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.

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8 Responses to “NOT the way to do it: Jeb Bush says ‘you don’t have to be a liberal to care about people’”

  1. joyannaadams on August 21st, 2015 6:11 pm

    Well now, THAT's telling em' Mr. Powers! Jeb Bush—-apologist weeny of the moment…Maybe if he started speaking English at HOME, he'd be better at using the English language.

    Jeb wants to be the first Hispanic in the White House, taking that job away from a REAL American. I want a bumper sticker that says "Elect Jeb for President of Mexico, 2016!"

    Do you think he'd let 60 million of us all cross the border and move South?

  2. Truesoldier__ on August 21st, 2015 7:10 pm

    "“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.”

    Translation: Don't pay attention to Trump and while you're at it forget that I am a Bush.

  3. Marshall_Will on August 21st, 2015 9:48 pm

    Why NOT? There are over 800,000 Unemployed/unemPLOYABLE Britons in Spain? They're on the lamb, and on the dole, drunk by 11am and don't speak a LICK of the national language? Meet the "No Hablas".

    It's a growing trend and according to The Guardian, spreading across the EU. A brave new world where "getting ahead in life!" equates to the ceaseless quest for currency arbitrage, cheap drinks and greener sewshallist pastures.

    I'm all FOR it!

  4. Marshall_Will on August 21st, 2015 10:00 pm

    And for the love of GOD; can we puhleeze stop pretending we're not under assault when a simple ( or PERCEIVED ) majority of Oppressives are in the room and commence their typical conservative bashing?

    How different is it from the liberal stereotype of a bunch of hetero males in the lunchroom or wherever bashing Gays when they suspect or perceive there's one or at least an effeminate male present?

    Peer pressure WORKS, and Oppressives KNOW it! Often they'll single out the least articulate or faith-based conservative in that group and mock/amplify the [one] statement they made one TIME. Then repeat over and OVER.

    Watch as others nervously laugh on CUE so as not to be lumped into that group! You can set your watch to it…

  5. Marshall_Will on August 22nd, 2015 4:02 pm

    Unable to post links just ( still learning iMac but… )

    The Professional Left has [predictably] launched their "the deal w/ Iran *IS* the 'best' deal we could get!?" campaign, and it's in full swing…

    The Drudge-linked USA Today opinion piece from Anne Marie Slaughter is an absolute STUDY in semantics. She of course draws parallels/blame/futility to/on 'Bush' but immediately introduces freaking ISIS into the fray? Hey LADY, ISIS didn't EXIST under 'Bush' otay? That's YOUR buddy's JV Team!

    So… unless "you're ready to go to WAR w/ Iran!?" you'd best hold yer' nose and tell your Rep to VOTE for the deal kay? Cuzz' bombing them will only make them stronger! ( WTF? ) A must read. Think Matt posted it to place Leftist Lunacy on parade.

  6. Marshall_Will on August 23rd, 2015 3:19 am

    Granny, ( From Previous Thread )

    Wow. Uh… someting's rotten in GUAM..? Who KNEW? Shady chairs coming out of the BAMBOO huh? Incredibly, like Hilo, Mrs. ill has [ample] relatives there! After the data DUMP the Colonel ( ret. Marine ) and I went thru, ( Dim operative insurgent 'wiped' current phone #'s and addresses for EVERY reg. Republican in Marion County, Oregon *I* am NEVER reluctant to test 'volunteer's' mettle?

    Equally incredible, while researching parking arrangements for the local county fair I stumbled on our LAST 'spoiler' Tootie Smith, yeah I SAID it, as a "board member" (while not ascribing any particular DUTIES ) "getting her NAME out there"? We HAD a perfectly VIABLE candidate to run against Kurt ( The FLAKE ) Schrader but 'Tootie' played the GOP card… Kurt, a Canby, OR veterinarian, shut DOWN his counter attack there MINUTE he found out Ms. Tootie got the nom…

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