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Despite remaining quiet during the Zika, Ebola and H1N2 pandemics that occurred while Barack Hussein Obama was in office, former President George W. Bush felt it appropriate to release a grandiose speech this week about the coronavirus pandemic.
It wasn’t his first time speaking out since President Donald Trump took office.
In the three-minute-long speech shared to Twitter and other platforms, the former president appropriated language from President Donald Trump to speak about how an “invisible enemy” is threatening “the elderly and vulnerable among us” and further threatening “broader damage, harm to our sense of safety, security and community.”
He was correct.
Listen to the whole speech below:
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) May 2, 2020
He added that the United States needs unity, kindness and empathy at a time like this.
“Even at an appropriate social distance, we can find ways to be present in the lives of others, to ease their anxiety and share their burdens. … [L]et’s remember that the suffering we experience as a nation does not fall evenly,” he said.
“In the days to come, it will be especially important to care in practical ways for the elderly, the ill and the unemployed. Finally, let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat. In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants, we are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together and we are determined to rise. God bless you all.”
He was correct again, though he forgot to mention business owners, many of whom are being driven into debt and bankruptcy because of the Democrat-supported lockdowns that have been used to force millions of Americans to remain trapped at home.
And in calling for unity, kindness and empathy, he apparently didn’t consider it worth urging left-wingers stop using terms like “Nazi” and “white supremacist” to smear the business owners and unemployed workers who’ve been protesting these lockdowns.
Instead Bush kept his message so seemingly non-partisan that it earned widespread praise and adoration from hardcore left-wingers.
First I have to say THANK YOU President Bush!! As a democrat who voted against Bush twice, this nonetheless brought me to tears! The compassion we are missing from Trump is fully embodied in this message! So sad that it takes a president from another decade to ay the right thing!
— Bobbie 🐝 a Buttigieg Democrat (@NowVintage) May 2, 2020
I wasn’t a fan of George W. Bush.
Not his politics or policy.
Despite that, I am able to recognize that in this message, I find comfort.
I feel the feelings I have not felt since trump came into office & throughout this crisis.
In these darkest of days, we need words like these.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) May 2, 2020
I was not a big supporter of George W. Bush, but he has always had the humility to show compassion and I thank him for speaking out so eloquently when our current president is incapable of fulfilling that role.
— Point of View (@hoperocks) May 2, 2020
I never cared for GW Bush while he was president. But, he has more class and compassion in his pinkie toe than DJT will ever possess.
— Pat Fuller #stayhome #VoteBlue #KnowYourPower (@bannerite) May 2, 2020
This video brought tears to my eyes. I wasn’t a big fan of Bush but at no time during his presidency did I ever question his heart. Thank you so much for this much needed message of compassion and hope. Americans look to you to continue your words.
— Jo Trout (@JoTrout1) May 3, 2020
Some of these Democrats have tweeted #IBelieveJoeBiden in recent days. Others have trashed the lockdown protesters, thus making it clear that their brand of so-called “compassion” only extends to some people.
As for conservatives, many responded to the former president’s speech by wondering aloud where the hell he was as Obama spent eight long years shoving a radically left-wing “progressive” agenda down the American people’s throats.
And over on Fox News, “Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth said that while he appreciates the message of unity and putting partisanship aside, he doesn’t understand why Bush remained quiet as Democrats held partisan impeachment proceedings against the president earlier this year.
.@PeteHegseth “Oh bye the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside.” @foxandfriends He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2020
Others have echoed this same sentiment and noted further that Bush also stayed silent during the Democrats’ Russian collusion delusion hoax.
@PeteHegseth thank you thank you. Thank you Pete. I totally agree with you. Sorry @TheBushCenter (George). I have NO respect for you. Where were you been when impeachment hearings were going on? Flynn arrested? I voted for you twice, now, no respect. Your part of the problem
— jane (@btjlda) May 3, 2020
Interesting you didn’t put out a call to unite when the democrats were trying their coup impeachment of a rightfully elected President .
You are such a disappointment. 😢
— R’s need to grow a pair (@frfun0101) May 3, 2020
G F Y. Where were you during impeachment?
— ChiraqWest (@Badbotryerye) May 3, 2020
Where the hell were ya during the greatest impeachment hoax in history, where were ya during the greatest witch hunt in historry askin for this partisan bullshit ?
Sit Down !!
— Josh N TEXAS (@Joshthesmoke) May 3, 2020
Regarding #FBI and @BarackObama setup of #Flynn, what say you? And why didn’t you say anything during the fake impeachment scam by #Democrats? I mean, that should be “Americans” should stand up against those wrongs too.
— Cricket (@AbsurdWeb) May 3, 2020
@GWBLibrary @TheBushCenter Pres Bush never said a word during the attempted coup by the Deep State & is still saying nothing but he can find the time to take a swipe at Trump while calling for ‘unity’… https://t.co/7rzm2cR3O9
— Chris (@toomuchfandango) May 3, 2020
It seems like the only time Bush speaks up is to trash the sitting president, talk down to conservatives or flirt with former first lady Michelle Obama.
His speech came only days after it was learned that Obama-era FBI officials had unethically coerced a four-star general into a perjury trap. Predictably, Bush never said anything about that either …
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