But Mr. Bush is most worried about what he sees as a growing isolationism, a retreat from the tough-minded national security policies and assertive American role in the world that he championed. Thats his main concern about the Tea Party, Mr. Glassman said. In that vein, Mr. Bush contributed $5,000 to Senator Lindsey Graham, a hawkish South Carolina Republican who is facing a challenge from the right.
Ironically, the folks who are of the Tea Party persuasion were probably his most vocal supporters against the incessant attacks of the left. We defended him when he wouldn't defend himself.
Moreover, GWB makes the same mistake that so many others in the GOP-e make: Conflating the Tea Party movement with the isolationist Ron Paul and his Libertarian coterie.
He should know better than to ignore the hand that fed him.
A truly disappointing article. But, then, coming from the New York Times, it is intended to be.
posted on 11/03/2013 5:58:58 PM PST
(The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
I think the most telling moment of the Bush Admin was right after the Dem takeover in 2006, Tony Snow stepped out to say in great delight..."Now we can at least get amnesty." He was happy Republican lost, and so were the Bushes. They have always despised conservatives.
That is also when Bush's numbers started to tank and never went back up. That was when his conservative base stopped supporting him. I guess even ole humble and lovable GW can hold a grudge.
posted on 11/03/2013 6:03:33 PM PST
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