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  • Former Bush aide slams Sarah Palin as not ‘competent enough’ for Fox News

    03/06/2013 3:54:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 6, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    While participating in a panel discussion Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist Matthew Dowd continued the senseless attacks on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by political elitists on the right . Dowd was critiquing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for not inviting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), while welcoming Palin, who he said “wasn’t competent enough to keep a Fox News contract,” according to The Raw Story. “CPAC, to me, has totally diminished its credibility as an organization,” Dowd said. “And you invite Sarah Palin, who wasn’t competent enough to keep a...
  • Mr.L: The Folly Of Big Tent Republicanism (Bush, Rubio, & Paul court Wall-Street money)

    03/06/2013 6:27:27 AM PST · by Kolath · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03/05/13 | Mr L
    The GOP establishment is on the offensive lately pushing the idea of "Big Tent" liberal republicanism to the low information voters via the media. I told you a few weeks ago that we are now in a war for the heart and soul of the republican party in America. It's Sarah Palin grassroots conservatives vs. Rove Bush Family Republicans. Big tent republicanism is nothing more than a euphemism for big government, socialism and one party rule. My predictions about Dr. Ben Carson are slowly coming true. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul hang "for sale" signs on themselves and go to...
  • Sheriff Joe Brings Down Human Smuggling Cartel; Ring Leader Had Been Deported 8 Times

    03/05/2013 8:07:13 PM PST · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-06-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years. The suspects are part of a suspected multi-million dollar illegal alien smuggling ring. After a five month investigation, Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives tracked the leader of a human smuggling operation to a home in Laveen, eight miles outside Phoenix. That's where they found the operation's leader, a man who'd already been deported eight times!That man  is 35-year-old...
  • Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)

    03/05/2013 3:58:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 99 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/5/13 | Greg McDonald
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday described the growing economic chasm between rich and poor as "un-American" and called it the biggest "structural" problem facing the nation on Tuesday. "Going forward, we have to deal with our longer structural problems. The biggest one, as far as I'm concerned, is that we're no longer socially mobile as a country," Bush said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "You have people that are born poor and there's a higher and higher probability that they're going to stay poor. And you have people that are born rich and there's a greater probability that they'll...
  • Former Bush staffer: GOP should be ‘outspoken’ advocate for gay marriage (Guess who?)

    03/04/2013 5:30:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MSNBC's Morning Joe ^ | March 4, 2013 | Drew Katchen
    Last Thursday, in a sign that the GOP is recalibrating its image after 2012, 100 prominent Republicans (many of whom are no longer serving in office) signed a friend-of-the-court brief seeking to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which effectively banned same-sex marriage in the state shortly after it became legal. The brief states the opinion that marriage is a constitutional right for gay couples—a position that goes beyond even President Obama’s stance on marriage equality. One of the signers, former communications chief for George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain–Palin campaign Nicolle Wallace, joined Morning Joe Monday morning to...
  • Wait: Jeb Bush now opposes a path to citizenship for illegals?

    03/04/2013 3:29:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 4, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via Politico, I … was not expecting that. Neither was HuffPo, which points to this piece from last summer as proof that he was singing a different tune in 2012: “You have to deal with this issue. You can’t ignore it, and so either a path to citizenship, which I would support–and that does put me probably out of the mainstream of most conservatives–or … a path… to residency of some kind,” he said during an interview last week with Charlie Rose on CBS. Bush’s position diverges from that of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who oppposes amnesty, supports...
  • Bush: Romney's stance on immigration was costly

    03/04/2013 2:34:44 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 32 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush writes in a new book that Mitt Romney moved so far to the right on immigration that it proved "all but impossible" for the Republican presidential nominee to appeal to Hispanic voters last year. He says the nation needs to completely overhaul its immigration policies but cautions against providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. In "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution," Bush writes that the immigration debate holds serious consequences for the nation and members of his Republican party, calling fellow Republicans "remarkably tone-deaf when it comes to courting Hispanic voters — to...
  • The Malignancy in Federal Medical Research

    02/27/2013 4:23:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When George W. Bush was stumping as a "compassionate conservative" in the closing days of the 2000 presidential campaign, he went to Florida and repeated a campaign promise to double the funding for the National Institutes of Health. "I will lead a medical moon shot to reach far beyond what seems possible today and discover new cures for age-old afflictions," Bush said. After he won Florida by a famously narrow margin -- and thus was elected president despite losing the nationwide popular vote -- Bush basically made good on his funding promise. In fiscal 2000, the NIH spent $15.415 billion;...
  • Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

    02/26/2013 6:49:01 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 53 replies
    New Yawk Slimes ^ | February 25, 2013 | By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — Dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress — have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, a position that amounts to a direct challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner and reflects the civil war in the party since the November election.
  • President Obama has set in motion forces that he can't handle.

    02/17/2013 4:48:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2013 | Neil Snyder
    Barack Obama is a terrible president. That's obvious to everyone who isn't chronically ignorant or incurably liberal. By "liberal" I don't mean the classic definition of the word which has to do with being open-minded and objective. I mean the modern version of liberal: self-centered, emotional, illogical, and void of reason. Unfortunately, in 2012 ignoramuses and liberals represented the majority of those who voted. I'm not worried about offending them with my harsh words. My very existence offends them, and so does yours if you don't buy into their worldview. From economic policy to energy policy to environmental policy to...
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • 7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

    02/11/2013 6:48:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 11, 2013 | Benny Johnson
    Obama's national security policy has continued some of the most controversial moves of the Bush administration. Silence from much of the left.
  • In the NY Times, being compared to George Bush is the worst thing that could happen.

    02/11/2013 4:56:12 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 1 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 2/10/2013 | Moneyrunner
    Peter Barker has written a column for the NY Times in which he compares Barack Obama to George Bush: Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind. For Times readers, that’s like comparing Obama to Hitler. It means that the Times is wondering if this White ...uh ... Authentically Black Knight is for real. He starts: Four years into his tenure, the onetime critic of President George W. Bush finds himself cast as a present-day Mr. Bush, justifying the muscular application of force in the defense of the nation while detractors complain that he has sacrificed the country’s core values in the name...
  • Tina Brown: Obama Would "Be Impeached By Now For Drones, If He Was George W. Bush"

    02/09/2013 7:54:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 8, 2013
    On the web-only "Overtime" segment of HBO's "Real Time" with host Bill Maher, guest Tina Brown, editor in chief of Newsweek/Daily Beast, said if President Obama were former President George W. Bush he would have been impeached by now.
  • Texas Reaganauts: Rove Did Not Run 1980 Reagan Campaign in Texas, But He Was Involved (Anti-Reagan)

    02/09/2013 10:42:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Republican political consultant Karl Rove went on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday and said -- in response to conservative criticism of his new political action committee – that he had been the director of the 1980 Ronald Reagan campaign in Texas, a point questioned by veteran Texas GOP campaign leaders and which seems to be only partly true for the period after Reagan secured the Republican presidential nomination that year. Reagan won the nomination at the GOP convention in Detroit in July 1980, beating out George H. W. Bush, the candidate Rove had supported. In late August/early September of that...
  • Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged

    02/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner: ^ | February 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather (Now with AXS-TV) was understandably asked a question about ‘Rathergate’ – the story on George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard that used forged documents in the report. Rather responded brusquely: Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute. Number 2 – no one had ever established that the documents were forged
  • What Bush email hacker faces: The Palin Precedent

    02/08/2013 3:09:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Network World's Buzz Blog ^ | February 8, 2013 | Paul McNamara
    A year behind bars: That's what David Kernell received for guessing his way into the private email account of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008. So that would certainly be the starting point for penalties due the perpetrator of this latest invasion of privacy against the politically powerful. From a lengthy account by The Smoking Gun (that includes private Bush family photos and information, if you'd rather not be party to seeing that stuff): The apparent hack of several e-mail accounts has exposed personal photos and sensitive correspondence from members of the Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents,...
  • In Hacked Emails, Bushes Prepare for George's Death (And self-portrait of W showering)

    02/08/2013 12:24:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/08/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – A hacker has breached the personal email accounts of several Bush family members and friends, and discovered that the family was actively preparing for George HW Bush's death during his recent hospital stay. In material given to the Smoking Gun, the former president's chief of staff sent Bush's children a message saying, "Your dad's funeral team is having an emergency meeting at 10am," adding that this info "fell under the broadening category of things NOT TO TELL YOUR MOTHER." George W. Bush also said he was "thinking about [a] eulogy" in a Dec. 26 email. "Hopefully I'm jumping...
  • Dick Cheney's revenge

    02/07/2013 1:05:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    Will the author of the Obama administration white paper on killing U.S. citizens please report for his war crimes trial right away? If he served in the George W. Bush administration, someone would already be agitating for his extraordinary rendition to The Hague. The white paper outlines why the Obama administration believes that it can kill U.S. citizens without due process if they are senior members of Al Qaeda or an affiliate. This is not a merely theoretical legal question, as Anwar al-Awlaki found out from the business end of a Hellfire missile a few years ago in Yemen.The left...
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/03/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 3, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stands Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • Former First Dog Barney Bush passes away at age 12

    02/01/2013 4:10:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ^ | february 1, 2013 | Tom Benning
    Former First Dog Barney Bush — a black Scottish terrier known for chasing golf balls and taking America on video tours of the White House — has passed away after a battle with lymphoma. He was 12. Former President George W. Bush announced on Friday the passing of the “little fellow,” saying in a news release that “after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness.” “Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” said Bush, who also released Friday an oil painting he did of Barney. “He...
  • Obama ‘The Peaceful’ To Keep Gitmo Open

    01/29/2013 11:33:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-29-13 | Curt
    Drones over sovereign countries killing innocentsGoing to war without Congressional approval. Assassinating American citizens. And now Gitmo to remain open for business. The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement. Mr. Fried’s office is being closed, and his former responsibilities will be “assumed” by the office of the department’s legal adviser, the notice said. The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues pertaining to repatriating...
  • Celsius 41.11 (2004): One of the Best Michael Moore Rebuttals ~ *Graphic*

    01/26/2013 2:42:20 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 4 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 1-21-2013 | papagiorgio200
    This is a must see documentary, one of the best rebuttles to Michael Moore. I expect those here to support the makers by buying a copy for your media shelf. "Media Shelf"? You know when you go to a house and the person has a wall of DVD movies, like Die Hard, Taken 2, Christmas Story, and the like. Conservatives tend to add movies like these for easy viewing at home. (Posted by: Religio-Political Talk) The opening is classic/powerful. "Their [the liberal Democrats] all about peace... and killing Jews."
  • Senators nearing agreement on broad immigration reform proposal

    01/26/2013 7:41:44 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25th, 2013 | David Nakamura
    A working group of senators from both parties is nearing agreement on broad principles for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, representing the most substantive bipartisan effort toward major legislation in years. The three Democrats and three Republicans, who have been meeting quietly in recent months, plan to announce a final agreement as early as next Friday.
  • The surname that need not be mentioned

    01/25/2013 12:43:37 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    SA Express News ^ | 01/25/2013 | O. Ricardo Pimentel
    George P. See. I don't even have to use the last name and many of you know who this is, though his tio, W, has him beat on name abbreviation. Many calculate that P is a future governor, attorney general, land commissioner or, apparently, holder of whatever statewide office presents itself first in Texas. And someday? You didn't hear it here first — President P. But, of course, were it not for the surname-that-need-not-be-mentioned, he'd have to work much harder to be mentioned. No, that's not quite right. Mexican roots also burnish his star stature. He represents the perfect mixture...
  • Dem Congressman: Obama No More Responsible for Benghazi than Bush Was for 9/11

    01/23/2013 3:24:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    At Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing at the House this afternoon, Democratic congressman Eliot Engel said: "Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks"
  • George W. Bush Reconsidered (Some perspective on the much-derided 43rd president)

    01/02/2013 7:10:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    George W. Bush left office in January 2009 with one of the lowest job-approval ratings for a president (34 percent) since Gallup started compiling them — as compared to Harry Truman’s low of 32 percent, Richard Nixon’s of 24 percent, and Jimmy Carter’s of 34 percent — and to the general derision of the media. At times the venom accorded Bush in popular culture reached absurd — and even sick — levels. Alfred A. Knopf, for example, infamously published Nicholson Baker’s Checkpoint, a pathetic riff on shooting Bush. Gabriel Range’s unhinged 2006 “docudrama,” The Death of a President, focused on...
  • Bush 41 in 'guarded condition' in ICU [posted for article comments]

    12/26/2012 8:53:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 7 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | Erin Mulvaney
    Former President George H.W. Bush was in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital Wednesday night after battling a persistent fever all week, his spokesman said.
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    12/26/2012 4:08:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.</p> <p>Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital, "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever."</p>
  • Former President Bush Still Hospitalized

    12/23/2012 10:37:40 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 23, 2012
    President George H.W. Bush, who has been in a Houston hospital with a lingering cough since November, needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released, doctors said Sunday. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an emailed statement that doctors are still optimistic the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery, but are being "extra cautious" with his care. Bush is in stable condition, he said.
  • Hill Poll: Gloomy voters say US on wrong track, kids will be poorer

    12/17/2012 5:14:48 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2012 | Sheldon Alberts
    A mood of economic gloom hangs over the nation as President Obama and Republican leaders scramble to strike a deficit deal that avoids automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, according to a new poll for The Hill. The poll, conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, found nearly 6-in-10 people (59 percent) feel the country is on the wrong track. It also showed people are deeply pessimistic about their chances for future prosperity, with 54 percent saying they believe their children will be worse off as adults than their parents.The poll results cast a shadow over talks in Washington aimed at averting...
  • Zero Dark Thirty confounding liberal film critics (A Hollywood film supports Dubya's policies)

    12/16/2012 3:55:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    What if Hollywood made a high profile movie that carried an implicit message supporting George W. Bush's War on Terror policies and made Barack Obama look naďve? What if the movie were made by an acclaimed director, and was really, really good? Why, you'd have the amusing opportunity to read up on the critical reaction To Kathryn Bigelow's new blockbuster film, Zero Dark Thirty. I confess that when I learned that Hollywood was to enjoy very broad cooperation from the intelligence community for the production, I assumed that the Obama Administration would get a free pass, a semi-hagiographic treatment of...
  • 185 Economists to Congress: "Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage"

    12/13/2012 7:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Note:  The following letter is co-signed by 185 of the nation's economists including Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Provost Professor of Finance, University of Colorado, and Contributing Editor to A Line of Sight.  http://sanjaibhagat.com  Further information is available from the National Taxpayers Union, click here.  An Open Letter to Congress: December 11, 2012Dear Members of Congress:As the nation approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff," we, the undersigned economists, urge Congress to carefully consider the relative merits of tax increases and spending restraint. Increasing taxes would likely slow or reverse our nation's fragile economic recovery and undermine long-term growth. Restraining the growth of expenditures,...
  • Gingrich: The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney

    11/28/2012 10:33:56 AM PST · by GVnana · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/28/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    The key 'R' word is Republican, not Romney With all the efforts to understand the recent election defeat, a lot of the focus has been on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his campaign. That is exactly the wrong way to begin analyzing the outcome of the 2012 campaign. The focus on Romney as a candidate is profoundly misleading for those who want to prepare for future Republican victories. Any analysis of recent Republican presidential results will reveal a systemic failure which can’t be ascribed to Romney. The last clear Republican presidential victory was in 1988 when Vice President George...
  • Bush '04 Outpolls Obama '12 Among Voting Age Population

    2004 Voting Age Population : 221 m Bush Votes: 62 m > 28.0% 2012 Voting Age Population: 238 m * Obama Votes: 65.5 m > 27.5% *- estimate based on historical trend; may be low , which would further widen difference between Bush'04 and Obama '12
  • Why America Is Going To Miss The Bush Tax Cuts (Enjoy the recession that's coming, you voted for it)

    12/07/2012 6:41:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/07/2012 | Peter Ferrara
    President Obama seems to have a strategy to terminate all of the Bush tax cuts, not just those for “the rich,” as he has been saying since 2008. He is offering the Republicans exactly zero concessions in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. No spending cuts, no entitlement reform, no compromise on the rates. It is entirely my way or the highway, and if the Republicans refuse to do everything exactly as he demands, he will let the Bush tax cuts expire entirely, for the middle class and working people as well as the upper incomes, and blame the Republicans for refusing...
  • Jobs Surged Last Month in Rebound From Storm ----December 3,2005

    12/07/2012 1:07:49 AM PST · by granada · 12 replies
    nytimes ^ | December 3, 2005 | LOUIS UCHITELLE
    The nation's employers added 215,000 jobs last month, the government reported yesterday, as the economy rebounded from the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. The strong November number, the biggest monthly increase since July, suggested that employers are scrambling for workers in response to a strongly growing economy. But on the fourth anniversary of the recovery from the 2001 recession, job growth is still below the levels achieved in previous recoveries, and the unemployment rate has been stuck at 5 percent nearly every month since June. "We're back on track after the ill effects of the hurricanes," said Mark Zandi, chief...
  • (Video) The Bush Tax Cuts are a Myth

    12/06/2012 8:53:05 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    The "Bush Tax Cuts" were a tax deferment.
  • Did Bin Laden Win?

    12/05/2012 7:19:03 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 10 replies
    Poletical ^ | December 1st, 2012 | J. Hodgson
    On December 27th, 1979, the Soviet Union launched a full scale invasion of Afghanistan. Within days, thousands of tanks and armoured vehicles, accompanied by tens of thousands of troops, secured Kabul with intentions of expanding the Soviet sphere of influence. This small, unconquerable Muslim country was victim to one of history’s most monstrous empires. Mass death on a scale of millions unfolded and Afghanistan slowly became the bombed out caveman husk of a nation that we know today. But it wasn’t defeated. The resistance against the invasion was dedicated and determined. One of the key operatives, of course, was Osama...
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    12/04/2012 2:29:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012
    Jeb Bush in 2016? (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush ... again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so...
  • The AMT, Bush Tax Cuts, and my CPA Meeting (must read Vanity)

    11/30/2012 1:27:37 PM PST · by taildragger · 18 replies
    taildragger | 11/30/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, Spent more than an hour with my favorite CPA to run through some tax planning scenarios of what will happen to my family w/ the what ifs. She tweaked or found out how to do so, i.e. turn off "The Patch" with her tax planning software. Many clients are coming in to find out what the news is.... If the AMT is fixed this year we are up 600 Fed, minus 300 ish for the State so net ahead... If the AMT isn't fixed for 2012 we owe $2,800 ish.... If the Bush cuts lapse and AMT fixed for...
  • George H.W. Bush hospitalized, report says

    11/29/2012 9:05:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | November 29, 2012 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former President George H.W. Bush is in the hospital, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. Bush, 88, is at Houston’s Methodist Hospital receiving treatment for a “chronic cough,” his chief of staff, Jean Becker, told the Chronicle.
  • 5 Dirty Little Secrets About the Bush Tax Cuts

    11/29/2012 4:28:56 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/29/2012 | John Merline
    It´s been more than 10 years since President Bush signed his first round of tax cuts into law. And in the years since, those cuts have been the source of constant attacks. [snip] But a decade of debate and discussion has managed to shed little light on what the Bush tax cuts actually did. So as the debate heats up once again as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, it´s worth taking the time to highlight some of the things most people never knew about the Bush-era tax cuts.
  • McGreen Jobs

    11/28/2012 12:48:57 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 27, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Employees at bicycle shops have green jobs,” economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth points out in a Capital Research Center study. “So do workers at antique dealers, at the Salvation Army used clothing recycling centers, and at used record stores, because used items count as recycled goods.” Furchtgott-Roth testified at a congressional hearing in June that examined the definition of “green jobs.” “As a witness at the hearing, I explained that, because the white paper cup placed before me on the table had a ‘Power to Save Energy’ logo, employees who produced it had green jobs,” she recalls. “The product met the BLS...
  • The Next Mitt Romney:GOP Establishment trumpets another Great Moderate Hope -- Jeb Bush

    11/27/2012 7:22:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 97 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/27/12 | j lord
    <p>Say again, neutral.</p> <p>As Ronald Reagan might say, there he went again.</p> <p>What was Jeb Bush neutral about?</p> <p>The choice between liberal Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Florida.</p> <p>Oh, he finally came around. After then-Governor Crist endorsed the Obama stimulus, this was a bridge too far even for former Governor Bush.</p>
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House (NO!)

    11/26/2012 3:36:01 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 102 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 26, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the hotel’s Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions about his political future. In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. “I am here to catch up with folks and promote education reform,” he said, smiling. When asked again whether he will issue a Sherman-type statement about his future, Bush remained coy. “We have an alumni group...
  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • The Hill: Jeb Bush Considering 2016 Run (stay out of da Bushes alert!)

    11/24/2012 4:41:34 PM PST · by Kolath · 74 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 11/24/2012 | Steve Flesher
    The Hill is reporting that supporters of Jeb Bush are claiming he’s already considering a presidential run. Jeb Bush, brother and son of former Bush presidents, is said to be mulling a presidential run in 2016, according to the New York Times. The Times cites Bush supporters and friends in its report that the former Florida governor is “weighing financial and family considerations” for a future run. Though Bush remains popular in Florida and has garnered national attention with his support for immigration and education reform, there is lingering concern that the persistent unpopularity of the last Bush to hold...
  • Thanksgiving eve surprise: Feds to block off 9M acres for spotted owl

    11/22/2012 8:46:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 21, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration announced with little fanfare Thanksgiving eve plans to lock up nine million acres of land for the endangered Northern Spotted Owl. The plan would double the amount of public forest lands proposed by the Bush administration for the owl’s habitat in Oregon, Washington and Northern California, and is expected to severely limit commercial activities like logging. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said he is concerned the plan will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “Expanding the Northern Spotted Owl’s critical habitat will further endanger the timber industry, the thousands of jobs that...
  • There's Another Massive Source Of Energy Coming, And The World Has George W. Bush To Thank

    11/20/2012 12:28:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2012 | Rob wile
    Citi's commodities team believes Iraqi oil production is set to explode in the coming years, causing prices to turn downward.In a massive survey helmed by analyst Edward Morse, Citi's team projects Brent crude to fall to $99 next year.One of the main reasons: Iraq's oil production is poised to reach heights never seen in its history — neither prior to America's 2003 invasion nor in Iraq's '80s heyday.This would be the world's second huge energy boom, with the US being the other big story. Citi Importantly, the current Iraq trajectory is based on post-invasion dynamics.For instance, a second development at...