Todd Starnes: Bush Took a Knee for Obama

Todd Starnes is an American boy from the deep South who creates one-minute audio commentaries on the news of the day.  You can hear these as bumpers to the newscasts on Fox News Radio stations.  Starnes is spot-on with this piece:

Bush Took a Knee When Obama Fundamentally Transformed America

President Bush is facing fierce backlash from conservatives after he delivered a speech that has been interpreted as a direct attack on President Trump.

“Bigotry seems emboldened,” Bush said. “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”

The former Republican president never mentioned Trump’s name, but journalists, political pundits and just about everyone with functioning ear drums understood the identity of the target.

Listeners to my national radio show called Bush’s remarks disgraceful and appalling and extremely disappointing.

Personally, I’m puzzled — because President Bush never publicly criticized President Obama — ever.

“You won’t see me out there opining or criticizing my successor,” Bush said in 2010.

“I don’t think it does any good. It’s a hard job. He’s got plenty on his agenda,” he said in 2013, defending his decision to remain silent about the Obama administration. “A former president doesn’t need to make it any harder.”

And in 2014 Bush told Fox News Channel, “I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president; I think it’s bad for the presidency for that matter.”

So why did he decide to unleash on President Trump?

I would expect Obama to undermine Trump — that’s what he does — he’s a community organizer. It’s in his nature – he’s an agitator.

But George W. Bush — yeah — well, his blindside against the president was mighty disappointing. I respected that man — I knew he was a fake conservative – but he took care of our military — he looked after the troops. He defended religious liberty. That speech he gave on the pile of rubble after 9-11 – one of the best speeches in modern presidential history.

So now you understand the lay of the land, ladies and gentlemen.

Establishment Republicans and Democrats on one side, We the People on the other.

When Obama shoved Obamacare down our throats Bush turned the other way.

When Obama apologized for America on foreign soil Bush was silent.

When Obama declared a war on police officers – Bush offered nary a peep.

When Obama waged war on religious liberty – Bush was AWOL.

And when Barack Obama vowed to fundamentally transform America — George W. Bush — stood down. Mission Accomplished.

So – maybe his speech yesterday in New York City — was just Bush showing his true colors — coming out of the closet as an Establishment Republican Swamp Thing.

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13 Responses to Todd Starnes: Bush Took a Knee for Obama

  1. Popular Front says:

    Either way his opinion NOW carries no more weight than any other US citizen. He’s just an ex-president so the current President can fairly say to him STFU.

  2. Shar says:

    Good post and points well taken. Guess he was a closet globalist. Obama sure made a fool out of him. Surprised he is siding with him.

    • whitetop says:

      W is a product of Karl Rove’s imagination. I always wondered if Karl Rove was such a political strategist why they never had an exit plan to replace Bush in the WH w/another republican. Instead Rove left to steal his money elsewhere leaving an open door for a community organizer like Obama. I mean John McCain for president? If it hadn’t been for Sarah Palin on the ticket McCains’ loss would have been more embarrassing than Reagan’s competition.

    • Uriel says:

      Shar don’t forget it was papa Bush who stated point plank in at least one speech about Global Government and the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree just like Jeb. Both boys were carbon copies who skated through life thanks to papa.

      • Uriel says:

        And don’t forget junior had been such a bad example as a leader president that had not 9/11 happened, there was already massive grumbling and talk of impeachment or at least his “do-nothing” legacy

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  4. Hardnox says:

    Bush should have been knee-capped. His comments were totally uncalled for. What a pussy.

    As the months click by I know in my heart that WE elected the right man at the right time in our history. Look at who is against Trump and who is for Trump. Nuff said.

  5. Gunny G says:

    Bush can pucker up and kiss my ass.

  6. captbogus2 says:

    I knew in 2000 he was an establishment guy but what choice was there? You could either vote for the son of a CIA spook or the son of a Deep South Segregationist… That was about it.
    Since his presidency he has been looked back on with respect and admiration. That was severely eroded by his totally establishment speech.

  7. Shar says:

    Terry, good one!