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  • Bush Still Leads Obama in Blame for U.S. Economic Troubles

    07/09/2016 11:17:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/7/16
    [As the man child's occupancy of the Oval Office] enters its final months, more Americans still blame George W. Bush than Obama for the nation's economic ills. When asked how much they blame each president for current economic problems, 64% of Americans say Bush deserves a "great deal" or "moderate amount" of blame, compared with 50% for Obama.
  • RECALL GOOGLE'S BUSH TREATMENT?

    06/12/2016 5:34:36 AM PDT · by litehaus · 5 replies
    Many moons ago, a search for the word "FAILURE" brought up what ? GEORGE W.Bush !!
  • John Hostettler and a missed Hoosier opportunity [ March 25, 2015]

    04/20/2016 6:16:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    http://rare.us/ ^ | March 25, 2015 | W. James Antle III,
    ndiana Republican Dan Coats is retiring from the Senate for the second time. Democrats now have a faint hope of claiming the seat in 2016, but Coats’ election five years ago dashed constitutional conservatives’ hopes. [SNIP] In fact, Hostettler was one of just three conservative Republicans to vote against the war. (The other two were Ron Paul and Jimmy Duncan.) He later wrote a book about his antiwar vote, explaining his doubts about the WMD intelligence. [SNIP] If Hostettler had been the GOP nominee against incumbent Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, it would have pit a Republican who voted against the...
  • Obama admin: Bush released Gitmo detainee who killed Americans

    03/24/2016 9:22:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/24/16 11:23 AM | Susan Crabtree
    The Guantanamo Bay detainee who U.S. authorities say is responsible for killing Americans was released during President George W. Bush’s time in office, according to a senior Obama administration official. “Less than five percent of detainees released since January 2009 are confirmed of re-engaging in terrorism and, of those, none are assessed to have killed Americans,” the official told the Washington Examiner. […] Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said the “clear admission” by the Obama administration of the killings shows that the president’s efforts to close the facility are “detrimental to our security.” …
  • Dubya’s Anti-Endorsement of Cruz Couldn’t Have Come At a Better Time

    10/26/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 26th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    At long last, George W. Bush, the man who left the Republican Party in tatters as he left the White House, has some coattails. His loose lips at a recent fundraiser last week about fellow Texan Ted Cruz have given the GOP presidential hopeful an invaluable shot of gravitas. And that’s saying something considering how Bush’s own brother, Jeb, has been running away from his family legacy by changing his surname to ‘exclamation point.’ But who wouldn’t rather declare punctuation as kin rather than a former claimant to the White House in this populist uprising disguised as an election? Nothing...
  • Levin: The Continuously Failing Bush Establishment Wants Paul Ryan for Speaker

    10/20/2015 6:03:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-20-15 | CR Wire
    After George W. Bush attacked Ted Cruz over the weekend, and Karl Rove followed up with attacks today, Conservative Review’s Editor in Chief Mark Levin dedicated the first hour of his program to going through the ways the Bush establishment (Bushtablishment) has repeatedly squandered conservative victories. Levin went through how the Bushtablishment squandered two historic victories by Ronald Reagan by squishing. Levin explained that by embracing liberal policies the Bushtablishment GOP kept losing elections. Listen in as Levin explains how Bushtablishment governance lead to the Republican Party losing the congressional majority in 2006, which gave the nation the Obama years....
  • “I JUST DON’T LIKE THIS GUY” – GEORGE W. BUSH TRASHES TED CRUZ AT JEB BUSH FUNDRAISER

    10/19/2015 8:44:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 107 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/19/2015 | TheRightScoop
    nside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, who he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s most serious rival for the party’s nomination. It isn’t Donald Trump, whose withering insults have sought to make Jeb pay a political price for his brother’s presidency. It also isn’t Marco Rubio, Jeb’s former understudy who now poses a serious threat to his establishment support. “I just don’t like the guy,” Bush said Sunday night, according to...
  • A Call to Twitter Arms, Tell W and Jeb what you think ~ Vanity

    10/19/2015 6:05:56 PM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies
    Just heard about W dissing on Ted Cruz during his fundraiser in Denver for his brother Jeb. I have decided to post a twitter to both of the bush fools: @georgewbush I heard you loathe @tedcruz I now fully regret voting for you, TWICE, I will never vote for @JebBush EVER!
  • Trump Touts His Competency Versus Bush 43: ‘World Trade Center Came Down During His Time’

    10/16/2015 12:44:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 241 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/16/15 | Pam Key
    (snip)Exchange as follows: STEPHANIE RUHLE, host: In order to be the president of the United States, you have to be a leader. We have not seen your soft hand. We have seen your offense, but George Bush had to stand in front of America after 9/11, Barack Obama did after Sandy Hook. Help us understand who Donald Trump is as a man. I need to know that you will make us feel a safe and you will make us feel proud.TRUMP: I think I have a bigger heart than all of them. I think I’m much more competent than all...
  • Nigerian Activist on Africa and Presidential Legacies: Bush Fought AIDS, Obama Promoted Homosexual…

    08/05/2015 10:00:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2015 | 6:33 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    President George W. Bush, rather than President Barack Obama, will be best remembered for a legacy of having helped the African people, a Nigerian civil rights activist and attorney said on Tuesday. “President Bush will really be remembered as the president who had the most impact on Africa of the last three presidents,” said Emmanuel Obege. “I think (there’s) no doubt about it.” […] “When President Bush visited Africa he launched an initiative—a presidential emergency program for AIDS relief, which was meant to help combat a major pandemic that was taking so many lives,” Obege said. “And for many of...
  • German media praise ‘clever, curious’ Bush (i.e. Jeb)

    06/16/2015 2:29:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Jun 2015 16:13 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    German media had some enthusiastic words for Jeb Bush after a visit to Berlin last week and his presidential candidacy announcement on Monday, but the press still had trouble distancing him from his less popular brother. […] Jeb Bush has certainly caught the German media’s attention, perhaps more than other Republican candidates due to his family’s history with Germany. “He seems to be getting a lot of press here. Germans tend to prefer him more than some of the others, I believe,” Thomas Leiser, chairman of Republicans Overseas Germany, told The Local. […] The press in Germany also were abuzz...
  • Jeb Bush says Rand Paul ‘wrong’ on ending surveillance laws

    05/30/2015 9:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2015 10:30 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is “wrong” on his efforts to end post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists. Bush, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, called for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act enacted under the presidency of his brother George W. Bush. “What I admire most about my brother was he kept us safe,” Jeb Bush said at a Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser. “And I believe people will respect him for a long time because of that.” […] Bush told reporters before the event that he...
  • George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race [Finally Criticizes Obama]

    04/27/2015 2:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/26/15
    ...President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran should not be lifted... ...He said he was skeptical about lifting sanctions against Iran at a time when its government seemed to be caving in, attendees said, and regretted the leverage the United States would lose as a result of lifting the sanctions. He questioned whether the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, under whom the current framework for a deal has been discussed, represents a new policy or...
  • George W. Bush Admits: Yeah, I’ll be a burden on Jeb in this campaign

    04/16/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Jeb Bush will have a big problem to overcome in a campaign, former President George W. Bush told a health-industry conference yesterday, and he should know. The problem will be “me,” Jeb’s older brother told the audience of 7,000, and even their mother realizes the nature of the burden: “It’s an easy line to say, ‘Haven’t we had enough Bushes?’ After all, even my mother said, ‘Yes,’” the former president told an audience of 7,000 health IT experts here on Wednesday.“That’s why you won’t see me out there, and he doesn’t need to defend me, and he’s totally different...
  • Ted Cruz super PAC $31 million fundraising causes shock and awe (Even former Perry & Dubya donors)

    04/08/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | April 8, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    According to a Wednesday story in Bloomberg, the Ted Cruz for President Campaign has let it be known that a group of super PACs associated with the campaign expects to have $31 million in the bank by Friday. This feat is impressive considering that the Cruz campaign is not even two weeks old, and the super PACs in question were formed just this week. In the political fundraising game, this is what is called shock and awe. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is likely to be the champion fund raiser on the Republican side. But the news of Cruz’s feat,...
  • C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

    02/15/2015 8:31:30 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 49 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | FEB. 15, 2015 | By C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT
    he Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials. The extraordinary arms purchase plan, known as Operation Avarice, began in 2005 and continued into 2006, and the American military deemed it a nonproliferation success. It led to the United States’ acquiring and destroying at least 400 Borak rockets...
  • Mike Huckabee: Jeb Bush More to Right Than His Brother (facepalm)

    01/20/2015 5:05:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 06:53 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee—who’s mulling another run for president—says his potential rival, Jeb Bush, is a lot more conservative than people think—even further to the right than his brother, George W. Bush. Asked Tuesday on The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV whether the former Florida governor was a true conservative, Huckabee said: “Jeb will have a lot of issues that he’ll make front and center. He was an excellent governor of Florida. He was a very conservative governor of Florida. We’ve served contemporaneously during the late ’90s and early part of 2000. So when people say, well, ‘Jeb...
  • Obama Releases Osama bin Laden Adviser Who Vowed to Kill Bush

    01/02/2015 2:21:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 1-2-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    January 2, 2014 Obama Releases Osama bin Laden Adviser Who Vowed to Kill Bush by Daniel Greenfield It’s a shame that the Navy SEALS decided to disobey Obama’s orders and killed Osama, instead of taking him back for trial. If Osama were still alive, Obama would have set him loose. Since Osama is feeding the squid somewhere, Obama had to settle for the next best thing and released a veteran senior terrorist who was also one of his military advisers.After releasing a nuclear terrorist, Obama decided to give the Jihad a New Year’s present by freeing 5 more terrorists. They...
  • George W. Bush says dad pondered skipping 2nd term

    11/08/2014 7:45:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2014 10:34 PM EST | Emily Schmall
    George H.W. Bush seriously considered not running for re-election in 1992 even though he loved his job, according to a new book written by former President George W. Bush. A complimentary account of his dad’s presidency and glimpse into his personal life, “41: A Portrait of my Father,” is scheduled to hit shelves on Tuesday, when the two will make a rare joint appearance at the elder Bush’s presidential library in College Station, Texas. […] George H.W. Bush, now 90, pondered not running for a second term because he felt his role was creating undue scrutiny of his son, Neil...
  • Dubya and Me

    10/03/2014 7:04:05 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 45 replies
    The American Scholar ^ | August 25, 2011 | Walt Harrington
    “What is it like to be president of the United States?” President Bush leaned forward, put his elbows on his knees, and stared at me intently. “Are we off the record?” “Yes.” And he began to talk—and talk and talk for what must have been nearly three hours. I’ve never told anyone the specifics of what he said that night, not even my wife or closest friends. I did not make notes later and have only my memory. In the journalism world, off the record is off the record. But I have repeatedly described the hours as “amazing,” “remarkable,” “stunning.”
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson (Sort of) Admits to Misquoting Bush, Agrees to (Someday) Apologize for It

    09/30/2014 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    After first denying the charge, famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson admitted, in a way, that he misquoted former President George W. Bush and will apologize for the mistake at some point in the future. The hoopla began with a series of articles by The Federalist, a one year old conservative news and opinion website. Wikipedia editors also became part of the controversy after they removed references to the misquotation from its website, and at least one of the editors also wants to remove The Federalist's Wikipedia entry. Tyson, host of Fox's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and director of the Hayden...
  • Bush: I never wanted to be a war-time president

    09/11/2014 1:51:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 4:24 PM EDT | Mark Gillispie
    Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he had a moment of clarity in a Florida elementary school classroom on Sept. 11, 2001, when his chief of staff told him the second World Trade Center tower had been struck by a jetliner and the U.S. was under attack. A young girl was reading aloud at the time, Bush recalled during a paid appearance at a college scholarship luncheon, an event that coincided with the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. He said he realized that morning that his job was to protect the girl, her family and their community....
  • Rep. Kucinich: President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney Should “Absolutely” Be In Jail

    09/09/2014 3:12:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 08, 2014 | (Alan Colmes Show)
    Monday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with former Congressman and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich about what President Obama should do about ISIS, and had some harsh criticism for President Barack Obama and the Bush Administration regarding policy in Iraq. Rep. Kucinich, who is also a Fox News contributor, said the US should not be a policeman for the world and let Syria handle ISIS, and said that President Barack Obama was not as anti-war as he is portrayed. He also said President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should “absolutely” be in jail for their role...
  • Clinton, Bush launching new scholars program

    09/08/2014 2:38:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 3:46 AM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership. The 42nd and 43rd presidents are speaking at an event Monday at the Newseum to announce the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the Clinton, Bush, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential centers. …
  • George W. Bush writes book about father

    07/30/2014 8:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:27 PM EDT | Hillel Italie
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the book, currently untitled, will be released November 11. In 2010, Crown published the younger Bush’s million-selling memoir, “Decision Points.” […] According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son, from George W.’s “childhood in West Texas to his early...
  • In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments

    07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 6, 2014 | Justen Charters
    George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today. In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments:
  • George W. Bush has partial knee replacement

    05/27/2014 10:01:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 12:36 PM EDT
    Former President George W. Bush has successfully had a partial knee replacement in Chicago. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says Bush had the procedure Saturday and returned home to Dallas Monday. Ford said in an email Tuesday that Bush was “doing great” and was able to “get up, walk around, and go up and down stairs just a couple (of) hours after the procedure.” …
  • So George W. Bush isn't a monster, after all

    05/08/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/8/14 | Matt Bai
    If you've just crash-landed from the planet known as Kepler-186f and have no experience with the human life form or its recent history, let me just clarify something for you: George W. Bush was a divisive and unsuccessful president. Economically, internationally, culturally — you name the category of leadership, and the results pretty much range from disappointment to disaster. A CBS News/New York Times poll clocked Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent, which is about as low as you can go in politics without needing a parole officer. You may get confused about this, because lately Bush is enjoying...
  • George W. Bush wants Jeb Bush to run, says he'd be 'great president'

    05/01/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | May 1, 2014 | Daniel Rothberg - Reporting from Washington
    President George W. Bush said his younger brother Jeb Bush would make a “great president,” as speculation builds that the Republican former governor of Florida might mount a run for the White House in 2016. Jeb Bush, a favorite of the Republican establishment, has maintained a high public profile in recent weeks, appearing at GOP fundraising events and weighing in on debates over immigration and education policy. He has publicly backed at least two GOP candidates in 2014 races, including his recent endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari. “I hope Jeb runs,” the former president said during an interview...
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • President George W. Bush Presented with ADL’s Highest Honor

    02/07/2014 5:14:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    ADL website ^ | February 7, 2014 | (Press Release)
    Citing his inspirational leadership in promoting democratic values worldwide when faced with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 during one of the most dramatic and consequential periods in American history; his commitment to securing Israeli-Palestinian peace; and his establishment of the United States’ first Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presented President George W. Bush with its highest honor, the America’s Democratic Legacy Award. The honor was conferred during the opening gala dinner of the League’s National Executive Committee Meeting, held February 6-8 in Palm Beach, Florida. …
  • Tony Blair ‘brokered deal’ blocking IRA victims from suing Libya

    01/26/2014 11:57:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 January 2014 | Adrian Rutherford
    Tony Blair could face legal action amid claims he “connived” with Colonel Gaddafi to block a multi-million pound compensation claim by IRA victims. An email is said to show the former prime minister intervened in a long-running legal action from victims of Libyan-sponsored terrorism. The email suggests Mr. Blair helped to broker an agreement between Gaddafi and US President George W Bush, which saw Libya pay a one-off Ł1 billion in compensation to US victims of terrorism to settle all actions. […] The Libyan regime supplied Semtex for IRA attacks, said to include the 1987 Enniskillen bomb, which killed 11...
  • Inflation Increases 43 Percent More Under Obama Than Bush

    10/30/2013 8:07:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 30, 2013 - 7:49 PM | Ali Meyer
    Since Ben Bernanke has been in control of the Federal Reserve, inflation has increased 43 percent more under President Barack Obama than George W. Bush, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Inflation can be defined as the overall general upward price improvement of goods and services in an economy,” the Bureau said. By evaluating the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, increases in inflation can be evaluated. …
  • Students, faculty to protest Bush award in Denver

    09/09/2013 9:23:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2013 9:05 AM EDT
    Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Denver plan to protest when the university’s international studies school presents an award to former president George W. Bush. … The Josef Korbel School’s decision has outraged many at the school who fault the 43rd president for starting the war in Iraq and allowing the use of torture on prisoners. …
  • Bushes Focus on Immigration Debate to Reclaim Their Influence

    09/04/2013 9:37:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2013 | Ashley Parker
    After years of enormous power and political influence, no member of the Bush family currently holds political office. But as the focus on military action in Syria drags former President George W. Bush’s Iraq war policy back into the spotlight, the Bush family is quietly but forcefully gearing up for another, still-developing debate: The fight on Capitol Hill over a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws—a discussion critical to protecting the Bushes’ legacy on what has, for decades, been a defining issue for them. … For the Bushes, immigration is deeply personal. The family chose to root its political...
  • George W. Bush Undergoes Heart Surgery

    08/06/2013 7:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 08/06/2013 | Greg Janda
    The office of George W. Bush revealed the former president had heart surgery Tuesday morning. According to a press release, doctors discovered a blockage in an artery in Bush's heart during the former president's annual physical examination at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage and successfully completed the surgery Tuesday morning without complication at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Pelosi Heaps Praise On Bush For His ‘Beautiful Words’ On Immigration

    07/13/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 11, 2013 - 2:13 PM | Taylor Knopf
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised former President George W. Bush for the “beautiful words” on immigration voiced by the former president at a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. “In the beautiful words of President Bush, that he spoke about yesterday in his speech and has over time, we have to respect what immigration is to our country. I believe that it is the source of constant reinvigoration of America,” Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, which can be viewed on CSPAN. “I’ve said over and over again that President Bush had...
  • George W. Bush critics howl over honor from University of Denver

    07/10/2013 9:28:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    The debate over George W. Bush’s legacy has erupted into a brawl at the University of Denver over whether to present the former president with an award for his humanitarian work. The Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ plan to honor Mr. Bush at a Sept. 9 fundraising dinner touched off a petition drive last month by a recent graduate, who is urging the university to “choose an alternative recipient.” The school originally planned to honor Mr. Bush with its Improving the Human Condition Award, according to an invitation posted on the university’s website. After a spate of publicity surrounding...
  • Bush More Popular than Obama (new Gallup polls)

    06/11/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11 June 2013, 1:19 PM EDT | John Nolte
    In a Gallup tracking poll released Tuesday, former-President George W. Bush currently stands with a favorability rating of 49%, compared to 46% who see the 43rd president unfavorably. Meanwhile, another Gallup poll shows President Obama with only a 47% approval rating, with 44% disapproving. …
  • Rand Paul on Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing: ‘Barack Obama and George Bush Were Lucky’

    04/14/2013 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 12, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he has introduced a bill to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing for drug use and told the story of two young men—Barack Obama and George W. Bush—who were said to use drugs but did not go to jail. “In this story, both young men were extraordinarily lucky. Both young men were not caught using illegal drugs, and they weren’t imprisoned. Instead, they went on to become presidents of the United States. Barack Obama and George Bush were lucky,” Paul said in a speech at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, DC. “The law...
  • Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney

    03/19/2013 2:16:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday that the Republican establishment had given America a series of losers as presidential candidates over the last two decades—and the last time they picked a winner, George W. Bush, he was a bigger spender than the Democrats. “Why is it that the establishment has given us this bunch of losers?” Schlafly said. “The establishment has given us a whole series of losers: Bob Dole and John McCain and Mitt Romney.” … Schlafly said the establishment wants candidates that “will only talk about economic issues” and not social or...
  • Jeb Bush: There Is No ‘Bush Fatigue’ in America (Video)

    03/10/2013 8:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that there is no Bush fatigue in America. Chris Wallace: Do you think there would be any Bush baggage? Do you think that would be a problem? Jeb Bush: No. I don’t think there is any Bush baggage at all. I love my brother. I’m proud of his accomplishments. I love my dad. I am proud to be a Bush. And, if I run for president, it’s not because there is something in my DNA that compels me to do it...
  • Former Bush staffer: GOP should be ‘outspoken’ advocate for gay marriage (Guess who?)

    03/04/2013 5:30:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MSNBC's Morning Joe ^ | March 4, 2013 | Drew Katchen
    Last Thursday, in a sign that the GOP is recalibrating its image after 2012, 100 prominent Republicans (many of whom are no longer serving in office) signed a friend-of-the-court brief seeking to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which effectively banned same-sex marriage in the state shortly after it became legal. The brief states the opinion that marriage is a constitutional right for gay couples—a position that goes beyond even President Obama’s stance on marriage equality. One of the signers, former communications chief for George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain–Palin campaign Nicolle Wallace, joined Morning Joe Monday morning to...
  • What Bush email hacker faces: The Palin Precedent

    02/08/2013 3:09:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Network World's Buzz Blog ^ | February 8, 2013 | Paul McNamara
    A year behind bars: That's what David Kernell received for guessing his way into the private email account of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008. So that would certainly be the starting point for penalties due the perpetrator of this latest invasion of privacy against the politically powerful. From a lengthy account by The Smoking Gun (that includes private Bush family photos and information, if you'd rather not be party to seeing that stuff): The apparent hack of several e-mail accounts has exposed personal photos and sensitive correspondence from members of the Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents,...
  • George W. Bush Reconsidered (Some perspective on the much-derided 43rd president)

    01/02/2013 7:10:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    George W. Bush left office in January 2009 with one of the lowest job-approval ratings for a president (34 percent) since Gallup started compiling them — as compared to Harry Truman’s low of 32 percent, Richard Nixon’s of 24 percent, and Jimmy Carter’s of 34 percent — and to the general derision of the media. At times the venom accorded Bush in popular culture reached absurd — and even sick — levels. Alfred A. Knopf, for example, infamously published Nicholson Baker’s Checkpoint, a pathetic riff on shooting Bush. Gabriel Range’s unhinged 2006 “docudrama,” The Death of a President, focused on...
  • 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...
  • Poll: George W. Bush is gaining in popularity

    06/27/2012 5:16:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2012 | Erikas Johnsen
    I've always thought that history is going to be kind to President George W. Bush. While that whole "compassionate conservatism" thing and its derivative policies drive me nuts (what does that imply ... that I'm otherwise not compassionate? False, ugh!), I think his humility and good-faith efforts will eventually earn him much more widespread respect than he received when he was in office.Despite President Obama's best attempts at a no-holds-barred blame-Bush approach --- from continued economic doldrums to Fast and Furious gunwalking tactics, there seems to be no problem that President Obama didn't "inherit" --- it appears that Americans are...
  • Great clip of Dubya at portrait unveiling (original title woulnd't fit the title bar, too long)

    05/31/2012 12:37:00 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 36 replies
    At the unveiling ceremony of his official portrait at the White House today, former President George W. Bush got off some great one-liners!
  • Former President George W. Bush says ride 'uplifting'(honoring veterans)

    04/29/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies
    “Riding with our vets is an uplifting experience,” Bush said. “It is an awesome feeling and an honor to be here with them.” Bush spent about a half-hour speaking with riders and taking photographs before traveling in his motorcade to the Courtyard by Marriott at the Historic Fisk Building in downtown Amarillo. The three-day event is a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride aimed at honoring veterans seriously wounded in the war on terrorism as well as support groups. The ex-president pedaled along 13.3 miles of rugged canyon trails with about 20 veterans, many them riding with prosthetic arms or legs, as...
  • Will Roberts be final nail in Bush's coffin?

    03/23/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 74 replies · 4+ views
    The Examiner ^ | March 22, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    President Bush's list of domestic accomplishments is already pretty thin. No Child Left Behind is now universally despised among conservative activists. Medicare Part D epitomized Bush's big spending ways and arguably paved the way for Obamacare. And even Bush's tax cuts are looking to be pretty temporary in nature. The one saving grace Bush still has on the domestic front is the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sam Alito have so far proved to be good reliable conservative votes. But all that may change after Obamacare hits the Supreme Court. Almost everybody assumes that Justices Clarence Thomas,...