George W. Bush: Today’s GOP Is Isolationist, Protectionist and Nativist

The worst president of our lifetimes has resurfaced over the past few months to boost our morale and remind everyone of how far we have come since he discredited mainstream conservatism.

Politico:

“Former President George W. Bush described the modern-day GOP as “isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist” in an interview Tuesday that was packed with implicit criticism of the most recent Republican president.

“It’s not exactly my vision” for the party, Bush told NBC’s “Today” show in a rare live TV appearance.

But Bush did express disapproval Tuesday of President Joe Biden’s announcement last week that all U.S. forces would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 — a decision Biden said he made after calling Bush and former President Barack Obama.

Bush said he was “deeply concerned about the plight of women and girls” in Afghanistan and feared they were “going to have real trouble with the Taliban” after American troops left the country.

“I think the administration hopes that the girls are going to be okay through diplomacy. We’ll find out,” Bush said. “All I know is the Taliban, when they had their run of the place, they were brutal. Brutal.” …”

The problem that I had with Donald Trump is that he didn’t go far enough to repudiate Reaganism and Bushism even though he had a mandate to do so. He didn’t withdraw all the troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. He doubled down on Zionism. He didn’t radically change our trade laws. He didn’t actually build a wall or deport many illegal aliens and he supported giving amnesty to DREAMers.

Now that Donald Trump is no longer president, we have a clearer picture of his legacy. Trump didn’t try to privatize Social Security. He didn’t start two devastating wars like Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a lot tougher on trade with China. He didn’t repeatedly push comprehensive immigration reform. He didn’t preside over a real economic collapse. Trump at least tried to improve relations with North Korea. He wasn’t as quick either to scold his own base as “racists” and “nativists” and “white supremacists.” The best thing about Donald Trump though is that he didn’t suck up to the media like George W. Bush.

As disappointing as the Trump presidency was for us on policy, it wasn’t as bad as the George W. Bush presidency. Overall, you can say that “Trumpism” even nudged our politics in the right direction. By resorting the electorate and changing the political landscape, it is much easier for someone who is actually serious and competent to run and win now. Everyone hates Antifa now which is an improvement whereas they were being hailed as heroes by Republican senators after Charlottesville.

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31 Comments

  1. They value him as a token Republican because Nationalism/Nativism is a threat to them and want to stave off this potential revolution.

    • Someone must have called him up and asked him to do them a favor by speaking up. Most of us could care less what he thinks, and he should just go away.

  2. “George W. Bush: Today’s GOP Is Isolationist, Protectionist and Nativist.”

    And you, Mr. President, are unAmerican, unfeeling towards your own people, and, worse yet, you have on your hands untold millions of dead, hurt, and displacet Iraqis and Afghanis on your hands.

    With your policies of White-Replacement, a depleted national economy, a central government takeover of local schools, the systemized spying on tens of millions of Americans without warrant, and unjustified foreign wars for ill-gotten gains, your presidency, Sir, rates right up there with Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and your successor, practically your policy twin, Barack Obama as being the very worst.

    If you were to attempt a deeper reflection, Sir, you might see that you are ill-qualified to call anyone down for a lack of humanity.

    The fact that you are a very nice person, in person, only highlights to me this strange disconnect in you, that you incessantly advocate for what is misanthropick.

    • He wasn’t so interested in Afghanistan society to send his own kids over there when he was President was he? Or Vice President Cheney, his children weren’t sent to Afghanistan or Iraq either. Cheney spent his post high school years dodging the draft, refusing to fight for his version of ‘democracy’ when he had the chance. That didn’t stop him from becoming one of the biggest war mongers of the last 30 or 40 years.

  3. Like I mentioned before. Trump was the gruff 500 lb gorilla who was supposed to smash up the clubhouse. He wasn’t the person who was going to lead us out of this mess. He had his role. Now someone smarter and shrewder is needed. He,or she is out there, somewhere.

    • Milllenials will have to do it. But they don’t have the money, and most boomers with money think the game is just the Republicans versus the Democrats. Most have no idea what we are up against.

  4. He’s ironically a huge contributor to the Nativism and calls for Isolationism with his foreign policy and gaslight people about “muh brown girls are being killed” white man’s burden stuff. And Bush (as usual), is too fucking stupid to figure that out. This is the backlash to years of this.

  5. Well, Bush willingly and duplicitiously takes it up the arse from the Jews and got rewarded for the sodomization. If whites in the US feel a bit used and abused and seek out candidates speaking about migration, peace and reindustrialization who can blame them?

    • @Captain John…

      President Bush belongs to a generation of White Gentiles that become so genteel they could not, nor would not, undertake to acknowledge that there are limits.

      Moreover, The Bushes are New England aristocrats, and, as such, you have to know how they will behave.

      President Bush undertook a number of steps he thought would protect this country, but, not a deeply reflective fellow, nor very clear of mind, those steps actually did the opposite.

  6. George Bush, both of them, were presidential disasters. This guy should just audition for the job of the local village idiot near his ranch in Texas. It’s one thing he is eminently qualified for and he would get the job by acclamation.

    If GWB II had called for a return of the draft immediately after 9/11 he might have gotten it. Then he could have raised a much bigger army and started several more wars. Instead he was forced to rely upon National Guard and Reserve troops as well as stop loss orders that prevented troops from leaving at the end of their enlistments to keep the military staffed. The lack of conscription since Jan. 1973 after the Vietnam war ended has kept a lid on U.S. government war mongering.

  7. I’m not falling for this force-meming of the GOP into the “working mans party.” But you can bet all the catboy republicans will.

    • Demographically, it is becoming a working class party at the level of voters. Ideologically, it hasn’t changed at the level of the politicians and the policy agenda.

      • Everyone I know, including myself, is finished with Republicans.
        How are “immigrants”, and every nonwhite, representative of “the working class”, when most of them don’t even work?
        Last election, no one represented me.
        No one represents me now in office.

        • Me too.

          I didn’t vote in 2014, 2018 or 2020. I currently have no plans to vote in 2022. If that changes, I will be sure to write at length about it on this blog. In the meantime, I am just going to follow and analyze the news.

  8. Of all the scoundrels of our ruling class, I think G.W. Bush is one of the most loathsome, A preppie punk with daddy issues, he dragged us into a pointless war with lies about “weapons of mass destruction.” A special place in the underworld awaits his wretched soul.

  9. When are people going to wake up and realize that neither the Democrats or the Republicans, care about us?
    Neither party represents us. Republicans, just like the Democrats, represent nonwhites and their interests…Open borders, amnesty, more money, more money, more money…

  10. “He didn’t withdraw all the troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.”

    This was one of the easiest things he could have done. In blump’s own words, he kept troops in Syria to serve Israel. We have to start preparing to fight against blump/kushner in the primary if he tries to run again.

  11. Just die already you old piece of dried up inbred shit. Your family are traitorous back stabbing warmongers and thats about all the bush family was ever good for. I see the gray liver spots all over this ugly old ass face

    “deeply concerned about the plight of women and girls in afghanistan Lmfao get the fuck out of here he said that

  12. Think about how far conservatives have come since the Bush regime years. We have a lot to be thankful for and lot of more progress to look forward to.

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