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Here we go again: Jeb Bush wants a GOP challenger to Trump in 2020

By Jon Dougherty

Jeb Bush, of the self-entitled Bush clan, is pining for someone to challenge POTUS Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, a move that would certainly cause chaos among GOP ranks and hand a Democrat — any Democrat — the Oval Office.

During an interview on CNN — of course — Bush, in an interview with Obama and Clinton sycophant David Axelrod, said, “I think someone should run just because Republicans ought to be given a choice.”

“It’s hard to beat a sitting president, but to have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative, I think it’s important,” he continued.

As you may recall, the Republican field for the 2016 primaries looked a lot like the Democratic field for 2020 is shaping up: Lots of candidates but not a lot of fresh ideas. There were some bright spots in the GOP field — Carly Fiorina had some good ideas, as did Scott Walker — but eventually, POTUS Trump vanquished all of them, including the Republican establishment’s chosen candidate, Jeb Bush, even after spending $150 million.

Bush obviously hasn’t gotten over the sting of that raging defeat.

In his Axelrod interview, Bush claimed that Americans, and especially Republican voters, should be given a choice between “competing ideologies.”

“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 toward rather than revert back to a nostalgic time,” he said, trashing the president’s rallying “Make America Great Again” slogan.

Bush went on to question Trump’s mettle in a crisis.

“We haven’t had a major crisis to deal with, but this unilateralism or going-alone-ism I think is really dangerous,” he said of Trump’s foreign policy moves, according to The Hill.

“Our friends no longer believe they can trust the United States and our enemies, in many cases, feel emboldened by this approach,” he added. “I think it defies the…bipartisan kind of consensus on foreign policy that has, by and large, kept America safe.”

Whatever Jeb Bush is, he’s not a “conservative.” He’s an establishment Republican — a RINO, in other words — who would “revert” back to the old ways of America playing the role of financier for, and doormat to, the rest of the free world.

There is no evidence that our “friends no longer believe” they can trust the U.S., but frankly if there is some doubt in their minds that might be a good thing. Doubt means our allies will more readily step up and finally do more to see to their own defense, which should have happened a long time ago. Our “bipartisan” approach to foreign policy and defense alliances was one-sided; America and Americans pay while our allies got away with cutting their military spending and relying on us.

What Bush isn’t saying and won’t address is that no matter how offended our Europeans and Asian allies may be by POTUS Trump’s brashness and unorthodox style, there are no alternatives to the United States.

Europeans are not going to flock to Putin’s Russia or Xi’s authoritarian China; ditto for our Asian friends. They know when the chips are down, the U.S. will be there for them. POTUS Trump simply wants our friends to share more of the burden and it’s about time they do.

As for conservatism, there hasn’t been a bigger champion of that since Ronald Reagan than Donald Trump, as evidenced by his federal court picks, slashing of government regulations, attempts to enforce our immigration laws, support for the Constitution, free-market economic policies, and disengagement from globalist treaties and agreements.

Jeb’s father and Reagan’s VP, President George H. W. Bush, certainly did not match his predecessor’s conservatism nor Trump’s. Neither did his brother, President George W. Bush, whose response to our major crisis — the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — was to start two wars, by the way, one of which continues to this day, 18 years later.

Even Jeb was forced to acknowledge POTUS’ conservative bona fides. But his complaint is the same as every other RINO and establishment politician inside the Beltway: Trump just isn’t ‘one of them.’

“You can honestly say he’s done good things in terms of policy and applaud them,” Bush said. “I think the symbolic, you know the kingly duties of the presidency, that’s where he falls short, and it’s important.

Looking “kingly” isn’t important to Republican voters, obviously, because there isn’t another Bush in the White House. Getting results is important, and Trump is doing that.

Jeb Bush’s call for a GOP challenger to POTUS Trump should be seen for what it is: The latest pathetic establishment attempt to get him out of the White House by any means possible, even if it means handing power to the Democrats.

Thankfully, Bush’s call will likely land on deaf ears. The RNC has already committed to backing POTUS for reelection.

 

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12 Comments on "Here we go again: Jeb Bush wants a GOP challenger to Trump in 2020"

  1. Jill Forthright | March 17, 2019 at 9:48 am | Reply

    The Bush family is jealous of President Trump. Trump has the courage to fix all that is wrong with this country. There is a crisis at the southern border and against incredible odds, Trump is doing all he can to fix it. George Bush didn’t want to meddle with the illegal immigration problem because it’s a political hot potato. The Bushes are happy just maintaining the status quo.

    Let’s not forget too that it was George Bush that proclaimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction which was not true. Because of that mistake, many American soldiers died in an unnecessary, prolonged war. This is why Jeb lost the primaries. Americans suffered enough of Bush fatigue.

    Jeb Bush is a bore and he will always be a bore. He’s not qualified to speak against Trump. He should go away and disappear into history.

  2. Doesn’t the Bush Clan have Hillary over for dinner from time to time ? Birds of a feather (New World Order)

  3. Jeb Bush. Of course he wants someone (else) to challenge Trump. After all he is the “low energy” system based favorite. He is probably also concerned about the campaign funding violations in 16. Jeb Bush was a low energy governor of Florida and was morphing into a “deep state” weenie during his tenure. Notice he speaks in platitudes and bullshit. Concrete proposals are never made since that goes against some funding source in the system. His loyalty is to the “system”. Bought and paid for and on retail special.

  4. Jeb Bush is no longer relevant. Trump 2020!

  5. I’m surprised “low energy Jeb” would have the initiative or the drive to suggest someone running against Trump. Sore losers need to be spanked in public.

  6. How about Ann Coulter as a challenger?

  7. Bennie Sprouse | March 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm | Reply

    Our “allies” know now that if THEY intend for US to be there when THEY NEED US – AGAIN – they will need to be there NOW and PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE! I would bet that they would say they RESPECT the USA now more than they had in a LONG TIME! Anyone think they thought they could trust Mr. “Lead from his behind”???

  8. This ‘Bush Doofus Jeb, should just STHU, as what he has to say NO ONE cares about, as WE the Republican Voters wanted ‘No More Career Politicos, Dynasties, Globalists, OR those who do NOT hear what WE the voters care about…Donald J. Trump WAS our answer to ‘The D.C. Cesspool of Corruption, and HE needed(and will continue) to DRAIN THAT SWAMP.”

    We are tired of ‘Career Politicos of BOTH Parties, who do Little while in Congress and for Decades did NOTHING about the “Illegal Alien Invasion NOW that Exists because of THEIR INACTION TO PROTECT OUR REPUBLIC, OUR AMERICAN CITIZENS AND THIS NATION’S CONSTITUTION, AS POTUS TRUMP IS DOING-“DESPITE DOOFUS JEB AND OTHER RINO’S/OLD ESTABLISHMENT TYPES IN THE GOP WHO DID NOT/WILL NOT BACK “OUR CHOICE FOR POTUS TRUMP, who has Historic Records in what He’s DONE FOR BLACKS, ASIANS, HISPANICS AND ALL AMERICANS…SO JEB STHU AND GO FAR AWAY….

    YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO ‘BASH TRUMP, WHILE YOU AIDED BILL AND HILLARY, THE “BIGGEST CRIMINALS IN OUR GOV’T, AND THE OBAMA’S WHO ARE THE A CLOSE SECOND IN ALL THEIR ACTIONS “AGAINST AMERICA.”

  9. Awww …. ¡Jeb! …. just stay where you are and take a nap. We know what to do and we know who to hire. Have a Corona Lite so it doesn’t upset your equilibrium ‘n stuff.
    Give Paul Ryan a call and commiserate. Maybe even The View …. ?

  10. Sheila Plourde | March 17, 2019 at 6:38 pm | Reply

    They can do it. President Trump will win. Jeb is not the smartest man. President Trump will win again. To keep America Great. #2020

  11. I hate to quote Jessie no a count Jackson who once said stay away from the Bushes.

  12. Low energy candidates not wanted.

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