Tag Archives: George W. Bush
David Frum has the story HERE:
Have you noticed that homelessness isn’t worse? Here we are, living through the most protracted joblessness crisis since the Great Depression — and surprisingly, fewer people are living on the street.
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that the number of the chronically homeless declined by 30% between 2005 and 2007. You might have expected the numbers to spike again when the financial crisis hit but no. Since 2007, the number of chronic homeless has dropped another 19%.
Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog has a LIST of reasons why today’s right-wing Republicans should loathe the memory of our 43rd president:
* In the wake of 9/11, Bush urged Americans not to demonize Muslims. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, many right-wingers have been vigorously demonizing Muslims.
* Bush said (both during and after his presidency) that he’d like the U.S. prison he established at Guantanamo to be closed. Right-wingers have steadfastly refused to allow that to happen, even now when the prison is fall apart and the majority of inmates are on hunger …
I’ve been feeling sort of kindly toward George W. Bush these days, what with this week’s opening of his presidential library at Southern Methodist University. I even posted THIS PIECE the other day defending the man against harsh judgments of his presidency.
The same charitable spirit was with me this morning when I ran across a COLUMN by former Bush aide Keith Hennessey in which he argues that Dubya is smarter than most of us libs suspect. Ah, I said to myself, here’s another opportunity to post something favorable about the guy.
THIS is like saying that a certain fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has a pretty good safety record — if you don’t count that big explosion the other day:
An odd argument that President George W. Bush kept America safe from terrorism “except for 9/11″ made its way to the House floor Wednesday, coming from Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).
The claim resurfaced on the right immediately after the Boston bombings, and made its way back into conservative punditry in the days that followed, Steve Benen reported.
In keeping with this blog’s well-deserved reputation for balance and fairness (heh, heh), I’m passing along THIS LITTLE ESSAY by Stephen F. Knott, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College:
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be dedicated Thursday at Southern Methodist University, an event that will draw all of the nation’s living presidents to Dallas. Despite the coming fanfare, many Americans consider Bush’s presidency a failure. There is little evidence that scholars, including the influential historians who pronounce the success or failure of an administration, are having second thoughts about their assessment of Bush as …