Quantcast
Connect with us

California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher tweets: Bush no ‘class act,’ ‘destroyed GOP’

Published

on

A five-term Republican congressman from California tweeted to his followers that former President George W. Bush was no “class act” and he “destroyed [the] GOP” after a comment from a fellow conservative Wednesday.

“Bush not class act, destroyed GOP, jailed Ramos & Compean, left us bailouts, gave more power to fed gov & China,” California Republican Dana Rohrabacher Tweeted.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Hill newspaper adds more details:

The GOP lawmaker, who won reelection to his fifth term last week, was responding to another conservative on Twitter who called Bush a “class act” for avoiding criticism of President Obama since leaving office. Even in interviews supporting his book, Bush has refused to take any shots at his successor.

Rohrabacher alluded to the jailing of two Border Patrol agents — Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean — whose sentences Bush commuted in his last day in office. The pair had been convicted of shooting a Mexican drug dealer, and conservatives had championed their release.

The California Republican also complained about other elements of Bush’s time in office, including his administration’s work to set up the Wall Street bailout program in 2008, a program that conservatives have bemoaned.

Rohrabacher has previously been dismissive of the former president. In 2008, he said that he thought Bush should “stay home” instead of attending the Republican convention.

Wrote the liberal blog ThinkProgress:

President Bush will speak on the Republican convention’s opening night in St. Paul, MN. The New York Times reports that while details were still being worked out, a joint McCain/Bush appearance is “highly unlikely.” One GOP representative, however, said that a better plan would involve Bush staying home:

“I don’t think there are a lot of people who want to see him at the convention,” said Mr. Rohrabacher, who is especially irked with Mr. Bush for his stance on immigration. He said the president “should stay home from the Republican convention, and everybody would be better off.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohrabacher, 63, represents California’s 46th district.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Melania Trump’s memoir plans set off an avalanche of brutal title suggestions

Published

on

News from Page Six that first lady Melania Trump is planning on writing a memoir about her time in the White House set off an all too predictable flood of title suggestions on social media that were equal parts brutal and hilarious.

According to Page Six, the first lady is planning to write the book and that the income from it will solely be hers allowing her to cash in the past four years like the rest of the Trump family.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Critics slam Alan Dershowitz after he fights to defend his own questionable reputation

Published

on

Formerly respected attorney Alan Dershowitz shifted into damage control Saturday on Twitter, perhaps in an attempt to win his way back into the dark heart of Donald Trump, at least for the moment.

Dershowitz had been a bad boy earlier this week when he told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that “if you’re betting money you can’t afford to lose, you have to bet that the outcome of the election will not be reversed.” That couldn’t have pleased the home offices at Mar-A-Lago and Moscow.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Trump is ‘utterly bonkers’: Experts weigh in on bombshell WaPo deep-dive on Trump’s post-election meltdown

Published

on

Experts were shocked by the portrait of President Donald Trump in a bombshell new report.

Posted online by The Washington Post on Saturday night, the story was titled, "20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump’s quest to overturn the election."

Continue Reading