It Turns Out Jeb Bush Is Just As Stupid And Crazy As His Brother
I suppose we should offer up some kind of thanks to Jeb Bush, for reminding us that no, Donald Trump really isn’t much of an outlier in the Republican Party. Some people might have been tempted to think of John Ellis Bush as the reasonable Republican alternative to Trump, but Bush’s comments about his brother’s legacy this week have me shivering in memory of how very bad things got under George W. Bush.
Jeb Bush declared this week that he thinks the Iraq War, which began with blatant lies, then bankrupted our government, killed millions, and created a new generation of shell shocked soldiers, all to clear the way for Islamic State extremism, was “a pretty good deal“. Then, John Ellis refused to rule out re-instituting his brother’s plainly illegal, unconstitutional and ineffective policy of torture.
John Ellis Bush may not have effected as much of a thick Texan accent as George W., but he’s dragging his knuckles just as low to the ground. We can argue about who the most effective next president would be, but this week’s comments from JEB remind us that one point should be beyond argument: The last thing we need is another Bush in the White House.