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Bush Again Rips Republican Party: GOP Can’t Stand For ‘White Anglo-Saxon Protestantism’

Former President George W. Bush took another swipe at the Republican Party, saying if they fail to become a more inclusive party, they won’t “win anything.”

Bush made the comments during an interview on The Dispatch Podcast last week, conducted by Sarah Isgur and Stephen F. Hayes.

Isgur inquired as to whether Bush felt he could remain a member of the Republican Party if certain elements continue to push purity tests in favor of “Anglo-Saxon traditions.”

Bush hinted that if that push continues “there’s not going to be a party” before expressing the need to embrace immigration.

“The idea of kind of saying you can only be Republican ‘if,’ then the ultimate extension of that is it ends up being a one-person party,” he claimed.

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Bush Continues To Rip Republican Party

It’s amusing to hear George W. Bush go after the Republican Party when the Democrat Party, during his entire two terms in office, cast him as a Nazi war criminal if he didn’t adhere to their purity tests.

Hayes continued on the theme, suggesting there are elements in the GOP that are simply louder than the moderates and that “they were talking about starting a caucus.”

Hayes’ comments were referring to an ‘America First’ caucus that had been the brainchild of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) before being scrapped.

“You know, to me that basically says that we want to be extinct,” Bush replied.

Hayes asked Bush if he was in the “50% of Republicans across the country” who believe the 2020 election was stolen.

“No. I guess I’m one of the other 50%,” he replied.

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‘Not Going to Win Anything’

Bush said he is a ‘proud’ member of the Republican Party, but issued a stark warning.

“I know this,” he told Hayes, “that if the Republican Party stands for exclusivity, you know, used to be country clubs, now evidently it’s white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism, then it’s not going to win anything.”

George W. Bush took some heat a couple of weeks back during a Today show interview in which he criticized today’s GOP and former President Donald Trump.

In that interview, Bush took aim at Republicans who he described as “isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent, nativist.”

Bush further suggested he would support a moderate candidate with pro-gun control and pro-amnesty views in 2024.

Politico reports:

“Bush remained hopeful that a more moderate Republican — one who supported reasonable gun reform measures, increased public school funding and a path to citizenship for undocumented workers, among other policies — could succeed in the party’s 2024 presidential primary.”

If he were truly concerned about uniting around a common cause, he’d be pushing the conservative values that actually define the Republican Party.

Not appearing on friendly media outlets where they gleefully listen to his attacks on Trump and his supporters. It’s getting to a point where Bush might as well change his last name to McCain.

 

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Please Bush go retire at Martha's Vineyard and distrubte your candy. You are craving for the Dems attention. Ofcourse don't blame you for smooching up as the 44th President stated you left the country in a mess and had unnecessary wars. Please stay away. We do not want to hear you. Focus on your painting and distributing candies to the Dems. You look so starved for recognition.

  • Does he really think Code Pink and all the Dims who hated him are gonna love him now? Obviously he is as dumb as the Left made him out to be if he only sees WASPs in the GOP. Establishment Republican days are over

  • I agree with much of what he is saying. Example: If you do not support Trump, you are not a Republican. Trump is out, and there are other good Republicans. But that is not a choice with the party.

  • Not kool aid.....Mule whizz....goes well with the road apples and poo poo sandwiches.....WOW I never new C R A P was a word breech.....How did you arrive at that PI????

  • PI, why is the infamous K R A P sandwich not OK....Webster has it in it's menu of words......

  • "Zip it, Knucklehead!" I haven't heard this phrase since my Dad used it on me when he and I were hunting grouse in the great Pacific Northwest forests around our home in 1963. It brought tears to my eyes just now...

    Thank you for the warm memory!

    MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!

  • Did u know, Insults r the last resort of insecure people with a crumbling
    position trying to appear confident? No, I guess u did not. sad.

  • "Vitriol"? I've been polite, clean, and eloquent...but still, some posts are "questioned" and some have been outright "rejected"! I've learned to spell some "sensitive" words "SDRAWKCAB" (backwards) to get them posted. People figure it ..."TUO".

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