George W. Bush made the government much bigger and more powerful, both at home and abroad, the antithesis of what the Republican party once said it stood for. From Jack Kerwick at lewrockwell.com:
We can only hope
“I don’t like him. 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.”
So says George H.W. Bush about President Donald J. Trump in Mark K. Updegrove’s soon-to-be-released, The Last Republicans. And Bush Senior admits to having voted for Hillary Clinton.
Neither is Bush Junior an admirer of his successor. “Wow, this guy doesn’t know what it means to be president.” W maintains that a president should not “exploit” and “incite” anger, but “come up with ideas to deal with it.”
Junior states that he voted for neither Trump nor Hillary Clinton.
Every American who ever desired to know the truth about our political system should thank God for Trump—regardless of whether or not they like him as a person or as a politician. Trump’s candidacy and presidency have exposed the System in all of its ugliness.
The Bushes are the proverbial textbook illustration of this ugliness.
It is now painfully obvious that the so-called “conservative movement” hadn’t been anything of the sort from at least the time of Reagan. Rather, it has largely been a neoconservative movement, a species of soft or covert socialism and a cover for the Republican Party.
It is now painfully obvious that both the Democratic and Republican parties are corrupt organizations comprised of professional politicians that have labored indefatigably to deceive American voters into thinking that the parties presented voters with a genuine choice.
It is now painfully obvious that D.C., and, thus, the country, is in fact led by a Mono-Party. The idea of an “opposition party” is a politically-useful fiction that Democrats and Republicans, like the Bushes, have long exploited in order to advance their own interests, a fiction that proves especially handy during election season and, of course, for fundraising purposes.
To continue reading: President George W. Bush: The Last Republican President