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Month: May 2015

May 28, 2015
Jeb Bush's 4 Percent Fraud

There's an old Monty Python sketch in which a "Face the Press" interviewer grills the Minister for Home Affairs: "You claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the Greater London area alone. In fact, you've built only three in the last fifteen years. Are you a bit disappointed with this […]

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May 22, 2015
Jeb Bush Declares, "ISIS Didn't Exist When My Brother was President," Gets Mugged by Reality

Just one week after a 19 year-old college student rightly informed Jeb Bush that "your brother created ISIS," the 2016 GOP White House hopeful apparently decided one historical beat down wasn't enough. At a gathering in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Wednesday, Dubya's brother doubled down and declared: "ISIS didn't exist when my brother was president. […]

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May 21, 2015
Gary Hart was Right on Iraq, Then and Now

In the wake of Jeb Bush's whiplash-producing reversal last week, the U.S. media is engaged in a feeding frenzy over who would have supported the Iraq war "knowing what we know now." For his part, former Colorado Senator and might-have-been President of the United States Gary Hart is disgusted both with the current circle-jerk and […]

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May 19, 2015
GOP Reversal on Iraq Undermines Case for Preventive War against Iran

"Knowing what we know now." With those five words, virtually the entire 2016 Republican presidential field erased over 12 years of GOP talking points steadfastly supporting President Bush's 2003 invasion of Iraq. But that phrase is much less important in what it says about the past (after all, as many have noted, we had plenty […]

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May 18, 2015
Sorry, Jeb. Your Brother Did Create ISIS

It must be tough being the brother of the man who is responsible for the world-historical disaster that was the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It's tougher still to try to replace him as the next Republican president of the United States. This week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush found that out the hard way. Mocked […]

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May 17, 2015
George W. Bush Unrepentant in Defense of His Iraq Invasion

Knowing what he knows now about the reaction to his statement that knowing what he knows now he would still have gone into Iraq, Jeb Bush on Friday comically reversed course on his brother's 2003 invasion of Iraq. Even more side-splitting have been the responses of Jeb's rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Casually […]

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May 15, 2015
Marco Rubio Regurgitates Romney's Foreign Policy Sound Bites

As you may have heard, Florida Senator and 2016 GOP White House hopeful Marco Rubio delivered a major address Wednesday on foreign policy and national security. Wanting to learn more about his so-called "Rubio Doctrine," I visited his web site to see what he had to say. As it turned out, I didn't need to […]

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May 15, 2015
Senate GOP Killed $2 Billion for Amtrak Repairs in 2011

While investigators are working to understand the causes of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the Republicans' best and brightest are adding insult to injury. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee voted along party lines to slash $260 million from Amtrak funding. Meanwhile, David Frum, the man who brought you "the Axis of Evil," […]

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May 13, 2015
Charles Murray Returns to Help the GOP Demolish Modern America

As the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination heats up, one name keeps popping up as the GOP's go-to guy on poverty, economic inequality and social policy. "My views on this were shaped a lot on this by Charles Murray's book," Jeb Bush recently proclaimed, adding. "I like Charles Murray books to be honest […]

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May 10, 2015
Jeb Bush Enters the Falwell Primary with Speech at Liberty University

During the 2000 Republican presidential primaries, Arizona Senator John McCain proclaimed Jerry Falwell an "agent of intolerance." But after losing the nomination to George W. Bush, McCain determined he would not repeat his mistake the next time around. So, in May 2006, the Maverick acknowledged he was going to what John Stewart deemed "crazy base […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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