Read time: 2 minutes

George Bush Is Back To Save The GOP's Day!

You'll never guess who's attempting to save endangered Republicans in the upcoming general election.

Wiki: Narrator: Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Man 1: Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird.
Woman: It’s a plane
Man 2: It’s Superman!

Guess who's back to save the day?

George W. Bush.

After eight years of largely abstaining from politics, former PresidentGeorge W. Bush is throwing himself into an effort to save his party’s most vulnerable senators, including several whose re-election campaigns have been made more difficult by Donald J. Trump’s presence at the top of the ticket.

In the weeks since Mr. Trump emerged as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Mr. Bush has headlined fund-raisers for two Republican senators and has made plans to help three more. Among them are Senators John McCain of Arizona, who was one of Mr. Trump’s earliest targets of derision, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, who has struggled to respond to Mr. Trump’s inflammatory talk.

When President George W. Bush left office, CBS News/New York Times poll showed Mr. Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent.

So it didn't come as a shock when he disappeared off the media stage after he left the oval office, but Trump's doing so poorly that W. felt it was time to dust himself off and get back out on the campaign trail.

It probably won't help that Trump put the blame of the failures of the Iraq war squarely on his shoulders and America hates that war.

Remember, five years ago when Trump said this, "If it weren't for George Bush we wouldn't have Barack Obama, so I'm not thrilled with George Bush."

He doubled down on his dislike for Bush during the debates, when Marco Rubio defended George Bush by saying he kept us safe after 9/11.

TRUMP: How did he keep us safe when the World Trade Center (mumbling). I lost hundreds of friends. The World Trade Center came down during the reign of Bush. He kept us safe? That's not safe. That is not safe.

Trump said he's fine with Bush trying to help the GOP save Senate seats, but it shows just how disliked Donald is that Republicans are turning to Bush to help.


↓ Story continues below ↓

For some reason W. is still popular among Republican elites.

(Don't forget to donate to our 2016 Summer fundraiser if you can!)

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.