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Response to Hawaii Hiker (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2015, 07:10 PM

7. Not even entirely competent

Jeb Bush has shown himself over the years to be corrupt, misogynistic, an abuser of power--but ultimately he has shown himself to be essentially incompetent.

The botched roll-out of his campaign for President is in keeping with most of what he has done in his past. He personally promoted a corrupt water pump company in Nigeria. He decided to hitch his wagon to the Schiavo case where a decision that was intensely private was turned into a political football. He promoted a Scarlet Letter law in Florida where women who had babies out of wedlock were publicly shamed by having their names published in the local papers.

But where he really screwed up was in not bringing home the goods during his brother's campaign for President in 2000. He was tasked with purging voter rolls so that his brother could count on Florida. He failed. Utterly. This turned into an incredible cluster fuck and forced the Supreme Court to manufacture case law so that George W. Bush could be anointed President when it was pretty obvious that Al Gore was going to win in the end.

If you are going to elect someone corrupt and completely flawed as President that person should be at the very least competent.

Jeb is not even that.

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