The Republican KennedysPincher Martin -- Wednesday, June 23, 2010 -- 06:18:51 PM
The Bushes: Two presidencies, two governorships, one vice presidency, one senator's seat. All provided with minimal skill and flexible ideology. The GOP family that just won't go away, no matter how badly they mess things up for both party and country. A thread to discuss all things Bush, including whether Jeb will add to the family's resume.This thread is tagged:
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Because--they think at least--if you're going to jump in this late you have to have name recognition or some other gimmick.
I don't think it's too late for the right candidate, but it's probably too late for Daniels.
I bet you did. Unfortunately, honey, your husband fucked the country up so badly that it made the Bush name toxic for a while. Perhaps you'll have better luck in 2016 convincing your brother-in-law that forgetful American voters have moved on to other things.
Are you concerned for me, Phillip? Well, I guess it's good we finally share something in common then. I've been concerned about you for some time.
Did Pincher say something untrue? GWB may not have been the worst president in this country's history, but he is certainly a contender for worst president of the post Civil-war era. Laura Bush is living in a world divorced from reality if she thinks that Jeb can coast in on his brother's coattails.
(Deleted message originally posted by GregD on Sunday, January 22, 2012 -- 03:26:24 PM.)
Simultaneously pussified & patrician, and so very above it all. As if he wouldn't have slid right in behind Romney if he'd won SC.
But I may be wrong.
When I saw this photo the opening strains of Elton John's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" welled up in my mind.
Really, buddy? Jeb! is the answer to attracting Gingrich supporters to an establishment GOP politician?
Hey, if they can pull off a Jeb candidacy, they should do so. I've given up trying to make Republicans here smarter. There's too much work involved and too little reward. If Sheridan and others want to turn themselves into the perfect butt plugs for the Bushes, who am I to get in their way? Go fulfill your life's ambition, gentlemen.
The Bushes, when out of office, prefer to stay out of politics unless they're asked their opinions on the electoral prospects of other Bushes, in which case they trumpet their enthusiastic support. In retirement, George and Laura act as if politics is a dirty business that they would prefer not discussing. But just ask them about Jeb and the presidency, and suddenly they are gushily back into campaign mode.
Early in Obama's presidency, the new president's team looked as if it was going to prosecute those in the military and civilian bureaucracies who had been involved in enhanced interrogation techniques. At the time Phillip Sheridan called on the former president to publicly say that he was responsible for all those decisions and boldly dare the new administration to go after him -- a former president -- before they went after anyone who implemented his orders.
But of course there was never any chance of that happening. George W. Bush will do two things in retirement: burnish his own legacy and boost the family's political fortunes. Helping others to deal with the continued fallout from his administration's decisions? That ain't in the cards.
God this guy is a piece of work.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that this headline over at Hot Air elicited almost universal revulsion among the many commentators.