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The "Moderate" Has Turned Hard Right


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2016, GOP Lies, InsaniTEA, Maddow, Video )

TomCat
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TomCat S. (286)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:48 am
It’s common knowledge that Jeb “Not Another One!” Bush is the moderate Republican. He’s the sensible guy that rises above all that InsaniTEA stuff, right? I wish it were so! Unfortunately, Jeb has done a Romney-flop and Etched his Sketch on immigration, now opposing a path to citizenship. Furthermore, he has been supporting some highly unsavory characters. The “moderate” has turned hard right.
 

Teresa W. (681)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:10 am
An epidemic of fanaticism?
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:14 am
Thanks.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:23 am
I can't get into CHA senior housing because of immigrants.
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Friday September 20, 2013, 6:00 am
Part and parcel of the Bush Crime Family......why would one think him any different than the rest? He is whatever is called for at any given opportunity to further his advancement....even unto insani-TEA. Perfect Fascist Bast**d like the rest of that party.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday September 20, 2013, 6:02 am

That is a strange attitude for a man that married a woman from Mexico, whose father was a migrant worker. Oh Jeb, where is the compassion? Of the many things I did not like about George Bush, at least he had the compassion and understanding to try to offer a reasonable path to citizenship. That was of course rejected by Congress, but it was one of the most honest and heartfelt things Bush tried to do.

Teresa is right, we are living through a period of extreme fanaticism. It's important to oppose fanatics but not to the point that one becomes a fanatic themselves.

Gloria, CHA will only allow immigrants if they are married to an American citizen. Which means they then have legal status.

Currently we are caught in the trap that has been to America before. The BAD guy we blame is an immigrant or of course a Muslim. We should be blaming a Congress that can not pass a decent Immigration bill. I would not call what came out of the Senate an immigration bill but rather an extended military spending bill.

All of this comes out with a tirade of veritable filth when a young American woman of Indian background is crowned Miss America. When of all the many mass shootings, one is by a black man and people feel to write off that not as a mass shooting but black on white crime. When another shooting has put 13 in the hospital in Chicago, and killed at least 3 and maybe more; but this is not a symptom of a sick society and just a reflection of gang crime. A statement still waiting credible conformation, but a quick and dirty to write off a tragedy.

We are suffering symptoms of sick society and we can only turn to ourselves for a cure.

Thanks TC.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:16 am
"There are several phrases associated with the Statue of Liberty, but the most recognizable is “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This quote comes from Emma Lazarus' sonnet, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits. The poem did not receive much recognition and was quite forgotten after the auction.

In the early 1900s and after Lazarus' death, one of her friends began a campaign to memorialize Lazarus and her New Colossus sonnet. The effort was a success, and a plaque with the poem's text was mounted inside the pedestal of the statute."
http://www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/what-is-the-quote-on-the-statue-of-liberty/
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How far we have moved from our founding fathers' intent--he has now abandoned the right to claim anything he says is consistent with their legacy.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:32 am
Jeb is a Bush isn't he? He was the Governor in Florida during the stolen election between Gore and Bush. I do not think that was by accident all that happened here with a Bush at the head of the State.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:54 am
What I remember most over here of Jeb Bush is in 2000 GW saying something on the lines of 'Ma brother Jeb sez its a done deal!' – and we all know what happened then! I have had the lowest possible opinion of him ever since.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Friday September 20, 2013, 9:11 am
You mean the guy that turned his own daughter into the police for pharmaceutical pill abuse?
this guy doesn't have a heart .he has a grandfather clock for a heart
thanks TC
 

Chris C. (149)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:31 am
Of course Jeb is going hard right - he's a Bush. Cowards, one and all!
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:48 am
let us hope 2016 American voters wake up and vote all GOPers out of office!
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:20 pm
Aw c'mon, Jeb is a Bu$h Leaguer - he was NEVER a Moderate (except to Reich-wingers). The whole Bu$h KLAN has CIA insider info., and Barbara Bu$h is a racist bitch. Why is this a "surprise" to Anyone? Jeb "fixed" the 2000 Election, he's as bad or Worse than G. freakin' W.!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:26 pm
I am so sick of Republicans.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:43 pm
A host of excellent comments but Nelson sums it up nicely.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:51 pm
Don't ever forget ~ the last name is BUSH!
 

Eva C. (18)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:57 pm
How come all these valuable historical truths have not been brought to light from under the " BUSH " for so many years? Feeding the public with tabloid nonsense to steer their attention from what really matters prevents people from making the right choices i when put to the test to select the right reptesentatives.
 

Barbara K. (88)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:48 pm
If they turn any further right, they will fall right off the planet. Disgusting bunch.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:05 pm
"Both Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are helping out conservative Ken Cuccinelli, the state attorney general, who is the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia."

Actually I see this as good news. Cuccinelli is one of the most ludicrous politicians this country has ever seen and we've seen some doozies. Jeb is married to an Hispanic woman and while Governor of Florida championed realistic ideas about immigrants, it is about the only thing I ever agreed with the Bush brothers on, granting a path to citizenship to those already here, regardless how they got here. I'm not feeling bad he's backed off that position nor that he supports that mean fool Cuccinelli. That just means neither he nor Marco will ever be president. Because the country is NOT where they are nor where Cuccinelli is, they are so extreme in their idiocy that they'll never be elected to any national office. That's a good thing in the long run. Though I wouldn't mind having either of them on the 2016 republican ticket, it will just make them that much easier to beat because poll after poll shows America is not following the lead of these bigots with their racist and anti-woman agenda. So let them keep digging the hole deeper, we can fill it in once their heads disappear from sight.
 

Vicky P. (463)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:30 pm
seems the "moderate" democrat turned right wing too, there really isn't a far right in the US, because you have no nazi like party or golden dawn type party where they are going into the streets and killing/torturing people for being non-white
 

Charlie Rush (53)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:31 pm
Will someone, please, get out their crystal ball and tell us, how long will we have to tolerate these lunatics
What do they do, once the public is forced to face their lies, falsifications, misstatements, myths, and/or fabrications?
These prevaricators, especially concerning Obamacare/Affordable Care Act, will most certainly feel like fools, when our citizens comprehend the advantages it brings.

The 'hard right' has succeeded in 'pulling the wool over the eyes' of many gullible voters.
You must give them credit (UGH) for getting the lower and middle classes to rally against their own self-interests. (Is there racism at play, here?)
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday September 20, 2013, 7:19 pm
Vicky, they may not be a "party" but the Police are taking up that slack..better believe it's because Reich-wingers have encouraged it.
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday September 20, 2013, 9:55 pm
Jeb Bush has never been a moderate. Illegally disenfranchising 86,000 black voters so his brother could become president should have put that myth to bed years ago. The truly ironic thing about that is that when all the votes were finally counted a year later, Gore had won regardless of which of the many ways of figuring which votes were counted and which were excluded.

If not for Jeb, we wouldn't have had a recession, a 9/11 of 2 illegal wars. Jeb should be tried for treason and hanged by the neck in the public square in Tallahassee.
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday September 20, 2013, 10:10 pm
OR, maybe extraordinary rendition, but only if the torture is shown on U-Tube so we can be sure it was done, I like the immersion into boiling oil for him, but I'm open to other equally painful choices..

Only halfway kidding. From Grandpa poppa who plotted the violent overthrow of FDR, only foiled by super right wing but honest General Smedley Butler, poppa George who bailed out of his plane leaving his comrades to die Babs who thought her mind too beautiful to care about the poor trapped in the Superdome, the Bush brothers involved in banking and school testing scams, Jeb who stole the presidency for the most incompetent twit to ever hold the office, Dumbya who screwed the pooch and damaged the country, possibly beyond repair and the drunkard daughters, a deep pit full of Bushes would be a fine thing. Once a day throw down a couple loaves of 3 day old bread and water from wells with nearby fracking.

Man, I can get out there after midnight. Must be because I was once a Republican and some of the vampire stink is still with me.
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday September 20, 2013, 10:12 pm
Wow, makes me wish I could send myself a green star. Oh, also, ignore the first poppa up there.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 1:27 am
Thanks everyone, except Eva. The tabloid, in what she calls "tabloid nonsense" is The Guardian. It has stayed under the table, so to speak, because US media figured we do not have a right to know.

Kudos to Kit, Gene and Dan.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 7:59 am
Absolutely no one in their right mind is surprised by this.
 
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