Category Archives: The Bush’s

October 20, 2016

Ed Rollins: ‘Bush Wing’ of the GOP Is ‘Definitely Gone’

Campaign director for Reagan-Bush ’84 says globalist Republicans ‘will not be coming back’ in 2020.

Republican campaign consultant Ed Rollins said that the “Bush wing” of the GOP is gone and won’t be coming back anytime soon during a Tuesday interview on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”

Rollins, the co-chairman of the pro-Trump Great America PAC and formerly the national campaign director for Ronald Reagan’s 1984 presidential campaign, predicted Trump supporters will walk out on the Republican Party if GOP leaders refuse to listen to their voices.

“I think the Bush wing is definitely gone and obviously it’s not coming back in the short run,” Rollins told LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham. “There were very significant players who didn’t get where the country was, and they underestimated the Trump support. They underestimated the message that was out there.”

Saying that there will be no “automatic heir apparent” to the Republican Party if the divisive 2016 election ends with a Trump loss, Rollins expressed his concern over whether House Speaker Paul Ryan would “compromise our principles” and cooperate with Hillary Clinton to move her agenda forward.

“If that occurs, I think obviously there’s not going to be much left — it’s over,” Rollins said. “And I think we’ve become a congressional party as opposed to a presidential party. I think Trump jumped in front of that, took advantage of it, did a very effective job of communicating with the grassroots about the problems that they face. I don’t know if the Establishment Republicans will pick that up when this is all over.”

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September 29, 2016

The Bush Family’s Increasingly Democratic Legacy (Video)

GOP royals record of broken pledges, tax increases, open borders, snuggling with Clintons and Obamas.

It was the snub heard ’round the world.

But the alleged snub was only initially heard by one person — a Democrat.

President George H. W. Bush allegedly told a Democrat that he wasn’t voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Instead, Bush would vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The elder Bush told Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, about his decision last week. The news spread like wildfire, with Kennedy Townsend fanning the flames.

Bush’s spokesman would not comment on the matter. But no denial was issued.

For the vast majority of Republicans who have rallied behind their party’s nominee — and even Republicans not enthusiastic about Trump — the news was disappointing. Donald Rumsfeld, who was part of the administrations of President Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, said part of the reason was that the senior Bush was getting “up in years.” George H. W. Bush is 92.

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July 23, 2016

Paul Sperry: ‘28 Pages’ Are a ‘Smoking Gun’ Linking 9/11 Hijackers to Bush Family Friend

The New York Post’s Paul Sperry discussed his analysis of the declassified “28 Pages” from the 9/11 report on Breitbart News Sunday with host Stephen K. Bannon. As the title of Sperry’s article puts it: “Yes, the Saudi Government Helped the 9/11 Terrorists.”

“It’s a smoking gun, because the linkages are so numerous, and strong, and reinforcing, that it’s hard to come away from reading all this material and not feel that there was a support network,” said Sperry.

He said the media is underplaying these revelations because “they haven’t bothered to read it, and they took the pre-release spin from the White House, and from the Saudis, and K Street, all the K Street lobbyists, and that’s what they went with, instead of actually investigating for themselves — which is typical of the lazy mainstream media.”

He recalled speaking with members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force who were familiar with the 28 Pages material, and reporting in 2013 about the assistance Saudi agent Omar al-Bayoumi, and other actors from Saudi operations in the United States, provided to 9/11 hijackers Khalid al-Mihdar and Nawaf al-Hazmi in San Diego.

“The takeaway that was shocking to me was the fact that we had Abu Zubaida having phone contacts, unlisted phone contacts, in his possession when he was captured in Pakistan after 9/11 — this is a senior al Qaeda operative — of the Aspen residence, the chalet, for Prince Bandar, Saudi Prince Bandar,” Sperry said. “This is an unlisted number, tied to a security company that no one even knew about, they weren’t even on the radar. It took two months for the FBI to even run this to ground, who the hell was this security company, and who did this phone number belong to.”

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May 9, 2016

Pat Buchanan: Bush Republicanism Is Dead

If the Bushes and neocons wish to depart (the Republican party), let them go.

Pat Buchanan writes of the decisive defeat of Bush Republicanism in his latest column, excerpted below.

What the Trump campaign revealed, as Republicans and even Democrats moved toward him on trade, immigration and foreign policy, is that Bush Republicanism and neoconservatism not only suffered a decisive defeat, they had a sword run right through them.

They are as dead as emperor-worship in Japan.

Trump won the nomination, he won the argument, and he won the debate. The party is now with Trump — on the issues. For GOP elites, there can be no going back to what the grass roots rejected.

What does this suggest for Trump himself?

While he ought to keep an open door to those he defeated, the greatest mistake he could make would be to seek the support of the establishment he crushed by compromising on the issues that brought out his crowds and brought him his victories and nomination.

Given Trump’s negatives, the Beltway punditocracy is writing him off, warning that Trump either comes to terms with the establishment on the issues, or he is gone for good.

History teaches otherwise.

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May 7, 2016

Huckabee: Bushes Should Leave GOP If They Won’t Back Trump as Nominee (Video)

“If they are not going to support the people the Republicans nominated, they need to get out of the Republican Party and admit they are not Republican or be honest and say I only want it when I get it my way.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Thursday slammed ex-Presidents George H.W. Bush and his son, George W., for staying away from endorsing Donald Trump as the nominee, saying that if they can’t support the GOP nominee they should get out of the party.

“When we nominated various people over the past several election cycles to be president, there were many of us who had heartburn,” Huckabee, who dropped his own presidential bid after the Iowa caucuses in February, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” co-host Bill Hemmer.

“But we sucked it up and went out there and vigorously supported our nominee,” he continued. “If they are not going to support the people the Republicans nominated, they need to get out of the Republican Party and admit they are not Republican or be honest and say I only want it when I get it my way.”

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March 3, 2016

She Saw the Liars Up Close: Lt. Col Karen Kwiatkowski on the Iraq War Propaganda (Audio)

Were we lied into war, or was it an innocent mistake on the basis of faulty intelligence? Our guest observed the formulation of the propaganda up close, and tells us what really happened. Oh, and now she’s a Rothbardian libertarian.

Karen Kwiatkowski is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. Since retiring, she has become a noted critic of the U.S. government’s involvement in Iraq. Kwiatkowski is primarily known for her insider essays which denounce a corrupting political influence on the course of military intelligence leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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February 21, 2016

Making America great means exposing ‘W’

Ilana Mercer praises Trump for beginning ‘a vital process of expiation’

Making America great again, the theme of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, depends on dispelling the myths and myth-making that made America bad.

Beginning with George W. Bush.

Said Saint Augustine: “The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”

The Republican Party under Bush did the devil’s work. Bar the sainted Ron Paul, not a dog of a Republican lifted his leg in protest of the unjust war on Iraq.

To embark on the good, the GOP must come clean about the bad. To that end, Donald Trump has begun a vital process of expiation.

The 43rd president is categorized as “bad” and ranked 37th by Ivan Eland, author of “Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty.” Having undermined the republic at home and peace abroad, “Bush’s presidency,” avers Eland, “was one of the worst of all time.”

Coming to terms with the Bush legacy, moreover, ought to prevent the rise of another Bush. For the bogus Bush Doctrine is alive and well – exploited in the words and promises of each of the Republican candidates, other than Donald Trump.

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February 20, 2016

Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump’s Rise Is Rejection of a Quarter Century of Bush Republicanism

In a statement to Breitbart News, Pat Buchanan declared that Trump’s rise represents a rejection of 25 years of Bush Republicanism— an ideology which Buchanan says has destroyed America’s once-great manufacturing core, flooded the country with low-skilled workers, and drained the treasury with ill-advised foreign adventures in the Middle East.

“In the GOP nomination race, the chickens of a quarter century of Bush Republicanism have come home to roost,” Buchanan told Breitbart. “Trump’s triumphs to date are due to his recognition of, and identification with, the Middle American revolt against Bush family ideology and policy, and what it has produced.”

Buchanan explained that “America is rejecting the Bush immigration policy,” which has “proffered amnesty” to “12 million illegals… because it said the United States is helpless to do anything about their presence here.”

“America’s establishment has failed America,” Buchanan said, “The single clearest message in the presidential campaign of 2015-2016 is that the American people would like to cleanse our capital city of its ruling class.”

Buchanan, former speechwriter and White House adviser to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, is legendary amongst conservatives for his insurgent Republican presidential campaigns during the 1990s, which laid the intellectual groundwork for the conservative nation-state movement. Buchanan has been credited with presaging the revolt which has manifested itself in the 2016 election and for correctly predicting the consequences of mass migration, ideological free trade, and military adventurism — predictions which were largely dismissed at the time he made them.

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February 17, 2016

Coulter on 9/11 Attacks: ‘You Can Kind of Say There Is Some Partial Blame’ for Bush (Video)

“Look, one year before 9/11, in a debate with Al Gore, George Bush specifically raised racial profiling of Arabs at ticket security. One year later, the ticket agent who took Mohammed Atta’s tickets said he got a chill to the bone, he wouldn’t give it to him, but gave himself a politically correct mental slap.”

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter said that although she disagreed with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s suggestion former President George W. Bush may have misled the American people to invade Iraq, his broader point about avoiding foreign wars was the right.

According to Coulter, the focus on the Middle East in the GOP debates detracts attention from what is going on domestically.

“Well, what he said specifically about Bush lying to get us into the war about weapons of mass destruction, of course that made my head explode,” Coulter said. “But whether it’s Bush’s fault or Obama’s fault for pulling out every last troop as I believe, going forward, I do, and I think most Americans agreed with Trump — enough with the foreign wars. It didn’t work. It’s not working now. Again, whether it’s Bush’s fault or Obama’s fault. And you know, you watch these Republican debates, and at least for the first five of them, half of the debate is Republicans talking about the Quds and the Kurds. Can we get back to America?”

Later in the segment, Coulter explained why she sees Trump as resonating where the Republican Party isn’t and pointed out that you can tie Bush’s policies to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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November 15, 2015

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.

“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was coming.

By May of 2001, says Cofer Black, then chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center, “it was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die.” “There were real plots being manifested,” Cofer’s former boss, George Tenet, told me in his first interview in eight years. “The world felt like it was on the edge of eruption. In this time period of June and July, the threat continues to rise. Terrorists were disappearing [as if in hiding, in preparation for an attack]. Camps were closing. Threat reportings on the rise.” The crisis came to a head on July 10. The critical meeting that took place that day was first reported by Bob Woodward in 2006. Tenet also wrote about it in general terms in his 2007 memoir At the Center of the Storm.

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