In her “Ingraham Angle” on Monday, host Laura Ingraham noted that President Joe Biden did not make public remarks on Saturday, 20 years after Al Qaeda terrorists attacked America on September 11, 2001 .
She also noted how pundits and public watchers had varying predictions as to why Biden was silent – whether he would be booed on stage at such a solemn event, or whether he would drop out of script or get lost.
But, the host said the most plausible reason is that former President George W. Bush essentially spoke as an attorney for him during remarks in Shanksville, PA.
“Why would Biden need to speak when George W. Bush would do it for him?” she said, pointing to what she said was a political comment in the middle of her remarks.
“We have seen more and more evidence that dangers to our country can not only cross borders, but also stem from the violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. human life, in their determination to defile national symbols. They are infamous like-minded children and it is our continuing duty to confront them, ”Bush said on Saturday.
Ingraham said the 43rd president was not talking about actual extremists like Antifa or Black Lives Matter, “whose rampages and riots have caused death and destruction from coast to coast.” She added that Bush had never spoken once during the mass violence and had classified criminal activity in places like Portland, Philadelphia, Washington and New York last year.
“Do you remember seeing him talk about all this? When they shouted that America is ‘inherently racist’, did he object? ‘National symbols’? No and no.”
Those remarks, she said, might as well have come out of Biden’s mouth – as the president rarely misses an opportunity to criticize his predecessor or his predecessor’s supporters for one account or another.
“Of course the elites who despised Bush during his 8 years in power lapped him,” Ingraham added, pointing to applause from CNN’s Dana Bash and John Berman, and MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt.
“Bush and Obama have already coordinated to hit Trump. One day in October 2017, the two men in separate speeches hit Trump without mentioning him by name of course,” Ingraham added.
“When Benghazi fell and four Americans died, Bush didn’t speak. When Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote, Bush didn’t speak. When Biden created a humanitarian, national security and economic nightmare at the border, Bush did not speak. “
“But when Donald Trump started slowly but surely calling and dismantling Bush’s globalist legacy, he couldn’t stop. It was personal.”
She played another excerpt from Bush’s speech, in which he said “bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication… We have seen nationalism distorted into nativism… ”, again noting that any“ eminent democrat ”could be imagined. say the same about Donald Trump.
In turn, she added, the Democrats and their media allies have ideologically separated the Bushes and Cheneys from the GOP and argued that “it should essentially be labeled a terrorist organization.” This idea is openly discussed among the left.
“Let’s face it, the Bushes helped raise $ 150 million for Jeb’s race in 2016, and in the end, Jeb dropped out before reaching his own home state primary. always do not understand. They’re not mad at the people who called him a war criminal or Hitler or ridiculed him every week on Saturday Night Live. They are angry with Republicans who rejected their policies. “
“They all claimed that Trump was the devil incarnate in demanding loyalty from the people who worked for him, but the truth is the Bushes were the ones who demanded personal loyalty no matter how their policies affected the country.”
“It’s hard for me to say tonight, because I’ve always loved the Bushes personally.”
Ingraham said she herself saw the Bushes in action in this way, when she publicly questioned President Bush’s 2005 choice of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Harriet Miers to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Bush ultimately chose Judge Sam Alito Jr.
“When I questioned and ultimately helped torpedo her appointment of Harriet Miers, without any supreme qualification, to the Supreme Court, the Bush White House made it clear that they would never deal with me again,” he said. she declared. “You can never go against the Family.”
“So the Old Bush Guard has declared an impossible war once again, and this time it’s against the more than 74 million Republicans who voted for Trump in 2020, and who did not vote for Jeb. in 2016. “
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She noted that while Bush was trying to gain the liking of the media who called him all sorts of names and demonized him for eight years, Trump was in the same town meeting with firefighters and NYPD officers to mark the scene. solemn occasion.
“The point is, most conservatives have long shied away from the appeal of the Bushes. We have found new leaders – including exciting young governors – who will fight for us rather than against us, and we will no longer be. fooled, ”the host said. noted.