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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