Tag Archive for George W. Bush

Molly Ivins on Rick Perry

The late Molly Ivins, a political columnist and devioted student of Texas politics, has provided us with one last relevent gift — an analysis of Texas Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry.  Despite Adam Probolsky’s recent poll that shows Mitt Romney holds sway with California Republicans, I’ll note some prominent OC Republicans are calling Perry the…

Fuzzy Math

Remember when George W. Bush trotted out the term “Fuzzy Math” during one of his presidential debates? A grasp of math appears to still be elusive to conservatives.  My email box has been beset with notes from my conservative friends over this story in the Weekly Standard that suggests the Economic Stimulus package passed by…

Reagan Shot 30 Years Ago

While we’re managing our reporting of the Jerry Amante recall effort, we nearly forgot to mention that it’s been 30 years since President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley.  In constrast to the Reagan shooting, no one brought up Hinckley’s party affiliation or political leanings as Sarah Palin did with the Gabby Giffords case.…

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April Fool's 2007

On April Fool’s Day 2007, Mike Lawson pulled the perfect prank announcing that Red County has acquired the Liberal OC blog and changed the name to “The Blue Minority” with a tag line “Because even Liberals should get the chance to speak.”  A political reporter from the Register actually bought it and called Matt Cunningham…

Note to Tea Partiers: The Auto Industry Bailout Worked

Dick Polman has a thoughtful column in a recent edition of the Philadephia Inquirer about all the grief President Obama and President George W. Bush got for the TARP and Automobile Industry bailouts.  And a little more than two years later, the bailout of the auto industry is nothing short of a huge success that saved…

The Obama Rebound

It’s been a tough year for President Obama, but there are a host of new polls and editorials out suggesting the President has done a pretty good job in the first half of his presidency.  For example, the New York Daily News had this story that showed the President still enjoys better numbers than just…

Cheney and Rumsfeld Tonight at the Nixon Library

As we reported a few weeks ago when Ann Coulter was in town, the bigger event coming to the Nixon Library before the end of the year happens tonight when former Vice President Dick Cheney joins former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. The ocassion: a Richard Nixon Foundation dinner honoring…