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  • Bannon blasts George W. Bush’s presidency at California GOP meeting

    10/20/2017 10:14:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | 12:54am
    Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says there has not been a more destructive presidency than George W. Bush’s. Bannon delivered a scathing criticism of the former president after Bush this week denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity. Bannon told a capacity crowd at a California Republican convention in Anaheim that Bush “embarrassed himself.” In his remarks in New York, Bush warned of a nation in which discourse has been degraded by “casual cruelty,” where bigotry is emboldened. Bannon says Bush has no idea...
  • George W. Bush warns "bigotry seems emboldened" under Trump

    10/19/2017 11:11:19 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 171 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Rebecca Shabad
    President George W. Bush on Thursday issued a thinly veiled warning about the state of American democracy under the current president, arguing that "bigotry seems emboldened" and politics is "more vulnerable" to conspiracy theories. Speaking at the George W. Bush Institute's "The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World," a national forum in New York City, the former president warned that the trend in Western countries of moving away from democratic confidence and global engagement is seeping into American culture. Parts of Europe, Bush said, have developed an "identity crisis" as a result of economic stagnation, youth unemployment and...
  • George W. Bush comes out of retirement to throw shade at Trump as he denounces (tr)

    10/19/2017 9:12:38 AM PDT · by be-baw · 173 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | David Martosko
    George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that 'bullying and prejudice' has become a caustic norm in American public life. At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices.
  • Donald Trump has made a lot of people nervous, says former Bush advisor (More winning!)

    10/06/2017 1:35:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 6, 2017 | Michelle Fox
    President Donald Trump's recent comments are making Republican strategist Ron Christie nervous – and he told CNBC he's probably not the only one. On Thursday, Trump cryptically suggested that a meeting with senior military leaders was "the calm before the storm. "It gives our allies and adversaries pause for reflection to say, 'What is the United States about to do?'" said Christie, former special assistant to President George W. Bush. President Donald Trump's recent comments are making Republican strategist Ron Christie nervous – and he told CNBC he's probably not the only one. On Thursday, Trump cryptically suggested that a...
  • George W. Bush on "poncho" incident, response to inauguration

    04/13/2017 11:14:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 13, 2017 | By REBECCA SHABAD
    Former President George W. Bush says he can’t remember if he said “that was some weird s***” after President Trump’s inauguration speech in January. He was asked about the alleged remark in an interview that aired on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Thursday. He does, however, clearly remember his awkward response to rain that day. “I wish I got the rain poncho on a little more cleanly,” Bush joked, referring to his struggle to put on a transparent poncho during the ceremony as it began to rain. “My daughters were aghast. ‘Dad, you’re a national tweet sensation. You’re trending,’ or whatever the...
  • Bush: Trump’s ominous inaugural speech ‘was some weird sh-t’

    03/29/2017 7:34:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 120 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    Former president George W. Bush reportedly said Donald Trump’s inaugural speech was “some weird sh-t.” Bush made the comments after the January inauguration ceremony, which was also attended by Presidents Obama, Carter and Clinton, according to New York Magazine. “That was some weird sh-t,” Bush said before departing the dais, where he infamously struggled to wrangle a poncho in the day’s downpour.
  • Ex-Terrorist Who Led ‘Women’s March’ Will be Deported

    03/26/2017 4:46:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    HeatSt ^ | March 25, 2017 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    A convicted Palestinian terrorist and a key figure of the recent Women’s March will be deported from the United States after accepting a plea bargain that allows her to escape a prison sentence.Rasmea Odeh will be stripped of her U.S citizenship and forced to leave the country and return to Jordan after failing to disclose to immigration authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for committing two terror attacks.As part of her plea bargain, however, Odeh won’t have to spend time in U.S prison or detention, according to a statement on Thursday by the Rasmea Defense Committee.The terrorist-turned-activist rose to prominence in...
  • Iraq then and now: Bush was right and Obama was wrong

    03/20/2017 4:56:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 20, 2017 | Silvio Canto
    This is the 13th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II. What if President George W. Bush had not invaded Iraq? I suggest this scenario: 1. Saddam Hussein would have become a bigger threat to the region. He had clearly come to the conclusion that the West would not stop him and was acting as such. 2. Iraq would have continued shooting at U.S. and UK planes enforcing UN resolutions. How many times do you allow someone to fire missiles at your aircraft? 3. What about Israel? We do know today that Iraq won't be attacking Israel or...
  • George W. Bush on Trump presidency: 'I don't like the racism'

    02/28/2017 3:21:38 AM PST · by kevcol · 218 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 27, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Former President George W. Bush is criticizing President Donald Trump's first month in office, though he remains optimistic about the future. "I don't like the racism and I don't like the name-calling and I don't like the people feeling alienated," Bush told People magazine. "Nobody likes that." . . . "I didn't feel like speaking out before because I didn't want to complicate the job and I'm not going to this time. However, at the Bush Center we are speaking up." The Bush Center programs include immigration ceremonies, AIDS prevention programs in Africa and leadership training for Muslim women.
  • George W. Bush just joined the Traitor's List with McCain and other RINO Republicans

    02/27/2017 10:37:20 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 208 replies
    Vanity | 27 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A caller just mentioned George W. Bush making a comment on the present political situation in a negative fashion against President Trump AND in defense of the media!!! He is a TRAITOR along with McCain, Graham and other Republicans who are corrupt, bought-off and leading this nation over the edge of the cliff. The caller made an excellent point the Bush had nothing to say about Obama's wrecking ball on the nation. The elites are all on the special lifeboat while the Titana-US is sinking after hitting the immigrationliberalleftistpro-immorality iceberg.
  • Bush 43 on Trump Travel Ban: ‘A Bedrock of Our Freedom Is the Right to Worship Freely’

    02/27/2017 6:51:26 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-27-2017 | Jeff Poor
    Bush emphasized to host “Today” host Matt Lauer the importance to “worship freely.” “I think it’s very important for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to or not worship at all,” Bush said. “The bedrock of our freedom, a bedrock of our freedom, is the right to worship freely. And I — you see, I understood right off the bat, Matt this, that is an ideological conflict. And people who murder the innocent are not religious people. They want to advance an ideology. And...
  • BREAKING: Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' temporarily BLOCKED by federal judge

    02/03/2017 6:55:05 PM PST · by granada · 75 replies
    The Daily Express, uk ^ | 01:37, Sat, Feb 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 02:25, Sat, Feb 4, 2017 | Harry Walker
    Judge James Robart, appointed by President George Bush in 2003, ruled the ban would be halted temporarily nationwide, effective immediately. The move presents a fresh legal challenge for the Trump administration, which is expected to appeal against the decision promptly.
  • Jenna Bush Hager slams Trump travel ban: 'This is not the America I know'(barf alert)

    01/31/2017 6:50:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 146 replies
    AOL.com ^ | 1/31/17 | Carrie Healey
    Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager shared her thoughts on President Trump's controversial immigration ban on Tuesday, saying "this is not the America I know." "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace," the NBC News correspondent said in a letter she shared via Twitter. "These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war." AdChoices The Trump administration stands by the ban that they say is in place "to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States." Former President...
  • Dan Rather: When Trump Lies, We Have To Call Him Out

    01/22/2017 3:42:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather is teaching an online course in journalism called “finding the truth in the news” at UDemy. Now, he’s taken to Facebook to say that the media, the American people, and the political class has to call out President Trump on his lies. No, this isn’t the Onion.“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” wrote Rather. “What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. "A lie, is a lie, is a lie!" And if someone won't say it, those...
  • Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama

    01/13/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/13/2017 | AL WEAVER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch. Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher. She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. "When President Obama stood on the steps on the Capitol eight years from next week, the [budget] deficit was...
  • It's time for W to step up. (vanity)

    08/08/2016 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 72 replies
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    George W. Bush has been very quiet so far this year. He has not offered any political opinions, one way or the other. That is in keeping with tradition. Traditionally, ex-presidents have kept out of politics. But 2016 is not a typical year. If Hillary wins, there simply will be no more Republican presidents. Unrestricted immigration will see to that. So W, do your country one last service. Endorse Donald Trump for president.
  • Ignoring Politicians

    07/20/2016 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they'll interview Democrats. I'm glad they do it -- because I despise most politicians. There are exceptions, of course, but after years of reporting, I've concluded that most politicians have little to say that's interesting, and many are craven opportunists, desperate to rule over others. A few stand out, like former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Like many politicians, he's never held a real job. He's run for office or worked for politicians all his life. Weiner married one of Hillary Clinton's closest advisers, passionately pushed leftists' bad ideas and was...
  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/19/2016 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/16 | Erin Bradner
    Cleveland (CNN)Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • George W. Bush turns heads at Dallas funeral with dance moves

    07/13/2016 9:06:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke Tuesday at a funeral service for the five slain Dallas police officers. There were many powerful moments throughout the service, but there is one moment that has been turning heads -- President Bush's dance moves during "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The former president swayed and marched in place. Michelle Obama, who was standing to Bush's left and holding hands with him, appeared surprised at first and then smiled.
  • Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race

    06/30/2016 4:46:31 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 30, 2016
    Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. In a speech in London - billed as his campaign launch - Mr Johnson said he did not believe he could provide the leadership or unity needed... Addressing reporters in a new conference just moments before the deadline for nominations passed, Mr Johnson said the next Conservative leader would have to unify his party and ensure that Britain stood tall in the world. "Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament, I have concluded that person cannot...