Former Florida governor James E. (“JEB”) Bush announced weeks ago that he is running for the Presidency of this country. He and the bat-guano-crazy Donald Trump are part of a demented field for the 2016 “GOP” presodential nomination. It consists of the 16 Horsemen of the Apocalpse plus Carly Fiorna. The reason thatI am concerned about Bush is that he is slick enough to pull the wool over enough people’s eyes to win in November.
As a resident of Florida, I have experienced the vileness of James E. Bush when he was governor from 1998-2006. He brought back the patronage system by eliminating the civil service system implemented by previous reform governors. He eliminated the Board of Regents and stacked iit’s replacement with conservative appointees. When activists staged a sitin at his office he told guards/police to “kick their [expletive deleted]s out! He was so mean that people were afraid to talk about how mean he was until he was out of office.
More recently he has said that workers do not work long enough hours and that he thinks Medicare should be phased out. Do not be fooled by his charisma and his efforts to moderate and soften his image. This man is a cruel extremist from an oligarchic family. We need him in the White House like a hole in the head.