Today, former Florida governor and establishment Republican man crush Jeb Bush decided to throw in his gratuitous two cents about GOP’s 2012 field:
“I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think I’ve changed, but it’s a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people’s fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that’s kind of where we are,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush said in a Dallas speech Thursday, Fox News reported. “I think it changes when we get to the general election. I hope.”
Jeb, I don’t remember asking you for your brain droppings, but I’ll play along. yYou used to be a conservative? When was that exactly? The last time I noticed you doing anything interesting was when you were in Miami, on stage talking bipartisan pap with Barack Obama. The One and his peeps liked what you said so much that they put it on their website.
Now you feel the need to express your anxiety over the presidential race? You find it “a little troubling” that the candidates “are appealing to people’s fears and emotions?” Do you know what I find troubling? The fact that obviously you have absolutely no idea what’s going on in this country, yet that doesn’t stop you from popping off about the upcoming election. Jeb, as along as we’re sharing, let me share a few thoughts with you. First, few things are less appealing than listening to people who were too lazy, or too gutless to do something criticize the people who did step up and try. If you find the tone of the current campaign so distressing, perhaps you should have run for office. You didn’t, so I think you should put a sock in it. Second, suggesting that candidates who point out the destruction Barack Obama has visited on this country are “appealing to fears and emotions” doesn’t make you seem smarter or more rational. It makes you seem clueless. Maybe these sort of moronic remarks will get you invited to a cocktail party at Colin Powell’s house, but aside from that, they serve no useful purpose. Like your fellow establishment Republicans, you are just like this guy.
Since you obviously haven’t noticed, we’re dealing with more of a bricks and bats situation than an op-ed in the Times one. If you don’t get that, please STFU.