As Durham’s Report exposes the lies about RussiaGate and the truth about Obama using the FBI as his personal police unfolds, there is one silence that roars above the white noise of denial. George Walker Bush has not said a word. Not one darned word. He has been one silent lamb while the Democrat Party ran roughshod over our political institutions — weaponizing the IRS, the FBI, FISA, the media, the courts and the border.
No more Bushes, no more Clintons, and, for God's sake, no more Obamas.
The Bush family has been part of the Establishment for generations. And the real divide in our country today is not between Repubs and Dems, but between the Ruling Class (as defined by Angelo Codevilla in 2010) and the Country Class. https://spectator.org/americas-ruling-class/ Codevilla's Ruling Class is more than just the politicians; it includes the academics, the MSM, and the top-level execs. (Bud Light, anyone?) Thirteen years after Codevilla wrote that, there have been some people in office who represent the Country rather than the Ruling Class, but still a minority.
I think GWB stays quiet because he knows if he doesn’t “go along to get along” (with the leftist communist cabal) he will be viciously attacked. His presidency will be attacked. His family will be attacked. His fathers memory will be attacked. The Bush libraries will be renamed or torn down. His children will lose their careers. While many, none in politics, who are older and near retired or retired, are speaking out, (Bill Mahr, James Woods, John Voight) GWB stays silent. I understand it but I also think he is in the end, a weak person. It actually sheds new light on many of the choices he made as president. No one will ever mistake him as a Maverick. And definitely not a truth teller defending the American people.
"Did something happen along the way to make Bush turn his back on the Reaganism that Trump embraced — or was GWB a fraud all along?"
The answer to this question is easy: GWB was always and ever will be part of the Machine. My guess is he's a pretty high ranking part that came down to play president, but he is part of it. (I was in my mid-twenties and came from a conservative background. I voted for him the first time. The second time I voted for Kerry. Which only goes to show that in a two-party system, choice is an illusion.)
Trump was supposed to be the foil that allowed Hillary Clinton (another part of the Machine) to win. People chose the foil over Clinton herself. And it broke the elites and the media machine.
Yes, W was a fraud, much like his father who was President and one-time head of the CIA. They were and are globalists and allied with the WEF and Klaus Schwab. Remember it was George H. W. that called for a New World Order. W used 9/11 to create Homeland Security, the TSA, and other new government entities that limited the rights of law-abiding Americans while doing next to nothing to actually secure anyone's safety. This move was little different than what the Left does today using gun violence as a way to take guns from regular Americans. Fraud is one of the nicer words I use to describe the Bush family.
My answer to the question of the day: I voted for “W” twice also and I always wondered why he never returned fire when the Dems launched their defamatory attacks. It turns out he was always his father’s son. He adapted well to the politics of Texas, but at heart he was always a RINO. To quote a wise observer:
“Of all the Never Trumpers — Bill Kristol, Ann Coulter, Jonah the Whale and the rest — none disappoints me more than the man I voted for president in 2000 and 2004.”
But I do have to add, Jonah the Whale is a close runner up.
FYI without GWB we would have gotten AL Gore or John McCain. In 20/20 hindsight GWB was still the right choice. That just shows how bad our choices were
I was going to use similar words - GWB disappointed me massively. From being on top
Of the world and the polls the day he stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center to becoming a jellyfish spined RINO and best buds with Bubba, Rodham and Soetoro. What a fall from grace.
An MBA president instead of a lawyer. Former owner of a baseball team. Working the ranch like Reagan did. He was different and that was exciting.
Something happened. Something changed.
Did his father’s CIA get to him? Did insider Cheney get to him? Something or someone did. And we are paying the price as Soetoro took over from him and the country has fallen off of a cliff.
No more family dynasties and that now includes bobby Kennedy running for president. W is a fake. Maybe he wasn't 20-some years ago, but he is now. And, W has been a disappointment since about 2005 or so. He isn't and wasn't ever going to do anything about the weaponization of the institutions against the Rs and Trump. The best thing to do is to move on. He's just somebody that used to be president. I don't see another solution.
When you are “elected “ president under suspicious circumstances, are president when a mass tragedy happens that years later looks suspicious and invade a country with suspicious “evidence”, one might conclude that you are a fraud. Just saying...
You described Bush perfectly:
"Whale turd on the bottom of the ocean."
Or just a plain ol' lying sack of sh!t.
And sadly ... I voted for him twice, too.
I first learned about Deep State governance during GWB's administration.
Shortly after the invasion of Iraq it became clear that Iran was running the resistance and were our major threat in the region. Bush made noises about prosecuting the war against them using a WMD pretext.
That was when the CIA "leaked" a false report that Iran was not pursuing nucular weapons. This knocked the wheels off of any chance of attacking Iran. Because the actual report was classified nobody who actually knew what was going was allowed to talk about it.
We may never know why the CIA wanted to preserve Iran. We of course know that Iran has worked on nuclear weapons all along.
Guess GWB is fully vested now.
(I actually do not think I voted for W the first time. I can't remember if I did the second time, given 9-11 and all.) But ...
#1 I think GWB is just tired. I suspect he wants to just retire and paint.
And despite the saying "If you can't stand the sight of your own blood, don't get into politics"...
#2 Trump was/ is not only tough on his political opponents, he gets personally nasty. (Low Energy Jeb) That is a harder pill to swallow for some/most.
GWB seems to be Family 1st. Party 2nd. Country maybe 3rd?
[I'm amazed that Ted Cruz put it aside to work w/ Trump as well as he did given how nasty Trump was to him! That is a testament to Cruz's character.]
All true, Don, but too narrowly applied. The Bushies are the epitome of the Republican section of the Ruling Class. So, yes, they are frauds (and were from the get-go). It is part of my anger with the GOP that they tricked me into voting for them. Trump's world-historical contribution was to tear off the mask of both the GOPe and the Dems so the average joe could see their hypocrisy and greed.
I believed in Bush and supported him after 9/11 when criticism was rampant from the news medium. I thought he was doing his best under the circumstances and I was blinded to the fact that he should have known something horrible was on the horizon. I didn’t see the truth until Obama was the president and I felt betrayed and lost trust even in myself. How could I not see who he really was. It finally dawned on me that we only see and know how the news media reports. The internet and social media was a game changer.
Thank you for this. I've been red pilled about Republicans in past decade. I used to think democrats bad Republicans good. No. Democrats are communist and Republicans aren't that much better. FGWB!