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  • Remember When President Bush Gave Up Golf?

    08/22/2014 11:41:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 23, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf,” Bush said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.” “And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong message,” Bush said.
  • Covering For Obama, ABC's Harris Falsely Claims W Played 'Fair Share of Golf' During Iraq War

    08/10/2014 6:24:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fore left! Q. Is there any news professional who doesn't know that, out of respect for military families, President George W. Bush gave up golf not long after the Iraq war started? A. Yes. Dan Harris, weekend Good Morning America co-host. Harris' ignorance—or intentional disregard of the facts—was displayed during a segment today's GMA after Jonathan Karl reported that President Obama hit the links within an hour of landing at Martha's Vineyard and just hours after making a statement about US attacks on ISIS forces. After Karl said that Woodrow Wilson, in office during WWI, had played more golf than...
  • President George W. Obama Meets the Midterms

    08/06/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/06/2014 | Stu Rosernberg
    I certainly didn’t know foreign policy would be front and center in the final months before the midterm elections when I wrote in late April that these issues “could have an indirect yet significant impact on the midterm elections.” But now, it looks increasingly as if foreign policy — particularly problems in the Middle East and relations with Russia — will add to the president’s woes. While international issues are a low priority to most Americans, the daily dose of bad news from the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine makes it difficult for the public to appreciate any good economic...
  • Obama's Playbook: Blame Bush and Then Congress (Especially Republicans)

    07/31/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    In June, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress asking for help to address the surge of illegal crossings at the Texas-Mexico border. Among other items, Obama asked Congress to grant him the legal authority "to exercise discretion in processing the return and removal of unaccompanied minor children from non-contiguous countries like Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador." The administration blamed a 2008 anti-human-trafficking law signed by President George W. Bush for preventing officials from promptly deporting minors not eligible for asylum. House Republicans were happy to oblige. Speaker John Boehner maintained that voters would not accept spending more money...
  • Beau Bergdahl’s Duty—And Ours

    07/23/2014 5:29:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Beau Bergdahl has been returned to “active duty.” Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier. Bergdahl was held for five years by the Taliban since walking away from his post one night in 2009. President Obama greeted Bergdahl’s relieved parents in Rose Garden at the White House in a move widely criticized. And that was even before Americans learned that the Obama administration had traded young Bergdahl for five of the most murderous Taliban detainees from our facility at Guantanamo Bay. Duty. There seems to be much confusion...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 99 replies
    Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather's producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries. - See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-redford-play-dan-rather-717476#sthash.Y0QB620e.dpuf
  • Conversations with Reagan

    07/09/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was named the worst president since World War II, according to a survey of the American people who were asked to rate the nation's chief executives over the past 69 years. The Quinnipiac University Poll released last week found that one third of its respondents picked Obama as the all-time worst, ahead of George W. Bush in its disapproval. Obama's unpopularity will come as no surprise to those who've been closely following his big spending presidency. But the really big news was the man who topped the best presidency list: Ronald Reagan. Reagan championed entrepreneurial...
  • 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 · 141 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:
  • A New Evangelizing Foreign Policy

    07/04/2014 4:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    In the George W. Bush years, liberals were routinely shocked and awed that the Bush administration would obliterate their sacred wall of separation between church and state. They frowned on federal faith-based initiatives and worried about the bureaucracy being invaded by frightening people with college degrees from Christian schools like Liberty University, Regent University or Catholic University. Government was no place to be spreading a dangerous Christian majoritarianism with a swaggering certitude that wouldn't tolerate opposing views and respect minority opinions. The media presented the Bushies as -- to quote a slur from NBC anchor Brian Williams -- "anti-gay, pro-Jesus...
  • Dr. Duke Pesta - Common Core - Manufacturing Compliant Drones

    06/29/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 6 replies
    The Mind Renewed ^ | June 27, 2014 | Julian Charles and Dr. Duke Pesta
    Everyone believes in "standards" don't they? So what could possibly be wrong with "Common Core" (the US education system's "Common Core State Standards Initiative")? After all, is it not "a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English... created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live"?* Not according to Dr. Duke Pesta, professor of English at The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, who joins us for an extended and detailed interview on the genesis, content and ideology of Common Core...
  • 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...
  • How To Thank A Soldier, By George W. Bush

    05/26/2014 5:34:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | BennyJohnson
    It is actually very easy. (Photo essay at source link.)
  • Pelosi Resorts to "Blame Bush" On VA Scandal

    05/25/2014 4:41:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    During the George W. Bush Administration, progressives were hailing the Veterans Affairs health system as a model health organization. Now that it's come out that the VA suffers from the same bureaucratic nightmares that all socialized-style systems do, progressives want to roll back the clock on their rhetoric. Luckily, Nancy Pelosi has found the real person whose fault it is: George W. Bush. As Joel Gehrke reports: Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama. "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you...
  • Mike Pence’s George W. Bush Problem

    05/20/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/20/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Mike Pence spoke at AEI yesterday in defense of his Medicaid expansion in Indiana. His position has been roundly denounced by most conservative and libertarian policy analysts – for a rare defense, read Grace-Marie Turner here, but even her praise is qualified the deeper you go. Most of the critiques of Pence have focused on the politics of the issue assuming the waiver moves forward, but after seeing his presentation yesterday and talking to him at a session following the event, I have my doubts that this waiver will even go through. The request comes following a year of...
  • 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...
  • Gregory Grills Blair: Aren’t You, Bush Responsible for Current Islamic Extremism?

    04/27/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/27/14 | Evan McMurry
    On Meet the Press Sunday morning, host David Gregory challenged former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to defend his and former President George W Bush’s decision to switch focus from the war in Afghanistan to the one in Iraq, asking if that simultaneously diverted resources from fighting the Taliban while radicalizing terrorist groups in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East. “Isn’t the legacy of your leadership and that of President Bush in part responsible for the reality today?” Gregory asked. “Did the west fail to deal with the extremism you talk about today appropriately in Afghanistan in a...
  • Regaining Middle America - Republicans must stop putting moneyed interests ahead of the American...

    04/14/2014 7:06:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    National Review Online ^ | APRIL 14, 2014 | Robert W. Patterson
    Republicans must stop putting moneyed interests ahead of the American family.Now taking his third shot at the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from New Jersey, Jeffrey Bell has spent his career warning of the risks of kicking the cultural leg out from under Ronald Reagan’s coalition of defense, economic, and social conservatives. Indeed, his 2012 magnum opus, The Case for Polarized Politics, argues that social conservatism, rooted in the moderate Enlightenment that informed the Founders, is indispensable to American exceptionalism and to any Republican resurgence in our time. But the political theorist overstates the ability of even the most...
  • 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...
  • Bush Urges Effort to Close Black and White Students’ Achievement Gap

    04/11/2014 7:15:18 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | Peter Baker
    AUSTIN, Tex. — Former President George W. Bush called the achievement gap between white and black children “a national scandal” on Thursday and urged both parties to come together to address it as the central civil rights issue of the modern era. Paying tribute to President Lyndon B. Johnson at a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Mr. Bush said the real test of the nation’s commitment to equality would be to fix an educational system that has tolerated low standards for too long. “There’s a growing temptation among public officials in both political parties at...
  • Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight “jihadi cool”

    03/25/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    www.salon.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Hisham D. Aidi
    Excerpted from "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Culture" One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of “flow,” “bling,” and the “politics of cool.” American and European terrorism experts have increasingly expressed concerns over “anti-American hip-hop,” accenting the radicalizing influence of the genre. Noting that Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based Islamist group, uses “jihad rap” in its recruitment videos, Harvard scholar Jessica Stern wrote in Foreign Affairs: “The first- and second-generation Muslim children I interviewed for a study of the sources of radicalization in...
  • If you need more reasons to miss George W. Bush here's a big one...

    03/25/2014 9:44:43 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 45 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-25-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I'll admit it, I was very frustrated and felt done with Bush by the time he left office. In the years that have passed I've come to understand he did the best he could (and a HELL of a lot better than the job I would've done).Above all, quotes like the one below show that he was trying to serve the country, which is in contrast to Obama, who acts like the country serves him...
  • Sure a picture says 1000 words, but this one really only brings 6 to mind...

    03/11/2014 3:57:45 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • I wonder if liberals have found a way around this brain-stumper...

    02/28/2014 5:11:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Apparently they're trying!
  • President George W. Bush Fights to Take ‘Disorder’ Out of PTSD

    02/23/2014 3:01:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sunday, February 23, 2014 | Freda Kahen-Kashi
    President Bush is front and center in the news this week, a position he hasn’t frequently occupied since leaving office five years ago, stepping back into the spotlight to shine a spotlight of his own on post-9/11 veterans and his fight to take the “Disorder” out of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “We’re getting rid of the D,” he said. “PTS is an injury; it’s not a disorder. The problem is when you call it a disorder, [veterans] don’t think they can be treated. “An employer says, ‘I don’t want to hire somebody with a disorder.’ And so our mission tomorrow is...
  • Military Service Initiative

    02/23/2014 12:03:02 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Bush Center Org ^ | Feb . 23 , 2014 | George W. Bush
    "Laura and I want to remind our troops and veterans that we admire and respect them a lot...[it] is a great way to remind all our fellow citizens of the unbelievable courage, skill, and sacrifice of those who wear the uniform of the United States." - President George W. Bush
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Not Even Trying Anymore: White House Blames Bush for Weak Economic Data in 2014

    01/27/2014 7:11:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Schauss
    When asked about the poor economic conditions in America ahead of the President’s State of the Union speech, Senior White House Advisor, Dan Pfeiffer, petulantly passed the buck to George W. Bush. The comedic excuse is as pathetic as it is baseless. But don’t let that stop the White House from trying to cast blame for today’s economic failures on an economic crises that came to life in the closing days of their predecessor’s administration. On Fox News Sunday, Pfeiffer explained to Anchor Chris Wallace that the reason for America’s weak economic “recovery” was because of the damage done...
  • The Worst Defeat for the United States Since 9/11

    01/08/2014 6:17:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    Two years after Obama declared that the administration has decimated Al Qaeda worldwide, Al Qaeda has delivered the most devastating blow to the United States since the 9/11 attacks that precipitated America’s war on Islamic terrorism. The fall of the Iraqi Anbar province towns of Ramadi and Fallujah recently to foreign fighters under control of Al Qaeda, called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, represents not just a tactical defeat in Obama’s “Smart Power” strategy, but a strategic surrender of the entire U.S. foreign policy conception for the last 50 years. “US policies and leaders in three...
  • George W. Bush's artwork up for sale

    11/22/2013 12:33:16 PM PST · by shove_it · 6 replies
    Politico/Drudge ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    This Christmas, for $29.98, you can trim your tree with some of former President George W. Bush’s artwork. The George W. Bush Presidential Center is selling an ornament that features 43’s own painting of a cardinal perched on a branch. Bush painted the bird as a gift for former Ambassador Warren Tichenor, and his wife decided it looked Christmas-y...
  • The key difference between Jay Leno hosting George W. Bush vs. Obama

    11/20/2013 10:34:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    George W. Bush was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. While I was certainly one of the many who felt Bush fatigue by the end of 2008 it's not hard to admit I miss having him around knowing the amateur hour that followed him...
  • 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body': George W. Bush presents Jay Leno...

    11/20/2013 5:27:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-20-13 | Snejana Faberov
    Full Title: 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body': George W. Bush presents Jay Leno with the comic's life-like portrait while appearing on The Tonight Show to talk about his life after presidency Former President George W. Bush returned to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night to talk about his life away from the spotlight and bid farewell to his favorite late-night host. Looking trim in a grey suit and red polka-dot die, a beaming Mr Bush, 67, told Mr Leno, who is being replaced by Jimmy Fallon in February, that he wanted to see him before he...
  • 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...
  • Bush to sit down with Jay Leno

    11/13/2013 7:08:43 AM PST · by SC_Pete · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/3013 | Judy Kurtz
    Former President George W. Bush — who has largely shunned media appearances in favor of a bit of post-presidency privacy — is poised to appear as a guest next week on “The Tonight Show.” The ex-commander-in-chief will sit down with host Jay Leno on Nov. 19. ADVERTISEMENT The last time Bush was a guest on the NBC show was back in 2010 during a book tour. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford told the cable network the 43rd president wanted to swing by the “Tonight Show” set before Leno gives up the host chair next year, saying, “President Bush is going to...
  • A Veterans Day Message From President George W. Bush (New-2013)

    11/11/2013 8:16:40 AM PST · by kristinn · 5 replies
    George W. Bush Institute ^ | Friday, November 8, 2013 | President George W. Bush
    Link to YouTube 1:38 video
  • Looking for a Different Sort of President

    11/07/2013 4:46:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The second terms of the latest three presidents have not been successful. Bill Clinton was impeached after his infamous lie to Americans, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." George W. Bush was blamed for the postwar violence in Iraq. Barack Obama's scandals -- with his accompanying "limited hangout" denials -- are ruining his second term: the growing IRS messes, the Associated Press monitoring, the NSA embarrassments, the Benghazi killings, the Syria bluster and backdown, and, of course, the Obamacare fiasco and the misleading statements about it. What are other common denominators of this collective tenure of our...
  • Republicans have way to protest party's takeover by religious right

    03/30/2005 8:45:00 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 269 replies · 6,687+ views
    Omaha World Herald/Omaha.com ^ | 3-27-05 | Harold Andersen
    the (relatively silent) majority of Americans feel(s) that the most compassionate treatment for Terri Schiavo - as well as the proper legal course of action - is to let her vegetative existence end, as advocated by her legal guardian, her husband. For Republicans who consider their party a captive of the religious right on matters like medical research and right-to-die legislation and now legislative intrusion into the judicial system, there is a way to at least feel more comfortable with their political consciences. That way is to leave a party whose leadership is currently attempting to leave behind in the...
  • George W. Bush: 'It's Good' for Obama to Play Golf

    09/24/2013 3:10:03 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/23/2013 | Lisa Barron
    Former President George W. Bush says the current occupant of the White House should be allowed to play golf without being chastised. "I see our president criticized for playing golf. I don't. I think he ought to play golf," Bush told "In Play with Jimmy Roberts," in an interview obtained by The Hill to air on Tuesday. "I know the pressures of the job," he said, adding, "and to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet." "I think it's good for the president...
  • They Do Hate Us for Our Freedoms

    09/23/2013 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-23-13 | Wordsmith
    "Over time it's going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity. You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror." -George W. Bush In wake of the terrorist attack Saturday that claimed 68 lives at the famous Nairobi shopping mall, and in wake of the 12th anniversary of 9/11, I revisited President Bush's September 20, 2001 speech to a Joint Session of Congress: On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country. Americans have known wars -- but for the past 136 years, they...
  • Scarborough: MSNBC Would Be 'Killing' W For Partisan Speech Like Obama's on Shooting Day

    09/17/2013 5:44:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that George W. Bush had decided to proceed with a harsh, partisan speech attacking Democrats for "hurting people," despite a scene of mass murder unfolding just 3.5 miles away. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough imagined just such a scenario, and came to the inescapable conclusion: his own MSNBC network and the MSM at large would be "killing" W for his insensitivity and poor judgment. Panelist John Heilemann of New York magazine grudgingly agreed that Scarborough's assessement was "kinda fair." But Mika Brzezinski empathized with our poor president: he was in a "horrible position." View the video here.
  • The Bobblehead Project: President Bush gives post-9/11 thumbs up

    09/11/2013 11:05:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Matt Snyder
    Before Game 3, when the Series returned to New York, President George W. Bush had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and, upon reaching the mound, held a thumbs-up signal high to the crowd. Politics aside, that moment remains an indelible image in the minds of many Americans. This was our president telling us that we were all in this together, and that everything was going to be alright. Perhaps the best part is that President Bush spoke with Derek Jeter in the hallway before the game and Jeter told him not to throw the pitch from...
  • Did Bush-Obama Policies Begin the End of Christianity in Arab Lands?

    08/21/2013 6:21:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When the despotic King Herod plotted to kill Jesus by sending his agents to slaughter every boy under the age of 2 in and around Bethlehem, an angel appeared to Joseph and told him, "Get up, take the child and his mother, and escape to Egypt." That, says the Gospel of Matthew, fulfilled what God said through the prophet Hosea: "Out of Egypt I called my son." Now, two millennia later, we may live in a time when Christians must flee for their lives out of Egypt -- not into it. They do not fear being slaughtered by King Herod,...
  • George W. Bush's Daughter: Hillary Should Run

    08/16/2013 7:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 11:44 PM | Matthew Auerbach
    Hillary Clinton has received some encouragement for a 2016 Presidential run from an unexpected source: President George W. Bush’s daughter Barbara, Politico reports. In an upcoming interview with People magazine, the 31-year old Bush called Clinton “unbelievably accomplished” and said she wants to see the former secretary of state declare her candidacy. Although she’s in favor of Clinton mounting a campaign, Bush did not go so far as to say she would cast a vote for her. “I don’t know who she’d be running against,” said Bush, who is politically unaffiliated but has thrown her support behind gay marriage. Bush’s...
  • 9 Reasons liberals need to STFU about how much "Rodeo Clown Obama" offends them

    08/12/2013 11:05:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
    When I first saw this story I didn't care enough to even consider a graphic about it...but then the MSM made a big deal and the liberal blogosphere started acting like their master (not naming names, just saying it rhymes with "sore holes") just let go of their leash....and now I'm annoyed.Hence this. 
  • 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 critics howl over honor from University of Denver

    07/10/2013 9:28:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    The debate over George W. Bush’s legacy has erupted into a brawl at the University of Denver over whether to present the former president with an award for his humanitarian work. The Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ plan to honor Mr. Bush at a Sept. 9 fundraising dinner touched off a petition drive last month by a recent graduate, who is urging the university to “choose an alternative recipient.” The school originally planned to honor Mr. Bush with its Improving the Human Condition Award, according to an invitation posted on the university’s website. After a spate of publicity surrounding...
  • 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.