Thursday, September 03, 2015

Poor Jeb!

I'm starting to feel sorry for poor Jeb! Bush. Like a punch drunk palooka, he is staggering around the ring, leaning into left hooks. He's cut and bleeding and the crowd is loving his humiliation.
In the clearing stands a boxer,
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
And cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains
He shoulda been a contender. He shoulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what he is. It's embarrassing.

When Jeb! hit at Trump for his barbaridades he did it in Spanish. That was stupid on many levels. In Spanish it means "stupid and reckless" but to the English speaker it sounds like he is calling Trump a barbarian which makes Bush sound like a pretentious ass. Calling Trump a barbarian in Spanish makes Bush sound like a coward afraid to attack in English. And he set himself up for the obvious counter punch.
[Bush] should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.
Really, if you are going to attack a nativist don't do it in Spanish.

Bush Vows to Support Trump
In an ABC interview, after calling Trump a divisive joke, perfectly good jabs, he adds that, "of course" he would support him if he were the nominee. A clumsy, puppy dog, answer. Better footwork would be to deny the premise. "I'll sign the pledge but I have no fear that a discordant clown like Trump will be the party's nominee."

It does at least make the reassuring claim, that where it is inaccurate it is at least definitively inaccurate. In cases of major discrepancy it's always reality that's got it wrong. ~ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Jeb! has staggered around the ring on this issue like a classic stumblebum. If anyone, including Bush himself, knows what his position is I'd be astonished. It's better to pick a position, pick one at random if you have to, than to lurch about like a marionette controlled by a drunken puppeteer.

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