Tag Archives | George W Bush

Bush Library Dedication: The Timing Could Not Have Been Better…

George W. Bush opened his Presidential Library yesterday and the timing could not have been better.  Fresh on the heels of the first successful “terror” attack  since 9-11, we were presented with what is likely the most expensive, lavish and Orwellian edifice to presidential revisionism this country has ever seen.  This is just the beginning […]

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Spying!!! v. The Tedium of A Hundred Thousand Dead

Each succeeeding Wikileaks docudump leaves me “meh.”  I think I finally know why. We lied about why we invaded a country, ending over a hundred thousand lives before their time, wounding many more, displacing more still. Our chief executive at the time goes on book tours. Senators like Judd Gregg leave the stage with full […]

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Binnie: I Wouldn’t Vote for Bush, So I Did

From the Bill Binnie website: Binnie described himself in a November 2003 Chicago Tribune story as an independent who supported Bradley’s presidential run in 2000 and said he would not vote for George W. Bush and was leaning toward backing Democrat Wesley Clark in the upcoming presidential primary. Hold the phone! Binnie campaign manager Bryan […]

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George W. Bush Not Interested in the Anti-Marriage Haters

Oh dear.  But really, we all knew Shrub’s religious right pander was basically a horse and pony show for votes: For a commencement address at Furman University in spring 2008, Ed Gillespie wanted to insert a few lines condemning gay marriage. Bush called the speech too “condemnatory” and said, “I’m not going to tell some […]

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Open Thread: Republican Party, Redefined

On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush’s two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income declined, poverty increased, childhood poverty increased even more, and the number of Americans without health insurance spiked. By contrast, the country’s condition improved on each of those measures […]

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