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  • Project Dragnet: Trump & Family was not just Spied on by Obama, but under Bush Also

    03/20/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 52 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-20-2017 | Tim Brown
    You see what happens when you start trading liberty for alleged security.  Under George W. Bush, a full on unconstitutional federalization of airport security and subsequent violations of the Fourth Amendment that take place every single day in this country were passed following the 9/11 attacks.  Now, the news is a buzz about Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah's wiretapping of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, but Project Dragnet records are now providing evidence that Donald Trump and his family were being illegally spied on by the National Security Agency (NSA) under President George W. Bush. According to the Project Dragnet database,...
  • George W. Bush explains his fondness for Michelle Obama

    03/02/2017 11:04:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/2/2017 | Deena Zaru
    Washington (CNN) — Former President George W. Bush and Michelle Obama are surprisingly close considering their political differences, and the 43rd president credits the former first lady's appreciation for his sense of humor as a key reason. The unlikely pair have often been photographed together during formal events. When Obama embraced Bush at the opening ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture last September, the photo of their warm interaction went viral. "When I saw her, it was a genuine expression of affection," Bush told People magazine as he reflected on the moment. The interview...
  • An open letter from a Freeper to George W Bush (vanity)

    02/28/2017 10:11:31 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 126 replies
    Dear GWB You are an idiot for helping a media that tore you down. You are also a coward who couldn’t even be bothered to defend yourself when you were president, (I defended you. I wish I could take it back now, you didn't deserve to be defended) Further evidence of your cowardice -- you couldn't be bothered to criticise the terrible obama presidency. But now, now that America’s very democracy is hanging by a thread, you have the nerve to come and out and attack the only person holding it together? FUGWB, Please go crawl under a rock and...
  • Bush undercuts Trump a month into presidency after staying silent on Obama for 8 years

    02/28/2017 4:34:53 AM PST · by McGruff · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2017 | Kelly Riddell
    For eight long years, George W. Bush refused to criticize Barack Obama. “I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president,” Mr. Bush explained to Fox News’s Sean Hannity in 2014, on why he refused to critique his successor’s policies. “I think it’s bad for the presidency, for that matter.” Yet one month into President Donald Trump’s presidency, Mr. Bush decided it was OK to offer a critique of the former real estate mogul.
  • 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.
  • Bush disagrees with Trump, says press not an 'enemy'

    02/27/2017 11:47:15 AM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/27/17 | Kyle Feldscher
    Former President George W. Bush believes President Trump is off track by fighting the media and speaking out against Islam in speeches and in his executive immigration order. Bush didn't directly criticize Trump in an NBC interview on Monday, but he used his own time in office to contrast with what how the current president is using the presidency. When asked about Trump's spats with the media, Bush said he never considered the press the "enemy of the American people," as Trump said last week. "I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy," Bush said. "We need an independent...
  • George W. Bush won't agree with Trump's view of reporters as 'the enemy'...(TRUNC)

    02/27/2017 7:17:18 AM PST · by bkopto · 82 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2/27/2017 | David Martosko
    Former U.S. president George W. Bush said Monday that a free press was 'indispensable to democracy' during his two White House terms – hinting that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's assessment of some reporters as 'the enemy of the people.' 'We need an independent media to hold people like me to account,' Bush said on the 'Today' show. 'I think power can be very addictive, and it can be corrosive, and it's important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.'
  • George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

    02/27/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 166 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2017 9:47 AM EST
    Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that “power can be addictive,” and warned against immigration policies that could alienate Muslims. “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law,” Bush told NBC’s “Today” show. Bush’s comments came after a prominent Republican in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • President-Elect Trump Tweets RE: John Lewis

    01/17/2017 6:52:52 AM PST · by JPX2011 · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 17, 2017 | President-Elect Donald Trump
  • So Close, So Far: A Texas Democrat's Day Without Sunshine [John Lewis skipped Bush inaugural]

    01/16/2017 4:01:37 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2001 | Kevin Merida
    John Lewis, for instance, spent the day in his Atlanta district. He thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in because he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.
  • John Lewis Lied: History Reveals He Did Not Attend George Bush’s 2000 Inauguration

    01/16/2017 1:43:43 PM PST · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    John Lewis Lied: History Reveals He Did Not Attend George Bush’s 2000 Inauguration Once a civil rights icon, now a democratic shill working energetically towards dividing America, Congressman John Lewis lied during a ‘groundbreaking’ Meet the Press interview on Sunday. He announced to a ‘shocked’ and dramatic Chuck Todd that he could not, in good conscience, attend the Trump inauguration because he felt MUH RUSSIANS did it and the election results were illegitimate. Moreover, John Lewis announced that this would be the first time ever, in his congressional career, that he’d miss a Presidential inauguration. Earth shattering. The only problem...
  • Obama's farewell address longer than Reagan's, Clinton's and George W. Bush's combined

    01/11/2017 3:20:29 PM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2017 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Video. Clinton spoke for 7 minutes, 25 seconds; Reagan spoke for 20 minutes, 42 seconds; and George W. Bush spoke for 13 minutes, 7 seconds. Obama spoke for 51 minutes, 10 seconds, nearly 10 minutes longer than the other three put together. Obama also broke from the tradition of delivering his final speech from the White House. Clinton and Reagan both spoke from the Oval Office, and George W. Bush spoke in front of a small audience in the White House East Room; the Obama administration distributed public tickets for his speech at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago....
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Carter is the only former president who has confirmed he'll attend Trump's inauguration

    12/23/2016 9:01:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 127 replies
    IBT ^ | December 23, 2016 | Pavitra Dwibhashyam
    Jimmy Carter is the only former president who has confirmed that he will attend the inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January 2017. Earlier this month, Carter who had endorsed Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House, said at his Sunday school class in Georgia that he would attend the ceremony. According to Politico, Bill Clinton and George W Bush will decide whether to attend the inauguration in the New Year. A source familiar with Bush told Politico that he is still weighing in on whether to attend the ceremony or not.
  • 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."
  • George W. Bush, an Ass for All Seasons

    11/11/2016 9:19:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 70 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/11/16 | Doug Book
    Rather than support Donald Trump in the 2016 election, George W. Bush reportedly left the Select-a-president space blank and voted instead for down-ballot Republicans. And he apparently had company as John McCain, Mitt Romney and W's father, George H.W. also refused to vote for Donald Trump. But it’s not as though conservatives should be surprised. Because the US counter-attack after 9/11 was mandatory, during 8 years in the Oval Office, George W. managed only 2 estimable acts…those being the nomination of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. And one of these decisions had to be forced upon...
  • Did Trump Walk Back on "Bush Lied"?

    02/19/2016 2:19:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 146 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, remember when that happened in the Saturday night debate, a lot of people were shocked watching this. I immediately evolved a theory to explain it. Here you have the Republican front-runner -- and let's review. The Republican front-runner defended Planned Parenthood. "A great organization that does great things for women's health." It's almost a cliche! It's what left-wing, Planned Parenthood defenders say. They're an abortion mill! They are an abortion factory! The lion's share of their so-called "funding," their income, comes from performing abortion. They don't do mammograms, for example. The idea that Planned Parenthood is...
  • George W. Bush Didn't Vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

    11/08/2016 2:16:29 PM PST · by McGruff · 165 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 8, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted two weeks ago, but did not vote for either major party candidate, a spokesperson said. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, the spokesperson declined to say whether the former president and first lady had voted for a third-party candidate or whether they had written in another name. Although reports apparently erroneously claimed that the Bushes had voted for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, the failure to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump is in itself a major departure from political tradition.
  • The friendship of George W. Bush and Michelle Obama

    09/26/2016 7:51:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2016 | Caroline Kenny
    <p>Saturday's dedication of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture brought together the president who signed into law the funding for the museum and the president who was in office during its completion.</p> <p>But the gathering of the 43rd and 44th first couples also saw the reuniting of two unlikely friends.</p>
  • The friendship of George W. Bush and Michelle Obama

    09/25/2016 11:54:31 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:31 AM ET, Sun September 25, 2016 | Caroline Kenny, CNN
    George W. Bush and Michelle Obama have been seen becoming increasingly chummy On Saturday , Obama reached over and grabbed Bush into a hug (CNN)Saturday's dedication of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture brought together the president who signed into law the funding for the museum and the president who was in office during its completion. read the rest at link
  • Coffee, Cigarettes, and the Fog of War: Air Force One on 9/11

    09/11/2016 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2016 | Rosslyn Smith
    One of the untold stories of 9/11 has been a comprehensive telling of what it was like for the President, his staff, the Secret Service, members of the military, guests and the traveling press corps who were aboard Air Force One that day. Bits and pieces have come out. For example, Chief of Staff Andrew Card talked at some length about being caught in the middle of President Bush's insistence he return to Washington, DC and the Secret Service's insistence that either the sky or the hardened bunkers at U.S. Strategic Command outside Omaha were the safest place for him...
  • It's time for W to step up. (vanity)

    08/08/2016 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 72 replies
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    George W. Bush has been very quiet so far this year. He has not offered any political opinions, one way or the other. That is in keeping with tradition. Traditionally, ex-presidents have kept out of politics. But 2016 is not a typical year. If Hillary wins, there simply will be no more Republican presidents. Unrestricted immigration will see to that. So W, do your country one last service. Endorse Donald Trump for president.
  • Caption This: Dallas Memorial - Tale of Two Presidents

    07/13/2016 5:31:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 57 replies
    twitter ^ | 7/12 | scott baio
    Scott Baio Verified account ‏@ScottBaio 10h10 hours ago Too much pride to bow his head in prayer. Obama mentions HIMSELF 45 times during memorial speech for Dallas officers
  • George W. Bush turns heads at Dallas funeral with dance moves

    07/13/2016 9:06:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke Tuesday at a funeral service for the five slain Dallas police officers. There were many powerful moments throughout the service, but there is one moment that has been turning heads -- President Bush's dance moves during "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The former president swayed and marched in place. Michelle Obama, who was standing to Bush's left and holding hands with him, appeared surprised at first and then smiled.
  • Trump Wins Most Votes Ever for Republican Primary Candidate, Breaks Bush's Record

    05/19/2016 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 66 replies
    YC Young Conservatives ^ | May 18, 2016 | Alicia Powe
    Many were probably just hoping for a brokered convention to derail the New York businessman. These “experts” were not simply wrong, they were drop-dead wrong. Trump will not only reach the number of delegates it takes to win the nomination outright on Tuesday June 7th, he has won the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history. Based on astute political analysis, who would have guessed? From Gateway Pundit: George W. Bush won 10.8 million votes in the 2000 Republican primary. Donald Trump has won 11.1 million votes so far this year. Donald Trump won Oregon tonight...
  • New Photos Show President Bush's Initial Response to 9/11 Attacks

    05/09/2016 1:17:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 100 replies
    The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Friday released new photos of the president responding to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Bush chief of staff: A Trump presidency scares me

    05/06/2016 7:22:58 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 148 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Andy Card, who served as chief of staff to President George W. Bush, said on "CBS This Morning" Friday that the idea of Donald Trump as president worries him, citing the billionaire's "emotional" reactions as cause for concern. "Yes, he scared me," Card said. "I will admit, when Donald Trump entered the race, I didn't think he had a chance." "I want him to succeed, but he's gotta make the move to show me that he's worthy of my support, worthy of my vote," he added. "I will vote for a candidate -- right now I will probably write in...
  • With Trump now the GOP nominee, both former presidents Bush plan to sit out presidential race

    05/05/2016 8:55:48 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 71 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom Benning
    AUSTIN — With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former President George W. Bush “does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential race,” a spokesman said Wednesday. ... And George W. Bush — whose decision was first reported by The Associated Press – isn’t the only one in his family who will be sitting out the election. A spokesman for George H.W. Bush told The Texas Tribune that the former president is “retired from politics.” “He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb,” Bush 41 spokesman Jim McGrath told the media...
  • Bush 41, 43 Won’t Be Endorsing Trump

    05/05/2016 8:25:57 AM PDT · by detective · 81 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | May 5, 2016 | Doug Mataconis
    The only two living Republican former Presidents have no plan to endorse Donald Trump: For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well. Bush 41, who enthusiastically endorsed every Republican nominee for the last five election cycles, will stay out of the campaign process this time. He does not have plans to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, spokesman Jim McGrath told The Texas Tribune.
  • Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump

    05/05/2016 6:40:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 219 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump: Former Presidents join a growing list of top Republicans who will not back their party's presumptive nominee Both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not back Donald Trump A number of Republicans say they will not back the presumptive nominee Trump has all but secured the nomination after Cruz & Kasich dropped out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump has the 'opportunity and the obligation' to unite the GOP Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not endorse Donald Trump, their spokesmen have announced....
  • George W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 3:43:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016
    President George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, his spokesman confirmed to The Hill. The spokesman, Freddy Ford, told The Hill in an email that the most recent Republican president "does not intend to attend" the convention in Cleveland. Ford also told The Associated Press that Bush does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the presidential race.
  • George W. and George H. W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 4:54:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 123 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05.04.2016 | Ben Kasimar
    Both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, spokesmen confirmed to The Hill.
  • Donald Trump's Criticism of George W. Bush's War on Iraq Fuels Ongoing Arguments

    02/20/2016 4:54:05 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 37 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 February 2016 | Warren Mass
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump's continued condemnations of former President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003 have irritated many of his political opponents, including Bush's younger brother and Trump's rival for the Republican nomination, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. During the recent Republican candidates' debate in Greenville, South Carolina, Trump, in addition to calling the invasion of Iraq "a big fat mistake," responded to Jeb Bush's defense of his brother's record by reminding listeners that the 9/11 attacks had occurred while George W. was president.The heated exchange was prompted by a question posed to Trump by moderator John...
  • Trump on George W. Bush: 'Ask Yourself Why He Went Silent All These Years'

    02/16/2016 4:23:47 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 128 replies
    twitter.com ^ | February 15
    Trump on George W. Bush: 'Ask yourself why he went silent all these years'
  • George W. Bush Took A Shot At Donald Trump Without Even Saying His Name

    02/15/2016 7:15:14 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | February 15
    Former U.S. President George W. Bush speaks about the presidential candidacy of his brother U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush as he appears on the campaign trail with his brother for the first time in the 2016 campaign at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, February 15, 2016. ... As he praised South Carolina's Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, the daughter of Indian-born parents, Bush pointedly said, "Thank goodness our country welcomed her parents when they immigrated here in 1969." It was a reminder of how much the Republican Party has changed since he was president. While Bush championed failed...
  • Donald Trump Backtracks on His Criticism of George W. Bush

    02/15/2016 7:48:02 PM PST · by jessduntno · 75 replies
    Fortune ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2016, 12:43 PM EST | Addady
    The former president remains popular among Republicans. During his appearances on various Sunday morning political shows, Donald Trump backtracked on some comments he made about former president George W. Bush during the Republican debate the previous night. Trump, as he has done multiple times throughout this presidential race, invoked the Iraq War as a way to criticize Jeb Bush for his brother’s actions. “The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign, remember that,” Trump told Jeb, eliciting boos from the audience. Then regarding former president Bush starting the unpopular Iraq war, he said, “They lied. They said there...
  • Why Donald Trump's vicious attack on George W. Bush was so brutally effective — and brilliant

    02/15/2016 9:57:09 AM PST · by entropy12 · 171 replies
    The Week ^ | February 14, 2016 Th | James Poulos
    The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George Bush, Trump growled. He kept us safe? That is not safe. Technically true, but, as is so often the case with Trump, the details came second to theme, and the theme went far beyond 9/11 or the gasps and boos Trumps comments brought. Trump slapped W on Iraq, too. The war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake. They lied, he said of Dubyas administration. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none found. Trump is saying that, under George W. Bush, the Republican Party allowed...
  • George W. Bush won't 'get into the slop' with Donald Trump promises Jeb Bush as his brother (trunc)

    02/15/2016 9:32:36 AM PST · by Stalwart · 36 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 15 February 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Full title: George W. Bush won't 'get into the slop' with Donald Trump promises Jeb Bush as his brother hits the campaign trail in South Carolina for him today
  • Jeb Bush Adds a Weapon (His Brother) Despite Worries It Could Misfire

    02/15/2016 9:12:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/14/16 | ASHLEY PARKER
    The brother who was never expected to become president - but did - will be trotted out Monday as a lifeline to the brother who was always expected to become president, but now may not. Former President George W. Bush will take the stage Monday evening alongside Jeb Bush for a highly anticipated rally in North Charleston, S.C., part of the Bush team's effort to use the primary next Saturday in South Carolina - a state long favorable to the Bush family - to help reinvigorate Mr. Bush's stalled presidential bid. -snip- Recently, a young woman in New Hampshire outlined...
  • Bush family values: 43 comes to Jeb's rescue

    02/15/2016 8:44:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/16 | MJ Lee and Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush, who has struggled with the political baggage attached to his famous last name, has finally come to a place where his family is not a liability: South Carolina. This state has been good to the Bushes, handing key primary victories to both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in their White House bids. As Jeb Bush looks to continue his family's winning streak on Saturday in the first southern primary, his campaign is becoming an all-hands-on-deck family affair. George W. Bush will stump for his younger brother for the first time Monday night, attending a rally in...
  • Confirmed quotes made prior to "Gulf War II"

    02/15/2016 5:04:03 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." President Clinton , Feb. 4, 1998. "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." President Clinton , Feb. 17, 1998. "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear,...
  • (24 Jan 2016) Report: Rumsfeld Didn't Share Key Report on Iraq WMD

    02/15/2016 2:05:15 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 9:43 AM | By Greg Richter
    A September 2002 report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff detailing a lack of evidence for Iraq's chemical weapons program was seen by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, but was not shared with everyone in the George W. Bush administration, Politico reports."Please take a look at this material as to what we don’t know about WMD. It is big," Rumsfeld wrote to Joint Chiefs Chairman General Richard Myers. But it is not clear the report, which weakened the administration's argument for an invasion of Iraq, was seen by anyone else on the Bush team. Instead, Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and...
  • Bush Lied About WMDs? Trump's Outrageous Accusation - ludicrous left-wing canard.

    02/15/2016 1:35:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 15, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    [Huge SNIP] Thus, by 2003, President George W. Bush had correctly calculated that Saddam's WMD arsenal, after at least five years of no inspections, was an intolerable, unacceptable risk in the wake of 9/11. This was a fully legitimate fear, with Bush's suspicion of Saddam's stockpiles first informed not by his advisers but, instead, by the media that informed all of us in the 1990s, years before Bush became president. In short, all of that very recent history was forgotten by an emotional, angry, childish political left after our troops didn't find the WMD stockpiles we all expected. Of course,...
  • Trump walks back attack on George Bush

    02/14/2016 2:52:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 163 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2016 | Dan Friedman
    Donald Trump sought Sunday to walk back his statements during Saturday night's Republican debate that former President George W. Bush bore responsibility for the Sept. 11 terror attack. "I am not blaming him," Trump said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. Trump continued to imply Bush erred, however. "The CIA said there was a lot of information that something like that was going to happen," he said. The attacks killed just under 3,000 Americans. During Saturday night's debate, Trump told former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: "The World Trade Center came down during your brother's reign, remember that." "How did he...
  • Why Donald Trump's vicious attack on George W. Bush was so brutally effective — and brilliant

    02/14/2016 11:19:26 AM PST · by dlt · 146 replies
    The Week ^ | 2-14-2016 | James Poulus
    "But Trump is not just running against Bushism. He's running against what it's a symptom of the certain kind of insider sophistry that he says defines the political class. That's why he was onstage at all last night. That's why he's in first place now. And that's why he's more at home in the GOP than so many want to admit."
  • Trump Goes Code Pink on George W. Bush

    02/14/2016 6:25:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 200 replies
    Politico ^ | February 14, 2016 | By Michael Grunwald
    It was weird that an angry Code Pink-style protester interrupted last night's Republican presidential debate with a barrage of familiar Democratic talking points about George W. Bush - that he lied the country into a disastrous war in Iraq, failed to prevent the September 11 attacks, and even whiffed on an opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden. It was especially weird that the protestor was one Donald J. Trump, who happens to be the front-runner for the Republican nomination. Trump didn't just call the Iraq war a mistake. He called it "a big fat mistake." And he didn't call it...