Of all the Americans who assumed that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush were “supposed” to be the two candidates to face off in the fall, no one was likely more sure of that inevitability than Clinton and Bush themselves, despite the fact that eachcandidate took advantage of at least one campaign “reboot.”
It wasn’t to be, though, as Bushwas apparently born with his own foot in his mouth. While front-runner Donald Trump stepped off of that escalator and kicked the GOP race into high gear with his controversial statementsonillegal immigrants, Jeb Bush instead declared that foreigners entering the country illegally weren’t committing a felony but rather “an act of love.”“I honestly think that is a different kind of crime,” he explained, before showing himself out of the 2016 race.
Too bad for Bush, then, that he’s 1) allegedly a Republican and 2) didn’t triple down on his statement: he could have been a contender fortheJohn F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, which this year was awarded to Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy.
— Vice President Biden (@VP) April 4, 2016
“Our politics must be driven by love, not fear.” Where have we heard that before? That’s right, from President Obama, who ridiculed Republicans who wanted to more thoroughly screen and regulate the influx of Syrian refugees, calling them “scared of widows and 3-year-old orphans.”
Malloy, however, demonstrated his courage by “courageously defending the U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees amid security concerns following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and personally welcoming a family of Syrian refugees to New Haven after they had been turned away by another state.”
Got that? Malloy won theaward which “celebrates individuals who choose the public interest over partisanship” by blowing off national security concerns raised by the GOP following coordinated terrorist attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.
— Sandie (@SandieBellz) April 4, 2016
— patriot100469 (@Patriot_100469) April 4, 2016