BURN THE HERETIC  6:00 pm June 12, 2012

Jeb Bush Continues Reign Of Madness, Declares Something Called ‘Context’ Important

by Josh Fruhlinger

We are honestly quite curious as to what the context of this photo isJosiah Erasmus Buford “Jeb” Bush is just stone cold goin’ nuts, doing that thing that all Republicans do when they’ve decided that they’re not going to run for office anytime soon, which is to admit that the Republican party is completely insane. Last week he told Charlie Rose that maybe Republicans should accept some token tax increases to go along with the dismantling of Social Security and Medicare, and also maybe they shouldn’t hate on immigrants so much. (Jeb is famously the father of George H.W. Bush’s little brown grandchildren.) It seems that perhaps some of Jeb’s friends in the Republican Party were feeling a bit miffed by this hateful diatribe, so he’s trying to walk things back a bit, but is just making things worse by saying you need to figure out the context of statements before you get into a snit about them. Context? What the hell kind of politics does Jeb think he’s involved in?

In USA America politics, Jeb, you just wait for someone to say a sentence that sounds damaging in isolation and then your put it on continuous loop on every single TV station everywhere. Thus with Obama’s “the private sector is doing fine” “gaffe” (it was in the middle of a longer explanation that private sector hiring is up while public sector hiring is down) or Mitt Romney’s “I’m not concerned about the very poor” line (it was part of a longer explanation about how the very poor have a social safety net, which he actually promised to fix if needed). Jeb’s statements about how terrible the Republicans are had a larger context, which is that the Democrats are also terrible, everybody is terrible, let’s burn the house down and start over.

For extra irony, Jeb unleashed his context bomb on Twitter, the perfect medium for snippets of text to become completely detached from any even vaguely explanatory context. Here, retweet this and feel free to reframe it in new and exciting ways to imply that Jeb is a communist Tea Party-promoting meth dealer.

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nounverb911 June 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Jeb's just annoyed that no one likes him anymore.

sullivanst June 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Wait, people liked him once?

*shudder*

Negropolis June 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Anymore?

thedeathofirony June 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

"Objections, your Honor, the question assumes facts not in evidence!"

Barb June 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I think Jeb Bush probably wants to run for POTUS. Heck, no one else is going to pardon his brother if he doesn't do it.

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Missing Kitty alert!

scvirginia June 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Yeh, you just keep rubbin' it in cuz you still have your av, but an awful lot of Wonketeers have lost their faces… hopefully not in that Detroit bar…?

Barb June 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

They got their faces fucked off.

nounverb911 June 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Jeb is your daughter out of rehab yet?

Major Thom June 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

That's really low. I like it.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

But if context is important, why does FOX News exist?

nounverb911 June 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Think of it as the Bronx Zoo for Wingtards.

ph7 June 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Context is meaningless when blondes with big boobs tell you taxes = murder, all day long.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Fucks Gnus exists because all the lies and distortions that they spew need an alternative universe to exist in. That's why it exists: it IS the context.

memzilla June 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Faux News exists syllabically: CON + TEXT.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Good question, and if profit is all that matters for the right why hasn't Murdoch's NY Post ever earned a dime?

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Context (ie: idiot brother) is why Jeb Bush will never become President.

scvirginia June 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

From your lips to FSM's ears…

BelleSC June 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Here's something else he would have to deal with directly http://www.sptimes.com/News/62299/State/Gov_Bush_

Seems his wife was afraid to tell him she spent $19,000 on a shopping spree in Paris.

LetUsBray June 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Bah, the electorate's ridiculously short memory is why I wouldn't be so sure. I thought the Bush family was over politically after Pops showed he was an out-of-touch, over-privileged ninny who didn't give a damn about people.

ph7 June 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

The whole Bush dynasty must be secretly pissed that W permanently fried their mojo.

BaldarTFlagass June 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Well, the millions and millions of dollars that the family possesses probably helps cushion the blow somewhat.

new_pic_for_NEWTer June 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

…and the Fortress of Solitude they're building in Paraguay too.

tessiee June 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Also, the blow helps cushion the blow somewhat.

Butch_Wagstaff June 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I might have mentioned this before on this here Wonkette bloggy-thingy but I recall reading in a book that was a fluffy, sympathetic take on the Bush dynasty, that it was Jeb who they (meaning daddy George & bulldog Barbara) wanted to run for President.

Chet Kincaid June 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Yeah, everybody saw that in the movie, too.

Butch_Wagstaff June 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Who nixed that idea? Was it the Bush that was pickled in a jar?

Terry June 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Too bad for Jeb that Karl Rove overruled them.

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Someone give that man a pretzel.

Lucidamente1 June 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

"I mean, goshdarnit, it's one thing to throw a presidential election for your retard brother, it's another to say mean things."

Schmannnity June 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Your frustration at the hijacking of your party by the Tea Party dull normals is still less than the country's frustration.

LionHeartSoyDog June 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

There's a Jorge Boosh?
Awesome.

(where did my avatar disappear to?)

smokefilledroommate June 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Noelle snorted it.

nounverb911 June 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Your avatar isn't the ghost of Breitbarts past?

TribecaMike June 13, 2012 at 12:45 am

Oh sure. He was Juan Peron's major fuckbuddy.

nounverb911 June 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

So context is how Jeb justifies his Nazi banker Grandfather Senator Prescott Bush?

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm

There's some sweet, sweet Karma to play out in that family's future.

Chet Kincaid June 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Why is this relevant?! Much more importantly, Nobama's Grandpa, a formerly loyal servant to the Crown, was tortured in Kenya's British Gitmo, so it is obvious that the Usurper hates all English-speaking white people!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obama_family#Paterna

randcoolcatdaddy June 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Jeb is obviously vying for the nomination when the "old guard" Republicans split from the Tea Baggers at the convention to form the the new American Socialist Party.

smokefilledroommate June 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I think the Obama quote in that Romney ad about "keep talking about the economy and we're going to lose" was a bit taken out of mccainmouth 'context'.

Chet Kincaid June 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Heehee, their sister (the one not in a jar) is named "Dorothy Bush Koch". The "Koch" in question is actually a Democrat, and works for something called the "Wine Institute." Clearly, he will be in charge of FEMA in Jeb's future administration.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Koch

Spurning Beer June 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Heckuva job, Koch-face!

smokefilledroommate June 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Is that the one they call Dodo?

Negropolis June 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Not only that, but they call her Doro. I mean, why go fuck up your name like that?

Blueb4sunrise June 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Rarely any of them, Katie.

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Poor Jeb. He's like a poor loon wandering the lobotomy ward, wondering what happened to everyone, and not realizing his procedure is scheduled for the afternoon.

new_pic_for_NEWTer June 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

OT, but will you please say `Lovey`for me…

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Where's your face, Lovey?

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 10:31 pm

He may be a loon, but he's about as poor as Midas.

qwerty42 June 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I believe he broke Grover Norquist's heart with what he said about Grovers mostest bestest wonderful idea ever.

Goonemeritus June 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

This is what scandal control professionals are for, had he hired a good one he would have been coached to say by immigrant he certainly wasn’t referring to those brown people. And by taxes he wasn’t suggesting that we further burden job creators he was referring to the freeloaders in our country. He then would be checked into a hospital to deal with dehydration.

BaldarTFlagass June 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Poor guy.

Generation[redacted] June 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Context is important?

So Jeb Bush didn't say he invented the Internet?

weejee June 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Context? Is that Tweeting from the big house?

new_pic_for_NEWTer June 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I believe you meant instant messaging from the big house. You`re welcome.

weejee June 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Thanks for that. I'm a non-Twating olde who texts on his phone only when my youngest (a pair @ 29) text me. Instant messaging on my computer was nuked to avoid instant mistakes and instant lawsuits.

SayItWithWookies June 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

"I rarely read"

– Jeb Bush

Negropolis June 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

No, no, no. Jeb is the readin' Bush. Dubya's the one that enjoys coloring books.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Bush's description of his grandkids was "the little brown ones." He rented them out to his fellow Richie Rich's as piñatas on weekends.

Boojum June 12, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I hope Rush Limbaugh never got his sweaty pedopaws on them.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

"A Thousand Points of WTF??!!!!"

Callyson June 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

You want context, Jeb? OK, here's some context–your father gave us a mild recession and your brother gave us an economic implosion..

GeorgiaBurning June 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Jeb is working as an economics intern in North Korea, he needs to pick up some skills to top George W.

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

And your mother gave us the shits.

Generation[redacted] June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Which is working out quite well for us.

PuckStopsHere June 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I see what you did there…

deanbooth June 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm

A mild recession? See Pierce's recent takedown of HW:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/george-h-w-

Callyson June 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

Well, mild compared to what the son did. Kind of like saying Nixon was reasonable compared to the Republican presidents that followed him……and on that note, thank God I can finally get my drink on tonight…

deanbooth June 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

No criticism of you, Callyson. Pierce got my Bush hate a-goin', and I didn't want to see HW get off easy.

Callyson June 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Understood. So many insane Reeps to hate these days, it's hard to keep track…

Mittens Howell, III June 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

More Bush Tweets:

@GeorgeWBush

Am reminded today why I rarely read Headlines

#comicsareimportant

*

@GeorgeHWBush

Am reminded today why I rarely read Headlines

#dementia/incontinence

*

@JennaBush

Am reminded today why I rarely read Headlines

#bodyshots!

Boojum June 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

@BarbaraBush

Am reminded today why I rarely read Headlines

#servants

Chet Kincaid June 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm

That's a trifecta right there!

Nostrildamus June 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Oh, look. Con texts!

edgydrifter June 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Jeb, if you couldn't see fit to talk openly about context, reasonableness and policies not 100% fear and greed-based during the eight years your bro was in charge, then you've got no business talking now. STFU, moderation troll.

BarackMyWorld June 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

The ghost of Lee Atwater laughs in your general direction.

DrunkIrishman June 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Why is it that I lost my cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles photo!?! I feel naked. I DON'T LIKE THIS AT ALL.

And Jeb Bush is just gettin' all cozy with the middle as he anticipates a 2016 run.

Which shows he has about as much faith in Romney winning in November as Syrians have in their own government.

Joshua Norton June 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm

The first rule of Good Ol' Boys Club is you NEVER talk about Good Ol' Boys Club.

Opportunisticly_Joe June 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Mitt Romney’s “I’m not concerned about the very poor” line (it was part of a longer explanation about how the very poor have a social safety net, which he actually promised to fix if needed).

Exceeeeept that his actual stated economic positions involve slashing the hell out of said safety net, and in the same statement he also claimed that 90% of people are middle-class, which means that Mitt's definition of "middle-class" includes households below the poverty line. So actually, that's one spot where the context doesn't actually make things better?

Just saying.

Wonderthing June 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jeb, a poor politician barely made it is as a Neb. Then one day he was quoted saying shit. And his buddies on the right they had a little snit. Context-wise…they were deficient…y'all lean right now…or else….

Serolf_Divad June 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

"Context" is a compound noun, made up of the prefix "communist" and the suffix "text" (that thing that French post-structuralist literary theorists are always going on about.)

I rest my case.

Mumbletypeg June 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Jeb Bush reminded me today why I rarely read tweets.

#onereminderoutofmany

Opportunisticly_Joe June 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Jeb Bush reminded me today why I rarely read twits.

Mumbletypeg June 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Do you remember — early on, around the time S. Palin came on the scene — when the wonketteers were having so much fun with the twitter business. "Twit", "twat", "the twatter"… I have been unable to find online, there's this one post in particular: some commenter remarked "Back in my day, when you twittered a gal? You were then obligated to ask her hand in marriage" — etc.
Good times.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Jeb Bush@JebBush

Am reminded today why I never read Camus like my egghead older bro.

#DontTouchMySweetSweetPension

Spurning Beer June 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

What's that? Jeb Bush sent a cunt-text?

Boojum June 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Yes. It said "Hey Mom. #mymomisgeorgewashington"

smokefilledroommate June 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm

He twatted it.

glamourdammerung June 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I wonder when/if some of that clan have already changed their names so they can plague the country once again. Kind of like the Republicans, er conservatives, er teabaggers did.

glamourdammerung June 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Also, I recall "W" did not seem to be too big on reading headlines either. Something about "bin Laden determined to…" something anyway. Probably not important.

shortsandpants June 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

And Jeb's brother is constantly reminded as to why he never learned how to read.

Tundra Grifter June 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Today all our Avatars (well, most of them, anyway) are Casper.

Tundra Grifter June 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Sometimes when Wonkette is really busy on just one blog with a couple of hundred comments I go on and it looks completely different and all the avatars are different and it's really, really hard to post.

Usually at the same time I can see music and when I wave my hand it leaves multi-colored trails, but that could just be coincidence.

mavenmaven June 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Anything having to do with "head" and "republicans" is usually prelude to a scandal.

b[redact]opple June 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

jfruh, what is this "TV" you speak of?

imissopus June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm

LIBEL LIBEL!

imissopus June 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Am reminded today why I never go commando. #underwearisimportant

fitley June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Jeb will soon be wallowing in the taste of Rush hindquarter.

imissopus June 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Am reminded today why I have always avoided Bangkok whorehouses. #penicilinisimportant

BarackMyWorld June 12, 2012 at 8:17 pm
ElPinche June 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

*sigh* I just don't think this country gives a fuck anymore.

Butch_Wagstaff June 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Could have been worse. It could have been Jamie Radtke.
Oh, who am I kiddin'? This is just as bad.

Negropolis June 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

And, he can go lose again by a few thousands votes, this time to Tim Kaine.

NoVa says: All your votes are belong to us.

ThundercatHo June 13, 2012 at 12:03 am

I sure hope you're right. That fucker deserves to be dropped in the jungle with nothing but a penknife and a box of Cheez-its.

BarackMyWorld June 13, 2012 at 1:23 am

Tim Kaine's campaign skills as DNC chair were slightly worse than horrible.

Negropolis June 13, 2012 at 1:51 am

And, yet, he's been narrowly leading Allen in the polls since forever. Virginia is more about demographics than it is political skills. And tim Kaine's campaign skills can't be talked about without talking about Allen's propensity for horrible, horrible gaffes.

If Obama wins Virginia, and it's crazy to realize that that seems very likely, Kaine wins. Period.

BarackMyWorld June 13, 2012 at 2:06 am

Demographics are important, but the fact they elected Bob McDonnell (yes, I know…off-year election turn-out) doesn't fill me with hope.

ElPinche June 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Look at those cocksucking lips.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Jeb Bush@JebBush

Am reminded today that I'm rich and you ain't.

#DaddyWearsPearls

sbj1964 June 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

The Bush family Jewels next on BRAVO! Balls out for Jeb,and the breeze is cold?

chascates June 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Joe Kennedy's death in WWII forced his dad to push Jack toward the Presidency and he acquitted himself pretty well. Jeb was the family choice for the Oval Office but his damaged brother managed to get it instead. Eight years of 'gut feeling/instructions from God' administration not only ruined a lot of global life but will keep the Bush family out of politics for a long, long time. And the price we paid isn't worth it considering we got the worst of the litter.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Old Joe Kennedy's hubris was on a par with tragedies like Macbeth and King Lear, but the Bush family's saga is shallower than the average mediocre SNL sketch.

Either way, many many innocent civilians died.

tessiee June 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Also like the average mediocre SNL sketch, it went on and on and on, for far too long.

HempDogbane June 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm

"What's this I hear about many innocent sevillanos dying? What? Oh, never mind."

C_R_Eature June 12, 2012 at 9:22 pm

C_R_E @ CRE

Am reminded today why I rarely read headlines.

#thesegoddamnbushesjustwontfuckofftoparaguayfastenoughforme

Steverino247 June 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

OT, but these are the latest results in the judicial race in San Diego County:

With 17,700 absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted:

SUPERIOR COURT – Office No. 34

GARLAND PEED 195920 50.01%

GARY GEORGE KREEP 195841 49.99%

Blueb4sunrise June 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I wanna say that's incredible, but I know it's not.

bobbert June 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Damn, that tightened up.

Steverino247 June 13, 2012 at 12:11 am

That's what he said.

Seriously, that's not a good change. Peed was ahead by 601 yesterday. We may not know for sure until July 6 when things are certified. Ugh! I know a lot of people are unhappy about how close this one is. Mr. Peed at the top of the list, probably. It would be like losing to anyone named "Palin."

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The evolution of a Jeb meme in a day or two:

Am reminded today why I rarely read headlines.
— @JebBush via HootSuite

The point I was making yesterday is this: The political system today is hyperpartisan. Both sides are at fault.
— @JebBush via HootSuite

Past 4 years, Democrats have held leadership roles w/opportunities to reach across political aisle. For sake of politics, they haven't.
— @JebBush via HootSuite

Yes, Jeb old bean, it's always someone else's fault. Wussy.

Negropolis June 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

OT: Okay, because I'm just now checking in, what happened to the avatars?

Negropolis June 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Josiah Erasmus Buford “Jeb” Bush

That is an epic name. Way better than John Ellis, which isn't bad, itself.

BTW, you are being far too kind to Romney on his "gaffe", Josh. In context, it's pretty clear from his many previous statements and actions that he, in fact, doesn't care about poor people. Sorry.

Opportunisticly_Joe June 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Fun fact, for those of you who weren't already aware of it, this is precisely the construction that George Oscar Bluth, Jr.'s nickname was intended to lampoon.

C_R_Eature June 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

OT: Fiona Apple has suddenly undergone Cephalopodization!

Who knew this would catch on?

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Fiona can cuttle my fish any day of the week.

Negropolis June 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

My replies keep hanging making it so that in order to post, I have to refresh the page every time. What's going on?

tessiee June 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Just posting to see whether I've been de-flowered.

Blueb4sunrise June 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

awaiting results of AZ. 8th. Results won't begin appearing until 8:00 Pacific.
Here's a link in case I pass out.
http://www.kvoa.com/pages/news-4-tucson-decision-

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Thanks for the reminder, Blue. I was talking to an Tucson politician pal the other day who filled me in on how the 8th was redistricted in such a way as they got rid of many conservative voters. Two can play that game, Repugs!

Blueb4sunrise June 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I think this is still the old 8 until Nov.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Either way, it's Ron "Colonel Sanders" Barber's race to lose in November. ;-)

Anyway, since he's got it neatly wrapped up, are you talking about the possible GOP winner? I gotta give the edge to Himmler over Goebbels.

Blueb4sunrise June 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Yep. Himmler in a walk.

Fukui-sanRadioBarb June 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I didn't know he was called Jeb because J.E.B.

Now whenever I see him I'll imagine "final countdown" playing and expect him to pull a dead dove from his sleeve or something.

TribecaMike June 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

As in J.E.B. Stuart? Oy vey. Mister Dylan has a sardonic take on that shit… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prBXNwxjU4I

Blueb4sunrise June 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Hey Negropolis, replies to you are hanging-up also.

The 'hover' doesn't work on you, but the link to your Int Deb profile does.

MilwaukeeKent June 12, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Strange behavior on the nets today, no help Im signing in from Canada, from a Holiday Inn in center of Homeless Toronto

Biel_ze_Bubba June 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm

He's not alone:
Why I Gave Up On Being a Republican

Now THAT is a trend I can believe in.

Fukui-sanRadioBarb June 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I reached this point through a long series of awakenings and realizations- a path marked by literally years of wrestling with, and finally accepting, the political implications of a number of difficult truths. It involved ever-increasing levels of cognitive dissonance, as I tried to square my experiences, concerns, and knowledge, with my continued loyalty to the GOP.

Wow, it's almost as if he'd been indoctrinated in his early years and finally fought himself to mental freedom. Rather like people who have been brought up in evangelic churches and been to bible camp and so on.

TribecaMike June 13, 2012 at 1:11 am

Yep, or folks who grew up in Scientology.

Negropolis June 13, 2012 at 12:49 am

A dingo stole me avatar! For true!

Zombie_Reagan June 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

So the truth (re: GOP) comes out as soon as Jeb realizes he's politically irrelevant. Funny how that happens.

lulzmonger June 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

Am reminded today why I still don't have a Twitter account.

#toomanyassholesnot enough nooses

ttommyunger June 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I am reminded today how thrilled I am that this dickwad's brother is finally out of the picture.

Diabeetis June 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Not that I disagree with Jeb, but I feel the same way about it as I do David Frum taking the GOP to task for what it's turned into despite having a hand in it.

It's just as insincere when the Teabaggers call the Bushes RINO's considering they were the same people who supported everything Dubya did post-9/11.

TribecaMike June 13, 2012 at 12:49 am

To be embarassedly honest, I'd forgotten about the special election tonight. I thought it was next week. Dyuh!

Anyway, as Joe Garagiola said, "It ain't over 'til Gregory Pecari sings."

Negropolis June 13, 2012 at 6:14 am

You see what happened in 2010? Republicans of the most crazy variety were elected everywhere and to every kind of office. Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio…everywhere. And, it wasn't just an off-year election, it was a very particular wave election, the type of election where the stars need to line up just right to get those type of results. I don't base anything off of 2010.

Virginia is one of the few places that really seems to be trending blue in a very real and measurable way. Surprisingly, the states we need to be worrying about for the presidential election are traditionally blue states in the industrial midwest. VA is trending better than places like Ohio.

BarackMyWorld June 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Ok, but McDonnell was elected in 2009.

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