Friday, March 10, 2017

Bush and Blair: Iraq War leaders' puzzling attempts, 10 years later, to woo the Left

When you hear a moonbat talk-show caller refer to George W. Bush as an honorable man, you know that things really have been turned upside-down.
A regular caller to WRKO-Boston's The Kuhner Report, known for being one of the audience's token Leftie rabble-rousers, took Jeff Kuhner to task for pointing the finger at Barack Hussein Obama for the surveillance on President Trump during his candidacy to the present day and which has been the source of the leaks plaguing his administration.
"Do you really believe Barack Obama would do anything to seriously harm this country?" the caller asked.
"Yes, I do," Kuhner replied. "He's done it numerous times already."
"Well, I can't believe that, that you opened up the show blasting Obama and George Bush, and both these guys were honorable men."
"George Bush? Dubya? Honorable?" Kuhner said. "I thought he was the demon to you guys on the Left."
"No, no," the caller parried. "I always liked Bush. I didn't like the characters he surrounded himself with, but I always thought he was an okay guy."
Stop the War protests? What Stop the War protests? I never carried a sign comparing Bush to Hitler. Back in 2003, I was telling everyone I knew how honorable the President was. I just didn't like Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz. Yeah, that's it! That's the ticket!
Incredible, isn't it? George W. Bush is currently the hero of the Left for having a dig at President Trump and opining that his proposed travel ban and accusations against the media were off-base.
"I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy," Bush recently drawled on NBC's Today program. "We need an independent media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive and it's important for the media to call to account people who abuse power, whether it be here or elsewhere."
Like the power to create the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration and the Patriot Act, Mr. President? Bush wasn't finished.
"It's kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we're not willing to have one ourselves."
Who said we're not willing to have a free press? I haven't heard any arguments anywhere on the Right to this effect. One, they're not independent. They're Democrat operatives posing as journalists, and it's been this way for sixty years. Everyone knows this, except, apparently, Mr. Bush. He ought to know better considering how savaged he was by this same media. Two, all we ask as that they operate impartially and give us the truth and both sides of a story. It appears that all the media's reporting is controlled somehow. So our cherished "free and independent" media is neither independent nor free.
"I think it's very important for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to or to not worship at all," Dubya told the free and independent "journalists" on Today. "A bedrock of our freedom is the right to worship freely. I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law."
Alright, now who is arguing against the right to worship as one wishes? Of course that's an American value, it's covered by the First Amendment. We, the peons, the citizens who actually produce goods and services of some worth in the country, would also like to be able to worship without having to worry about some "allahu akhbar" screaming lunatic coming at us with a scimitar or a "scary assault weapon" because he came in from any one of the seven most dangerous, terrorist/jihadist-sheltering countries the good earth has to offer.
Furthermore, Mr. Bush, are you for an immigration policy that's welcoming or one that upholds the law? I'm confused. You cannot have both. Either it's welcoming or it follows the law. I think we've already welcomed well more than our fair share of valedictorians and people committing acts of love, don't you? I now think it's time we, golly gee, start following the law.
There is no need for "comprehensive immigration reform". Just enforce the laws already on the books. It's simple. This is what government does, folks. It complicates everything. We also hear about how we require comprehensive penal reform, comprehensive tax reform, comprehensive health care reform. I'm getting mighty sick of the words "comprehensive" and "reform". In the interests of trying to launch a "reform" of the TSA, the next time I fly from the United States, I'm going to wear my kilt with nothing on underneath. The belts of the kilt are guaranteed to make the metal detectors blare. And when I get pulled aside for my legalized sexual assault, I'll have to warn the gentleman, no doubt one of the children who was left behind during the Bush years, that he's due to get a "comprehensive" feel of my genitals—at least considerably more comprehensive than he was expecting. Hey, if I'm gonna get groped, I won't accept half-measures. If the TSA has standards, then so do I. I fight dirty.
Anyhoo, Bush must be so grateful. No longer is he "WORST PRESIDENT EVER" to borrow from the all-caps ragefests occurring on social media a decade ago. The pinkos have dropped Dubya like a hot potato. I suppose it's similar to conservatives declaring Jimmy Carter only the second-worst president in American history, in light of the past eight years, only they never killed any cops nor set any neighborhoods on fire in the process. That's why Bush decided to step away from his ranch in which he had sat quietly and said nothing during the eight destructive years of Honolulu Barry's reign and hog some of the anti-Trump limelight.
Listen, Donald Trump picked on his brother Fredo Jeb during the campaign. He was a big meanie to the man who would make America bilingual. You knew this was coming.
But what the former President did not do, despite the absolute certainty that he'd have preferred his family's old friends, the Clintons, back in the White House, is thoroughly step all over the democratic process. Bush has not demanded the overturning of the election based on the "popular vote".
That job has been left to the other major scoundrel from ten years ago, one Rt. Hon. Tony Blair. The prime minister from 1997 to 2007, after having overseen scandals involving candidacy funding and councillors' expenses in the early days to cash-for-influence and MPs expenses scandals in the latter, with everything from ignoring NHS funding, freeing IRA terrorists and loosening border controls in between, has urged the British people to "rise up" against Brexit.
The historic referendum to leave the European Union was won by a 52 percent margin last summer by the Leave campaign, with 17.4 million people having cast their votes in favor of it. The Remainiacs have consistently sought to deny the democratic process since, with Gina Miller, the High Court and the House of Lords all conspiring to put roadblocks in the way, trying to delay or even outright prevent Article 50 from being triggered, ensuring that every Tomasz, Dietrich and Henri can continue to be treated as legitimately as British citizens. A blue-print for the no-borders crowd on a more micro-managed level.
Mr. Blair has said that Brexit represents a "rush over the cliff's edge" and that we are required to listen to him and his good buddy Rupert Murdoch and all the other filthy rich globalists and corporatists and bureaucrats, but carefully packaged as a desire to ensure that the British public "has a right to change their minds". As ever with these odious politicians, it has always got to be about the people. Just ask the Chinese, the North Koreans or the Cubans. Actually, don't ask them. They'll be shot in their beds in the middle of the night by government spooks acting on behalf of "the people" if they speak.
Citing the "imperfect knowledge" that swayed people towards a Leave vote, Blair told an audience organized by the Open Britain campaign group—at least they advertise themselves honestly—that "Our challenge is to expose relentlessly the actual cost ... to calculate in 'easy-to-understand' ways [because we're all idiots, geddit?] how proceeding will cause real damage to the country and its citizens and to build support for finding a way out from the present rush over the cliff's edge. I don't know if we can succeed. But I do know we will suffer a rancorous verdict from future generations if we do not try."
Here we go. Now it's not just about the people, but it's about THE CHILDREN. Ohmigod, what about the children? Don't you care about the children? I'll bet you don't love puppies or clean air or water either, you rubes. Oh, the ignominy! Jeez, how could we have ever let you vote on an issue that directly affected your lives? We won't be making that mistake ever again, rest assured.
And there you have it. The architects of the Iraq War just trying to do some good in the world. I can sort of understand Bush's motives. They involve family and a vision of the Establishment GOP which he clings to. Bush is essentially asking the public, "Hey, do you miss me? Admit that you miss me. Admit that you're nostalgic for the days when a Republican president just rolled over for the media."
But does Blair not have any shame at all? I suppose you can make a comeback of sorts after nearly a decade of silence as with Mr. Bush, but when you've been on the £100,000-per-night speech circuit since leaving office? I don't know where a man like that gets off lecturing people just trying to keep their domiciles afloat in a climate of austerity that he and his people created about the pitfalls of the democratic process.
What I do know is that if a man like Tony Blair is so vehemently against the majority decision of the British electorate to leave the EU, so nakedly scared about its prospects for him and his cabal of one-worlders, it absolutely speaks to the legitimacy of the Brexit vote in the most effective manner possible.

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