Archive for the ‘GW Bush’ Category

The math is simple

February 15, 2009

Leftists will try to pass the lie that the Bush Tax Cuts increased the deficit.

That is a flat out partisan lie. The facts are easy to check, federal tax revenue actually went up after the Bush Tax Cuts.

What cause the massive increase in the deficit during the Bush 43 administration was the huge increase in spending that went on at the same time. You can call President G.W. Bush many things, but a fiscal conservative isn’t one of them.

The Republicans in Congress were just as guilty on the irresponsible spending, which is why they lost the votes of their base in the 2006 and 2008 elections.

As I have said before, the Republicans got their collective asses kicked, and they deserved it. They need to find their way out of the woods, and a return to actual fiscal conservatism is a damn good first step.

GW Bush more popular than Clinton

February 19, 2008

…in Africa. According to this Reuters article:

Banners across the route, decorated with Bush’s image against a backdrop of Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, read: “We cherish democracy. Karibu (welcome) to President and Mrs Bush.”

Others read: “Thank you for helping fight malaria and HIV.” Dancers at the airport and at Kikwete’s state house to greet Bush on Sunday, wore skirts and shirts decorated with his face.

Bush has spent more money on aid to Africa than his predecessor, Bill Clinton, and is popular for his personal programs to fight AIDS and malaria and to help hospitals and schools.

Bush has stressed new-style partnerships with Africa based on trade and investment and not purely on aid handouts.

BJ Clinton traveled to Africa to play the bongos and sample the local girls. Hillary used to take Chelsea there tax payer funded vacations and photo ops.

George W. Bush actually does good for the people of Africa, which is more than most of their own governments (and the United Nations) does.

HT to Ala

What happened to the Neocons?

December 29, 2007

Michael Young notes:

“So maybe it’s time to stop referring to the neocon policies of the Bush administration. The neocons are gone, many for so long that no one seems to remember their leaving. What we now have in Washington is a mishmash of old political realism and improvisation, topped with increasingly empty oratory on freedom and democracy. That should please quite a few of Bush’s domestic critics. He’s returned to the futile routine in the Middle East that they always urged him to.”

It is good to remember where the Neocons got their ideas from.

HT to Mr. Reynolds who comments, “In other words, the bureaucracy won, with predictable results.”

The democrat’s War Against Science!

December 19, 2007

“As reported by Science magazine, Congress has cut science funding increases for fiscal year 2008. This comes in spite of the earlier announced presidential initiative to increase funding for basic research to improve the future economic competitiveness of the United States.”

The report comes from Slashdot, with a Hat Tip to Mr. Reynolds.

Let’s make sure we have everything straight here. The Republican President is calling for more funding of basic science, and the democrat controlled congress slashes funding for basic science.

As Mr. Reynolds would put it:

They told me that if George W. Bush were elected, the United States government would cut funding for basic science And they were right!

A couple of notes on the 2008 election cycle.

September 28, 2007

One, just about everyone I’ve talked to in the past two days had no idea that there was a democrat candidate debate Wednesday night.

If you missed it, let me sum it up for you.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Socialist, where ever she damn well pleases) beat the other candidates like rented mules. She was able to do this because she’s smart enough, more than Evil enough, and doggone it, people fear her.

Barak Obama didn’t go after her in any big way because he’s still hoping for the VP slot on her ticket.

John “Silky Pony” Edwards tried to be mean (sorry John, that’s your wife’s job), because it was probably explained to him that after his lousy performance as a VP candidate in 2004, no way is someone as smart as Hillary is going to give him a second chance.

Unless he can pull a huge mucking rabbit out of his ass and do amazing well in several of the early primaries, he’s dead meat.

Second, I’ve got good news for those of you on the left and the Right who range from just plain tired of to absolutely disgusted by President George W. Bush.

He is not running for re-election. As of COB 1/20/08, someone else will be President. Vice-President Cheney is not running for any office in 2008. He’s going to retire and spend more time with his grandkids, yes, including the one with two mommies.

None of the current Republicans running for President have serious ties to the current White House, so you probably won’t see a lot of Cabinet and staff retreads either.

So if your BDS is causing your blood pressure to rise, get over it. That problem is going away, and you should “move on” and start worrying about the problems that will be caused by the next resident of the Oval Office, whomever that may be.

Morning Quotes

September 4, 2007

“If George Bush is the fascist these people claim how come they are not at Gitmo? Actually letting them loose with their paranoia is much more fun. It is a great way to discredit their arguments. How diabolical!” — PrairiePundit – The gulags of the liberal mind

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was quite explicit about using abortion as a tool to reduce the minority population. She said the goal of Planned Parenthood was to “give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization.” Even today, talk to any white liberal about abortion and within 60 seconds he will raise the black “overpopulation” problem.

“Wearing a Che shirt in a free nation is as disgusting as wearing a Heinrich Himmler shirt in Tel Aviv.” — Leslie Bates

“I’ve never seen so much goose-stepping as I have in the shadow of Moore’s fat ass.” — Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr

“Cover the Democrats for any length of time and you become expert in campaigns that don’t seem to be about anything. They have policies; Democrats are good at policies. But all too often the campaigns lack a message–a sense of what the candidate’s about and what he aims to do.” — Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson

Waco: How liberals seperate Church and State.

It’s the economy, stupid!

August 30, 2007

Since we are having a 1992 flashback with another Clinton running for the White House, let us re-visit that catch phrase of the 1992 Clinton campaign and use it a 2008 context.

Bloomberg reports that the Bush Economy is freaking sweet!

Surging exports and business spending propelled U.S. growth to the fastest pace in more than a year before turmoil in the credit markets forced the Federal Reserve to warn of a bleaker outlook.

Gross domestic product rose at a 4 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said in Washington, up from an initial estimate of 3.4 percent. The median forecast of economists polled by Bloomberg News was 4.1 percent.

The Fed’s preferred inflation measure, which is tied to consumer spending and strips out food and energy costs, rose at a 1.3 percent annual rate. The pace of increase was the slowest in four years.

I took a graduate Macro Economics course last spring term (and the book was written by a Clinton economist), so I have an even better understanding of how damn good those numbers are.

HT to Ace.

The Bush Economy

August 30, 2007

Another indicator is in and Poverty Rates Drop In US.

As one of my liberal friends used to say when yet another Clinton Scandal cropped up in the 90s, “Just look at your 401K and shut up.” Needless to say, I didn’t pay much attention to that advice.

Now the Bush administration has economic numbers Billy Jeff Clinton would have had Janet Reno kill another 100 American citizens for. He’s not taking his own advice and is still yammering the far left party line. That’s ok, its a free country, and I respect the First Amendment. So keep barking up that tree big guy.

For those of you keeping score…

August 28, 2007

The Exile from Hillary’s Village has it:

Number of convictions related to the “most corrupt ever” Bush Administration: 1 (Scooter Libby).

Number of convictions related to “the most ethical administration ever” Clinton Administration: 47

Read the whole thing.

It’s the economy, stupid!

July 31, 2007

The AP reports: Consumer Confidence Rebounds in July to 6-Year High Amid Healthy Employment Outlook

Consumer confidence hit a six-year high in July, a widely watched gauge of sentiment showed on Tuesday, as Americans shrugged off falling home prices to focus on a healthy jobs market, instead.

The New York-based Conference Board said that its Consumer Confidence Index, rebounded to 112.6, its highest level since August 2001 when it recorded a 114.0 reading. That compared to a revised 105.3 in June. The July 24 cutoff for the preliminary survey of 5,000 U.S. households was before last week’s stock market tumble, however.

“An improvement in business conditions and the job market has lifted consumers’ spirits in July,” said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center. “Looking ahead, consumers are more upbeat about short-term economic prospects, mainly the result of a decline in the number of pessimists, not an increase in the number of optimists. This rebound in confidence suggests economic activity may gather a little momentum in the coming months.”

That “Bush Economy” is going great.