George W. Bush

NSA Surveillance Divides the GOP

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

A GOP resolution that renounces NSA spying is an extraordinary document. For over a decade, the GOP dismissed civil-libertarian complaints about the War on Terror. Now the RNC is changing its tune to join the anti-spying chorus, but Bushies are pushing back.

Is Obama's "Reform the NSA" Talk Just Hot Air?

Jed Babbin, American Spectator

Obama is still blaming Bush for his NSA woes (among other things). But it's time that Congress step up and do their job of keeping executive powers in check.

Ed Gillespie, Big Business Lobbyist Announces for US Senate

Google search is an unforgiving mistress, says James V. DeLong and Ed Gillespie's connections with the business establishment, which supports ObamaCare, the immigration cave-in, infrastructure pork, and Common Core, will provide rich themes for attacks from Democrats and questions from limited government constitutional conservatives.

More Now Blame Obama, Not Bush, On Economy

Russell Berman, The Hill

Citing a new survey by a GOP pollster, Boehner told Repubs. that the administration had reached a “turning point” after five years in which Obama had successfully blamed Bush for the US’s economic woes. Repubs, he argued, now have the upper hand when it comes to the economy.

A Bush Tries to Play Conservative

Will Weissert, Associated Press

George P. Bush, Jeb's son, is running for Texas' little-known but powerful land commissioner post. But rather than campaigning on the mainstream Republicanism embodied by the family name, Bush says he's "a movement conservative" more in line with the tea party.

Levin:Conservatives Did More for S. Africa Than Obama

Real Clear Politics Staff

"When Obama leaves office, there won't be tens of millions of people newly freed from behind the Iron Curtain, or under the thumb of some third world dictator, as they were under Reagan and Thatcher. Thatcher was responsible for -- along with John Paul II and Ronald Reagan -- the freedom of over a hundred million people.

Colin Powell Backs Single-Payer System

RIght Scoop Staff

Colin Powell says he’s not an expert on health care, but thinks America should do single-payer health care because America is wealthy enough to do it.

Congress Has A Bill For YOU

So far this year Congress has enacted only 52 new laws compared to the 284 laws enacted by the prior Congress. However, some especially pernicious bills are sitting on the calendar just waiting for the year-end rush to allow them to sneak through while the citizenry is asleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.

Viguerie: Thank God for Barack Obama

ConservativeHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has a Thanksgiving message for Tea Partiers everywhere: give thanks, for unto us, an extreme liberal was given. 

ACU Taps Former Bush Squishy

Tal Kopan, Politico

The American Conservative Union announced a new executive director, tapping former George W. Bush admin. official and Sen. Mitch McConnell adviser Dan Schneider. He'll work under the direction of Chairman Al Cardenas.

The Grassroots Defend Viguerie: Goldberg is Wrong about the GOP Civil War

In a recent column, Jonah Goldberg attacked Richard Viguerie and the Tea Party, arguing that we conservatives are pushing a senseless war with establishment Republicans. Has Goldberg turned to "the dark side?" Timothy Birdnow's essay suggests he has.

Spending Curbs Equal Anarchy?

Larry Elder, Human Events

Harry Reid thinks that the Tea Party lawmakers' concern over runaway spending is anarchy. Sen. Obama chided GW Bush on the debt. Pres. Obama in '09 even said, “The long-term deficit and debt that we have accumulated is unsustainable.” Is Reid's memory fading?

Bushie Gets Ignorant on TeaParty

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

Michael Gerson, Bush speechwriter and man of questionable character, wrote in WaPo that the tea party is an ideological faction at odds with real conservatism. This guy wouldn’t know conservatism if it bit him.

Silence From Anti-War Celebs

L. Brent Bozell III, GOP USA

What Obama wants right now from his leftist base is support or at least silence on Syria -- and his friends in Hollywood have sycophantically obliged.

Lessons of 9/11 Lost in Political Correctness

America is full of men and women who have broad shoulders and stout hearts, but they are not in ascendancy today. Our nation is run by the kind of people who will search an octogenarian from Minnesota before she boards a plane, but will allow the likes of Major Nidal Hassan to shield his evil with a whisper-thin patina of faith.

Repubs. Caving on Syria?

Ben Shapiro, Creators.com

Repubs support the Syrian conflict out of the blind belief that Obama will use authority granted him to magically transform into George W. Bush.

Bombing Muslims Won't Stop al-Qaeda

Patrick Buchanan, American Conservative

Bush's war resulted in what war opponents had predicted: an al-Qaeda that has grown and is now “on steroids.”

Former Dubya Aide Eyes NY House Seat

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

Elise Stefanik, who worked for GW Bush, Pawlenty, and Romney, wants to unseat Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY-21). Owens won re-election by only 2%.

Let Neo Cons Tell Us What To Think? No Thanks Mr. Tobin

Can you violate the Constitution to save it, or save the Union? Lincoln decided he could and he must. Can presidents today violate the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth and the Ninth Amendments, as well as a variety of statues to fight a “war on terror?” Apparently, Jonathan S. Tobin, Senior Online Editor of Commentary magazine thinks presidents can and should.