Tag Archive for George W. Bush

Prosperity vs Austerity

When Bill Clinton was president and the economy was booming, the frequent refrain was “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  Government was paying down the debt accrued by the Reagan-Bush (I) years and we had a strong economy with budget surpluses.  Life was good.  When George W. Bush became president, it was tax cuts all…

The Real Romney — from 1994

I lived in the Boston area from 1988 to 1997; In 1994, I had the pleasure of voting for Senator Ted Kennedy over Mitt Romney. The debates were widely watched and with the magic of YouTube, that highlights of that 1994 debate are available for anyone to see. Hear Mitt Romey in his own words…

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.…