Thursday, October 29, 2015

The more Jeb Bush defends his brother the farther we get from having another Bush in the White House.

Courtesy of TPM: 

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) again praised his brother's actions following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, describing President George W. Bush's leadership as "awe-inspiring." 

"The case study of leadership is how George responded to 9/11, period, over and out," Jeb Bush told the audience at a Houston event for donors to Bush's campaign, according to The Hill. "And the idea that a candidate could think that they could make political hay to create a new … narrative on the reality on how he led is a joke." 

During a conversation with his brother on stage, Jeb Bush applauded George W. Bush's efforts to unite the country. 

"People were united. And people really got it that he had a heart for them," Bush said, according to The Hill. "At that time, as you know, kids were crying. All around people, children and grandchildren didn’t know what was going on." 

"The whole world was turned upside down, and you had a president who was staid and sure and strong." he continued.

Yes the world was turned upside down because his brother allowed the biggest terrorist attack in history to occur on his watch, and he kept it turned upside down by declaring war on a country that had nothing to do with it.

You know this revisionist history might work with school children, but all of us still remember, and we are NOT buying the Bush bullshit!


  1. SallyinMI3:41 AM

    The entire field is either narcissists, in for the money, or fools. I suspect Jeb! is all three. The debate last night was like the rest: left me shaking my head at the lies, grandstanding, and finger pointing. And for Rubio to say the media is in Hillary's pocket is just stunning. They have been after her for 30 years or more. And most stories about her are not positive. Rubio is a jerk, but then he's on stage with none other ones. Pitiful, Reince. This is truly the best you could do?

  2. Anonymous3:43 AM

    "Awe inspiring" as in he got devastating news and managed not to soil himself in front of a room full of children? Yep, that's what kept America safe on W's watch.... except for that one little hiccup back in '01.

    1. Which was followed by anthrax attacks.

      I still believe that Cheney was behind those. After all, he handled bags of the chemical used to weaponize anthrax.

  3. Anonymous3:45 AM

    How about Dubya's ""Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job!" response to Hurricane Katrina, Jeb!?

    1. Anonymous4:15 AM

      That one is probably my favorite. It was a heckuva job all right, but definitely not a heckavu good job. Sorry Jeb! Your worthless brother did not keep us safe.

  4. Anonymous4:02 AM

    Jindal was right when he said "We will never attract the SMART people to our party" The proof was onstage last night. Not one of them is fit to shine President Obama;s shoes, they know it and resent it. Jeb has been a lackluster candidate from the start, expecting to be ushered right into the WH like his dumb bro was.

    1. Anonymous5:21 AM

      Frothy Mix (Rick Santorum) is famous for admitting the "smart elite" people will not be part of the GOP back in 2012. I avoid following Jindal, so will not dispute if he uttered this or not.

  5. "You know this revisionist history might work work with school children, but all of us still remember, and we are NOT buying the Bush bullshit!"

    There is the problem of the Republican party right-wing base -- they are angry children, not reasonable adults.

    How do you reason with a screaming child who is having a tantrum? Beats me. I don't have kids.

  6. Anonymous4:59 AM

    Hey Jeb!

    Ever hear of anal feeding?

    I think your bro and his weird friend dICK chEEney were fans.

    How about some pureed crow for you?

  7. Anonymous5:29 AM

    It's going to be very interesting next twelve months.

  8. It is time we have this conversation about 9/11. The longer Jeb stays around, the more the onion will be peeled back for all those too young to understand at the time of the event.
    I have always said it is not the words coming out of the politcians mouths, but their body language that tells the tale.
    And really, I am waiting for the Dick to open his mouth.....

  9. Balzafiar6:32 AM

    Awe-inspiring? Yes, in the sense of "What the fuck was he thinking?"

  10. Anonymous7:48 AM

    He is so seriously TOAST.

    Here's How -- And Why -- Jeb Bush's Campaign Is Spinning Wednesday's Debate

    France mocks Jeb Bush over ‘bombastic nonsense’ about the country’s work week

    GOP Donors to Euthanize Jeb Bush

    "It's the humane thing to do," said a participant following an emergency donor class conference call following the CNBC Republican debate in Boulder, Colo. "After Jeb criticized Rubio's attendance record, and Rubio broke his legs, you could just see it in his eyes," said the billionaire super PAC contributor, who did not want to be named because he never is named. "Poor Jeb's like a thoroughbred begging to be put out of his misery."

    Jeb Bush's Comeback Strategy Backfires At GOP Debate

    Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush's plan backfired badly on national television in the third GOP presidential debate.

    Instead of generating much needed momentum, Bush's attack on his onetime protege raised new questions about his underwhelming candidacy in the primary contest he was once expected to dominate.

    Jeb Bush and the End of the Road

    ...Mr. Inevitable, you see, is getting creamed. Donald Trump and Ben Carson are eating his lunch. His poll numbers are so close to nothing as to make no practical difference. Matt Lauer tagged him on this during a recent appearance on "The Today Show": "You are losing in the polls to the host of Celebrity Apprentice."

    Early on in the campaign, he tapped his father's campaign finance network, and they gave ... but now, they've given to the limit, and he's not collecting new donors. The base of the party has turned its collective back on him. His cash flow is an ebb tide; in the third quarter fundraising period, he spent nearly as much as he took in, and has a pittance, given the realities of modern campaign financing, left on hand.

    ...October has been the cruelest month for Jeb Bush. It was revealed that he has his own email scandal brewing, one that appears to have far more substance than his assumed Democratic opponent. The New York Times revealed that half his fortune came from businesses he worked with while governor of Florida.

  11. What I remember is how the unelected POTUS was flown around the country for hours in Air Force One. He stuck his head out of the door in... Nebraska, I think it was... for a minute. Talk about failed leadership. We got more solid support from the Queen of England than we did from Bush. She had her Guard play the National Anthem, not God Save The Queen, and damn, I felt like somebody out there cared.

    Bush's "leadership" was such a bad performance.... we had the sympathy of the world. Paris newspapers had "WE ARE ALL AMERICANS TODAY" as headlines. We wanted to be told to plant victory gardens, save scrap metal, buy liberty bonds and stamps, and we got "go shopping." We were united, and he took the next 18 months to make us disunited, angry, hated by the rest of the world.

    Well...he only has 8 more years of Secret Service protection. It's not life-long protection any more. And he pissed off some people with very long memories. I wouldn't sleep easy, if I were him. He destabilized the Middle East, and they will never forget. Per Malia Litmann, the Secret Service doesn't appear terribly competent anyway.

    Hey, remember how the Secret Service let him sit and read that book about the pet goat? Away from a shelter? In a publicly announced location? Where he could have been bombed or shot or anything? For MINUTES? Cheney said that the agents literally picked him up and ran with him to get him to shelter. Seemed like nobody really worried about Georgie.

    Smartest thing George ever did: pick Cheney for VP. Nobody in the world would take out George to make Cheney president. He enjoys the reputation of being more hated than Bush, and that takes a lot.

  12. Anonymous8:02 AM

    Jeb Bush's attempt to confront Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was foreshadowed by Florida-based Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who tweeted prior to Wednesday's CNBC main debate "the dumb, pre-planned move a certain campaign is about to make in the big debate is campaign-ending stupid."

    1. I'll bet it was Georgie's idea.

  13. Anonymous8:26 AM

    What a mess. She pulls so many faces and how low budget can you go with all the glare and darkness at the same time. And by the way, this is the ONLY Palin related news item that showed up on Google today. No one is posting anything about her FB screeds anymore.

    But there's no shortage of mocking her/comparing her to an idiot:

    ...He has a Sarah Palin problem. It is not that Carson, like Palin, doesn’t know the answers to certain questions, it is that they clearly do not really understand the question. Carson looked dazed and confused most of the night.

  14. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Rubio knocks Bush out of the race

  15. Anonymous8:32 AM

    O/T but here's an article taking Brancy to task:

    By Her Own Standards Bristol Palin is Worse Than a Slave Owner – Here’s Why

  16. Frosty8:57 AM

    Once again i say that anyone in the Bush administration who was involved in allowing the attack to happen, and the "decision" (which had been made months before 9/11) to go to war with Iraq should be charged with high treason and war crimes. They should be tried and convicted of those charges. Add those who in the administration who profited from the war.

    1. Nikogriego1:02 PM

      Let's take a minute to re-acquaint ourselves with the official explanation, which is not regarded as a conspiracy theory despite the fact that it comprises an amazing conspiracy. The official truth is that a handful of young Muslim Arabs who could not fly airplanes, mainly Saudi Arabians who came neither from Iraq nor from Afghanistan, outwitted not only the CIA and the FBI, but also all 16 US intelligence agencies and all intelligence agencies of US allies including Israel's Mossad, which is believed to have penetrated every terrorist organization and which carries out assassinations of those whom Mossad marks as terrorists.

      In addition to outwitting every intelligence agency of the United States and its allies, the handful of young Saudi Arabians outwitted the National Security Council, the State Department, NORAD, airport security four times in the same hour on the same morning, air traffic control, caused the US Air Force to be unable to launch interceptor aircraft, and caused three well-built steel-structured buildings, including one not hit by an airplane, to fail suddenly in a few seconds as a result of limited structural damage and small, short-lived, low-temperature fires that burned on a few floors.

      The Saudi terrorists were even able to confound the laws of physics and cause WTC building seven to collapse at free-fall speed for several seconds, a physical impossibility in the absence of explosives used in controlled demolition.”

      Paul Craig Roberts

  17. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Safe, huh? Can anyone tell me why WTC7 was 'brought down'?

    1. Nikogriego1:02 PM

      David Ray Griffin on the destruction of WTC 7, and the failure of the press:

      “Moreover, raging fires and externally produced structural damage could not explain how steel columns 47 stories high collapsed into a small pile of rubble no more than three stories high or how the building came down at virtually free-fall speed. This combination of fire and structural damage also could not account for the dust clouds, the squibs, the molten metal, and the partly evaporated steel. But scientists employed by the Bush administration’s NIST, who have already proven themselves undeterred by either laws of science or lack of historical precedence, will probably [they did] suggest otherwise.

      The mainstream press and even much of the left-leaning press will, moreover, probably again let them get away with it, dismissing any challenges to NIST’s account as based on wild conspiracy theories. This attitude is truly remarkable.

      When we combine the fact that the collapse of WTC 7 immediately appears to be a controlled demolition with the twofold fact that all prior collapses of steel-frame high-rise buildings have been produced by explosives and that the collapse of WTC 7 has many features in common with planned implosions, the view that it was a planned implosion should be the natural assumption. The burden of proof should be placed on any claim that WTC 7 was brought down by something other than explosives, because this is the wild, empirically baseless hypothesis devoid of historical precedent, which is just the kind of hypothesis that one expects from irrational conspiracy theorists.

      However, the fact that the conspiracy theory being supported by this wild, scientifically and historically baseless speculation is the government’s own is, for some reason, thought to justify turning things upside down. In this topsy-turvy framework, those whose theory is consistent with science, the empirical facts, and all historical precedent are ridiculed as nutty conspiracy theorists while those who articulate a wildly speculative theory, which contradicts all prior experience, several laws of science, and numerous empirical facts, are considered the sober, sensible thinkers, whose pronouncements can be trusted without examination.”

      David Ray Griffin, Debunking 9/11 Debunking, pages 205-206

  18. Anonymous11:30 AM

  19. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Jeb exclamation mark needs to change it to Jeb facepalm.

  20. Anonymous1:58 PM

    GREAT article! Amazingly informative.

    The Big Bush Question

    ...What is arguable about the events of 9/11 is whether they could have been stopped; what isn’t arguable is that George W. Bush didn’t try. Though Jeb Bush set out to run for president with the line, “I am my own man,” he has discovered that being George W’s brother is quite a burden.

  21. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Bush seemed gutted, pallid—a ghost rising spectrally from a car crash, looking down on the wreckage below.

  22. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Then why the "Exclamation Point", Jebbie??? But it got less "Awe inspiring", Bro is throwing a fund raiser for Jebbie's perfectly fine, well funded and going strong campaign that just slashed staff and pay.
    Who's running for office? George, Jeb, or the Goat? My moneys on the goat.

  23. I get that Trump is really helping Jeb's numbers plummet but given time, Jeb can shoot his own foot quite well. Even while it's in his mouth.


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