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President Donald Trump is nothing if not a fighter, and his presidency may have done more to harm the legacy of former President George W. Bush than the media could’ve ever hoped to.
With a stated mission of “draining the swamp,” the Bush family has not exactly been reluctant to push back against Trump and his tactics, showing more fight there than Bush ever showed against the left in his eight years in office.
But then, as seen in a tweet from Southern Baptist Pastor Jerry Falwell, president of Liberty University, Bush is a political class club member in the so-called “swamp.”
“I’ve been saying for months that Bush, Romney, Obama, Clinton are all members of the same ‘club’ and all part of the swamp,” he tweeted.
I’ve been saying for months that Bush, Romney, Obama, Clinton are all members of the same “club” and all part of the swamp. https://t.co/q2DKMjWkkH
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) July 2, 2020
Falwell’s tweet is in response to a group of former Bush administration members aligning with the Democratic candidate.
With the media feeding the public a steady diet of stories about the Trump campaign being in dire trouble and polling showing presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden running away with the election — from his basement — The Hill reported that hundreds of former members of the Bush administration have formed a super PAC to support Biden.
The former members of a Republican administration are looking to “restore dignity” to the White House.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino seemed to hit the nail on the head with his tweet:
Never forget this, and you’ll never be disappointed. Many Republicans are really Democrats. But NO Democrats are really Republicans.
This is why we’re always swimming against the current.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 2, 2020
Some will argue it was during Bush’s presidency that the progressive left became so emboldened in their opposition, as the vicious attacks on Bush were often beyond the pale — at least, until Trump took office.
And through the worst of it, “W” refused to push back, counting on his integrity to carry the day — although that integrity was sorely missing when it came to critical issues like illegal immigration or stemming the tide of progressivism in America.
The left’s tactics today in the all-out war on Trump, aided and abetted by a complicit media, were honed during the Bush presidency.
In retrospect, it would seem Bush’s endearing faith, which he spoke of often, misled many on the right to believe he was a staunch conservative. That and his reaction to 9/11 marked his presidency as much as anything, as did his treatment of vets.
In the face of the intolerance on the left that now has a firm grip on the country, Bush’s brand of “compassionate conservatism” has been largely rejected by voters on the right.
The swamp places presidential decorum and longstanding protocol over duplicitous actions and fraudulent behavior, but it cannot be lost that Trump is not a politician.
Either way, not everyone is fooled… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
These men have compromised principle for further political power and money. The “club” is more important than the country to them. What a shame!!
— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) July 2, 2020
My husband has been saying this for a while. He calls them Bushies. He says Bush, Obama, Clinton… are part of the cabal. I am sad to say that I am starting to see it myself!
— Shelly Thomas (@shellyt561) July 2, 2020
The biggest mistake Reagan made was putting Gearge HW Bush on the ticket. The Bush family has been globalists for many years!
— J. Kent Thompson, Sr. (@jkentthompson) July 2, 2020
Bosom Buddies pic.twitter.com/NbPNX8asbd
— KungFluFighting™ 🇺🇸❌SHADOWBANNED LIFER (@MCCNP) July 3, 2020
@realDonaldTrump is an outsider. He messed up their ascension plan. That’s why they’re all pissed.
— Laura (@NonsenseEnd) July 2, 2020
Trump’s not a politician. And by that he’s breaking the rules.
Politicians are like professional wrestlers. they knocked the hell out of each other in Miami and then they all get on the same bus and go to Tampa and knock the hell out of each other there.
It’s us against them
— Lookinbad (@Lookinbad) July 3, 2020
I am SOOOO disappointed with the Bushes. But not surprised.
— WATCHFULCAT3 (@ChrisCa89333971) July 2, 2020
Makes me sorry I ever supported W and worked so hard to get him elected. He’s just like the rest of the swamp. So disappointing. #Trump2020
— Cheryl Sands (@sands_csands1) July 3, 2020
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