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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Former president George W. Bush addressed the nationwide protests in a solemn yet hopeful statement Tuesday, commending the Americans demonstrating against racial injustice and criticizing those who try to silence them. "There is a better way -- the way of empathy, and shared commitment, and bold action, and a peace rooted in justice," Bush said in the statement. "I am confident that together, Americans will choose the better way."



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If there was ever a time and reason for former US Presidents to stand united in speaking out against the actions and dangerous unfitness of the current POTUS, that moment is now. The nation appears to stand at a tipping point between freedom and tyranny - and now is the time to pick sides. Never in the history of the world have thousands upon thousands of people taken to their own streets the world over in support of justice and equality and against the systemic injustices practiced by law enforcement officials.

One week ago last evening a single human being had his life wrongly taken from him. His sacrifice was the spark which lit a fire now raging through hearts, mouths and souls. George Floyd now rests in a power no one could have imagined just a single week ago.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-06-02 10:04 PM | Reply

Now THAT ought to make one stop and think.

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-02 11:28 PM | Reply

Although he didn't call Trump out by name he clearly is making a statement against him.

EXTREMELY significant considering prior POTUSes rarely make statements against or contradicting their successors.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-06-03 01:33 AM | Reply

Who would have thought we would look fondly back at The Shrub.

#4 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-06-03 11:58 PM | Reply

GW wasn't evil, he was merely an inept tool of evil.... who doesn't look quite so bad in comparison to the utter POS in the WH now.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2020-06-04 01:55 AM | Reply

"His [George Foley] sacrifice was the spark which lit a fire now raging through hearts, mouths and souls."

That will look like a garden party if one more "spark" from the U.S. Military wrongly takes the life of another citizen.

It's a frightful thought but maybe that's exactly what Trump is inching toward. ~~ Martial Law.

Would he really go that far to prevent himself from being defeated on November 3rd.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-04 05:04 AM | Reply

Signs and slogans don't stop bullets.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-04 05:13 AM | Reply

Martial Law. WOW! I wonder if the Pentagon is working on a secret contingency plan.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-04 06:02 AM | Reply

Trump makes Bush sound like Aristotle.

#9 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2020-06-04 07:08 AM | Reply

All four living ex-presidents draw a sharp contrast with Trump on systemic racism

Four U.S. presidents spoke this week about systemic racism and injustice. They used their platforms to illuminate the humanity in all Americans and to decry the dehumanization of some. And they summoned the nation to confront its failures, make change and come together.

Though each weighed in separately and in his own distinctive voice, the four former presidents were measured and compassionate in tone and conveyed an urgency in their lengthy messages. It presented a sharp contrast with the incumbent's hard line and unemotional leadership.

"They're all saying, essentially, that Donald Trump is not doing a very big part of his job, and we have to stage an intervention, even if that intervention is not coordinated," historian Michael Beschloss said. "Foremost in the president's job is to try to unite the country, especially in crisis. ... These statements and gestures are saying, Donald Trump is not carrying out these essential functions of the presidency, so we have to step in.'"

And they need to keep their messages going until their voices are no longer needed. Americans need to be reminded what Presidents who place the good of the country before all else look and sound like - no matter how many mistakes they admittedly might have made.

#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-06-04 07:24 AM | Reply

I love the intervention idea. But by whom and by what legal authority? Article 25 has to come from the inside. Are they ganging up on Trump? Ya' think?

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-04 11:16 AM | Reply

Please notice the former "Worst President in history." did not criticize the standing "Worst President in history ." by name. The Scrub is still a wuss and thankful for Trump.

#12 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-06-04 11:54 AM | Reply

The Shrub is still a wuss and very thankful for Trump.

#13 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-06-04 12:27 PM | Reply

"Are they ganging up on Trump? Ya' think?"

Some kind of intervention might be going on. Three former presidents, Obama, Carter and Bush have all eviscerated Trump within hours of each other.

Then the same thing happened with :

Mark Esper, Current Sec. of Defense
Jim Mattis, former Sec. of Defense
John Allen , 4-Star general and president of the Brookings Institute
Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff

I expect more to jump on the bandwagon. Is this an intervention?

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-04 12:46 PM | Reply

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