Jeb Bush regarding questions about his brother (G.W.Bush) and his misguided leadership as the nation's 43rd President.
“I love my brother, I love my dad,” he told an audience in Chicago in February. “I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions that they had to make. But I am my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and my own experiences.”
Actually, Jeb is plowing the very same path as his brother according to a recent Washington Post piece. The Bush campaign has only shown one major difference form 'life as George W. Bush. Jeb recently indicated his s a follower of the highly racist Charles Murray. The very same Charles Murray Paul Ryan oozed over as he commented about "inner city culture" to Bill Bennett. Ryan succumbed to overwhelmingly criticism with his now famous, "I was inarticulate." All criticism of the stumbling and ineffective Dubya aside, he would never profess an affinity for an overt racist the caliber and quality of Charles Murray.
Of course, Jeb Bush did speak as such:
"But I am my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and my own experiences.”
Well, behind closed doors, Jeb rolled-out a statement akin to Mitt Romney's 47% Boca Raton comments. Bush is traipsing around the country doing what all declared GOP presidential hopefuls are doing: Etch-a-Sketching to audiences for dollars. Democrat candidates are also early campaigning for money, but the Left has a far lesser history of easing behind closed doors for opportunity to provide oratory to excite the wealthy. While speaking about foreign policy, Bush sought to cover the fact he has zero experience in foreign policy accordingly:
“If you want to know who I listen to for advice, it’s him,” Jeb Bush said, the Post reported, citing four anonymous attendees of the meeting.
Does Jeb Bush realize governing a nation and required acumen in foreign policy is a far different consideration than sibling worship. Of late the aspiring young Bush has eased ever more closely to a president who will without doubt rank at the bottom of the list of US presidents. Is the need to affiliate so strong, or is Jeb's background so weak, he views the quest for the Oval Office comparable to a game of neighborhood backyard marbles?
TPM LiveWire on the Bush event address. You will note TPM reports the event was not a fund raiser. Well, do Republicans ave any regard for the intellect of people who simply do not subscribe to their bull? If a hedge fund manager organized the vent, dare we think "funds" are at the heart of it all?
The event was a closed-door affair, reportedly organized by hedge fund manager and Republican Party mega-donor Paul Singer. The paper noted that it was not a fundraiser.
A Bush spokesperson addressed the comment to the Post.
“Governor Bush has said before that his brother is the greatest ally to Israel in presidential history, he admires his stalwart support for our ally, and that is in line with his commitment to standing with Israel in the face of great threats to their security and our own,” the spokesperson said on Thursday.
Last month, George W. Bush reportedly said he would be staying out of the spotlight should his brother run for President.
A word or two about the insanity of conservatism.
Jeb Bush reaches to his brother a severely failed president to appeal to an audience of people who may prefer a strong economy. Paul Singer as a hedge fund manager has to remember this:
Steve Benen 2010
|GDP numbers by quarter since the Great Recession began. The red columns show the economy under the Bush administration; the blue columns show the economy under the Obama administration.|
How is it possible with such data a hedge fund manager could provide financial support for the GOP (specifically Bush)? If there is a rational reason for unyielding support for a failed president and failed economic policy (leading to practice and a Great Recession) beyond social paradigm, I need an explanation.