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  • Bush: 'I Went Against My Free-Market Instincts'

    11/16/2009 12:13:44 PM PST · by meandog · 164 replies · 3,596+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 12, 2009 5:06 PM | George Stephanopoulos
    An energized George W. Bush laid out plans for his public policy institute – and appointed its first fellows -at SMU today. My colleagues Devin Dwyer and Evan Harris report on a man who didn’t seem to miss flying to the APEC Conference today: “I Went Against My Free-Market Instincts” That’s what former President Bush said today in explaining why he signed off on the bailout for Wall Street…calling the decision “one of the most difficult of his presidency.” The former President made the remarks at the unveiling of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University. “I...
  • Bush takes swipes at Obama policies

    06/17/2009 9:33:29 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 205 replies · 10,170+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 06/18/09 | Joseph Curl
    Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration's interrogation policies were within the law, declaring the private sector not government will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care. I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in, the former president said to applause from members of a local business group. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money. Repeatedly in his hourlong speech and question-and-answer session, Mr. Bush said he would not...
  • Is globalism and "free trade" what's destroying the GOP? (America-first vanity)

    05/09/2009 12:47:21 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 765 replies · 7,796+ views
    Yesterday I happened upon a post by a fellow FReeper. In retrospect, I am sorry for responding rudely to their post - and I hope they happen upon this apology. The post was presenting their heartfelt opinion that American industry and our system itself must be allowed to come apart so that something better can replace it. It was a Rand-ian position. The system is becoming oppressive, therefore we must weaken it.
  • Don’t Keep on Truckin’("Conservative" National Review Favors Dangerous Mexican Trucks)

    03/23/2009 2:28:30 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 90 replies · 1,392+ views
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Anyone worried that, once in charge, Democrats wouldn’t be vigilant in protecting our southern border can relax. The grave threat of Mexican long-haul truckers has been shut down. With any luck, Mexicans will never have the temerity to attempt to deliver commercial goods into the United States again. At least such is the fervid hope of the Teamsters, the fiercest adversary the Mexicans have faced since Pres. James Polk sent Winfield Scott south in the Mexican-American War. The union can’t abide Mexican trucks because they represent competition, and so they must be blocked — legal obligations, economic rationality, and diplomatic...
  • Bush: Obama doing just fine

    03/18/2009 11:35:09 AM PDT · by meandog · 97 replies · 3,325+ views
    News Max ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 11:14 AM | By: Dan Weil
    Bush: Obama Is Doing Just Fine You probably wouldn’t expect former President George W. Bush, in his first speech since leaving office, to praise his successor. But that’s exactly what he did Tuesday. In a folksy address to 1,400 people in Canada, he expressed confidence in President Obama’s ability to mend the economy and financial system, Jason Enns, a financial advisor who attended the speech, told Bloomberg. Media weren’t allowed at the event. “He told us: ‘Wall Street had a big party and now we’re dealing with their hangover,’” Enns says. Enns said Bush told the audience that he expects...
  • U.S. Hiking Fines For Illegal Immigrant Hiring by 25 Percent

    02/22/2008 10:28:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 111+ views
    .S. Hiking Fines For Illegal Immigrant Hiring by 25 Percent Friday , February 22, 2008 WASHINGTON — The government says it will raise by 25 percent the fines it will levy against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the increase, which is the first boost in fines in nearly a decade. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency responsible for investigating illegal hirings, has stepped up its enforcement of the employer sanctions law in the past year,
  • Ramos, Compean pardons? 'No,' 'No,' says Bush rep

    12/22/2007 4:13:22 AM PST · by Man50D · 267 replies · 248+ views ^ | December 22, 2007
    The White House apparently is so reluctant to discuss the issue of pardons or commutations for convicted U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean that a spokesman doesn't even want to allow questions about the issue to be finished. The circumstances arose during a White House press gaggle with spokesman Tony Fratto, when Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House, tried to raise the issue of the disparity in the treatment of the Border Patrol agents, compared to that given Scooter Libby, an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted of lying during an investigation...
  • On Mexican Drugs, Bush Seeks $500 Million

    10/31/2007 5:12:42 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 46 replies · 240+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10/24/2007 | Mac Johnson
    President Bush this week asked Congress to approve a supplemental spending bill for $42.3 billion. The bill is intended to fund U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, in a remarkable expansion of the meaning of the words “U.S. military”, “Afghanistan” and “Iraq” the bill also includes $724 million to fund U.N. Peacekeeping operations in Darfur and $500 million for Mexican police to fight Mexican drug dealers.
  • Outrage Erupts Over Bush Demands in Murder Case [But GWB has no time for Campeon(sic) & Ramos!]

    10/10/2007 7:53:30 AM PDT · by kellynla · 184 replies · 3,371+ views ^ | October 10, 2007 | staff
    President Bush's demands in the Medellin murder case, now being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, are "bizarrely grotesque," according to the chief counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. And the warning from ADF Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull notes that the case could result in U.S. laws being subjugated to U.N. resolutions and rules to the point that local police officers will have to spend more time studying international law than catching criminals. "The notion that an international body can Mirandize the right of an illegal immigrant to call a consulate, so that if the local police trip up and...
  • Bush fights Texas over Mexican's death row case

    10/09/2007 9:46:25 AM PDT · by uxbridge · 90 replies · 2,038+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2007
    To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated their rights...
  • Bush, Texas at Odds Over Death Case

    10/07/2007 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Sue Bob · 28 replies · 1,116+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Oct. 7, 2007 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court ultimately will sort out. This undated photo released by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Jose Ernesto Medellin. Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's...
  • Death Penalty Case Puts Bush and Texas at Odds Over Mexican's Fate

    10/07/2007 3:48:59 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 94 replies · 3,075+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | October 7, 2007 | AP
    Death Penalty Case Puts Bush and Texas at Odds Over Mexican's FateSunday, October 07, 2007 WASHINGTON — President Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the state's execution of a Mexican national for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. The case of Jose Ernesto Medellin has become a confusing test of presidential power that the U.S. Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated...
  • Bush: Iran must halt Iraq actions 'at once'... Developing... (Drudge)

    08/28/2007 9:37:51 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 137 replies · 4,704+ views
    Bush: Iran must halt Iraq actions 'at once'... Developing...
  • Maybe Trading Up Soon at Justice? (Chertoff in for Gonzales at AG...)

    08/26/2007 3:11:22 PM PDT · by hardback · 31 replies · 950+ views
    Washington Whispers ^ | August 26, 2007 12:06 PM ET | Paul Bedard
    Maybe Trading Up Soon at Justice August 26, 2007 12:06 PM ET The buzz among top Bushies is that beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally plans to depart and will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Why Chertoff? Officials say he's got fans on Capitol Hill, is untouched by the Justice prosecutor scandal, and has more experience than Gonzales did, having served as a federal judge and assistant attorney general.Wedding Prep: Getting in Shape All eyes are on Jenna Bush as she readies for her wedding, still unscheduled. Insiders are expecting her to step up workouts at the...
  • YOU might be a Stupid American IF?

    06/23/2007 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Patriotic Thunder · 39 replies · 678+ views
    Patriotic Thunder ^ | 23 Jun 2007 | Rob Teachout
    YOU might be a Stupid American IF? 10. you don't know how many Legal Americans died at the hands of Illegal Aliens everday. 9. you can't name the three branches of government. 8. you believe "Big Oil" makes the most profit off gas. 7. you think it takes a village (the gov't.) to raise a child 6. you don't know the difference between Shiite and Sunni Muslims. 5. you don't know how many inmates are illegal aliens in the U.S. prison system. 4. you don't know the difference of socialism. 3. you think more American Troops die everyday in Iraq...
  • 'Should W Consider Early Retirement? In Mexico?'

    06/18/2007 7:33:22 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 109 replies · 2,736+ views ^ | Jun 18, 07 | Citizen Conservative
    Given W’s untreatable Mexican fetish, it may be prudent to simply shove him out of Air Force One, swaddled in a golden parachute, somewhere over Mexico City. Remember, the man is nearly 61 years old, and is obviously growing weary and older by the minute. And why shouldn’t he be burned out? After all, actively helping millions of illiterate peasants to invade America is hard work that would wear anyone out! Even more taxing: Trying to explain away that invasion as good for the U.S. economy and pretending that is in the national interest to grant amnesty and a path...
  • Immigration and the President's Gut(11/2008 won't come soon enough for me!)

    06/16/2007 6:23:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 52 replies · 1,258+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 16, 2007 | Diana West
    Now that the president has tried to revive the comatose Senate amnesty bill, at least as big a question as whether he can bring it back to life is why on earth he would want to. Sure, he wants a win, because he hasn't had one lately. Sure, he wants a (gulp) legacy, because it's that clock-ticking time in his second term. But why this particular attempted win, which his political base sees only as betrayal? Why this hoped-for legacy, which would eliminate him from any conservative pantheon? "It's a very emotional issue." That's what the president says by way...
  • The Singular Vision Of George W. Bush

    06/04/2007 2:51:08 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 64 replies · 1,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 4 June 2008 | Staff
    The Presidency: Burdened by a Democratic Congress that can't see beyond the next election, at least the U.S. is blessed with a president with the ability to see a better future and the courage to take risks to achieve it. His father didn't have the vision thing, but fortunately it's one trait that didn't skip the son's generation. Bush the younger sees a world where democracy is the wave of the future, and an ownership society where people aren't at the mercy of politicians bribing them with their own money.
  • I’m embarrassed

    03/15/2007 4:19:42 PM PDT · by Popman · 81 replies · 1,725+ views
    3/15/07 | A disgusted conservative
    I’m embarrassed I’m embarrassed to have an “R” stamped on my voter ID card Bear in mind I didn’t say I’m embarrassed to be a conservative, but in today’s political lexicon the two are linked like democrat equals liberal, thanks to the great conservative leaders that used to lead and run the party political machine that made these terms almost interchangeable in the American mind for the last twenty years. In a larger sense, I am way past embarrassed with our political process. Looking and watching Congress between the House and Senate is like watching a bunch of children play...
  • President Bush Sends Immigration Message to Congress From Mexico

    03/14/2007 11:16:15 AM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 146 replies · 2,317+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/07 | Fox News
    <p>MERIDA, Mexico — President Bush, seeking to rebuild ties with Mexico, pledged Wednesday to intensify efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws and crack down on illegal drug trafficking. Bush said that he senses there has been a change of attitudes in Congress about updating immigration laws, from skepticism last year to recognition now that changes are in U.S. interests. "I will work with Congress, members of both political parties, to pass immigration law that will enable us to respect the rule of law -- and at the same time, respect humanity," Bush said in a news conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Bush, facing a huge fight within his own party for his immigration plan, called it an important but sensitive issue. "I say important because a good migration law will help both economies and will help the security of both countries," Bush said. "If people can come into our country, for example, on a temporary basis to work, doing jobs Americans aren't doing, they won't have to sneak across the border."</p>