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  • Obama Bashes GOP on Immigration at Bush Library Address- The lowest of the lowlife as POTUS

    04/25/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/25/13 | breaitbart news
    At the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, President Obama and former President Clinton took to the podium to praise Bush – and in the process, stump for their version of immigration reform. Trying to leverage Republicans into handing over their principles by suddenly singing odes to the president he labeled the root of all evil, President Obama gushed over Bush “reaching across the aisle to unlikely allies like Ted Kennedy” with regard to his immigration reform effort. He continued: “Seven years ago, President Bush restarted an important conversation by speaking with the American people about our history...
  • George Bush has saved more lives than any other President

    04/25/2013 1:48:20 PM PDT · by mom4melody · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/25/2013 | Ellen Ratner
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/25/george-w-bush-has-saved-more-lives-than-any-american-president/ George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa. Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice. I know a little about Africa: I have been to the continent 17 times over the last 32 years. In particular, I have a great interest in South Sudan; I first traveled there in March 2008, and I have been back 13 since. South Sudan is the mostly Christian nation that won its independence from Sudan after a half-century of civil war; in 2011, South Sudan was admitted into the United Nations as a...
  • Doug Patton: Should I Vote for Marco Rubio?

    04/25/2013 12:51:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | April 25, 2013 | Doug Patton
    There are times when the words "never" and "always" are the only ones that work. In my case, "never" is becoming the word I must use to describe how I feel about certain candidates for high office. For example, I voted four times for a Bush and once for a McCain — something I will never do again. In 1988, it was Bush the elder over Michael Dukakis. In 1992, I resisted the temptation to punish President "Read-My-Lips" by casting my ballot for Ross Perot, knowing that a vote for the pintsized Texas screwball would simply be handing the presidency...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Wants the Immigration Bill to Fail

    04/25/2013 11:58:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I didn't see it, but I'm told that Obama used a portion of his remarks at the dedication of the Bush library in Dallas today to push his immigration bill. And I am told reliably, ladies and gentlemen, that the scuttlebutt among the people in the crowd was that it was not well received, that it was not classy. There might be some blow-back on this, maybe, not predicting it, we'll see. But a reliable source who was there told me that there was all kinds of bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz in the crowd when Obama deviated from...
  • Caption GW Bush Library Dedication

    04/25/2013 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 80 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama embraces former president George W. Bush following remarks at the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, April 25, 2013. Obama is in Texas to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush in what could serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against terrorism, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • Keeping the Charge

    04/25/2013 10:29:33 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-13 | Wordsmith
    A Charge to Keep by W.H.D. Koerner On the painting: Bush was so taken by it, he took the painting’s name for his own official autobiography. And here’s what he says about it: I thought I would share with you a recent bit of Texas history which epitomizes our mission. When you come into my office, please take a look at the beautiful painting of a horseman determinedly charging up what appears to be a steep and rough trail. This is us. What adds complete life to the painting for me is the message of Charles Wesley that we serve...
  • Obama Uses Bush Speech to Push Immigration Reform

    04/25/2013 9:46:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 25, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama used a part of his speech at the George W. Bush Libary opening today to push immigration reform:
  • Dubya Re. Recently Discovered Painting Talent: 'Of Course Some People are Surprised I Can Even Read'

    04/25/2013 9:21:56 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    I'm no art sophisticate or anything, but I know what I like. And as much as I didn't like George W Bush's spending and government expansion, I DO like his work in watercolors- the guy is good- But if you're surprised, so's Dubya... he had no idea he could paint: seems about a year ago he did some 'doodling' to explain something to the Bush daughters at the ranch one day, and and lo-and-behold a family friend in the art business told him he may have a hidden talent. Bush had read a book by Winston Churchill on amateur...
  • Brazile: Bush kept word on Katrina

    04/25/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Raebie · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2013 | Donna Brazile
    (CNN) -- Despite the many differences I had with former President George W. Bush on a range of public policy issues, or as he called them, "decision points," I found common ground with him in one area, simply because we decided to put aside partisanship and do something good. Hurricane Katrina's devastation and the bungled rescue efforts are seared in the national memory. Bush's "heckuva job" remark turned into a byword for government incompetence and public distrust. The shallowness of it coming at such a terrible and low point left deep wounds that are still healing. That was what it...
  • LIVE THREAD: George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony

    04/25/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 219 replies
    C-SPAN3 ^ | April 25 | Staff
    The George W. Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Opening to the public on May 1, 2013, the Center will house the George W. Bush Institute and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal agency. I hope I am doing this right, and not stepping on toes, but did not see thread. http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/
  • Barbara Bush on Jeb run: 'We've had enough Bushes' in White House

    04/25/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT · by traderrob6 · 60 replies
    Today ^ | 4/25/13 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Former first lady Barbara Bush said her son George W. Bush should be the last in the family line of presidents, rejecting the idea of a White House run for her other son, Jeb Bush. “There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes,” she told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on Thursday from inside her son's presidential library. When asked whether she expects Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, to make a presidential run, Mrs. Bush said there are many worthy candidates.
  • George W. Bush Tells Jeb to ‘Run,’ Says Jeb vs. Hillary Would Make ‘Fantastic Photo’ [VIDEO]

    04/24/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-24-2012 | Rick Klein
    Former President George W. Bush says he isn’t interested in playing on the national political stage any longer. But for family, he’s making an exception. Asked in an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer whether he thinks his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should run for president in 2016, the ex-president was unequivocal. “He’d be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so. He doesn’t need my counsel ’cause he knows what it is, which is ‘run,’ ” the elder Bush brother said about Jeb’s possible candidacy, in an interview that first aired Wednesday on “World News with...
  • Bush, like past presidents, faces scrutiny over his library’s version of history

    04/24/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 24, 2013 | Holly Bailey
    DALLAS—As former President George W. Bush prepares to officially open his presidential library on Thursday, a question arises as it has for his predecessors: How objective will it be about his time in the White House? Bush left office five years ago as one of the most unpopular presidents in history, his poll numbers weighed down by public discontent over his handling of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and worries about the economy. But the former president wanted to take the controversies about his presidency head-on, say several former aides who worked closely with him on the library.
  • White House accuses Sen. Clinton of fueling political divisions (2002 Flashback)

    04/24/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/18/2002 | cnn
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- White House press secretary Ari Fleischer accused Sen. Hillary Clinton Friday of working to divide Americans along party lines. The former first lady responded by saying she is simply "seeking answers and information" about recent revelations that President Bush was alerted prior to September 11 of possible terrorist attacks. The row between the White House and the Democrat from New York began Thursday when Clinton appeared on the Senate floor and held up a copy of the New York Post with the headline of "Bush Knew." "The president knew what?" she asked. "My constituents would like to...
  • Cataloguing the Bush Years (Reviewing the legacy of our 43rd President)

    04/23/2013 6:35:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2013 | By Ed Gillespie
    Last week’s tragic terrorist attack on the Boston marathon was a grim reminder that, while our homeland is safer today than it was before the attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans cannot take that safety for granted. The fact that we have not suffered such an attack in nearly eleven and a half years reflects the skill of our counterintelligence agencies, the FBI, and the brave men and women who are on the front lines of keeping their fellow Americans safe. But it reflects, too, the policies put in place by the administration of President George W. Bush, whose presidential...
  • Did Bill Maher Just Trump Bush on Islam?

    04/23/2013 5:20:35 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/23/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    <p>As you probably have heard, a few days ago Bill Maher shocked his liberal guest -- and much of the world -- by stating very correctly and succinctly that it is "liberal bullsh_t" to equate Christianity and Islam with respect to terror.</p>
  • Terror takes a front seat - (Boston)

    04/23/2013 5:12:47 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 4/23/13 5:04 AM EDT | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wasn’t shy about invoking Osama bin Laden’s killing during the 2012 campaign — but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism he’s pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes. That delicate balance was shattered by the Boston Marathon attack, thrusting a downplayed anti-terror campaign into the spotlight and the issue of terrorism to the top of Obama’s second-term priorities, at least in the short term. Obama, whose 2008 election was propelled by opposition to the Iraq War, has jettisoned the clash-of-civilizations rhetoric favored by George W. Bush — even as...
  • Obama to attend memorial service for victims of Texas explosion (Bush Library)

    04/22/2013 7:12:41 PM PDT · by haffast · 42 replies
    Yahoo News - The Ticket ^ | 4-22-2013 | Holly Bailey
    WACO, Texas—President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial service Thursday for victims of last Wednesday’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The service is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. CT at Baylor University in Waco. A city official in West said the president is also expected to visit the site of the blast. The Obamas were already scheduled to be in Dallas for the opening of former President George W. Bush’s presidential library Thursday morning. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday the first couple will fly to West after the...
  • George Bush Says Brother Jeb Best Man For The White House [No More Bushes!]

    04/21/2013 2:19:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 134 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 21, 2013
    George Bush Says Brother Jeb Best Man For The White House April 21, 2013 Since leaving office in 2009, former President George W. Bush has offered few political insights. But when it comes to his brother, Bush has a firm opinion: Jeb Bush is the best man to be president. “Yeah, he’d be the best candidate,” tells Parade Magazine in an exclusive interview published today. “I told him he ought to run, and he didn’t answer me. No, he’d be great. “He’s got a proven track record. He was a governor of a big state. He’s very articulate. He could...
  • They Had Enough for Garden Tours But They Still Want More...TODAY!!!

    04/15/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-15-2013 | MOTUS
    I did tell you, didn’t I, that the Spring Garden Tours were given a stay of execution? Tours of the White House itself remained canceled because the cuts have left Secret Service short on manpower to staff them. But there will be enough agents to staff the garden tours, the official said. Beautiful spring day, and the lines were long Yes, despite being sequestered in round one of the Big White’s Sequester Gesture along with the Big White tours for little children, we reinstated the garden tours when somebody pointed out that we didn’t really need extra Secret Service personnel...
  • Great news: Chelsea Clinton open to running for office someday

    04/08/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    George H.W. vs. Bill was Bush/Clinton I. Jeb vs. Hillary could be Bush/Clinton II. And if we’re very lucky, George P. will win his race for Texas land commissioner and Chelsea will ease into public service with a Senate seat in New York or something and we’ll be on track for Bush/Clinton III circa 2032. Two points about this. One: It’s proof of how insatiable the media’s appetite for dynastic politics is (especially Democratic dynasties) that this is biggish news today even though she said the same thing six months ago. You get the feeling that Chelsea could go on...
  • New Zealand pulls troops out of Afghanistan

    04/07/2013 3:37:48 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 04, 2013 | AP
    BAMIYAN, Afghanistan – New Zealand has withdrawn its small contingent of troops from Afghanistan. The South Pacific nation had stationed about 145 soldiers in central Bamiyan province since 2003. Ten of its soldiers died during the conflict. The withdrawal came about five months earlier than initially planned. The U.S. and its allies plan to withdraw all remaining troops by the end of 2014. In a ceremony Thursday, New Zealand lowered its flag and opened a memorial to commemorate both the New Zealand troops and Afghan security forces who died in the province. About 95 Afghan interpreters and their family members...
  • 2004 secret deal with Pakistan on drones shifted CIA mission

    04/06/2013 4:50:13 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4-6-2013 | Mark Mazzetti
    Nek Muhammad knew he was being followed. On a hot day in June 2004, the Pashtun tribesman was lounging inside a mud compound in South Waziristan, speaking by satellite phone to one of the many reporters who regularly interviewed him on how he had fought and humbled Pakistan’s army in the country’s western mountains. He asked one of his followers about the strange, metallic bird hovering above him. Less than 24 hours later, a missile tore through the compound, severing Muhammad’s left leg and killing him and several others, including two boys, ages 10 and 16. A Pakistani military spokesman...
  • TSA Calls it “Voluntarily Abandoned Property”

    04/05/2013 8:55:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 5, 2013 | Bob Parks
    It’s almost a cruel play on words. You go to the airport and bring that which you know you’ll need for the trip. Transportation Security Administration employees rifle though your bags and find that bottle of shampoo that was a little too big or the can of deodorant that had a few too many ounces. They tell you that certain items in your possession cannot be taken on board the flight and you have to leave them behind. The name they have for those goods is a hoot: “Voluntarily Abandoned Property.” … It was my “property”, but after I “voluntarily...
  • Jeb Bush scheduled to speak in Dallas on the same day as Hiliary Clinton (Blech!)

    04/01/2013 4:52:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 1, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will speak at a luncheon hosted by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth on April 24, the Council announced Monday. Bush's speech coincides with a speech former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to give at the National Multi Housing Council at the Four Seasons Resort and Club, also in Dallas, on April 24. Both Bush and Clinton have been mentioned as possible presidential candidates in 2016. Clinton and Bush are also set to appear at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University on April 25. Clinton's...
  • Jeb Bush: Entitlement System Will Collapse If We Don’t Act Now (But did he tell his brother this?)

    03/31/2013 4:01:54 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/31/13 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has written the cover story for the April edition of Newsmax magazine, offering an optimistic view of America’s future — and straight talk about its problems — with the resounding message: “Growth is the answer” to our nagging economic woes. And the leading Republican sat down with Newsmax for a wide-ranging interview elaborating on a number of topics he discusses in his magazine feature, arguing that America can be great again if we open up the doors to economic opportunity. Bush, who served two terms as Florida’s governor, has earned a nationwide reputation for reform...
  • Larry Grathwohl: An Extraordinary Life from the Weather Underground to the FBI and beyond

    03/28/2013 7:35:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3-28-13 | Sher Zieve
    Larry Grathwohl is one of those increasingly rare individuals who has led a truly extraordinary life. However, after speaking with him I found that he is an unassuming and truly humble man who has a strong belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Larry Grathwohl BIO I joined the US Army in October of 1964 and after basic training I went through jump school and became a paratrooper assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. I went to Vietnam with the 1st Brigade as part of the 2 Battalion of the 502nd Infantry in July of 1965. I was...
  • Why I am no longer a Republican

    03/23/2013 8:01:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    the week/yahoo ^ | march 22, 2013 | Damon Linker
    It has a lot to do with the Iraq war -snip My own position on the war fits into none of these categories. Ten years ago, I was working as an editor at First Things, a monthly magazine that's aptly been described as the New York Review of Books of the religious right. (And no, that's not oxymoronic.) The magazine strongly supported George W. Bush's original conception of the War on Terror, and so did I. In his speech to Congress and the nation on September 20, 2001, Bush stated that the United States would seek to decimate al Qaeda...
  • "Clinton Lied - 500,000 Didn't Die"

    03/22/2013 3:11:04 PM PDT · by DeprogramLiberalism · 25 replies
    Deprogramming Liberalism ^ | 2009 | Jim Autio
    [This is a companion piece to an essay I posted earlier in the week in regard to the tenth anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq: #22 The Quiet Funeral of Bush Lied - Thousands Died! Bill Clinton's war with Serbia over Kosovo in 1998 starkly illustrates the double standards of contemporary American liberals. It is written in the first person to liberals, but also for conservatives.]     Liberals believe that former President Bush lied to the American people to get support for invading Iraq (this erroneous belief will be completely debunked in #22 The Quiet Funeral of “Bush Lied – Thousands Died!”)....
  • Quinnipiac University Poll: Clinton Tops Florida Favorite Sons In 2016 Race (Bush and Rubio)

    03/21/2013 11:45:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | March 21, 2013 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over either of Florida's favorite sons, former Gov. Jeb Bush or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, in an early look at the 2016 presidential election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. By a 91 - 8 percent margin, consistent with margins found in other states surveyed by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, Florida voters support universal background checks for gun purchases. Voters in gun-owning households support universal background checks 88 - 11 percent. Mrs. Clinton, who shows the most strength of any potential 2016 aspirant in Quinnipiac University's national polls,...
  • #22 The Quiet Funeral of "Bush Lied - Thousands Died!"

    03/19/2013 6:11:37 PM PDT · by DeprogramLiberalism · 43 replies
    Deprogramming Liberalism ^ | 2012 | Jim Autio
    The following is an excerpt from an essay from the Nuclear Counterarguments Essay Series. It is the definitive counterargument to those who feel the invasion of Iraq was based on deliberate deceptions manufactured by the Bush administration. Anyone who perseveres through to the end of its equivalent of 43 X 300-word pages will never again doubt the sincerity of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq. The essay series is written to liberals in the first person, but it is also for conservatives.Perhaps no other issue heats a liberal’s pot up to boil more than the Iraq War. “Bush lied –...
  • Got a question for all Bush Family Fans out there, Just What did 12(4 years 41 8 year 42) get us?

    03/19/2013 12:25:35 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 116 replies
    19 March 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering...
  • 10 Yr Anniversary of OIF: The Lie that Bush Lied

    03/19/2013 9:27:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-19-13 | Wordsmith
    A U.S. soldier watches as a statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad April 9, 2003.REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic As the 10th anniversary of OIF arrives, Peter Feaver goes through some of the most prevalent myths regarding the wrongful narrative that "Bush lied, people died": 1. The Bush administration went to war against Iraq because it thought (or claimed to think) Iraq had been behind the 9/11 attacks. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the Bush Administration did explore the possibility that Hussein might have collaborated with al Qaeda on the attacks. Vice President Dick Cheney (along with...
  • Go Jeb Bush Go (Frum & Friends push compassionate conservatism and Bush45)

    03/19/2013 12:08:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast's David Frum Blog ^ | March 18, 2013 | Justin Green
    I have my problems with Jeb Bush, but this passage of his speech at CPAC is not one of them. "It is not a validation of our conservative principles if we can only point to the increasingly rare individual who overcomes adversity and succeeds in America," Bush said. "Here’s reality: if you’re fortunate enough to count yourself among the privileged, much of the rest of the nation is drowning. "In our country today, if you’re born poor, if your parents didn’t go to college, if you don’t know your father, if English isn’t spoken at home, then the odds are...
  • Fmr Bush Chief Strategist Compares Conservatives to the Flinstones, Sarah Palin to the Kardashians

    03/17/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for the 2004 George W. Bush campaign, apparently doesn’t have much of a soft spot for CPAC or for Sarah Palin. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Dowd likened CPAC to no less than two prehistoric children’s cartoons, and not so subtly compared former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to Kim Kardashian. National Review captured the one-minute statement from Dowd: “Matt, you’re just shaking your head. The whole thing, it makes you nervous, what do you say?” ABC host Martha Raddatz asked. “To me, imagery and who’s there [at CPAC] and what you say is...
  • Jeb Bush: The Road to Republican Revival

    03/17/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jeb Bush
    America could be on the threshold of its greatest century. With new drilling technologies, the United States will soon have an energy surplus. This means trillions of dollars in new wealth and a foreign policy not dominated by oil. .... But the bright future is at risk if the federal government continues on its arc of irresponsibility. America's government-spending addiction and its lackluster system of public education are the two greatest impediments to achieving the country's potential. I know conservatives have the solution. As governor of Florida, I balanced the state budget for eight years in a row while cutting...
  • CPAC: Phyllis Schlafly & Others March 16, 2013

    03/16/2013 10:33:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 3/16/2013 | CSPAN
    American Conservative Union Conservative Political Action Conference
  • CNN Anchor’s Stunning Question to Laura Bush: To Affect Change Do We Just Need to Accept Some Anti-

    03/12/2013 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/12/13 | Becket Adams
    CNN anchor Erin Burnett during an interview with former first lady Laura Bush that aired Monday posed a bit of a head-scratcher: Should we “accept” anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism “when we want to make change” in the Middle East? See for yourself [courtesy NewsBusters]: “An Egyptian woman, her name’s Samir Ibrahim, and she’s done a lot of things, courageous things. She’s also been criticized for sending tweets that are anti-Semitic, anti-American,” Burnnett said during a segment on the George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program. “Does the U.S. need to accept that when we want to make change? You have...
  • The Coming Collapse of the Middle East?

    03/12/2013 5:45:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Slate ^ | March 11, 2013 | Fred kaplan
    On Feb. 26, 2003, President George W. Bush gave a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, spelling out what he saw as the link between freedom and security in the Middle East. “A liberated Iraq,” he said, “can show the power of freedom to transform that vital region” by serving “as a dramatic and inspiring example … for other nations in the region.”
  • Cindy Sheehan: In Loving Memory: Hugo Chavez Frias 1954-2013 – OpEd (Beyond belief)

    03/11/2013 12:04:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Albany Tribune ^ | March 5, 2013 | Cindy Sheehan
    A wonderful human being has passed. What do I do when I am angry, happy, or sad? I write. Back in 2004, shortly after my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq, a grief counselor advised me to write a letter to my son in a journal every night. I filled up three journals in the terrible months after his death. I often wrote at his grave and those journals did help me deal with the unspeakable loss. Today, I write from a great well of sadness, but not just for me, for the world. My dear friend in peace and...
  • Jeb-ageddon

    03/10/2013 11:32:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 10, 2013 | John Hayward
    After a week of Rand Paul dominating the news, and rocking the Obama Administration back on its heels, what we clearly needed on Sunday was six shows filled with Jeb Bush launching a long-shot four-year quest for the White House by explaining why he disagrees with the book on immigration reform he just published. The scheduling is probably a tribute to the aggressiveness of Bush's literary publicists and political team, but the net effect is to defuse the momentum from Paul's filibuster, which stood on the verge of crushing Sunday show producers' favorite Republican, John McCain, into the pavement of...
  • Jeb Bush: There Is No ‘Bush Fatigue’ in America (Video)

    03/10/2013 8:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that there is no Bush fatigue in America. Chris Wallace: Do you think there would be any Bush baggage? Do you think that would be a problem? Jeb Bush: No. I don’t think there is any Bush baggage at all. I love my brother. I’m proud of his accomplishments. I love my dad. I am proud to be a Bush. And, if I run for president, it’s not because there is something in my DNA that compels me to do it...
  • Jeb Bush Quietly Lays Campaign Groundwork Through Foundation (sigh!)

    03/06/2013 7:04:55 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Wednesday March 6, 2013
    “The chatter is he's up to something,” says one Florida operative. If Jeb Bush decides to convert his media tour into a presidential bid in a couple years, he won't have to look far for a campaign staff: The well-funded education foundation he runs out his office in a Miami hotel is stacked with former political operatives, a large communications team, and a rapidly growing staff whose work stretches into 40 states. It is common practice for undeclared presidential candidates to build a campaign infrastructure under the guise of a political action committee, but Bush appears to be laying the...
  • Democrats want hearing on 'Obama phone' program

    03/07/2013 2:57:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Mar 13 | Brendan Sasso
    Three leading House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are calling for an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, a phone subsidy for the poor that has been disparagingly referred to as the "Obama phone" program. The program, which began long before President Obama took office, has been notorious for waste and abuse. The FCC enacted reforms last year aimed at trimming billions of dollars from the program, but recent reports indicate that people who are ineligible for the program are still receiving subsidies. The program gained more attention last year when conservatives seized on a viral video...
  • 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...