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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
    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...
  • Obama inherited the mess NOT from Bush but himself and his party

    09/29/2012 8:10:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    email | Sept 2012 | unknown
    This article explains why Obama and democrats blaming president GW Bush for the inherited economic mess is a blatant lie.
  • More Obama Lies…Turns How He Is Less Transparent & More Wiretap Happy Then His Predecessor

    09/28/2012 12:59:13 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-28-12 | Curt
    We are all soooooo shocked On his first full day in office, President Barack Obama ordered federal officials to “usher in a new era of open government” and “act promptly” to make information public. As Obama nears the end of his term, his administration hasn’t met those goals, failing to follow the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, according to an analysis of open-government requests filed by Bloomberg News. Nineteen of 20 cabinet-level agencies disobeyed the law requiring the disclosure of public information: The cost of travel by top officials. In all, just eight of the 57 federal agencies...
  • Bush’s Tax Cuts Aren't the Problem – It Was His Tax Increases

    09/27/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-27-12 | Brother Bob
    A favorite but of misinformation from the left is its assertion that Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy are one of the main causes of our federal government's fiscal woes. First off, the critics conveniently ignore that Bush's tax cuts were for all federal income tax payers, not just the wealthy, and second, federal tax revenues collected under the Bush economy were at all time highs. Don't take my word for it - check out The White House's web site. The problem wasn't Bush's tax cuts, it was his tax increases. Which tax increases? Take a look at that...
  • In Delphi scandal’s wake, Obama Treasury Dept. shares credit for auto bailout with Bush

    09/26/2012 11:23:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s administration is sharing credit for the 2009 auto bailout with the George W. Bush administration, as pieces of the Delphi salaried retirees pension scandal start to come under fire from three different House committees. “Current and former Treasury officials have explained in congressional testimony in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 that the previous administration provided temporary loans to General Motors and Chrysler to avoid uncontrolled liquidations of these companies at a time when our economy and financial system were already severely stressed,” Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Alastair Fitzpayne wrote in a Sept. 24 letter to House...
  • Betting on Dennis Ross--Is Obama's "Special Assistant" really a friend of Israel?

    07/30/2009 5:31:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 327+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Daniel Mandel
    Betting on Dennis Ross By: Daniel Mandel FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, July 30, 2009 One of the small, but interesting, indeed significant, things to have emerged from the Alan Dershowitz – Melanie Phillips FrontPage Magazine debate over the Obama Administration’s policies towards Israel is the manner in which Dershowitz seeks a security blanket in the existence of individual Obama Administration figures deemed pro-Israeli.  Yet, his is a curious argument: it tacitly concedes that the President’s background and the record of at least some of his relevant advisers and appointees – and thus the auguries regarding the likely direction of policy under...
  • Afghan Surge Ends: Not with a Bang but a Whimper

    09/23/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Interest ^ | September 21, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    The U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan, which began in 2009, ended this week. As the Times aptly notes, the conclusion of one of Obama’s biggest military endeavors has come and gone with little fanfare. The president is doubtless happy about this, as the mission has been far from an unqualified success: The milestone, which still leaves 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan, went nearly unremarked here, with no statement from President Hamid Karzai or the United States military commander, Gen. John R. Allen, or even from the American ambassador. It was announced on the other side of the planet, by the...
  • 43*: When Gore Beat Bush--A Political Fable

    09/19/2012 4:01:30 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/18/12 | Jeff Greenfield
    - At 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2001, an ashen-faced but composed President Al Gore stepped into the East Room of the White House to deliver a televised address to the nation. With him were former presidents Clinton and Bush, as well as Texas governor George W. Bush—flown to Washington from Dallas on a military jet, his first visit back to the capital after the close race that lost him the presidency just months before.
  • It's Not Bush's Fault : Let's dispatch some misconceptions about our 43rd president

    09/16/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2012 | Ben Voth
    Madeleine Albright recently made headlines responding to a question about when Democrats might stop blaming President Bush for economic difficulties and other contemporary problems. She flippantly responded: "Never." Her comment was symptomatic of our pathological intellectual culture that has been locked now for decades in a mode of denial about the fault lying among anti-conservatives for the nation's ills. Among the most treasured rhetorical heirlooms in this dysfunctional history is the meme "It's Bush's fault." To be clear, the meme suggests that an array of problems all stem from the presidency of George W. Bush. Most principally, these problems include...
  • Gallup Poll: Dukakis leads Bush by 17 points

    09/16/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    news.google.com ^ | 7/27/1988 | AP
    Please click link to see newspaper article. "Democrat Michael Dukakis, riding a wave of positive publicity from the convention that nominated him for president last week, led Vice-President Bush by 17 points in a Gallup poll released last Tuesday".
  • NY Times reporter: Bush White House didn't listen to 9/11 warnings

    09/11/2012 6:47:36 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 48 replies
    CBS THIS MORNING ^ | 9-11-2012
    "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell said, "Then when a lot of people hear this, aren't they going to say, 'This is another example of where, not just the Bush administration, but our intelligence community dropped the ball. They failed to heed the warnings that were in a number of these (documents) that went all the way up to the president of the United States.'" Eichenwald replied, "Actually, the counterterrorist center of the CIA did a spectacular job, and that's what really comes down. You know, in the aftermath, the White House and others said, 'Well they didn't tell us...
  • A Day of Reflection and Prayer

    09/11/2012 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    It's been eleven years since terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, and the lessons have not been forgotten. In the intervening years, the United States' foreign and domestic security policy has been revamped and improved, and we have not suffered another attack on American soil. President George W. Bush's words to a joint session of Congress mere days after the atrocities echo with a message of vigilince, tolerance and thoughtfulness. I will excerpt them here, but highly recommend reading them in full. On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country....
  • Obama ties Bush to Romney (Why not link Hussein to Carter?)

    09/10/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/10/12 | Justin Sink, Amie Parnes
    Obama ties Bush to RomneyBy Justin Sink and Amie Parnes - 09/10/12 05:01 PM ET President Obama is using the still unpopular former President George W. Bush to gain an edge on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Obama rarely points direct blame on Bush for the sluggish U.S. economy, but implicit in his “forward” campaign message and his relentless attacks on Romney is that a vote for the Republican ticket would bring the country back to the policies of the Bush administration. The strategy — one that Obama has unleashed since the spring — has created a difficult problem for...
  • Flashback: Dukakis Led Bush By 17 Points After 1988 DNC

    09/09/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 27 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | September 09, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are gushing and fawning over new poll numbers showing Barack Obama getting a bounce from the just ended Democratic National Convention putting him four points ahead of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Before they get too cocky, they might want to recall that after his convention ended in 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis led George H.W. Bush by seventeen points. The New York Times reported July 26, 1988: Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/09/09/flashback-dukakis-led-bush-17-points-after-1988-dnc#ixzz262LPEcZS
  • Fascist Lies & Videotape: We're Better Off?!

    09/08/2012 2:00:16 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 9/8/12 | Me
    Barack Obama: America is not in decline and people are better off than they were four years ago! Talk about Nazi-style propaganda and a complete disregard for those who are struggling to put food on their table! The data and pictures are irrefutable; countless people are losing their homes, their jobs, their country, as we're mired in the worst economy since the Great Depression. Our say anything, do anything, to get re-elected President is nothing more than a narcissistic tool of ignorance. His jobs council hasn't met in over 7 months, a third of the country has dropped out of...
  • Texas to Request No Child Left Behind Waivers

    09/08/2012 9:47:53 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 18 replies
    KUT News ^ | September 6th, 2012 | Wells Dunbar
    Texas is asking the federal government to waive requirements associated with No Child Left Behind, the signature package of education reforms championed by former President (and former Texas Governor) George W. Bush. The announcement comes after more than half of Texas schools failed to meet the annually escalating standards last school year. In a message on the Texas Education Agency website, the new Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announces plans to submit requests to the U.S. Department of Education waiving provisions in 2001’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, as well as parts of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act....
  • Economy Adds Only 96,000 Workers, Disability Greater Than Decline in Unemployment Since June 2010

    09/07/2012 9:51:32 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The economy added 96,000 workers last month following a revised 141,000 rise in July that was smaller than initially estimated according to the Labor Department. The median estimate of economists was for a gain of 130,000. Unemployment unexpectedly fell to 8.1 percent. U6 unemployment fell to 14.70%. Are we better off than we were at the beginning of recovery summer 2010? Yes and no. The number of people that are unemployed has fallen by 2 million, but we have added over 2 million people to disability. A closer look at the numbers reveals that the civilian labor force FELL in...
  • Obama's Big Lie Campaign

    09/07/2012 3:07:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/06/12 | IBD Staff
    Politics: President Obama says he deserves four more years in the White House so he can fix the huge mess he inherited. But to make that case, he's embarked on a massive disinformation campaign on full display this week. How else do you run on a record that includes the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, falling incomes, low-paying jobs and little hope of a brighter future? You trot out dozens of speakers at the week's Democratic Convention, culminating with Bill Clinton, to repeat untruths that would make George Orwell proud.
  • The Great National Amnesia This Political Seasons (Both Dems and Reps)

    09/05/2012 8:29:59 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 11 replies
    Self-Vanity | 9/5/2012 | Self
    The Great National Amnesia: Clinton had a Republican Congress and he is taking credit for its success, Bush had a Democrat Congress in his last 2 years and being blamed for its failure. Listening to Bubba, he forgets the 1994 sea-change in Congress and the successful (seemingly) agenda of the Contract With America. The 'blame Bush crowd forgets that Dems ran the table in his last 2 years that led in great measure to the financial crisis. Bush brought President-elect Obama on board, and Barry acts stupid and 'had no idea how bad it was'. LIAR!
  • Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment

    09/04/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    EconBrowser ^ | 09/04/2012 | Menzie Chin
    Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment I've heard a lot about the "four years ago" comparison. Four years ago, we were on the cusp of Don Luskin’s famous prediction (“... we're on the brink not of recession, but of accelerating prosperity.”), and Phill Gramm had two months earlier decried the ongoing “mental recession”. [0] It seems to me the more appropriate marker is the last election, in 2008Q4. We can then assess what the data tells us about 2012Q2 vis a vis 2008Q4. Aggregate Measures of Activity and Income...
  • Timeline of Katrina and Isaac Landfall and Presidential Visits: Obama Slower than Bush

    09/04/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 4 Sep 12 | Xzins
    There are some arguments, of course, that could be offered against a simple comparison of timelines. However, given the political realities of hurricanes making landfall around New Orleans, I find it amazing that Obama delayed a visit to this area. In light of a levee being breached, massive flooding, and torrential rain damage, one really has to wonder whether political gamesmanship made him ignore these people for political points. Additionally, President Bush flew over the day before he visited. (Note the wiki timeline below: it seems to indicate a Bush visit on 1 September, but I could not corroborate that.)...
  • Obama Dissed George W. Bush's Handling Of Hurricane Katrina

    09/04/2012 1:10:16 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 121 replies
    BI ^ | 9/3/2012 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama took a veiled jab at his predecessor, George W. Bush, Monday during an appearance in New Orleans, where the former was touring damage caused by last week's Hurricane Isaac.  Here's what Obama said, according to the White House transcript:  
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma

    09/03/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-03-12 | Brother Bob
    "This is your last day in jail. You've served the time that you owe to the state for your crimes and you're now free to go.""Um, what if I don't want to go?""In all of the years I've been working here I've never heard that one before. Why on Earth would you want to stay in prison?""Are you kidding me? Life in here is great! The government pays for my housing, it feeds me; it even pays for my health care! Sure I have to give up a great deal of freedom, but if I leave here I have...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague

    09/02/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    Philly. com ^ | September 2, 2012 | David Stringer
    LONDON - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq Tutu, the retired Anglican Church's archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to "answer for their actions." The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984. "Those responsible...
  • Gov. Jeb Bush – Convention Speech – Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:59:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Gov. Jeb Bush
    Welcome to Florida! Bienvenido a Florida! This election is about the future of this nation. We can shape that future with what we do here, with what we do November 6. We can restore America's greatness. That starts with a strong economy, a smart energy policy, lower deficits, and a president who puts America's workers and job-creators first. But to have a great future - a secure future - a future that is equal to our potential as a nation, we need to do something else. We must make sure that our children and grandchildren are ready for the world...
  • Jeb Bush to Republicans: ‘Stop Acting Stupid’ on Immigration (Pushing Amnesty Yet Again)

    08/30/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 56 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    Tonight, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is addressing the Republican National Convention. Why is he being given that honor, you say? That is a good question, since he is at great odds with both the party's nominee, the party's platform, and the American people on the issue of immigration, and continues to insult us on a weekly basis to pimp his pro-amnesty views that we have consistently rejected. At a forum on immigration, Bush said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid” by being too "tough" on "immigrants" (the usual code for illegal...
  • The national debt increase under President George W. Bush -- $6.1 ZOT

    08/30/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 206 replies
    Treasury Direct ^ | 30 August 2012
    30 September 2001 = 5,807,463,412,200 30 September 2009 = 11,909,829,003,512 Total Increase = 6,102,365,591,312 Increase in by Fiscal Year FY 2002 = 420,772,553,397 FY 2003 = 554,995,097,146 FY 2004 = 595,821,633,587 FY 2055 = 553,656,965,393 FY 2006 = 574,264,237,492 FY 2007 = 500,679,473,047 FY 2008 = 1,017,071,524,650 FY 2009 = 1,885,104,106,599
  • Jeb Bush tells Republicans to ‘stop acting stupid’ on immigration policy

    08/29/2012 6:04:55 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/12 | Cameron Joseph
    TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid.” Bush said many Hispanic voters share the GOP’s commitment to faith, family and small government but have been alienated from the party by exclusionary rhetoric on immigration. But that, he said, is finally changing. “I promise you this is where the conservative cause is going, and thank God it is,” he said to cheers at a lunch sponsored by the center-right Hispanic Leadership Network. The advantage that Democrats have with Hispanics is a...
  • Protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at RNC event (Code Pink)

    08/28/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes. The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen's arrest of Rice. She was George W. Bush's National Security Adviser when the Iraq War started in 2003. Officers told protesters to leave because they were on private property...
  • Bush Declares State of Emergency (Katrina Flashback- Bush Acted Faster than Obama)

    08/28/2012 10:09:30 AM PDT · by mnehring · 34 replies
    Fox News Archive ^ | August 28, 2005
    President Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana (search) on Saturday because of the approach of Hurricane Katrina (search) and his spokesman urged residents along the coast to heed authorities' advice to evacuate... ...The president's emergency declaration authorizes the FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance in a number of Louisiana parishes, or counties.