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  • Maybe the truth is that Jeb Bush really doesn’t want to run; after all he’s acting that way

    04/22/2015 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Most of the time politics is a game played on several layers and to paraphrase the great line from the movie Chinatown, nobody really knows what goes on in politics which brings us to Jeb Bush. As the younger, better looking and more “conservative” son in the Bush family Jeb has been pushed toward a run at the presidency. The talk started early in his tenure as Florida’s governor. Conservatives that never warmed to George W. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” longed for the real thing. The conservative blogosphere asked if we didn’t elect the wrong Bush. Now we are approaching 2016...
  • 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,...
  • Bomb suspect killed self; blasted Rove, Cheney and Bush in note

    01/01/2009 11:55:24 AM PST · by Patrick1 · 16 replies · 598+ views
    Al-AP ^ | 01/01/09 | Patrick1
    ASPEN — A man who left bomb threats and homemade bombs around Aspen on New Year's Eve shot and killed himself in his car a few hours after his threats cleared much of the resort town, Aspen Police said. Assistant Aspen Police Chief Bill Linn said James Chester Blanning, 72, walked into two Aspen banks Wednesday afternoon and left packages wrapped in holiday paper along with notes saying the boxes contained bombs. The notes threatened "mass death" and demanded $60,000 cash, along with criticisms of President George Bush, Linn said.
  • Women from Sierra Leone 'sold like slaves' into domestic work in Kuwait

    04/03/2015 3:28:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2.Apr.2015 | Pete Pattison
    In the basement of an old tower block near Kuwait City, recruitment agents brandish files full of healthy, work-ready domestic workers. “Choose the one you want,” says one agent with a smile. “I will give you a hundred days’ guarantee. If you don’t like her you can send her back.” ..Women from Sierra Leone formerly employed as domestic workers in private Kuwaiti households said they had been “sold like slaves” by recruitment agents to families in the Kuwaiti capital and then resold multiple times. “You have to work 24 hours [with] no day off. You can never leave the house...
  • NY Times Crops George and Laura Bush Out of Front-Page Photo of Selma Anniversary

    03/08/2015 10:41:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor alerted us that Ben Smith of the Daily Signal tweeted out a shocking visual: the New York Times front page on Sunday cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of its photo of a Selma anniversary march. They cropped it just to include President Obama. (Notice the Bushes didn't try to crowd right next to the president to get into the frame.) And a fuller shot: The online story by Peter Baker and Richard Fausset doesn't have column-inch limitations, but its photo, too, excludes the Bushes. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/obama-in-selma-for-edmund-pettus-bridge-attack-anniversary.html?_r=0
  • 23 Republicans at Selma despite media claims of zero

    03/08/2015 5:24:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Yesterday, the media and leftists kept whining about there being zero Republicans at Selma for the anniversary march. As is typical for the media and leftist progressives, there were actually 23 Republicans in attendance yesterday. Even George W. Bush, the devil to the media and the left was at the march, though you wouldn’t know it if you saw today’s New York Times with George Bush and Laura Bush cropped out of their photo.
  • What’s Missing from This New York Times Frontpage on the Selma March Speaks Volumes

    03/08/2015 5:08:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 03/08/2015 | Kyle Becker
    The New York Times commemorated the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Alabama by running a frontpage photo that is raising some questions.The paper of record, the anointed gold standard of journalistic integrity, appears to be playing games with its audience by conveniently cropping out a long-time political foe of the newspaper: President George W. Bush.Here is a wider angle photo of the marchers in Selma, Alabama, as reported by Newsbusters. Look below. And here is a “more inclusive” photo with all the prominent figures included (as noted by Ben Smith, not of Buzzfeed fame): If you peer down to the...
  • Is the parrot media walking into a “Willie Horton” trap over Giuliani’s remarks about Obama?

    02/25/2015 8:54:52 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The legend of Floyd Brown lives on! During the 1988 presidential campaign a young and very clever Floyd Brown put together a brief TV spot showing people how Michael Dukakis the Democrat candidate had endangered the people of his home state – Massachusetts- by allowing a murderer out of prison on a furlough. Under ordinary circumstances, had this fact been pointed out in print or mentioned in a recorded interview even something as outrageous as this would have been buried by the Democrats’ parrot media. But that is not what happened. The clever Mister Brown had actually set a trap...
  • 25 Held in Slaying Of Iraqi Sunni Chief Suspects Include Head of Security Detail

    09/23/2007 4:58:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 223+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2007
    BAGHDAD, Sept. 22 -- The U.S. military on Saturday confirmed the arrests of 25 suspects in the assassination of a tribal leader who had allied himself with the United States and unified Sunni groups against the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq. The suspects were detained by the Iraqi police and include the head of the security detail that was supposed to protect Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, who was killed in a bombing Sept. 13, according to Lt. Col. Jubeir Rashid, an Iraqi police officer in Anbar province. The killing of Abu Risha, just 10 days after he met with President...
  • If Hillary Clinton wins in 2016, who will dare use ‘old woman’ as an insult?

    01/03/2015 7:10:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | January 2, 2015 | Jonathan Freedland
    Making it to the White House will shift prejudices not only in America, but far beyond. Hillary Clinton was on my mind even before word came of the death of Mario Cuomo. The former governor of New York will be remembered by those who have long forgotten, or never knew, his record running that state chiefly for his oratory and his knack for an enduring phrase. Eight minutes spent on YouTube watching his 1984 rebuttal of Ronald Reagan’s depiction of the US as a “shining city on a hill” will not be wasted. It was Cuomo who memorably told us:...
  • Caption this old picture of Jeb and Dubya (circa 1980's)

    12/29/2014 12:41:47 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
  • Who was the conservative favorite in 1988?

    12/17/2014 4:31:44 AM PST · by LT Brass Bancroft · 43 replies
    I was only 11, so I was wondering who was the preferred candidate of those of us who were old enough to vote back then. Of course H.W. Bush won the nomination. I remember Bob Dole, Pat Robertson, Peter DuPont, and I think Jack Kemp running. Did Bush have trouble convincing conservatives to vote for him, or did everyone just figure that if he was good enough to be Reagan's Vice President, he was good enough for the nomination?
  • Are Conservatives and Socialists ‘Brothers’? George W. Bush Calls Bill Clinton His ‘Brother’

    12/01/2014 5:42:25 PM PST · by juliosevero · 31 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Are Conservatives and Socialists ‘Brothers’? George W. Bush Calls Bill Clinton His ‘Brother’ By Julio Severo George W. Bush has described Bill Clinton as a ‘brother from another mother’ in a gushing interview about their surprising friendship, according to Daily Mail. He added that his own father ‘serves as a father figure’ to Clinton, who pushed the elder Bush out of office in 1992. The Daily Mail reported that after becoming president, Clinton frequently sought Bush Sr.’s advice, just as Bush Jr. did with Clinton when he was elected America’s 43rd president. Did these mutual advices include abortion and...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Twenty One

    10/28/2014 10:20:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 1992 George H. W. Bush’s double cross on his promise of “Read my lips! No new taxes!” combined with the damage done to him by H. Ross Perrot’s third party candidacy, opened the door to the White House for Democrat Bill Clinton, a man devoid of morals or any redeeming qualities. The sexual stuff Bill Clinton turned the Oval Office back into the virtual bordello it had been when Lyndon Johnson was using it as his personal sexual hunting grounds. The most famous episodes in Clintons ongoing degradation of women and our White House involved a 22 year old...
  • Bush in 2007 delivered eerily accurate warning about Iraq unrest [Video]

    09/11/2014 11:55:19 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2014 | The Kelly File
    A prophetic warning from then-President George W. Bush before he left office about what would happen if the U.S. withdrew troops from Iraq too soon is getting new attention in light of the Islamic State’s gains, as each of his predictions appears to be coming true. Bush, as discussed on "The Kelly File," made the remarks in the White House briefing room on July 12, 2007, as he argued against those who sought an immediate troop withdrawal.   “To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the...
  • Remember When President Bush Gave Up Golf?

    08/22/2014 11:41:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 23, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf,” Bush said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.” “And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong message,” Bush said.
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 99 replies
    Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather's producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries. - See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-redford-play-dan-rather-717476#sthash.Y0QB620e.dpuf
  • The First President Bush Gets Award from Harvard for Raising Taxes; Like Father, Like Son?

    05/11/2014 11:59:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/11/2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The establishment fervently believes that more money should come to Washington so that politicians have greater ability to buy votes. That’s why statists from both parties are so viscerally hostile to Grover Norquist’s no-tax-hike pledge. They view it as an obstacle to bigger government. And it also explains why politicians who raise taxes are showered with praise, especially when they are Republicans who break their promises and betray taxpayers. Which is why President George H.W. Bush was just awarded a “profiles in courage” award for raising taxes and breaking his read-my-lips promise by the crowd at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Here’s...
  • U.S. Believes Russian Forces Land in Ukraine (Fmr. Georgia Pres says Bush stopped Putin in 2008)

    03/01/2014 10:11:38 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    Out Front w/Erin Burnett CNN Transcripts ^ | February 28, 2014 | Mikheil Saakashvili
    MIKHEIL SAAKASHVILI, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA: No, I'm not surprised. Actually, Georgia was invaded by a large-scale Russian army. I was warning prior to the invasion. Georgia will come and then the new Ukraine will come. Putin is following his blueprint all the way through and actually coincidentally it happened both times during the times of the Olympic. SAAKASHVILI: One thing should be known. In Georgia in 2008 after the reaction was quite late, Putin was stopped at the entrance of our capital by a huge unit who showed, but the international community outcry. George Bush sent...
  • President George W. Bush Fights to Take ‘Disorder’ Out of PTSD

    02/23/2014 3:01:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sunday, February 23, 2014 | Freda Kahen-Kashi
    President Bush is front and center in the news this week, a position he hasn’t frequently occupied since leaving office five years ago, stepping back into the spotlight to shine a spotlight of his own on post-9/11 veterans and his fight to take the “Disorder” out of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “We’re getting rid of the D,” he said. “PTS is an injury; it’s not a disorder. The problem is when you call it a disorder, [veterans] don’t think they can be treated. “An employer says, ‘I don’t want to hire somebody with a disorder.’ And so our mission tomorrow is...
  • IOC President takes verbal jab at former President Bush

    02/08/2014 9:30:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/08/14
    **SNIP** The Salt Lake Games were held less than five months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Bush prefaced his declaration with a few non-scripted patriotic words: "On behalf of a proud, determined and grateful nation, I declare open the games of Salt Lake City, celebrating the Winter Games." Said Bach: "All the other heads of state respected the charter and I'm absolutely sure the charter will be respected tonight." Putin stayed true to the text, saying in Russian: "I declare open the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi."
  • Notebook: Obamas, Bushes in close quarters (Barf Alert)

    12/10/2013 7:03:14 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2013 8:57 PM (ET) | JULIE PACE
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - A joint wave from the Air Force One, a shared dinner, and a long flight home. President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush shared quality time Tuesday as they returned from Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa. Reconciliation was in the air. Bush and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, had round-trip passage with Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for the service, an international "who's who" of current and former international political leaders.
  • Republicans have way to protest party's takeover by religious right

    03/30/2005 8:45:00 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 269 replies · 6,687+ views
    Omaha World Herald/Omaha.com ^ | 3-27-05 | Harold Andersen
    the (relatively silent) majority of Americans feel(s) that the most compassionate treatment for Terri Schiavo - as well as the proper legal course of action - is to let her vegetative existence end, as advocated by her legal guardian, her husband. For Republicans who consider their party a captive of the religious right on matters like medical research and right-to-die legislation and now legislative intrusion into the judicial system, there is a way to at least feel more comfortable with their political consciences. That way is to leave a party whose leadership is currently attempting to leave behind in the...
  • Jenna Bush: Hillary Clinton and I are 'related' through 'Uncle' Bill

    10/04/2013 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2013 | Ashley Collman
    Here's some family ties you may just be learning about: apparently Jenna Bush-Hager is related to Hillary Clinton. At least, that's what the former first-daughter said at a benefit for the Save the Children organization in New York earlier this week. Jenna was the emcee of the gala and spoke about the family ties she had with one of the evening's honorees -former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 'I'm not sure if you know this, but Secretary Clinton and I are actually related,' Jenna announced. 'Yes, she's married to by uncle Bill. Uncle Bill has become so close with my...
  • George W. Bush to speak at Dallas immigration event

    07/07/2013 11:22:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/5/13 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    President Barack Obama may be most linked to overhauling immigration policy, but on Wednesday, his predecessor, George W. Bush, will have a chance to weigh in on the issue. Bush will deliver opening remarks at a citizenship ceremony and immigration forum at his Dallas presidential center.
  • Former President George W. Bush hails push for comprehensive immigration reform

    07/07/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 162 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/7/13 | S.A. MILLER
    Former President George W. Bush today cheered on the “progress” in pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress. “The legislative process can be ugly,” Bush said with a chuckle in an interview aired today on ABC’s “This Week.” “But it looks like they're making some progress.”
  • Bush on What He and Obama Discussed in Africa: 'What a Big Pain the Press Is'

    07/07/2013 10:30:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Bush on What He and Obama Discussed in Africa: 'What a Big Pain the Press Is' By Noel Sheppard Created 07/07/2013 - 12:54pm By Noel Sheppard | July 07, 2013 | 12:54 A A Noel Sheppard's picture Former President George W. Bush had a marvelous line during his interview aired on ABC's This Week Sunday. Asked by Jonathan Karl what he and President Obama discussed in Africa last week when the cameras weren't rolling, Bush replied, "What a big pain the press is" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JONATHAN KARL (voice-over): It was the rarest of road trips. PRESIDENT...
  • George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies

    07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 163 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Chris Good
    President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.” Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values. “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week. In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president...
  • The examples pile up: Barack Obama treats veterans like dirt

    06/05/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Recently, although he failed to return a Marine guard’s salute, Barack Obama later approached the Marine and “shook hands” with him had a brief conversation with him. The follow up “handshake” part of the story was not reported and many on the Right mistakenly howled at the “insult.” This brief and otherwise meaningless “gotcha” moment allowed a half-witted liberal blogger named Charles Johnson to gloat and laugh at conservatives who had jumped on the story. Score one for the Left. Nevertheless, the genuine insults Obama heaps on veterans each day far out-number this small minded “victory” in the Left’s war...
  • When Everyone Agreed About Iraq

    03/17/2013 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 4 replies
    When Everyone Agreed About Iraq For years before the war, a bipartisan consensus thought Saddam possessed WMD. By STEPHEN F. KNOTT At 5:34 a.m. on March 20, 2003, American, British and other allied forces invaded Iraq. One of the most divisive conflicts in the nation's history would soon be labeled " Bush's War." The overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime became official U.S. policy in 1998, when President Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act—a bill passed 360-38 by the House of Representatives and by unanimous consent in the Senate. The law called for training and equipping Iraqi dissidents to overthrow Saddam...
  • Former First Dog Barney Bush passes away at age 12

    02/01/2013 4:10:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ^ | february 1, 2013 | Tom Benning
    Former First Dog Barney Bush — a black Scottish terrier known for chasing golf balls and taking America on video tours of the White House — has passed away after a battle with lymphoma. He was 12. Former President George W. Bush announced on Friday the passing of the “little fellow,” saying in a news release that “after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness.” “Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” said Bush, who also released Friday an oil painting he did of Barney. “He...
  • Barack Obama's war on America's fresh water supply: China is buying up Lake Michigan!

    09/07/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 88 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Barack Obama is keeping his promise to lower the sea levels, and he’s starting with the drought plagued Midwest where Lake Michigan water is being shipped by the boat loads over to China! By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 million to $1.8 million per day profit. By draining the precious jewel of the Great Lakes in the middle of America, our federal water managers are allowing the export of our water out...
  • Flying Pigs Alert: Pro-Pot Publication Praises Bush; Slams Obama

    07/14/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps President Obama figures that pot smokers are so spaced out that they will float into the voting booths this November and automatically vote for him no matter how harshly his federal prosecutors crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries. If that is his assumption he might be in for a rude shock. On the heels of the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the country, Harborside Health Center which was featured in the Discovery Channel's "Weed Wars" last year, being targeted for closure by prosecutors, the pro marijuana publication of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) published an...
  • The Tea Party Is Not Racist

    07/07/2012 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Sark · 10 replies
    Since the Tea Party exploded onto the political scene a few years ago, critics have derided it as a movement full of racists. This is a bizarre notion, since the Tea Party originally began in response to the bank bailouts of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which created the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). As you might remember, this bill was passed under President George W. Bush, not President Barack Obama.
  • The Inside Story: Why a Ron Paul Disciple Left His Ranks

    David Bahnsen of Newport Beach, California is a Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley, and also serves on the Board of Advisers of the California Recovery Project with Dr. Arthur Laffer. Bahnsen has abandoned his earlier support of the Ron Paul crusade, and now describes himself as an "economically literate Republican." He is the author of "The Undiscerning and Dangerous Appreciation of Ron Paul." Bahnsen says "It is the ironic that Ron Paul's alleged praiseworthiness comes from his devotion to the Constitution, when in fact, he has emphatically rejected it." Bahnsen has many family and business connections with libertarians. His...
  • Alongside Obama, George W. Bush Steals the WH Show

    05/31/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    ABC Nes/AP ^ | May 31, 2012 | JULIE PACE
    It's Barack Obama's house now, but his predecessor and political foil, George W. Bush, stole the show at the White House on Thursday with his wisecracks and grin. "Thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging," the former president said, referring to members of his family and former staff, invited back to the executive mansion for the unveiling of his and Laura Bush's official portraits. "Behave yourselves," he jokingly admonished his crowd. Bush told the current president he was pleased to know "that when you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you...
  • Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt

    03/31/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    AutoGuide.com ^ | March 31, 2012
    Who would have thought it? Given the flack the Chevy Volt has received at Republican hands over the last few months, former Republican president George H. W. Bush dealt the Volt attackers a serious blow, deciding to purchase one of GM’s extended range electric cars. The Volt, which has become a symbol of all that’s wrong with the Obama administration according to a number of conservatives, might finally be getting a break. In addition to Bush Sr.’s purchase of a Volt (for his son Neil), there’s growing sentiment among the right that the car might not be that bad after...
  • So Mitt’s got the most delegates? Done deal?

    03/01/2012 3:26:53 PM PST · by landsbaum · 21 replies
    We want to share a headline from an ABC News-Harris press release from March 10, 1980. The latest poll was summed up thus: . . .
  • Obama meets with Jeb Bush, George H.W. Bush (WH calls visit "personal". Hmmmmm

    01/29/2012 6:11:28 PM PST · by jmax · 59 replies
    suntimes ^ | January 28, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    President Barack Obama met with former President George H.W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Oval Office on Friday--a visit not put on his public schedule later described as "personal" by the White House.
  • Carney "Blames Bush" To Defend Recess Appointment Of Cordray (video)

    01/05/2012 3:34:31 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    When White House press secretary Jay Carney uses the phrase "the previous administration" it is usually an opportunity for him to point out that President Obama "inherited" problems and a poor economy from former President Bush. However, at today's press briefing, Carney was more than happy to cite the Bush administration when it came to explaining President Obama's recent recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the watchdog Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Elder Bush Tells Paper Romney Is ‘Best Choice’

    12/22/2011 5:06:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-12-22 | Michael D. Shear & Katharine Q. Seelye
    Former president George H. W. Bush offered an informal endorsement of Mitt Romney in remarks published Thursday, saying that Mr. Romney “is the best choice for us.” The former president told reporters for The Houston Chronicle that he supported Mr. Romney because of his “stability, experience, principles. He’s a fine person,” Mr. Bush, 87, said. “I just think he’s mature and reasonable – not a bomb-thrower.” The paper reported the comments, made this week, on its Web site Thursday afternoon. A spokesman for Mr. Bush confirmed the accuracy of the comments and said they fully reflect the views of the...
  • Amnesty International: Hey, you know who you should arrest? (Not everyone missing Dubya yet) )

    12/02/2011 6:39:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    George W. Bush is hitting the road, traveling overseas to Africa in an effort to promote health initiatives com batting cancer and AIDS. But while he’s there, human rights group Amnesty International has a suggestion for several government representatives. “Say… this might be a good time to lock that guy up.”The Bush team isn’t pleased. Former members of the George W. Bush administration assailed Amnesty International Thursday for demanding the former president’s arrest while he and his family are in Africa, calling Amnesty’s campaign at best a form of “harassment” and at worst a threat. The world’s largest human rights...
  • NYT‘s Thomas Friedman Gives Obama High Marks For ‘Fulfilling Bush’s Foreign Policy’

    11/14/2011 9:30:31 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-14-11 | Alex Alvarez
    The New York Times‘ Thomas Friedman told The McLaughlin Group host John McLaughlin that he gives President Barack Obama high marks… for following through on a certain previous president’s foreign policy plans. Can you guess whose? Said Friedman: I’d give Obama high marks for fulfilling Bush’s foreign policy. I think he’s been very good at executing Bush’s foreign policy, particularly the war on terrorism. Been very focused. He’s I think brought power to bear in a very smart way. He’s gotten the people he needed getting. In terms of his own foreign policy, I’d agree with Mort. I think it’s...
  • Condi reveals the moment she thought President Bush had been lethally poisoned after 9/11

    11/01/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Lydia Warren
    Condoleezza Rice has revealed the moment she thought that she and President George W. Bush had suffered deadly botulism poisoning. In her new book, the former secretary of state reveals that in the weeks following 9/11, there were scares over smallpox and radioactive attacks on Washington – and a potential poisonous toxin attack on the White House. She was on a trip to a summit meeting in China with Bush when former-Vice President Dick Cheney delivered the blow via a secure video conference line. In an interview with ABC News, Ms Rice explained: ‘The vice president came on the screen...
  • VIDEO: "Occupy Denver" protester on George Bush and his administration: "Hang them and shoot them"

    10/14/2011 9:38:08 PM PDT · by martosko · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/15/2011 | Kelly Maher
    VIDEO at LINK: This young University of Colorado student and "Occupy Denver" protester may appear too young to have much life experience, but yessir — he’s mad as hell and he isn’t going to take it anymore. “There’s a lot of stuff that needs to change,” our boy says, “and if it doesn’t, violent revolution will come.” How to change things for the better? Apparently it just takes a box of bullets and some rope. “If you get the thirteen families that own the world, including George Bush and his administration," he says to our video blogger, "get them in...
  • What George Bush Thought of Mohammed (First published Oct 2009)

    10/10/2011 6:10:06 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 25, 2009 | Daniel Greenfield
    By George Bush I don't mean the 41st or 43rd Presidents of the United States, but the 19th century clergyman and historian George Bush, who was also the author of the first American biography of Mohammed. Bush was also the great-grand uncle of the 41st President, and the great-great grand uncle of the 43rd President. But his views on Islam were significantly different than those of his more Saudi friendly modern day relations. George Bush was one of the more famous ministers of his day, a biblical scholar, a liberal and controversial thinker. And while his biography of Mohammed was...
  • George W. Bush: 'One of My Objectives Is to Make Sure' Americans Never Forget Our Troops

    10/09/2011 12:20:19 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 28 replies · 1+ views
    DALLAS (AP) — George W. Bush says that after eight years in the White House, he's happy to be back home in Texas and out of the spotlight. But the former commander-in-chief tells The Associated Press there's one aspect of his presidency he still misses: interaction with U.S. troops. And Bush, who sent them to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says that despite his desire to remain largely out of the public eye, he wants to make sure veterans and military members know they still have his support. "I was a little concerned that our veterans don't think that I...
  • The Man in the Middle Puts George W. Bush in the Forefront

    09/28/2011 7:40:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    As time passes, and the distance between George W. Bush’s presidency and the present grows, we can gauge his biggest decisions and his fortitude with greater circumspection. And the deeper understanding that comes through time helps us see that many of the decisions that elicited the most outrage while he was in office have proven, with time, to be some of his best. Moreover, from the perspective of the highly secularized administration occupying the presidency today, it’s surreal to reflect on how important President Bush’s faith was to him and to those around him. As well as how focused and...
  • 9/11 TRIBUTE BUSH NARRATION

    09/11/2011 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Siena Dreaming · 7 replies
    This is a tribute with the comforting words of President Bush throughout.