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  • Bush rodeo clown allowed in ’94, Obama clown banned forever

    08/14/2013 3:37:53 AM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/13/13 | Tom Tillison
    While there is no written law, we may have finally reached a place in America where it’s forbidden to publicly mock the president of the United States — assuming the president is an African-American and a member of the Democratic Party. The outcry over a rodeo clown donning a mask resembling President Obama reached a new level of absurdity when it was reported Monday that the man behind the mask has been permanently banned from performing at the fair ever again, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri State Fair officials barred the rodeo clown from ever performing at...
  • Why Chris Christie should stand up to Sarah Palin

    08/14/2013 2:06:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “for big government and trying to go along to get along.” She added that Christie has “got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.” Christie said nothing in return. He should. Here’s why. Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for...
  • Why Chris Christie should stand up to Sarah Palin

    08/14/2013 2:06:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “for big government and trying to go along to get along.” She added that Christie has “got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.” Christie said nothing in return. He should. Here’s why. Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for...
  • In (partial) defense of the Missouri rodeo clown

    08/13/2013 5:46:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 13, 2013 | Byron York
    The Missouri State Fair has banned for life a rodeo clown who wore a Barack Obama mask during a bull-riding competition and suggested that “Obama” might be run down by an angry bull. “Hey, I know I’m a clown,” the still-unidentified performer said. “He [Obama] is just running around acting like one. Doesn’t know he is one.” Many in the audience were amused; at least some were offended. The event was captured on home video, which quickly made the rounds of news reports. In a press release Monday, the State Fair said, “the statements and actions Saturday night were inappropriate...
  • Bush rodeo clown allowed in '94, Obama clown banned forever

    08/13/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/13/13 | Tom Tillison
    rodeo-clownWhile there is no written law, we may have finally reached a place in America where it’s forbidden to publicly mock the president of the United States — assuming the president is an African-American and a member of the Democratic Party. The outcry over a rodeo clown donning a mask resembling President Obama reached a new level of absurdity when it was reported Monday that the man behind the mask has been permanently banned from performing at the fair ever again, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri State Fair officials barred the rodeo clown from ever performing at...
  • Rasmussen poll of Republican voters: Christie 21, Rubio 18, Jeb Bush 16

    08/11/2013 7:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 7, 2013 | Allahpundit
    One word, my friends: RINOgeddon. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that Christie earns 21% support when Republican voters are asked whom they would vote for if the party’s primary in their state were held today. Florida Senator Marco Rubio runs a close second with 18% of the GOP vote, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 16% and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with 15% of the vote. Congressman Paul Ryan, the unsuccessful Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, picks up 13% of the Republican vote, with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker dead last at six percent (6%)....
  • Electoral Suicide

    08/09/2013 6:00:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-9-13 | Sierra RAyne
    Part of the conservative appeal for the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was that he could "do math." He was a "numbers guy." Similarly, former Governor Jeb Bush is from Florida, and should understand very well its electoral demographics -- particularly since his brother George won the 2000 election by a bare margin due solely to what happened in the Sunshine State. These points make it all the more bizarre that both Ryan and Bush would support immigration reform. This type of legislation would sentence the GOP to near permanent electoral oblivion unless the party adopted very...
  • Barack Obama Makes More Gaffes than George W. Bush and Sarah Palin Combined

    08/08/2013 4:05:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcating Network ^ | August 8, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. Here is Obama. This guy makes more gaffes than George Bush and Sarah Palin combined and is never called on it. This is Obama struggling to remember the name of the wife of the vice president. OBAMA: Keeping our military strong means keepin' our families strong. Michelle and vice ... president... uh... uh... eh... The, uh... Joe Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, they've made this their mission. RUSH: Folks, you let that be George W. Bush, you let that be Ronald Reagan, and the stories today are, "Is Alzheimer's setting...
  • In wishing Bush well, Putin has message for Obama

    08/08/2013 7:55:49 AM PDT · by oxcart · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/08/13 | Timothy Heritage
    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram on Thursday to his old sparring partner, former U.S. President George W. Bush, wishing him a quick recovery from heart surgery. It may have been coincidence that the Kremlin released details of the telegram a day after Barack Obama pulled out of a planned summit with Putin, but little is left to chance in Russian politics. The warm words to the man who once said he looked Putin in the eye and got a "sense of his soul" highlighted how different the relationship is between the leaders in the Kremlin and the White...
  • DHS Extinguishes 197 Million People’s 4th Amendment Rights In Constitution Free Zones

    08/07/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 6, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Constitution Free Zones are what The Department of Homeland Security has established. The federal agency isn’t really securing the borders, but they are extinguishing the Fourth Amendment rights of nearly 197 million American citizens within 100 miles of the border….and the ocean.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Before I begin, isn’t this really what “Freedom of the Press” is supposed to be about? Doesn’t it exist to keep elected officials and things they do in check and expose corruption and lawlessness? Yeah, I thought so too, but we aren’t hearing this on the evening news, are we? Anthony Gucciardi reports on these “Constitution Free Zones”...
  • Jon Favreau on the Destructive Rise of the No-Government Conservatives (Fantastic in the old sense*)

    07/31/2013 2:12:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jon Favreau, former chief Obama speechwriter
    The Republican Party is divided—and the small-government conservatives, who want to reduce government’s size but preserve its institutions, are losing. Jon Favreau on the ruinous ideology that’s ascendant.Nine months after a decisive loss in the 2012 elections, the battle for the soul of the Republican Party—or whatever’s left of it—has begun. I’m not talking about a battle between moderates and conservatives. The conservatives won that fight a long time ago. Our children may never believe that moderate Republicans once roamed the Earth, advocating policies that would limit carbon pollution and invest in scientific research, reform our schools and build new...
  • George P. Bush kicks off first campaign amid big expectations

    07/22/2013 11:10:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 22, 2013
    ...George P. Bush is running for state land commissioner, a post unfamiliar to most Texans, because he says it best suits his skills, not because it could launch him to bigger things in the largest Republican-leaning state. "It's a legacy that I embrace and that I'm not going to run away from," Bush told The Associated Press.
  • Bush's Christian presidency; Obama's secular one

    07/16/2013 8:21:20 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 July 2013 | Matthew Olson
    Immediately after the verdict in the case of Trayvon Martin was announced, people took to their social networks to express either outrage or pleasure with the decision... ..... People forget that, contrary to predominant leftist opinion, the Trayvon Martin case had little to do with race, and it was ultimately decided on its legal merits. Yet, the lie is constantly fed and continues to grow. The cynic might even be inclined to outright accuse some liberal media outlets of promoting a race war for ratings... Read "Racial defeatism and the Trayvon Martin case"
  • Zimmerman Lawyers Were Once Supporters Of Judge Who Has Knocked Them About Florida Courtroom

    07/12/2013 8:38:04 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 30 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 7-12-2013
    Years before they would endure a televised pummeling in the Florida courtroom of Judge Debra Nelson, the two lawyers representing accused murderer George Zimmerman actually donated money to the prickly jurist’s first election campaign, records show. In 1999, Republican Governor Jeb Bush appointed Nelson, a lifelong Democrat, to fill a vacancy in the 18th Judicial Circuit (covering Seminole and Brevard counties). When Nelson ran the following year for a full six-year term, she donated 85 percent of her campaign’s $151,000 war chest
  • Mark Levin: Bush Admin. Officials Attack Palin Because They Favor Big Gov't

    07/10/2013 7:22:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 9, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said former officials in the George W. Bush administration attack Sarah Palin because they favor expanding government. "Sarah Palin has spoken out effectively, articulately, with great knowledge and confidence," Levin said, "about the destruction of this federal goliath." He then noted that when Palin speaks out against crony capitalism and the permanent political class, she comes under "personal, vicious, brutal attack," not just by Democrats but by Republicans as well. He said many of the Republicans who attack Palin worked in the Bush administration and disagree not only with her, but with...
  • Why Obama Will Not Admit Mistakes

    07/08/2013 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 32 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 7/8/2013 | Shout Bits
    The Old Media's strongest advantage against Pres. Bush (43) was pressing him to admit he had made mistakes. The Left hammered the meme until well after Bush left office. They argued that Bush was too stupid to recognize his mistakes, or he was too arrogant to acknowledge them. In hind-sight, nobody was clairvoyant, and many mistakes were made. Iraq, the war everybody hated and Sen. Reid said was lost, is largely won, and the war's goals achieved. Perhaps the price was not worth the results, but there are results. The war most people including Sen. Obama supported, Afghanistan, is probably...
  • Funny: Bush/Palin 2016 seen as GOP’s only chance

    07/07/2013 9:01:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Rockford Register Star's Applesauce Blog ^ | July 7, 2013 | Pat Cunningham
    Amazingly, THIS is supposed to be serious: Earlier this year, Jeb Bush told ABC that both his father George H.W. Bush, and brother George W. recommended he run for president in 2016. Mama Barbara Bush is not keen on the idea, declaring in April that “the nation’s probably had enough Bushes.” But in the constantly shifting equations of potential Republican hopefuls for future president and vice president, the former Florida governor’s name has been tied with another former governor: Sarah Palin. The pair have now been framed as a “the GOP’s only chance” in the race by American Thinker contributor...
  • 2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

    07/07/2013 7:38:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Latino Decision ^ | 07/07/2013 | by Matt Barreto
    While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on passing comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship possible candidates such as Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan could get strong support from Latino voters. However if Rubio, Bush or Ryan distance themselves from the immigration bill and House Republicans defeat the measure none of the GOP candidates stands to improve on the historic Romney 2012 defeat among Latinos. [Full poll results here]A new poll...
  • George W. Bush to speak at Dallas immigration event

    07/07/2013 11:22:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/5/13 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    President Barack Obama may be most linked to overhauling immigration policy, but on Wednesday, his predecessor, George W. Bush, will have a chance to weigh in on the issue. Bush will deliver opening remarks at a citizenship ceremony and immigration forum at his Dallas presidential center.
  • Former President George W. Bush hails push for comprehensive immigration reform

    07/07/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 162 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/7/13 | S.A. MILLER
    Former President George W. Bush today cheered on the “progress” in pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress. “The legislative process can be ugly,” Bush said with a chuckle in an interview aired today on ABC’s “This Week.” “But it looks like they're making some progress.”
  • George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies

    07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 163 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Chris Good
    President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.” Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values. “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week. In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Jeb Bush disqualifies himself as GOP nominee in 2016: That’s one down and a dozen or so to go

    07/05/2013 4:23:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    COACH IS RIGHT ^ | JULY 5TH, 2013 | Emma Karlin
    Jeb Bush disqualifies himself as GOP nominee in 2016: That’s one down and a dozen or so to go BY COACH COLLINS, ON JULY 5TH, 2013 By Emma Karlin, staff writer Election years that have no incumbent president make for crowded Democrat and Republican primaries. Consequently, the quicker a Party settles on a nominee the quicker it can start to coalesce behind the person they want to put in the White House. When a potential candidate disqualifies himself early on, it is very helpful. Jeb Bush the former Governor of Florida has disqualified himself and therefore has become helpful to...
  • George W. Bush to push immigration reform

    07/05/2013 2:09:06 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/5/13 3:21 PM EDT | HADAS GOLD
    Former President George W. Bush is expected to make a speech next week on how immigration reform is good for the country, the Dallas Morning News reports. Bush will speak after a citizenship ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on Wednesday followed by a panel discussion titled “What Immigrants Contribute.” Although it is not clear whether Bush will throw his support behind the immigration bill making its way through Congress, he has supported reform in the past. While he was president Congress defeated an immigration reform overhaul Bush supported and the Bush center has published several...
  • They miss Bush in Africa

    07/03/2013 9:01:48 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    George W. Bush isn’t a man to gloat. If we were, his message to Africans, as he visits the continent at the same time as President Obama, would be: “Miss me yet?” The answer, according to the Washington Post, is a resounding “yes.” Consider this passage from the Post’s story “Bush AIDS policies shadow Obama in Africa”: [A]cross this continent, many Africans wish Obama was more like Bush in his social and health policies, particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDS — one of the former president’s signature foreign policy aid programs. Bush poured billions of dollars into the effort to...
  • Pew: Obama Less 'Honest,' More 'Incompetent' than Bush

    07/03/2013 11:20:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    It's word bubble time at Pew Research Center, and that's not really good news for President Obama, especially when compared to the one word Americans used to describe former President George W. Bush as this time. The word "incompetent" is a popular word for both, though Obama just edged Bush in those references, 27-26. Another shared word is "honest." Here Bush won with 31 references, Obama just 18. And "liar" also appears high on both the Bush and Obama list, with Obama collecting the most, 18-13. Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.
  • Bush on Snowden: ‘He damaged the security of the country’

    07/01/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT · by USS Johnston · 340 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dylan Stableford
    Former President George W. Bush has weighed in on the Edward Snowden saga, telling CNN the former National Security Agency contractor threatened the security of U.S. citizens by leaking information about the surveillance program his administration created after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. "I know he damaged the country," Bush said in an interview from Zambia, where he and his wife, Laura, are on a humanitarian mission. "The Obama administration will deal with it. I think he damaged the security of the country." Like President Barack Obama, Bush deflected criticism of the spy program. "I put the program in...
  • To GOP House:Senators McCain and Graham warn you to pass the Senate immigration Bill or else

    07/01/2013 5:49:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies
    SOL of course | 7/1/2013 | sickoflibs
    Ok House Republicans, especially you conservatives: It’s time for you to move on immigration reform. Our conservative Tea party hero Rubio has taken it half way delivering a bill in the Senate. Now it’s your turn. Our common sense conservatives McCain and Gramnesty (and Chuck Schumer) are warning you that their best friend Marco Rubio will not be able to win the White House unless you pass their immigration reform. We need to all pull together for him. He believes in the American Dream and he believes that the American Dream will make this work. He believes that the undocumented...
  • Jeb Bush: A Republican Case for Immigration Reform

    07/01/2013 4:36:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 48 replies
    wsj ^ | 7/1/13 | j bush and c. bollick
    Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the House of Representatives. Here the GOP's informal "Hastert Rule" requires Speaker John Boehner to have majority support among Republicans before he will bring legislation to the floor for a vote. That means an immigration bill will need a far greater share of Republican House members than the Senate version received (where fewer than one-third of Republicans voted "aye"). This is a tall order. But it is one to which House Republicans should respond. No Republican would vote for legislation that stifled economic growth, promoted illegal immigration,...
  • Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

    06/30/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    RT ^ | June 29, 2013
    The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring creation of a climate of fear, Greenwald outlined the capabilities of the NSA to store every single call while having“the capability to listen to them at any time,” while speaking via Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, on Friday. Greenwald was the...
  • Bush/Palin 2016 called 'the GOP's only chance'

    06/28/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 181 replies
    American Thinker via Blog on Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2013 | By Michael Sheppard
    Earlier this year, Jeb Bush told ABC that both his father George H.W. Bush, and brother George W. recommended he run for president in 2016. Mama Barbara Bush is not keen on the idea, declaring in April that “the nation’s probably had enough Bushes.” But in the constantly shifting equations of potential Republican hopefuls for future president and vice president, the former Florida governor’s name has been tied with another former governor: Sarah Palin. The pair have now been framed as a “the GOP’s only chance” in the race by American Thinker contributor Michael Sheppard. “Would Jeb Bush have as...
  • Hillary Gets 'Liberty Medal' After Lying About Benghazi

    06/28/2013 11:33:40 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2013 | Ann Kane
    Tell me, Governor Bush, what does Ambassador Stevens get for making the ultimate sacrifice? How about Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty? Will the families of the dead be present for Hillary's award? I am sure they will have a few words about Hillary's skill, courage, and dedication in supporting those who serve our country and put their lives on the line. Since when does letting Americans die and then lying about it deserve a medal? In the cesspool where corrupt politicians like Hillary and Jeb hang out, the more you mess up, the more you get rewarded! Recently,...
  • Jeb Bush to present Liberty Medal to Hillary Clinton (Still think we have two parties, folks?)

    06/27/2013 8:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 27, 2013 | Sam Wood
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Jeb Bush, the chairman of the Constitution Center, will present the award to Clinton at a ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10. Both Clinton and Bush are potential contenders in the 2016 presidential elections, for opposing parties. But in a statement, the GOP's Bush only accentuated the positive. “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” said Bush, the Republican former Governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of another. “These efforts as...
  • Obama administration reportedly allowed NSA to gather Americans' Internet data until 2011

    The Obama administration allowed the National Security Agency to gather Americans’ Internet information, including emails, until 2011 under a secret program launched by President George W. Bush, according to newly leaked documents. The data collection was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. An official confirmed its existence to the Associated Press. The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks, according to the NSA's director. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said all data was purged at...
  • Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia. It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties. Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women. The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the...
  • Bush advisor: Hastings crash ‘consistent with a car cyberattack’

    06/26/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    RT ^ | June 25, 2013
    A former cybersecurity advisor to President George W. Bush says a sophisticated computer hack could have been the cause of the automobile accident that claimed the life of journalist Michael Hastings last week in Los Angeles. Richard Clarke, a State Department official-turned-special advisor to several United States presidents, said the early morning auto crash last Tuesday was "consistent with a car cyberattack,” raising new questions about the death of the award-winning journalist. Hastings died last week when his 2013 Mercedes C250 coupe collided with a tree in Los Angeles, California on the morning of June 18. He was reportedly traveling...
  • Jeb Bush: Obama ‘Utter and Complete Failure’

    06/26/2013 10:52:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 6/26/13 | Bill Hoffmann
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, sounding more and more like a presidential candidate in 2016, tore into President Barack Obama, calling his administration “an utter and complete failure.” Bush was the keynote speaker Tuesday night at the Conservative Party of New York State’s 51st Annual Dinner in New York City, where he received the Charles M. Edison Memorial Award, named after inventor Thomas Edison’s son, a former New Jersey governor and secretary of the Navy. Also receiving the Charles M. Edison Award Tuesday night was Christopher Ruddy, the founder and CEO of Newsmax Media Inc. Ruddy called the award “an...
  • Fox puts Palin back in the spotlight (Above average Leftist Maryland hogwash)

    06/26/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Carroll County Times ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tom Zirpoli
    She’s back. That would be former Alaskan half-term governor and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, of course. She is back on Fox News. Evidently the folks over at Fox didn’t think they were fair and balanced enough toward the Republican side of the aisle. Of course, not all Republicans are happy with Palin’s return. Gearing up for the 2014 congressional races and the 2016 presidential race, the last thing moderate Republicans want is to remind everyone why they didn’t vote for the Republican ticket in 2008. With the exception of folks in red states or congressional districts, Palin doesn’t do...
  • Bono: George Bush, evangelicals saved 9 million AIDS victims

    06/24/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner' Washington Secrets ^ | June 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God. "This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday. Talking freely about God, his marriage, and his relationship with Jesus in the interview provided in advance to Secrets, Bono...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come? Genes, family history & shifting demographics explain why Bush may run in 2016

    06/21/2013 2:19:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | The July 1, 2013 Issue | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Kerry Doesn’t Thank Bush at PEPFAR Celebration

    06/18/2013 12:35:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Wash. Free Beacon ^ | 6/18/13 | staff
    On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at PEPFAR’s 10th anniversary celebration. During his opening remarks, Kerry thanked both Democrats and Republicans for their involvement in the program and for their bipartisanship. However, Kerry forgot to thank a key proponent of PEPFAR, President George W. Bush. PEPFAR, which stands for the ‘President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief ‘ was established by Bush and committed over $15 billion dollars to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Additionally, PEPFAR’s website cites President Bush for originally introducing the legislation in 2003, which has been described as “the largest commitment in history by any...
  • Why Sarah Palin actually matters again: Gov. is the smiley face of white backlash (Joan Walsh alert)

    06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | June 17, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Sarah Palin is back! Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Conference this past weekend for her slashing attacks not only on President Obama and Democrats but on Republican sellouts (and 2016 hopefuls) like Jeb Bush. Watching Palin gleefully take on Bush, who made a dumb comment about needing immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” than native-born Americans, I realized that Palin’s star really is rising again, at a time of heightened racial insecurity on the white far-right. They need a hero, and here she is again....
  • Liberals upset plane carrying George W. Bush didn't crash, kill former president

    06/17/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | june 17, 2013 | joe newby
    On Saturday, a plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville, Ky., after the pilot smelled smoke, CNN reported. The aircraft landed safely and no one was hurt, but liberals were upset the plane did not crash and kill the former president, Twitchy reported Sunday. "What a shame George Bush's plane landed safely," one Twitter user said. "Dang bush plane made emergency landing. He has good pilots with his stanking a*s (sic)," added another Twitter user. "Too bad it didn't crash," said "Jay." Some readers at CNN also appeared upset that Bush survived the incident. "We need...
  • Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because they’re ‘more fertile’

    06/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Windflier · 305 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are “more fertile.” “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” Bush said immigrants are an advantage that the United States has over China, Europe and Japan, which don’t have the same...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program

    06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    While National Security Agency’s harvesting of telephone data is often defended as a necessary component of post-9/11 national security, old court documents claim the spy agency was putting such a program into place months before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In court papers filed during his 2007 insider trading trial, former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio claimed that Denver-based Qwest was denied lucrative NSA contracts he believed to be worth $50-$100 million, after Nacchio refused to involve Qwest in a secret NSA program that he thought would be illegal. Subsequent reporting at the time revealed that it was a domestic...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush calls Hillary a "formidable force on the left"

    06/14/2013 5:32:53 PM PDT · by Makana · 41 replies
    The Brody File - CBC ^ | June 14, 2013 | David Brody
    In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush says that, “Hillary Clinton is a formidable force on the left.” We sat down with Jeb Bush Friday morning at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event in DC. If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he will most likely be considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. The full story on Jeb Bush runs Monday on The 700 Club.
  • Get Over It! Al Gore Was Never Going To Be President...And, Here's Why...

    06/13/2013 3:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Megan McCardle, writing in The Daily Beast, wrote today in an article entitled 'No, Democrats Did Not Just Want to "Count All the Votes" in the 2000 Election': 'Ironically, I suspect that if Gore had simply unilaterally requested a statewide manual recount, or the Florida Supreme Court had forced one upon him, the United States Supreme Court would have probably stayed out of it. But they didn’t, and as they say, the rest is history.' And, it still wouldn’t have made any difference. For all of the rending of garments by Al Gore and the rest of the Left and...
  • We've Been Played on Immigration

    06/13/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 99 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6-13-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We go to immigration. In a remarkable turn of events, all eight Gang of Eight members voted to table the Grassley amendment, to have control of the border for six months before the amnesty kicks in. And, by the way, don't call it amnesty. It isn't amnesty. That's the latest claim from the powers that be. The Grassley amendment to the Gang of Eight bill simply said we would gain control of the border for six months before any other aspect of the bill -- which is exactly what we were told was supported from the get-go....
  • George W. Bush back in favor? His ratings make a surprising jump

    06/13/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT · by max americana · 12 replies
    YAHOO/Christian Science Monitor ^ | JULY 13, 2013 | Chelsea B. Sheasley
    Former president George W. Bush’s popularity is ticking up. For the first time since 2005, Americans’ opinions of him are more positive than negative. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found 49 percent of Americans view him favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. Mr. Bush has chosen to remain largely out of the public eye since leaving the White House. He told CNN last year that “Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful but I have no desire for fame and power any more.” When Bush left office in January 2009, he had a 40 percent favorable...