Wednesday, December 17, 2014

5 Observations About Jeb Bush Running for President

In an utterly unsurprising development this week, Jeb Bush announced that he's "actively exploring" a 2016 Presidential run.

Allow me to offer some perspective for the GOP Elites and others suffering from the fevered delusion that Jeb Bush might someday serve as President, in this universe or any other.

1. This is one situation where an open primary benefits conservatives: I contend that Democrats will turn out in droves -- like there was an announcement for free government cheese at the mall -- to vote against the Bush name. Heck, you and I have heard it for years: debate any policy position with a progressive and, no matter the facts, logic, history, and reason you muster -- the inevitable result is what some call Bush Tourette's Syndrome (i.e., "But- but- but- Bush!). This sad disease is sure to manifest itself in the primaries and amplify Democrat turnout like nothing we've seen since the dead walked the streets of Chicago in 1960 to cast ballots for John F. Kennedy.

2. Jeb Bush's support for Amnesty is wildly unpopular among a huge majority of Americans: 88% of Republicans, 66% of independents and even 50% of Democrats believe that the border should be locked down before any Amnesty efforts are undertaken.

3. Bush's support for a nationalized education curriculum (also known as "Common Core") is generally despised. Only 34% of U.S. adults with children of elementary or secondary school support the federal takeover of educational standards.

4. Should Bush secure the nomination (which, if it occurs, we can thank John Boehner's newly uncorked personal campaign contribution limits in the CRomnibus), I believe we'll see the first viable third-party candidate since 1992. Reince Priebus, Karl Rove and the rest of the GOP Oligarchs should know that the Republican Party will be torn asunder by a Bush nomination. Guaranteed. A third party will result and the GOP will go the way of the Whigs -- deservedly so.

5. BONUS: Jeb's formula for victory:

Jeb Bush has no chance of winning the presidency -- zero, none -- and anyone who tells him otherwise is lying or a paid political operative. Or, more likely, both.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


Anonymous said...

The lying P.O.S republican party can pound sand. After all these years of pretending to oppose Obama, the mask has completely fallen off, they are just as corrupt as the democrats and in lockstep with them to destroy the U.S.A.

I know the R.N.C will force some liberal P.O.S rhino like Jeb onto the ballot. Guess what. I'm not voting for him or any other faker. I'm voting for Ted Cruz.

When the republicans lose every national election to come they will have only themselves to blame.

Anonymous said...

Forget reasons # 2 though . . . , I'd sooner try to get a guy named Lucifer elected as pope than to elect another Bush to the Whitehouse,

I don't care if Jeb was the the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan, George Washington, Gandhi and Jesus Christ all rolled into one, he shouldn't be allowed near a presidential election.

Ken Mitchell said...

We need an Anti-Nepotism amendment to the Constitution. Something like "No person related by blood or marriage to any current or past Federal officeholder shall be eligible to run for any Federal office."

There are 300 million people in the USA, and at least 25% of them are smarter and better than most current Federal parasites. It's time to give some of them a chance to shine.

Anonymous said...

Point #1 is so stupid I can't comprehend how such an intelligent, insightful person would out-think themselves like that.

The Left may hate "Boooooooosh" but, y'know what?

And nothing less.
That's where the power is, after all.

They're not stupid.
Knowing how Jebbie would turn off so many on the Right, they are more than likely to push him, knowing that - JUST LIKE IN EVERY OTHER ELECTION with a RINO - the American voters says to themselves, "Why bother with a Democrat-Lite, when a Democrat is honest about being a Democrat?"