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  • Rick Perry has Distanced Himself from George W. Bush's Brand of Conservatism

    08/29/2011 6:46:20 AM PDT · by DRey · 193 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2011 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, like most of the other the GOP presidential hopefuls, says his campaign is about undoing the decisions of President Obama. But Perry also presents a stark alternative to the last Republican to occupy the White House, his fellow Texan George W. Bush. In his writings and speeches before he entered the race, Perry shared the view, widely held among conservatives, that Bush’s government spending habits in office were a betrayal of the GOP’s core fiscal principles. But Perry went further, dismissing “compassionate conservatism,” the central tenet of Bush’s domestic policy, as just more overreach by the...
  • Our National Debt is Growing to Immoral and Unsafe Proportions ($106+ Trillion and counting)

    12/21/2009 8:18:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1,685+ views
    Big Government / Breitbart ^ | 2009-12-21 | Chuck DeVore
    If you are under 30, you really need to read this column and pass it on to your friends. Your elected officials are dooming you to a new sort of bondage, a form of 21st Century slavery, if you will. First, some background. On October 16, 1854, Abraham Lincoln, then a former one-term Congressman, gave a three hour speech in Peoria, Illinois in which he decried the extension of slavery into the territories. The Republican Party was barely three months old. Lincoln warned that slavery was a “monstrous injustice” based on the raw principle of “self-interest” at odds with the...
  • Huckabee: The Biggest Big-Government Conservative (Big Government®) (**FLASHBACK 12/11/2007**)

    12/01/2009 3:40:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 486+ views
    If you liked George W. Bush's brand of big-spending, big-government conservatism, you'll love Mike Huckabee. BY MICHAEL D. TANNER Most of the leading Republicans running for president show some support for Bush's ideology, but no other candidate so completely embodies it. As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee dramatically increased state spending. During his two-term tenure, spending increased by more than 65 percent — at three times the rate of inflation. The number of government workers increased by 20 percent, and the state's debt services increased by nearly $1 billion. Huckabee financed his spending binge with higher taxes. Under his leadership, the...
  • Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship

    09/09/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Route797 · 145 replies · 3,778+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-08-2009 | Zain Verjee
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband's successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.
  • CNN Opinion Research Poll finds 37% think Obama a failure

    08/06/2009 11:52:11 AM PDT · by StAntKnee · 17 replies · 953+ views
    CNN ^ | Yesterday | CNN
    Linked from Real Clear Politics piece that says Obama's numbers are worse than Bush's at the same point in his presidency, but, from the poll intro . . . "Interviews with 1,136 adult Americans, including an oversample of African-Americans, conducted by telephone by Opinion Research Corporation on July 31-August 3, 2009." Why oversampling in that group? How much? And how bad are the numbers if the sampling is the normal 11%?
  • Bush will seek $350B bailout if Obama asks

    01/12/2009 11:45:10 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 13 replies · 562+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/9 | Unknown to me
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush said Monday President-elect Barack Obama hasn't asked him to seek the second half of the funds designated for economic recovery. "I don't intend to make the request" for $350 billion of the $700 billion package approved to help unfreeze credit markets unless Obama asks, Bush said in a wide-ranging, candid and final news conference of his presidency. Bush said he and Obama, who takes over Jan. 20, have discussed the matter. "I told him that if he felt that he needed the $350 billion, I would be willing to ask for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: RNC draft rips Bush's bailouts

    12/30/2008 5:53:06 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 42 replies · 984+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2008 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    In what would amount to a slap in the face to a sitting Republican president and the party's Senate and House leaders, national GOP officials, including the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, are sponsoring a resolution opposing the resort to "socialist" means to save capitalism. "We can't be a party of small government, free markets and low taxes while supporting bailouts and nationalizing industries, which lead to big government, socialism and high taxes at the expense of individual liberty and freedoms," said Solomon Yue, a cosponsor of a resolution that would put the RNC -- the party's national...
  • Commentary: GOP Should Ask Why U.S. is on the Wrong Track

    11/12/2008 7:27:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 77 replies · 1,784+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/12/08 | Ron Paul
    (CNN) -- The questions now being asked are: Where to go from here and who's to blame for the downfall of the Republican Party? Too bad the concern for the future of the Republican Party had not been seriously addressed in the year 2000 when the Republicans gained control of the House, Senate, and the Presidency. Now, in light of the election, many are asking: What is the future of the Republican Party? But that is the wrong question. The proper question should be: Where is our country heading? There's no doubt that a large majority of Americans believe we're...
  • A repudiation, but of what? [Big Government "conservatism"]

    11/10/2008 7:00:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 388+ views
    Tuesday’s massive Democratic landslide cannot be seen as anything but a repudiation of the Republican Party’s tenure in power. Combined with the equally large Democratic victory in 2006, Republicans have now lost the presidency, more than 50 House seats, and at least a dozen seats in the Senate in just two years. Pundits on both left and right are saying that this represents a final verdict on the Bush administration’s eight years in office. But, how far beyond the Bush presidency does the voters’ desire for change go? If voters have clearly rejected Republicans, have they also turned against the...
  • Intel report: Al-Qaida aiming at US

    07/12/2007 3:18:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 300 replies · 25,576+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/07 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, The Associated Press has learned. The draft National Intelligence Estimate is expected to paint an ever-more-worrisome portrait of al-Qaida's ability to use its base along the Pakistan-Afghan border to launch and inspire attacks, even as Bush administration officials say the U.S. is safer nearly six years into the war on terror. Among the key findings of the classified estimate, which is still in draft form...
  • In Mexico, Bush Emphasizes Border Security

    03/31/2006 10:13:33 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 32 replies · 687+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 3/31/2006 | EagleUSA
    CANCUN, Mexico - President Bush said Friday the United States believes it is important to enforce laws protecting borders and told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that was crucial to keeping prosperity alive. ADVERTISEMENT He also reiterated strong support for a "guest worker" program that would allow undocumented immigrants already in the United States to remain in the country to fill low-paying jobs that Americans won't take. Bush declined to say whether he would veto legislation that did not contain such a provision. "I want a comprehensive bill," Bush said at a joint news conference with Mexican President Vicente...
  • Washington Gives Way on Iran’s Nuclear Bomb, Therefore Backs ElBaradei’s Reappointment

    07/03/2005 10:49:29 PM PDT · by strategofr · 27 replies · 642+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 13, 2005, 11:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
    The Bush administration has given up on the battle against Iran’s nuclear armament. This is the meaning of Washington’s decision to back the UN nuclear watchdog IAEA’s board vote Monday, June 13, to reappoint Mohamed ElBaradei as agency director for a fifth term. Israel thus finds itself alone in the ring with the Iranian nuclear menace. Nothing now remains to stop Tehran attaining its goal of a nuclear bomb or bombs by the end of 2006 or early 2007 - except for the extreme eventuality of direct Israeli military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The question is what brought about...
  • Illegal U.S. immigrants outnumber legals

    06/14/2005 12:10:35 PM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 71 replies · 1,242+ views
    The Washington Times (UPI Breaking News) ^ | June 14, 2005 | United Press International
    Washington, DC, Jun. 14 (UPI) -- The number of illegal migrants arriving in the United States has exceeded the number of new legal immigrants, a Pew Hispanic Center report finds. In recent years some 700,000 unauthorized migrants have arrived annually, compared with about 610,000 legal immigrants. "Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics" was prepared by Jeffrey Passel, a veteran demographer and senior research associate at the center. The report estimates the number of people living in families in which the head of the household or the spouse is an illegal alien at 13.9 million as of March 2004, including 4.7 million...