Posts Tagged ‘Bush Presidency’


by Stephen Levine on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

This is article 71 of 94 in the topic Republican Party

It is becoming increasingly clear that Karl Rove is what’s wrong with the Republican Party and has about the same level of credibility in my estimation as do James Carville and Dick Morris. All hyper-partisan spin doctors who have been significantly wrong about political matters and policies. It appears that Rove may be backing a Jeb Bush candidacy although the Republicans and the rest of America have not fared well under the Bush leadership. Bush 41 was all about insiders, crony capitalism, spending, and secrecy. Bush 43 was all about insiders, crony capitalism, spending, and super-secrecy. Bush 43 being responsible for the events that gave us a nobody President, Barack Hussein Obama! While a Bush Presidency is preferable to another corrupt, socialist, ideologue being elected President, trusting another Bush and their cadre of insiders is foolhardy.

I also found Karl Rove’s attack on a fellow Republican interesting … 

Karl Rove Attacks Fellow Republican

In June, Karl Rove was speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival when he made a comment that is now shocking the conservative world:

“The most liberal Republican is Justin Amash of Michigan. Far more liberal than any other Republican… And why? Because he is a 100 percent, purist libertarian… and if it’s not entirely perfect, ‘I’m voting with [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi.’”

Open Congress, a website that tracks all of the votes of our Congressmen, rates Justin Amash as the House Republican who votes least with Nancy Pelosi. He also noted on twitter that he has a lifetime conservative score of 100% from the Club for Growth, Freedom Works, and the Cato Institute (which is a conservative leaning libertarian think tank).

To be fair to Rove, Representative Amash is a libertarian Republican. He does oppose the Republican Party more than most of his colleagues… but what does it say about Amash when he is the Republican who votes least with the Democrats and least with his own Party?

If Justin Amash is voting less with the Democrats than his own Party is, doesn’t that say something about the state of our Party?

It’s high time that we cut RINO’s like Karl Rove, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham from the Republican Party. They are dragging us ever closer to the Democrat Party on issues across the board, staring with our economic principles.

Let me ask it this way – Does the fact that Justin Amash is the Republican who votes least with his own party mean he is a liberal? Or, does the fact that Justin Amash is the Republican who votes least with Nancy Pelosi mean that the Republican Party in general has become too liberal? More at: Karl Rove Attacks Fellow Republican : The Last Resistance

The Northeastern Liberal Elite …

Rove is the guy behind the image of Bush (43) as a cowboy in the Ronald Reagan model. A great trick in and of itself. To confuse a Yale “Bonesman,” who summered in Kennebunkport Maine, with a real Texas rancher is quite a feat. Especially since the “ranch” seemed to lack horses, cattle, and transportation was by pick-up truck and mountain bikes. And, where the photo op was of Bush cutting his most populous crop, sagebrush. This guy reeked of “preppie” arrogance. Ever playing the country-club gentlemen and not engaging the enemy in a true fight over ideology.

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Three U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan being killed angers veterans

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, August 12th, 2012

This is article 175 of 301 in the topic US Military

Three U.S. soldiers were shot and killed in Afghanistan by a man who was allegedly a member of the Afghan military, according to an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) press release on Friday. However, the Pentagon has not yet released the names and ranks of the departed American soldiers. News of these latest killings are creating a firestorm among many veterans, according to former U.S. Marine and NYPD detective Mike Snopes.

“Many of the people currently enforcing the law in the U.S. also served in the Armed Forces, and we see a marked difference in the coverage of this war and the reaction of our so-called Commander in Chief and his ‘Amen chorus’ in the news media,” said Snopes.

“These soldiers weren’t just killed-in-action, they were murdered by [alleged] members of the Afghan security forces,” he added.

“It wasn’t that long ago when [President George W.] Bush was in the White House that the Democratic Party’s left-wing bombarded the print and broadcast media with the number of Americans killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Well, now their guy is in the White House, so where are all the crocodile tears and where are the critical news stories?” asked a former U.S. Air Force airman and New Jersey police officer Carlos Vega.

The average monthly casualty rate for U.S. military forces serving in Afghanistan has increased 5-fold since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, according to CNS news.

“During the Bush presidency, which ended on Jan. 20, 2009 with the inauguration of President Obama, U.S. troops were present in Afghanistan for 87.4 months and suffered 570 casualties—a rate of 6.5 deaths per month. During the Obama presidency, through today, U.S. troops have been present in Afghanistan for 29.1 months and have suffered 970 casualties—a rate of 33.3 deaths per month,” CNS reported.

“So where’s Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink? Why aren’t they camping outside wherever Obama is staying or heckling him when he’s speaking?” asked Andrew Carmichael, a former Naval officer and director of security.

“We’re growing a strange crop of anti-war protesters these days. Perhaps they are just anti-Bush and anti-conservative and don’t give a hoot or a holler for our warriors,” said Carmichael.

“Vets are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with this administration. Look who they picked as Defense Secretary: a draft-dodger’s crony who spent most of his time smearing anyone who had information damaging to Bill Clinton. The head of the ‘nuts and sluts’ Clinton defense team is now the head of the U.S. military. My fellow veterans believe it’s shameful to say the least,” said Vega.

A total of 286 NATO soldiers with majority of them Americans have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year. But you wouldn’t know unless you performed a Google or Bing search on the Internet, claims a former U.S. Army major who now serves as an intelligence officer and requested anonymity.

“Where’s our Commander in Chief? Not one word out of him or his sycophants about these latest deaths. [President Barack] Obama is too busy running his dirty re-election campaign,” said another Marine-turned-police-officer, Charles McLaughlin.

“Who has the greater sin? The president who believes in a mission and sends the military to fight and perhaps die?

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May 2004: 310,000 Jobs Created Nothing to Celebrate — June 2012: 80,000 Jobs Created a ‘Step in the Right Direction’

by Doug Powers on Monday, July 9th, 2012

This is article 662 of 1015 in the topic Obama

In May of 2004, midway through the Bush presidency, with the unemployment rate at 5.6 percent, the economy created 310,000 jobs (at last we find something Obama didn’t inherit from Bush).

Barack Obama was running for Senate then, and he didn’t think this was any reason to break out the champagne:

Fast forward to summer of 2012. Unemployment is 8.2 percent, the economy created 80,000 jobs in June — around 50,000 short of what needs to be created just to keep pace with the people entering the job market — and this is a “step in the right direction”?

Obama has since dropped that line much like he was forced to backtrack after claiming the private sector is “doing fine.”

The administration is becoming increasingly frustrated with the country because we’re just unable to make our reality match their rhetoric (Biden’s recent “so called job creators” line mocking the private sector being a recent example).

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Inevitable: Obama Surpasses Bush in Debt Increase

by Doug Powers on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

This is article 346 of 526 in the topic Government Spending

According to Mark Knoller at CBS News, the inevitable is official: The national debt has increased more in President Obama’s just over three years in office than during eight years of George W. Bush:

The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.

The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush’s last day in office, which coincided with President Obama’s first day.

The National Debt also now exceeds 100% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, the total value of goods and services.

Mr. Obama has been quick to blame his predecessor for the soaring Debt, saying Mr. Bush paid for two wars and a Medicare prescription drug program with borrowed funds.

The federal budget sent to Congress last month by Mr. Obama, projects the National Debt will continue to rise as far as the eye can see. The budget shows the Debt hitting $16.3 trillion in 2012, $17.5 trillion in 2013 and $25.9 trillion in 2022.
If Mr. Obama wins re-election, and his budget projections prove accurate, the National Debt will top $20 trillion in 2016, the final year of his second term. That would mean the Debt increased by 87 percent, or $9.34 trillion, during his two terms.

That’s quite a big part of the road we’ve traveled and yet Tom Hanks didn’t mention it once in The Road We’ve Traveled?

Here’s an administration goal that is still posted on the White House website:

•Cut the deficit in half by the end of the President’s first term. On January 20, 2009, the President inherited a $1.3 trillion budget deficit. The President has put forth a budget that will halve this deficit by the end of his first term, bring non-defense discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of GDP since 1962.

2012 deficit: $1.2 trillion. As Maxwell Smart used to say, “missed it by that much.”

Adding less than this amount of debt used to be an “unpatriotic” act:

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