A Short History of the Newt Gingrich – George W Bush Era
The voters surprised a lot of people one evening in November of 1994 when they elected the first Republican Congress in 40 years. The GOP gained over 50 seats in the US House of Representatives and 8 seats in the US Senate. They would soon gain 2 additional US Senators when Richard Shelby from Alabama and Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado switched their party affiliations | Read More »
Andrew Sullivan quotes from General Barry McCafferty, who has just come back from Iraq and makes the following observation:”The bottom line,” McCaffrey writes, “is a dramatic and growing momentum for economic and security stability which is unlikely to be reversible. I would not characterize the situation as fragile.”Sullivan responds:He was there; I’ve never been. But I wonder if he’s right. I sure hope he is.Two | Read More »
Bush’s GOP and Churchill’s Tories
Winston Churchill had led the British to victory in the Second World War, yet in the first post-war election, he was not reelected prime minister. Victimized by his own success, the British people in peacetime were free to focus on other matters and elected the opposition party instead. Similarly, George W. Bush’s Republican Party will be replaced by its opponents after having successfully kept the | Read More »
Free Trade And Bailing Out The Auto Industry
In their meeting today at the White House, President-elect Obama and President Bush discussed bailing out the auto industry. The President-elect was for it. The President wasn’t but indicated that he might agree if Congress helped pass free trade agreements between the United States and countries like Colombia. The President-elect countered that this linkage was unacceptable because “human rights abuses against unionists.”This excuse for rejecting | Read More »
Conservative is not Republican
I can’t tell for sure if Josh Treviño is quoting Christopher Buckley approvingly or not, but in case he is, I take exception with this statement:“While I regret this development, I am not in mourning, for I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for. Eight years of ‘conservative’ government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous expansion | Read More »
MO-GOV: Hulshof Gets a Much Needed Boost
Republican candidate Kenny Hulshof has been badly trailing Democrat candidate Jay Nixon for the entire campaign season. Nixon started the season with a considerable advantage following a bitterly contested Republican primary between Hulshof and State Treasurer Sarah Steelman. Since the repeal of Missouri’s campaign finance law restricting contributions, Nixon has continued his fund raising advantage. He has collected $3.3 million in large sized contributions (those | Read More »
“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”-President Ronald Wilson Reagan<p>The United States is rapidly moving towards the 2008 national elections, ushering in a new era in politics. However, before opening a new chapter, it is necessary to first close the chapter on the old book, and reflect on | Read More »
Last night saw three major speeches at the Republican National Convention.George W. Bush was at his best . . . which may not be saying a lot given that the President is not a natural orator and that he was giving a taped broadcast to the Convention. Nevertheless, the speech went off well. The delegates were clearly glad to hear from him and the President | Read More »
RIP: New Tone, 2005-2008.
The text of the President’s RNC speech goes below the fold, because it’s pretty long. We put this bit above, though, for a very simple reason: Fellow citizens: If the Hanoi Hilton could not break John McCain’s resolve to do what is best for his country, you can be sure the angry left never will.(Bolding mine)John McCain is not the only one whose resolve that | Read More »
Dem Mantra of More Deaths By Terror Under Bush Disproven
A new independent study shows that deaths from terrorism have actually declined by more than 40 percent since 2001. This flies in the face of the constant Democrat mantra that states the opposite, that terrorism has increased since Bush initiated the War on Terror. It is a mantra that the media have helpfully spread for their friends at the DNC. We’ve heard it again and | Read More »
Bush might actually know what he’s doing with Georgia and Russia
Could George W. Bush’s stance on the Russian invasion of Georgia actually have good merit? I argue yes; whether he knows it or not is up for debate. My conclusion is based on the “splendid little war” of 1898, the Spanish-American War.By 1898, Cuba’s fight for independence against Spain was beginning to seriously affect the United States. First, there was a human rights issue where | Read More »
Homelessness Falls Under Bush… Where is the Media?
Have you noticed that the old media standby story of the homeless has not been pursued much in the last four or five years? Some may remember how the media constantly bemoaned the state of the homeless during the Reagan and H.W. Bush years in office, and how the media constantly used this tale as a club with which to beat those two Republican presidents | Read More »
Proof that the Founding Fathers hated Dennis Kucinich. More or less.
Good old Dennis Kucinich is back in the news with his Bush impeachment attempt, claiming that he goaded Congress into voting for war with Iraq by using false claims. Given that the Bush-bash strategy no longer works (h/t pennpatriot), Kucinich must just be desperate and not mindful of the fact that being honestly mistaken does not equal lying.In looking at this in the historical sense, | Read More »
Teaser Trailer for Oliver Stone’s “W” Now Online.
Flat out: I’m a progressive Democrat, and I’m sure I strongly disagree with most of those here on just about every issue (except gun control and some union-related stuff).Having said that, I’m genuinely curious about your thoughts on the upcoming Oliver Stone film about George W. Bush.Specifically, I’d like to know what your initial reaction is to the teaser trailer, which was just posted online:
Oh Those Baaad Republicans
There’s nothing funnier (well, ok perhaps listening to Obama try to ad-lib, maybe) than watching people squirm. The more they do it the more they expose themselves as squirming.The story today is all about B.H.Obama’s hug fest in Germany. Thousands of sheeple gathered to see the new ‘star’ from across the pond. Why wouldn’t they? Everything they see, hear and read from ‘over here’ is | Read More »
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