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  • Six Years of "Bush Country"... Six Years of "OPRAH Land"

    Despite much evidence to the contrary, a recent Gallup poll indicates that Barack Obama's scam of "what I inherited from eight years of Bush" is still working -- with some 68 percent of Americans still believing that George W. Bush is primarily responsible for America's ever-exploding budget deficits, our painfully high and long-lasting rates of unemployment, and our incurably anemic rates of economic growth. But as the 35-year chart displayed below clearly demonstrates, this "inheritance" was not from the relatively healthy and steadily improving George Bush economy of 2004-06, but rather from the disastrous Pelosi-Reid congressional economy of 2007-08. It...
  • The Power Of Hate: How The Extremely Unqualified Democrats Arose To Absolute Power

    05/09/2009 7:45:04 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 5 replies · 671+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/09/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evilThe slobbering White House Press Corps queries President Obama as to what is "most enchanting" about the Presidency, and one female member speaks of her "thrill" of being in the presence of the Prez, while she and her cohorts stand to applaud the Chief Exec's entrance. This adulation is quite different from their biased, hateful coverage of W. Bush. Bush only thought about enhancing the Social Security program, and was vilified. President Obama has been floating the idea of cutting SS benefits as well as curtailing elder care and...
  • It was beyond repulsion (BDS Observations)

    01/25/2009 1:31:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1,670+ views
    Troy Record ^ | 1/24/2009 | Ed Weaver
    Folks, there aren’t enough words to express the abhorrence of the Bush Haters for their hate-filled treatment of President George W. Bush at Obama’s inauguration. Signs reading Impeach Bush (for what); Prosecute Bush (for what?); Jail Bush and Cheney, etc., were everywhere. People actually gave Bush the finger — while he was still President of the United States — before Obama was sworn in. They booed. They jeered. They mocked. They sang the 1969 rock hit “Na Na, Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye” (by the group Steam) as his helicopter carried him from the Capitol grounds for the final time....
  • Thank God It's Finally Here

    01/19/2009 3:37:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies · 672+ views
    Cake Eater Chronicles ^ | January 19, 2009 | Kathy Nelson
    And no, I'm not referring to the coming inauguration of the chosen one, but rather the last day of gratuitous Bush bashing. It's been a long time coming. What started before the man was even sworn in, with the debacle in Florida in 2000, is now finally---yes finally---over. Or at least it will be when today's final editions hit the newsstands. Feel free to go to any newspaper website today to witness all the editorial writers getting the vitriol out of their systems. I'm not going to link them here, but they're fairly predictable in what they have to say:...
  • Bush and the Bush-Haters

    01/19/2009 4:38:20 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 146 replies · 3,102+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    There is one thing certain to go through Barack Obama's mind during the inauguration: at one point or another, while glancing at George W. Bush, he will consider the treatment that Bush got as president and hope to God he suffers nothing even vaguely similar. It can be stated without fear of serious argument that no previous president has been treated as brutally, viciously, and unfairly as George W. Bush. Bush 43 endured a deliberate and planned assault on everything he stood for, everything he was involved in, everything he tried to accomplish. Those who worked with him suffered nearly...
  • Add Up the Damage

    12/30/2008 5:33:46 AM PST · by publius1 · 82 replies · 1,302+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2008 | Bob Herbert
    Does anyone know where George W. Bush is? You don’t hear much from him anymore. The last image most of us remember is of the president ducking a pair of size 10s that were hurled at him in Baghdad. We’re still at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Israel is thrashing the Palestinians in Gaza. And the U.S. economy is about as vibrant as the 0-16 Detroit Lions. But hardly a peep have we heard from George, the 43rd. When Mr. Bush officially takes his leave in three weeks (in reality, he checked out long ago), most Americans will be content...
  • Protesters Interrupt Bush at Independence Day Ceremony for New Citizens [That man is a fascist]

    07/04/2008 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 78+ views
    Protesters Interrupt Bush at Independence Day Ceremony for New Citizens Friday, July 04, 2008 Protesters made it hard to hear President Bush Friday as he welcomed new citizens and marked Independence Day at the home of Thomas Jefferson. As is the tradition each Fourth of July, a naturalization ceremony was held at Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. This year, 76 immigrants from 30 different countries came to take the oath of citizenship. But Bush repeatedly was interrupted as he welcomed the guests. "That man is a fascist!" one protester yelled. Another swore at him.
  • San Francisco to vote on George W Bush sewage works

    06/25/2008 9:26:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 230+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 6/24/08 | Chris Ayres
    San Francisco is to hold a vote on whether to rename one of its largest sewage treatment facilities after George W. Bush, in what supporters describe as “a fitting monument to the President’s work”. More than 8,500 signatures have already been gathered in support of the plan — 1,300 more than the minimum required to get the proposal on the November ballot. The scheme was devised by an official-sounding group called the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco. “On matters ranging from foreign relations to fiscal and environmental stewardship, no other president in American history has accomplished so much in...
  • 'Get Smart' Misses by 'That Much' (gratuitous Bush/Cheney bashing in new film)

    06/17/2008 10:10:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 112 replies · 738+ views
    © 2008 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2008 | By Roger Friedman
    "Get Smart," which I saw Monday night, is a hodgepodge. The good news is, it’s not awful. It has somehow retained a little of the Brooks/Henry spirit. There is just enough of it, spread around thinly, to make you remember what real satire was like, since "Get Smart" was a take-off on everything from "The Man from UNCLE" to James Bond....James Caan also appears as a bumbling president of the U.S. who’s under the thumb of his evil VP.
  • Obama Would 'Immediately' Look Into Prosecuting Bush

    04/16/2008 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 89 replies · 465+ views
    littlegreenfootballs.com ^ | 4/15/08 | littlegreenfootballs.com
    Yesterday Barack Obama told a Philadelphia reporter that if elected President, he would “immediately” ask his Attorney General to look into prosecuting former Bush officials for war crimes and torture: Obama would ask his AG to ‘immediately review’ potential of crimes in Bush White House.
  • Reid Can't Wait for 'Image of Bush to Be Gone'

    02/13/2008 2:25:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 95+ views
    Reid Can't Wait for 'Image of Bush to Be Gone' By Josiah Ryan CNSNews.com Staff Writer February 13, 2008 On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - "Every time we mention those names, there are grins on the faces of all Democrats, because the image of Bush will gone," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday when asked about Democratic delegate votes possibly being split between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - the two names referenced by Reid. "There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and happiness recognizing that, in a year, we are going to have a president. It...
  • Bush Derangement Syndrome: A Diagnosis

    02/04/2008 5:14:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 63 replies · 371+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 04, 2008 | Alan W. Dowd
    Before and after President George W. Bush’s final State of the Union address, his critics hammered away at his record. For instance, in their “pre-buttal,” delivered some four days before Monday’s State of the Union, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took turns attacking Bush’s foreign policy, counterterrorism strategies, foreign-aid programs, education reforms and healthcare initiatives. Then, in her response to Bush’s address, Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas declared, “The last five years have cost us dearly—in lives lost; in thousands of wounded warriors whose futures may never be the same; in challenges not met here...
  • British Xmas card mocks Polish pope (and President Bush)

    12/06/2007 9:30:58 AM PST · by lizol · 63 replies · 765+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | 06.12.2007
    British Xmas card mocks Polish pope 06.12.2007 Poles in the UK protest against a Christmas card which features John Paul II and George W. Bush. The deceased John Paul II is lying on a catafalque. George Bush is standing over him. The speech bubble next to his face says: "What happened to Santa?". This Christmas card is selling like hot cakes in Britain, causing outrage amongst the Polish community. Poles have already informed they would organise street protests. "It's appalling. Using the image of the deceased Holy Father is a scandal. Muslims protested at the cartoons deriding Muhammad. Why should...
  • Eight Years of Liberal Hatred

    11/27/2007 10:25:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 101 replies · 350+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11-28-07 | J. R. Dunn - Commentary
    November 28, 2007 Eight Years of Liberal Hatred By J.R. Dunn In politics as in personal life, hatred is a dangerous tool. It's like one of the early medieval cannons, just as capable of blowing up in your face as it is of lobbing a ball at the enemy. Of course, the medieval metal casters realized they had a problem and worked to correct it. Haters never seem to get that far. For the latest evidence of this, we can thank Peter Berkowitz. Berkowitz is that rarity, a sincere liberal with as critical an eye for his own side as...
  • While Bush Fights for America, Democrats Fight Bush by Seth Swirsky

    11/22/2007 8:27:52 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 17 replies · 163+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | November 22, 2007 | Seth Swirsky
    While Bush Fights for America, Democrats Fight Bush by Seth Swirsky November 22, 2007 The Democrats’ personal hatred towards President Bush – in light of the objective successes of his presidency – make clear the sad fact that they would rather see America fail if that failure made the president look bad. The most urgent question after 9/11 was when we’d be hit again, not if. In over six-and-a-half years, much to the president’s credit, we’ve been kept safe – as in zero attacks against our homeland. When Democrats try to tell us why we shouldn’t applaud this obvious, major...
  • ANGRY LEFT: The Insanity of Bush Hatred

    11/14/2007 2:13:23 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 154 replies · 376+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2007 | PETER BERKOWITZ
    Hating the president is almost as old as the republic itself. The people, or various factions among them, have indulged in Clinton hatred, Reagan hatred, Nixon hatred, LBJ hatred, FDR hatred, Lincoln hatred, and John Adams hatred, to mention only the more extravagant hatreds that we Americans have conceived for our presidents. But Bush hatred is different. It's not that this time members of the intellectual class have been swept away by passion and become votaries of anger and loathing. Alas, intellectuals have always been prone to employ their learning and fine words to whip up resentment and demonize the...
  • The Insanity of Bush Hatred

    11/14/2007 9:29:37 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 46 replies · 103+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 November 2007 | PETER BERKOWITZ
    ...But Bush hatred is different. It's not that this time members of the intellectual class have been swept away by passion and become votaries of anger and loathing. Alas, intellectuals have always been prone to employ their learning and fine words to whip up resentment and demonize the competition. Bush hatred, however, is distinguished by the pride intellectuals have taken in their hatred, openly endorsing it as a virtue and enthusiastically proclaiming that their hatred is not only a rational response to the president and his administration but a mark of good moral hygiene....On the contrary, they argued, Bush hatred...
  • Why do Liberals hate Bush?

    05/30/2007 4:23:07 AM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 94 replies · 3,687+ views
    Morse Code ^ | May 28 | Chuck Morse
    I’m driving my 8-year-old daughter home from school along with some of her fellow students and I hear giggling in the back seat. Asking to be let in on the joke, a young girl blurts out a vulgar and ugly little ditty about President Bush, the type of limerick that might have been told by a Nazi child about a Jew back in the 1930’s. This is not the first time I’ve heard a little child spew hateful trash about the President. The impressionable child no doubt picked this little gem up at the breakfast table of her good liberal...
  • Is Bush Mentally Ill? Newsweek Says Yes to 'Pathological Certainty' Theory

    05/15/2007 2:11:08 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 86 replies · 3,654+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Tim Graham
    Is President Bush mentally ill? Sharon Begley is a senior editor for science at Newsweek, which apparently entitled her to conduct a tired psychoanalysis of President Bush and his state of denial about the war in Iraq, suggested earlier in his life by his comforting his mother as his sister Robin died of leukemia at age three, and his alcohol abuse as an adult. < snip >In an article titled "The Truths We Want to Deny," Begley, a longtime Newsweek writer overcame the awkwardness of diagnosing mental illness from a distance: Denying the evidence of your eyes is the most...
  • What the President Actually Said on May 1, 2003

    04/28/2007 5:25:47 PM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 29 replies · 1,166+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 28, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    Although a quick search of the Web draws up the speech, available here (with video and audio links), rare is the online news service that links to President Bush's remarks on May 1, 2003, aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. Notice, for example, no link to the speech in this story at CBSNews.com that follows Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) latest swipe at the Iraq war. (see related post here) Since the media don't reprint excerpts of the speech nor give readers the links to the original source material, here are some comments from May 1, 2003, that point to President Bush...
  • Columbus Dispatch's Jeff Stahler's Latest Hit Piece

    02/03/2007 5:49:25 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 4 replies · 542+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 2-2-2007 | Jeff Stahler
  • As Dow surges, many left behind

    10/04/2006 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 74 replies · 1,981+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 3, 2006 | William Neikirk
    WASHINGTON -- The last time the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high, America was living in a giddy economic era when good times and budget surpluses seemed as if they might continue indefinitely. It was Jan. 14, 2000, the start of another year, another century and another millennium. The economy was roaring along. The jobless rate was a low 4 percent. The "new economy" of young entrepreneurs energized markets with new tech companies that didn't turn a profit. Nobody seemed to care, and excesses piled on top of excesses.
  • WaPo Shocker: Huge Difference in Handling of Democrat and Republican Sex Scandals

    10/03/2006 10:50:53 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 1,828+ views
    Newsbusters/Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    When I first saw this article this morning, I asked my daughter to pinch me. But, it was still there. I then asked her to slap me. No change. Finally, smelling salts. Alas, it was still on my computer screen, and from the Washington Post no less: “The Redder They Are, The Harder They Fall; Republicans More Damaged by Scandals.”
  • Ahmadinejad, Bush: more similar than different? [This article can cause bulemia!]

    09/27/2006 4:01:11 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 484+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 27, 2006 | Steven Coulthart
    Some common threads seem to link two men, both in terms of their rise to power and their views on religion, state The speeches and interviews occurring this week at the United Nations general assembly have drawn global attention to the halls of the UN. But truly at the centre of the controversy are two men, Iranian President Ahmadinejad and U.S. President Bush. Both are highly controversial in their home countries and abroad, and would at first glance seem to be polar opposites. Yet, some common threads seem to link the two men – both in terms of their rise...
  • School for Scoundrels: NYT Teaches Reporters How to Destroy Records

    09/17/2006 6:36:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 55 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 16 | Al Brown
    The Fitzpatrick Plame investigation has spurred the New York Times into examining how their reporters conduct themselves. Apparently, the Gray Lady wants her staff to act more like terrorists and drug dealers. Reporters are being told to delete emails, destroy notes, and use disposable cell phones in order to stymie future investigations.
  • Cheney: War criticism 'validates the strategy of the terrorists'

    09/11/2006 10:34:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 874+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Sunday, September 10, 2006 10:58 PM CDT | MICHAEL ABRAMOWITZ / The Washington Post
    WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney offered a veiled attack Sunday on critics of the administration's Iraq policy, saying the domestic debate over the war is emboldening adversaries who believe they can undermine the resolve of the American people. "They can't beat us in a stand-up fight – they never have – but they're absolutely convinced they can break our will, that the American people don't have the stomach for the fight," Mr. Cheney said on NBC's Meet the Press. The vice president said U.S. allies in Afghanistan and Iraq have doubts that America will finish the job there. "And...
  • Unarmed in the Crossfire

    07/29/2006 6:21:01 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 467+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 28, 2006 | Megan K. Stack
    Hezbollah guerrillas also endanger U.N. troops by systematically setting up rocket launches alongside U.N. bases, either in the hope that Israel will think twice before firing back, or with the cynical aim of generating bad publicity for Israel by enticing it to bomb peacekeeping troops. They had sidled up to the U.N. bases to strike Israel at least four times in 24 hours this week, officials here said.
  • Did Bush Overreach?

    07/26/2006 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 15 replies · 767+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July 26 2006 | Robert T. McLean
    It is common now to charge that the invasion of Iraq was a moment where America's ambitions surpassed its abilities. Various articles have surfaced of late declaring that even President George W. Bush may be grasping the folly of his ways. A great deal of attention earlier this month focused on a Time magazine cover story declaring "The End of Cowboy Diplomacy." The July/August issue of Foreign Affairs contains a piece entitled "The End of the Bush Revolution," as well as an essay by Joseph Nye proclaiming that the Bush Administration's transformational foreign policy is unlikely to survive. But has...
  • Winning in Iraq and Iran

    07/03/2006 11:17:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 589+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 04JUL06 | Cliff Kincaid
    Ledeen, author of the book, The Terror Masters, said the appeasement policy is being implemented by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has gone so far as to undermine the effort of Senate conservatives, led by Senator Rick Santorum, to put some financial resources into a pro-democracy movement in Iran that could threaten the power of the ruling Mullahs. In order to derail Santorum's amendment, Ledeen said, Rice appealed to Senator Joseph Biden, ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, and told him that such a move might undermine negotiations with Tehran.
  • Sheehan sues over Bush ranch parking bans

    06/30/2006 10:30:03 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 66 replies · 1,997+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 30, 2006 | AP
    WACO, Texas - Cindy Sheehan and four other war protesters filed a lawsuit Friday challenging roadside camping and parking bans near President Bush's Crawford ranch. Sheehan, who lives in Berkeley, Calif., was in Waco to file the case, which asks that the ordinances not be enforced during protests in August and ultimately be declared void. The suit, filed in state district court, was filed against McLennan County, the sheriff and county commissioners. Sheehan, whose oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, reinvigorated the anti-war movement last summer with her peace vigil — dubbed "Camp Casey" — that started...
  • USA Today: Phone Database Not As Broad As Reported, (USA TODAY LIED AGAIN)

    06/30/2006 8:18:59 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 3,357+ views
    biz.yahoo.com ^ | 30 June 2006 | AP Staff
  • Economy Zips Ahead at a 5.6 Percent Pace

    06/29/2006 5:53:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1,211+ views
    Economy Zips Ahead at a 5.6 Percent Pace Jun 29 8:45 AM US/Eastern Email this story By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON The economy sprang out of a year-end rut and zipped ahead in the opening quarter of this year at a 5.6 percent pace, the fastest in 2 1/2 years and even stronger than previously thought. The new snapshot of gross domestic product for the January-to-March period exceeded the 5.3 percent growth rate estimated a month ago, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The upgraded reading _ based on more complete information _ matched economists' forecasts. The stronger GDP...
  • The Enduring Resolve Of The Gray Lady(treason and hypocrisy at the NY Slimes

    06/27/2006 8:20:46 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies · 1,270+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | June 27, 2006 | Captain's Quarters
    In the wake of the decision by the New York Times to reveal covert tactics used by our nation to track terrorist financing as a means of defeating them, Bill Keller offered the following as part of his explanation: Since September 11, 2001, our government has launched broad and secret anti-terror monitoring programs without seeking authorizing legislation and without fully briefing the Congress. Most Americans seem to support extraordinary measures in defense against this extraordinary threat, but some officials who have been involved in these programs have spoken to the Times about their discomfort over the legality of the government's...
  • Lawmaker wants New York Times to be prosecuted

    06/26/2006 6:12:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    Chron.com ^ | June 25, 2006 | FAYE FIORE
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee called Sunday for criminal prosecution of The New York Times, saying its report Friday on government surveillance of confidential banking records "compromised America's anti-terrorist policies." Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., accused the newspaper of compromising national security when it exposed a Treasury Department program that attempts to track terrorist financing by secretly monitoring worldwide money transfers. The program, instituted after the Sept. 11 attacks, bypasses safeguards put in place to prevent government abuse.Similar reports were published the same day by other media outlets. "By disclosing this...
  • Breaking on Fox Rick Santorum Reading Unclassified Version over 500 Chemical WMDs Found

    06/21/2006 2:39:13 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 503 replies · 27,586+ views
    On Fox right now
  • HADITHA: NO "KNOWING COVER-UP"(malkin compares realities)

    06/21/2006 6:11:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 69 replies · 2,304+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 19, 2006 | michelle malkin
    NOW: Nothing in the report points to a "knowing cover-up" of the facts BEFORE:"There has to have been a coverup of this thing," Rep. John P. Murtha "No question about it."
  • Ex-Bush aide convicted in D.C. corruption case

    06/20/2006 6:46:51 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1,251+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 20 | NBC News and news services
    WASHINGTON - A jury Tuesday convicted a former Bush administration official of four counts of lying and obstructing justice in the first trial to be held in connection with the influence-peddling scandal of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
  • Bush is on a bit of a roll after months of unrelenting bad news

    06/13/2006 4:08:21 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 516+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | June 13 2006 | RON HUTCHESON AND WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    Tuesday's news that presidential adviser Karl Rove won't face prosecution lifted a cloud over the White House and gave President Bush another reason to hope that his worst days are behind him. As Bush basked in cheers from U.S. troops during a secret visit to Baghdad, his closest adviser was back at work in the White House free from worry about a possible indictment in the CIA leak case. All in all, it was another good day for the president, who finally has a few reasons to celebrate after a long string of setbacks that battered his popularity. The developments...
  • CNN Title Error: "Bush: U.S. does eavesdrop on phone calls of ordinary Americans"

    05/16/2006 1:57:36 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 56 replies · 2,679+ views
    A picture is worth a thousand words. It seems to me that this is another red x moment from CNN.
  • The Most Powerless Man in the World (Barf Alert)

    05/08/2006 5:53:51 PM PDT · by NCjim · 19 replies · 570+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 8, 2006 | Claus Christian Malzahn
    US President George W. Bush isn't known for his willingness for giving interviews, but he recently sat down with German TV presenter Sabine Christiansen for 30 minutes. He answered her questions readily -- but also showed that he's become little more than a spectator of his own political decline. A man and a woman sit in front of an unlit fireplace in the White House. The woman is Germany's most well known TV presenter. The man is the most powerful man in the world -- or at least that's how he's introduced before the interview begins. And yet what we're...
  • The Manchurian Presidency (Niman Returns!)

    05/04/2006 9:10:55 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 8 replies · 357+ views
    artvoice.com ^ | 5-4-06 | Michael I. Niman
    What if we had a real bona fide chimpanzee for a president? You know, a little hairy ape like the ones in the zoo. Would he or she do a better job than George W. Bush? Sure, the chimp would soil the Oval Office. We all know the primate house isn’t a pretty place. But would the chimp have been smart enough to find and soil the US Constitution? Would the chimp have surrounded itself with larger, aggressive primates such as Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld? No crony chimps Would it have had the intelligence to poop its mark on...
  • Many in GOP Will Sit Out Bush Talk (Grassroots Angry Over Amnesty)

    04/23/2006 5:27:56 AM PDT · by nj26 · 252 replies · 3,422+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 23, 2006 | Christopher Goffard and Jean Pasco
    When President Bush arrives in Irvine on Monday morning to pitch his immigration reform plan, one of his party's best-known local standard-bearers will be maintaining a respectful — and politically careful — distance. Dana Rohrabacher, the nine-term Republican congressman from Huntington Beach, generally supports the president, but disagrees with his immigration policies. So Rohrabacher plans to sit out Bush's speech to the Orange County Business Council. "I don't want to be behind him looking glum and not applauding," Rohrabacher said. "So as not to be rude to the president — which I think is inexcusable — I think I'll just...
  • "a new low"

    04/20/2006 4:13:31 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 115+ views
    Me
    Now this is interesting. WaPo 1-----------The survey found that 38 percent of the public approve of the job Bush is doing---------- How can that be "a new low"? I mean, picture this. Bush's numbers are so low, they can't get much lower than 38%. That's practically his lowest ever. Does the Washington Post really want to go down this road? Every time numbers come out, no matter what the number is, it's categorized as a new low? So if they come up to 40%, will that be "a new low" too? Somehow, I think that's the case. Just two days...
  • Is Don Rumsfeld Really the Right Target?

    04/18/2006 8:49:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 573+ views
    The Nation ^ | 04/18/2006 | John Nichols
    When Democrats in my home state of Wisconsin voted at their state party convention last spring to call for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, they added the name of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to the list. That still sounds like an appropriate roster for removal.
  • Poll: Dislike Of Bush Could Hurt GOP (CBS News: Dems who hate Bush probably won't vote Republican)

    04/11/2006 8:36:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 1,178+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 10, 2006
    Continued dissatisfaction with President Bush and the Iraq war could spell trouble for Republicans in the fall congressional elections. More than one-third of voters in a CBS News poll say they will think of their vote as a vote against Mr. Bush, while just 14 percent will think of it as a vote for him. Forty-five percent say their view of the president will not be a factor in how they vote. Those numbers contrast sharply with the run-up to the 2002 midterm elections, in which Republicans won historic gains. Four years ago, 31 percent said their vote would be...
  • Water Purifying Projects Completed Near Baghdad

    03/28/2006 5:31:10 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 216+ views
    CNS ^ | March 28, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    (CNSNews.com) - Soldiers in Iraq last week completed a water treatment and storage project that provides purified water to residents of four communities north of Baghdad, according to the Department of Defense.
  • Absence of Balance: Six Guests, No Republicans, on Tonight's Hardball

    03/27/2006 5:28:47 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 1,382+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 27, 2006 Wouldn't you think that someone who fashions his show "Hardball" would have the intestinal fortitude to invite on at least one guest who disagrees with his world view? At least tonight, Chris Matthews apparently thought that unnecessary. Here was Matthews guest line-up this evening: Philippe Sands: left-wing Brit, author of a new book, Lawless World, accusing Bush of having decided very early on in the game to go to war against Iraq. John Podesta: the lugubrious former chief-of-staff to Bill Clinton and member of Hillary's inner circle. Pat Buchanan: while the Today show had...
  • CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Asks “Are Media Turning Against War in Iraq?”

    03/27/2006 5:40:25 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 1,552+ views
    CNN/Newsbusters ^ | March 26, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    Howard Kurtz of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” (hat tip to Crooks and Liars) spent a lot of time Sunday addressing the firestorm started this week by radio host Laura Ingraham over negative media reports out of Iraq. One of Kurtz’s guests was Lara Logan of CBS who was clearly not pleased with these assertions. In fact, Logan, reporting from Iraq, appeared rather defensive (video link to follow).
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    03/24/2006 2:57:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies · 2,885+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
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    03/23/2006 11:00:54 AM PST · by WBL 1952 · 416 replies · 18,129+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3/23/06