Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jeb Bush Plays Two Truths and a Lie

Have you ever played that game, two truths and a lie? It's fun as an ice-breaker in groups. But it's not a good idea in politics. Yesterday, that's exactly what Jeb Bush did.

I'll give him credit where it's due. At a town hall meeting in NH, he disputed the lunatic claim that Donald Trump affirmed by omission when an attendee at his even called President Obama a Muslim (also suggesting that this was somehow a threat). Here's what Jeb Bush said about that.
Barack Obama is a talented man -- and by the way he's an American, he's a Christian -- his problem isn't the fact that he was born here or what his faith is.
Two truths. So far, so good. But then he told the lie.
His problem is that he's a progressive liberal who tears down anybody that disagrees with him.
Obviously Bush felt he had to give some raw meat to his Republican supporters once he'd actually told the truth. But rather than doing what John McCain did when faced with a similar charge and simply say that he disagrees with the President on almost every one of his policies, he had to lie and say that Obama "tears down anybody that disagrees with him."

I'll leave it to you to decide why someone like Jeb Bush would rather tell a lie than actually engage on the areas of disagreement. But in a nutshell, this is exactly what's wrong with our political discourse these days.

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