Ohh Noo! More umbrage from the left and the Never Trumpers; So what’s new?
Now we’re hearing that President Trump has done it again. A Fox news story reports that the sound of eyebrows being raised around America is deafening. Trump has ignited another ‘firestorm”!
“During his speech at a rally in Montana Thursday night” Trump criticized, actually ridiculed, a slogan, “the thousand points of light”, coined by the 41st president, the sainted George Herbert Walker Bush:
“What the hell was that, by the way, thousand points of light? What did that mean? Does anyone know?” Trump asked the crowd.
“I know one thing: Make America Great Again we understand. Putting America first we understand. Thousand points of light, I never quite got that one. What the hell is that? Has anyone ever figured that one out? And it was put out by a Republican.”
(I have to admit, I too wondered “what’s that about?” Reminded me of Mao’s “Let a hundred flowers bloom”.)
Trump’s comment , of course, drew a lot of ‘twitter’ action.
GW’s former press secretary, Ari Fletcher: “This is so uncalled for. Going after a 94-year-old, former President’s promotion of volunteerism. I don’t mind potus being a fighter. I do mind him being rude.”
Even wacky pseudo-journalist, Jim Acosta chipped in, but his comments are never worth repeating.
Coming amid all the speculation about Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court nominee led many to think it was a signal that the president will not name Brett Kavanaugh to the seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh has many ties to the Bush family.
We think that may be true. While Judge Kavanaugh is amply qualified for the High Court, so is each of the reported finalists, but none are burdened by close Bush family association like Brett.
President Trump does not owe anything to the Bushes, and especially not to the 94 year old George H W Bush, who publicly proclaimed he did not vote for Trump in the 2016 election. “HW” is also apparently very fond of Trump’s opponent in that election as well both of the Clintons, Bill and Hillary.
Beyond that, George W fondly refers to Bill as “his brother from another mother”. While “43” never had a critical word about his successor in the White House, Barack Obama, he has been openly dismissive toward Trump. “That’s some weird shit”, ‘W’ said in reference to Trump’s inaugural speech.
It’s also apparent to most that the Bush family is still resentful over the defeat Trump handed “low energy” Jeb Bush in the 2016 race for the GOP nomination.
Further, and perhaps more important than any of that are the actions of the Bush family and a number of members of W’s administration after he left office.
The late Barbara and Laura Bush and George W’s daughters have all publicly acknowledged their pro-choice position and their support of Planned Parenthood with Barbara Pierce Bush giving the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the organization. (We didn’t hear much of that while George W was president and claiming pro-life sentiments.)
The Bush family, during GW’s presidency and since have been strongly in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants and taken positions much more akin to the ‘open borders’ preference of Democrats than for their own party’s expressed position and in direct opposition to Trump’s official campaign and administration’s policies. They are also pro gay marriage.
In our opinion, Judge Kavanaugh’s ties to the Bushes are enough to disqualify him as Supreme Court Justice. He may be a solid ‘”jurist’ in the mold of a Scalia or Alito or Thomas, or Gorsuch. But with a background with the Bushes…who knows?… it’s not worth risking another David Souter DLH