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Flashback: George W. Bush Used ‘Snowflake Children’ As Props When He Announced His Veto of Stem Cell Research in 2006

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 Bush war with Iraq.

Of course, Limbaugh and his Dittohead chorus had no problem whatsoever in July 2006 when Bush Jr. brought “snowflake children” onto the stage with him as props to help soften his veto of stem-cell research — research that could have helped patients with Alzheimers, among many other illnesses, and the support of Nancy Reagan.

Here is Pensito’s story about the event, from July 19, 2006.

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Not Invited to Romney’s Convention in Tampa, George W. Bush Gives Speech in Mitt’s Cayman Islands Off-Shore Tax Haven Five Days Before Election

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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 a speech yesterday.

The fact that Bush chose to go to the Caymans, of all places, five days before his would-be predecessor faces election, is a majorly unreported story, primarily because Bush’s staff imposed a news blackout onto coverage of Bush’s speech:

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Romney’s Economic Plan Is Nearly Identical to George Bush’s

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He’s Still Got It! George W. Bush to Keynote Cayman Islands Investor Conference 5 Days Before Presidential Election

Screenshot from the website for the event, which opens on Nov. 1, five days before the presidential election
Screenshot from the website for the event, which opens on Nov. 1, five days before the presidential election

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.

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Wrong Jeb, Your Brother Did Not ‘Keep Us Safe’ – Not on 9/11, Not When He Invaded Iraq Based on False Intel and Not When He Crashed the Economy on His Way out of Town

At the Republican National Convention in Tampa last month, Jeb Bush diverged from the prepared remarks on his teleprompter and attempted to rewrite the history of his brother’s disastrous years as president:

JEB BUSH: I’ve been so blessed to be part of a family that has committed its life to public service. My grandfather and father have been incredible role models for me and served our country honorably. And my brother, well, I love my brother. He is a man of integrity, courage and honor. During incredibly challenging times, he kept us safe. So Mr. president, it is time to stop blaming your predecessor for your failed economic policies. You were dealt a tough hand, but your policies have not worked.

With the exception of his assertion that he loves his brother, nearly everything in Jeb’s statement is a lie — and the biggest lie is his assertion that George W. Bush kept the nation safe. A few weeks before the attacks on 9/11, for starters, George Bush dismissed and then ignored a warning from the CIA that Osama bin Laden was determined to strike inside U.S. borders. When the attacks came, 11 years ago today, the president allowed himself to be ferried from one secure spot to another, leaving command and control of the United States in the hands of his recklessly incompetent vice president, Dick Cheney.

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Don’t Say We Never Give the Republicans Credit Where It’s Due

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Hilarious photo from the Republican National Convention, tweeted by Stacy Lamb (@sllame) with the comment, “Ouch. Poor sign placement.”

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama, Acting Through the National Hurricane Center, Tried to Ruin Republican Convention

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Flooding in Plaquemines Parish, La. is eerily reminiscent of that other storm that Rush Limbaugh doesn't want us to talk about but the seventh anniversary of it is today

Rush Limbaugh has to be thinking that now would be as good a time as any to retire. His recent assertion that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is conspiring to re-elect the president is all the evidence anyone needs that Rush would probably be happier at home, out of the reach of microphones.

Here’s what Rush said on his show earlier this week:

The hurricane center is the regime. The hurricane center is the Commerce Department. It’s the government. It’s Obama.

And as Obama, the NHC obviously wanted to disrupt the Republican National Convention by forecasting, while Isaac was still a tropical storm south of Haiti, that it could strengthen and threaten the gulf coast of Florida, including Tampa. Just listen to Rush’s version:

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Romney Turns to Bush/Cheney Team for Economic Advice

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Number of Romney economic advisors who were on the Bush/Cheney economic team: 1. Vin Weber, N. Gregory Mankin, Kevin A. Hassett, R. Glenn Hubbard. As we have said before, if you liked Bush, you’ll love Romney.

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GOP VP Nominee Paul Ryan Voted in Lockstep with George Bush to Explode U.S. Debt

At a closed-door fundraiser on April 14, 2011, Pres.Obama criticized Republicans in Congress for using the budget process to “enact their political agenda under the guise of cutting spending.” He singled out Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House budget committee and now Mitt Romney’s nominee for vice president, saying:

PRES. OBAMA: When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure, you know, he’s just being America’s accountant, trying to be responsible …This is the same guy who voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill — but wasn’t paid for. So it’s not on the level.

Politifact rated the president’s statement as “Mostly True”:

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Busted: Charles Krauthammer Is 100% Wrong about When the Churchill Bust Was Loaned to the Bush White House – It Was in July 2001, Not after 9/11

Screenshot from the Bush White House website showing George Bush accepting the bust of Winston Churchill on July 16, 2001.
Screenshot from the Bush White House website showing George Bush accepting the bust of Winston Churchill on July 16, 2001.

Pres. Obama recently remarked that politics can sometimes seem small. A prime example of this smallness is the controversy Republicans have been stoking for three-plus years now over the disposition of a bust of Winston Churchill that was loaned to the Bush White House in 2001. The latest stoke came yesterday from the right-wing Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, in an article titled, “Busted: Mr. Pfeiffer and the White House blog“:

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