A while back I wrote an article where I declared that I believe one of the biggest issues facing President Obama right now is that he’s simply too intelligent for many Republicans to understand. Now, I didn’t mean that in a “trolling” sort of a way. The main point of the article was to point out that President Obama seems to use “big picture” thinking whereas many Republicans seem incapable of seeing anything past their nose.
It’s why so many of the pillars on which the Republican party is built are simple, easy to remember (and regurgitate) talking points. Just think about it for a moment, can you name anything within the Republican political spectrum that’s remotely complicated? Heck, these are people who brag about wanting our taxes to be done on an index card. An idea that sounds great in theory – until you realize that a tax code that simplified would disproportionally hurt poor and middle class Americans while massively favoring the rich.
Well, in something that almost sounds like satire (even though it isn’t), GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized President Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry for being too intelligent.
“You don’t have to be the world’s policemen, but you have to be the world’s leader and there’s a huge difference,” Bush said. “This guy, this president and Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry, when someone disagrees with their nuanced approach where it’s all kind of so sophisticated it makes no sense. You know what I’m saying?”
“Big syllable words, lots of fancy conferences and meetings,” he continued.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, that’s a Republican candidate for president saying that Obama, Clinton and Kerry are just too “sophisticated” sometimes when it comes to international diplomacy and our foreign policy.
You really can’t make this stuff up; it’s just astounding when you think about it. To Republicans, being educated and having a large vocabulary is apparently seen as something negative and “attack-worthy.”
But, hey, maybe he’s right. President Obama should really do just like his his brother, George W. Bush, did – embarrass the United States internationally almost every time he opened his mouth and invade countries with no strategic exit plan on what to do once we topple that nation’s leader.
Jeb Bush literally criticized the fact that these three individuals are educated and sometimes use big words while discussing complex and complicated situations.
Then again, he is a Bush – and we’ve all seen the kind of idiocy that is produced by that family. While some have called Jeb the “smarter Bush,” (though that’s not really saying a whole lot) it seems that the more he opens his mouth, the more he’s proving to be every bit the fool his brother is.
Because while most political strategists would probably advise someone to distance themselves from one of the worst presidents in our nation’s history, Jeb Bush seems almost eager to remind everyone that if he’s elected he will be every bit the embarrassment his brother was.