The Other McCain

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The Long Shadow of Bushism

Posted on | March 16, 2019 | 1 Comment


Well, of course:

Former 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said he thinks a Republican should challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s election, arguing the party “ought to be a given a choice.”
“I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” said Bush, who also served as the governor of Florida, in an interview with David Axelrod that will air Saturday on “The Axe Files.” He added that beating Trump in 2020 will be difficult for anyone because “he has a strong, loyal base” and “it’s hard to beat a sitting president.”
“But to have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important,” he added. “And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people — that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards rather than revert back to a nostalgic time.”

A return to Bushism is the real goal of the #NeverTrump crowd. They are Bush loyalists who simply cannot stand the idea that someone could win the Republican nomination without their approval. Jeb’s desire to have people question “what it is to be a conservative” signifies his own belief that an open-borders/pro-amnesty policy is “conservative.”

Bush represents the wing of the GOP that wants an American equivalent of Angela Merkel’s government in Germany, and they consider it morally wrong — racist! — to oppose unlimited immigration. They are “conservatives” who don’t conserve anything, except their own prestige.



One Response to “The Long Shadow of Bushism”

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    March 16th, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

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