Your morning jolt: Bush to mark start of RNC — with a speech in Georgia

Former President George W. Bush won’t be in Tampa when Republicans gavel their national convention to order on Monday.

Rather, the 43rd president will be in Columbus, Ga.

Bush has an 8 p.m. speaking gig at Columbus State University at a leadership forum. He’ll be introduced by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Coincidentally, the Washington Post has a retrospective piece on the former president this morning, which includes this:

Bush, who left office in 2009 with a historically low popularity level, seems content in self-imposed exile. “I crawled out of the swamp, and I’m not crawling back in,” he said in a rare interview with the Hoover Institution this year.

This is not exactly a shattering development for a Republican Party that is hoping to put its best face on display at next week’s convention in Tampa. Despite rallying around Bush for years, especially after the Sept. 11 strikes, the party hasn’t exactly clamored for input from the man who led the country for eight years.

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ABC News is reporting this morning that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hinting at a new reason for not disclosing more of his financial history – the amount of money that he tithes to the Mormon church:

“Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given,” Romney told Parade Magazine in an interview that will appear in the August 26 issue of the magazine

“This is done entirely privately,” he said. “One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church.”

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has spent much of August in Georgia, talking to business leaders about the “devastating” impact that sequestration – across-the-board cuts to the federal budget – will have on the state.

Chambliss continues to push his Gang of Six solution to a deal on the federal deficit, a mix of heavy cuts and revenue increases.

Denis O’Hayer of WABE (90.1 FM) has posted a 13-minute interview with Chambliss, in which the Republican senator admits that his campaign will have implications in 2014. “Oh, there will be a primary opponent,” Chambliss said.

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For Republicans not headed for the swamp of politics in Tampa, Wall Street Journal editorialist Stephen Moore will headline an Americans for Prosperity “summit” to be held in Kennesaw on Saturday. Click here for details.

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The AJC’s Politifact Georgia today tries to untangle statements by an aide to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on the awarding of concession contracts at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
9:31 am

According to the Air Force’s top crash analysis officer, Col. George Nelson, USAF, ret., no Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon on 9/11 so it’s safe to say James Guckert’s Secret Service social entrance logbook-documented gay lover, after running for office in opposition to gay marriage, is a principal in “The Swamp” Our Founder and Prophet Thomas Jefferson identified as “an engine for enslaving mankind:” “the real Anti-Christ.”

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer

cc

August 24th, 2012
9:42 am

“Oh, there will be a primary opponent,” Chambliss said.

I certainly hope that a REAL conservative will offer against Chambliss in the primary. It is far past time to send Chambliss into retirement!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
9:51 am

All who would be G-d-fearing Americans should closely examine the sex-cult origins of Joseph Smith and the Mormon “church” before considering a single word emanating from the mouth of Vietnam draft-dodger and Mammon-worshipping pansy, Mitt Romney: Mormonism’s “highest fruit.”

mehlman rings twice

August 24th, 2012
9:53 am

“… across the board cuts to the federal budget”??? And deny some very conservative business owners of their welfare?

Going Right

August 24th, 2012
9:54 am

I’m trying to get some meaning out of the “Jeffersonian Exegesis” and her remark above. There is a certain cognitive explication in there somewhere but I’ll be da–ed if I can grasp it. Perhaps I shoud get out a bottle of “Black jack” and, after emptying half the bottle my brain will be fried to the point where I can be beamed up to his planet for a further discussion.
cc: You’ve got my vote on your blog.

Going Right

August 24th, 2012
9:55 am

NOTE: Note the PC, “her” and “his.”

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
9:57 am

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed

Wilma

August 24th, 2012
10:00 am

real conservatives cut the chord and eat the placenta.

mehlman rings twice

August 24th, 2012
10:06 am

Will Jones,
Forget about sex cults of 19th century leaders. I worry more about sex cults of U.S. governors (Clinton, Bush, Sanford, Spitzer, Terminator, et.al.) and open marriage candidates.

Danny O

August 24th, 2012
10:07 am

I believe Sen. Chambliss is conducting a town hall meeting this morning outside of King’s Bay Naval Submarine Base this morning to talk about sequestration.

Going Right

August 24th, 2012
10:10 am

Will Jones…WOW! That stuff in your hookah is some of the strongest ever smoked! Your brain (though now going into atrophy) registers, “truth being ridiculed..” My question – if it’s not too late to ask – what truth are you referring to?
Wilma: hate to let you in on this little spelling secret, but a “Chord” now refers to a more archaic spelling and passed its way in the late 16th Century. Perhaps you were referring to an umbilical cord, or, more likely, you and Will Jones are partying together and taking turns with the hookah.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
10:13 am

A G-d-fearing American should forget nothing, and a “Mehlman,” wishing to assimilate as a true American, should look up “mezizah” to know Mitt Romney isn’t the only one affiliated with a tribe of G-dless perverts.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
10:15 am

The proof of Col. George Nelson’s being a righteous man of honor is indicated by his lack of anonymity speaking the truth.

Dirty Dawg

August 24th, 2012
10:20 am

Let’s see…first Republicans, including Gov (If you don’t give em a chance to try and convict you, you’re not guilty) Deal, haven’t gotten the word that Geedubya is kryptonite to the Party, and second, it’s not that Romney is concerned that his church will have to reveal how much he gave em, it’s that they’ll find out what, understated, income level he used to calculate his tithe…then lets see if they’ll let him into the Temple, or Chapel, or whatever it’s called. One more thing, if the RRs get elected, you won’t have to worry about donations to the church being one of the ‘loopholes’ they’ll do away with.

Baron DeKalb

August 24th, 2012
10:31 am

Dirty Dawg: I think you are on to something here. We need to look into whether the temple has been getting their fair share of the Romney fortune. If he wants to run his own planet with personal harem after he dies, he better make sure he’s including all of those offshore accounts when he calculates his tithe…

Wilma

August 24th, 2012
10:34 am

going right,

lick my chode.

View From Midtown

August 24th, 2012
10:38 am

There goes ol’ Multiple Choice Mitt, lying yet again. He and Ann have already stated in multiple public interviews that he tithes ten percent to the church. He even detailed in one interview that it was 10% of his gross income.

What he doesn’t want to have to show is all his off-shore tax-shelters which, some tax experts have speculated, likely include foreign tax shelters that were found to be illegal and thus caused him to file amended returns in an amnesty program offered a couple of years ago.

But taxes aside, ultimately how can you trust a man who has flip-flopped on every issue known to man, whose criteria for what position he takes is based on which office he’s running for, who will literally say ANYTHING, including bald-faced lies, to get elected?

Jon Lester

August 24th, 2012
10:58 am

I’d like to think the Jeffersonian Exegesis is something like performance art, but I have a feeling Will Jones really believes this stuff.

And a plane did hit the Pentagon. This is irrefutable.

Bernie

August 24th, 2012
11:08 am

Thank-You George! For You have once again helped President Obama! :) We could not have done without you! I see you have come back, a second time to lend a hand in his re-election bid for President. We really want to thank you for coming so soon. Especially after ALL of the wonderful News, this past week. We could never Thank-YOU enough. Why is that , you may ASK? Just seeing your Face and smile again, reminds us of why it was so important, that we all vote for President Obama.

We needed that Reminder……NOW! :)

Auntie Christ

August 24th, 2012
11:12 am

I was really looking forward to hearing george speak, to maybe revel in the glory days when we were greeted as liberators in Iraq, after we had mission accomplished. I was hoping he would gloat about his supply side policies resulted in a whopping net of 3 Million jobs created in 8 years, how his tax cuts for donald trump and paris hilton spurred the creation of so many jobs. I want to hear him brag about how his party’s deregulation of the banking and securities industry has led to boom times for us all. I can just hear the cheers now, from the gilded seats of the arena, where the bankers and securities moguls will be sitting, when he talks about how successful the TARP act was (for the bankers and moguls, not for you and me). And I’m sure he would love to once again talk about his ‘ownership society,’ and how his push for ‘0 down’ loans to anyone with a pulse would make us all Ozzie and Harriet.

Yet we will be denied all this because george doesn’t “want to get back in the swamp.” Too bad george, you might get some idea how all the people feel whose jobs and lives went down the toilet because of you.

yellowdog

August 24th, 2012
11:30 am

back in the swamp? he served as prez of the u.s. andthis is how he sees it? well, we have always seen it that way, but here he is making his own assertions. tx for that george…….maybe distance has given you a new set of eyes – 20/20? two deadly wars and untold financial crises later………….tx for nothing

Auntie Christ

August 24th, 2012
11:34 am

Saxby is going on tour to tell businessmen how the spending cuts mandated by sequestration are going to devastate the economy, particularly in GA because of its so many military installations and related businesses. Saxby will be telling these business leaders how he is going to fight to prevent this. He will be meeting these people with face A.

Later on the campaign trail for Romney, he is going to tell us that government spending has to be reined in, it is bankrupting the country and hurting all of us. He will rail against Obama’s stimulus which pumped $7-800 Billion into the economy, saying that it was a waste. He will be meeting with us with face B.

As you can see having two faces, trying to tell us government spending doesn’t create jobs, while telling defense contractors he will fight to keep the jobs (that he told us government spending didn’t create) is hard work. I wonder if saxy ever has trouble remembering which face to put on each day.

AnotherSoldier

August 24th, 2012
11:50 am

Maybe all of the Saxby haters should have thought about this back when he was tying Max Cleland to Osama Bin Laden. Funny how a draft dodger can get away with crapping on a guy who lost three limbs in Vietnam and make the Republitards think he’s the real patriot.

You bought him – no buyer’s remorse GOP lap dogs.

But if you want a real conservative – might I suggest you watch the documentary, “Mr. Conservative”?

http://www.mrconservativegoldwaterongoldwater.com/

Pilot of Black Helicopters

August 24th, 2012
11:54 am

Y’all leave Will alone. We’ve got him covered. Having trouble reading his brain waves though since he took to wearing the tin foil hats so we need him to keep posting his revelations.

NotaCPA

August 24th, 2012
12:00 pm

Keeping your contribution to a church private is just fine, as long as you don’t claim it as a deduction on your taxes.

Retired Soldier

August 24th, 2012
12:08 pm

Auntie-

For once we agree, but Saxby is the only elected offical on both sides that has two faces. That is why I support a real conservative that has one face, a deficit reduction face where nothing is sacred.

How about it Auntie, can you agree with me on that?

td

August 24th, 2012
12:09 pm

AnotherSoldier

August 24th, 2012
11:50 am

“Maybe all of the Saxby haters should have thought about this back when he was tying Max Cleland”

Max Cleland was a phony carpet bagger socialist and needed to be voted out of office. Saxby did us all a favor.

Up Up and Away

August 24th, 2012
12:09 pm

Bernie

You are missed at Bookman’s………….. like a bad rash, but missed.

Where you been?

Bernie

August 24th, 2012
12:09 pm

AnotherSoldier @ 11:50 am – You mean the SAXBY, that said why he did not go to Vietnam, because ” I Hurt my LEG”! and the same one who MUGGED, Sen.MAX CLELAND, decorated Veteran of Vietnam, A Purple Heart Medal soldier! to get his Senate seat in which he has done nothing, but help destroy America with it!

I was just checking to see, if he were the one in the same. Thanks! I am good!

Up Up and Away

August 24th, 2012
12:11 pm

td

harsh words……..

Why not the same for ole Saxby who doesn’t like draft dodgers and trial lawyers, but never even was a Cub Scout and made good many as an attorney

effn hypocrite he is

Up Up and Away

August 24th, 2012
12:11 pm

td

When did you serve?

Up Up and Away

August 24th, 2012
12:15 pm

td: do you know what a carpetbagger is or are you just running your mouth?

Cleland was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 24, 1942. He grew up in Lithonia and graduated from Stetson University, class of 1964, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He went on to receive a Master’s degree from Emory University.

td

August 24th, 2012
12:16 pm

Up Up and Away

August 24th, 2012
12:11 pm

td

harsh words……..

Why not the same for ole Saxby who doesn’t like draft dodgers and trial lawyers, but never even was a Cub Scout and made good many as an attorney

effn hypocrite he is

I hope he gets a primary opponent because he is nothing more then a moderate Republican to a RINO and needs to go as well.

cc

August 24th, 2012
12:17 pm

I often see the term “neo-con” or “neocon” used on these blogs to describe conservatives or those right of center. I find it altogether fitting that the term originated from a socialist since it is used by so many of you socialists.

cc

August 24th, 2012
12:21 pm

Bernie said, “Thanks! I am good!”

We should be so lucky . . .

td

August 24th, 2012
12:23 pm

Up Up and Away

August 24th, 2012
12:15 pm

Oops, he acted like a carpetbagger but if he was born in Atlanta the a more correct term would be scallywag. Yes, before you come back I know there is two different definitions for the term and I am talking about a scoundrel.

cc

August 24th, 2012
12:27 pm

Up Up and Away:

“When did you serve?”

You have made several references about “serving”. The same question could be asked of you. If your answer is, “Yes”, so what? Many of us have also served . . .

Auntie Christ

August 24th, 2012
12:33 pm

cc
August 24th, 2012
12:17 pm
I find it altogether fitting that the term originated from a socialist since it is used by so many of you socialists.
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So much for your knowledge of history. The term was coined by the neocons themselves, most prominently Bill Kristol, (one of the first to use the term) to distinguish themselves from the old line conservatives like Goldwater, et al. The term was used because they were all former dems who became disillusioned primarily with Jimmy Carter, but generally with the liberal policies that dominated the demo party in the 60’s and 70’s.

cc

August 24th, 2012
12:40 pm

Aunti Christ:

“So much for your knowledge of history.”

From Wixapedia:

“The term “neoconservative” was popularized in the United States in 1973 by Socialist leader Michael Harrington, who used the term to define Daniel Bell, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Irving Kristol, whose ideologies differed from Harrington’s.[3]”

Nice try – no cigar . . .

cc

August 24th, 2012
12:44 pm

Auntie Christ:

I believe that even you must admit that 1973 pre-dates the Jimmy Carter era.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
12:51 pm

The “neo-con” core is the Khazarite Talmudic Zionists, whose platoon of Mossad agents were arrested near the World Trade Center’s “asbestos abatement event” on behalf of its builders, the Rockefellers, on 9/11, and promptly deported. The above liars and traitors are the Roman “shark’s” “suckerfish” who’ve profited from the Old Sectarian Order of king and pope we built the New Secular Order to escape, who believe we Black and White Gentiles are “goyim,” a “mindless herd of cattle,” “sub-humans” to be cheated, lied to, or killed, according to their present “marching orders,” the Talmud.

Apparently America’s being the clear and present manifestation of the G-d-ordained New Israel prophesied by Isaiah is another truth they’d rather not accept, but would rather continue to work with Rome, as they have for thousands of years, whose Fifth Column ruling us instead of Truth and Justice, assassinated Lincoln, built Big Oil on murder and arson, created the Fed Scam JFK’s EO11,110 tried to end, financed Hitler, killed John, Martin and Bobby, sent us as papal catspaw to Vietnam, committed Waco, and with Mossad, the OKCity Bombing and 9/11. Top FICO scientist and financial fraud expert and co-discoverer of the LIBOR scandals theft of trillions, Robert Holmes’ son, is their latest patsy for manipulating the People to place the father under duress and to have such scum as Michael Bloomberg suggest we should repeal the Second Amendment.

Baron DeKalb

August 24th, 2012
12:56 pm

re: TD trash-talking a decorated war hero & triple-amputee.

When we get into discussions like this, it becomes painfully obvious that the all of the “patriotic” rhetoric of those on the right is but dust in the wind when politics are involved. The same with their so-called “Christian” values. Max Cleland had more ethics, common sense, and concern for working Georgians in his thumb than every Republican in Georgia put together. Anyone with an ounce of common decency should condemn the hateful campaign by Saxby (and other conservative haters like Ann Coulter) to unseat someone whose sacrifice for country couldn’t be more obvious. If you can call him a “socialist” with a straight face, I guess I might as well call you a “satanist” or “monster”

Auntie Christ

August 24th, 2012
1:02 pm

“The term “neoconservative” was popularized in the United States in 1973 by Socialist leader Michael Harrington,

Per wiki it was ‘popularized’ by a socialist, which is untrue, it was “popularized” by the neocons themselves to describe their movement, which except for misidentifying Irvin, Bill Kristol’s father, originated as I described.

It’s a moot point, you seem to think that liberals use the term pejoratively, (like you and td throw around socialist to describe anyone left of liz cheney), when it is no more derogatory a term than dem or repub or independent.

Baron DeKalb

August 24th, 2012
1:03 pm

Will Jones: You forgot about the Reptilian Bloodline Connection

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
1:03 pm

Cleveland perfected the proof of his stature as a true American only the defiled of Satan would denigrate when he righteously walked away from the 9/11 Commission cover-up orchestrated by Talmudic Khazarite Zionist scum Philip D. Zelikow.

Auntie Christ

August 24th, 2012
1:05 pm

Baron DeKalb
August 24th, 2012
12:56 pm

5 star post!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
1:05 pm

You place what you believe, for trial by the minds of the People, fake name, and I’ll present the Truth as I know it to be before G-d Almighty, America’s only Sovereign in Truth and Justice. OK?

Baron DeKalb

August 24th, 2012
1:14 pm

Will Jones: Baron DeKalb is not a fake name; it’s a real name. Your ideas are fake ideas, the intellectual version of crack cocaine. I am no more likely to be convinced by your posts–cluttered as they are with allusions to almost EVERY conspiracy theory in existence–as I would be by a religious person who threw out Bible quotes at every turn. Thomas Jefferson would be appalled to see a potentially productive citizen like yourself lost in a impenetrable, illogical maze of crackpot theories. But I’m just a reptilian Khazar fake Jew in the pay of the Bilderburgs, so why would you listen to me?

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
1:21 pm

What truth in you is satanic, as you freely admit: “But I’m just a reptilian Khazar fake Jew in the pay of the Bilderburgs, so why would you listen to me?”

When the People come to this realization I’m sure the expulsion of your tribe will be peaceful, allowing those who actually are true followers of Abraham and Mr. Jefferson, though they be of your blood, to remain.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 24th, 2012
1:40 pm

America is a credal civil religion: “Annuit Coeptis’” “divine Providence blesses our righteous endeavors” is sacrosanct. Those who reject the perfect, infinite, eternal, living, present, ineffable, invisible G-d, Creator of the universe, reject America’s sovereign.

The satanic faction made up of those who manipulate and debase our currency, and assassinate our leaders, is comprised of G-dless sex perverts and fascist false religionists in thrall to the flesh and Mammon.