Friday, July 14, 2017

GRACIOUS IN VICTORY ...


Here we see two former U.S. Presidents… Clinton and Bush. They were at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas last week entertaining the audience with remembrances of their times in office.

What really caught my attention was when they both agreed that they were able to forge bonds of respect and friendship with each other because of the way they handled their victories … not criticizing those who held office before them or personally denigrating them. 

Bush said that while in office there were times he sought Clinton's advice and Clinton replied that, upon turning the presidency over to Bush he had told him he would offer help and treat him with respect.

Clinton said “If you want to be president realize it's about the people, not about you”. “The decisions you make have a monumental effect on people,” said Bush, adding “Humility is the key quality for any president”.

I seem to remember President Obama offering suggestions and help to our current President as he took the reins. It's sad to realize that the concept of
GRACIOUS IN VICTORY” is a foreign concept to Trump and totally beyond his scope of understanding.






7 Comments:

Blogger Marie Smith said...

From my perspective, it is becoming worse each week.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

While I try not to avoid commenting on current politics, your point is very well taken, Ginnie. I would hardly call our current chief executive a gracious person. Humility and modesty are not in his vocabulary it seems most days. However, many other words come swiftly to my mind as being there.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

I have always enjoyed and been warmed by the actual friendship the Bushes and Clinton have formed. Wow, those days of graciousness are totally forgotten this time.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

What a contrast. What has America done?

3:45 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Clinton said “If you want to be president realize it's about the people, not about you”. “The decisions you make have a monumental effect on people,” said Bush, adding “Humility is the key quality for any president”.

And there it is - something completely lost on the current Not-My-President.

Good post, Ginnie.

6:26 AM  
Blogger joared said...

The under statement of the year "“GRACIOUS IN VICTORY” is a foreign concept to Trump and totally beyond his scope of understanding.."

8:38 PM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Well said. How true....

11:54 AM  

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