GW Bush on Ted Cruz: “I just don’t like the guy.” – IOTW Report

GW Bush on Ted Cruz: “I just don’t like the guy.”



Former Republican president George W. Bush told donors that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is his brother Jeb Bush’s most “formidable” opponent in the GOP primary, according to Politico.

Politico spoke to half a dozen donors at an Oct. 18 event in Denver. The attendees reported that Bush said “I just don’t like the guy.”

Bush also slammed Cruz’s alliance with runaway frontrunner Donald Trump, who has repeatedly mocked Jeb as “pathetic” and “low energy.”

“Bush said he found it ‘opportunistic’ that Cruz was sucking up to Trump and just expecting all of his support to come to him in the end,” a donor told Politico.

Bush “said he thought Cruz was going to be a pretty formidable candidate against Jeb, especially in Texas and across the South,” said another donor.

“[George W. Bush] sort of looks at this like Cruz is doing it all for his own personal gain, and that’s juxtaposed against a family that’s been all about public service and doing it for the right reasons.

LMAOHe’s frustrated to have watched Cruz basically hijack the Republican Party of Texas and the Republican Party in Washington,” another donor told Politico.

His brother repeatedly told donors, “You’re not going to see a lot of me” on the campaign trail.

Bush’s spokesman Freddy Ford denied Bush’s remarks. “The first words out of President Bush’s mouth last night were that Jeb is going to earn the nomination, win the election, and be a great President. He does not view Senator Cruz as Governor Bush’s most serious rival,” Ford said.

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23 Comments on GW Bush on Ted Cruz: “I just don’t like the guy.”

  1. Well boo friggin’ hoo, most of us don’t want Yeb! To be prez either, and if Cruz stands in the way of that, GOOD.

  2. Ahhh W you might want to shut your piehole and retain what little likability you still have with us.

    Whoppers like, “a family that’s been all about public service and doing it for the right reasons.” aren’t going to earn you even one fucking brownie point-shit like that is best left unsaid bub.

  3. Doesn’t like one of the only sane voices in Washington?
    I think we’re getting pretty tired of this lesser of two evils thing.
    Note: Looking for an historic election, just run your brother, lowest voter turnout ever.

  4. Said the former president, whose father, also a former president, was the first Republican to champion the New World Order, complete with open borders and communism.

    Screw you.

  5. Has GW forgotten how unpopular HE was at the end? Keep talking GW; filling Jeb’s sinking boat with more BULLSHIT AND LIES, until it is gone.

  6. George W., I highly respected you after 9/11, IMO you kept this country safe and showed REAL emotion for our military (not just a photo-op) and you have kept out of the political arena unlike Bill Clinton and other liberals. Don’t start now and lose respect.

  7. How so? By referring to a Satanic death cult as a “religion of peace,” or was it by tying the hands of our brave soldiers by placing them under “rules of engagement” that left tem sitting ducks?

    The Bush family are progressives and progressives are progressives first, last and always.

    Emotion don’t cut it when his actions were designed to fail ridding the planet from the menace that is radical militaristic islam once and for all. We had the military machine in place to reduce Islamic fundamentalism, or even just “radical militaristic islam” to a footnote in history and he squandered that. He is a pathetic miserable failure and I am ashamed to say I voted for him, not once but twice. Today I wouldn’t piss down his throat if his stomach were on fire. Looking back I have lost what little bit of respect I ever had for the jerk and cannot point to a single positive quality the man has.

  8. If you would like to know how I feel about the asshole’s domestic record….just ask. But you may want to wear a Nomex suit if you are within a thirty mile radius of where I am standing at the time.

  9. Let’s go over all the criticisms of the O regime W has given us the last 7 years:







    (crickets chirping)

    You and your family were a part of the problem too, W. STFU now.

  10. I like George but I don’t like Jeb. There, I said it. You can quote me.
    I find it hard to believe that George said “I just don’t like the guy.” (Cruz) I don’t think it’s in his nature to say something like that.

    Gossip sucks. But that’s what the media are all about today; gossip and bullshit.

  11. “I just don’t like the guy..”

    Precisely. W is cool with every one of the candidates (including Trump) but he doesn’t like Cruz. Tells me all I need to know. Now when can I go vote for Ted Cruz?

  12. Amen, Bro’.
    We have Harrison J. Bounel because we had Boosh. Dubya Shrub put the final nail in the Dead Elephant’s coffin.

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