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Gaseous burbles from "the swamp"

william.scherk

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Former President George W Bush doesn't usually make much news, but a speech he gave at his Presidential Center has the usual suspects dragging out portions of his speech for crimes against Trump.  The theme of the conflab at the Bush Center was "The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World."

Here is the full speech, and below I add in the full text. Some  folks think it was an unfair attack on the current President (or his perfect policies and actions).

You listen, you read, you decide ...

The nub of the matter?

The full remarks ... cued to (one of) the 'attacks.' You can roll up and down to find other shameful examples of Swamp Gas.

-- the kingdom of reaction, via Memeorandum.com

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 TOP ITEMS: 
share.png Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
George W. Bush's unmistakable takedown of Trumpism — and Trump  —  For the past nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics; he declined to criticize his successor, Barack Obama, and he chose not to endorse but largely ignored President Trump.
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i62.jpgshare.png Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
Bush blasts bigotry and white supremacy, says US politics ‘vulnerable’ to ‘outright fabrication’  —  In a rare public speech today, former President George W. Bush blasted the divisive state of American politics, rejecting nativism and warning of a “crisis of confidence.”  —  “Bigotry seems emboldened.
share.png Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
George W. Bush slams Trumpism, without mentioning president by name  —  Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy.  —  “Bigotry seems emboldened.

-- see also MSK's new OL thread for a candid reaction to the "attack against Trump."

 



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Some folks get all bent out of shape over the 'unspoken' in President Bush's remarks today. Some comments are quite bizarre, in a grand opera kind of way:

 

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From a report sourced to TASS news agency: Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on U.S. citizens to stop disrespecting President Donald Trump, a trend that the Russian leader called a symptom of a poor political system in the U.S.

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[ ...] "Inside the country, disrespect is shown for him. This is a regrettable negative component of the U.S. political system," Putin said, according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency.

"One can argue but one can’t show disrespect, even not for him personally but for those people who voted for him," he added.

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Putin said he believes "the president of the United States does not need any advice because one has to possess certain talent and go through this trial to be elected, even without having the experience of such big administrative work."

 

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[This comment attaches to the video of Bush.] Agreed, William. Bush didn't mention Antifa by name, but it was clear that his remark about oppressive regimes trying to suppress disagreement could easily be extended to oppressive social movements that attempt to shut down opposing speakers on college campuses. Overall, I thought it was a good statement of principles and list of aspirational goals, but it came off more as a "report" than as a speech, dry and impersonal, at least in the delivery. Bush 43 was never known for his eloquence, anyway, but I still crave the eloquence of a JFK or Reagan.

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14 hours ago, william.scherk said:

Some folks get all bent out of shape over the 'unspoken' in President Bush's remarks today. Some comments are quite bizarre, in a grand opera kind of way:

People are not being nice to Kurt Schlichter ...

(clicking on the date in the tweet above should take you to the thread following the (((AG_Conservative))) remarks -- in which Schlichter responds several times, with increasing spleen)

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23 minutes ago, Roger Bissell said:

Bush didn't mention Antifa by name, but it was clear that his remark about oppressive regimes trying to suppress disagreement could easily be extended to oppressive social movements that attempt to shut down opposing speakers on college campuses.

Interpretations may differ. Here some fellows took issue with folks protesting the Richard Spencer speechifying last night in Gainesville, Florida ... 3 men arrested for attempted homicide after Richard Spencer’s speech gave Nazi salute before shooting at protestors

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According to police, the trio argued with and threatened a group of protestors demonstrating against Spencer, who was addressing a small crowd at the University of Florida Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

The men reportedly began threatening to “f*cking kill” and “shoot” the protestors, before eventually offering the Nazi salute and shouting “Hail Hitler.” Police say Tenbrink, a convicted felon, fired the shot. One of the protestors managed to write down the license plate of the silver Jeep the three men were riding in.

“I am amazed that immediately after being shot at, a victim had the forethought to get the vehicle’s license number,” Gainesville police spokesman Officer Ben Tobias said. “That key piece of information allowed officials from every level of multiple agencies to quickly identify and arrest these persons. This was an amazing team effort by everyone involved.”

William and Colton Fears are being held on $1 million bond, Tenbrink’s bond has been set to $3 million.

 

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