Michael Reagan: George W. Bush Needs to Stand Up & Stop Taking Blame for Economy & Put It Where It Belongs (Video)

Michael Reagan was on America Live today with Megyn Kelly to talk tax cuts. Reagan said,

The Republicans need somebody to stand up. May I suggest George H. W. Bush stand up and tell the people what really happened to him in 1990, 1992. And that George W. Bush stand up and really stop taking the blame for what happened to the economy and put it where it belongs. We need the two former presidents to stand up just like the three presidents today that are Democrats, are bashing the Bush administration. Bashing their economy. They need to not wait for history to tell the story. They need to tell the story themselves.

He’s right.

Micheal Reagan is right. If the American public is ignorant to the consistent benefits of tax cuts, how can you expect the public to support them? And, it the Republican Party cannot explain how liberty, and capitalism and limited government is beneficial to all Americans, then conservatives need a different party.

For the record…
The Bush tax cuts created jobs.

The Bush tax cuts in 2003 created 8.1 million jobs. (Investors)

Investor’s reported:

From June 2003 to December 2007, the economy added 8.1 million jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate fell to 5% from 6.3%. Real GDP growth averaged close to 3% in the four-plus years after that, and the budget deficit fell steadily from 2004 to 2007.

And despite Obama’s claim, Bush’s policies did not increase income inequality. In fact, inequality was the same when Bush left office as when he came in.

Unfortunately for America, Barack Obama’s ‘Spend your way to hell’ plan did not have similar results.

Since the trillion dollar Obama-Pelosi stimulus was passed the labor force participation rate has dropped to a 29 year low. (RSC)

Since Obama took office the labor force has shrunk from 66% to 63% as almost 5 million American adults stopped looking for work.

The Bush tax cuts grew the economy and paid down the deficit.

During the Bush years, despite the 2000 Recession, the attacks on 9-11, the stock market scandals, Hurricane Katrina, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush Administration was able to reduce the budget deficit from 412 billion dollars in 2004 to 162 billion dollars in 2007, a sixty percent drop. In 2004 the federal budget deficit was 412 billion dollars. In 2005 it dropped to 318 billion dollars. In 2006 the deficit dipped to 248 billion dollars. And, in 2007 it fell below 200 billion to 162 billion dollars. During the Bush years the average unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, the economy saw the strongest productivity growth in four decades and there was robust GDP growth.

Not only were more jobs lost initially after the 9-11 attacks in 2001 than in the 2008 market crash, but more jobs were created by President Bush’s pro-business policies and tax cuts than by the Obama-Pelosi “spend your way to hell” Keynesian failure.

It’s just too bad most Americans don’t know this.
And it’s too bad conservative leaders won’t defend freedom and limited government.

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  • MT Geoff

    1. GW Bush and his father have both maintained a dignified quiet after their time in office and I salute them. They have born calumny and insult with calm assurance that they did their best.
    2. Although they were better presidents than their successors, their brands have been sullied by an ugly press and a credulous audience. If they came out in their own defense, the ones who think they’re to blame in the first place would only be more strongly. If the two former presidents speak publicly to defend themselves, they might do more harm than good.

  • It drove me crazy during the campaign when Obama would drone on about Romney wanting to go “back to the failed policies of the past”.

    What policies? Cheap money? Encouraging people who couldn’t afford a house to buy a house through Fanny and Freddie? Those policies?

    Romney let the insane allegation pass time and time again. FAIL.

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    As if any Rino Bush would stand up for himself or any of us at this point.

  • Joanne

    The truth is they don’t care.

  • Excellent point, Son o’ Gipper…

  • Joanne

    The democrats liked that Romney was the Republican candidate. I wonder why!

  • Hippies Still Smell

    [“despite the 2000 Recession, the attacks on 9-11, the stock market scandals, Hurricane Katrina, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan”]

    Not to mention Christmas ’04 Tsunami (250K dead)

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  • Vicky Hernandez

    Right on!

    W’s silence against the Leftist and DinoMedia onslaught was infuriating.

    His silence gave license to the antics of Pelosi, Reed, et.al., when they got into power in 2004.

    Remember Pelosi’s trip to Syria? She acted as if she was POTUS. She defied the Bush WH by meddling in forgeign policy and met with Asaad and said, “The road to Damascus is the road to peace.” Really?

  • Josh

    This has been driving me crazy for a while now. When I tell people that the tax cuts lead to the second longest consecutive stretch of jobs growth in history they look at me with disbelief as if I had just told them that GWB is a smarter guy that Obama.

    I take issue with one thing in this post, though, and it’s a valid point that the lefties make. As I understand it, the federal deficit numbers you refer to under GWB don’t reflect the costs of the wars that we were fighting during that time. Obama claims to have put them on the balance sheet which he uses to explain his huge deficits. A smart play for O because he knew that the wars would wind down and he would be able to claim savings by not paying for them anymore. He has also been able to use that drawdown to hide his increased spending.

    It’s always better to do apples to apples in these cases because it prevents accusations of inaccuracy that allow closed-minded people to dismiss the whole argument.

  • Hippies Still Smell

    The Pelosi-Obama-Reid (POR) Congress took control in January 2007 with Bush-era unemployment at 4.6%. The POR triumverate sunk it to a low of 10.1%.
    http://www.miseryindex.us/urbymonth.asp

    In 2008, the public was furious at George W. Bush, not because he was too much of a right-wing tightwad, but because he ran up a series of (what were then thought to be) gargantuan deficits. The result was that under a (allegedly) conservative administration, the national debt nearly doubled, from $3.3 trillion to $6.3 trillion, in just eight years.

    The Obamateur apparently never figured out that he had been elected (in part) because massive Republican borrowing had sickened the American people. So in near-suicidal fashion, he took Bush’s last scheduled budget deficit of more than $500 billion (Bush’s Keynesian concession to get the country out of the 2008 recession and financial panic) and nearly TRIPLED it by 2010!

    The Obamateur’s new red ink adds Trillions more to the national debt– with near-trillion-dollar yearly deficits scheduled for the next decade. All of that will result in a U.S. debt of more than $20 trillion.

  • This could be one reason why Bush has kept his mouth close ,remember all those liberals calling for war crimes against Bush ……. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/31/obama-justice-department-immunity-bush-cia-torturer…..

  • Skunky Choom

    GWB has a tendency toward shutting up at the wrong time. He let the media destroy him and the GOP before ‘The Surge’. He had an utter buffoon for a press secretary during that time as well, and did absolutely nothing about that until the damage was set in concrete.

    What is to be expected from a President whose synopsis of his Presidency went something like,”I’ll just let the historians sort that out.”?

    Expecting GWB to stand up and fight for anything at this point is completely understandable and extremely unlikely. He just doesn’t give a rat’s rear. He took himself out of the game in 2006, forever.

    I voted for him 4 times (2 for Gov. and 2 for Pres.), 6 if McCain and Romney are counted. No more. If the GOP doesn’t nominate a street brawler in 2016, there’s no point in voting for GWB for the 7th time.

  • bg

    ++

    Micheal Reagan is right. If the American public is ignorant to the
    consistent benefits of tax cuts, how can you expect the public to
    support them? And, if the Republican Party cannot explain how
    liberty, and capitalism and limited government is beneficial to all
    Americans, then conservatives need a different party.

    Amen GP…

    adding on the following via B/A-AfMR:

    November 27, 2012

    Since “Black” Now Means Supporting Obama Blindly…

    [A few high-profile dissidents is a good start, but not nearly enough.
    Hopefully, rumors of the intention of Black leaders to hold Obama
    more accountable will yield results.

    The 21st Century shouldn’t see us marching lockstep behind people
    because of skin color and silent about a destructive faction, again
    because of skin dolor.

    Just like I couldn’t be part of a subservient Black group in my racist
    hometown, neither can I be part of one now despite racists now
    resembling me.

    No one man should be allowed to define community membership.

    When Obama leaves Washington to return to private life, perhaps
    I’ll start calling myself Black again. The end result of my activism
    was never to be anyone’s flunky- regardless of color.

    I’m Bold, not Black, now that it means “Obama worshipper.”]

    question is, will ignorant so called white “Conservative Republicans” keep
    painting Blacks (and Muslims for that matter) with the same brush, ergo,
    no different than the Blacks who label Black Conservatives ‘Uncle Toms’,
    desecrating both in their ignorance as well..
    🙁

    ps: November 27, 2012

    Laura Ingraham off air to ‘retool’ program

    ==

  • Sam Stone

    He is right. In Bush’s first term the Democrats ran the Senate and the GOP ran the House until January 2003 through January 2007 when the GOP ran both houses. Then the Democrats ran both houses since January 2007 until the end.

    the question to ask and you will never get a good answer is: “What exactly did Bush do that caused this mess he is blamed for, without the Democrats approval most of the time?”

    Looking at the revenues and spending, from the White House’s own site
    it is clear Bush did nothing to screw up what is happened. After his 2 tax cuts the Feds saw RECORD revenue in 2007. Then the Democrats took over both houses and all hell broke loose in spending and the deficit rose dramatically.

    So WHAT did Bush do to cause this mess?

  • Lou Bauman

    GWB isn’t the only one who needs to defend his record – Republican politicians have tolerated the “blame Bush” meme since 2008. When the Dems and BHO blame the financial meltdown and recession on Bush policies, they need to be challenged – which Bush policies? Most of the ones that cause the meltdown and recession have been continued by BHO. The Republicans completely capitulated on this issue and it cost them the 2012 election.

  • Basil Duke

    Bush the Second was as silent as a mime from the moment he took office. Sat mute for eight years while the MSM savaged him and his vice president. Nary a peep from him. And, as the saying goes: “A lie unchallenged….” Infuriating and so very frustrating.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #14 November 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm bg

    November 27, 2012

    A Divorce From The GOP

    by Mychal Massie

    The Republican Party, from its inception in 1856, has stood for conservative
    pro-family and pro-Constitutional values. Those values are what first drew
    me to the Republican Party and they are what have led me to be engaged
    in my unwavering support of same.

    I have opposed those Republicans who support abortion, homosexual
    marriage, expanded government, increased spending and other political
    positions that others and I argue are antithetical to what our Party has
    long stood for.

    But the Republican Party we have supported and fought for is no longer
    the same. We have elected candidates who have behaved – and supported
    policies – more in line with Democrats than those standards we expect
    from true Conservatives. And, specific to that point, we have paid dearly
    as a nation for it.

    Now, in the aftermath of back-to-back humiliating presidential losses, we
    would think that the Republican leadership has learned its lesson and is
    going to turn back to the conservative principles that made the Party of
    Lincoln the Party we once knew. But it appears that isn’t the case.

    The concerns and values of the Party that gave us President Eisenhower
    and President Reagan have been abandoned and, despite the evidence
    that conservative values gave us the greatest off-year election victory in
    decades in 2010 – the Republican hierarchy appears to be committed to
    doubling down on a shift to embrace those issues conservatives have
    always opposed.

    There are renewed calls for what they view as a more “broad-based
    and compassionate” Party. They appear more determined than ever
    to embrace amnesty for illegal aliens in an attempt to erode Hispanics
    support for Democrats. They are increasingly more favorable to the
    spending programs designed to show they care about blacks.

    There is now open contempt for grass-roots activist programs
    and the Tea Party in favor of becoming more like the Democrats.

    We do not need another Democrat Party. The one that exists has
    done nothing but set us on the path to the fiscal and social abyss.

    The attempted transmogrification of conservative values into the values of
    the late John Murtha, the late Arlen Specter, and the former Congressman
    Mike Castle of Delaware are not the values that made this nation the
    greatest in the world.

    We have a decision to make. As Ronald Reagan famously said, “You and I
    have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the
    last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first
    step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children
    and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here.
    We did all that could be done.” (A Time For Choosing; 10/27/64)

    For many of us, that decision is now clear. Capitulating to increased taxes,
    debauchery, the murder of the unborn, big government and increased
    spending, rewarding those who have blatantly violated our sovereign
    borders, courts that no longer adhere to boundaries prescribed by the
    Constitution, ad nauseum – is not the way to restore the great and noble
    experiment called the United States of America.

    Just as a small band of men took it upon themselves to fight to insure our
    freedoms at the creation of our nation, so too must those who agree with
    what I am saying do today.

    If the Republican Party hierarchy refuses to understand that, then our
    decision has been made for us, and we must divorce ourselves from
    them in favor of supporting new paths to electing those who will.

    Barack Obama is not our problem as such – albeit, he is a malignant
    parasite who openly schemes to suck the lifeblood from America in
    favor of government dependency and a Socialist State.

    We are the problem if we continue to support the party and party hierarchy
    who have made this possible. Republicans have made this possible by
    abandoning the core principles that America was founded upon. They have
    abandoned truth for a lie and our children will pay for it.

    If the Republican Party hierarchy refuses to understand that, then our
    decision has been made for us, and we must divorce ourselves from
    them in favor of supporting new paths to electing those who will. After
    all, unfaithfulness has always been adequate grounds for divorce.
    ]

    albeit the Democrat Party left me, i did; reciprocate to
    become a member of the Democrat Party part duex..

    i was, and in many ways, still am a John & Robert F. Kennedy Democrat..

    however, i am seeing more and more clearly as to why both they (as i
    recall Ayers Sirhan Sirhan dedication, amongst numerous others, and
    Barry’s long term relationship), and MLK were assassinated, they stood
    in the way of the creation of a Godless New One World Order that will
    eventually be warlorded over by satanical IslaMarxists.. 🙁

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #18 November 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm bg

    i did; reciprocate = i didn’t reciprocate

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    hard to defend oneself when the entire MSM and your own are eager to take a bite out of you, i mean, how soon we forget he did try, and how much worse they made it for him when he did.. remember who we’re talking about here, a press that applauded Democrats for applauding the failure of SS reform SS, albeit Clinon, and now Obama, suggested the same routs..

    Rep do it = bad

    Dem do it = good

    “what the fascist left have been aiming for is to “equate” good with evil..
    that’s the only way they can appease their conscience in the face of the
    harsh reality they are trying to escape from because it does not fit in with
    their ideological utopian matrix.. if there is no good vs evil, then all is good
    even if [the] all is evil..” – bg

    update: pardon the redundancy:

    the new Reps are the old Dems..

    the old Dems are the new Progs..

    the new Progs are the old Coms
    (by any other name the same)..

    ==

  • DMG

    Since Obama took office the labor force has shrunk from 66% to 63% as almost 5 million American adults stopped looking for work.

    Yeah, that’s what happens when people retire. In fact, the labor force participation rate peaked in 2000, at 67.3%, and has been headed down since. Where do you think that whole worker to retiree ratio projection comes from?

  • Ghost

    all the numbers misses the Main Point, which is, America went from World Champion Conservatism, Constitutional, Patriotic, American Exceptionalism to Marxist/Muslim Destruction in ONLY 20 years. How did that happen?
    one word answer: Bush.

    I know alot of you don’t want to hear that, and yes, both were decent, honorable men- except that they paved the way for what we have now EXACTLY! the way Herbert Hoover laid the foundation for FDR. (for God’s sakes, read Amity Schlaes’, “The Forgotten Man” -or get the audio book, but learn… dammit)

    maybe, Maybe, MAYBE their RINO defective policies, acquiescence and silence in the face of Leftist progress and failure to FINISH! the Wars is because they WANTED it that way. It is difficult to conceive of betrayal, but what will it take before you’re fearless enough to confront what the hell has happened in your lifetime, in front of your faces?!

    Goodness is not enough. The Good must be STRONG! -dammit.

    #18 bg
    I read that last night too. plus your added comment is the first time I’ve agreed with you in a long while 🙂
    there are no modern Ds who can accept JFK’s inaugural address or Bobby’s forthrightness. for that matter, the last time a D could be described as patriotic and with a good idea, Bobby was still alive.
    well okay, maybe Daniel Patrick Moynihan, another tough Irishman.
    (look up Al Smith vs. FDR)

    Massie has many great columns and I hope he develops into a major star soon.

  • DMG

    The Bush tax cuts grew the economy and paid down the deficit.

    How does one “pay down” the deficit? You either have one or you don’t. You can reduce the yearly deficit, but GWB did no such thing. He may have played with the books to make it appear as the deficit decreased, but the national debt increased about the same amount each year, to wit, by $555B, $596B, $554 $574B, $501B $1017B, in that order, for the six years the deficit accumulated solely on his watch.

    http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo5.htm

  • Ohiovoter

    I am 61 years old and fear I will never see another Republican president. My bet is that, in 2 years or so, they will be some excuse that Biden can’t continue and Hillary will be waiting in the wings.

  • DMG

    “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the
    last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first
    step into a thousand years of darkness.

    And then he took that first step, by codifying trickle-down economics.

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  • Smarty

    GW’s refusal to fight back is an epic and typical RINO fail. Losing a bar fight by taking the high road is losing the bar fight. It also means you are OK with losing it, and don’t mind being a whining bitch about it instead. That is the RINO wing of the GOP.

    Carter did not go away, Clinton did not go away, and for darn sure, Obama will not go away.

  • dk

    Too late. The two presidents Bush, sr and jr, should have started talking way before the elections. That could have saved some votes but it is too late now as Ovomit has another term. But if they wana stop lefties from securing another term in 2016.. better speak up.

  • Patty

    Exactly, I was saying this very thing. I wish he would say something but he won’t get involved ever again.

    Maybe he will change his mind because Bias Media will never say anything and it is for sure Obama and his surrogates are getting away with Bloody murder.

  • The Bush family do not have time to defend their economic record. Their passion is amnesty,hispanic outreach and UN entanglements.

  • Patty

    We should be blaming CLINTON. But of course he is a democrat. UNTOUCHABLE

  • Patty

    OT

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/26/article-2238577-16381D37000005DC-498_306x535.jpg
    HER PICTURE HERE, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER. RIP

    Please spare my little girl’: How Mexico’s fearless female mayor sacrificed herself to save her daughter’s life as she was abducted by drug gang, tortured and executed

    Maria Santos Gorrostieta had been stabbed, beaten and burned
    She defied Mexico’s powerful drug gangs, who twice tried to gun her down
    She was kidnapped in broad daylight in front of her terrified daughter
    The former mayor leaves behind three children

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238577/Maria-Santos-Gorrostieta-executed-surviving-assassination-attempts.html

  • DMG

    We should be blaming CLINTON. But of course he is a democrat. UNTOUCHABLE

    Yeah, lord knows Republicans never blamed Clinton for anything.

  • Monkey Wrench

    These charts are quite misleading. When Bush took office 1/2001 the nonfarm payroll was 132,466,000. When Bush left office 1/2009 the nonfarm payroll was 133,561,000. So a total gain in nonfarm payroll of 1,095,000.

    I got my numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Ghost

    ⬆Dickweed ⇡Moosehead ⇞Goomba

  • Ghost

    Monkey Stick
    and your skullgoo from yo’ mama’s ass

  • Monkey Wrench

    Good stuff, Ghost. Your take down of my comment gives me a lot to think about.

  • Monkey Wrench

    By contrast, when Clinton took office 1/1993 the nonfarm payroll was 109,726,000. When he left office in 1/2001 the nonfarm payroll was 132,466,000. So a total gain in nonfarm payroll of 22,740,000.

  • Patty

    fyi
    Obama Treasury Dept. declares China is not manipulating currency

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/269663-report-china-not-a-currency-manipulator

  • Patty

    The first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 was the first sign that the U.S. would be a soft target for anyone determined to bring about mass chaos and confusion because Bill Clinton did not place a high priority on foreign and domestic terrorism and their byproducts.
    Is this the “clean-up” Hillary Clinton is talking about?

  • bg

    ++

    Ghost #22 November 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    everything that’s gone wrong since
    the big bang is the evil Bushs’ fault!!

    ROTF 😆 MBO!!

    God Bless George & Laura Bush, the
    last American President & First Lady..

    ==

  • jainphx

    GWB was the beginning of the “lets just sit back and take it” brought on by Carl Rove and other “Republican elites” The elites are Demoncraps in Republican clothing. They are in league with the rats. They sat back and allowed the rats to win by not fighting. They don’t fight because they actually believe the lefts agenda, but want to smooth it out so we stay in line. Have you had enough yet, or will we just melt away. Either a new “conservative” party or secede from the corruption that is Washington.

  • Patty

    What Bush Inherited from Clinton

    The Housing Department was Fannie and Freddie’s top regulator — and under Cuomo the mortgage giants were forced to start ramping up programs to issue more subprime loans to the riskiest of borrowers.

    We know how that turned out: Fannie and Freddie help stoke a housing bubble that actually made homeownership less affordable unless borrowers took out ever-more-risky loans. Eventually, both agencies imploded (along with the housing market); bailing them out since 2008 has already cost taxpayers more than $100 billion.

    (And, yes, Bush continued Clinton’s policies — but did try to rein in Fannie and Freddie in his later years, before the meltdown. But Democratic barons in Congress like Rep. Barney Frank balked at stopping the train before the wreck.)

    Gasparino also reminds us that the Clinton administration led the charge for banking deregulation by pushing the repeal of Glass-Steagall.

    Republicans were on board with removing the barriers between commercial and investment banking, but the brains behind deregulation belonged to Robert Rubin, who then profited from the new law as chairman of the executive committee at Citigroup.

    When Citigroup teetered on the edge of insolvency, this same Robert Rubin, uber-banker, claimed that he did not know what was going on at the bank.

    Gasparino does not mention it, but if we are now judging an administration by what happens in the months after it leaves office, how about giving some thought to the feckless Clinton counter terrorism policy, the one that might have contributed to what happened on September 11, 2001.

    http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2012/09/what-bush-inherited-from-clinton.html

  • Patty

    OT

    HOW BILL CLINTON FAILED THE USS COLE

    Despite the fact that bin Laden had declared war on America in 1998 the Clinton Administration never countered that we were at war with terrorists. In a radio address on October 14, two days after the attacks, Bill Clinton said “even when America is not at war, the men and women of our military risk their lives every day.” In an October 18 memorial service, Clinton only devoted one small paragraph to the terrorists. He never mentioned any grave threat by name, not even Osama bin Laden or Al Qaeda. In a “Meet the Press” interview just 3 days after the attack, National Security Advisor Sandy Berger did not even bring up Al Qaeda or the risk it posed to Americans. His neglect to address the subject of our biggest enemy came just one month before the 2000 election. Top officials like Madeleine Albright and William Cohen ignored Richard Clarke’s calls for attacking Al Qaeda targets for fear of derailing the Arab-Israeli peace process and creating perceptions that America is indiscriminately bombing Muslims. All of this despite the fact there was a foiled attempt on 3 U.S. targets on January 3, 2000, including an attack on “The Sullivans” in, of all places, the port of Aden, Yemen.

    In fact, the Clinton Administration should have had knowledge of bin Laden’s desire to carry out attacks on American forces. Osama bin Laden and members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad appeared in a Qatar TV tape on September 22, 2000 making specific threats to attack American ships. Osama bin Laden followed through on his promise on October 12, 2000, killing 17 Americans. . . .

    http://thomasgalvin.blogspot.com/2004/04/failing-uss-cole-galvin-opinion.html

    And the biggest disgrace of all, sexapades in the oval office.

  • Monkey Wrench

    #39

    You might be surprised to know that Paul Krugman was critical of the Obama administration and Congress for not confronting China over their currency manipulation. He wrote about it on his blog. Here’s his Op Ed from a year ago on the subject. Holding China to Account

  • bg

    ++

    oh please, even if he could’ve been, Ronald
    Reagan was more lib than George W Bush..

    GWB – RR

    November 28, 2005

    Bush Outlines Border Security Plan

    U.S. BORDER PATROL

    [President George W. Bush ordered the largest expansion of
    the Border Patrol in history, mandating the recruitment of an
    additional 6,000 Border Patrol agents by the end of 2008.]

    January 14, 2009

    The Invisible Legacy of President George W. Bush

    God Bless & Thank You George W. Bush & Laura Bush

    and they are still working harder to improve the lives of our wounded
    warriors, as well as fight illiteracy around the globe, than the present
    white house occupiers..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    jainphx #42 November 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Rove was no friend of or to Bush..

    ergo, he nn’d him quite appropriately..

    ==

  • Patty

    OT

    Racism? Black leaders fret white person may take Jesse Jackson’s House seat

    http://www.examiner.com/article/racism-black-leaders-fret-white-person-may-take-jesse-jackson-s-house-seat

  • David

    To GreginSeattle

    Couldn’t agree more. The Republicans should have nailed Clinton on the economy. Another stupid tactical error

  • bg

    ++

    MT Geoff #1 November 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    i totally agree..

    seems to be they need a scapegoat, so lets
    get Bush out and up front to take the blunt..

    besides, weren’t eh “REPS” avoiding Bush like
    the plague during the run for the presidency??

    hypocrites, speaking of hypocrites, has Michael Reagan spoken
    up for Bush at any time since he retired from the presidency??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #50 November 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm bg

    blunt = brunt

    whatever.. 😀

    ==

  • Rose

    WOW! Both STUNNING and VERY NICE to hear someone say they KNOW that Bush Jr. didn’t cause the DIM Economic disasters.

  • shadow

    Gasparino also reminds us that the Clinton administration led the charge for banking deregulation by pushing the repeal of Glass-Steagall.

    Nice attempt at re-writing history, but you might want to read up on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, starting with who Gramm, Leach and Bliley are.

  • shadow

    The first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 was the first sign that the U.S. would be a soft target for anyone determined to bring about mass chaos and confusion because Bill Clinton did not place a high priority on foreign and domestic terrorism and their byproducts.

    Gasparino does not mention it, but if we are now judging an administration by what happens in the months after it leaves office, how about giving some thought to the feckless Clinton counter terrorism policy, the one that might have contributed to what happened on September 11, 2001.

    Soooo … Clinton is responsible for a terrorist attack that happened during his first month in office AND for the attack that occured during his successor’s 8th. That sounds fair.

  • Belinda

    Mistake: Romney kept preaching about more jobs jobs jobs. Those collecting handouts don’t want jobs jobs jobs…they want more handouts. 50% of the vote lost right there.

  • This is very true. However, shortly into his second term, Bush gave up on politics and concentrated on policy–he stopped trying to defend his policies or gain public support for them. This was one reason the atmosphere became so poisonous against the GOP. If he would not defend his policies while POTUS, what makes people think that he will defend them now? He is retired, and appears to wish to stay that way.

  • bg

    ++

    shadow #54 November 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    exactly who (not talking blog/posters) ever
    stated Clinton was responsible for either??

    March 24, 2004

    Clarke Praises Bush Team in ’02

    [RICHARD CLARKE: Actually, I’ve got about seven points, let me just
    go through them quickly. Um, the first point, I think the overall point
    is, there was no plan on Al Qaeda that was passed from the Clinton
    administration to the Bush administration.

    Second point is that the Clinton administration had a strategy in
    place, effectively dating from 1998. And there were a number of
    issues on the table since 1998. And they remained on the table
    when that administration went out of office — issues like aiding
    the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, changing our Pakistan policy –
    – uh, changing our policy toward Uzbekistan. And in January 2001,
    the incoming Bush administration was briefed on the existing strategy.
    They were also briefed on these series of issues that had not been
    decided on in a couple of years.

    And the third point is the Bush administration decided then, you know,
    in late January, to do two things. One, vigorously pursue the existing
    policy, including all of the lethal covert action findings, which we’ve now
    made public to some extent.

    And the point is, while this big review was going on, there were still
    in effect, the lethal findings were still in effect. The second thing the
    administration decided to do is to initiate a process to look at those
    issues which had been on the table for a couple of years and get
    them decided.

    So, point five, that process which was initiated in the first week
    in February, uh, decided in principle, uh in the spring to add to
    the existing Clinton strategy and to increase CIA resources, for
    example, for covert action, five-fold, to go after Al Qaeda.

    The sixth point, the newly-appointed deputies — and you had
    to remember, the deputies didn’t get into office until late March,
    early April. The deputies then tasked the development of the
    implementation details, uh, of these new decisions that they
    were endorsing, and sending out to the principals.

    Over the course of the summer – last point – they developed
    implementation details, the principals met at the end of the
    summer, approved them in their first meeting, changed the
    strategy by authorizing the increase in funding five-fold,
    changing the policy on Pakistan, changing the policy on
    Uzbekistan, changing the policy on the Northern Alliance
    assistance.

    And then changed the strategy from one of rollback with Al Qaeda
    over the course of five years, which it had been, to a new strategy
    that called for the rapid elimination of Al Qaeda. That is in fact the
    timeline.]

    April 6, 2004

    Al Qaeda absent from final Clinton report

    [The final policy paper on national security that President Clinton
    submitted to Congress — 45,000 words long — makes no mention
    of al Qaeda and refers to Osama bin Laden by name just four times.

    The scarce references to bin Laden and his terror network undercut
    claims by former White House terrorism analyst Richard A. Clarke that
    the Clinton administration considered al Qaeda an “urgent” threat,
    while President Bush’s national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice,
    “ignored” it.]

    btw, Clinton admitted passing up Obama Osama Obama..

    hmmm, guess OBL & AQ didn’t exist between 1993 – 1996, go fig.. /s/

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    ROTF 😆 MBO!!

    ==

  • mark1973

    BALONEY! George W.Bush, George H.W.Bush,Boehner,Cantor McConnell,Graham,Cheney,Rove,McCain,Coburn,Rubio and the rest of the establishment repub Party, are working in concert with the Obama,Jarrett,Reid,Pelosi,Schumer,Wasserman-Schulz,Soros and the Illuminati Bankers and businessmen: Rockefeller,Rotschild,Legarde,Bernanke,Blankfein,Gates,Buffett,Turner,Greenspan and many others in trying to destroy the United States of America from the inside,by wrecking our economy and diluting our sovereignty and National character and identity,by overloadoing our Country with illegal mexicans and islamists on welfare,all to realize their sick,twisted dream of a, “New World Order,One World Government”.

    George W.Bush was the biggest spending liberal in history untill Barack Hussein Obama came along. W and his horrid power grubbing family along with the modern day leftwing repub party,are fully complicit in Obama’s agenda!

  • bg

    ++

    July 11, 2012

    The Facts About Budget Deficits: How The Presidents Truly Rank

    [Here are the ratios of deficit to GDP for the past five presidents:

    Ronald Reagan
    1981-88 4.2 %
    1982-89 4.2
    Average 4.2

    George H. W. Bush
    1989-92 4.0
    1990-93 4.3
    Average 4.2

    Bill Clinton
    1993-2000 0.8
    1994-2001 0.1
    Average 0.5

    George W. Bush
    2001-08 2.0
    2002-09 3.4
    Average 2.7

    Barack Obama
    2009-12* 9.1
    2010-12 8.7
    Average 8.9

    *fiscal 2012 ends Sept. 30, 2012, so this figure is estimated

    Source: Economic Report of the President, February 2012]

    ==

  • DMG

    exactly who (not talking blog/posters) ever
    stated Clinton was responsible for either??

    Who would you like?
    Fox News:
    http://lockerz.com/u/21005125/decalz/10571002/dick_morris_blames_the_9_11_world_trade

    Gerald Posner:
    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/9/4/03534.shtml

    There’s books:
    http://www.amazon.com/Losing-Bin-Laden-Clintons-Unleashed/dp/B007F81XJW
    http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Clinton-Responsible-9-11/dp/0805987029

    A movie:
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/977458/posts

    Even Bush himself:
    They looked at our response after the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa, and the attack on the USS Cole. They concluded that free societies lacked the courage and character to defend themselves against a determined enemy… After September the 11th, 2001, we’ve taught the terrorists a very different lesson: America will not run in defeat and we will not forget our responsibilities.

    They looked at our response after the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa, and the attack on the USS Cole. They concluded that free societies lacked the courage and character to defend themselves against a determined enemy… After September the 11th, 2001, we’ve taught the terrorists a very different lesson: America will not run in defeat and we will not forget our responsibilities.

  • bg

    ++

    DMG #61 November 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    stating facts is not accusing someone of anything..

    dang if you progs can’t twist anything but a lie,
    that’s why your caught telling them so often..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    DMG #61 November 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    pray tell, where does it state Clinton was
    responsible for the 1993 WTC bombing??

    and be honest, Bush never blamed Clinton, nor Obama, for anything..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #18 November 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm bg

    November 28, 2012

    Another Act Of Betrayal

    [Republicans and the GOP hierarchy cannot be trusted. They are not as
    good as liberal Democrats. We expect Democrats to be liars and to act in
    ways that are antithetical to our values, but we do not expect that from
    those who claim to be on our side.

    I also need to point out that if these traitorous Republicans are willing
    to let Norquist know, via public pronouncements on leftist programming,
    that they will not honor their oaths, they are sending the message that
    they believe they can do so with impunity.

    They are counting on us having short memories, and they believe they
    are in safe districts. I’m not sure what bludgeon Grover Norquist will use
    to knock them off their high-horses, but you and I must–more so than
    ever–commit to the resolve that they must go.

    If we cannot trust Boehner, McCain, Cantor, King, Graham, (I’m speaking
    of Orin Hatch and others hiding in the bushes who are also planning to
    break their oath not to raise taxes) to keep this fundamental standard,
    how can we trust at all?

    I have been warning you that those referenced above are not our
    friends, and that they cannot be trusted. And they are doing their
    best to prove me right.]

    heh, been saying we should have “cleaned house” since 04, we
    do not listen, we’re not listening still, ergo, we got Dictat Obama
    and a complicit Congress, and Judicial system = Utopianism

    TERM LIMITS = CRICKETS .. 🙁

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    DMG #61 November 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    ooh wow..

    Bill Clinton is Responsible for 9/11

    kudos to you!! :roll:

    btw, do you have any odea when it will become a media frenzy?? /s/

    ==

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