Dynasties should remain relegated to Chinese historical studies
When the leftist Washington Post writes that “influential Republicans” are promoting the draft candidacy of yet another Bush for president in 2016, that news should position conservative Republican’s antenna to high alert mode.
Papa — George Herbert Walker — Bush began the disappointing tradition as 41st president. He famously reneged on his “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge in a 1990 compromise with liberals that cost him a second term. Coming on the heels of two terms of Ronald Reagan, the actions of the former ambassador to China and the United Nations were viewed as a betrayal of Republican ideals.
Bush cut a deal with Democrats who promised —- but never delivered —- extensive budget cuts. The disastrous tax increase that followed led to increased spending, elevated taxes, and gave us the Clinton presidency, which further hiked both taxes and spending.
Then came his amnesty-promoting son, former Texas Governor George W. Bush. As president, “Dubya” rose to the occasion in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and implementing tax cuts, but was a mixed bag on other significant issues.
Former Florida Governor, John Ellis “Jeb,” is a Bush too far. Strongly influenced by his Mexican-born and reared wife Columbia whose father was a “migrant worker,” his border positions raise even greater concern. Watch the two disturbing videos in this post, “Another Bush? Thanks, Jeb, but we’ve had enough,” for an idea of his stance. It’s not much of a surprise the liberal Washington Post is writing about him being “drafted” for a presidential run.
Waiting in the wings is Jeb’s 37-year-old lawyer son, George Prescott Bush (known as “P”). A lawyer married to a lawyer —- in the tradition of the Clinton’s and Obama’s —- “P” has already ignited his political career with his recent election as Commissioner of the Texas Land Office —- and is a Bush even further.
The cry of “Uncle” has its roots in asking for deliverance or mercy, usually interpreted to mean “Enough!”
Hear the voices?