In 1988 as a member of the UCF College Republicans I was fortunate enough not only to attend but work on the floor of the Republican National Convention at the Superdome in New Orleans. I held placards and cheered for our nominee George Walker Bush. I was standing 200 feet away from him when he uttered those now infamous words “Read my lips, no new taxes.”
I then watched, along with the rest of the nation, as President Bush purged the executive branch of all Reagan loyalists replacing conservatives with moderates.
He turned his back on the “Reagan Revolution”, betrayed his tax pledge, and got the boot four years later.
Fast forward to the year 2,000. After eight grueling years that saw the office of the Presidency disgraced by a sexual predator, the son of the former President George Herbert Walker Bush sounding every bit like the conservative his father wasn’t, now sought the highest office in the land.
Once elected he too, like his father, became embroiled in international affairs. This time as the result of the worst attack on American soil in history.
While focusing on making the perpetrators of 911 pay the ultimate price whether by neglect or design he also turned his back on the conservative principles he espoused as a candidate. This included pushing a bill to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants at the behest of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and it’s doners on K street.
He enabled the Republican led congress to go on a spending spree the likes of which would make a Democrat blush. In the process he lost control of both legislative branches and ultimately left the economy in ruins.
Following this debacle the country elected the most liberal figure in history to lead the nation: Barack Hussein Obama.
During the tenure of his successor the former President remained silent as Obama gutted the military and prematurely withdrew the majority of U.S. forces from Iraq which resulted in the rise of ISIS and the complete reversal of the gains that had been made during his administration. He continued his silence as Obama laid waste to the economy by executive fiat and increased regulation of business presiding over the weakest economic “recovery” on record.
Not once did he utter single word as the President divided the country along racial lines and opened our borders to hordes of illegals including criminal gangs and potential terrorists.
Horrified by what had occurred during the eight years of the Obama Presidency, the nation elected a man who promised to put America first.
President Trump not only made that promise but kept it by enforcing immigration laws, eliminating excessive regulations which had stifled American enterprise and the economy and removing the United States from agreements that would have left the fate of the nation at the hands of foreign entities such as the United Nations and the European Union.
After eight plus years of keeping his lips zipped the former President has finally broken his silence only to harshly, albeit indirectly, criticize the current President for his attempt to undo the extreme damage of the last sixteen years. Worse he has accused President Trump of being racist for restoring our borders.
It is past time for the Bush family and the rest of the establishment to retreat and let the President and the people go about the business of restoring America to it’s proper place in the world.
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