Category Archives: Bush

Worst President

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In a Quinnipiac Poll President Obama edged out George W. Bush and Richard Nixon in voting for the worst president since WWII. That covers a lot of ground when you consider the competition.

Peggy Noonan thinks the president is a weirdo.

But I’m not sure people are noticing the sheer strangeness of how the president is responding to the lack of success around him. He once seemed a serious man. He wrote books, lectured on the Constitution. Now he seems unserious, frivolous, shallow. He hangs with celebrities, plays golf. His references to Congress are merely sarcastic: “So sue me.” …

It is weird to have a president who has given up. So many young journalists diligently covering this White House, especially those for whom it is their first, think what they’re seeing is normal.

It is not. It is unprecedented and deeply strange. And, because the world is watching and calculating, unbelievably dangerous.

Light Bulb Ban

140103-bulbsquad-light-bulb-banIt’s 2014 and, thanks to President Bush, the creation of incandescent light bulbs is now banned.

Will mercury contamination from EPA mandated fluorescent lightbulbs become the lead paint issue of the future?

Light Bulb Ban

A story in the Washington Examiner blames the light bulb ban on a conspiracy between big makers of the low margin bulbs and government.

Pottery Barn Rules for Health Care

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Back when George W Bush was putting together his coalition of the willing, to kill people and break stuff in Iraq, Colin Powell warned they were under Pottery Barn rules: you break it you own it.

It appears that Democrats have broken the health care system. They transformed it by cramming through the Affordable Care Act, under special rules, on a Christmas Eve, with a completely partisan vote, featuring Cornhusker Kickbacks and Louisiana Purchases. Now the thing doesn’t work.

Pottery Barn Rules

Rich Lowry says that rather than try to help fix it, Republicans should let them own it.

Sock-It-To-Me

 

130716-bush-obama-cartoon-Former President Bush 41 visited the White House for the Points of Light award. He established the awards in 1989 to honor volunteerism and public service. President 44 was a gracious host and said nice things about 41.

President George Bush Sr. is confined to a wheel chair and outrageous socks.

9/11 Tribute

Islamists flew their black flag over the American embassy in Egypt, burned the U.S. consulate in Libya, and murdered four of its staff, including ambassador Chris Stevens - because they hate us, though they say it was because the didn’t like a movie. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued an apology for the movie. Romney immediately came swinging from the trees to attack the apology. Obama was shocked, shocked by Romney’s attack. Obama condemned Romney, then condemned the attackers, and retracted the apology for the movie. Hillary condemned the Libya attack too, but then apologized for the movie.

The Real Clear Politics Morning Note compared Obama’s response favorably to Bush’s original 9/11 response:

“The American people need to know that we’re facing a different enemy than we have ever faced,” Bush added. “This enemy hides in shadows, and has no regard for human life. This is an enemy who preys on innocent and unsuspecting people, then runs for cover. But it won’t be able to run for cover forever. This is an enemy that tries to hide. But it won’t be able to hide forever. This is an enemy that thinks its harbors are safe. But they won’t be safe forever.”

On the 11th anniversary of those attacks, the United States was targeted again, this time in Egypt and Libya. Once again, the initial governmental response from the administration was not commensurate with the threat. But today – 11 years to the day that Bush found his voice – President Barack Obama released a forceful statement of his own.

“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens,” the president said this morning. “Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.”