George Bush bought his "ranch" down in Crawford in 1999 shortly before he started running for president. And now that he's done with politics, he is moving out of there as soon as he possibly can. The Bushes have bought a new home in a tony neighborhood (and until recently a whites-only community) in Dallas. So, what happened to retiring down to the ranch?
Well, it's what most of us suspected - all total bullshit. He was never a cowboy. That ranch had nothing on it. No cows, no farming, just a lot of bullshit brush that Bush pretended to clear (for what fucking purpose?). The ranch was always a political gimmick. It was purchased so that Bush could play the role of the Texas cowboy when in fact he has always been the Andover cheerleader.
This is part of the piece by Cenk Uygur, and it is totally on point. I always said, "How can Bush even attempt or play the "working class guy, rancher" when he was born with a trust fund and silver spoon in his mouth?" In fact, when Bush purchased this ranch in 1999, the buzz was that Karl Rove said it would give him the "working class guy image", heading into the presidential run of 2000. And the rumor was always that when Bush left the presidency he would not go back to that ranch. Damn, rumors do come true sometimes.
The sad part is that many Americans fell for this game, put Bush in the category of "the guy to have a beer with", voted him into office (twice), watched as Bush screwed up the country and now these same folks have run away from the Republican Party.
It took all of that for us, we, Americans to wake the hell up from the nightmare of George W. Bush and run to Obama hoping "Yes, WE Can" or in other words, "Anyone but the Republicans and the GOP..." while we watch in realtime as our livelihoods, pensions, money, homes, kids future, American Dreams, slip away from us.
Talk about a damn horror show, that is the past eight years and how the American public fell for the manipulation of a fraud, that is George W. Bush.