Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

Paul Ryan, Team Player

For good or ill, Ryan is the consummate team player.

Posted May 16th, 2016

Bush Wrecked the GOP Long Before Trump Appeared

Die-hard Trump opponents refuse to acknowledge the fact that the party was already killed (or at least severely wounded) years ago during the disastrous Bush era.

Posted May 9th, 2016

Pushing NATO Membership for Georgia Is Irresponsible

It would be reckless and cruel to encourage Georgia down the same path that has already done so much damage to the country.

Posted April 13th, 2016

Where Will the GOP Go After Trump?

After a Trump loss, the “back to Bushism” impulse will be even stronger than it was four years ago.

Posted March 31st, 2016

Foreign Policy and the ‘Good Instincts’ Trap

The “good instincts” defense usually relies on cherry-picking statements that a candidate has made that supporters like.

Posted March 31st, 2016

The GOP Is Staring at Another Presidential Election Defeat

The Republican Party appears to be headed for its third consecutive loss in a presidential election.

Posted March 25th, 2016

Condi Rice 2016: The Most Ridiculous Trial Balloon Ever

It’s as if her supporters went looking for a candidate unacceptable to almost every constituency in America.

Posted March 11th, 2016

What’s at Stake for the Republican Party in 2016

The question before Republicans in 2016 is whether they want to reward the people that have failed them for the last 15 years or if they want to penalize them.

Posted March 8th, 2016

The GOP Is Finally Debating Bush-Era Failures

Party and movement leaders have been committed to making excuses and rationalizations for Bush-era failures long after Bush left office.

Posted February 15th, 2016

Trump and the South Carolina Debate

Trump showed again that he won’t refrain from criticizing George W. Bush even when it may hurt him politically.

Posted February 15th, 2016

The Rubio Fantasy

The Rubio fantasy is probably appealing to some Republicans because it means that the GOP and the country are not all that different from the way they were in the 2000s.

Posted January 25th, 2016

Movement Conservatism vs. Trump

The pretense that Bush supporters care about reducing the size and power of government would almost be amusing if none of us could remember the previous decade.

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Trump, Cruz, and the (Partial) Repudiation of Bushism

We are seeing at least a partial repudiation of one of the most disastrous periods of Republican governance.

Posted January 19th, 2016

Trump and the “Humane Values” of the GOP

Bush loyalists have no business complaining about anyone else “defacing” the GOP when they did so much of that already.

Posted January 8th, 2016

The North Korea Blame Game

All of the sniping in response to the latest nuclear test is as predictable as it is useless.

Posted January 6th, 2016

A Very Biased Article on GOP Foreign Policy Divisions

The article is skewed heavily in favor of supporters of Bush-era foreign policy.

Posted December 30th, 2015

Santorum’s 2016 Flop

Santorum’s obsession with pushing hard-line foreign policy views is one of his great electoral weaknesses.

Posted December 22nd, 2015