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  • George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’

    12/08/2014 4:08:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    WP ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jose A. DelReal
    George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’ By Jose A. DelReal December 5 Former President Bush has spoken at length about his close ties to former President Bill Clinton, at times calling him his "brother from another mother." CNN's Candy Crowley asked Bush during an interview published Friday where that leaves Hillary Clinton: "My sister-in-law!" the president responded light-heartedly. When asked about a potential Jeb Bush versus Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, the former president conceded they would both be formidable candidates but insisted his brother — his real brother — would win.
  • George W. Bush to make several TV appearances as he promotes book about his father

    10/28/2014 4:43:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush will be back in the public eye as he promotes "41," his upcoming book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
  • Ex-US President Bush meets N. Korean defectors

    10/25/2014 4:18:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/10/24
    Ex-US President Bush meets N. Korean defectors 2014/10/24 11:27 SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush hosted a forum on North Korean human rights in Texas on Thursday (local time), his institute said. The George W. Bush Presidential Center said he met with leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss ways to address the North Korean human rights problem. "Five North Korean refugees also shared their stories of escape and their experiences building new lives in the United States as a result of the 2004 North Korean Human Rights Act, which President Bush signed...
  • Former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan suspected of laundering $1.5million

    09/08/2014 5:42:26 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    [The Daily] Mail Online ^ | September 8, 2014 | Associated Press
    A former ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan was being investigated by U.S. authorities for suspected money laundering through his wife's bank account. The suspicions center on Zalmay Khalilzad's alleged transfer of $1.5 million in May 2013 to an account in Vienna owned by Cheryl Benard.
  • REPORT: Obama’s Mass Executive Amnesty Plan Rejected by Bush Admin as Unconstitutional

    08/02/2014 11:45:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The AP buried the lede in its report Saturday on President Barack Obama’s drive to grant by executive order legal status and work permits to millions of illegal aliens in defiance of Congress. At the very end of the 22 paragraph article, entitled Experts: Obama Can Do a Lot to Change Immigration, is mention that President George W. Bush considered doing what Obama is pushing for now after being similarly stymied by Congress on amnesty but his advisors concluded the presidency did not have the constitutional authority to act in such manner: "After a broad immigration bill failed in 2007,...
  • Why we stuck with Maliki — and lost Iraq

    07/03/2014 8:34:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/3/2014 | ALI KHEDERY
    To understand why Iraq is imploding, you must understand Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki — and why the United States has supported him since 2006. I have known Maliki, or Abu Isra, as he is known to people close to him, for more than a decade. I have traveled across three continents with him. I know his family and his inner circle. When Maliki was an obscure member of parliament, I was among the very few Americans in Baghdad who took his phone calls. In 2006, I helped introduce him to the U.S. ambassador, recommending him as a promising option for...
  • Paul Blames Iraq Crisis on Bush Administration

    06/22/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he blames the current crisis in Iraq on those who backed the 2003 U.S. invasion, not President Obama. Paul was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether former Vice President Dick Cheney is a “credible critic” after he blasted Obama for his strategy for Iraq in an op-ed last week. “I think the same questions could be asked of the same people who supported the Iraq war,” Paul said. “What’s going on now..I don’t blame President Obama. I blame the Iraq war and I blame the people who supported the Iraq war for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The art of George W. Bush

    04/06/2014 2:56:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    politico ^ | 4 April 14 | Adam Sneed
    Former President George W. Bush has painted dozens of portraits of world leaders he worked with while in office. His paintings are on public display for the first time at "The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” an exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. Before the exhibit opened, Bush said none of the leaders in his display had seen their portraits, but he predicted they would react favorably.
  • Bushcare: Bush found solution to America's healthcare crisis 7 years ago. Too bad nobody listened.

    02/19/2014 11:59:43 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | February 18, 2014 | By EDWARD LAZEAR
    The Congressional Budget Office’s warning that the Affordable Care Act will cause employment to fall by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers is just the latest of Obamacare’s negative surprises. Unfortunately, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s statement that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” is proving to be depressingly accurate. The law’s defenders legitimately argue that it is not sufficient merely to criticize the Affordable Care Act; responsible action requires proposing an alternative. Fortunately, Republicans have a good one, and it’s been hiding in plain sight for the past...
  • Notebook: Obamas, Bushes in close quarters (Barf Alert)

    12/10/2013 7:03:14 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2013 8:57 PM (ET) | JULIE PACE
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - A joint wave from the Air Force One, a shared dinner, and a long flight home. President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush shared quality time Tuesday as they returned from Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa. Reconciliation was in the air. Bush and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, had round-trip passage with Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for the service, an international "who's who" of current and former international political leaders.
  • As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics

    11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 190 replies
    NYTs ^ | 11/3/13 | Peter Baker
  • 9/11 marks turning point at Bush Library

    04/26/2013 5:07:00 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2013 | CNN
    (VIDEO) Former first lady Laura Bush gives CNN's John King a tour of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Obama Bashes GOP on Immigration at Bush Library Address- The lowest of the lowlife as POTUS

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

    04/25/2013 1:48:20 PM PDT · by mom4melody · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/25/2013 | Ellen Ratner
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/25/george-w-bush-has-saved-more-lives-than-any-american-president/ George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa. Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice. I know a little about Africa: I have been to the continent 17 times over the last 32 years. In particular, I have a great interest in South Sudan; I first traveled there in March 2008, and I have been back 13 since. South Sudan is the mostly Christian nation that won its independence from Sudan after a half-century of civil war; in 2011, South Sudan was admitted into the United Nations as a...
  • Brazile: Bush came through on Katrina

    04/25/2013 1:48:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2013 | Donna Brazile
    Despite the many differences I had with former President George W. Bush on a range of public policy issues, or as he called them, "decision points," I found common ground with him in one area, simply because we decided to put aside partisanship and do something good. Hurricane Katrina's devastation and the bungled rescue efforts are seared in the national memory. Bush's "heckuva job" remark turned into a byword for government incompetence and public distrust. The shallowness of it coming at such a terrible and low point left deep wounds that are still healing. That was what it was. But...
  • Obama: Thank Bush If Immigration Passes

    04/25/2013 11:33:23 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/25
    By JORDAN FABIAN (@Jordanfabian) April 25, 2013 One major piece of unfinished business from George W. Bush's presidency is comprehensive immigration reform. With the issue once again before Congress, President Barack Obama said Thursday if it passes this time, Bush should receive a lion's share of the credit. Obama spoke, along with four other living U.S. presidents, at a dedication ceremony for Bush's new presidential library in Dallas, Texas. All of them mostly avoided discussion of partisan politics, but Obama took a moment to praise Bush for his effort to find compromise on immigration reform.
  • Bush, like past presidents, faces scrutiny over his library’s version of history

    04/24/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 24, 2013 | Holly Bailey
    DALLAS—As former President George W. Bush prepares to officially open his presidential library on Thursday, a question arises as it has for his predecessors: How objective will it be about his time in the White House? Bush left office five years ago as one of the most unpopular presidents in history, his poll numbers weighed down by public discontent over his handling of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and worries about the economy. But the former president wanted to take the controversies about his presidency head-on, say several former aides who worked closely with him on the library.
  • Dec. 16: A date that should live in infamy

    12/04/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Everyone knows we’re approaching a date that lives in infamy in American history – Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But there’s another more recent date in American history that should live in infamy. It’s Dec. 16, 2008. That’s the date on which President George W. Bush admitted what he did with the bailouts of the major investment firms and banks that were “too big to fail.” Here’s what he said in that infamous admission: “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,” Bush told CNN, saying he had made the decision “to make sure the...
  • How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving (The Pilgrims were religious socialists)

    11/22/2012 9:50:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/22/2012 | Jerry Boyer
    It’s wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists. In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn from their initial mistakes and embrace freedom. One of the earliest and arguably most historically significant North American colonies was Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. As I’ve outlined in greater detail here before (Lessons From a Capitalist Thanksgiving), the original colony had written into its charter a system of communal property and labor. As William Bradford recorded in his -- Of Plymouth Plantation, a people who had formerly been...
  • If Only D'Souza Were Right (from the Austrian School)

    09/02/2012 10:49:10 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 105 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | September 1, 2012 | Gary North
    If Only D'Souza Were Right Mises Daily: Monday, September 03, 2012 by Gary North by Gary North 2016: Obama's America I went to see 2016: Obama's America. Dinesh D'Souza wrote, stars in, directed, narrates, and did the original research for it. If we look at this from the point of view of its success as a documentary, I think it is effective. It is making money in theaters. This is amazing for a documentary. It is a campaign-year documentary, and it is a good one. It is also dead wrong. That is because it misses the fundamental political fact of...
  • Obama's Regs 106 - 4 Times Bush's: Obama $46B, Bush$8.1B - 18.1% Increase in 1 Year

    07/22/2012 7:28:08 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 3 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-22-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    In the first three years of the administration's of Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Obama hit Americans with 106 major heavy-handed regulations costing taxpayers $46 BILLION. By contrast for the same period in Bush's first three years, there were 28 major regulations at a cost of $8.1 BILLION. The report cites a Gallup poll from earlier this year that found 46 percent of small business owners are not hiring because they are worried about new government regulations. In addition to current regulations, the report found that proposed regulations continue to generate uncertainty and could result in significant additional costs...
  • President Bush Hugs a Young Orphaned Child

    07/05/2012 8:32:53 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2012 | Fox Nation
    President George W. Bush hugs a young child during a visit to the Kasisi Children’s Home, in Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/george-w-bush/2012/07/05/president-bush-hugs-young-orphaned-child?cmpid=cmty_fb_Gigya_President_Bush_Hugs_a_Young_Orphaned_Child#ixzz1zoH5HdRP
  • Passengers could be asked to give drink samples to TSA

    07/05/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    KJCT ^ | July 5, 2012 | Janelle Ericsson
    Passengers say their problems is not with rules at the airport. They understand why drinks are not allowed through security, but when they buy one while they wait for their flight, they say the TSA shouldn't ask to test it. Passengers say traveling is a big enough stress, but now some are worried the drinks they are getting are not safe.
  • BEHEADED BUSH: EVOLVING 'GAME OF THRONES' EXCUSES FAIL SMELL TEST

    06/14/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT · by Eva · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 61/13/12 | John Nolte
    The producers behind HBO's "Game of Thrones" would've been better off had they simple said what is likely the truth, that they hate George W. Bush and impaled his prosthetic head on a pole for the kind of childish shits and giggles the Secret Service might want to look into. Instead, they offer absurd explanations that, in my opinion, only prove what sniveling weasals (sic) they really are:
  • Hollywood Still Hates Bush-Cheney

    06/15/2012 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Barack Obama keeps desperately pounding the entertainment industry's ATMs in Hollywood and Manhattan, while our manufacturers of make-believe have absolutely refused to expel their vicious hatred of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. You wonder if, on any level, Obama is upset or chagrined or even embarrassed. Two examples have shown their ugly heads -- one of them severed. HBO -- with Bill Maher as the face of their political analysis is a global leader in burning Bush-Cheney hatred -- expressed surprise and embarrassment when it was discovered their violence-drenched series "Game of Thrones" included a scene with a model...
  • George W Cries & Laura Bush Adds "This House Belongs To Those Who Will Never Have A Portrait Here"

    06/04/2012 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Patriot Action Netwrok ^ | 6/3/12 | Darla Dawald
    This is a great speech! Nice to actually see George W. Bush back in the House. Funny, compelling speech! Ck it out!
  • Romney Supported by Three Moderate GOP Presidential Losers--and this is supposed to help?

    01/27/2012 12:01:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Friday, January 27, 2012 | Kristinn
    Mitt Romney, whose liberal past and questionable conservative credentials are at the heart of his problems securing the Republican presidential nomination, is being supported by three prior Republican nominees--all of whom lost their bids for the presidency while running as moderates.Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee who lost to Barack Obama, endorsed Romney on January 4 heading into the New Hampshire primary.Former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 nomineee who lost to Bill Clinton, endorsed Romney in December before the Iowa caucus.Former President George H.W. Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, 'unofficially' endorsed Romney in December in remarks to...
  • George W Bush coin toss at Jets-Cowboys game (vanity)

    09/12/2011 5:49:57 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 16 replies
    Me
    So i'm at the game last night- starting my 31st consecutive season attending every Jets home game- and in the middle of the ceremonies they announce, "here for the coin flip, the 43rd POTUS, George" i jump out of my seat and begin yelling "yeh W!!! yeh W!!!" (sadly i must've looked like my 8YO daughter at a Justin Bieber concert)...I heard a large roar from most of the stadium- a few boos, though that's when he was talking to Romo...even later, in the 2nd half when they showed the clips, one of GWB walking to midfield there was applause...
  • Eyewitness to History: Recalling Bush’s Leadership on 9/11

    09/11/2011 6:36:25 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 9-11-2011 | Stephanie Maier - Commentary
    Eyewitness to History: Recalling BushÂ’s Leadership on 9/11 A first-person account of President Bush's response in the first moments of the attack. September 11, 2011 - 12:00 am - by Stephanie Maier In 2001, I was a regional director for the Republican Party of Florida, responsible for grassroots activities in ten key Republican counties from Manatee down to Collier. A regular part of my job included attending presidential visits to my region and providing staff support by doing whatever was needed, from site prep to corralling guests, media, and bystanders into some kind of organized chaos.Presidential visits were always exciting,...
  • Was America Sold?

    07/26/2011 5:59:41 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 5 replies
    Gunny G ^ | 7/3/09 | Nancy Levant
    In 1992, George H.W. Bush signed Executive Order 12803, which gave D.C. the authority to sell America’s infrastructure. They called this authority “Infrastructure Privatization.” E.O. 12803 tells us this power cleared the way for the “disposition or transfer of an infrastructure “asset” such as by sale or by long-term lease from a State or local government to a private party.” E.O. 12803 also lists examples of America’s saleable and/or lease-able infrastructure: • Roads • Tunnels • Bridges • Electricity supply facilities • Mass transit • Rail transportation • Airports • Ports • Waterways • Recycling/wastewater treatment facilities • Solid waste...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK LIST COMPARES HITLER AND BIN LADEN TO…GEORGE W. BUSH

    06/02/2011 4:09:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 88 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 06/02/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    A quasi-scandal has broken out at Arkansas’ Russellville Middle School. The school’s yearbook featured a list of the “Top 5 Worst People of All Time.” Some of the world’s most horrific murderers and maniacs were included: Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Charles Manson… Few people would argue that these individuals don’t deserve a spot on that roster. Each went on murderous rampages and were, arguably, mentally-imbalanced. However, it‘s the list’s last two names that are causing a stir: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The former president and vice-president don’t seem to share many characteristics with the other men they...
  • Obama values: Kill, but don't question bin Laden

    05/10/2011 8:08:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    At the end of his "60 Minutes" interview, President Obama said of Osama bin Laden's death, "Justice was done. And I think that anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil didn't deserve what he got needs to have their head examined." The longer he serves in office, the more Obama sounds like George W. Bush. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd also has started to sound like Bush. In her Sunday column, "Killing Evil Doesn't Make Us Evil," Dowd writes that when Navy SEALs killed bin Laden, it seemed like "the only civilized and...
  • Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    02/24/2011 8:55:02 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 50 replies
    KDAF ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | DOJ
    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets. The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was unsealed in the Northern District of Texas, were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert...
  • George W. Bush to answer questions live from Facebook headquarters [Today at 2 PM PST]

    11/29/2010 5:27:05 AM PST · by justlurking · 106 replies · 2+ views
    TekGoblin ^ | 2010-11-29
    Facebook has just announced that George W. Bush is going to be present tomorrow November 29th to answer questions about his new book Decision Points. The discussion will happen on Facebook Live at 2PM PST. It is unclear whether Mark Zuckerberg will be attending the Q&A but its likely. I can only assume that Facebook is the platform for this discussion because of the sheer number of members Bush can reach at one time. There is no mention of who will interview the president and how long it will take but I am sure more information will develop as we...
  • Supreme Court rejects case of woman ejected from Bush speech

    10/12/2010 2:55:41 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | October 12, 2010|9:15 a.m. | By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court turned down a lawsuit today against aides to former President George W. Bush for having ejected a Colorado woman from one of his public speeches because her car had a bumper sticker that said "No More Blood for Oil." By a 7-2 vote, the court let stand a ruling that held the president is free to select his audience at public speeches and to have his aides remove persons who may disagree with him. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, saying the Constitution does not permit officials to exclude persons simply "for holding...
  • Mosque supporters beg George W. Bush to come to Obama's rescue

    08/18/2010 7:57:22 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 16, 2010 | Byron York
    There's a new argument emerging among supporters of the Ground Zero mosque. Distressed by President Obama's waffling on the issue, they're calling on former President George W. Bush to announce his support for the project, because in this case Bush understands better than Obama the connection between the war on terror and the larger question of America's relationship with Islam. It's an extraordinary change of position for commentators who long argued that Bush had done grievous harm to America's image in the Muslim world and that Obama represented a fresh start for the United States. Nevertheless, they are now seeing...
  • Bush's unpopularity among voters starts to fade

    07/25/2010 9:09:37 PM PDT · by thecodont · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | July 25, 2010 | 7:09 p.m. | By Michael A. Memoli, [Please Hold For Use By Weekend Newspapers]
    Reporting from Washington — As campaign foils go, George W. Bush was a very effective one for Democrats in 2006 and 2008, even though his name never appeared on a ballot. But now, as the party seeks to defend the majorities it built based in part on Bush fatigue, Democrats find that invoking the former president's name doesn't pack quite the same punch. New polling shows that Bush's standing among the electorate remains weak, and that voters for the most part still fault him for the nation's ailing economy. But as President Obama's popularity has stagnated, Democratic strategists say that...
  • Dubya Speaks

    NY Post Editorial Dubya Speaks June 5, 2010 Former President George W. Bush, who's kept a dignified low profile in the year and a half since he left office, made a splash this week with a vigorous defense of some of the most contentious decisions of his incumbency. And good for him. Asked at a Grand Rapids, Mich., forum Wednesday night about his decision to authorize the waterboarding of al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Bush said he'd "do it again to save lives." The invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein? It "was the right thing to do, and...
  • The Obama Mystique and why it's All a Joke: McCartney too.

    06/04/2010 6:00:32 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 12 replies · 882+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 6-4-10 | Maggie M. Thornton
    The Obama's presented McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The whole scene is just too delicious: The Obamas surrounded by, and being serenaded by, some of the biggest names in the music industry - no captain's of industry, of course - none of those in the Obama White House. No one there really making the country run. No one there creating jobs. No one there manufacturing anything tangible. Perhaps no one there with an over-sized I.Q. But the Obama mystique was as thick as an oil spill. Adding to the mystique, Michelle wore a dress in silk satin...
  • Laura Bush memoir claims president was poisoned at G8 summit

    04/28/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 89 replies · 2,871+ views
    Guardian ^ | 04/28/2010 | Ed Pilkington
    The former first lady Laura Bush has opened a diplomatic can of worms by writing in her new book that she and her husband may have been poisoned during a state visit to a G8 summit in Germany in 2007. The passage of Spoken From the Heart in which she discusses the incident amounts to the first time that the idea has been floated that George Bush's illness at the summit may have been the result of poisoning. The then US president succumbed to a stomach complaint, as did his wife and several members of their entourage, during a three-day...
  • Former President George W. Bush discusses energy independence

    03/25/2010 3:02:35 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 10 replies · 473+ views
    Video about oil and gas - loads of jokes - what happens after you move to Crawford.
  • British PM Brown: Iraq war 'right decision'

    03/05/2010 4:45:15 AM PST · by Clive · 2 replies · 150+ views
    Reuters via National Post ^ | 2010-03-05 | Michael Holden
    LONDON -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told an official inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq on Friday that going to war had been the right decision and that he had provided the necessary funding for military action. Mr. Brown, appearing just weeks before an election to discuss a war that still rankles with many Britons, said Iraq's failure to comply with United Nations resolutions justified war. But he distanced himself from concerns about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's suspected weapons of mass destruction in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. Mr. Brown...
  • The People vs. Ex-Generalissimo Blair [THE PEOPLE vs BLAIR, BUSH AND THE WAR ON TERROR]

    02/11/2010 11:27:26 AM PST · by JLS · 7 replies · 380+ views
    MaCleans ^ | 11 February 2010 | Mark Steyn
    The grilling the former British PM is getting over invading Iraq suits the enemy just fine It’s supposed to be Sept. 12—that’s to say, the post-9/11 era. For over seven years the entire Western world was forced to live out a kind of geopolitical Groundhog Day in which Bush, Cheney, Rummy and the rest of the gang woke up each dawn to the same eternal Tuesday morning in September, the same long shadows of the Twin Towers, the same undying certainty of another six decades of hard, cold, martial winter. It wasn’t only the ideologically opposed among the campus left...
  • Bin Laden deplores climate change ["Global Warming" insanity meets Islamic terrorism]

    01/29/2010 2:05:32 AM PST · by free1977free · 98 replies · 2,888+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010
    Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change. In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations. "This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions - whether intentionally or unintentionally - and about the action we must take," bin Laden said. "Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact."...
  • Obama’s Nobel Speech: Defense Of The Bush Doctrine?

    12/10/2009 8:49:30 AM PST · by OneVike · 32 replies · 1,368+ views
    Neoavatara.com ^ | 12/10/09 | Neoavatara!
    I have to admit, it was one of the strangest speeches Obama has ever given. In Obama usual grand way, his rhetoric was high flying, and a mixture of pragmatism and nonsense. But it does provide a window into his mind, and it is a shocking view.Obama provided an empassioned defense of America’s wars as ‘just’ wars for humanitarian reasons…something George W. Bush campaigned on worldwide during his presidency. We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth that we will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations – acting individually or in concert –...
  • Bush Warns of Threats to Freedom, Economic Growth

    11/13/2009 7:19:25 AM PST · by thouworm · 120 replies · 2,401+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-13-09 | Joseph Curl
    Former President George W. Bush, outlining plans for a new public policy institute, on Thursday said America must fight the temptation to allow the federal government to take control of the private sector, declaring that too much government intervention will squelch economic recovery and expansion. (snip) In his speech, which set out his goals for a new policy institute focused on economic growth, education, human freedom and global health, Mr. Bush said he entered politics because "because I saw society drifting away from the values at the heart of the American Dream."
  • Thank you former President George W. Bush (On Hillary Supporter Website)

    11/11/2009 1:58:03 PM PST · by MissesBush · 95 replies · 4,627+ views
    Hillbuzz.com ^ | 11/11/09
    We know absolutely no one in Bush family circles and have never met former President George W. Bush or his wife Laura. If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker. Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground...
  • Former Secret Service agent opens window into private lives of presidents

    Former Secret Service agent opens window into private lives of presidents October 14th, 2009 Jamie Weinstein In his In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect, journalist Ronald Kessler gives us a peek inside the intimate lives of our presidents. Through interviews with over 100 secret service agents from the past and present—dating all the way back to John F. Kennedy—Kessler paints a picture of what our presidents are like when no one is looking. They're always watching. We learn from the agents Kessler interviews that John F....