Category Archives: The Bush’s

November 8, 2017

Bannon: George W. Bush Was ‘Single Most Destructive President in U.S. History, Including James Buchanan’

On Breitbart News Sunday with SiriusXM hosts Joel Pollak and Rebecca Mansour, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon was sharply critical of the Bush family, referring to them as “the last Whigs” because “the Republican Party that they talked about is essentially over.”

Bannon was referring to the Bush presidents attacking President Donald Trump in a new book, The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush by historian Mark Updegrove.

“Listen, I try to be bad cop to President Trump’s good cop. He’s head of the Republican Party. He tries to stay above the fray. Hopefully I’m there to do the dirty work as his wingman,” Bannon said.

“What are we talking about? This party is a party made up of workers. It’s made up of American workers. It’s made of the American middle class. It’s got to represent not just their values, but their interests, and it doesn’t. The donors, the conservative consultants, the lobbyists, and the politicians they bought in the Republican Party don’t represent their interests at all. It’s quite shocking,” he contended.

“I think now with the Internet and news services like Breitbart, the Daily Caller, and others you’ve disintermediated the kind of old think tanks of the conservative movement, and you’ve disintermediated the old media companies – including Fox News to a large extent, which is really quite Establishment. I think you just have this energy at the grassroots level that really wants to take its party back, and by taking its party back, really effectuate change in the United States. I think it’s healthy, and I think it’s great,” he said.

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October 26, 2017

Former US president George HW Bush apologizes after actress claims he ‘sexually assaulted’ her from his WHEELCHAIR in this photograph – with his wife Barbara standing by his side

Actress Heather Lind made allegations Tuesday claiming when she met former President George H.W. Bush, 93, he ‘sexually assaulted’ her from his wheelchair. She claimed the ‘assault’ happened during a photo-op with wife Barbara Bush standing by his side, and claims his wife saw the incident unfold. The now 34-year-old actress also claimed that afterwards Bush’s security detail told her she shouldn’t have stood next to the former president for the photo-op.

Former President George HW Bush has apologized after an actress claimed he ‘sexually assaulted’ her while he was in his wheelchair.

Heather Lind, 34, who starred in AMC’s series ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’, made the allegations against the 93-year-old former president on Instagram in a lengthy post with accompanying photos.

‘When I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke,’ Lind alleges.

In a statement to DailyMail.com the former president responded: ‘President Bush would never – under any circumstance – intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind.’

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October 15, 2017

George P. Bush Is ‘Re-Imagining’ Reality With A ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Alamo

When the “reimagining” is complete, it can be said without exaggeration that nothing of the famous battle or the 189 men who sacrificed their lives will be visible to visitors of the historic site.

Texas and its most sacred and iconic historical sites — like the Alamo — are under constant attack by patronizing pseudo-intellectuals who only seem to care about history when it involves blind and uncritical acceptance of “alternative facts” about our state’s past.

Historians now “know” that the Lone Star State (along with the entire American Southwest) is built on land “stolen” from Mexico, that Jim Bowie was a staggering drunk and that Davy Crockett “may” have surrendered to the Mexican Army instead of being killed in action swinging “Old Betsy.”

For some, these “alternative facts” make the Alamo a symbol of racism and imperialism that should be “re-imagined,” at least according to the Texas Land Office.

That’s what the “Reimagining the Alamo” project directed and supervised by political neophyte and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is all about.

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September 26, 2017

State GOP raises concerns over George P. Bush’s Alamo stewardship

Texas State Republican Executive Committee votes to express concern about any plans to “reimagine” the Alamo. GOP committee also urges more financial transparency from participants in efforts to restore the Alamo area.

Texas Republican Party leaders expressed concern Saturday that Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s leadership of the effort to restore and “reimagine” the Alamo is lacking in transparency and a singular focus on the 1836 battle that makes the historic site in downtown San Antonio the most sacred shrine in Texas.

In a 57-1 vote, the Texas State Republican Executive Committee voted to call on Bush and the General Land Office to keep the Battle of the Alamo its central focus in redeveloping the site and to require that nonprofits that are joining in the effort comply with public records laws.

“The Alamo’s been more than the battle, but the battle has to be front and center and we have to remember the Alamo,” said Jeremy Blosser of Arlington, the committee member from Senate District 10 in Tarrant County.

A multimillion-dollar plan to restore the 250-year-old mission and renovate three nearby state-owned buildings to serve as a museum is in the early stages.

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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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