Former President Bush defends “the swamp.” Former President Bush had almost nothing to say for 8 years while the Socialist former community organizer did his best to divide and destroy America. After all it is a silent code among former Presidents to lay low when they are out of office. Obama of course has not signed onto that code.
After 8 years of Obama inserting the race card in every event, traveling the world bowing to thugs and terrorist Bush defends the swamp. I guess his remarks are meant to double down on John McCain “half baked nationalist‘ rant. After all politically Bush and McCain are one in the same both old RINO’s.
“We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty. At times, it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together,” Bush said in an address at a New York event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. “Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates into dehumanization.”
Bush discussed a range of topics – including “nationalism distorted into nativism” and “the return of isolationist sentiments” – in saying Americans “need to recall and recover our own identity.” That can be done, he said, by remembering the nation’s values.
Again this is a direct swipe at Trump as Bush defends “the swamp” Washington elitist doing business in the world the Bush way. Getting the United States into two prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when one nuke would have done the trick for Middle East payback or 9/11.
In his speech, Bush blasted white supremacy “in any form” as “blasphemy against the American creed”.
“Our identity as a nation – unlike many other nations – is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood,” Bush said referencing a Nazi slogan chanted by some protesters in Charlottesville.
He continued: “Being an American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility. We become the heirs of Thomas Jefferson by accepting the ideal of human dignity found in the Declaration of Independence. We become the heirs of James Madison by understanding the genius and values of the U.S. Constitution. We become the heirs of Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing one another not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Bush also said the U.S.”must show resolve and resilience in the face of external attacks on our democracy.”
America, he said, has experienced “a sustained attempt by a hostile power to feed and exploit our country’s divisions” – an apparent reference to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“Ultimately, this assault won’t succeed,” Bush said. “But foreign aggressions – including cyberattacks, disinformation and financial influence – should not be downplayed or tolerated.”
Bush additionally warned that democracies face “new and serious threats” today, cautioning that challenges are “made worse by the tendency to turn inward.”
“The health of the democratic spirit itself is at issue. And the renewal of that spirit is the urgent task at hand,” he said.
Bla, Bla, Bla he goes on and on in an attack seemingly directed at Trump and his policies to Make America Great again. Bush defends the swamp. He defends Bush and McCain Globalism. He defends his failed Nation building. He defends Washington insider traditions. No where does he condemn rioters destroying monuments. Nowhere does he condemn NFL players disrespecting their country. Bush has a huge ranch in Texas, go back to it and shut up.