Aug. 15, 2015 By Jack Jodell.
The Republican Party, infested as it currently is with extremists, reactionaries, and government-hating Tea Party kooks, has been, for many months now, filling its group of prospective candidates for the White House with wackos, much as it did in 2012. As so many potential candidates are swelling its ranks, this is no longer a clown car – as I once described it – but has turned into ( as political commentator and comedienne Stephanie Miller has begun to call it, amusingly) “the Republican Douche Canoe.” But whether a car or a canoe, it is surely poised to capsize into the Potomac long before it ever comes even close to the White House! In this post, I resume the intermittent series which features the declared and / or desiring wannabe GOP candidates who will be making a bid for the presidency in 2016. Never in our entire history have we been so besieged with so many undeserving, unqualified, and unfit candidates for this most important of positions. Today’s focus will be on the envious and equally unqualified younger brother of the worst former Republican President in history: John Ellis Bush, otherwise known as JEB!
If you thought that older brother George W. was an incompetent. intellectually lazy, a pushover for the greediest oil companies and defense contractors, and an easily misled ignorant war criminal who deserves trial and imprisonment – you would be 100% correct. If you thought his father, George H.W. was also a pushover for greedy oil companies and defense contractors – you would also be 100% correct. So why in the hell should anyone even think of electing a third Bush to the presidency?
He may be slightly better educated and somewhat more articulate than his older brother, but Jebby boy is cut from the exact same mold as his bro and poppy: inherited wealth which has no understanding of or true compassion for those who are poor or lack great wealth. These are just trust-funders through and through, who don’t give a damn about everyday working people. They are far more interested in courting billionaires and economic power brokers than they are in studying and then responding to the very real needs of average workers.
Because he has led such a cushy life, Jebby boy is completely clueless about how ordinary Americans live or the struggles they face. He opposes raising the minimum wage, and instead thinks that Americans should work longer hours to make more money. The fool is so clueless he doesn’t realize that, even with overtime figured in, there just aren’t enough hours in a day (or even a week) to turn a paltry $7.25 per hour into a livable wage! Pampered trust-funders like he have NO empathy for others, and that is why he can so easily dismiss needed funding for women’s health issues as if those tallies were mere meaningless, abstract numbers. And that is also why he feels he can ignore the very relevant warnings about the excesses of capitalism recently given by Pope Francis by ignorantly and callously saying “…I don’t get economic policy from my bishops or cardinals or my pope.” Who from, then, Jebby boy? Yo’ daddy, or yo’ crooked older brother? God forbid!
Try as he may, this Bush just can’t seem to extricate himself from having BUSH as his last name. It has been awkward seeing him repeatedly having to walk back statements he has made defending his war criminal brother’s dismal presidency. Plus, his credibility was damaged when he insisted that “I am my own man” on foreign policy (even though it was revealed that he is relying on his brother’s “expertise” as well as others from his brother’s administration like Michael Mukasey, Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, Porter Goss, Paul Wolowitz, Michael Hayden, and many more, ad nauseum for further input). Jebby boy was even a charter member (along with DICK Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld)) of the notorious Project for a New American Century, which was advocating war with Syria, Iraq, and Iran way back in 1998! To top it all off, the New York Times was just reported that Jebby boy would not rule ot enhanced interrogation techniques (including waterboarding) were he to become President. “I’m not ruling anything in or out, he told questioning reporters in Iowa last Thursday. (We all recall how war criminals DICK Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld coined that disgusting euphemism in a revolting attempt to minimize the favt that the U.S. was using torture during the Iraq War….
No, Jebby boy, you simply don’t have what it takes to be President. We can’t help that you envy W and your dad for having attained the presidency. And we’ll be damned if we’ll elect yet another Bush to that high office! Your demeanor is much too dull and uninspiring to lead the country, and both your economic and foreign policy beliefs are far too derivative to justify implementing them again. They are a recipe for dismal failure. So please, buzz off and leave us alone!
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