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  • NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate

    09/08/2016 5:27:49 AM PDT · by Paradox · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, OCT 29, 2004 | KEVIN BERGER
    Physicist says imaging techniques prove the president's bulge was not caused by wrinkled clothing. George W. Bush tried to laugh off the bulge. “I don’t know what that is,” he said on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, referring to the infamous protrusion beneath his jacket during the presidential debates. “I’m embarrassed to say it’s a poorly tailored shirt.”......
  • 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.
  • Drudge: Bush Bros Bash Trump

    10/26/2015 8:15:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/26/2015
    See Drudge link.
  • Cruz on Report Bush 43 Does Not Like Him: He's Attacking Threats to Jeb's Campaign (O'Reilly Factor)

    10/21/2015 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2015
    Watch the video of the interview. On "The O'Reilly Factor tonight, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz reacted to reports that former President George W. Bush doesn't like him. At a closed door fundraiser for his brother Jeb Bush Sunday, Bush said he does "not like that guy," referring to Cruz, according to reports. Cruz told Bill O'Reilly that he likes and respects President Bush, and he isn't surprised that Bush is supporting his brother's campaign. "He's attacking the candidates that they see as a threat to that campaign," Cruz suggested. Cruz added that he met his wife while working for...
  • George W. versus the Tea Party (Laura Ingraham)

    10/21/2015 4:25:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 91 replies
    PoliZette ^ | October 21, 2015 | Laura Ingraham
    Tries to rescue brother's campaign by trash-talking Ted Cruz We haven’t heard much from President George W. Bush during the past seven years. After leaving office with approval numbers in the high 20s, he made a conscious decision to keep a respectful distance from Washington, to refrain from becoming the Pundit-in-Chief criticizing his successor’s every move. “He deserves my silence,” Bush said of the newly elected Barack Obama. “I think it is essential that he be helped in office.” Indeed, when the left was going wild in Obama’s first term, all the Bushes went mum. George W. was suddenly applauded...
  • George W Bush goes easy on Obama but hammers Ted Cruz

    10/21/2015 7:32:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 26 replies
    Strident Conservative ^ | October 21, 2015 | David Leach
    Since leaving office, former President George W. Bush has made a point of not being critical of Obama—a fact he confirmed in an interview on FOX News’ “Hannity” program—because he felt to do so would undermine the office of the presidency.“I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president; I think it’s bad for the presidency for that matter.”“Secondly, I really have had all the fame I want. I really don’t long for publicity, and the truth of the matter is in order for me to generate publicity … I’d have to...
  • Jeb: I Have ‘Grave Doubts’ About Trump Having Nuclear Codes

    10/18/2015 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 112 replies ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said he has “grave doubts,” about the possibility of his opponent Donald Trump being in charge of the nation’s nuclear codes because “it looks as though he’s an actor playing the role of a candidate for president not boning up on the issues.” In defending his brother, former President George W. Bush, on his response to 9/11 from Trumps recent criticisms, Bush said, “My brother responded to a crisis and did it as you would hope a president would do. He kept us safe and...
  • 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.
  • 9/11 COVER-UP?

    04/19/2015 5:23:00 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 313 replies
    Facebook account of Shepard Smith ^ | April 13, 2015 150413 | Shepard Smith
    9/11 COVER-UP? The latest claim isn’t from conspiracy theorists--it’s from a former top US Senator. He says documents prove Saudi Arabia helped pull off the attacks, and that the FBI hid the truth. Shep has details:
  • WATCH: Civil Rights Leader Refuses to March With Bush

    03/08/2015 7:59:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 8, 2015 | Rip Curl
    Diane Nash, a leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960s civil rights movement, refused to march in Selma on Saturday because former President George W. Bush also attended the event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the famous nonviolent protest.
  • Illegal? Obama Wants to Use Bush's 2001 War Authorization to Justify Attacks on ISIS

    09/12/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | September 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In his address to the nation Wednesday night about how the United States is going to handle the growing ISIS threat, President Obama announced new airstrikes in Syria and called on Congress to give "input," but didn't ask for their authorization. Why? Apparently President Obama thinks he can use the authorization given to President George W. Bush in 2001 to go after al Qaeda. Legally, that move isn't panning out. Al Eli Lake over at the Daily Beast writes, Obama's latest war is probably illegal: Obama’s using the law that authorized attacks against al Qaeda to justify his new fight in...
  • 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....
  • Ari Fleischer's Twitter Feed is a minute by minute account of 9/11 today

    09/11/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/11/14 | Ari Fleischer
    Reading his first hand account of this day is very chilling. Check it out.
  • Report: George Washington Bridge to get fence to prevent rising suicides

    07/31/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 07/31/2014
    The George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there approaches record levels. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there have been 13 suicides and 40 rescues on the span so far this year. There were 16 deaths for all of 2013. Plans call for erecting a 9-foot fence to replace the current railing to make jumping from the bridge difficult. Chief structural engineer Bernie Yostpile tells The Record newspaper that the project will cost $37 million to $47 million and will...
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Brennan says no recidivism among Guantanamo detainees released by Obama

    06/04/2014 6:07:20 AM PDT · by Fawn · 35 replies
    Washington post ^ | Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | Karen DeYoung
    None of about 48 Guantanamo Bay detainees released or transferred elsewhere by the Obama administration has participated or been suspected of participating in subsequent "recidivist" activity, compared with 20 percent of about 540 detainees released by the George W. Bush administration, according to White House counterterrorism chief John O. Brennan
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • NewsReal – The News Not Reported (Week ending 1/18/2014)- SATIRE (Updated)

    01/20/2014 7:29:58 AM PST · by mononymous · 2 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 1/17/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire. President Obama disclosed on Friday that he plans to rein in the NSA’s spying. His critics immediately said that he can’t be trusted to which the White House responded, “hey, did we lie to you about keeping your health care plan and your doctor or about how that youtube video provoked the killing of our guys in Benghazi?” No, we didn’t. We only told the least amount of truth!” Meanwhile, terrorists around the world celebrated this news because it signaled that the unabated surveillance of all Americans, rather than profiling them, was more likely to...
  • NewsReal - Week of 1/12/2014

    01/17/2014 7:50:49 AM PST · by mononymous · 2 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 1/17/2014 | Mononymous
    The following is mostly satire. This week, the FBI dropped all criminal investigations related to the IRS targeting of conservative groups; they said that under direction of Attorney General Eric Holder, they’ll be off to help OJ find the real killers. Resources are also needed, they say, in handing out weapons to Mexican drug cartels; the FBI is apparently worried that if they are not fast, the cartels will be furious. Gov. Chris Christie, at another press conference to discuss the GWB scandal, expressed dismay that the media would be concerned about the size of things, he reportedly said, “look,...
  • Chris Christie press conference on #bridgegate controversy (video)

    01/09/2014 10:15:14 AM PST · by digger48 · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 9, 2014 | Mandy Nagy
    Update: “I had no knowledge or involvement in this issue – in it’s planning or execution.” Steve Doocy ✔@sdoocy Follow .@GovChristie just did what Barack Obama has not done, and that is hold somebody accountable for a big screwup #IRS, DOJ, ACA, Benghazi 11:23 AM - 9 Jan 2014 Erick Erickson ✔@EWErickson Follow The contrast between Barack Obama and Chris Christie in terms of owning a mess and fixing it is now pretty stark. 11:20 AM - 9 Jan 2014 141 Retweets 55 favorites Ezra Klein ✔@ezraklein Follow There’s something to this! RT @BuzzFeedBen: The GOP line on Christie today:...
  • Chris Christie's officials lied about GWB scandal. Did the governor? (Pres ambitions dying...)

    01/08/2014 11:37:53 AM PST · by dead · 30 replies
    Emails released today revealed two political bombshells: Gov. Chris Christie's office had advance knowledge of the traffic nightmare at the George Washington Bridge that crippled Fort Lee in September. And his top officials at the Port Authority did indeed close the lanes as a form of retribution against the town's mayor. "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," Christie's deputy chief of staff wrote to David Wildstein, a top Christie appointee at the Port Authority. Wildstein answered, "Got it." Which confirms what critics have suspected all along: This was an outrageous misuse of public resources, a reckless endangerment of...
  • Teen Jeopardy Champion Gives Hilarious Subtle Insult To Obama!

    01/02/2014 9:02:19 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 33 replies
    Take that "O!" LMAO....
  • George W. Bush's artwork up for sale

    11/22/2013 12:33:16 PM PST · by shove_it · 6 replies
    Politico/Drudge ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    This Christmas, for $29.98, you can trim your tree with some of former President George W. Bush’s artwork. The George W. Bush Presidential Center is selling an ornament that features 43’s own painting of a cardinal perched on a branch. Bush painted the bird as a gift for former Ambassador Warren Tichenor, and his wife decided it looked Christmas-y...
  • Obama administration reportedly allowed NSA to gather Americans' Internet data until 2011

    The Obama administration allowed the National Security Agency to gather Americans’ Internet information, including emails, until 2011 under a secret program launched by President George W. Bush, according to newly leaked documents. The data collection was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. An official confirmed its existence to the Associated Press. The NSA ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it did not do what was needed to stop terrorist attacks, according to the NSA's director. Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, said all data was purged at...
  • Of Moderates and Mu’tazilites: How Islam Wins

    06/24/2013 7:46:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    P J Media ^ | 6/24/2013 | David Solway
    It’s high time we awakened from the dream that Islamic moderates will save the day. In an important article for FrontPage Magazine, “recovered” Muslim Bosch Fawstin acknowledges that “Muslims who take Islam seriously are at war with us and Muslims who don’t aren’t. But,” he continues, “that doesn’t mean we should consider these reluctant Muslims allies against Jihad…they give the enemy cover..indifferen[t] about the evil being committed in the name of their religion…prov[ing] in their silence and inaction against jihad that they are not on our side either.” Whether they know it or not, or whether they are merely indifferent...
  • 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Review: Kirk and Co. Revisit Franchise Highlights, Bush-era Critiques

    05/16/2013 7:43:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | May 16, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Director J.J. Abrams' 2009 prequel to the dusty Star Trek property got the space saga out of mothballs and back on the pop culture radar. Star Trek Into Darkness resumes the franchise's penchant for futuristic allegories to modern times. Well, if you consider the Bush years the state of today's foreign policy debates.The '60s series never bludgeoned viewers with its mission statements, and the Star Trek sequel similarly embraces razzle dazzle over speechifying. Abrams is too keenly focused on ambitious action sequences, those maddening lens flares and the bond between the ship's crew that made those prior voyages such a...
  • Gore: "No Intermediate Step Between A Final Supreme Court Decision And A Violent Revolution"

    05/01/2013 5:57:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | May 1,2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    In an interview with Bloomberg TV from the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, former Vice President Al Gore claims American democracy has been "hacked." Gore also opined on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor recently commenting that she regretted her decision in Bush v. Gore.
  • George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man

    04/29/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 263 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-28-2013 | Eric Golub - OP/ED
    April 28, 2013 George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man Eric Golub BURLINGTON, Vt., April 29, 2013 — The George W. Bush Presidential Library is now living history. The Southern Methodist University campus will house some of the most important documents spanning one of the most consequential periods in American history. Mr. Bush, affably known by nicknames “43,” “Dubya,” and “The Dub,” entered office after a disputed election. His first few months saw him ram through supply-side tax cuts that turned around a slowing economy he “inherited” from his predecessor. Despite a NASDAQ collapse of over 90 percent, Bush...
  • Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Inexplicable ‘Attack’ On Civil Liberties ‘Goes Well Beyond Anything’ Imagined

    04/28/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | 4/28/2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In an interview with AlterNet this past week, America’s most well-known left-wing intellectual slammed President Obama for his inexplicable “attacks” on civil liberties in the forms of various laws expanding upon the executive powers set forth by President George W. Bush. Speaking with the liberal blog’s Mike Stivers, Chomsky expressed dissatisfaction with the current president’s record on civil liberties: “I personally never expected anything of Obama, and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors. The one thing that did surprise me is his attack on civil liberties. They go well beyond anything I...
  • LIVE THREAD: George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony

    04/25/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 219 replies
    C-SPAN3 ^ | April 25 | Staff
    The George W. Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Opening to the public on May 1, 2013, the Center will house the George W. Bush Institute and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal agency. I hope I am doing this right, and not stepping on toes, but did not see thread.
  • Where George W. Bush succeeded, Mitt Romney fell short

    12/02/2012 8:32:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Tribune Media Services ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a “leave me alone coalition”: Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and...
  • Al-Qaida making comeback in Iraq, officials say

    10/09/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and LARA JAKES
    Al-Qaida is rebuilding in Iraq and has set up training camps for insurgents in the nation's western deserts as the extremist group seizes on regional instability and government security failures to regain strength, officials say. Iraq has seen a jump in al-Qaida attacks over the last 10 weeks, and officials believe most of the fighters are former prisoners who have either escaped from jail or were released by Iraqi authorities for lack of evidence after the U.S. military withdrawal last December. Many are said to be Saudi or from Sunni-dominated Gulf states. During the war and its aftermath, U.S. forces,...
  • Bushwhacked by Obama - The ironic fate of the Community Development Block Grant program

    09/13/2012 12:48:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2012 | Steven Malanga
    When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he vowed to pour resources into American cities via the Community Development Block Grant program, a remnant of 1970s urban policy. Obama called CDBG an “important program” and praised it for providing housing and “creating jobs for low- and moderate-income people and places.” How ironic, then, that funding for CDBG has withered under President Obama. With the nation facing budget deficits as far as the eye can see, we may finally be witnessing the collapse of a decades-old program that, despite the president’s faith in it, is woefully ineffective. CDBG emerged from...
  • Obama Dissed George W. Bush's Handling Of Hurricane Katrina

    09/04/2012 1:10:16 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 121 replies
    BI ^ | 9/3/2012 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama took a veiled jab at his predecessor, George W. Bush, Monday during an appearance in New Orleans, where the former was touring damage caused by last week's Hurricane Isaac.  Here's what Obama said, according to the White House transcript:  
  • Is Obama as bright as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than W

    05/23/2012 2:33:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 May 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is Obama as right as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than Dubya Average SAT score of Obama's 1981 transfer group to Columbia was 1,100 Bush got into Yale with score of 1,206 out of 1,600 Obama refuses to release his academic record Barack Obama may have got worse high school grades than George W Bush after new evidence showed the current president was among a college class with poor average SAT scores. Doubts about the supposedly superior intellect of Mr Obama were first raised after he refused to release his academic record. He...
  • Second Inaugural Address: President George W. Bush, January 20, 2005

    05/03/2012 7:46:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: On this day, prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution, and recall the deep commitments that unite our country. I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the consequential times in which we live, and determined to fulfill the oath that I have sworn and you have witnessed. At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together. For...
  • Could Any Of You Imagine Obama Doing This? (VANITY)

  • Blame Bush if you don't like the GOP 2012 field

    12/22/2011 3:18:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/21/11 | Philip Klein
    In 2010, the Tea Party helped elect legions of solid conservatives to Congress, statehouses and governors' mansions nationwide. With President Obama vulnerable, this raised hopes that in 2012, they could put a conviction conservative in the White House. Though many on the Right were looking for a dream candidate in the mold of new stars such as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., with less than two weeks before Iowa, they're stuck with a group of presidential candidates who are retreads from a different era, insufficiently conservative or implausible. Though there are a number of reasons for...
  • NJ Man Sues Over Toll Hikes, Claims Bias Against Poor

    09/21/2011 5:41:57 AM PDT · by Puppage · 47 replies ^ | 09/21/2011
    A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit in New York over the Port Authority's toll increase. Yoel Weisshaus of New Milford claims the increase is an abuse of power and discriminates against him because he is poor. Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing went up from $8 to $12 on Sunday. Weisshaus claims the tolls are targeted to restrict minimum-wage earners and will be used to complete the World Trade Center project instead of improving bridges and tunnels. The Record newspaper reports the unemployed Bergen Community...
  • Vanity: yours truly and another local mountain bike celebrity

    09/07/2011 7:28:19 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 84 replies
    little old me
    I got invited to a local trail last weekend to do a ride with some of my pals. Special guest in attendance.
  • New Republic: Rubio The Reasonable Republican

    08/26/2011 1:32:39 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug. 25, 2011 | T.A. Frank
    I saw him Tuesday night. I saw Senator Marco Rubio in person as he delivered a speech at the Ronald Reagan Library outside of Los Angeles. I saw Marco Rubio catch Nancy Reagan as she stumbled. And I saw Marco Rubio offering coy answers to the question everyone in the press was there to see him answer: would you want to be vice president? ...Rubio is known as a Tea-Party candidate, or semi-Tea-Party candidate, but he didn't throw any rhetorical bombs Tuesday. That alone made him sort of agreeable. There were moments when he dared to offer a gram of...
  • GOP magic trick:Making George W. Bush vanish

    06/20/2011 6:02:23 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 261 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | June 20th, 2011 | Johnathan Martin
    NEW ORLEANS — Republicans head into 2012 united in their disdain for an unpopular, Big Government-loving, internationalist president. The name of that president: George W. Bush. From Capitol Hill to the statehouses to the presidential primary, Republicans are turning their back on almost every important accomplishment of the Bush administration.
  • Obama Embraces His Inner Bush

    05/21/2011 7:33:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    The American Interest. ^ | May 19, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    President Obama’s speech to State Department employees today was billed as a major address on recasting American foreign policy in the Middle East. It lived up to its billing. President Obama has deep-sixed the ‘realism’ that marked the first two years of his approach to the Middle East. He has returned to the foreign policy of George W. Bush. The United States is no longer, the President told us in words he could have borrowed from his predecessor, a status quo power in the Middle East. The realist course of cooperating with oppressive regimes in a quest for international calm...
  • Michelle Obama Invites Rapper to White House Who Called for Burning of George W. Bush

    05/10/2011 11:44:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies · 1+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 10, 2011 | Nat Brown
    Michelle Obama has chosen to invite the rapper Common to perform at the White House Wednesday evening, and he is expected to lead rap workshops with school children prior to his performance, which is part of a greater event showcasing America’s poets, musicians, and artists. Common’s lyrics have referenced killing policemen and have called for the burning of George W. Bush.  Maybe he’s not the best choice to be teaching school kids? Here is a video of Common performing:
  • Bush gets bin Laden, Obama takes the bow.

    05/06/2011 10:19:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/11 | Douglas Book
    Could anything be more predictable than the euphoria with which the national media reported the death of Osama bin Laden? After all, their guy–the fellow America-hater whose election journalists secured with years of dutiful worship and diligent concealment–succeeded where George Bush had failed. The war on terror was now officially over, won by the first black President.
  • Condi Rice v Lawrence O'Donnell (Rice destroys the leftist slug)

    05/06/2011 8:59:38 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 18 replies
    Legal Insurection ^ | May 6, 2011 | Staff
    A person who knows the facts, versus an agenda-driven hack so-called journalist who has all the talking points on the tip of his tongue. The person with the facts wins. Gets particularly interesting around th 8:00 mark, for those of you who have work to do and can't watch the whole thing:
  • The Vindication of George W. Bush

    05/05/2011 6:30:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2011 | Guy Benson
    As lefties gloat over the political implications of Osama bin Laden’s demise, and the media ramp up an “Obama bounce” meme, conservatives should politely but persistently shift the conversation from politics to policy. In my latest column for Townhall, I draw on a number of fascinating news accounts elucidating how the our military and intelligence community finally nailed bin Laden. US officials describe a “mosaic” of intelligence that ultimately led a team of Navy SEALs to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan — suggesting that it took many years and myriad sources to pinpoint bin Laden’s precise location. As we now...
  • Bush warns of fallout from early Afghanistan exit (RINO attacks U.S. "isolationism")

    04/01/2011 10:36:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 104 replies
    (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush is worried the U.S. might pull out of Afghanistan too early to the detriment of that country's women. In an interview with Fox News that aired Thursday, Bush warned that Afghan women will "suffer" should the Obama administration decide to downscale troop levels there. "My concern of course is that the United States gets weary of being in Afghanistan and says 'It's not worth it, let's leave' and Laura and I believe that if that were to happen, women would suffer again," he told Fox's Greta Van Susteren. "And we don't believe that's...

    03/03/2011 10:32:07 AM PST · by jakerobins · 52 replies
    AL-UQAYLA, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi struck at rebel control of a key Libyan coastal road for a second day Thursday but received a warning he would be held to account at The Hague for suspected crimes by his security forces. Venezuela said Gaddafi had agreed to its proposal for an international commission to negotiate an end to the turmoil in the world's 12th largest oil exporting nation. "Bring Bush! Make a no fly zone, bomb the planes," shouted soldier-turned-rebel Nasr Ali, referring to a no-fly zone imposed on Iraq in 1991 by then U.S. President George Bush.