Former President George W. Bush is reportedly slated to join congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) at a fundraising event in Dallas next month for her House re-election campaign. Politico congressional reporter Olivia Beavers published a scoop with billing for the $1,000 per plate event over the week.
Attendees who wanted to give more can get co-host status at the event for donating $2,900, and those who max out for $5,800 get chairman status with a photo opportunity, ostensibly with the Skull and Bones frat boy-turned humbler of Hussein as well as his Trotskyite, neoconservative vice president’s daughter. Wow, neat.
Other distinguished guests in the lineup include Kay “Bailout” Bailey Hutchinson, the Texas Senator who faced the Tea Party of 2010’s wrath for authorizing the 2008 Wall Street bailout TARP program with her vote, George W. Bush’s personal White House attorney Harriet Miers, who he laughingly appointed to the Supreme Court and his party laughed her out of the nomination, and Karl Rove, “the brain” behind getting Dubya reelected by putting the legal definition of marriage amendments on ballot initiatives across the states in 2004.
At any rate, the world has changed, and in some ways, it has changed. These people are the worst people the Republican Party has, and they know it. That’s why the candidates on the 2008 and 2012 GOP presidential primary debate stages were all singing their hearts out, the praises of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan this, and Reagan that, and my administration is going to be just like Reagan and out of all those choruses of Reagan was the best, was there nary a peep of George W. Bush.
It was like number forty-three was never president, had never existed. He was erased, the way party officials in China who have fallen out of favor with the Chinese Communist Party disappear from any further mention and are regarded as spreaders of anti-Marxist doctrines. Everybody who wants to curry favor with the party knows you don’t quote or mention those guys after all that preemptive war and no weapons of mass destruction shenanigans.
Then when Republicans finally got a win at the big seat after eight long years of Obama, it was with the spitting image of Ronald Reagan, a television celebrity from a blue state. Reagan’s 1980 campaign slogan was, “Let’s make America great again.” And Trump promised no more nation-building, and since he wasn’t a Bush or anything, and wasn’t getting bankrolled by Wall Street and the two parties like all these other cronies, so it seemed like he was serious about really going in and Swiffering the house of Cold War-era U.S. foreign policy.
The Bushes have consistently hated Donald Trump, putting aside all the castigation they had made of libertarians, Reform Party members, and other heterodox conservatives, that you put the party above these squabbles to unify against the more dangerous common enemy. They have shown that Obama, Biden, Clinton, and the likes are no common enemy, but politicians like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Liz Cheney have friends and mutual allies. That was scorching stuff for three decades, but Americans are over it now.