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  • George W. Bush Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge, But Not How You’d Expect

    <p>Former President George W. Bush has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the internet craze sweeping social media in order to raise money and awareness for ALS.</p> <p>The challenge is on! Former President Bill Clinton, you have 24 hours to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge!</p>
  • George W. Bush writes book about father

    07/30/2014 8:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:27 PM EDT | Hillel Italie
    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the book, currently untitled, will be released November 11. In 2010, Crown published the younger Bush’s million-selling memoir, “Decision Points.” […] According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son, from George W.’s “childhood in West Texas to his early...
  • Hillary Clinton: George W. Bush's Actions Made Me Proud To Be An American

    07/30/2014 11:36:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/14
    Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the United States standing in the world and said former President George W. Bush is the president who made her "proud to be an American." Clinton then seemingly took a shot at Obama's current lack of direction in world leadership. "We have to go back out and sell ourselves," Clinton said. "It is not to be taken for granted. What do we stand for and, how do we intend to lead and manage? How do we try to enlist the rest of the world in this struggle...
  • Happy Birthday George W.

    07/06/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Our nation, this generation, will lift the dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail. - George W. Bush Sept. 20, 2001. Today is George W. Bush's 68th birthday. A man who, according to his father, "faced the greatest challenge of any president since Abraham Lincoln.” Happy Birthday, President George W. Bush. Great to visit the @GWBLibrary earlier this year! pic.twitter.com/6u3f12FF1T — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) July 6, 2014 His presidency will...
  • In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments

    07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 140 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 6, 2014 | Justen Charters
    George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today. In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments:
  • W: America’s Longest-Serving President: George W. Bush really should step down after six terms

    06/24/2014 8:43:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charlie Martin
    The catalog of the errors and failures of the administration of President George W. Bush is large and various. In finance, it began with the modifications to the Community Reinvestment Act in 1993-95, which we now know had the effect of encouraging banks, along with the quasi-governmental Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to allow “innovative” mortgages that encouraged people to buy homes they could no longer afford when an economic downturn came. The effect of this was to encourage higher-risk lending, which led to “securitization” of the loans to spread risks. This securitization was a major contributor to the financial...
  • George W. Bush has higher favorability than Barack Obama

    06/23/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | June 22, 2014 | Danielle Haynes
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton leads the pack in favorability among former and current U.S. presidents, and George W. Bush beats out Barack Obama. WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) --A new poll from Gallup indicates former U.S. President George W. Bush is six points higher in favorability than U.S. President Barack Obama. The poll, the findings of which were released Saturday, show former President Bill Clinton has the highest favorability of all living former and current U.S. presidents, with 64 percent favorable opinion and 34 percent unfavorable.
  • George W. Bush Was Wrong About Iraq War? ISIS Leader Used To Mock ‘Mission Accomplished’

    06/21/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 21, 2014 | Staff
    Was George W. Bush wrong about the Iraq War? Because of recent events, some in the media have taken pot shots at the former U.S. President by claiming the younger Bush, and not President Obama, is responsible for an unsuccessful “mission accomplished.” In a related report by The Inquisitr, with the ISIS in Iraq having found Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpiles, some people are saying that George W. Bush was right to have pushed for the Iraq War since the original stated goal was to prevent terrorist groups from getting their hands on any WMD materials. Of course, people say...
  • Flashback: George W. Bush Predicted Iraqi Meltdown If US Troops Were Withdrawn from Region

    06/16/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    President George W. Bush predicted the current meltdown in Iraq – back in 2007. Bush vetoed a Democratic bill to withdraw troops from Iraq. Via Truth Revolt: I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven...
  • George W. Bush undergoes knee replacement surgery

    05/28/2014 1:20:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Former President George W. Bush spent his Memorial Day weekend laid up in Chicago undergoing knee replacement surgery, according to reports. Bush, 67, underwent the outpatient procedure at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center on Saturday, NBC Chicago reported. Doctors allowed Bush to stay at a nearby hotel after the operation, before he flew home to Dallas Monday afternoon. Bush was accompanied during the medical trip by wife Laura and a Secret Service detail, NBC Chicago reported. The former President has kept a relatively low profile in recent months, even declining to attend the Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum dedication ceremony...
  • So George W. Bush isn't a monster, after all

    05/08/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/8/14 | Matt Bai
    If you've just crash-landed from the planet known as Kepler-186f and have no experience with the human life form or its recent history, let me just clarify something for you: George W. Bush was a divisive and unsuccessful president. Economically, internationally, culturally — you name the category of leadership, and the results pretty much range from disappointment to disaster. A CBS News/New York Times poll clocked Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent, which is about as low as you can go in politics without needing a parole officer. You may get confused about this, because lately Bush is enjoying...
  • The Portrait Art of George W. Bush: Ignore the media. The former president has talent.

    04/15/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/15/2014 | J R Compton, Art Critic
    Critics have blasted George W. Bush’s portraits as “amateur, very literal-minded” and “like a freshman art student attempting alla prima,” but it is not clear how much of this opinion free-for-all draws on in-person experience of the artworks at the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas and how much is based on mediocre photos and rampant ignorance. Certainly, some of the former president’s freshman efforts are not notable, but more are remarkable, and a few outstanding. Bush’s portrait of Vladimir Putin is stunning, fierce and deeply revealing. It exposes its subject’s realities, as successful portraits do. Other paintings show person...
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • BOMBSHELL: Afghanistan-Iraq Vets Prefer George W. Bush over Obama by Two to One Ratio

    03/30/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post released a lengthy article this weekend based on a survey of 819 veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Buried deep in the article by Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who spent two years in Iraq as the Post’s bureau chief, is this bombshell: “When it comes to their most-senior commander, the vets decisively prefer George W. Bush to Obama. Only a third approve of the way Obama is handling his job, and 42 percent of them think he has been a good commander in chief despite his decisions to bring troops home from Iraq, wind down...
  • George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe

    02/21/2014 6:01:50 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | unknown
    George Bush Honors "The One Percent" Who Keep America Safe
  • Armed Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill George W. Bush

    02/01/2014 1:20:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    On Friday, the U.S. Secret Service arrested a New York man with a loaded rifle, machete, and gas container on charges of threatening to kill former President George W. Bush over an apparent fixation with Bush's daughter, Barbara. "Bush will get his," yelled Benjamin Smith, 44, while being taken into custody.
  • The public still blames Bush. And it celebrates the Clintons.

    12/19/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by chessplayer · 48 replies
    Nearly five years after George W. Bush left office, half the public still blames the former president for the nation’s economic woes, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week.
  • George W. Bush to attend Mandela funeral with Obama

    12/07/2013 9:29:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/6/13 | Maria Recio
    <p>"President and Mrs. George W. Bush have gratefully accepted the President and Mrs. Obama’s invitation to accompany them to South Africa on Air Force One and attend President Nelson Mandela’s memorial services next week," said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford by e-mail to McClatchy.</p>
  • George W. Bush on Keystone XL: Just “build the damn thing” already

    11/19/2013 6:45:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    At the last update, I think we were somewhere in “earlyish 2014″ territory (who can even keep up?) for the time frame in which the northern extension of the Keystone pipeline will be either approved or denied by President Obama, but by determinedly delaying on what should have/could have been a simple and bygone decision of his first term, the issue is now a ticking time bomb of highly publicized, faux-environmentalist outrageous outrage. I suppose that the dollars the president has been fundraising from well-monied, self-fancied “green” Democratic donors may have made the delay, delay, delay tactic worth it in...
  • The George Bush You Forgot (The Libertarian George Bush Who Was Against Nation Building)

    11/18/2013 11:36:19 AM PST · by Skeez · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | Uploaded on Aug 15, 2008 | merrimac290
    Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9SOVzMV2bc&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL2A98BEEA82D96E4ESee link. Short video from 2000 campaign. Unbelievable.
  • Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical (Bush one point ahead)

    11/06/2013 7:44:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    When President Obama first ran for the White House in 2008, it was with the promise to turn the page on the presidency of George W. Bush. But for all their political differences, it turns out the American public pretty much view the two men in the same light, according to new polling data. In the first week of November in the fifth year of their presidencies, Obama and Bush have nearly identical approval numbers, according to the latest Gallup polling. The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving...
  • As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics

    11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 190 replies
    NYTs ^ | 11/3/13 | Peter Baker
  • Bush ended financial crisis before Obama took office -- three important truths about 2008

    09/18/2013 6:44:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Keith Hennessey, Edward P. Lazear
    Editor's note: This article was adapted from the authors’ Hoover Institution essay, "Observations on the Financial Crisis." It is now five years after the financial shocks of September 2008. The two of us were members of the problem-solving team at the time, serving in the White House as Director of President Bush’s National Economic Council (Hennessey) and Chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers (Lazear). In a booklet that we released last week through the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (“Observations on the Financial Crisis”), we review the crisis, its causes, remedies and implications for the future. A major theme...
  • George W. Bush was right about Syria and Obama, Pelosi, Kerry, and Clinton were all wrong

    09/02/2013 12:10:13 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-02-13 | DrJohn
    <p>Bashar Al-Assad is what he is today thanks to democrats- specifically Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi.</p> <p>George W. Bush has never been a fan of Assad. Bush had been trying to isolate Syria since 2005, believing it was up to nefarious activities but democrats knew better. In 2007 then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi undercut Bush's foreign policy by paying a visit to Assad.</p>
  • Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

    08/31/2013 5:29:28 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 122 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2013 | Nile Gardiner
    In addition, and most importantly, George W. Bush was a conviction president on foreign policy matters, driven by a clear sense of the national interest. President Bush emphatically made his case to the American people and to the world, explaining why he believed the use of force was necessary, and dozens of countries decided to follow him. In the case of Barack Obama, whose foreign policy has been weak-kneed, confused and strategically incoherent, the president hasn’t effectively made the case for military intervention in Syria, and has made no serious effort to cultivate support both at home and abroad. President...
  • Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush

    08/31/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 30th, 2013 | Nile Gardiner -- World
    President Bush knew how to build a coalitionGeorge W. Bush was widely mocked by the Left during the Iraq War, with liberals jeering at the “coalition of the willing,” which included in its ranks some minnows such as Moldova and Kazkhstan. Michael Moore, in his rather silly documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, went to great lengths to lampoon the Iraq War alliance. But the coalition also contained, as I pointed out in Congressional testimony back in 2007, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, Italy, Poland, and 16 members of the NATO alliance, as well as Japan and South Korea. In Europe, France and...
  • Outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller III tells how 9/11 reshaped FBI mission[Admits Fort Hood terror]

    08/22/2013 9:35:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, August 22, 3:30 PM | Billy Kenber
    “You have one metric, and that is preventing all attacks. . . . If there’s one attack, you are unsuccessful,” he said. By that measure, the FBI’s record has been stained in recent years by April’s Boston Marathon bombing and by the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., in 2009. Asked what he would consider to be his least-proud moment, Mueller cited those two atrocities. “I hate to lose people, and I would say you feel most pain from what happened in some place like Fort Hood or what happened up in Boston,” he said.
  • If G.W. Bush Had a Son, He'd Look Like Christopher Lane

    08/22/2013 4:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2013 | Taleeb Starkes
    Imagine the Left's reaction if the shocking, inter-racial murder of Christopher Lane had occurred when G.W Bush was president and he had stated, "If I had a son, he'd look like Christopher," or "Christopher Lane could've been me 35 years ago." Undoubtedly, the race-peddlers and entire grievance industry would've interpreted his comments as a subtle war declaration against Black America. Yet, when President Obama made these statements about Trayvon Martin, the Lefties claimed that he wasn't being divisive, he was simply "keepin' it real." The racial dynamics of both Christopher Lane and Trayvon Martin's scenarios have many people focusing on...
  • 10 images mocking George W. Bush that were far worse than a harmless rodeo clown

    08/14/2013 9:22:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 8/14/13 | michelle Malkin
    Over the years, I’ve meticulously chronicled progressive haters and their rank hypocrisy. It’s time for yet another refresher course as the libs go nuts over a rodeo clown. Without further ado, drawn from my blog archives, here are 10 images/signs/agitprop items mocking George W. Bush that were far, far worse than any of the silly Obama gags causing prog conniptions.
  • George W. Bush Undergoes Heart Surgery

    08/06/2013 7:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 08/06/2013 | Greg Janda
    The office of George W. Bush revealed the former president had heart surgery Tuesday morning. According to a press release, doctors discovered a blockage in an artery in Bush's heart during the former president's annual physical examination at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage and successfully completed the surgery Tuesday morning without complication at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
  • George W. Bush Has Stent Implanted for Heart Blockage

    08/06/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    The New York Times via Twitter ^ | Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | Peter Baker
    Bush 43 underwent procedure this morning to put in stent to relieve artery blockage. Said to be in good spirits and set to go home Thursday.Correction: Bush 43 will be released from hospital tomorrow and back to normal schedule Thursday.
  • George W. Bush Undergoes Procedure For Stent After Blockage Discovered

    08/06/2013 7:07:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 6, 2013 | FoxNews.Com
    Former President George W. Bush underwent a procedure on Tuesday to have a stent inserted after a blockage was discovered in an artery, his spokesman said.
  • Bush Rising

    07/12/2013 11:27:27 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 64 replies
    AP ^ | Two-Day | Michael J. Mishak
    For decades, the Bushes were a dominant clan of the GOP, starting in the 1980s when patriarch George H.W. Bush became vice president, then president. But the family fell out of favor with the American public as well as with a chunk of the Republican Party in the waning years of his son's wartime presidency, and George W. Bush was deeply unpopular in its aftermath. But that's started to change; a Gallup Poll last month showed nearly half of Americans now view him favorably, a post-presidential high. With their image on the rebound, family members are openly criticizing their own...
  • George W. Bush to speak at Dallas immigration event

    07/07/2013 11:22:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/5/13 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    President Barack Obama may be most linked to overhauling immigration policy, but on Wednesday, his predecessor, George W. Bush, will have a chance to weigh in on the issue. Bush will deliver opening remarks at a citizenship ceremony and immigration forum at his Dallas presidential center.
  • Former President George W. Bush hails push for comprehensive immigration reform

    07/07/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 162 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/7/13 | S.A. MILLER
    Former President George W. Bush today cheered on the “progress” in pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress. “The legislative process can be ugly,” Bush said with a chuckle in an interview aired today on ABC’s “This Week.” “But it looks like they're making some progress.”
  • George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies

    07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 163 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Chris Good
    President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.” Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values. “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week. In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president...
  • Bono: George Bush, evangelicals saved 9 million AIDS victims

    06/24/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner' Washington Secrets ^ | June 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God. "This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday. Talking freely about God, his marriage, and his relationship with Jesus in the interview provided in advance to Secrets, Bono...
  • Liberals upset plane carrying George W. Bush didn't crash, kill former president

    06/17/2013 9:42:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | june 17, 2013 | joe newby
    On Saturday, a plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville, Ky., after the pilot smelled smoke, CNN reported. The aircraft landed safely and no one was hurt, but liberals were upset the plane did not crash and kill the former president, Twitchy reported Sunday. "What a shame George Bush's plane landed safely," one Twitter user said. "Dang bush plane made emergency landing. He has good pilots with his stanking a*s (sic)," added another Twitter user. "Too bad it didn't crash," said "Jay." Some readers at CNN also appeared upset that Bush survived the incident. "We need...
  • For First Time in 8 Years, US Likes George W. Bush

    06/12/2013 10:26:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Newser ^ | 6/12/13
    It's a milestone any former president would love: For the first time since 2005, more Americans approve of George W. Bush than disapprove, reports Gallup. He now stands at 49-46—up 9 in the "view favorably" category and down 13 in "view unfavorably" since he left office in 2009. (He still registers only a 24% favorable rating among Democrats, 60 points below his score among Republicans.) All the recent former presidents are at 60% favorable or above, including Bush senior at 62%. He turns 89 tomorrow, incidentally, and his foundation wants everyone to wear brights socks (and photograph them) to mark...
  • 'Bush's 4th term' (Got To Blame Bush!)

    06/07/2013 12:52:11 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | June 6, 2013 | Glenn Thrush
    The outrage over President Barack Obama’s authorization of a nearly limitless federal dive into Americans’ phone records obscures a hiding-in-plain-sight truth about the 44th president many of his supporters have overlooked for years: For all his campaign-trail talk of running the “most transparent administration” in U.S history, Obama never promised to reverse the 43rd president’s policies on domestic anti-terrorism surveillance — and he’s been good on his word. Obama’s effort to strike what he’s repeatedly called “a balance” between personal liberty and homeland security has exposed what amounts to a split political personality: Candidate Obama often spoke about personal freedom...
  • Maher Calls Bike Ride with Wounded Warriors ‘Nauseating,’ Compares Bush to Cleveland Kidnaper

    06/02/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 1, 2013 | Brent Baker
    Though he had no idea what it was, the annual “Bush Center Warrior 100K” mountain bike ride, which took place over the Memorial Day weekend, upset Bill Maher. “I guess they walked or ran or something on their prosthetic limbs,” Maher sneered about George W. Bush’s ride around his Texas ranch with 20 servicemen, “and I found this to be nauseating. I mean, first he sends them off to war to get their limbs blown off and then he has them over for a barbecue.” Maher then equated the former President with Ariel Castro, the kidnaper who held captive multiple...
  • George W. Bush Says Obama is "Having a Difficult Go." Jeez, I Wonder Why?

    06/01/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    policymic ^ | June 1, 2013 | T. Chase Meacham
    In a rare break from form, former President George W. Bush expressed an understanding that Obama is "having a difficult go," and offered a few seldom-heard comments on the presidency. "I'm not surprised," Bush said in an interview to the Huffington Post during his annual Warrior 100K three-day mountain bike race, held each year around Memorial Day on his 1,500-acre ranch. There were 75 veterans at the event, 13 of whom had been wounded in the very wars Bush had started. "I think that if you study the modern presidency, two-term presidents have a different set of issues on their...
  • George W. Bush Expresses Thoughts on Immigration Reform, Bushily

    05/30/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    "I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason. The right reason is it's important to reform a broken system. I'm not sure a right reason is that in so doing we win votes. I mean when you do the right thing, I think you win votes, as opposed to doing something that's the right thing to win votes. Maybe there's no difference there. It seems like there is to me though." —George W. Bush on immigration reform, according to the Huffington Post.
  • Bush had one White House visit by the IRS commissioner. Why did Obama have 157?

    05/30/2013 3:33:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Bush had one White House visit by the IRS commissioner. Why did Obama have 157? If you’re not already familiar with the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups under Obama, you can read all about it at entry #170 in this earlier post of mine: Here are 180 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeedsThere are two new things in this next article, and I’m not sure which of the two is more interesting.First, during Obama’s presidency, the IRS commissioner made more visits to the White House – by a...
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Center opens to the public

    05/01/2013 7:39:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    WFAA TV Dallas-Ft.Worth ^ | 5-1-2013 | MARJORIE OWENS and STEVE STOLER
    May 1, 2013 The George W. Bush Presidential Center opens to the public Former President George W. Bush with 43 children from the Dallas-Fort Worth area that were chosen by their superintendents to be the first visitors to the museum.-Credit WFAA by MARJORIE OWENS and STEVE STOLER DALLAS - The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on the Southern Methodist University campus, opened to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday following a brief ceremony. Last week, it was the five living presidents and myriad dignitaries from across the world who packed the center's dedication. On Wednesday, 43 children...
  • George W. Bush: Great President, even finer man

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

    04/26/2013 5:06:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4/26/2013 | Tom Hoopes
    After yesterday’s opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, many in the media are taking a look back at the presidency of George W. Bush after a little time to put it in perspective, and the results do a Catholic heart good: Former fierce critics are acknowledging the kindness and accomplishments of the man. When millions of Catholics see Bush standing in between Presidents Clinton and Obama in those pictures, surely we remember him more fondly than ever. Because of the abortion extremism of Bill Clinton, pro-life Catholics were rooting for Bush to win. When he did,...
  • W. TO JEB: RUN! (Drudge Report)

    04/24/2013 6:08:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 120 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    W. TO JEB: RUN!
  • George Bush has saved more lives than any other President

    04/25/2013 1:48:20 PM PDT · by mom4melody · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/25/2013 | Ellen Ratner
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/25/george-w-bush-has-saved-more-lives-than-any-american-president/ George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa. Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice. I know a little about Africa: I have been to the continent 17 times over the last 32 years. In particular, I have a great interest in South Sudan; I first traveled there in March 2008, and I have been back 13 since. South Sudan is the mostly Christian nation that won its independence from Sudan after a half-century of civil war; in 2011, South Sudan was admitted into the United Nations as a...
  • Caption GW Bush Library Dedication

    04/25/2013 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 80 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama embraces former president George W. Bush following remarks at the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, April 25, 2013. Obama is in Texas to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush in what could serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against terrorism, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Boston Marathon bombings.