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  • George H.W. Bush to Trump: Doctor says going to inauguration could 'put me six feet under'

    01/18/2017 4:32:24 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 46 replies
    Politicl ^ | 01/18/17 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    “Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your Inauguration on January 20th,” the former president wrote in a note dated Jan. 10. “My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it will likely put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.” “I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country,” he continued. “If I can ever be of help, please let me know.”
  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH IN ICU WITH PNEUMONIA Barbara Also Hospitalized

    01/18/2017 10:26:54 AM PST · by RummyChick · 105 replies
    tmz ^ | 1/18 | tmz
    George H.W. Bush was just admitted to intensive care unit with pneumonia and his wife, Barbara, was also admitted. H.W.'s office says he's in stable condition, but as a precaution doctors performed some sort of procedure to clear his airway. He received anesthesia and was moved into the intensive care unit. H.W.'s resting comfortably where he will remain, at least for the short term. Meanwhile, Barbara Bush was also admitted to the Houston hospital Wednesday morning after experiencing what H.W.'s office says is fatigue and coughing. Story developing ...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston [Wife also]

    01/17/2017 11:52:56 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 176 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | KHOU.com Staff , KHOU
    HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, his office chief of staff, Jean Becker, tells KHOU 11 News. Becker says the former president is in stable condition and is “doing fine,” but the reason Bush was hospitalized was not immediately disclosed.
  • Well . . . turns out John Lewis boycotted George W. Bush’s inauguration too

    01/17/2017 8:38:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Didn't think he was the "true elected president". Unprecedented, huh? Not only was it John Lewis who picked the fight with Donald Trump - regardless of what you keep hearing to the contrary - but he pulled a fast one on you with the claim that he’s never done it before. First time Lewis has ever missed an inauguration since he was elected to Congress in 1986, is that right? Totally unprecedented, and all because of the unique awfulness of Donald Trump, yes?
  • A Caller Asks Larry Elder About WMDs

    01/16/2017 4:25:30 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 72 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Larry Elder answers a question about an Iraqi top official supporting the idea that Iraq had WMDs and exported the majority of them to Syria. Here are the two sections in my main post dealing with General Sada: ✦ #2 Man -- http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/wmd/#sada1 ✦ #2 Man ~ a Second Time -- http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/wmd/#sada2 This will be added to the post on WMDs
  • Jeb Bush Goes from Low Energy to No Energy with Announcement GOP's Been Waiting For...

    01/14/2017 11:59:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Inddependent Journal Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Michelle Ray
    In the event that you've been wondering what former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has planned for the future, you can rest easy now knowing that it — probably — won't involve running for office again. The Associated Press reports that Bush has joined The Foundation for Excellence in Education, an organization he founded to focus on pushing for “changes in education policy that often drawn opposition from teacher unions and Democrats.” Of his loss in the GOP race, Bush is quoted as saying: “I just think this was my chance. The conditions of this election weren't...
  • Jeb Bush: "I'm Not In Therapy"

    01/14/2017 8:50:09 AM PST · by usafa92 · 85 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/13/2017 | Becca Stanek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's experience in the 2016 Republican presidential primary was apparently enough to make him swear off ever running for political office again. While speaking Thursday at Texas A&M University, where he's spending two weeks teaching a course about governors, Bush admitted that he thinks 2016 was his best — and only — shot at making his presidential dreams a reality. "I unraveled everything I was doing to prepare for this — you don't do that lightly," Bush said. "I just think this was my chance." But Bush swears he's doing okay in spite of his loss....
  • Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama

    01/13/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/13/2017 | AL WEAVER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch. Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher. She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. "When President Obama stood on the steps on the Capitol eight years from next week, the [budget] deficit was...
  • D.C. National Guard Chief Fired Days Before Trump Inauguration: "The Timing Is Extremely Unusual"

    01/13/2017 1:57:31 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-13-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 13, 2017"It doesn’t make sense to can the general in the middle of an active deployment," rages D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) after Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration, has been ordered removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president. As The Washington Post reports, Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz’s departure will come in the midst of the presidential ceremony, classified as a national special security event — and while thousands of his troops...
  • Jeb Bush DENIES BBC claim that he ordered the dirty dossier

    01/13/2017 7:45:02 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sarah Dean
    Jeb Bush DENIES BBC claim that he ordered the dirty dossier - so if it wasn't him, who paid the shadowy research firm which started filth file two years ago? Washington-based opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, was hired in 2015 One of Trump’s Republican detractors is said to have paid the company Initially FusionGPS was asked to look into Trump's business dealings But the research angle changed after DNC hacking emerged in June 2016 FusionGPS then contracted ex-MI6 officer Chris Steele's Orbis company Steele had gold-plated contacts in Moscow from years of spying on Russia Democrats took over funding the...
  • Jeb Bush DENIES BBC claim that he ordered the dirty dossier - so if it wasn't him who paid...

    01/13/2017 6:19:45 AM PST · by RummyChick · 70 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | dean
    Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has been forced to deny a claim that he ordered the outlandish ‘dirty dossier’ on President-elect Donald Trump. The BBC initially named Bush, one of Trump’s opponent in the 2016 Republican primary, as having enlisted the services of Washington-based political research firm FusionGPS to look into Trump's business dealings. FusionGPS later hired ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele to dig further into Trump’s connections with Russia. ‘He (Steele) was compiling this report on behalf of initially Trump's opponent Jeb Bush,’ the BBC said on Wednesday. The BBC subsequently said on Thursday its Washington correspondent Paul Wood...
  • BBC: Jeb Bush Supporters Hired Former MI6 Spy to Create Trump Dossier

    01/12/2017 5:04:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 12, 2017 | Reuters
    Christopher Steele, who wrote reports on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, is a former officer in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, according to people familiar with his career. Former British intelligence officials said Steele spent years under diplomatic cover working for the agency, also known as MI6, in Russia and Paris and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. After he left the spy service, Steele supplied the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation with information on corruption at FIFA, international soccer's governing body....
  • Jeb Bush: I hope Melania takes Trump's phone away

    01/11/2017 8:28:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Jeb Bush said Tuesday he hopes incoming first lady Melania Trump takes her husband’s cellphone away so he can focus on leading the country. The former Florida governor and GOP rival to Donald Trump quipped during a lecture at the William Waldon Cameron Forum in Texas that he hopes "Melania steals his phone," noting the president-elect has been known for tweeting at odd hours of the night. Bush said Tuesday he hopes the president-elect is successful. The two famously sparred during the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates and on the campaign trail before Bush dropped out in February. Others have...
  • Jeb! Refuses To Join Family At Inauguration

    01/06/2017 7:36:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 87 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/6/17 | Phillip Stucky
    Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush decided not to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to a Wednesday report from the Tampa Bay Times. The former Florida governor won’t join his brother, former President George W. Bush, and sister-in-law, former First Lady Laura Bush, at the inauguration. The report mentioned the last inauguration Jeb attended was former President Ronald Reagan’s, when his father was sworn in as vice president.
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush to Attend Trump’s Inauguration

    01/03/2017 3:49:43 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Breitbar ^ | 01/03/17 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton will attend president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to several reports citing aides close to the Clintons. New York magazine cited “well-placed sources” to the Clintons saying they “decided to do so out of a sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process.” Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush will also attend the inauguration. In a statement, the Bushes said they were “pleased to be able to witness the peaceful transfer of power – a hallmark of American democracy” by attending the ceremony in Washington, D.C.
  • George W. Bush to attend Trump’s inauguration

    01/03/2017 10:43:06 AM PST · by orchestra · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/2017 | Ben Kamisar
    President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this month. In a statement Tuesday, the former president’s office said the Bushes are “pleased to be able to witness the peaceful transfer of power — a hallmark of American democracy — and swearing-in of President Trump and Vice President Pence.” The decision makes Bush the second living president to attend Trump's inauguration ceremonies. President Jimmy Carter announced his decision to attend last year. President George H.W. Bush, 92, is not expected to attend. His spokesman cited his advanced age in a statement to Politico...
  • Trump beats Obama engagement with Congress, say friend and foe

    01/02/2017 9:29:59 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/2/17 | Susan Crabtree
    President-elect Trump is taking a far more hands-on approach to working with Congress than his senator-turned-president predecessor. President Obama spent four years in the upper chamber, working closely with many colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but when voters sent him to the White House, he notoriously gave Capitol Hill the cold shoulder. Former congressional colleagues, even some of his biggest supporters, often described him as distant and aloof, a no-drama leadership style that eschewed President George W. Bush's chummy nicknaming of lawmakers who he cultivated with regular White House lunch and dinner invitations.
  • Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

    01/02/2017 7:48:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 98 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Roger Harrabin
    A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world's future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find ways of promoting business without unduly harming the planet.
  • Bitter Clintons consider staying away from inauguration & Bush hasn't yet RSVPed–Carter WILL attend

    12/23/2016 11:45:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2016 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    Bill and Hillary Clinton haven't committed themselves to attending Donald Trump's inauguration, which looms less than a month away, after a bruising campaign that left the Democratic nominee and her former-president husband with bloodied reputations at Trump's hands. So far Jimmy Carter, age 92, is the only former president who has said he will be there on January 20. George H.W. Bush, just four months younger, has said he will not come to the inauguration, and cites his old age as the reason why, according to Politico. George W. Bush won't make up his mind until January, his spokesman Freddy...
  • Jeb Bush emerges post-Trump and offers conservatives a way forward (Please clap)

    12/19/2016 3:00:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2016 | Bernie Quigley
    I was well impressed with former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) after a magazine profile appeared on him when he first entered the run for the GOP nomination for president. Not so much impressed by his accomplishments, although they were his own and they were formidable; I was impressed by his quiet manner and how he would do the evening cooking at his house and how he became a Catholic to keep his family whole as his wife was Catholic and he was raised otherwise. My Anglo-Irish grandmother had done the same thing. I saw these things as reaching to the...
  • The Evolution of the Winter Holiday in America

    12/16/2016 6:01:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-16-2016 | MOTUS
    The evolution of White House Christmas Cards:FDRJFKLBJNixonFordCarter Reagan GHBushClintonGWBushObamaThe Evolution of Christmas Greetings in America: Merry Christmas (too Christian)Season’s Greetings (too Judeo-Christian:Christmas and Hanukkah )Happy Holidays (too exclusionary)  "Holiday" connotes religious tradition and may not apply to all employees. Recommended seasonal greeting alternative: Happy End of Fiscal Year ( Butt wait! What about those whose fiscal year ends in June?)In search of a more all-inclusive, multicultural holiday may I suggest we cancel all existing winter holidays and replace them with a new one:HAPPY MAGA! SAVE THE DATE!Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • GOVERNMENT OVERTHROW: HILLARY CLINTON SECRETLY PAID REPUBLICANS TO DESTROY TRUMP [fake]

    12/14/2016 10:23:57 PM PST · by A CA Guy · 196 replies
    “Republicans in name only” or “RINOs.” An email from John Podesta to Huma Abedin that was released as document number 1078645 is about to turn the speculation that certain prominent Republicans who opposed Donald Trump into the truth that they were, in fact, not just disloyal to Trump and the party but were on Hillary Clinton’s payroll. The email, sent in July of this year, describes how funds were being diverted from Clinton’s campaign to the Super PACS of Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich.
  • Donald Trump and the Canary in the LGBT Coal Mine

    12/09/2016 6:47:52 PM PST · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 9, 2016 | AUSTIN RUSE
    As Donald Trump begins to staff his administration, his appointees should understand how deeply the ideologically-driven LGBTs have burrowed into permanent jobs in the permanent bureaucracy and how dangerous they are.The new political appointees should also understand how this group and their allies have driven those who may disagree with their agenda either underground or from the federal bureaucracy altogether, and some even to jail.And they should understand that this group is entrenched and determined not to give an inch in the territory they have gained under the incredibly radical Obama administration.The LGBT cadres had already made great strides...
  • Lauren Batchelder - The Jeb! plant makes news again.

    12/09/2016 9:16:40 AM PST · by jkos4freedom1 · 11 replies
    Nymag.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Claire Landsbaum
    We all remember the Jeb! plant that made news during the election for her questions to Trump during the No labels forum in New Hampshire. At the forum, Batchelder asked Trump, 'I want to get paid the same as a man, and I think you understand that. So if you become president, will a woman make the same as a man? And do I get to choose what I do with my body?' Then Trump replied: 'You're going to make the same if you do as good a job – and I happen to be pro-life. Okay? I'm pro-life.' Trump...
  • Obama Now Admits He Was Surprised By ISIS, Despite Being Warned By President Bush

    12/08/2016 3:48:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/08/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In January 2014 President Obama referred to ISIS, one of the most vicious terror armies to ever exist, of being a "JV team." “The analogy we use around here sometimes,and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told the New Yorker at the time. After that comment the group marched from Syria to Iraq, taking large swaths of territory, pillaging and raping along the way and slaughtering thousands. Now with just a month left in his presidency, President Obama is saying he was surprised by the capability of...
  • Jeb Bush joins up with lobbying firm

    12/06/2016 12:24:19 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2016 | By Steven Lemongello
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will act as a consultant for the lobbying firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, the firm announced Monday. The firm, which has offices in Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale and four other Florida cities as well as in New York, Washington and Philadelphia, lobbies governments on behalf of industries including finance, health care, energy and education - a particular interest of Bush, a longtime vouchers and charter school proponent. Bush will act as a "strategic consultant" to the firm and its clients through his own consulting firm, Jeb Bush & Associates. "This move adds to our firm’s distinguished...
  • Jeb’s New Consulting Job Is With A Fantasy Sports Law Firm

    12/05/2016 10:45:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | Thomas Phippen
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a new consulting job less than a year after he ended his presidential campaign. Bush “will act as a strategic consultant” for the law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney and its clients. Clients include several large pharmaceutical companies, energy companies, sugar advocacy groups and fantasy sports giant DraftKings. The firm announced Bush’s hire in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times. “Those of us who have had the pleasure of working with the Governor in the past now have the opportunity to do so again, and those who haven’t can look forward to...
  • 9/11 Mastermind Says George W. Bush Stunned Al Qaeda Through “Ferocity and Swiftness”

    12/04/2016 1:34:36 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 74 replies
    newsline.com ^ | 12/1/16 | Rommel Parane
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, one of the masterminds in the 9/11 attack, said that “the ferocity and swiftness” of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s reprisal to the Terrorst attacks on U.S. soil astonished Al Qaeda The new revelation was found in psychologist James E. Mitchell’s new memoir, “Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America.” Mitchell wrote, “How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down? Khalid explained that if the United States had treated 9/11...
  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks

    12/01/2016 9:03:53 PM PST · by Bayou City · 51 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed: George W. Bush's Shock and Awe Response to 9/11 Prevented Other Attacks Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States ‘turned tail and ran.’ ‘Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’’ Mitchell writes. ‘KSM explained that if the United States...
  • Once the man to beat, Jeb Bush returns to Trump's Washington

    12/01/2016 9:50:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | December 1, 2016 | Alex Leary, Washington bureau chief
    The last time Jeb Bush held an education summit in Washington, as he does today, scores of reporters and a big crowd showed up. The headline: Bush seeks balance on Common Core under 2016 glare. Two years ago, speculation raged over whether Bush would run for president. Finally, in June 2015, he jumped in with a big splash of money. The rest is well-known. Today, Bush continued his re-emergence in a space he feels most comfortable in: policy wonk. He kicked off his Foundation For Excellence in Education summit with an 8:45 a.m. speech. "This is a time for big...
  • Academic Gets Right Wrong

    11/30/2016 11:55:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the Chronicle Review, a Stanford historian interviews George Nash, distinguished chronicler of the political right, with the pretty tacit intent of bashing Trump supporters. "It might be preposterous in this, the year of Trump, to even think about conservatism as an intellectual movement," Jennifer Burns writes. "Trump's unexpected rise seems to lay bare a simple fact -- that conservatism has not only lost the battle of ideas but ceded the terrain of sophisticated thought altogether." "But a deeper understanding of the intellectual currents that have coursed beneath modern conservatism is essential to explaining why those currents now appear to...
  • Former Bush Counsel: Electoral College Can’t Vote For Trump if He’s in Violation of Constitution

    11/25/2016 7:59:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 23rd, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    While meeting with the New York Times yesterday for an on-the-record interview, President-elect Donald Trump stated that the president cannot have conflicts of interest and that the law was on his side. This comes in response to numerous concerns over Trump using his position to further enrich himself and his personal businesses. During a discussion on CNN this morning, former White House lawyer Richard Painter made the case that if it appears that Trump will be in violation of the emolument clause of the Constitution, then the Electoral College must decide to not vote for him next month. After he...
  • Ringside Politics Turkeys Of The Year: 3 GOP Sore Losers

    11/19/2016 10:21:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Since my Ringside Politics radio and TV programs started in 1999, I have enjoyed an annual Thanksgiving tradition of bestowing a “Turkey of the Year” award to the most deserving celebrity or politician. Of course, these are “winners” who distinguished themselves in a particularly foolish way. Previous winners have included filmmaker Michael Moore, former House Speakers John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, President Barack Obama and former New Orleans Mayor, current federal inmate, Ray Nagin. This year, the list of nominations was almost endless. It has been a political year like no other, but it has been dominated by one person,...
  • Former Bush official warns against serving in Trump admin

    11/16/2016 9:05:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    (CNN)A former George W. Bush administration official who once encouraged recalcitrant Republicans to serve in the incoming Trump administration is now issuing a warning against getting on board, cautioning that those Republicans "would probably have to make excuses for things that are inexcusable and defend people who are indefensible." Eliot Cohen, who served as a State Department counselor from 2007 to 2009, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post published Tuesday explaining why he had changed his mind after engaging with the Trump transition team. Earlier Tuesday, he had tweeted: "After exchange w Trump transition team, changed my recommendation: stay...
  • 'Anger shouldn't drive policy': George W. Bush has some advice for the Trump administration

    11/16/2016 8:57:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Former President George W. Bush reflected on the presidential election Tuesday and cautioned against anger influencing political policy, CNN reported. Speaking in Dallas, Bush acknowledged that economic anxiety and voters who were "sick and tired of the status quo" pushed President-elect Donald Trump to victory — though Bush did not mention Trump by name. "I understand anger, and some people may have been angry when I was president," Bush said. "But anger shouldn't drive policy. What needs to drive policy is what's best for the people who are angry."
  • [From MARCH 2, 2016] US election 2016: How Donald Trump compares to Ronald Reagan

    11/12/2016 11:58:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | MARCH 2, 2016 | Anthony Zurcher
    Donald Trump has been condemned by many on the left and some on the right as being beyond the pale, a toxic virus that exists on the fringes of the political mainstream. But where do his policy views actually fit when compared to his fellow presidential candidates - and past Republican commanders-in-chief?
  • Bush to release book of wounded warrior portraits early next year

    11/12/2016 5:53:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Former President George W. Bush is releasing a new book early next year featuring portraits he painted of nearly 100 veterans who were wounded during his tenure as commander in chief. Bush wrote on Facebook that he's spent several months painting the portraits of 98 wounded warriors "who were injured carrying out my orders."
  • ‘Never Trump’ Becomes ‘Maybe Trump’ in Foreign Policy Sphere (Job Hunters)

    11/11/2016 11:54:00 AM PST · by nhwingut · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/11/2016 | MARK MAZZETTI, HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — Like no other part of the Republican establishment, the party’s foreign policy luminaries joined in opposition to the idea of a Donald J. Trump presidency. Loyal Republicans who served in the two Bush administrations, they appeared on television and wrote op-eds blasting him. They aligned under a “Never Trump” banner and signed a letter saying they were “convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”
  • Loosers and Huuge Winners: The American People

    11/10/2016 5:03:00 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-10-16 | Wordsmith
    "No matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning; and America will still be the greatest nation on earth." - President Obama, November 8, 2016 Prior to Election Day: But here’s what Trump actually says will happen if he loses to Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8. First, he has said the nation could face a messy fight around the election results themselves. Trump declined to promise at the final presidential debate that he would accept the election results regardless of outcome. “I’ll keep you in suspense,” he said. The following day at a rally in Ohio, he...
  • Jeb and George H.W. Bush Congratulate Donald Trump, Offer Prayers

    11/09/2016 8:29:16 PM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    TIME ^ | November 9, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    “Barbara and I congratulate @realDonaldTrump, wish him well as he guides America forward as our next President,” wrote H.W. on Twitter. “His family is in our prayers.” “Congratulations on your victory @realDonaldTrump,” wrote Jeb. “As our President, Columba and I will pray for you in the days and months to come.”
  • Karl Rove vs Reality of Trump Presidency

    11/09/2016 1:50:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | Youtube
    Karl Rove vs Reality of Trump Presidency Published on Nov 9, 2016
  • Both former Bush presidents call to congratulate Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 12:31:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    The Bush family is mending fences with President-elect Donald Trump after the best-known family in GOP politics feuded with the party's nominee through the 2016 contest. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush each phoned President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate the Republican nominee on defeating Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night.
  • US election daily dig: Is George W Bush voting for Hillary?

    11/03/2016 7:56:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | November 3, 2016 | US Election 2016
    Just when you thought this election could not get any stranger comes the news that George W Bush could be voting for a Democrat. And not just any Democrat. The revelation came from Texas land commissioner and Trump supporter George P Bush who suggested at a small Republican gathering that his grandfather George HW and uncle George W could both be casting ballots for Hillary Clinton.
  • Nephew: George W. Bush may vote for Clinton

    11/02/2016 4:20:09 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | November 1, 2016 | Christiano Limo
    George P. Bush said Tuesday that his uncle, former President George W. Bush, may join his grandfather George H.W. Bush in casting his ballots for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, according to the Associated Press. The Texas land commissioner made the comments while addressing a small Republican rally in San Marcos, Texas, on Tuesday night, saying that both former presidents in the family may "potentially" vote for the Democratic presidential ticket come Election Day. Later asked to clarify his comments by the AP, George P. Bush said that he was just "speculating" and couldn't say with certainty how they'd vote....
  • Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Files Complaint Against FBI Director for Email Disclosures

    10/31/2016 4:02:43 AM PDT · by RC one · 79 replies
    slate ^ | 10/30/16 | Daniel Politi
    The former chief ethics lawyer at the White House during George W. Bush’s presidency has filed an ethics complaint against FBI Director James Comey. In an op-ed published in the New York Times on Sunday, Richard W. Painter writes that he filed a complaint against the FBI for violating the Hatch Act, "which bars the use of an official position to influence an election." He filed the complaint with both the Office of Special Counsel and the Office of Government Ethics. ainter, who was the head White House ethics lawyer between 2005 and 2007 and now supports Hillary Clinton, says...
  • Establishment Powers Build A Wall…Around Trump (jeb! and Kasich alert)

    10/25/2016 3:48:58 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 50 replies
    DCwhispers.com ^ | 10-25-2016 | staff
    It has been an increasingly caustic environment behind the scenes between Team Trump and GOP elites that has seen Republican power brokers effectively wall in the Trump campaign. GOP funding has been all but cut off, and so too has the institutionalized state-to-state ground game so critical in winning battleground states on Election Day. Donald Trump, and his millions of supporters, are truly on their own. The primary impetus behind this effort is said to be three-fold, coming in the form of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and long-ago ousted, onetime GOP presidential front-runner, Jeb Bush. The...
  • Vanity--Anyone See that "87 Ambassadors Died Under Bush" Meme

    10/24/2016 4:26:58 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 30 replies
    Has anyone seen that stupid meme going around stating that 87 Ambassadors died under President George Bush so there shouldn't be a problem with Hillary and the 4 Benghazi deaths?? Would love to refute but am afraid to do a leftist Google as all the reference material would probably come from Salon.com or Yahoo Nooz
  • HE’S WITH HER: INSIDE PAUL RYAN’S MONTHS-LONG CAMPAIGN TO ELECT HILLARY CLINTON PRESIDENT

    10/24/2016 5:33:54 AM PDT · by Lewis Stone · 16 replies
    Breitbart via Freedom Outpost ^ | October 21, 2016 | JULIA HAHN, BREITBART via Michael Ware
    It is funny to watch. It is funny because this circus shows us just how connected the two parties really are when all is said and done. Paul Ryan acts as if he is taking the high ground in his denying support to Donald Trump, when in reality it has nothing to do with morality. The connection that Ryan and Clinton share is not moral but philosophical. Ryan and Clinton are both globalists. They both want to see one big global community that never puts one people over others. It is the new socialism. Breitbart reports Donald Trump made headlines...
  • The Two Dimensions of Trump’s Campaign

    10/21/2016 5:04:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2016 | Bruce Heiden
    A few nights ago on Megyn Kelly’s program Chris Stirewalt made a clever comment that epitomized the blindness of political pros in government and the media to the stakes and significance of the 2016 presidential campaign. Noting Trump’s current unfavorable standing in the pre-election polls, Stirewalt concluded that this election is starting to look more and more like 1996 (or words to that effect). What Stirewalt presumably meant was that he expects Hillary Clinton to prevail on Election Day 2016 by a margin similar to Bill Clinton’s margin of victory in 1996. She might, although I doubt it. But even...
  • Gore's Refusal to Accept the Legitimacy of 2000 Election Still Has Harmful Ramifications to This Day

    10/20/2016 1:17:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    FULL TITLE: It's Infuriating! Gore's Refusal to Accept the Legitimacy of the 2000 Election Still Has Harmful Ramifications to This Day RUSH: Look, for those of you just joining us, I want to run through some things very, very quickly here again, at the risk of repeating myself for those who have been listening since the beginning of the program, top of the previous hour.  This is so overblown and it is so out of proportion.  I would wager that everybody acting so outraged over this knows full well that Donald Trump was not promising to blow up this country...