What will it take for America to come to grips with the seeming nightmare of a self-absorbed, nativistic, malignant narcissistic president running the country? Right now, the problem is obvious: currently, the country is majorally divided along deep partisan lines, making it unlikely that any commander-in-chief in the traditional sense would have success in leading the country. Then, throw in the Trump persona and his incautious plan to make the country ‘great again’ and you have nothing short of a society going in at least in four different directions – progressivism, traditionalism, corporatism. and nativism. The political roil has got so intense that a former controversial president, George W. Bush, has chosen to break his silence and weigh in on the national debate as to America’s national and international future. While I welcome Bush’s comments on the fallen state of the American presidency with respect to decorum and moral leadership, I have some reservations as to their credibility. Is Bush talking for the good of the country or the future of the Republican Party and, if it is the former as opposed to the latter, then do they become a rallying point for restoring the integrity of the high office? How can one speech turn around a growing perception that the White House has become a place of trolls, crazies, and weirdos that don’t represent what is left of mainstream civilities. Trump believes, rightly or wrongly, that he was elected to get rid of political correctness, so bring it on. Speak your mind even if you don’t have your brain in gear because, according to him, freedom grants you the right to opinionate even if it means lying, fudging, traducing, and denying. That anti-culture is now so well established — something in the neighborhood of 31% — that it will be hard to dislodge. It has finally found a deuz ex machina in Trump, a creed in evangelical Christianity, and a mantra in fighting fake news with fake news. As much as I respect Bush for standing up for what is left of decency in politics, I can’t help but think that he is the author of the present state of woe. By taking America into two very questionable wars and continuing to deregulate the economy, many would say Bush was a failed president, much like Jimmy Carter. The throughput on this legacy is a Republican Party that is so set on regaining the White House in 2016 that it was prepared to embrace a lone wolf like Trump who knew how to mix it up with Clinton and win. The price for this new affiliation is that the party establishment had to yield state control to the Trumpites. Some, like myself, believe that Bush has become the latest belated rallying cry to save the GOP from becoming totally irrelevant for generations to come. Maybe his efforts would be better directed at forming a new centre-right party that could stop Trump from going any further in his improbable agenda to implode the establishment in an effort to remake the country great again.