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The funny thing about that Bush endorsement was, as TPM put it, where in the world is W?
Where’s W? The presidential campaign trail has had no shortage of Bushes lately. Barbara Bush has recorded robocalls for Mitt Romney; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has handed Romney a highly sought-after endorsement; President George H.W. Bush jumped in for Romney last week as well.
But the most famous Bush — the last Republican to hold the job Romney is vying for — President George W. Bush, has been mostly invisible from the 2012 contest. The Republicans running for president haven’t had much to say about him either. Neither Bush nor Romney is interested in seeing W. thrown into the mix further down the road. Too bad, say Democrats.
Funny, huh? Especially since Republicans are still backing Bush's policies: more tax cuts for the rich, another war in the Middle East, anti-science, pro-deregulation - further to the right on immigration reform, but that's really their only difference from our last Republican president.
Republicans are running on the platform of returning to George W. Bush, without mentioning George W. Bush at all! Gee, I wonder why? Do you think maybe the fact that all of his policies failed horribly - disastrously - could have something to do with it?
Republicans are faith-based, so they still have faith in their right-wing dogma, despite the results. But they're skilled enough at politics that they're avoiding George W. Bush like the plague. So we get politicians pledging to return us to the Bush presidency while being very, very careful not to say that.