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  • Romney's top Hispanic surrogate: GOP must embrace immigration reform

    11/15/2012 1:18:08 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Mitt Romney's top Hispanic surrogate, is calling for the Republican Party to "modernize" and embrace comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive as a national party. "We need to modernize. Modernization includes diversity. Obviously, immigration reform is part of that process of diversity," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "We are the party of growth, of business, of entrepreneurship, of innovation. We cannot continue to be that without an effective immigration policy." Gutierrez, who chaired Romney's Hispanic Steering Committee during the GOP nominee's presidential campaign, blames Romney's rightward primary shift on immigration for his loss....
  • The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance

    11/14/2012 6:49:48 AM PST · by LRoggy · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/12/12 | Ralph Benko
    Liberals do not grasp the distinction between Ronald Reagan and (either) George Bush. This blind spot creates a massive confusion and hazard to their ambitions. Obama defeated neither the Reagan Narrative nor Team Reagan. Team Bush appropriated, and then marginalized, both. Obama beat Team Bush, not Team Reagan. The implications are huge. There was a touchy relationship between President Reagan and his Vice President George H.W. Bush. They were rivals during the primaries. Bush attacked the Reagan economic agenda as “voodoo economics.” Bush served faithfully as VP for eight years but Reagan and Bush never warmed to one another. There...
  • Flashback: Bush signs tougher bankruptcy bill into law

    11/10/2012 8:09:44 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/20/2005 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Bush signed the biggest rewrite of U.S. bankruptcy law in a quarter century on Wednesday, making it harder for debt-ridden Americans to wipe out their obligations. “Bankruptcy should always be a last resort in our legal system,” Bush said. “If someone does not pay his or her debts the rest of society ends up paying them.” Many debtors will have to work out repayment plans instead of having their obligations erased in bankruptcy court under the law, which will go into effect in six months. The 500-page legislation won final congressional approval last week after being pushed...
  • 'Next Bush' makes campaign filing in Texas

    11/10/2012 3:13:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    My Way News ^ | 11-9-12 | By SCHUYLER DIXON
    George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night. The younger Bush, a Fort Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told The Associated Press. Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details...
  • Shifts that have helped Obama can shift away

    11/09/2012 7:23:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Ashok Malik
    This time around, all the major voter consolidation processes appear to have worked to the advantage of Mr Barack Obama. Eight years earlier, those processes had favoured Mr George Bush Right after President Barack Obama won his second term, there were the obvious questions about the wider implications of his mandate. At one level, these questions were lazy and misleading. In election after election, political pundits —and this writer is not excluded —faithfully identify long-term trends only to find that there is no long-term trend. That comment may sound facetious and overstated but, nevertheless, cannot be dismissed. Take Mr Obama’s...
  • Empathy, humility and respect: Yeah, right, troll, respect my authoritay ZOT

    11/08/2012 6:33:38 AM PST · by brother_humility · 69 replies
    For the last two days I've been hearing conservatives decry "the death of the conservative movement" or "the end of the Republican Party," as well as a lot of other hyperbolic nonsense. Believe me: this happens every time a Democrat gets elected. And it happens every time a Republican gets elected on the other side. Passion is a great thing, but don't buy into all the crap. You lost an election; it happens and it's part of politics. What you should be thinking about is *how* you lost the election and how to win the next one. To figure that...
  • Vanity copy of blog comments on Intrade blog: It's Bush's Fault

    11/07/2012 1:59:53 AM PST · by Kevmo · 17 replies
    Intrade blogger's comments ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kevmo
    I'm amazed that the president got away with blaming Bush for so long. In one respect I agree with him. The reason why Romney lost tonight is Bush's fault. Bush knew in 2006 that his VP Dick Cheney would not run for president. There would be no heir apparent. He handed over the process to the GOP, who promptly tried to push Rudy McRomney onto the electorate. Rudy was dispensed with, way too liberal. McCain was given his chance... yikes, what a crappy candidate. And then Romney was given his chance. All of them were losers. And it's all Bush's...
  • Vanity: Redefining GWB's Legacy

    11/07/2012 1:31:38 AM PST · by coconutt2000 · 10 replies
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    The one thing that seemed obvious to me in this election is that Romney had the distinct disadvantage of having to campaign in the shadow of George W. Bush's legacy. Republicans, having allowed Democrats to define Bush's legacy as a failure, have to carry the weight of that legacy. Perhaps the only way to fix this is to go back and embrace the Bush legacy and correct the record. So long as Obama can blame Bush, it will be difficult to go back to some of Bush's policies that worked, because they've all been tainted by the Democrats as failures.
  • American People brainwashed

    11/06/2012 8:03:00 PM PST · by shoedog · 18 replies
    media | 11/6/2012 | self
    The fact of the matter the exit polls show about 50% of people still blame Bush for economy. It's been four years but half the American people are too stupid to understand. It is Nazi Germany, repeat a lie over and over again and people believe it. Obama says it Pravada repeats it. The problem is Republicans need to stand up for Bush's tax policy and explain it did not cause the crisis. Everyone runs away which just further pushes that narrative. THink of the idiotic question from Candy Crowley, about what if he was Bush.
  • (Katrina-Bush Vs Sandy-Obama biased media) S. I. residents angered by slow Sandy response

    11/02/2012 7:42:02 AM PDT · by Righting · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 2, 2012
    Staten Island residents angered by slow Sandy response | Video ... 1 hour ago – Residents of Staten Island, New York, express anger at the slow pace of emergency response efforts to their community after superstorm Sandy ...
  • Obama: I'm Bill Clinton, he's George W. (Does Moochelle know?)

    11/02/2012 1:48:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/01/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Obama: I'm Bill Clinton, he's George W.By DONOVAN SLACK | 11/1/12 10:52 PM EDT President Obama didn't mention George W. Bush by name, but he didn't have to. At a campaign rally in Boulder, Colo., on Thursday, he sought to meld GOP challenger Mitt Romney with the former president. And himself with the more popular former president Bill Clinton. Obama outlined his owns beliefs about shared sacrifice, a strong middle class, affordable health care and a dignified retirement, then added, "For eight years we actually had a president who shared those beliefs and his name was Bill Clinton."
  • Good Bush economy attacked, bad Obama economy ignored by media

    10/31/2012 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Fox News.com
    Twenty-three million people unemployed or underemployed, a $16-trillion debt and repeated trillion-dollar deficits. Boo. The scariest thing this Halloween has nothing to do with witches and goblins or even the Munsters remake (ugh). The scariest thing in America right now is the continued awful economy. An incumbent president running for re-election in a down economy – we’ve heard that story before. Only when we heard it last time, George W. Bush was running for re-election in 2004 and the economy was in remarkably fine shape. That horror story hasn’t been told by the major media according to a soon-to-be-released report...
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • When Liberals Get Religion

    10/19/2012 7:29:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | October 19, 2012 | By Paul Kengor
    Think about this: there have been three presidential/vice-presidential debates thus far, and not one question about Barack Obama's historic advocacy of gay marriage. That seems a rather curious omission given the gravity of the issue. No other issue among the candidates is as transformative as this one. Name another issue that involves completely redefining something as ancient as the Garden of Eden. You can't. The question ought to be asked in the next debate, and, even more intriguingly, within the context of how the two presidential candidates' faith relates to their stance-similar to how Martha Raddatz asked Joe Biden and...
  • The 21st Century Monolith

    10/14/2012 10:50:12 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/14/12 | William Buckler
    For all intents and purposes, there have been two US Presidents thus far in the 21st century - George Bush (the younger) and Barack Obama. If we take Mr Bush’s two terms to cover fiscal 2001 to fiscal 2008, the total rise in official Treasury funded debt over that period was $US 4.350 TRILLION. If we take Mr Obama’s first term to cover fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2012, the rise over four years was $US 6.050 TRILLION. Add the two together and you get a grand total of $US 10.4 TRILLION. That’s almost two thirds (65 percent) of the total...
  • “General Motors is alive…and so is bin Laden!”

    10/12/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-12 | Wordsmith
    That might have been the campaign stump line according to Tom Mahnken had the Navy SEALs not shot first and asked questions later. After all, President Obama did have an alternate plan for bin Laden...one that involved executing his original plans for 9/11 mastermind, KSM: Showing the world and the terrorists what a great nation we are by putting Osama bin Laden on trial! “Osama Bin Laden is dead; and General Motors is alive!” - Vice President Joe Biden VP Joe "Malarkey" Biden in last night's VP debate, working in the "bin Laden is dead" campaign stump meme: When it...
  • Blaming the Bush Tax Cuts : Even WaPo thinks Obama’s key talking point is bogus

    10/10/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/10/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Now Governor Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place."--- President Obama in an ad released September 27. This is Obama’s core message. In one way or another, he says it all the time. It's his kicker on the stump. You cannot watch an interview with the president or one of his subalterns without hearing it.And yet, I don't think I've ever heard a TV...
  • Did Gog and Magog “tell” President Bush to go to war in Iraq?

    10/09/2012 4:33:20 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-9-12 | Wordsmith
    On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I blogged with the following: Vanity Fair contributing editor and former NYTimes reporter Kurt Eichenwald is out promoting a new Bush-Derangement Syndrome book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars You can read an excerpt at Vanity Fair. To be clear, this is an anti-Bush book, putting the worst possible spin upon events described in the book. I loathe spending any money on this; but even partisan books can provide nuggets of useful information when you can cross-reference and wade through the bias filter that any actual facts had been transmuted and...
  • Pre-election media on jobs reports, then and now

    10/06/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday's jobs report from the BLS had an interesting analogue in history. The month before the 2004 election --- also a contest for an incumbent President’s re-election --- the jobs report for September turned out to be rather weak. The BLS reported a net increase of only 96,000 jobs, weaker than the previous several months, and as it turned out only a short-term blip in a fairly strong recovery of jobs from a lingering recession. That's slightly weaker than yesterday's +114,000, and in September 2004 the jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.4%, but it's close enough to compare the media...
  • Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election

    10/01/2012 4:25:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bill Mears, Supreme Court Producer
    Here is an unofficial list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court if Mitt Romney is elected president in November. This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those serving as informal advisers to the Romney campaign. The Republican nominee has not specified publicly on favorites for the court. Many names mentioned are relatively young judges named to the federal bench by President George W. Bush. Paul Clement, former U.S. Solicitor General Born 1966. Considered by many as one of the best lawyers of his generation. The Wisconsin native went to Harvard Law School where he was a...