Saturday, February 21, 2015

Is he just running because he’s a Bush and thinks its inevitable, or is there actually a real reason beside heritage for his entry into the Republican Sweepstakes?
Or as his brother once said to James Robinson:  ‘I feel like God wants me to run for President. “I can’t explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen... I know it won’t be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.’ 
As showcased in this article Bush says God chose him to lead his nation by Paul Harris I found online
Wait, wait, wait, I wonder if God was talking about a certain war that you mistakingly took us into a short time later…  Then if so, perhaps listening to your God isn’t such a good thing… maybe thats why there’s a separation of Church and State in this nation.
Perhaps another talk to his God, clarified the voices in his head:  “I feel God’s words coming to me: ‘Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.’ And by God, I’m gonna do it.”  Wow… I got his quote from Rupert Cornwell article:
And we know how that ‘suggestion’ ended, or sadly is that still going on. 
So Jeb, does God want you to run too? I mean if God speaks to you, I guess that's a good reason. Or perhaps hearing voices, is a good reason not to listen to the person hearing them. Or perhaps realize the man is hearing voices, and is in need of help. That instead of running for office, maybe a better destination would have been a nice padded room. Obviously, as showcased in history, maybe we should keep God out of our Political conversation. Didn’t the Founding Fathers do that in our Constitution. Perhaps W., showcases better then most why that's not a great idea… 
Well, whatever the reason on December 16, 2014, Jeb Bush announced to the world, that he would explore the possibility of running for President. Finally responding to all the unanswered queries by those wanting the Bush mystique to hit the trifecta. Having sat out the two previous campaigns for the office, acknowledging the obvious, that it wasn’t a good idea to run, specifically because of his brothers time in office. Even his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, came out on The Today Show, in April 2013 and said ‘Jeb is the most qualified man for WH, but “we’ve had enough Bushes.” “There are other families.” hopes he passes.’ ‘Most qualified’ really? Well it seems, she’s has had second thoughts on her opinion. In February 2015 his mom 'changed' her mind about there being “too many Bushes” in the White House. Well lady, thanks for nothing. Perhaps she feels like the rest of her families promoters, that people have forgotten everything bad that occurred under her other son’s watch. Out of sight, out of mind?  
At present, Jeb seems happy to want to look forward on foreign activites, wanting to blame President Obama for the current mess, without having to mention what his brother did to cause the entire mess in the first place.  
Somehow, the aura of the first Bush in office, George H. W. Bush, rubbed off and gave his son, George W. Bush, a free pass. Or perhaps it was their father’s connection with President Ronald Reagan. Somehow this name, immediately brings happiness to those on the Right. Somehow, this alone makes him the person to beat in 2016.
Personally I don’t see it. He doesn’t seem to be serious speaking person. Everything he says is generalities as if he’s crammed up on the talkspeak, but theirs no substance. And when he does say things, his errors stick out like a sore thumb. Is it me, or am I getting a sense of Déjà vu. Its as if his brother is running for another term, all of the same traits  are showcased, lack of depth, screwing-up on facts and his many verbal faux pas’ seemed to be the rule of his campaign and Presidency. But scariest to me, at the same time he anounces to the world ‘I am my own man’  it seems he’s bringing back all the same players from his families previous times in office. Showcasing that he isn’t his own man, he’s just another Bush off the assembly line. As Albert Einstein famously said: Insanity [is] doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 
Of course that seems to be the mantra of the Republican Party. Throughout the Presidency of Barack Obama, their whole agenda is that all his policies are wrong, and we need to go back and follow George W. Bush’s policies. Infact before he was even in office, they clamed Obama’s policies’ failures even before they were implemented. Somehow, George W. Bush’s policies, that didn’t work then, while in office, would now magically work. Disregarding that Obama’s policies, have proven to be correct. ‘Hope and Change’ indeed.
So, since he hasn’t been in office since January 2, 2007, what has he been doing? 
According to Wikipedia, his day job has been as a Banker and Consultant. How do those professions help him lead us to the promised land? And if he’s been contemplating this campaign, what has he done to prepare of the job? So far it seems he’s just a novice at issues. Using generalities or talking point answers to showcase his vast knowledge. When in actuality its revealing how little he actually does knows about. Seemingly his crib notes haven’t gelled in his brain yet. 
Saying you’re ‘your own man’, and at the same time, you’re actually doing the same thing as your proceeders, while being guided by, or worse, handled by the same people who so thoroughly screwed up our nation, before…twice.
And when you read the list, of people who are now behind the scenes of his campaign,  his mentors, aides, any one of them should make people go, wait a minute. And for me a real reason why Jeb shouldn't be elected. As showcased in Maureen Dowd's 2/21/2015, New York Times Op-Ed 'Jeb Bush's Brainless Trust' where she goes down the list, explaining their criminal acts, showcasing what's wrong with this picture.
And as you have come out the gate, it seems so has your past. Seemingly everything day, either you make a verbal faux pas, or something  comes out to make the idea of your Presidency… insane. Remember the definition of insanity…
As for trying to be this century’s President, as was reported on The Rachel Maddow Show on 2/11/15, in her piece entitled ‘Jeb Bush flubs new tech image, publishes constituents’ private data’
Jeb, maybe you should stay away from tech issues. As your father showcased during his failed Presidental run, when he was amazed at seeing a checkout counter work at a local Super-Market; your ‘shock and awe’  by releasing Hundred’s of thousand’s of personal documents online, without removing any personal information. Without a thought of the consequences, it was just a way to make yourself look better. And basically just as your brother, you really had no end game. Just go on the offensive. 
Infact a recent article about Jeb’s preplanning phase before his Presidential launch was entitled: Inside Jeb Bush’s ‘shock and awe’ launch
‘shock and awe’…  really? The one thing Bush definitely doesn’t want us to remember was his brothers’ failed ‘shock and awe’ planning.  Which of course was followed by ‘Mission Accomplished’… 
Of course, if you’re gonna sublimally ‘shock and awe’ us, the rest of us, is gonna bring up your brothers worst nightmare. Bringing the country into a war with misleading and deceptive evidance, and actually attacking the wrong country! And now you are your own man… 
Sorry, As this briliant editorial by Zachary Roth showcases on MSNBC, the man’s trying to reap the benefits without dealing with any of the ramifications… just like his brother did, as showcased in ‘Jeb Bush doesn’t want to talk about the Iraq war’.
Of course having Jeb, come out and make arguments against President Obama’s ISIS strategy, with the knowledge that his brother caused this entire nightmare in the first place, honestly gets my blood boiling. And scarily if somehow Jeb actually does get into office., what does that mean with the war(s). Is this just gonna be a reboot of W?
Of course part of this ‘shock and awe’ is really about Fund-raising. Taking a page out of his brothers toolbook, Jeb recently had his first major event, raising an astounding $100,000 per person. Trying to scare the rest of the field from even attempting the chase.
The scariest thing in all this, I haven’t even scratched the surface on why his candidacy and worse his Presidency could be for this country. As the immortal words of Nancy Regan perfect expressed "Just say no".
Just one man’s opinion

© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Sun., Feb. 22, 2015

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