35 Burst results for "George W. Bush"

Kathleen Madigan on Why People Have a Personal Connection to Trump

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:52 min | 2 weeks ago

Kathleen Madigan on Why People Have a Personal Connection to Trump

"That's an interesting sociological thing 'cause you play all over the country. What is it? Do you think? What is the personal connection to Donald Trump? I don't know. I don't know why, like one lady in Florida. She was kind of a drunk grandma. You stood up in a balcony and a theater somewhere on the gulf side of Florida and said, Kathleen, I love you and I love Sarah Palin. Don't make fun of her. I had not said a word except Sarah Palin, comma. Now if the lady would have listened, my joke was really about the gist of it is there's no people in Alaska to have more respect for you if you were the game warden than I would if you said you were the governor because there's a lot. It's a lot more dangerous if you're okay. It's a stupid joke. It's silly innocuous. But that lady was so upset because she like, I don't know. I'm like, you can't love me and her. And you're at my show, so I'd pick me if I were you. Which one is it? I don't know what the Trump thing you could do any other Republican, any other Democrat and people do not lose their minds. There's something about I know this is going to sound snotty coastal liberal elite, but an education problem where they're just like, oh, I want people that sound dumb, like me. I just can't. I don't understand what the connection is. I it could go back to the, you know, George Bush, people are like, I'd like to have a beer with him. Right. Well, right. You might want to have a beer with me, but I shouldn't be running anything. I mean, just because I seem fun, which I am. You are that doesn't mean I'm qualified to work at NASA. I don't understand that leap. When people say, I think George Bush seemed fun too. The younger one to have a beer with after golf with a country club. I get it. Right. But what is that next level where I defend him like I would, my brother. It's weird.

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Every One of Us Has to Do Part of the Lifting

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:49 sec | Last month

Every One of Us Has to Do Part of the Lifting

"In my book if you can keep it, that it is we the people who have to keep the republic. We have to do something. And we've been fooled over the years into thinking, well, I don't need to do anything. You know, George Bush said to defeat terrorism, just go shopping. You know, it's kind of like this idea that we've got a professional army, don't worry about it. It's not on you. That's all wrong. Every one of us has to do part of the lifting. Every single one of us has to do something. And people say, what can I do? What can I do? And I tell you, there's many things you can do. You can share this program on social media. If you follow me on any other social media, you can retweet my tweets. You can repost what I put on Facebook on parler on Twitter, on gab on truth social, we need your help, folks. We

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The Left Will Never Stop Harassing Conservatives

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:23 min | Last month

The Left Will Never Stop Harassing Conservatives

"He was a Nazi. He was Hitler. He was Satan. He was a dictator. He was a racist. He was corrupt. He was a tool of the wealthy. The newspapers hated him. The entire comedy industry devoted itself to the singular task of mocking and discrediting him. His name, Richard Nixon. And Ronald Reagan, and George Bush, and George Bush again, and Donald Trump. And whoever comes after Trump. For almost as long as anyone can remember, leftists have reserved the right to dispense with reason and critiquing their political opponents. Relying instead on biased personal insults. This is always true for whoever carries the banner of leader of the Republican Party. Especially if that leader is also president. Sometimes these attacks work as they did during the administrations of Nixon and both bushes. And sometimes they become epic self owns. As was the case for Reagan and Trump, whose legacies of peace and prosperity seem now like some forgotten golden age of legend. It doesn't matter when this tactic fails. Just like it never matters when leftists fail at anything. In a matter of decades in the 20th century, they can spill more blood in the name of communism than the entire history of religious wars combined. And yet still criticize all religions for being divisive.

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Mark Meckler Describes the Origins of the Tea Party Movement

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:09 min | 2 months ago

Mark Meckler Describes the Origins of the Tea Party Movement

"Ask you that kind of fill in some gaps for us? In terms of the last, what should we say? 7, 8 years. Because if you look at the Trump phenomena, if you look at America first, if you look at maga, either connections to Brexit, which are this rise of popular sentiment, representative government, many have said me included. That all of this was built on the ashes of the Tea Party movement. So will you wind the clock back for a mark and tell us what was the Tea Party movement? How was it born? What was the mission? And what happened to it? And then lastly, and I'll remind you of these if you can't keep them all in your head. What is the connective tissue? What's the overlap between today's America first and then your original Tea Party movement over to you? Yeah, so I think you bookended that perfectly. In other words, I do think that a maga movement America first is sort of the, it's the final act of the Tea Party movement. I don't think you get president Trump without the Tea Party movement. It's a long tail, so here's how it goes from my perspective. And in O 9, the Tea Party movement has launched. It's actually a response, not just to Obama, which it's partly to Obama, but it's the policies of the Bush administration beforehand. I know personally, one of the things that really turned me on politically to lit my fire is listening to George Bush say that he was abandoning free market principles to save the free market. And I thought, I'd never heard gibberish like that out of a president in the United States. You go into the Obama era, we get ObamaCare, and this is really where the Tea Party movement takes off. In 2010, you get the largest swing class in the history of Congress since 1938. I think there were 63 seats that changed hands. It was absolutely incredible. I thought personally everything would change at that point. I thought the message had been said and loud and clear to Washington. What we wanted was fiscal responsibility, a fidelity to the constitution and a preservation of free market economics. Those were the Tea Party hallmarks.

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Joe Biden Is Going Full Dictator

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:39 min | 3 months ago

Joe Biden Is Going Full Dictator

"Joe Biden appears to be at least in his rhetoric going full dictator on a complete with the optics of dictatorship and all. Let's start with the image, which I'm sure you've seen, this is Biden kind of holding both his arms up, you know, very much fascist style. You have all kinds of imagery of Mussolini doing this. You have Adolf Hitler, one of Hitler's standard postures was not the two hand but the one handed fist where he'd be kind of putting his fist up here. And so Biden had a almost a blood red background and he had soldiers to marine standing on either side in a kind of creepy nocturnal imagery that was downright chilling downright scary, and even people who aren't all that political like the barstool guy, he's like, hey, I'm watching sports, I'm slipping the channels and I see Biden and he goes, I'm not even gonna talk about the content of his speech. I'm just talking about because the guy looks like Hitler. And then, of course, liberals were like, wait a minute, you know, George Bush posed with the military behind him. It's a completely different. If you look at the two pictures, George Bush is standing there and he's got he's got he's got marines behind him. It's a daytime address and the point is not that having the U.S. Military makes you a dictator. Of course not, aided, but it is the imagery of the fascist imagery of the blood red, the fists, and the military used in such a way that it's essentially a warning to you, warning to the citizens, look what look at the force I've got behind me.

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Kurt Schlichter and Eric Discuss the Problem With Deep State RINOs

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:50 min | 3 months ago

Kurt Schlichter and Eric Discuss the Problem With Deep State RINOs

"I have to say, the cynicism of what we now know as rhinos, deep state rhinos, George Bush, the first and others. They were not interested in bringing these I mean, you have to realize these people themselves in their quiet way were anti American founders. When you think of George Bush senior and that ilk, they were not excited about liberty and Ben Franklin and George Washington, whatever they were excited about the status quo. And it is heartbreaking to me, frankly, it is heartbreaking to me to think that they had this kind of cowardly view that they were not really interested in paying the price necessary to bring the freedoms that we have to others around the world. We are where we are because of them. And I voted for some of them. Well, so did I and there are a bunch of votes I'd like to take back. But rarely has, I mean, go back to go back to Roman times, which I do in the book will be back the fall and rise of America. And you'll see what happens when you have a great power whose elite becomes so corrupt and inept. And unaccompanied. I mean, really, these are unaccomplished people. We are being ruled by people who really have never done it. I mean, look at Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney would be a annoying middle school librarian telling happy kids to use their inside voice and going home and drowning her sorrows on screw top Chardonnay from Trader Joe's every night. If her father hadn't hitched his wagon to the bushes.

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Robert Wilkie and Sebastian Discuss the Treatment of Trump

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:44 min | 3 months ago

Robert Wilkie and Sebastian Discuss the Treatment of Trump

"Lemon of CNN had this to say about the raid cut 7. For the record, for the record, let's just be very clear about this. So that people don't get it twisted. If no one's after going after anyone, no one's treating anyone in the Trump administration, especially Trump, any differently than they treated other presidents. And no other president has had as egregious behavior as that, okay? So Rudy Giuliani says, no matter what he says, this is not a fascist state. This is the United States of America. Being treated exactly the same as every other president, I'm trying to remember when Jimmy Carter, George Bush, was raided in their private home. I'm thinking of somebody who ran for president, she never made it, but that's the key. The key is the 18 top secret SCI SAP documents that were on Hillary Clinton's private unsecured server to which the then director of the FBI Jim Comey said, he finds no intent. Therefore, they will not prosecute. That's the Comey standard. And explain why there's no such application of intent and also why a dirt of the FBI doesn't make those decisions. Well, the FBI director does not make judicial decisions. Those are either made by a court or told what to do by the attorney general, who is the next to the president, the chief law enforcement officer in the country. Misses Clinton was able to not only keep those records. She destroyed government property, did so with abandon, and that's at the same time she and her husband walked out with about $40,000 worth of White House furniture.

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Two-Tier Justice: The FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:28 min | 4 months ago

Two-Tier Justice: The FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

"Last question for you? The PR perception. You talk about their 30 people on the hill. I've talked to many of them just like you, you know, they sell the FBI and the sale of the DoJ. Is there anybody there that could give a look and say, hey, here's the mirror. The people are looking at you and seeing complete hypocrisy. You've got to get this straight because we need the FBI to be the FBI. Yeah, I mean, obviously it's got to be and it's got to start from the top, so it's got to be Chris wray, and he's got to inculcate that into the organization. And he's from outside looking in. He doesn't seem like he's accomplished that at all. I want to go back, Doug, and one other thing that we all should know is, you know, Bill Clinton took $300,000 worth of furniture out of The White House and moved it. You know, when he left The White House and who knows what documents there was a negotiation, obviously for that, that ended up being returned to plus years later. George Bush obviously, when he left The White House, there was an ongoing negotiation about his papers and documents and what was and what it wasn't a presidential record under the act. And I just, I see, you know, again, you talk about the two tiered system of justice. I see that there is an inconsistency here with how Donald Trump's being treated versus other presidents and it's quite frankly it's disgusting.

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Gun Owners of America's Erich Pratt on Suing Gun Manufacturers

The Doug Collins Podcast

02:09 min | 4 months ago

Gun Owners of America's Erich Pratt on Suing Gun Manufacturers

"From a gun owner perspective though, this to me is the is the not just what we talk about about private sale, but now this opening it up and liberalizing this discussion on suing the manufacturer not over defective parts, not over anything else, but the gun itself being used in a criminal act. We saw this on the House oversight committee just a couple of weeks ago. How concerned should we because if you start losing manufacturers? Then that's the way to go to a total gun free society. If that's what they're dream is. Exactly right. I mean, people should just ask themselves, do I like buying new firearms? If all the gun manufacturers have been driven out of business. Now right now, in 2006, president George Bush signed legislation protecting gun makers from exactly what you're talking about. Not from liability if the gun malfunctions and explodes in your face. No, the gun manufacturers liable. But this is protects them from liability if the gun is working as it should. It's just that a bad guy took it and used it to commit murder. Okay, so that's what and you laid out the case, you know? We don't do this with Ford or any of the other car manufacturers, right? The car is working fine. Somebody uses it to drive through a parade. You don't hold the car manufacturer accountable. So this is very, very serious because the anti gun Democrats are talking about repealing that law. The reason that law was passed is because they were the left was bringing dozens, scores of court cases, frivolous court cases against the manufacturers, and even if they lost, it still forced the gun manufacturers to pay thousands or hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars defending themselves. You know, so even if they stay in business, the items that you love to purchase, the new products, the new firearms, they're going to cost a lot more.

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If Not for Donald Trump, Roe v. Wade Would Still Be Intact

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:21 min | 5 months ago

If Not for Donald Trump, Roe v. Wade Would Still Be Intact

"John zamira. You were just making the point, which I've made in the past. If it were not for Donald Trump, roe V wade would have not been overturned. If it were not for Donald Trump, Kavanaugh would not have made it through, the nonsense, the evil lies that they put up against him. He would have been forced to withdraw his nomination even though these were totally unsupported lies. They would have said, well, it's the good of the country. That's what the Republican establishment, the rhinos, the so called moderates. That's what they exist for. They are surrender buckets. It is their job when the Democrats start cheating at basketball to lose gracefully to the globe products, like the Washington generals used to. It is the job of Republicans like George Bush and McCain and Romney and Adam kinzinger and Liz Cheney. Their job is to turn over our institutions and our power and our wealth in our country to our enemies in a gracious way. They are the Vichy government that Hitler put in charge of France. They are there to pretend to represent us and pretend to protect us while in fact enforcing the Nazis will on us and making us feel like they're on our side.

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Jim Jordan Pens Letter to Bennie Thompson Ahead of Jan. 6 Hearing

Mark Levin

01:20 min | 6 months ago

Jim Jordan Pens Letter to Bennie Thompson Ahead of Jan. 6 Hearing

"Jim Jordan a great patriot Sent a letter To many Thompson The chairman of this rogue operation Who tried to prevent George Bush from being seated as president and then Donald Trump the irony We've never had a committee of Congress subpoena members of the opposite party Obviously we're going to places now because of the totalitarian mindset of Nancy Pelosi and her thugs In the letters a long letter it's a comprehensive letter It's an important letter for the record And I don't have time to read all of it to you but I have read it all to myself And among other things he objects to and I quote how the select committee was only targeting Republican members for testimony And did not sought testimony from any Democrat members with responsibility for oversight of the security of the capital complex That's why if you watch this tonight you're really betraying yourself There's a Democrat DNC effectively paid for with your tax dollars piece of propaganda crack

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Remember, a Candidate Has Every Right to Challenge an Election Process

Mark Levin

01:15 min | 6 months ago

Remember, a Candidate Has Every Right to Challenge an Election Process

"A candidate including the sitting president of the United States has every right Every right To challenge an election process and not just in court There is absolutely nothing in the United States Constitution that gives judicial review To state courts over the election process now they've assumed that authority in many respects it's a political process It's what it is Say constitutional granted political process If a president wants legal advice because he believes he has enough information to suggest fraud or the changing of laws and violation of the federal constitution so forth He is every right to fight that Al Gore fought the election in 2000 he went to the courts Many members of his party during the county process objected to George Bush being president of the United States Now this is going to be a critically important point

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John Zmirak and Eric Reflect on the Iraq Invasion

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:48 min | 7 months ago

John Zmirak and Eric Reflect on the Iraq Invasion

"There are certain things you can't make up. I mean, I want to frame this again for people who aren't paying attention because maybe they're not, they're not tracking, I was for the Iraq invasion back when. You were against it. And I remember talking to you and not understanding, I thought, aren't all conservatives for this isn't Saddam Hussein, a monster. And by the way, of course, he was a truly evil monster. There's no doubt about that. But it didn't occur to me at the time that there are reasons not to attack Saddam Hussein and so on and so forth. So I was for it. All these years later, thanks to not just John's mirac, but Donald Trump, we have had a reevaluation. And I think that people now realize not only was it wrong, but it was a disaster on many levels. And then we start understanding that all the people who got us into the many messages in which we are today also got us into the mess of the Iraq War. It's the neocons. It's not magga people. It's not people who want to put America first. It's globalists. It is really tremendously wicked. And so here you have George Bush, do the ultimate Freudian slips of all time. So wonderful. It's the sort of thing that Will Ferrell would make up on SNL or something. But no, no, this actually happened. It's so great. I mean, the underlying reality is grotesque. We are, we killed between 507 100,000 civilians in our invasion of Iraq, which was based on false intelligence and made up junk intelligence that the neocons were shoving past the FBI and putting straight into The White House. There were hundreds of experts saying there are no weapons of mass destruction. The UN inspector said there are no weapons of mass destruction. Nobody had any real evidence of weapons of mass distraction. Colin Powell gets goes in front of the UN with doctored photos that don't represent what he says they are. Condoleezza Rice says, we don't want the next smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud in Manhattan. They use our trauma over 9 11 to make us think that Saddam Hussein is building nukes and is going to smuggle them into America. They make us think he was involved in 9 11, which he wasn't. They make us think he was getting uranium, which he couldn't. I mean, it was just this for rago of lies. And I guess Eric, you're a nicer person, maybe because you grew up in Connecticut, you didn't think your own political leaders of your own party were lying to you to get back. No, of course I

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Conservatives Aren't Good at Holding Conservative Leaders Accountable

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

Conservatives Aren't Good at Holding Conservative Leaders Accountable

"What's fascinating to me is how those of us who would describe ourselves as conservatives typically don't hold our leaders accountable to conservative principles. In other words, George Bush, in many ways, was not much of a conservative. And we let him get away with that at the time. And so that's shame on us. Because honestly, the more time passes, the older you get, the more clear it is, that you can never let this go. You can never let this go. You have to, we have to make the case for these conservative principles. And you know, I don't even want the word conservative. These are foundational American principles. This is the founder's vision of small government of genuine liberty. I talk a lot about this about how we have ceased to really teach what that is. And as you see, to teach what that is, it's much easier to drift, which is why we've been

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"george w. bush" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:36 min | 7 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Right now Alexis are rigged Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia and the decision of one man could launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq I mean that's incredible Oh dear All right Anyway Oh honey 75 75 George W. Bush finally admitted he's a war criminal Oh my gosh We went back to our old theme song To the bush Yeah Everything old is new And the time machine we can go back and fix 2016 This is fantastic Get George Bush to The Hague early We know That's how you appear in that campaign Let's go Trump in prison and home will be right with the world Here we go I'm called Sean didn't throw that away We already went back to fight songs We were definitely not walking on the sunshine If we were walking on sunshine our feet would be burning that's how bad it is right now Because of climate change Yes However wow Pay I'll take a work and get a George Bush finally admits he's a war criminal He blamed being 75 No you were a war criminal then and you're still a war criminal So wow What was that again Travis Let me just make sure I heard that right The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq I was saying that back then I was saying that back then This was totally remembered Okay But remember.

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President Biden Responds to SCOTUS Leak

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:53 min | 7 months ago

President Biden Responds to SCOTUS Leak

"Let's go to Joe Biden, cut number 5 in The White House. Change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can't be in classrooms with other children. Is that legit under the way that the decisions are written? What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this mega crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history. In recent American history. Let's just unpack that. First of all, put aside the Ku Klux Klan, put aside the Nazi sympathizers, put aside the John birch society, put aside antifa, put aside the January 6 protester, the maga kraut. In reference to the Supreme Court decision by 5 justices, three of whom were nominated by president Trump, all of whom were distinguished jurists long before president Trump came down the escalator as candidate Trump. And of course, the chief justice and clarence Thomas had been on the court for a very long time in justice Alito was a George Bush appointee as well. W Bush appointee. And I'd be sure that that HW Bush, let me George W. Bush appointee. And I'm just here to he came up after Harriet Meyers with withdrawn. So it's cheap justice Roberts than justice Alito. I'm just sure to tell you, the uniter in chief, that's just not true. This is such an over the top comment that, again, it's like the Pope saying NATO is responsible for invading Russia. Maga is the most extreme. And by the way, LGBTQ children, I understand some children so identify, I also understand that no teacher in America would ever separate them and they also understand that that would fail rational basis review. It is the reddest of herrings I have ever heard. It's the stupidest thing I've actually ever heard Joe Biden say.

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"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

This American President

05:02 min | 8 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

"He was defeated in the 1992 presidential election. By the charismatic governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton. The country was changing, and after 12 years of Republican control of The White House, the American people chose to break with Bush. He received only 37% of the vote in 1992, competing with Clinton and wealthy populist Ross Perot, who had run as a third party candidate. Prior to Donald Trump, Bush was the last one term president, the country had seen. George H. W. Bush continued the precedent set by his predecessor Ronald Reagan when he left incoming president Bill Clinton a note in the Oval Office. No matter how difficult the loss, bush was committed to the peaceful transfer of power to his duly elected successor. The letter read dear Bill, when I walked into this office just now, I felt the same sense of wonder and respect. I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that too. I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness that some presidents have described. There will be very tough times made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I'm not a very good one to give advice. But just don't let the critics discourage you or push you off course. You will be our president when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success is our country's success. I am rooting hard for you. Good luck. George. The optimism brought on by the end of the Soviet Union. Quickly dissipated as new challenges emerged. Russia would fall into economic and political disarray in the 1990s. And eventually turned back to authoritarianism under current president Vladimir Putin. Saddam would continue to be a problem, refusing to comply with all the conditions of the ceasefire from the Persian Gulf War. The United States would invade Iraq again in 2003 to topple Saddam's regime. A war that many at the time believed was unjustified, and one that is still debated to this day. The world moved on from George H. W. Bush, although the nation did elect his son George W. Bush to the presidency in 2002 1004. George H. W. Bush's successors also proved to be controversial. Bill Clinton would go on to be impeached for his personal indiscretions. His son, George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, would provoke strong opposition within and outside the United States. This polarization would only increase under president's Obama Trump and Biden. During his retirement, George H. W. Bush would take up the mantle of elder statesman. His relatively moderate policies made him one of the few ex presidents that had any bipartisan appeal. And his steady temperament made for quite a contrast to some of his more polarizing successors. He also endeared himself further to the American people, when he would go sky diving on his birthdays well into his 80s, and by wearing colorful socks during public appearances. In April of 2018, his wife of 73 years Barbara passed away. Months later, on November 30th, 2018, George H. W. Bush passed away. At the age of 94, at that moment, the longest lived president in American history. Americans have had many one term presidents. Men who like Rutherford Hayes and Benjamin Harrison have largely been forgotten..

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"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

This American President

05:04 min | 8 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

"The end of the summer of 1990, bush was faced with a new threat. In August 1st of that year, national security adviser Brent scowcroft briefed president Bush on a volatile situation in the Middle East. Iraq, a Soviet client state led by Saddam Hussein, was about to invade neighboring Kuwait. Soon after, thousands of Iraqi soldiers streamed into Kuwait, and the country's capital fell in short succession. Throughout the 1980s, Saddam had waged a brutal 8 year war with Iran, where hundreds of thousands of people had been killed. By 1990, both countries were exhausted and Saddam feared that his popularity in Iraq was waning. Saddam's ultimate goal was driven by what he believed to be his fate. He believed he was destined to lead the entire Arab world, free from western colonialism. United behind him under a single banner. It was bad enough that Saddam had invaded Kuwait. But it was the threat of Iraqi control over the oil rich Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia that really concerned bush and his advisers. For Saddam, having a stranglehold over the gulf's oil supplies could help him pay for the damage from the war with Iran, and shore up his position. But it would also give him control over a significant amount of the world's economy. In what was fast becoming the first post Cold War confrontation. Bush would again need to utilize his crisis management skills in order to build a coalition and neutralize the threat Saddam post. Bush looked to bring the Soviets into the fold. Signifying a new era in a world still in the shadow of four decades worth of strained U.S. Soviet relations. At certain points in Cold War history, whether it was the Suez Canal crisis of 1956, during Eisenhower's presidency, or the Yom Kippur War of 1973 under Nixon's presidency. It appeared that Middle East politics could become the center for another proxy war between the two superpowers, just like the Korean War and Vietnam. The overarching fear, as we've discussed throughout this Cold War series, was that a proxy war between the U.S. and Soviet backed states could lead to another World War. This would not be the case in 1990. The United States and the Soviet Union sent the message that this time there would not be any conflict between the two. They would not be on opposing sides. Instead, the two powers would cooperate on how to proceed in the face of this new crisis. On August 3rd, 1990, Secretary of State Jim Bakker and the Soviet foreign minister stood side by side and condemned Iraq's.

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"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

This American President

03:21 min | 8 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

"It was at this point, bush tried to move the conversation right where he wanted. He stressed coordination and self determination. And argued that Germany should also have sovereign rights to choose, including the right to choose an alliance to be a part of. He was talking, of course, about NATO. Just months earlier, Gorbachev bluntly told Secretary of State James baker a unified Germany in NATO will threaten the stability that has existed for the last 45 years. But this time, Gorbachev reversed course. When pressed by Bush to allow for Germany to have the right to choose its own alliance. Gorbachev simply uttered yes. It was a moment few present would ever forget. Finally, the biggest stumbling block to the future of Europe seemed to be removed, an America could get what it wanted. A unified Germany, aligned with the west through NATO. Soviet aides present were stunned, unable to believe that they were witnessing Gorbachev concede to Bush. What Bush knew was that Gorbachev desperately needed American aid more than he needed NATO without Germany. And he still hoped that a reformed Soviet Union with American assistance could have a primary role in European affairs. According to engels, quote, Gorbachev conceded Germany's right to join the alliance of its choosing, in order to keep alive his slim hope, that with further western aid and support, he might yet prove his country a worthy partner in Europe's future architecture. One Soviet general later reflected on the news when he said, quote, we have lost World War three without firing a shot. For the president it was a master stroke of diplomacy. Bush was able both to the escalate the Lithuanian situation and get Gorbachev support for unified Germany as a member of NATO. The rigid dynamic that had defined the Cold War for decades was shattered. In a matter of months the Berlin Wall collapsed, the Soviet Union was committed to working with the west, and reunified Germany was being integrated into NATO. What many thought to be impossible was all becoming a reality, all the while being managed by George H. W. Bush. The new breeze of freedom was blowing strong. And by the summer of 1990, president Bush had sent a resounding message..

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"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

This American President

04:07 min | 8 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

"That can't be foreseen. There are all kinds of events that we can't foresee that require a strong NATO. And there's all kinds of potential instability that requires a strong NATO presence. As president of the United States, Bush had significant leverage. But push believed the situation was delicate, and he couldn't bully his way into what he wanted. Instead, he focused on personal diplomacy, a skill he had developed as ambassador to the United Nations and the liaison to China back in the 1970s. He reached out to European leaders from Margaret Thatcher to the new czechoslovakian president vaclav havel, convincing them that America would need to remain in Europe to help oversee a newly unified Germany. He asserted that uncertainty was the enemy, and it was the United States that could provide stability against an unpredictable future. Central to bush's messaging was that U.S. troops would remain in Europe, only at the behest of their hosts. He argued that this was a win win situation for everyone. America would remain a power in Europe, while Europe could benefit from the stability it had to offer, and the subsequent prosperity. This was something he knew that the Soviets, with their long history of totalitarian government, and with their present distractions, just couldn't offer. With his allies, a Bush successfully built a coalition. Rather than overtly imposing his will. Allies committed to bush's vision one by one. Convincing European nations that were just about 45 years removed from World War II to accept the reunification of a former enemy was a tremendous feat. But he had to convince one player the Soviet Union. By the spring of 1990, the domestic situation for Mikhail Gorbachev was complicated. His gloss nose and perestroika reforms were causing social disruption, and his policies were doing little to address the ailing Soviet economy. Inflation had soared, making it harder for everyone to afford basic goods. With the country in such a weak state, the idea of a unified Germany could hardly have been comforting. Meanwhile, events continued to unfold in ways that challenged bush's plans. Soviet satellite state Lithuania declared independence in March of 1990, Estonia, another Soviet satellite state followed in May. Latvia would do the same in August. Bush closely monitored the situation and feared that instability could break out and ruin his plans. If the Soviets reacted to Lithuanian independence with a show of force, it could spell disaster for the entire world. He had to encourage Gorbachev not to turn Lithuania into another Tiananmen Square. The Soviet Union's dire state gave Bush a piece of leverage. He could offer economic aid to Gorbachev. In exchange for certain concessions, an economic relief package was prepared. Even better for Bush, Congress held up the aid package because of the Soviet buildup of troops on the Lithuanian border. Bush could now use the offer of economic assistance to get Gorbachev to withdraw his troops. Gorbachev was getting more and more boxed in. His political rival Boris Yeltsin was elected Russian president in May of 1990, and was building an alternative power base. Gorbachev knew he needed to act if he wanted to preserve the Soviet Union. Traveling to Canada and then to Washington D.C. for a summit with Bush in June of 1990. Gorbachev informed the president that the Soviets desperately needed aid. Troops would be removed from the Lithuanian border, and the satellite state would gain its right to self determination to choose independence if the aid was granted..

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"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

This American President

03:21 min | 8 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

"To concede any ground to Bush on this issue. And on whether to allow a unified Germany to join NATO. In the winter of 1994, bush, Secretary of State jib baker, and his staff presented a two plus four policy to the four powers, which would mean east and West Germany the two would negotiate their reunification with the four major powers the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, and France. Secretary of State baker and Helmut Kohl, ventured to Moscow in February of 1990. Once there, they saw firsthand the turmoil in Moscow. Crowds demonstrated demanding greater freedom and held up banners that proclaimed the entire Soviet experiment since 1917 as quote 72 years on the road to nowhere. It seemed that the communist parties and Gorbachev hold on the country was weakening. Although Bush and baker wanted to have leverage against Gorbachev, they feared about what might happen if he was removed from power somehow, perhaps by an uprising against him. They worried that the person who might replace him might roll back the reforms Gorbachev started. Perhaps it was time to compromise with Gorbachev to shore up his position so that he had enough space to manage the unrest at home. Bush and baker decided to gamble and give Gorbachev that space. They would soften their position on NATO. Germany could reunify, but would remain outside of NATO. NATO would not expand eastward into what was formerly Soviet territory. It was a major concession. Gorbachev was ecstatic when he heard the news. It allowed him to buy some breathing room to continue to navigate the Soviet Union's problems at home. Even if a unified Germany wouldn't be in NATO, Bush could still cultivate a strong relationship with its leaders to ensure America's presence in Europe. It seemed that a reunified Germany was becoming a reality. Coal might even become its leader. He could go down as the father of a new Germany. The major players knew the stakes. Rent scowcroft told bush around this time, quote we are about to enter into the most critical period for American diplomacy toward Europe, since the formation of NATO in 1949. As the talks continued, it was becoming apparent that unification would be dictated by leverage, and it was the United States and West Germany that had it. Brent scowcroft said that the talks were following along on holy western terms. Still, many issues remained unresolved. Bush still needed to get support from Great Britain and France for German unification. And for maintaining the American presence in Europe. Some in Europe and America questioned why a U.S. presence was necessary there. Now that the Soviets were no longer as menacing as they used to be. Bush still remembered the lessons from prior to World War I. And insisted on keeping that presence in Europe. He wrote in his diary who was the enemy, its apathy, it's the inability to predict accurately..

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"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

This American President

04:13 min | 8 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

"The two leaders were set to meet aboard American and Soviet warships. But they were hampered by rolling waves and pounding rain and winds. Some locals called it the worst storm they had seen in their lifetime. Both sides worried that they would be unable to hold productive meetings as the ships were tossed around in the water. Reporters called it the quote seasick summit. When one report came out that the violent weather left bush feeling uneasy. Bush and Gorbachev persevered. They met aboard the Soviet cruise liner, the Maxim Gorky. Docked and stable as it could be in the midst of the storm. Whether it was the weather or the weight of the moment, Bush seemed jittery. According to bush's national security adviser Brent scowcroft, he had quote never seen him so nervous. But Bush pushed through, and he outlined a 17 point plan that stressed U.S. cooperation with the Soviet Union, and the goal of maintaining stability in Europe. The president had to walk a fine line while presenting his agenda to Gorbachev. He had to lay out his vision for the post Cold War world, defend American interests, but convince Gorbachev that he was not acting at the Soviet Union's expense. It seemed that Bush had some success as Gorbachev seemed to be expressing approval to the plan. Bush sent the message that the United States continued to support Gorbachev's reform efforts without wanting to dictate the Soviet Union's future. There was hope that bush's skepticism of Gorbachev and his paws would give way to real cooperation following this in person meeting. But major differences remain. Some of the same old differences that existed throughout the Cold War. Bush pushed for more human rights reforms within the Soviet Union. Annoyed, Gorbachev chastised the United States for its military interventions around the world. And for what he felt was hypocrisy in supporting undemocratic regimes. Bush reminded Gorbachev that he himself had been criticized for being too restrained in light of recent events. He said quote, I have been called cautious or timid. But I've conducted myself in ways not meant to complicate your life. That's why I have not jumped up and down on the Berlin Wall. It was clear that by this point, while cooperation was possible, some of the old disagreements of the Cold War still remained. It's easy to forget that these disagreements still meant something, even in 1989. Even though the Soviet Union was changing through reforms and walls of oppression were literally coming down, both sides still had thousands of nuclear weapons pointed at each other that could be launched at a moment's notice. Even so, the Malta summit did achieve something. Just like when Reagan first met Gorbachev in Geneva in 1985. This summit gave Bush and Gorbachev, a greater understanding of each other. And the constraints that both were working under. Bush felt he had a better grasp of Gorbachev's thinking. And reportedly told his staff that he's really got a problem with anything that makes it look as though we're on the march, while he's on the retreat..

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"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

This American President

03:58 min | 8 months ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on This American President

"And under Nixon and Kissinger, America was opening up relations with the communist Chinese, which led many to call for letting Mao's regime replace Taiwan on the Security Council. Bush fought to keep Taiwan in the UN, but the member nations opted for communist China to take its place. Bush's Cold War views also solidified during this time. Even before he became UN ambassador, he saw the headlines in newsreels covering the Soviet Union, and its brutal suppression of freedom throughout Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 60s. Now he was face to face with Soviet officials at the UN. Following his time as the UN ambassador, bush would go on to hone his political skills as chairman of the Republican National Convention. He served in this position during the height of the Watergate scandal. Not the easiest time to be promoting the Republican Party. He then served as the director of the CIA under Nixon's successor, president Gerald Ford. It was in this position that Bush helped clean the agency's image up after decades of hardball tactics during the Cold War. I've always thought it was worth noting that Bush left both of these positions with his reputation for integrity and competence intact. Something not guaranteed in modern day Washington D.C.. By 1980 bush was in his mid 60s, and he felt that with all of his political and foreign policy experience, the time was right for him to run for the nation's highest office. He entered the race against a wide field of Republicans, vying to unseat incumbent president Jimmy Carter. But he found himself up against the charismatic former governor of California, Ronald Reagan. While Bush represented the moderate establishment wing of the Republican Party, a wing that had controlled the party for some time, Reagan represented a rising new conservative movement. The primary field narrowed, and it became a fierce battle between bush and Reagan. Bush criticized Reagan's conservative economic proposals as, quote, voodoo economics. Despite some early victories in Iowa and a few other states, bush couldn't compete with Reagan's charisma and his strategy. He suspended his presidential run in the summer of 1980. Paving the way for Reagan to win the Republican nomination. Bush's presidential hope seemed to be over. And he wasn't sure what he would do next. Little did he know that his national career was barely getting started. Reagan's advisers felt that the best chance to win the general election was to unify the party by choosing a moderate running mate. Despite the intensity of their rivalry during the primaries, Reagan chose Bush as his vice presidential nominee. Bush agreed to join Reagan on the presidential ticket, and they would go on to win the 1980 election and reelection in 1984. As vice president, bush was fiercely loyal to president Reagan. Bush himself had said, the president must know that he can have the vice president for him, and he must not think that he has to look over his shoulder. That loyalty remained firm, even during the infamous Iran contra scandal, in which senior administration officials use the profits from armed sales to the Iranian government, then under an arms embargo, defund the contrast, a right-wing rebel group in Nicaragua. Bush also supported Reagan publicly when the president forged a strong relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev..

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Revisiting President Bush's 2005 soTU Speech

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:15 min | 8 months ago

Revisiting President Bush's 2005 soTU Speech

"Me conclude our time by talking about the horribleness animals. Horribly, and is 2005. And that is the year of George W. Bush beginning his State of the Union. This isn't in the book, but I just want your reaction to it. Mister speaker, vice president Cheney members of Congress, fellow citizens, as a new Congress gathers, all of us in the elected branches of government share great privilege. We've been placed in office by the votes of people we serve. And tonight, that is a privilege we share with the newly elected leaders of Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories, Ukraine, and a free and sovereign Iraq. Your reaction to how George Bush began 2005 before I tell you the rest of it, Matt. Well, and even before that State of the Union was his second inaugural, where he proclaimed that the policy of the United States would seek the end of tyranny in our world. He began it with huge ambitions here. He was going not only to pursue the freedom agenda globally, but he was also going to introduce national accounts into social security. He was going to warrant immigration. And those grand ambitions, I think that nemesis pretty quickly after that State of the Union address.

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How Is the Obama Administration So Insulated From Media Scrutiny?

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:53 min | 9 months ago

How Is the Obama Administration So Insulated From Media Scrutiny?

"We saw coming out of the Patriot Act, as you said, that first few years of W's and George Bush's administration into the Obama administration. You know, one of the things that I think is so underreported is Obama administration and we're transitioning this into a little bit later, was so, oh, we're going to get along with the world. We're using this. They were one of the heaviest users of drones and I mean, I mean, how do they how does the Obama administration continue to be so insulated from scrutiny from the mainstream media, even after he's been out of office now for so long? It's a mindset. Listen, I remember the summer of 2008 like it was yesterday and the media was cheering on Barack Obama. There was no chance for John McCain to win that election because the media had fallen in love with the idea that the first black president was going to be elected and then he had this great new liberal progressive agenda that would take us away from the policies of George W. Bush and the wars. In fact, Obama sustained those wars continuously, continued to exercise in some cases, extend the powers of the Patriot Act and became a regular consumer of information that had been unmasked and in fact the unmasking requests under Obama went way up. So did the violations of civil liberties. That's one of the most important things in November of 2016 as Barack Obama is about to head out the door. He drops on the fisa court. Oh, we forgot to tell you about 5 years worth of violation. Sorry about that judge. And they drop all of these violations as they're going out of the door so they wouldn't get in trouble. If the Trump administration came to the court, 5 years of just chronic violations of American civil liberties, they had less regard for civil liberties than the Bush administration. The record in the fisa court is now ultimately clear about that.

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Trump: 'Nobody Was Ever Tougher on Russia Than Me'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:32 min | 9 months ago

Trump: 'Nobody Was Ever Tougher on Russia Than Me'

"Way, this could lead to World War three. I see what's happening. Because if you think Putin is going to stop, it's going to get worse and worse. He's not going to accept it. And we don't have anybody to talk to him. You had somebody to talk to him with me. Nobody was ever tougher on Russia than me. I'm the one that stopped the pipeline. I haven't stopped. I'm the one that put all the sanctions on. And I'm the one that he didn't attack during our administration. Everyone's asking about that now, even the radical left reporters up there. The only president this century not to witness Russia invade a neighbor that was, of course, president Trump this weekend in South Carolina. What has happened in the last few days? What will happen in the next few weeks to come? Let's talk to somebody who is more qualified than most to talk about it. He is my rabbi at Salem. He is Dennis prager, the founder of prager university, most recently the author of the rational pass over Haggadah, Dennis. Welcome back to America first. Great to be with you. That was a powerful excerpt. One did he just say that a rally Saturday night Saturday night? Yeah, Saturday night. And it was quite the rally. It was 25°. It was freezing. He only spoke for 45 minutes to shocked everybody, but I think he didn't want anybody to catch pneumonia. But he stated this three weeks ago at cpac, the only president to not have Russia invade under his watch under George Bush it was Georgia under Obama it was Crimea and now again we are

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"george w. bush" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

Mike Gallagher Podcast

06:34 min | 1 year ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

"Her accurate promo code. My g remember liz. Cheney you know she's a front and center she's continuing to denounce president trump. she's the she's and center. Republicans incidentally had to oust her from her party leadership. She was stripped of her post by voice vote. she has viciously. Attacked president trump. She's milking january sixth riots. Here's an example. We have a clip of liz. Cheney here's liz. Cheney in action chris. We're the party. Of abraham lincoln. Where the party of ronald reagan. We have to really take a hard look at who we are and what we stand for what we believe in. I think it when you look at both his actions leading up to what happened on january six The fact that he was impeached in a bipartisan fashion. The fact that that He lost the presidency. The fact that we lost the senate we have to be in a position where we can say we stand for principles. We stand for somebody who has provoked an attack on the united states capitol to prevent the counting of electoral votes which resulted in five people. Dying who refused to stand up immediately when he was asked and stop the violence that that is a person who does not have a role as the leader of our party. Going forward really first of all. Why don't you stop telling lies. Why don't you stop pretending. Five people died as a result of january sixth riots. At why don't you stop lying. That president trump didn't didn't announce and tell people to go home. He did the remember the video the video that he released the day of the riot. Saying please go home in peace did that. But no no no liz. Cheney never get a few facts never let a few facts get in the way of good anti. Donald trump ran. Well that brings us and now. She's of course the january sixth committee. Vice chair shocker. So it was revealed today or first time. I've heard of it. Former president. George w bush will headline a fundraiser for liz. Cheney october eighteenth in dallas a republican source familiar with the event confirmed to fox news bush's appearance at the event he's listed on the invite as a special guest is his first helping fellow republicans running in the two thousand. Twenty two midterms. How's that going to play. First of all. I think i know. Dallas dallas dallas real blue in certain parts of dallas the dallas. It's like a lot of red states. He got blue cities in the middle of red states. But how about that. How about george w bush fundraising for liz cheney. I don't know that. I think that's going to backfire. Spectacularly pains me to see president. Bush putting himself in this kind of a position you liz. Cheney is toxic to most republicans liz. Cheney has denounced the vast majority of republicans who support donald trump liz. Cheney things were all idiots and think that donald trump went out and killed five people on january six many times. Do we have to play the clip over and over and over again. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the capitol building to peacefully and patriotically. Make your voices on now. Now that's a did he was on impersonator. Lives because you said. He incited people to go riot and kill people. One person killed that was actually babbitt. Shot dead by the braggadocious braggadocious capital police officer. Who told lester hold on. Nbc how brave. He was how he wro- icke was. Put a bullet in her neck person. That was killed. How's that campaign. Event gonna go go over with dallas republicans with texas republicans with republicans with americans all over the country. Let's get your reaction to this news. Tom will start with you. Tom mike how are you sarah kunstler. Thanks for joining us. My second time talking to you. And it's an honor. mike. I think think there was a mistake. I think that clip that you just played wasn't liz. Cheney was nancy. Pelosi wasn't it. Because i don't think i don't think there'd be any way to say that she could. She could have done it any better. It's hard to tell the difference between nancy. pelosi and liz. Cheney somedays ed. Yeah and so. The reason for the call. Mike is that it's almost impossible to believe that. Establishment republicans can be as foolish to think that george bringing in president bush show. I voted for twice. And i'm incredibly disappointed in his actions of the last few weeks. But that that would. I mean what i think i think. President trump got sixty five or seventy percent of the vote. My own wing. He's gone she's gone. And so i guess my question for you. Is this just to raise money for the republican establishment. Because it doesn't seem to me that they can realistically realistically think that she's gonna be reelected but you're making you're making a terrific point about the tone deafness of establishment republicans who think. It's a good look. 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"george w. bush" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"So in my columnists dream dot org w. e. hardly knew i go through all the times. George w bush misled us when on the campaign trail. He promised a modest are policy modest foreign policy. This man who proceeded to try to build a global empire. My theory on what motivated w though is a is a simple one. When he was collecting his gentleman sees at yale. I'm he wasn't known for schoolwork but he was known for before drinking a lot and playing risk. Remember that team risk. We used to play by certainly do back. In the days of the board games bright he played it every night at yale. And you and i know from having played what is the key to winning. Where's controlling the middle east. That stuck in judges head very little else. That happened second said. But i think control the middle east. That kinda stuck stuck in their long with the advice from his dad's oil buddies. I first of all spent the summer of two thousand one. Ignoring the i reports al-qaeda plans to fly airliners into us buildings there were reports. We've seen them they. He just didn't act on. The planes hit the buildings. What does he do he flies. Every member of the bin laden family out of america instance. First thing he does every member the bin laden family he gets them safely the country. Okay break this down hold on break it down for me and my audience the family. Why are they saudi friends. Who are they yes. They weren't saudi friends his and made sure that every member of that family was safely removed from the country. Within twenty hours was on top priority. He summoned a group of of of muslim leaders and held a press conference the next day calling islam. A religion of peace and saying these attacks had nothing to do with jihad and nothing to do with islam. That was a lie that he maintain all through his eight years in office. That jihad has nothing to do with islam. Al qaeda has. It's just a weird wild perversion of islam. As opposed to what you and i know that it is simply orthodox islam put into practice period. He lied about that he knew better. He lied he lied to america. Ocoee covered up the connections of the saudi arabian government to al-qaeda and now the fbi just last weekend revealed some of the details that at least one. Saudi diplomat in the us was paying for the hotel rooms of the hijackers before they did the hijack.

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"george w. bush" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"George W. Bush gave a speech in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. And if you want to know Just how wrong the speech was. Here's what President Biden said. I thought the President Bush made a really good speech today. Genuinely Really genuinely. So there he was. I didn't. I didn't see it live. But a friend of mine had sent me a text and said You might want to find it online him. Listen to it. We both work together. He had worked in the White House while I was there. So I looked it up and there he was. And value way I can describe it is He really did compare Those People that protested on January six. And let me let me draw a distinction. Between those who attended attended a Trump rally on January six. And then marched up to the capital as they have every right to do. To protest and did so peacefully. I know Several people were there. There were famous people that I know there were there. None of whom went inside, none of whom went inside the U. S Capitol building. They saw what was going on, and they saw that it was the beginning to get out of hand. And they turned and they left. But the president President Bush. Who the hell would ground of Shanksville, Pennsylvania to commemorate The first counterattack. That's the best way to describe the first counter attack of the American people against the radical Islamists. Did it really? I think this service to the day because he compared the Islamist cutthroats of September 11th to the Trump supporting Americans. Who were protesting on January six. The perpetrators of the former event. We were bent on no less than bringing them United States to its knees, Murder 2977 people that day. The perpetrators of the latter event. Now I want to group them all together. I'm going to group together those friends of mine famous actors and others that you know Jon Voight next, seriously, all the rest of them Who were there for that Trump rally who marched up to the capital, Plus those who went into the building..

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"george w. bush" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Then President George W. Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office, the evening of September 11th. He took a rather circuitous route that day. You can hear the water cascading on the reflecting pools here in New York City. A moment ago, you heard the voice of an Compton, who was one of the few reporters traveling with President Bush that day, and we're so pleased he joins us again now and good morning. Good morning, Erin. And what a same kind of weather today that we all saw 20 years ago, And on that day, the president was in Florida, and he was reading to a group of Children. You were one of the few reporters in the small pool that travels constantly with the president. Unsuspecting like anyone else, that the day would become a day that we remember 20 years later. It was the last stop on a couple of days trip through Florida to talk about education. George Bush had only been president for less than eight months. And he sat there is the Children race through their vocabulary drills and when his chief of staff Andy Card, came into the classroom and whispered briefly in the president's here. And quickly step back. I wrote in my reporter's notebooks, 97 A. M and he whispers because the look on the president's face betrayed such gravity and what we did not know. But the president did. At that moment he had already asked the intelligence community's What could Al Qaeda due to attack Americans on U. S soil in that instant when Andy Card said America is under attack? George Bush got his answer. A B CS and Compton, our White House correspondent at the time in 2000 and one Was there with then President George W. Bush and I recall you then flying to several points around the country, finally stopping in Nebraska. The president demanded to go back to Washington as a new president. He knew he had to assure the American people. The government had not been crippled by this, but all the authorities said. You can't go back now that the Pentagon has also been hit. We actually had no idea where we would be flying. But when we ended up in the breast ska, the head of the strategic command, there's a nuclear bunker there, and the president was able to go mid afternoon. Down into this protected area and finally see him talk on a closed circuit video with his officials back in Washington and with officials in New York That's when he was told. The names on the manifest of some of the planes that were hijacked were known Al Qaeda operatives. And at that moment, George Bush knew he had become A wartime president. A B CS in Compton with us as we commemorate 20 years since the 9 11 attacks. By this time 20 years ago, American Airlines flight 11 had departed Boston on its way to Los Angeles and just now at 8:14 A.m. Eastern time United Airlines flight 1 75 also left Boston heading for Los Angeles. The plane strategically chosen long haul flights to be laden with fuel. And that fuel would end up exploding into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Just moments from now I'm Aaron Carter ski and you're listening to live coverage from ABC News. As we remember 9 11 20 years later. This place. What was Going to be known as Ground zero, is.

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"george w. bush" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on 600 WREC

"You know, the guy who stood on the back of the fire truck next to George W. Bush with bullhorn. Do you know he was a retired firm and he wasn't a fire. He was retired, even retired for years. He was sitting on his couch when he watched it, and he decided I've got to go and help. And his family said, What are you going to do? You can't do anything. What are you gonna do? He had to talk his way in. I'm I'm a fireman. I'm just coming to help. He went to help and he had no idea. That his face was everywhere until he pulled into his house. Late that night, Tired and exhausted in everybody in the neighborhood was at his house. I think our government is counting America out. I think it is the most uninspiring time. In American history. I really truly believe we have the anti JFK in office. He's not asking. What we can do for our country, not asking what we can do for our fellow man. They're asking nothing of us. So May I ask If they're not asking Will you rededicate yourself to step to the plate? Will you ask yourself? What am I going to do? How can I help? How can I be part of the solution and not make things worse? Who can I reach out to And Heal the wounds of this broken nation. With charity for all and malice toward none. A few years ago, I started a business off the side with my brother, and it was really kind of a personal passion thing, because we both had really bad experiences. With trying to sell our house. How do you even interview a real estate agent? I don't know what makes them great. I don't know. Well, I was doing work with the 500 best real estate agents in the country, according the Wall Street Journal, and I learned from them and I know there. There are things that you look for. So what we did is we started a company that could be a referral service. For those kinds.

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"george w. bush" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It was 20 years ago this week. Four planes were hijacked on a sunny Tuesday morning and what happened over the next few hours shook many parts of the world this week. We're looking at the impact of those events right now, let's look specifically at U. S foreign policy. For two decades, Counterterrorism has been the top priority for Washington President George W. Bush decided to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. But President Obama Trump and now Biden have all used U. S military might against extremist groups. The world Sarah Birnbaum looks back at the legacy of 9 11 and America's military footprint around the world. 20 years ago. On the afternoon of September, 11th. I went with my dad to donate blood. We wanted to do something. It was a terrifying time, and I remember struggling at that moment to even begin to make some sense of what happened. And then George W. Bush came on the screen in the lobby of the donor center today, our fellow citizens Our way of life. Our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. I never considered myself a fan of President Bush. But as I listened to him, something resonated. Maybe because he framed this terrifying attack in a way that fit with the narrative I had grown up with in the 19 eighties. Politicians and pundits called 9 11 the day that changed everything, maybe so, but the ways we interpreted the attacks and responded to them quickly fell back on some pretty old patterns, our homes, our nation. All the things we believe in are in great danger. This.

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"george w. bush" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"The site with Lidar. Twice a day and flying drones to collect essential imaging that will support the fact finding process. After digging through millions of pounds of concrete. Rescuers have recovered the bodies of 64 people. 76 people remain missing. Engineers say critical portions of the base of that building appeared to use less steel reinforcement, then called for in the projects. Blueprint. Hunter Biden is holding an art show at the White House, and it's raising some eyebrows in Washington Foxes Kevin Corke has more Biden's art. Sale is expected to take place this fall. But it does come with a number of potential challenges. Not only has he been previously accused of cashing in on his father's name, his latest location just happens to be in a field where works don't have to have a tangible fixed value and where many concerns have arisen about secretive buyers and undisclosed sums. The whole thing is a really bad idea, says Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer to former President George W. Bush. Ads. Walter Shop former Obama Government ethics are because we don't know who is paying for this art. And we don't know for sure that Hunter Biden knows we have no way of monitoring whether people are buying access to the White House. Some paintings are expected to get between 75,000 and $500,000 this fall. Have you seen any of the pictures? I have of the drawings. I haven't And I my mind immediately goes to. I wonder if if George W. Bush is a better artist than Hunter Biden I think there is a there different very different. Describe Hunter Biden's art. Um, does it look like he was on cocaine? No. I mean, I I saw one of the pictures. It looks just a little, you know, esoteric, but, um, but the former president does portraits. No. Yeah. George W. Bush and I don't know that Hunter Biden does that. So hunter Biden just like slap some paint on their kind of looked like that. Yeah, it looks like I could do that and sell it for 500,000 going to do that before. After the N f t non fungible token on your laugh about all sorts of enterprises going still working on all this stuff to Seattle Police officers who were in Washington, D. C on the day of the capital riot are accused of breaking the law and lying about it. The two officers say they attended President Trump's rally on January 6th and then showed up at the Capitol, where one of them claimed they saw people standing on the lawn peacefully than a video surfaced showing the two Seattle officers on the side of the Capitol, where rioters were climbing scaffolding and making their way up the steps and investigation conducted by a police watchdog. Founding officers illegally trust passed on Capitol grounds while the building was stormed and violated department policies. The watchdog group has recommended that the officers be terminated. Him who sell Fox News? I just brought up one of the paintings. It looks It looks like someone spilled his water colours. Uh, I could do that. I wonder if there's a gallery in town that would sell that for 500 grand. It looks like someone went on a bender and started seeing things and printed out that image on a piece of paper. It's 8 36. Let's get an update on traffic..

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"george w. bush" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

06:19 min | 2 years ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"New taxes, 18 million new jobs and reduce help. Do we lose Jim agree new deal, So I just hope that that everybody remembers kind of what he promised and see if he produces. Well, that's a very valid point, Jim and I think that we need to hold our politicians accountable. I completely agree with you. Um, we gotta give a little bit of time. Obviously, as I gave Donald Trump time, Mexico did not build the wall. We don't have a new health care plan. But Jim going to what you said. I agree with you, 100% and mark my words. I don't care if some people might not believe me, But I went on the air when I talked about Barack Obama and I criticized him, too. By the way, I didn't vote for Barack Obama twice. I think Barack Obama was an average president, but a very, very good man. But you know, there's some things he didn't do very well. And I think you would agree with that. He wasn't a perfect president. He made mistakes. I didn't like some of his policies, but decent man. Classy man. Classy family. I would say the same thing about the Bush shut the George W. Bush today in the inauguration, Jim, you know, giving Carmela Harris a hug being there and you know the the the Obama's in the Bushes. Class. That's what's the best way I would value class over what George George W. Bush did. He went to war for oil. Okay, so, Brian, we've spent $7 trillion in wars. We shouldn't even be in the first place. You'd like to have a conversation about rags. Think it's really interesting. How? How, lance your question then we can move on value. I'll answer your question. We're going to move on. Do you know why Joe? Answer your question, Which you asked me and then you know, I'll answer. You could be a question. Why do it First of all, I think if you have character, you will be a better president than if you don't have character. Now. I don't agree. By the way. I don't believe it was George W. Bush on I don't want really want to get into the weeds and off topic, which is exactly what I don't want to do which what we're doing right now. But I believe Dick Cheney was the main man responsible behind the war in Iraq. Who is the president? Okay? I agree. I wish you would hold Donald Trump. I wish for the last four years. Who was the press? I wish for the last four years, you would have done the same thing with Donald. It's interesting. I think that when politicians when they say the right thing when they have class, and when they look like they're decent human beings, this allows them to be very, very non decent human beings on the other side and do things like like, Enter a war and lie about why we're there. Claims for weapons of mass destruction. Were there never were any and it really and really the real reason why we were there, right? I mean, we risk all these all these, you're absolutely American lines. We spent all this money. When war was because of oil, but since but since George W. Bush said the right things and look the right way and talked about it, and Obama did the exact same thing and Bible do the exact same thing. It allows them to get the trust of the American people and then and then do terrible things to people. I didn't say that. That's what that's what he doesn't like. Donald Trump is such interesting. President Donald Trump didn't Lee didn't hit me? He looked the part, but he didn't say the right things at all. Okay. So here's wasn't trying to. He wasn't trying to say the right things looked the part. Get to trust the American people and then deceived them, like the other presidents, and I believe that Joe Biden Okay, So here's what I would like to say to respond to that JD is incorrect. I I appreciate the call. By the way, General. I do believe it was a show of class for George W. Bush to show up at the organ inauguration today and do what he did. I also didn't support George W. Bush. I thought he was a horrible president. So what you're saying is it doesn't make any sense. I don't support George W. Bush. I don't think he deserved to be the president of the United States. I think he was a trust fund, baby, just like Donald Trump. I don't support George W. Bush all I'm simply saying and I were Heated again, which is this what I saw today and what I've seen it. George W. Bush at funerals is that moment is a show off class. Absolutely want to get He knows how to do that. Of course, that's all I said was entire life. He's been doing that That's all I said. It's been going to these events. That's all I said. Don't talk about the war in Iraq. I didn't talk about my personal feelings about George W. Bush. You went there. I didn't So I'm the last person that would say George W. Bush was a great president. The war in Iraq was a completed either Republicans saying this, but I'm a complete complete debacle. Um From day one. A lot of people died. But my personal opinion is if you care so much, and I hope Ugo about those innocents, Iraqi civilians 100,000 Plus that died and our American soldiers that died that I would hope you also care about the 400,000 plus Americans that have died of the Corona virus, which many Republicans seem to forget to +575396. Let's go to Wayne. Hi, Wayne. You're next on the Vegas Take what's up. Wayne would subway Wayne is being abducted by an alien as we speak. I believe that's what I'm hearing. 2575396 go to Ron. I believe Ron is next. Hi, Ron. I think we have. I think we have the wrong caller there. Let's go to Ron. Hi, Ron. Morning, guys. Hey, Ron, You must say that That's the last Ryan because I always wait. Sometimes you're so busy. I don't even get on the wife. But anyway, I before I go to fight, and I wanted to mention to you guys You just did Monday, which is unusual. The timetable. The on on the break in of the capital was 20 minutes, 20 to 30 minutes. Before Trump's vote. That's true what it and and Brian Sharpe at that. And I just wanted to mention that to you, J D Anyway for Joe Biden. I'm going to give him a chance. Brian. Um, I'm I'm kind of heartbroken because obviously on the trump on the Trump Supporters, But I'm gonna get fighting a chance. But what scares me is he's already told Trudeau that he's shutting down the pipeline and that affect the US too, because a lot of my family and friends Around the pipelines there. The food change at the top of the food chain of the middle class. Okay? And now just by his word, and he wasn't even president today before he got inaugurated. There. Boss came out and said, I'm sorry we're late and everybody else. Well, I understand that without executive order, I think is going to be signed today and shut it down. Shut it down. The Keystone XL is gonna be awful for its crazy how How? Pennsylvania, Apparently Pennsylvania voted for Joe Biden. They're going to lose a ton of jobs. Montana's gonna lose a ton of jobs and our gas prices are gonna explode. 702 to 575396 is the number to call. All right. Let's go to Carl. He's been waiting a while on hold. Thanks for your patience. Carl. What's on your.

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"george w. bush" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:03 min | 2 years ago

"george w. bush" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"But then it be broader than the sex that we look at the entire process leading up to this that is involved a consistent effort, promoting misinformation and disinformation promoting the alternative version of reality that somehow this was a stolen election. The insight Into come to Washington, the incitement to violence. This is part of a larger, deeper set of issues, and I wouldn't treat the sixth as a simple standalone matter, But I would treated as part of an ongoing process and, of course, the person whose lead that is the is the commander in chief himself. The president. I wonder how you reflect on The video that was taken down by Twister in the immediate aftermath of the six in which he said he had called the National Guard. The first thing he said, was untrue. Well, that's been characteristic of Donald Trump's behavior. Over the years. You've been going back in before he was president. The truth is really a stranger when he speaks, and he creates and fosters an alternative reality. And the scary thing is, there are significant number of people who ultimately wind up being unable to distinguish between the falsehoods and the truth. As someone who has served under a Republican president. What do you now make off the plans to impeach this president for a second historic time? While I understand the symbolic value of doing that? I do think that the likelihood of his being removed before January 20th is very slim, given the amount of time that's left. And then they have to make a decision about whether devoting a lot of time to this, as opposed to helping the new president and his Cabinet in place at deal with some of the burning issues that we face, whether that's a useful expended church time. Even if you put the timing issue to one side, do you think it's important that the president should be prevented from standing for office ever again? I don't think you should ever be standing for office again. But again, it's not as urgent as making sure we get Through the inauguration in the next eight days. Do you think in the next eight days, President Trump continues to be a threat to the U. S government to the way in which the government is running. I do think that the law abiding people in the agencies are not going to obey illegal orders. We will have. Ah, think of Commander in chief has retreated into himself and is living in his own head. But I do think there are a lot of competent officials who are actually in charge of operating the government. That will be faithful to their oath to the Constitution. I wonder, just finally. How you reflect on the events of the last few days, the political convulsions as well as what happened on the six says as somebody who has been Uh, somebody who served under Republican government. How do you reflect on on what's taken place? I think it order make sure reflect that, even for a country that has been committed to the Constitution, democracy for decades, and many years there is a fragility and we need to be vigilant. And everybody has a role to play in making sure that we approach the truth that we don't shit we treat lies as an alternative version of reality, and I think it has to be Himself searching. Was former secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, who served under Republican President George W. Bush. Now a week is a long time and politics a week ago, would have seemed outside the realms of possibility that President Trump would face a second historic impeachment just eight days before he leaves the White House. But what happened on July the sixth Is propelling the Democrats to do just that that speak to Democratic congresswoman Carolyn Bordeaux. She is the U. S representative for Georgia's seventh Congressional District and the only member of Congress to flip the district from Red to blue. Congratulations on doing that to you. First of all, Welcome to the program. Let's let's start by just getting you to react to what you've just heard a former security official from of Homeland Security under George W. Bush, saying that he doesn't think that the president should stand for office again that that must strike you as a pretty remarkable It is and just shows the level of abuse This'll president has perpetuated on the democracy. I absolutely agree with that, and we need to find a way to make sure that we protect the country and hold him accountable for what's happened. Let's talk about the impeachment process because it's quite likely that what's happening today in the House is not going to result in the vice president, saying that the 25th amendment should be invoked. And then the impeachment proceedings will kick in. You have been firmly behind this. Just explain to us what you're thinking has been Sure. So I'm coming from Georgia. Ah, place where the president has been trying to pressure our secretary of state who is a Republican who actually voted for the president, but he's been trying to pressure him. To change the results of the election. And, of course, Georgia voted for President elect Biden. That was clearly an illegal action. It failed, and when it failed, then he turned around and incited a violent mom to attack the capital to try to stop the certification of the election. Wilder capital was overrun by this violent mob. The president refused to deploy the National Guard to defend the capital. Um, you know, this is insurrection. It is an attempted coup day, Tom, and we have to have a swift response and impeachment. If the vice president won't respond, then we are compelled to support impeachment. It is your phone belief that he incited the crowd. Is there something specific that he said that you feel that will be the single thing that we point will be pointed to In these articles. You can go through the transcript of his speech, and there are many instances where he says things like he hopes that vice president Pence will do the right thing. But if not, you know, we know what to do that we have to be strong. When we go to the capital. We can't be weak. Now on the other thing, everybody needs to realize that he's saying these kind of whipping up whipping up the crowd of words. With the crowd that everybody knows, has been discussing violent insurrection on social media. So he is doing that knowing full well what their internal discussions have been on DeSoto. It is You know, it's just a phenomenal thing. And just one last thing, you know that that you don't you don't have to hurry with this because we are going to come back to you, Caroline Bordeaux. Just so we're just gonna return to a summary off the latest World news and we will be back with Congresswoman Carolyn Border. This is new South..

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