With political tensions high in the country right now, it might seem impossible for Democrats and Republicans to be friends, especially because of the huge difference in the worldview held by individuals in both parties.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have proven that’s not the case at all. Two very different people with very different ideas can actually be pals and enjoy each other’s company. This is something that the American people sorely need to hear right now.
Clinton recently received a copy of Bush’s latest book about his father, President George H.W. Bush, and took to Twitter to give him a friendly ribbing. Bush’s response was epic and demonstrates the class and humor he and his family have come to be known for.
President Bill Clinton called out George W. Bush on Twitter Wednesday — and Bush responded perfectly.
Tweeting an image of himself reading “41: A Portrait of My Father,” a book the junior Bush wrote about his father, Clinton skewered Bush for not having a Twitter account.
“#HowAreYouSTILLNotOnTwitter #PresidentialTweeters,” Clinton hashtagged in his message to Bush.
Bush, however, couldn’t let Clinton have the last word.
The former president screen grabbed Clinton’s tweet, posted it to Instagram and called Clinton out for not using the popular social media platform aimed at allowing individuals to quickly share photographs.
“Thanks, 42! Hope you like the book about your pal, #41. #HowAreYouSTILLNotOnInstagram #PresidentialGrammers #BrotherFromAnotherMother,” Bush wrote back.
That is simply awesome.
It’s great to see two very different people from the rough and tumble world of politics actually getting along with each other.
While I’m definitely not advocating for any sort of compromise on principles, I believe the way we conduct ourselves around those who disagree with our views is sometimes a bit less than stellar. There is a time and place for hard truth, sarcasm, and so on.
But that doesn’t mean that we should hate folks with different views than ours. We can actually be friends and the relationship these two former presidents have with each other clearly proves that.
Courtesy of Young Cons