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Sat Sep 12, 2015, 06:59 PM

Trevor Timm for The Guardian "One good thing about Donald Trump's campaign: it's ruining Jeb Bush's"

This was an enjoyable read:

There are many, many reasons to abhor Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but there’s at least one reason to appreciate it, for now: his constant and merciless trolling of Jeb Bush that is currently tanking Bush’s shot at the presidency. In some sense, Trump is doing democracy a service by helping ensure we will not have to suffer the embarrassment of having a third Bush family member as president within two decades.

Trump’s penchant for insulting anyone in his path is now well-known (and often deplorable and sexist), though most candidates usually have to deliberately poke the bear for Trump to engage in his usual charade. But just about every day, Trump will go after Jeb unprompted – whether on Twitter or at campaign events or in interviews with journalists – with a voracity virtually never seen in primary politics. Oftentimes it’s substantive and other times it’s not, but it’s almost always delightful to watch.

Trump will attack Jeb for his support for the Iraq War, but if Bush lightly criticizes George W Bush, Trump questions why he would throw his brother under the bus. Trump attacks Jeb for his record in Florida, rips him for his $1.3m “no show job” at Lehman Brothers after he left the governorship. He calls Jeb out for being “100% CONTROLLED” by his wealthy donors, and when a few donors recently left Jeb’s campaign, Trump made fun of him for that too.
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During a recent 35-minute interview with the Washington Post, Trump criticized Jeb and the two other Bush presidents a total of 33 times (which the Post helpfully documented in a separate article). As one anonymous Trump associate told the Post, Trump is “driven and he has two goals: one, to be elected president, and two, to have Jeb not be president.” The former remains a terrifying prospect, but the latter is something a lot people can get behind.


I added the bolding just because I especially liked those parts.

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Reply Trevor Timm for The Guardian "One good thing about Donald Trump's campaign: it's ruining Jeb Bush's" (Original post)
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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 07:19 PM

1. dangerous

Aas much as I would love to think that Jeb would get ground in the mud, I remember the way his brother managed to survive John McCain, who , at that time, actually had some credibility. Yes, this does show how weak Jeb is, but they know Jeb is an experienced Election thief in Florida.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 08:26 PM

3. I think Jeb! is just going to spend what he needs to spend to get to Super Tuesday (most of the 16

current candidates will not survive past Iowa and New Hampshire and the field ought to be down to 3 to 5 candidates polling above 5% by then) and then Jeb!'s surrogates will pull out the Willie Horton/Swiftboat-style attacks to sink Trump.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 07:21 PM

2. Thanks for posting , I like a bit of dry humour n/t

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Response to TubbersUK (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 11:38 PM

4. Dry humor at the expense of a Bush is the best dry humor of all.

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