Jeb Bush for Prez? Let us not forget….
When Jeb ran for governor in 1994 (he lost), during a debate, an African American woman stood up and asked Bush what he planned on doing for black people in Florida. His response:
“… find a husband.”
Also during his 1994 campaign, Bush commented that women on welfare,
“… should be able to get their life together and find a husband.”
Again, during his 1994 run for Florida Govie, when Jeb was asked, in an interview with the Miami Herald, what to do with the millions of illegal immigrants, his response was simply:
“Start deporting people…. I don’t blame them for wanting to come to our country, but I don’t believe it’s necessarily our responsibility to allow them to come in.”
But later, in 2006, Jeb called it “just plain wrong” to charge illegal immigrants with a felony and opposed “penalizing the children of illegal immigrants” by denying them U.S. citizenship.
Then in 2012, Jeb released his book Immigration Wars in which he opposed citizenship and instead proposed “a path to permanent legal resident status.”
“Permanent residency in this context, however, should not lead to citizenship. It is absolutely vital to the integrity of our immigration system that actions have consequences — in this case, that those who violated the laws can remain but cannot obtain the cherished fruits of citizenship. … A grant of citizenship is an undeserving reward for conduct that we cannot afford to encourage.”
Well, dammit, Jeb. Which is it? (source)
Free the terrorist! (if it gets him votes)
In 1989, Jeb lobbied his President Daddy for the release of Cuban terrorist Orlando Bosch. Bosch was allegedly behind the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976 that killed 73 people. Bosch was in a federal prison on immigration violation. The release of Bosch helped boost Jeb’s popularity with the influential Cuban voters in Miami, which was much needed to help launch Bush’s Florida career.
More information about the Bush-Cuban relationship available here.
Scrub the voters.
According to Ari Berman, Rolling Stone:
Back in 2000, 12,000 eligible voters – a number twenty-two times larger than George W. Bush’s 537 vote triumph over Al Gore – were wrongly identified as convicted felons and purged from the voting rolls in Florida, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
And then there is….
Jeb worked for a known fraudster, Camilo Padreda.
Jeb Bush escaped testifying in a multi-million dollar bribery case.
And there are others. Phew, Jeb sure has had a lot of close calls…. Looks like he needs to find some better business partners. Or they need to stay away from him. Or both.
A rebel with a cause…
Although nearly all adults are much different with age than they were in youth, especially high school, there is a reason I am listing this little tidbit (I’ll explain shortly). Personally, I could care less about the pot-smoking. But I’m sure Jeb is digging the fact it is now legal in DC….
According to NYMag:
“In high school, Jeb went through a short period of rebellion as a member of the Andover Socialist Club, smoking pot and wearing his hair long.”
There’s a saying that we can choose our friends but not our family, meaning one can weed out the bad friends but cannot do so with family. But just as I mentioned above, there is a reason I am mentioning a few factoids about Jeb’s family.
Shop, but don’t tell.
In 1999, Bush’s wife “misled U.S. Customs officials about $19,000 in new clothing and jewelry she brought into the country because she didn’t want him to know how much she had spent on her five-day Paris shopping trip.”
In 2002, Bush’s daughter Noelle was arrested for trying to purchase Xanax with a bogus prescription. In rehab, she was caught with a “white rock like substance” thought to be crack cocaine. Between 1995 and 2002, she racked up seven speeding tickets, five other traffic violations, and was involved in three wrecks. (source)
In 1994, Bush’s eldest son, George P., broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house. George fleed the scene but later returned — driving his SUV into their front lawn. Apparently George had “been a problem” since the two broke up. The girl’s father did not press charges.
Jailbait baits jailbait.
Honestly, I consider this a cheap shot. After all, how many of us were virgins at 16 or 17? Anyway, in 2000, Jeb’s other son, “Jebby”, 16 at the time, was caught boinking a 17-year-old-girl in a car in a mall parking lot. At 16, I was doing the nasty in a ski boat at our summer lake cottage. Big deal.
So, why then have I mixed in these tidbits to Jeb’s messes he made himself? Because it just goes to show that honor is not of priority in the Jeb Bush household. It is entirely a “what’s-in-it-for-me” attitude. Do you think this would stop at the White House? It sure didn’t at the Florida Governor’s mansion.
And then there is Obama….
Now, after picking apart Jeb, let’s take a look at some of the scandal behind Obama and his family.
……………………………………………. hmmmmmm ………………………….. uhhhhhhh ………………………..
…………… Wait. I’m thinking…………………………………….. hmmmmmmmmm ……………………………………
………………………………… Oh, yeah. He is a Kenyan-born Muslim that is destined to be the world’s next Anti-Christ.
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