1. US President George W. Bush walks to podium
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W. Bush, US President:
"Good morning. Last night I had a warm conversation with president-elect Barack Obama. I congratulated him and Senator Biden on their impressive victory. I told the president-elect he could count on complete cooperation from my administration as he makes the transition to the White House. I also spoke to Senator John McCain. I congratulated him on a determined campaign that he and Governor Palin ran. The American people will always be grateful for the lifetime of service John McCain has devoted to this nation, and I know he will continue to make tremendous contributions to our country. No matter how they cast their ballots, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday. Across the country citizens voted in large numbers. They showed a watching world the vitality of American democracy and the stride we have made toward a more perfect union. They chose a president whose journey represents a triumph of the American story. A testament to hard work, optimism and faith in the enduring promise of our nation. 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 struggles of civil rights with their own eyes; four decades later, see a dream fulfilled. A long campaign is ended and we move forward as a nation. Embarking on a period of change in Washington, yet there are some things that will not change. The United States government will remain vigilant in meeting its most important responsibility: protecting the American people. And the world can be certain this commitment will remain steadfast under our next commander in chief. There is important work to do in the months ahead and I will continue to conduct the people's business as long as this office remains in my trust. During this time of transition I will keep the president-elect fully informed on important decisions. When the time comes on January 20 Laura and I will return home to Texas with treasured memories of our time here, with profound gratitude for the honour of serving this amazing country. It will be a stirring sight to watch President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their beautiful girls step through the doors of the White House. I know millions of Americans will be overcome with pride at this inspiring moment that so many have waited so long. I know Senator Obama's beloved mother and grandparents would have been thrilled to watch the child they raised ascend the steps of the Capitol and take his oath to uphold the constitution of the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Last night I extended an invitation to the president-elect and Mrs Obama to come to the White House and Laura and I are looking forward to welcoming them as soon as possible. Thank you very much."
3. Bush walks away
US President George W. Bush fully embraced the election of Democrat Barack Obama as his successor on Wednesday, paying stirring tribute to the election of the first U.S. black president-elect and hailing the campaign of change that led Obama to victory.
Bush promised Obama his "complete cooperation" during the Democrat's 76-day transition to the White House.
The president said he would keep Obama informed on all his decisions between now and January 20, and said he looked forward to the day - soon, he hopes - that Obama and his family would take him up on his offer of pre-inauguration White House visit.
The defeated leader of his own party, John McCain, won accolades not nearly so glowing with Bush hailing his lifetime of service to the US.
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I was so happy when Bush left office, then I was so happy when Obama left office. If this is nothing but a pattern of events to come for elections as being selected that way, then I will be happy when Trump leaves office in 2024. The way things are going and how horrible and radical the Democrats are becoming, the more easier of a landslide it is going to be a victory for Trump's reelection. I don't think he's going anywhere...
I voted for Trump in 2016. I leaned towards Obama in 2008 as a teenager who knew nothing about politics but couldn't stand John McCain and definitely hated George W Bush with a passion. In 2000 I was very young but I remember kids talking about Al Gore and my parents voted for Bush. I remember seeing Clinton on TV and I thought he was a decent president minus the Lewinsky scandal, until all the Clinton Body count came out and I did more and more research. I just knew I always hated his wife, hated hearing her voice and didn't trust her, like since the 90s I didn't like her but I liked (past tense) Bill Clinton.
I have no desire to participate in the rehabilitation of former Worst-President Bush, but this was the right thing to say and, though scripted, Bush delivered it in heartfelt earnest. He clearly understood the leap forward America displayed in electing Barack Obama. Tragically for our nation, the man most publicly determined to delegitimize President Obama's election is the current Worst President -- another Republican elected without winning the popular vote. Trump does not have even as much grace, intelligence, professionalism, or humanity as George W. Bush, who himself was no match for President Obama. In his cruel, impulsive, racist incompetence and narcissism, Trump is turning back the clock on decades of progress and turning his back on reality in general.
Racists will disagree, but President Obama took the United States far forward; Trump is taking us brutally backward. Trump lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots yet aspires to be an autocrat in the manner of a fascist dictator. It's past time to abolish the dysfunctional Electoral College, undo gerrymandering, fight voter suppression and low turnout, and return to progress as a nation. Until then, we live in dark times.
At the time Dubya was seen as a fool but now when a genuine, card-carrying fool sits in the WH, Dubya seems statesman-like and a gentleman. I find it striking that all the former presidents have become close friends, this is a testament to the basic humanity of them however your political pendulum swings. Trump will never fit in and the sight of Melanoma yesterday (Mrs Bush's funeral) sitting alone and clearly out of her depth was very sad. Obama tried to speak to her but she was like a bunny caught in the headlights. She know that no one will ever regard her in the same way as Barbara Bush.
It’s sad that our current president is not like this. One thing that President Bush said though struck me in a weird way. He said the night President Obama became president showed that our union is getting closer. Well Trump changed that. Our union is the most divided since the Civil War. I’m sad.
I have great respect for President Bush. While not in favor of many of his policies, his personal warmth and genuine empathy for people, particularly after 9/11, has left an indelible impression on me.
Say what you want about Bush, but just like Obama he was honorable in his acceptance of his successor and transferred power in a respectful and peaceful manner
Would be shocked if Trump was as graceful, but I hope he will be.
America needs to stay united and focused on preserving our democracy first and foremost. God bless America and our commitment to democracy
I have never liked bush as president but looking back now i respect how he held himself with dignity and how well he treated obama and his family. We may have different political views but we can express our views with dignity. Thank you George w Bush i wish you and your family well
V Calderon I was actually born in Dallas believe or not, but currently residing in Minnesota, attending Augsburg University as a Film/English major about to move to California. But yeah I been to Houston last summer with some friends (I like your beaches) I just didn't expect much liberals/democrats in the rural/suburban parts of Texas lol.
Universe Man Well, I’m in Harris county. A bright blue county in a red state. Not all of us a douchebag Trump fans my friend. In Houston, we have voted out the right wingers, our mayor is African American and a Democrat. Our previous mayor was a white woman, she’s gay and even married a woman while in office. We have a vibrant LGBT community, an amazing Muslim community that give the city culture and great food. Also, we have many Hispanics and even some cool white people. No, not all are gun obsessed, white nationalists, alt-righters or Trump fans. If you’re ever in Houston let me know. I’ll recommend some cool spots to visit. 😊
I'm not a fan of his time in office but George Bush is leaps and bounds ahead of Donal Trump. Trump looks like a child in comparison to Obama and Bush. How do the American people go from Obama to Trump? What a fall from grace.
Oh my God, I'm watching this in January 2018 and this seems so surreal... This used to be the White House and the American Government that was the ideal for the world to follow. Fine, Bush made errors, but the way he's conducted himself here is so 'Presidential'. What has Trump brought America down to...? And in 2 years. Fack...
i will not have money i wiil pay whit my own money
to all the girls i will not have a war how cant we fine a stitution how everyone not can be hurt i will duing my best to came a Construction i wil not have no people get hurt i am sorry for that messe i have duing can we all forgive i thoghter
Honourable Ex President United States Of America Barack Obama I regret & I say sorry for my mistake of spelling which occurred while writing today’s comment.
Associate Electrical Engineer Khalid Anis Ex Instructor Y.M.C.A Polytechnic Institute Karachi, Pakistan.
Excellent speech I have ever heard given by Most Honourable President Of United States Of America George W Bush, Which he has given on winning of election by Honourable President Barack Of Bahama . Although the speech was very brief but it had covered all important points to congratulate the new coming president, praising to his parents & Grand parents. Welcoming new President & his family to White House.
Associate Electrical Engineer Khalid Anis Ex Instructor of Y.M.C.A Polytechnic Institute Karachi Pakistan Of following subjects Principles Of Electrical Engineering, Engineering Drawing, Utilisation Of Electrical Energy, Basic Electronic, Analogue Electronics, Applied Mathematics, Technical Mathematics, Technical English...........
As a real republican I have to say this is how a real commander and chief acts . Not how the peace of shit we have in the White House now Trump destroyed the Republican Party now all we have is pussy / scared elected senators that won't stand up to him
mexico df a 03/12/17
le pido al precidente george wus blair que me pencione porque no puedo pencionarme yo solo por fabor
les pido alos estados unidos de norte america que me pencionen y que me adocten para siempre para que me den trabajo de precidente de los estados unidos de norte america porque los elementos del ejercito mexicano ya no me quieren aser caso y no me quieren pencionar con nada al mes de dinero espero que dios yano me ocupe por medio de mexico y sus estados sino me paga aunquesia 10000 pesos al mes en esta vida etc . 10/10/17 fui a isfam pues no me quieren pencionar y fui a archibo y istoria y tanpoco no me isieron caso y fui a atencion ciudadana y tanpoco me isieron caso , nomas me sacaron sangre en la mojonera sapopan jalisco en el año de 1990 y me isieron correr dos beses y gane dos medallas corriendo 42 kilometros en mexico df y guadalajara jalisco por medio de un coronel segun que es miguel angel cilba garcia, dise un sr que asi se llama el sr que me dijo esto se llama guadalupe del primer regimiento de transportes pesados y el es teniente pasado y me dijo que lo pencionaron con dies mil pesos al mes , el nonbre del sr seme olbido cuando me saco sangre el del nomas pero me acuerdo del nonbre del sargento antonio chaires rodrigues del estado de sacatecas que fue el que me conbencio que me subiera al dina cuando se canvio el terser batayon de transportes pesados del primer regimiento de transportes pesados que esta aqui en mexico df lo que pasa es que cuando entre al canpo ya iba mas lastimado porque me lastimo el sr juan carlos velasques con asido sulfurico en el año de 1988 aqui en mexico df ,y cuando entre al canpo n 1 conosi al general manuel orosco pimentel del estado de oaxaca el cual estaba en el canpo n 1 aqui en mexico df
This guy is considered one of, if not, the worst president in history. I'm a Democrat, but that is not true. He wouldn't be in my top twenty-eight, but he wouldn't be the worst. A few of months into his presidency, 9/11 happened. A few months into is re-election, Katrina happened. A few months before his presidency ended, the Virginia Tech and Westroads shootings happened. This guy had a plethora of crap happen at the beginning and end of both of his presidencies.
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.