Citizens United against Jeb Bush: PAC money down a big, black hole

Republican voters appear poised to give Jeb Bush the opportunity to do things other than run for President.

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 – A lot is being made of Jeb Bush’s petulant observation that the general public (you know, the “little people”) aren’t giving him his due. “I’ve got a lot of really cool things that I could do other than sit around,” he told a gathering in South Carolina, “being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect [Donald] Trump if you want that,” the New York Times reported.

And poll after poll indicates that Republican voters are poised to do just that.

The Bush campaign announced that there will be a 40 percent cut in campaign staff salaries, a 20 percent cut in travel expenses and layoffs for low-level workers – you know, those unimportant “little people.”

Who knows, Jeb may have to tap into the growing pool of unskilled labor now crossing our porous southern border.


If, as Jeb says, it is an “act of love” for immigrants to come here illegally, perhaps they can spread a little of that love working for the Bush campaign – doing those jobs Jeb’s supporters won’t.

Jeb recently confessed to televangelist Pat Robertson, himself a failed Republican candidate for president, “I have not met a person that thought that Donald Trump would be the front-running candidate at this point. God bless him for his success in that regard.”

I don’t think Jeb meant to say “bless,” but he was in polite company.

Remember when in 2010 the left went into full panic mode when the U.S. Supreme Court declared government regulation of political speech (in the name of campaign finance reform) a violation of the First Amendment?

“Citizens United is just one of the threats to fair campaigning that is posed by runaway money,” opined the editorial board of the New York Times.

Jeb obviously believed them.

Last July, the website Open Secrets reported that “in the first half of the year ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the super PAC affiliated with Jeb Bush [Right to Rise USA] raised four times as much money as all super PACs – combined – during the same period in 2011.”

That was $103 million.

The Bush staff either used the cash to light their cigars, throw extravagant parties, or – and this is more likely – wasted it vomiting out a mush-mouthed, wishy-washing message explaining why Jeb is the right man, at the right time in American history, to save our great republic from the ravages of overreaching big-government, dictatorial Obamacare, illegal immigration, a non-recovery economic recovery… oh, and Hillary Clinton.

A recent headline at the lefty website Daily Kos was meant to be derogatory: “Donald Trump now believes his powers of yelling at people are altering space and time.”

Jeb Bush’s collapsing 2016 campaign is due to Trump’s sonic assaults, which contain enough mass (appeal) to bend political space-time, compressing Jeb’s presidential hopes into a teeny, tiny singularity.

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