How interesting that he now seems to have plenty to say, and none of it to President Trump's credit:
“We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” Bush said. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”Practically all of the foregoing characterized the Obama years, during which time Bush uttered not a peep about the Democratic president's devisiveness, mendacity and authoritarian tendencies.
“Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children,” he said at another point. “The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”
Perhaps Bush kept quiet all those years because of his special friendship with Michelle Obama. Or maybe he really doesn't view the Obama regime as having been anything more than ruling-class business as usual, compared to Trump's genuinely revolutionary instincts. Hard to say. But I've definitely reached one conclusion: I don't miss George Bush, and I'd be greatly obliged if he'd just shut up for the next several years; this is obviously well within the scope of his abilities, since he was so good at it during Obama's eight-year assault on liberty, patriotism and honest government.