While we’ve all known this day was coming for quite some time, Jeb Bush finally declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. I’ve maintained for a while that he’s been a prime example as to why we need a drastic overhaul of how we deal with campaigns and potential candidates. The rules as they are now more or less state that until an individual officially declares, they’re free to basically do whatever they like. Once they officially declare themselves a candidate, then they can no longer coordinate with PACs and must follow a much stricter set of rules.
For months Bush has essentially been in full campaign mode, even though he’s pathetically denied – repeatedly – that he had made any sort of official decision. That means that this entire time he’s been able to break many of our campaign laws by using the loophole that, since he hadn’t officially declared, he could coordinate with his big money donors – even though he’s clearly been “running for president” for quite a while already.
That being said, as Twitter often does, it responded magnificently to Jeb’s announcement, spawning the hashtags #NoMoreBushes and #JebBushCampaignSlogans.
And, well, many of the posts are hilarious – and brutal:
— Keep California Blue (@UniteBlueCA) June 15, 2015
— Stronger Together (@UniteBlue) June 15, 2015
— Andrew Adkins (@AndrewAdkins) June 15, 2015
Jeb! sure seems proud of his first name. His last name…not so much. #NoMoreBushes
— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) June 15, 2015
— rootwoman123 (@rootwoman123) June 15, 2015
— Team-LIBer8 (@Team_LIBer8) June 15, 2015
How Many Bushes Does It Take To Screw A Country? Just One, #NoMoreBushes
— Progressive Push (@progressivepush) June 15, 2015
I'll change my name and you can call me King George the Third! #JebBushCampaignSlogans
— S.A. Barton Writes (@Tao23) June 15, 2015
Jeb Bush: Former Governor of that other Insane State #JebBushCampaignSlogans
— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) June 15, 2015
#JebBushCampaignSlogans Calling shotgun in the clown car
— Swalter255 (@Swalter255) June 15, 2015
Never underestimate the stupidy of an American voter. #JebBushCampaignSlogans
— Dwight Schrute (@ModernJacob) January 4, 2015
I could keep going, but you get the point. I would encourage everyone who wants a good laugh to head on over there and check out more of these tweets or even join in yourself. If there’s one positive thing about another Bush running for president, it’s that there’s going to be plenty to make fun of over the next year or so.