The Obama family is on vacation. That means it’s time for Republicans and tea partiers to take a break from obstructing legislation, nomination approvals, and any other work in Congress (including suing the president for taking appropriate executive action to counter their inaction) to express ginned-up outrage that the people’s business won’t be done if [...]
A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 33 percent of Americans believe Pres. Obama is the worst president since World War II, while just 28 percent give that dishonor to George W. Bush. How could this possibly be? The record overwhelmingly supports the proposition that George W. Bush was easily the most inept president since the [...]
Right-wing radio talker Mark Levin said he was surprised that Pres. Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro didn’t “swap spit” when they shook hands at Nelson Mandela’s funeral this week. He must have been thinking about this incident from 2005 when George Bush laid a big sloppy wet one on Prince (now King) Abdullah, the [...]
I’ve been focused on economic policy lately, so I sort of missed the big push to rehabilitate Bush’s image; also, as a premature anti-Bushist who pointed out how terrible a president he was back when everyone else was praising him as a Great Leader, I’m kind of worn out on the subject. … But it does need to be said: he was a terrible president, arguably the worst ever, and not just for the reasons many others are pointing out.
— Paul Krugman, writing in the New York Times.
It’s good to know, thanks to an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, that George W. Bush hasn’t changed a bit since leaving office. In fact, he might have fallen even further behind in his ongoing struggle with verbal skills. For example, in explaining his new pastime, which is oil painting: You know what the interesting [...]
Led by Rush Limbaugh, the right wing is outraged that Pres. Obama invited children to the White House to participate in his announcement of proposals for new gun-safety measures yesterday. One right-wing propagandist even compared Obama’s including children in the event with Saddam Hussein petting a British child he was holding hostage during the first [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Passive-aggressive, much? Having been disinvited from Mitt Romney’s convention in Tampa earlier this year, George W. Bush opted to go to the Cayman Islands — a locale made infamous during the presidential campaign as one of Mitt Romney’s tax havens — to give [...]
From James Carter, grandson of Pres. Carter, who was also instrumental in releasing Romney’s secret “47 percent” video, via Buzzfeed: The timing of the conference could land awkwardly during an election season that’s been marked by speculation about Mitt Romney’s finances, particularly his offshore investments in tax havens like the Cayman Islands.