If Bush had negotiated this deal with Iran, Republicans would be cheering

Fred Kaplan of the Council  on Foreign Relations NAILS IT: The Iranian nuclear deal struck Saturday night is a triumph. It contains nothing that any American, Israeli, or Arab skeptic could reasonably protest. Had George W. Bush negotiated this deal, Republicans would be hailing his diplomatic prowess, and rightly so. A few weeks ago, a “senior administration official” outlined the agreement that President Obama hoped to achieve in Geneva. Some reporters who heard the briefing (including me) thought that the terms were way too one-sided, that...

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George W. Bush had two black dogs, but wingnut website seems offended that Obama does, too

The Daily Caller, a website headed up by the infamous twit Tucker Carlson, offered THIS OBSERVATION the other day about a new pet at the White House: With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs. The Obamas do not have any white dogs. The implication, I guess, is that the Obamas are anti-white or something. George W. Bush also had two black dogs (above). I suppose he was anti-white as...

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Not very classy: Republicans exploit Bush’s surgery to raise funds!

THIS is pretty tasteless: News that former President George W. Bush had heart surgery Tuesday to unblock an artery stunned everyone. The House GOP’s campaign arm used the event as an opening to seek donations. Whether such things are crass is in the eye of the beholder. “The procedure went according to plan and Bush is in good spirits. President George W. Bush courageously defended our freedom and our country, and we are missing his days in office now more than ever have before,” the National Republican Congressional Committee wrote in a mass...

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Bush hospitalized with heart blockage

The story is HERE: Former President George W. Bush underwent a procedure on Tuesday to have a stent inserted after a blockage was discovered in an artery, his spokesman said. The 67-year-old former president is recovering at a Dallas hospital and is expected to return home on Wednesday, according to a written statement from spokesman Freddy Ford. “The procedure was performed successfully this morning, without complication, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital,” the statement said. Ford said a “blockage was discovered in an...

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Gallup: Americans still far more likely to blame economic woes on Bush than on Obama

THIS poll is a month old, but it’s consistent with surveys over the past three years: Americans are still more likely to blame former President George W. Bush “a great deal” or “a moderate amount” than President Barack Obama for the country’s current economic problems. More Americans blamed Bush during Obama’s first year as president in 2009; however, since mid-2010, views have been steady at levels similar to today’s. About a third of Americans, 35%, assign a high degree of blame to Bush alone...

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