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  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/19/2016 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/16 | Erin Bradner
    Cleveland (CNN)Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Gingrich: Bushes are behaving 'childishly'

    07/18/2016 8:34:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Passed over for the job of joining the Republican presidential ticket as Donald Trump’s running mate, Newt Gingrich showed Monday that his willingness to serve as an attack dog has not diminished. In a pair of morning show interviews Monday on ABC and MSNBC, respectively, the former House speaker showed no hesitation in sharing his opinions on, among other topics, President Barack Obama, race in America, the Bush family and Trump’s campaign. Gingrich dismissed the notion that the lack of prominent Republicans at this week’s national convention in Cleveland represented some larger trouble within the GOP. He attacked 2012 Republican...
  • America’s Torn To Shreds While Obama Stirs More Division

    07/13/2016 4:14:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown
    “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions.” – George W. Bush speaking at the July 12 police officer memorial in Dallas.The answer to where you go next after you’ve hit rock-bottom depends on whether rock-bottom was your goal in the first place.Either way, we’ve arrived. Look around. Turn on the news, if you’ve allowed your last meal time enough to digest.  We’re here…at the bottom…and it’s not pretty. That is, unless tearing America to shreds by creating irreparable division is your intention. Racial division will be President Obama’s legacy. But...
  • President George W. Bush: We Are Grief Stricken, Heartbroken and Forever Grateful

    07/12/2016 2:02:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Today an interfaith ceremony was held to honor the five police officers murdered in Dallas last week. Native Texan and former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush sat in the front row as honored guests. President Bush led the nation after 9/11, somehow finding a way to deliver the right words to a shaken nation and today, in the wake of the worst loss of law enforcement life since that horrible day, he offered words of healing, support and unity to the country. "Laura and I see members of law enforcement everyday, we count them as our...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT REGARDING RICK WILEY DEPARTURE

    05/25/2016 6:55:34 PM PDT · by jennychase · 20 replies
    DJT ^ | 5/25/2016 | Trump
    Rick Wiley was hired on a short-term basis as a consultant until the campaign was running full steam. It is now doing better than ever, we are leading in the polls, and we have many exciting events ready to go, far ahead of schedule, while Hillary continues her long, boring quest against Bernie. We would like to thank Rick for helping us during this transition period.
  • (Video) David Limbaugh on C-Span 10/15/99

    05/10/2016 8:28:32 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 8 replies
    C-Span ^ | 10/15/99 | David Limbaugh
    David Limbaugh discusses the need for Republican party unity. I found the entire interview interesting but especially at the 25 min mark. His take on party unity then is quite different than it is now.
  • First on CNN: Cheney says he will support Trump

    05/06/2016 11:37:11 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/06/16 | tom lobianco
    Washington (CNN)Former Vice President Dick Cheney will support Donald Trump, he told CNN Friday, an important move as the presumptive Republican nominee is encountering intense resistance from senior members of his own party. Cheney told CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel that he has always supported the GOP nominee and will do so this year as well. The announcement makes Cheney one of the few Republican Party elders to announce their support of Trump and comes a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN he is "just not ready" to back Trump.
  • Krauthammer: As of Now, ‘I Don’t Think I’d Be Capable of Voting for Donald Trump’ [tr]

    05/04/2016 6:20:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 172 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ian Hatchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that the GOP is “being led by a non-conservative populist” and that from what he’s seen so far, “I don’t think I’d be capable of voting for Donald Trump” on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
  • George W. and George H. W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 4:54:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 123 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05.04.2016 | Ben Kasimar
    Both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, spokesmen confirmed to The Hill.
  • The Latest: Romney not going to GOP convention

    05/05/2016 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 118 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2016
    Don't expect to see Mitt Romney at the Republican Party's national convention this summer. An aide to the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee confirms that Romney isn't planning to attend the convention where Donald Trump is expected to become the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nominee. The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions.
  • Bushes’ snub of Trump has roots in Republican base anger

    05/05/2016 9:59:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 at 12:27 PM | David Weigel
    Losing the endorsements of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush — as harsh an indictment as the "establishment" can offer — is no punishment at all in the eyes of many conservatives. ... The utter failure of the Bush brand surprised some people, given that Republican voters still generally say that they like Bush. But this ignores the role both Bushes now play in conservative history — as sellouts. George H.W. Bush's acceptance of a tax hike (forced on him by a Democratic Congress) is the Genesis story of the anti-tax movement. George W. Bush's record in office, for...
  • Judge sentences former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison

    04/27/2016 10:11:38 AM PDT · by NRx · 119 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-27-2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    CHICAGO —A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison — a term above what even prosecutors had recommended and one that clearly takes into account the sexual abuse allegations that generated the criminal case against the Illinois Republican. The sentencing marked an ignominious moment in the life of a man who was once a revered high school teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois and who ascended into the highest ranks of American politics. Even before the hearing, prosecutors had revealed in court filings how Hastert allegedly had molested or inappropriately...
  • Opinion: Trump is right about Bush, 9/11, and Iraq

    02/22/2016 8:13:01 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 76 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 2-19-2016 | HELDON RICHMAN
    All we need to know is that Bush and his top people, starting with Vice President Dick Cheney, were too busy in their first eight months in office to bother about al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Too busy doing what? Among other things, they were too busy looking for an excuse to overthrow Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Bush's father, George H. W. Bush, had left Saddam in power after sending the U.S. military to reverse Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1991. But the elder Bush and successor Bill Clinton enforced killer economic sanctions, on the pretext of finding weapons of...
  • Donald Trump was for invading Iraq before he was against it

    02/19/2016 10:56:01 AM PST · by Marcus · 51 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 19, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Donald Trump, with his characteristic bombast, has been claiming during stump speeches that he was always against invading Iraq. The claim is a way to strike at former President George W. Bush and, by extension, former Florida Gov. Jeb. Bush, who is running to be the third of that esteemed family to become president. But, Politico found out that in 2002 Trump expressed support for invading Iraq while on the Howard Stern show.
  • Eight Year’s of Obama’s Eminence Front: It’s Really Hard

    02/17/2016 7:19:30 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-17-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember how the Left made fun of George W. Bush when he said the presidency was hard work?Apparently Barry agrees with him now: "It's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. It's not promotion. It's not marketing. It's hard."And do you know what else isn’t a serious job, what isn’t hard ? Being a community organizer.Oh, and Bam expects the Republicans to “do their job” by letting him fill the Supreme Court vacancy because it is the one court appointment where he “would expect elected officials to rise above day to day politics.” Butt apparently that’s a one-way...
  • Trump the Unhinged

    02/16/2016 1:05:22 PM PST · by EveningStar · 126 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 16, 2016 | Peter Wehner
    In Saturday's Republican debate, Donald Trump, in discussing the Iraq war, accused President George W. Bush and his administration of lying to get the United States into the Iraq war. "You call it whatever you want. I wanna tell you. They lied," according to Trump. "They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction." That charge itself is a lie or, at minimum, a libel, and quite an extraordinary one at that... Whether or not Mr. Trump wins the Republican nomination, I don't know. But...
  • The Bushes Try to Make Trump the New McCain (Jeffrey Lord)

    02/16/2016 6:42:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    To these Establishmentarians the Trump performance was a call for the smelling salts. Trump attacked the Bushes. O...M...G!!!! What seems to go right over the heads of these fine folks is that there is more to this than just the battle between Ronald Reagan and the GOP Establishment all over again. To be sure, Trump isn't Reagan. As noted often enough, no two human souls are alike. But while the animosity on display towards Trump from the Bush camp and the larger GOP Establishment is exactly what was on display as Reagan did battle with both the Bushes and the...
  • Quotes of the day

    02/15/2016 9:42:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    George W. Bush returned to the presidential campaign trail on Monday night to campaign for Jeb Bush, telling voters in South Carolina that his brother has the “experience and character to be a great president.”… The former president pointed to the abundant “name-calling” in the 2016 election — an apparent reference to the jabs exchanged between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump in recent months — and joked that according to their father, George H.W. Bush, “labels are for soup cans.”…Although the former president did not once mention Trump’s name in his 20-minute speech, the implicit message was clear: Trump is...
  • Donald Trump claims George W Bush lied about WMDs to justify Iraq invasion

    02/14/2016 5:36:58 AM PST · by Marcus · 105 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    A truism has developed during the 2016 election campaign that Donald Trump can say the most outrageous things and not have it affect his poll numbers. That principle may be put to a severe test as a result of Trump not only claiming that President George W. Bush lied about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq War but also blaming him for 9/11. These claims certainly livened up the debate in South Carolina where George W. Bush is regarded with some reverence
  • George W. Bush joining Jeb Bush in South Carolina

    02/11/2016 12:32:55 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Former president George W. Bush will join his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in South Carolina to campaign. The two will focus on national security issues in the important Southern state. "They want a commander-in-chief that will have a steady hand and have a backbone and will support the troops and has detailed plans on how to keep us safe as it relates to Islamic terrorism," Jeb Bush said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day." "Here in South Carolina particularly that's an important issue."
  • George and Barbara Not Enough to Save Jeb's Campaign

    02/06/2016 9:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    The results from Iowa were certainly interesting. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are virtually tied, giving both campaigns some momentum going into New Hampshire. Whereas, the laughable, struggling Martin O'Malley finally decided to end his ridiculous campaign after getting less than 1% of the vote in Iowa. Also, on the Republican side, ending campaigns were Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who hoped to recapture the magic of 2008 and pull off a miracle upset in Iowa. It did not happen for Huckabee, Santorum or Paul and...
  • Trumping Hillary

    01/02/2016 6:31:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-2-2016 | MOTUS
    Based on all your tales from the dark side of the holidays I’ve concluded that Trump will make the perfect Republican presidential nominee:  a candidate that drives Progs batsh**t crazy by the mere mention of his name - just like Bush! (This is an odd thing, given The Donald’s history of engaging in Bush Derangement Syndome (BDS)1 himself).If the GOP just went with Jeb! the Progs could just revive all of the original sloganeering for BDS:Butt it seems they will migrate to Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) quite readily.So as we contemplate what new scandal might blow the whole thing apart...
  • On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

    12/26/2015 3:00:23 AM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/26/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush. President Barack Obama, under pressure to be more aggressive on terrorism, regularly cites his predecessor's refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the notion of a clash between Islam and the West. It's a striking endorsement from a president whose political rise was predicated on opposition to the Iraq war and Bush's hawkish approach in the Middle East
  • On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

    12/25/2015 1:03:15 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies
    Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush. President Barack Obama, under pressure to be more aggressive on terrorism, regularly cites his predecessor's refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the notion of a clash between Islam and the West. It's a striking endorsement from a president whose political rise was based on opposition to the Iraq war and Bush's hawkish approach in the Middle East. As Hillary Clinton put it, "George W. Bush was right." Clinton reminded voters earlier this month of Bush's visit to a Muslim...
  • Down The Rabbit Hole In Donald Trump's New Mad Math Campaign

    12/11/2015 3:26:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Political apprentice Donald Trump is attempting to do something no candidate has done before: win a presidential election by subtraction not addition. It is, of course, an upside down, nonsensical campaign strategy, led by the mad Hatter candidate himself,that only Lewis Carroll could love. His strategy is to attack, offend, bully, anger and insult as many minority voting blocs as he can. This includes large numbers of mainstream voters, i.e., women, offended by Trump's habit of using schoolyard names against them (like "fat pig"). Driving voters into the open arms of Queen Hillary herself. He began by defining...
  • Izzat al-Douri pledges to fight U.S. troops in Iraq

    07/15/2008 11:30:16 PM PDT · by flyfree · 11 replies · 78+ views
    VOI ^ | 15 /07 /2008
    BAGHDAD, July 15 (VOI) - Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, Iraq's former military commander and Saddam Hussein's vice president, criticized al-Qaeda network in Iraq and Mahdi Army militias loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in his first audio call, vowing to fight U.S. troops in Iraq. Al Douri, who has not been seen since the last days of Saddam's rule, became the leader of the Baath Party after Saddam's execution in December 2006. It was unclear why al Douri chose this time to release an audio tape — his first ever at a time that Iraq is witnessing an all time...
  • Drudge: Bush Bros Bash Trump

    10/26/2015 8:15:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/26/2015
    See Drudge link.
  • 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...
  • BUSH AIDES WEIGH LEGALIZING STATUS OF MEXICANS IN U.S. (July 15, 2001)

    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...