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  • Is the Party Over For Bushism?

    07/19/2016 7:04:30 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees. These former leaders would like it thought that high principle keeps them away from a GOP convention that would nominate Donald Trump. Petulance, however, must surely play a part. Bush Republicans feel unappreciated, and understandably so. For Trump’s nomination represents not only a rejection of their legacy but a repudiation of much of post-Cold War party dogma. America crossed a historic divide and entered a new...
  • Memo to Bushes, other GOP holdouts: Get on the Trump Train

    05/10/2016 10:50:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10,2016 | Darrell Issa
    To hear the political media put it, Republicans all across the country are seething with rage, shaking their fists at each other and determined to drive the GOP apart. alk about the wish being the father to the thought – and the reporting.
  • So Dubya Turned Out to be an Idiot After All- I Guess The Libs Were Right

    10/20/2015 3:17:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 80 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Sorry I ever defended him and his corrupt clan... Apparently the Bushes are in the same boat as the Clintons now, where they're SO deeply indebted to various donors they're not able to retire -even if they wanted to- then ride quietly off into the sunset just because the voters want nothing to do with them...  These two boundlessly-greedy political dynasties will never go away unless shoved off the cliff- as this country is presently fixin to do. Perhaps Dubya was hoping a Jeb! administration could salvage his own legacy, just like GWB himself aspired to finish his father's unfinished chores...
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul Says No Bushes,No Clintons in 2016: People Want New Leadership (Shorten)

    06/16/2015 8:22:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | June 16,2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argues in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News that he is the best positioned 2016 GOP presidential candidate to beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in a general election face-off.
  • Will We Learn The Real Saudi 9/11 Connection [?]

    06/10/2015 3:55:01 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    StoneZone ^ | 4 June 2015 | Roger Stone
    My old friend Eleanor Clift reports for the Daily Beast: "Coming off the Patriot Act fight, the presidential hopeful is sponsoring a bill to declassify 28 pages of a 9/11 report that may blame Saudi Arabia.Senator Rand Paul, the man of the hour when it comes to pushing back against government secrecy, is throwing his weight behind a fresh push to declassify 28 pages from a 2002 Senate inquiry into the causes of 9/11.The Kentucky Republican is sponsoring legislation called the “Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Act,” which would force the release of the disputed pages. With his support,...
  • Why don’t Americans trust Republicans on foreign policy?

    04/11/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | April 11, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Riddle me this, fellow Republicans. An NBC survey April 9 reports that a huge majority (70%) of Americans doubts that Iran will abide by any agreement to limit its nuclear arms–but a majority (54%) still thinks Obama will do a better job than the Republicans in dealing with Iran! A majority of Americans – 54 percent – trust Barack Obama to do a better job handling an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, compared to 42 percent who say they trust the Republicans in Congress. But nearly 7 in 10 Americans say that Iran is not likely to abide...
  • Newt Gingrich says this is the single most ‘damaging thing the Bush family has done to politics’

    07/23/2014 6:56:28 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 14 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/23/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Halper believes that the Clintons’ effort to in effect keep their friends close while turning enemies into friends has been a masterful and hugely overlooked part of the rebuilding of their machine: "What has been little understood in the past decade, from 2001 to the present, is how successfully the Clintons undertook a systematic, comprehensive, and sustained effort to win over leaders in the GOP, especially figures who were once the biggest critics. In return, both Clintons were able to develop a bipartisan, statesmanlike image that had eluded them through eight years in the White House."
  • No to Political Primogeniture (No to Bushes, Clintons dynasties)

    05/05/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 5 replies
    Nation Review ^ | Monday May 5, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    Enough already. If there’s nothing innately unhealthy about any individual child’s following a parent into politics, we still should look askance when the practice becomes habitual, and when the habit grows so common. The always-commonsensical Barbara Bush, when famously recommending against a Jeb Bush candidacy a few months ago by saying “we’ve had enough Bushes,” was making a broader point. “I think it’s a great country,” she said. “There are a lot of great families. It’s not just four families or whatever. There are other people out there that are very qualified.” In a nation of more than 300 million...
  • Action: Say No to a U.S.-EU Merger

    07/16/2013 8:42:36 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    JBS / ^ | July 16, 2013 | John Birch Society
    Say No to a U.S.-EU Merger As negotiations continue toward immersing the United States in another sovereignty-compromising trade pact, it's hardly surprising to know that proper warnings were issued about such an agreement in The New American magazine five years ago. TNA's May 12, 2008 feature article entitled “Transatlantic Two-Step” reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso met with President George W. Bush in the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations that would tie our country with the European Union. In his statement at the close of the meeting, Mr. Bush didn’t...
  • Bush promotes benefits of immigration reform

    07/10/2013 10:24:52 AM PDT · by South40 · 35 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 7/10/2013 | JAMIE STENGLE and KEN THOMAS
    DALLAS (AP) — Making a rare return to the political arena, former President George W. Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to reach a "positive resolution" on immigration reform, an issue that eluded him during his presidency and now confronts fellow Republicans in the aftermath of a 2012 election drubbing. In brief remarks at a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library in Dallas, Bush avoided wading into the merits of specific legislation pending in Congress, but said it was important for lawmakers to recognize the benefits of immigration to the nation's future. While he didn't directly endorse a Senate-approved plan his...

    07/08/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 146 replies
    July 8, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    Time to flood their switchboards. Don't let the traitors get away with robbing us of our jobs, destroying our economy, giving up our sovereignty. Kill the amnesty bill before it kills us!! We did it before, we can do it again. KILL THE BILL!!
  • Farmers worry about fate of immigration bills

    07/08/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 77 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/8/2013 | JOHN FLESHER ap
    ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) — For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U.S.-Mexican border. Instead, it's plump red cherries and crisp apples rotting on the ground because there aren't enough workers to pick them — a scenario that could become reality over the next couple of months.Across the state's orchard belt, cherry trees already sag under the weight of bright-red clusters, yet many trailers and wood-frame cottages that should be bustling with migrant families stand empty. McGuire is waiting to hear whether crews...
  • Bush on Snowden: ‘He damaged the security of the country’

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

    06/30/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Let's do a little thought exercise here. Imagine that some force was flooding an indigenous people's lands with millions of unassimilable foreigners, and it was understood that this influx would irretrievably change that land's culture and replace the population. What would anthropologists call this phenomenon? Cultural genocide comes to mind. Of course, in America we call it "immigration policy." Now, when King Edward I "Longshanks" said about dominating the Scots in the film Braveheart, "If we can't get them out, we'll breed them out," it was to be expected from an enemy of Scotland. And how should we characterize America's...
  • Former Rep. Allen West open to Senate primary challenge against Rubio

    06/19/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Former Rep. Allen West open to Senate primary challenge against Rubio By Justin Sink - 06/19/13 08:34 AM ET Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he may mount a primary challenge to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in their state's 2016 U.S. Senate primary. West told station WMAL that he could run for Senate "if I see people that are not taking our country down the right path, if I see people that are not standing up for the right type of principles, and putting their own party politics before what is best for the United States of America."...
  • Barbara Bush on Jeb run: 'We've had enough Bushes'

    04/25/2013 4:03:48 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 18 replies ^ | 04/25/2013 | Commentary
    WASHINGTON — Amid the celebration surrounding the opening of son George W. Bush's presidential library Thursday, former first lady Barbara Bush brushed aside talk of a Jeb Bush run for the White House in 2016. Appearing in an interview from Dallas on NBC's "Today" show, Mrs. Bush was asked if she thought that Jeb, the former governor of Florida, should seek the presidency. "He's by far the best qualified man," Mrs. Bush said, "but no." "We've had enough Bushes," she said, saying "it's not just four families, or whatever."
  • June 12, 2012 Scarborough goes to bat for Jeb Bush, tells detractors to ‘just shut the hell up’

    06/12/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Listen…there is this back-and-forth that happens all the time. I will tell you Jeb Bush’s Republican Party is a party of the future.” “I don’t compare myself to Jeb. He is a great man. I am a mere servant of the ‘Jebular.’ But Joe Scarborough’s Republican Party is the future of the Republican Party.” Scarborough continued his rant by expressing his view of what ingredients a successful Republican Party needed, which is not what many tea party activist have been promoting. “I’ve had people come up to me hysterically the past couple of years screaming and yelling. I say put...
  • Which Republicans will get to speak at the convention? (Sarah might be denied to speak?)

    05/03/2012 4:51:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 110 replies
    HotAir ^ | Thursday May 3, 2012
    Several insiders interviewed for this story said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will present a unique challenge to Romney’s team: Will they give her a prime spot to satisfy her fans, or reduce her role because of her polarizing nature? “You want people to generate interest and passion,” said one Republican who has organized conventions before and who, like others, didn’t want to be named. “Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party. And you’re trying to put together a rainbow coalition.” (Democrats faced a similar situation in 1992, when then-Gov. Bob Casey of...
  • Breaking: Obama hosts George H.W. and Jeb Bush at White House

    01/27/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 235 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/27/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Unbeknownst to the press, President Obama met this evening with former president George H.W. Bush and his son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush in the Oval Office. White House officials did not list the meeting on the president's schedule but released a photo through Flickr and Twitter. According to the date and time stamp on the photo, it was taken shortly after 5 p.m. That's about the time Obama returned to the White House from a fundraiser at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. White House officials did not immediately respond to questions about the subject of the meeting and its exclusion...
  • Reid-Boehner Deal - $2.4 Trillion Largest Debt-Limit Increase in U.S. History

    08/01/2011 11:15:05 AM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 01, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The bill to increase the federal debt limit that has been put before Congress today would increase that limit by up to $2.4 trillion, which would be the largest increase in the debt limit in U.S. history by a margin of half a trillion dollars, according to records published by the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service. In fact, according to records published by the Congressional Research Service, if the current bill is passed and the debt limit is increased by $2.4 trillion, the two largest debt-limit increases in U.S. history would come in back-to-back years, both during...
  • Conservatives Today Suffer From the Anti-Conservative Policies of Bush 41 and Bush 43

    05/04/2011 1:44:39 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 25 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | 5/4/11 | Richard Viguerie
    I received an astute e-mail message from my good friend, Tom Pauken, a former Chairman of the Texas Republican Party and the Director of the ACTION federal agency during the Reagan Administration. He wrote: “We are paying a heavy price for the systematic suppression of independent conservative political leadership that began with the presidency of George H. W. Bush and continued through the presidency of his son. “The rise of the Tea Party and return of the independent conservatives to battle in 2010 has resulted in a lot of new leaders emerging on the scene. We have a good farm...
  • Pelosi: GOP Budget Will Deprive Seniors Of Meals (VIDEO)

    04/05/2011 2:38:56 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 38 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 |
    VIDEO:Pelosi: GOP Budget Will Deprive Seniors Of Meals
  • Palin rebukes Barbara Bush, family as 'blue bloods' after remark

    11/24/2010 11:29:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 438 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/10 | Elise Viebeck
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) denounced the Bush family as "blue bloods" in an interview posted Wednesday and remarked that a mentality like theirs helped to cause the economic downturn. Her comment came in response to a statement made by former first lady Barbara Bush during an interview with CNN's Larry King earlier this week. Asked for her take on Palin, Bush told King: "I think she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there." Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham followed up with Palin, asking if she thought Bush's comment had been planned ahead of time. Palin...
  • Another explosive device found in Bangalore

    04/17/2010 11:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | TNN, Apr 18, 2010, 11.09am IST | N/A
    SNIPPET: "BANGALORE: A day after two low-intensity blasts in the city, an explosive device weighing 2kgs was found wrapped in a yellow bag near Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG road." SNIPPET: "As stands filled on Saturday for the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers IPL match, two bombs went off at the Chinnaswamy Stadium wounding 12 people and triggering panic. Roughly 20,000 people had packed into the stadium and hundreds more were streaming in when a loud explosion at Gate 12 rocked the arena and rattled nearby buildings. Six policemen were injured when the grill near the wall collapsed on them....
  • Boy Scouts call on the Bushes for food donation

    02/22/2009 10:48:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,654+ views
    WFAA.COM ^ | 2/22/09 | GARY REAVES
    If you've seen the yellow bags on your door knob, you probably know this is the day Boy Scouts collect food for the hungry. Their goal - 500,000 items. But behind one door knob, a local Cub Scout troop solicited a pretty special donor, former president George W. Bush. For 10,000 local kids, scouting for food is door to door, and it's neighbor to neighbor. But for the boys of Troop 19, their newest neighbor is guarded by the police and the Secret Service. Getting the former president's canned goods is no simple matter. "You had to do a bit...
  • Mena, Arkansas - is this why the Bushes and Clintons protect each other? (L.D. Brown book)

    12/29/2007 11:15:05 AM PST · by doug from upland · 131 replies · 2,790+ views
    CROSSFIRE: Witness in the Clinton Investigation NOTE: Several years ago, I helped L.D. Brown with a book tour in Southern California. He was there to see the whole sordid mess of the Clintons and was trooper bodyguard for Bill for six years. L.D. never saw Bill use cocaine, because he would never put up with that in his presence. But he knew Bill used it. Some have wondered why George Bush has not pursued the crimes of the Clintons. I believe it goes back to the days of Mena, Arkansas, where large shipments of cocaine were being delivered by Barry...

    11/21/2007 9:41:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 108 replies · 206+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE
    November 21, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush gushed about Hillary Rodham Clinton's experience yesterday - saying she could handle the immense challenges of the presidency better than any other Democrat. The Republican president, in an interview with ABC News, said, "There is no question that Sen. Clinton understands pressure better than any of the candidates, you know, in the race." Bush called Clinton a "very formidable candidate" who he said understands the "klieg lights" that go with presidential politics.
  • Bushes pay respects to Ford in Capitol

    01/01/2007 1:09:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 191 replies · 5,794+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/1/07 | Deb Reichmann - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush and first lady Laura Bush briefly paid their respects Monday to Gerald R. Ford, joining thousands of ordinary Americans in saying goodbye to the former president. At midafternoon on a rainy, overcast day, the first couple stood at Ford's flag-draped casket and bowed their heads. Their stay at the U.S. Capitol lasted just a few minutes. Afterward, the Bush motorcade took the president to Blair House, across the street from the White House, where the Bushes visited former first lady Betty Ford for a half-hour and then walked back to the Executive Mansion. Vice President Dick...
  • A Special Anniversary Tribute.......on the 29th Anniversary of George and Laura Bush!

    11/05/2006 10:56:02 AM PST · by ohioWfan · 243 replies · 7,320+ views,; Reuters, me | 11.5.06 | ohioWfan
    Dear President and Mrs. Bush, Today you are celebrating your 29th wedding the middle of your hectic travels across the country campaigning for 'the good guys!' We are glad that you took the time to be together today. Your personal sacrifices for others do not go unnoticed, and our admiration for you both continues to grow.. So we are celebrating this joyous and remarkable occasion with you here on Free Republic, as we have done for the past six years, and thanking God for your lives and what they have meant to us. You are being supported in...
  • Powell and Governor of Florida Arrive in Bangkok

    01/03/2005 12:42:04 PM PST · by alessandrofiaschi · 16 replies · 1,018+ views
    NYT ^ | 3 January 2005 | SCOTT SHANE
    BANGKOK, Jan. 3 - On a journey designed to assure nations devastated by the tsunami of the United States' support, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell arrived here tonight accompanied by Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida as the personal representative of his brother, President Bush. The four-day trip through the region is intended to quash any lingering criticism of the administration's initial reaction to the tragedy. Critics called the reaction sluggish and said it threatened to bungle an opportunity to win hearts and minds in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country and the one hit hardest by the disaster, as...
  • Boogie with the Bushes - $1m

    12/11/2004 7:31:39 AM PST · by crushelits · 1 replies · 219+ views ^ | Saturday December 11, 2004 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    It is the ultimate mini-break. But for $1m, it should be. Being in Washington for George Bush's inauguration on January 20 will not come cheap. Even the bargain deals cost $10,000. Whether the $1m (Ł522,000) offer will give value for money is a moot point. Those prepared to pay will get a four nights in the Jefferson hotel, four blocks from the White House, return travel from any city in the US, chauffeur and butler on 24-hour call for the duration, tickets for two to an unspecified inaugural event attended by Mr Bush, his-and-her diamond watches and designer outfits, spa...
  • Caption this great shot..

    10/22/2004 8:54:02 AM PDT · by crushelits · 25 replies · 2,055+ views
    Crushelits ^ | October 22, 2004 | Crushelits
  • Hate The Bushes If You Like But Mind How You Do It

    12/05/2003 6:48:45 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 148+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-6-2003 | Alec Russell
    Hate the Bushes if you like but mind how you do it By Alec Russell (Filed: 06/12/2003) Many in Europe believe that America after September 11 will not brook an angry word against George W Bush. Well, those days are now over - at least as long as you follow American etiquette in how to hate a president. Mr Bush on the Time cover Denouncing Mr Bush is the latest trend to dominate the talk shows. This week the anger industry moved into new territory with the launch of Michigan's equivalent of the "Calendar Girls". "Babes Against Bush" is a...
  • Hide and Seek? Caption This!

    07/08/2003 2:32:08 PM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 19 replies · 173+ views