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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RATSO!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

So, by suggesting Jeb would govern like LBJ, we can look forward to marches, protests and riots?

No thanks–once was enough.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 9:59 PM

I don’t get this kind of stupid.

I’ve never even heard a Democrat talk about LBJ. Maybe he sees the Johnson administration as a another kind of act of love.

Jeb.. go back home to your mom. She knows best. We don’t want another Bush.

JellyToast on May 15, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Fat, bloated Jebbie sounds just as affected with dementia as Hillary.

Tokyo Rove, did Little Jebbie fall on his head?

Jayrae on May 15, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Jeb Bush founded The Foundation for Excellence in Education – it is run by his deputy chief of staff for education Patricia Levesque. The Foundation for Excellence in Education is funding Learn more. Go further. Learn more Go further is the group behind the ads on TV pushing Common Core.

You’re wrong Allah -Jeb Bush is LBJ by policy. Just as LBJ pushed the war for central government control in his “great society”, the Bush oligarchs are pushing for central government control in education.

batterup on May 15, 2014 at 10:14 PM

There is no point in staying home. Perhaps this can be the birth of a major third party, which can replace the GOP.

bw222 on May 15, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Good luck with that..:)

Dire Straits on May 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

batterup on May 15, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Good work. Now more than ever FOLLOW THE MONEY.

The establishment is coming for us.

Murphy9 on May 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Is this man insane?

Puma for Life on May 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Query: IF Hillary wins, who interviews the interns?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Sorry…wrong thread…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Sigh. Go away Jeb.

Revenant on May 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM

You’ll govern nothing and like it, a-hole!

Sherman1864 on May 15, 2014 at 10:41 PM

It Is Better To Be Thought A Blithering Moron – Than To Speak Like This And Remove All Doubt!

williamg on May 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

As an ABC News head said of Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal, Jeb Bush is simply too stupid to be my President. He’s not much brighter than O’Bozo.

Jaibones on May 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Jeb, care to come out to the CA central valley? We can have a $1000 per pop ticket/dinner. Just as long as I can axe you a few questions. Otay?

arnold ziffel on May 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Good luck with that..:)

Dire Straits on May 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Keep supporting the GOP and expect not to get shafted. Good luck with that..:)

Einstein: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

bw222 on May 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I can’t stand the man. And I don’t want a Bush dynasty.

Conservchik on May 15, 2014 at 11:50 PM

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

You mean, “How many Terri Schiavos”, right?

eaglescout_1998 on May 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Query: IF Hillary wins, who interviews the interns?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Huma!

David Blue on May 16, 2014 at 12:59 AM

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

Good grief…even the Dems hold their noses when talking about Johnson…and they avoid mentioning him as much as possible.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 16, 2014 at 1:25 AM

Please explain to me how more Bush ‘compassionate conservatism’ is any better for this country than Bill Part Deux.

The illegal flood? Check.

Warmists and the rest of the faux environmentalism nonsense? Check.

Crony banks, corn/ethanol/ADM interests, well tended? Check.

The rest of the big-government agenda, cornholed by Common Core? Check.

Jeb gets the nod I vote for Hillary.

I mean it.

JEM on May 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM

JEM on May 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM

They do seem to all be on the same team.

Look at Kerry and George Bush for example…both Skull and Bones members. Also, we know that both Bush and Clinton went to the festivities at Bohmeian Grove (supposedly just a thing for rich Republicans-according to Slick).

They’re all connected somehow, some way. They may jockey for the king of the hill position, but in the end they’re all in the same club. It’s like these NFL teams…sure they’re rivals on the field, but when it comes down to union issues, they unite off the field for their common interests.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 16, 2014 at 2:13 AM

Dear Jeb,

Perhaps you should consider running in the Democrat Primaries.
That’s where you ideas mesh with the base!

jaydee_007 on May 16, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Jeb gets the nod I vote for Hillary.

I mean it.

JEM on May 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM

I think voting third party is a much better way to send a message. Even if you think third parties are for idiots, or even if you think that specific third party is nuts.

David Blue on May 16, 2014 at 4:21 AM

So, by suggesting Jeb would govern like LBJ, we can look forward to marches, protests and riots?

No thanks–once was enough.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Maybe one more?: http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/forum/topics/operation-american-spring-washington-d-c-in-the-cross-hairs-the

davidk on May 16, 2014 at 4:49 AM

Dept of Agriculture Orders Submachine Guns with 30 Round Magazines
dentarthurdent on May 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Well, you never know when tomatoes mutate and start attacking people. So I can see why the Dept Of Ag needs to be prepared

Brock Robamney on May 16, 2014 at 5:08 AM

On Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio described former Sen. Jim DeMint as a “great man” and a “mentor.”

On Monday, DeMint ran roughshod over the Senate immigration reform effort in part spearheaded by Rubio.

http://tinyurl.com/kywd6ag

davidk on May 16, 2014 at 5:09 AM

The Libertarian Party is looking better and better.

DRayRaven on May 16, 2014 at 5:39 AM

There is no point in staying home. Perhaps this can be the birth of a major third party, which can replace the GOP.

bw222 on May 15, 2014 at 9:49 PM

A vote for 3rd party is 1 vote the Republicans don’t get, but a vote for the Democrat is equal to 2 votes. To get the attention of Republican leadership, we have to be willing to do the unthinkable.

huckleberryfriend on May 16, 2014 at 6:29 AM

If the GOP runs a younger guy who’s not an establishment type like Jeb, I think they’ll get a lot of those white-guilt voters and likely some others who just don’t want to turn the clock back to the Vietnam era with Hillary. On her own, she really isn’t an appealing candidate.

BuckeyeSam on May 16, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Obviously Bush has not read Robert Caro’s books on LBJ. LBJ was literally a crook while in office. He stole the radio and television rights in the Austin area of Texas as well as many other dirty deeds.

Bush clearly is not the brightest bulb in the pack

georgealbert on May 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Jeb is indeed running a strange campaign if he really wants to be President.

kcruiser on May 16, 2014 at 6:57 AM

As Hillary said before in a different line of questioning, “what difference does it make”. The same statement applies to this thread.

woodhull on May 16, 2014 at 7:16 AM

” I’ll govern like Lyndon Johnson did”

“Act of love” sewed up his wife’s vote. Now he’s locking in his kids.

MaiDee on May 16, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Did he REALLY mean he would govern like LBJ? No, not really….

BUT were I a potential Presidential candidate…or an ADVISOR to a potential Presidential candidate…I would tell them to STAY THE H#LL AWAY FROM ANY REFERENCE TO LBJ!

After Civil Rights was passed – legislation he OPPOSED, he declared, “These uppity Negroes have something they now have never had before – power to support their movement. We have to give them something, but NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE…I will have those Ni@@ers voting Democrat for the next 200 years!”

LBJ was talking about the creation of ‘Economic Slavery’, the very 1st act of providing tax payer-funded government handouts designed to pacify minorities and keep them economically destitute, dependent on the Federal Government and those meager handouts. None of it was meant to give them power, cause them to become more INdependent – it has all been to keep them down and dependent on Democratic Party ‘Plantation Owners’ who dole out meager shares of food/money while telling minorities, “THIS is the best you can hope for, and you should THANK us for this…and keep voting to keep us in power so you continue to get this.”

What was almost as bad was to see Barak Obama, a black man, at the LBJ Library opening SELLING LBJ’s ‘Economic Slavery’ and promoting LBJ – the ‘Architect of that Economic Slavery’ – as minorities’ champion and best friend! He was literally SELLING OUT HIS OWN PEOPLE, KEEPING THEM BRAINWASHED AND SOLD ON THE PERPETUATION OF THIS ‘ECONOMIC SLAVERY’.

And NOW, the 1st 2 Important things about Bush touted in the media is #1 his 1st act as potential Presdiential candidate is TO APPEAL TO ILLEGALS by claiming granting Amnesty to them would be an ‘act of love’ RATHER THAN appeal to the American Citizens he wants to represent….and #2 he says he wants to be ANYTHING like LBJ! Good grief!

You want to win the Presidency of the United States?
1) Declare that as President ‘you’ will return the respect, defense, and adherence to both the Constitution and the Rule of Law!
2) Declare you will ensure ALL LAWS WILL BE ENFORCED EQUALLY across the board.
3) Declare you WILL run an open administration, unlike the SOB in the office the last 6 years.
4) Declare you will return ACCOUNTABILITY to government, that people – low-level workers all the way up to high level managers and even Secretaries of Agencies – WILL be fired AND/OR PROSECUTED as required for incompetence, bad decison-making, not doing their jobs, and for CRIMES.
5) Promise to review EVERY Executive order passed by Obama and that you will REPEAL every one that was put in place UN-Constitutionaly or that is UN-Constitutional!
6) Vow to REPEAL / Eliminate oppressive government over-regulation that is destroying jobs / the economy.
7) Vow to srengthen our military, STOP America being a laughing stock, to HAVE a Foreign policy, and to return this nation to a place of prominence and respect.
8) Vow to reverse this country from becoming a WELFARE STATE;
No more FREE cell phones – WORK FOR IT; no more paying single mothers for having as many kids they want out of wedlock; if you are able-bodied and CAN do the slightest bit of work AND get any government handout/check, MAKE PEOPLE work — community service: pick up trash in your neighborhood, clean up a park, whatever.
9) Promise to REDUCE the size of government, STOP the criminal abuse of government — the using Federal agencies like the NSA and IRS to illegally spy on, target, and punish Americans.
10) Demand a Balanced Budget Amendment that prevents the government from engaging in record-setting deficit spending and adding to the $17+ trillion debt. If you want to get serious, demand not only a balanced budget ammendment but add in that a certain amount of that budget must include re-payment of our debt so it goes DOWN and NOT UP!

easyt65 on May 16, 2014 at 8:09 AM

I would just ask that Jeb go away and give the country a chance. Hillary as well. I don’t know if they are capable of it because of their holier than thou, ego driven agendas, but it’s worth a try.

JAGonzo on May 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

LBJ: “Those uppity negroes have something they have never had before – the power to support their movement. We have to give them something, but not enough to make a difference…I will have those NI@@ERS voting Democrat the next 200 years.”

LBJ was the ‘Architect of Economic Slavery’, the program Democrats have used to keep minorities poor and dependent on Democrats and the tax payer-funded Social(ist) programs they keep lowing to minorities in exchange for votes. It was bad enough Obama, a black man, attended the LBJ Library opening and sold this ‘Economic Slavery’ program while praising LBJ as minotities’ ‘champion and best friend’…but for Lil’ Bush to say he wants to be like the man in any way is mind-numbing.

“I’m for putting the plight of Illegals above that of American citizens because doing so would be an ‘act of love’, and I want to be like LBJ!” What a great way to start your ‘POTENTIAL’ 2016 Presidential Campaign!

easyt65 on May 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM

No more Dynasties. No more self-serving, Constitution/Law-ignoring politicians. No more appeasing, vote-buying/begging Washington/Political Insiders.

easyt65 on May 16, 2014 at 8:19 AM

I hate all stripes of Progressives. ALL of them.
They are the enemy of Liberty.
And it doesn’t matter if they have an R or D in front of their names.

Badger40 on May 16, 2014 at 8:19 AM

LBJ was the architect of ‘Economic Slavery’, a program adopted by the DNC that has been used to keep minorities dependent on tax-payer-funded handouts doled out by Democrats in exchange for votes. Bush is demonstrating his ignorance by saying he wants to be anything like the man.

easyt65 on May 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

A vote for 3rd party is 1 vote the Republicans don’t get, but a vote for the Democrat is equal to 2 votes. To get the attention of Republican leadership, we have to be willing to do the unthinkable.

huckleberryfriend on May 16, 2014 at 6:29 AM

I don’t think so, because they’ll just assume the electorate is moving to the left, and chase it even more.

When the third party vote goes up, politicians notice. When they ask their pollsters, “whose voters are going third party now?” and get the answer “yours” they don’t like it.

David Blue on May 16, 2014 at 8:26 AM

*rubbing forehead in pain*

Does Bush not realize how LBJ got his name of Landslide Johnson, when the dead rose up in alphabetical order to vote for him?
http://askgleaves.blogspot.com/2005/01/landslide-lyndon.html

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM

LBJ was a disaster for America, and amnesty will sink the Republican Party . So, no.

Whitey Ford on May 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM

I’d heard for years that Jeb was the better choice when compared to his brother… now seeing him a bit closer, I really wonder just what those folks were smoking. Jeb comes across as a complete moron, someone who would backstab his base in a moment’s notice and would never full be accepted by anyone else (seriously, after all those years of Obama still getting away with blaming everything on Bush… you’re going to run a less patriotic Bush?).

Sure I could see him winning the primary (because we know his only asset is Establishment backing) but I also see him being easily defeated by anyone on the Democrat side – even a Hillary who spends the entire campaign stuck in a hospital bed.

I see it this way, Jeb probably knows he wouldn’t win considering it’s ‘too soon’ since his brother was in office. He could be staking claims to the far left so any of the other squishy candidates like Rubio seem more palatable to the base. I’m kinda sick of the McCain’s and Romney’s – can we try once to run a Republican with trustworthy conservative credentials and see how it plays out?

Ukiah on May 16, 2014 at 8:56 AM

A RINO won’t beat Hillary just as a RINO couldn’t beat Obama on two different occasions. Conservatives won’t vote for a RINO. The GOP elites have a hard time understanding that for some reason. Jeb is betting that Hispanics and women will make up for the loss of conservatives.

cajunpatriot on May 16, 2014 at 8:59 AM

I’d sooner be punched in the di*k, every Tuesday at 11:23 AM, for a year, by Mike Tyson, than vote for Jeb motherf***ing Bush.

M240H on May 16, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Too much news for me on Jeb, nobody cares, Bush. I am asking for a news blackout. Stay out da Bushes! This is a liberal media generated topic, intended to make republicans look jaded, tired and like we have no candidates. They have Hillary to justify, and she is retro -90′s been there, done that, and I am not going back.

When I see Jeb Bush, I am going to put my hands over my eyes and not look and when I hear serious conservative media injecting his name, I am going to put my hands over my ears.

Cut it out!

Fleuries on May 16, 2014 at 9:10 AM

So, is he a buffoon or a moron?

Akzed on May 16, 2014 at 9:24 AM

So can we grab him by the ears and force him to schtup Doris Kearns Goodwin in the Lincoln Bedroom?

Rixon on May 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM

…because “The Great Society” has worked out so well.///

RINO Idjit.

kingsjester on May 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Jeb, as Jonah says in the clip, is tone deaf on big government issues. The most valuable asset the GOP has is it’s small government mantra, anything else gets lost in translation.

Tater Salad on May 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM

….and by the way, the GOP loses any advantage it has in a throwback Bush v Clinton matchup.

Tater Salad on May 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM

The Libertarian Party is looking better and better.

DRayRaven on May 16, 2014 at 5:39 AM

Look before you leap. Libertarians are generally not only pro-amnesty, but also open borders. Many libertarians are liberals who don’t want to pay taxes.

We need a third (conservative) party, but I don’t think libertarian is the answer.

bw222 on May 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Let me just say: EGADS! No, no more L. Johnson and his war on poverty which means even more poverty for America and Americans. Jeb, your mama told you not to run so don’t for America’s sake! Mama, call him and tell him to stay home and leave America alone. EGADS!

Roselle on May 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM

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.

He’ll be sticking his thumb in conservatives eyes just like McCain did and he’ll lose. I don’t know what Romney won, but that coalition lost in the general election. You can’t dismiss 40% of the electorate and expect to win elections.

InterestedObserver on May 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Maybe he’s running as a Democrat?

Lets see… the Clinton years or the Bush years. Which do you think the voters will pick? America is being destroyed by rich money class donors who will get exactly what they want no matter who wins. And after they sunk the economy and we had to bail out their corrupt, broke, butts lest they live and die by capitalism the same way the rest of us do. Here’s to the new choice in American politics which is truly no choice at all.

magicbeans on May 16, 2014 at 10:58 AM

With the Crony Rinos thinking that the principled Americans of the Tea Party are irrelevant, it is becoming clearer that Rinos are not in fact a party at all, they are part of the scam to force America into a single party political monopoly. The Tea Party will start to realize that it is not enough to ‘primary’ these trojan-horse parasites, it is time to block them from office by running third party candidates whenever the Rino gives suspicion that he is not a principled, small-r, republican. . Blocking Rinos from office means keeping them from reaching across the isle to the altruist-collectivist Left stripping the Left of any appearance of Americanism. Political blocking may be the most pro-America action available to the Tea Party.

WyattsTorch on May 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Jeb Bush = 3rd grade play ground liar

LBJ = PHD in lying from the best Islamic e’moms of the time.

like that, “Bush League”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

He went on to say that it’s “completely un-American” to let illegals live “in the shadows”

Hey, I agree. It’s wrong to let them live in the shadows – flush them out and the imprison or deport them if they don’t deport themselves.

Midas on May 16, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Annexing Mexico…

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I’ve actually though about that. It make a certain amount of sense.

Who is John Galt on May 15, 2014 at 8:14 PM

There was some strong consideration of just that after the Mexican-Amercian War of 1846 and our army occupied Mexico City and rejected because although the land was desired for national expansion, getting the population of Mexico as US citizens wasn’t.

With so many Mexicans living in the US it might make more sense for Mexico to reclaim parts of the Southwest it lost in the war. But then Mexico would lose out on all the revenue its citizens now enjoy as residents here.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM

All I can say is, don’t vote for Jeb in the primaries. Problem solved. I remember all these people voting for McCain in the primaries and none of them would ever admit it afterwards.

cimbri on May 16, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Any “conservatives” that showed up to vote for Romney were likely the ones that considered him to be an “immigration hawk”.

Romney lost.

And now Jeb is burning the one bridge that conservatives crossed to support Romney?

Stupid.

HondaV65 on May 16, 2014 at 12:20 PM

That’s not ‘governing’. It’s just more government spending to take care of every need and perceived need, and printing more money via the Fed to cover the deficits.

Approximate apocryphal quote:
“A democracy … can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy – to be followed by a dictatorship.” ― Alexander Fraser Tytler

Marcola on May 16, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Jeb is George W. without the drawl or personality.

bw222 on May 16, 2014 at 12:35 PM

might make more sense for Mexico to reclaim parts of the Southwest
hawkeye54 on May 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM

I see you say that while safely being thousands of miles away??!!

I don’t want to be a Mexican citizen, thank you very much!!! Maybe Great Britain should reclaim some of your block?
Or, maybe Spain?

And, thanks for the thoughts of our welfare down here. Go away and stay away from Texas.

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM

And, get this: Since I’m part Native American, my forebearers were here prior to the Mexicans. So who gets what?

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Will he proudly “Twirl it” like Lyndon did?

Obamatrix on May 16, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Wonderful! Lets copy the guy that gave us welfare.

RdLake on May 16, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Enough with the g-d-d—–d political dynasties already! No more Kennedys, no more Clintons, and no more Bushes!

RebeccaH on May 16, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Its like Jeb is so out of touch he doesnt know how obnoxious he sounds.

The guy hasnt been living on planet Earth for a very long time….if he ever did.

The Bush’s destroyed all that Reagan built…..they are particularly responsible for our current situation and President.

alecj on May 16, 2014 at 2:34 PM

And the kinfolk said “Jeb! Be a billionaire!” So he loaded up the truck and he moved to DC. Pennsylvania Avenue that is. Lobbyists. Donor cash. Annexing Mexico…

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

lol. I like how it’s billionaire. They’ve(Bushes) got 50-100mil(?) but to get to a billion they need to win the WH.

Seeing as how Reid is 10-20mil, Clinton is 50-100mil and Gore is 200mil now and none of them started with more then 1-2 million when they first “served”….it actually makes sense.

BoxHead1 on May 16, 2014 at 2:50 PM

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM

And, get this: Since I’m part Native American, my forebearers were here prior to the Mexicans. So who gets what?

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Did I REEEEEEEEALY need to have put a /SNARK tag on this message?

I see you didn’t make mention of the last sentence in my comment. That should have given you a clue.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2014 at 3:09 PM

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

And by the way, I live in SoCal. Not THOUSANDS of miles away from our southern border.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Just what everyone was asking for… another Tax and Spend Republican.

Another Libertarian on May 16, 2014 at 3:14 PM

LBJ was a ,albeit successful, political thug. Is this what Jeb is trying to say he’ll be? Appears to me he is doing everything he can to take himself out of consideration. Maybe that’s the plan which I’m more than OK with. Seems it would just be easier and less personally damaging to just keep saying “I’m not interested in running in ’16″.

nikophil on May 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Seems it would just be easier and less personally damaging to just keep saying “I’m not interested in running in ’16″.

Maybe he’s just in it to ensure Shrillary is elected, if he does run and is nominated. I shudder at the thought.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Did I REEEEEEEEALY need to have put a /SNARK tag on this message?

I see you didn’t make mention of the last sentence in my comment. That should have given you a clue.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I thought what you said was out of character. Got it, now.

Your last sentence I thought was your second thought, not a disclaimer. Sorry.

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I thought what you said was out of character. Got it, now.

Your last sentence I thought was your second thought, not a disclaimer. Sorry.

avagreen on May 16, 2014 at 5:21 PM

No worries. Its appalling that illegals are more welcome here too often endowed with undeserved and unearned benefits and the ability to get work while citizens and legal immigrants get shafted.

hawkeye54 on May 16, 2014 at 6:07 PM

This Bush would make a great candidate for the Democratic Party! Finally, a Democrat* who won’t won’t lie about who he is or what he stands for.
Let the public decide if that’s the kind of leadership we want.

*his parents have to be so proud…. and embarrassed.

Ricks Cafe on May 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Dear Jeb,

Perhaps you should consider running in the Democrat Primaries.
That’s where you ideas mesh with the base!

jaydee_007 on May 16, 2014 at 3:49 AM

We have a one party system. It the left and the far left.

Kjeil on May 16, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Jeb, LBJ was a Democrat. Change parties because you are a dead man walking.

If you took all of the money in the world and offered it to me, it’s still not enough to make me vote for you.

Comprende?

Jayrae on May 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

The perfect stupid candidate for the Stupid Party

TexasJew on May 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

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

So does that mean he’d have his political enemies stand in the bathroom with him when he’s sitting on the throne?

Actually, if it were Harry Reid or the like, that may not be a bad thing.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 16, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Then run under the same damn party as LBJ did – Rino!

rgranger on May 16, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Amnesty is his highest priority, followed by whatever liberals want after that. That’s his big draw, plus the Bush name-recognition, so he should be all set /not.

virgo on May 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

If Bush is the Republicans nominated person for the Republican party, I will note vote for him. I have been Bush-wacked twice and I am not stupid enough to do it three times. Bush the first ran on Reagons coat tails and let the left lead him around and ended up a tax and spend left wing rino, Bush 2 was nothing but a rino and would not speak up and defend the right and still wont.I would rather have an honest left wing America hating cheating lying Hillary Clinton. At least she backs her party and the people that voted for her, unlike the rino Bushes.

pwb on May 17, 2014 at 4:09 PM

“He went and he cajoled, he begged, he threatened, he loved, he hugged”

He also bowed out of a presidential election. Take note of that Jeb!

HellCat on May 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Stay home, Jeb. We don’t need another Bush; and we don’t need amnesty – I do feel sorry for people who come here b/c their home country is so bad. But, we’d be farther ahead helping Mexico get its act cleaned up and people staying home.

I’m tired of attempts to make me feel guilty b/c my ancestors came here legally and others are not coming illegally. We simply cannot afford it. What happens?

Chamber companies create a permanent underclass
Agricultural workers go on strike
Schools get more over-loaded
The Rule of Law dies – it becomes meaningless. When this happens, minus you wealthy ones at the top, the entire country becomes irrelevant.

It’s just wrong to break the law and we already have one president who has broken the law more than all others combined.Does your playing games with amnesty (along w/ Boehner and Cantor) make you accessories to those who break the law and get away with it? Are you abetting criminals?

MN J on May 17, 2014 at 11:36 PM

The Libertarian Party is looking better and better.

DRayRaven on May 16, 2014 at 5:39 AM

You’re not the only one. It’s a grim day when the party of social anarchism, ‘free love’ and chemical abuse is looking like a good choice for running the nation.

But the alternative is looking to be a fake conservative from a whole darn family of fakes…or a gang of infanticide-promoting Communists with a side order of Luddite New Age cultism.

LawfulGood on May 18, 2014 at 1:43 PM

LBJ did not support mass illegal immigration nor did he support Common Core.

weizbad on May 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM

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