If only former President George W. Bush had attacked the Democrats like he is now attacking Sen. Ted Cruz.
It’s typical of Republicans to eat their own, to save their harshest criticisms for those who stand up for the oath they took to uphold the Constitution and to wine and dine with the Democrats, calling them “esteemed colleagues.”
Many Republicans had high hopes for President Bush. Even though he pissed away his conservative principles and engaged in an immoral war, there were notable Republicans who defended him.
Rush Limbaugh is the most notable example.
Now we have another Bush running for President, and the long knives are coming out in order to save the legacy of “read my lips, no new taxes” George H. W. Bush and the heir apparent Jeb “Open Borders-Common Core” Bush.
Here’s the story from Fox News:
“Former President George W. Bush reportedly ripped into Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a weekend gathering of donors to his brother’s presidential campaign, according to a published report Monday.
“Politico reported that Bush said of Cruz, ‘I just don’t like the guy,’ at the event, which was held Sunday night in Denver.
“According to the report, which cited at least six donors who were at the event, Bush said he did not like Cruz’s de facto alliance with Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has notably spared Cruz from the criticism he has ladled onto other members of the 15-candidate Republican field.
“‘He said he found it ‘opportunistic’ that Cruz was sucking up to Trump and just expecting all of his support to come to him in the end,’ one donor told Politico when asked to describe Bush’s remarks about Cruz. The report added that the former president had been engaging with amiable discussions about the state of the GOP race when Cruz’s name came up.
“‘I was like, “Holy s—, did he just say that?”‘ the donor told Politico. ‘I remember looking around and seeing that other people were also looking around surprised.’
“The report also said that Bush warned the donors to not underestimate Cruz’s strength in the South and in Texas, where his message of religious liberty is expected to play very well with voters.”
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