Friday, August 28, 2015
Jeb Bush's Vision is Eric Cantor's Vision
Here's what Cantor twitted:
"Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know-how to implement it," Cantor said in a statement. "After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a president that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness – Jeb Bush is that man. I look forward to working closely with the governor and his team as they chart a course to the White House."
Okay, when you've stopped laughing, give that statement another read. I've come to believe, founded on overwhelming evidence, that Eric Cantor is one of millions of Republicans who live in an alternate reality, or who believe that if they believe some thing with enough fervor it will become true, or who simply are incapable of perceiving the truth through the fog of their political power ambitions.
I mean, really, read this sentence again: "...Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know-how to implement it." That is probably the biggest pile of hogwash I've read in a long time. Jeb is thought to be the smart brother. He's not. G.W. Jr. is much smarter. Jeb has no long-term vision for this country. He can barely get from one day to the next. And if past is prelude, watch out, because his long-term vision for Florida when he was governor was to privatize everything, break down the Constitutional barrier between church and state, ruin our public schools, and make his rich friends richer.
But even more bizarre is Cantor's statement that "After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a president that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness."
We could write several pages about how Obama's economic program has saved the country from another Great Depression; how job growth has accelerated; how the deficit has shrunk; how millions of people without health care, now are covered under the Affordable Care Act; how we've repaired our relationships with world leaders and other countries which G.W. Bush managed to destroy; how we pulled back from the Middle East and at the same time finished our business with bin Laden, etc., etc.
Hmmm. So why would Cantor or anyone want to go back to the economic "growth" we suffered through under Georgi W. Bushki, who bailed out everyone but the people who needed it, whose economic policies damn near destroyed our country, whose international shenanigans brought us nothing but heartache and death and the evolution of hatred as expressed by the resurgent 7th-century barbarians, ISIS?
If there are any right-wing Christians reading this, please get on your knees and pray to your god that Jeb's vision (which is Cantor's vision) never, ever gets put into play in the U.S. of A.
Donald Trump has visions, too. Actually, they're nightmares, and I don't agree with him about the time of day but once in awhile he makes me laugh, especially when he jabs people like Cantor for their stupidity. When he heard that Cantor had endorsed Jeb, he said something to the effect, "Well, who cares? Who wants the endorsement of a person who lost in one of the biggest Congressional upsets in history?"
As chief clown in the Republican wannabee Clown Car, Trump may yet bring down the Republican Party.
And that's a good thing.