Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

2 former presidents from both parties blast the state of American politics in unprecedented day
Business Insider - Politics ^ | 19 Oct 17 | Allan Smith

Posted on 10/19/2017 5:03:15 PM PDT by SkyPilot

The two most recent presidents on Thursday blasted the state of US politics in events that were separated by less than 20 miles.

First, it was former President George W. Bush. The most recent former Republican president lambasted a political culture that caused "bigotry" to seem "emboldened." The public comments were Bush's most pointed since President Donald Trump took office in January.

"In recent decades, public confidence in our institutions has declined," the 43rd president said at an event in New York hosted by his namesake institute. "Our governing class has often been paralyzed in the face of obvious and pressing needs. The American dream of upward mobility seems out of reach for some who feel left behind in a changing economy. Discontent deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts. Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication."

The forum was branded as being "focused on freedom, free markets, and security." It featured speakers such as former first lady Laura Bush, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. And Bush provided a substantial condemnation of the state of US politics.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: attack; bush; obama; trump
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 221-224 next last
The Globalist-Illuminati Empire Strikes Back.

Bush is disgusting. He was silent for 8 years during Obama's crimes. Of course this is coordinated.

May they both suffer shame and humiliation.

1 posted on 10/19/2017 5:03:15 PM PDT by SkyPilot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

White supremacy my ass.....we are now in POST WHITE AMERICA where BLACKS RULE EVERYTHING!


2 posted on 10/19/2017 5:05:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

The Bush family started the uniparty.


3 posted on 10/19/2017 5:05:40 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot
Can you say PLANNED, at least spread it out where it looks like its not coordinated
4 posted on 10/19/2017 5:06:09 PM PDT by easternsky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

I have a word for W. It is like those stupid, knitted hats that protesters wore some time ago.


5 posted on 10/19/2017 5:06:20 PM PDT by Parmy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

So, two of the fools who got us into this mess are now complaining about the mess.

Really—Trump should establish an elite military team whose sole job is to go kick the daylights out of people like Bush and Obama whenever they open their mouths.


6 posted on 10/19/2017 5:06:49 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

Americans are stupid to have voted for Trump and they’re nativists, bigots and heartless dolts.

I’ve heard enough.


7 posted on 10/19/2017 5:06:50 PM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

Yeah....Bush mentioned our “Governing Class”....pretty sure I don’t like the ring of that.


8 posted on 10/19/2017 5:06:59 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (Country Before Party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

The “state of Politics” under W was no prize.


9 posted on 10/19/2017 5:07:18 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

What “both parties”?


10 posted on 10/19/2017 5:07:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

Bush’s bigotry against Trump supporters is hard to stomach.


11 posted on 10/19/2017 5:08:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Exactly!


12 posted on 10/19/2017 5:08:48 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

One a squishy ass communist the other a RINO who is still pissed that his baby brother didn’t have the balls or the backbone to fight for the nomination. Jeb, like Hillary felt he/she was entitled to the crown. Looks like 43 thinks the same way.


13 posted on 10/19/2017 5:10:15 PM PDT by Big Mack (I love this country.It's the government that scares the crap out of me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy
White supremacy my ass.....we are now in POST WHITE AMERICA where BLACKS RULE EVERYTHING!

Let's reconsider the dosage on those meds, shall we?

14 posted on 10/19/2017 5:10:30 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

It really struck me the other day, after dealing with yet another person in a store who was fresh off the boat and didn’t speak English well at all (Nigerian would be my guess)— I NEVER encounter anyone with an Irish accent, a French accent, a Russia accent, etc.

The government clearly wants people from the Middle East, South America and Africa. Immigration preferences are based on skin color. Darker is better.

Note that I’m NOT being prejudiced. I’m not DOING anything. The government is doing something. The government is passing judgement on people with white skin. The government is racist. They want a post-White America.


15 posted on 10/19/2017 5:10:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 1_Inch_Group

The Man Behind The Curtain shrieked and wailed when Dorothy exposed him, too. Flak/target.


16 posted on 10/19/2017 5:10:39 PM PDT by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

All the Bushes are scum.


17 posted on 10/19/2017 5:11:20 PM PDT by jospehm20
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

Roger Corman presents “DC swamp zombies gone wild”.


18 posted on 10/19/2017 5:11:33 PM PDT by The Fop (God Bless Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Joan Rivers, and the Fightin' Rat Pack Wing of the GOP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

I heavily supported Jorge in 2000, vociferously and financially (a lot of $$$), in the hope he would restore the principles of the Reagan Revolution and bury Gore with the disgrace of the Clinton era.

By 2005, having fought with so many others to get dubya both a GOP House and Senate, he dropped the all “big time”. How disappointing he was. He seemed to fold in with the democrats and by 2006, Pelosi was Speaker.

He really is better off laying low looking at the Texas sunsets.


19 posted on 10/19/2017 5:13:05 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SkyPilot

“In recent decades, public confidence in our institutions has declined,” the 43rd president said
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mostly because the government has REFUSED to enforce the laws and stop the illegal alien inundation.
Slick Willy did a better job at enforcement than either Bush.
W and his daddy are the engineers of the Cheap Labor Express.


20 posted on 10/19/2017 5:13:28 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 221-224 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson