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  • MSNBC's Maddow: G.W. Bush Is to Blame for Ukraine Crisis

    03/03/2014 4:03:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 79 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | March 03, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow charged Monday that the George W. Bush administration's Middle East policy has steered America's current security policy and response to global crises — including the one in Ukraine. Talking about her new documentary, "Why We Did It," involving circumstances leading to the Iraq War, Maddow told MSNBC colleague Andrea Mitchell that the Bush administration is largely responsible for the nation's current course overseas. “The decisions of our generation on national security are determined more than anything by what the George W. Bush administration did with that nine-year war in Iraq and, alongside it, a 13-year war...
  • Macklemore a 9/11 Truther? Can We Trust Him Inspiring Kids' Worldviews?

    02/03/2014 9:49:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | January 29, 2014
    Taken from Tuesday's edition of The Jason Rantz Show on KIRO Radio. After some backlash following the Grammys, there were all these tweets being highlighted that Macklemore sent out years ago that might cast him in a bad light. One of those particular tweets was sent out on Sept. 18, 2009. He tweeted this: That is, according to Buzzfeed, a regurgitation of a lyric from a Mos Def song that says the same thing. But I ask, does this make him a 9/11 Truther? Is this someone who actually holds this belief system? We look at some of his music....
  • Is Pete Carroll A 9/11 Truther? [Seattle Seahawks head coach]

    01/20/2014 9:34:25 AM PST · by deks · 31 replies
    Deadspin.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Jack Dickey
    Is Seahawks coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 truther? That all depends: Does badgering a former four-star general about whether 9/11 was real make one a truther? Here's what happened, according to a couple sources: Late last spring, retired general Peter Chiarelli, who had just finished his term as the Army's vice chief of staff, visited Carroll at the Seattle Seahawks headquarters. Chiarelli was expecting a pleasant meeting. After all, the pair had what important businesspeople tend to call synergies: Chiarelli—who grew up in Seattle—is a big Seahawks fan. His post-military work concerns traumatic brain injury research, a cause of some...
  • Pelosi to Reporter: It’s Not Obamacare, It’s The Affordable Care Act

    01/09/2014 2:59:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-9-2014 | Staff report
    Pelosi to Reporter: It’s Not Obamacare, It’s The Affordable Care Act BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff January 9, 2014 4:45 pm House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) retorted to a reporter’s question about slipping support for Obamacare at her Thursday press conference that it was called the “Affordable Care Act.”Pelosi has referred to the law previously as Obamacare, although she also told Meet the Press host David Gregory she’d “always” called it the Affordable Care Act during a contentious November interview.Full exchange:Q: The three “Obamacare” bills on the floor tomorrow in the House, some Democrats have indicated they might...
  • NBC Blames Bush for Al Qaeda Takeover of Fallujah in 2014

    01/08/2014 7:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently we’re on George W. Bush’s fourth term. And here I’ve been making a fool of myself criticizing some Illinois senator for messing up the country. If only NBC News had told me this piece of breaking news sooner. Introducing a report on Monday’s NBC Nightly News about Al-Qaeda forces seizing control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, anchor Brian Williams went out of his way to blame the President George W. Bush for the deteriorating security situation: “U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush chose to go to war there after...
  • Florida Billboards Blame Bush for Hurricanes

    10/27/2004 8:09:48 AM PDT · by eartotheground · 37 replies · 1,266+ views
    CNSNews.com Morning Editor ^ | October 26, 2004 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Because President George W. Bush has "ignored the threat of global warming," Floridians can expect to be hit by increasingly destructive hurricanes, a new billboard campaign says. The billboards, going up along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando -- a week before the presidential election -- read, "Global warming equals worse hurricanes. George Bush just doesn't get it." The billboards show a photo of a hurricane swirling toward Florida. The campaign is co-sponsored by Scientists and Engineers for Change and Environment2004. The NAACP National Voter Fund is also involved in the effort to blame Bush for ignoring global...
  • 'Almost Orwellian' -- why Judge Leon is right about massive NSA spying program

    12/20/2013 10:37:41 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 19, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    “Almost Orwellian” -- that’s the description a federal judge gave earlier this week to the massive spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on virtually all 380 million cellphones in the United States. In the first meaningful and jurisdictionally grounded judicial review of the NSA cellphone spying program, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, a George W. Bush appointee sitting in Washington, D.C., ruled that the scheme of asking a secret judge on a secret court for a general warrant to spy on all American cellphone users without providing evidence of probable cause of criminal behavior against any of them...
  • Shutdown: Bush's Fault?

    10/16/2013 6:32:23 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 16, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    MRCTV's Dan Joseph had a question on his mind that he couldn't shake: who bears the brunt of the blame for the government shutdown? Who really is responsible for the mess we're in right now? Is it President Obama or former President George W. Bush? He decided to take these questions to the heart of our misery: Washington D.C. Despite the fact that "Dubya" has been out of office for the past five years, most of the respondents said former President George W. Bush is to blame for the shutdown.
  • Emanuel blasts 'wrong-headed' GOP leaders over shutdown

    10/04/2013 8:21:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    wbez.org ^ | October 02, 2013 | Alex Keefe
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday blasted Congressional Republicans for their “wrong-headed” budget brinksmanship he said led to a partial government shutdown, while maintaining that city services are still immune to the impasse in Washington. “It’s time for the Republican leaders in Congress to step up, provide leadership and tell a small minority in their party to stop trying to hold the country hostage to their ideology,” Emanuel told reporters at an unrelated press conference on Wednesday. As the first federal shutdown in nearly 18 years entered its second day, Emanuel said city services are still unaffected by the shutdown,...
  • James Carville blames Bush for lack of support for war in Syria (Video)

    09/09/2013 3:40:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    EXAMINER.COM ^ | Sep 5, 2013
    James Carville blames Bush for lack of support for war in Syria (Video) Joe Newby Spokane Conservative Examiner Related Photo: James Carville blames Bush for lack of support on Syria Alex Wong/Getty Images September 5, 2013 George W. Bush is turning out to be the most powerful president in history, with the capability of influencing public opinion five years after being in office without even saying a word. On Wednesday, James Carville blamed the former president for the fact that many Americans do not support Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria during an appearance on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.”...
  • The Bush Burden (Blaming Bush for Obama's mess)

    09/07/2013 7:15:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 5, 2013 | Timothy Egan
    He’s there in every corner of Congress where a microphone fronts a politician, there in Russia and the British Parliament and the Vatican. Blame Bush? Of course, President Obama has to lead; it’s his superpower now, his armies to move, his stage. But the prior president gave every world leader, every member of Congress a reason to keep the dogs of war on a leash. The voice that stands out most by his silence, the one that grates with its public coyness, is Bush himself. He has refused to take a side in the Syrian conflict. The president, he said,...
  • Chuck Todd: GOP Actually to Blame for Obama Denying Red Line Comments

    09/05/2013 5:54:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 5, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    On Wednesday's MSNBC Daily Rundown, minutes after President Obama denied setting a "red line" on Syria's use of chemical weapons, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd excused the obvious falsehood: "I think it was clear that the President was trying to depersonalize the Syria issue a little bit....to say, you know, 'Stop making this about the President personally, depersonalize this.'" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following those instructions from Obama, Todd proceeded to blame Republicans for the President trying to distance himself from his own red line: "...there are some House Republicans who are...
  • The Bush Burden (NYT Rant: Syria situation is Bush's Fault -- really!)

    09/06/2013 7:16:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    New York Fishwrap ^ | 9/6/13 | Egan
    "...Blame Bush? Of course, President Obama has to lead; it’s his superpower now, his armies to move, his stage. But the prior president gave every world leader, every member of Congress a reason to keep the dogs of war on a leash. The isolationists in the Republican Party are a direct result of the Bush foreign policy. A war-weary public that can turn an eye from children being gassed — or express doubt that it happened — is another poisoned fruit of the Bush years. And for the nearly 200 members of both houses of Congress who voted on the...
  • Obama on Syria: 'I have not made a decision'

    08/28/2013 5:40:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/28/13 6:07 PM EDT | JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    Administration officials have made clear that Obama isn't angling for "regime change" with any intervention, a point he touched upon as he stressed that the goals of the United States and its allies are less dramatic. He's considering "limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, Iraq, which I know a lot of people are worried about," he said.
  • Launching American Astronauts from U.S. Soil

    06/11/2013 4:59:12 AM PDT · by VaRepublican · 8 replies
    NASA blogs ^ | 4-30-13 | Charles Bolden
    NASA is committed to launching our astronauts on American spacecraft from U.S. soil as soon as possible. Since the end of our Space Shuttle Program in 2011, NASA has relied on the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) for the launch and safe return of astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard its Soyuz spacecraft. While our Russian counterparts have been good partners, it is unacceptable that we don't currently have an American capability to launch our own astronauts. That’s why the Obama Administration has placed such a high priority on correcting this situation. Three years ago, the Administration...
  • Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans [2008]

    06/11/2013 6:23:33 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 9, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS
    Faulk says he and others in his section of the NSA facility at Fort Gordon routinely shared salacious or tantalizing phone calls that had been intercepted, alerting office mates to certain time codes of "cuts" that were available on each operator's computer. "Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there's good phone sex or there's some pillow talk, pull up this call, it's really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, 'Wow, this was crazy'," Faulk told ABC News. Faulk said he joined in to listen, and...
  • Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me (2008)

    06/10/2013 6:58:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | 1-08-2008 | Anne Broache
    "My job this morning is to be so persuasive...that a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack," he told a crowd of about 300 Ivy Leaguers--and, by the looks of it, a handful of locals who managed to gain access to what was supposed to be a students-only event. For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney...
  • '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...
  • Terry McAuliffe in 2001: Bush’s election killed my dad (This 'Bush's Fault' tops it all)

    05/30/2013 2:03:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Classy, eh? Andrew Kaczynski discovered this lovely eulogy from C-SPAN’s archives in which the man who wants to run Virginia said that his 83-year-old father couldn’t handle seeing a Republican President: Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, once blamed his father’s death on President George W. Bush’s election in 2000.In a May 2001 interview with C-SPAN, titled the “Life and Career of Terry McAuliffe,” the former Democratic National Committee chairman says one of the “reasons” his father, Jack, died was “he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the...
  • Dem VA Gov Candidate McAuliffe: My Dad Died Because of Bush

    05/30/2013 10:48:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    Dem VA Gov Candidate McAuliffe: My Dad Died Because of Bush by Ben Shapiro 30 May 2013, 10:21 AM PDT 5 post a comment George W. Bush has been blamed by the left for everything from hurricanes to the IRS targeting conservative non-profits. But now, it turns out that former Democratic National Committee head and current Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe blames Bush for his dad dying. Really. In an interview in May 2001, McAuliffe said that his father, Jack, died because “he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the White...
  • Star Trek into Darkness - 9/11 Truther movie [vanity/spoilers]

    05/16/2013 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Skywise · 68 replies
    Saw it last night. Couldn't make sense of certain aspects of it until I realized they're telling the 9/11 truther plot that Bush planned everything. (Spoilers ahead with plot details revealed)
  • President Obama Addresses The Nation (Live 6 PM EST - but punctuality is for little people)

    05/15/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 375 replies
    Obama to address the nation on the IRS scandal...nothing else...
  • Carney On IRS Scandal: Bush Appointee Was In Charge

    05/11/2013 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 MAY 2013 | Breitbart.com
    "Two things need to be noted: IRS is an independent enforcement agency, which I believe, as I understand it, only contains two political appointees within it. The individual who was actually running the IRS at the time was actually an appointee from a previous administration. But separate from that, there is no question that if this activity ever took place that it was inappropriate and action should be taken. And the President would expect that it be thoroughly investigated and action would be taken."
  • Obama Bashes GOP on Immigration at Bush Library Address- The lowest of the lowlife as POTUS

    04/25/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/25/13 | breaitbart news
    At the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, President Obama and former President Clinton took to the podium to praise Bush – and in the process, stump for their version of immigration reform. Trying to leverage Republicans into handing over their principles by suddenly singing odes to the president he labeled the root of all evil, President Obama gushed over Bush “reaching across the aisle to unlikely allies like Ted Kennedy” with regard to his immigration reform effort. He continued: “Seven years ago, President Bush restarted an important conversation by speaking with the American people about our history...
  • Israel: Syria Has Been Using Chemical Weapons

    04/23/2013 3:23:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/23/2013 | GREG MYRE
    Israel's top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons repeatedly, and he criticized the international community for not taking tougher action against the Syrian leadership. Israel and the Syrian opposition have on multiple occasions accused President Bashar Assad's government of using chemical weapons in the country's civil war, but have not offered much in the way of evidence. Israeli Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, speaking at a security conference in Israel, gave the most definitive statement so far by an Israeli official. "To the best of our professional understanding, the regime used lethal chemical weapons...
  • Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say (Bush's fault)

    04/23/2013 1:55:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2013 | By Scott Wilson, Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz
    The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack, according to U.S. officials familiar with the interviews. --------------snip------------------------------ The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been directed by a foreign terrorist organization. Rather, the officials said, the evidence so far suggests they were “self-radicalized” through Internet sites and U.S....
  • Researcher: Zombie fads peak when society unhappy (code for: Bush's Fault!)

    03/11/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 31 replies
    AP, via Yahooooooo! ^ | 11 MARCH 2013 | Meg Kinnard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. In the popular TV series "The Walking Dead," humans struggle to escape from a pack of zombies hungry for flesh. Prank alerts have warned of a zombie apocalypse on radio stations in a handful of states. And across the country, zombie wannabes in tattered clothes occasionally fill local parks, gurgling moans of the undead.
  • Democrats want hearing on 'Obama phone' program

    03/07/2013 2:57:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Mar 13 | Brendan Sasso
    Three leading House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are calling for an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, a phone subsidy for the poor that has been disparagingly referred to as the "Obama phone" program. The program, which began long before President Obama took office, has been notorious for waste and abuse. The FCC enacted reforms last year aimed at trimming billions of dollars from the program, but recent reports indicate that people who are ineligible for the program are still receiving subsidies. The program gained more attention last year when conservatives seized on a viral video...
  • Tina Brown: Obama Would "Be Impeached By Now For Drones, If He Was George W. Bush"

    02/09/2013 7:54:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 8, 2013
    On the web-only "Overtime" segment of HBO's "Real Time" with host Bill Maher, guest Tina Brown, editor in chief of Newsweek/Daily Beast, said if President Obama were former President George W. Bush he would have been impeached by now.
  • Superbowl Power Outage Republicans Fault

    02/04/2013 2:34:58 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 21 replies
    RetiredTexasVet
    Steven Chu, the retiring Secretary of Energy, is blaming the power outage at the Superbowl on the Republicans. Steven Chu had arranged to have the Superbowl completely powered by solar panels as a final act of demonstrating the reliability and feasibility of solar power. To accomplish it, he had asked the Food Stamp President to request Congress to change the day/night ratio to 80% daylight versus 20% night to support the increased light requirements. The Republicans laughed off the request and the resultant unexpected darkness rendered the solar panels inoperable. The battery and generator backups proved to be up to...
  • CBS Host Says Singer 'Blew the Electric' Twice During Rehearsals

    02/04/2013 1:28:17 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Feb 2013, 12:07 PM EDT
    Boomer Esiason, the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and co-host "The NFL Today" on CBS, said Beyonce's halftime performance may have been responsible for the 34-minute blackout during Sunday's Super Bowl between Baltimore and San Francisco. “Beyonce blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week," Esiason said on Monday on his radio show. Esiason recalled there was a buzzing sound in the Superdome shortly after Beyonce's halftime show. On his "Boomer & Carton" radio show, Esiason said about "five or six minutes prior to" the "the breaker going," Kevin Harlan, a CBS announcer who...
  • Obama blames economic contraction on ‘bad decisions’

    02/02/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama blamed the recent contraction of the U.S. economy on “bad decisions in Washington” in his weekly address. The national economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to figures released this week by the Commerce Department. The contraction was an unexpected reversal of months of modest economic growth since the end of the recession in mid-2009. Obama said in his address that the dip was the fault of “bad decisions” being made in Washington. “We began this year with economists and business leaders saying that we are poised to grow in 2013,” he said....
  • Shots fired at Lone Star College (Houston, TX)

    01/22/2013 10:55:10 AM PST · by bgill · 162 replies
    KXAN | Jan. 22, 2013 | vanity
    It's being reported on KXAN.com noon news that multiple people shot at on Lone Star College in Houston, TX. It's a tech school.
  • Democrat Underground Blames Bush for Obama Payroll Tax Hike

    01/06/2013 2:36:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is hilarious. As you know, ladies and gentlemen, beginning with the first day of the year, and because of the fiscal cliff deal, the temporary partial tax cut on the Social Security tax expired. There was a temporary partial exemption on the payroll tax. I've been asked if most people noticed it. They didn't notice it until they were told about it. It added up to, depending on your income, it could be a thousand dollars a year that you had extra because of this partial tax. Anyway, on January 1, that partial temporary tax cut...
  • Workers in part-time purgatory dream of full-time paradise

    12/10/2012 12:05:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NBC News Business ^ | December 10, 2012 | Allison Linn
    Bonnie Gray knows there are people out there who are worse off than she is. After all, at least she has a job. It’s just not a full-time gig. Like many other Americans, she works part time and it’s barely enough to pay for food, fuel and shelter. Millions of Americans were working part time in November but they would like to have been working full time. These so-called “involuntary part-time workers” are an example of some of the stubborn pockets of weakness that remain in the labor market even as the jobs picture improves very slowly. The Bureau of...
  • Hurricane Sandy vs. Hurricane Katrina

    11/28/2012 1:51:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    NY Times Blogs ^ | November 27, 2012, 4:17 pm | ANDY NEWMAN
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made headlines and raised eyebrows Monday when he said that while Hurricane Katrina was deadlier than Hurricane Sandy, the latter storm was “more impactful” over all and “affected many, many more people and places than Katrina.” Mr. Cuomo added that Hurricane Sandy had a greater economic impact, destroyed or damaged more units of housing, affected more businesses and caused more customers to lose power. For our part, City Room decided to undertake a little truth-squadding. While apples-to-apples numbers for the two storms are very difficult to come by, especially given that Hurricane Sandy’s costs are still...
  • Lessons Learned From Superstorm Sandy

    11/13/2012 8:36:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    In an emergency evacuation, there will always be people who stay behind to protect their personal belongings. People who ignored evacuation warnings had to be rescued and some lost their lives in one of the worst storms in the history of natural disasters in the United States.The biggest challenges were hunger and cold because of electrical outages. More than 8.1 million homes and businesses lost power.In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, city leaders across the country are asking how their city would respond to a similar disaster and examining their preparedness and self-reliance needs. Sandy would have resulted in much...
  • Many voters still lay blame for bad economy on George W. Bush

    11/06/2012 7:48:41 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    AP/Lubbock Online ^ | Nov 6 2012 | AP
    Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s battered economy is getting better. Most everyone agreed there’s still far to go. They were less likely to blame President Barack Obama for the economic troubles, however, than to point the finger at his predecessor, George W. Bush, according to preliminary results of a national exit poll. Only a fourth thought they were better off financially than four years ago when Obama was elected. Voters were most likely to say their families were...
  • Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Syrian Chemical Weapons

    09/28/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 170 replies
    The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country. “There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.
  • Bill Clinton: No president could have "magically" fixed economy in one term

    09/23/2012 7:55:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Bill Clinton: No president could have "magically" fixed economy in one term By Leigh Ann Caldwell Last Updated 10:12 a.m. ET (CBS News) Former President Bill Clinton offered a strong defense for President Obama's re-election Sunday morning, arguing that no president could have "fully healed" the economy in four years. "That's why we've got to keep working at it," Mr. Clinton said on "Face the Nation." The president's efforts, Mr. Clinton argued, have reversed the downward spiral of losing up to 800,000 jobs per month. "His jobs record is better" than the Bush administration's, he said, adding that no president...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”

    09/21/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Jake Tapper (believe it or not)
    Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were...
  • Libyan, Once a Detainee, Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts (bin Qumu, al Qaeda leader of ambassador raid?)

    09/15/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2011 | ROD NORDLAND and SCOTT SHANE
    (April 24, 2011) Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay prison, judged “a probable member of Al Qaeda” by the analysts there. They concluded in a newly disclosed 2005 assessment that his release would represent a “medium to high risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the U.S., its interests and allies.” Today, Mr. Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels’ fight to oust Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, reportedly a leader of a ragtag band of fighters known as the Darnah Brigade for his birthplace, this shabby port...
  • Fox Breaking News: Libya Attack Done By Released Al-Qaeda Member From GITMO

    09/19/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 198 replies
    Fox News | 9/19/2012
    Breaking Right Now on Fox News
  • Michelle Obama: ‘Instead of Pointing Fingers and Placing Blame, Barack Got to Work’

    09/17/2012 4:24:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 105 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/17/12 | Melanie Hunter
    First lady Michelle Obama, speaking in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday, said that while the nation was on the verge of another Great Depression, President Barack Obama did not assign blame – instead “he got to work.” “The economy was losing 800,000 jobs every month, and a lot folks wondered whether we were headed for another great depression. Now this is what Barack faced on day one as president. That’s what awaited him, but instead of pointing fingers and placing blame, Barack got to work, because he was thinking about folks like my dad, like his grandmother,” the first lady said....
  • NY Times Reporter Accuses Bush of 'Negligence' Regarding 9/11 (What a disgusting pos)

    09/11/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mallory Carr
    On this solemn day, most of the nation mourns the loss of life that occurred on this day eleven years ago and contemplates the changes that have occurred since then. Most, but not all. Kurt Eichenwald, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and writer for the New York Times, published an inflammatory op-ed accusing former President Bush of not preventing the attacks: “While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks...
  • The Deafness Before the Storm (suggests Bush White House ignored pre-9/11 warnings)

    09/11/2012 7:20:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Kurt Eichenwald
    On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal... [T]he administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it...
  • NY Times reporter: Bush White House didn't listen to 9/11 warnings

    09/11/2012 6:47:36 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 48 replies
    CBS THIS MORNING ^ | 9-11-2012
    "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell said, "Then when a lot of people hear this, aren't they going to say, 'This is another example of where, not just the Bush administration, but our intelligence community dropped the ball. They failed to heed the warnings that were in a number of these (documents) that went all the way up to the president of the United States.'" Eichenwald replied, "Actually, the counterterrorist center of the CIA did a spectacular job, and that's what really comes down. You know, in the aftermath, the White House and others said, 'Well they didn't tell us...
  • On 9-11 Anniversary, New York Times Op-Ed Blames Bush

    09/11/2012 6:38:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For the New York Times, what better way to observe the 11th anniversary of 9-11 than by exploiting it for political purposes and seeking to blame George W. Bush? The Times chose to publish on its op-ed page today a column by Kurt Eichenwald, a former Times reporter now with Vanity Fair, entitled "The Deafness Before the Storm." Its gruel is thin when it comes to actually assembling a case of any real Bush-administration negligence. And that is the best evidence that Eichenwald and the Times were not motivated by any sincere desire to review the historical record with the...
  • Obama ties Bush to Romney (Why not link Hussein to Carter?)

    09/10/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/10/12 | Justin Sink, Amie Parnes
    Obama ties Bush to RomneyBy Justin Sink and Amie Parnes - 09/10/12 05:01 PM ET President Obama is using the still unpopular former President George W. Bush to gain an edge on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Obama rarely points direct blame on Bush for the sluggish U.S. economy, but implicit in his “forward” campaign message and his relentless attacks on Romney is that a vote for the Republican ticket would bring the country back to the policies of the Bush administration. The strategy — one that Obama has unleashed since the spring — has created a difficult problem for...
  • ‘Hunger Games’ Scare You? Blame Bush, Says DVD

    09/09/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 64 replies
    MRC.org ^ | Aug. 27, 2012 | Lauren Thompson
    America is a totalitarian regime. Or, it was when George W. Bush was president. And maybe it still is. Or something. As if we needed more proof that blockbuster entertainment needn’t have even a nodding acquaintance with cogent political thought, the people that brought us Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” franchise can’t just quietly take their millions to the bank. They need us to know how unfair their payday is. “The Hunger Games” DVD was released Aug. 18, and the special features section titled “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and the Hunger Games Phenomenon” is filled with nuggets of liberal received...