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Category: Bush Admin.

January 3, 2017
Democrats Can't Party Like It's 2001

Looking back on it now, the result of the election is even more unfathomable than when media outlets first called the race. Thanks to a strong economy, the two-term Democratic president enjoyed an approval rating well over 50 percent--with good reason. Despite near-total Republican opposition to his health care and stimulus plans and dire GOP […]

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November 29, 2016
Donald and the Debt Ceiling Suckers

"Reagan," Vice President Dick Cheney said in 2002, "proved deficits don't matter." Unless, Cheney felt no need to mention, the occupant of the Oval Office is a Democrat. After all, Ronald Reagan had tripled the national debt in 8 short years and George W. Bush had nearly doubled it again by the time he ambled […]

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October 20, 2016
Inflation-Adjusted Federal Spending Has Fallen Under President Obama

It is an article of conservative faith that federal spending under President Obama is "out of control." As the 2016 GOP Platform states in an amazing revision of recent history: The Administration's policies systematically crippled economic growth and job creation, driving up government costs and driving down revenues. When Congressional Republicans tried to reverse course, […]

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October 17, 2016
With Call to Jail Hillary Clinton, Trump's GOP Demands the Criminalization of Politics

On July 28, 2008, the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility jointly published the results of a year-long investigation into the hiring practices at the Bush DOJ. As the AP reported, "A new Justice Department report concludes that politics illegally influenced the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges, […]

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August 2, 2016
Trump Shows Torture Unpunished is Torture Repeated

The Democratic and Republican conventions just completed broke new ground in modern American politics in two ways. Casting a dark shadow over the first presidential nomination of a woman by a major party was the reaction to it by the other. Republicans don't merely want to defeat their opponent at the polls in 2016. They […]

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July 11, 2016
Republicans Show How It's Done

They say the best defense is a good offense. As the GOP prepares for its convention in Cleveland, Republicans have little other choice. After all, the Party of Lincoln is about to officially crown the pathological liar, race-baiting bigot and parasite posing as a populist Donald Trump as its nominee for President of the United […]

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June 8, 2016
So Trump Fans Say They Want a Businessman as President...

From the beginning of his unlikely quest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has enjoyed the strong backing of those GOP voters who say they want a successful businessman in the White House. After only his outsider status, Gallup polling showed earlier this year, backers of the real estate mogul turned reality TV […]

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April 13, 2016
Libya and "Bad Language": Obama and Bush Reveal Their Worst Mistakes as President

In an understandably rare interview with Fox News on Sunday, Barack Obama spoke bluntly about the "worst mistake" of his presidency. That error, as he had also recently explained to the BBC and The Atlantic, was the unraveling of Libya following the fall of Muammar Qaddafi: "Probably failing to plan for the day after what […]

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April 4, 2016
The Hilariously Horrible Mr. Hatch

So the debasement of the Party of Lincoln has come to this. While short-fingered Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump sought to reassure Americans by declaring "I guarantee there's no problem" with his schlong, his nearest GOP rival Ted Cruz (R-TX) nevertheless told all who would listen that "I have no desire to copulate with him." […]

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February 25, 2016
How Republicans Turned the Unprecedented into the New Normal

With the 2016 election season now well underway, now is a good time to test your knowledge of modern presidential history. Which of the following events do you remember? (a) In fall 2002, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi invited French President Jacques Chirac to address a joint session of Congress to warn the American people against […]

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