July 5, 2014 4:00 pm -

While Republicans are suing Obama for being a president, the economy is improving, and even at a better than expected pace, but nevertheless, the GOP is longing for the days when George W. Bush was president.

In an email from, RNC Chief Operating Officer Sarah Armstrong reminisces about that time Bush sat in the Oval Office, then asks if the recipients of the email want to buy an “I Miss W” T-shirt.

It’s only $27 and, compared the the financial disaster Bush unleashed upon our country which this administration inherited, that’s a super-good deal. Of course, you’d have to actually wear the t-shirt though. There’s a downside to everything.

Armstrong writes, “That’s what I remember when I think of the leadership of President George W. Bush. He led our nation through some of the most challenging moments of our nation’s history.”

We agree. Invading a sovereign country is quite the challenge.

“He led,” she writes.

“The President we have today thinks our country should “lead from behind” and has significantly diminished the United States’ standing in the world — and worse, he has made us less safe,” she continues.

She really misses Dubya.

I miss the leadership of President George W. Bush. And I miss him. I had the privilege of serving in his White House, and I saw the character that he and his family provided our nation. I will be forever grateful for their service.

Here’s the scary part.

Tomorrow is President George W. Bush’s Birthday. It’s a moment that has reminded us of what leadership in the White House really looks like. And we’re working to send principled leaders to the Senate and House in 2014 and to the White House in 2016.

(my bold)

We need Bushes in the Senate and the House, according to the GOP.

Would you help make that possible by contributing $27 to get your official “I Miss W.” t-shirt today before his birthday?

Order your official “I Miss W.” t-shirt today.

Sorry, I can’t do that. I’m very busy today. I have to water my plant. My one little plant. And I have to brush my teeth and feed my cat.


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  1. Suzanne McFly July 5th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I just LOVE the “lead from behind” mantra these dip ships continually use. Lead from behind?!?!?!!? WTF, two words….Saddam, Osama. Armstrong can suck on that for a minute.

    • Jeff Anspach July 5th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      I think what they mean when they say “lead from behind” is killing bin laden instead of coddling him. Dont ask me to explain the mind of a conservative, you will need Dr Phil for that.

      • Suzanne McFly July 6th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        Your funny, “mind of a conservative” please tell me you chuckled when you typed that non-sense lol

        • Jeff Anspach July 6th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

          Of course I did, how can you have a mind and vote twice for george w bush at the same time? Only if your mind is on par with that of a 2 year old, I suppose.

  2. labman57 July 5th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    No truth to the rumor that it will be bundled with a T-shirt marketed to white southern conservatives that reads: “I miss segregation.”

  3. fancypants July 5th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    By 2016 it will be great for removing paste wax from your car or truck. At a very reasonable price too

  4. Robert Johnston July 5th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I can think of better things to spend $27 on…
    like a nice dinner at Olive Garden for me and my sweetie!

  5. Tommy6860 July 5th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I have a better idea, how about toilet paper using the same effect?

    • swinedance July 5th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      I’ll take two rolls.

  6. fantagor July 5th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I’ll believe the GOP misses Bush43 if he gives the keynote address at their 2016 convention. 2008? Nowhere. 2012? They invited Jeb Bush to speak as time filler, but no beloved W.

    • Trumbull Desi July 5th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Because they were rightly embarrassed by him.

      • Shades July 5th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

        And they still avoid him like the plague. Carter, Bush 1 and Clinton were out doing humanitarian projects after their terms. Bush 2 paints his feet.

  7. Linda1961 July 5th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Surely they jest. W’s presidency was a disaster for both this nation and for Iraq. Both countries are still paying the price for his policies.

  8. Jeff Anspach July 5th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    It will go the way of the Romney book – used kindling or perhaps to soak up urine from pets doing their business inside the house.

  9. Shades July 5th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I can’t wait to see someone wearing one of these. I’ll be asking them about 9-11, the stock market crash, the housing bubble bursting, the 60+ people that were killed at embassy attacks, and that’s just off the top of my head.

    • Linda1961 July 5th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Don’t forget letting an American city drown – that is, the lack of response to Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans, and the aftermath of the hurricane.

      • Bob Waas July 5th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

        It was disgusting how convicted Mayor Nagin failed to make sure everyone was evacuated before he left town. Instead of using the school bus’ to get everyone out of the city, he let them drown with the rest of the city. The governor also dropped the ball on this one.

        “Federal officials have said that initial evacuation and hurricane preparation plans were the responsibility of Louisiana and New Orleans authorities and blame those officials for not asking for the help of the federal government soon enough and for not being specific enough when they requested help.”

        • jasperjava July 5th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

          One thing we can consistently expect from Bob Waas’ posts:
          It’s always the Black guy’s fault.

          • majii July 5th, 2014 at 11:25 pm

            Nothing will ever erase from my mind the fact that when GWB had an opportunity to see the damage to NO up close and personal, he refused and chose to do a “flyover” instead. Contrast that to the many times Pres. Obama has actually visited disaster areas and personally consoled some of its victims.

          • jasperjava July 6th, 2014 at 12:11 am

            As the disaster was unfolding, Dubya went on a PR tour, held an enormous birthday cake with John McCain, and literally strummed a guitar in California as NOLA drowned.

            The PR disaster really hit home when Kanye West accused B*sh of not caring about Black people. A few days later, you saw B*sh on the ground, pretending to hug African-American flood victims (and no doubt wiping his hands afterwards).

            At the end of his so-called “presidency”, Dubya said that the worst moment he experienced in office was NOT September 11, NOT the Katrina disaster, NOT the slaughter in Iraq, NOT the near-collapse of the world economy, but the remarks that Kanye West made.

            The narcissistic simpleton’s feelings were hurt, and that was worse than the deaths of thousands of people.

            A truly vile, despicable facsimile of a human being.

          • Bob Waas July 6th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

            In this case it is true. Convicted criminal Nagin did a terrible job of getting the people out of NO

    • Bob Waas July 5th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      And you know what they will tell you? The truth, but you won’t be able to handle it because it will show that the Democrats were complicit in the stock market crash and the housing bubble. But you already knew that because it was discussed before. Also, they will tell you how Clinton could have prevented 9/11 if he would have acted on the intelligence info he received.

      • Jeff Anspach July 5th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

        Uh I think you mean BUSH could have prevented 911 had he acted on the intelligence he and his totally clueless national security advisor, who was stuck in the 1980s, received. Clinton bombed bin laden but the angry right accused him of “wagging the dog”. ANd then when 911 happened, they said he didnt do enough. Hypocrite much??? Housing bubble and stock market crash? Seems like they came after bush had been in the white house 7+ years and republicans controlled the house of reps 12 of the 13 years prior to the crash. Talk about not being able to handle the truth.

        • Bob Waas July 5th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

          No, I meant Clinton. Bush was in office 7 months when 9/11 happen; the planning for the attack took years to put in place.

          Judicial Watch recently received a response to a 2002 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that revealed another major missed opportunity by the Clinton administration to prevent the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which is part of perhaps the most catastrophic failure in the history of U.S. intelligence.

          n early 2000, the documents informed America’s top intelligence analysts that al Qaeda had devised a sophisticated plan to hijack a commercial airliner departing Frankfurt International Airport between March and August 2000. The terrorist team was to consist of an Arab, a Pakistani and a Chechen, and their targets were U.S. Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France. The document pieces together an intricate plot directed by a 40-year-old Saudi, Sheik Dzabir, from a prominent family with ties to the House of Saud. It revealed that al Qaeda had actually penetrated the consular section of the German Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, relying on a contact referred to as “Mrs. Wagner” to provide European Union visas for use in forged Pakistani passports for the terrorists.

          These revelations came from an unidentified source that provided U.S. authorities with copies of Arabic letters containing precise information about the al Qaeda plot. It was all laid out in minute detail.

          So, how did the Clinton administration respond? In the incriminating words of the intelligence information report, advanced warning of the plot “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.” Perhaps that explains why, for 13 years, the report was classified “secret” and hidden from public view until Judicial Watch forced its release in August of this year.

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          The Community Reinvestment Act in 1995 under President Clinton, along with major regulatory changes pushed by the White House in the late 1990s, created the boom in subprime lending, the surge in exotic and highly risky mortgage-backed securities, and the housing boom whose government-fed excesses led to inevitable collapse.

          Bush’s first budget, written in 2001 — called runaway subprime lending by the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac “a potential problem” and warned of “strong repercussions in financial markets.”

          Barney Frank said there was no problem. Watch the video and decide for yourself. Chuck Schumer said they were okay even though McCain said there was a potential problem.

          • Jeff Anspach July 5th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

            Both clinton and bush missed their chances. But it hapened – and the terrorists chose to execute it – on bush’s watch. Shall we go back before Clinton when Reagan and Bush41 armed and funded bin laden against russia in afganistan? George W Bush had memo after memo come to him and warn him of the attacks. Rice was thinking Russia was our biggest foe though the USSR had pretty much disbanded a decade before 911. If you are going to criticize Clinton for not getting bin laden before 911, you need to be just as hard on bush for not going after him once after it. And you need to praise President Obama for getting him too. Oh and george w bush himself said about bin laden, after 911, that if you think the war on terror is made or broken based on 1 man, you dont understand how terrorism works. Terrorists have networks set up in many many nations and much like America, their plans and systems dont just blow up and disappear should something happen to one man, no matter how poweful he is.

          • Obewon July 5th, 2014 at 10:58 pm

            Letting bin Ladden go at Tora Bora in December, 2001 3 months after 9/11/2001 by surrounding OBL on just three sides saved Halliburton, but screwed Iraq, USA & the entire globe for Cheney’s bankrupt employer owing Darth $30 M in deferred compensation, but having just $30 M left after Cheney’s 5 years of “Bribe paying” as HAL CEO.

            Bin Laden was captured by POTUS Obama just 200 miles from where GWB / Cheney let him escape from Tora Bora.

          • Bob Waas July 6th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

            blah, blah, blah.

            This would have been a better time to keep tabs on him, not afterwards when the damage has already been done.

            Clinton: So we tried to be quite aggressive with them [al Qaeda]. We got – well, Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan. He was expelled from Saudi Arabia in 1991, then he went to Sudan. And we’d been hearing that the Sudanese wanted America to start dealing with them again. They released him. At the time, 1996, he had committed no crime against America, so I did not bring him here because we had no basis on which to hold him, though we knew he wanted to commit crimes against America. So I pleaded with the Saudis to take him, ’cause they could have. But they thought it was a hot potato and they didn’t and that’s how he wound up in Afghanistan.

          • Obewon July 6th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

            Here’s why you alone Wass plus Cheney & Condi Rice miss the GWB’43 Admins Ignorance. Terror Czar to 3 Presidents Richard C. Clarke’s November-December 2000 & Entire 2001 evidence of the coming 9/11 attack includes CIA’s “Osama bin Laden Determined to Attack U.S.”-PDB August 6, 2001 warning among 53+ warnings ignored during GWB’s longest POTUS vacation in U.S. History during the summer of 2001 until “Get (Clarke) Now!!!”-9/11/01 Condi Rice as WTC smolders while George W learns to read “The Pet Goat”

            Good-Admin: The 2/28/93 5 WTC bombers were arrested 4 days later on March 4, 1993 through 3/24/93. All four were tried & convicted on March 4, 1994 with 100 year+ prison sentences:) Timeline

            Bad-Admin’s: Mujahideen leader Osama bin Laden was trained to bomb by Reagan & GWB Sr’s CIA until abruptly cut-off. Boom!

            1. Who’s your Daddy? After Ronald Reagan was elected in 1981, U.S. funding of the mujahideen increased significantly and CIA Paramilitary Officers played a big role in training, arming and sometimes even leading mujahideen forces.

            2. The CIA trained the mujahideen in many of the tactics Al Qaeda is known for today, such as car bombs, assassinations and other acts that would be considered terrorism today.

          • Bob Waas July 6th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

            “george w bush himself said about bin laden, after 911, that if you think the war on terror is made or broken based on 1 man, you dont understand how terrorism works. ”

            And yet, Obama and Biden said Al Qaeda is decimated. Then who can forget Biden’s famous speech when he said, “Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.”
            I guess GWB knew what he was talking about, one man is not going to stop the terrorists.
            Saying that in 7 months in office Bush should be totally responsible for the 9/11 attack is giving to much credit to the terrorists if you’re suggesting they concocted their plan in that time.

            “Nearly two full years before the horrific attack on the World Trade Center, the international Islamic terrorist cabal revealed its insidious hand for all the world to see. The details of names, addresses and other information from this report should have provided “actionable intelligence” for any number of U.S. anti-terrorist operations. Instead, every scintilla of the information “was disregarded because nobody believed that Osama bin Laden or the Taliban could carry out such an operation.”

            This isn’t the first time the Clinton gang dropped the anti-terrorism ball. Judicial Watch previously obtained documents from the Department of State (“Terrorism/Osama bin Laden: Who’s Chasing Whom?” showing that as far back as 1996, the Clinton administration knew of and ignored bin Laden’s terrorist plans against the United States.

            The New York Times, reporting on Judicial Watch’s find in 2005, noted: “State Department analysts warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 that Osama bin Laden’s move to Afghanistan would give him an even more dangerous haven as he sought to expand radical Islam “well beyond the Middle East,” but the government chose not to deter the move, newly declassified documents show.”

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      • fancypants July 5th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

        there again BOB Dick cheney could have prevented 911 completely and decided not to make that call………..and we still don’t know why Do we ??

      • Shades July 5th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

        LOL, only an idiot would believe that BS, oh wait.

  10. BillTheCat45 July 5th, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    It truly shows the desperation of the right. They have NOTHING for 2016, and between nearly begging Rmoney to run again and weepily missing W, they are a sad, lost bunch.

  11. ChrisVosburg July 5th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Could polish the silver with it, I guess.

  12. ChrisVosburg July 5th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Sarah writes: I saw the character that he and his family provided our nation

    Let the Jenna and NotJenna jokes begin!

  13. Bob Waas July 5th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I liked W a lot more than BHO, but he ran the debt up too. He wasn’t conservative enough for me, but there was no doubt he was proud of American exceptionalism.

    • jasperjava July 5th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      “proud of American exceptionalism”

      What a moron. And he has no idea how stupid he sounds, either.

    • jasperjava July 5th, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      “He wasn’t conservative enough for me”

      Neither was Attila the Hun.

    • majii July 5th, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      Whether one “likes” a particular president is a very poor means by which to assess his performance while in office. I never disliked Pres. Bush as a person, but oh, boy, did I dislike his policies. The best thing about my disliking his policies is that I have been proven to be correct. Two examples out of many are that tax cuts don’t “grow” the economy the way he and his supporters have claimed (look at the mess tax cuts have created in NJ and KS and invading Iraq did destabilize the Middle East, as we’re now witnessing.

      • Bob Waas July 6th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

        Tax cuts may not work, but spending more than you take in certainly doesn’t work. You can only raise taxes so much before it has a negative effect on economic growth. It makes you wonder why so many US Companies are storing trillions of dollars offshore.

        If taxes weren’t a such a negative, Al Gore wouldn’t have tried so hard to sell Current TV before the new tax rates kicked in.

        A trillion dollar stimulus didn’t do much for the economy either.

        Leaving Iraq too soon destabilized the middle east.

    • fancypants July 6th, 2014 at 12:28 am

      Yup a real pioneer at blowing off congress to satisfy his agenda
      Proud ? a lot of people call it something else……

  14. toadUso July 5th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    They miss W…. Does that really mean George W or just White guy?

    • Jeff Anspach July 5th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Nice one….you know had a white republican president been sworn in in 2009 and done what Obama has done with that absolute PIG STYE he inherited, the right would be calling him the second coming of Reagan.

  15. Jeff Anspach July 5th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Wow if you miss the worst president the last 70 years, you dont need a tshirt; you need a therapy appointment with Dr Phil.

  16. Obewon July 5th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Lol! Nobody accurately informed misses GWB / Halliburton Cheney’s record low everything since (R) Hoover’s 1929 Great Depression. Or their decade of death “6 days, 6 weeks, I doubt 6 months”-Iraq 4,484 US KIA $6 T+ faux oil war skyrocketing oil 10-fold from Clinton’s $12-$14/brl to 2008’s U.S. record $147/brl $5-$7 per gallon gasoline.

    G. W. Bush 19% record low presidential approval rating and 77% disapproval rating,are both records for any sitting president!-Ipsos statistical polling preceded 1 M private jobs 8 year Total: “Bush Worst on Jobs in U.S, History”-WSJ January 9, 2009 and 238 Sienna presidential scholars polled annually since 1982 “G.W. Bush Worst modern president, 5th worst in U.S. History” Next up: Palin / Cheney in 2016~ All polls show HRC landslides so & RNC plan to repeat their ‘end of an error’ past.

  17. uzza July 5th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

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  18. mclefi July 6th, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Wow, that’s a fancy bathroom cleaning cloth!

  19. john July 6th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I miss Bush…his MISSION ACCOMPLISH worked so great for US economy and the war in Iraq. We need another GOP in the white house to start MISSION ACCOMPLISH 2.