Is Jeb Bush pulling a Donald Trump?
The former Florida governor – whose establishment “Republican” candidacy has been languishing due to the rise of “The Donald” – is in hot water for a comment he made last week about black Americans.
In Charleston, South Carolina no less …
Addressing the lily white East Cooper Republican Women’s Club, Bush was asked how his campaign planned on attracting more black voters.
“Look around this room,” a white man asked Bush. “How many black faces do you see? How are you going to include them and get them to vote for you?”
“Our message is one of hope and aspiration,” he said. “It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff. Our message is one that is uplifting – that says you can achieve earned success.”
Um … actually the GOP is all about the free stuff. For the poor and the rich.
Those of us stuck in the middle paying for all of it? Eh … no “free stuff” there.
Nonetheless, Bush’s remark prompted a swift rebuke from the S.C. Democratic Party (SCDP).
“With his poll numbers lingering in the single digits, who knows who (Bush) will offend tomorrow,” party spokeswoman Diane May said.
May also pointed out that the same remark was made four years ago by former “Republican” presidential nominee Mitt Romney – who went on to receive a whopping six percent of the black vote.
We don’t disagree with Bush’s comment. Assuming it’s applied to everybody. Yet while we support a limited social safety net for those truly in need, that’s not what we have in America right now. What we have in America right now is the completely unsustainable subsidization of dependency on a massive scale – and both parties are perpetuating it.
Bush and other establishment “Republicans” have been bashing Trump for weeks regarding his tone toward Hispanic Americans – babbling incessantly about the need to unite, not divide people.
Seriously … try tracking the number of times Bush and other establishment GOP politicians (including South Carolina’s own Nikki Haley) have ripped Trump for his “divisive rhetoric.”
Your Google will explode …
Rhetoric shouldn’t be race-based. Nor should public policy. Both should be geared toward fundamental fairness. Bush is correct that government gives out too much free stuff – but last time we checked rich whites were getting a lot of that free stuff.
And pitching hissy fits when one of the unfair handouts got cut off …
That’s the good think about being pro-freedom, pro-free markets. Neither of those ideologies is bound by race. Nor are they bound by any other distinguishing human factor – beyond what each individual can achieve using what they have been endowed with by their creator.
Bush is right about hope, aspiration and “earning it,” to borrow the quote from Saving Private Ryan.
He’s wrong, though, to apply this mindset exclusively to minorities.
You are one low piece of shit to be attacking people because they are WHITE, after what your minion did in Oregon yesterday…
Your parent s must be VERY Proud of the BIGOTED asshole they raised for the Democrat Party to use…Are they BIGOTS like you???
awww you beat me to it! i swear i was about to write exactly the same bizarre gibberish! was that you at the meeting last night? i was in the confederate battle foil hat.
Thank God our Indian-American governor Nikki Haley took down that racist flag.
Jeb Bush thinking that all black people want is free shit is exactly why black people don’t vote Republican. He’s just using the same old stereotyping of minorities that make minorities feel like they are not wanted and will not be represented by Republicans. Way to go asshole.
Is that why you’re shooting WHITE Christians Dead in the name off the Democrat Party…and you think it’s cool to murder policemen, if they are White, and Obama told you it’s OK????
You are one miserable, lowlife bastard…
I haven’t shot anyone. I certainly do not support anyone who would take an innocent life. Why would you claim I would?
I guess if minorities could get past the racists like Jeb they would see you and think the Republican party is full of crazy people too. And they would be right.
If you vote D, it is you…
So everyone who votes Democrat is a mass shooter? Wow, I guess you better run home now then.
No doubt, he is coocoo !
“When cops came, always in unmarked cars, they’d be chasing us across the field and they would think they trapped us” at 10-feet-tall fences. But the cops had no idea how adept we were at getting over those fences. We’d laugh at them because they couldn’t do that. That was back in the day before they would shoot you,” Dr. Ben Carson
So Ben Carson is just another thug, like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
Every single major urban center in America is run by Democrats — more specifically, liberal progressives, black or white. The morass that became Detroit. The killing fields of Chicago. The depravity of Washington DC.
Just do the assessment yourselves, who are the elected officials heading up the urban centers? And where does one find the most dire socio-economic statistics?
Jeb aint got the memo yet
He’s waiting on the brain first !
Master Koch will soon decide
If you go to other websites, many of them mainstream, where they are not laboring to ignore the Democrat Shooter, killing Christians in Oregon yesterday…the comments are VASTLY against the FITSNews ideology of hating white people. And they blame – rightly so -the Democrats, and Barack Obama for what you’ve done to our nation…People have had enough…
So you may be preaching to the choir, here, trying to hang onto the Racism that buoys you…but the country is crapping all over you, and the Bullshit you’re peddling.
Actually, I identified as Republican. Sorry chump.
Impossible.Democrats can’t be Christians.
The gunman who opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon asked victims to state their religion before opening fire, according to multiple reports. An 18-year-old student told the News-Review newspaper that the gunman, after shooting her teacher in the head through a window, told people to get on the ground. He then told people to stand up and state their religion before opening fire. Twitter user @BodhiLooney, who said her grandma was at the school, said the shooter asked people if they were Christian. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head,” she wrote. “If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.”
You say some of the most hateful stuff I’ve ever read or heard in my entire life, so I’m certain you can’t be a follower of Christ. I will continue to pray for you but believe you are still a lost cause.
Just a fact.How can you be part of a political party that booed God and tried to take God out of the party platform at its convention while advocating for abortion and infanticide-and be a Christian?
Democrats and liberals HATE facts…and they’ll try to control Christians using Christianity, when they hate us.
If you are not RABIDLY angry at what the Democrats are doing, you are not acting Christian…
And if you do not stand defiantly for Justice, in the face of the unjust liars and villains of the Democrat Party….you are starving your soul…
I’m angry at liberal plants on comments sections, masquerading as conservatives, who try to make conservatives sound like they fit the stereotypes that liberals have created. You have been exposed. Go plant yourself on Raw Story or something like that.
Your only meaning in life is in juxtaposition to me…and you hate me even more because no one will listen to a word you say, unless it’s about me. That has to suck.
Advice: Be honest, be original, and be intelligent, and you may be interesting.
As it is, you simply follow what someone else feeds you…and you have no idea of how easy it is to identify that.
It’s like you were told you’d be wildly popular and pertinent – which you so crave – if you would just be banal. And everyone would ignore me for being all the things you are not.
And it really pisses you off that you are about as fucking wrong, and boring, as you could possibly be…
Don’t believe me: just look how I took over FITS post, and completely made it mine…And your only contribution is hating me for being so effective.
Blah, blah, blah…just more mounting of meaningless words and phrases. I called you out for what you are and you resort to the same response you always use. Yeah that’s really “original”, huh? Thank you for confirming that you are here to make this all about you and that your life has no better meaning than to make the comments section on FITS about you and your menacing, predictable rants about nothing in particular.
Welcome John Boehner to FitsNews!
These victims weren’t plants RINO:
In one classroom, he appeared to single out Christian students for killing, according to witness Anastasia Boylan.
“He said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,’” Boylan’s father, Stacy, told CNN, relaying his daughter’s account while she underwent surgery to treat a gunshot to her spine.
“And then he shot and killed them.”
Another account came from Autumn Vicari, who described to NBC News what her brother J.J. witnessed in the room where the shootings occurred. According to NBC: “Vicari said at one point the shooter told people to stand up before asking whether they were Christian or not. Vicari’s brother told her that anyone who responded ‘yes’ was shot in the head. If they said ‘other’ or didn’t answer, they were shot elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.”
Hey idiot, read my comment again to see who I’m actually talking about.
A plant? He sounds fairly normal by Tea Party standards so me.
Then you really have no idea what “Tea Party standards” really are, just the caricaturized left-wing lies about them.
Well if you say so, it must be true.
So does Boehner and Tom Ervin (or tried to)…and you saw what happened when we told them to Fuck Off…I imagine you’re the same…
As long as the government and the Radical Islamic loving Obama regime waited to get the information out on the killer I don’t think there is much doubt they were ‘scrubbing’ all the social media accounts he had and hiding his past?
If it would have been a 26 year-old white kid that singled out blacks and made racist comments with a confederate flag sticker on his car we would have know who he was,what he ate,where he last shit etc…in about 15 minutes.
MSM and others are helping the government?
Where is that thread about the Umpqua shootings, anyway? Was it so full of embarrassing posts that Will had mercy on the uninformed ranters and took it down?
Speaking of embarrassing posts, check out the letter the Douglas County Sheriff may regret sending off in the wake of a previous mass shooting that some have claimed to have never happened. (I’m lookin’ at you, CinC)
It is still on here.Stop downloading pictures of aborted fetuses and jacking off long enough to find it.
I don’t see anything embarrassing about the Sheriff’s letter. The tweets from an apparent majority of idiots were disappointing. The Sheriff states the truth and that he intended to uphold his oath to defend The Constitution. Hard to find anything wrong in that.
Back on the sauce this morning?
Damn you have gotten stupid and obsessed about GT.He OWNS you!
Oh no! Bush alluded to an uncomfortable truth!
How dare he! He’s not allowed to suggest that per capita there’s more blacks on welfare than all other races. He’s a racist!
Check your privilege Bush brother, check your privilege!
No more micro-aggressions!
He is free to say what he wants, it’s up to him if he wants to ensure he gets very few minority votes. I’m sure the other GOP candidates aren’t too happy that he is hurting them by association though.
So you’re admitting your responsibility (by association) for the White Cops Gunned Down in the Streets, or the murdered White Christians in Oregon…
Will Obama call a press conference today, and do the same, admitting that if he had a son, he’d look lik the killer?
I didn’t mention anything about white cops. Have you taken your medication this morning? You aren’t drunk already are you?
I mentioned it…Dumbass. You’re NEVER going to admit who, and what you are…
And you’re probably too fucking stupid to know, unless the DNC tells you…And they are never going to tell you that you are a BIGOT, who must vote Democrat, so they won’t all you names that they have made up to control fools, like you…
You’re the one that loves talking about dead white cops. Does that excite you? You’re a sick bastard aren’t you.
You just hate being accurately defined, especially after you’ve been pumped full of lies by the Democrat party…so they can control its dolts…
Reality is the Democrats’ WORST Nightmare…right in their with TRUTH. They hate both of them…
Because when they come to light, The Democrat Party Hillarys…
Flip/pogo et al, I hate it when you respond to my comments. You interject stupidity and ruin them. Please go die.
Hell no, I don’t want to be anywhere near that guy. Your problem, not mine.
Bush will keep sticking his foot so far down his mouth it will come out of his ass. How bout some free collards from my mama, Jeb?
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Why are you trying to divert attention to Jeb…
Not a Bush supporter, but Liberals get pissed when it goes against their agenda to have a welfare state. Truth hurts I suppose.
It’s his “stuff happens” quote that will harm him.
Stuff happens, courtesy of the Bushes: 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, katrina, part D Medicare, Halliburton, Tax breaks for the 1%, the fucking Great Recession, etc., etc., etc. George Bush : mass murderer. Oh yeah, we want more Bush.
Who is the cow whore in the photo.
Another Gift from Brother George: ISIS blows up Palmyra Arch. Thanks Aholes.