Prophetic show tune describes Jeb’s predicament

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As his poll numbers continue to sag and donors are getting skittish, Jeb Bush’s campaign responded on Friday by drastically slashing staff and cutting salaries of his remaining aides nearly in half.

In a desperate move clearly demonstrating his weakened position, Jeb has had to call in the Dynasty Duo of Dubya and Daddy, both former presidents, to try to rev up the fundraising mechanism as he attempts to adjust his focus to the early primary states. Papa Bush is 91 and confined to a wheelchair after a serious fall in which he broke a bone in his neck and George W. Bush had previously said he would stay out of Jeb’s campaign, correctly noting “voters don‘t like dynasties.”

Yet the Wall Street Journal reports there will be a Texas confab today with both Georges, Jeb and longtime donors in an effort to resuscitate the dying campaign. Money can be political oxygen, although it’s doubtful this torpid carcass is able to be revived.

Neurosurgeon. Ben Carson and business mogul Donald Trump, both political outsiders, are leading the Real Clear Politics aggregated polling with Trump at 27.2 and Carson at 21.4. Bush, the establishment’s anointed “inevitable candidate” is now in fifth place and limping in with single digits. In the Iowa Caucus poll, Bush barely makes a ripple.

The classic award-winning Broadway relic “Oklahoma” featured a satirical tune, “Pore Jud Is Daid.” As you listen to it here, it becomes apparent the name Jud sounds an awful lot like Jeb. The songwriting team of Rogers and Hammerstein were more than musical wizards. It appears they were also political prophets!

11 Responses to Prophetic show tune describes Jeb’s predicament

  1. Maggie says:

    I got a good laugh when I read that Jeb Bush is calling himself a “fighting machine.” It looks like the machine is ready for the landfill.

  2. Attila The Hunny says:

    What dismal choices the establishments of both parties are backing. This inappropriately cackling woman is who the Democrats consider presidential. Under her watch as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton abandoned pleas from the American Ambassador in Benghazi, Libya as Islamic terrorists stormed the compound and killed four Americans, including the ambassador. She later lied to Americans about what had actually occurred. When questioned last week by Republican Congresswoman Martha Roby during the Benghazi hearing, Hillary found humor where none was intended. This was her bizarre reaction:

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      What a repugnant person she is. After the 11-hour hearing, she and her gang went back to her house for “wine and Indian food” and “talked sports and just relaxed.” We should never assume that she has a conscience and might use the time to reflect on the four dead Americans and “what went wrong and how do we make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

    • Doc says:

      Ya’ know Atilla…she’s suffered a head injury…

      …I’m just sayin’…

  3. Tucson GOP says:

    I do believe Jeb is “daid.” He just doesn’t know enough to lay down.

  4. state committeeman says:

    yup JUD stands for Jeb U’s Daid

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Jeb’s campaign has been awful. He looks like what Trump described him as – “low energy.” He started out on the wrong foot saying he didn’t need the GOP base in the Primary. Was that hubris or stupidity. It’s comforting to see that the GOP base responded in kind. The country is tired of the Bush family and Jeb! did nothing to change that. If/when Jeb gets out of the race and we have a candidate to run for president, the Bush family will vote for Hillary.

    • Matt DeGennaro says:

      Your point about the Bush leaguers voting for Hillary is well taken. I always thought when push came to shove, McCain probably voted for Obama. He worked harder on Obama’s behalf than he did on his own, even declaring references to Obama’s middle name Hussein off limits and racist, although Obama proudly used it during his inauguration.

      Jeb ought to cut some more commercials in Spanish. That will have broad appeal to the GOP base looking to put an end to the illegal invasion. I don’t think a high-spending, Mexican born first lady who says she and Jeb speak only Spanish in their home quite cuts it for most of us, either.
      This was a campaign ad from his Florida Governor’s race:

  6. Clementine says:

    It seems impossible, but Columba Bush would actually make Michelle Obama look good by comparison.

    Read this single news report of Columba’s extravagant Parisian shopping spree and her lies to US Customs authorities. There are many such accounts of her spending and deception. Jeb covered for this one by saying it was a “mistake.” Ya think?
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/columba-bushs-42000-shopping-spree-could-damage-husband-jebs-nomination-hopes-10065933.html

  7. Braveheart says:

    Few liberals would be unhappy with Jeb as president. ALL conservatives would be miserable with Hillary. That is all anyone needs to know about Jeb..