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The Entire GOP Debate In One Photograph

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CHARLES PIERCE: No, Jeb Bush, Your Brother Did Not Keep Us Safe

No, Jeb Bush, Your Brother Did Not Keep Us Safe
Jeb looked delusional, but he wasn't alone.

BY CHARLES P. PIERCE

"There's one thing I'll tell you about my brother," said Jeb (!) Bush. "He kept us safe."

And everybody cheered.


I ran out of patience long ago with The Great Mulligan. C-Plus Augustus ignored the terrorist threat for nine months. He told his Attorney General to shift focus from counterterrorism to weed and porn. He told his National Security Advisor to worry about the Russians. He blew off a Presidential Daily Briefing and a CIA briefer. Then, on September 11, 2001, there were 3000 Americans who were not kept safe on his watch. He then stonewalled any real investigation of his negligence. He then launched a war of choice after allowing the architect of the attacks to go free. There were more than 4000 American soldiers who were not kept safe. And now his blithering brother suggests that time began on September 12, 2001. Scott Walker then chimed in about how it was all Barack Obama's fault. Then there was Mike Huckabee, stressing the importance of "good intelligence" on formulating foreign policy. This would have been a good idea in, say, 2003, when Jeb(!)'s brother was cooking the books to start his pet war. But everybody cheered. Nobody called them on this. Nobody, except Rand Paul, had second thoughts on sending more American troops back into Iraq. But Donald Trump, whose combat experience is limited to punching out a music teacher in prep school, said that he thought the president lacked courage. I wouldn't hire any of these guys as a crossing guard.

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Jeb (!) wants to put Margaret Thatcher on the $10 bill. I think he'd given up and started drinking mojitos with both hands during the break. Kasich wanted Mother Teresa, who was Albanian. But I am not going to comment on the concluding That's So Reagan question, although I think the whole event would have been livened up had that airplane started to taxi out of the hall.



MORE:
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a38005/gop-debate-either-dumb-or-delusional/

Congratulations CNN!

Polar Bears - We've got 9 species of bears. Is the white kind really all that necessary?

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http://boingboing.net/2015/09/16/tom-the-dancing-bug-national.html

Best Pic Of GOP Debate Here:

Bomb?

I Guess Jeff Sent A Memo


http://www.eschatonblog.com/2015/09/i-guess-jeff-sent-memo.html

Didn't we just have the anniversary of Jeb Bush's brother keeping us safe?

Jeb Bush Gets Huge Applause After Saying His Brother 'Kept Us Safe'
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush earned huge applause from the audience on Wednesday night during the GOP presidential debate after saying that his brother "kept us safe" while in office.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jeb-bush-george-bush-911




Jeb Bush says his brother "kept us safe." He's wrong.

But it's not true.

For one thing: The vast majority of people killed on American soil by terrorists throughout the entirety of American history were killed during George W. Bush's administration. It's not even close. And this was followed up by the deaths of an even larger number of Americans during Bush's invasion of Iraq.

It would be a bit of a stretch to say that the thousands of innocent Americans killed on 9/11 were Bush's fault, but it's certainly not to his credit that it happened during his administration, and it's mind-boggling that the Bush family thinks it deserves special credit for its success in keeping the country safe from terrorism when no other administration has presiding over an attack nearly that devastating.


http://www.vox.com/2015/9/16/9342555/bush-kept-us-safe

Time-Tested Campaign Tactics


could be a scene from CNN GOP Debate
w/o the airplane, of course....

"The marijuana kids are smoking today is not the same as the marijuana Jeb Bush smoked 40 yrs ago"

40 years ago everyone drank pisswater and called it beer.
That's not a gateway drug to anything but tedium. But Double IPA?


https://twitter.com/emptywheel/status/644340348618059780

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/sep/16/carly-fiorina/fiorina-says-pot-stronger-today-past/












Watching the #GOPDebate on set and we're all very confused. https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/644317224195325952
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