Jeopardy_Idiot_Republicans-2Guess who just self-immolated at CPAC by giving a speech that easily could have been delivered by Sen. Bernie Sanders or Rep. Barney Frank?

Jeb Bush, speaking at CPAC about how Republicans are essentially backwards, racist, nutjob assholes:

“All too often we’re associated with being ‘anti’ everything,” Bush said. “Way too many people believe Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker, and the list goes on and on and on [ed. couldn’t have said it better myself]. Many voters are simply unwilling to choose our candidates even though they share our core beliefs [ed: um, didn’t you just list the GOP’s core beliefs?], because those voters feel unloved, unwanted and unwelcome in our party.”

And Bush also threw cold water in the face of conservatives who espouse a strict up-by-the-bootstraps doctrine of individual responsibility, and who ascribe failure only to personal failure. Life, he said, is increasingly more difficult for those who aren’t born with built-in advantages.

“It is not a validation of our conservative principles if we can only point to the increasingly rare individual who overcomes adversity and succeeds in America,” Bush said. “Here’s reality: if you’re fortunate enough to count yourself among the privileged, much of the rest of the nation is drowning.

“In our country today, if you’re born poor, if your parents didn’t go to college, if you don’t know your father, if English isn’t spoken at home, then the odds are stacked against you. You are more likely to stay poor today than at any other time since World War II,” he said.

Goodbye, dear Jeb, we hardly knew ye.


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