George W. Bush

GOP Hypocrites Criticize The ACA Website But Stood By Bush’s Medicare Part D Roll Out

Instead of decrying the Medicare prescription plan as an abject failure, Republicans denouncing the ACA's rollout as a reason to…

9 years ago

What the Feck Is Wrong with an Obama Pivot?

President Obama's critics routinely dismiss him as "feckless," but most have long records as feck-ups. And what's wrong with pivoting?

9 years ago

Remember 9/11 and Never Forget What George W. Bush’s Incompetence Did to America

As the nation remembers the American lives lost at the hands of a terrorist gang, they should take stock of…

9 years ago

Louisiana Republicans, Hurricane Katrina, and Time Travel

Progressives sometimes criticize the south as backward, but that's not entirely fair. For example, Louisiana Republicans have developed time travel

9 years ago

New Book Outs Democrats as Commies and Obamacare a Commie Plot

Since only a communist would oppose rampant crony capitalism and its corporatist/theocratic ideals, Democrats must be commies

9 years ago

Chris Christie Hammers Rand Paul As He Defends President Obama

Chris Christie went after Paul's libertarianism while defending Obama, igniting a war between the two sides of the Republican Party.

10 years ago

The GOP’s Peter King Leads the 2016 Charge as He Trashes His Fellow Republicans

What King is looking for in a 2016 Republican is a Muslim-hating hawk who can get behind some truly Bushian…

10 years ago

The True Jeffersonian Face of Religious Freedom

For Thomas Jefferson, religious freedom was neither freedom to coerce nor a coerced mind, but rather a free mind

10 years ago

George W. Bush Praises Obama After Jonathan ‘Benghazi Email’ Karl Bashes the President

When Jonathan "Benghazi email" Karl asked George W. Bush a biased question full of Obama bashing, he was served a…

10 years ago

Rick Perry Takes A Very Personal Cheap Shot at Wendy Davis

Rick Perry takes it very personally what choices Wendy Davis and her mother have made and demands that all women…

10 years ago

The GOP Dream: An America Like Heaven that is For Christians Only

According to Republicans, if liberals would stop saying no to fundamentalists, we could have the America Jesus intended when he…

10 years ago

Marco Rubio’s Epic Fail as the Aspiring Hero of 2016

Making Rubio the face of immigration reform has backfired and he has become a target of ridicule, all of it…

10 years ago

GOP Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma Calls Obama Unfit and Biden Embarrassing

On Monday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), forgot not only President Bush but his fellow ethically-challenged House Republicans, and excoriated President…

10 years ago

Donald Rumsfeld Gives Bush a D and Obama an F

Donald Rumsfeld conveniently forgets the past and repeats the GOP's favorite meme, that Obama has lost credibility and America's confidence

10 years ago

Republican Logic: Intel Is Only Fact When Obama Is President

In order to justify his lack of apology over Iraq, Rumsfeld quoted Napoleon and then claimed that Bush didn't really…

10 years ago

Even Republicans Are Destroying Their Own Party’s Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

Robert Gates mocked Republicans for their criticism of the Obama administration's handling of Benghazi, saying they had a 'cartoonish' impression…

10 years ago

Rand Paul Says Hilary Clinton Should Never Hold High Office Again

Paul hopes to bolster his own chances in 2016 while using his political office to pre-emptively destroy his opponent

10 years ago

WTF: War Criminal Dick Cheney Wants Hillary Clinton Subpoenaed

Cheney, who has been claiming executive privilege since he was Defense Secretary, told Republicans, 'I think Hillary (Clinton) should be…

10 years ago

Look What’s in Pandora’s Box: A 3D-Printed Wiki Weapon

Yes, 3D printers are coming to a store near you, and for the low-low price of $1500 or less, and…

10 years ago

Republicans Have a Bad Case of The Benghazi Whackadoodle Blues

Republicans are convinced that it makes perfect sense that the wholesale slaughter of 9/11 made Bush a hero but because…

10 years ago

Ralph Nader Attacks the Imperial Presidency but Ignores the Do-Nothing Congress

Ralph Nader is railing against the "imperial presidency" but has nothing to say about our runaway, do-nothing Congress. It makes…

10 years ago

Republicans Who Criticize Obama Were Silent When Bush Tried Terror Suspects In Civilian Court

During the Bush administration's crusade against suspected terrorists who were tried in civilian court and not as "enemy combatants," Republicans…

10 years ago

Conservative Calls For Obama’s Impeachment Are A Cover for Their Sore Loser Racism

The list of charges conservatives have leveled at the President that they claim are irrefutable impeachable offenses that demonstrate their…

10 years ago

War Criminal George W. Bush Should Be Given An Indictment Not a Library

The concept of giving kind regards to a convicted war criminal whose only relationship to a library should be a…

10 years ago

Larry Pratt: Bombing Seen by Liberals as Opportunity to Increase Government Control

Republicans want bombing suspect treated as enemy combatant but it's liberals who want increased government control?

10 years ago

Republicans Hope to Save Their Party By Modeling Themselves After George W Bush

The Republican Party's soul searching has come to this: They've decided to model the party on the success of Republican…

10 years ago

80 Republicans Sign Supreme Court Brief in Support of Marriage Equality

More than 80 Republicans have signed a brief which will be submitted to the Supreme Court in support of Marriage…

10 years ago

Hacking Gone Wrong: The Bush Family Emails

Even the Bush family deserves personal privacy, so what purpose is served by hacking into their private emails only to…

10 years ago

Misremembering is the Conservative Way of Treating Martin Luther King

As our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr, conservatives choose NOT to remember him, but to misremember him as a…

10 years ago

Proposed Missouri Law Would Throw Federal Agents in Prison Over Guns

If you think a person is violating the Constitution, you don't violate the constitution yourself as a remedy and expect…

10 years ago

Critics on Both Sides Distort Obama’s White Male Cabinet Problem

Should we worry about Obama's white male cabinet appointments? How about we wait and see what his cabinet looks like…

10 years ago

Presidents Bush and Clinton Also Used Executive Orders to Reform Gun Laws

Republicans are threatening to impeach Obama over executive action on gun control, but many presidents have issued executive orders on…

10 years ago

President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term

The GOP finds itself in trouble as Obama's popularity soars and their own plummets, and Obama's second term only promises…

10 years ago

Opposition to Chuck Hagel is a No-Win Scenario for the GOP

There is no conceivable outcome in which GOP opposition to Chuck Hagel ends happily for Republicans

10 years ago

Tea Party Fantasies of Sending Obama to Prison for Benghazi

Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven't managed to impeach him for…

10 years ago

Repeating Their Past Mistakes, Republicans Urge a Return to Cowboy Diplomacy

Neo-con leaders are warning that Republicans have to pressure President Obama to return to George W. Bush's cowboy diplomacy by…

10 years ago

Conservatives Introduce Their New Fantasy: Barack the Destroyer

Bryan Fischer introduces Barack the Destroyer, the man who wants to destroy America and make Americans suffer because of their…

10 years ago

Obama’s Support for Israel’s Iron Dome Gives GOP Fits of Cognitive Dissonance

Facts crash into belief where Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system is concerned. How could Obama have paid for it…

10 years ago

Move Over Star Wars: A Trilogy of GOP Cognitive Dissonance: 2008, 2012, 2016

The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening…

10 years ago

How the Pax Americana is to Blame for Israel’s Attacks on Gaza

Israel could not have attacked Gaza without the tacit consent of the American government, which persists in seeing Israel as…

10 years ago

Let’s Not Give Right Wing Religious Idiots and Hypocrites the Last Laugh

The Religious Right says some laughable things, but there is nothing laughable about their money, power - or influence on…

10 years ago

Red State Secession Would Be a Dream Come True for the Rest of America

Don't tell me that some little part of you would not just like to say to Texas, or to another…

10 years ago

Idiot Republican Says Conservatives Are the New N-words

We've seen some crazy conclusions drawn since Election Day, but Larry Klayman's claim that conservatives are the new N-words is…

10 years ago

When Romney Says He Knows how to Reduce Deficits and Balance Budgets, He’s Lying

When Romney says he knows how to reduce deficits and balance budgets, he is lying because it is not the…

10 years ago

Mitt Romney is the Executioner Who is Leading His Supporters to the Gallows

There is no demographic that supports Romney that is not inexorably linked to their own destruction and unfortunately, to their…

10 years ago

Romney’s Tax Plan Turns the Laws of Mathematics on their Head

Ask yourself why the laws of mathematics work differently for Mitt Romney than for the rest of the universe before…

10 years ago

In Foreign Policy Romney Needs to be More than Not-Obama

Mitt Romney is campaigning as not-Obama and in this case at least, he is being entirely honest: he is not…

10 years ago

Bill Maher Tears Down the Republican Myth that Obama has Ruined America

On Real Time, Bill Maher challenged and shattered the Republican delusion that Obama has ruined America.

10 years ago

Bad News for the Republican Party: Americans Are Becoming More Informed

Americans are becoming informed consumers, and if Republicans persist in selling the same broken merchandise with a different salesman, they…

10 years ago

Nonbeliever Nation by David Niose is a Secular Manifesto

David Niose's timely book is not another look at the Religious Right; this call to arms is written for Secular…

10 years ago

Romney is a Charlatan Who Can’t Convince the True Believers

Romney is a charlatan who is stuck reiterating Reagan and Bush lies and hoping that Americans will be tricked just…

10 years ago

Meme of Desperation – Bush Gave Middle East 10 Years of Peace

In a breathtaking revision of history, we are being told that President Bush gave the Middle East ten years of…

10 years ago

As Romney Sinks, Netanyahu and GOP Push for War Before the US Elections

Netanyahu's vague conflations of the attacks on our embassies with the regime in Iran are being to force Obama's hand.

10 years ago

Why Obama Is Winning: 57% of Registered Voters Blame Bush and GOP for Economy

A new CNN poll explains why President Obama is leading in the polls. By margin of 57%-35% registered voters blame…

10 years ago

The Republican Obama Intelligence Briefing Smear is Already a Giant Flop

It's 9/11, so right on schedule here comes the Republican Party with a story about how Obama has made America…

10 years ago

Trying to Distract from His Own 9/11 Failures, Dick Cheney Whines About Obama

Dick Cheney is desperately trying to distract from the new NYT evidence against Bush ignoring 9/11 intel by falsely accusing…

10 years ago

Remembering the Bush Administration’s Post 9/11 Lies that Forever Changed America

While Americans reflect on the events of 9/11, they should remember that as catastrophic as the attacks were, it was…

10 years ago

How the Republican Party Became the Party of Hate

The Republican Party is not the party of Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower, Ricard Nixon or arguably, Ronald Reagan. It has…

10 years ago

Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better off now than he was four years ago

John Kerry exposed the Romney-Ryan foreign policy as the neocon shell game that it is, contrasting it with the steady…

10 years ago

CNN Refuses to Call Ryan Blaming Obama for GM Plant Closing A Lie

Instead of calling out Paul Ryan's GM plant closing lie, CNN asked if Ryan was fibbing on the campaign trail…

10 years ago

Christian End-Time Fantasies Endanger Us All

Christian end time fantasies are not limited to the world of fiction; these people get elected to office and influence,…

10 years ago

Ross Douthat Wants Moderates to Believe Paul Ryan is Their Guy

Ross Douthat removes the details from the picture so he can clarify it, getting rid of all those pesky, distracting…

10 years ago

Dogma and Expediency War for Conservative Christian Hearts and Minds

For years we've been told Obama's Christianity matters but where Romney's Mormonism comes in, will expediency win out over dogma…

10 years ago

The GOP and the Limits of Positive Thinking

When bad news piles on bad news, how does a person carry on, and how far can positive thinking carry…

11 years ago

Brian Fischer Says You Cannot Reason with Liberals Because God Gave Them Deranged Minds

Brian Fischer complains liberals cannot reason or employ logic though his real problem is we won't simply take his word…

11 years ago

Everybody Hates Bush: Number of Americans Blaming W. for Recession Increases to 68%

The number of Americans who blame Bush for the economy is growing. In the past year, the number of Americans…

11 years ago

Game On: President Obama’s Buffett Rule Versus Bush-Romney

George Bush is back to remind everyone that he “dramatically raised the deficit”. Lawrence O’Donnell observed that Bush’s appearance is…

11 years ago

George W Bush Doesn’t Miss Us Any More Than We Miss Him

George W. Bush announced today, "I don't miss the presidency." He seems as confused as he was when he was…

11 years ago

Why the United States Needs to be More Like the NFL

Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, sent a very strong message of accountability not only to players, but to coaches…

11 years ago

Incontinent Marines Are Unintentional Anti-Heroes

While we cannot excuse deplorable behavior, we ought not to delude ourselves that the urinating Marines are unusual. Rather, it…

11 years ago

Romney’s Broken Jobs Record Can’t Match Obama’s Presidential Experience

While Mitt Romney touts his business experience, he can't match President Obama's experience of running the most powerful nation on…

11 years ago

Who Would Pay More Taxes Gingrich’s Child Janitors or Mitt Romney?

If super rich millionaire Mitt Romney is taxed at 15%, Newt Gingrich's child janitors may pay as much in total…

11 years ago

The Rise of American Fundamentalism 2006-2008

Before the 2006 midterms, the Religious Right controlled Congress, the White House and four out of nine seats on the…

11 years ago

The Rise of American Fundamentalism 2004-2005

President George W. Bush, toward the end of his first term and into his second, continued to push a theocratic…

11 years ago

Without Saying His Name The 2012 GOP Field Promises A Return To Bush

Each of the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls has, at some point, promised to return to Bush-era policies.

11 years ago

President Obama’s Tax Compromise Passed by Congress

President Obama's tax compromise passed Thursday with a 277 to 14 (139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voting aye). The Senate…

12 years ago

Newt Gingrich’s New Gig: Tea Party Demagogue

Gingrich began his attack by declaring that Obama is “not one of us.” He’s one of “them.” He is feeding…

12 years ago

You’re No JFK: George W. Bush Is the Least Popular Living Former President

Gallup has released their 2010 poll of the most popular presidents of the last 50 years. While the two names…

12 years ago

Sheriff Arpaio’s Freikorps

Sheirff Joe Arpaio has raised his own little freikorps. FOX News reports that on Wednesday he "swore in 56 members…

12 years ago

Those Don’t Tax But Spend Republicans At it Again

American defense spending in 2007 alone amounted to just over half of what was spent in the entire world. In…

12 years ago

Going Rogue: The Bush Doctrine and American Exceptionalism

For Bush, war became THE political instrument. No longer does war pick up where politics leave off; war becomes a…

12 years ago

George W. Bush Blames Sarah Palin for Losing the 2008 Election

As former President George W. Bush gets set to make the media rounds to promote his memoir, he is being…

12 years ago

A Lesson for Americans: Reaping the Consequences of Hate

Words and actions have consequences, sometimes to the person who speaks, sometimes to the people spoken of. In an environment…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Unconstitutional Remedies

The American Revolution ended British rule; the Constitution created the United States of America, and that creation did not all…

12 years ago

The GOP is Living on a Prayer

The Republicans talk a lot about prayer, a natural off-shoot of their tendency to talk about God. If there was…

12 years ago

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Defense Spending Overruns

"A spigot of defense spending opened up after 9/11, yet for years, there has been dismal oversight of contractors handling…

12 years ago

Apocalyptic Sarah Palin the Wrathful Prophetess of God

"These two elections, 2010 and 2012, go hand-in-hand. The theme of 2010 has got to be rebuke their errors, reject,…

12 years ago

FOX News Poll Results Show Trouble in Fantasyland

Despite the headline, the poll results paint a far less rosy picture for Republicans than for Democrats as the results…

12 years ago

The War on Liberty

Liberty stands for human rights and freedoms. It was appreciation of America's embrace of liberty that brought Lady Liberty to…

12 years ago

Republicans and Reality: Divorced and Loving it!

More and more, Republicans insist on creating a fantasy world that has nothing in common with the reality in which…

12 years ago

Three Economic Myths Republicans Would Like You to Believe

The Democrats have given us solid economic growth, more money than the GOP's desperate cries for tax cuts can provide;…

12 years ago

Conservative Blindness to the Line Between Fantasy and Fact Exposed…Again

Republican rhetoric has become so outrageous they have lost the ability to tell fact from fantasy. Clueless, they nod sagely…

12 years ago

Americans Blame Bush and the GOP Not Obama for the Economy

A new CNN/Opinion Dynamics poll released today should provide some hope to Democrats and cause a bit of concern for…

12 years ago

The Brainless Monster Running the Republican Mob

Mobs are forming in America. It takes courage to do the right thing when it's the unpopular thing to do.…

12 years ago

Keith Olbermann Reminds Us All Why We Don’t Miss George W. Bush

Tonight on his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann spent some time reminding America that despite the best efforts of all…

12 years ago

The Republican War With Obama Becomes A War on America

Convinced that only conservatives have a right to rule, and that they are not a defeated political party but the…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Revolution is Guillotining the Constitution

The American political system assumes that all parties will behave responsibly and continue to try to govern the nation even…

12 years ago

The White House Delivers A Reality Check to the Obama Bush Comparisons

After Press Secretary Robert Gibbs suggested that those on the Left who claim that Obama is just like Bush need…

12 years ago