Like war, politics sometimes has strange bedfellows. You know, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Well, he ain’t heavy, and he sure ain’t my brother or my friend, but I wholeheartedly agree with that all-around good guy and race pimp, Jesse Jackson, when he uttered no truer words than, “I say America, stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out!”
Those immortal words ring no truer than they do today, because this time it is Jeb Bush the establishment is attempting to foist upon us.
I guess it’s his turn. He’s the big government progressive, the “next man up,” or at least he’s crowned himself that.
As an aside, raise your hand if you’re tired of the names Bush and Clinton. This isn’t football or basketball. They aren’t the Steelers, 49ers, Patriots, Celtics, Bulls. There should be no dynasties in American politics. Both families just need to go away.
Okay, back to it.
Jeb, I suppose, is attempting to sound like the more reasonable middle-of-the-road candidate – the one that won’t scare away the precious independent voters and cause them to run to the side of a radical Marxist like Hillary. Yes, that has always made sense.
Jeb has come out in favor of the Common Core Curriculum. You know the one. It’s the, “your kids won’t learn a darn thing except how to take a standardized test and score well on the SAT new fangled curriculum.”
He said of those (us) who are against Common Core – that we support the “status quo.” He also stated that the curriculum is implemented and controlled by the states, which we all know is a big fat lie. No doubt he also knows this.
In my opinion, there are two reasons Jeb is a Common Core advocate. First is that he is a big government progressive and as such, feels a central authority of experts should control everything. The second is that Common Core is just the natural extension of his brother W’s “No Child Left Behind” boondoggle that was supported by Ted Kennedy, and he can’t be against that.
Jeb, like Marco Rubio, Christie Kreme and yes even Rand Paul, support “amnesty.” Let’s not split hairs here. If you are for a truncated path to citizenship for anyone here illegally, you are by default, for amnesty.
Oh sure, like others, Jeb is in favor of enhanced border security, which is code for, I’m not going to seal the border, but I’ll lie and use fancy words like “enhanced” to confuse you into thinking I will.
Jeb actually said that illegals capture the entrepreneurial spirit of America. “People who come here legally and illegally are risk takers, Bush said. If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you are a bigger risk taker than those who stay.”
To an extent, I guess he’s right, but so what. If I decide to rob a bank or run a red light to advance some entrepreneurial project, I’m taking a risk. We have laws and consequences for robbing banks and running red lights, no matter what they reason, and they are not to reward those who do.
But the establishment consultants say it’s important to be tolerant of criminal aliens so that’s what Jeb will appear to do. Whether he believes it or not is immaterial. He’s a politician. He doesn’t need to believe it. That’s his job as a progressive – lie just enough to get elected.
And those are just two of the reasons we need to “Stay out the Bushes”!