Bush

Need Another Hint


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A White House ripe with dumbasses is now trying to convince us they’re stupid.

Trump’s spokes-goon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama weren’t talking about her boss when they gave speeches denouncing nationalism, being divisive just to be divisive and to rile up your base, engaging in fabrications, chasing conspiracy theories, and that bigotry and prejudice is not part of the American creed.

Yeah, it’s a head-scratcher. Who could they be referring to? Did none of that sound familiar to Ms. Huckabee Sanders?

Last week, John McCain talked about “spurious nationalism” and again, the White House played dumb. Steve Bannon didn’t because that bitch loves him some fascist nationalism. He went after both McCain and Bush while speaking in front of very hateful audiences. He got a crowd to boo John McCain, and someone in the audience yelled: “hang him.”

Yesterday, McCain went after Trump again without naming him. The Arizona Senator, Vietnam veteran, and former prisoner of war complained about trust-fund babies who were able to avoid the draft by whining about bone spurs. Guess who got out of going to Vietnam because of bone spurs? McCain said he wasn’t talking specifically about Trump, but yeah sure. Let’s talk about someone who avoided the draft with a bone spur deferment the same week he’s in a feud with a Gold-Star widow.  I hope McCain doesn’t believe we’re that stupid. We’re not Trump voters.

Trump is really good at mouthing patriotism and support for the military until someone attached to the military hurts his feelings. This a man who is aghast that anyone would kneel during the national anthem, but will attack POWs and Gold Star families.

Trump is trying to convince us that he expressed compassion, respect, and empathy to the Gold Star widow. It’s a hard sell when he’s feuding with her. If he truly had empathy he would never have responded to her criticism, or had sent out a four-star general to engage in attacking a congresswoman over the issue. If Trump was presidential or an actual adult, he would have let it go. He definitely wouldn’t have sent out John Kelly who pushed lies about the congresswoman.

Here’s the thing, kids. If you’re attacking the widow, or the congresswoman, calling her “wacky” as Trump did, or even debasing yourself by making fun of her red cowboy hat and her fashion choices, you’re just as bad as Trump. You’re choosing an unpatriotic man-baby over people who have actually sacrificed.

Trump doesn’t know about sacrifice, but he’s really good with feuding with those who do. Trump said his sleeping around was his “own personal Vietnam.” While attacking a Gold family when he was campaigning, he said, “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.” No, Donald. Other people sacrificed for you to get rich. Not you.

More people need to speak out against Trump, especially Republicans. They need to denounce his racism, bigotry, nationalism, fascism, narcissism, nepotism, immaturity, his lies, his love for conspiracies, his attacks on the First Amendment, and stick up for the little people he is attacking who have sacrificed for this nation. And if they want, they can make fun of his hair too.

And as for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who sticks up for liars, pushes lies, and tells us we shouldn’t question the lies of a four-star general. Buy yourself a hat, because you don’t have any cattle either.

Creative notes: I do miss drawing Obama. I really miss drawing Bush. But, I shouldn’t complain because this administration has given me a buffet of ugly to draw. Stephen Miller, Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon, Trump himself…it’s a field day. This is my first time to caricature the Huckster, and I wouldn’t say she’s ugly, but she has a very condescending look about her.

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Grabbing By The Bush


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Former president George W. Bush has been making the rounds  of talk shows promoting his new book, “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.” which  is a collection of individual portraits and a group mural which Bush painted, from photographs, of sixty-six physically and/or mentally wounded Armed Forces veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. From what I’ve seen it’s actually really good.

Bush is a good artist. He was a bad president. Not bad in the Jimmy Carter bad. Bad in the god-awful Millard Fillmore, Ulysses Grant, Herbert Hoover bad.

Bush started two wars financed by tax cuts and let an American city succumb to weather, snakes, and alligators. Compared to the present occupant of the Oval Office, or Mar-a-Lago, wherever he is at the moment, Bush is downright refreshing. We’d take those snakes and alligators.

Bush was silent during the Obama presidency but looking at the current and impending disaster, he poked his head out of his cave. He probably felt that he’d be welcomed again. He was right.

Bush has gone on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel’s show talking about his affection for Michelle Obama, and cracking jokes. He’s a likeable guy. He’s a real guy who does respect the presidency. He was never a hater. His fault at times was that he didn’t care and allowed himself to remain ignorant on so many details.

I wouldn’t mind giving Bush a hug. I think at this point America would be afraid to let go. He’s no Obama, but I’m sure most Americans would prefer to turn on the TV and see President Bush over Donald Trump. At this point they’d probably take Fillmore, Grant, and Hoover.

This cartoon is kinda sort of a sequel to the cartoon I drew the day after election day which had Uncle Sam clinging to President Obama’s leg.

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W’s Bigger Little Brother


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When George W. Bush strode across that flight deck 30 miles off the San Diego coast, wearing a flight suit and boasting “mission accomplished,” it might have been the most obnoxious photo op in political history.

Now Republicans are arguing over how W. kept us safe, and did a good job fighting back after terrorists killed thousands of us. I don’t understand how you talk so much about a terrorist attack which killed thousands of Americans in the same context as “keeping us safe.” After 9/11 Bush destabilized the Middle East, created myths to start a war which killed over a hundred thousand people, killed and injured thousands of Americans and oh yeah…created ISIS. But hey, he kept us safe. And Republicans in South Carolina boo when you bring this up. How dare you talk about facts. How dare your party be so ridiculous that the only one of you who can be somewhat honest about it is Donald Freaking Trump.

The Republicans love to talk about who’s qualified for president. If you think George W. Bush did a good job regarding 9/11 and Iraq then you are not qualified to be president.

Now W. is back trying to help Jeb’s campaign in South Carolina, where he’s currently running fourth. What’s scary is that W. sounds like the smart one.

I watched his speech the other day and it reminded me of the time during his administration when if you questioned him, then your patriotism was questioned. If you weren’t with us you were against us. It was a time that intellect, sophistication, and critical thinking was regarded as a weakness. Mediocrity, stupidity and empty boastful rhetoric was hailed and praised as leadership. Oh, that’s right. We’re still doing that.

Yes, W. was the smart one. Looking at the entire field of Republican candidates, he’s still the smart one. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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