Politicians will say anything to get elected. Jeb Bush likely meant it, though, when he vowed to approach the presidency as “master of the Senate,” the words used to describe LBJ by his biographer. Can you imagine Jeb getting in anyone’s face the way Johnson did, so often, so rudely and so well?
Jeb, who has not announced a run yet, said we need leadership and suggests he will do whatever it takes to get immigration, energy and education fixed, using the wily ways of LBJ. LBJ is known for his “sausage-making” in the halls of Congress. The sausage grinder hasn’t been cleaned in decades. It may be too late to sanitize it. No matter what Jeb Bush does, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Charlie Rangel, Elijah Cummings, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, so many others — they’ll still be there. I don’t want them to make sausage for me.
If the Left in Congress ever comes right, close to the middle, some sausage-making in a sanitized environment will be a good thing. Jeb Bush can’t make that happen. He’s too passive, too global-thinking.
I want a leader who will fight for the Constitution, the laws on the books, and who believes “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
Jeb Bush standing next to Chuck Schumer and “explaining,” anything means we’re “losing.” Remember the tainted piece of sausage Schumer made of Rubio? Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Sarah Palin, or Trey Gowdy standing next to Schumer says. ‘I made it “unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues…., they counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.”
He vowed to approach the presidency as “master of the Senate,” as biographer Robert Caro described Johnson.
“He went and he cajoled, he begged, he threatened, he loved, he hugged, he did what leaders do, which is they personally get engaged to make something happen,’’ Bush said of Johnson. Bush cited Caro’s latest book about Johnson, The Passage of Power, which covers the first part of Johnson’s presidency.
The wheeling and dealing Johnson loved and relished is what will be needed to pass bills such as immigration regulations. That process is also how government gets expanded and cronyism thrives, as Peter Schweizer’s nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute and directer Stephen K. Bannon documented in “Boomtown.”
There will be no “wheeling and dealing” on immigration with Jeb in the Oval Office. Illegals in this country are not “felons,” he said. Coming to the U.S. illegally is “an act of love,” he said. Jeb wants no “harsh political rhetoric” about immigration, and he hasn’t yet commented on the tens of thousands of illegal alien felons released from prisons onto our streets, or that most crime in America is committed by aliens, or that Americans living on our southern borders, live in hell.
I cannot find one time Jeb Bush made an impassioned speech to send even the worst alien offenders back to their home country, or one speech denouncing Obama’s refusal to defend current immigration laws. Not one. (Don’t mention his work to allow Florida’s law enforcement to work with border agents — it irrelevant in this discussion).
Today’s Democrats will take Jeb Bush, chew him up and spit him out, and he just might enjoy it.
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