"I'm not surprised that Hillary bought the Democratic Party. I'm just surprised that the price was so reasonable." Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert
November 8, 2017
By: Linda Case Gibbons
At first, it was endearing. Father and son, both former presidents, hanging out, wearing matching baseball caps emblazoned with the legend "41" and "43," telling anyone who'd listen how much they revered the office of the president.
And then the Georges showed us they only revered the office when one of their own was in it.
"I don't like him," George HW said, talking about Trump in an excerpt from the new Bush book, The Last Republicans. "I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. And I'm not too excited about him being a leader."
His son isn't, either. "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president," was George W's evaluation.
Like Hillary, the Bushes are insulted that Donald Trump is president. They are not used to being treated this way.
They're supposed to win if they want to.
They were taught that if you threw enough money at it, the election would be in the bag. After all, that's the way it always worked.
It's a level of arrogance rivaled only by Obama and Hillary.
Republicans and Democrats never believed they could ever be disregarded. They were certain that Donald J. Trump would never win the Republican nomination, or the election.
However, they were disregarded, and Trump did win. But they are so out of touch, they never saw it coming.
In another excerpt, George W. said he was afraid he would be the last Republican president. He figured Hillary was going to win.
As for Hillary, she's afraid she'll never be president. Their solution was to write books blaming Trump for all of it.
"When you're not out there and you're not with the people, you don't get a good sense of the mood," George W. admitted.
He's got that right.
Neither Party was "out there." Neither Party cared to find out what The People wanted. And now, neither Party has accepted that The People want what Trump is selling, and want the Clinton and Bush Dynasties to go away.
But these people can't help themselves. We'll keep hearing from them. They'll continue to demean this president. And even now, they refuse to accept the fact that they are no longer relevant. That stings.
It's nice George W. loves his dad, but it was shockingly low class to hear both Bushes brag that neither of them voted for Trump, and that HW cast his vote for Hillary.
What kind of people do that?
On the flip side, the Bush family loves Hillary and Obama, and never felt compelled to utter an unkind word about either. Not during eight long years, not during the many scandals which characterized the Obama administration, and not even to say "OMG," when Obama let John Kerry send James Taylor to Paris to sing "You've Got a Friend," after the terrorist attack there.
All we know is that the man whom George W. claimed "doesn't know what it means to be president," was joyously greeted today in Beijing, with red carpet, military band, and flag waving pageantry, while President Obama had to leave Air Force One from the back of the plane, sans red carpet and stairs, when he visited China. Bummer.
Unlike Obama, Trump doesn't do Apology Tours, and world leaders know it. When he visited South Korea yesterday, and addressed the National Assembly, Speaker Chung introduced him as the President of the World. Says it all.
Yet, like arrogant Royals, the Bushes never acknowledged that unemployment is at a 17-year low, and the stock market is at record-breaking highs, the best performance since 1945, while the Obama administration was the first administration, in U.S. history, unable to achieve 3 percent in annual GDP growth. For all eight years.
But none of this will be in their book. And, in the final analysis, the Georges are wrong about a lot. And maybe, just maybe, it's both Georges who don't know what it means to be a president.
Hold the line, America.