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  • Drudge: Bush Bros Bash Trump

    10/26/2015 8:15:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/26/2015
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  • Dubya’s Anti-Endorsement of Cruz Couldn’t Have Come At a Better Time

    10/26/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 26th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    At long last, George W. Bush, the man who left the Republican Party in tatters as he left the White House, has some coattails. His loose lips at a recent fundraiser last week about fellow Texan Ted Cruz have given the GOP presidential hopeful an invaluable shot of gravitas. And that’s saying something considering how Bush’s own brother, Jeb, has been running away from his family legacy by changing his surname to ‘exclamation point.’ But who wouldn’t rather declare punctuation as kin rather than a former claimant to the White House in this populist uprising disguised as an election? Nothing...
  • Dan Patrick to hold presser with Ted Cruz at presidential campaign HQ

    10/23/2015 2:02:58 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 23, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will hold a press conference with Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, Oct. 26, according to the campaign. The two will speak to reporters at Cruz’s presidential campaign headquarters in Houston. The announcement didn’t specify the conference’s purpose, but Patrick could become the highest-ranking Texas state politician to endorse Cruz’s presidential campaign.Patrick told The Texas Tribune in August 2013 that he’d support Cruz if he ran for president. The compliment was as a surprise given Patrick’s rancorous relationship with Cruz during the latter’s 2012 Senate run against then-Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Cruz beat Dewhurst for the...
  • Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the Bush White House tried to ‘silence’ his Iraq War opposition

    10/21/2015 10:24:05 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 Oct 15 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    This Trump brag line goes like this: He had the vision and foresight to oppose the Iraq War ahead of the invasion in 2003. His opposition was so vocal, and his reach so great, that the White House approached him and asked him to tone it down. Really? We examined the slim evidence. The Facts At The Fact Checker, we place the burden of proof on the speaker. Trump has not responded to repeated requests by us or other media outlets for proof of his early opposition to the invasion. Military action began on March 20, 2003. An extensive review...
  • That Time Ted Cruz Wrote A 16-Page Love Letter To George W. Bush

    10/21/2015 8:05:42 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 32 replies
    Ted Cruz’s abiding love for George W. Bush may be unrequited, but it is certainly not undocumented. When the former president announced his distaste for the Texas senator to a roomful of Republican donors Sunday — reportedly telling the crowd, “I just don’t like the guy” — Cruz responded by saying he had “great respect” for Bush and had “no intention of reciprocating” the attack. “I met my wife Heidi working on [Bush’s} campaign,” Cruz told Politico, “and so I will always be grateful.” This pronouncement of gratitude was no mere act of calculated politeness. In fact, Cruz was once...
  • Cruz on Report Bush 43 Does Not Like Him: He's Attacking Threats to Jeb's Campaign (O'Reilly Factor)

    10/21/2015 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2015
    Watch the video of the interview. On "The O'Reilly Factor tonight, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz reacted to reports that former President George W. Bush doesn't like him. At a closed door fundraiser for his brother Jeb Bush Sunday, Bush said he does "not like that guy," referring to Cruz, according to reports. Cruz told Bill O'Reilly that he likes and respects President Bush, and he isn't surprised that Bush is supporting his brother's campaign. "He's attacking the candidates that they see as a threat to that campaign," Cruz suggested. Cruz added that he met his wife while working for...
  • Cruz-Bush Tensions Magnified as 2016 Race Heats Up

    10/21/2015 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 21, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    When word spread late Monday that George W. Bush had bluntly expressed his dislike for Ted Cruz, it was not exactly a surprise to those familiar with the former president's thinking. Tensions between the Bushes, the most famous family in Texas politics, and Cruz, the freshman senator with his sights set on the White House, are nothing new. And a presidential race in which Cruz has made no secret of how he views GOP foe Jeb Bush and past Bush administrations has done little to settle the rift. "I just don't like the guy," George W. Bush said of...
  • George W. versus the Tea Party (Laura Ingraham)

    10/21/2015 4:25:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 91 replies
    PoliZette ^ | October 21, 2015 | Laura Ingraham
    Tries to rescue brother's campaign by trash-talking Ted Cruz We haven’t heard much from President George W. Bush during the past seven years. After leaving office with approval numbers in the high 20s, he made a conscious decision to keep a respectful distance from Washington, to refrain from becoming the Pundit-in-Chief criticizing his successor’s every move. “He deserves my silence,” Bush said of the newly elected Barack Obama. “I think it is essential that he be helped in office.” Indeed, when the left was going wild in Obama’s first term, all the Bushes went mum. George W. was suddenly applauded...
  • Trump Should Blame Clinton, Not Bush, for 9/11

    10/21/2015 6:57:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Repeating the Democratic mantra that President George W. Bush, barely eight months into his presidency on September 11, 2001, was responsible for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, Donald Trump says his immigration stance would have prevented the atrocity. On Monday, the mouth that roars told “Fox and Friends that his policies would have made it more difficult for the 9/11 hijackers to obtain visas and challenged presidential rival Jeb. Bush’s assertion that his brother, President George W. Bush “kept us safe”:
  • Bush or Cruz: Who Really Hijacked the GOP?

    10/21/2015 11:29:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 21st, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it George W. unplugged.The other day at a Jeb Bush fundraiser in Denver, Politico reported multiple accounts of former President George W. Bush zeroing in on one of brother Jeb’s GOP opponents—and no, it wasn’t Donald Trump.  Here’s the Politico headline: George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz'I just don't like that guy,' the former president tells donors.In other words? Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s...
  • George W Bush goes easy on Obama but hammers Ted Cruz

    10/21/2015 7:32:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 26 replies
    Strident Conservative ^ | October 21, 2015 | David Leach
    Since leaving office, former President George W. Bush has made a point of not being critical of Obama—a fact he confirmed in an interview on FOX News’ “Hannity” program—because he felt to do so would undermine the office of the presidency.“I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president; I think it’s bad for the presidency for that matter.”“Secondly, I really have had all the fame I want. I really don’t long for publicity, and the truth of the matter is in order for me to generate publicity … I’d have to...
  • George W. Bush reportedly rips Ted Cruz to Jeb Bush donors (No more Mr Nice Guy for Establishment W)

    10/20/2015 1:43:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 40 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/20/15
    Former President George W. Bush reportedly ripped into Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a weekend gathering of donors to his brother's presidential campaign, according to a published report Monday. Politico reported that Bush said of Cruz, "I just don't like the guy," at the event, which was held Sunday night in Denver. According to the report, which cited at least six donors who were at the event, Bush said he did not like Cruz's de facto alliance with Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has notably spared Cruz from the criticism he has ladled onto other members of the 15-candidate Republican...
  • Three reasons it was stupid of George W. Bush to attack Ted Cruz the way he did

    10/20/2015 11:19:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 48 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-20-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Is it bad that I like Ted Cruz MORE now that we know George W. Bush disapproves?For someone who has had a pretty good record of being a classy guy this is quite perception shattering. “I just don’t like the guy,” Bush said Sunday night, according to conversations with more than half a dozen donors who attended the event... Bush took a harsh view of Cruz’s apparent alliance with Trump, who stood with the senator at a Capitol Hill rally last month in opposition to the Iran deal. While Trump, the current GOP poll leader, has attacked most of his...
  • George W. to the Rescue

    10/20/2015 10:56:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    LifeZette ^ | Laura Ingraham
    George W. to the Rescue Breaks self-imposed retirement from politics to attack conservative darling Ted Cruz We haven’t heard much from President George W. Bush during the past seven years. After leaving office with approval numbers in the high 20s, he made a conscious decision to keep a respectful distance from Washington, to refrain from becoming the Pundit-in-Chief criticizing his successor’s every move. “He deserves my silence,” Bush said of the newly elected Barack Obama. “I think it is essential that he be helped in office.” Indeed when the Left was going wild in Obama’s first term, all the Bushes...
  • George W. Bush Attacks Ted Cruz. Advantage to Ted Cruz.

    10/20/2015 6:19:50 AM PDT · by Isara · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | October 19th, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    “I am not aware of George W. Bush criticizing Barack Obama as intensely as he has criticized his Republican Senator in Texas.” I continue to think Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is on trajectory to be the next President of the United States in a nomination fight against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and George W. Bush may have just handed the whole race to Cruz.Multiple people have told the Politico that at a fundraiser in Colorado for Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush lit into Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Cruz could not have paid for such a sterling moment for his...
  • Dan Rather on Bush Memo Story Insists: ‘We Got to the Truth But We Paid a Painful Price’

    10/19/2015 9:07:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/19/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather said 60 Minutes “got to the truth” in 2004 but paid a “painful price” for the story on former President George W. Bush’s National Guard service that aired before the 2004 presidential election.Aside from the authenticity of the memos, Rather said the “basic story” remains true today.“One, did former President Bush when in his troubled youth, did he use his father’s influence to get into the Air National Guard as a way of avoiding Vietnam? That’s a fact. Fact two: Once he got in the Air National Guard after performing well, in...

    10/18/2015 5:09:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/15/2001 | ERIC SCHMITT
    President Bush's top immigration advisers are weighing plans to allow the more than three million Mexicans living illegally in the United States to earn permanent legal residency, officials involved in the deliberations said today. The proposal is the most politically charged part of a draft plan on border safety and immigration that a panel led by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Attorney General John Ashcroft is expected to submit to the White House in the next few days. The legalization idea faces stiff opposition from anti-immigrant groups and influential Republicans in Congress. The options under consideration involve different...
  • Trump Touts His Competency Versus Bush 43: ‘World Trade Center Came Down During His Time’

    10/16/2015 12:44:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 241 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/16/15 | Pam Key
    (snip)Exchange as follows: STEPHANIE RUHLE, host: In order to be the president of the United States, you have to be a leader. We have not seen your soft hand. We have seen your offense, but George Bush had to stand in front of America after 9/11, Barack Obama did after Sandy Hook. Help us understand who Donald Trump is as a man. I need to know that you will make us feel a safe and you will make us feel proud.TRUMP: I think I have a bigger heart than all of them. I think I’m much more competent than all...
  • Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 Was 'Manipulated' [UK Shadow Prime Minister Says It Was A Hoax!!]

    09/25/2015 7:04:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 Was 'Manipulated' In comments that will raise questions about his suitability to lead the Labour Party, Mr Corbyn appeared to blame George Bush and Tony Blair for using the September 11 attacks in New York to allow them to go to war By Peter Dominiczak 25 Sep 2015 Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that 9/11 was "manipulated" to make it look like Osama Bin Laden was responsible to allow the West to go to war in Afghanistan.
  • Mary Mapes Can't Handle the Truth in 'Truth' Trailer

    09/24/2015 12:02:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "You Can't Handle the Truth!!!" ---A Few Good Men.Apparently former CBS producer Mary Mapes can't handle the truth at least according to her portrayal by actress Cate Blanchett in the newly released movie trailer for the upcoming fictional movie "Truth." I say fictional because Mapes in the film somehow maintains the truth of her story about George W. Bush getting favorable treatment in the Texas Air National Guard based on documents that were proven to be forgeries.
  • Jeb Bush calls new TV ad ‘disgraceful’ for attacking his defense of George W. Bush

    09/20/2015 4:34:45 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush thinks that a new television ad is "disgraceful" for suggesting that his brother George W. Bush didn't keep the country safe during his presidency. Bush singled out Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in a tweet Sunday, suggesting that her "political machine" was behind a new 30-second ad that will be airing on cable news channels this week.
  • Ted Cruz on the Tea Party, George W. Bush, and the Worst Part of Running for President

    09/09/2015 8:03:34 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    Natioanl Journal ^ | 9/9/2015 | Tim Alberta
    On a re­cent sum­mer even­ing fol­low­ing a speech to loc­al Re­pub­lic­ans in Tus­ca­loosa, Alabama, Sen. Ted Cruz spoke with Na­tion­al Journ­al for more than an hour about the 2016 pres­id­en­tial race. Cruz, known to rarely veer off-mes­sage, care­fully evaded a series of ques­tions about his friend and polit­ic­al ally Don­ald Trump. But the Texas sen­at­or offered his can­did thoughts on the Bush fam­ily, the me­dia cov­er­age of his cam­paign, and the toll a pres­id­en­tial cam­paign takes on a young fam­ily. What fol­lows are ex­cerpts of that con­ver­sa­tion, ed­ited for length and clar­ity. NJ: You have sup­por­ted Don­ald Trump while oth­er...
  • Katrina, Ten Years Later

    09/02/2015 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Ten years have elapsed since one of the most amazing cases of Republican-bashing media bias in the television era began. The media elites laugh when preachers say immorality causes God to send hurricanes, but they suggested with straight faces that Hurricane Katrina was a death sentence President George W. Bush and his cronies brought to the less fortunate. In the early spin, race-baiting rapper Kanye West and "objective" anchors like Brian Williams were in rhetorical sync: George Bush didn't care about black people. On "The Daily Show," Williams told Jon Stewart "everyone" knew Bush would have done better if white...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

    08/20/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/15 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is bringing out the big guns for his next donor summit, turning to his father and brother to headline the event in Texas this fall, according to a copy of the invitation. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will be the big draw at the third major-donor conference Jeb Bush has organized to raise money for his 2016 White House bid. The Houston gathering, dubbed the “Jeb Celebration,” illustrates the pros and cons of Jeb Bush’s famous bloodline because it is sure to draw legions of donors loyal to his dad and...
  • Michael Gerson: Trump, Supporters ‘Xenophobic’ ‘European Right Wing’

    08/12/2015 8:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a swipe at supporters of Trump and accused them of being ultra-right wing, nationalist individuals. Gerson, who has been a harsh critic of Trump, argued that the Republican presidential candidate and his supporters have a “resentment of outside, of Mexico, of China, and immigrants. That's more like a European right wing part, a UKIP, or a National Front in France.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Washington Post columnist maintained that Trump’s candidacy was a “serious issue here” and “not all fun and games for the Republican Party” and...
  • New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

    In never-before-released photographs taken on Sept. 11, 2001, the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on the faces of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives Laura and Lynne, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George Tenet and other senior Bush and Cheney staffers. The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which covered the Bush administration in many films for FRONTLINE, including Bush’s War, Cheney’s Law and The Dark Side. The photographs, which were...
  • George and Laura Bush house-hunting in Connecticut?

    07/02/2015 7:10:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Laura Bush was spotted dining with a friend at the posh Bull’s Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, Conn. — sparking rumors that she and former President George W. Bush are house-hunting in the area.
  • How Bush Empowered Obama to Erode the Constitution

    06/10/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    In 2002, President George W. Bush signed a law he did not intend to fully obey. Thus, a Republican president set in motion a chain of events that allowed a Democratic president to claim, and an activist liberal Supreme Court to affirm, that the president has a unilateral power in foreign policy that the Framers did not envision and that is not consistent with representative government. When he took office in 2001, Bush placed his hand on a Bible and swore to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution." Article 2 Section 3 of that Constitution commanded Bush to "take care...
  • Proof of Intelligent Life on Planet Earth

    06/07/2015 5:56:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-7-2015 | MOTUS
    It ain’t much, butt take what you can get: A new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows that 52% of Americans have a positive view of Bush, while that same poll shows that only 49% of Americans asked said they have a positive view of President Obama. Yes, you read that right, the American populace cast more Facebook likes this week for George W. Bush than Barack Hussein Obama. How many of you thought you’d live long enough to see a poll that showed Dubya more popular than the Second Coming?Don’t worry though, in the land of the fickle, dickle and...
  • Guess who’s now more popular than Obama?

    06/03/2015 6:30:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    This has to be a particularly depressing day for the current President of the United States, assuming somebody bothers to bring a summary of the morning headlines out to him on the golf course. The latest set of approval ratings for all the living presidents has been released by CNN and the numbers for the leader of what’s left of the free world are not spectacular. Obama’s approval rating has suffered a similar blow.While it’s dropped since April, going from a near-even 48% approve to 47% disapprove split to a negative-tilting 52% disapprove to 45% approve, the rising disapproval ratings...
  • George Bush, Real Man

    02/03/2003 5:17:39 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 72 replies · 1,008+ views
    Dispatches From The American Front | February 3, 2003 | James Benton
    DISPATCHES FROM THE AMERICAN FRONT George Bush, Real ManBy James Benton You could see it in his eyes, hear it in his tone Tuesday night in the second half of his State of the Union speech: this was a man not to be trifled with, a man who would see a difficult, dirty business through to the end, and God help anyone who stood against him as he does battle against the foes of America and her ideals. If anyone had doubts about Bush's commitment to victory in the War on Terrorism, they were laid to rest Tuesday night. Rarely...
  • Jeb Bush: Let’s face it, Republicans spent too much when my brother was president

    05/21/2015 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    Back when he first announced, I figured upwards of 65 percent of the Jeb Bush presidential campaign would consist of him cautiously criticizing the obvious weak points of Bush 43 policy, one of which assuredly is spending. If you’re linked by blood to a president who left office under dismal circumstances, job one is explaining how you’ll be different. Then Megyn Kelly asked him about Iraq, Dubya’s biggest liability, and we watched Jeb spend a full week grasping for ways not to squarely disagree with his brother.Which is to say, this shouldn’t be newsworthy but I guess now it is....
  • It’s Hard to Continue to Support the War in Iraq after Obama Lost It

    05/19/2015 4:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Back in 2003, I was strongly in favor of the invasion of Iraq. I thought George Bush made an excellent case for the war; he gave Saddam every chance to avert the fight; he bent over backwards to bring in more allies and he took his case to Congress and got approval to go to war. Knowing what we know now, it’s very unfortunate that the linchpin of his case was that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. At the time we went in, that wasn’t very controversial. Saddam was trying to make everyone think he had WMDs, Intelligence agencies...
  • Reject the Premise That Bush Lied About Iraq.

    05/18/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's Josh in Williamsburg, Virginia. Great to have you, sir. Hello. Appreciate your patience. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. So I want to do two things. The first is to say that Jeb Bush's answer to Megyn Kelly's initial question was not necessarily wrong. He could validly have that answer to her question. The second is to -- RUSH: Wait a minute, Josh. What -- CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: Just refresh people's -- what did he say? What was his answer to that first question? He would do it all over again, right? CALLER: Yeah. So the...
  • George W. Bush Delivers Commencement Speech at SMU, Pokes Fun at Himself (1 min Video)

    05/16/2015 6:02:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 78 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 5/16/17 | John S. Roberts
    Humility from a politician is more easy to come by from those on the Right, but you can completely forget about it from anyone who sides with the Left. Am I wrong? Obama, Reid, Pelosi, are they humble? Exactly. The one person who has taken a beating more than any individual on the planet for the past 15 years or so chooses a different path. Even during his time in office, President George W. Bush recognized that he wasn’t the most eloquent speaker who ever resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but the fact remains that the guy is not one...
  • Chris Matthews: 'There Was No Intelligence Saddam Had WMD. Never'

    05/15/2015 5:58:22 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 90 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's easy for people--with the possible exception of Jeb Bush--to say that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq knowing what we know now about WMD there. But Chris Matthews took things a foolish step further on this evening's Hardball, actually claiming that "there was no intelligence they had a weapon. Never was." Really? So Hillary, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy et al. were collective fabricators when they issued dire warnings, based on the intelligence they had seen, about Saddam's WMD? View the video here.
  • George W. Bush Bikes 100K With Wounded Vets

    05/03/2015 5:34:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former President George W. Bush doesn’t like to complain. How can he when he’s riding through sunny trails alongside some of our nation’s heroes? Number 43 kicked off the 5th annual Warrior 100K in Crawford, Texas, a three-day bike event held to recognize wounded warriors.Fox News’s Dr. Marc Spiegel caught up with the former president before he hit the trails Thursday. President Bush explained what made this group of bikers so special.President George W. Bush's 2015 W100k bike ride (Video) “We’re here riding with people that got hurt. Yet they’re refusing to let their injury consign them to a dull,...
  • George W. Bush rips Obama on foreign policy

    04/27/2015 1:28:21 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Apr. 26 , 2015 | Joe Tacopina
    In rare public comments about his successor, George W. Bush slammed President Obama’s foreign policy in a speech over the weekend. The former president, addressing a meeting of Jewish Republican donors at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas Saturday night, railed against Obama’s decision to ease sanctions on Iran, scoffed at his handling of ISIS and mocked his perceived indecisiveness, Bloomberg News reported. “You think the Middle East is chaotic now?” Bush said while discussing a possible nuclear deal with Iran. “Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”
  • George W. Bush Just Sharply Criticized Obama for the First Time

    04/27/2015 8:01:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | April25, 2015 | Jason Reed
    Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.Former President George W. Bush apparently did something over the weekend that is quite rare for him: He criticized his successor in the White House. According to multiple reports on a closed-door Saturday event with Jewish donors, Bush offered his harshest public assessment of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Bloomberg's Josh Rogin reported that Bush said Obama had caused the US to "retreat" around the world and that Obama had charted the wrong course in his nuclear negotiations with Iran
  • George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy

    04/26/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 26, 2015 | Josh Rogin
    In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naďve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State. One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush's remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was...
  • Dana Perino: A Glimpse Into President Bush's Kindness and Character

    04/24/2015 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary and co-host of Fox News' The Five, is out with a new book, entitled, 'And the Good News Is,' which Katie wrote about here.  It's a delightful blend of autobiographical anecdotes, political observations, and morsels of sound advice gathered over an extraordinary career in public life.  I taped a radio interview about the book with Dana last evening, and thought I'd relay one of the stories she shared about President Bush's very personal role in helping to mend an important relationship in her life: PERINO: One of the reasons I wrote this book is that historians and political analysts will be writing and talking about...
  • Marco Rubio's 7 Lousy Foreign Policy Judgments: If you liked George W. Bush, you'll love Rubio

    04/15/2015 12:16:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/15/2015 | Matt Welch
    On Monday, I wrote about how Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is the foreign policy antithesis to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) in the 2016 GOP presidential field, frequently sparring directly with his fellow member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. To collect some of Rubio's foreign-policy uber-hawkery in one place, I've compiled a list of seven highly questionable judgments by the Cuban-American freshman senator. 1) Supported regime change in Libya. March 30, 2011: [T]his resolution should also state that removing Muammar Qaddafi from power is in our national interest and therefore should authorize the President to accomplish this goal. […]For more...
  • “The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

    04/10/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/10/2015 | Manny Otiko
    Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced reluctance to involve American forces in foreign conflicts, and slammed the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq War. He is also a lifelong Republican who, far from just criticizing his party, has actually gone on the warpath against it at times. When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by...
  • All Politicians Don't Lie Equally, and Lying Does Matter

    04/07/2015 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Far too many people have become unacceptably cynical about the issue of integrity in politics, and it is having disastrous consequences. Only the scofflaws and reprobates benefit from such an unraveling of our ethical sensitivities. I'm sure you won't be surprised to find that I believe this phenomenon is occurring largely on the political left today, and no, I won't violate the very premise of my piece and lazily concede that both sides are equally culpable. It's inevitable that the side that believes in moral relativism and that the end justifies the means would lie far more often. Indeed, the...
  • Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US, Ron Dermer, has to go.

    03/17/2015 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 61 replies
    twitter ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Drew
    "Elizabeth Drew@ElizabethDrewOH 3H...Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US Ron Dermer, co-plotter with Boehner, has to go"
  • ‘Aim Before You Shoot’: Obama Blames ISIS’ Reign of Terror on George W. Bush

    03/17/2015 4:17:38 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-17-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    OBAMA: “Two things. One is ISIL is a direct outgrowth of al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion which is an example of unintended consequences — which is why we should generally aim before we shoot. I never saw such a classless American president. He knows perfectly well that President George W. Bush won’t defend himself, because he – unlike Obama – does have a sense of decorum, so he quickly tries to put the blame for his own failures on Bush. This isn’t about left versus right, but about being a gentleman rather than a bore....
  • Family of racist Oklahoma frat boy flee their home after death threats as protesters rally [tr]

    03/12/2015 7:59:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Michael Zennie and Chris Spargo
    Dozens of angry protesters have descended on the wealthy Dallas neighborhood where racist Oklahoma frat boy Parker Rice lives - hoping to shame his parents for their son's participation in the horrific racist chant that shocked the nation. Rice, a former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brother at University of Oklahoma, and his parents Bob and Jan say they have been forced to flee their $650,000 home in the elite suburb of Preston Hollow - home to the likes of George W. Bush, Mark Cuban and Ross Perot. Neighbors looked on in dismay as about two dozen protesters marched up the street...
  • SCOTUS throws out Notre Dame contraception mandate ruling

    03/09/2015 9:49:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last year the Seventh Circuit Court ruled against Notre Dame in a case where the university objected to the contraception mandate in Obamacare. It appeared to be a bit of a side step at the time, not speaking directly to the constitutionality of the mandate, but rather arguing simultaneously that Notre Dame had failed to show sufficient burden or damages from the mandate and that the actual parties providing the services in question were not part of the suit. Judge Richard Posner, author of the majority, wrote that since Notre Dame is not directly responsible for providing the preventive...
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported: