While Conservatives Feel Beaten Up, They See George W. Bush and Bill Clinton Palling Around

If you want to see the problem with the Republican Party notice the relationship between George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Consider how their leadership acts while conservatives feel beaten up by the current Democrat regime.


Here’s lighthearted piece from Associated Press posted at Fox News:

Political opposites turned friends, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush launched a new scholars program at four presidential centers with an opening act that might have been mistaken for a comedy routine.

The two former presidents — one a Democrat, the other a Republican — shared laughs and a buddy-like banter on stage Monday, talking about presidential leadership while trading stories about their famous families and life after the White House.

Bill Clinton said he and Bush laughed backstage about people coming up to them at restaurants and asking to take “selfie” photos. Quipped Bush: “At least they’re still asking.”

With Hillary Rodham Clinton seated in the fourth row, Bush noted that many people ask him about the possibility of another Bush-Clinton White House campaign. His father, President George H.W. Bush, lost to Clinton in 1992, and his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, may seek the GOP nomination in a race that could pair him against Hillary Clinton.

“The first one didn’t turn out too good,” Bush quipped.

The 42nd and 43rd presidents joined together to announce the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the Clinton, Bush, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential centers. At a time of partisanship and gridlock, both presidents said they hoped the scholars program would attract people in business, public service and the military interested in learning about presidential decision-making and applying it to their own careers.

How exactly are Bush and Obama “political opposites” other than needing to appeal to opposing political bases? Only, Bush doesn’t really feel the need to appeal to his base all the time. He can pal around with the opposition and expect them to vote for his brother anyway.

[See also, “To the Financial Elite, George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton Seem Interchangeable.”]

Don’t miss that last paragraph. George W. Bush posed himself with former President Clinton in order to attack the current Republican Congress and to assist Obama’s and the Left’s frame job of them as obstructionists. He is joining in the call to “end gridlock.”