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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bush speech was a cry from the swamp

I live near a river. One road cuts through a backwater. When the water is high during a rainy season, the brush is green and the water clear.

But as the weather dries and the water level declines, the water looks marshy. Old tires re-appear.

Think about that as the waters drain in Washington.

This week's attack on President Trump by his predecessors is a sign of desperation.

Somebody called in his markers and got Bush to speak. He spent eight years in silence, unwilling to defend himself from Obama's bully pulpit bullying of all things Bush.

Now Dubya enters the arena again?

From the Washington Post:
George W. Bush has stayed out of the political fray for nine years now, and Barack Obama has kept his head down for the past nine months. On Thursday, both former presidents used major speeches to repudiate President Trump’s brand of politics and approach to the world.
Neither mentioned Trump by name. They didn’t need to. Instead, they preached patriotic sermons that appealed to America’s better angels.
Better angels.

You go first.

Denounce the fascist Antifa first.

But Antifa serves Washington well, just as Occupy Wall Street gave cover to the equities industry that Obama served.

Dubya would not defend himself. His father did not either. If you will not defend yourself, then why should I trust you to defend me?

They refuse to support President Trump because they are still sucking their wounds from his stomping of Low Energy Jeb.


Go back over what Bush 41 said about Bob Dole in 1988, or what Bush 43 said about John McCain in 2000.

Oh, and Jeb's son supported Trump. Sure. Jeb's son wants to be the third President George Bush, this time with a P.

Family honor.

Obama and Bush are just the swamp speaking.

From Politico:
Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy.
“Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush warned in remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York.
By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
Bush has befriended the people who called him Hitler -- Bushitler -- and a monkey.

His father called Reaganomics "voodoo economics," but befriended the Clintons.

President Trump is saving America from these critters. I am saddened to see Bush stand up for the corruption and incompetence of Washington.

But he failed America, just as Obama did.

If they want to know who divided the country, they may wish to look in the mirror.

President Trump is the result of their neglect of the American people. They served the elites. Trump serves the rest of us.

Drain, baby, drain.


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  1. They are slowly beginning to realize that President Trump represents the MAJORITY of Americans and The Swamp (TM) is being drained to the swamp critters' eternal detriment. The election of 2016 will not be reversed. It may hit some speedbumps, but it will accelerate. - Elric

    1. ....."On Thursday, both former presidents used major speeches to repudiate President Trump’s brand of politics and approach to the world".....

      Right offhand I don't know ANY thinking person in America who cares a hoot about anything either of these gents have to say on any topic!

      ....."Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday"....

      What else would one expect from the "dung heap" that is being passed off as Politico!

      I used to kinda like W and felt sorry for the shellacking he took from the media! But he threw that out the window with this speech. He was speaking as a representative of the Deep State when he uttered those words. Boo on him and Obama!

      The DC swamp is very deep and very dark and is going to take a lot of effort to really drain it properly.

      But just think, if we had not voted for Trump, and he had not won the presidency....we wouldn't even know the Deep State even we stepped into the polling booth, next time, to pull the lever for whichever representative of the DS that we decided to support.

      America owes Donald Trump a great amount of THANKS. I don't know of another human being who had not only taken brutal abuse of himself personally, but had even seen his 11 yr old son take some also,from what passes as a MEDIA in America today.

      He owns them lock stock and barrel and they hate him for it.

      I think that cause for great celebration!


    2. I voted for W twice and now have a little buyer's remorse, but like Anonymous at 5:50 below said, there was no alternative. Melania has taken some hear, too, but she has pretty much gotten along on a minimal FLOTUS budget. Kudos. When the progressive left can't make a logical policy argument all they have left is to get personal, and that brings out their innate nastiness even more than policy. - Elric

    3. Heat, not hear. - Elric

    4. Looks like Natalie was right.

    5. Elric, I believe "eternal" is a considerable overestimate. A bummer, I know.

  2. Don, you said that you regretted your vote for McCain in 2008. I'm starting to regret my Dubya votes in 2000 and 2004...

    1. Dubya was the least worst alternative both times. He never lived up to his campaign promises, but what candidate does?

  3. Yeah - but the problem was what was the alternative - Gore? Kerry?

    I think not.

  4. Don, your insights into what the news really means are often unique and logical. I wonder if you still see Trump clearly though. Your passion strays into cheerleading perhaps? I'm not saying I've ever thought it wrong, I love the guy myself. I just hope that you still see clearly because if he ever screws up I'd like to hear of it rather than hear it excused and I can't look to the MSM, they think it's wrong for him to keep drawing breath.

    1. Thank you, B Martin.

      I shall endeavor to be faithful to the truth.

  5. Wasn't it an amazing coinkydink that both these swamp dwellers crawled out of the ooze on the same day? What are the odds?

    This only serves to prove that the nevertrump GOPe "conservatives" and the rabid leftard Demonrats are little more than the two faces of the globalist totalitarian Repubocrat unipartei.


  6. I'm not sorry for voting for W. That was then. Now, I have some remorse for so voting, I thought he was a better man than this.

  7. Dear GW, I voted for you twice. Thank you for your service. Now, back to your ranch and your easel. We'll take it from here.

    1. Beyond awesome, soleprop. Could not express my thoughts and feelings any better. GREAT post.

    2. My thoughts as well. Gore & Kerry would've been far worse than W, but now it's time to mind your manners and hold your tongue. You know, like you did the last 8 years...

  8. One cannot discount the possibility exists that George W Bush's veiled attack on Donald Trump may in part be due to his support of the release of documents concerning the assassination of JFK.

    Interestingly enough, the Records Act was passed during HW's presidency and from my understanding release could have been extended by Pres. Trump to a later date. Apparently he has pretty much decided to let it go ahead next week.
    Bush senior has been implicated (fairly or otherwise)by circumstances surrounding the JFK assassination in that he was supposedly seen in Dallas on Nov. 22nd 1963, though he has been evasive as to whether this is fact or popular conjecture. There is a waft of speculation out there and nobody has conclusively proven where he was that day. He himself has said that he doesn't remember.
    Everyone who is or was cognizant on that day remembers where they were when they heard the news. I was schooled in Canada and remember the day well.
    Perhaps 25 years ago in 1992 George Walker Bush thought he would be dead in 2017 and that it wouldn't matter by then.

    Who knows whether this was supposed to be a 'can' that was intended to be 'kicked down the road' into perpetuity? Would Madame President have put the kibosh on releasing these documents had she gotten her grubby claws on the oval office?

    Things that make you wonder.


    1. ....." There is a waft of speculation out there and nobody has conclusively proven where he was that day. He himself has said that he doesn't remember"......

      You might just be on to something here!

      In his book, JFK: The Second Plot (1992), Matthew Smith points out that: "The oil industry in Texas had enjoyed huge tax concessions since 1926, when Congress had provided them as an incentive to increase much needed prospecting. The oil depletion benefits were somehow left in place to become a permanent means by which immense fortunes were amassed by those in the industry and, well aware of the anomaly, John Kennedy had declared an intention to review the oil industry revenues".....

      More than sufficient motive there for sure!

      We all pretty well remember that day.I had just finished PE class, in the last period of that day and was waiting for the bell to end the school day when it was announced over the PA system in the school. I don't think anyone could NOT remember where he was when that happened.

      I have believed ever since that the Warren Commission report was the cover up.....and that we will Never know the truth.

      Maybe something will be made out of the info in this material. One can hope anyway!


    2. This could get VERRRY interesting...

    3. I was a college freshman who had just finished his last class (short day). I was at work when I learned of 9-11. Those are two occasions when virtually everyone remembers where they were.

  9. Shrub's cri de coeur to save cheap slave illegal alien labor was a bust. He was begging to save his childhood nanny that his mother (who preferred dogs to her own children) so that other ignored and neglected upper class children would not be lonely and without tacos. I wish I was being sarcastic but that is basically the Bush family dynamic. Jeb married his own version of the nanny and got shipped off to Florida for it.

  10. Like most of us, I voted for GWB twice. His opposition was just unthinkably bad, so there was no other choice.

    That said, I never thought that I was voting "for" Bush as much as voting "against" the Dems.

    Still, after 9/11 I thought that GWB had handled things fairly well- or at least I thought that at first. Then came the so-called Patriot Act, which is unconstitutional, the TSA & Homeland Security, which are unAmerican, and Bush's love affair with the Saudis, including the infamous "islam is peace." What a despicable lie! What despicable actions!

    Now I see ex-President George W. Bush more clearly. He is a globalist. His friends are traitors and/or quislings. He stands against the ideals of America.

    I despise him and all that he stoops for, and will never listen to him again. He stands with Soetoro; he is my enemy, and he deserves no respect.

    May history forget him, and may we all forget that he ever existed.

  11. Every single liberal Facebook pal I saw praise Bush this week got a response like this:

    "I can't believe you support a Nazi that started two wars, lying to get us into one of them in order to raise the stock prices of oil companies and Halliburton, getting hundreds of thousands of people killed, and the same guy who hates minorities caused thousands of minorities to die because of his hatred of them during Katrina." After they respond, I always reply "so all one has to do to be forgiven for killing about a million Muslims and blacks is bad mouth Trump?"

  12. Bush is definitely in the running for WPE.

  13. In the spirit of bipartisanship, I'm happy to concede that for the 16 years prior to Trump, America had the worst leadership in Washington in my entire lifetime.