Jeb Bush: I’ll Protect This Country Just Like My Brother Did (Video)

jeb-bush-protectWhen it’s all said and done, the 2016 presidential elections might go down as one of the most interesting in U.S. history. On the Democratic side, the vocal minority (the far-left) is rallying behind Sen. Bernie Sanders, something that might threaten presumed candidate Hillary Clinton in the general election.

Meanwhile, on the Republican side the two supposed front-runners, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, are two individuals who don’t seem to be generating a whole of enthusiasm from the right. Not only that, but Bush (the individual who most think will eventually win the nomination) is haunted by his brother’s incompetent past.

Though when it comes to Jeb Bush, perhaps the most interesting aspect is the fact that, instead of distancing himself from his brother’s mistakes, he seems to be embracing them.

Well, in Bob Schieffer’s final interview on Face the Nation, Bush once again proved that if he were to be elected president, he would lead much in the same way as his brother, George W. Bush.

After professing that he’s “his own person,” despite the fact that he seems to be poised to follow in his brother’s footsteps, he was pressed by Schieffer to explain what he had learned from his brother.

“Well, the successes clearly are protecting the homeland,” Bush said. “We were under attack, and he unified the country, and he showed dogged determination, and he kept us safe.”

“And you know, you can talk about a lot of stuff, but when you’re president of the United States and you’re confronted with that kind of event, to respond the way he did is admirable,” he continued. “And I’ve learned from that.”

Though he said that if he were president, the one thing he would do differently would be not letting spending get out of control while waging war. Going by what I took from this interview, Jeb seems to be insinuating that he plans to start more wars if he were to be elected.

I have to ask, how would he fund these wars? Being that Republicans won’t raise taxes, the only way he could conceivably find money is through spending cuts, which clearly means he would target programs that the vast majority of Americans depend upon.

However, throughout the entire interview, what I found most comical was that when he was asked specifically what he learned from his brother, despite the elder Bush serving eight years in office, the only thing he could really mention was George W. Bush’s immediate reaction to the 9/11 attacks – something that happened at the very beginning of his tenure. Though it was clear Jeb was trying to evoke that patriotic moment when the country was united to distract people from immediately remembering the chaos that ensued due to his brother’s inept leadership for the other 7 1/2 years of his presidency.

The biggest problem with Jeb Bush isn’t just that his brother is George W. Bush, it’s that he has basically confirmed that, if he were elected president, he would plan on being the same type of president. The last thing this country needs is another Bush presidency.

Watch the interview below via CBS News by way of Raw Story:

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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  • Gary Menten

    That he would do everything exactly like his brother did is exactly what everyone is afraid of.

  • Flat Banana

    Go away Jeb

  • GimmeSomeTruth

    The voters of this Country have the distinction of voting against their own best interests, and in doing so, they vote against the best interests of the entire Nation. It took the election of the first African American(even though President Obama is biracial) to see the hatred that still permeates in the atmosphere of racism. Now, with the vast field of considerably qualified, electable Gop candidates thus far(LOL), they may push for the first female President. Carly Fiorina seems to have the qualifications and the expertise to bring our Nation to the chasms of economic destruction. Just follow the HP algorithm under her tenure with the Company. She can apply the same algorithm within the entire Nation. Scott Walker, after taking the biggest menace threatening our economy, the Public Sector, seems to be more qualified to take on ISIS. He said so. Jeb Bush has experience dealing with terrorists. So he could give Walker a run for his money on this one. He also has the edge with Cuban foreign policy. So the Republican Presidential field, although full of formidable candidates, will be tough to decide. Perhaps tossing a coin for tails or heads would be the best solution. Disclaimer: My comment is strictly sarcastic.


    Jeb Bush: I’ll Protect This Country Just Like My Brother Did on September 11,2001

  • baruchzed

    “I’ll Protect This Country Just Like My Brother Did”.

    Yeah that’d be a big problem you corrupt schmuck.

    It is amazing that JEB is out stumping on his brother’s record…it’s
    completely insane…his brother is a sociopath and, unusually, a stupid
    one. Usually sociopaths are smarter. In any case, JEB, you will not be
    permitted to be president. No more Bushes.
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  • QB59

    So what city is he going to allow to be attacked if elected? (God forbid) His idiot brother W didn’t do a damn thing when he was warned far in advance by the Clinton administration about a credible threat from the mid east, and then September 11 happened on his watch. If Jeb is touting his brother’s protection of the country as an example of what he himself would do for us, I say “no thanks”. Christ Almighty we don’t need a third Bush in the WH. The last one damn near brought us to our knees.