Bushwhacked

Bushwhacked

Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry.

Author: Molly Ivins

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400095353

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in the White House in the first place. Here are the ties that connected Bush to Enron, yes, but here, too, is the story of the woman who walks six miles to the unemployment office daily, wondering what happened to the economic security Bush promised. Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry. Bushwhacked is highly original and entirely thought-provoking—essential reading for anyone living in George W. Bush's America.
Categories: Political Science

George W Bush

George W  Bush

The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009 James Mann Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Sean Wilentz. Engel, Jeffrey A., ed. ... Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. New York: Random House, 2003. Kaplan, Fred.

Author: James Mann

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9781627792301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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The controversial president whose time in office was defined by the September 11 attacks and the war on terror George W. Bush stirred powerful feelings on both sides of the aisle. Republicans viewed him as a resolute leader who guided America through the September 11 attacks and retaliated in Afghanistan and Iraq, while Democrats saw him as an overmatched president who led America into two inconclusive wars that sapped the nation's resources and diminished its stature. When Bush left office amid a growing financial crisis, both parties were eager to move on. In this assessment of the nation's forty-third president, James Mann sheds light on why George W. Bush made the decisions that shaped his presidency, what went wrong, and how the internal debates and fissures within his administration played out in such a charged atmosphere. He shows how and why Bush became such a polarizing figure in both domestic and foreign affairs, and he examines the origins and enduring impact of Bush's most consequential actions—including Iraq, the tax cuts, and the war on terror. In this way, Mann points the way to a more complete understanding of George W. Bush and his times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Foreign Policy of George W Bush

The Foreign Policy of George W  Bush

4 James H. Hatfield, Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President (Brooklyn, New York: Soft Skull ... 2003); Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (New York: Random House, ...

Author: Alexander Moens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351889667

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Few presidents in modern times have seen their words and actions subject to such intense critical scrutiny as George W. Bush. His critics label him the 'Pariah President', personally inarticulate and at times politically incoherent; his supporters portray him as gifted and skilled, one of the most decisive, successful and popular leaders of our time. But if 'the person is now the policy' at the White House - and that person happens to be both activist and moralist - what kind of presidency and foreign policy flows from such a leader? How has Bush changed American politics and the role of the United States in the world? Alexander Moens offers the first systematic explanation of Bush's foreign policy by describing the complexities of the man and how his particular personality and style so heavily influence the final policy outcomes. Frank, engaging and insightful, it offers an original and carefully documented account of Bush's personality, his presidential style and his decision-making process, and how these three core ingredients in turn provide the key to understanding Bush's overall strategy and policy. The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush is an ideal reference for contemporary US foreign policy, international security, and diplomatic relations. With detailed and candid insights into the presidential leadership it will also make fascinating reading for those interested in the future of American politics.
Categories: Political Science

Follow the Money

Follow the Money

How George W. Bush and the Texas Republicans Hog-Tied America John Anderson ... See also Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (New York: Random House, 2003), hereinafter cited as Bushwhacked, 3–30.

Author: John Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539254

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 866

With its barbecues, new Cadillacs, and $4,000 snakeskin cowboy boots, Texas is all about power and money -- and the power that money buys. This detailed and wide-scope account shows how a group of wealthy Texas Republicans quietly hijacked American politics for their own gain. Getting George W. Bush elected, we learn, was just the tip of the iceberg.... In Follow the Money, award-winning journalist and sixth-generation Texan John Anderson shows how power in Texas has long been vested in the interconnected worlds of Houston's global energy companies, banks, and law firms -- not least among them Baker Botts, the firm controlled by none other than James A. Baker III, the Bush family consigliere. Anderson explains how the Texas political system came to be controlled by a sophisticated, well-funded group of conservative Republicans who, after elevating George W. Bush to the American presidency, went about applying their hardball, high-dollar politicking to Washington, D.C. When George Bush reached the White House, he brought with him not only members of the Texas legal establishment (among them former White House counsel Harriet Miers and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales) but empowered swarms of Republican lobbyists who saw in Bush's arrival a way to make both common cause and big money. Another important Beltway Texan was Congressman Tom DeLay, the famous "Exterminator" of Houston's Twenty-second District, who became majority leader in 2003 and controlled which bills made it through Congress and which did not. DeLay, in turn, was linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who used his relationships with both DeLay and Karl Rove on behalf of his clients, creating a shockingly corrupt flow of millions of dollars among Republican lobby groups and political action committees. Washington soon became infected by Texas-style politics. Influence-peddling, deal-making, and money-laundering followed -- much of it accomplished in the capital's toniest restaurants or on the fairways and beaches of luxurious resorts, away from the public eye. The damaging fallout has, one way or another, touched nearly all Americans, Democrat and Republican alike. Follow the Money reveals the hidden web of influence that links George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the Texas Republicans to the 2000 recount in Florida; the national tort-reform movement; the controversial late-hour, one-vote passage of the Medicare Reform Act; congressional redistricting schemes; scandals in the energy sector; the destruction of basic constitutional protections; the financial machinery of the Christian right; the manipulation of American-Indian tribe casinos; the Iraq War torture scandals; the crooked management of the Department of the Interior; the composition of the Supreme Court; and the 2007 purges of seasoned prosecutors in the Justice Department. Some of the actors are in federal prison, others are on their way there, and many more have successfully eluded a day of reckoning. Told with verve, style, and a not-so-occasional raised eyebrow, Anderson's account arcs directly into tomorrow's headlines. Startling in its revelations, Follow the Money is sure to spark controversy and much-needed debate concerning which direction this country goes next.
Categories: Political Science

George W Bush

George W  Bush

George and Laura: Portrait of an American Marriage. New York: William Morrow, 2002. ... Ambling into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush. New York: HarperCollins, 2002. ... Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America.

Author: Veda Boyd Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438104652

Category: Bush, George W.

Page: 129

View: 636

- Accounts of the leaders whose ideas and actions have changed the course of history- Examines each person's life in the context of the politics of the time.
Categories: Bush, George W.

Rape of the American Constitution By Its Own Government

Rape of the American Constitution By Its Own Government

An earlier publication entitled “Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America,” by these same authors presented a simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush. Bushwhacked chronicles the ...

Author: Gaines B. Jackson, BS, MS, Dr. PH.

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781634139984

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

View: 650

Gaines Bradford Jackson is a man on a quest to inform the public and wrote Rape of the American Constitution by Its Own Government because his mission is to inform all Americans that indeed his observations are true and factual and that our Founding Forefathers whom believed in the Locke/Blackstone ideas that all Americans should enjoy the four fundamental rights under the new government being formed, namely: the right to the pursuit of life, liberty, ownership of property, and happiness -no longer exist. These inalienable rights were supposed to be guaranteed by the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the Constitution itself) but with recent administrations over the past twenty years and the recent passage of the heinous unpatriotic Patriotic Act, these rights are being slowly eroded. This text talks about honesty, integrity and a belief in Almighty GOD as distinct character traits of the Founding Forefathers and has a brief discussion of the thirteen most significant players.
Categories: Political Science

In His Father s Shadow

In His Father s Shadow

Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 2000. ———. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. New York: Random House, 2003. Jacobs, Lawrence R., and Robert Y. Shapiro.

Author: Stanley A. Renshon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466892071

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation of Bush and identifies those pivotal changes that allowed him to achieve success in his personal life and in the political arena, and shows how Bush's personal transformation has come to shape his political policies. The man who battled--and defeated--his own inner demons has become a president determined to battle the demons of terrorism and extremism that prevent democracy from flourishing around the world. This psychological portrait provides a much-needed antidote to prevailing critiques that ridicule Bush's values and policies, as it celebrates his resolve and strong leadership.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Women Speak An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women s Oratory 2 volumes

American Women Speak  An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women s Oratory  2 volumes

... Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush (2000), The Betrayal of America: How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President (2001), and Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (2003).

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440837852

Category: History

Page: 827

View: 605

This A-to-Z compendium explores more than 150 American women activists from colonial times to the present, examining their backgrounds and the focus of their activism, and provides examples of their speeches. • Covers issues from 1637 to 2015, representing minority perspectives and speeches • Surveys oration as a means of enlightening the public on the needs of the poor, disenfranchised, undereducated, and underemployed females • Introduces less familiar activists, such as Samantha Power and Ai-jen Poo • Includes illustrations; a timeline; an appendix of significant speeches identified by title, date, setting, and topic; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources
Categories: History

Anti Americanism In the 21st century

Anti Americanism  In the 21st century

Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose , Bushwhacked : Life in George W. Bush's America ( New York : Random House , 2003 ) , 260 . 10. Benjamin Ginsberg and Martin Shefter , Politics by Other Means : Politicians , Prosecutors , and the Press from ...

Author: Brendon O'Connor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1846450276

Category: Anti-Americanism

Page: 335

View: 633

Essays in the fourth volume examine key themes and flashpoints: the 'Bush Doctrine', the Iraq War, the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, US relations with the UN, and many others.
Categories: Anti-Americanism

Encyclopedia of Populism in America A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Populism in America  A Historical Encyclopedia  2 volumes

... Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush in 2000 and Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America three years later. Molly Ivins's cancer returned in 2003. After undergoing another course of chemotherapy, ...

Author: Alexandra Kindell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598845686

Category: History

Page: 901

View: 613

This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia documents how Populism, which grew out of post-Civil War agrarian discontent, was the apex of populist impulses in American culture from colonial times to the present. • Provides an introductory essay that announces key events, themes, people, and ideas, appropriate for students, researchers, and general readers • Includes more than 200 entries and dozens of images and maps, making this two-volume work a comprehensive resource for high school and undergraduate researchers • Explains how the 19th-century agrarian movement diverged into different Populist movements in the United States and explores the various meanings, icons, and forms of the Populist undercurrent in modern-day American culture
Categories: History