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  • Touting MavPAC, George P. Bush backs Jeb (Baby Jeb Bush Rino)

    06/12/2012 1:56:53 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 22 replies
    Polutico ^ | ALEXANDER BURNS
    George P. Bush, the up-and-coming political scion who has been ramping up his recently formed political group, MavPAC, gave a thumbs-up to comments made by his father, Jeb Bush, urging the Republican Party to be more inclusive. “I guess I’ll be part of the cliché in saying, we are a big-tent party,” he said in an interview. “It’s still meant to include all and I would agree with my dad that there are certain elements of the party that haven’t been as welcoming as we have been in the past, traditionally, as Republicans.”
  • George H. W. Bush: ‘I worked my heart out’ for second term

    06/12/2012 8:43:44 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies vis PMSNBC ^ | 12 June 2012 | By Scott Stump
    On the occasion of his 88th birthday, former President George H. W.. Bush is old enough to contemplate his own mortality — but young at heart enough to discuss Justin Bieber and plan a skydiving trip when he turns 90. Stories from Matthew McConaughey Steps Out Wearing Bush sat down with his granddaughter, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, to discuss everything from getting old to “The Bieber” to having an aircraft carrier named after him. The interview came less than two weeks after the 41st president’s return to the White House, where he watched as the presidential portrait of his son...
  • Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush Visit CVN 77

    06/11/2012 12:18:37 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 35 replies
    NAVY ^ | June 11 2012 | Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin Kelly
    USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, At Sea (NNS) -- USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) hosted the ship's namesake, former President George H.W. Bush, and his son, former President George W. Bush, for a promotion and reenlistment ceremony off the coast of Kennebunkport, Maine, June 10. "It's a great honor to be out here," said George H.W. Bush. "I'm thrilled to be on this vessel that bears my name, and I'm very proud of all of those that re-up'd for service to our great country." The ship's sponsor, Doro Bush Koch, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and other members of the...
  • Jeb Bush is wrong: Ronald Reagan could have won the 2012 Republican nomination easily

    06/11/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies
    The Great Britain (UK) Telegraph ^ | June 11th, 2012 | By Tim Stanley
    Jeb Bush says that if Ronald Reagan was alive today he would struggle to win the Republican presidential nomination. I should think so – the great man would be 101 (that gag is copyrighted to Jonah Goldberg). What Bush meant was that Reagan’s history of compromise with Democrats would make him unacceptable to the GOP base. He told Bloomberg reporters that Reagan and Bush's father, President George HW Bush, "got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support. [Reagan] would be criticized for doing the things that he did.” The remark is electoral gold for Obama as...
  • Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio

    06/11/2012 3:55:26 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Jeb Bush gave an impassioned endorsement of fellow Floridian Marco Rubio, advising Mitt Romney to pick him as his running mate and describing him as “the most articulate conservative elected official on the scene today,” and even spoke of the “great pride” he has for the U.S. senator from his home state. “Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose in an interview that aired on his PBS show Thursday evening. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift...
  • George P. Bush: Jeb would join ticket if asked

    06/10/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10./12 | Suzi Parker
    In an interview, 36-year-old George P. Bush is as plain-spoken as his grandmother Barbara, who in his telling wears the pants in the Bush family. And while he says his father Jeb, the former governor of Florida, is sincere when he says he isn’t campaigning to join the Romney ticket, George P. also strongly suggests that his dad would say yes if asked: “If called upon to serve, he will,” he says flatly
  • Democrats paralyzed on tax cuts (Can't decide income threshold for extending the Bush-era rates)

    06/08/2012 10:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/08/2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic leaders are politically paralyzed on how to proceed on the Bush-era tax rates. With five months to go before the election, President Obama and key congressional Democrats remain at odds on whether the threshold for extending the George W. Bush-era rates for families should be $250,000 per year or $1 million annually. Obama backs the former while most Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), support the higher threshold. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has no immediate plans to advance a bill allowing Bush-era tax rates for the wealthy to...
  • Karl Rovian Elites Versus the Conservative Tea Part Movement

    06/07/2012 7:42:15 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies ^ | 6/8/2012 | Scott Ryan
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  • A Balanced Approach: Tax like Bush, Spend like Clinton

    06/07/2012 6:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2012 | Randall Hoven
    OK, Democrats, you've convinced me. The last 8, 10, or 12 years (or whatever amount of time it takes to cover Bush's two terms and their aftermath) were just terrible, and we mustn't repeat or imitate such folly. Perhaps the example to follow would be that of another Democrat. Say, a Democrat president who followed a President Bush. A Democrat who entered office shortly after a financial crisis and a recession. Bill Clinton succeeded George H.W. Bush. He was elected in 1992, or just after the 1990-91 recession ended and while the Savings & Loan bailout (Little TARP) was still...
  • Extend Bush-era tax rates, says … Larry Summers? (First Clinton, now him?)

    06/06/2012 8:45:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Bill Clinton got into hot water by making the radical suggestion that having a massive tax hike in a recessionary environment might not be such a great idea. Clinton walked that back later in the day after other Democrats attacked him and questioned his motives for, er, making economic sense. Those critics might be turning their guns on Barack Obama's first Director of the National Economic Council and a key architect of Obama's economic policies, who said the same thing earlier today on MSNBC's Morning Joe: Lawrence Summers said Wednesday that Congress should temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts, making...
  • Video: We’re in a recession and should extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich, says … Bill Clinton

    06/06/2012 6:11:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite. In case you're keeping score, here's where the Democratic brain trust is on tax cuts. The White House wants them extended for those making less than $250,000 per year; Nancy Pelosi wants them extended for those making less than $1 million per year (yes, even Pelosi is more concerned about small businesses than O is); and now O's Democratic predecessor is calling for a new temporary across-the-board extension to maximize the country’s chances at growth.No wonder Team Romney has a Clinton fan page up on their site. Good lord: "They will probably have to put everything off until...
  • Bye-Bye, Bush Boom

    06/03/2012 3:15:20 PM PDT · by StevieRay20 · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 6, 2004 | Paul Krugman
    Bye-Bye, Bush Boom By PAUL KRUGMAN Published: July 06, 2004 When does optimism -- the Bush campaign's favorite word these days -- become an inability to face facts? On Friday, President Bush insisted that a seriously disappointing jobs report, which fell far short of the pre-announcement hype, was good news: ''We're witnessing steady growth, steady growth. And that's important. We don't need boom-or-bust-type growth.'' But Mr. Bush has already presided over a bust. For the first time since 1932, employment is lower in the summer of a presidential election year than it was on the previous Inauguration Day. Americans badly...
  • Obama Apologizes for, Defends Bush Presidential Portrait

    06/03/2012 11:00:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2012 | John Semmens
    The unveiling of the official portrait of former President George W. Bush at the White House provided an occasion for current President Barack Obama to say a few words for the media. “As we all know, former President Bush bears the lion’s share of the responsibility for the country’s current mess,” Obama declared. “His tax cuts are responsible for the humongous deficits we now face. His failure to kill bin Laden besmirched our nation’s international reputation for the entire eight years of his tenure in office. We must never forget or forgive the harm Mr. Bush has done to every...
  • 41 & 43 In The House: Showing the Occupiers How It SHOULD Be Done!

    06/01/2012 9:09:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-1-2012 | MOTUS
    As it turned out, lunch yesterday wasn’t all that exciting: beef, as a nod to the Cowboy’s home state, and organic weeds from the Big White Garden of Good and Evil, just because we serve them with everything. Butt thanks to 41 and Barbara I, Jenna and Barbara II and 43 and the lovely Laura, …the lunch conversation was light and polite. Lady M must be on a diet again because she didn’t eat much, and mostly just ground her teeth. Big Guy ate a few bites and flashed those million dollar choppers of his to remind everybody how charming...
  • President Obama Insults Former President Bush At His Own Portrait Hanging

    05/31/2012 9:51:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/31/12 | Mytheos Hold
    Apparently, as with so many other things, some people who hold the Presidency have class and some don’t. To all appearances, former President George W. Bush is the former, and current President Barack Obama is the latter, at least if this afternoon‘s unveiling of former President Bush’s Presidential portrait is any guide. This event – which is, at least in theory, supposed to be free of partisan sniping, got an earful of just that when President Obama gave his introductory remarks welcoming Bush: President Obama on Thursday twisted the knife he‘d stuck in his predecessor’s legacy, reminding former President George...
  • Alongside Obama, George W. Bush Steals the WH Show

    05/31/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    ABC Nes/AP ^ | May 31, 2012 | JULIE PACE
    It's Barack Obama's house now, but his predecessor and political foil, George W. Bush, stole the show at the White House on Thursday with his wisecracks and grin. "Thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging," the former president said, referring to members of his family and former staff, invited back to the executive mansion for the unveiling of his and Laura Bush's official portraits. "Behave yourselves," he jokingly admonished his crowd. Bush told the current president he was pleased to know "that when you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you...
  • Caption Bush's at WH unveiling of portraits

    05/31/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is pictured alongside former U.S. President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and first lady Michelle Obama after the Bush's official White House portraits were unveiled during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington May 31, 2012. PRESIDENT BUSH:  Thank you, sit down.  Sit down.  Behave yourselves.  (Laughter.)  Mr. President, thank you for your warm hospitality.  Madam First Lady, thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends — (laughter) — to my hanging.  (Laughter.)Laura and I are honored to be here.  Mr. Vice President, thank you for...
  • Bush, Obama on stage together share laughs

    05/31/2012 1:27:28 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 14 replies
    President Barack Obama shared the stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait. Obama told Bush and an assembly of former Bush aides and Cabinet members: "We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences."...
  • Great clip of Dubya at portrait unveiling (original title woulnd't fit the title bar, too long)

    05/31/2012 12:37:00 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 36 replies
    At the unveiling ceremony of his official portrait at the White House today, former President George W. Bush got off some great one-liners!
  • Awkward: Obama hosts Bush, the man he blames for it all

    05/30/2012 4:05:57 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 May 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Talk about awkward. When President Obama hosts former President George W. Bush at the White House on Thursday to unveil his predecessor’s official portrait, he’ll pay tribute to the man whom he has blamed lately for everything short of an outbreak of the flesh-eating virus. The war in Iraq? An unnecessary and costly diversion that was Mr. Bush’s fault, according to Mr. Obama. The worst recession since World War II? The president says Mr. Bush and the GOP are to blame. Soaring deficits? Mr. Obama’s mantra is that he inherited the red ink from the Republican. The Wall Street collapse?...
  • Bush Was Right (in 2000)

    05/28/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 28, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Let’s make foreign policy like it’s 2000. I think we will support our troops and vets by revisiting the foreign policy that former President Bush expressed in 2000. Otherwise, we will send brave hearts into vain battles. In October, 2000, George W. Bush debated Al Gore on C-SPAN. He said: “I think one way for us to end up being viewed as the ugly American is for us to go around the world saying: ‘We do it this way, so should you.’ … It really depends upon how our nation conducts itself on foreign policy; if we’re an arrogant...
  • When Will Obama Reform Presidential Pardons?

    05/27/2012 5:53:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a candidate for president in 2008, Barack Obama pledged to "immediately" review federal mandatory minimum sentences "to see where we can be smarter on crime and reduce the ineffective warehousing of nonviolent drug offenders." Obama also had written memoirs, in which he admitted to using marijuana and cocaine -- "maybe a little blow when you could afford it" -- as a teen. And he's the first black president. Linda Aaron, a black Alabama grandmother, voted for Obama. For years, Aaron had been hoping that President George W. Bush would commute the obscenely long prison sentence of her son, Clarence....
  • Ex-President Bush plays golf in Bedford

    05/25/2012 2:22:31 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Altoona Mirror ^ | May 25, 2012 | Ryab Brown
    BEDFORD - A man in golf gear stood near a nondescript SUV at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort golf course Thursday. Holstered to his khakis was an automatic handgun; in his ear was a radio receiver. He was a Secret Service agent sent to guard George W. Bush as the former president took in a round of golf at the Bedford County resort. The country's 43rd president took a private jet Thursday morning from Texas to the Bedford County Airport, where agents escorted him for an afternoon golf foursome. "It's a beautiful part of the state," Bush said to a...
  • Pelosi parts from Obama on Bush tax rates, urges extension for those making under $1M

    05/24/2012 12:32:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/23/2012
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi just pulled her caucus well to the right of President Obama, as she dramatically broadened the scope of her proposal for extending the Bush-era tax cuts. The White House, since Obama took office, has called for those tax rates to be extended only for households making less than $250,000 a year. The president wants the rates to expire for everybody else. But Pelosi, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, upped that threshold to $1 million. She urged Boehner to schedule a vote "as early as next week" to extend the "middle-income tax cuts"...
  • How to make bama spending look small (Graphic )

    05/24/2012 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
  • Leo Strauss and the Conservatives

    05/24/2012 3:21:17 AM PDT · by se99tp · 4 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 24th, 2012 | Jeff Nyquist
    The illusion of supposed conservatism, for scholars like Strauss and for politicians like George W. Bush and Mitt Romney, is that the political spectrum in America has shifted so far to the Left that yesterday’s liberals are today’s conservatives says Author and Speaker Jeff Nyquist... Consider the state of America: marriage is no longer an enforceable contract in most states (i.e., no fault divorce); even more telling, homosexual marriage is increasingly acceptentage of the population attending religious services has been falling steadily for years, along with honesty and our nation’s work ethic.....It would seem that conservatives have nothing left to...
  • Obama Bashes Bush To Air Force Cadets

    05/23/2012 7:20:10 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 59 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | May 23, 2012 | NEWSCORE
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- President Obama told Air Force Academy cadets Wednesday America was stronger and more respected around the world than ever before despite impending cuts to the nation's armed forces. The president delivered the commencement address to over 1,000 graduates at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. "Around the world there is a new feeling about America," he told cadets. "There is a new confidence in our leadership. "Today I think we can say with pride that America is stronger and safer and more respected in the world," Obama added.He noted the class of 2012 would...
  • Graham:Jeb Bush Would Be Perfect Romney VP Pick(Message to Lindsey:Shut up, we need no more Bushes)

    05/21/2012 8:26:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 32 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/20/2012
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says Jeb Bush is the GOP VP candidate who could most likely put Mitt Romney over the top in the November elections. “He’d be an outstanding pick. It’s up to Gov. Romney but if I had to recommend a single person it would be Jeb,” Graham told The Hill. Graham is pushing for Republicans to mend their fences and quickly unify behind Romney. Graham is a close friend of Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee who had trouble winning over many grassroots coalitions during that contest. Chatter is picking up on Capitol Hill that...
  • The Facebook president in need of new friends

    05/21/2012 1:06:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | May 20, 2012 | Edward Luce
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  • Bush to return to White House to unveil official portrait (May 31)

    05/19/2012 1:57:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/19/12
    Bush to return to White House to unveil official portraitBy ANI | ANI – 25 minutes ago Washington, May 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Former U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to return to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait honored by sitting President Barack Obama later this month, both Bush's office and the White House confirmed Friday.
  • George W. Bush: The Arab Spring and American Ideals

    05/18/2012 7:38:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2012 | George W. Bush
    These are extraordinary times in the history of freedom. In the Arab Spring, we have seen the broadest challenge to authoritarian rule since the collapse of Soviet communism. The idea that Arab peoples are somehow content with oppression has been discredited forever. Yet we have also seen instability, uncertainty and the revenge of brutal rulers. The collapse of an old order can unleash resentments and power struggles that a new order is not yet prepared to handle. Some in both parties in Washington look at the risks inherent in democratic change—particularly in the Middle East and North Africa—and find the...
  • David Letterman To Brian Williams: ‘What More Do We Want [Obama] To Do For Us, Honest To God?’

    05/16/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night. Letterman discussed Williams’s special on Rock Center about the killing of Osama bin Laden and became agitated when describing President Barack Obama’s successes as compared to what he sees as President George W. Bush’s failures in the War on Terror. “What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to god,” asked Letterman. He was first asked about CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, who Williams described as being suspiciously “sunny” in his disposition. “Life’s too short, if you feel...
  • Bush (II): Embrace change over 'so-called stability' in Arab Spring

    05/16/2012 7:37:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 15, 2012 | Catherine Chomiak and Domenico Montanaro
    A stone's throw away from the White House, former President George W. Bush said today the world is in an "extraordinary" time for freedom and that the changes of the Arab Spring should be embraced despite the uncertain future that comes with them. Bush said those who say the dangers of democratic change are too great and that America should be in favor of stability over change are unrealistic. "In the long run, this foreign-policy approach is not realistic," Bush argued, "It is not realistic to presume that so-called stability enhances our national security. Nor is it within the power...
  • A Celebration of Human Freedom (live webcast with George W. & Laura Bush)

    05/15/2012 5:22:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    George W. Bush Presidential Center ^ | 5-14-2012 | George W. Bush
    Tune in at 10am for the live webcast of our human freedom event featuring Pres & Mrs Bush & Aung San Suu Kyi Submit your Q's for Aung San Suu Kyi using hash tag #FreedomCollection & watch her answers live here: -- A Celebration of Human Freedom May 15, 2012 On Tuesday, May 15, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will hold a special event to celebrate the brave efforts of dissidents and activists around the world in their fight to be free. Joined by leading voices of liberty, President Bush will deliver major remarks on the fight...
  • President Obama's Luxurious Schedule

    05/11/2012 4:41:21 AM PDT · by radioone · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rick Richman
    On May 7, Geoffrey Norman posted "Today's Laugh Line" at National Review Online -- a quote from a column by Mark Halperin in Time asserting Mitt Romney has "the luxury of an open schedule" allowing him to "spend every waking hour as a full-time candidate," while President Obama "is required to do his day job." It was even funnier if one looked at President Obama's May 7 schedule. Here was his schedule that day, in its entirety, with all events taking place in the Oval Office: 10:00 a.m. The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing. 11:00 a.m. The President meets...
  • Economists: Extend Bush Tax Cuts For Everyone(Flashback)

    05/06/2012 6:55:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 20, 2010 | Chris Isidore
    "Extend tax cuts for all income levels and do nothing else," said Sean Snaith, economics professor at the University of Central Florida. "More of the same piecemeal, patchwork policies put forth by this administration will undermine confidence and do little to change the path the economy is on." But economists surveyed were in broad agreement that the recovery is still too fragile to allow taxes to go up for the 97% of taxpayers not in the top brackets. "If those tax cuts expire for everybody, we go into a double-dip recession," said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics. Zandi...
  • Jose Rodriquez: How we really got bin Laden

    05/04/2012 4:23:36 PM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 05/02/2012 | Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.
    <p>As we mark the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, President Obama deserves credit for making the right choice on taking out Public Enemy No. 1.</p> <p>But his administration never would have had the opportunity to do the right thing had it not been for some extraordinary work during the George W. Bush administration. Much of that work has been denigrated by Obama as unproductive and contrary to American principles.</p>
  • Second Inaugural Address: President George W. Bush, January 20, 2005

    05/03/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: On this day, prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution, and recall the deep commitments that unite our country. I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the consequential times in which we live, and determined to fulfill the oath that I have sworn and you have witnessed. At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together. For...
  • President Bush is eating in my undisclosed location [vanity, sort of]

    05/02/2012 6:06:19 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 14 replies
    freeRepublic ^ | ChiefKujo
    On November 27, 2003, one of the funniest FreeRepublic threads was born. An excited soldier broke the news that President Bush was eating in his undisclosed location.It was a complete surprise to him, to us and the media. Nobody knew where Bush was! The professional stealth and management of a dangerous but wonderful operation was a thing of beauty.Flash forward to 2012 and the immature Obama administration. Everyone knew long before Obama spoke that he was in Afghanistan. The bizarre thing was the threats made against journalists like Jammie Dupree who had to tell Neal Boortz "I don't know" when...
  • The path to bin Laden’s death didn’t start with Obama

    05/01/2012 11:38:52 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 9 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 5/1/12 | Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.
    As we mark the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, President Obama deserves credit for making the right choice on taking out Public Enemy No. 1. But his administration never would have had the opportunity to do the right thing had it not been for some extraordinary work during the George W. Bush administration. Much of that work has been denigrated by Obama as unproductive and contrary to American principles. He is wrong on both counts. Shortly after bin Laden met his maker last spring, courtesy of U.S. Special Forces and intelligence, the administration proudly announced that when Obama took...
  • Romney campaign seems to have forgotten about Bush’s economic crises

    05/01/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    There’s not much in politics that allows me to say, “I’m old enough to remember when.” But here’s one: I’m old enough to remember when George W. Bush was president. It was, after all, only four short years ago. And it didn’t go so well. The Bush economy is one of the worst on record. Median wages dropped. Poverty worsened. Inequality increased. Surpluses turned into deficits. Monthly job growth was weaker than it had been in any expansion since 1954. Economic growth was sluggish. And that’s before you count the financial crisis that unfurled on his watch. Add the collapse...
  • “TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001&#8243;

    04/30/2012 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-12 | Wordsmith
    The hub for conterterrorism operations is the CTC's Global Response Center. At its entrance is a three-foot by three-foot sign that says, TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001. It's a reminder of the urgency required to combat global terrorism. Along the wall are two photos of the World Trade Center and one of the Pentagon after the attacks. -Ronald Kessler, The Terrorist Watch, pg 188 A portrait of bin Laden burns in New Delhi on Sept. 21, 2001, after terrorism protesters set his effigyaflame. A report released in 2004 showed that not all those working with bin Laden have accorded him...
  • Images from Dallas - Ft Worth Airport

    04/30/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's a group of very special ladies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area who make 'neck pillows' for soldiers coming through Dallas Fort Worth airport. They head up there and meet the incoming planes every single week just to greet the soldiers who are returning home for a few weeks of R-n-R. These patriotic Texas women give them a pillow, let the troops know that they pray for them, then thank them for their service. And one of these wonderful ladies took the following pictures... she noted that everyone was quite surprised to see George and Laura Bush suddenly standing...
  • Former President George W. Bush says ride 'uplifting'(honoring veterans)

    04/29/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies
    “Riding with our vets is an uplifting experience,” Bush said. “It is an awesome feeling and an honor to be here with them.” Bush spent about a half-hour speaking with riders and taking photographs before traveling in his motorcade to the Courtyard by Marriott at the Historic Fisk Building in downtown Amarillo. The three-day event is a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride aimed at honoring veterans seriously wounded in the war on terrorism as well as support groups. The ex-president pedaled along 13.3 miles of rugged canyon trails with about 20 veterans, many them riding with prosthetic arms or legs, as...
  • Freepers: Help redefine "OBAMA" for the world

    03/07/2009 7:17:48 AM PST · by ferrgus · 22 replies · 1,551+ views
    Many of you have seen the new bumper stickers from various conservative groups that goes something like this: OBAMA = One Big A$$ Mistake, America! That definition has now been added to, and with your help, it can be "thumbed-up" to the top-ranking position. Left-wingers succeeded in labeling Bush as a "failure." But we can turn the tables and get America to realize that Obama really is one big mistake! Click here to give this new definition the "thumbs-up." Thanks!
  • Palo Duro gets scoured by Secret Service before presidential visits

    04/23/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT · by thestob · 8 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin Welch
    When a former U.S. president comes to visit, there’s more to it than rolling out the welcome mat — and there will be two presidents here this week. “There’s definitely a lot of preparation work on the front end,” Palo Duro Canyon State Park Superintendent Cory Evans said. Bill Clinton will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday at West Texas A&M University’s First United Bank Center. Then George W. Bush will bike the trails of the state park Thursday through Saturday with 20 “wounded warriors” picked for their bravery and sacrifices in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Former Justice official: Obama worse than Bush on civil liberties [VIDEO]

    04/23/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/12 | Grae Stafford
    The Obama administration’s use of executive power has gone further than the Bush administration’s toward diminishing Americans’ civil liberties, author John Yoo told The Daily Caller. “Somehow the Obama administration has increased the protections for terrorists, while at the same time reducing them for the rest of us law-abiding citizens in the United States,” Yoo said after a panel discussion on his new book “Taming Globalization” at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Yoo was deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Bush administration. During his tenure, he...
  • How the Walker fight resembles the close, bitter Bush-Kerry battle of '04

    04/22/2012 2:11:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-22-12 | Craig Gilbert
    While the recall fight over Gov. Scott Walker is unique in this state’s history, it’s awfully reminiscent of a Wisconsin campaign just eight years ago that featured a polarizing Republican incumbent, a virtual 50-50 electorate, a campaign climate of bile and anger, high suspense and huge national attention. Does Bush v. Kerry ring a bell? Consider the similarities: Lightning-rod incumbent. Given how much his image has slipped among conservatives, it’s easy to forget the unusually deep affection and energy George W. Bush inspired among Republican voters post-9-11. It went hand in hand with the dislike and loathing he sparked among...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...
  • Truth or Consequences

    04/20/2012 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Aria · 26 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | May 2012 | Joe Hagen
    Eight years ago, Dan Rather broadcast an explosive report on the Air National Guard service of President George W. Bush. It was supposed to be the legendary newsman’s finest hour. Instead, it blew up in his face, tarnishing his career forever and casting a dark cloud of doubt and suspicion over his reporting—and that of every other journalist on the case. This month, as Rather returns with a new memoir, Joe Hagan finally gets to the bottom of the greatest untold story in modern Texas politics, with exclusive, never-before-seen details that shed fresh light on who was right, who was...