Fox News Contributor Laura Ingraham Shreds Jeb Bush: There’s ‘Something Wrong With You’ (Audio)

laura-ingrahamWhile nothing is definite until the final results are in (especially when it comes to a perceived favorite to win a party’s presidential nomination), Jeb Bush might have just ruined his campaign before it started when he told Megyn Kelly that knowing what we know now about Iraq, he would absolutely still invade the Middle Eastern nation.

There will undoubtedly be plenty of dumb things said between now and 2016 by many of these current and potential GOP presidential nominees, but Bush saying he would still invade Iraq – even after knowing what we know now – is probably going to be the stupidest thing we’ll hear anyone say.

Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham apparently agrees, as she absolutely crushed Jeb’s comments on the Iraq War and suggested that something might be wrong with him.

“You can’t still think going into Iraq now, as a sane human being, was the right thing to do,” Ingraham said. “That’s like you have no ability to learn from past mistakes at all… when the past mistakes were made by your brother.”

She then went on to slam Jeb for bringing in many of the same people who George W. Bush had advising him, suggesting that he clearly didn’t know how to be “his own man.” And when Jeb suggested that Hillary Clinton would agree with him on Iraq, Ingraham hammered that idiocy as well.

“No Hillary wouldn’t!” she said. “Hillary wouldn’t authorize the war now, if she knew what she knows now.”

It’s true, Hillary Clinton has gone on record saying that she regrets voting for the war and that knowing what we know now she absolutely would not have voted for the invasion.

But the conservative radio host still wasn’t done bashing the former Florida governor.

“You have to have someone who says, look, I’m a Republican but I’m not an idiot! I’m not stupid!” Ingraham said. “I learn from the past and I improve myself.”

All around, Ingraham’s rant against Bush is spot-on. You can tell she’s a conservative who realizes that Bush’s comments might have just handed Democrats the White House in 2016; she sounds legitimately shocked that someone who’s supposed to be a seasoned politician could be so seriously stupid.

Just more reasons why I’ve said for a while now that Jeb Bush stands absolutely no chance at becoming president.

Not only is Jeb not going to be able to escape his brother’s rather large and negative shadow – a tall task to do even if he was completely trying to distance himself from anything to do with his administration – but by all indications he’s essentially surrounding himself with many of the same people his brother had in his administration. It’s really difficult to say you’re not your brother, when you seem to be setting yourself up to be the exact same sort of president he was.

As most of us know, those eight years were an absolute and complete disaster.

To be honest, while I think Jeb Bush will ultimately be the candidate who emerges from the GOP primary, it wouldn’t shock me if Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker takes it simply because Bush’s last name (and his decision making) is so toxic.

But no matter who ultimately emerges from the clown car that is the GOP presidential race, progressives need to make damn sure a Democrat wins the White House in 2016 – because far too much is at stake.

Listen to Ingraham’s comments below via Media Matters:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Please, not another Bush

  • Chuck Magnus

    He’ll probably get Cheney to be on the committee to explore a running mate and he’ll get the same “help” as his brother did.

  • R. Eilers

    Wow, until that I thought Bush would be up against Hillary. It’s bad enough Jeb is even a relative but believing in and surrounding himself with the same failed policies of George’s presidency is insane. Looks like a walker shoe in now with koch money

  • kfreed


    “You have to have
    someone who says, look, I’m a Republican but I’m not an idiot! I’m not
    stupid!” Ingraham said. “I learn from the past and I improve myself.”

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  • kfreed

    By the way, that whole “distancing” from Dubya is totally unnecessary:

    Public Policy Polling: Tea Party:

    (Feb. 2015) “The struggles Bush is having with some Republican primary voters don’t seem to have anything to do with his brother’s legacy. George W. Bush has a 74/21 favorability rating with them, and the closest any of this year’s candidates get to that is a 56% favorability for Mike Huckabee.
    And the former President has plenty of credibility with conservatives-
    among those rating themselves as ‘very conservative’ his favorability is
    81/14 compared to his brother’s 37/43. It’s Jeb’s record on certain
    issues rather than his last name that is causing his issues.”

    According to poll, the only problem Jeb is having with the wingnut base is the fact that he doesn’t deny evolution or climate change like the rest of the GOP contenders for president. The base wants more Jesus in politics:

  • Jim Bean

    Its interesting that conservatives will adamantly condemn the mistakes of their own political choices while liberals will deny and defend their own to the grave.

    • cconover1

      Is that why the whole Democratic party is fighting Obama on TPP?
      Is that why has a huge campaign to fight against the Patriot Act that Obama signed? and they are against Obama’s NSA tactics?
      Is that why Republicans still won’t admit that Bush brought the economy to it’s knees and Obama saved it?
      Or that trickle down economics doesn’t work?
      Or that a higher minimum wage is better for the economy than lower taxes?
      Or that “no pre-existing conditions” from the ACA is an incredible boon to the people?
      Or that global warming is greatly contributed by mankind?
      Or that spending on welfare and SNAP is MUCH less than corporate giveaways?
      Or that war with Iran would be 5 times as disastrous as Iraq (given it’s 5 times the size)?

      Once again, a conservative takes their own weakness and tries to apply it to liberals.

      • Jim Bean

        You drank the whole gallon.