From the moment that Mitch McConnell said that his number one priority was to make President Barack Obama a one term president, up until Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claimed that he only lost the election because of Obama’s “gifts” to Black, Hispanic and young voters, the GOP has veered so far to the right of center that it’s very likely they will cease to be competitive at the executive level in the not so distance future.
Enter former First Lady Barbara Bush.
The wife of former President George H.W. Bush, and mother of former President George W. Bush, made it clear the bickering in politics was getting out of control and that it’s time to move forward as a country because the people “have spoken” with the re-election of President Obama.
“I’m tired now of the elections,” Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America’s first ladies. “People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly.”
Bush, sporting a double strand of her signature pearls, joined former first lady Laura Bush on a panel for the Enduring Legacies of America’s First Ladies conference at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.
The first ladies avoided offering political opinions, but Barbara Bush did issue a stern warning to both Republicans and Democrats.
“They are going to have to compromise,” said Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush. “It’s not a dirty word.”
Though the “warning” may have been issued to both parties, it would be difficult for Democrats to move any further center without accurately being labeled Rockefeller Republicans. President Obama has been extremely vocal about the conservative obstructionism he has faced, making it very clear who needs to do a better job working across the aisle.