You just can't get more cucky than ¡Jeb!
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said he “hated” being his party’s presidential nomination front-runner.
Host John Dickerson said, “Six months ago, people thought you were the front-runner–”
Bush said, “I hated that.”
Dickerson asked, “You hated being the front-runner?”
Bush said, “I feel much better back here.”
Dickerson said, “Why did you hate being the front-runner?”
Bush said, “Well because I’ve always thought that there was going to be a high expectation for me, and I totally get it … because I have brother that was president, a father that was president. That higher expectation was important to realize. And so being a front-runner made me feel like the people are going to begin to say, ‘Your guy is just dancing like through this.’ I have to go earn it. [Didact: Dude. You've FAILED in complete and epic and spectacular fashion on a global stage. You ain't earning jack.] I have higher expectations on me than people have on me. So it doesn’t bother me a bit that the expectations are higher. I want to win which mean that you garner momentum when it matters. So, I feel good about where we are right now.”
Gamma: The introspective, the unusual, the unattractive, and all too often the bitter. Gammas are often intelligent, usually unsuccessful with women, and not uncommonly all but invisible to them, the gamma alternates between placing women on pedestals and hating the entire sex. This mostly depends upon whether an attractive woman happened to notice his existence or not that day. Too introspective for their own good, gammas are the men who obsess over individual women for extended periods of time and supply the ranks of stalkers, psycho-jealous ex-boyfriends, and the authors of excruciatingly romantic rhyming doggerel. In the unlikely event they are at the party, they are probably in the corner muttering darkly about the behavior of everyone else there... sometimes to themselves. Gammas tend to have have a worship/hate relationship with women, the current direction of which is directly tied to their present situation. However, they are sexual rejects, not social rejects.
Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a felony but an "act of love."
In comments at odds with the views of many in his party, Bush, the son of the 41st president and brother of the 43rd, said of the divisive immigration issue: "I think we need to kind of get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place.
"I'm going to say this and it will be on tape and so be it," Bush said in an interview with Fox News host Shannon Bream in an event at the Texas presidential library of his father, George H.W. Bush.
"The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally ... and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work, to be able to provide for their family, yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony.
"It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family.
Conservatives' problems with Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush and younger son of President George H.W. Bush, are threefold. First, he supports overhauling the nation's immigration system, something that has made some on the right charge he supports "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants living in the US. Bush also has embraced the Common Core educational standards, a policy that is quickly becoming the "Obamacare" of education on the right.
In the annals of American political slogan-writing, no one has ever borrowed material from a British cartoon.
Jeb Bush can fix that.
And Twitter can mock him for inspiring memories of Bob the Builder's 'Can we fix it? Yes we can!' with his new 'Jeb can fix it' catch-phrase.
The former Florida governor relaunched his ailing presdiential campaign on Monday with a Tampa speech that climaxed with a litany of things he can 'fix' – just like Bob's friends Scoop, Muck, Dizzy and Roley.
'After seven years of incompetence, corruption and gridlock in Washington, we need a president who can fix it,' Bush told supporters on Monday.
'I can fix it.'
'After seven years of historic cuts to our military – a foreign policy based on leading from behind – the emboldening of our enemies, and the isolation of our allies, we need a president who fixes America’s standing abroad,' the speech continued.
'I can fix it.'
'After seven years of massive deficits, historic debt, and a president who vetoes defense spending because he wants more reckless spending, we need a president who fixes our budgetary mess.'
'I can fix it,' Bush said again. 'I know I can fix it – because I’ve done it.'
Another thing he's done is inspired legions of Twitter users to pass around Bob the Builder's opening credits and theme song with short-form snickers.
If this election is about how we're going to fight to get nothing done, then I don't want to have any part of it. I don't want to be elected president to just sit around and see gridlock become so dominant that people are literally in decline in their lives.
That is not my motivation. I got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around and be miserable, listening to people demonize me and feeling compelled to demonize me.
That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.
|The defence rests|
When asked about Bush calling him a “jerk,” Trump said, “Look, people gave him that quote, you could see he was just saying, “Okay, I’m ready now, I’m ready now to say it.” Jeb is a weak and ineffective person. He’s also a low energy person, which I’ve said before. But he’s a weak and ineffective person. Jeb, if he were President, it would just be more of the same, it would be just— he’s got money from all of the lobbyists and all of the special interests that run him like a puppet.”
He continued, “He’s got two percent in the polls, I have 41 percent in the latest poll. He has two percent. He’s going to be off the stage soon. He’s an embarrassment to the Bush family and in fact, he doesn’t even want to use the Bush name, which is interesting. Jeb is an embarrassment to himself and to his family and the Republican Party, they’re not even listening to Jeb. ”