Jeb Bush: "When it comes to my brother, there's one thing I know for sure. He kept us safe."
Chris Christie: “America was safe for those seven years, and Barack Obama has taken that safety away from us.”
The best example came from the inexplicably employed Jennifer Rubin, who took to her space in the inexplicably still publishing Washington Post op-ed pre-school to argue the following,...
"Unlike Obama's tenure, there was no successful attack on the homeland after 9/11."
...the presidency of George W. Bush began on September 12, 2001, that he arose, full-grown, from the rubble of lower Manhattan.
Thus do we confront what we can call The Great Mulligan, which is granted by the dimmer lights in the chandelier to the president and to the national security team — Hi, Condi! — who presided over the most massive intelligence failure in American history, and over the greatest loss of life to an enemy attack on American soil since everybody hugged it out at Appomattox. (Charles Pierce - "The Great Mulligan" Esquire April 24, 2013)
Ronald W. Reagan: “We did not — repeat, did not — trade weapons or anything else for hostages, nor will we.”
Ronald W. Reagan: “A few months ago, I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages, my heart and my best intentions still tell me that’s true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.”
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams (December 1770).