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  • A Fight Worth Having

    03/20/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/27/2017 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    One day in late spring in the early days of the George W. Bush administration, FDA inspectors visited the headquarters of Sargento cheese in Plymouth, Wisconsin—a routine visit as part of the federal government's efforts to ensure the safety of the food we eat. The inspectors took samples of cheese to test for bacteria. Sargento conducted tests on cheese from the same lot. A week later, the results from both sets of tests were in—the cheese was bacteria-free. Sargento, having gotten the all-clear from the government, shipped the cheese to stores across the country. Two months later, however, the FDA...
  • Iraq then and now: Bush was right and Obama was wrong

    03/20/2017 4:56:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 20, 2017 | Silvio Canto
    This is the 13th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II. What if President George W. Bush had not invaded Iraq? I suggest this scenario: 1. Saddam Hussein would have become a bigger threat to the region. He had clearly come to the conclusion that the West would not stop him and was acting as such. 2. Iraq would have continued shooting at U.S. and UK planes enforcing UN resolutions. How many times do you allow someone to fire missiles at your aircraft? 3. What about Israel? We do know today that Iraq won't be attacking Israel or...
  • Flashback – Maxine Waters Complained Obama Didn’t Rid Bush-era U.S. Attorneys Fast Enough

    03/13/2017 12:48:58 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters complained that Barrack Obama didn’t get rid of Bush-era U.S. attorneys fast enough back in May of 2009. Maxine Waters: “As we understand it, the protocol has been that U.S. attorneys hand in their resignations and would give the new administration an opportunity to make new appointments, we don’t see that happening quite fast enough.” The fake news media has been wringing their hands over Sessions’ request for Obama-era attorneys to resign as if it’s something that has never been done before. This was standard operating procedure after Obama became President. They also failed to...
  • George W Bush praises Jimmy Kimmel's 'damn good' anti-Trump Oscars <tr>

    03/03/2017 4:13:18 AM PST · by cweese · 116 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Full title : "George W Bush praises Jimmy Kimmel's 'damn good' anti-Trump Oscars monologue and laughs along as the comedian roasts Donald" George W. Bush heaped praise on Jimmy Kimmel for his anti-Trump opening monologue at the Oscars on Thursday night, telling the comedian enthusiastically that his performance was 'damn good'. In a rare and lighthearted television appearance, Bush steered clear of mentioning the current president by name but was led into several subtle jabs at him by his mischievous host. Among the slights was a compliment for Kimmel's decidedly anti-Trump debut at the Academy Awards. 'I saw your opening....
  • Former first daughter Barbara Bush says she's 'proud to stand' with Planned Parenthood [tr]

    03/02/2017 1:24:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 2, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    Despite being the granddaughter and daughter of two pro-life presidents, Barbara Pierce Bush expressed her support for the abortion-providing Planned Parenthood organization on Wednesday. The former first daughter was the keynote speaker at the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' annual luncheon, held at Fort Worth's Omni Hotel. In her speech, the 35-year-old said she was 'very proud to stand with Planned Parenthood' because of the services it provides to women.
  • George W. Bush Breaks Down His Affection for Michelle Obama: ‘We Just Took to Each Other’

    03/02/2017 6:46:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 87 replies
    People ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    To some, they might seem an unlikely twosome: a former president and former first lady from two different administrations, different political parties, different generations and different upbringings. But George W. Bush tells PEOPLE that he feels a real fondness for Michelle Obama. “She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like,” says Bush, in an interview to launch his first art book and new exhibit, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a collection of his paintings of post-9/11 war veterans.
  • No, George Bush did not criticize Donald Trump. He agreed with Trump.

    03/01/2017 4:25:37 PM PST · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-01-17 | DrJohn
    W gave an interview recently and it was depicted widely as being a criticism of Donald Trump. Former President George W. Bush seemed to criticize President Donald Trump in an interview with the Today Show Monday morning, saying the news media and freedom of religion are crucial to American democracy. There should also be an investigation into the alleged Russian hacking into the U.S. election, Bush said. Those are all issues that Trump has dealt with in his first month in office. He has called the Russia story “fake news,” a distraction and even fabrication by the press, despite the...
  • Just in time for Trump, George W. Bush lifts embargo on criticizing successors

    02/28/2017 3:59:08 AM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 28, 2017 | J. Marsolo
    George W. Bush broke his policy of not attacking a sitting president.  Bush did not criticize or attack Obama but has joined the Opposition Party (Democrats and mainstream media, aka Fake News Media)'s war against Trump. Bush acted like a punching bag during his second term.  Obama blamed Bush for every problem, but Bush remained silent.  He did not forcefully, if at all, defend his Iraq policy, nor did he respond to the attacks on him by the mainstream media and Democrats like Harry Reid.  Reid called him a loser and said in 2007 the Iraq War was lost. Reid's...
  • George W. Bush on Trump presidency: 'I don't like the racism'

    02/28/2017 3:21:38 AM PST · by kevcol · 218 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 27, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Former President George W. Bush is criticizing President Donald Trump's first month in office, though he remains optimistic about the future. "I don't like the racism and I don't like the name-calling and I don't like the people feeling alienated," Bush told People magazine. "Nobody likes that." . . . "I didn't feel like speaking out before because I didn't want to complicate the job and I'm not going to this time. However, at the Bush Center we are speaking up." The Bush Center programs include immigration ceremonies, AIDS prevention programs in Africa and leadership training for Muslim women.
  • George W. Bush just joined the Traitor's List with McCain and other RINO Republicans

    02/27/2017 10:37:20 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 208 replies
    Vanity | 27 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A caller just mentioned George W. Bush making a comment on the present political situation in a negative fashion against President Trump AND in defense of the media!!! He is a TRAITOR along with McCain, Graham and other Republicans who are corrupt, bought-off and leading this nation over the edge of the cliff. The caller made an excellent point the Bush had nothing to say about Obama's wrecking ball on the nation. The elites are all on the special lifeboat while the Titana-US is sinking after hitting the immigrationliberalleftistpro-immorality iceberg.
  • George W. Bush Favors A ‘Welcoming’ Immigration Policy, Says Media Is ‘Indispensable’ To Democracy

    02/27/2017 9:59:23 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-27-2017 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    George W. Bush said he favored a welcoming immigration policy and warned that the media is "indispensable to democracy" in an interview with Matt Lauer Monday that seemed to take several shots at President Trump. When Lauer asked Bush directly if he was for or against Trump's immigration ban, Bush said, "I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law." "I think it's very important for all of us to recognize that one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to, or not worship at all," Bush said....
  • Barbara Pierce Bush To Give Speech in SUPPORT of Planned Parenthood

    02/27/2017 7:58:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    GP ^ | 02/26/17 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has announced that Barbara Pierce Bush is going to be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Luncheon according to Planned Parenthood’s website.   Former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara Pierce Bush, is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps. In the Mission & Vision section of the GHC website it states that “We believe that every person has the right to live a healthy, dignified life.”   The President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, and Barbara Pierce Bush have a mutual connection – Hillary Clinton.  
  • Bush 43 on Trump Travel Ban: ‘A Bedrock of Our Freedom Is the Right to Worship Freely’

    02/27/2017 6:51:26 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-27-2017 | Jeff Poor
    Bush emphasized to host “Today” host Matt Lauer the importance to “worship freely.” “I think it’s very important for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to or not worship at all,” Bush said. “The bedrock of our freedom, a bedrock of our freedom, is the right to worship freely. And I — you see, I understood right off the bat, Matt this, that is an ideological conflict. And people who murder the innocent are not religious people. They want to advance an ideology. And...
  • Bush daughter to headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser

    02/25/2017 5:20:34 PM PST · by boycott · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-24-2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will headline a Planned Parenthood fundraiser next week in Texas, according to a report from the Texas Tribune. Bush is expected to be the keynote speaker at the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas's annual Fort Worth fundraising luncheon. President Bush pushed for anti-abortion policies during his time in the White House, but his wife Laura Bush has supported legal abortion in the past. The announcement comes amid the continuing debate over federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides a variety of reproductive health services to women, including abortions. Barbara...
  • Geo W Bush says Christians & Muslims worship the same God (Jesus answers in John 14:6)

    02/25/2017 12:17:32 PM PST · by Sontagged · 84 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 28, 2011 | LoneStar1776
    Uploaded on Feb 28, 2011 George Bush says that Christians and Muslims worship the same God (Read what Jesus says in John 14:6) COMMENTS • Tara Risser 8 months ago and he obviously has no idea that God is not allah. We do not follow the same beliefs at all. desiachar 2 weeks ago Tara Risser you need to go read a book cicada 1 week ago Then I guess you don't worship the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus Polizei1945 9 months ago George W. Bush is an idiot. Christians worshps Yahweh a true God and Islam worships a different...
  • Bush daughter headlines Planned Parenthood fundra

    02/24/2017 4:56:40 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 130 replies
    Texas Trubune ^ | 2/24/17 | Abby Livingston
    Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will be the keynote speaker at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' annual Fort Worth luncheon.
  • President Trump is just Rubio or Bush with a Twitter account, Mitch McConnell says

    02/19/2017 1:28:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Republican President Donald Trump’s first month in office is the sort of beginning that any other Republican president may have had, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. “As I look at what we might have expected from a President Mitt Romney or a President Marco Rubio, or a President Jeb Bush at the beginning of their tenures in office, I can’t see much difference between what President Trump is doing and what they would have done,” McConnell, R-Ky. told a Capitol news conference. Trump’s chaotic first month has included an appeals court rejection of his travel ban on citizens...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • Jeb Bush Mocks Trump’s Border Wall

    02/17/2017 1:48:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gabrielle Levy
    Jeb Bush is mocking President Donald Trump as his plan to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico is running up against tough political and practical obstacles. Bush, a former presidential candidate and Florida governor who took heat from Republicans for his relatively moderate stance on immigration, on Friday tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal column that said Trump's plan is "easier said than done." "Reality sets in," Bush wrote....
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing I Can Work with President Bush On’

    02/07/2017 4:58:49 PM PST · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER
    House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a Monday press conference that she cannot work with “President Bush.” “While its only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration, we’ve seen nothing that I can work with President Bush on,” Pelosi said. https://youtu.be/cDl2UrqQMQM
  • Democrats find accord on war bill

    03/26/2007 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 23, 2007 | Jonathan Weisman
    "..To many in the anti-Iraq war movement, the liberal opposition to the bill was as maddening as it was mystifying. ?You really have two options here: One is that you can vote for a change of course here and say we?re going to find a way out of Iraq, or, two, you can vote against it and hand George Bush a victory,? said Jon Soltz, an Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the anti-Iraq war VoteVets.org . ?It doesn?t make sense to me. George Bush got us into the war. They have challenged him on everything. Why would they give...
  • Nancy Pelosi Says She Can't Work With 'President Bush' (Democrat having a 'Senior Moment' alert)

    02/06/2017 3:22:38 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2017 | Brent Scher
    A day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was drilled by Meet The Press host Chuck Todd on whether her party's leadership was out of touch with the current political climate the nearly three-decade veteran of Congress mistakenly referred to President Donald Trump as "President Bush." "While its only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration, we've seen nothing that I can work with President Bush on," said Pelosi during a Monday press conference.
  • Judge who halted Trump’s immigration order has done pro bono work for refugees

    02/06/2017 10:42:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/17 | Dan Calabrese
    And once declared from the bench "black lives matter". Oh by the way, Judge James Robart, who issued the ruling halting the immigration order on a nationwide basis, is also a Bush appointee, which just goes to show that you can’t tell everything you need to know about a judge by who appointed him. Maybe the pickings were slim in Seattle. By August 2016, it was already well understood by anyone paying attention that “black lives matter” didn’t just mean black lives matter - which of course they do - but rather it was a rallying cry for violent anti-police...
  • Vanity - NFL Head,, Roger (Obama.Clinton) Goodell rejected by Americans by the thousands!!!

    02/06/2017 6:18:46 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 40 replies
    Short & sweet....did ya hear all them non-stop "boos" against "Roger (Obama, Clinton, Liberals, Democrats" Goodell"? Did hear the massive cheers for ex-POTUS, Bush & his wife Barbara? Did ya see & hear the massive cheers for the New England Patriots? Folks...that tells the entire story! Nothing more needs to be said!!! Go POTUS, Donald J. Trump....95% of Americans are with you, 100%!!!
  • Bush-appointed judge halts Trump travel ban nationwide

    02/03/2017 7:33:44 PM PST · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/03/17 | Brooke Seipel
    A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order Friday stopping President Trump's executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States. Judge James Robart, who was appointed by former President George Bush in 2003, ruled the executive order would be stopped nationwide, effective immediately. “The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement after the ruling. “No one is above the law — not even the President.”
  • BREAKING: Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' temporarily BLOCKED by federal judge

    02/03/2017 6:55:05 PM PST · by granada · 75 replies
    The Daily Express, uk ^ | 01:37, Sat, Feb 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 02:25, Sat, Feb 4, 2017 | Harry Walker
    Judge James Robart, appointed by President George Bush in 2003, ruled the ban would be halted temporarily nationwide, effective immediately. The move presents a fresh legal challenge for the Trump administration, which is expected to appeal against the decision promptly.
  • Number Gun Background Checks more than Doubled Under Obama

    02/03/2017 6:23:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Chart by David Scott We do not know precisely how many private guns were added the stock in the United States under President G. W. Bush compared to those added under President Barack Obama.  We will not know the precise number until a year from now, when the BATFE releases the information. But we have a pretty good substitute.  The number of National Instant Background Check System checks, or NICS, is highly correlated to the number of private guns sold. I have been writing about NICS and the correlation with gun sales for a while. The numbers that were...
  • 'This is not the America I know': Jenna Bush Hager quotes dad's unifying speech [tr]

    02/01/2017 7:59:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 88 replies
    AP ^ | February 1, 2017 | Staff
    Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager spread a message of religious acceptance by quoting her father after President Donald Trump's immigration ban. Bush Hager shared an excerpt of former president George W. Bush's speech at the Islamic Center of Washington DC days after the September 11 attacks, in which he assured Americans that the terrorists did not represent Islam, a religion of peace.
  • Jenna Bush Hager slams Trump travel ban: 'This is not the America I know'(barf alert)

    01/31/2017 6:50:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 146 replies
    AOL.com ^ | 1/31/17 | Carrie Healey
    Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager shared her thoughts on President Trump's controversial immigration ban on Tuesday, saying "this is not the America I know." "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace," the NBC News correspondent said in a letter she shared via Twitter. "These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war." AdChoices The Trump administration stands by the ban that they say is in place "to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States." Former President...
  • After years of liberal hate, George W. Bush is getting the respect he deserves

    01/28/2017 11:04:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    It was in February 2010, on Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minn., according to Wikipedia, that the billboards first began to appear: “MISS ME YET?” ran the message over a picture of George W. Bush. “Kind of,” say today’s Democrats.
  • 47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush

    01/23/2017 8:31:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2017 | 9:50 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama had an average approval rating of 47.9 percent during his time in office, according to the Gallup poll. That puts him behind Richard Nixon, who resigned, and George W. Bush, who saw his approval rating drop as low as 25 percent near the end of his term. It puts him ahead of only Gerald Ford (47.2 percent), Jimmy Carter (45.5 percent) and Harry Truman (45.4 percent). …
  • Trump Inaugural Critique of Previous Admin Policies Target Bush 43, Not Obama 44

    01/23/2017 9:49:21 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | 01/23/2016 | Michael Brown
    Donald Trump used his inaugural address to repeatedly attack the policies of one of his predecessors. His primary target wasn’t Barack Obama, though. It was George W. Bush.
  • Dan Rather: When Trump Lies, We Have To Call Him Out

    01/22/2017 3:42:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather is teaching an online course in journalism called “finding the truth in the news” at UDemy. Now, he’s taken to Facebook to say that the media, the American people, and the political class has to call out President Trump on his lies. No, this isn’t the Onion.“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” wrote Rather. “What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. "A lie, is a lie, is a lie!" And if someone won't say it, those...
  • 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? · 55 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 · 106 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 · 188 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 · 73 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.