George Bush just forgot the first rule for former Presidents. Keep quiet and let the next guy do his job.
In this he is starting to resemble one Barack Obama? Sure hope not.
Bush started off lecturing Trump – now it must be said he never said Trump’s name but he may as well have.
According to Politico Bush said,
“Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication. Bigotry in any form is blasphemy against the American creed and it means the very identity of our nation depends on the passing of civic ideals to the next generation. We need a renewed emphasis on civic learning in schools. And our young people need positive role models. Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children. When we lose sight of our ideals, it is not democracy that has failed. It is the failure of those charged with protecting and defending democracy.”
This from the guy who went dirty against John McCain in the South Carolina primary and accused him of having an illegitimate Asian daughter?
Bigotry from that guy? From the guy who helped his father run the Willy Horton ads? This guy has the stones to go after Trump after what he did to get where he is?
But he was just getting funnier.
“People are hurting. They’re angry and they’re frustrated. We must help them. But we cannot wish globalization away, any more than we could wish away the Agricultural Revolution or the Industrial Revolution.”
We can do better, we can elect Trump to put an end to the selling out of America. Which is what Bush did when he let China into the WTO and sat and watched (while counting the cash) as job after job and industry after industry went to China or Mexico.
Pretty rich coming from the guy who basically helped millions of Americans go into poverty.
“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty. At times, it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates into dehumanization. Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions, forgetting the image of God we should see in each other. We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, [and] forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America.”
Right but when you start a ruinous war that literally destabilizes the world – literally, Europe is a mess with all the migrants, terrorism is spreading through these same migrants and this guy who lit the spark that burned the world wants us to throw open our borders and take in his mistake – no matter the cost to this great country.
I think not George Bush. We will forgive you for your sins because we know it is a hard job but we will not forgive you meddling with the one guy in the planet capable of cleaning up the mess you and Obama left behind.
That is a bridge too far.