It was just a couple of years ago that Jeb Bush seemed like a shoe-in to be the GOP nominee for President in 2016; then along came [t]Rump and the asshats and wingnuts and racist came out of hiding to support him. And so Jeb has been languishing at the bottom of the “low energy” polls, so what should he do?
Say something stupid? Okay …
This week he proclaimed that, as president, he’d “eliminate” that Citizens United ruling that helped make SuperPACS possible:
“If I could do it all again I’d eliminate the Supreme Court ruling. This is a ridiculous system we have now where you have campaigns that struggle to raise money directly and they can’t be held accountable for the spending of the super PAC that’s their affiliate.”
And as soon as the words left his mouth, his people, who may or may not have worked with his brother and know that the Bush boys say and do idiotic things, instantly began walking back that statement because Jeb’s entire campaign exists because, and relies on, SuperPACs.
I mean, he isn’t getting all that money because people think we need another shot at a Bush White House after ridiculous Bush 1 and disastrous Bush 2.
And so, right after Jeb said he’d “eliminate” that court ruling, his communications director Tim Miller walked it back and told us that what Jeb really meant was that he was reiterating a past position, not calling to overturn, or eliminate, the decision.
Except that’s exactly what he said. So, take Jeb Bush at his word, except when he doesn’t mean what he’s saying because he needs the very money he’s asking to eliminate.
Mama Bush was right: we have had enough Bush’s in the White House.