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Wrath of the Conned

Wrath of the Conned Both parties make promises to their bases. But while the Democratic establishment more or less tries to make good on those promises, the Republican establishment has essentially been playing bait-and-switch for decades. And voters finally rebelled against the con. … One possible explanation is the decadence of the G.O.P. establishment, which […]

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Ralph Nader Sends Open Letter to President Bush: The Country You Destroyed

Ralph Nader Sends Open Letter to President Bush: The Country You Destroyed Hey Ralph, remember that time you ran for president and told everyone that there would be no difference between Bush and Gore? How did that turn out?

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Bush brought an unprecedented level of systematic dishonesty to American political life, and we may never recover. Think about his two main “achievements”, if you want to call them that: the tax cuts and the Iraq war, both of which continue to cast long shadows over our nation’s destiny. The key thing to remember is […]

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Conservatives Had Better Hope George W. Bush Was a Dummy

Conservatives Had Better Hope George W. Bush Was a Dummy if conservatives want us to believe that the United States blundered through a major terrorist attack, two major failed military adventures, dismal economic performance, and then finally an epic economic collpase all while under the watch of a very bright and attentive leader then it […]

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Keith Hennessy on Bush and the financial crisis.

Keith Hennessy on Bush and the financial crisis. One of my students asked “How involved was President Bush with what was going on?” I smiled and responded, “What you really mean is, ‘Was President Bush smart enough to understand what was going on,’ right?” The class went dead silent. Everyone knew that this was the […]

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“I Can’t Believe We Still Have to Protest This Crap.” by Bill D’Agostino on Flickr.

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Anis Shivani: Bush’s ‘Decision Points’ Is A Terrifying Journey Into the Authoritarian Mind

The beauty of the Bush philosophy of governance is that it creates and accelerates those very conditions of stress (radical economic inequality promoted by tax cuts for the wealthy and concomitant cuts in public services for the less well-off) that then provide fertile ground for popular acceptance of measures intended to further worsen conditions for […]

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Putting the Hip in Hypocrisy

If you ever compared Bush to Hitler and are now offended by people comparing Obama to Hitler; you’re a hypocrite.

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Worst. President. Ever.

Bush has established himself as the torture president, the basis for his invasion of Iraq has been exposed as a fraud, the Iraq War itself has gone disastrously, the nation’s network of alliances has faded, and the economy has gone into a tailspin-not to mention the bungled handling of relief for victims of hurricane Katrina. […]

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the torture veto

President Bush’s radio address today, where he announced that he’d vetoed the Senate authorization bill, which would have effectively outlawed waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” techniques for the CIA by limiting the CIA to the Army’s guide for interrogations, the Army Field Manual From TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Bush: Limiting CIA Interrogations “Could […]