Former Presidents Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

The Associated Press reports:

The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush gathered in College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M University, to try to unite the country after the storms. Texas A&M is home to the presidential library of the elder Bush. At 93, he has a form of Parkinson’s disease and appeared in a wheelchair at the event. His wife, Barbara, and George W. Bush’s wife, Laura, were in the audience.

Grammy award winner Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the concert that also featured country music band Alabama, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer ‘Soul Man’ Sam Moore, gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Texas musicians Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. The appeal backed by the ex-presidents has raised $31 million since it began on Sept. 7, said Jim McGrath, spokesman for George H.W. Bush.

  • greenmanTN

    WWDD?

    Nothing. Lie about what he’s done then go golfing.

    • kaydenpat

      And turn around and rate his conduct as a ten like he did in front of the Puerto Rican Governor.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    But Dotard Trump was too busy golfing to attend in person.
    Trump: These five former presidents are just a bunch of showboaters! Sad!!
    My score is still 10 out of 10 – losers!

  • another_steve

    The absence of Trump on that stage speaks volumes.

    • greenmanTN

      Im guessing he wasn’t invited. If he had attended it would have hurt the event.

      • another_steve

        He’d have to be on the same stage as a black man.

        His base wouldn’t like that.

    • Christopher

      He sent a video message.

      Probably because he knew he was outclassed, in every way, by the other men on the stage.

      • greenmanTN

        Plus it wouldn’t have been The Donald Show, with the focus entirely on himself, and he can’t handle that.

        • another_steve

          That, plus he’s been told that the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands don’t buy Ivanka’s shoes anyway.

    • Gustav2

      Golfing?

    • netxtown

      hopefully everyone heard it, and thankfully, no one had to listen to it.

  • SoCalGal20

    OT but I can’t say I feel bad for the DNC right now. Also, they could save some money by not sending out huge bulky mail surveys to beg for donations.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/22/dnc-2018-rebuilding-finances-244019

    • worstcultever

      They’re a dinosaur organization. We’re all on our own. Doug Jones – and the next prez – will win without them

      • SoCalGal20

        The article says the individual campaign committees have been doing ok (DLCC, DCCC, and DSCC) plus lots of grassroots orgs and the candidates’ individual funds have also been doing well. DNC needs to get its shit together but I’m not giving them any money until they show me something worth donating to. Also the makeup of that fucking “unity committee” pisses me off.

    • DaddyRay

      The push for purity has also alienated many big donors

      • Karl Dubhe

        I thought big donors were part of the problem?

        After all, if the boss is running the company’s union; why join?

        • DaddyRay

          It is just easier for Republicans – they wear their corporate sponsorship as badge of honor

  • TrueWords
  • Natty Enquirer

    They are human. On the other hand, Trump is the first President in modern history to eschew keeping a pet at the White House.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/21/politics/donald-trump-presidential-pet/index.html

    • Gustav2

      Fake News! He has that thing on his head!

      • kaydenpat

        Lol!! Good one.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Animals – particularly dogs, cats and even eagles don’t like Trump.
      They know a malignant narcissist when they see one.

    • worstcultever

      Having/caring for a pet requires fellow-feeling for other living creatures. We know this freak has zero of that.

    • DaddyRay

      I, for one, am glad because it would be tantamount to Animal Cruelty if he did get a pet – it would simply be for the attention it would bring him

    • JT

      His staff are his pets.

    • SoCalGal20

      He’s a sociopath. It’s for the best he doesn’t have a pet. He actually did one thing right by refusing to follow that tradition.

    • ColdCountry

      Ivanka is his pet.

      • kaydenpat

        Ewwww.

      • Reality.Bites

        Then I guess he’ll be classified among those presidents who had cats

    • kaydenpat

      Which is actually a good thing for that poor dog or cat which would have to put up with that hateful buffoon.

      My dogs are very good at judging character. If someone is in my home that they don’t like, they growl under their breath until he/she is out of there. I can see the same thing happening if Trump set foot in my house. His aura is toxic.

      • BudClark

        Our little “Belle” (terrier-Papillon mix) is VERY perceptive in that regard. SHE has the final word on hiring / firing home healthcare workers (chuckle).

    • ChrisMorley

      Topical Today:
      Élysée puddle: Macron’s dog Nemo filmed urinating in president’s office
      – ‘Does that happen often?’ junior minister asks French leader after labrador-griffon cross relieves himself against a fireplace

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/22/elysee-puddle-macrons-dog-nemo-filmed-urinating-in-presidents-office

      • JCF

        Certainly worse places than the fireplace!

    • JAKvirginia

      Believe me, he’s got plenty of lap dogs in that place.

  • ColdCountry

    Yo, Donny! This is what leadership, and caring for one’s country looks like. It’s not chest-thumping, bible-thumping, flag-waving, saber-rattling, platitude-spouting, self-aggrandizing, or tweeting. It’s this.

    • kaydenpat

      Yesterday Trump was tweeting attacks against Rep Wilson during Sgt Johnson’s funeral. Unbelievable and disrespectful. He had no words of condolences for the family who were burying their deceased.

      • BudClark

        Instead, “It” played golf.

    • Jeffg166

      Don is no doubt seething about their getting good press while he still gets squat from the majority of the American public.

      • ColdCountry

        If he even knows about it. It actually wouldn’t surprise me if he doesn’t.

        • Jeffg166

          I’d think even FOX showed it so he saw it or will.

  • worstcultever

    1 – who knows what Gaga had to interrupt to get down there – love her

    2 – Jimmy C looks so vital and kickass, I could see him doing some one-on-one hoops with Barack!

    • kaydenpat

      At 90 years of age, President Carter still looks great. Bless him!

      • stanhope

        I met President Carter and Rosalynn in person privately…i think he would agree with me..fuck how he looks…thumbs up for the person he is and the principles he stands up for.

        • kaydenpat

          He’s a lovely man.

          • Patricia Garvin Fox

            I’ve met him in person and the man just radiates a good heart.

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      • JCF

        He not only looks healthier than HW…gotta say, he looks healthier than BillC. [Maybe it’s time to go back to meat, Bill?]

      • NMNative

        An interview with Mr. Carter in the NYT yesterday, left me puzzled to say the least. President Carter seems to hold the current occupant of the White House in rather high regard. Interesting article.

        • kaydenpat

          Heard about that. Quite shocking.

    • SoCalGal20

      I made a similar comment about Jimmy Carter when this photo was posted in the comments on the previous post. He looks great!

    • stanhope

      This is what you care about?

    • 2patricius2

      The oldest of the lot, and yet still alert and lively. Amazing.

      • RemusL

        George H.W. Bush is older than Jimmy Carter by almost 4 months.

  • canoebum

    OT: The charges against Abel Cedeno have been reduced to manslaughter by a New York Grand Jury.
    https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/police-reduce-charges-gay-teen-accused-killing-bully/

  • JT

    Former Presidents Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

    Drumpf raises more money for his properties, mostly from government coffers.

  • TrueWords

    Trump will always be outclassed by the likes of Obama and Carter…also he is further butt sore from the speech Bush gave….he is a child!!!

  • kaydenpat

    Love that last photo and I’m no fan of the Bushes.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Two Bushes in the hand is worth, … ?

      • TrollopeReader

        more than a Spicer !!

      • kaydenpat

        I’m trying to be nice so I won’t answer that. The second Bush was still a horrible President. But that’s neither here nor there.

  • Reality.Bites

    Oh dear. Another club that will never admit him as a member

    • DaddyRay

      I am looking forward to calling Trump a Former President

      • Chicago joe

        I’d prefer he were in the company of Reagan, Ford, Nixon and Eisenhower.

      • Bert_Bauer

        “disgraced former President Trump”

      • BobSF_94117

        I hope he will be described as “incarcerated former president” but if that’s not how things pan out, I hope he never becomes a former president. If you catch my drift.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I woke up next to my favorite person in the world (my husband). I’m about to have lunch with my brother, his wife and my niece and nephew.
    I’m spending the rest of the day enjoying my life and I will try as much as possible to not think about the orange shitstain in office.
    I’ll worry on Monday 🙂

    • Jeffg166

      You do that Scarlett. Think about it tomorrow. You’ll go mad if you think about it today.

    • SoCalGal20

      Excellent plan! I’m off to do some billing for my housemate, then off to see the movie “Marshall”, and then I will have the afternoon to come up with something else to do!

      I’ll be in and out here but mostly enjoying other things.

    • DaddyRay

      Enjoy – we all need to make sure we have some downtime to recharge. Donald has made sure that we live each and ever day in chaos. He is counting on us getting outrage fatigue.

      • BudClark

        I’ve had to learn that the hard way …

    • JCF

      How I spent MY weekend (not thinking re the shitstain)! When I wasn’t singing among the redwoods, we got over to the mighty Pacific. Listening to the crashing surf: very healing!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/876a2679f60d9b4b3fd0859157f98d4bb76ed27b218daab8753193b4f591601a.jpg

      “May you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean…

  • Eric Lewis

    Meanwhile over at Trump international, Trump is practicing his paper towel toss.

    • TrollopeReader

      Not even the quick-picker-upper-Bounty can clean up the Trump messes !!

  • stanhope

    That picture is a big middle finger to pussy ass trump who didn’t have the balls to show up. Like most bullies, they are cowards underneath it all. If he truly were cock of the walk, he would have arrived in big shit motorcade, with retinue of syncophants surrounding, flanked by his gussied up to the nines barbie doll wife (which means she got a stylist), and dominated the stage and the photo opps. The classy former presidents would not have challenged him which is what bullies always count on to prevail. Some of us learned early on class is for museums..sometimes when a pig tries to get you to wallow in the mud, you bring a pile of shit. You sling, you punch, you win, you go home.

  • TrollopeReader

    Well, someone was golfing, (and lying about his score, I’m sure)

  • JWC

    It must drive Trump mutz to see past presidents (esp Onama) he cheered so heartedly A mature man would see warmth in that Trump will tweet

    • Gianni

      I would love to see that every time Donnie holds one of his “campaign” rallies and glories in the cheers and applause, Obama holds a public “campaign” style meeting and it gets blown all over the press for Donnie to enjoy. Let’s get that blood vessel popping!

  • Paul

    But no mention of the people suffering loss and death from the fire storm in the PNW and California??????

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Now that’s what you call a presidential FUCK YOU to the current rodent in the WH.

  • BudClark

    May the Universe richly bless them ALL!

  • Captain Jack

    I wonder I’d trump was invited to go… or was he golfing? Does anyone know…