George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law.’ Why you don’t want Jeb Bush to run in one sentence.
George W. Bush
Just a couple years ago, Keith Olbermann feared a constitutional crisis. He called JSOC “shocking”, “egregious” and “terrifying to the nature of democracy”. He said newly-elected President Obama should shut down the evil Bush-Cheney assassination apparatus.
But now, according to a new video posted on Olbermann’s website, it looks as if hyperbolic host has gained a new appreciation for professional assassins. As long as they report to a liberal Democrat, that is.
Barack Obama got Osama Bin Laden. And every other political calculation, every strategy that suggests Democratic weakness or liberal uncertainty is … as dead as Bin Laden.
There’s certainly one liberal uncertainty that’s no longer uncertain – Olbermann is just as big a putz off the air as he was on the air.
H/T: Tim Blair
It was a battle of the Georges on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. Former President George W. Bush appeared on the program to promote a charity bike ride. Host George Stephanopoulos asked him about the rumored Panetta-Gates-Patraeus job swaps. Bush had not yet heard the breaking news.
Bush: Is this gossip or truth?
Stephanopoulos: No, it’s truth. We are reporting it this morning. It is done. It’s being announced later this week.
Bush: Just because you’re reporting it, as you might recall, doesn’t necessarily mean… (laughter)
Stephanopoulos: I’m fairly confident on this one this morning Mr. President.
You can’t blame Bush for being skeptical. That’s what Dan Rather said about those Air National Guard documents, too.
Is there anything better than seeing Chris Matthews embarrassed on national television? OK, sure, seeing Keith Olbermann pantsed by midgets might be funnier, but seeing Chris Matthews embarrassed runs a close second.
Chris hosted four British journalists this weekend and in an effort to demean George W. Bush, made the ludicrous claim that former Prime Minister Tony Blair “was much closer emotionally and politically to Bill Clinton.”
Surely, Matthews never expected them to unanimously disagree. Liberal blogger Andrew Sullivan shook his head no. Gillian Tett of the Financial Times did the same. Katty Kay of the BBC said, “No.” Matt Frei said, “Wrong.”
Kay and Frei didn’t stop there.
Watch the video clip. You’ll love Matthews’ pathetic closing line.
Back in January 2009 we had finally tossed those evil oil stooges out of the White House and life was good again. Never again would we have to worry about prices being driven up by collusion between our nation’s leaders and the dastardly oil companies.
So just ignore the fact that oil prices went up only 7 percent during the first 26 months of the Bush presidency, but have gone up 67 percent during the first 26 months of the Obama presidency.
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, “I feel your pain at the pump.
Thank you, George W. Bush. You’ve made Iraq so safe that its citizens living in Egypt can’t wait to get home. Now. Today. As in, when is the next plane scheduled to leave.
The Melbourne Herald Sun reports:
“In a geopolitical shift, even Iraq decided it would evacuate its citizens, sending three planes to Egypt – including the prime minister’s plane – to bring home for free those who wish to return.”
Ahhh, yes. The Iraqis in Egypt can’t wait to get home to the suicide bombers, IEDs and horrors of American occupation. Be it ever so arid, there’s no place like home.
The only problem with this, far as we can see, is that when they say “for free,” it probably means you’re paying.
Source: Melbourne Herald Sun
But … but … but … how could this be? Bill Clinton is the most beloved former President ever and George Bush is despised. Bill Clinton is articulate and George Bush is an ignorant buffoon.
The Daily Mail reports a rude reality injected into this left wing fantasy:
Former U.S. President George W Bush’s memoir has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November – and it’s not even in paperback yet.
‘Decision Points’, published both in hardcover and e-book form, is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says.
By contrast, former president Bill Clinton’s memoir, ‘My Life’, has logged sales of 2.2million copies since it was first published in 2004.
A spokesman for Crown called the performance remarkable.
He claimed he could not think of any other hardcover nonfiction books in 2010 that had sold even one million copies, much less two.
Why has this book sold so many copies? Well, for once the Democrats are right. It’s Bush’s fault.
Source: Daily Mail UK
Even liberals won’t show up at the box office for Sean Penn’s latest lunacy.
Fair Game, Penn’s movie about poor, innocent Valerie Plame and the evil Bush administration, is a dog. A flop. A bomb. A stinkeroo. A total box office failure.
The movie, which stars serial liberal wacko Penn and Naomi Watts, has rung up a paltry $4,393,000 in American ticket sales in 21 days of release. It’s worldwide take is just $9,349,628.
Considering that it cost $21 million to make, the investors are taking a well-deserved bath.
In comparison, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, the number one movie in the country, has brought in $170,000,000 in seven days, which proves that there is a market for fantasy films, just not for liberal fantasies.
Here. Here’s the 2-minute trailer. Watch it and consider yourself lucky you didn’t plunk down any money to see the whole movie.
It was actually a fast ball down the middle of the plate, but we couldn’t resist the Hope and Change-up headline. Our apologies.
Seriously, though, wasn’t it nice to see an American president who doesn’t throw like a girl? One who wears man pants instead of mom pants? One who can hear the word strike without thinking of SEIU? One who throws from the right side instead of the left side (tell us there isn’t some major league symbolism in that).
George Bush may not have the intellectual firepower of the Greatest President In History, but he had his own way of cutting through the crap.
Tony Blair tells one story in his new autobiography:
In his new book, A Journey, Mr Blair writes that the former US president was confused by the presence of Guy Verhofstadt at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa.
“He didn’t know or recognise Guy, whose advice he listened to with considerable astonishment,” Mr Blair writes. “He then turned to me and whispered, ‘Who is this guy?’ ‘He is the prime minister of Belgium,’ I said.
“Belgium? George said, clearly aghast at the possible full extent of his stupidity. ‘Belgium is not part of the G8’.”
Mr Blair explained to Mr Bush that Mr Verhofstadt was there as “president of Europe”. Belgium held the presidency of the EU council at the time.
Mr Bush responded: “You got the Belgians running Europe?” before shaking his head, “now aghast at our stupidity”, Mr Blair writes.
What’s the only thing worse than having Belgians running Europe? Having a community organizer running the United States.
H/T: Telegraph UK
Robert Gibbs on Tuesday ventured into enemy territory, otherwise known as Fox News. And Gretchen Carlson reminded him why the number one news network is also public enemy number one in the view of the Obama administration.
Gibbs just flat out lied and Carlson refused to let him get away with it. In fact, he lied to the point that he made himself look stupid. (Correcton: even more stupid.)
Check out the angry look on Carlson’s face. The glare. The tense jaw.
We don’t think she likes the man.
You know things are bad – very bad – for the Democrats when a lefty outfit like Public Policy Polling announces that Ohioans prefer President Bush over President Obama.
We’ll start rolling out our Ohio poll results tomorrow but there’s one finding on the poll that pretty much sums it up: by a 50-42 margin voters there say they’d rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.
Independents hold that view by a 44-37 margin and there are more Democrats who would take Bush back (11%) than there are Republicans who think Obama’s preferable (3%.)
A couple months ago I thought the Pennsylvanias and Missouris and Ohios of the world were the biggest battlegrounds for 2010 but when you see numbers like this it makes you think it’s probably actually the Californias and the Wisconsins and the Washingtons.
There’s not much doubt things are getting worse for Democrats…and they were already pretty bad. Somehow the party base needs to get reinvigorated over the next two months or there’s going to be a very, very steep price to pay.
It’s too soon to declare victory. But it’s not too soon to start checking prices on party supplies if you were thinking of throwing a party in, say, very early November.
Source: Public Policy Polling
No matter how much someone may love Barack Obama, that love pales in comparison to the love he has for himself. He is, as he said, the one he has been waiting for.
Take this week’s radio message to the nation — the one in which he talked about the successful end of combat operations in Iraq.
Oddly enough, he didn’t mention the name George Bush. Not once. He did, on the other hand, say “I” six times in five minutes and twenty-six seconds. But none of them came in a sentence that said, “I was wrong about the surge.”
The President is giving another of his droning addresses to the nation on August 31 to celebrate the end of combat in Iraq blah-blah-blah. You know, the speech where he’ll talk about his contributions and neglect to mention Bush or the success of the troop surge or the fact that we still have combat troops in Iraq, but we’re calling them by a different name.
This clip will probably be on every website in the world the day of the speech, so we thought we might just beat everyone to the punch and remind you what Senator Obama said about President Bush’s troop surge.
First we had the Twinkie Defense, then the O.J. Defense, and now the Maxine Waters Defense.
Fox News reports that “Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems — saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds — including one tied to her husband — because the Treasury Department wouldn’t schedule its own appointments.”
We can see it now. “Your honor, the question should not be why I robbed the 7-11, but rather why the Bush administration did not meet my needs by providing the $423.00 at the 7-11 to me.” Isn’t that pretty much what Waters is saying. “The question at this point should not be why I called Secretary Paulson, but why I had to,” she said. “The question at this point should be why a trade association representing over 100 minority banks could not get a meeting at the height of the crisis.”
What Waters fails to mention is that despite the fact that she represented more than 100 minority banks, only one, One United, showed up for the meeting. Coincidentally, we’re sure, that’s also the bank with which her husband was an officer.
Waters said, “”We did not influence anyone and we did not gain any benefit.”
Well, no benefit except perhaps insuring that the $350,000 in stock that her husband had in the bank did not become worthless.
Oh, sure, the cynical among you might call that a benefit, but realistically speaking, in the corrupt world of Democrat pay-for-play politics, $350,000 isn’t considered a benefit. Hell, it’s barely a good tip.
Source: Fox News
Despite repeated warnings, that bumbling George Bush couldn’t convince New Orleans residents to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina came ashore. Democrats have spent the intervening years saying that anyone could have handled disaster more successfully.
Now there’s proof that nobody can get people out of town better than Barack Obama. Want proof? Just look at the way Texas Democrats – led by gubernatorial candidate Bill White – fled Dallas and Austin just before the President arrived.
The Star-Telegram reports the greatest mass migration since the Jews left Egypt:
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White said he never considered changing his campaign schedule Monday to catch up with President Barack Obama, who is attending private fundraisers in Austin and Dallas.
Instead, White will start the day by talking to Texans in Midland and end it by participating in the Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion parade in Alvarado.
“This has been scheduled quite a while,” White said Friday after talking to the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. “In general, we tend to make a schedule and keep a schedule. We have a pretty disciplined campaign. But there’s no disrespect intended toward the president.”
Republican Gov. Rick Perry, on the other hand, plans to greet Obama at Austin-Bergstrom Airport when the president arrives in Austin on Monday, Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said Friday.
Perry had asked the White House for a meeting with the president to talk about what Perry calls Obama’s “grossly insufficient” allocation of National Guard troops for the Texas border, among other issues. Now Perry hopes to be able to tell Obama about some of the problems during the brief greeting Monday.
Don’t bother, Rick. The mere mention of the word “border” will send Obama fleeing town like the Democrat he is.
In an article about Bush bashing – which it’s always denied the existence of – CNN said:
While he’s not on the ballot, George W. Bush is still vital to the midterm election as far as the nation’s top Democrat is concerned.
President Obama has made a point recently to invoke Bush’s name in what many say is a calculated effort to remind voters of the previous administration’s economic policies, which Democrats argue led to the worst recession in modern history.
On Monday, the president told those attending a Democratic fund raiser in Atlanta, Georgia, that the GOP has not distinguished itself from Bush.
What the Most Unlike Bush President Ever failed to mention to the crowd was the many things that he has done to differentiate himself from Bush, things like closing the hated evil Gitmo and repealing that horrible Patriot Act, ending the practice of no-bid contracts above $25,000, allowing imported prescription drugs, imposing tougher rules about revolving doors for lobbyists, reducing earmarks to 1994 levels, ending “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”
The reason he didn’t mention them, of course, is because he promised a dramatic changes in each of them, but has delivered more of the same.
So while Obama claims that the GOP hasn’t distinguished itself from Bush, the reality is that it’s Obama himself who hasn’t distinguished himself from Bush.
Except for that darned socialism thing. Which he didn’t mention in the speech.
Just when we have all gotten used to George Bush being behind all past wrongs in the universe, Newsweek figures out who to blame for future ones: Republicans.
In an article discussing “double dippers,” which are defined as “the politicians, economists and analysts who foresee back-to-back recessions,” Newsweek theorizes that “Their warnings could become self-fulfilling prophecies if they frighten enough people into holding tightly onto their wallets. With consumer spending accounting for two-thirds of economic activity, anything that further rattles consumers can undercut recovery hopes.”
So in other words, it’s not the
piss poor ineffective financial policies that the Obama administration has shoved down our throats courageously initiated despite public sentiment, it is the scare tactics of people like … wait for it … ”Republicans leaders” who, according to the article, “are keeping up a steady downbeat drumbeat.”
For example, MSNBC quotes House Republican leader John Boehner as saying that Democratic initiatives “have created uncertainty that has undermined our economy, shaken the confidence of the nation and cost millions of American jobs.”
And that’s a bad thing to do. A real bad thing. Because just as criticizing Obama equals racism, criticizing Democrat economic policies now equals a recipe for a double dip recession.
Newsweek said so.
“It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault.” Are you as tired of hearing those words as we are?
For example, TalkRadioNews.com reported that Nancy Pelosi blamed the Gusher in the Gulf on the former president a few weeks ago.
“Many of the people appointed in the Bush administration are still burrowed in the agencies that are supposed to oversee the [oil] industry,” Pelosi said when asked if Democrats could have prevented or mitigated the crisis by keeping a closer watch on the industry.
Facts are such annoying things. Luckily, one news organization did what the liberal media hasn’t done, which is to conduct a little research to find out if Pelosi’s accusation is true. Try not to be too shocked when we tell you that Pelosi was lying.
The Washington Examiner reveals the results of its research:
The Washington Examiner has obtained biographic information on the MMS officials responsible for overseeing BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig at the time it exploded, from the Gulf Region Director to the last inspector to set foot on the rig. Most of these federal employees started with the agency decades ago. Not one was a presidential appointment of George W. Bush, although one longtime MMS employee in question was promoted to his current position during the Bush Administration.
We live in a very strange world where oil companies aren’t permitted to drill and news organizations apparently aren’t allowed to dig.
Those people who say the Gusher in the Gulf is Obama’s Katrina moment are absolutely wrong. It’s actually his Hindenberg moment. His Titanic moment. His people-have-figured-out-that-I’m-a-fraud moment.
Want proof? Check out the results of a new poll from left-leaning Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning polling organization:
50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama.
Overall only 32% of Louisianans approve of how Obama has handled the spill to 62% who disapprove. 34% of those polled say they approved of how Bush dealt with Katrina to 58% who disapproved.
There is some good news in the PPP poll. But it’s not for President Obama.
If there’s any ‘winner’ in this unfortunate event it’s Governor Bobby Jindal. 63% of voters approve of the job he’s doing, the best PPP has found for any Senator or Governor so far in 2010. There’s an even higher level of support, at 65%, for how he’s handled the aftermath of the spill.
Remember when Bobby Jindal gave the response to one of Obama’s earlier speeches and the libs howled because he wasn’t a silver-tongued orator like Obama?
Louisiana residents might just tell you that Obama’s all talk, but Jindal’s let his actions do the talking.
Source: Public Policy Polling
Things are definitely going in the wrong direction for Team Obama when CNN’s Candy Crowley has the temerity, the nerve, the gall to challenge South Carolina Democrat Rep. James Clyburn with a question he didn’t expect.
“When,” Crowley asked, “does the statute of limitations run out on blaming the Bush administration and when is it on you all as the governing — really in the House and the Senate and the White House. When does the economy your baby, so to speak?”
There had to have ben a brief moment when Clyburn did a little internal double take and thought to himself, “What? What? WTF? They’re not supposed to ask Democrats tough questions like that on CNN.”
Newsweek, which once compared Barack Obama to God, has now compared Sarah Palin’s public speaking abilities to those of dimwitted South Carolina Democrat Kevin Greene.
Forget those huge, enthusiastic crowds that Palin draws across America. They mean nothing. She’s the worst speaker in politics according to the sputtering news magazine:
Greene Threatens Sarah Palin as Worst Speaker in Politics
He’s just trying to talk about something, frankly.
Alvin Greene, the surprise Democratic nominee for Senate in South Carolina, has a way with words. It’s the way, though, of Sarah Palin and George W. Bush—a tortured relationship with the English language that prevents him from making his points, and that says to voters he may not be up to the job.
Facing calls from fellow Democrats to drop out of the race—and even charges that he is a Republican patsy—Greene doesn’t help his cause with a front-page story in today’s Washington Post, where his verbal difficulties are on abundant display. From the candidate’s home in Manning, S.C., reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia lets Greene’s style speak for itself…
Where’s Dr. Kevorkian when we need him? This slow, painful death that Newsweek is going through is actually becoming painful to watch.
Every once in a while a politician slips and accidentally tells the truth. Even Democrats.
For example, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Nancy Pelosi actually said she’ll stop blaming Bush for everything “when the problems go away.”
Or when hell freezes over. Whichever comes first.
Damn Freudian slips.
Laura Bush appeared on Mike Huckabee’s program and laughed at Obama’s reflex action to say everything is “Bush’s fault.”
It’s become such a joke around the Bush house, she said, that she now jokes that every little problem around the house is “Bush’s fault.”
Garbage disposal plugged? Bush’s fault.
Front door left unlocked? Bush’s fault.
Iran gets nuclear weapons and threatens to destroy Israel and the Great Satan? Bush’s fault.
How long has it been since George and Laura Bush left the White House? Seems like ten or twenty years, doesn’t it?