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Bush's Closing Argument: Was Anybody Listening?

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posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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Bush's Closing Argument: Was Anybody Listening?


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Bush spoke from the East Room of the White House, filled with a friendly audience drawn from his administration and honored guests. But the assembled crowd was merely the backdrop - the real audience was history. He knows he has lost the short-term argument, the one measured in opinion polls and approval ratings. This was a speech aimed at the long run. (See pictures of President Bush in the Middle East.)
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posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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Ok, I had to share this view of the president's farewell address to the nation, and wonder if the title reflects the facts? does anyone really care? or in fact was anybody really listening? How many ATS'rs watched the address? I didn't and didn't plan to but that's neither here nor there, I just had to share this one and I hope you all enjoy it, who knows it might bring a smile to some!

news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:28 AM
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I didn't even knew that he had a speech to the people, I has been watching the collapse of BofA and Citigroup and the tax payer money that will be used to rescue them.

Should I care about bush farewell? didn't he told that he doesn't give a darn about what the America people think about him.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:31 AM
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I watched it (I like to get input from all sources) and thought he did a pretty good job. It was his last stop on his "legacy tour" and he wrapped it up quite nicely by saying "I kept you safe". I'm not sure how many people buy that.

Of course, if he can take credit for keeping us safe AFTER 9/11, I think he should take credit for NOT doing so ON 9/11, but he apparently doesn't see it the way I do.

He takes credit for anything good that happened and blames others for anything bad that happened and never admits any mistakes. But that's expected of Bush. Many say if he'd only admit a couple mistakes, he would get a bit more support. Not from me he wouldn't. All I want to hear from him is "Goodbye".



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:34 AM
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I watched the President's farewell speech. He should have given it 4 yrs earlier.


[edit on 16-1-2009 by whaaa]



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
He takes credit for anything good that happened and blames others for anything bad that happened and never admits any mistakes.


isn't that a requried training at the politicians academy? I agree he does that well, a little too well



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:36 AM
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Yea. I watched. But it sounded like when the adults speak on the Peanuts cartoon: wa wa wa waa wa.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:37 AM
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He didn't have his unusual smirk because he will lost his throne after 8 years, it most be hard to go from the center of attention to become a target from the irate Americans that hate your guts.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by jtma508
Yea. I watched. But it sounded like when the adults speak on the Peanuts cartoon: wa wa wa waa wa.

Then in that case you did hear him speak
was he Yelling at condi to "stay on her side of the podium"?


Ex

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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I watched it and was drawn away from his speech to the constant eyebrow movement . I also felt patronized by all of the black heroes in the front row by Laura.Not that these people didn't deserve recognition,
they all had wonderful stories.

Maybe I just look at him through jaded eyes......
I don't trust him or Cheny, am glad they are going!

Wonder what a body language expert would have to say about the speech???



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:44 AM
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Am i the only one to notice that this was the first time ever that i have noticed a speech in front of the East room with it's DOORS CLOSED? Get the conspiracy theorist rolling on this, because it is kinda strange, with all that's happening in the East right now, and we are closing the doors to the east so to speak.
Maybe i've been on this web site for too long though. But now that i mention it i will be amazed if it doesn't get more attention, it was the first thing i noticed.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:45 AM
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Good point, he does appear slightly nervous in the photo that accompanied the article, I think he has become used to it though.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:56 AM
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Give it a rest already!! I mean the man's last day in office, his last speech,
and you people are STILL obsessed with accusations, personal attacks, character flaws etc. It is ridiculous and selfish!

Never before Have I witnessed such hatred, I mean personal hatred for a person. He is just human, like you are! Yes, he made mistakes, yes he let his
pride get in the way, but have none of you ever heard of GRACE!!

You, come off as self righteous hypocrites. Do you honestly think your mini-god Obama is going to CHANGE anything!! You are going to be surprised!

I will judge Obama on who he is, not what he does! So far he is a man of little character and integrity. He cares superficially about what will take place in this
country. As long as he is popular and his image is maintained! That is his goal!

Sometimes, someone has to step up and do the right thing; make the unpopular choice, take a stand and not waver . George Bush did just
that. Whether you agree with what he did or not. He stood for something and he never backed down.

I know that I have angered many with my opinion, I apologize that was not my intent. But sometimes the truth hurts.

Please know I respect your opinions it is your right to feel the way you do.
This is not a personal attack meant for anyone in particular.

Paxnatus



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 08:59 AM
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what about me? I have some personal hatred for him as well, but I don't expect much difference from Obama, maybe a little, but I don't find him praise worthy yet; and i am not holding out for any hope thati will. It would be nice if he was great, but we'll see. So like i said:
what about me? Is it okay for me to hate the man and the decisions he made?



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by paxnatus



Give it a rest already!! I mean the man's last day in office, his last speech,


So the end, means not to reflect on what simply "was"?



You, come off as self righteous hypocrites. Do you honestly think your mini-god Obama is going to CHANGE anything!!


Not intended, I didn't vote for the "mini god" nor did I vote for Mcain, so I don't intend to see any such "change" overnight or next week or next year, but, as the tides of Bush subside the sands of change are revealed.And for the record, I like GWB"s character I just don't agree with some of his decision's that's all ( really it's not that serious)




[edit on 16-1-2009 by alyosha1981]



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by Enigma Publius
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what about me? I have some personal hatred for him as well, but I don't expect much difference from Obama, maybe a little, but I don't find him praise worthy yet; and i am not holding out for any hope thati will. It would be nice if he was great, but we'll see. So like i said:
what about me? Is it okay for me to hate the man and the decisions he made?


Personally, I don't think it is ok, to hate anyone. I don't like everything George
Bush did, but to hate him for what he did and not look at who he is, in my opinion is wrong. You are certainly entitled to your opinion though.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by alyosha1981
Originally posted by paxnatus



Give it a rest already!! I mean the man's last day in office, his last speech,


So the end, means not to reflect on what simply "was"?



You, come off as self righteous hypocrites. Do you honestly think your mini-god Obama is going to CHANGE anything!!


Not intended, I didn't vote for the "mini god" nor did I vote for Mcain, so I don't intend to see any such "change" overnight or next week or next year, but, as the tides of Bush subside the sands of change are revealed.And for the record, I like GWB"s character I just don't agree with some of his decision's that's all ( really it's not that serious)




[edit on 16-1-2009 by alyosha1981]


O.K. I was too harsh. I apologize. I agree with everything you said and I appreciate you letting me know your thoughts.

Thanks alyosha1981,

Pax



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by paxnatus
Give it a rest already!!


So... do you have an opinion on the questions in the OP - instead of attacking people for answering honestly?



Never before Have I witnessed such hatred,


Oh, really? Witness:



You, come off as self righteous hypocrites. Do you honestly think your mini-god Obama is going to CHANGE anything!!


Look, you "hate" Obama just as much if not more than others "hate" Bush. And you cry hypocrisy? Please! You are exactly what you claim others to be. And you preach "Grace"... :shk:

If you're going to throw a tantrum, you might want to at least respond to the OP instead of going after other posters.

[edit on 16-1-2009 by Benevolent Heretic]



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic

Originally posted by paxnatus
Give it a rest already!!


So... do you have an opinion on the questions in the OP - instead of attacking people for answering honestly?



Never before Have I witnessed such hatred,


Oh, really? Witness:



You, come off as self righteous hypocrites. Do you honestly think your mini-god Obama is going to CHANGE anything!!


Look, you "hate" Obama just as much if not more than others "hate" Bush. And you cry hypocrisy? Please! You are exactly what you claim others to be. And you preach "Grace"... :shk:

If you're going to throw a tantrum, you might want to at least respond to the OP instead of going after other posters.

[edit on 16-1-2009 by Benevolent Heretic]


Funny! Hello 'pot calling kettle", Where is your response to the OP BH all you did in this post is attack me! For my opinion!!!

Number one I don't "hate" anybody!! So don't tell me I do! I do not like Obama based on trust!! He has a very shady past, zero integrity, and very poor character!! Just my opinion!!

If you could get your head out of the sand and see the man for who he is and not just because he is the first blackman then perhaps truth along with some wisdom would be revealed to you. But to be honest, you seem so oblivious to what is actual going on in the world, that it may just be lost on you!

And one more thing Obama didn't win because of his ability, he won by default simply because he had democrat, behind his name. He had to buy his way into the White House and he was used to that with all of his "pay to play" politics.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 02:09 PM
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I watched part of it... (not my country).

I was shocked though to hear him shove into his speech the bit about how horrible the economy is doing and will be...

That was an obvious cheap shot.
On your way out, tell the investors their investments are doomed... let the guy taking over your position have to deal with it. That's some dirty pool man.
He knows the investors will be watching, and he knows he just made it harder for Obama with that one short paragraph.

And the worst part? He's willing to trash the morale of the countries economy just to pull off such a cheap shot.


Thank sweet democracy that man isn't wielding power any more.

I think the world has seen enough damage due to his incompetence and spoiled brat like attitude.

Why you guys elected a mentally handicapped person in the first place is beyond me.

[edit on 16-1-2009 by johnsky]



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