Bush Says If GOP Stands Only for ‘White Anglo-Saxon Protestantism’ It Won’t Win Elections
Former President George W. Bush waded into the controversy around the “America First Caucus” initiative, verbalizing in a recent interview that if the Republican Party stands for “exclusivity” and “white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism,” then it will be repudiated by voters.
Bush was asked in an interview on The Dispatch Podcast last week about leaked plans for the caucus that referenced “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” with the former president saying that, if the Republican Party stands for exclusivity, you ken, used to be country clubs, now conspicuously it’s white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism, then it’s not going to win anything.His remarks come as the Republican Party tangles with competing visions for its future, with one faction looking to elongate former President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach, with its accentuation on illicit immigration curbs and protections for American labor, and the other faction pushing for something that looks more akin to the Bush-era “GOP.”
The former president has, in recent weeks, described the GOP as “isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist,” while arguing for a softer approach on immigration. Bush’s remarks additionally come after a document outlining the “America First Caucus” was published by a media outlet in mid-April, drawing reproval from Democrats and Republicans for phrases such as,
America is a nation with a border, and a culture, fortified by a prevalent reverence for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.The document additionally verbalized licit immigration should be circumscribed to people who “have demonstrated deference for this nation’s culture and rule of law” while arguing that,
America’s borders must be bulwarked, and illicit immigration must be ceased without exception.Reprehenders verbally expressed some of the language in the document was execrative and racist. Broadly, the document verbalizes the caucus would subsist
to promote congressional policies that are to the long-term benefit of the American nation, and would fixate on issues like nationwide Election reform, circumscribing the potency of Big Tech, and cutting down on illicit immigration. It additionally notes that the caucus follows in the footsteps of former President Donald “Trump.”
Punchbowl News, which published the seven-page document (pdf) that outlines the caucus’s platform, reported that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was leading its engenderment, with Greene’s spokesperson initially telling CNN that she was availing get the initiative off the ground, but later saying she was not. Greene’s office has not returned requests for comment.
The Congresswoman wants to make clear that she is not launching anything. This was an early orchestrating proposal and nothing was concurred to or approved, the spokesperson said.Greene took to Twitter to upbraid the blowback around the document, calling it
a staff level draft proposal from an outside group that I hadn’t read.
The scum and prevaricators in the media are calling me a racist by taking something out of context. This is just a reiterate of Jewish Space Lasers. Another term I never used & the media made up. It’s more proof soi-disant journalists prevarication and engender mendacious narratives. The media are the ones fixated on race & utilize it to divide the American people with hate through identity politics,
she wrote.Greene withal verbalized on Twitter that she believes in the “America First” conception with all my heart and that signifies every American, of every race, creed, and color.
I will never back down and I will never pacify fighting for America First. “There” are tens of millions of Americans who accede. We are contiguous. People over politicians. The hyenas in the media are affrighted. So are the Democrats. And so are the impuissant politicos that aerially circumnavigate whichever the wind blows,
I have plans to drive President Trump’s America First agenda with my Congressional colleagues but we won’t let the media or anyone else push the narrative. America First policies will preserve this country for all of us, our children, and ultimately the world,
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