George Herbert Walker Bush was America’s 41st President and a true champion of neoconservatism and the administrative state. Since his recent passing, left-wing politicians, pundits and scribblers have taken every opportunity to confer sainthood upon him for the sole purpose of drawing comparisons between him and the current president; the honest, well-intentioned and eminently qualified patriot and war-hero compared to, well, Trump.
These low-IQ hypocrites have missed the mark in two respects. On the one hand, they conveniently disregard the unbridled contempt in which they held Bush 41 when he occupied the White House. On the other, they fail to understand that President Trump’s electoral victory was largely due to a rejection of the statist – and globalist – political elites represented so quintessentially by the man who succeeded Ronald Reagan.
…a recent opinion piece aimed at using Bush Senior’s death to score cheap political points...
Enter Jennifer Rubin, a token conservative writer for The Washington Post – a curious condition, in itself, as Rubin is no conservative and is a writer only in the same sense that an infant, on first learning to put crayon to whiteboard and inscribe her name, could be called a writer. Rubin penned – or, perhaps, crayoned – a recent opinion piece aimed at using Bush Senior’s death to score cheap political points, as leftists have been doing for several days. In six paragraphs, Rubin managed to excoriate the National Rifle Association (NRA), Fox News, Trump, his lawyer, Republicans in general, and the Republican Party specifically.
Bush Derangement Syndrome
In Truth, Bush Derangement Syndrome was almost as hysterical and vicious in its manifestation during the 41st and 43rd presidencies as Trump Derangement Syndrome is today, and were George H.W. Bush in the White House now, Rubin would, without doubt, be calling him a fascist, a Nazi, and applying to him all manner of other derogatory labels. She writes glowingly of him, however, because, in 1995, he clashed with Wayne LaPierre, who was the NRA’s executive vice president at the time, and resigned his membership of that organization.
Bush was appalled that LaPierre had launched a verbal assault against federal law enforcement agents. In a 1995 fundraising letter, the future NRA president wrote: “Not too long ago, it was unthinkable for federal agents wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms to attack law-abiding citizens … In Clinton’s administration, if you have a badge, you have the government’s go-ahead to harass, intimidate, even murder law-abiding citizens.”
LaPierre was referring, of course, to the federal government’s military-style assault upon a civilian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993. The standoff between federal agents and the Branch Davidian cult was dreadfully mishandled and, in the subsequent botched raid, the compound was set ablaze. More than 80 members of the group died in the worst example of state-sanctioned brutality against civilians in American history. LaPierre certainly tended to use inflammatory language, although he is matched – and even outdone – by many leftists today, with whom Jennifer Rubin takes no issue.
In her rambling opinion piece, Rubin affects outrage that federal law enforcement agents would be so slandered. Referring to Bush’s letter of resignation to the NRA, she writes: “Bush defended by name the honor of several honorable men, some of whom were killed doing their job.”
Further down, she insists that “The only response to those who persistently and falsely denigrate those who protect us is to disassociate from such slanderers.” However, there is no record of Rubin uttering or writing a single word of protest as Democratic politicians and left-wing pundits constantly deride the agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as Nazis or white supremacists and compared their agency to the Ku Klux Klan. Perhaps Rubin should take her own advice: resign from The Washington Post and disassociate from the left altogether.
Death Throes of a Never-Trumper
Rubin is one of the most deranged of Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers. Like most of those who were formerly known as “never-Trumpers” – and they are a dying breed, as the imminent demise of The Weakly Substandard demonstrates – Rubin promotes the idea that handing all political power to the left is preferable to having a Republican Party controlled by those she refers to as “Trumpists.” It is an argument that – from the perspective of any real conservative – makes absolutely no sense and merely proves that Rubin, like almost all never-Trump conservatives, is really just a Democrat who either cannot bring herself to admit it or lacks the intelligence to realize it.
As for George H.W. Bush; he was, indeed, a hero, a loyal husband, an apparently wonderful father and, in his own way, a great patriot. He was also a man who represented the kind of Republicanism that Donald J. Trump was elected to bury. Shame on Rubin and her leftist friends, though, for using his death as a political football.