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  • Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election

    10/01/2012 4:25:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bill Mears, Supreme Court Producer
    Here is an unofficial list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court if Mitt Romney is elected president in November. This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those serving as informal advisers to the Romney campaign. The Republican nominee has not specified publicly on favorites for the court. Many names mentioned are relatively young judges named to the federal bench by President George W. Bush. Paul Clement, former U.S. Solicitor General Born 1966. Considered by many as one of the best lawyers of his generation. The Wisconsin native went to Harvard Law School where he was a...
  • Obama inherited the mess NOT from Bush but himself and his party

    09/29/2012 8:10:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    email | Sept 2012 | unknown
    This article explains why Obama and democrats blaming president GW Bush for the inherited economic mess is a blatant lie.
  • More Obama Lies…Turns How He Is Less Transparent & More Wiretap Happy Then His Predecessor

    09/28/2012 12:59:13 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-28-12 | Curt
    We are all soooooo shocked On his first full day in office, President Barack Obama ordered federal officials to “usher in a new era of open government” and “act promptly” to make information public. As Obama nears the end of his term, his administration hasn’t met those goals, failing to follow the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, according to an analysis of open-government requests filed by Bloomberg News. Nineteen of 20 cabinet-level agencies disobeyed the law requiring the disclosure of public information: The cost of travel by top officials. In all, just eight of the 57 federal agencies...
  • Bush’s Tax Cuts Aren't the Problem – It Was His Tax Increases

    09/27/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-27-12 | Brother Bob
    A favorite but of misinformation from the left is its assertion that Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy are one of the main causes of our federal government's fiscal woes. First off, the critics conveniently ignore that Bush's tax cuts were for all federal income tax payers, not just the wealthy, and second, federal tax revenues collected under the Bush economy were at all time highs. Don't take my word for it - check out The White House's web site. The problem wasn't Bush's tax cuts, it was his tax increases. Which tax increases? Take a look at that...
  • In Delphi scandal’s wake, Obama Treasury Dept. shares credit for auto bailout with Bush

    09/26/2012 11:23:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s administration is sharing credit for the 2009 auto bailout with the George W. Bush administration, as pieces of the Delphi salaried retirees pension scandal start to come under fire from three different House committees. “Current and former Treasury officials have explained in congressional testimony in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 that the previous administration provided temporary loans to General Motors and Chrysler to avoid uncontrolled liquidations of these companies at a time when our economy and financial system were already severely stressed,” Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Alastair Fitzpayne wrote in a Sept. 24 letter to House...
  • Betting on Dennis Ross--Is Obama's "Special Assistant" really a friend of Israel?

    07/30/2009 5:31:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 327+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Daniel Mandel
    Betting on Dennis Ross By: Daniel Mandel FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, July 30, 2009 One of the small, but interesting, indeed significant, things to have emerged from the Alan Dershowitz – Melanie Phillips FrontPage Magazine debate over the Obama Administration’s policies towards Israel is the manner in which Dershowitz seeks a security blanket in the existence of individual Obama Administration figures deemed pro-Israeli.  Yet, his is a curious argument: it tacitly concedes that the President’s background and the record of at least some of his relevant advisers and appointees – and thus the auguries regarding the likely direction of policy under...
  • Afghan Surge Ends: Not with a Bang but a Whimper

    09/23/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Interest ^ | September 21, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    The U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan, which began in 2009, ended this week. As the Times aptly notes, the conclusion of one of Obama’s biggest military endeavors has come and gone with little fanfare. The president is doubtless happy about this, as the mission has been far from an unqualified success: The milestone, which still leaves 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan, went nearly unremarked here, with no statement from President Hamid Karzai or the United States military commander, Gen. John R. Allen, or even from the American ambassador. It was announced on the other side of the planet, by the...
  • 43*: When Gore Beat Bush--A Political Fable

    09/19/2012 4:01:30 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/18/12 | Jeff Greenfield
    - At 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2001, an ashen-faced but composed President Al Gore stepped into the East Room of the White House to deliver a televised address to the nation. With him were former presidents Clinton and Bush, as well as Texas governor George W. Bush—flown to Washington from Dallas on a military jet, his first visit back to the capital after the close race that lost him the presidency just months before.
  • It's Not Bush's Fault : Let's dispatch some misconceptions about our 43rd president

    09/16/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2012 | Ben Voth
    Madeleine Albright recently made headlines responding to a question about when Democrats might stop blaming President Bush for economic difficulties and other contemporary problems. She flippantly responded: "Never." Her comment was symptomatic of our pathological intellectual culture that has been locked now for decades in a mode of denial about the fault lying among anti-conservatives for the nation's ills. Among the most treasured rhetorical heirlooms in this dysfunctional history is the meme "It's Bush's fault." To be clear, the meme suggests that an array of problems all stem from the presidency of George W. Bush. Most principally, these problems include...
  • Gallup Poll: Dukakis leads Bush by 17 points

    09/16/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    news.google.com ^ | 7/27/1988 | AP
    Please click link to see newspaper article. "Democrat Michael Dukakis, riding a wave of positive publicity from the convention that nominated him for president last week, led Vice-President Bush by 17 points in a Gallup poll released last Tuesday".
  • NY Times reporter: Bush White House didn't listen to 9/11 warnings

    09/11/2012 6:47:36 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 48 replies
    CBS THIS MORNING ^ | 9-11-2012
    "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell said, "Then when a lot of people hear this, aren't they going to say, 'This is another example of where, not just the Bush administration, but our intelligence community dropped the ball. They failed to heed the warnings that were in a number of these (documents) that went all the way up to the president of the United States.'" Eichenwald replied, "Actually, the counterterrorist center of the CIA did a spectacular job, and that's what really comes down. You know, in the aftermath, the White House and others said, 'Well they didn't tell us...
  • A Day of Reflection and Prayer

    09/11/2012 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    It's been eleven years since terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, and the lessons have not been forgotten. In the intervening years, the United States' foreign and domestic security policy has been revamped and improved, and we have not suffered another attack on American soil. President George W. Bush's words to a joint session of Congress mere days after the atrocities echo with a message of vigilince, tolerance and thoughtfulness. I will excerpt them here, but highly recommend reading them in full. On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country....
  • Obama ties Bush to Romney (Why not link Hussein to Carter?)

    09/10/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/10/12 | Justin Sink, Amie Parnes
    Obama ties Bush to RomneyBy Justin Sink and Amie Parnes - 09/10/12 05:01 PM ET President Obama is using the still unpopular former President George W. Bush to gain an edge on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Obama rarely points direct blame on Bush for the sluggish U.S. economy, but implicit in his “forward” campaign message and his relentless attacks on Romney is that a vote for the Republican ticket would bring the country back to the policies of the Bush administration. The strategy — one that Obama has unleashed since the spring — has created a difficult problem for...
  • Flashback: Dukakis Led Bush By 17 Points After 1988 DNC

    09/09/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 27 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | September 09, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are gushing and fawning over new poll numbers showing Barack Obama getting a bounce from the just ended Democratic National Convention putting him four points ahead of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Before they get too cocky, they might want to recall that after his convention ended in 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis led George H.W. Bush by seventeen points. The New York Times reported July 26, 1988: Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/09/09/flashback-dukakis-led-bush-17-points-after-1988-dnc#ixzz262LPEcZS
  • Fascist Lies & Videotape: We're Better Off?!

    09/08/2012 2:00:16 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 9/8/12 | Me
    Barack Obama: America is not in decline and people are better off than they were four years ago! Talk about Nazi-style propaganda and a complete disregard for those who are struggling to put food on their table! The data and pictures are irrefutable; countless people are losing their homes, their jobs, their country, as we're mired in the worst economy since the Great Depression. Our say anything, do anything, to get re-elected President is nothing more than a narcissistic tool of ignorance. His jobs council hasn't met in over 7 months, a third of the country has dropped out of...
  • Texas to Request No Child Left Behind Waivers

    09/08/2012 9:47:53 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 18 replies
    KUT News ^ | September 6th, 2012 | Wells Dunbar
    Texas is asking the federal government to waive requirements associated with No Child Left Behind, the signature package of education reforms championed by former President (and former Texas Governor) George W. Bush. The announcement comes after more than half of Texas schools failed to meet the annually escalating standards last school year. In a message on the Texas Education Agency website, the new Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announces plans to submit requests to the U.S. Department of Education waiving provisions in 2001’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, as well as parts of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act....
  • Economy Adds Only 96,000 Workers, Disability Greater Than Decline in Unemployment Since June 2010

    09/07/2012 9:51:32 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The economy added 96,000 workers last month following a revised 141,000 rise in July that was smaller than initially estimated according to the Labor Department. The median estimate of economists was for a gain of 130,000. Unemployment unexpectedly fell to 8.1 percent. U6 unemployment fell to 14.70%. Are we better off than we were at the beginning of recovery summer 2010? Yes and no. The number of people that are unemployed has fallen by 2 million, but we have added over 2 million people to disability. A closer look at the numbers reveals that the civilian labor force FELL in...
  • Obama's Big Lie Campaign

    09/07/2012 3:07:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/06/12 | IBD Staff
    Politics: President Obama says he deserves four more years in the White House so he can fix the huge mess he inherited. But to make that case, he's embarked on a massive disinformation campaign on full display this week. How else do you run on a record that includes the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, falling incomes, low-paying jobs and little hope of a brighter future? You trot out dozens of speakers at the week's Democratic Convention, culminating with Bill Clinton, to repeat untruths that would make George Orwell proud.
  • The Great National Amnesia This Political Seasons (Both Dems and Reps)

    09/05/2012 8:29:59 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 11 replies
    Self-Vanity | 9/5/2012 | Self
    The Great National Amnesia: Clinton had a Republican Congress and he is taking credit for its success, Bush had a Democrat Congress in his last 2 years and being blamed for its failure. Listening to Bubba, he forgets the 1994 sea-change in Congress and the successful (seemingly) agenda of the Contract With America. The 'blame Bush crowd forgets that Dems ran the table in his last 2 years that led in great measure to the financial crisis. Bush brought President-elect Obama on board, and Barry acts stupid and 'had no idea how bad it was'. LIAR!
  • Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment

    09/04/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    EconBrowser ^ | 09/04/2012 | Menzie Chin
    Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment I've heard a lot about the "four years ago" comparison. Four years ago, we were on the cusp of Don Luskin’s famous prediction (“... we're on the brink not of recession, but of accelerating prosperity.”), and Phill Gramm had two months earlier decried the ongoing “mental recession”. [0] It seems to me the more appropriate marker is the last election, in 2008Q4. We can then assess what the data tells us about 2012Q2 vis a vis 2008Q4. Aggregate Measures of Activity and Income...
  • Timeline of Katrina and Isaac Landfall and Presidential Visits: Obama Slower than Bush

    09/04/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 4 Sep 12 | Xzins
    There are some arguments, of course, that could be offered against a simple comparison of timelines. However, given the political realities of hurricanes making landfall around New Orleans, I find it amazing that Obama delayed a visit to this area. In light of a levee being breached, massive flooding, and torrential rain damage, one really has to wonder whether political gamesmanship made him ignore these people for political points. Additionally, President Bush flew over the day before he visited. (Note the wiki timeline below: it seems to indicate a Bush visit on 1 September, but I could not corroborate that.)...
  • Obama Dissed George W. Bush's Handling Of Hurricane Katrina

    09/04/2012 1:10:16 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 121 replies
    BI ^ | 9/3/2012 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama took a veiled jab at his predecessor, George W. Bush, Monday during an appearance in New Orleans, where the former was touring damage caused by last week's Hurricane Isaac.  Here's what Obama said, according to the White House transcript:  
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma

    09/03/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-03-12 | Brother Bob
    "This is your last day in jail. You've served the time that you owe to the state for your crimes and you're now free to go.""Um, what if I don't want to go?""In all of the years I've been working here I've never heard that one before. Why on Earth would you want to stay in prison?""Are you kidding me? Life in here is great! The government pays for my housing, it feeds me; it even pays for my health care! Sure I have to give up a great deal of freedom, but if I leave here I have...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague

    09/02/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    Philly. com ^ | September 2, 2012 | David Stringer
    LONDON - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq Tutu, the retired Anglican Church's archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to "answer for their actions." The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984. "Those responsible...
  • Gov. Jeb Bush – Convention Speech – Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:59:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Gov. Jeb Bush
    Welcome to Florida! Bienvenido a Florida! This election is about the future of this nation. We can shape that future with what we do here, with what we do November 6. We can restore America's greatness. That starts with a strong economy, a smart energy policy, lower deficits, and a president who puts America's workers and job-creators first. But to have a great future - a secure future - a future that is equal to our potential as a nation, we need to do something else. We must make sure that our children and grandchildren are ready for the world...
  • Jeb Bush to Republicans: ‘Stop Acting Stupid’ on Immigration (Pushing Amnesty Yet Again)

    08/30/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 56 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    Tonight, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is addressing the Republican National Convention. Why is he being given that honor, you say? That is a good question, since he is at great odds with both the party's nominee, the party's platform, and the American people on the issue of immigration, and continues to insult us on a weekly basis to pimp his pro-amnesty views that we have consistently rejected. At a forum on immigration, Bush said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid” by being too "tough" on "immigrants" (the usual code for illegal...
  • The national debt increase under President George W. Bush -- $6.1 ZOT

    08/30/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 206 replies
    Treasury Direct ^ | 30 August 2012
    30 September 2001 = 5,807,463,412,200 30 September 2009 = 11,909,829,003,512 Total Increase = 6,102,365,591,312 Increase in by Fiscal Year FY 2002 = 420,772,553,397 FY 2003 = 554,995,097,146 FY 2004 = 595,821,633,587 FY 2055 = 553,656,965,393 FY 2006 = 574,264,237,492 FY 2007 = 500,679,473,047 FY 2008 = 1,017,071,524,650 FY 2009 = 1,885,104,106,599
  • Jeb Bush tells Republicans to ‘stop acting stupid’ on immigration policy

    08/29/2012 6:04:55 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/12 | Cameron Joseph
    TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid.” Bush said many Hispanic voters share the GOP’s commitment to faith, family and small government but have been alienated from the party by exclusionary rhetoric on immigration. But that, he said, is finally changing. “I promise you this is where the conservative cause is going, and thank God it is,” he said to cheers at a lunch sponsored by the center-right Hispanic Leadership Network. The advantage that Democrats have with Hispanics is a...
  • Protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at RNC event (Code Pink)

    08/28/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes. The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen's arrest of Rice. She was George W. Bush's National Security Adviser when the Iraq War started in 2003. Officers told protesters to leave because they were on private property...
  • Bush Declares State of Emergency (Katrina Flashback- Bush Acted Faster than Obama)

    08/28/2012 10:09:30 AM PDT · by mnehring · 34 replies
    Fox News Archive ^ | August 28, 2005
    President Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana (search) on Saturday because of the approach of Hurricane Katrina (search) and his spokesman urged residents along the coast to heed authorities' advice to evacuate... ...The president's emergency declaration authorizes the FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance in a number of Louisiana parishes, or counties.
  • BANNED INTERVIEW with George Bush Jr. US President Would a Journalist Ever Have the Guts To Do This

    08/26/2012 9:59:33 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-26-12
    Just came across this interview with an Irish journalist during a stop through Ireland when W. Bush was President and it apparently was never aired in the U.S. according to the person who posted it. If a journalist did this today to Obama they would be called unprofessional and a racist, however it was perfectly fine to treat a 2-time elected President of the United States who was a Republican this way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ36HS8dRbY&feature=colike
  • Obama's Latest Whopper: He Created More Jobs Than Reagan!

    08/24/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/23/2012 | IBD Staff
    Campaign '12: Where are those allegedly unbiased fact-checkers when you need them? Like this week and the fantastic fib that Obama's deputy campaign manager told about job growth under the current president. Here's Stephanie Cutter's quote in full — uttered Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" — just so no one can accuse us of taking anything out of context: "Well, I think that worker probably has a good understanding of what's happened over the past four years in terms of the president coming in and seeing 800,000 jobs lost on the day that the president was being sworn in, and...
  • India-US relationship retreated under Obama: Romney aide

    08/22/2012 11:42:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, August 23, 2012 | PTI
    Washington - The strategic partnership between India and the United States has "retreated" under the current Obama Administration as compared to the momentum built during the Bush-era, Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign has said. "The relationship between India and the US is mutually beneficial and there is a need to forge new areas of cooperation," a top foreign policy advisor to Romney said yesterday. "I worked in the Bush Administration both 41 and 43. Especially in 43 (George W Bush) we were very proud of the partnership were able to forge between the United States and India. "I...
  • Video: Web Ad Destroys Obama on his Economic Record

    08/16/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT · by goods · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/16/2012 | NY Party Guy
    This 34 second web ad on You Tube lays out how worse off Americans are today on the issue of jobs, income, gas prices, and more compared to the Bush Era. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y6uslrvlZYg
  • Obama’s Mantra (Blame Bush for problems he is directly responsible for)

    08/15/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2012 | Michael Novak
    The central mantra of President Obama’s campaign is false. That mantra is: “The Republicans tried their plan for the economy and it failed. I tried a new plan and it worked.” As I pointed out on National Review Online yesterday, the facts are otherwise. Closing out his fourth year in office, President Obama has an 8.3 percent unemployment rate. He also boasts the lowest rate of participation in the labor force in 30 years (63.7 percent). More Americans are out of work than at any time in the preceding 30 years. There are 7 million more persons in poverty than...
  • From Dallas to dynasty, JFK’s toxic legacy

    08/15/2012 6:02:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2012 | Andrew Alexander
    Can someone explain to me why the Americans are so shameless in their love of dynasties? The Founding Fathers must turn in their grave as the Kennedys, Bushes and Clintons grab the glittering prizes. But for a bargain struck by Hillary Clinton with Obama in 2008 she might well have become an ultra-bossy Mrs President. Settling for Secretary of State, she has, in her quarrelsome way, caused the usual damage abroad associated with that office.
  • Obama Wrongly Accuses Bush (and Paul Ryan) of Causing the Great Recession

    08/14/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    AEI Ideas ^ | August 14, 2012 | Pethokoukis
    The Obama campaign has made a curious economic argument as part of its attack on Paul Ryan: Ryan rubber-stamped the reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy. Now the Romney-Ryan ticket would take us back by repeating the same, catastrophic mistakes. Actually, Team Obama is saying the same thing twice here since the deficit would not have initially exploded without the Great Recession. (In 2007, the federal government ran a tiny budget deficit of 1.2% of GDP) So which Bush policies, exactly, “crashed the economy”? Certainly not the much reviled — at least by Democrats...
  • 2012 Is Very Different from Kerry vs. Bush

    07/30/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2012 | Michael Barone
    Does the 2012 campaign look a lot like the 2004 campaign? Many Democrats think so. And there are some resemblances. As in 2004, current polling suggests a close race and shows only about a dozen states in contention. As was the case in 2004, the incumbent has been running negative ads against the challenger, hoping to disqualify him the same way that Bill Clinton disqualified Bob Dole in 1996. Many Democrats think that Barack Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s business career will have the same effect that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads had, they believe, on John Kerry...
  • Obama Now Blames His Trillion Dollar Deficits on Bush Tax Cuts

    07/28/2012 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 28,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Today Barack Obama blamed his four years of trillion dollar deficits on the Bush tax cuts. From the president’s Weekly Address: You see, Republicans in Congress and their nominee for President believe that the best way to create prosperity in America is to let it trickle down from the top. They believe that if our country spends trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthy, we’ll somehow create jobs – even if we have to pay for it by gutting things like education and training and by raising middle-class taxes. They’re wrong. And I know they’re wrong because we already...
  • Obama Tells Tall Tales About the Bush Years

    07/23/2012 7:06:11 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/23/2012 | John Merline
    A key attack line in President Obama's campaign stump speech these days is to claim that the country has tried Mitt Romney's economic policies already, and they were a dismal failure. Romney, he says, wants to do two things: Cut taxes for the rich and massively deregulate the economy. "The truth is," Obama says, "we tried (that) for almost a decade, and it didn't work." Bush-era tax cuts and deregulation, he argues "resulted in the most sluggish job growth in decades" along with "rising inequality, surpluses turned into deficits, culminating in the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes." There's just...
  • George W. Bush skipping Republican National Convention Tampa despite his support for Mitt Romney

    07/22/2012 4:06:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 33 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22 2012 | By Rich Schapiro
    'President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But he’s still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa,' spokesman says
  • A rare word from Zell Miller: ‘I had a late life conversion’

    07/22/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7-22-12 | Jim Galloway
    Buford, Ga. – There was no mistaking the man who walked through the glass doors of the hotel complex on the shores of Lake Lanier. The trademark shock of white hair remains neatly groomed. The hawk-like nose still juts out over a tight jaw. The eyes are clear and bright. But the stride is gone. Zell Miller walks gingerly now, always with a cane. The former governor and U.S. senator describes himself as an 80-year-old man with 100-year-old legs. “I very, very seldom go anywhere,” Miller said in an interview. Miller’s appearance on Friday was a rare return to a...
  • Syria’s Next Act (Obama DNI Clapper: WMD "unquestionably" moved from Iraq to Syria)

    07/21/2012 2:41:42 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 19, 2012 | Eli Lake
    Obama administration officials tell The Daily Beast that the CIA has sent officers to the region to assess Syria’s weapons program. James Clapper, now the Director of National Intelligence and formerly the director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, said in 2003 that he believed materials had been moved out of Iraq in the months before the war and cited satellite imagery.
  • George W. Bush skipping Republican National Convention

    07/20/2012 4:37:25 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 158 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20th, 2012 | Johnathan Martin
    Former President George W. Bush will not attend the Republican convention next month in Tampa, POLITICO has learned. “President Bush was grateful for the invitation to the Republican National Convention,” Bush spokesman Freddy Ford wrote in an e-mail. “He supports Governor Romney and wants him to succeed. President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But he’s still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa.” Asked if the former president had been invited to only attend or whether he was also asked to speak, Ford said the...
  • Drought of 2012 VS Katrina

    07/18/2012 8:41:28 AM PDT · by 1raider1 · 12 replies
    7/18/2012 | Me
    While I am sure this summer's drought will have a greater negative impact on the U. S. than hurricane Katrina, it will be reported as a positive for this President and his administration no matter how many mistakes or errors they may make.
  • Reminder: President George H. W. Bush Regretted Raising Taxes

    07/16/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT · by 92nina · 23 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-07-13 | Paul Blair
    In 1990, President George H. W. Bush was promised two dollars in spending cuts for every one dollar in tax hikes. He fell for the bait and violated his Pledge to not raise taxes. After a $137 billion tax hike, spending actually rose by $22 billion. As a reminder, he regretted breaking his Pledge to oppose higher taxes after he realized he got tricked into letting it happen.
  • Exclusive PARADE Interview With President and Mrs. Bush (Babs mocks Sarah Palin again)

    07/15/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Parade ^ | 7/13/12 | Parade
    -snip- Thoughts on the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist. PARADE: During your presidency you gave in on your “no new taxes” pledge. You’ve been vindicated in many respects for that decision. I wonder how you view the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist that seems to be requisite for GOP political candidates. GB: The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s—who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway? BB: I think he ought to go back to Alaska. [laughs] Don’t quote...
  • Creating a National Education System through Federal Waivers

    07/13/2012 8:36:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2012 | Sally Lovejoy
    In just three short years, President Obama and Secretary Duncan have quietly been laying the ground work to put this country on the path toward a national education system. While many are celebrating the premature death of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, a greater threat looms on the horizon which has received little attention. Make no mistake about it; through waivers and federal grants, this administration is changing our K-12 educational system as dramatically as our health-care system but without the statutory authority granted by our elected officials.
  • Falling Out of Love with Obama Explained in One Picture

    07/12/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-12-12 | Brother Bob
    Back in late 2009 Washington, DC was still showing its submissions from that year's DC Fotoweek, a photo festival which that year included an Obamacentric display at one locale. The shots seen here are all from Crystal City, and focused mainly on the inauguration. The predominant theme was all of the hopey changey optimism that was associated with the election of President Obama, and the celebration around his inauguration. Given our president's Flight of Icarus from the top of the world to his current course of crash and burn, some of these Fotoweek pictures help explain both. There is no...