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Ingraham Torches George W. Bush: ‘W’ Is Still Smarting from Trump Trouncing Jeb



>> Laura: Good evening, from New Orleans, I’m Laura Ingraham. We have a phenomenal show for you. Just in time for mardi gras. Filled with great guests, great topics, don’t want to miss a minute. Stay right here with us. We have a potential blockbuster revelation from an FBI informant on the Clinton and the sale of uranium to Russia. And we’ve got Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz on the Democrats shameless hypocrisy, howling about Republicans undermining Mueller after doing all they could to sabotage the Whitewater investigation. Plus, we are at ground zero in the fight over American heritage and confederate monuments here in New Orleans, and we are going to have a lively debate. But first, bush and the global elites strike back. That’s the focus of tonight’s “Angle.” For eight years during Barack Obama’s time in office, his predecessor, George W. Bush, was really quiet. He painted a lot. Remember this one hated of the dogs? They look like goats. And W gave speeches and he wrote an autobiography. He did a lot of great charity up appearances for the military, but he refused Saturday to a mist of criticism as Obama was taking a wrecking ball to America’s domestic and foreign policy. Let’s think about it. When the Obama Administration appended our health care system, bush said nothing. When Obama ran through his bloated stimulus bills and exploded our debt, bush was mom. When horror stories of neglect at the va surfaced, total silence. When the Obama Administration abandoned armed men in Benghazi and then sent Susan Rice out to lie about the attack, well, the cat have Ws tongue, and then crickets. When he was asked to comment about Obama policies, this was bush’s customary response.

>> I don’t think it is good for the country to have a former president undermined a current president. I think it’s bad for the presidency, for that matter.

>> Laura: But since trump was elected, George W. Bush seems willing and able to eager to spout off. Although he doesn’t mention trump by name, he might as well, and not only is he criticizing our 45th president, he is now doing so on foreign soil. Thoughts nice. Today in dubai — where else? He criticized trump for ending the dad policy, there are people willing to do jobs that Americans don’t want to do. Americans don’t want to pick cotton in 125 degrees. There are people that want to put food on their families tables. Okay, I’m not will Ferrell, give me a break. Hillary Clinton couldn’t have said it better herself. Bush tried this routine back in 2007. His amnesty with a side of border security, it didn’t work then and it certainly is not going to work in the era of trump. But bush didn’t stop at needling trump about immigration. He also offered this trenchant insight on Russia’s election interference.

>> Laura: Is that recorded on an old Barbie tape recorder? What is that? If I were George W. Bush, I wouldn’t be so quick to bring up Russian meddling. I kind of recall — remember that ranch in Crawford? He was pretty cozy with Putin when he came to visit in Texas. Remember, he looks into vlad’s eyes, and I think he saw his soul, as I recall. So it was okay to try to work with Russia back then, but not now, right? Well, I say this about looking into Putin’s soul. How did bush so badly misjudged Vladimir Putin? Look, let’s face it. Bush is repulsed by Donald Trump because, number one, trump is more of an economic nationalist. And number two, trump’s election was a repudiation of both of the bushes and the Clintons. And also, of course, W is still smarting from trump’s trouncing his baby brother, Jeb, in the primaries.

>> Poor jab, he’s doing other commercial of me. This guy, he is a maniac. This poor guy, I feel sorry. He’s like a lost soul. You know, this poor, pathetic, low-energy guide.

>> I’m talking.

>> You can go back. You interrupted. You apologize, Jeb? Again — I know you’re trying to build up your energy, Jeb, but it’s not working.

>> Laura: Oh, my God, that was so funny. So it’s to be expected — come on, that was brutal. That they bushes would return to the national habitat after all these years, places were no unquestioned international trade deal or the massive flood of humanity into our country, but it’s painfully obvious that the bushes were never comfortable with conservatives of the Reagan, Buchanan, Gingrich, or certainly not the trump variety. They are comfortable, however, well, cozying up to the Obamas or hanging out with the Clintons Clintons.

>> I don’t know if that makes any sense, told me he used some big birds.

>> Used properly.


So, President Bush —

>> This is the point where I reach my back pocket to make short my billfold is still there.

[Laughter] I don’t know any big words.

>> Laura: Starts sweet. Isn’t that nice? Brings back such great memories. Let’s get back to the proposition we put out at the beginning of the show. Why is George W. Bush suddenly so vocal? You weren’t going to talk about successive presidents. I think it might have something do with the economy taking off. Of course, the current market correction notwithstanding. 70% of registered voters in a new quinnipiac poll essay the economy is good or excellent under trump. The simple act on that trump’s approval ratings are up to 40%, and an economist you go survey had him at 45%. Then you throw in an incredible state of the union, the unraveling of this ridiculous Russian investigation — we will get into more of that with Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, they feel now they need to respond. That is what trump is doing, actually working. The president should wear the tired bush critiques as a badge of honor. Trump is doing with previous administrations were unwilling or unable to do, and President Bush himself should know by now, come on, there is no constituency for perpetual military intervention, open borders, and totally unpoliced international trade deals. Mr. President, George W. Bush, your brother ran on that platform, and the people chose trump, and that’s the “Angle” .

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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