Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jeb Bush Has Shown He's Not Qualified To Be President

Megyn Kelly: Did us a favor by exposing Jeb Bush for the Neocon extremist he is.

But then, in fairness, none of the other Reepo clown cavalcade are either. But given Jebbie was "leading the clown pack", his faux pas regarding the Iraq War has to make even his staunchest backers sit up and take notice - and maybe reconsider.

For those living under a rock, Jeb was being interviewed  by Megyn Kelly - a sometime FOX gadfly for the truth (like Shepherd Smith). She asked him point blank:

"Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the (Iraq) invasion?"

He responded:

"I would have but so would have Hillary Clinton, to remind everybody."

Which is total codswallop. Since Hillary has already stated in her 2002 memoir:

"I wasn't alone in getting it wrong. But I still got it wrong, plain and simple"

With the clear implication that had she to do it over again she'd never have approved the Iraq War Resolution.

Bear in mind again, Kelly wasn't asking Jeb as a Senator but as a potential President. There is a world of difference, and Jeb essentially admitted he'd have started that ill-conceived invasion and occupation even with the intelligence revision since then.. Given this, it's most incomprehensible that  he never said the Iraq War was a mistake which would have at least mitigated some of the blowback.

The outcry even from his own party was immediate and vehement.  Right wing talk show host Laura Ingraham, for example, ripped Jeb a new one on her 'Laura Ingraham Show':

"We cannot stay in this relitigating the Bush years again. You just can/t do it! You have to have someone who says, 'Look, I'm a Republican, but I'm not an idiot. I'm not stupid. I am a conservative, and I learn from the past, and I improve myself. I also don't bring in people who made the same stupid decisions in the 2000s, to get us into the 21st century."

Ingraham's blistering diatribe must have really stung, especially as it insulted Bush's intelligence and judgment so no surprise he tried to walk it back the next day, actually blurting:

"I interpreted the question wrong, I guess. I was talking about given what people knew then, would you have done it, rather than knowing what we know now."

Which is total unmitigated bollocks and discloses the man to be even more of an idiot, not to mention taking his viewers to be total idiots. Thus, the answer discloses a lack of attention as well as jumbled neural processing - something we can't afford in a president. Besides, why would any interviewer take the reference point back to what we knew then when this guy is alleged to be a presidential candidate now? The only logical context would be what we know now as a basis to guide the decision then.

If Bush's misfire on this Iraq War authorization question was all there is, it would be bad enough. But as Laura Ingraham observed in her tirade, this bought and sold imbecile also wants to bring in the same gang of neocons that engineered it!

Then there is Jeb Bush's  earlier baggage, to remind readers who may have forgotten. As then  Governor of Florida, Jeb - along with State Secretary Katherine Harris – used Choicepoint voter rolls to disenfranchise tens of thousands of African American Florida voters so his brother Dumbya  could win Florida's electoral votes in 2000. For those who want all the documented, sordid details, get hold of Greg Palast’s book, ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy', and read Chapter One.

Then there was Bush's iinterference - again as Governor - in the Terry Schaivo case. She had directives for her husband to carry out if ever declared brain dead, and Bush prevented him from doing so. (Ms. Schaivo suffered from bulimia which led to a potassium deficiency that triggered her heart failure -  a lack of oxygen, followed by coma and brain death.)

Bush's unseemly interference finally was halted in October 2002, when Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal heard a week of testimony from five doctors who examined her, including two picked by husband Michael Schiavo, two by her parents and one picked by the court. Three doctors, including one appointed by the court, testified that Terri Schiavo was in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery.

The two doctors selected by the Schindlers (Terry's parents) testified they thought  she could recover.The appellate court concurred with a lower court decision that Schiavo had no hope of recovery and that her feeding tube could be removed.

This travesty never should have occurred, far less been this prolonged, and Jeb Bush's aggressive government (and personal) intrusion was largely to blame.

This asshole has no business being anywhere near the White House any more than his dimwit brother. Hopefully, money cache or no, he will be weeded out early. Probably via making even more dumb ass comments on interviews - or in the debates.

See also ('Jeb Bush Isn't a Moderate: He's a Neocon Extremist')


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