Category Archives: George W. Bush

Major Garrett does his job

2015_07 Iran is still holding American hostage

At yesterday’s Iran deal presser, CBS’s Major Garrett asked Obama about the four Americans that Iran is still holding hostage and why their release wasn’t part of the overall agreement.  His Lordship was not pleased and snarled at Garrett, “You should know better.”

Garrett’s question and Obama’s response [3:30]

2015_07 15 Media humps WH - Iran presser

From Buck Sexton’s Facebook page:

President Obama’s response to Major Garrett today was snide, arrogant, and completely unbecoming of the Office of the President.

  • You can’t ask this President a real question without being scolded.
  • You can’t interrupt the administration’s victory dance on this calamitous Iran deal without being punished.
  • It’s preposterous to read the commentary from many on this who say the question was “disrespectful to Obama.”

First of all, the question was completely legitimate. Not everything is about how awesome Obama needs to look all the time.

But more importantly – with 5 seconds of searching, you can find the kind of questions the press used to ask of President Bush, like this undermining, loaded question tossed at him back in 2006 that accuses him of being a liar and a warmonger:

“QUESTION: I’d like to ask you, Mr. President — your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime.

Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is: Why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, your Cabinet officers, former Cabinet officers, intelligence people and so forth — but what’s your real reason? You have said it wasn’t oil, the quest for oil. It hasn’t been Israel or anything else. What was it?”

That’s what disrespect looks like.

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Barack Hussein Obrolly

2015_07 01 Umbrella closes on BHO's head
Bush Jet Pilot vs Obama Umbrella Fool

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The FACTS about the Bush-Obama deficits

There’s a lot of crap circulating the internet about how the great and noble Barack fixed what that turrible Bushitler guy did to our national finances. Here are the real facts in one simple graphic.

Bush v Obama deficits

  • 2007: When Democrats took majority control of the House AND the Senate, the deficit was below $0.2 Trillion.
  • 2010: After four years controlling federal spending, Democrats had increased the 2007 Republican deficit by 600%.
  • 2015: Republicans are slowly bringing the deficit down, but the damage to the DEBT is cumulative. As of May, it’s $18 Trillion. Democrats are responsible for the lion’s share of it.

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I am PROUD of what we did in Iraq (before Obama took office)

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War is a dirty business

But only Republican presidents get hammered for it.

Bush is more evil than bin Laden

DRONE KILLS Bush v Obama

April 23, 2015: President Obama refused to take questions regarding the latest drone strike that “collaterally damaged” (killed) two al Qaeda hostages, one an American doctor, the other an Italian aid worker. The New York Times went so far as to accuse the Obama administration of often being “unsure of who will die” in drone strikes.

Drones Bush v Obama

Source:
http://libertyfirstnews.com/us-drone-strikes-declared-a-war-crime-by-judge/

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Consequences and the lack thereof

2015_04 23 Petraeus fined

Petraeus’ story convinces me even more that RINOs like those who just flipped and voted to confirm the contemptible Loretta Lynch as AG aren’t willingly complicit; they are being blackmailed. I mean … who can look at Boehner’s face here and believe he WANTS to cooperate with Obamacrats?

Boehner glares at Obama

I remember watching bewildered as Petraeus rolled over for Obama. But it seemed like one day he got told to do something that was a bridge too far for this flawed, but fundamentally honorable and patriotic man.  And then, suddenly, all the dirt about his mistress was public knowledge, his reputation was ruined, and he was indicted.

Meanwhile, corruptocrats like Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton skate along, committing felonies, lying, stealing, ruining reputations, killing and getting people killed, without consequences.  It’s not even a secret!  But it seems as if those in the media and the GOP who have the clout to do something about them just do … nothing.

Kevin DuJan always said it was SOP for Democrats to keep dirt files on everybody … Democrats and Republicans … and that so long as you did what the Democrats wanted, the dirt stayed in the vault. It is the only sensible explanation for why some of these people have done such absurd things.

Remember how Hillary Clinton was an out-spoken supporter of the Iraq War, then suddenly she was claiming Bush had lied (which he hadn’t) and the Iraq War was eeeeeeeeevil? And remember how Nancy Pelosi, who had witnessed a demonstration of waterboarding and voted to approve its use on three Gitmo detainees, was suddenly screaming that the horrible the Bush administration was waterboarding people?

Come on! I realize these people aren’t rocket scientists, but even they aren’t that dumb. Okay, Maxine Waters probably is that dumb, but Clinton, Pelosi and Reid aren’t. Corrupt, yes. But not flat out, brain dead, islands-can-tip-over stupid. Harry Reid is perfectly well aware that his statements on the Senate floor are recorded, yet he says something one day and the very next week says he never said that? And he doesn’t get censured? And the media doesn’t crucify him?  Puh-leeze.

I get a couple lessons out of all this. One is that while we elected a Republican majority, most of the newbies are too junior to have much clout and a majority of the old guard have Obamacrat leashes on their backbones. The other lesson is that those Republicans who do have clout and who are standing up to the Obamacrat machine are as squeaky clean as Mitt Romney (who pays his taxes) and Sarah Palin (who buys her own clothes).

Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/23/petraeus-sentenced-to-2-years-probation-for-military-leak/

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Back when the CINC still cared about our troops

The following is an excerpt from And the Good News Is …: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, by Dana Perino, who served as President George W. Bush’s Press Secretary.

Dana Perino book jacket

News of America’s military men and women were wounded and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan almost overwhelmed me on some days. I may have sounded strong when I was talking to the press, but sometimes I had to push my feelings way down in order to get any words out of my mouth to make statements and answer questions.

The hardest days were when President Bush went to visit the wounded or families of the fallen. If it was tough for me, you can only imagine what it was like for the families and for a president who knew that his decisions led his troops into battles where they fought valiantly but were severely injured or lost their lives.

He regularly visited patients at Walter Reed military hospital near the White House. These stops were unannounced because of security concerns and hassles for the hospital staff that come with a full blown presidential visit.

One morning in 2005, Scott McClellan sent me in his place to visit the wounded warriors. It was my first time for that particular assignment, and I was nervous about how the visits would go.

The president was scheduled to see twenty-five patients at Walter Reed. Many of them had traumatic brain injuries and were in very serious, sometimes critical, condition. Despite getting the best treatment available in the world, we knew that some would not survive.

We started in the intensive care unit. The Chief Naval Officer (CNO) briefed the president on our way into the hospital about the first patient we’d see. He was a young Marine who had been injured when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. After his rescue, he was flown to Landstuhl U.S. Air Force Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany. At his bedside were his parents, wife, and five-year-old son.

“What’s his prognosis?” the president asked.

“Well, we don’t know sir, because he’s not opened his eyes since he arrived, so we haven’t been able to communicate with him. But no matter what, Mr. President, he has a long road ahead of him,” said the CNO.

We had to wear masks because of the risk of infection to the patient. I watched carefully to see how the family would react to President Bush, and I was worried that they might be mad at him and blame him for their loved one’s situation. But I was wrong.

The family was so excited the president had come. They gave him big hugs and thanked him over and over. Then they wanted to get a photo. So he gathered them all in front of Eric Draper, the White House photographer.

President Bush asked, “Is everybody smiling?” But they all had ICU masks on. A light chuckle ran through the room as everyone got the joke.

The soldier was intubated. The president talked quietly with the family at the foot of the patient’s bed. I looked up at the ceiling so that I could hold back tears.

After he visited with them for a bit, the president turned to the military aide and said, “Okay, let’s do the presentation.” The wounded soldier was being awarded the Purple Heart, given to troops that suffer wounds in combat.

Everyone stood silently while the military aide in a low and steady voice presented the award. At the end of it, the Marine’s little boy tugged on the president’s jacket and asked, “What’s a Purple Heart?”

The president got down on one knee and pulled the little boy closer to him. He said, “It’s an award for your dad, because he is very brave and courageous, and because he loves his country so much. And I hope you know how much he loves you and your mom, too.”

As he hugged the boy, there was a commotion from the medical staff as they moved toward the bed.

The Marine had just opened his eyes. I could see him from where I stood.

The CNO held the medical team back and said, “Hold on, guys. I think he wants the president.”

The president jumped up and rushed over to the side of the bed. He cupped the Marine’s face in his hands. They locked eyes, and after a couple of moments the president, without breaking eye contact, said to the military aide, “Read it again.”

So we stood silently as the military aide presented the Marine with the award for a second time. The president had tears dripping from his eyes onto the Marine’s face. As the presentation ended, the president rested his forehead on the Marine’s for a moment.

Now everyone was crying, and for so many reasons: the sacrifice; the pain and suffering; the love of country; the belief in the mission; and the witnessing of a relationship between a soldier and his Commander in Chief that the rest of us could never fully grasp. (In writing this book, I contacted several military aides who helped me track down the name of the Marine. I hoped for news that he had survived. He did not. He died during surgery six days after the president’s visit. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery and is survived by his wife and their three children.)

And that was just the first patient we saw. For the rest of the visit to the hospital that day, almost every family had the same reaction of joy when they saw the president.

But there were exceptions. One mom and dad of a dying soldier from the Caribbean were devastated, the mom beside herself with grief. She yelled at the president, wanting to know why it was her child and not his who lay in that hospital bed.

Her husband tried to calm her and I noticed the president wasn’t in a hurry to leave—he tried offering comfort but then just stood and took it, like he expected and needed to hear the anguish, to try to soak up some of her suffering if he could.

Later as we rode back on Marine One to the White House, no one spoke.

But as the helicopter took off, the president looked at me and said, “That mama sure was mad at me.” Then he turned to look out the window of the helicopter. “And I don’t blame her a bit.”

One tear slipped out the side of his eye and down his face. He didn’t wipe it away, and we flew back to the White House.

Source:
http://dailysignal.com/2015/04/21/why-george-w-bush-let-a-soldiers-mom-yell-at-him/

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Leftist Hypocrites (aka, oxymorons)

During the Bush years, the mere mention of Halliburton evoked a rabid response from liberals who claimed the company dragged the U.S. into the Iraq War for profit. (Vice President Cheney was a former chairman of Halliburton.)

March 29, 2015: President Barack Obama teed off today at the private Floridian National Golf Club with a member of the board of directors of Halliburton.

A Google search of “Obama Halliburton golf” within the past twenty-four hours showed no returns from liberal sites.

Halliburton toon

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