This Jeb Bush quote from yesterday made me absolutely cringe:
“You don’t win when you’re the large dog in the room, where it’s all about you,” Bush said. “When you connect with people about their aspirations, not about how great you are, how rich you are, how this you are, how that you are, that’s not leadership.”
Bush said his record in Florida shows his ability to create and enforce policy that helps everyone rise up.
“Look I’m not a liberal. But you don’t have to be a liberal to care about people. That’s the point,” Bush said.
It drives me freaking nuts when Republicans concede the false lib narrative that the Left is more “caring” about people — or cares at all about people. To liberals, people are the problem: There are too many of them which is why the planet is dying, they support environmental regs that raise the cost of living (poor and minorities hardest hit) all in the name of addressing phony crises to enrich their cronies, and they defend the carving up of babies for parts sales because they think life is cheap and meaningless. Next time Bush should try “if you care about people you shouldn’t be a liberal.”
A Republican selling his point of view with an apologetic tone is why the Dems have won the last two presidential elections.