Jeb Bush Absolutely Embarrasses Himself During First Foreign Policy Speech

jeb-bush-7While I don’t think Jeb Bush stands any chance at becoming our next president in 2016, it’s still a bit surprising to see another Bush running for president so soon. I always figured another one would run, but that it wouldn’t be Jeb.

Well, be that as it may, it’s pretty obvious by now what the 2016 presidential landscape is going to look like. Unless something catastrophic happens between now and then, we’re going to see Clinton vs. Bush round 2 as Hillary and Jeb vie for the title of President of the United States.

And while Jeb isn’t his father or his brother, he’s still a Bush and seems eager to prove it – and I don’t mean that in a good way.

Recently he came out and proclaimed that if he were to run, he doesn’t want to talk about the past. Meaning he doesn’t want to have to answer questions about the disaster that was his brother’s presidency. It’s a tactic that only a fool would think is actually going to work. He has to know that if he plans to run for president, he’s going to have to answer plenty of questions about his brother’s presidency.

But if that wasn’t bad enough, he made himself look even more ridiculous during his first big foreign policy speech where he proclaimed that he is going to “be his own man,” yet seems to be surrounding himself with people from his father’s and brother’s presidencies.

According to ABC News:

The group includes former secretaries of state James Baker, who served under George H.W. Bush, and George Shultz, who served under Ronald Reagan; two former secretaries of homeland security who served under George W. Bush, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff; two former CIA directors who also served under the later Bush presidency, Michael Hayden and Porter Goss. Stephen Hadley, George W. Bush’s national security advisor was on the list, as well as former Works Bank presidents Paul Wolfowitz and Robert Zoellick. John Negroponte, the first director of national intelligence, has also been advising Bush, as has John Hannah, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former national security adviser, among others.

So, he wants to be “his own man” – by getting advice from a bunch of people who worked for his father and brother.

Oh, but it gets worse. Check out this list of quotes that Democratic Underground put together from his speech:


Yup, he’s definitely a Bush.

It’s really not good that at a time when Jeb should be at his peak – because he’s the clear favorite and he doesn’t have a Democrat challenging him yet – he’s already making gaffes that would make even Mitt Romney proud.

But there’s one thing that’s for certain: 2016 is shaping up to be an election year for the ages. Because while the general election will be quite the brawl, the GOP primary is shaping up to possibly be the most must-see political television we’ve ever seen. Just the thought of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush (plus whoever else might run) all being on the same stage together, trying to one-up each other – all I can say is, get your popcorn ready.

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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  • Victor Victoria

    Funny, as soon as this regressive white trash fellow here is exposed as a serial fabricator, he does a Brian Williams and goes into hiding like Punxatawney Phil.

  • Jim Valley

    The Klown Kar is filling up.

    • VictorPWiley

      Hey Jimmy,

      Any advice for me? I’m having a hard time. Just got evicted, have no money, strippers don’t want me anymore and My look alike Bruce Jenner is killing me with his sex change.



    • Gary Menten

      Can’t wait for the first GOP debate and the ubiquitous question on “who believes in evolution?”

      • Jim Valley

        Or “Who believes in climate change?” or “Who believes that Obama is an American?”

  • Gary Menten

    Holy cow! He’s even dumber than his brother. Who’d have thought that possible?

    • Wiley


      Are you keeping regressive shemale hidden there in your basement? Dude went off the grid.

      Did he hire you to photograph him or something?

      • VictorPWiley

        I’m back Wiley. Got evicted from my apartment. Living on welfare as a homeless man is really hard. But I got my Obozo Phone.

      • bertha yellowfinch

        Look at YOU! Another bush posting as someone else.

      • VictorPWiley

        Hey Bertha. Go on a diet fatty

    • VictorPWiley

      Yo Gary,

      What’s up?^^^^^^^^. Praise Jesus.

      Republicans. See my picture as a reminder. ^^^^^^

      Oh I forgot, you are a Canadian. Fook off, ehh

    • VictorPWiley

      Yo Gary,

      Yo FOOKIN eh boi. How’s life douche bag?

    • Eg Kbbs

      Gary, a week or so ago there were articles that in prep school Jeb was an extremely heavy and continuous marijuana/hash user, grades worse than Dubya, bully, not concerned with political discussions (perhaps an echo of Dubya not interested in foreign policy – what a line for resume as president), …….|


      • Wiley


        You seriously need to get a life.

      • VictorPWiley


        No one gives a Shite.

      • Gary Menten

        The Jeb just doesn’t want to be the only Bush boy that wasn’t elected president. That’s his reason and only qualification for the job. He’s a complete moron, like his brother. I have to admit that I had a certain respect for their father, foreign policy-wise, who incidentally, was never accepted by the conservative whackadoodle element of the GOP.

        The GOP counts on the public to believe that they are better on foreign policy issues and national defense than the Democrats and have been getting away with this since Reagan..maybe even Nixon. The problem is, that it’s bullshit. The Soviet Union would have collapsed economically with or without Reagan’ escalation of the arms race. The culprit was Soviet economics, not Reagan’s foreign policy. Meanwhile, Reagan’s Mid-East policy was a mess.

    • VictorPWiley

      Hey Gary,

      How is life in the frozen tundra douche bag! You know what? You have always been a loser.

  • VictorPWiley

    Hi. My name is Victor P. Wiley. I am a low life loser who claims to have a home 352 yards away from beach in Pompano Beach, Fl. The reality is, I live a 600 square for apartment and used to be a pastry chef. I’m a loser and I apologize to anyone who knows me. I can be reached at [email protected]. I know my daughters bra size also. I am a troll.

  • bertha yellowfinch

    Lard gawd. Another one.

  • realtimexxx

    Jeb isn’t going anyplace. I heard people would rather have a beer with George than him.

  • Eva Cutler

    For one; far from an intellect JEB sounds more like a KID WHO KEEPS (you know) TALKING NONSENSE (you know) BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY HE FALLS SHORT OF UNDERSTANDING (you know) HIS ASSIGNMENT