George W. Bush

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

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…

11 years ago

The Bush Presidential Library, Museum and Think Tank. Think Tank?

Thursday marks the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, not to mention a think tank. What…

11 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?

11 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…

11 years ago

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Sarah Palin, the GOP’s New, Kinda New and Old Voices

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Sarah Palin seem to have captured the spirit of the current crop of Republicans; still…

11 years ago

ALEC Education Bill Hides Privatization Behind a Reading Skills Disguise

An increasing number of states have passed a bill whose main component is increasing reading skills. It's really another privatizing…

11 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…

11 years ago

It’s Time to Start Treating Cuba as a Neighbor

The American government persists in shutting out communist Cuba while welcoming communist Vietnam and China. It's time to bring Cuba…

11 years ago

The Republicans Are Now a Step Closer to Shutting Down the Post Office

Get ready to say bye to the Postal Service as we know it and hello to near-monopoly private providers who…

11 years ago

BP Proves Corporations Can Get Away with Almost Anything with No Risk of Prison

As long as they've got decent insurance, a few bucks in the till, political contributions to the right people and…

11 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…

11 years ago

The GOP is going try to fight President Obama’s Executive Orders

The President's 23 Executive Orders on gun control are now public. The Republicans are pushing back implying some may be…

11 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…

11 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…

11 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

11 years ago

Unlike most of your public utterances Republicans, Hillary was telling the truth

Unlike most of the words that come out of Republicans like John Bolton's mouths, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was…

11 years ago

The civil war in Syria may be coming to a head as negotiations urged

The Syrian civil war drags on. Russia is sending ships and marines to Syria and both the U.S. and Russia…

11 years ago

Republicans Accuse Hilary Clinton of Lying About Concussion

Hilary Clinton, felled by a concussion, is under attack by Republicans for depriving them of an opportunity to subject her…

11 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…

11 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…

12 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…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Vorpal Blade of Cognitive Dissonance Goes Snicker-Snack!

Reality is the ultimate enemy of Republican ideology, so Tom Tancredo picks up his vorpal blade and shows himself asylum-ready

12 years ago

Mitt Romney’s 5 Point Plan is the Same Plan as McCain in ’08 and Bush in ’04

Mitt Romney's 5 point plan to create jobs was John McCain's 5 point plan in 2008, and George W. Bush's…

12 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…

12 years ago

Don’t expect Obama/Romney part deux Biden is one tough cookie

Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan in the only Vice Presidential nominee debate. Biden is expert in Foreign Affairs and very…

12 years ago

The GOP’s Blatant Support for Theocracy

The GOP has surrendered its platform to the most extremist elements within the Religious Right and offers a candidate who…

12 years ago

Despite all of Issa’s Fast & Furious rants, Eric Holder was telling the truth

The Inspector General of the Justice Department has issued a 471-page report on Fast & Furious. AG, Eric Holder, was…

12 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…

12 years ago

GOP uses Middle East tragedy to try to gain points for Mitt Romney

The Republicans are trying to manipulate tragic events in the Middle East to the benefit of foreign-policy challenged, Mitt Romney.

12 years ago

With or Without Isaac, the Republican National Convention is Going to be One Windy Affair

Republicans delayed their convention a day, taking no chances with Isaac. There will be no political chances taken with the…

12 years ago

America’s Flirtation with Healthcare’s Dark Side

Americans are all about community in so many different ways, so why when it comes to healthcare is everyone supposed…

12 years ago

The Republicans’ Bad Day and What it Means for America

Yesterday was a bad day for the GOP but we should remember they've had many bad days recently and that…

12 years ago

Says the GOP Proverb, Dickishness is Next to Thuggishness

Republicans Allen West and Grover Norquist have proved an old truth of totalitarianism, that dickishness is next to thuggishness

12 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…

12 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…

12 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…

12 years ago

How Power, Money and Corporate Influence Politicize Torture

Though Bush et al have escaped justice, we have prosecuted Americans who torture in the past and continue to do…

12 years ago

Obama Adding a Faith Vote Director to Campaign

Obama has a religion problem. His answer to that problem is a Faith Vote Director. He has already shown that…

12 years ago

Corporate Sugar Daddies Shower Their Kept Candidates with Money

Have you ever wondered why most polls reflect a decidedly liberal issue tilt and yet state and national elections fill…

12 years ago

Golden Boy John Edwards’ Fall From Grace into Federal Court

The future looks bleak for John Edwards. It all started going downhill when he started an adulterous affair with a…

12 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…

12 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…

12 years ago

March Can’t Stop Obama From Trouncing Bush In Job Growth

Bottom line is when comparing jobs numbers in the first terms President Obama beats President Bush by approximately 700,000 jobs.

12 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…

12 years ago

Your Local Post Office: From Public Service to Profit Piñata

For the past year we have seen an unremitting campaign by the corporate masters of the right wing to try…

12 years ago

Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich: More Economically Irresponsible Republicans

The three Republican presidential candidates of note (sorry, Mr. Paul) are destined to continue the policies of economic destruction.ro

12 years ago

Christian Right’s 2012 Meme: Atheist Dictatorship or Secular Theocracy

The more Rick Santorum pushes for an American theocracy the more the Christian Right accuses liberals of plotting an atheist…

12 years ago

An Inside Job: The Shame of the Bush Administration’s Money Policies

Inside Job tracks, step by step the foolish and selfish lending, housing & monetary decisions of the Bush administration and…

12 years ago

Cults of Personality – The GOP’s 2012 Narratives

The Republican presidential hopefuls have established cults of personality in line with Max Weber's model of charismatic leadership

12 years ago

Ralph Reed Seeks Resurrection as Republican Kingmaker

While so many Republicans rush toward self-martyrdom, one, Ralph Reed, is headed in the other direction – toward resurrection in…

12 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…

12 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…

12 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…

12 years ago

Ralph Reed Wants You to Believe Evangelical Vote is a Myth

Ralph Reed, who was so instrumental in the Religious Right's takeover of the GOP, now wants you to believe that…

12 years ago

As I See it: Looking Forward in 2012

America and its president face many challenges in 2012 because of an obstructionist Republican House, but Obama has constitutional remedies

12 years ago

The U.S. Army – Instrument of Holy War

The Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program makes an unconstitutional requirement of spiritual fitness for American soldiers as well as physical…

13 years ago

John McCain and Why Sgt. Coleman Bean Had to Die

When a New Jersey veteran committed suicide after serving in Iraq, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) tried to do something about…

13 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…

13 years ago

Obama: “Don’t bet against America. Don’t bet against the American auto industry.”

“Don’t bet against America. Don't bet against the American auto industry!” Not something Republicans want to hear. They have been…

14 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…

14 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…

14 years ago

The Myth of Self-Regulation

If a government has no right right, and moreover, no obligation to protect the people on whose behalf it was…

14 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…

14 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…

14 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…

14 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…

14 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…

14 years ago

Republican Cowards Can’t Handle the Truth About Terrorism

Republicans are all jacked up on their latest fear crack over reports from Woodward’s new book on Obama, wherein he…

14 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…

14 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…

14 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.…

14 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…

14 years ago

Sarah Palin Glenn Beck And The Conservative Hero Myth

The conservative demand for heroes is more intense than ever. There can never be enough dead heroes, Reagan, McCarthy and…

14 years ago

Stuck in the 80s GOP Compares Obama to Clark Griswold

Well, let me fill you in, lest you be caught unawares at the water cooler by a colleague who begins…

14 years ago

Reflections on a Crusade Gone Wrong: Bush’s Iraq War 2003-2010

Now that the last US combat brigade has driven into Kuwait, it is an appropriate time to look back at…

14 years ago

Unspinning the Spin: The Bush Tax Cuts the Federal Deficit and You

Turning Karl Marx upside down, Republicans argue that when the money is taken from the poor and Middle Class it…

14 years ago

The Looming Threat of Republican Destruction of This Economy

As the fall election nears, the buzz is that if the economy doesn’t recover, the Democrats will take a hard…

14 years ago

Once Upon A Time Republicans and Democrats Agreed On Illegal Immigration

Ironically, in 2006, all of the players you now see polarized had agreed to an immigration reform bill co-sponsored by…

14 years ago

Sarah Palin’s Dangerous Vision of America

When she's not inciting violence, GOP 2012 front-runner Sarah Palin is selling a manifestly incorrect distortion of the constitution, which…

14 years ago

The Republican Siren Song of Sedition

Throughout my life I’ve never hated someone’s message so much that I wanted to shut him or her down by…

14 years ago