An open letter to President George W. Bush

Dear President Bush,

I write to you today as a supporter who voted twice for you for President and believed that you truly had the best interests of the country at mind during your time in office.  I have noticed that after your eight years of silence in political affairs during the Obama administration, you have begun to voice your opinions to the public again with President Trump in office.  So far, those opinions have consistently appeared to be critical of President Trump and laudatory of the Obama family and their legacy.

I would like to bring the following points to your attention.

  1.  In office, President Trump appears to be working towards enacting the conservative policies that we elected you to do 16 years ago.  The style and tone of President Trump is considerably different than yours, but he is moving forward with plans to roll back the regulatory state, promote free enterprise, stop crony-capitalistic policies, control and enforce our immigration laws, and slow the erosion of classical Western values that serve as the bedrock on which the foundation of the American experiment is seated.
  2. The Obama legacy is eight years of failed economic policies, abandonment of foreign allies, kowtowing to foreign enemies, growth in the arbitrary, unelected, unaccountable administrative state and intensification of domestic divisions, all of which were knowingly aided and abetted by President Obama, his wife, and his other confederates.
  3. President Obama has consistently blamed all his problems at home and abroad on what he believes were the failed policies of your administration.

Perhaps an analogy would be helpful.  It has been widely reported that you decided to become more actively involved in politics as a result of Ann Richards’ speech at the 1988 Democratic convention where she remorselessly attacked your father, stating among other things that he had been “born with a silver foot in his mouth”.  As a “bitter clinger”, I put it to you that President Obama and his confederates have attacked Americans in word and deed as viciously as Ann Richards attacked your father.  I will go further and say that President Obama’s policies were worse for America than Ann Richards’ policies were for Texas.

Meanwhile, President Trump, despite my expectations, appears to be both conservative and effective in office.

I would ask you, Mr. President, that when it comes to President Trump, to remember the old Southern adage “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.”  If you feel that you must become involved in American politics again, save your powder for the real enemies of the American dream; the ones that you refrained from commenting on for eight long years.



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