George W. Bush earned a series of softly fawning headlines in October when he delivered a speech critical of Donald Trump. While the speech itself didn´t have anything particularly groundbreaking in it—immigration isn´t a bad thing and cruelty is—it was praised as a "smackdown" and left some people yearning for the long-gone Bush years. Which of course is part of the point. George W. Bush left office if not disgraced then close to it, amidst a financial crisis and disastrous wars spreading across the Middle East. Now with an even more reviled in the Oval Office, he has the chance to
Well said #3. I wish that the entire Bush clan just go away and never be heard from again. This includes the wicky twins. With both Bushes acting like idiots, the youngest running for office will need to change his last name. Anything or anyone that is associated with the Bush family is radioactive.
I stopped reading after the words " now with a more reviled in the Oval Office". If this article is written to boost the bushes back into the spotlight it failed. I liked GWB very much. When he won the election. But when he he did nothing to stop the aliens and nothing to stop the mooozies. Well he lost me. He didn´t even have the courage to fight for scooter Libby. The whole family should just enjoy retirement. Away from the media
“Rebrand” is fancy word that actually means change party affiliation. With GW’s bromance with Bill, Hillary and Michelle it won’t be long before Barack is a “brother from another mother”! Well his rebranding won’t fool me. I have no respect left for GW absolutely none. I feel conned!
As far as I´m concerned, the Bushes can go crawl under a rock and take Jeb with them. I believe their ugliness since Donald Trump became Commander in Chief has been mostly attributed to his win over Jeb´s poor showing. They thought he was a shoe-in. Trump completely embarrassed all of them. Well, the joke was on me. I thought W was better than that. Since the election they have all shown their true colors and they are ugly shades of green. (envy, jealousy, bitterness and untrue to the image they falsley conveyed.)
After @ was Governor of Texas, he was elected and sounded like he was going to be another Ronald Reagan at first, and after 9/11 by the end of his term he has moved so far away from that after he was rebuffed in his efforts for wanting to make Social Security solvent that he became a Rockefeller big-government, big spender--
His dad has some very interesting connections dating back to the 50´s in the oil business while maintaning friendly relstions with the Company, eventually serving as Director of it.
George P., JEB´s kid, is attempting to mess with the sacred memory of the Alamo.
Its time We the People shed ourselves of the influence of the Bushies and the Clintons and their country-club liberal RINO ilk.
The "President´s Club" is way out of touch with the citizens of this country.
Pardon the 2nd post. I want to 2nd the motion stated by #20. Veep Cheney was the gravitas to W´s bumbling. I felt safe with him in the background. History will be kind to him. He had genuine class and exudes gravitas. He gave W some really good cover.
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#1, P is the only Bush running for office anymore. This is why he is silent. He has not uttered a peep of support for our Republican President. HIs silence makes his position clear. The family PR machine working hard to use the good Texas voters to launch the capetbagger George P.’s national political career. Rebranding - right. We conservatives won’t be played for fools a third time in order to help Bush, Inc. gain political power once again.
Hey goofy Junior you are the one to blame for the "Arab Spring". You goof butt don´t have a clue about foreign policy. Georgie you were led by the neo-cons to go start a war in the Middle East, not caring about the repercussions. So shut that ugly mouth and take your father to the park so he can grope some young girls.
Federal prosecutors have long insisted the goal of a fraud scheme at Pilot Flying J was to boost the truck stop giant’s profit and market share, and this week they served up numbers to try to prove it. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga this week heard testimony and saw financial records showing that Pilot Flying J’s margin on diesel fuel sales, the number of truck stops it controlled and the amount of diesel fuel it sold all grew substantially during the time of the fraud at issue in the ongoing trial of the firm’s former president and three subordinates. Former
It would rank as one of the greatest political upsets of 2018 and a stunning rebuke to Trumpism: a gay Latina Democrat grabbing hold of the country’s biggest red state. But is Texas ready for Lupe Valdez? The question was first posed in Dallas in 2004, when Valdez scored a surprise victory to become the nation’s first openly gay female Hispanic sheriff on the same night that George W Bush secured a second term in the White House. She won re-election three times in Dallas county before announcing last month that she would resign to stand for Texas governor. Born in San Antonio,
Fox News is the last place you’d expect to see evidence of the growing push for antitrust enforcement. And yet Tucker Carlson this week devoted segments on two of his shows to arguing that Google has surpassed the federal government as the biggest threat to American liberty. In a spirited debate with Senator Mike Lee of Utah (who sits on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights), Carlson called for a return to trust-busting: “Here’s the bottom line from my perspective: No company has ever been as powerful in the history of the world as Google
Fifty years ago — really, has it been that long? — Cardinals Hall of Fame righthander Bob Gibson sashayed through the National League with a 22-9 record, 13 shutouts, 28 complete games, 268 strikeouts and a mind-numbing 1.12 earned-run average, best in the modern era. But it wasn’t that easy. “There was pressure all year,” said Gibson, who especially will be honored Sunday night among other Cardinals greats of the past 60 years at the annual St. Louis Baseball Writers’ dinner at Union Station Hotel. “I have them right now, but I think I developed ulcers then. I had a lot of
The Washington Post has placed national reporter Janell Ross on leave after she was exposed giving a strategy briefing at a secret strategy conference for left-wing donors, politicians and activists in November, according to a new report. Ross was a featured speaker a conference funded by Democracy Alliance, a network of left-wing donors aligned with billionaire financier George Soros. Ross’s role at the conference, which was closed to reporters, was only revealed when the Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of the conference agenda. She did not notify her employers before speaking at the left-wing summit, where she briefed attendees on
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) has decided against challenging North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp this November, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and leaving the GOP without a top-tier candidate against Heitkamp — a first-term Democratic senator seeking reelection in a state Trump won by 36 points in 2016. Cramer made the announcement Thursday on "What´s On Your Mind?" — a radio program syndicated statewide in North Dakota, saying he needed to spend time with his 10-year-old son.
Gone are the days of a slouched, conciliatory, giggling and limp-wristed Barack Obama who for eight years preened and pranced his way into what was the warm embrace of the Davos elites. Mr. Obama was a thing of their own making, a caricature born deep within the disease-riddled bowels of anti-Americanism that run rampant throughout universities, Hollywood, and institutions like the United Nations. Their collective imaginings inseminated a concept and after a gestation of decades, shat Obama out. They marveled at how you really can polish a t##d and sell ice to Eskimos. As Joe Biden once said, “He’s bright
Steering his white Dodge Ram while wearing a tan knit cap, a drab green Carhartt coat and a smear of brown livestock feed on his cheek, Terry Goodin jounced over frozen-hard mud toward his 100 head of beef cattle. “Make sure they’re all four legs down and not four legs up, in this kind of weather,” he told me in his southern Indiana drawl. The temperature overnight had dipped toward zero. Now, midmorning, it stood at 16 degrees. On the rear of his old pickup truck was a “Farmers For Goodin” bumper sticker, and rattling around his head were thoughts
California Governor Jerry Brown said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits, which would go against long-standing assumptions and potentially provide financial relief to the state and its local governments. Brown said he has a "hunch" the courts would "modify" the so-called California rule, which holds that benefits promised to public employees can’t be rolled back. The state’s Supreme Court is set to hear a case in which lower courts ruled that reductions to pensions are permissible if the payments remain “reasonable” for workers. "There is more flexibility than there is currently assumed by those who
Conservative political strategist Karl Rove has used a provocative phrase to explain how Mitt Romney lost the presidential election Tuesday, saying President Obama won reelection “by suppressing the vote.” Really? Few others make that assertion about the Obama victory. And normally, the words voter suppression refer to efforts by the politically powerful to make it harder for people – especially people who might oppose the politically powerful at the polls – to cast ballots. The online reference Wikipedia defines it as tactics that "can range from minor ‘dirty tricks’ that make voting inconvenient, up to blatantly illegal activities that physically intimidate prospective
An educational “slush fund” used by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under the “strictest review” by acting director Mick Mulvaney amid concerns the Obama-era agency has been doling out cash only to Democratic cronies. Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief who has been temporarily installed at the agency the president once promised to kill, is reviewing all spending by the troubled consumer watchdog created to protect Americans from big financial companies.
A battle is brewing in Congress over whether to put pork back on the legislative menu. This isn’t about bacon, but so-called “earmarks,” the specially-tagged funding provisions tucked into spending bills by members of Congress to channel federal money to favored home-state projects. Critics say the funding provisions foster profligate spending and corruption — with millions of dollars doled out to lawmakers with the most political muscle, rather than to the projects with the most merit. House Republicans banned the provisions in 2011 after an earmark-related corruption scandal sent a former lawmaker and lobbyist to prison. But supporters want to overturn the ban;
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address following his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. “Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” “Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in?" (Snip) Waters is the third Democratic lawmaker to announce they won’t attend Trump’s address, which
A Civil Defense employee is set to be retrained after a shocking blunder on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. The false alarm was caused by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who ´pushed the wrong buttons´ during an internal drill timed to coincide with a shift handover at 8.07am. The all-clear phone alert was not sent until 38 minutes later. Incredibly, officials said the employee who made the mistake wasn´t aware of it until mobile phones in the command center began displaying the alert. ´This guy feels bad,
Chelsea Manning, the former US army soldier jailed for giving sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, has filed documents to run for the US Senate, the Washington Post reported. Ms Manning, a former intelligence expert previously known as Bradley Manning, was released from military prison in 2017 after Barack Obama waived her sentence. The 30-year-old would be taking on the incumbent Ben Cardin, a 74-year-old Democrat who has held the seat for more than a decade.Miss Manning was arrested in May 2010, while serving with the US army in Iraq, after she confessed to a computer hacker, Adrian Lamo, that she was
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump´s former top strategist, alleged in journalist Michael Wolff´s tell-all book about the Trump White House that the president´s longtime attorney, Marc Kasowitz, "took care" of 100 women during the presidential campaign. "Look, Kasowitz has known [Trump] for twenty-five years. Kasowitz has gotten him out of all kinds of jams," Bannon reportedly said. "Kasowitz on the campaign — what did we have, a hundred women? Kasowitz took care of all of them."
Michelle Obama and her eldest daughter Malia made a rare appearance in swimsuits as they are enjoying the sun in Miami.The mother and 19-year-old daughter were spotted walking off Miami Beach on Saturday surrounded by friends - including former Obama administration senior advisor Valerie Jarrett - and Secret Service personnel.Michelle, 53, looked sensational in a white bikini top matched with high-waisted white denim cut-off shorts as she trudged her way barefoot through the sand, holding her shoes in one hand.
Lots of the news from sub-Saharan Africa is about war, famine, poverty or political upheaval. So it’s understandable if many Americans think most Africans who immigrate to the United States are poorly educated and desperate. Research tells another story. While many are refugees, large numbers are beneficiaries of the diversity-visa program aimed at boosting immigration from underrepresented nations. And on average, African immigrants are better educated than people born in the U.S. or the immigrant population as a whole.
Former president Barack Obama said he was a wreck when he dropped his daughter Malia off at Harvard University. The 44th commander-in-chief discussed move-in day when he appeared as the first guest on David Letterman´s new Netflix talk show ´My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman´.Obama then described how he speaks with the 19-year-old regularly because he´s ´pathetic´.Letterman´s interview with Obama marked the former president´s first television talk show appearance since he left office in January 2017. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO (Photos/Video) ´It was like open-heart surgery man,´ Obama told Letterman of moving his oldest daughter into her
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump´s White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he´s mentally unfit. Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the examination "went exceptionally well. The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday." Trump spent about three hours at the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for the Friday afternoon checkup,
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Shortly after winning the election, President Trump told the New York Times that he probably would not make good on his promise to pursue a new criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s many shady deals, from her email server to her campaign apparatus to her and Bill’s massive and well-connected foundation. Trump declared that further investigation would be “very, very divisive for the country.” Unfortunately for Hillary – and possibly for Bill as well – some things are beyond the control of even the most powerful man in the world. Some conservative members of Congress may force the Justice Department to take
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, the government of Hawaii scared the populace with a text message to cellphone users alerting them to an incoming ballistic missile. The alert was reportedly repeated on television broadcasts. It turned out to be be bogus.Hawaii has been on edge this year over North Korea’s threats to nuke the United States that have been backed up by missile and nuclear bomb tests. (Photo) Hawaiian residents were panicking! It took 40 minutes to send out a second alert informing residents that it was a false alarm. WOW! (Tweet) Video from Hawaii shows young children being placed
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee said today that they plan on introducing a censure resolution against President Trump for his reported comments about immigrants from certain countries. The Washington Post reported that Trump made the comment during a Thursday Oval Office meeting with immigration negotiators. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, suggesting that more immigrants be brought into the country from places like Norway or Asia. “Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump reportedly said. “Take them out.” Trump tweeted this morning,