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  • 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...
  • George W. Bush’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was A Slave Trader

    06/20/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 152 replies
    Slate ^ | 20 June 2013 | Simon Akam
    Thomas Walker, a direct ancestor of George W. and George H.W. Bush, was a notorious slave trader active in the late 18th century along the coast of West Africa.
  • Bush v. Obama

    04/29/2013 12:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    TWS ^ | May 6, 2013 | Fred Barnes
    A study in contrasts. President Obama is not known for his graciousness. But the occasion—the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum—called for kind words about his predecessor in the White House. So he said that if immigration reform passes Congress this year, “it will be in large part thanks to all the hard work of the president, George W. Bush.” Bush had “restarted” the drive to overhaul our immigration system seven years ago, Obama said. Bush, always gracious, thanked Obama and wife Michelle for coming to the ceremony. “Unlike the other presidents here”—Jimmy Carter, George H. W....
  • On Balance, Was the Iraq War Worth It?

    03/21/2013 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Ten years ago this week, the United States led an invasion of Iraq with the explicit purpose of overthrowing Saddam Hussein. The preceding months had been filled with vehement protests against the impending war, expressed in editorials, in advertisements, and in rallies so vast that some of them made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. With so many people against the invasion, who supported it? Well, if you were like the great majority of Americans – you did. In February and March 2003, Newsweek's polls showed 70 percent of the public in favor of military action against...
  • George W. Bush’s dog Barney dies

    02/01/2013 7:41:21 PM PST · by onyx · 102 replies
    WA Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    President George W. Bush’s dog Barney has died of lymphoma at the age of 12, the former president said in a statement Friday. “Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” Bush wrote. “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”
  • Europe's Wishes Came True

    01/24/2013 4:01:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion. The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek...
  • Former President Bush Still Hospitalized

    12/23/2012 10:37:40 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 23, 2012
    President George H.W. Bush, who has been in a Houston hospital with a lingering cough since November, needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released, doctors said Sunday. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an emailed statement that doctors are still optimistic the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery, but are being "extra cautious" with his care. Bush is in stable condition, he said.
  • George H.W. Bush hospitalized, report says

    11/29/2012 9:05:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | November 29, 2012 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former President George H.W. Bush is in the hospital, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. Bush, 88, is at Houston’s Methodist Hospital receiving treatment for a “chronic cough,” his chief of staff, Jean Becker, told the Chronicle.
  • Building on a Kernel of Truth

    11/28/2012 3:24:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    This summer, friends and I took a cruise in Alaska where the tourist shops often featured the Russian matryoshka dolls.  The dolls originated in Japan but were made popular in Russia around the time of the Russian Revolution, a century ago.  You've seen them -- you pop open an outer doll, and nested inside is another.  The magic of the art is that you keep opening layer after layer, only to find another even smaller doll, until at last the final incarnation is just a kernel in size.  The successive dolls vary from near exact duplicates with hard-to-identify slight...
  • It's Not Racism, Mr. President

    07/02/2012 6:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Repeat something and it becomes heard. Repeat something often and it becomes accepted fact. Repeat a lie and people believe it even if it defies logic. But if you’re a prominent person and you repeat something that has no factual basis, you truly are a disgusting individual. One of the accusations that the supporters and allies of President Obama have continued to assert is that challenges to Obama are based on something other than disagreement with his governing policies or philosophies. Unwilling to listen to opposing arguments, they’re convinced that every difference of opinion has to be based on distaste...
  • George W. Bush is the most unpopular living ex-President: poll

    06/08/2012 11:12:19 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 144 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 7, 2012 | Meena Hart Duerson
    George W. Bush has stepped out of the public eye since leaving office, but absence hasn't made the nation’s heart grow fonder. The 43rd President of the United States is the most unpopular living former president, a CNN/ORC International poll has found, as only 43% of people surveyed said they had a favorable opinion of him and 54% viewed him unfavorably. The negative rating puts Bush far behind his fellow living ex-Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Dubya’s father, George H.W. Bush. Clinton nabbed a 66% favorable rating, Carter scored a 54% rating, and 59% of those polled said they...
  • George W. Bush Biking in TX - Obama Wants to Ride Bikes too! (Funny Picture)

    04/27/2012 5:46:40 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 13 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/27/12 | David Bellow
    www.Amarillo.com wrote a story and posted some pictures of Former President George W. Bush biking through Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. George W. looks like he really knows what he is doing. Compare that to Obama riding a bike. I can imagine what Obama asking Bush, "Vring Vring, can I tag along?"  
  • George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is a 'No-Brainer’

    03/14/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-13-12
    TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from landlocked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a “no-brainer” that would create jobs and bolster the economy, former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday. The $7.6 billion Keystone XL line would generate private-sector employment and government revenue, he said at an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers conference in San Diego. The U.S. government’s budget deficit is unsustainable and must be reduced by supporting industry, Bush said. “The clear goal ought to be how to get the private sector to grow,” said Bush, who spoke during a luncheon at...
  • Obama Claims Bush Administration Dropped the Ball on Iran

    03/04/2012 11:05:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | March 4, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama sought to convince the crowd at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference today that “when the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.” He also placed blame on the Bush administration for letting Iran become the threat it is today, claiming that a policy of putting pressure on Iran was “in tatters” when he took office. “If during this political season you hear some question my administration’s support for Israel, remember that it’s not backed up by the facts,” the president said. He also said he has “no apologies” for pursuing the Middle East peace process, which...
  • George Bush's Africa AIDS Achievement Big But Ignored

    12/02/2011 5:48:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 2, 2011 | Editor
    World Health: At a star-studded gala Thursday, President Obama drew big praise from AIDS activists and NGOs for expanding AIDS-fighting programs. But the real accomplishment rests with his predecessor, President Bush. After quietly helping to save 30 million lives from the scourge of AIDS across the African continent, it would seem that higher honors would be in store for Bush, whose AIDS initiatives there have been an astonishing success. Obama, to his credit, acknowledged Bush in his World AIDS Day speech Thursday, as have serious-minded Africa advocates including rock singer Bono. But among the garden-variety NGOs, media elites or activist...
  • 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...
  • America Attacked...Images (Caution: disturbing recordings)

    09/11/2011 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 14 replies
    http://attacked911.tripod.com/ ^ | 09/11/2011 | Various
    This clip was made within days of the Attack on US. Forgive me as I do not have the author's name, but this compilation expresses the sentiments right after. Original recordings of that day are forever documented in this video/recording. We will NEVER Forget. We KNOW the enemy! (Thank you for your leadership President Bush! God Bless you.) http://attacked911.tripod.com/
  • George W. Bush's speech at the Flight 93 Memorial

    09/10/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT · by mc5cents · 105 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/10/2011 | George W. Bush
    GW Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: "Evil Is Real, So Is Courage" The best speech W has ever given in MHO. Watch here.
  • Flight 93 National Memorial dedication LIVE WEBCAST

    09/10/2011 9:31:38 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 303 replies
    History.com ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. Following a decade of healing, the promise of this sacred ground will finally be realized. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently open to the public after the September 10 ceremony. Be a part of this remarkable moment. Coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST – watch the dedication ceremony LIVE at History.com.
  • George Pataki: This Administration Has Never Understood the Meaning of 9/11

    08/31/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2011 | Bill Hemmer
    The White House is now defending some of its talking points over how it will mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th, namely by minimizing references to Al Qaeda in an effort to show the terror group is increasingly less relevant. A former staffer of Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out against the move, saying “I think the fact that you would actually instruct government officials to speak differently about 9/11 simply based on where they’re standing is not just insulting to American audiences and to foreign audiences, but again I think its a little bit of a window into...
  • 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...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK LIST COMPARES HITLER AND BIN LADEN TO…GEORGE W. BUSH

    06/02/2011 4:09:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 88 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 06/02/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    A quasi-scandal has broken out at Arkansas’ Russellville Middle School. The school’s yearbook featured a list of the “Top 5 Worst People of All Time.” Some of the world’s most horrific murderers and maniacs were included: Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Charles Manson… Few people would argue that these individuals don’t deserve a spot on that roster. Each went on murderous rampages and were, arguably, mentally-imbalanced. However, it‘s the list’s last two names that are causing a stir: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The former president and vice-president don’t seem to share many characteristics with the other men they...
  • Feds can't make up minds on mercury bulbs

    07/23/2011 7:27:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 22, 2011 | WND
    In what critics call a classic case of the government working at cross purposes, Washington is forcing residents across the country to install mercury lighting inside their homes while phasing out mercury lighting outside homes to protect the environment. Yes, you read that right. In 2005, Congress passed a law banning mercury vapor streetlights – two years before it banned incandescent light bulbs in favor of mercury vapor compact florescent bulbs. Under the Energy Policy Act, signed by President Bush in August 2005, manufacturers cannot make or import ballasts for mercury vapor lights after Jan. 1, 2008. According to the...
  • 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.
  • George W. Bush Among Rangers Fans Who Break Guinness World Record

    06/22/2011 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | NewsCore
    Former president George W. Bush was among hundreds of Texas Rangers fans who helped set a new Guinness World Record on Tuesday night for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. While most of the 33,533 people donned shades during the game with the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark, the mark to beat was 423 so Guinness officials only bothered to count two sections of the crowd, MLB.com reported. That group included Bush, who often goes to Rangers games, and club President Nolan Ryan, who were both seen on the big screen when the public announcer told the crowd the...
  • Robert Gates Is Right About Iraq

    06/04/2011 5:29:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    New Republic ^ | June 3, 2011 | Fouad Ajami
    The U.S. war in Iraq has just been given an unexpected seal of approval. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in what he billed as his “last major policy speech in Washington,” has owned up to the gains in Iraq, to the surprise that Iraq has emerged as “the most advanced Arab democracy in the region.” It was messy, this Iraqi democratic experience, but Iraqis “weren’t in the streets shooting each other, the government wasn’t in the streets shooting its people,” Gates observed. The Americans and the Iraqis had not labored in vain; the upheaval of the Arab Spring has only underlined...
  • George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death

    05/13/2011 7:05:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas. "I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama, according to an ABC News contributor who attended the event. "I excused myself and went home to take the call," Bush said. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden...
  • George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death

    Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas. "I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama, according to an ABC News contributor who attended the event. "I excused myself and went home to take the call," Bush said. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden is dead.'" Bush said Obama described in detail the secret mission to...
  • Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan

    05/09/2011 4:49:13 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 22 replies
    Guardian ^ | May 9, 2011 | Declan Walsh
    US forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say The deal was struck between Pervez Musharraf and George Bush in 2001 and renewed during the 'transition to democracy' – a six-month period from February 2008 when Musharraf was still president but a civilian government had been elected. The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week's raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned. The deal was struck...
  • Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan

    05/09/2011 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 9, 2011 | Declan Walsh
    Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan US forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say. The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week's raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned. The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in...
  • 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...
  • The Sacrificial Presidency of George W. Bush

    05/05/2011 6:16:23 AM PDT · by radioone · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-5-11 | Paul Kengor
    "Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," former President George W. Bush told an audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 2010. "I'd do it again to save lives." When Bush said this a year ago, the howls from the left weren't as loud as usual. And why would they be? The "angry left," as Bush called it -- and felt it more acutely than anyone bestriding the planet -- didn't care much anymore. Waterb oarding had been a tool for the left's purposes: to demonize and defeat Bush. It had usefulness just as Iraq once had. It had gotten the...
  • Americans Appreciate Bush

    05/05/2011 5:18:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2011 | Matt Towery
    I'm a nonpartisan pollster, but I'm also a columnist with a strong Republican background. So let me be clear right from the start: I believe President Barack Obama and his national security team performed admirably in the near-flawless effort to capture and kill Osama bin Laden. It's disingenuous and just plain silly for anyone to say otherwise just because the president is a Democrat or because they disagree with his other policies. The snuffing out of the world's top terrorist demonstrated the power and determination of America and its leaders. A poll we conducted just after the announcement of bin...
  • Lib Talker: When Will Navy SEALs Take Out George W. Bush? (Mike Malloy)

    05/04/2011 5:41:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5-4-11 | Newsbusters via RCP
    "So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it's called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn't he, or am I wrong here?," Liberal radio talk show host Mike Malloy said on his show Monday evening.
  • Bush Deserves Some Credit For Obama Kill

    05/04/2011 4:17:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 4, 2011 | LARRY ELDER
    Osama bin Laden was (a) killed by a unit overseen by Dick Cheney's "executive assassination ring," (b) sent into action based on intel derived from now-outlawed "enhanced interrogation techniques" (c) used on detainees captured during Bush's term, who were (d) held in now-outlawed "secret prisons" or Gitmo. President Obama's deputy national security advisor, John Brennan, confirmed that the death of bin Laden resulted from "a mosaic (of intelligence) appearing over time and by ... people who have been following bin Laden for many, many years." This explains why 81% of Republicans give George W. Bush "at least some of the...
  • George W Bush Declines to attend Obama speech at Ground Zero

    05/04/2011 7:44:56 AM PDT · by ScoutLaw · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Obama invited former President George W. Bush and former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani to hear him speak at the former site of the World Trade Center. Bush declined, and Giuliani’s status is unclear, but those are the kinds of guests one would invite for a major political event. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/04/obamas-big-bet-ground-zero-speech/#ixzz1LOVrDZEw
  • Media Credit to Bush?

    05/04/2011 5:49:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    When word emerged Sunday night that President Obama would be making remarks from the White House at 10:30 p.m., viewers knew it must be important. When it began to leak that America had finally found and killed Osama bin Laden, there was joy from sea to shining sea. The nagging pain that this radical Islamic assassin had never received American justice was finally relieved. Crowds gathered in front of the White House and at Ground Zero to chant joyously, "USA! USA!" But for most, it wasn't jubilation. It was the silent fist pump and a silent prayer of thanksgiving...
  • President George W. Bush Not Joining Obama at Ground Zero Thursday

    05/04/2011 5:16:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 97 replies
    President George W. Bush declined an invitation from the White House to join President Obama in a visit to Ground Zero Thursday. "President Bush will not be in attendance on Thursday. He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight. He continues to celebrate with all Americans this important victory in the war on terror," according to a statement released by Bush spokesman David Sherzer late Tuesday.
  • Bush Declines Obama’s Invitation to Ground Zero

    05/03/2011 10:23:28 PM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5-3-11 | MARK LANDLER and PETER BAKER
    President Obama invited former President George W. Bush to join him at ground zero in New York City on Thursday to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden, but Mr. Bush declined, a spokesman for the former president confirmed on Tuesday. “President Bush will not be in attendance on Thursday,” said his spokesman, David Sherzer. “He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight. He continues to celebrate with Americans this important victory in the war on terror.” The White House did not confirm that the invitation had been made or comment...
  • Days later, some conservatives slam Obama for bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 7:59:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    AM New York ^ | May 3, 2011 | Tim Herrera
    President Barack Obama was met with nearly universal praise immediately after the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, but as the dust settles, some on the right are now coming out swinging. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, whose initial reaction was clouded with ambiguity, slammed Obama yesterday, saying the president and the Democrats owe the country an "apology" for taking credit for Bush administration policies that led to bin Laden's killing. "Virtually every tool, every apparatus, every technique, every policy used to effect a successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden was [campaigned against] by this current administration … and...
  • Bush Home Buzzing After Bin Laden Killing

    05/02/2011 7:20:50 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Local Media ^ | May 1, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    DALLAS (AP) – Flag-waving supporters left flowers and patriotic red, white and blue balloons outside the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush Monday in the hours that followed the U.S.-led mission that killed Osama bin Laden. “Thank you President Bush,” said a sign left on the gate outside the street leading to the secluded Bush residence. About a dozen people gathered near his security-tight residence until a thunderstorm rolled into the area early Monday. “George Bush did so many great things for our country. We really wanted to be with him to celebrate this momentous day in American...
  • The Interrupted Reading: The Kids with George Bush on 9/11

    05/03/2011 2:49:16 PM PDT · by library user · 17 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2011 | by Tim Padgett
    ~ EXCERPT ~ There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than the moment President George W. Bush received the news about 9/11 while reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Florida. Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult's face is telling them something is very wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels' class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the sudden, devastated change in Bush's expression when White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news...
  • Thank you, GEORGE W. BUSH!

    05/01/2011 8:14:43 PM PDT · by Jemian · 53 replies
    Fox News | 1 May 2011 | Jemian
    Thank you, George Bush! Thank you, Donald Rumsfeld! Thank you, Dick Cheney!
  • WH Fails to Release Easter Proclamation

    04/25/2011 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 71 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 25, 2011 | foxnews.com
    President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity's most sacred holiday. By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. The White House also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. However, they did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day. Likewise, the president's weekend address mentioned neither Good Friday or Easter. However, the First Family did attend an Easter Sunday worship service at a Baptist church and last week, the president...
  • The W100 Starts Tomorrow! (Pres. Bush 43 100K 3 Day Desert Bike Ride w/ Wounded Warriors)

    04/24/2011 8:15:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The Bush Center ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011
    Tomorrow the W100 will begin with a 12 mile (19.4 km) ride in the heat of the day. A grueling 30 mile (48.3 km) ride will follow on Tuesday, with President Bush and the warriors finishing up the last 20 miles (32.3) on Wednesday. Stay tuned here for pictures from the trail, video of the ride and daily photo albums. Until then, get a sneak peek at some of the rough terrain and trails President Bush and 14 wounded warriors will be taking on over the next three days:Some of the trail is wide enough for vehicles and several bikes.Parts...
  • More than half of Democrats believed Bush knew (The Truthers, but Ben Smith can't read!)

    04/23/2011 4:58:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | April 22, 2011 | Ben Smith
    I've been looking for a good analogue to the willingness of Republicans to believe, or say they believe, that Obama was born abroad, and one relevant number is the share of Democrats willing to believe, as they say, that "Bush knew." There aren't a lot of great public numbers on the partisan breakdown of adherents to that conspiracy theory, but the University of Ohio yesterday shared with us the crosstabs of a 2006 poll they did with Scripps Howard that's useful in that regard. "How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks...
  • GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email (bla, bla, bla)

    04/19/2011 3:52:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    msnbc ^ | 4/19/2011 | ap
    A California Republican official who sent out an e-mail picturing President Barack Obama's face on the body of a baby chimpanzee issued an apology late Monday after a weekend of criticism that ended with a strongly worded public rebuke from the local Republican Party chairman, who also called for an ethics investigation into the incident. Marilyn Davenport, a 74-year-old elected member of the Orange County Republican Central Committee, sent an email Monday afternoon asking for forgiveness for her "unwise behavior," just before the local Republican committee met for its monthly summit at a hotel in Irvine. The email sent on...
  • Hypocrisy off the charts with foreign intervention in Libya

    04/10/2011 4:43:32 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    QMI Agency ^ | April 10, 2011 | Mercedes Stephenson
    The first rule in warfare is aim. Target selected, target engaged, target destroyed. The same rules of selecting and maintaining a clear aim apply when the military is sent on humanitarian missions. For example, we are going to Libya to remove a dictator who is killing pro-democracy demonstrators. An example of how to miss the mark? We are going to Libya to bomb stuff, but we surely are not there to remove the illegitimate and flamboyantly dressed leader. Because regime change is bad. Very bad. We wouldn’t dream of it. The hypocrisy meter is off the charts. Bombing Gadhafi was...
  • Leadership Will Be a Key Issue in 2012 Presidential Election

    04/02/2011 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    This time next year, we could have the two presidential candidates in play. Only God knows who the Republicans will decide upon, but President Obama is a lock on the Democratic side. The big issues that will most likely decide the election of 2012 are the economy and leadership. And now there's new data on the leadership front. According to a Gallup poll released this week, Obama has fallen more than 20 points in the leadership category in less than two years. Right now, 52 percent of Americans believe he is a strong and decisive leader, while 47 percent say...
  • Presidential Pettiness-Does taking swipes at predecessors make a foreign policy?

    03/30/2011 5:49:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 3-30-11 | Alan W. Dowd
    In the less-than-gracious way President Barack Obama compares himself to his predecessors and other mere mortals, we’ve come to expect oblique swipes at President George W. Bush. They’ve been sprinkled in Obama’s inaugural address (“we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals…our power alone cannot protect us”); in prime-time addresses (“the decision to go into Iraq caused substantial rifts between America and much of the world…I’ve spent this year renewing our alliances”); in his Cairo speech (“Iraq was a war of choice…there has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of...