Archive for the ‘Bush’ Category

Can it be that the economic policies of the Bush administration have been this successful? Under Bush, those in poverty fell dramatically, while the number of families making over $100,000/year has skyrocketed to one in four! In 1996, only 9 percent of the electorate said their family income was that high. Last week it had […]

Tight Ship


As tight a ship as the Obama campaign was, we have to assume that any aides to Obama who were briefed on his meeting with the President are leaking details with campaign consent and knowledge. Just hours after President Bush and President-elect Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House, details of their […]

Obama Glow


President Bush puts McCain out to pasture… … and seeks to bask in the Obama-glow.

Zogby Close


Zogby jumps 4 points toward Barack. Democrat Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain in five of eight key battleground states as Americans prepare to vote in the White House race, according to a series of Reuters/Zogby polls released on Tuesday. Obama expanded his national lead to 11 points over McCain among likely U.S. voters in […]

Double Ewe


My wife said yesterday, “let’s go see W. It’s gotten loads of positive reviews.” “W.” MAY sound like the story of the initial that rocked the world, but it turns out to be the tale of a mouse that roared. Director Oliver Stone and writer Stanley Weiser’s unexpected take on the life and times of […]



Who sounded the alarm on Freddie and Fannie? Sen. John McCain’s 2006 demand for regulatory action on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have prevented current financial crisis, as HUMAN EVENTS learned from the letter shown in full text below. McCain’s letter — signed by nineteen other senators — said that it was “…vitally important […]

Sea Legs


What does Sarah need to get her confidence back in advance of Thursday’s debate? Most of the answers are ‘should have’ options, with the time well past for implementation. But Laura Ingraham was asking yesterday why she’s being kept from her friends in conservative talk radio. Could there be a more natural place for her […]

Near or Not?


Ready to go into a 4pm White House meeting, it’s unclear whether congress has hammered out acceptable terms for an agreement. Key Republicans and Democrats reported agreement Thursday on an outline for a historic $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, but there was still resistance from rank-and-file House Republicans despite warnings of an impending […]

Obama Follows


The first phase of McCain’s new emergency strategy appears to be working. Injecting a jolt of new drama into the U.S. presidential race, Republican John McCain on Wednesday said he was temporarily suspending his campaign in a bid to help break a deadlock on Capitol Hill over the White House’s proposed $700-billion bailout of Wall […]

It’s such a shame that she’s not currently holding office. Lots of political candidates make campaign promises. But not like Charlotte Dennett’s. Dennett, 61, the Progressive Party‘s candidate for Vermont Attorney General, said Thursday she will prosecute President Bush for murder if she’s elected Nov. 4. I wonder if she also wants to try Harry […]



Do you remember 15 years ago the Dateline NBC scandal, when the TV news program put an ignition device on a pickup truck in order to make it explode for a feature on faulty truck design? NBC had acknowledged that in the demonstration it used “sparking devices,” ortiny rockets, strapped to the bottom of one […]

Charlie Gibson managed to make Sarah look bad in the first segment of his interview with her Thursday. Which means he did a bad job. Anyone who has been around as long as Charlie can make someone look bad – the challenge is to reveal them to the country, not stump them. Sarah Palin showed […]



Isn’t it funny how Democrats, the great fighters for women’s rights, are questioning whether it’s appropriate for Sarah Palin to be working when she has five kids? Many liberals are belittling the choice, suggesting that as a mother of five children — including an infant with Down syndrome — she has neither the time nor […]

Last Friday, after the McCain vice presidential pick was revealed, I’m told that Rush opened his show by asking, “Does anybody remember Barack Obama?” or, “When is Barack going to give his speech,” or some such humor. Sarah Palin has had that kind of impact on this race – today, she’s front page news again, […]



Timing is everything. That’s the old saying, and it appears to be true in the campaign of John McCain, whose convention, and campaign, stands ready to be robbed of its week in the spotlight by Hurricane Gustav. Preparations continue along the Gulf Coast where Gustav will pose a serious threat to lives and property early […]

Barack OBlunder


Susan Estrich writes today about the blunder that the convention has been, thus far, for Barack. Democrats might not be united behind Barack Obama, but they are certainly united in what they think about George Bush and the GOP. What Obama needed in this convention was an effective assault on George Bush and John McCain, […]