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George Bush Directly Compares Muslim Extremists Abroad with Domestic MAGA Extremists: ‘Same Foul Spirits’

“A disdain for pluralism” is as accurate a description as we’ve read regarding the overlap between Muslim extremists and those here at home. Some MAGAs have come to accept vi0lent tactics as justifiable to protect “their” way of life. They also believe the “big lie” and are manipulable, just like Muslim extremists carrying out the dirty work for their leaders. George W. Bush called them out this morning using the term “disdain for pluralism” in Shanksville Pennsylvania.

In the past, Bush would reference the “threat to freedom,” or hatred of freedom. But it’s less about freedom and more about accepting those who are “different,” while offering the same dignity afforded the majority.

“Many Americans struggled to understand why an enemy would hate us with such zeal,” the former president recalled. “The security measures incorporated into our lives are both sources of comfort and reminders of our vulnerability and we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within.”

“There is little cultural overlap between vi0lent extremists abroad and vi0lent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism, disregard for human life. In their determination to defile national symbols they are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”

What an amazingly direct statement from a former president. Today’s Republican politicians refuse to even investigate them, never mind confront them. Of course, they might be afraid. After all, Trump could call out his violent extremists at any point, including next weekend’s protest of jailed MAGAs awaiting trial. Trump put out a statement last weekend telling them to put 2020 “first,” before worrying about the fate of the accused sitting in jail.

It is unfair to bring up the “same party” thing. After all, if Liz Cheney is being called a RINO, Bush doesn’t share any concerns or characteristics with the MAGAs and Trump. Perhaps that’s exactly why Bush sees them as so dangerous. Bush did a great job. He is speaking to many people who voted for him, which makes the statement more credible to those same extremists.

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