After staying quiet for the duration of Obama’s presidency, the man who did more than any other in recent memory to damage the conservative movement, George W. Bush, has decided to weigh in on Trump’s presidency.
Bush wasn’t a bad guy, but his policies certainly were. The amount of damage he and the Republicans in Congress did during his presidency cannot be overstated. Thanks to their failures, we ended up with Obama and Democratic super-majorities in Congress, which brought about Obamacare and a litany of other disastrous policies. Bush was nothing more than a liberal-lite, and predictably, the do-nothings in the GOP were more than happy to follow his lead.
Ever since he left office, however, he’s stayed quiet and out of the spotlight, as former presidents should. But for some reason, he’s now aiding the Left’s crusade against Trump,
As reported at Breitbart, during a recent speech at the George W. Bush Institute, he came out and issued a harsh rebuke to Trump’s political identity, accusing his administration of inciting divisions in the US and across the globe.
Shocking no one, Bush defended globalism and foreign interventionism around the world.
“We cannot wish globalism away,” Bush said, noting that the United States must sustain “wise and sustained global engagement” for the future of the country. Yes, like that global engagement you got us into in the Middle East. Your nation-building projects have really done wonders for America and the world, Georgie.
Bush lambasted Trump, accusing him of pushing dangerous ideologies that threaten unity within the US and undermine global stability.
“We’ve seen a return of isolationist sentiments forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places,” he warned. Right, right, nation-less terror groups demand us to nation build in places where the people hate us.
Bush urged Americans to “recover our own identity,” citing a commitment to global engagement, free and international trade, and immigration.
“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, and forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,” he lamented. That’s interesting, because if one actually looked at the history of America’s immigration policies and engagement with the world, you’d come to the conclusion that keeping the status quo that Bush and leftists want is antithetical to history. Take a look at the Hart-Cellar Act of 1965 to see how immigration was radically changed from its historic roots.
“Bigotry seems emboldened, our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” he said. “There are some signs that support for democracy itself has waned especially for the young.”
Bush then tore into Trump’s “America First” policies, claiming they’re divisive and against our nation’s true identity. Of course, his little rant wouldn’t be complete without pearl-clutching about white supremacy, which he claimed was a growing threat.
“Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed,” he said. Ah yes, it’s white supremacy that’s threatening the fabric of the nation, of course. Not radical leftist ideas that would see our nation turned into a third world hellhole.
“Our identity as a nation, unlike many other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood,” he said. “Being American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility.” Well, that may be true, but the problem is that too often, the folks at illegally and legally immigrate here don’t adopt our “high ideals” or embrace the tenants enshrined in our Constitution.
People like you, Georgie, and the leftists you’re now so desperate to appeal to, are determined to fundamentally transform our nation by eradicating our historic ideals and also continuing the importation of people that don’t adopt our values. It’s a nation-destroying combination, so it’s no wonder you’re now supporting it. Bush has always been a clown, but his sudden turncoat decision to attack Trump just adds insult to the massive injuries his presidency did to our nation.