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Jeb Bush Named George W. Bush His Top Middle-East Advisor; Just How Stupid The Bush’s Think Americans Are?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2015 by sheriffali

Just How Stupid The Bush’s Think Americans Are?

 

After spending months distancing himself from his family’s political legacy, Jeb Bush surprised a group of Manhattan financiers this week by naming his brother, former president George W. Bush, as his most influential counselor.

 

“If you want to know who I listen to for advice, it’s him,” Bush said Tuesday, speaking to a crowd of high-powered investors at the Metropolitan Club, according to four people present. The Republicans in the room spoke on the condition of anonymity to divulge information about the private meeting.

 

The remark came as part of an answer to a question about Bush’s political aides and their policy views, and whether he relies on the guidance of former secretary of state James Baker, guests said. Baker’s role in Bush’s orbit has been the source of consternation for some major GOP donors, who were upset that the 85-year-old ex-diplomat spoke to a left- leaning Israeli advocacy group in March.

 

Jeb Bush said that Baker is not one of his close advisers and that he leans on his brother for insights when it comes to Israel and the Middle East.

 

Embracing George W. Bush as a foreign-policy confidant is a risky and unexpected move for the former Florida governor as he readies for a likely presidential bid. While the former president’s approval ratings have improved since he left office in 2009, his foreign-policy legacy — particularly the long war in Iraq — remains deeply unpopular. He has also become anathema to some conservative activists for presiding over an increase in the federal debt, among other policies.

 

Jeb Bush has surrounded himself with many of his brother’s advisers and has endorsed many foreign-policy positions that mirror those of the former president. At the same time, Bush has repeatedly stressed that he has his own worldview.

 

“I love my brother. I love my dad,” he told an audience in Chicago in February. “I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions that they had to make. But I am my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and my own experiences.” {Source – Washington Post}

 

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Tom Hanks Supports President Obama’s Two Year Free College Tom Said “I Owe It All To Community College.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2015 by sheriffali

President Obama hopes to make two years of free community college accessible for up to nine million Americans. I’m guessing the new Congress will squawk at the $60 billion price tag, but I hope the idea sticks, because more veterans, from Iraq and Afghanistan this time, as well as another generation of mothers, single parents and workers who have been out of the job market, need lower obstacles between now and the next chapter of their lives. High school graduates without the finances for a higher education can postpone taking on big loans and maybe luck into the class that will redefine their life’s work. Many lives will be changed.

 

Chabot College is still in Hayward, though Mr. Coovelis, Ms. Fitzgerald and Mr. Kennedy are no longer there. I drove past the campus a few years ago with one of my kids and summed up my two years there this way: “That place made me what I am today.”

 

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The Do Nothing Republican House And Senate Is Trying To Spin Their Seismic Loss Of Eric Cantor By Criticizing President Obama.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2014 by sheriffali

Like the “Rats” they are, Republicans are trying to spin the Seismic Political 8.7 on the Richter Scale Earthquake of Eric Cantor’s loss to the mostly unknown Tea Bagger, by criticizing President Obama. This was self evident from the hypocritical, deceptive, egregious three minute News Conference by Speaker John Jack-Daniels Boehner earlier today.

 

Boehner came out looking like the drunken over tanned Pirate like he always does and rambled on about President Obama’s policies that have made America worst. The drunken Sailor claimed that Obama hasn’t done anything about jobs, the economy, or the country and he went on to say that Obama’s Policy of bringing our Troops home from Iraq was a huge mistake and it is the reason why Iraq is in disarray. He said while Iraq is falling apart Obama is taking a Nap! Boehner also complained that Obama pulling our Troops out of Afghanistan is also another huge mistake.

 

Just imagine, this is coming from a man whose Party has done everything within their power to block anything and everything President Obama has done. The Republicans panacea over the past five years and four months since Obama has been President is to do nothing and say no and disagree with the President on all of Obama’s agenda.

 

If people want their lives not to fall back into the ditch where Bush and Cheney threw us, “we had better get out and VOTE BLUE in November. It is imperative that we hold on to the Senate and if at all possible, try and wrestle control of the House from this DO NOTHING GOP HOUSE AND SENATE.  

 

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The President was right!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2014 by sheriffali

Soldiers don’t risk their lives only for those Americans who deserve it; they do it for the nation as a whole.

 

The president and vice president, the only government officials elected directly by the entire nation, have a special responsibility to nurture this national solidarity. So, of course, President Obama had to take all measures necessary to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Of course, he had to do all he could do to not forsake an American citizen.

 

It doesn’t matter if Bergdahl had deserted his post or not. It doesn’t matter if he is a confused young man who said insulting and shameful things about his country and his Army. The debt we owe to fellow Americans is not based on individual merit. It is based on citizenship, and loyalty to the national community we all share.

 

National solidarity is especially important for the national defense. Men and women serve in the armed forces for a variety of reasons, but one of them is the awareness that it is an extraordinary privilege to be an American, that it is a debt that needs to be repaid with service.

 

Soldiers in combat not only protect their buddies, they show amazing devotion to anyone in the uniform, without asking about state or ethnicity. This is the cohesion that makes armies effective.

 

These commitments, so crucial, are based on deep fraternal sentiments that have to be nurtured with action. They are based on the notion that we are members of one national community. We will not abandon each other; we will protect one another; heroic measures will be taken to leave no one behind. Even if it is just a lifeless body that we are retrieving, it is important to repatriate all Americans.

 

It is not dispositive either that the deal to release Bergdahl may put others at risk. The five prisoners released from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in a swap for Bergdahl seem like terrible men who could do harm. But their release may have been imminent anyway. And the loss of national fraternity that would result if we start abandoning Americans in the field would be a greater and more long lasting harm.

 

Israel once traded 1,027 Palestinian prisoners to get back one of their own. Another time they traded 1,150 prisoners to get back three of their own. They did it because of a deep awareness that national cohesion is essential to national survival. They did it because Israeli parents share a common emotional bond; the imprisonment of one of their children touches them all. In polarized countries, especially, you have to take care of your own. If you don’t, the corrosive effects will be cumulative.

 

 It doesn’t matter either that the United States government ended up dealing with terrorists. In the first place, the Taliban is not a terrorist organization the way Al Qaeda is. America has always tried to reach a negotiated arrangement with the Taliban, and this agreement may be a piece of that. In the second place, this is the dirty world we live in. Sometimes national leaders are called upon to take the sins of the situation upon themselves for the good of the country, to deal with the hateful and compromise with the loathsome. That’s their form of sacrifice and service. [David Brooks – New York Times]

 

 

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After 5 years in captivity Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is freed and Republicans claim President Obama broke the law!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by sheriffali

The Policy that the Republicans are claiming as to why President Obama broke the Law, isn’t what the facts states. Sgt. Bergdahl was a Prisoner of War and as such he was exchanged for Prisoners we have had in the illegal Guantanamo Bay Prison. Obama did try and keep his promise to close Guantanamo Bay, however, this needs authorization from Congress and Republicans have blocked that part.

 

Less than a dozen cases have been adjudicated from Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunal, however, we have tried in excess of 450 Terrorists in the United States Courts and have had 99.9% conviction.

 

Irrespective of where people stand on Guantanamo Bay, Americans, I mean all Americans, should be overwhelmed of the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release. The Republicans have gone ape-nuts in criticizing President Obama over the Prisoner exchange. Just ask yourself, if Sgt. Bergdahl was the son of one of these sorry Republicans, “would they be complaining?”

 

Bush and Cheney broke almost every law in invading Iraq and in so doing we lost over 4,500 precious lives of our soldiers and some 55,000 were severely wounded. Of course we are not even counting the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives that were killed in our “so called collateral damage.”

 

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Satan’s Son Dick Cheney went on Fox Hades and denounced Obama’s Afghan Troop Withdrawal!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2014 by sheriffali

 

We lost 6,781 Soldiers and 50,159 were wounded, when George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld were in Office and, Dick Cheney had the nerve to go on Fox News and denounce Obama’s planned troop withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of 2014. [We have been in Afghanistan for 13 years; lost over 2,000 precious lives; spent trillions and yet, Cheney and the warmongering right wing doesn’t only want to remain in Afghanistan, they want to start wars, almost everywhere. Just listen to John McCain and Lindsay Grahm!]

 

Cheney should be wearing an Orange Jump Suit with a Number on the back along with the rest of Bush’s Vulcans [gods of fire], for their criminal negligence in truncating the Afghanistan Justified War to Invade Iraq.

 

Why can’t the followers of these inept people see the truth? The malfeasance of these pernicious people and uselessness of the GOP House and Senate is so self evident, one has to be totally uninformed, ignorant and brainwashed, “to defend what was once called “The Grand Old Party,” the GOP!”

 

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