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Pic Of The Moment: Desperate Republicans Are Asking George W. Bush For Mid-Term Help



George W. Bush to fundraise for GOP candidates


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Desperate Republicans Are Asking George W. Bush For Mid-Term Help (Original post)
EarlG Sep 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2018 #1
Dorn Sep 2018 #2
azureblue Sep 2018 #10
NewJeffCT Sep 2018 #13
Dorn Sep 2018 #20
Gothmog Sep 2018 #3
hibbing Sep 2018 #4
BootinUp Sep 2018 #5
Submariner Sep 2018 #6
tclambert Sep 2018 #7
onetexan Sep 2018 #14
Martin Eden Sep 2018 #8
SummerSnow Sep 2018 #25
ffr Sep 2018 #9
Duppers Sep 2018 #11
djacq Sep 2018 #12
Fritz Walter Sep 2018 #15
Initech Sep 2018 #16
Loubee Sep 2018 #17
flibbitygiblets Sep 2018 #18
marble falls Sep 2018 #19
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2018 #21
Bengus81 Sep 2018 #22
LiberalLovinLug Sep 2018 #23
thegoose Sep 2018 #24
Deb Sep 2018 #26
Uncle Joe Sep 2018 #27

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 11:02 AM

1. That's desperation.

Bush was pretty unpopular even with GOPers by the time he left office; he didn't even attend the 2008 RNC convention because he was so radioactive by then. The Trump cultists consider him to be a dangerous liberal (who banned Dear Leader from his mother's funeral and was seen hobnobbing with the Obamas and the Clintons at McCain's) and the old-school types that remain have avoided him because his presidency sucked. I guess compared to the level of suckage that has occurred under the latest GOPer he's looking pretty good - but I don't see how he's going to drum up a lot of votes for them. Too "left" for the Trumpists and too crappy a president for everybody else.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 11:07 AM

2. Don't forget tapping EVERYONE's phones or his weak reponse to Hurricane Katrina

Oh and killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

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Response to Dorn (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:35 PM

10. sorry, but New Orleans Katrina flood is entirely Bush's fault

February 2001
Bush’s first budget proposed more than half a billion dollars worth of cuts to the Army Corps of Engineers for the 2002 fiscal year. Bush proposed half of what his own officials said was necessary for the critical Southeast Louisiana Flood Control Project (SELA)—a project started after a 1995 rainstorm flooded 25,000 homes and caused a half billion dollars in damage.

Bush did this to offset the tax break he gave to the top 1% of rich Americans. The first major economic initiative pursued by the president was a massive tax cut for the rich, enacted in June of 2001. Bush signed his massive $1.3 trillion income tax cut into law-a tax cut that severely depleted the government of revenues it needed to address critical priorities.

February 2002
Bush provided just $5 million for maintaining and upgrading critical hurricane protection levees in New Orleans—one fifth of what government experts and Republican elected officials in Louisiana told the administration was needed. Bush knew SELA needed $80 million to keep working, but the he only proposed providing a quarter of that.

During 2002, contractors working to raise the St. Charles Parish hurricane protection levee north of Airline Hwy had to use their own funds because Congess and the President provided only $2,000,000 for the entire Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity project, which includes all the hurricane protection levees in St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes.

February 2004
The SELA project sought $100 million to repair the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain levees, but Bush offered only $16.5 million. The Army Corps of Engineers asked for $27 million to pay for hurricane protection upgrades around Lake Pontchartrain—but the White House cut that to $3.9 million. Gaps in levees around Lake Pontchartrain & the Industrial Canal, which were supposed to be filled by 2004, were not filled because of budget shortfalls. Repair work on the levees, including the ones that failed, was stopped due to lack of funds.

June 8, 2004
Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; told the Times-Picayune: "It appears that the money has been moved in the president's budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and I suppose that's the price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the levees can't be finished, and we are doing everything we can to make the case that this is a security issue for us."
Also that June, with the 2004 hurricane season starting, the Corps' project manager Al Naomi went before a local agency, the East Jefferson Levee Authority, and essentially begged for $2 million for urgent work that Washington was now unable to pay for.

From the June 18, 2004 Times-Picayune:
"The system is in great shape, but the levees are sinking. Everything is sinking, and if we don't get the money fast enough to raise them, then we can't stay ahead of the settlement," he said. "The problem that we have isn't that the levee is low, but that the federal funds have dried up so that we can't raise them."
The panel authorized that money, and on July 1, 2004, it had to pony up another $250,000 when it learned that stretches of the levee in Metairie had sunk by four feet. The agency had to pay for the work with higher property taxes. The levee board noted in October 2004 that the feds were also now not paying for a hoped-for $15 million project to better shore up the banks of Lake Pontchartrain.


May 25, 2007
Donald Powell, recovery chief for the Gulf Coast, publicly stated, "the federal government is responsible for this hurricane damage because of the failure of the levee system.” This is the very first statement ever out of the White House that accepts responsibility for the failure of the federal flood protection system in Louisiana.


Feb 02, 2008
Judge rules the ACOE not liable, but at fault

"While the United States government is immune for legal liability for the defalcations alleged herein, it is not free, nor should it be, from posterity's judgment concerning its failure to accomplish what was its task," the judge wrote. "This story -- 50 years in the making -- is heart-wrenching. Millions of dollars were squandered in building a levee system with respect to these outfall canals which was known to be inadequate by the corps's own calculations."
"It is not within the court's power to address the wrongs committed. It is hopefully within the citizens of the United States' power to address the failures of our laws and agencies."

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Response to azureblue (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:46 PM

13. wow

thank you for that great summary

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Response to azureblue (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:14 PM

20. Great summary -- so George Bush should be charged with manslaughter just like the officials in Flint

I had no idea just how responsible George was for that disaster capitalism event.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 11:12 AM

3. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 11:20 AM

4. Oh god

Since that criminal is not in jail, he needs to stay in his mansion in Texas trying to paint his soul clean (Credit to Chris Hughes).


Peace

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 11:24 AM

5. Nice summary.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:07 PM

6. Although Dubya was too incompetent keep the country safe,

at least he didn't embarrass the nation tempting a nuclear exchange with Kim Jong-un.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:15 PM

7. Former President Obama got a warm reception, so of course they want to bring out their

former President. What could go wrong? It's the former president part that's important, right? It's not about anything like competence or intelligence or humanity, right?

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Response to tclambert (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:46 PM

14. i guess they thought resurfacing Dubya was better than having the Idiot stump for their

candidates. Pot to the frying pan

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:19 PM

8. I wrote a poem for Georgie when he left office

What I would say to him:


I'd tell you to go fuck yourself
But that is much too kind
Because if you could perform that feat
You'd take pleasure in your behind

I'd like to say eat shit and die
But you deserve much more
You should suffer all the grief and pain
Of your misbegotten war

Though I could never make you think
Or feel or understand
I'll take solace when you hear your name
Cursed throughout the land

From inside a lonely prison cell
Dark and bare and cold
Where every day you pay for your sins
Until you're sick, heartbroken, and old

Then when you finally leave the earth
You fucked over oh so well
If there is a God and afterlife
You're going straight to hell

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:50 AM

25. Pulitzer worthy. Love it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 12:26 PM

9. I love their idea. I understand the 2007 great recession is being sold as Carter's fault.

That's what my RW neighbor said to me with a straight face.

Where do they come up with such magical leaps of faith?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:36 PM

11. Excellent!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:39 PM

12. Easy to read;

If you imagine it’s Will Farrell’s imitating GW;

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:57 PM

15. Wait for it...

Next month, they’re going to bring back Cheney. And he’ll be packing his shotgun!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:00 PM

16. Wow, Trump's brand is so toxic that they're bringing back that guy!

Bet he'd go over great for victims of the latest hurricane!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:02 PM

17. Not enough space for . . .

the Katrina disaster, leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths; pawing Angela Merkel on the world stage, etc, etc, etc!!

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Response to Loubee (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:30 PM

18. I was going to mention Katrina and that Gawd-awful unwanted neck massage on Merkel

Thought we'd never see such an incompetent, embarrassing president in this country again, but HECK of a JOB, republicans!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:59 PM

19. Best one ever. Explains exactly what a shit hand the GOP dealt itself.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:26 PM

21. Please stay away...repukes love him here in TX nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 04:49 PM

22. Quick,bring out that Mission Accomplished BS again,Trumpanzies LOVE to be lied to......

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:14 PM

23. going after the "poorly educated" demographic

Sure Bush was eventually disdained by a lot of Republicans / Independents for Iraq, and for the economy. I don't remember when the last POTUS of a party was not invited to the first conference after their term was completed, a two termer at that. He was dropped like a hot potato. I am always somewhat blown away of the Republican rank and file in their ability to switch, on a dime, from adoration, and fierce defending of the 'commander in chief' when in office, and then not only attempt to erase him from memory, but to then elect someone that openly criticizes him and his whole family in the crudest fashion.

But there is one segment of the Republican base that still relates to W, and that's the poorly educated, the fellow morans that don't even know that its not fashionable in more elite R circles to like him anymore. He just speaks their language, and that's all that matters. I'm sure that is the plan with W. I just would not really understand if he takes them up on it after all the abuse Trump has laid on his family.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 05:49 PM

24. Neverending war-eeee!!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:17 AM

26. They should rely heavily on his muscle

His pecs and beautiful mind are excellent ways to further their cause. Good news Friday.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:42 PM

27. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread EarlG.

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