Category Archives: Bush Legacy Project

Flashback To The Bush Administration’s Obsession With Bombing Al Jazeera

It’s been some years since the Bad Old Days of the Bush administration’s war on everything– including journalism. So, with Al Jazeera’s move to the U.S., Conservatives are taking a familiar position on their corporate-sponsored airwaves getting an early start … Continue reading
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Expensive Photo Ops

From commenter Kyle via e-mail: I managed to locate one of the photos taken during the big, expensive Presidential jet flight photo op! Check it out.

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The Hero of 9/11

When I watch My Pet Goat in real time juxtaposed with the tragedy of that morning, I can’t help but to think how quickly the president shown in this video would’ve been disgraced by the media and impeached by Congress … Continue reading

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Heckuva Job

More from Yglesias.

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Your Tax Dollars At Work

Unless you’re eating, check out this “Keeping America Safe” video at the White House website. While exploiting showing various photographs of 9/11 devastation, President Bush says that September 11 was, “the most significant attack in our nation’s history.” Not to … Continue reading

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I Curse That Goddamn Bankruptcy Law

Another piece of the awesome Bush Legacy: There’s no shortage of blame for the mortgage crisis that drove the economy into the ditch. But here’s a fresh culprit: the 2005 bankruptcy reform act, which was strongly pushed by the credit … Continue reading

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More Awesome Bush Legacy

Bin Laden? Still at large.

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Fred Barnes Is Insane

Freddie the Beetle Barnes constructed a list of President Bush’s top ten greatest achievements (summarized/paraphrased here): 10. Ignoring the climate crisis and Kyoto. 9. Torture! (Seriously!) 8. Eavesdropping and generally deceiving the public 7. Supporting Israel (Barnes writes: “Bush was … Continue reading

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The Bush Legacy In Graphic Form

Courtesy of The Atlantic.

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Heckuva!

The Bush numbers according to NBC: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE Then: 4.2% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2001) Now: 6.7% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2008) DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE Then: 10,587 (close of Friday, Jan. 19, 2001) Now: 9,015 (close of … Continue reading

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Clarke Blows Up the Legacy Project

This is a beautiful piece of take-down by Richard Clarke. I usually don’t like to quote large chunks of a column, but this is worth it: Bush stopped terrorist attacks? Yes, some of the many alleged plots cited by the … Continue reading

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Your Legacy Sucks, Mr. President

Just take a look at 2008 alone, according to numbers compiled by Think Progress: – Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq: 322. – Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan: 151. – Number Of Jobs Lost: 1.9 million. – … Continue reading

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The Bush Response to 9/11

Despite what Halperin says, President Bush didn’t do anything on and after 9/11 that any other human being would have done as president. In other words, there was absolutely nothing special or extraordinary about the way President Bush responded to … Continue reading

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Katrina

Paul Krugman takes a look back at two Air Force One photos of President Bush: one on 9/11 looking “presidential” and another one during Katrina in which he looked clueless and disconnected. Both photos are basically the same, though in … Continue reading

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The Worst Bush Year

Check out BooMan’s year-by-year descriptions and come back to enter your vote. Hands down, 2003 and 2005 were the worst years of the Bush administration. And if I had to choose one of those, it’d be 2003. The darkest year … Continue reading

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Epic Fail

I can’t imagine why President Bush was unable to reach even a tenative accord between Israel and the Palestinians. He couldn’t even nail the photo op.

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The George Washington Talking Point

Condoleezza Rice yesterday: “I mean, for goodness’ sakes, good historians are still writing books about George Washington.” President Bush has been grappled onto this delusional line for some time now. Too bad it’s ridiculous. No-one is debating the popularity or … Continue reading

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Victory!

I can’t imagine why the Bush foreign policy has been an epic failure. Condoleezza Rice in January, 2006 on the Palestinian elections: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also put on a brave face, saying “we still have every reason for … Continue reading

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Vindicated by History

Condoleezza Rice and Laura Bush were on television this weekend telling us that history will vindicate the president. The legacy project at work. Unfortunately, this isn’t impossible. History has obfuscated a lot of really awful things. How often is “genocide” … Continue reading

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The Bush Legacy Blows

Ed Gillespie adding to the No Attacks Mythology: And one last fact: Our homeland has not suffered another terrorist attack since September 11, 2001. That, too, is part of the real Bush record. Building upon Yglesias’ Hoover metaphor, this is … Continue reading

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