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  • The Bushwhacking of Trump

    12/19/2016 7:15:37 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2016 | John Fund
    The new president owes nothing to the ‘Bush Barnacles’ The media have paid much attention to how Donald Trump broke through to blue-collar voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and captured the presidency. Trump is certainly assembling what might prove to be a new GOP coalition. But one shouldn’t forget that Trump’s temperament cost him upscale Republican voters in key suburbs. To solidify his reelection chances, he will have to overcome their doubts with policy successes that assuage their concerns about his rough edges. Trump won an impressive victory, carrying 31 out of 50 states. But in several of them...
  • Hypocrisy Alert:

    03/30/2015 4:30:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    We all know Hillary Clinton used a private email address and server for official business when she was Secretary of State. She said she turned over her work-related emails to State, and deleted the ones she deemed personal. Her lawyers said they wouldn’t honor the request by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, to turn over the server to an independent arbiter for review, and that it’s been wiped clean, along with any back up systems connected to the server. This private email scandal has been a nightmare for the Clinton team since it has rehashed all...
  • Another Agency Goes IRS (FEC also targeted conservative groups)

    08/03/2013 7:13:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | WSJ
    One big question raised by IRS political targeting is whether Obama officials or their bureaucratic allies unleashed the power of the administrative state for partisan ends. Now evidence is emerging that officials at another agency, the Federal Election Commission, used their enforcement power as an anti-conservative sword. The House Ways and Means Committee this week released emails showing that, in 2008 and 2009, the FEC's general counsel staff sought tax information about conservative political groups from Lois Lerner of the IRS. Ms. Lerner is the IRS official who took the Fifth before Congress rather than tell her side of the...
  • The Deafness Before the Storm (suggests Bush White House ignored pre-9/11 warnings)

    09/11/2012 7:20:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Kurt Eichenwald
    On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal... [T]he administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it...
  • Q&A with Palin Advisor-Turned-Novelist Nicolle Wallace

    10/06/2011 10:41:36 AM PDT · by Baladas · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Tume entertainment ^ | October 5, 2011 | Claire Suddath
    Nicolle Wallace knows her politics. She served as White House communications chief under George W. Bush and also worked as a senior advisor on the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign. Her second novel, It's Classified, explores what would happen if a woman were plucked from relative obscurity and elected Vice President of the United States — only to find herself completely unprepared for the job. Wallace talked to TIME about the problem with likable politicians, why everyone in the White House eats constantly and her character's obvious similarity to Sarah Palin. This novel reads like a lighthearted novel for people interested in...
  • Bush Solicitor General 'Proud' of Lady Gaga’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2011 4:43:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/5/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) – Ted Olson, former Solicitor General under President George W. Bush said he is “proud” of Lady Gaga’s support for same sex marriage and credited celebrities for raising public awareness of the issue. “Lady Gaga – I’m very proud that she announced last week that one of the songs on her album – I have no idea which, I don’t – was inspired by the Proposition 8 case – she really said that so I accept her,” said Olson on Monday during a keynote address at a U.S. Justice Department Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) ceremony called “Moving...
  • Obama and the Third Bush Administration

    01/03/2011 4:52:48 PM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 01/03/11 | reasonmclucus
    They told me in 2008 that if I voted for Sen. John McCain we would get the third Bush administration. They were right. I voted for McCain and now we have the third Bush administration under Barack Obama. Obama continued bailouts, stimulus payments, high deficits and presidential vacations. He convinced Congress to continue all the Bush tax cuts. Obama is carrying on Bush's efforts to weaken the Social Security system by reducing Social Security taxes in spite of the fact that many have had to delay retirement because the economic collapse damaged their private pension programs. If Obama were a...
  • Say ‘thank you, George Bush,' Cheney tells Biden

    02/14/2010 1:34:14 PM PST · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 1,002+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 2/14/2010 | AP
    When Vice-President Joe Biden says the Iraq war may turn out to be one of President Barack Obama's greatest achievements, Dick Cheney wants credit where he says it's due: the Bush administration. “If they're going to take credit for it, fair enough, for what they've done while they're there,” Mr. Cheney said Sunday. “But it ought to go with a healthy dose of 'thank you, George Bush' up front and a recognition that some of their early recommendations, with respect to prosecuting that war, were just dead wrong.” Obama opposed the war in 2003 and, as an Illinois senator, the...
  • Amid Scrutiny, Yoo Pushes Back

    07/27/2009 1:58:52 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 669+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-27-2009 | Carrie Johnson
    Some public figures, if their judgment and ethics come under fire, retreat into solitude. Then there is John C. Yoo. The former Justice Department official, whose memos blessed the waterboarding of terrorism suspects and wiretapping of American citizens, has come out fighting, even as negative assessments of his government service pile up. Last month, a federal judge in California refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Yoo of violating a detainee's constitutional rights.
  • One Year that Tony Snow Has Beeen Gone (Vanity)

    07/12/2009 4:13:48 AM PDT · by Buddygirl · 91 replies · 1,953+ views
    self | July 12, 2009 | Self
    It has been one year since Tony Snow died. How I miss this man! Just wanted to put up a thread to remember a very good man who kept the press people on their toes in the White House. How I wish we could see another Tony Snow there!
  • Obama's Enemies List Grows

    06/08/2009 4:37:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies · 3,073+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 8, 2009 | Mark Hyman
    Just having the appearance of someone who might possibly vote for an opponent of Barack Obama could land them on the President's enemies list where proxies do the dirty work. Political appointees in the Justice Department killed a six-month investigation by career DOJ lawyers into the most blatant voter intimidation case in 40 years. Last November, jack-booted, uniformed, baton-wielding thugs from the New Black Panther Party calling themselves "security" obstructed a Philadelphia polling location and behaved in an intimidating manner toward white voters. Days after dismissing charges against the menacing thugs, the Justice Department moved in the opposite direction by...
  • Republicans turn on Dick Cheney over Barack Obama attack

    05/23/2009 11:27:00 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 352 replies · 5,187+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/23/09 | Leonard Doyle
    n his audacious attack on a sitting president last week, Mr Cheney declared that America was less safe from terrorism after Mr Obama's decision to abandon violent interrogation methods and close Guantanamo. But once the cheering had died down on talk radio and cable television, discordant voices emerged from the Right to challenge Mr Cheney's defence of the Bush-era legacy. "Yeah, I disagree with Dick Cheney," said Tom Ridge, who was appointed by the Bush-Cheney administration to set up and run the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on America. Mr Ridge spoke out...
  • Dennis Prager: Nine Questions the Left Needs to Answer About Torture

    04/28/2009 6:20:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 1,602+ views
    townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    Any human being with a functioning conscience or a decent heart loathes torture. Its exercise has been a blight on humanity. With this in mind, those who oppose what the Bush administration did to some terror suspects may be justified. But in order to ascertain whether they are, they need to respond to some questions: 1. Given how much you rightly hate torture, why did you oppose the removal of Saddam Hussein, whose prisons engaged in far more hideous tortures, on thousands of times more people, than America did -- all of whom, moreover, were individuals and families who either...
  • Bush Aide Perino to Join Firm Led by Clinton Adviser

    04/13/2009 6:55:36 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 12 replies · 944+ views
    WSJ ^ | Apr 14, 2009 | JOHN D. MCKINNON
    Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's last White House press secretary, will join Clinton administration adviser Mark Penn at public-relations firm Burson-Marsteller, where she will be "chief issues counselor." Mr. Penn, the firm's CEO, said Ms. Perino's experiences in Mr. Bush's second term make her a valuable addition to the team of battle-tested public-relations veterans he is assembling. . . . Ms. Perino, 36 years old, likely will focus on communications strategies for clients in the looming Washington policy debates over issues such as energy, climate change and health care. She may also develop business among newer defense and technology...
  • Obama's war on terror may resemble Bush's

    02/18/2009 3:46:37 AM PST · by bergmeid · 13 replies · 499+ views
    New York Times ^ | Feb 18, 2009 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON - Even as it pulls back from harsh interrogations and other sharply debated aspects of George W. Bush ’s “war on terrorism,” the Obama administration is quietly signaling continued support for other major elements of its predecessor’s approach to fighting Al Qaeda.
  • Rove now cooperating with Justice Dept.

    02/03/2009 6:27:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,888+ views
    Rove now cooperating with Justice Dept. Karl Rove is still stiff-arming Congress by refusing to testify in the U.S. Attorneys firing scandal -- but he has suddenly changed his tune about cooperating with federal prosecutors, TPMMuckraker's Murray Waas reports: Rove will cooperate with a federal criminal inquiry underway into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys and has already spoken to investigators in a separate, internal DOJ investigation into the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, his attorney said in an interview. Rove previously refused to cooperate with an earlier Justice Department inquiry into the firings. The Justice Department's Inspector...
  • Biden: We've Inherited A Real Mess

    01/25/2009 3:23:06 PM PST · by Baladas · 85 replies · 2,146+ views
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 25, 2009 | David Morgan
    CBS) Vice President Joe Biden said that the Obama administration and Congress are "off and running" in getting an economic stimulus package completed and approved with bipartisan support, saying that the goal is to "get money out of the door as rapidly as possible" to speed job growth. However, Biden said he did not want to mislead Americans about the severity of the economic landscape the U.S. is facing: "It is worse, quite frankly, than everyone thought it was, and it's getting worse every day," he said on CBS' Face The Nation Sunday morning - his 53rd appearance on the...
  • Border Patrol advocates uncover U.S. Government Compromises & Corruption (Ramos & Compean)

    11/19/2008 9:02:51 AM PST · by flattorney · 9 replies · 950+ views
    Friends Of The Border Patrol Report offers Change #1 to newly elected administration and Congress Chino, CA – Friends of the Border Patrol has released a report uncovering corruption and security compromises within the government titled “Unjustifiable and Impeachable: The FOBP Report on DHS, DOJ, and the Courts. Andy Ramirez has authored this report with a section featuring 50 Exhibits documenting compromises, corruption and unconscionable incidents that go back 15 years in some cases. The report contains two volumes, with Volume I authored by Andy Ramirez, and Volume II written by Attorney John Cavicchi, which primarily addresses the court system....
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush...10/26/08 and 10/27/08

    10/25/2008 5:39:16 PM PDT · by daisyscarlett · 71 replies · 1,246+ views
    various | daisyscarlett
    President Bush delivered his weekly radio address today from Washington. The subject; The economy.
  • Obama Pal Ayers Abets Blogger Threats of Murderous Violence against US Elected Officials

    10/05/2008 11:45:12 AM PDT · by Molnar · 10 replies · 1,008+ views
    Bill Ayers Blogspot ^ | September 25, 2008 | Bill Ayers
    From an approved blogsite post of Obama's terrorist pal, Bill Ayers: "Poilu Says: September 30, 2008 at 2:11 am Well, well. It now emerges that ALL of the Bush Regime’s proclaimed 'justifications' for war have been nothing but bald-faced lies. (Why am I not surprised?) It’s long past time these loathesome [sic] war criminals were dragged kicking and screaming to the gallows, along with their quisling enablers! [ . . . ]"