The following is an excerpt from the Stephanie Miller Show (Friday 10/20/2017) in which executive producer Vanessa Rumbles, live in-studio guest Helen Hong and Stephanie Miller discuss a 10/19/2017 speech by former preznit George W bush. This was a speech in which gwb voiced criticisms of current predisent Donald Trump... without naming him (George W Bush condemns bigotry and lies in coded attack on Trump).
Vanessa Rumbles: He wrote the speech himself...
Helen Hong: No.
Vanessa Rumbles: ...and everyone around him told him that it might be interpreted as him talking bad about Trump, and he didn't care.
Helen Hong: I was just thinking about this. My block has a lot of dogs, so I see a lot of dog poop. If you see dog poop that's been sitting there for awhile and it's kind of dried out, it's less offensive than fresh dog poop.Stephanie Miller: That's true. That's a very good analogy. George Bush is old dried out dog poop. You can't even smell it anymore.
Helen Hong: It's been sitting in the sun. It's dehydrated. It's harmless. And now, next to a steaming fresh pile...
Stephanie Miller: Steaming, fresh orange pile. It doesn't seem so bad.
Helen Hong: Well, I'm a poet.
(Video: gwb speech "Bigotry in any form is blasphemy". Referred to by Politico as a speech on Trumpism).
"Bigotry seems emboldened" the former preznit says. "Seems"? He acknowledges the obvious, at least. Something most Republican politicians aren't doing. Flake and Corker being the only other two I can think of. There might be others, although they remain largely complicit via their silence.