Category Archives: The Bush’s

February 21, 2016

Making America great means exposing ‘W’

Ilana Mercer praises Trump for beginning ‘a vital process of expiation’

Making America great again, the theme of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, depends on dispelling the myths and myth-making that made America bad.

Beginning with George W. Bush.

Said Saint Augustine: “The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”

The Republican Party under Bush did the devil’s work. Bar the sainted Ron Paul, not a dog of a Republican lifted his leg in protest of the unjust war on Iraq.

To embark on the good, the GOP must come clean about the bad. To that end, Donald Trump has begun a vital process of expiation.

The 43rd president is categorized as “bad” and ranked 37th by Ivan Eland, author of “Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty.” Having undermined the republic at home and peace abroad, “Bush’s presidency,” avers Eland, “was one of the worst of all time.”

Coming to terms with the Bush legacy, moreover, ought to prevent the rise of another Bush. For the bogus Bush Doctrine is alive and well – exploited in the words and promises of each of the Republican candidates, other than Donald Trump.

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February 20, 2016

Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump’s Rise Is Rejection of a Quarter Century of Bush Republicanism

In a statement to Breitbart News, Pat Buchanan declared that Trump’s rise represents a rejection of 25 years of Bush Republicanism— an ideology which Buchanan says has destroyed America’s once-great manufacturing core, flooded the country with low-skilled workers, and drained the treasury with ill-advised foreign adventures in the Middle East.

“In the GOP nomination race, the chickens of a quarter century of Bush Republicanism have come home to roost,” Buchanan told Breitbart. “Trump’s triumphs to date are due to his recognition of, and identification with, the Middle American revolt against Bush family ideology and policy, and what it has produced.”

Buchanan explained that “America is rejecting the Bush immigration policy,” which has “proffered amnesty” to “12 million illegals… because it said the United States is helpless to do anything about their presence here.”

“America’s establishment has failed America,” Buchanan said, “The single clearest message in the presidential campaign of 2015-2016 is that the American people would like to cleanse our capital city of its ruling class.”

Buchanan, former speechwriter and White House adviser to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, is legendary amongst conservatives for his insurgent Republican presidential campaigns during the 1990s, which laid the intellectual groundwork for the conservative nation-state movement. Buchanan has been credited with presaging the revolt which has manifested itself in the 2016 election and for correctly predicting the consequences of mass migration, ideological free trade, and military adventurism — predictions which were largely dismissed at the time he made them.

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February 17, 2016

Coulter on 9/11 Attacks: ‘You Can Kind of Say There Is Some Partial Blame’ for Bush (Video)

“Look, one year before 9/11, in a debate with Al Gore, George Bush specifically raised racial profiling of Arabs at ticket security. One year later, the ticket agent who took Mohammed Atta’s tickets said he got a chill to the bone, he wouldn’t give it to him, but gave himself a politically correct mental slap.”

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter said that although she disagreed with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s suggestion former President George W. Bush may have misled the American people to invade Iraq, his broader point about avoiding foreign wars was the right.

According to Coulter, the focus on the Middle East in the GOP debates detracts attention from what is going on domestically.

“Well, what he said specifically about Bush lying to get us into the war about weapons of mass destruction, of course that made my head explode,” Coulter said. “But whether it’s Bush’s fault or Obama’s fault for pulling out every last troop as I believe, going forward, I do, and I think most Americans agreed with Trump — enough with the foreign wars. It didn’t work. It’s not working now. Again, whether it’s Bush’s fault or Obama’s fault. And you know, you watch these Republican debates, and at least for the first five of them, half of the debate is Republicans talking about the Quds and the Kurds. Can we get back to America?”

Later in the segment, Coulter explained why she sees Trump as resonating where the Republican Party isn’t and pointed out that you can tie Bush’s policies to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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November 15, 2015

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.

“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was coming.

By May of 2001, says Cofer Black, then chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center, “it was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die.” “There were real plots being manifested,” Cofer’s former boss, George Tenet, told me in his first interview in eight years. “The world felt like it was on the edge of eruption. In this time period of June and July, the threat continues to rise. Terrorists were disappearing [as if in hiding, in preparation for an attack]. Camps were closing. Threat reportings on the rise.” The crisis came to a head on July 10. The critical meeting that took place that day was first reported by Bob Woodward in 2006. Tenet also wrote about it in general terms in his 2007 memoir At the Center of the Storm.

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November 7, 2015

Bush Sr. Slams Cheney, Rumsfeld in New Book

‘Iron-ass’ advisers ‘served the president badly’

George HW Bush has finally broken his silence on what he thought about his son’s administration—and it turns out he was no fan of Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld. In Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, the senior Bush tells biographer Jon Meacham that the “iron-ass” Cheney who emerged after 9/11 was very different from the man who served as his defense secretary, reports the New York Times. But while Cheney was a “good man,” Bush says in the book, Rumsfeld “was an arrogant fellow” who “served the president badly.” He, too, gets the memorable label: “I don’t like what he did, and I think it hurt the president having his iron-ass view of everything,” Bush says.

Bush 41 says Cheney may have been influenced by his own wife and daughter’s hard-line views, and he adds it was a big mistake for his son to have let Cheney “bring in kind of his own State Department.” In the book, he also criticizes some of his son’s rhetoric, including “Axis of Evil,” but says, “He’s my son, he did his best, and I’m for him,” the Times notes. Cheney tells Fox News that despite the criticism, he’s enjoying the book, and since 9/11 was “worse than Pearl Harbor,” he considers the “iron-ass” label a compliment. The book, which will be released next week, also reveals that Donald Trump sought to become Bush 41’s vice president in 1988, and that Jeb Bush—who’s currently trying to become Bush 45—urged his father to ditch Dan Quayle in 1992, the Times reports.

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October 20, 2015

Trump Doubles Down on Bush 9/11 Remarks: ‘They Did Know It Was Coming’ (Video)

“[L]ook, his brother gets hit on, he’s a loyal person, and he’s loyal to his brother. But his brother made some mistakes. His brother could have made a mistake with the actual hit because they did know it was coming. And George Tenet, the head of the CIA told him that it was coming. So, they did have advanced notice and they didn’t really work on it.”

On Tuesday’s “New Day” on CNN, Republican presidential front-runner defended his response aimed at his GOP opponent former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), who had claimed in a debate earlier this month that the country was kept safe under former President George W. Bush.

Trump in an interview with Bloomberg Television last week pointed out that the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks happened under the George W. Bush presidency, which he said refutes his younger brother’s claim the country was kept safe under George W. Bush’s watch.

Trump doubled down on that claim on CNN and claimed they knew the 9/11 attacks were coming and “didn’t really work on it.”

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August 12, 2015

The Bushes Created Trump by Laura Ingraham

GOP establishment has no one to blame but itself.

In the aftermath of the Fox News debate, the elites in the Republican Party were smugly tweeting and talking amongst themselves that Donald Trump was finished. His careless bombast had gotten the best of him. Women would protest in droves. Room would finally be made for the “adults” in the race to emerge.

Like clockwork, I was bombarded with emails and calls from the best-known political reporters in the country who were looking for quotes to write their latest “Trump, RIP” narrative. Oooh! A RedState forum disinvited Trump! Conservatives are turning on him!

Wishful thinking is not sober analysis.

Trump, lo and behold, still sits pretty atop the polls. An online tracking poll of Republicans and GOP leaners by Morning Consult, conducted Friday through Sunday, has Trump leading the field with 32 percent of the vote, up seven points over a poll conducted the week before. Jeb Bush came in with 11 percent.

All the most anti-establishment candidates’ numbers went up in polls save Rubio, and you can argue that he cast an anti-establishment message as well, at least after he gave up comprehensive immigration reform.

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June 20, 2015

George P. Bush: ‘Hispanic agenda is the American agenda’

‘I think my dad wants to speak to the aspirations of this growing community’

Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, made what he called his “first appearance” on his father’s behalf in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

Bush, the Texas land commissioner, spoke to a crowd of about 40 people at the locally-owned Mexican restaurant, Mundo. He talked about the importance of the Latino vote in Nevada and across the country.

“The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda, it’s an aspirational community that I happen to be a part of,” Bush said to the attendees. “We want better schools, a brighter economic tomorrow, a strong national defense, it’s a patriotic community.”

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Death By Dynasties: Jeb, Hillary, and Disaster! – Bill Whittle (Video)

Do Americans love a dynasty? The media wants to tell us that everyone is looking for the next Kennedys. Check out this Afterburner to see how wrong that is.

May 22, 2015

Iraq liars: We knew then what we know now

Ilana Mercer chronicles her 13 years of writing about ‘WMD balderdash’

“If we knew what we know today, we would not have gone into Iraq”: This is as good an apology Republicans vying for the highest office are willing to offer, 12 years after launching a war that was immoral and unjust from the inception – as some of us pointed out from the inception – cost trillions in treasure, tens of thousands of lives (American and Iraqi) and flouted America’s national interests.

The big reveal began with Jeb Bush, who told anchor Megyn Kelly that knowing what we know now about Iraq, he would absolutely still have invaded Iraq. Broadcaster Laura Ingraham was having none of it. With the benefit of hindsight, she had arrived at the belated conclusion that the invasion was wrong. Ingraham suggested that Bush III was insane for sticking to his guns about Iraq.

Next to disgrace was Sen. Marco Rubio, also in the running. Six weeks back, Rubio had been unrepentant about the catastrophic invasion. After The Shaming of Jeb, Rubio changed his tune.

The title of Judith Chalabi Miller’s “rehab book tour” is, “If we knew what we now know …” Over the pages of the New York Times, Miller, the Gray Lady’s prized reporter, had shilled for the Iraq war like there was no tomorrow. In her reporting, she channeled Ahmad Chalabi, an Iraqi conman who fed the moronic Miller with misinformation and lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The other conman was Bush II, president at the time. His administration assisted Miller – a woman already prone to seeing faces in the clouds – to tune-out and become turned-on and hot for war (also the title of a January 2003 “Return To Reason” column). No tale was too tall for our Judith; no fabrication too fantastic.

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