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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?...