13 Clueless Lowlights from George W. Bush’s Trump-bashing Speech

They like him. They reallyreally like him.

Breitbart: Former President George W. Bush discovered this week that all he had to do to make the media finally like him was take a rhetorical swing at Donald Trump.

And it didn’t hurt that he teamed up with Barack Obama to do it. The result was a media swoon. The New York Times crooned: “Without Saying ‘Trump,’ Bush and Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes.”

The #Resistance found its new power couple!

But wait, there’s more! The Times also printed a fawning profile of Bush’s twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna. You’ve come a long way, babies, from the tabloid accounts of drunken college revelries.

Now that their father has teamed up with Obama and the Clintons, the girls are enjoying the sort of media love that only Democrat daughters get. In fact, Barbara and Jenna are kind of like a double Chelsea—with Planned Parenthood fundraising and all.

It’s as if the Obamas, Clintons, and Bushes have formed a sort of Establishment extended family. Dubya even likes to call Bill his “brother with a different mother.”

So is it any wonder that George finally joined Barry, Bill, and Hill in bashing Don? Trump, for all his wealth, has never been one of the beautiful people.

The Establishment despises Trump, but they don’t fear him. They fear his Deplorables—the ordinary Americans from every race, religion, gender, and background who catapulted Trump to victory.

The Deplorables are busy polishing their armor for Steve Bannon’s 2018 “season of war”against the Establishment, which is why Bush rose up to denounce them in his speech on Thursday.

He thinks these Deplorable populists are racists preaching the super dangerous idea that American policies should benefit Americans first (See?! That’s proof they hate foreigners!). He believes this monstrous sentiment must be consigned to the ash heap of history … or, like, wherever they hid Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction so that no one could find them.

For a man who kept quiet throughout all of the Obama years, Dubya sure had a lot to say. Let’s examine the text of his speech to understand what was on his mind—or rather his speechwriter’s mind.

Interestingly, I found the transcript of his speech on the website of Town and Countrymagazine, between such important articles as “10 Times Royals Wore the Exact Same Dress.”

T and C is the perfect publication for this paean to the Gospel of Globalism, which enriches the few and impoverishes the rest. Bush’s words are tucked happily between the glossy pages displayed on the mahogany coffee tables of his fellow country-club heirs. (Dubya, the son of a U.S. president and the grandson of a U.S. senator, is right at home with this crowd.)

For your amusement, I pulled out 13 key passages from his speech (or at least, 13 passages that had me snickering at my computer screen). Dubya’s words are in bold, followed by my commentary.

1. “Thank you all. Thank you. Ok, Padilla gracias. So, I painted Ramon.” 

Bush was talking to former Army Sergeant First Class Ramon Padilla. Back in 2007, during the Bush presidency, Padilla, serving in Afghanistan, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade; he lost his left arm and suffered traumatic brain injury. Bush painted his portrait, as part of his book of guilt-expiating oil portraits of the military veterans he sent to war.

The current edition includes 70 paintings. He has a very long way to go before he finishes painting all of the lives he’s damaged.

2. “It’s amazing to have Secretary Albright share the stage with Condi and Ambassador Haley”

Yes, it’s amazing that Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, would happily share the stage with not only an anti-Trump neoconservative such as Bush, but also with two other neocons, former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Bush 43 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

All three of them, of course, were staunch advocates of the Iraq war and all the other U.S. interventions in the last two decades.  Haley should know that foreign quagmires are even worse than the D.C. swamp.

3. “Free trade helped make America into a global economic power.”

That statement would have been news to such America-builders as Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

As TR exclaimed in 1895, “Thank God I’m not a free trader. In this country pernicious indulgence in the doctrine of free trade seems inevitably to produce fatty degeneration of the moral fiber.”

It was non-free trade, also known as economic nationalism, that built America. We’ve been coasting for decades on its massive industrial legacy; but as we know, it’s grinding to a painful halt.

4. “For more than 70 years, the presidents of both parties believed that American security and prosperity were directly tied to the success of freedom in the world.  And they knew that the success depended, in large part, on U.S. leadership.  The mission came naturally, because it expressed the DNA of American idealism.”

Speaking of missions and idealism, the idealistic pro-freedom military mission of George W. Bush’s generation was Vietnam. And yet interestingly, with the help of his father, then a U.S. Congressman, as well as others in his well-connected social circle, young George managed to avoid active military duty.

Instead, he got himself into the Texas Air National Guard, dubbed a “champagne unit,”because it was so brimming with Bush-types.  In that Guard unit, by all accounts, Bush indulged in more than champagne.  Indeed, Bush had such a bumpy time that he was ultimately thrown out, although by then, the draft was over, and so it didn’t matter any more.

At any time, of course, Bush could have cleaned himself up and served, but he was in no mood to join the military. In 1973, he began attending Harvard Business School.  MORE

16 Comments on 13 Clueless Lowlights from George W. Bush’s Trump-bashing Speech

  1. I wake up every morning thankful that Jeb Bush got his Mexican Loving Ass handed to him by people who were fed up with the destruction of our Republic by Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

  2. I know it’s hard in this post-Trump election milieu, but I now spend zero time actually reading anything having to do with Trump-bashing and Trump-bashers. It’s all the same thing said in various, but similar ways.

    They (all these cronies) are worried about the same thing: That their so-called, vaunted, “legacies” are going to be tarred and feathered. They should worry because we’ve got at least 7+ more years left and POTUS Trump isn’t wasting any time exposing them all on Twitter. The funny thing is, you’d think they’d all learn.

  3. Did anybody watch the Hurricane Relief event last night with all 5 living ex Presidents on stage? We watched a little of it and caught GW saying yadda yada yada. That guy now sounds like Charlie Browns parents. Actually they all do. But we also caught DJT’s recorded message congratulating the Ex Presidents for their efforts. What was striking is how much more “In Command” Trump is than any of these people ever where.

  4. I’m glad the Bush clan and those other shitheads are giving speeches complaining about President Trump’s executive orders and are not actually the ones issuing orders.

    Have we benefited from globalization? Probably yes.

    But these folks are isolated from the impacts of their decisions and fail to realize that enough is enough and too much is too much, and we have many people now suffering from unbridled and unfair globalization.

  5. “Have we benefited from globalization? Probably yes”

    Certain businesses and businessmen benefit from globalization. The majority of Americans, American businesses, and American workers have not benefited. People say well that $20 t-shirt would cost you $30, they don’t tell you about the business who is trying to play by the rules in this country and making that $30 t-shirt who is making a much lower profit than the business selling you the $20 t-shirt they’re making in China. They don’t tell you the number of workers in that clothing plant that lost their job when that company moved to China. Just one example of how globalization has not been a benefit for our country as a whole.

  6. Benefits of Globalization (to the Globalists and their Political Cabal):

    1. Cheap foreign goods keeps the American public convinced that inflation is under control – when it isn’t.

    2. Cheap foreign goods helps people not worry about our balance of payments. Walmart (China Inc.).

    3. Makes the impact of high union wages and manufacturing regulations in the U.S. increasingly irrelevant.

    4. Translates/concentrates economic power with political power allowing global corporations control over national and local governments.

    5. Grants the political and banking side of The Cabal the incentive to grow the economy on debt alone. Who cares? Let the good times roll!

    6. Grants the political side of The Cabal the incentive to allow open borders with free handouts in return for both votes (keeping them in power) and guaranteeing demand for those global goods produced outside the U.S. Ain’t full-circle, global geosocialism just great?

    There are many more but, but the majority of Americans neither care nor understand any of it.

  7. GWB is a cretin, every time he opens his mouth this fact is established beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Send a fax, send a letter, please! Do not show up in person. His parents named him Goofy Worthless Buffoon.

  8. Hey – I have ONLY American made, American branded cars in my driveway. My kids, too.
    I will pay more for American made products over imports.
    But I will argue that having that option does keep prices down.
    And makes many goods available that otherwise would not be.
    But I do agree the trade imbalances are killing the country. I’ve been arguing that for more than twenty years.

  9. Really great comments on the impact of globalization on the real American economy and Americans!

    So accurate and succinct coming from a bunch of stump-toothed, knuckle-draggin’ neanderthals in “fly-over” country! 😉

    Makes you almost feel sorry for those arrogant morons who actually believe we are deplorable and irredeemable and stupid. They’re the ones who are going to feel the strain of realistic, good-for-America, prices. Those of us who have cut spending to the bone know how to shop for value and how to live without all the clutter. We don’t call ourselves “conservative” for nothing.

  10. I about shit my self reading that Jimmeh Carter is defending Trump now. Bwhahahahahaha!!!!

    What a turn of events. As for the O/B/C cabal, they can all phuck off and die.

  11. All hat no cattle. Dumber than a bag of hammers, and wow what a bunch of crybaby wussy sore losers those bushes are. DJT waxed moron jeb’s butt over a year ago, and they are *still* moaning and groaning about it. the bushes should switch their party affiliation.

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