To: Interested Parties
From: Chairman Ray Buckley
The clown car of GOP hopefuls in New Hampshire continues:
Next up, Jeb Bush
The clown car of GOP hopefuls descending upon every corner of New Hampshire continues this week. Jeb Bush is back in the state, peddling failed policies that prioritize corporations and the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. He’s also attempting to sell voters on ideas that are entirely out-of-step with Granite Staters.
Jeb’s been in the news quite a bit over the past couple of weeks, fumbling important policy issues and proving how backward and out-of-touch his agenda really is. Here’s a quick re-cap:
Over the course of a few days, Jeb Bush changed his answer on whether he would have gone into Iraq approximately six times. This is nothing new - he’s been on every side of this issue.
He applauded his brother George W. Bush “in defending the country and the war in Iraq.”
In an interview with Fox’s Megyn Kelly he said he would have authorized the invasion.
Then, the very next day, he said he doesn’t know.
And then he said he wouldn’t say because it was a hypothetical.
Jeb Bush’s fumbles and stumbles on this issue make it clear he’s not ready to be our Commander-in-Chief… or even to answer questions on the critically important issues to Granite Staters.
Last weekend, Jeb Bush spoke out in support of business owners who want to discriminate against potential customers based on their sexual orientation. This isn’t completely out of left field for Jeb, given the fact that he opposes marriage equality and has even claimed that the fight for gay rights was a “modern victim movement.”
Unfortunately for Jeb, New Hampshire not only supports marriage equality by a strong majority (two thirds of likely general election voters), but we even passed anti-discrimination legislation back in the 90s. Sorry Jeb, but your positions are just as out-of-touch and backward as the rest of the GOP pack. But thanks for playing.
Jeb Bush’s record falls right in line with the other GOP presidential hopefuls - prioritizing the wealthy and corporations over the middle class. Jeb’s support for the Ryan Budget does just that - gives tax break to the highest earners while shifting the tax burden onto everyday Americans. He also supported his brother’s plan to privatize Social Security and even endorses a budget that would gut Medicare. As Governor, he took aim at public education, attacking classroom size reductions and supporting a budget that would gut education funding - including Pell Grants that help Granite State families afford college.
Bush can say he’s different from the other candidates, but we know that’s not true. We know what to expect from a Bush presidency because we’ve already seen it - policies that wreck the economy, prioritize the wealthy and corporations rather than investing in and supporting the middle class.
P.S. In case you missed it, Jeb also likes to read Charles Murray, an author classified as a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center and known for his theories on racial differences in I.Q. Unreal.