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Revenge of the Simple: How George W. Bush Gave Rise to Trump. To hear GOP insiders tell it, Doomsday is here.

Revenge of the Simple: How George W. Bush Gave Rise to Trump

If Donald Trump scores huge on tonight and seizes control of the nomination in the Super Tuesday primaries, it will mark the beginning of the end of the Republican Party, and perhaps the presidency. But Trump isn't the beginning of the end. George W. Bush was. The amazing anti-miracle of the Bush presidency is what makes today's nightmare possible. People forget what an extraordinary thing it was that Bush was president. If you could somehow run simulations where Bush was repeatedly shipwrecked on a desert island with 20 other adults chosen at random, he would be the last person listened to by the group every single time.

Bush went to the best schools but was totally ignorant of history, philosophy, science, geography, languages and the arts. "I guess it had an influence because it was a discipline," he said. Jeb Bush says brother George may join campaign to help save candidacy: ‘He is very popular’ Don't miss stories.

Jeb Bush says brother George may join campaign to help save candidacy: ‘He is very popular’

Follow Raw Story! Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that his brother, George W. Bush, is still “very popular” and could join his struggling campaign. During Fox News interview, host Brian Kilmeade asserted that George W. The Bush dynasty is tearing itself apart: What George H.W. Bush vs. Dick Cheney is really about. This is not another obituary of Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who provided much of the dubious intelligence that the Bush Administration used to justify the Iraq War.

The Bush dynasty is tearing itself apart: What George H.W. Bush vs. Dick Cheney is really about

Chalabi died earlier this week of a presumed heart attack. (Though his family had a British and an American doctor perform an autopsy to be sure.) Chalabi had been largely forgotten in American press and policy circles since he fell out of favor some years back, even among most of the Neocons responsible for the war. Yet one after another outlet has done a colorful, even warm obituary of the man who played a key role in getting thousands of Americans and far more Iraqis killed.

Some of the obituaries come with remarkable gaps, such as the NYT’s silence about its own role in magnifying Chalabi’s dubious claims that Saddam Hussein had WMD. As it happens, Chalabi’s death coincides nicely with two other events. Jeb Bush is completely toast: Donald Trump and Jake Tapper just ended all White House dreams. The common wisdom is that this is the season for Republican voters to express themselves by supporting silly candidates and that once the primary comes around, they’ll crack and throw their support behind one of the more serious contenders, like Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio.

Jeb Bush is completely toast: Donald Trump and Jake Tapper just ended all White House dreams

But when it comes to Bush, voters may be picking up on something that the party elite do not understand:Bush faces a brother-shaped albatross hanging around his neck that will, in fact, turn out to be a real problem in the general election. Worse, Bush’s way of handling the issue suggests he hasn’t given it much thought, clearly expecting everyone to politely pretend that we’ll all forgotten about that 9/11 and Iraq War thing. In other words, if you’re a Democrat, you are obligated to prevent violence, but if you’re a Republican, there is no obligation to maintain security so long as you wear flight suits after thousands of people die horrible deaths on your watch. This statement contradicts itself. Heldt090300. September 3, 2000 Nearly two hundred manila wrapped pages of George Walker Bush's service records came to me like some sort of giant banana flip stuffed into my mailbox.

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I had been seeking more information on just what may have happened to him to account for the fact that his discharge papers show no record that he performed any duty or drills for the last 18 months of his service as had been reported by the Boston Globe. [1] So it was natural that one of the first pages I examined was a chronological listing of Bush's service. [Document 10] This document charted active duty days served since his enlistment. For his first year, with extensive training, young Bush was credited with 226 days. Then something happened and, from 15 May '72 to 1 Oct '73, there are no days shown. Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over' WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W.

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over. " President-elect Bush vows that "together, we can put the triumphs of the recent past behind us. " "My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas.

The time has come to put all of that behind us. " During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years. Soldiers at Ft. "The insanity is over," Bush said. Larry Wilmore destroys Jeb Bush: 'Your brother took a big stinking dump' in Iraq. Larry Wilmore took aim at Jeb Bush’s “revisionist history” of the Iraq war that deflected blame from his brother — former President George W.

Larry Wilmore destroys Jeb Bush: 'Your brother took a big stinking dump' in Iraq

Bush — to the Democratic frontrunner for president. The Republican presidential candidate blamed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the failures in that led to the creation of the Islamic State because she withdrew her support for the military surge in favor of a troop withdrawal. Jeb Bush accuses Obama of creating ‘chaos’ in the world by using too many big words. In an interview with the Union Leader, aspiring 2016 Republican presidential nominee Jeb Bush took a slap at the foreign policies of President Barack Obama, stating that the leader of the free world uses too many big words and wastes his time at conferences with world leaders instead of forging ahead.

Jeb Bush accuses Obama of creating ‘chaos’ in the world by using too many big words

In video captured by C-SPAN, Bush criticized the White House’s nuclear negotiations with Iran calling it, “the Clinton-Kerry-Obama foreign policy playing out.” Bush then advocated for more blunt and simple type of statesmanship — reminiscent of the style of his brother, former President George W. Bush as well as Vice President Dick Cheney — in dealing with world.

“You don’t have to be the world’s policemen, but you have to be the world’s leader and there’s a huge difference,” Bush explained. “This guy — this president and Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry – when someone disagrees with their nuanced approach where it’s all kind of so sophisticated it makes no sense. In Overheard Interview, Jeb Bush Mocks Hillary Clinton and Opposes Gay Marriage - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com. 1:02 pm ET Michael Barbaro Photo DERRY, N.H. — Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the enhanced interrogation techniques deployed by his brother after Sept. 11 attacks were no longer appropriate, that he hoped the Supreme Court would rule against same-sex marriage, and mocked Hillary Rodham Clinton for passing few laws during her eight years in the Senate.

In Overheard Interview, Jeb Bush Mocks Hillary Clinton and Opposes Gay Marriage - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com

In an extensive interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News in New Hampshire, Mr. Bush was by turns serious and playful, at one point audibly chuckling at criticism from Donald Trump, who is now running for president. Candidate Profile: Jeb Bush - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Jeb Bush: 'Jeb Is Different Than George' Jeb Bush is trying to distance himself from his brother, former President George W.

Jeb Bush: 'Jeb Is Different Than George'

Jeb Bush in Berlin: Remember my dad’s role in the Cold War, not my brother’s in Iraq. Burdened by politics and familial ties, 2016 Republican hopeful Jeb Bush needed multiple attempts to clarify a confused answer to whether he would have repeated his brother's actions in Iraq (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm) Jeb Bush evoked the symbolic power of his father’s cold war ties with Germany during a speech in Berlin on Tuesday aimed at bolstering his foreign policy credentials ahead of the probable declaration of his presidential candidacy in Miami next week. But he made no reference to his older brother, who is still widely vilified in Germany for ordering the invasion of Iraq and for the US surveillance programs exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ridiculous George W. Bush Quotes. Jeb Bush In 1995: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed. Public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients, former Florida Gov.

Jeb Bush (R) argued in his 1995 book Profiles in Character. In a chapter called "The Restoration of Shame,” the likely 2016 presidential candidate made the case that restoring the art of public humiliation could help prevent pregnancies “out of wedlock.” One of the reasons more young women are giving birth out of wedlock and more young men are walking away from their paternal obligations is that there is no longer a stigma attached to this behavior, no reason to feel shame.

Many of these young women and young men look around and see their friends engaged in the same irresponsible conduct. Their parents and neighbors have become ineffective at attaching some sense of ridicule to this behavior. The Jebbening is nigh: Bush will finally stop making a flagrant mockery of election law.

If you were asked to describe what John Ellis “Jeb” Bush is up to these days, the obvious answer you’d give is “running for president.” He’s dividing his free time between Iowa and New Hampshire, he’s hanging out at cattle calls and rallies populated by other Republican presidential candidates, he’s begging rich people for money, pollsters are asking people if they’d like him to be the next president – he’s living the awful and rigidly scripted life of a presidential candidate.

But he’s not a candidate. At least not yet. On June 15, Jeb will make a very special announcement that will, in all likelihood, vault him into official candidate status. In doing so, he’ll put an end to one of the longest-running farces in modern campaign history. Most candidates do some version of this ridiculous dance to exploit the massive loopholes in campaign finance laws.

'The Daily Show' Looks At The Legend Of 'El Jebe' Jeb Bush. The Republican party has two candidates with Latino roots seeking the presidential nomination, but on Wednesday night's "Daily Show," host Jon Stewart and correspondent Al Madrigal found a third GOP "Latino" candidate.

Madrigal dismissed senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as part of a "snooty subset" of Latinos because they're Cuban. "They're like the WASPs of the Latino world," Madrigal, the show's "senior Latino correspondent," said. But there is another. Adopting a thick accent straight out of an old Western -- and with a toothpick in his mouth -- Madrigal told "the tale of the legend of a candidate for president who speaks fluent Spanish and has a Mexican wife who raised Mexican children and regularly eats Mexican food.

And this man is a Republican.” That candidate is "El Jebe," a.k.a. former Florida Gov. Learn more about the "legend of El Jebe" in the clip above. Jeb Bush: I learned about ‘protecting the homeland’ from the way George W. Bush ‘kept us safe’ Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said over the weekend that he had learned how to protect the United States by observing his brother’s presidency, and how George W. Bush handled the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that occurred on his watch. Jeb Bush Blames GOP Congress, Not His Brother, For Bush-Era Spending. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: People who believe in man-made climate change are ‘really arrogant’ Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, DC on Dec. 1, 2014. Photo by Jim Watson for Agence France-Presse. Jeb Bush: A ‘tolerant country’ should allow discrimination based upon ‘religious beliefs’ Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story!

In a sit-down interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on Saturday, potential GOP presidential nominee Jeb Bush explained that a “tolerant country” should make room for “people of faith” to discriminate against others. Speaking with host David Brody, the former Florida governor said, “It’s not just that people of faith can have their views, it’s that they need the space to act on their conscience. How Neil Bush Succeeded in Business Without Really Trying. By JEFFREY ST. The Bush dynasty is crushing Jeb: How the GOP identity crisis is ruining this frontrunner’s chances. Some of us have been pointing out the great big, obvious problem with Jeb Bush’s candidacy for a while now, but it took his fumbling and mumbling these past couple of days to wake the political press to to the fact that being George W. Jon Stewart To Jeb Bush: 'Thank You. Was That So Hard?' It Took A Week, But Jeb Bush Finally Acknowledges That Invading Iraq Was A Mistake.