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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...