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  • Pink Floyd frontman declares support for BDS campaign

    03/06/2011 12:39:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 119 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 3/6/11 | MICHAL TOIBA
    In AIC statement, Roger Waters recalls visit to "appalling" security barrier, expresses support for "Palestinians in their civil, nonviolent resistance." Pink Floyd former lead singer and bassist Roger Waters on Sunday declared his support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, in a statement published on the website of the Palestinian-Israeli NGO, the Alternative Information Center (AIC). In the statement, Waters writes: "Where governments refuse to act, people must, with whatever peaceful means are at their disposal. For some that meant joining the Gaza Freedom March, for others it meant joining the humanitarian flotilla that tried to...
  • Republicans looking for the anti-Romney: Big oppo for anyone with conservative cred who isn't Mitt

    03/05/2011 5:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 6, 2011 | Doyle McManus
    President Obama launched a vicious, underhanded attack on one of the leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination last month: He praised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for launching a state-administered healthcare plan. "I agree with Mitt Romney, who recently said he's proud of what he accomplished on healthcare in Massachusetts," Obama told the nation's governors. Romney supporters winced, but his potential rivals for the Republican nomination were delighted. They've already taken to calling the Massachusetts healthcare plan "Romneycare," to remind conservative voters how much it resembles the "Obamacare" law they loathe. Like the "tea party," the Obama White...
  • Bachmann to Democrats: Don't tell Americans what light bulbs to buy

    03/02/2011 8:35:27 PM PST · by pissant · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/2/11 | Brian Montopoli
    Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann on Tuesday reintroduced the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act," a bill to repeal a 2007 law mandating that incandescent light bulbs be phased out. "The government has no business telling an individual what kind of light bulb to buy," she said in a news release Wednesday. "In 2007, Congress overstepped its bounds by mandating that only 'energy efficient' light bulbs may be sold after January 1, 2012. This mandate has sweeping effects on American families and businesses and needs serious consideration before taking effect." Bachmann says the mandate should only stay in place is...
  • Jeb Bush: I'm Still Not a Candidate for 2012 (good, let's keep it that way!!!)

    02/28/2011 7:23:47 PM PST · by teg_76 · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/28/2010
    Bush also said he thought energy, education and immigration reform should be the federal government's top priorities.
  • No front runner from CPAC

    02/14/2011 6:41:43 AM PST · by Astronaut · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/14/2011 | John LeBoutillier
    The CPAC annual meeting has shown us that we on the right do not have a front-runner or even a plausible candidate to unite us as we head into the crucial 2012 presidential and congressional elections. In fact, CPAC demonstrated that the organized right, which sold its soul to a faux conservative in 2000, G.W. Bush, and then supported him and an irresponsible GOP-run Congress as they partnered to bankrupt our public fisc and squander our moral and military advantage for six years, is now devoid of a true conservative who understands and believes in the principles that separate us...
  • Rove: GOP Side Of Presidential Playing Field is “Wide Open”

    02/13/2011 6:03:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2011 | Lauren Torlone
    CPAC presidential straw poll results aside, Karl Rove, former Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush says the GOP side of the 2012 presidential field is "a wide open contest." Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Rove classified the race as "the first Republican contest in modern history in which there is no presumptive frontrunner." While Rove doesn't currently see a clear cut choice for the GOP, he did admit the nominee is likely to be a better known name, naming several examples including "Governor Romney, Sarah Palin and Governors Barbour, Daniels and Pawlenty." When asked how high profile political...
  • Bush's New Axis of Evil

    02/11/2011 6:05:24 AM PST · by hcmama · 51 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | February 10. 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    Creators Syndicate – George W. Bush must have been the despair of the history department of every school his daddy managed to get him into. Consider his latest excursion into the history of the republic, at Southern Methodist, where the Great Man's papers are to be housed.
  • Are U.S Servicewomen Trading the Safety of the Helmet for the Hijab?

    02/06/2011 1:14:11 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 04, 2011 | Margaret Calhoun Hemenway
    Recent pictures in Stars and Stripes feature female U.S. service members wearing the Islamic headscarf, also known as a hijab. These women are part of a new initiative, Female Engagement Teams, being deployed in Afghanistan. Aside from questions about whether the safety of these women deployed into harm's way is jeopardized by trading the helmet for the hijab, the photos invoke memories of a policy fight in Congress less than a decade ago. In 2002, the Senate overturned a DoD mandate requiring female American service members stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the Saudi version of the burqa, known as...
  • Bush 2012: Jeb Bush should run now, for at least eight reasons (Huh?!)

    02/06/2011 9:37:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 7, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    John J. Miller has a cover story in the new issue of National Review that’s a compelling portrait of the accomplishments of Jeb Bush. Four years after leaving the Florida governor’s mansion, he remains one of the most impressive Republican politicians in the country, a formidable policy mind with the political chops to drive conservative reforms even out of office. So why isn’t he running for president? Bush told Miller what he’s said to others, too — he won’t run in 2012, but he’ll consider 2016. This is a mistake. Bush should run now for at least eight reasons: 1)...
  • Bush Worried America Becoming 'Nativist' [and protectionist and isolationist]

    02/03/2011 5:22:00 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 78 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | February 2, 2011 | Fox Nation
    <p>On January 24, Former President George W. Bush spoke at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where his presidential library will be located, and weighed in on immigration. "What's interesting about our country, if you study history, is that there are some 'isms' that occasionally pop up -- pop up.</p>
  • In new advocacy ad, Bush daughter endorses same-sex marriage

    02/01/2011 5:37:08 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/2011 | Daniel Strauss
    In a new advocacy ad, one of the daughters of former President George W. Bush endorses gay marriage. “I’m Barbara Bush and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality, and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love. Join us," the former first daughter says in a Web video by the group Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
  • Bush Child, in a Break, Endorses Gay Marriage

    01/31/2011 7:23:28 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2011 | Michael Barbaro
    Bush Child, in a Break, Endorses Gay Marriage By MICHAEL BARBARO The Bush dynasty is no stranger to generational conflict: father and son differed over deposing Saddam Hussein, raising taxes and the role of the United Nations. Barbara Bush in her video statement. Now it is father and daughter who find themselves at odds over a weighty issue. Barbara Bush, one of the twin daughters of George W. Bush, will endorse same-sex marriage on Tuesday, publicly breaking ranks with a father who, as president, pushed for a constitutional amendment banning such unions. Ms. Bush, 29, has taped a video calling...
  • George W. Bush: I'm done with politics, fundraising for GOP, campaigning and appearing on TV

    01/30/2011 7:37:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 29, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Stick a fork in him. George W. Bush is done with politics. The ex-President told C-SPAN he has no plans to raise cash, stump for Republican candidates and even appear on television.
  • Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War

    01/29/2011 11:36:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War By Noel Sheppard Created 01/29/2011 - 12:17pm By Noel Sheppard | January 29, 2011 | 12:17 Noel Sheppard's picture It's a metaphysical certitude that whenever anything happens in the Middle East, the media will quickly blame former President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Not missing the opportunity to do so, Chris Matthews began the 5PM installment of "Hardball" Friday connecting the riots in Egypt to a man that has been out of office for two years (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST:...
  • Chris Matthews Yells at Tea Party Leader: Why Is 'Balloon-Head' Bachmann Speaking for You?

    01/26/2011 7:57:38 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 132 replies
    Nation.Foxnews.Com ^ | Jan 25, 20111 | hypoCHRISSY Matthews
    Chris Matthews was nearly apoplectic in his questioning of Tea Party Express co-founder Sal Russo on the topic of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and her controversial re-imagining of history where the founding fathers found a way to end slavery in their lifetime. Repeatedly calling Bachmann a "balloon head," Matthews demanded to know why Russo and the Tea Party wanted Bachmann to give a response to the State of the Union address or, more generally, why they ever wanted her to open her mouth in the first place?
  • Right-wing hate: a gallery

    01/26/2011 10:49:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Facebooh ^ | 1/26/11 | Michael Bowers
    Hard to argue with your own two eyes, isn't it? More
  • Bush 41 to endorse Roger Williams

    01/17/2011 10:22:31 AM PST · by Racehorse · 87 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 17 January 2011 | Jason Embry
    Former President George H.W. Bush will endorse Republican Roger Williams this afternoon for the U.S. Senate seat that Kay Bailey Hutchison now holds. The race to succeed Hutchison, who is not seeking re-election, has drawn interest from a number of Republicans, including railroad commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is also considering a run. Roger Williams is a Weatherford car dealer and former Texas secretary of state who was a major Republican donor before he was a candidate. The Bush endorsement could give his campaign a nice boost, particularly since the field is crowded and...
  • Conservative Movement Must Commit to a Long-Term Outreach Strategy

    01/14/2011 8:11:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 45 replies
    La Prensa San Diego ^ | January 14, 2011 | Jeb Bush
    "..The good news is that in the Hispanic community, there is real opportunity. But conservatives have to commit to serious and sustained engagement. Hispanics are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country and will continue to play an important role in future elections and the future of our country. This past election was a sign that the Hispanic community is willing to listen to a center-right message. The question now is whether the center-right movement is willing to listen to and engage the Hispanic community. Fortunately, the values that drive the center-right movement are shared by Americans...
  • Jeb Bush guides Republican outreach to Latinos

    01/13/2011 8:51:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 124 replies
    AP ^ | 1/13/11 | Laura Wides-Munoz
    A Republican group that includes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday will kick off its efforts to improve the party's outreach to Hispanic voters, many of whom have been critical of some GOP candidates' harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration. The new Hispanic Action Network is part of a growing number of Republican organizations reaching out to Hispanics in advance of next year's presidential election — and it has powerful support. The group is backed by former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, whose American Action Network funneled more than $30 million in campaign funds to Republicans in about 30 congressional races...
  • Palin derangement syndrome now eclipses Bush derangement syndrome

    01/13/2011 10:19:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    I personally never thought it would happen. I mean the Left HATES and I mean HATES President Bush. I mean he had the audacity to win an election after all and he was not even a Conservative, but Sarah Palin has now rocketed to that coveted position. I am not going to spend a lot of time digging into the past but suffice it to say it has a lot of relevance. One such example I remember is the clothes “SCANDAL”. You might recall the McCain campaign bought thousands of dollars worth of clothes for Sarah because they didn’t like...
  • Jeb Bush for President in 2016! (They're assuming we'll lose in '12)

    01/11/2011 9:37:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 9, 2011 | Mark McKinnon
    Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is flirting with a run in 2012, but the GOP may not get a real shot at the White House until four years later. Mark McKinnon on why, dynasty issues aside, Bush will be a clear favorite. As the 112th Congress settles into its first week of work, political fireworks are already going off that could have a big impact on the presidential elections of 2012 and 2016. Michele Bachmann and Jeb Bush showed some leg this week and got many in the GOP steaming up. While the media fixates on a possible presidential...
  • Pelosi: Democrats Lost House Because of ... Bush!

    01/07/2011 9:00:16 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 147 replies
    nation.foxnews.com ^ | 1/7/2011 | Ms. Pee Louse
    "We still would have lost the election because we had 9.5% unemployment. Let's take it where that came from. The policies of George W. Bush and the Republican support for his initiatives, tax cuts are for the wealth, recklessness by some," Minority Leader Pelosi told CNN
  • Former Fla. governor doesn't rule out run in 2016

    01/04/2011 2:33:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 4, 2011 | BRENT KALLESTAD
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he isn't ruling out a possible presidential run in 2016. At the inauguration Tuesday of new Gov. Rick Scott, Bush repeated his stance that he's positively not running for president in 2012.
  • Actually, Bush Vetoed Bill with 'End-of-Life' Provisions

    12/29/2010 4:43:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 100+ views
    big government ^ | 12/29/10 | SusanAnne Hiller
    I’m going to take the death panel end-of-life planning conundrum down one point at a time to make this very clear for Americans to understand what the Pelosi-led Democrats have done to your healthcare and their attempt to take cover under a Bush-era law–the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. The Hill reported that the Obama White House attempted to calm Americans’ fears of the dreaded death panels: The Medicare policy will pay doctors for holding end-of-life-care discussions with patients, according to the Times. A similar provision was dropped from the new healthcare reform law after Republicans...
  • Best Notable Quotables of 2010: Demanding Respect for Obama While Still Bashing Bush

    12/24/2010 9:31:24 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Best Notable Quotables of 2010: Demanding Respect for Obama While Still Bashing Bush By Rich Noyes | December 24, 2010 | 11:30 Rich Noyes's picture Even as the public grew increasingly disenchanted with Washington's full-throated liberal policies in 2010, the media elite's partisanship remained on full display. The Media Research Center's Best Notable Quotables of 2010 captured the highlights, as journalists continued to blame America's misfortunes on George W. Bush, even as they also insisted that Barack Obama deserved more credit for his amazing accomplishments. In the MRC's "They Don't Miss Him Yet Award for Still Bashing Bush," Time's Joe...
  • Bush's memoir sells 2m copies in a month - nearly as many as Bill Clinton's sold in six years

    12/23/2010 8:49:27 PM PST · by Justaham · 61 replies · 3+ views
    For someone who mangled words on a regular basis, it's an impressive feat. Former U.S. President George W Bush's memoir has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November - and it's not even in paperback yet. 'Decision Points', published both in hardcover and e-book form, is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says. By contrast, former president Bill Clinton's memoir, 'My Life', has logged sales of 2.2million copies since it was first published in 2004. A spokesman for Crown called the performance remarkable. He claimed he could not think of any other...
  • Former President Bush Will Be On Leno's Show Tonight

    11/18/2010 6:08:28 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 53 replies
    Vanity
    I thought some of you might be interested
  • George W. Bush on the Tea Party Movement: “I See Democracy Working” (Video)

    11/07/2010 2:27:01 AM PST · by Justaham · 35 replies
    gatewaypundit.firstthings.com ^ | 11-7-10 | JIm Hoft
    George W. Bush sits down with Sean Hannity and talks about the Tea Party Movement. The rise of the Tea Party movement shows “democracy works”, former President George W. Bush says in an interview to air Tuesday night on Fox News’ “Hannity.” “Here’s what I see. I see democracy working. People are expressing a level of frustration or concern and they’re getting involved in the process,” Bush told Sean Hannity in advance of the release Tuesday of his memoir, “Decision Points.” “And the truth of the matter is, democracy works in America,” Bush said. He gets it. Bless you, President...
  • George W. Bush calls Katrina photo a ‘huge mistake’

    11/06/2010 7:31:22 AM PDT · by kingattax · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11-5-10 | Michael Calderone
    Former President George W. Bush says it was a "huge mistake" to let himself be photographed looking from Air Force One down at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Bush reflected on the iconic photograph during an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer to promote his forthcoming memoir, "Decision Points." The photo was published widely and only reinforced the view that the Bush administration didn't act quickly enough or fully grasp the severity of the problems on the ground in New Orleans after the levees broke.
  • Pelosi: Bush is 'the gift that keeps on giving'

    10/22/2010 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Pelosi: Bush is 'the gift that keeps on giving' By Michael O'Brien - 10/22/10 07:00 AM ET Former President George W. Bush is "the gift that keeps on giving" to Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday. Pelosi said that Bush, the former Republican president against whom many Democrats have run this fall despite his having left office in early 2009, had validated Democrats' concerns by saying that he regretted not accomplishing Social Security reform during his time in office. "He gave us a gift then, and he's the gift that keeps on giving," Pelosi said on MSNBC. "He's...
  • 'Bandit' Obama billboard sparks storm in US city (Grand Junction, CO)

    10/14/2010 12:42:44 PM PDT · by Emile · 93 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 10/13/10 | Agence France-Presse
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (AFP) – A billboard depicting Barack Obama as an Islamist suicide bomber, a gay and a Mexican bandit has triggered a storm of criticism in a western US city weeks ahead of crucial polls. The colourful poster of the US president -- under the ironic slogan "Vote DemocRAT" -- is attracting attention from media worldwide and from people clogging a local parking lot for a closer look.
  • Bush derangement syndrome comes back to haunt lefty.

    10/12/2010 9:29:32 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    wmtw.com ^ | 10/12/10 | wmtw.com
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell apologized Monday night for a photograph showing her with a picture calling President George W. Bush an "international terrorist" and laughing.
  • How D.C. Became Hollywood for Semi-Attractive People

    10/11/2010 11:41:09 AM PDT · by chickadee · 29 replies
    Esquire ^ | October 11, 2010 | Tom Junod
    The Republicans have cornered the market on beauty because they've cornered the market on crazy, and if they've failed to produce a "candidate" in Delaware, they've succeeded in producing a star, and have made all the tut-tutting pundits look as behind the times as the newspapers they serve. Wherever populism reared its head, there used to be sweaty men; now — in country music, at Fox, and in crossover "Islamaphobe" bloggers who get their picture pasted on the Sunday Times — there are at least semi-sexy women. The Democrats didn't think they had to worry about any of this. They...
  • Is anyone planning to read the book from President Bush that's coming out soon?

    10/09/2010 5:55:48 PM PDT · by texaschick · 180 replies
    If so, what event/topic/clarification are you hoping he will talk about in it? For me, I want to read about his relationship with Condi Rice. Not in a icky way, just how they came to work so closely together. I've always admired how he interacted and respected her. Especially in contrast to Bill Clinton and his history with women.
  • Selling Stupidity (Idiots listen to Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin) [Another Doozy!]

    10/05/2010 12:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | October 5, 2010 | Joel S. Hirschhorn
    In trying to understand how so many Americans adore people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh I have come to this critical understanding: Poorly educated, terribly informed, intellectually deficient and downright stupid people need idols. They feel angry, frustrated, ignored, cheated and disillusioned by so much going on in American society. They find the emotional, political and philosophical rants by talk show, loud mouth celebrities matching and justifying their feelings. Of course, those celebrities work hard to fan the flames of all that unhappiness and discontent, and also perpetuate ignorance. They sell stupidity to gullible dummies,...
  • Who will be the GOP nominee for president in 2012?

    09/22/2010 6:10:09 AM PDT · by Jefferson Liberal · 328 replies
    I think it will be Jeb Bush because he is a successful former Governor of a state with no income tax, he speaks fluent Spanish and latinos love him, and he is an intellectual heavyweight. Who do you think it will be?
  • Abrams: Bush never agreed to take 100,000 refugees

    09/21/2010 1:52:17 PM PDT · by anita · 22 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/21/2010 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Former National Security Council member refutes claim Olmert made in Geneva Initiative speech. Former US president George W. Bush did not and could not have agreed to accept 100,000 Palestinian refugees as former prime minister Ehud Olmert claimed in a speech over the weekend, former Bush administration official Elliott Abrams told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.
  • Feingold On His Tough Re-Election Race: I Blame George Bush!

    09/02/2010 6:16:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A recurring rubric at James Taranto's Best of the Web Today column at the Wall Street Journal online, is "We Blame George W. Bush," for tongue-in-cheek examples of the former prez being blamed for things palpably beyond his purview. Let's add another one to the list. Dem senator Russ Feingold has blamed his tough re-election race on, yes, W. Let's think about that. If Bush were such a bad president. If his policies were so disastrous for the country. Wouldn't that boost the chances of an incumbent Dem senator who, like Feingold, had voted against Bush policies every step along...
  • President Obama calls former President George W. Bush ahead of iraq speech

    08/31/2010 10:33:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 217 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8-31-10
    President Barack Obama called former President George W. Bush Tuesday hours before he was set to deliver an Oval Office speech on the drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq, the White House said. Obama made the call aboard Air Force One on his way to Ft. Bliss, Tex., where he will visit U.S. troops. White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said the “private” call lasted “a few minutes,” but declined to give further detail. Obama telephoned Bush in February 2009 before announcing his plans for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
  • Anti-Obama slur painted on Southport tennis court (The Horror!)

    08/30/2010 8:15:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WECT-TV ^ | August 30, 2010
    SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) - A vandal used a city tennis court in Southport to convey an anti-government message recently. In particular, the suspect accused President Obama of being a Muslim. The message found Friday morning on the court at the Lowe-White Memorial Park read "Muslim Obama is destroying America." A recent poll from the Pew Research Center revealed that 18%, nearly 1 in 5 people, believe that President Obama is a Muslim. He is a Christian. You are asked to call the Southport Police Department at (910) 457-7917 if you have any information about who painted the graffiti. At this...
  • For Republicans, an ’80 Déjà Vu?

    08/28/2010 11:29:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 28, 2010 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — The incumbent senator from Alaska is taken by surprise in a primary. A new conservative movement energizes Republicans in a furious response to a Democratic White House. Little-known insurgent candidates prepare to storm the Senate. It is starting to feel like 1980. While the 1994 Republican takeover of the House is regularly explored for insight into what might happen this polarized election year, parallels are emerging between the watershed Senate election of three decades ago and the campaign of 2010 as another conservative rebellion threatens to reshape the Senate. In 1980, shocked Senate Democrats lost 12 seats in...
  • Lauer to Laura Bush: Is It 'Painful' to Be in New Orleans, Since So Much Blame

    08/27/2010 3:13:11 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 126 replies
    /newsbusters.org ^ | Fri, 08/27/2010 - 12:45 ET | Geoffrey Dickens
    Lauer to Laura Bush: Is It 'Painful' to Be in New Orleans, Since So Much Blame Is Laid At Your Husband's Feet? Today co-anchor Matt Lauer traveled to New Orleans, on Friday, to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and interviewed the likes of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, former FEMA Director Mike Brown, current Democratic Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, but saved any sort of direct shots at George W. Bush for his interview with Laura Bush.
  • Former RNC Chairman Undermines Conservatives

    08/25/2010 8:52:43 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 42 replies
    First Things ^ | August 25, 2010 | Joe Carter
    Ken Mehlman, President Bush’s campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, made a shocking confession today in an interview with The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinger: Privately, in off-the-record conversations with this reporter over the years, Mehlman voiced support for tax increases and told of how, in private discussions with senior Republican officials, he beat back efforts to support the Bush tax cuts. The reaction by conservative pundits and leaders was praise for Mehlman following his conscience and being true to himself. Okay, not really. Maybe in an alternate universe that would happen, but in D.C....
  • Short-memoried people pine for Obama’s predecessors-Get a grip, people

    08/24/2010 5:45:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8-24-10 | Lauren Beckham Falcone
    My fellow Americans - boy, are you fickle. How else to explain the rising popularity of former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton? Yes, President Obama has been mulligan-ing it up on Martha’s Vineyard on what seems like his umpteenth vacation this year. The polls put his popularity at basement level. But must we pine for those other two clowns? Guess so. In its story “The Resurgence of Bill Clinton” Newsweek declared this week “most Democrats would rather have (Clinton) campaign for them this fall than Obama.” Worse, the former philanderer-in-chief is almost 10 points more popular among Americans...
  • Dems Hit at Bush in New Cable Ad

    08/20/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT · by Qbert · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Democrats again used former President George W. Bush as a foe in their latest TV ad campaign, driving home the point Republicans would restore policies that helped create the economic downturn. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) released a new cable ad Friday that harped on their campaign message that the November midterm elections will be a choice between Democratic policies that will bring the country out of the recession versus Republican policies that helped created it. No Republican is used in the ad aside from Bush -- who is shown saying "you can fool me but you can't get fooled...
  • Protesters call for UC Berkeley law prof's removal (John Yoo)

    08/16/2010 12:32:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/16/10
    Berkeley, Calif. (AP) -- Anti-war activists are protesting at the University of California, Berkeley to demand the removal of John Yoo, a constitutional law professor who used to work for the Bush administration.
  • White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency

    08/13/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/10 | Michael Calderone & John Cook
    White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past for the White House to release the names of visitors. But the identities of the lunch's attendees won't remain secret forever: Their names will eventually appear on the White House's periodically updated public database of visitor logs. The White House posts them with a three-month lag, so records of August visits won't be available until late November. (Although, since many of those invited already work in the White House every day, their lunch visit may...
  • Facing Ethics Charges, Rep. Waters Points Finger at Bush Administration

    08/13/2010 9:46:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    foxnews ^ | August 13, 2010
    Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems -- saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds -- including one tied to her husband -- because the Treasury Department wouldn't schedule its own appointments.
  • Beginning to Hanker for W

    08/12/2010 1:43:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2010 | Ross Mackenzie
    Click here to find out more! A random walk among issues currently in the news... Do you miss George Bush yet? ***** American-born Muslim Anwar al-Awlaki, likely al-Qaida's top English-speaking recruiter, may be the world's most dangerous man. He has inspired -- let's see: the alleged Fort Hood shooter, the Christmas underwear bomber, the Times Square bomber, and some of the 9/11ists. Hiding in Yemen, this terrorist counselor reportedly is a target for capture or assassination. Short of that, federal authorities are seeking to confiscate any financial assets he may have in the United States. Not so fast, says his...
  • Church Carnival Sets Up Shooter Game With Obama As Target

    08/05/2010 12:36:13 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies
    tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 8-5-10 | Rachel Slajda
    In Roseto, Pa., a carnival company closed down a shooter game called "Alien Attack," after complaints and news stories that President Obama was one of the targets. The black "alien leader" is holding a scroll titled "Health Bill" and wearing a presidential seal belt buckle. He also has antennae and a troll doll with a KISS T-shirt on his shoulder. The owner of the carnival company, Goodtime Amusements, dismissed a complaint, saying the figure is not meant to be Obama. "She [a carnival-goer] said she was offended by it. I said if you are, you might want to be. But...