Category Archives: Worse than Bush

The Biggest Scandal Surrounding The VA Is The GOP

Just like to follow-up on an excellent commentary by Ashby this past Friday. When president Obama took office, there were 180,000 troops in Iraq– a war which he, like the now-resigned General Eric Shinseki, were both outspoken against in terms … Continue reading
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Posted in Afghanistan, Bush Legacy Project, Casualties, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, Government Shutdown, Iraq, Lying Liars, Military, Patriotism, President Obama, Republican Party, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged | 8 Comments

Senate Panel To Release Bush-era Torture Documents

It’s nice to be reminded that we do things differently now: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House … Continue reading
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Posted in Far-right Intellectual Violence, George W. Bush, History, Iraq, Katrina, Military, President Obama, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Torture, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

President Obama and First Lady Taking It To The World

  First Lady Michelle Obama is in China on a goodwill tour– the first independent trip by the wife of a U.S. president to the country. During a speech to about 200 students at Peking University’s Stanford Center, she told … Continue reading
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Posted in Foreign Policy, Glenn Greenwald, International Relations, Internet, NSA, President Obama, Russia, Worse than Bush | Tagged | 10 Comments

Remembering What A Unitary Executive Looks Like

  You would think that President Obama’s recent Executive Order calling for a raise in the minimum wage for government contractors was the second coming of Hitler. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tweeted, “Mr. President we are a nation of laws & we … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, George W. Bush, President Obama, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

President Obama Ushering In World Peace, Corporate Media Shrugs

This is a big deal: Geneva — Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough agreement early on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a first step towards resolving a dangerous decade-old standoff. The … Continue reading
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Posted in Democratic Party, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Iran, John Kerry, President Obama, Security, Worse than Bush | Tagged , | 11 Comments

American Born Terrorist, Or Political Martyr?

Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to taking up arms against America, who now goes by the Islamic fundamentalist handle of Azzam al-Amriki, has released a statement, evidently, calling for the bombings of U.S. embassies and the killings of U.S. citizens … Continue reading
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Posted in Civil liberties, Crazy Caucus, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, Glenn Greenwald, Justice, Liberalism, Quote, Racism, Rand Paul, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

George W. Bush’s Greatest Hits In Pictures: Crashing The Economy Edition

In honor and appreciation of George W. Bush’s new Gallup polling numbers out this week showing how favorable he is becoming(49%-46%) with the passage of time and enough revisionist history, I thought it might be an educational exercise to look back … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Epic Fail, George W. Bush, History, Photography, Poll, Republican Party, Worse than Bush, WTF | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

U.S. Officials: NSA Programs Thwarted Plots In 20 Countries

I suppose disrupting terrorist activities isn’t the job of the American intelligence community, but they went ahead and did it anyway: Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, FISA, George W. Bush, Glenn Greenwald, Internet, Liberalism, NSA, President Obama, Privacy, Republican Party, Security, Technology, Telecommunications, Terrorism, Worse than Bush | 16 Comments

The Al Goring And Jimmy Cauterization Of The President

Oh, fuck you, corporate media. You sorry piece of amalgamated shit. I’ve been watching you over the past few years, Media, run yourselves ragged looking to spin the old Right/Left wing yarn of how everything President Obama does is more Nixonian and … Continue reading
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Posted in Democratic Party, Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, FISA, Foreign Policy, George W. Bush, Liberalism, NSA, President Obama, Privacy, Republican Party, Telecommunications, Terrorism, The Economy, The Media, Torture, White House, Worse than Bush, WTF | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

That’s Not A Cover Up

There was no cover up at the ‘highest levels’ over the Benghazi consulate bombing. There were mixed reports, with motive playing catch up to official statements. This all about Wingnut America feeling victimized and wronged for being publicly castigated by … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, George W. Bush, History, Iraq, Lying Liars, Patriotism, President Obama, Religion, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Torture, White House, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

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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No, Obama Is Not ‘Worse Than Bush’ on National Security

My Monday column: Just when I thought it was safe to carry on a conversation on the left about various Obama administration policies, the phrases “same as Bush” or “worse than Bush” have skulked back into popular use thanks to … Continue reading
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Posted in President Obama, The Daily Banter, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , | 12 Comments