Great news from Jeb Bush: I’ll govern like Lyndon Johnson did

posted at 5:21 pm on May 15, 2014 by Allahpundit

You’d think a guy who’ll be attacked endlessly for his brother’s policies on Iraq wouldn’t want to tie himself to the president responsible for Vietnam too.

In fairness, he’s talking about governing style here, not policy substance. But why he’d feel obliged to mention LBJ at all in making this point, I have no idea.

Bush did not address Johnson’s Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, “We had a war on poverty, and poverty won.”

Instead, he was referencing Johnson’s mastery of the so-called sausage-making process in Congress.

He vowed to approach the presidency as “master of the Senate,” as biographer Robert Caro described Johnson.

“He went and he cajoled, he begged, he threatened, he loved, he hugged, he did what leaders do, which is they personally get engaged to make something happen,’’ Bush said of Johnson. Bush cited Caro’s latest book about Johnson, The Passage of Power, which covers the first part of Johnson’s presidency.

He went on to say that it’s “completely un-American” to let illegals live “in the shadows” because of course he did. Needless to say, his LBJ comments are a knock on Obama, who’s frequently compared to Johnson by lefties who are unhappy with the pace of what O’s achieved. LBJ knew how to schmooze and terrorize Congress to get what he wanted; The One, ever aloof, is too remote to get his hands dirty like that. On a basic level, all Jeb’s saying here is that he’ll be hands-on. But as a Twitter buddy pointed out, if he wanted to make the point that he’ll be a dealmaker as president, he could have reached for an example that’s far more appealing to conservatives — namely, Ronald Reagan. The fact that he reached back to the Great Society instead, knowing that conservatives already view him as suspect, is baffling. Jonah Goldberg wrote a column the other day expressing his mystification at the fact that Jeb seems to feel no need to woo the righty base at all. Granted, he’s not going to be the conservative choice in the primaries, but neither was Romney and he managed to win enough righty votes to build a winning coalition with centrists. More importantly, the more alienated conservatives feel from Bush, the less likely they may be to help his campaign in the general if he’s the nominee. There are plenty of righties, I think, who’ll grudgingly vote for the most “electable” candidate even in the primaries, despite their personal preference for someone who’s more conservative — so long as they feel that candidate is interested in their votes. As it is, you’ve got Jeb running around praising Lyndon Johnson and babbling about amnesty to anyone who’ll listen right at the moment that voters are starting to pay attention. What’s wrong with this picture?

Via the Corner, here’s Jonah talking about this at length. One quibble with what he says, though: I’m not sure that Jeb is DOA in Iowa or New Hampshire if he’s totally estranged from conservatives. It’ll make his task much harder, but there’s a fair chance that, between Christie’s troubles and Rubio’s hesitation if Bush runs, Jeb might clear the field in the party’s center if he jumps in. If that happens and the conservative field ends up crowded with Pauls and Cruzes and Pences and Carsons and Perrys (and Wests?), the righty vote could split enough to let Jeb squeak through. I have no idea why he’d want to gamble on all of that happening, but maybe he does.


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I wouldn’t vote this jackhole for dog catcher much less president.

bbinfl on May 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Good grief.

petefrt on May 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

So, Jeb. You gonna have those N****s voting; what for two hundred years?

davidk on May 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I can’t wait to vote 5x for this guy.

Murphy9 on May 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Good God….

bazil9 on May 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Ugh.

ladyingray on May 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Repeal the 22nd. I want this man coronated.

Preezy 4 life yo.

Murphy9 on May 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

They need yours prayers:

An Apple Valley woman gave birth to a 14-ounce baby boy this week.

CBS2’s Crystal Cruz reports the baby Decklen is on a ventilator, fighting to survive.

“He’s only 10 inches long,” the boy’s father, James Maize, said.

Maize said his wife, Carrie, welcomed their son into the world Tuesday at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley.

Decklen was born at 22 weeks, months ahead of his September due date, following an umbilical cord prolapse, which is when the cord makes an appearance before the baby.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/05/14/apple-valley-woman-gives-birth-to-14-ounce-baby-boy/

davidk on May 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM

OMG. So tone deaf. Makes his “illegal immigration is an act of love” comment more comprehensible.

LashRambo on May 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Severely Liberal?

mjbrooks3 on May 15, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Amazing. SMDH.

KCB on May 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Where’s Jake the Cheerleader to tell us to VOTE, as long as the name has an R behind it? Doesn’t matter if he will govern like a democrat.
What is that 200 years quote? Say it Jeb! I dare you.

TinFin on May 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM

So Jeb would govern as an SOB?

Hey, hey, J.E.B, how many kids did you kill today!

rbj on May 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM

They need your prayers:

Sudanese Judge to Pregnant Woman: ‘I Sentence You to Hang’ for Becoming a Christian

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/05/15/I-sentence-you-to-hang-Declares-Sudanese-Judge-to-27-Year-old-Pregnant-woman-Her-Crime-Becoming-a-Christian

davidk on May 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM

What’s next? He will run the Army like Gen Custer?

faraway on May 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Jebbie won’t govern at all, even if he manages to get elected. Big business will.

If there’s one thing Jeb Bush has made eminently clear it’s that big business is his first and foremost concern, right after getting elected so he can say he didn’t get dusted by his daddy and his brother.

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

No. You won’t.

Bmore on May 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

As it is, you’ve got Jeb running around praising Lyndon Johnson and babbling about amnesty to anyone who’ll listen right at the moment that voters are starting to pay attention. What’s wrong with this picture?

Nothing, assuming Jeb doesn’t care about anyone’s opinion except Sheldon Adelson’s. (And other rich donors who are just as far left as Sheldon but aren’t as showy about it.)

If could even be a way to show the only GOP constituency that matters that he, Jeb, has no problems offending the hoi polloi with his support for liberal billionaire values.

David Blue on May 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I’m beginning to wonder if he can prove that he doesn’t have brain damage.

faraway on May 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM

No more RINO Bush’s.

nobama1267 on May 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Terrific

HotAirian on May 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Anyone surprised at this?

Brian in Titletown on May 15, 2014 at 5:34 PM

I wonder why none of these ‘centrist’ people seem to realize that once you go over that center line you’re actually on the other side ?

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 5:34 PM

He went on to say that it’s “completely un-American” to let illegals live “in the shadows” because of course he did.

He needs to come to California, where the illegals not only live in the light of day, they make ever-increasing demands.

Here, if you’re illegal, you can get pulled over and have no license and no insurance, and they let you go because impounding your car would be too much of a hardship on you.

Several years ago a guy selling soup door to door left his three-year-old in the car. The kid got behind the wheel and put the car in drive, resulting in a collision with my parents’ car, parked in their driveway.

The guy begged Mom and Dad to not call the cops because he was illegal, but since he couldn’t pay for the damage, the cops were called. They said they could do nothing, and the guy was allowed to drive away to wreak move havoc.

Mom and Dad–taxpayers in their seventies–were stuck with a bill for several thousand dollars.

I’ve never sat out an election in my life. If Jeb Bush is the nominee, I’ll stay home. In every photo, he looks more and more like a pig. His attempts to shame me into supporting amnesty have hardened my resolve.

I won’t play a part in the complete eradication of standards.

A Chair of Some Kind on May 15, 2014 at 5:34 PM

I wonder if Jeb endorses the strategy Johnson had toward black voters.

Only Johnson didn’t say “black”.

I’ve been hearing Jeb touted as the “smart” Bush for years now. As far as I can tell, his brother is the brains of that generation. Jeb couldn’t be doing more to alienate the base from the start. Does he think if he announces all these toxic policy positions now he can somehow smooth things over in the long run? Or is he intentionally jettisoning the base and trying to appeal to independents?

It doesn’t make any sense to me. None at all. I would poke a pencil in my eye before I voted for this jackass.

novaculus on May 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Ay yay yay. I guess big brother is not advising him, or he would be ‘wooing the right’, as Jonah says, and making Ronald Reagan happy talk.

It seems he really does want to get the nomination with NO conservative support. Is that even possible?

jclittlep on May 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Texas moved way up in the primary for 2016. He’s going to hit a wall here. Its the same reason Dewhurst is losing his elections. We’re sick of the invasion.

DanMan on May 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Maybe he’ll get us neck deep into another Vietnam – maybe order some new expanded efforts with impossible ROEs in Afghanistan.

dentarthurdent on May 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

The Democratic Primary looks like it will be crowded.

will77jeff on May 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

What is this??

SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE FOOT GOP DAY????

Oil Can on May 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Obviously Jeb either figures he wouldn’t have much of the anti-immigration conservatives with him from the start and there is no reason to mollify them, or he isn’t really running and is yanking some chains for effect.

I don’t think he’s running but he has an almost Hillary-like advantage right now. He’s the only one who can wait until later in the cycle (it really hasn’t begun yet, even now, it will begin after the midterms and the new Congress) because of his twin Aces of universal name recognition and access to the biggest national donor base in the GOP. With Christie hobbled by the phony bridge “scandal,” no one else is a threat to sew up the money men before Jeb could get in.

I think he’s pulling a Mario Cuomo: if we beg him, he might run, but only if we ask nicely enough.

Adjoran on May 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I’ll say it again: I was in a Rockville, MD Home Depot today. Twice. The illegals are not living in the shadows.

BKeyser on May 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Great news from Jeb Bush: I’ll govern like Lyndon Johnson did

Jesus Christ !!! (please forgive me)

jake-the-goose on May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Go away now Jeb. Barbara was correct, we don’t need another Bush in the White House.

B-Ri on May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Don’t some people blame LBJ for killing JFK ?
Also, there are some people
( like the fake and accurate Dan Rather) ,
who blame GHWB in the JFK conspiracy ?
Now , Gibberish Bush comes out idolizing LBJ ……hmmm…

burrata on May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Go.Away.

Are these fools not able to evaluate how little they are wanted? It’s it a total cocoon they live in?

Mimzey on May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

His mom was right.

meci on May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

So what am I missing? Jeb’s running as a challenger to Hillary in the democrat primaries, right?

HumpBot Salvation on May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The fact that he reached back to the Great Society instead, knowing that conservatives already view him as suspect, is baffling.

Only if you don’t accept the fact that he’s an idiot.

vlad martel on May 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Jeb Bush: I’ll govern like Lyndon Johnson did

…and I’ll vote against you like I voted against Lyndon Johnson!!

Jeb is working real hard to disqualify himself. I think he has succeeded.

landlines on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

The reason LBJ could cut deals is because of the experience he had as a legislator. Jeb Bush has no such experience.

Mark1971 on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

You know, agriculture:

A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W.”

According to the solicitation, the Dept. of Agriculture wants the guns to have an “ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or 2 round [bursts] trigger group, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore group) and scope (top rear), stock collapsible or folding,” and a “30 rd. capacity” magazine.

They also want the submachine guns to have a “sling,” be “lightweight,” and have an “oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”

The solicitation directs “all responsible and/or interested sources…[to] submit their company name, point of contact, and telephone.” Companies that submit information in a “timely” fashion “shall be considered by the agency for contact to determine weapon suitability.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/14/Dept-Of-Agriculture-Orders-Submachine-Guns-With-30-Round-Magazines

davidk on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Since when did receiving a full slate of welfare benefits become “living in the shadows”?

Rational Thought on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Great news from Jeb Bush: I’ll govern like Lyndon Johnson did

Jesus Christ !!! (please forgive me)

jake-the-goose on May 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

How is this any different than what Rubio said? Rubio told us he wants to do the democrats bidding.

TinFin on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

LOL! It’s actually starting to look like the GOP took at look at the mess the nation and the world is in and said:

‘We don’t want to be responsible for fixing this mess. We might, you know, have to actually work and be *gasp* unpopular sometimes if we had a super majority and the presidency. Better to take the donor campaign money and run. Just skip voting for us this electoral cycle.’

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

A Republican President, with a Republican controlled congress governing in the style of LBJ would ram though congress a republican ideology? Dismantling every thing the progressives have done over the last fifty or one hundred years?

If that were true, the democrats would again be warning against electing someone like Lincoln and would be threatening secession and civil war.

Joseph OHenry on May 15, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Plan A) Vote for a GOP Conservative Candidate.
Plan B) Vote Indy to stop the Diablo

That way It will be easy for the GOP to understand what went wrong after the smoke clears.

Whiterock on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Jeb isn’t running. He wouldn’t stand a chance. This is part of Team Rubio’s Operation Shiny Objects strategy.

El_Terrible on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Of that, I have no doubt whatsoever…

JohnGalt23 on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

He went on to say that it’s “completely un-American” to let illegals live “in the shadows” because of course he did.

You know what is un-American you poozywhipped a-hole ?
Letting illegals live in the USA.
Does your mehican chica agree with that ?

burrata on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

davidk on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Yeah. I saw that. Remember when Obama said he wanted to create a civilian army as powerful and well armed as the military? Fundamental transformation.

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

How stupid do you have to be to make W look like “the smart one”???

tetriskid on May 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Jeb might clear the field in the party’s center if he jumps in.

This constitutes the “party’s center”?

will77jeff on May 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

How is this any different than what Rubio said? Rubio told us he wants to do the democrats bidding.

TinFin on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are not comparable with it comes to 2016

jake-the-goose on May 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Jeb Bush will likely govern like his brother, who pretty much governed like his father. That is to say, the younger Bush brought a lot of his father’s people on board, and the brother will likely do the same. The result, for the most part, will be a lackluster administration, lacking in ideas and ingenuity, with not so much a hostility as an indifference to the ideals of public service, and the ability to spend taxpayer dollars about as much as any Democrat supposedly would. I’ve worked for the Feds for over thirty years, and I can assure you that the Bush people know how to go through someone else’s money.

I’d just as soon vote for Hillary. Maybe that’s the really big scare the GOP needs before they stop picking the “least offensive” candidate — in this case, for the third straight time.

manwithblackhat on May 15, 2014 at 5:48 PM

How is this any different than what Rubio said? Rubio told us he wants to do the democrats bidding.

TinFin on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are not comparable with it comes to 2016

jake-the-goose on May 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Jeb: I’ll govern like Lyndon Johnson.
Marco: I’ll do the democrat’s dirty work.
Gang of eight amnesty push smells a lot like an act of love.

TinFin on May 15, 2014 at 5:49 PM

If JEB wants to govern like LBJ…why doesn’t he run on the democratic ticket?

workingclass artist on May 15, 2014 at 5:49 PM

The only thing this douchebag will be governing is what he can hold in his hand in the middle of the night when he’s dreaming about the opportunity to sell America out in large scale to scumbag progressives like himself.

Diluculo on May 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM

So, Jeb. You gonna have those N****s voting; what for two hundred years?

davidk on May 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Think of how stupid he is, and his political ideology on certain issues, and change the minority group– and yep you have your answer.

melle1228 on May 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM

How is this any different than what Rubio said? Rubio told us he wants to do the democrats bidding.

TinFin on May 15, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are not comparable with it comes to 2016

jake-the-goose on May 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

They both suck

workingclass artist on May 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM

If he is the GOP nominee, then I vote for Shrillary and pray it all falls apart as soon as possible and we can get to a new Constitutional Convention and get the RED/BLUE split formally going.

God the GOP is not just the ‘Stupid Party’ but the “Really Stupid Party’.

KirknBurker on May 15, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I’m sick to death of rich, elite scions apologizing for their wealth by throwing other peoples money at their guilt. Start a charity and leave Americans alone.

AppraisHer on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Jake..hate to break it to ya but Rubio considers Bush his political mentor..has for some time.

bazil9 on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Jeb Bush is, indeed, running for President of Mexico.

Lourdes on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

So, Jeb. You gonna have those N****s voting; what for two hundred years?

davidk on May 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Think of how stupid he is, and his political ideology on certain issues, and change the minority group– and yep you have your answer.

melle1228 on May 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Jeb is supposed to be the smart brother…

workingclass artist on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I’ll say it again: I was in a Rockville, MD Home Depot today. Twice. The illegals are not living in the shadows.

BKeyser on May 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

You should check out Astoria or Newark sometime.

steebo77 on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

And I won’t vote for President if Jeb Bush is the GOP nominee. Here OR in Mexico.

Lourdes on May 15, 2014 at 5:54 PM

The mucking foron can run to the left of Hillary, as her VP.

GO to Hell, all the Bushs and all the Clintons, obamas and Kennedys.

YOU have robbed/milked the land enough already, you Guinea Worms of the land!!!

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Breaking News:

Boehner just stated that GOP want to increase taxes on the wealth.

Oil Can on May 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

he’ll have them illegals voting democrat for generations

dmacleo on May 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Jeb is supposed to be the smart brother…

workingclass artist on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

It must have been all that Common core at work.. hehe…

melle1228 on May 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Where the hell is that harlot, joana?

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2014 at 5:56 PM

I’ll say it again: I was in a Rockville, MD Home Depot today. Twice. The illegals are not living in the shadows.

BKeyser on May 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

It looks like they’re approaching majority in the state of California. If not in their population numbers (but that’s questionable), certainly in their demands being lobbied to the state legislature by eager members of theirs.

The whole, “illegals, in the shadows” concept is simple effort at shaming others because no where in the USA are they hiding.

Lourdes on May 15, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Jake..hate to break it to ya but Rubio considers Bush his political mentor..has for some time.

bazil9 on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Rubio is probably the greatest political disappointment of the last 10 years for me.

melle1228 on May 15, 2014 at 5:56 PM

I don’t want to hear any more from these imbeciles. I have a meeting to go to. I’m out of here until QOTD.

crankyoldlady on May 15, 2014 at 5:56 PM

He’s just trolling us now.

Resist We Much on May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

So, looks like Jeb thinks he can win the defecrat nomination against Hillary.

Who’s going to be the Republican candidate?

Better yet, who will be the Conservative candidate?

Ruckus_Tom on May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Breaking News:

Boehner just stated that GOP want to increase taxes on the wealth.

Oil Can on May 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Stick it to Buffet and the Chamber of Commerce!

El_Terrible on May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

He went on to say that it’s “completely un-American” to let illegals live “in the shadows” because of course he did.

You know what is un-American you poozywhipped a-hole ?
Letting illegals live in the USA.
Does your mehican chica agree with that ?

burrata on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Every time I hear a lib/prog/GOPe nitwit say that “illegals can’t be deported” or “we can’t deport 11 million people”, I think, “Why not?”

It’s not like we need to do it in a year… It took decades to get here, it may take decades to make it right. When an illegal alien is discovered, put them on a bus or plane back to wherever they came from… How is that so hard to grasp? Why can’t we do that?

Secure the border. Follow the law. Period.

What about their anchor babies that are “citizens”? Well, if you don’t want your family split up, you need to “come out of the shadows”, sign the guest book, get your paperwork in order, don’t be a criminal, take a number, and get in the back of the line.

Please… someone smarter than me… help me understand why the PointnClick Comprehensive Immigration Plan is unworkable…

PointnClick on May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Dramatic #photo Fire tornado pushing through neighborhood in San Marcos. pic.twitter.com/8zYKP6LYq6

crazy!

Murphy9 on May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Where the hell is that harlot, joana?

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Celebrating a late Mother’s Day with Meredith.. ;)

melle1228 on May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Perry 2016

workingclass artist on May 15, 2014 at 5:58 PM

I refer to Marco Rubio as Jeb Bush’s Mini-Me.

Lourdes on May 15, 2014 at 5:58 PM

If Jeb Bush wants to ignore the righty base and

neither was Romney and he managed to win enough righty votes to build a winning coalition with centrists.

then how come 6 million normally Repub voters stayed home in 2012 and Obammy won another four years by 4 million votes?

Remind me again what Romney “won” with his “coalition?” I thought he lost the race…

DublOh7 on May 15, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Come on Karl Rove, time to pull the brain damage issue on your bud, Jeb.

mobydutch on May 15, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Breaking News:

Senate GOP now support Obamacare II – Now we are taking Dental, Vision, Gym Membership, and Diet restrictions.

Oil Can on May 15, 2014 at 5:59 PM

If that were true, the democrats would again be warning against electing someone like Lincoln and would be threatening secession and civil war.

Joseph OHenry on May 15, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Yes, and we could let them leave..heck even through a party for them.

KirknBurker on May 15, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Perry 2016

I like Perry, too, but Perry supported (and leveraged) in-state classification for illegal aliens in TX as to education; not sure what his stand on their “right” to DL in TX but that wouldn’t surprise me if so, but certainly would put Perry on the likely-untrustworthy list for me.

Lourdes on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

What a silly thing to say.

The two men are worlds apart in temperment and experience.

Jeb would govern like the milquetoast he is.

I vote based on policy, which takes Jeb off my list.

Meremortal on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Exactly who does he think remembers LBJ and of those who do, is it fondly? I think not. I’m starting to think Jeb doesn’t want to run after all.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

I’d like to see someone of the Sen. Jeff Sessions type as GOP nominee but it looks like the GOP is fixed on nominating a Democrat.

Lourdes on May 15, 2014 at 6:01 PM

bazil9 on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Rubio is probably the greatest political disappointment of the last 10 years for me.

melle1228 on May 15, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Based on his time in the FL house..I was skeptical but gave him the benefit of the doubt and believed his BS during the debates.
He has been a major disappointment for me too and not just on illegal imm.

bazil9 on May 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM

If that happens and the conservative field ends up crowded with Pauls and Cruzes and Pences and Carsons and Perrys (and Wests?), the righty vote could split enough to let Jeb squeak through. I have no idea why he’d want to gamble on all of that happening, but maybe he does.

Jeb is relying on not getting opposition for Texas donors….think he has that sewn up.

Kaye Bailey Hutchinson did too…just sayin’

workingclass artist on May 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM

HOLY CR@P!! Did he actually say that? Out loud?

WHAAAT AN IDIOT! Oh wait, I don’t actually WANT him to have any chance in hell.

Nice prediction there, Jeb! More of THAT!!

That’s GOLD, solid GOLD!

Meople on May 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Exactly who does he think remembers LBJ and of those who do, is it fondly? I think not. I’m starting to think Jeb doesn’t want to run after all.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Ha, yeah, that was my first thought, too, after reading Jeb’s remark.

None of my Moderate Democrat relatives in Texas, long-standing residents for generations in Texas, could NOT roll their eyes when the name of Lyndon Baines Johnson was mentioned.

Lourdes on May 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

I finally figured out a major Hillary accomplishment. She’s not Jeb Bush. Govern like LBJ? Good God, that arse hole is an f-ing loon.

VorDaj on May 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Someone give Jeb a gun, he is clearly trying to commit suicide and is drowning himself in his own word vomit.

NWConservative on May 15, 2014 at 6:04 PM

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