Keyword: blamebush

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

    11/21/2015 9:31:21 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 79 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 3 2015 | Seumas Milne
    The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself...
  • Trump triples down on George W. Bushs responsibility for 9/11

    10/18/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 130 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-18-2015 | Karoun Demirjian
    Donald Trump says he doesnt flat out blame former president George W. Bush that the Sept. 11 terror attacks happened on his watch. But he can think of three reasons why one could hold Bush responsible. And, he might add, they are three things a President Trump would do very differently. You always have to look to the person at the top, Trump said Saturday in a telephone interview. Do I blame George Bush? I only say that he was the president at the time, and you know, you could say the buck stops here. So why might one consider...
  • In Katrina commemoration, Obama to cite inequities 'brewing for decades'

    08/27/2015 9:34:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/15 | Kevin Liptak
    ....Obama returns to an outwardly thriving New Orleans Thursday to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. But underneath the visible recovery lie persistent racial and economic inequities that haven't receded.... ...according to one analysis, African-American households in the city earn more than 50% less than their white counterparts -- well above the national average. Those barometers of racial inequality aren't unique to New Orleans, and haven't dampened the city's enthusiasm for what has otherwise been a steady recovery that includes new construction, jobs and visitors. But the now-chronic gaps between rich and poor, and whites and blacks, were poised...
  • Yes, Barney Frank Admits, I Want to Blame Only Bush

    03/29/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/28/15 | Jack Coleman
    As a long-term strategy for defeating jihadists, Americans blaming George W. Bush ad infinitum is sure to be a winner -- for jihadists. It's right up there with American retreat from leadership in the world as high on their list of goals. And sure enough, former congressman Barney Frank heartily endorses both. Frank was among the guests on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher, brimming with his usual persnickety bluster. At one point he tangled with conservative columnist S.E. Cupp on the subject of the abrupt US military withdrawal from Yemen. This led to a pair of candid admissions...
  • Pelosi is furious: We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama

    09/15/2014 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | David Sherfinsk
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats dont bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law.</p>
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world (Mega Hurl Alert!)

    07/03/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • The Blame Bush Era May Be at an End

    05/02/2014 1:01:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | May 2, 2014 11:05 AM | Harry Enten
    President George W. Bush left the White House as one of the most disliked presidents in our nations history. With approval ratings struggling to hit 30 percent, he was an albatross hanging over fellow Republican John McCain during the 2008 presidential election. Even four years later, as President Obama ran for re-election, the majority of voters thought Bush was more responsible for economic problems in the United States than Obama. But over the past year, polling data has begun to suggest that Bush is no longer quite the liability he once was for the GOP, and that most Americans no...
  • Obama Less Tyrannical Than Bush? (Yeah Right)

    06/12/2013 4:48:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The unfolding story of the Obama administration monitoring not just telephone records but Internet usage has drawn media coverage with adjectives like "astonishing." No doubt about it, even the pro-Obama press acknowledges it is a scandal. Still, it is laughable that the media would label him a "dictator" or discuss the "I word." That's not what greeted George W. Bush at the end of 2005. Just eight years ago, journalists openly discussed tyranny and the possibility of impeachment. On Newsweek's website on December 19, 2005, Jonathan Alter went ballistic: "We're seeing clearly now that Bush thought 9/11 gave him license...
  • Sharpton: You Cant Blame Obama for Secret Surveillance

    06/11/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 11, 2013 - 11:31 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday that President Barack Obama is not to blame for the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programformer President George W. Bush is, because laws allowing it were enacted under his administration. These are laws put into effect under President Bush. There are plenty of Democrats who are upset about this too. I do not agree with the Patriot Act, but you cant blame President Obama for it, Sharpton said on MSNBCs PoliticsNation. In 2009, however, Obama extended three provisions of the Patriot Actallowing roving wiretaps, which would allow monitoring of an individual instead of a specific...
  • Scarborough Clashes With 'New Yorker' Editor Over Mag's Bush-Bashing Obama Endorsement

    10/24/2012 7:23:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some serious fur flew on the Morning Joe set today, as Joe Scarborough clashed with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. Setting Scarborough off was the magazine's endorsement of Barack Obama that lauded the president for relieving the "national shame inflicted by the Bush administration." Scarborough saracastically asked Remnick "who got paid the bonus for being able to squeeze in, quote, 'the shame of the Bush years?'" Scarborough went on to scald Remnick for the left's hypocrisy in giving President Obama a pass for pursuing many of the same policies that it had accused Bush-Cheney of undermining the Constitution...
  • Obama aide denies Bush bashing

    10/03/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 15 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Kevin Robillard
    President Barack Obamas reelection effort is not blaming the sputtering economic recovery of the past four years on former President George W. Bush, his deputy campaign manager insisted Wednesday. Were absolutely not doing that, Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBCs Morning Joe. In fact, were taking credit for the 5.1 million private-sector jobs that have been created over the past four years despite being handed the worst economy since the Great Depression. Were taking credit for the million jobs that were protected under the presidents efforts to save the auto industry and the increase in manufacturing jobs for the first time...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program Begun Under the Previous Administration

    09/21/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | Friday, September 21, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program Begun Under the Previous Administration Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. I think its important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration, the president said. When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this,...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program Begun Under the Previous Administration

    09/21/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Jake Tapper (believe it or not)
    Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. I think its important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration, the president said. When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were...
  • Let Bush be

    09/13/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The theme of the president's 2012 re-election campaign is that George W. Bush left such a terrible mess that Barack Obama could hardly be expected to clean it up in four years. In other words, 43 months of unemployment rates above 8 percent, $5 trillion in new borrowing, $16 trillion in aggregate debt, gas prices of nearly $4 per gallon, a dive in average family income and involvement in two wars were all due to George Bush and simply too difficult for anyone else to overcome. So Obama cannot be judged on his record between 2009 and 2012. At first...
  • NY Times Reporter Accuses Bush of 'Negligence' Regarding 9/11 (What a disgusting pos)

    09/11/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mallory Carr
    On this solemn day, most of the nation mourns the loss of life that occurred on this day eleven years ago and contemplates the changes that have occurred since then. Most, but not all. Kurt Eichenwald, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and writer for the New York Times, published an inflammatory op-ed accusing former President Bush of not preventing the attacks: While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administrations reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks...
  • Why Obama Will 'Own' the Recession (FLASHBACK: Written before Inauguration 1/1/09)

    07/06/2012 8:20:16 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 5 replies
    US News ^ | January 7, 2009 | James Pethokoukis
    For eight decades, Democrats have successfully blamed Republican Herbert Hoover for the decade-long Great Depression. That, even though Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal failed to restore prosperity or dramatically lower unemployment, and his tax increases in 1937 snuffed out a nascent recovery. Now today's Obamacrats are apparently going to try and Hooverize President Bush in an effort to shield themselves from the potential political fallout of a prolonged recession. It will take years to fix the American economy, Obama says, and years of trillion-dollar budget deficits to do it. And everyday it seems that Team Obama tries to lower economic expectations,...
  • On Fast & Furious, "Blame Bush" is a Lie

    06/20/2012 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Throughout today's House Oversight Committee hearings on possible contempt charges for Attorney General Eric Holder, Democrat members repeatedly asserted and imtimated that the deadly gun-running program had originated under the previous administration.  Their clear aim was to muddy the waters on who is ultimately culpable for this blood-stained travesty, to suggest that Republicans are engaged in a shameless partisan witch hunt, and to feed the pliant mainstream media a handy alternate narrative as they begin to cover the controversy.  Katie documented why this variant of "Blame Bush!" isn't remotely applicable to Fast & Furious in her book, and former federal...
  • For Some Democrats, Bush Is To Blame-Forever And Ever

    05/22/2012 9:07:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Byron York
    In the early days of the Obama administration, a lot of people, including some Republicans, weren't much bothered by the new president's tendency to blame his predecessor for the nation's problems. After all, Barack Obama did inherit a mess from George W. Bush. The voters were inclined to give Obama time to turn things around. But how much time? Certainly a year was reasonable. And so, as Obama's one-year mark approached in 2010, many political analysts assumed he would stop blaming Bush for the nation's woes. The conversation would change from the problems Obama inherited to the effectiveness of his...
  • Freepers: Help redefine "OBAMA" for the world

    03/07/2009 7:17:48 AM PST · by ferrgus · 22 replies · 1,551+ views
    Many of you have seen the new bumper stickers from various conservative groups that goes something like this: OBAMA = One Big A$$ Mistake, America! That definition has now been added to UrbanDictionary.com, and with your help, it can be "thumbed-up" to the top-ranking position. Left-wingers succeeded in labeling Bush as a "failure." But we can turn the tables and get America to realize that Obama really is one big mistake! Click here to give this new definition the "thumbs-up." Thanks!
  • Obama: Bush Is Food Stamp President, Not Me

    01/27/2012 7:59:00 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart.tv ^ | January 27, 2012 | Breitbart.tv
    "First of all, I don't put people on food stamps. People become eligible for food stamps. Second of all, the initial expansion of food-stamp eligibility happened under my Republican predecessor, not under me. Number three, when you have a disastrous economic crash that results in 8 million people losing their jobs, more people are going to need more support from government."
  • The Great Economic Collapse; and why no one is arrested

    12/15/2011 9:14:27 AM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-15-11 | Gary Kukis
    60 Minutes, as usual, had a very nearly excellent program last week on the economic collapse, and they were all upset because no one has been arrested; no particular person appears to be under investigation. They have a good reason to be upset, but they seemed, at least in this report (and in several previous programs), to be clueless as to why. What happened at the end of 2008 changed history and the direction of the United States. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson goes to President George Bush and tells him, The banks in the United States are about to collapse....
  • BREAKING President Obama Will Announce Today Complete Drawdown of US Troops/Iraq/By Year End

    10/21/2011 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 176 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 21, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    Sources tell ABC News that the president will announce today that US troops in Iraq will draw down to zero by the end of the year. A White House official says that at approximately 11:30am today, President Obama convened a secure video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to talk with him about this news.
  • Gunwalker: Punch-Drunk Eric Holder Swings Back at Critics, Hits Self

    10/09/2011 9:13:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 8, 2011 | Bob Owens
    The evidence continues to cast strong doubts on the attorney general's truthfulness. Friday was just another day in a continuing series of bad days for the administration of President Barack Obama, as the furor surrounding the executive branch’s gun-walking scandal continues to escalate. The day began with a gritty montage-style video from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asking the question few in the media are willing to ask about the gun-walking program: Holder vs. White House: Who Is Responsible? Like a duffel bag stuffed with straw-purchased Draco pistols, the day quickly went “south” from there.The White House...
  • September 11 Unanimity: Did G.W. Bush 'Squander' It?

    09/15/2011 4:10:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2011 | Larry Elder
    Sept. 11 unified America. But President George W. Bush "squandered" this shared sense of purpose. We still hear this drivel, mostly from the left, 10 years after the terror attacks. But how did Bush blow this alleged consensus, this shared sense of purpose presumably expected to last, well, forever? Bush's critics pretty much give the same three reasons. First, "America was ready to sacrifice," they say, but Bush made no demands. "Go shopping," Bush urged Americans, a comment that somehow came to symbolize Bush's alleged wrong-footedness as commander in chief. He blew it! Why, he should have convened a joint...
  • How the Deficit Got this big

    07/24/2011 1:59:55 PM PDT · by shoff · 72 replies
    The New York Timmes ^ | July, 23, 2011 | Teresa Tritch
    With President Obama and Republican leaders calling for cutting the budget by trillions over the next 10 years, it is worth asking how we got here from healthy surpluses at the end of the Clinton era, and the promise of future surpluses, to nine straight years of deficits, including the $1.3 trillion shortfall in 2010. The answer is largely the Bush-era tax cuts, war spending in Iraq and Afghanistan, and recessions.
  • Obama: "I misunderstood the depth of the recession.".

    07/06/2011 8:58:40 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 31 replies
    Talking points memo ^ | July 6 2011 | Barack obama
    Obama: I Underestimated Magnitude Of The Recession Advertisements [?] Source: Talking Points Memo President Obama openly acknowledged underestimating the length and magnitude of the worst recession since the Great Depression in a response to a question during his Twitter town hall. Always a tough question to answer, Obama was asked what mistakes he made in handling the economic crisis and what he would have done differently looking back on his first months in office. Obama freely admitted that he would have tried to do a better job explaining "to the American people it was going to take a...
  • Obama News Conference (Hussein Worship Today, 11:30am EDT)

    06/29/2011 6:52:04 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 220 replies
    Hotlanta Urinal-Constipation ^ | 6/28/11 | Jamie Dupree
    ...Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning at 11:30am EDT, giving reporters the chance to ask....
  • Cant Blame Bush. Dubya's wars, tax cuts, and bailouts are not what got us into this mess.

    04/18/2011 7:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2011 | Kevin Williamson
    Your average poorly informed lefty (but I repeat myself) will reliably tell you that our current fiscal straits are the result of three things: 1. Bushs wars; 2. Bushs tax cuts for the rich; 3. Bushs bank bailouts. That is not true, of course: The main bank bailouts (odious as they were) have been paid back, often at a profit. The money-losing parts (and the likely money-losing parts) are the ones insisted upon by Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues: the foreclosure-prevention programs, the endless maintenance of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, etc. The Iraq War, in its most expensive...
  • Jesse Jackson: Republicans about to show true colors

    11/09/2010 2:06:13 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 60 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 9, 2010 | Jesse Jackson
    <p>Voters delivered an understandable rebuke to Democrats -- 30 million people looking for work, wages declining, millions of homes under water. The economy is a mess; it hasn't be fixed. Democrats paid the price.</p> <p>Republicans ran as wolves in sheep's clothing. Sobered by Tea Party challenges in their primaries, Republican candidates suddenly became populist tribunes. They indicted Democrats for running up deficits to bail out the banks without doing anything about jobs, even as incoming House Speaker John Boehner gathered the bank lobbyists together to offer Republicans as their protectors.</p>
  • Obama is getting hammered In his Presser

  • Reid: Don't blame me for high unemployment in Nevada

    09/07/2010 10:40:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday, September 07, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Reid: Don't blame me for high unemployment in Nevada By Jordan Fabian - 09/07/10 12:31 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday expressed confidence in his prospects for reelection and said that voters should not blame him for economic woes in his state and around the country. In a wide-ranging interview with ABC News that aired on an afternoon webcast, Reid said that he has worked hard as majority leader to create jobs and should not be held accountable for Nevada and the nation's continuing economic woes. "It would take a real stretch to think I caused...
  • This 'Blame Bush' Crap Has Just GOT To End

    08/24/2010 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | August 24, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Are you sick of Obama and the left unrelentingly blaming Bush for everything that is happening going on two years after he left office? Do you think that Obama will ever man-up and actually become responsible for his presidency? Me too, and me neither, respectively. I went more than a little off on a liberal who dredged up this demagogic rhetorical garbage: 2010/08/20 at 8:24 pm In Europe people laugh at us leaving in false dreams, wall streets spending false money, Bush starting a false war etc. America is the land of dreams, how come? Idiots like George Bush can...
  • The Increasingly Self-Pitying Obama White House

    08/10/2010 5:33:51 AM PDT · by NCjim · 87 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 9, 2010 | Peter Wehner
    According to the preview offered by Vanity Fair: [Todd] Purdum spends a day inside the West Wing and talks to Obamas top aides, who tell him about the challenges of playing the Beltway game, ugly as it has become, even as their boss insists they find a way to transcend it. Theres a relentlessness to this thats unlike anything else, especially when you come into office in a time of crisis, says Obama senior adviser David Axelrod. We did not exactly ease into the tub. The world is so much smaller, and events reverberate much more quickly, and one person...
  • Obama: 'I expect to be held accountable' on jobs

    07/15/2010 2:54:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 15, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he expects to be held accountable by people who can't find jobs, but he contends that voters will remember who caused the economic mess in the first place - and it wasn't him. Obama says Americans don't have, as he put it, a "selective memory."
  • Commerce Dept reports 2nd Straight Monthly Drop in Retail Sales

    07/14/2010 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    Banner headline at Foxnews. 0.5% drop.
  • Jimmy Buffet Blames Bushs Oil Ties for BP Spill: 'It was like Dracula Running a Blood Bank'

    07/07/2010 10:08:40 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/07/2010 | Alana Goodman
    Jimmy Buffett, a singer famed for his laid-back island tunes, had some harsh words for the people he claims are responsible for the BP oil spill - the administration of former President George W. Bush. The Obama-supporting musician told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he believed the Bush administration was responsible for the crisis, due to their alleged ties to oil companies. "To me it was more about eight years of bad policy before [Obama] got there that let this happen," said Buffett. "It was Dracula running the blood bank in terms of oil and leases." Buffett will be...
  • Obama & Co Steps Up Destruction Before November Elections

    06/14/2010 4:49:02 PM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies · 512+ views
    Investigating Obama ^ | June 14, 2010 | Sher Zieve
    The BP oil disaster was custom-made for The Obama. Its a disaster that not only destroys jobs and the lives of the affected humans but, is killing off all wildlife it touches. The effective oil-skimmer systems utilized by the Saudis and others would work to greatly minimize the damage being caused to the US Gulf Coast. But, The Obama continues to drag his heels as States and lives are destroyed. Note: Obama, of course, remains aloof and untouched and continues to refuse all offers of help--only those that truly WILL help--as he smilingly watches and fiddles like Nero while the...
  • WH Takes Cues from Liberal Think Tank on Spill

    06/14/2010 9:34:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies · 609+ views
    WSJ ^ | Monday June 13, 2010 | Jonathan Weisman
    If you want to see where President Barack Obamas response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster is heading, try following the urgings of the Center for American Progress. The liberal think tank with close White House ties appears to have more influence on spill policy than the presidents in-house advisers. On May 4, for instance, the CAPs energy and environment expert, Daniel Weiss, called on the president to name an independent commission to look at the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. On May 22, he did just that. On May 21, CAP president, John Podesta, privately implored White House officials...
  • CNN: When Does The Statute Of Limitations Run Out On Blaming Bush?

    06/13/2010 2:11:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 127 replies · 5,318+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 13, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN's Candy Crowley asks Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC): "When does the statute of limitations run out on blaming the Bush administration and when is it on you all as the governing -- really in the House and the Senate and the White House. When does the economy your baby, so to speak?"
  • Pelosi: We'll stop blaming Bush when problems go away

    06/11/2010 7:12:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies · 2,317+ views
    Pelosi: We'll stop blaming Bush when problems go away By Michael O'Brien - 06/11/10 09:31 AM ET Democrats will keep blaming George W. Bush until the problems from his administration end, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with MSNBC, Pelosi said congressional Democrats feel justified in blaming the Bush administration because of the problems it left behind for President Barack Obama. Asked if there was a statute of limitations on blaming Bush, Pelosi said: "Well, it runs out when the problems go away." "He brought us to the brink of financial crisis, he brought us to the brink...
  • Pelosi blames Bush administration for BP oil spill.

    05/29/2010 5:46:10 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 40 replies · 1,181+ views
    Examiner ^ | Gehrke
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blamed the Bush administration for any lack of oversight leading up to the Gulf oil spill. The Obama administration, on the other hand, is blameless. From Talk Radio News Service: Many of the people appointed in the Bush administration are still burrowed in the agencies that are supposed to oversee the [oil] industry, Pelosi said when asked if Democrats could have prevented or mitigated the crisis by keeping a closer watch on the industry. Added the Speaker, the cozy relationships between the Bush administrations agency leadership and the industry is clearIve heard no...
  • Did Pelosi just blame Bush?

    05/27/2010 10:05:50 AM PDT · by oldmomster · 24 replies · 872+ views
    did I just hear Pelosi blame hold-overs from the Bush Administration for the oil spill? Wasn't the woman who just got fired for overseeing this disaster an Obama appointment from Harvard?
  • Obama's Decision Coin [vanity]

    05/23/2010 6:06:40 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies · 512+ views
    self ^ | 5/23/10 | NewJerseyJoe
  • Helen Thomas: "The Price of War - Hamid Karzai Visits Washington" [WARNING: Graphic Images]

    05/21/2010 7:19:14 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 14 replies · 739+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 19 May 10 | Helen "Surrender Monkey" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai got a close look at the cost of war and American sacrifices last week in a rare travel schedule for a visiting head of state. The administration of President Barack Obama rolled out the red carpet as a peace offering to gloss over the public friction that caused the proud Karzai earlier this year to threaten to join the Taliban -- the enemy. Or is the enemy al-Qaida? Or both? Between meetings with administration officials, the Afghan leaders orientation visit included a trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where wounded U.S. soldiers from...
  • Helen Thomas: "Faltering U.S. Schools Are National Disgrace" [GRAPHIC IMAGES, LIBERAL LUNACY]

    04/28/2010 3:28:09 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 903+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 28 Apr 10 | Helen "National Disgrace" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama needs to wake up to the fact that the nations school systems are going down the drain. Thousands of teachers are facing a payless summer. Millions of school children are looking at a drop in educational standards and bigger classes. We are depriving students of their right to a decent education. Granted that school systems are under state control, the federal government needs to step up and help them overcome their financial woes. Arent the schools too important to fail? U.S. priorities are to spend billions every week for the unjustified and unexplained wars in...
  • Dems 2010 Strategy Will Be to Blame Bush

    04/06/2010 6:48:33 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 564+ views
    The Lid/CQ Politics ^ | 4/6/2010 | The Lid
    For those of you who enjoyed the 2008 campaign get ready because the Democrats plan on doing it all over again. According to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic party plans on retaining the change message for their 2010. Basically its vote for us, or its back to the bad old days of George Bush. This time we will make the case that supporting a Republican is simply turning back the clock to Bush economic policies, the same policies that got us into this mess to begin with......will I think put...
  • The Kremlin's Helplessness - Discontent Grows over Moscow's Impotency in Dealing with Terror

    04/05/2010 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 380+ views
    spiegel.de ^ | 04/05/2010
    It has been almost a year since the Kremlin announced its "counterterrorism operation" in Chechnya, the republic bordering Ingushetia. And as long ago as October 2007, Russian strongman and then President Vladimir Putin boasted that the terrorists didn't stand a chance, that their numbers were shrinking, and that there had been only 25 attacks in the previous eight months -- one-tenth as many attacks as there were in 2005. But then, last year, the number of attacks skyrocketed to about 800. .... About 1.3 million police officers and bureaucrats work at the Interior Ministry alone, and the number of spies...
  • Mad About Obamacare? Blame Bush

    03/21/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 169 replies · 4,001+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2010 | Philip Kline
    Mad About Obamacare? Blame BushBy Philip Klein on 3.21.10 @ 11:27PM They did it. Despite an overwhelming public backlash and the likely political ramifications, Democrats cut deals and twisted arms and got the votes they needed, winning by a 219 to 212 margin. While the reconciliation process still remains, its a sideshow at this point. The United States is a presidential signature away from having national health care. Suffice it to say, as somebody who has spent the past year working to expose the devastating consequences of this legislation and who values individual liberty, this is a sad day....
  • Helen Thomas: "Wars In Our Time - Obama Is Now A 'War President'" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/03/2010 2:10:20 PM PST · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 1,499+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 3 Feb 10 | The only reporter to have interviewed all 44 US Presidents, the one and only HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. Its called war. Unfortunately, the president has not defined any real difference between his hawkish approach to international issues and that of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. Wheres the change we can believe in? Bush left a legacy of two wars, neither of which was ever fully explained or justified. Obama has merely picked up the sword that Bush left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both wars lack a formal congressional declaration of war. In the struggle against terrorism one might say, "Who cares?" Well, one group that...
  • Behind Obama's Phony Deficit Numbers (Obama continues to lie about his "inheritance")

    02/03/2010 8:30:00 AM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies · 582+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 2/3/2010 | Dick Morris
    President Obama was disingenuous when he said that the budget deficit he faced "when I walked in the door" of the White House was $1.3 trillion. He went on to say that he only increased it to $1.4 trillion in 2009 and was raising it to $1.6 trillion in 2010. As Joe Wilson said, "You lie." Here are the facts: In 2008, George W. Bush ran a deficit of $485 billion. By the time the fiscal year started on Oct.1, 2008, it had gone up by another $100 billion due to increased recession-related spending and depressed revenues. So it was...