In what is fast becoming a race to save the agenda that has been eating away at the liberties and freedoms of the American people, yet another former president has taken to the stage to attack President Donald Trump. Former President GW Bush, stooped short of naming Trump personally, but the message was very clear: these new politics are not the established order.
Unlike Barack Obama, George Bush has stayed out of partisan politics since leaving office, and it is a true testament to the fact that the “old order” is under threat that he has now begun essentially stumping for “establishment” candidates.
He criticized Trump indirectly by saying: “Bigotry seems emboldened,” and that “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”
He also took aim at former Primary candidate Bernie Sanders and his supporters, saying:
“There are some signs that the intensity of support for democracy itself has waned, especially among the young who never experienced the galvanizing moral clarity of the Cold War or never focused on the ruin of entire nations by Socialist central planning,” Bush said. “Some have called that democratic deconsolidation. Merely it seems to be a combination of weariness, frayed tempers and forgetfulness.”
To what end is Bush now speaking out? Could it be that the very order he represents (as did Obama) is under the biggest threat since its birth? Could it be that for once, the people of Amerca are fully engaging in the political process and waking up to the fact that they have been duped time and time again?
As the saying goes, you only take flak when you're on target!