Archive | George W. Bush

MEMBERS ONLY: How Vice Rewrites The Rules of Biopics

Throughout the film’s first hour, McKay plants the seeds for conservatism’s rise. Cheney meets Roger Ailes as a young congressional staffer; Antonin Scalia before he became a Supreme Court justice; and even a drunken George W. Bush (a hilarious Sam Rockwell) crashing a Christmas party. These men, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Coming Impeachment Will Not Be A Political “Hit Job”

Republicans are many things. Honest is not one of them. For the past two years, they have been avoiding investigating Trump’s numerous scandals and running interference in the investigations they couldn’t avoid. They’ve gone from insisting that nothing happened to maybe something happened but it …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Rehabilitation Of George W. Bush Is Over

Having endured some of the most harrowing downsides from the Great Recession, there’s no reason I should ever give George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt, especially when we fold into the mix the disastrous Iraq War, his torture policy and all the rest of it. But I’ll be the first to admit that […]

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Trump’s “Pro-Life” UN Delegation Is So Extreme, Even Iran Thinks They’re Crazy

While we’re focused on the big ticket items like the Mueller probe and Michael Cohen’s impending polonium poisoning, it’s important to keep track of all the other horrible things Trump is doing if for no other reason than to keep conservatives from claiming they were innocent victims of …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Barbara Bush Was No Fan Of Donald Trump (Or Sarah Palin)

Regardless of what you might think of the Bush family and their political legacy, Barbara Bush was by all accounts a highly intelligent and decent woman in her personal life.  Furthermore, she was horrified by the emergence of Donald Trump in the 2016 election and spoke out against his …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Deregulatory Binge Makes the Bush Years Look Like Stalinist Russia

One of the major failures of the Bush administration was FEMA’s inability to adequately respond to Hurricane Katrina. Bush had made signifiant cuts to the organization before the storm hit and hired the woefully inept and deeply unqualified Michael Brown to head it. The devastation …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: How The Myth of the ‘Liberal Media’ Destroyed American Democracy

The Banter Long Read: I knew going into the 2016 election that the press was going to give Hillary a hard time. If I’d read 2003’s What Liberal Bias? before the election, I would have know Hillary was going to lose before she even officially announced…. To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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It’s Official: Syria Signs Paris Climate Agreement Making US Only Country Not in It

Syria finally agreed to sign the historic 2015 Paris Climate Accords, making the United States the one major nation to not participate in deal, which would ask governments to limit temperature rises as a way to combat the devastating effects of climate change.  The Sierra Club wrote today that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Roots Of Trump And North Korea Can Be Traced To Bush And Iraq

Petty, tinhorn dictator Kim Jong-un has been figuratively waving his penis at the United States for some time now, continuing in the footsteps of his father, Kim Jong-il. And now petty, tinhorn would-be dictator Donald Trump has decided to respond in kind, with an off the cuff remark promising to …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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How To Watch Samantha Bee’s ‘Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

Because appointment television is rapidly dying – and being equally as ruined by spoilers on social media (you people are animals) – there’s a good chance you missed Samantha Bee’s brutal “Not The White House Correspondent’s Dinner” special on Saturday night by either living your life or …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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