WHOA: George W. Bush Blasts “White Supremacy” In Speech Widely Seen As Aimed At Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

For the last nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics; he declined to criticize his successor, Barack Obama, and he chose not to endorse but largely ignored President Trump. While Mitt Romney and others spoke out publicly against Trump, Bush stayed above the fray. That changed in a big way Thursday.

Speaking at a George W. Bush Institute event in New York, Bush didn’t use Trump’s name, but his target became clearer as the speech progressed. Here’s a sampling:

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

“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”

“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty. Argument turns too easily into animosity.”

“It means that bigotry and white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed, and it means the very identity of our nation depends on passing along civic ideals.”

“Bullying and prejudice in our public life … provides permission for cruelty and bigotry.”


  • bambinoitaliano

    Now I feel bad that he had to dodge that shoe.

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      If he takes this up as a drumbeat he could go a long way at rehabilitation and climb up the approval ladder to a higher rung from where he currently sits at 3d from the bottom of the list (Trump and Buchanan, in my book)

      • David Walker

        Indeed, there are republicans who now hold Jimmy Carter in higher regard than when he was president.

    • Joe in PA

      …but not really.

      • David Walker

        Like the Halloween avatar. Of course, I was a C&H addict, and I don’t think I’ve completely recovered from the forced separation.

        • Joe in PA

          Oh me too! And how many years has it been? Dang.

    • greenmanTN

      I wouldn’t go that far…

  • bkmn

    Bush knows his legacy is tied to the GOP and knows that Trump is toxic for the brand.

    • Joe in PA

      I wonder if Gorsuch feels that way. Srsly, His “legacy” is tied to Trump. Forever. Does he have an ounce of dignity….

      • Tawreos

        If he did he would never have been nominated.

        • TampaDink

          Or would have declined the nomination.

      • Ken M

        Trump is in dire need of GOP support on the Hill. This isn’t going to help him get it. He best pick his words carefully if he plans to respond at all.

        • Joe in PA

          I hear ya but, I don’t think he’s that smart to put that together. Certainly hasn’t stopped him in the past. Picking a fight with McCain? No problem. Bush, no problem. Reagan…that might be a problem but I doubt it. 🙁

          • Ken M

            I wonder if Trump and Ollie North talked backstage at the FRC Dinner.

          • David Walker

            “Really? You did that? Maybe I should try something like that. Do you have a consulting firm?”

          • Ken M

            “I don’t recall”, sounds better than “He was joking.”

  • TexasBoy

    Donald Trump has been making George W look good since day one.

    • another_steve

      Bush the Idiot from Texas is the major winner coming out of this Trump horror we’re living through.

      Bush’s failings as President will be a minor footnote in the history books, when compared with Trump’s.

      • David Walker

        Lying his way into the longest war in US history wouldn’t be a minor footnote. I’d like to see your prediction come true, though. And, of course, history and all textbooks must be OKd by the Texas School Board.

      • Chucktech

        I know Moron is taking on a lovely patina right about now, but let us not forget he lied us into a colossally stupid and catastrophically ruinous war that cost the lives of over 4000 Americans and cost us, conservatively, $2 trillion. Trump is merely too incompetent and too uncoordinated to aspire to these outcomes.

        • David Walker

          Aye. However, I have started to wonder about Niger. Can someone please ask Miss Sarah about that today? Please? She’s fabulous when she lies. And it’s fascinating to watch her nose grow. It’s a shame they have somebody to do a nightly nose job on her.

        • Robincho

          It’s a pretty pass we’ve come to, when Shrub looks like anything even remotely resembling good…

        • bzrd

          we are still losing $$$$$$$$$$ and lives in Afghanistan and Iraq with no end in sight

        • Tom Furgas

          Don’t forget that over 600,000 Iraqis also died in that phony war.

      • DevineBovine

        If you believe that, then you’re not paying attention. GWB and his minions are personally responsible for the murderous disaster that is the Middle East. He pursued, using any means necessary, a premeditated, illegal attack on Iraq. We are living with the outcome. Many, however, are not. They’re dead. Obama and HRC’s criminal efforts in Pakistan, Libya and Syria sealed the deal. From this mess, there is no turning back. There will be no “good outcome”. The world must now deal with generations of victims seeking their pound of flesh, and they will be conveniently labeled terrorists. And we, our children, and great grand children will live our days in fear.

        Wake up, for Christ’s sake.

      • (((GC)))

        Andy Borowitz called it in January, just before the inauguration:

        “Former President George W. Bush is eagerly counting down the days until he is no longer the worst President in U.S. history, Bush confirmed on Tuesday.” […]

        https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/bush-counting-down-days-until-he-is-no-longer-worst-president-in-history

    • Todd20036

      He’s made NIXON look good.

      • Todd Allis

        I miss Nixon.

      • JCF

        He’s made Benedict Arnold look GREAT!

    • Prost Seattle

      I vehemently opposed most of what Bush did as president. What I never doubted was his sincerity. I believe he felt his policies were best for the country.

      I have never felt that Trump had anyone else in his thoughts but himself.

  • bkmn

    O/T – anyone have any insider info on what Perez is doing at the DNC?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nbc-longtime-dnc-officials-ousted

    • whollyfool

      I would like to know too….

      • bkmn

        My first read is that he is cleaning out people that opposed his election to lead the DNC.

    • David Walker

      No, and they’ve since changed it, but the NBC News corner on the Comcast homepage had “DNC Shake-Up: Perez Outs Longtime Officials” as their top story this morning. Needless to say, I clicked on it pretty quickly.

  • NMNative

    trump is the only person on the planet who could make Bush II look, well, almost presidential. I have to give him credit for saying something, a day late and a dollar short, but, at least something.

    • Nelson Kerr

      Bush was a lousy president, but he has been a pretty good ex-president

      • Todd20036

        Actually, he knew to keep his mouth shut. If he were a GOOD ex-president, he would have spoken more forcefully against Trump during the election.
        But even an average ex-president is better than what W was during his presidency

        • Cipher

          I think his critique of 45’s Inaugural Address (“That was some weird shit”) was the first time he thought it is was appropriate to speak up because of Jeb’s situation and Barbara speaking her mind during the campaign.

  • Bad Tom

    W calling out Trump.
    Good!

    The country needs this.

    • David Walker

      It would also be audible if Mom and Dad did that, too.

    • Ken M

      The existing GOP in Congress need to hear this.

    • JCF

      I would say, Necessary (and thereby, Welcome).

      “Good” is a level that Dubya won’t reach w/o REPENTENCE.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Only the fucking moron can make George W look like the smart one.

  • Gustav2

    Trump is talking with the Gov of PR on MSNBC right now.

    Where the hell is the remote?

    • Ken M

      Is he calling him Ricky like he did in the tweets?

      • Gustav2

        I found the TV remote…

    • David Walker

      “Have you managed to drown that nasty woman mayor yet?”

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    I wish “the Original Bush” would come out and slam the screaming cheeto too, but I know he’s ill.

    • kat

      Remember he’s the Bush who gave us Clarence Thomas.

      • Joe in PA

        Was it Bush I that tried to give us Bork? Ah good times. 🙁

      • Natty Enquirer

        Ugh. Another imponderable: the man who whined that he was the victim of a “high-tech lynching for uppity Negroes” sits on the highest court in the land.

      • Ken M

        Bush recommended, Congress approved.

  • JWC

    Nudge “Dubya”: up a notch or two

  • Michael R

    He said ” nucular ” again .

    • Tawreos

      You didn’t think he was going to work on pronunciation skills now that he is retired did you?

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        at this point, why bother. He has his box of pastels

      • Natty Enquirer

        Some theorized that it was a deliberate mispronunciation to enhance his popularity among the rubes.

        • David Walker

          I think they give him too much credit.

  • Max_1
    • Max_1
    • JackFknTwist

      This has been the Nunes’s strategy all along:
      try of subpoena and interrogate the people who commissioned the inquiry which produced the ” Steel Dossier” .
      Despite the face that much of the Dossier has been corroborated, Nunes ( now double dealing on his own recusal) has set himself to discredit it on behalf of Trump/turd.

      I fully believe in the integrity of the steele Dossier. ( and British Intelligence)
      Trump/turd and Nunes/turd have zero integrity and less credibility.

    • JCF
  • Tawreos

    The republican base won’t know who he is. The GOP spent the last 8 years making people believe that the line of presidents went Clinton, Obama and now Trump

    • TampaDink

      Which helps explain the vast numbers of trump fans remain convinced that Pres. Obama’s failure to respond in the wake of hurricane Katrina caused thousands to die.

    • YeOldePickyPeckereth
      • TampaDink

        I hope that being that stupid is very painful.

        • Tawreos

          It is, but only for the rest of us

          • DoctorDJ

            The Stupid never know how stupid they really are.

          • Dave B

            It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect.

          • TampaDink

            You got that right.

        • Tatonka

          Unfortunately, in his case it probably feels like a soft, warm, downy comforter coming fresh out of the drier.

          • From walmart.

          • Snarkaholic

            Fifty thread count.

          • Only the finest cheaply made artificial fibers.

          • Snarkaholic

            The same stuff that’s used to make Chump’s wig!

          • TampaDink

            You’re probably right.

        • Chucktech

          It’s not only not painful, it’s positively blissful.

          • greenmanTN

            Notice how his one-size-fits-all hat is way too big for his head? There’s a reason for that…

      • JackFknTwist

        Oh, shine out you twisted no-brain ignoramus; your depth of uneducated based hate and bigotry convinces more of us to despise and fight against you hillbilly meth soaked baboons.

        • coram nobis

          Consider, though: a cretin like this couldn’t come up with an original thought on his own, so what was his source? Fox? Brightfart?

          To be sure, it’s Donald’s schtick as well. See Charles Blow in today’s NYT.

          https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/opinion/trump-isnt-hitler-but-the-lying.html

          Trump has found a way to couch the lies so that people believe they don’t emanate from him but pass through him. He is not a producer but a projector.

          One way he does this is by using caveats — “I was told,” “Lots of people are saying” — as shields.

      • Jmdintpa

        thats what happens when throat syphilis from all the rest stop dick he been sucking ate his brain

      • greenmanTN

        That’s a whole lot of bliss!

      • ColdCountry

        Well, look at you Mr. Olde Picky! Very snazzy.

      • Grumpy Old Man
  • RealityBass

    It’s a measure of how far we’ve fallen that W is the voice of reason.

    • Jeffg166

      Scary. Ain’t It.

      • Randy503

        I’m sure his sentiments are heart felt and honest. But once again, he shares some of the blame. During his administration, Fox News and all their cohorts on the right started all this baloney, and Dick Cheney supported it all 100%. He appeared on Fox News all the time, and gave them credence. Neither of them ever denounced the name calling or the nativism that the right had for the the rest of us. They pandered to the religious right, giving them strength and succor.

        He probably feels no responsibility for any of this, or thought that back then it was just harmless good fun. But any Republican who can’t draw a straight line from Reagan to now, whereby they picked up all the alt-right and religious right of today, it’s being honest.

    • jerry

      But W seems to be doing much better now…I think because he’s had quite a few years away from Dick Cheney’s influence. What I really want to know is who taught W the meaning and the pronunciation of such big words?

      • Steve Teeter

        And you’ll notice that he now says “nuclear” rather than “nukular”.

        • jerry

          I always thought his accent and “aw shucks” were a put-on, for someone raised in ME and supposedly educated at Yale, and from a wealthy family.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            He was born and raised in Kennybuckport (SP); his daddy moved them to Texas for political reasons.

          • Priya Lynn

            They were a put on. No one in his family has that accent.

  • Tatonka

    It’s about goddamned time.

  • YeOldePickyPeckereth
  • zhera

    It’s not bad. But remember, this is the guy who vilified gays in order to win an election. He does NOT get to call out others for bigotry without taking some criticism himself.

    • Reality.Bites

      True. But his term is history, not news.

      I’m a bit tired of people telling us stuff that happened long ago.

      He is, in the matter of Trump, our ally, not our enemy.

      And piling on every Republican for their past sins when they speak up about Trump benefits NO ONE except Trump

      Has no one ever seen a WWII movie? I must have missed the one where the Brits and Americans spent it rehashing the War of 1812 instead of taking out the fucking Nazis.

      Let’s get rid of the fucking Nazi in the White House and then get back to bashing all Republicans, as they very much deserve.

      • motordog

        This seems reasonable to me. The world is complicated, and full of compromises we all need to make. One can work with the ‘opposition’ without accepting their every stance. When the bigger threat is dealt with, then we can go back to old rivalries (some of which are very valid, of course).

      • Chucktech

        I’m a bit tired of people telling us stuff that happened long ago.

        Tell that to someone who lost a loved one in what is obviously now the colossal waste that was Iraq.

      • zhera

        I think we can do both at the same time. The Twig’s speech won’t do anything towards swaying GOP against Donnie. They’re all in the pocket of Russia and lobbyists.

        And the comparison to the War of 1812 is a bit off; WWII wasn’t directly or indirectly caused by the 1812 war. The tRump administration IS connected to GOP, the Tea Party, Bush II, 9/11, etc.

        They’re ALL part of the problem.

      • bzrd

        our soldiers are still dying in Afghanistan and Iraq so it’s not “stuff that happened long ago.”

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Says the guy who promoted lies about WMD to kill hundreds of thousands of people and torture is A-OK.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Yeah, but those were mainstream establishment lies. Totally different.

    • Librarykid

      and who told his national security advisor in the spring of his first year that he did not want to hear any thing more about Afghanistan and the Taliban in his daily briefings. Remember, too that he flew all of the Saudis out of the country the day after 9/11. People remarked about their neighbors leaving their houses and never coming back.

    • David Walker

      No, it’s not. It is informative, however, that a person so easily convinced that war against the wrong country based on lies may be able to see himself in a fucking moron and try to give fair warning. Since we have been through this before and have paid dearly for an ego-boost for a twig, I think it’s right for him to have learned that actions have consequences and to, essentially, tell his party they’re heading even faster in that direction.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Who knew we’d ever appreciate anything he had to say about anything, ever ??

    I just wish he and other former Presidents would get together and act on a secret plan to remove the SOB

    • Tor

      Maybe they are, and we don’t know about it because it’s a secret! One can hope.

  • fastlanestranger

    “Ah always figgurd Bush for a damn queer!” – man who voted for both Bushes.

  • friendlynerd

    If you told me a few years ago I’d one day be nostalgic for the level-headedness of George W. Bush I’d have laughed in your face, but here we are.

    • Tor

      My, have times changed.

    • licuado de platano

      2004 – I attended the RNC protests in NYC.

      2017 – I attended a professional conference where W was the keynote speaker. Following his comments embracing immigrants and eschewing isolationism, I gave that man a standing ovation.

  • Ken M
  • Max_1
    • Reality.Bites

      Which do you think he’s going to claim W. is?

      • David Walker

        Clearly the twig gave too much time to his painting, which gave him time to think, and thinking is anathema to the fucking moron, so it’ll be a good reason to go after programs for funding the arts again.

  • Ken M

    Let’s see Donnie tweet his way out of this one. Poor Sarah heheheheehe

    • Michael

      I will never say “poor Sarah” because, to use 45’s words, she knew what she was signing up for.

      • Natty Enquirer

        And she loves putting the failing media in its place.

        • Ken M

          I still wish someone would just ask where Trump will be this weekend? just for fun. She’s so amusing when she stumbles.

    • David Walker

      Is she on today? Between that and the recently cut $25,000 check and Niger, her nose could grow 3 inches today.

      • Ken M

        I don’t think she was announced yesterday until “it started hitting the fan.” It would be such fun if she naively wore purple. hehehehe

      • Natty Enquirer

        Press conference scheduled for 1900Z.

    • Tor

      But Shrub did not name any names. Plausible deniability.

      • Ken M

        But this isn’t just some vet’s mom. This is Bush II. She can’t very well just clutch her pearls and say, “who?”

      • David Walker

        But sometimes the person one talks about is such an internationally known and despised shit head that it doesn’t need to be mentioned by name.

  • barrykyle415

    Please recall that this war criminal was re-elected in 2004 because his team made sure that a lot of swing states had anti-gay marriage votes at the same time. That is, he won by attacking our rights. I appreciate his speech, but one speech will never redeem this man who lied us into a war.

    • MikeBx2

      Precisely! Go back even further to his run against Ann Richards in the TX Governors race. Bush may be more experienced and a more polished politician than Trump, but in many ways he’s just as devilish.

      • JackFknTwist

        And we need to remember the silence of the Press at that time.
        They need to wake up now to the treason of the Trump/turd kushner collaborators.
        Thank god for Rachel…..keep chipping away until we get this baboon.

        • David Walker

          Her tenacity reminds me of Edward R. Murrow. He was probably well before your time, but he’s worth looking up. His takedown of Joe McCarthy was epic. 59 years ago last Sunday, he said of TV, which was still kind of new:
          “This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and even it can inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it’s nothing but wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference. This weapon of television could be useful.”

    • Reality.Bites

      He’s not running for anything and we’re not the people he’s trying to reach.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, he’s a liar and bigot IMO and this doesn’t change that.

    • ErikDC

      Of course, but that fight during the Bush years made us strong. It’s why that piece of shit in the White House hasn’t directed any of his pathetic tweet storms at us.

    • Gerry Fisher

      In your assessment of W Bush, you’re right. That being said, we’re in an emergency state of affairs, here. It should be “all hands on deck” against Cheetolini. “W Bush’s legacy” can be dealt with later.

      • Removing Trump will take a large number of Republicans. Even if by some miracle Democrats take back the House or the Senate, they certainly won’t have the 2/3 majority needed in the Senate. So yes, we need to form an alliance with W, Bill Kristol and whoever else has the good sense to see Trump for who he is. We can go back to fighting them later on matters where we disagree. Remember that Roosevelt and Churchill formed an alliance with Stalin to defeat Hitler. (Then we went back to the cold war relationship with the USSR.)

    • Grumpy Old Man

      And the threat level was raised just in time.

  • Dagoril

    Ok. But what does former-President Cheney think about Drumpf?

    • Tawreos

      He is too busy building his deathstar to comment at this time.

      • Steverino

        And being one of Steve Bannon’s role models, along with Satan.

    • Gustav2

      “Luke, I am your father.”

    • David Walker

      I’m surprised to hear this from the twig. I think, though, Cheney is more of a boozer Bannon guy. Nothing to base that on; just personality matching.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Disappointed that we are not already at war and making him money.

    • Talisman

      Maybe we can send the dumpster on a hunting trip with Darth.

      • David Walker

        Ooooooh. What a lovely idea.

  • TexasBoy
    • Cipher

      Please keep that cancer in check. Fight on, Sen. McCain, fight on!

      • Todd20036

        He’s not that much of a hero. He’s voting for Trump’s budget deal.

        • Cipher

          I’m sure that Arpaio and Jan Brewer are hoping for the grim reaper to claim McCain so they can run for his seat. I would count on AZ to replace him with yet another (R), who will vote for the budget, vote for the ACA repeal (with no replacement) and offer nothing but full support for the Twittler. I would rather see GOP infighting and someone who commands a modicum of respect stand up to Cheeto and Natasha.

    • motordog

      While I felt he was a bad president, a simpleton, and I never agreed with the policies of his party, I never personally disliked this man. He seemed like the type of person who would most likely make a friendly neighbor if you lived next to him.

      Now, the Dotard…I really HATE that shitbag! His arrogance, bigotry, greed, ignorance, bullying, dishonesty…even his backpfeifengesicht face! Hate is a strong word…and that’s why I used it! I would take great satisfaction from hearing about any and all miseries to which he is subjected…and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Fuck him…

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I will never forgive GWB and his cronies for all the hate initiatives to bring the fundies out to vote during his reign…his ONLY saving grace was that he tried hard to state we were not at war with Islam only extremists. None of the conservatwits listened but he tried.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • Cipher

    No credit for the past, but points for doing the right thing today. Thanks, Pres. Bush.

    • TuuxKabin

      And thank you Auntie Maxine, if I may. Great icon.

  • MikeBx2

    “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”

    Does he mean like convincing people Iraq had something to do with 9/11?

  • Boy Elvis

    You’re still an evil bastard who got us into quagmire war that is wasting lives to this day, Dubya, but…gold star. This time.

    You’re still going to hell, though.

    • Ken M

      He can be the minority to all we hellbound gays. 😉

  • Ninja0980

    John Roberts and Sam Alito say W, along with your gay marriage ban push.
    Not to mention Iraq.

  • Talisman

    Says the man who won a second term be exploiting the bigotry of his base. He is part of the reason we’re in this situation.

  • Michael R

    George W Bush finally pivots

  • pablo

    Bush must be so relieved that a worse president than him came along so soon.

  • motordog

    I can see the tweet now…

    “Loser Ex-President! His dad only had ONE TERM!! Sad!”

    • Ken M

      “Remember 9/11 people.”

  • Allen Dale Blevins

    I am a democrat, and I wish they would grow a pair too. They need to speak up John Mccain already has.

  • Ken M

    Is he forgiven? No, but any person who can trash Trump and have their voice clearly heard, and believed, can be thanked a little.

  • The_Wretched

    -8% GDP.

    off balance sheet wars, tax cuts, medicare part D

    I’m glad he’s taking a turn at whacking the Dunny Donny but it’s not like you can balance out blowing up the economy.

    • stevenj

      “Bigotry seems emboldened”.

      Or spearheading unconstitutional anti same sex marriage state constitutional amendments in over 2 dozen states.

  • Ken M

    Imagine Trump one day speaking from an Institute, or a Library, with his golden name on it. Better yet…don’t. 😉 http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2876145.1479324319!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/trump-building-change.jpg

    • Reality.Bites

      https://financialpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/fp0718-gs-trump-tower-again.png

      The owners had to pay him millions to get his name off their hotel.

      • Ken M

        They’re actually taking it off in the one i posted as well. You can see the remaining T outline being left on the building.

    • Talisman

      I doubt the dumpster has ever stepped foot in a library. I’ll bet he paid a ghost writer to research and write all his papers in high school & university.

  • JackFknTwist

    OK – off topic : Niger.

    1. Why was the body of that fourth soldier not recovered for 2 days?
    2. Why was he left behind , dead or alive?
    3. Why does no one know if he was alive.
    4 Where were the search and rescue ops?
    5. Who recovered and in what circumstances was his body recovered ?
    6. What was the cause of death ?
    7. Why was there a closed casket ?
    8. Was the soldier taken alive and beheaded by ISIS ?
    9. Was there a medical examination?
    10.Why did it take 2 days to recover him?
    11. At what level was this mission approved.
    12. When was this catastrophy reported to Trump/turd?
    13. What rescue / recovery did Trump/authorise?
    14. Did the French Army recover the American?

    Let’s have some questions asked at this moronic Press Briefing by Huckabee/Miss Arrogant 2017.

    • Ish

      Why aren’t you interested in the most important question: why the fuck is there an American army in Niger?

      • Talisman

        We have a presence pretty much everywhere that we have a diplomatic relationship with.

        • Ish

          Something wrong with that picture.

      • JackFknTwist

        I did think of that but if I were to raise the question of why US American soldiers are everywhere it would dilute the point I’m making and be much too long !

      • Chucktech

        A, it’s not an army, and B, they’re there to help keep a lid on Muslim barbarians for whom you seem to have sympathies.

        • Ish

          Yeah, questioning yet another imperial adventure proves I support “Muslim barbarians.” Fucking racist idiot.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Nigerghazi!

  • Rex

    You can relax George W., you’re no longer the worst president ever.

  • DesertSun59

    So, the second worst POTUS in US history blasts the WORST POTUS in US history. I’m sure that will have a lot of weight on the Right.

    • coram nobis

      Now all we need is to hear from Warren G. Harding and James Buchanan.

      (Sodden thought: maybe Stephen Sondheim could do a musical about bad presidents. Call it “Mission Accomplished”.)

      • Chucktech

        They’re doing tremendous things, I can tell you that.

        • David Walker

          Everybody is saying that. All the right people. Believe me.

          • Macbill

            Big league. Big league.

        • coram nobis

          Sondheim did “Assassins”, so now he could do a bad-presidents’ musical. (Warren G. Harding gets a big aria, “Tea Partiers in the Teapot Dome”.)

  • Ken M

    The WH has to start tweeting…PLEASE!! I need a good laugh. 😉

  • Reality.Bites
  • MBear

    War criminal sez wot?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Something that wasn’t entirely idiotic.

      IKR

  • greenmanTN
  • coram nobis

    From the Wizard of Oz:

    Dorothy: How can you talk, if you haven’t got a brain?
    Scarecrow: I don’t know. But, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they?
    Dorothy: Yes. I guess you’re right.

    • anne marie in philly

      RAMEN! the dump in a nutshell!

  • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

    fuck george w bush, fascist war criminal piece of shit does not deserve any sort of image rehabilitation

  • ColdCountry

    I never liked Bush as a president, but I never hated him as a human being. At least he has a soul.

  • JP
    • Talisman

      If it ain’t on faux news, It’s fake news. Or it escapes the dumpster’s attention.

  • Ken M
  • Keith D Plane

    the shrub still pisses me off!

  • Karl Dubhe

    Interesting… That was one of the only times I have listened to that person without wanting to punch my monitor. Depending on how much of that speech he wrote himself, I’m surprised that it says the things it does in the ways it does.

    I don’t trust him still, but he did call for some things that should be credited. He started by denouncing tyranny, then pointed out the diverse crowd that was listening to him.

    He talked about Democracy, clearly. He didn’t fudge about the USA also being a Republic.

    He did clearly denounce racism, and gave an American reason for doing it.

    I think he knows, or at least has some understanding of how, “we” arrived at this point.

  • Stogiebear

    Great. Now Shitgibbon will launch nukes against Dallas too.

    • Pete Wascher

      “shitgibbon,” lol.

  • twinkie223
    • Bj Lincoln

      At least he wasn’t so fat and out of shape as Drumpf. Not only can I not listen to or watch him, the photos of him golfing are horrible. Knowing his diet and…..well…..him, it’s a wonder he’s still kicking and he can drop dead anytime now. ANYTIME being the operative word.

  • infmom

    The guy finally did something right!

  • Phil Touchette

    This makes me wonder if Donald Trump will ever get a clue years after his own presidency? I’m likely kidding myself.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Ha Ha Ha! Funny

  • WKT20

    Forgive me for not being able avoid recalling the bigotry and erosion of civil rights W perpetrated on the LGBT community for the exact same purposes as cheetolini.

    • Michael White

      He was very good with the dog whistles

    • Pete Wascher

      “cheetolini,” lol

  • GanymedeRenard

    I’d like to think the man’s become enormously articulate and compassionate over the years, but then I remember we’re talking about Dubya here. In any case, at least he’s FINALLY talking sanity.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      Perhaps he is seeing that he is of an age that has many years behind it and not too many more before it. If one is not entirely dim, that has an effect. Sadly, the traitor IS entirely dim.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Stay tuned for Shitgibbon’s 4 AM twantrum.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Really looking forward to it!

  • misterjack

    I still can’t listen to his voice. But he seems rather quaint, by comparison, now.

  • Lars Littlefield

    OK. I admit I’ve been wrong about W. Old dogs can learn new tricks.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Incontrovertible proof that the political bar has indeed been lowered. That GWB comes off more stately and erudite than another president…reality has truly been upended…it’s Inception.

  • TimCA

    In these most extraordinary of times I’ll take anyone genuinely speaking up in defense of basic democratic norms and against the forces trying to destroy our country. Even if that comes from a GW Bush. Too bad it’ll fall on deaf ears with many of today’s GOP faithful. I’ll listen to the speech later.

  • netxtown

    donnie thinks W is talking about obama…..

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Or Hillary

  • Taylor Bixler

    These words are all fine and good, but Bush was in Virginia last week fundraising for Ed Gillespie, who is basically running on a white nationalist campaign

  • ikahana

    He sounds articulate. How terrifying is it that George Bush now sounds like one of the articulate Presidents.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Paint fumes can be your friend.

  • Pete Wascher

    nicely done, george. inspirational!

  • Pete Wascher

    sooooooooo much better than listening to spin from the press secretary.

  • CharlestonDave

    Where was this person while George Bush was president?

    • Hank

      He had Dick Cheney and Karl Rove pulling his strings!!! Or, perhaps, his wife sat him down and had him read some EDUCATIONAL books!!!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Both

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Trying to redefine himself for historical purposes. At least he’s trying.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Will Trump McCain Bush?

  • Bryan

    I think my jaw actually dropped a little, I never thought I’d hear Dubya actually speaking semi-eloquently…or maybe I’m so used to Trump speak that even normal politico speak sounds better. Never thought I’d agree with somethin’ Dubya said either, are we sure the devil isn’t trying on a couple-a sweaters?

  • StudioTodd

    He’s not looking too healthy.

  • Joseph Miceli

    It’s like hearing John the Baptist bitch about Jesus Christ. George may have been “down” with the Latinos, but never forget who he threw under the bus to get re-elected in 2004!

  • barrykyle415
    • Cuberly Deux

      Thank you for posting that!

      “It is something of a dilemma for those of us who have been saying that the president* is not an aberration, but the inevitable result of conservative politics, and that the Republicans should not be allowed to pretend that he’s not.”

  • kareemachan

    Nice of you to take time from your “painting” but I still think you’re a POS, shrub.

  • JCF

    Still trying to square Dubya’s denunciation of “bigotry” here, w/ his blatantly anti-gay bigotry in that whole “Federal Marriage Amendment” thing (along w/ supporting all the state marriage bans, a SIGNIFICANT reason he got re-elected). So yeah. Welcome to the fight, Mr President. [After your hitch on the (Drumpf Tweet-storm) frontlines, kindly explain to us why you’ve been absent, oh, these many decades…]

  • I’m thinking that a year is *not too soon* for me to gloat that I voted for Hillary, as did most! https://timothygeorgeharerama.blogspot.com/2017/10/im-gloating-i-voted-for-hillary.html