Former President George W. Bush eulogizes his father, George H.W. Bush, at his state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral. GEORGE W. BUSH: DistinguishedRead More
A Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer for George H. W. Bush. O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers onRead More
I love watching Democrats wax poetic about Donald Trump and his alleged lack of morality. This is where I freely admit, if I wereRead More
I swear some people are so abjectly and stupidly ill-informed they should not be allowed to vote. I encountered one of them Tuesday night.Read More
Friday morning, I saw a headline from The Hill. Bob Dole is pissed about the VA. Well, I’m pissed about life. He’s a yearRead More
UPDATE: Evidently the Obama Administration has known about chemical use in Syria for well over a year. Why is John Kerry acting so hystericalRead More
A PINK FLAMINGO DISCLAIMER: In no way is the use of this photo, in conjunction with the GOP to be considered an insult toRead More
It started off by reading an article about night-owls of which I am one. I admit that I am one. Part of the characterRead More
During the dedication of the GWB library, The Pink Flamingo realized that I was there, as a fan and supporter of GWB when weRead More
Deciding to vote for Barack Obama was not an easy thing, not for this life-long Republican. But, it had to be done. There areRead More
If you study history the way The Pink Flamingo has done, you know that every nation has a defining moment and a defining individual.Read More
In 2008, The Pink Flamingo thought that Mitt Romney had a problem. I seem to remember calling him a psychopath. When the 2013 seasonRead More
The Pink Flamingo has been working for a book on American Fashion in Photography for ages. It is a massive project that features somethingRead More
There is such a wealth of material about the total and complete joke the Romney incarnation of the GOP has become that The PinkRead More
UPDATED: “…By two-to-one (44% to 22%), the public says that raising taxes on incomes above $250,00o would help the economy rather than hurt it,Read More
The Pink Flamingo, from time to time, makes no pretense of being unoriginal. I lifted these wonderful pieces of trivia from Mental Floss, AmazingRead More
We don’t need four more years of the buck never got here. Herman Cain doesn’t remember if he signed one of the sexual harassmentRead More
On Wednesday, Glenn Beck declared that George H. W. Bush, because of his New World Order, is a communist or socialist, wanting to bringRead More
One of the things that endears the tea party “patriots” is their tolerance for others and a diversity of opinion. I absolutely adore theirRead More
“….”The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased likeRead More
They could take their act on the road – a mother and son one two punch. But, when the mom is a former Lady and the son is a former POTUS it makes the logistics of a road tour a little difficult, but they would be SRO!
Then again, the Great Man unveiled the designs for his Presidential Center on Wednesday.
“…“I am writing a book,” W. said. “This is going to come as a great surprise to some of our fellow citizens who live on both coasts.”
He said he had checked with his publisher, Crown, to get permission to read from the manuscript. “They said, ‘No way will you read from the book.’ I said, ‘I’ve got to. My mother said to read from the book.’ ”
Instead, he began reading a parallel-universe version of his West Texas childhood, saying, “Mom was celebrating our new life in the desert by drinking bourbon … straight bourbon … right out of the bottle.”
Dick Armey is now jealous of Sarah Palin. The Pink Flamingo doesn’t mind admitting she is extremely disappointed with Sarah Palin’s strange attraction to a group of far right losers who are going to end up truly damaging any political chances she has with “regular” Republicans. They see her as this great anti-GOP icon, and this disturbs me. Unless the GOP were to do something absolutely insane and nominate someone like Ron Paul, I can never see myself ever voting for anyone but a Republican.
Unfortunately, the whole Tea Party “patriot” movement is all about destroying the GOP. It is about making Nancy Pelosi Speaker for Life!
It started out as a nice little thing to do – protest Barack Obama. A few non-political types who knew nothing about the political process, and probably never voted before in their lives made the mistake of listening to Glenn Beck. They formed their little Tea Parties.
Those little tea parties were then co-opted by FOX News, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and every conservative talking head in the country. No one wanted to appear to disapprove of their precious little populist anticts. It was the sort of thing that caused Ross Perot to hand the Presidency to Bill Clinton in 1994, but who’s paying attention to the history of third party malcontents?Read More
‘‘It is unlikely that the Reagan era
will prove to be the historic change
in the direction of America that we have sought.”
Edwin J. Feulner Jr., president of the Heritage Foundation,1985.
According to Rasmussen:
“…while Republican voters overwhelmingly consider themselves conservative, only 56% of conservative voters consider themselves to be Republicans. In other words, nearly half of all conservatives nationwide reject the Republican Party label. This means that Republicans looking to broaden their party’s outreach cannot ignore the need to attract a large number of conservative voters along with some political moderates. Of all the non-Republicans in the nation, 31% consider themselves at least somewhat conservative while 37% say they’re political moderates….”
When I hear the word “purge” it makes me want to throw up. That’s just about the way I feel now that Michelle Malkin, Erick Erickson, and their little bunch of Tea Partiers all have decided to purge the GOP of the impure. In fact, Erickson is calling for a “Purge” of the GOP establishment.
Rush Limbaugh is calling for a purge.
“…“Moderates by definition have no principles,” Limbaugh huffed on his radio show yesterday. He predicted that “RINOs” – a putdown acronym of “Republicans In Name Only” – “may become extinct.”
Unfortunately, while I think Erickson is extreme, he redeems himself (sort of):
“…I intend to work within the GOP. Already Democrats are salivating at the thought of a third party conservative movement and are intent on fostering it to hurt the GOP. I will not cooperate with a third party movement. As I have said repeatedly, Doug Hoffman is the exception that proves the rule. America is a two party nation and instead of packing up and fleeing the GOP, we should launch a coup and take it back. Consider NY-23 the first salvo in that coup, with the Florida Senate race right behind it…”
Conservatives constantly complain about the Dems, how unfair they are. That they are bullies. They lie, they cheat, manipulate, are vicious, and will do anything to get their way. I have news for them – maybe they should try looking in a mirror!
There is absolutely no difference in the behavior and tactics of the far right than the far left. Only the ideologies are different. The cruel hate is the same.
What do the following have in common?
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
All six are good, decent patriotic men of honor, followers of Christ, and betrayed by the far right because they were not good enough – not pure enough. And so – the list of those to be purged includes John McCain and Lindsey. The worst part of it, they are far better, far more decent, far more honorable and patriotic individuals than those dim-wit closed-minded idiots who are more interested in purity than country. Ronald Reagan detested those kind of people – the purists. They were the ones who hated Reagan.Read More
“…Ronald Reagan gets all the credit among conservatives for ending the Cold War, but recall that it was his successor, former President George H.W. Bush, loathed by conservatives, who actually handled the peaceful collapse of the Soviet Empire and got very little credit for it. That included the reunification of Germany against the wishes of France and Britain, the latter led by Margaret Thatcher….”
Why do conservatives have a tendency not to give President George H. W. Bush credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fall of the Soviet Empire? After all, he was POTUS at the time. In his true humble fashion GHWB takes very little credit for his exemplary actions in helping to bring freedom to the former Soviet Empire.
Did you catch Greta’s interview with President George H. W. Bush? If not, go back and watch it. She manages to pull information out of the Great Man, father of another Great Man, that The Pink Flamingo did not even know.
FYI – did you know Margaret Thatcher, that great conservative Dame DID NOT want a re-unified Germany, but GHWB is the one who forced it? HummmmmRead More
Back in the days when we had a real President – a man with honor and dignity, he was treated like dirt. Now, though,Read More
Once upon a time we lived in a nation where science, technology, and patriotism melded together into one of the halcyon moments in humanRead More
I remember when virtue, honor, military service, and up from the boot-straps was a badge of honor within the Republican Party. Once being honest,Read More
Remember when we had a truly remarkable, beautiful, gracious, powerful First Lady? Remember when a First Lady did more that watch the veggies grow?Read More
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I willRead More
I am glad Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are turning the economy to do-do and making a horrid mess of things. ThinkRead More