Thursday, May 05, 2016

Both George Bush's refuse to weigh in on 2016 presidential race.

Courtesy of Yahoo News:  

The Bush family is keeping quiet on the 2016 presidential election. 

Neither of the former presidents – George H.W. Bush or his son George W. Bush – will endorse a candidate for presidency – including Donald Trump – PEOPLE confirms. 

"President Bush has no plans to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign," Bush Jr.'s personal aide Freddy Ford told PEOPLE about the younger of the two. 

Meanwhile, Bush Sr. will also steer clear of the ongoing race for the White House. 

The article goes on to explain that George W. has endorsed candidates in the last five elections since he left office, but not this time around. It is also reported that they will both skip the convention.

Gee, I wonder why?

In other news John McCain has said outright that Donald Trump hurts his chances at reelection:

Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters. 

“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years.” 

I cannot say that I have an ounce of sympathy for the Bushes, The helped to create this beast and now they are afraid to get near it, nor for John McCain since he was the one who opened the door to a candidate like Trump with his introduction of Sarah Palin onto the national stage.

Watching them step away from the GOP presidential candidate whose supporters their policy decisions and anti-Washington rhetoric helped to inflame is more than a little
satisfying.

Terrifying to be sure, but also a little satisfying. 

50 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:11 PM

    Fuck the Bushes and McCain. But at least they despise Trump.

    O/T: Tow Truck Driver Refused Service To Disabled Woman Who Supports Bernie Sanders http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tow-truck-driver-refuses-to-help-bernie-supporter_us_572a75b4e4b096e9f090403f

    Tractor trailer hit her car. She was stranded on the side of the highway in North Carolina.

    >> "I'm a conservative Christian, I've just drawn a line in the sand," he said. "I'm not going to associate or conduct business with them." ...

    McWade said her handicap placard was clearly hanging from her rearview mirror, and she spent another two hours on the side of the road before help arrived. She said she is unable to walk to the nearest exit or lift her own hood because of back issues. ...

    [The tow trucker] is going to support [Trump] "110 percent," he said. [He also said] if someone had stickers supporting...Hillary Clinton on their car, he probably wouldn't tow them either. "I have the same principles there," he said <<

    Luke 10:25–37 seems incredibly apt here, don't you think?

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    1. Anonymous2:51 PM

      That's why I don't put a Bernie sticker on my car where I live; suspect the car would be keyed. What is this country coming to? Civil war? Was that the first viral-going scrimmage?

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    2. 66gardeners3:10 PM

      Seems to me this woman has a potential lawsuit

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    3. Anonymous3:19 PM

      The Trump supporters seem to have some issues with simple kindness.

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    4. Anita Winecooler3:27 PM

      Hypocrite. If the same thing happened to his wife, mom, sister, don't think his definition of "conservative christian" would be the same.

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    5. Anonymous5:40 PM

      66gardeners -
      I'm not a big proponent of lawsuits. In fact, I have no plans to sue the driver who hit my car from behind as I was sitting at a red light 2 weeks ago. My medical and repair bills will be taken care of and that's all I'm concerned about.

      However, there are times I feel that legal action is most appropriate, and I think this case is definitely one of those times. Someone in the tow truck business shouldn't be IN that business if he refuses service to anyone, no less a woman with a disability.

      'Christian', my ass!

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    6. 66gardeners8:04 AM

      5:40 my sentiments exactly. I have never sued anyone, but in this case I feel it would be appropriate. This woman's safety was put at risk.

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    7. This comes from allowing religion to meddle in politics. Plus the conservative Supreme Court upholding bigots and their refusal to respect others. I hope this woman sues the two truck driver and he lose his truck, plus goes into debt. Bankrupt his sorry ass.

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  2. Anonymous2:13 PM

    True, that. I would love to see McCain be defeated.

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    1. Anonymous3:11 PM

      Trump could only help McCain at this point.

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  3. Anonymous2:45 PM

    If McCain is so worried about his re-election why not get Sarah to stump for him...look how she well she did for Trump. LOL.

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  4. Anonymous2:55 PM

    I'd love to see McCain lose for misc reasons and especially after standing by Palin no matter what all this time. He thinks he's being so noble, but his version of being noble involves having to lie about what he knows in his heart about her. It does feel good to know he's worried and he can't outright support Trump and be noble once again. I had actually expected him to do it--I really don't think the comment Trump made about him not being a true war hero is what's stopping McCain.

    Speaking of Arizona and that brings to mind immigration and that brings to mind Cinco de Mayo, Trump's tweet and accompanying pic of his taco bowl is so embarrassing. His idea of Mexican food is American Mex food. And he says he loves Hispanics in the tweet. He still doesn't get when to use the word "Latino" and when to use the word "Hispanic." And if he knew why May 5th is a day of celebration, he'd have chosen the word "Mexicans."

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    1. Anonymous4:11 PM

      He is so stupid it is embarrassing.

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    2. Anonymous4:25 PM

      So true, in fact, only Mexicans from a specific region of Mexico. The man is a putz/

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    3. Anonymous4:48 PM

      Trump claiming support from the Beaner Brigade coming soon?

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  5. 66gardeners3:09 PM

    Their silence is cowardly. W's performance as POTUS is what precipitated the start of crazy with the teaparty. It wasn't Obama or the democrats who ruined the US economy.

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    1. Anonymous4:10 PM

      At least Romney spoke out against Trump. I am not a fan, but I will give him credit for that. The blue blood Bushes don't have the nerve to, do they??

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  6. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Ryan refused to endorse Trump today and now they're in a fight: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/house-speaker-paul-ryan-flips-prior-pledge-support/story?id=38898272

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  7. Anita Winecooler3:13 PM

    The two Bushes are still stinging over Jeb!'s ass whooping, and it speaks volumes about the character of Trump.
    McCain? I could care less because of his desperate pick of a loonytune for his VEEP pick, he deserves whatever comes his way. Let's start playing the violin for "Bomb Iran" McCain, you reap what you sow.

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  8. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Ryan refuses to endorse Trump today - http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/paul-ryan-says-he-cannot-support-trump-at-this-point-222864

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    1. Anonymous3:45 PM

      Now Trump refuses to adopt GOP platform

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    2. Anonymous4:08 PM

      Of course he does 3:45. He would be impossible to work with. He is thin skinned and as childish as Palin.

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  9. Anonymous3:30 PM

    Well if the donald gets McCrazy defeated, then he deserves one kudo.
    Oh and fuck Mitch McConnell.
    GeorgiaPeach

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    1. Balzafiar6:33 PM

      If The Donald helps in any way to get McCain defeated then he's done a service for the country even if he loses the election.

      Oh, and yes: fuck Mitch McConnell.

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  10. Anonymous3:48 PM

    The admission that tRump may hurt his re-election chances may be the closest thing we'll ever get to an admission from McCain that his veep choice was a mistake and an absolute bust.

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  11. Anonymous3:52 PM

    A couple of republicants.

    Two Bushits.

    Deathpanels, Iraq, Economic collapse in 2008, Global Warming Ignorance, ACORN shut down and Planned Parenthood next,

    Sarah Palin as the VP nominee, ATTABOY BROWNIE!!!, MASSIVE SPYING, DICK CHENEY.

    Mission Accomplished.

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  12. I hope McCain loses. I will never have a favorable thought about that man again. $arah Palin is McCain's legacy.

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    1. 66gardeners8:05 AM

      and...the internet makes that so.

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  13. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Trump supporters could care less about the Bushes or Speaker Ryan. Frankly, it could play to his advantage as the outsider.

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    1. Anonymous4:06 PM

      True, just check all the Twitter posts to Ryan. They are very stupid people with bad grammar. It is scary to read their tweets.

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    2. Anonymous4:12 PM

      I agree, and that's how he has advanced this far because people are fed up with establishment 1%-ers, of which the Bushies and McCain are.

      What continues to stun me are the likes of said outsiders holding up Reagan as the patron saint. He started "trickle down economics" that eventually got us here. I was only in my twenties and knew THAT was a pile of crap, yet they adore him. Go figure.

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  14. Anonymous4:03 PM

    OT? Sick Pricks 1976>
    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/05/court_filing_says_joe_paterno.html

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    1. Anonymous4:20 PM

      Yeah, what a bunch of sick fucks. I think it's possible Joe himself was a chimo, and that it may be proven before this is all done.

      The other thing to watch is whether the PA Senate will pass a bill to remove the statute of limitations like the PA House did in April.

      Senator Greenleaf may kill it in the Judiciary Committee. The RCC church is against the bill too.

      http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-child-abuse-statute-of-limitations-0412-20160412-story.html

      Lying!

      http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/03/task_forces_recommendation_alt.html

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  15. Anonymous4:18 PM

    After the 8yr. fucking this country got from Bush/Cheney,who would want that turd to back them?

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  16. If McCain is worried about his reelection, he should ask his good friend Sarah Palin to come and give some speeches in Arizona.

    That should do the trick.

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    1. Anonymous4:46 PM

      Sarah could ring the whole flippin' Fam Damily to campaign for John McCain. He needs them to bring their bigass bus and a limo!

      “If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30% of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said at the event, per Politico.

      “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years.”

      http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/05/05/john-mccain-donald-trump-senate/83968290/

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    2. Anonymous5:00 PM

      I'm waiting for that one. Maybe she's too busy speaking at college graduations. Another year goes by and University Of Idaho still hasn't asked her! Gee, I wonder why...

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    3. Anonymous8:09 AM

      scratch could not gain admittance to Trump University if she tried

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  17. There's going to be a lot of silence, refusal to endorse, and heads turned away in this election.

    Perhaps they can't do anything about their nominee, but that doesn't mean they have to publicly endorse him. I'd say the silence is very telling.

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  18. Anonymous6:05 PM

    Why it matters that the Bushes are abandoning Trump

    http://americablog.com/2016/05/matters-bushes-abandoning-trump.html

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  19. Balzafiar6:26 PM

    Maybe the Bush clan can filibuster the convention with readings from "My Pet Goat", GWB's favorite book.

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  20. Anonymous6:40 PM

    The nomination and inauguration of Jeb! was supposed to mark the public's forgiveness of Dubya's disastrous presidency.

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    1. Anonymous8:10 AM

      If they took a poll, I bed Trump would be more popular than W

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  21. Anonymous9:36 PM

    O/t, tmz ugh, why can't they shut up. They always talk over one another. Pos.

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    1. Anonymous4:15 AM

      I don't watch TMZ very often, but I caught it the other night. I could barely stand more than five or 10 minutes. All the constant talking over one another. It was so annoying. Makes me feel that these people are so unlikable. Not impressed. I won't be watching again.

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  22. Sarah is calling "smart" democrats to vote for Trump. Had to laugh at another Trump marketing strategy that only works on simpleminded fools. Sorry Sarahskank, smart Democrats voted against having you a heartbeat away from being POTUS in 2008. Apparently, even the Bush ex POTUS can smell the bullshit coming from Trump.

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  23. Anonymous2:26 AM

    Bush senior looks like a corpse.

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    1. Anonymous8:11 AM

      and W is a chip off the old blockhead

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  24. Anonymous5:59 AM

    W wouldn't
    show up at the convention unless Jeb! was the nominee and then only in small increments. He is still that unpopular.

    A few months ago he was suppose to make a speech outside of the USA and he was informed he would be arrested for war crimes.They said the USA might not indite and arrest him but they would.Too bad were not that astute .

    W said he wouldnt be making the trip because it would cause rioting. That and he didnt want to be locked up. There are no words to describe how much i detest W.

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    1. Anonymous8:12 AM

      W will never live down what he did

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