sure he believe , like many religious purists, that God was always on his side and that following his conscience has always been in the best interest of America)

    I think Bush, like many ideologues on the left and right came to office with his mind already made up on a host off moral, political, economic and social issues. And for the most part he stuck to his beliefs come hell or high water.
    No matter what the consequences and disregarding all the evidence to the contrary.

    Bush likes to credit his consciousness. But I think he was being stubborn and unwilling to be impartial.

    Hence the reason most Americans think he has done a terrible job.

  2. Wow! It must be nice to be so sure you know what is in someone’s heart. I would think it would take some time to find that out. President Bush made mistakes like all Presidents. Look back a few years to see the seeds of what we sowed and we are now reaping. Energy crisis under Carter, nothing done to cure our energy woes. It would be decades before a decent electric car was even produced (Prius) and not by an American Company. The disemberment of the CiA under Clinton, the decline of the military, under Clinton, and then magically in 2000 we have terrorist knocking on our door and blowing up buildings. But rather than look at the foot causes blaming a President of having too much conscience and too much belief in religion is an easy way out.
    Oh, by the way, where was the Congress during all these items? Have they no blame. Well then we would have to look at the last two years when the Democratic party controlled Congress and did nothing. Did they reduce spending? Nope. Did they have a bill that improved education? Nope. Did they reduce greenhouse gases? Nope. Did they support the war in Iraq with their vote? Yep. Did they straighten out the economy? Nope. Did they put more controls on the banking commission to prevent a Lehman Brothers, etc.? Nope. Did they encourage the issuance of questionable loans through Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? You bet your fannies they did.
    The problems that are facing America are not made by one individual and if those of you who supported Obama think he can fix them along you are putting an unfair burden on him.
    Although, I do think it amusing that President-Elect Obama’s favorite President is Lincoln. An individual that as a lawyer represented large business and the railroad and as a President suspending Habeas Corpus and threw newspaper editors in jail because they revealed secrets. Do any of these diminish his memory? Certainly not, but if President-Elect Obama or his followers hold the impression that Lincoln held all of his beliefs they area wrong. As a matter of fact the two are diametrically opposed on many issues! You see in 1864, as in 2009 the problems of the U.S. were complex and not created or solved by one man. And, of course something elese that is dissimilar is that Lincoln was a Republication.

  3. what is the point in defending bush?

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