Thursday, April 25, 2013

No More Bushes Post #2,143

Ahh, the Republican establishment. Ya gotta love em. No, Bless their hearts.
Once again the drumbeats are pounding that the ONLY way the GOP is going to win the presidential race in 2016 is to. . .wait for it. . .nominate another man named Bush for the presidency.
OK, this is not someone with the first name of George but this one is John. John Ellis Bush. Who is better known as Jeb.
And the Politico is the latest of the Leftywhore media to gladly help pound the drum for Jeb Bush.
May please, please beat this drum?
Now in fairness, Jeb Bush is the most conservative of the three Bush men. But there is something that the Politico article notes:

Over cocktails and at dinner tables, Republicans in Washington worry he’d face criticism of dynasty building and attacks from Democrats that his policies will be the same his older brother’s, many of which remain widely unpopular.

Please note the area I highlighted.
Dynasty building.
Really?! Ya think that would be a problem?!
Lets see, 1988-1992, George H. W. Bush. In 2000-2008, George W. Bush. And yet there are those thinking, hey its a great idea to coronate another Bush.
A huge reason we fought a war with Great Britain in the first place was to escape a monarchy. And to keep thinking that one family gets to run a political party, well what better way to say monarchy than that?
Oh, this is not a Republican only problem.
The Democrats are constantly seeing the Clinton family as their monarchical savior as well. Once the end of Obama occurs in 2016, why they are pushing for Hillary Clinton to be their keeper 'o the White House. And if that fails, trust me they will go back into the Obama well.
It ill bodes that this Republic, and the Republican party in particular, does not get that this is not good for democracy at all.
We can't just keep shutting out people without the last name Bush.
Instead of trying to push Jeb Bush to make a run for the presidency, the poo bahs of the Republican party need to do something, well unusual.
Just get the hell out of the way and let the process play out..
For once in a generation, it really looks like there are a slew of young raw talent that can all make great candidates.
Of course, despite the immigration fiasco, there is Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. And two others that are potential candidates is the libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and a dark horse in Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). And in the House of Representatives there is former Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin). Go out to the states and there are some great governors. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and yes even Rick Perry of Texas could be serious contenders.
The point is that we Republicans have to stop anointing the next in line. And the poo bahs want us to believe that Jeb Bush should be that next in line.
And I say this as an admirer of the Bush family.
Sorry conspiracy nuts but the Bush family has made money and been able to be great public servants, led by former President George H. W. Bush. And nothing wrong with that. If truth be told, the objection that I have had is when they do not follow their correct conservative instincts and that gets 'em in trouble.
As I said, Jeb Bush has the most conservative record of H. W. and W. as governor of Florida.
But timing is everything.
And this is not the time.
It is time for the Republican party to move away from the Bushes for a while and look to a new generation to lead the GOP in the 2016 election and beyond.
In other words.  .  .No More Bushes!

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