Jeb Bush Reaches New Low in Sad Attack Against Donald Trump

jeb-bush-disappointedLet’s face it, the only reason why Donald Trump is leading the field of seventeen Republican candidates is because he’s better at being a Republican than these other candidates. By that I mean he panders to bigotry, ignorance, racism, hate, paranoia and idiocy better than probably all of the other candidates combined. That’s saying something, because if there’s one thing most Republicans specialize in doing, it’s pandering to the worst aspects of our society.

The sad truth is, that’s all Trump is doing. He’s not offering any plausible solutions to problems. Hell, he won’t even provide specifics when asked how he plans to do anything he says he’ll do if elected. All he typically says is something along the lines of, “I’ll do what no other candidate running for president can do and it will be fabulous.”

Like I said, he’s just pandering to conservatives better than these other candidates.

Well, perhaps no other candidate has suffered from Trump’s rise to the top of the polls more than Jeb Bush. You know, the candidate who was basically hand-picked by the RNC to be their presidential nominee. Not only is he no longer the frontrunner, but he’s showing up in some polls behind Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina as well.

That’s not all Trump’s fault; Bush has proven on several occasions over the last few months that he’s just like his brother. He seems almost incapable of giving any type of speech or interview without coming off like a complete idiot.

Well, in an absolutely desperate attempt to try to bring down “The Donald,” Bush tried insinuating that Trump really isn’t a Republican because he’s identified with the Democratic Party more than he has the GOP.

“Mr. Trump doesn’t have a proven conservative record,” Bush said. “He was a Democrat longer in the last decade than he was a Republican.”

That’s a statement which isn’t really true, by the way. Trump has been a registered Republican since 2009 and has been one of President Obama’s most vocal critics – including being a “birther.”

Now, is what he said really all that important? No, not really. In fact, the statement itself isn’t even what I would consider “newsworthy.” But what I did find interesting is just how low Bush has apparently fallen by using this pathetic attack against Trump.

It’s just – sad.

Not only that, but I’m not sure if someone from the Bush family should really be calling out anyone else for not being a true “conservative.” After all, his brother took a balanced budget, ruined it, then nearly doubled our national debt during his eight years in the White House. Even in just the four years his father served, he also managed to increase our national debt. If Jeb thinks his family name is tied to “true conservatism,” he’s delusional. In fact, the biggest knock I see on him (and his family for that matter) from many Republicans is that he isn’t a “real conservative.”

Jeb’s comments are a testament to his campaign’s fall from grace. Once upon a time he was the sure-bet, overwhelming favorite to win the Republican party’s presidential nomination; now he’s looking up in the polls at candidates like Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina.


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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  • strayaway

    “He’s not offering any plausible solutions to problems. Hell, he won’t even provide specifics when asked how he plans to do anything he says he’ll do if elected.”

    “Not any?” That’s false. As we all know, Trump posted a detailed set of solutions to reduce illegal immigration. Google “Immigration Reform Donald J Trump for President”. My problem with his plan is that it doesn’t go after cheating employers enough but it is specific enough to at least begin a discussion.

    Here are a couple of paragraphs from Trump’s plan. It’s specific:

    “Decades of disastrous trade deals and immigration policies have destroyed our middle class. Today, nearly 40% of black teenagers are unemployed. Nearly 30% of Hispanic teenagers are unemployed. For black Americans without high school diplomas, the bottom has fallen out: more than 70% were employed in 1960, compared to less than 40% in 2000. Across the economy, the percentage of adults in the labor force has collapsed to a level not experienced in generations.”

    “We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program’s lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.

    Requirement to hire American workers first: Too many visas, like the H-1B, have no such requirement. In the year 2015, with 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need to companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed.”

  • Flat Banana

    I would love to see the specifics on how Sanders and Clinton plan to take on current issues without the PC answer of, I believe in this something needs to change. How does Sanders truly think he is going to be able to support companies while raising the minimum wage?

    • OMGface

      Re the latter: Obama didn’t have time to follow up given how daunting all that was on his plate was and continues to be, but, without starting over re The NAFTA…..EVERYTHING ELSE WILL BE A FEEBLE BANDAID and lead to UGATZ. For that, we need someone brilliant, emotionally intact and an inherent diplomat with class, clarity, patience and tenacity.

      Feckless blowhard cretin SIMPLETON, despot, deluded Trump in no way qualifies.

      • Hoppytoo

        You should learn how offensive the term “cretin” is before carelessly sling it about.

      • OMGface

        I am using the primary definition….NOT THE MEDICAL ONE.

  • GimmeSomeTruth

    The red horse of the apocalypse has too many jockeys, and they all are Conservative/Republicans. The other three horses are ramifications of the red horse’s actions…. Food for thought!

  • OMGface

    Poor Jeb, he is no more a luminous with clarity, original vision, incandescent presence than his brother W, nor with an IQ higher than W’s.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Jeb and Donald have zero chance of ever becoming President. We just need to let Donald lead the herd of nitwits down the toilet with him. Bush seems to be intent on hanging onto Trump’s short and curlies while he self destructs and the GOP impotently tries to rid themselves him. Even Fox ‘News’ hates Donald…..LOL This is true hilarity! I feel like we are being punked in a “Borat” kind of way.

    • I know, right? At least it’s more entertaining than his shows.

      Hey, here’s an idea, Vice President Manigault!

      I can’t even tell who will be the candidate anymore, everyone except Carly is a lame duck, and Carly’s problem is being as wooden as Gore. Dems at least have Sanders and Webb.