On Monday, former president George W Bush broke his eight-year silence to insist we need an investigation of the contrived Trump-Putin connection. There were other comments that skirted around issues of radical Islam, immigration, power of the office, and the need for media in a democracy that could be taken a couple different ways. His latest interview removed all doubt about whose side Bush is on and it’s not the country over personal grudges.
In an interview with People Magazine, the former president said,”I don’t like the racism”.
“Yes, I don’t like the racism and I don’t like the name-calling and I don’t like people feeling alienated,” he told “People” magazine Monday. “Nobody likes that.”
“On the other hand, we’ve had these periods before,” George W. Bush added, sitting alongside his wife Laura. “We’ve always had a way to come out of it. I’m more optimistic than some. I’m optimistic about where we’ll end up.”
For eight years, he didn’t care that half the nation, the half he allegedly represented, was alienated.
President Trump is not racist and the main reason for the alienation is because the party of identity politics is pushing it, along with their radical friends.
Whose side is Bush on? He feels compelled to speak now?
There is a reason Ronald Reagan didn’t like the Bush’s. In the 1980 GOP primaries, George H.W. Bush had waged an often mean-spirited and personal campaign against Reagan, centering on Reagan’s age and Bush’s relative youth.
Author and Reagan scholar, Craig Shirley writing for Newsmax called the Bush’s tactics “shady”, done with “nonchalance”
“The Bushes, over the years, have often used shady tactics to take on political opponents, from Ronald Reagan to Michael Dukakis. When they did it, it was always with a sort of noblesse oblige nonchalance.”
In addition, he believed they were vindictive and held grudges.
“I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,” George W. once said. He did not have confidence in the free market system, and repeatedly and excessively employed government intervention in American society.
People added the alleged increase in anti-Jewish vandalism in the remainder of the story summarizing their interview with George Bush, in case it was too subtle for the reader:
But, of course, Trump’s young tenure has already seen a rise in anti-Semitic violence and vandalism plus the new president’s attempt to implement controversial restrictions on travel from Muslim countries, rolled back protections for transgender students and attacks on both the U.S. intelligence community and on the nation’s free press, which Trump dubbed “the enemy of the people.”
“I’m more optimistic than some,” Bush added nonchalantly.
Bush told People he is “speaking up” through the Bush Center:
The couple list some of the center’s work that stands in contrast to Trump’s isolationism: immigration ceremonies, women’s reproductive-health programs in Africa, and leadership training for Muslim women that the Bush Center brings to Texas from the Middle East. Asked if Trump’s determination to restrict immigration and travel from Muslim countries threatens the Bush Center programs, he shrugs. “Now that you mention it, it might bother me but we’ll figure out how to bring them over.”
“There’s a lot of ways to speak out,” the former president says, “but it’s really through actions defending the values important to Laura and me. … We’re a blessed nation, and we ought to help others.”
For eight years, Obama and his crew demonized whites, claiming all whites are racist, dividing the nation more than it has ever been divided. Bush was silent.
For eight years, Obama refused to fight ISIS and disallowed the use of the term “radical Islamic terrorism”. He played footsie with radical leftist and Islamic groups while Bush remained silent. For eight years, Obama refused to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” but only now is he worried about ISIS and “worshipping freely”.
For eight years, Obama kept our borders open. He counted deportations as people turned away from the border before they even reached the border. On Monday, Bush said we must be “welcoming” but abide by the law. Trump has never said he doesn’t welcome immigration.
Bush also predicted that Trump will ultimately shed the bruising rhetoric of the 2016 presidential campaign for a more diplomatic demeanor, the hill reported.
“People campaign and then the job’s different when they get in there. This job has a way of bringing reality to each president’s situation and that’s going to happen now.”
Oh, and he made sure to tell them none of the Bush’s voted for Trump.