Bush Hatred Prevails Over Obama Love

Barack Obama

A presidency that began with such hope and optimism, and such astronomical approval and support, may well end in the utter collapse of the modern liberal program. I’m sure that sounds like an overstatement, and perhaps it is.  2012 will be no cakewalk for Republicans, and they’re fully capable of bungling the opportunity history has [Read More...]

Reconsidering Bush’s “Compassionate” Conservatism

After I had read his book, The Man in the Middle, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tim Goeglein, who from 2001 to 2008 was one of George W. Bush’s longest-serving aides, as Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison.  I was struck in particular by his testament to the president’s compassion.  Although [Read More...]

Reassessing George W Bush – Interview with Tim Goeglein, Part 1

On the sixteenth of September, I interviewed Timothy Goeglein, author of The Man in the Middle, who served for nearly eight years as President George W. Bush’s liaison to conservatives. In the middle of one of his clear and elegant sentences, my wife entered my office and informed me that her water had broken and [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 24: Maybe Bush Wasn't the Problem, the Dangers of Public Employee Unions, Super-Rubio, Complementarianism, Evolution and Mahaney

In the News 1.  OBAMA: THE MAN WITH THE PLAN?  Although it contains a generous helping of the usual Obama-adoration (“He’s Tiger Woods — a natural who’s lost his swing”) from someone whose own sensibilities align with the President’s in almost every particular, Thomas Friedman’s column today is worth reading if only for this point: [Read More...]

Political Quotes of the Day: Sacred Spending Cows, Rick Perry's God, and Blame the Tea Party

Quotations are offered not because I agree or disagree with them, but as points of departure for continued reflection. Ed Morrisey (a couple days ago): There is a lot of anger at the moment in the US over the embarrassment of the downgrade, as well as shock.  I’m most amused by the shock, to tell [Read More...]