Friday, February 12, 2010


"I don't give a goddamn. I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way. ...
Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"

George W. Bush November 2005
Source: White House cabinet meeting to discuss the renewal of the Patriot Act,
in response to GOP leaders presenting a valid case that the Patriot Act undermined the
Doug Thompson, Capital Hill Blue, Dec 5, 2005
"We can proceed with tax relief without fear of budget
deficits, even if the economy softens."
George W. Bush 2001

Our budget will run a deficit that will be
small and short-term"
George W. Bush 2001
"This notion that the United States is getting ready to
attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that,
all options are on the table."
George W. Bush --Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2005
"We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein
recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use
chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells
us he does not have."
- George Bush, February 8, 2003
1. "Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for
the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the
form of a mushroom cloud."
[Bush Remarks, Cincinnati OH, 10/7/02]
Fact: Saddam Did not Have Chief Requirements for Nuclear
The Washington Post reported, "What Hussein did not have
was the principal requirement for a nuclear weapon, a
sufficient quantity of highly enriched uranium or
plutonium. And the U.S. government, authoritative
intelligence officials said, had only circumstantial
evidence that Iraq was trying to obtain those
materials." Inspectors in postwar Iraq have "found the
former nuclear weapons program, described as a 'grave
and gathering danger' by President Bush and a 'mortal
threat' by Vice President Cheney, in much the same
shattered state left by U.N. inspectors in the 1990s."
[Washington Post, 8/10/03, 1/7/04]

Bush on the Economy
5. "Our budget will run a deficit that will be small
and short-term."
[Bush, State of the Union, 2002]
Fact: Deficit Will Be Largest in History and Will
Exceed $400 Billion Every Year for Next Ten Years
The deficit will exceed $400 billion every year
through 2014. By 2014, the deficit will reach $708
billion. In 2004, the deficit is projected to reach a
record high of $477 billion, dwarfing the previous
record of $290 billion posted by Bush's father in 1992.
[Congressional Budget Office, 1/26/04, 2/27/04;
Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, 1/21/04, 2/1/04]
6. "Tax relief is central to my plan to encourage
economic growth, and we can proceed with tax relief
without fear of budget deficits, even if the economy
Bush promised.
[Bush Remarks at Western Michigan University, 3/27/01]
Fact: Bush Deficits Due Largely to Tax Cuts
In 2002, due largely to Bush's tax cuts, the federal
government posted a deficit of $158 billion and
returned to deficit for the first time since 1997. In
2004, Bush's three tax cuts over as many years reduced
revenues by $270 billion. Over 35 percent of the $9.9
trillion deterioration from 2002-2011 is due to Bush's
tax cuts. By 2014, tax cuts will account for 40 percent
of the deterioration. Despite Bush's claims to the
contrary, only 6 percent of the $477 billion deficit in
2004 is due to the lackluster economy.
[Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 10/21/03;
Congressional Budget Office, 3/04; CBO, Historical
Budget Data, Table 1; Center on
Budget and Policy Priorities, 10/27/03]

Flip Flops
Bush is against campaign finance reform;
then he's for it.
Bush is against a Homeland Security Department;
then he's for it.
Bush is against a 9/11 commission;
then he's for it.
Bush is against an Iraq WMD investigation;
then he's for it.
Bush is against nation building;
then he's for it.
Bush is against deficits;
then he's for them.
Bush is for slashing overtime pay for American workers
then he is against it.
Bush is for free trade;
then he's for tariffs on steel;
then he's against them again.
Bush is against the U.S. taking a role in the Israeli
Palestinian conflict;
then he pushes for a "road map" and a Palestinian State.
Bush is for states right to decide on gay marriage,
then he is for changing the constitution.
Bush first says he'll provide money for first responders
(fire, police, emergency), then he doesn't.
Bush first says that 'help is on the way' to the military ...
then he cuts benefits.
Bush-"The most important thing is for us to find
Osama bin Laden.
Bush-"I don't know where he is. I have no idea and
I really don't care.
Bush claims to be in favor of the environment and
then secretly starts drilling on Padre Island.
Bush talks about helping education and increases
mandates while cutting funding.
Bush first says the U.S. won't negotiate with North Korea.
Now he will
Bush goes to Bob Jones University.
Then say's he shouldn't have.
Bush said he would demand a U.N. Security Council vote on
whether to sanction military action against Iraq.
Later Bush announced he would not call for a vote.
Bush said the "mission accomplished" banner was put up by
the sailors. Bush later admits it was his advance team.
Bush was for fingerprinting and photographing Mexicans who
enter the US. Bush after meeting with Pres. Fox,
he's against it.

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