Jeb Bush Says Jesus Christ Would Have Been the ‘Perfect’ Presidential Candidate

jeb-bush-2016The more Jeb Bush speaks, the more the American people realize – yup, he’s definitely a Bush.

For a while I actually though Jeb was a fairly intelligent person and his brother was just the dingbat of the family. Boy, was I wrong. While I wouldn’t say he’s quite as dumb as George W. Bush (at least not yet), he almost seems eager to prove that he can be every bit the president his brother was… and that’s definitely not meant to be taken in a good way.

In some ways he might even be worse than his brother because it doesn’t seem as if he’s learned absolutely anything from GWB’s failures. After all, how difficult is it to answer the question, “Knowing what we know now, would you still have invaded Iraq?” You say no every single time. Hell, even if you still would – you still say no.

Then, to top it all off, he’s surrounding himself with many of the exact same people as his brother. It’s as if he’s actively trying to sabotage his own presidential campaign before it ever gets officially started.

Take for instance recently when he essentially said that Jesus Christ would be the perfect Republican presidential candidate.

“Nah, I don’t think so,” Bush said to a reporter who asked him if his Iraq mishaps were a sign of weakness. “Look, we are all going to make mistakes. If you’re looking for a perfect candidate, he probably existed 2,000 years ago.”

The glaring idiocy of this comment is assuming that if Jesus were alive today that he would be a Republican. But the truth is, there’s absolutely no way on Earth Jesus would be a supporter of the GOP.

Tell me, for what values did Jesus Christ stand that Republicans represent?

The entire GOP is built on:

  • Loving war.
  • Hating the poor.
  • Judging anyone who’s not straight, white and Christian.
  • Paranoia.
  • Fear.
  • Opposing giving access to health care for millions of Americans.
  • Greed.
  • Selfishness.

Last time I checked, those were all the exact opposite of what Jesus Christ represents in the Christian faith.

Besides, Jesus Christ wouldn’t be a Democrat or a Republican – because he wasn’t American (if you believe he existed at all). That’s what cracks me up the most about many conservatives, they seem to think that Christianity revolves around the United States. If gay marriage becomes legal here in the states, that will somehow evoke “God’s wrath.” Meanwhile, nations largely comprised of Christians such as Canada and the UK – where same-sex marriage is already legal – are doing just fine. God has yet to pummel them with balls of fire from the sky.

Was Bush using hyperbole? Probably. But even though these comments are essentially harmless, when you add them in with the other boneheaded things he seems to be saying on a nearly daily basis, it’s abundantly clear that the last thing this country needs is someone else from the Bush family in the White House.

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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  • Bonta-kun

    If the Son of Grud was around today, the Republitards would be demonising seven shades of crap out of him.

  • bestfriend

    Anyone with a direct line to the man upstairs gets my vote

    • Anthony Poirier

      That disqualifies the Republican party… Despite assurances to the contrary.

      • bestfriend

        It’s too freaky to contemplate that The Almighty might be a card carrying member of the Grand Old Party, but it’s not outside the realm of possibilities.

      • MMikeJBenN

        Yes it is. Everything the GOP stands for is against what Jesus preached and against what God wants of us.

      • bestfriend

        I would like to believe you, but, then I think about that whole “look out for false prophets” thing. It’s tricky. The Democrats might be in league with the Devil. I don’t even want to think about it.

      • tracey marie

        Going through life believing in myths and legends is not the best decision, you might as well worship the cat in the hat.

      • bestfriend

        That’s for sure, though, if you chose to worship the cat in the hat I wouldn’t try to stop you.

      • tracey marie

        You should, it is a sure sign of delusional and unstable behavior. 🙂

      • bestfriend

        I try to get people to act right, but there’s only so much I can do on my own.

      • tracey marie


  • Keith

    Jesus might have made a good president, but he would not have been a Republican.

  • QB59

    Jesus was a brown skinned Jew from the Middle East and was a protector of the poor and downtrodden, a teacher, a healer of the sick, proposed that we all love one another and treat others the way we want to be treated (no wars for the MIC), and then he threw the money changers out of the temple (so much for Wall St. criminals). I don’t see those things being popular with the current crop of fascist gopper “Christians”. So once again Jeb shows himself to be the repub idiot I always knew he was.

    • Cathryn Sykes

      Nailed it, QB!

  • jimbo

    Here is why Jesus would never be a Democrat…because he would never have agreed to mutilating and dismembering over 52million unborn babies since 1972.

    • Dan Erickson

      Hate to tell you Jimbo, but the GOP is just as guilty on this account. Hell, our last GOP presidential candidate, Mr. Romney, made millions of producing medical equipment for abortion procedures. Hypocrites.

    • tracey marie

      except all the killing of the first born, stoning of children and drowning of babies thingy in the bible