THAT’S WHAT THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT WANTS …
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is damaged goods … meaning the bureaucratic-backing, crony capitalist warmongers of the “Republican” establishment must find another horse to ride in 2016.
According to The Washington Post, that horse is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – younger brother of former president George W. Bush and son of former president George H.W. Bush.
“Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy,” reporters Philip Rucker and Robert Costa reported in the Post‘s Sunday editions.
These “prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives” told Rucker and Costa that they “consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.”
Yeah … let that sink in for a moment. The Republican establishment thinks its best bet for reclaiming the White House is to return it to the Bush family.
Bush has made no secret about keeping his options open for 2016.
“The decision will be based on ‘Can I do it joyfully,’ because I think we need to have candidates lift our spirits,” Bush said in January.
Prior to the arrival of Barack Obama on the scene, Bush’s brother was easily the worst president this nation has ever had (with his dad not far behind). “Dubya” grew government recklessly (expanding entitlements and bureaucracy). He exacerbated our nation’s debt woes. He plunged us (duplicitously, it’s worth noting) into a pair of totally unnecessary foreign conflicts. He pushed a colossally failed top-down “education reform” law. And he initiated a full-scale assault on liberty in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Bush did literally nothing right … and he compounded all of his wrong decisions with his “government-first” response to the onset of the great recession.
Jeb Bush is said to be smarter than his brother. Good for him. There are any number of rocks smarter than his brother, though.
And while there is much about Bush’s record as a two-term governor of Florida (1999-2007) to appreciate, he’s veered wildly to the left in recent years. For example, how does one of the foremost champions of school choice wind up being an apologist for the government’s “Common Core” curriculum?
Easy: It’s what the GOP establishment commands …
Speaking of … Bush is also a loyal foot solider for the military-industrial complex, rebuking “neo-isolationism” and “American passivity” in American foreign policy.
We cannot support Jeb Bush under any circumstances. His last name aside, he’s just another in a long line of GOP sellouts who would do more harm than good to our country – serving a narrow set of interests, not the people paying for the spoils those interests continue receiving from a Treasury that’s $17.5 trillion in debt.
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