Jeb Bush: I’d eliminate the Citizens United decision, and also I won’t blame Obama for anything

posted at 5:21 pm on February 8, 2016 by Allahpundit

My God, he’s gone full RINO.

This is a little like Darth Vader vowing to outlaw Death Stars.

“If I could do it all again I’d eliminate the Supreme Court ruling” Citizens United, Bush told CNN’s Dana Bash. “This is a ridiculous system we have now where you have campaigns that struggle to raise money directly and they can’t be held accountable for the spending of the super PAC that’s their affiliate.”…

In order to overturn the court ruling, Bush has said he would seek a constitutional convention, where he would also push for term limits and balanced budget amendment.

Bush reiterated his comments in a speech Monday afternoon.

“The ideal situation would be to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that allows for … unregulated money for the independent and regulated for the campaign,” the former Florida governor told a Luncheon in Nashua, New Hampshire. “I would turn that on its head if I could.”

It’s hard to tell from that if he’s saying he wants a cap on contributions to Super PACs, which would threaten the First Amendment in addition to being highly, highly ironic, or if he’s saying we should do away with caps on contributions to campaigns and let the candidates receive as much money as people want to donate. Bush’s spokesman clarified on Twitter:

If all he wants is unlimited contributions to campaigns, why would he need to overturn Citizens United rather than simply extend its logic to direct contributions? Overturning the ruling would drain Super PACs of their funding without doing anything for the candidates themselves. Ah well. Either way, sounds like Bush is trying to distance himself from Right to Rise and Mike Murphy, who’ve taken a beating for (a) failing to move Jeb’s poll numbers despite having spent many millions in trying and (b) attacking Rubio, allegedly the center-right’s best hope for the nomination, rather than Trump. I’m going to guess Jeb’s bothered more by the first failing than the second, partly because he’s attacked Rubio harshly himself this week as an unproven neophyte who’s never been tested and partly because he’s already expressed surprise publicly at least once on how R2R is spending its dough.

Maybe he’s just setting us up for the big “MURPHY BLEW IT” pile-on by Bush loyalists once he’s out of the race. Or maybe he’s winking at centrists in New Hampshire here by voicing what sounds superficially like a Democratic talking point, even though the substance of his proposal is the opposite of what the left recommends on campaign finance. Ranting about Citizens United is something you’d expect from Bernie Sanders, and Jeb Bush has a powerful incentive to sound a bit like Sanders over the next 48 hours: Namely, because Sanders is expected to win easily in New Hampshire, left-leaning independents there may decide to vote in the GOP primary to give some of the more centrist Republicans in the race a boost. Kasich, for instance, is going all out to pander to Democratic crossovers today, telling one liberal townhall attendee this morning who said she was trying to decide between him, Sanders, and Hillary Clinton, “One of them’s too hot, one of them’s too cold, but I’ve got the right temperature.” Could be that Jeb’s trying to generate a headline here that might get him an extra look from that crowd, provided they don’t read further and see what his plan is for money in politics.

Speaking of which, another choice Bush soundbite from earlier today:

“My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. “The day that I’m sworn into office, I’m on watch — whatever it is.”

“I am really tired of politicians that blame their predecessors,” the Republican White House hopeful added. “I have a personal kind of feeling about it having watched it for a while.

“I hope you want a president who actually accepts accountability and responsibility but also has the skills to fix the mess that exists. I hope you want a leader who’s focused like a laser beam on the mess in Washington, D.C.”

Honestly, I’m not sure who the target audience for that message is. The headline, that he won’t blame Obama, seems geared to attract independents and Democrats, except that he’s actually complaining about Obama’s own propensity to blame Dubya in the rest of his remarks. On the other hand, if he’s pandering to Republicans, how many Republicans would agree that Obama will deserve no blame for the state of America’s affairs in 2017 and 2018, when the press will inevitably be attacking a Republican president for not having achieved enough yet? I suppose he’s trying to set up a “leadership” contrast with his old nemesis Marco here, keying off Rubio’s now famous line at the debate about how Obama knows exactly what he’s doing by insisting that, as a mature leader, he won’t resort to finger-pointing. Er, okay, but I don’t know who the constituency for that is supposed to be in a highly partisan primary.

Also, he’s also taken to calling Trump a loser today, on the evening before Trump almost certainly wraps up an easy victory in the first presidential primary, with Trump responding by calling Jeb an embarrassment to his family. So we’ve got another four months of that to look forward to in case Jeb shocks the world and finishes a strong second tomorrow night.


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Jeb! is looking for some democrats to cross over.

He should cross over, instead. It’s just more efficient that way.

widget on February 8, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Jeb McCain.

Obama knows exactly what he’s doing…Jeb hasn’t worked that out by now?!

22044 on February 8, 2016 at 5:24 PM

When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama

Probably part of the reason you’ll never be President, Jeb.

Dick Richard on February 8, 2016 at 5:25 PM

OT:
Finally FBI going after Hillary
Msdnc not too happy

cmsinaz on February 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Jeb. Dont paint. Dont vinyl……go rhinoshield. Never love your country again…..rhinoshield.

Indiana Jim on February 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Bush has said he would seek a constitutional convention, where he would also push for term limits and balanced budget amendment.

A genealogy limitation law too, perhaps.

WryTrvllr on February 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Trump pulled a ” I payed for this microphone” moment when he told Jeb to be quiet. Trump is the alpha and jebbie is a beta tool.

avi natan on February 8, 2016 at 5:27 PM

every Bush needs a gardener

Senator Philip Bluster on February 8, 2016 at 5:29 PM

You can blame a predecessor for something you perceive as a problem the caused when you took charge, 8 years lager as Dog Eater is doing, not so much.

El Jeb is trying to look leaderishishish after months of resembling wet cardboard.

Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 5:29 PM

“My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,”

Sounds like Hillary…

Seven Percent Solution on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Honestly, I’m not sure who the target audience for that message is.

His brother.

sauldalinsky on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

8 years lager? No, scotch ages well, beer not so much.

Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

“I am really tired of politicians that blame their predecessors,” the Republican White House hopeful added. “I have a personal kind of feeling about it having watched it for a while.

This is Jeborah taking at shot at Rubio for blaming/running against Obama in every soundbite.

It’s also Jeborah trying to insulate himself against being George W’s bro and what his administration did.

It won’t work, but it’s the best he’s got.

portlandon on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Jeb Bush has just gone totally leftist.

Insane.

Dopey Yeb would eliminate Citizens United other than for Unions and other Dem groups. What a freakin joke.

anotherJoe on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Trump is spot on about Jeb being an embarrassment to his family.

talkingpoints on February 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM

OT:
Finally FBI going after Hillary
Msdnc not too happy

cmsinaz on February 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Got a link, amigo? I would surely love to read the article…so would others on this board.

timberline on February 8, 2016 at 5:34 PM

8 years lager? No, scotch ages well, beer not so much.

Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

I didn’t notice the typo until you brought it to my attention. I sometimes think it is better not to bring typos to anybody’s attention. Kind of like farting. You never know if they would have smelled it.

HugoDrax on February 8, 2016 at 5:35 PM

So Republicans would be disarmed while liberals could use unions and colleges.

Jeb’s an idiot.

Give the unions the upper hand. Sorry Jeb, but that is a non starter.
~
And sometimes we focus on the wrong thing: competition between Republicans. Id we need to focus on the battle against the leftists on the key issues like the 1st and 2nd amendments, “climate change,” etc. The leftists control the MSM. If we limit our ability to freely conduct our own political campaigns with paid media that will give the leftist and the MSM a monopoly on public thought, and conservatism will take a hit. Not good Jeb.

anotherJoe on February 8, 2016 at 5:36 PM

That is OK. You will never be elected to ANY office in the future. And you just assured all of us that we should not care what you think.

Old Country Boy on February 8, 2016 at 5:37 PM

OT:
Finally FBI going after Hillary
Msdnc not too happy

cmsinaz on February 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Got a link, amigo? I would surely love to read the article…so would others on this board.

timberline on February 8, 2016 at 5:34 PM

Never mind…found a link: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/the-fbi-just-gave-hillary-the-worst-news-of-her-campaign/

timberline on February 8, 2016 at 5:37 PM

The only thing jeb could eliminate successfully is a cheap six-pack…….

Indiana Jim on February 8, 2016 at 5:37 PM

Pulling out of Iraq prematurely and “Leading From Behind” in Libya goes a little beyond “blame”…

Benghazi: When Obama Switched Sides In The War On Terror And Armed Al-Qaida

What measure of suffering, pain, and misery is there to account for the RESULTS of Obama’s policies…?

… The countless dead and tortured, child sex slave open markets, the endless rapes, the genocide of Christians, and the resulting invasion of Europe?

And Jeb wants to give Obama a pass…?

Seven Percent Solution on February 8, 2016 at 5:38 PM

HOW ARE YOU SO BAD AT THIS?!!?

jhffmn on February 8, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Wow. Jeb unmasked before the election, breaking the family tradition of hiding their true beliefs until after securing the office. Remember GWB’s “compassionate conservative” tripe – an excuse for more unaffordable government programs.

Picaro on February 8, 2016 at 5:41 PM

The headline, that he won’t blame Obama, seems geared to attract independents and Democrats

Run as a Democrat, Jeb.

rbj on February 8, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Of course he’s gone FULL RINO……he’s in New Hampshire. Donald already has been doing his RINO ACT. Kasich, Rubot, and Christie are doing it as well….

Realdemocrat1 on February 8, 2016 at 5:42 PM

I propose that from now on every thread about the Jeb! campaign has his picture with the following message all in caps underneath. “HOW ARE YOU SO BAD AT THIS?!!?”

jhffmn on February 8, 2016 at 5:42 PM

JEB/KASICH 2016

Realdemocrat1 on February 8, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Thanks timberline
Just heard it on TV :)

cmsinaz on February 8, 2016 at 5:45 PM

So, I guess we’ll have…..

Bush/Kasich or

Kasich/Bush!!!

Either way it would be the same. Plus, it’d be the first time in history a ticket would speak at both the GOP and the Dem conventions.

BacaDog on February 8, 2016 at 5:46 PM

So Republicans would be disarmed while liberals could use unions and colleges.

Jeb’s an idiot.

No, he’s a republican. This is what republicans do. For example, take a look at some of the noteworthy accomplishments of these three republican Presidents and their Supreme Court appointments.

✬ ✬ NIxon/Harry Blackmun ✬ ✬
☞ Created the EPA
☞ Wrote the majority opinion on Roe v Wade

✬ ✬ Reagan/Kennedy ✬ ✬
☞ Granted amnesty to illegal aliens
☞ Deciding vote on Gay Marriage

✬ ✬ Bush/Roberts ✬ ✬
☞ Medicare Part D
☞ Upheld Obamacare

Magicjava on February 8, 2016 at 5:47 PM

So is the vote-shame mailer showing up in NH sponsored by the Cruz campaign or not?

Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Can we run a script and get Mr. Roboto to weigh in on this?

anotherJoe on February 8, 2016 at 5:49 PM

No, he’s a republican. This is what republicans do. For example, take a look at some of the noteworthy accomplishments of these three republican Presidents and their Supreme Court appointments.

✬ ✬ NIxon/Harry Blackmun ✬ ✬
☞ Created the EPA
☞ Wrote the majority opinion on Roe v Wade

✬ ✬ Reagan/Kennedy ✬ ✬
☞ Granted amnesty to illegal aliens
☞ Deciding vote on Gay Marriage

✬ ✬ Bush/Roberts ✬ ✬
☞ Medicare Part D
☞ Upheld Obamacare

Magicjava on February 8, 2016 at 5:47 PM

The UniParty has two wings: The Left, and the Far Left. The republicans are the Far Left wing.

Magicjava on February 8, 2016 at 5:49 PM

…and if this guy doesn’t suit your interests, there’s

Kasich….you know that guy who says he’s a good Middle ground
between Killary and Bernie…OH, and he’ll
reunite Pink Floyd!

That’s Beautiful man!

ToddPA on February 8, 2016 at 5:50 PM

On the other hand, if he’s pandering to Republicans, how many Republicans would agree that Obama will deserve no blame for the state of America’s affairs in 2017 and 2018, when the press will inevitably be attacking a Republican president for not having achieved enough yet? I suppose he’s trying to set up a “leadership” contrast with his old nemesis Marco here, keying off Rubio’s now famous line at the debate about how Obama knows exactly what he’s doing by insisting that, as a mature leader, he won’t resort to finger-pointing. Er, okay, but I don’t know who the constituency for that is supposed to be in a highly partisan primary.

I think he’s trying to channel Dubya. To my knowledge, 43 never directly blamed Clinton for 9/11, despite intelligence failures by the previous administration. And after office, we all know 43 has largely stayed out of the political fray.

Typical Jeb. He actually has some good points from time to time but his delivery completely negates it.

Hostile Gospel on February 8, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Magicjava on February 8, 2016 at 5:47 PM

I like those dingbats!

anotherJoe on February 8, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Jeb Bush: I’d eliminate the Citizens United decision

Translation: I need to steal some of Donald’s thunder.

Joseph K on February 8, 2016 at 5:52 PM

where he would also push for term limits and balanced budget amendment.

Liar.

IDontCair on February 8, 2016 at 5:52 PM

“Please Clap”

ToddPA on February 8, 2016 at 5:53 PM

There is going to be a GOPe “Suuuuurge!” tomorrow, where camlaign Carl goes “ok Shep the late deciders are going for…” Kasich/¡Yeb!/¡Rubot!or Christie.

Don’t know wich one it will be.

Redstone on February 8, 2016 at 5:56 PM

“Please Clap”

ToddPA on February 8, 2016 at 5:53 PM

He has to tell listless crowds “please clap”, yet some polls say he’s “surging”.

Redstone on February 8, 2016 at 5:57 PM

Trump keeps on emasculating Jeb!…..

sorrowen on February 8, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Bush should bow out and try for something else…or just retire. Bob Dole at least got some endorsement deals…

bill glass on February 8, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Btw, Trump criticized Jeb for his idiocy on Citizen’s United:

Trump: Bush ‘wasted’ special-interest money but now wants to end super PACs

I think if Trump agreed with Jeb it would add a lot more substance to those that are trying to claim that Trump is a closet leftist. But Trump DIDN’T agree.

anotherJoe on February 8, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Jeb, the Boston Globe called and they said if you had said that in January you would have locked up their endorsement hands down.
“My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” Now that’s funny.

RickinNH on February 8, 2016 at 5:59 PM

The main problem with saying things like

would seek a constitutional convention, where he would also push for term limits and balanced budget amendment.

is that you cannot set the terms for a CC ahead of time. In other words, once convened, anything can come out of it.

SpudmanWP on February 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM

If all he wants is unlimited contributions to campaigns, why would he need to overturn Citizens United rather than simply extend its logic to direct contributions?

I think this is exactly what he means – that striking down the BCRA provision for independent expenditures but not stating that caps for direct contribution are equally unconstitutional has created this idiotic double standard for campaigns and super PACS. Again – not a terrible position to have, but the choice of words? Horrible.

Hostile Gospel on February 8, 2016 at 6:01 PM

So Jeb is in fact running as a Democrat alongside Kasich now?

patches on February 8, 2016 at 6:02 PM

With Jeb! he tends to try to act tough yet comes off as anything but….

sorrowen on February 8, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Bush / Kasich for demorat ticket. He must be learning from Crist. If your not making it for one party, switch.

TfromV on February 8, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Every family has a “fruitcake” and JEB is his families.

Nat George on February 8, 2016 at 6:09 PM

There’s a special place in hell for females who don’t vote for Hillary…..

Realdemocrat1 on February 8, 2016 at 6:11 PM

Sorry, Jeb, Obama deserves a ton of blame for the messes he’s imposed on a free people. And, the saddest thing is, Common Core (which may be losing traction) is one of the reasons Obama was able to do it.

If your job is to pull votes from Trump, fine; if not, welllllllll we don’t need pandering to NH socialists.

MN J on February 8, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Bill Clinton says Bernie Sanders is sexist against Women…..He complains about it…..

Realdemocrat1 on February 8, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Does this guy know exactly what he’s doing?

Cleombrotus on February 8, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Jeb! doesn’t like Trump running Obama’s name and legacy through the mud….

sorrowen on February 8, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Ben Carson took another day off from campaigning??? What’s going on with this guy?

Realdemocrat1 on February 8, 2016 at 6:16 PM

We do have 1 form of term limit. No more terms for the Bush family and hopefully jail for the Clinton family.

SansJeux on February 8, 2016 at 6:17 PM

So Jeb is in fact running as a Democrat alongside Kasich now?

patches on February 8, 2016 at 6:02 PM

They are both younger, more likable and less shrillthan Hilliary. Hmmm…

Fallon on February 8, 2016 at 6:20 PM

shrill than

I was saving space.

Fallon on February 8, 2016 at 6:21 PM

…No, scotch ages well, beer not so much.
Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

As it happens the 2015 edition of Bourbon County says it’ll develop for 5 years in the bottle.

Also, per Fallon, it’s Yeb.

wolfsDad on February 8, 2016 at 6:21 PM

I think Jeb was suppose to hold that tidbit for the general when he would have needed some crossover Dems. Timing is everything and this one will leave a mark. The funny thing is Jeb would have done better running as a Dem as would Kasich. We bitch and moan about our candidates but imagine being a Dem.

tej on February 8, 2016 at 6:22 PM

Please go away Jeb.

alanstern on February 8, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Also, per Fallon, it’s Yeb.

wolfsDad on February 8, 2016 at 6:21 PM

I stole it from someone else here. And, it’s ¡Yeb!

Fallon on February 8, 2016 at 6:23 PM

desperate

CoffeeLover on February 8, 2016 at 6:24 PM

The GOPe couldn’t have better representations of all they stand for than the milquetoast Jeb, the ever-pandering Kasich, the ‘agree with Cuomo 98% of the time’ Christie, and the Marcobot.

At least the question about which of George H.W. Bush’s 4 sons is the dumbest has been answered. It’s Jeb.

Athos on February 8, 2016 at 6:29 PM

WTF????? this guy has to have a vagina… “W”, please intercede for the sake of what is left of your family’s honor…

crowmangler on February 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Well, JEB has just proven himself to be Democrat-Lite. The fact is, just like the Democrats, he doesn’t understand Citizen’s United so, why comment on it? He’s thinking a lot of people think like him. Well far from it. If you were to get Citizen’s United overturned, things go back to how they were with the Unions and other Democrat groups unrestricted and Republican constituencies restricted by campaign finance.

I believe we should have unrestricted donations with full transparency. The Democrats don’t want that and neither do the Republicans, but if you had it, that would be honest. No loopholes, no nothing, you want to donate, your name is on it.

bflat879 on February 8, 2016 at 6:37 PM

bet hoe won’t restrict unions though.

dmacleo on February 8, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Why wouldn’t you blame obama for anything. He and his politicized moronic minions has spent the last seven years for everything. They are even going back and reclassifying some e-mails to make his administration as guilty as hillarity. That dog won’t fight. The biggest joke on the net is the immediate reaction of socialists that it is all “BOOSHES’ fault!”. Jeb is a eunuch. He won’t even defend the people who support him.

Old Country Boy on February 8, 2016 at 6:41 PM

bflat879 on February 8, 2016 at 6:37 PM

+++ a whole bunch.

Jeb is not dhimocrapt lite, he is simple dhimocrapt and an opportunistic liar

Old Country Boy on February 8, 2016 at 6:44 PM

He’s going for the Hillary vote. Democrats can vote in the GOP primary in NH. Any vote looks like momentum and the affiliation of the voter isn’t important.

None of this is to say he doesn’t mean it; just that in desperation and needing some oxygen, he’s had to reveal this side of him before taking office rather than on day two.

BKeyser on February 8, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Whisky Tango Foxtrot?? This dude has to have a vajayjay.. “W”, please intervene & salvage the last remaining ounce of your family’s dignity….

crowmangler on February 8, 2016 at 6:53 PM

I’m coming to the extremely uncomfortable conclusion that the Citizens United ruling might just be responsible for the lack of real conservative leadership in DC. Hear me out– I may be wrong, and in fact I actually hope I am. The GOPe has always existed, but in the past they had to appeal to conservatives in order to raise campaign funds. So how can we explain the willful treachery of the GOP since 2010? Remember how Republicans made fiery promises of fighting for us to defeat the Obama agenda, and then in 2010 and again in 2012 after we gave them victory they rolled over and betrayed us? The truth of the matter is that the GOPe seems to hate conservatives far more than they hate liberals and progressives. I’ve heard it conjectured by commenters here at HA that Obama was using the NSA to blackmail our Congresscritters. What if the truth was much simpler? What if our Senators and Representatives thumb their noses at us because they no longer need us to raise money? What if Obama’s lecture at the SOTU was just a case of crocodile tears because he knew that the Republicans could be bought? Crony corporatism is part and parcel of the Obama agenda. If you’re Obama and love playing fast and loose with the rules, what could be better than twisting a ruling in favor of free speech so that it only serves to silence your largest body of opposition (grassroots conservatives) while giving more power to people you’ve already bought (Chamber of Commerce, GE, etc etc etc…) Wasn’t silencing conservatives the whole point of the IRS scandal?

Notice what I’m not saying. I believe in free speech, and I think SCOTUS actually got the ruling right. And no, I have no idea how to fix it if what I’m saying is actually true. I just know that I wouldn’t trust anyone in the Obama administration or the GOPe to clean up poo in my dog pen.

There now, that’s off my chest. Feel free to flame away, I’m going to get a beer and swap my tinfoil hat for asbestos underwear.

cornbred on February 8, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Somewhere, somehow there’s a great joke to be had …

1. “Florida man …”
2. something, something
3. “… Jeb Bush.”

riotous laughter, wild applause

M240H on February 8, 2016 at 6:59 PM

cornbred on February 8, 2016 at 6:54 PM

You’re not alone. I think a awful lot of us have been feeling that way and biting our tongue for a while now.

M240H on February 8, 2016 at 7:01 PM

cornbred on February 8, 2016 at 6:54 PM

You are right. But it is not only the politicians. The pundit class is heavily dependent on this big donor money to survive. National Review doesn’t get by on subscriptions. They are essentially a Super PAC that looks like Kevin D. Williamson. Same with Heritage, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, all these think tanks. They are all money-losing disasters that have to toe the line of whoever props them up.

Glenn Beck, since going independent, has been losing $3-5 million a year. So he’ll suck up to any sugar daddy who will underwrite the losses.

Joseph K on February 8, 2016 at 7:06 PM

AP, such threads need an “Irony alert” in the title.

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM

So we’ve got another four months of that to look forward to in case Jeb shocks the world and finishes a strong second tomorrow night.

Easy wagers.

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Jeb calling Trump a loser?

Like ‘Fredo Corleone calling his brother Michael the loser in the family.

Enjoy tomorrow in New Hampshire, ‘Fredo. Maybe you should just go out fishing early in the morning with a trusted associate, instead. Its cleaner than being electorally murdered at the polls.

orangemtl on February 8, 2016 at 7:15 PM

‘Second Look at Jeb Bush?’
‘Second Look at Rubio?’
‘Second Look at Chris Christie?’
‘Second Look at ANYone That Isn’t Cruz or The Donald?’

Watch for it, again and again and again and again and again and again courtesy of Salem, and every political hack that makes his/her dime off the longest possible race for the nomination.

orangemtl on February 8, 2016 at 7:18 PM

If Bush is on the ticket, I’m staying home.

grumpyank on February 8, 2016 at 7:18 PM

My God, he’s gone full RINO.

Gone? He always was.

farsighted on February 8, 2016 at 7:23 PM

My God, he’s gone full RINO. – the anonymous camel molester.

Like looking in the mirror, isn’t it?

earlgrey on February 8, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Another look at Jeb!? —me

CivilDiscourse on February 8, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Please go home Jeb and don’t ever think about running for anything else. You stupidly wanted to win without the base. Well now you don’t have our votes and therefore you are going nowhere!

Also you would open the borders even wider if that’s possible and tell all the Mexicans to come on in. You would cheapen the citizenship that my beloved adopted Russian born children waited in line to obtain Legally. I personally signed away their former Russian citizenship so they could obtain their American citizenship, to be able to vote and work here in their new home Legally. They are grateful for their citizenship and my daughter cherishes the picture of herself at age 4 with your brother George W. who is a much smarter and better man than you. He heard my little girl say that she wanted to “hug that man” and he had his security bring her up for both a hug and a picture. No matter what anyone says we will always know that George W. was and is a good man.

sherrimae on February 8, 2016 at 7:57 PM

He isn’t going to get republican nomination so it doesn’t matter what he thinks.

paulsur on February 8, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Jen is simply a dope.

MT on February 8, 2016 at 8:10 PM

“I won’t blame Obama for anything”

This is really off the wall. It might be technically accurate to say “I won’t blame Obama for EVERYTHING”–after all it doesn’t take a quantum physicist to figure out that Al Gore, John Kerry or Broom-Hilda would have been much better. And the “dim bulbing” of the American gene pool to the point where Obama was elected TWICE means that that the public shares some complicity in this outrage.

MaiDee on February 8, 2016 at 8:37 PM

What a silly, pretentious sad little man trying to impress his older brother. Give it up, you are embarrassing yourself.

E9RET on February 8, 2016 at 9:58 PM

I was w/ Jeb Bush yesterday as he drove past a pro-Bush billboard in Des Moines. “What the hell is that?” he asked. “Is that Right to Rise?”

— Jason Noble (@jasonnobleDMR) January 13, 2016

I’m calling ‘capital B’ Bullshit.

Yeb has been working the phrase “rising up” just a bit too often to be co-inkydinkle.

hillbillyjim on February 8, 2016 at 10:18 PM

Jeb Bush: I’d eliminate the Citizens United decision, and also I won’t blame Obama for anything

Having FAILED to secure the Republican nomination, Jeb tries to jump in front of Biden and run as a Democrat when Hillary has to withdraw and begin serving time…

landlines on February 8, 2016 at 11:14 PM

FOAD jeb

bbinfl on February 9, 2016 at 12:01 AM

Trump is the alpha and jebbie is a beta tool.

avi natan on February 8, 2016 at 5:27 PM

Nope. Jeb is an Epsilon. “Roof!”

hal_mccombs on February 9, 2016 at 7:03 AM

“My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,”

Sound like Jeb! will follow Bush 43 and Rove’s policy of letting the Democrats attack him for eight years without any response.

RJL on February 9, 2016 at 3:50 PM