Tag Archives: George W. Bush

Today’s Chart: Federal Spending Growth

Once again, what we have known for years gets distilled into a nice graph:  the party which runs on smaller government chooses Presidential candidates who in turn consistently grow the federal budget by wide margins versus the party of so-called “tax … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

A message to all those newly come to politics in the U.S. about how the two major political parties work: First, the republicans destroy everything they can get their hands on Things get so dire that the voting public decides … Continue reading

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Follow The Money

As we learned from All The President’s Men, if not from Watergate itself, if you want to uncover corruption you need to follow the money trail. So who is making money these days? Beyond the obvious Military-Energy Complex, we also … Continue reading

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History Teaches Us Nothing

Even during G. W. Bush’s lame-duck session the republicans (with an enabling media) began shoving his Administration down the memory hole. It did not start with that uniquely horrific Presidency, of course. For instance, do you know that Reagan ballooned the deficit … Continue reading

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Compassionate Conservatism

It seems compassion lives among republicans even after George W. Bush fell off the face of the Earth via Ann Romney: Ann shared many harrowing tales of struggle, from having to watch her husband “not getting the proper treatment at … Continue reading

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For No Reason In Particular

So I was talking to a high school freshman, and he reminded me of the famous Bushism where he mangled the saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Skipping the context of the conversation, … Continue reading

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(Not) Breaking: Karl Rove Lies

From the stand point of a republican, the killing of Osama B. Laden is no big deal so it is no surprise that Karl Rove is working to downplay this accomplishment of the Obama Administration. After all, George W. Bush, … Continue reading

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The Long View

Today’s media pundits are trapped in the vortex of politics just as are the politicians themselves. Every hour of every day must needs be filled with analysis and commentary on the latest headline. From before Obama even took office, there … Continue reading

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Missing The Forest For The Trees

Former Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Bigotstan) is running against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and he aired a campaign ad during some sporting event last Sunday that ran statewide (at least). Anyway, the ad portrayed an Asian women speaking stereotypical broken English … Continue reading

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Birds Of A Feather

The same names keep coming up in the right’s war on women, but who knew this time it would be Ari? I knew that sooner or later, it would come out that some professional wingnut was behind the little love … Continue reading

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