Let’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.”
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.