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  • Bill Clinton, George W. Bush to appear together in Little Rock

    07/13/2016 2:24:10 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2016 | Dan Merica
    Former President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will appear together in Little Rock on Thursday during the graduation of a leadership program launched by the duo in 2014. The graduation of the 61 members from the 2016 Class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program will feature a discussion with Bush, Clinton and Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister. The 42nd and 43rd presidents have a close relationship despite past political tensions. Clinton defeated Bush's father, President George H.W. Bush, in 1992. And in 2000 George W. Bush ran for president promising to bring "honor and dignity to the...
  • The Perot-Myth and the Bush Family

    06/19/2016 9:39:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 47 replies
    vanity | self
    Since 1992, Republicans have been smarting their loss by claiming that Ross Perot stole enough votes to elect Bill Clinton. Even as much as the loyal opposition seeks to demystify the winner's victory, the Perot-elected-Clinton lie has only served to force the GOP to adopt pro-immigrant pro-big-gov narratives. Perot was more liberal than Slick Willie himself. http://www.ontheissues.org/Ross_Perot.htm He was pro-abortion, pro-homo, and for tax hikes on fossil fuel, the driver of American jobs. Bush I's job approvals in 1992 were as low than Jimmy Carter's in 1980 http://spectator.org/63682_bushioisie-wrong-ross-perot-didnt-cost-ghw-bush-white-house-1992/ http://www.gallup.com/poll/116677/presidential-approval-ratings-gallup-historical-statistics-trends.aspx Of course Bush was 1000x better than Surrender Monkey Dhimmi, but...
  • We’re All Victims On This Bus; I Blame Bush

    04/03/2016 7:17:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-3-2016 | MOTUS
    I see where Hillary blamed current voter anger and unrest on the George W. Bush recession, (some things never seem to get old);And Trump warned that we’re headed towards another yuuge recession. Should that actually happen it will be blamed on George W. Bush too, as we’re not allowed to blame anything on American’s First Real Black President, or, by extension, any Democrat. To do so would clearly consist of a racist microaggresion – which in case you haven’t noticed is the new shorthand for the old  “dog whistle.” While the dog whistle proved useful in the past 2 presidential...
  • Why bringing George W. Bush back is bad news for the Republican Party

    02/18/2016 6:15:25 AM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Rare ^ | Febrary 17, 2016 | W. James Antle III
    Whatever it portends for Jeb Bush's struggling 2016 White House bid, George W. Bush's return to the campaign trail is bad news for the Republican Party. The former president and former Florida governor headlined a joint rally Monday in South Carolina. The state helped George H.W. Bush finish off Bob Dole in 1988 and set Bush 43 on his path to the nomination after a disappointing loss in New Hampshire in 2000. Jeb is hoping the third time's a charm...
  • Watch Donald Trump tell Jeb Bush to shut up

    02/07/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/7/16 | German Lopez
    Donald Trump doesn't like being interrupted. At the Republican debate on Saturday, when Jeb Bush broke into one of Trump's answers, Trump turned around and shushed Bush. This was a continuation of how Trump has long handled Bush, often verbally bullying the Florida governor and characterizing him as weak. But this was also during a particularly tense conversation over eminent domain, in which the government takes over private property for other purposes. Trump defended the practice - specifically, calling it necessary to build roads and other infrastructure.
  • Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win (Drudge Siren)

    11/12/2015 5:07:52 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 176 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015
    Less than three months before the kick-off Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.
  • Veterans taking tour thrilled as beloved commander in chief pops in for surprise visit

    11/11/2015 3:07:57 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Psyche. It looks like the Oval Office! But of course, it’s the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. This is where a group of veterans were getting a tour on Veterans Day this morning when, much to their surprise, President Bush 43 himself popped and personally greeted the surprised and very pleased group. I really don’t need to say a lot about this, but I just want to remind you: For all the prattling from the left and their media mouthpieces about how Bush cavalierly put our fighting men and women in harm’s way, the truth is that the...
  • GEORGE H. W. BUSH: I HAVE "MELLOWED" ON GAY MARRIAGE

    11/10/2015 10:10:03 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 110 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11-5-15 | Sam Levine
    Former President George H.W. Bush has moderated his views on same-sex marriage since seeking the White House, according to a new biography. Bush said in his audio diary before his 1988 presidential campaign that Americans "didn't want same-sex marriage codified," according to The New York Times. But after he served as an official witness at a 2013 same-sex wedding, he sent his biographer, Jon Meacham, a note to clarify that his views had changed....
  • George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2015 | David Graham
    One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” the elder Bush said of the man who served as his secretary of defense. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys...
  • 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...
  • Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the Bush White House tried to ‘silence’ his Iraq War opposition

    10/21/2015 10:24:05 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 Oct 15 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    This Trump brag line goes like this: He had the vision and foresight to oppose the Iraq War ahead of the invasion in 2003. His opposition was so vocal, and his reach so great, that the White House approached him and asked him to tone it down. Really? We examined the slim evidence. The Facts At The Fact Checker, we place the burden of proof on the speaker. Trump has not responded to repeated requests by us or other media outlets for proof of his early opposition to the invasion. Military action began on March 20, 2003. An extensive review...
  • Trump Embraces Conspiracy Theory On The Sept. 11th Attacks

    10/21/2015 11:43:51 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 129 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/20/2015 | Unknown
    Election '16: Donald Trump charges that President George W. Bush "knew in advance" of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Promoting the Obama birther conspiracy was bad enough, but this is beyond the pale. There may not be a historical precedent to a major presidential candidate accusing his own party's last president of knowingly allowing an enemy to attack America, killing thousands. Negligence bordering on treason: This is the charge Donald Trump is making against George W. Bush. Trump told CNN on Tuesday, "George Tenet, the CIA Director, knew in advance that there would be an attack, and he said so...
  • George P. Bush, Texas land commissioner and Jeb's son, hired most of staff in legally suspect way

    10/20/2015 5:26:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/20/15 | Peter Weber
    Last week, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush responded to criticism from his predecessor that he had replaced nonpartisan bureaucrats at the General Land Office with loyalists by explaining that many of the employees that he inherited in January were making too much money. "We're going to try our best to make it more objective, more fair, based about not your relationships, but based upon what you bring to the table," he said of his office, which oversees 13 million acres of Texas public lands, including leasing mineral rights to oil and gas companies. On Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported...
  • Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq (tr)

    10/17/2015 8:14:36 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:49 EST, 17 October 2015 | Glen Owen and William Lowther
    A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War. The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion started. It flies in the face of the Prime Minister’s public claims at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis. He told voters: ‘We’re not proposing military action’ – in direct contrast to what the secret email now reveals.
  • Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 Was 'Manipulated' [UK Shadow Prime Minister Says It Was A Hoax!!]

    09/25/2015 7:04:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 Was 'Manipulated' In comments that will raise questions about his suitability to lead the Labour Party, Mr Corbyn appeared to blame George Bush and Tony Blair for using the September 11 attacks in New York to allow them to go to war By Peter Dominiczak 25 Sep 2015 Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that 9/11 was "manipulated" to make it look like Osama Bin Laden was responsible to allow the West to go to war in Afghanistan.
  • Jeb Bush calls new TV ad ‘disgraceful’ for attacking his defense of George W. Bush

    09/20/2015 4:34:45 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush thinks that a new television ad is "disgraceful" for suggesting that his brother George W. Bush didn't keep the country safe during his presidency. Bush singled out Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in a tweet Sunday, suggesting that her "political machine" was behind a new 30-second ad that will be airing on cable news channels this week.
  • Ted Cruz on the Tea Party, George W. Bush, and the Worst Part of Running for President

    09/09/2015 8:03:34 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    Natioanl Journal ^ | 9/9/2015 | Tim Alberta
    On a re­cent sum­mer even­ing fol­low­ing a speech to loc­al Re­pub­lic­ans in Tus­ca­loosa, Alabama, Sen. Ted Cruz spoke with Na­tion­al Journ­al for more than an hour about the 2016 pres­id­en­tial race. Cruz, known to rarely veer off-mes­sage, care­fully evaded a series of ques­tions about his friend and polit­ic­al ally Don­ald Trump. But the Texas sen­at­or offered his can­did thoughts on the Bush fam­ily, the me­dia cov­er­age of his cam­paign, and the toll a pres­id­en­tial cam­paign takes on a young fam­ily. What fol­lows are ex­cerpts of that con­ver­sa­tion, ed­ited for length and clar­ity. NJ: You have sup­por­ted Don­ald Trump while oth­er...
  • The Establishment Can't Even Criticize Trump Correctly

    09/04/2015 2:09:47 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Redstate ^ | 9/3/2015 | Neil Stevens
    My distaste for Trump is well documented at this point, but when I read this evening about Hugh Hewitt’s interview of Donald Trump, I was struck by how terrible Hewitt’s whole line of questioning is. Hewitt – who gave Harriet Miers a “solid B+” and thought that was good enough – has essentially declared that Al Gore would have been a better President than George Bush. That’s how incompetent the establishment’s favorite radio host is at criticizing Donald Trump. Remember the gotcha games they played with George W. Bush? And how Al Gore was supposedly to be a better President...
  • THE FUNDRAISING LETTER FOR JEB BUSH FROM GEORGE W. BUSH

    08/22/2015 5:06:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    8/22/2015 | Self
    Here is a more detailed version of the George W. Bush's fundraising pitch for his 'little brother' Jeb that arrived at my email address yesterday morning. I posted an excerpt yesterday. Now the entire letter. "Dear (My name)- Thanks for taking the time to read my note. I rarely send emails like this, but wanted to make sure I asked for your support on behalf of my brother, Jeb. This is a consequential time in our nation's history, and we need a strong leader. Jeb took on tough on tough challenges as Florida's Governor and delivered results. I know he...
  • Jeb Bush would rather you forget that his grandfather helped found Planned Parenthood

    08/07/2015 7:24:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Dead State ^ | 08/06/15 | Sky Palma
    Can you name any historical figures who helped Planned Parenthood kick off its first fundraising campaign back in 1947? If you first guessed some progressive liberal icon, you’d be wrong. The die-hard public pro-life bona fides of George W. Bush and his brother and current GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush are undeniable. Jeb has repeatedly said that he would defund Planned Parenthood if he’s elected, and it’s been a promise he’s been making long before the Center for Medical Progress launched their viral undercover video campaign attacking the non-profit, claiming the organization was “selling baby parts.” But a little known...
  • IG report: TSA failed to identify 73 workers 'linked to terrorism'

    06/08/2015 1:18:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 8, 2008
    On the heels of Transportation Security Administration workers flunking a security test at airport checkpoints, the results of a new audit show that -- while the agency keeps a robust system for screening commercial airport workers -- it still failed to flag 73 airport workers "linked to terrorism." Apparently, TSA does not have access to all the terror watchlist information it needs to make those judgments. “The TSA did not identify these individuals through its vetting operations because it is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watch-listing policy,” the June 4 Inspector General report stated. According...
  • CNN POLL: GEORGE W. BUSH MORE POPULAR THAN SINKING BARACK OBAMA

    06/03/2015 1:24:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Beitbart ^ | 6-3-2015 | John Nolte
    June 3, 2015CNN POLL: GEORGE W. BUSH MORE POPULAR THAN SINKING BARACK OBAMA John Nolte EXCERPT......Bush’s favorability increase — his first in positive territory since leaving office — is likely due to two things. First, Bush has been nothing but a class act as a former president. He has stayed out of the public eye, except to further the causes like those of America’s wounded warriors. He’s removed himself completely from politics. People appreciate a class act, and Bush has been nothing but.Secondly, Bush’s approval numbers were primarily dragged down by the Iraq War. In hindsight, though, the American people...
  • The Forgotten India-Pakistan Nuclear Crisis: 25 Years Later

    05/19/2015 11:23:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | May 18, 2015 | C Uday Bhaskar
    In May 1990, then-U.S. President George H.W. Bush was convinced that Pakistan was poised to use a covert nuclear weapon capability against India. The impending apocalypse—which would have dwarfed Hiroshima and Nagasaki—had to be prevented at all costs. Consequently, the White House dispatched a trusted emissary, Robert Gates (a man who would later become U.S. Defense Secretary in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations) on a top secret mission to South Asia—first to Pakistan and then to India. Eventually on May 21, 1990, it was concluded that the Gates mission had indeed succeeded and, paradoxically, the sense that the...
  • 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 · 100 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.”