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Sat May 1, 2021, 08:53 AM

Bush: 'Anglo-Saxon' ideals show pro-Trump Republicans 'want to be extinct'


Former president speaks as lone anti-Trump Republican seeks House seat in Texas special election

Martin Pengelly in New York
@MartinPengelly

Sat 1 May 2021 08.29 EDT

Ahead of a special election on Saturday to replace a Texas congressman who died after contracting Covid-19, former president George W Bush said the ascendancy of supporters of Donald Trump suggest Republicans “want to be extinct”.

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Bush is promoting a new book, a collection of portraits and stories of immigrants. In an interview released on Friday by the Dispatch, an anti-Trump conservative podcast, he was asked about recent moves by pro-Trump extremists to form a congressional caucus promoting “Anglo-Saxon traditions”.

“To me that basically says that we want to be extinct,” he said.

If such trends continued, Bush said, in three to five years “there’s not going to be a party. I mean I read about that and I’m saying to myself, ‘Wow, these people need to read my book.’ And I mean, it’s like saying when I was running for governor of Texas, you’ll never get any Latino votes because you’re Republican. And I said you watch. And I worked hard.

“And the key thing was to let them know that I could hear their voice. I mean, democracy is great in that sense. And the idea of kind of saying you can only be Republican ‘if’, then the ultimate extension of that is it ends up being a one-person party.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/01/george-w-bush-anglo-saxon-donald-trump-republicans-texas-congressional-election

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:05 AM

1. They don't have any idea what "Anglo-Saxon" means

or any notion of Anglo-Saxon values. What they mean, I suppose, is white folk descended from Western Europeans who don't care whose rights they trample just so long as they get theirs.

Was there ever a more ignorant bunch of bigots?

Have our schools ever failed us on such a grand scale?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:34 AM

2. I never realized there were Battle of Hastings dead enders still out there.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:49 AM

3. CSA die hards still have their Civil War re-enactments

These folks must dress up in chain mail and go at it with swords

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Response to DBoon (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:19 AM

5. The South East shall rise again!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:33 AM

6. The South Saxons ("Sussex") will rise again!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:55 AM

4. Yeah...they got their asses kicked by some guys called 'Normans'

How embarrassing...what a bunch of pansies.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #4)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:34 AM

7. The Normans even spoke French!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:43 AM

8. Most of the ones pushing this stuff are not Anglo Saxon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:11 PM

9. Ok, Im conflicted. On the one hand,

Fucking DIM SON just articulated exactly what the cult of trump is doing to itself (albeit using his own language, as he does).

On the other hand--Im sorry, War Criminal says wut?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:24 PM

10. Shrub was the last "Republican" president.

Now it’s a party of fascist crazies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:54 PM

11. Interestingly, Dubya was never as dumb as he looked. He is quite right about this. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:00 PM

12. Anglo saxon ideals like animal and human sacrifice, worshipping woden, etc.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:21 PM

13. I'll start believing they're really "Anglo-Saxon" when they change their names to "Hengist".

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