This is what Loesch said while speaking to Maher:
Loesch: With the Bush era, one of the first people who were out with their placards griping about the incessant spending from the government...these were people who were critical, including myself, of the spending that happened under the Bush administration's last four years that did, I might add, have a Democrat majority in congress.However, a look at her blog posts from 2008 shows that this is not the case. In fact, she repeatedly defended George Bush's spending.
Maher: During the Bush administration?
Loesch: Yeah, there were a lot of us who were incredibly critical!
Here's Dana Loesch defending George Bush's spending in a post titled "Bush sacrificed conservatism to keep us safe:"
The media finally won.And in a later post:
People believe every bad thing written and said about the man.
“Spending! We’re concerned about spending! This administration spent!”
Well yeah. Maybe because WE’RE IN A WAR.
You tend to SPEND in WARTIME.
Unless you want your ass kicked.
We’re spending more because WE’RE IN A WAR. DURR. Our spending during this wartime is still LESS than that of Vietnam and WWII.While live-blogging a debate:
7:58 I like how Romney rises above the allure of a cheap shot at Bush. He gets the first loud applause of the night talking about how Bush “stood for strength” and stuck to his guns.She gushed about a column that said George Bush was the "most underrated president...ever:" Here's what Loesch said about it:
Love! With the passion of a thousand hearts!If you look at her posts during the time of the bank bailout in Fall of 2008, like this and this, she did not write any posts critical of George Bush. Instead, she spent all of her time arguing that Democrats were responsible for the problem.
Finally, when she wrote a retrospective of George Bush full of gushing praise, she did say that she was against the bank bailout, but she said the following about Bush:
He apologized, even though the blame is not his if you know economics, for all of us being in this mess and how he was going to do his best to make it easier. He wasn't flashy but he was frustrated, frustrated at the mess and over how many were ignoring the very thing that caused it.She ended with the following:
Reagan was a hated man in his time. Only in death was he immortalized and were the success of his policies acknowledged. I hope Bush doesn't have to wait that long.Loesch was not even close to cricial of George Bush. Her repeated claims that she was in order to try to sound consistent while screaming about spending now that Obama is in office are, unsurprisingly, complete nonsense.