Saturday, October 03, 2015

Jeb Bush Against Gun Control: "Stuff Happens" = As Stupid as His Brother

Who is dumber? Jeb or George W.?
If Jeb Bush is the supposed "smart brother" in the Bush Family, then god help us all should he reach the White House.  Reacting to the Oregon mass shooting where 9 innocents people were killed and 7 others were wounded, Bush said gun control laws were not the right answer and described it all away as "stuff happens."  He is beginning to make his idiot brother George W. look like a NASA scientist.  The child of wealth who has NEVER had to live in the real world with the rest of us, Bush can't seemingly cannot even react in an appropriate way to violent murders.  I guess he was more focused on keeping NRA contributions flowing in.  Thankfully, the media and Barack Obama have pounced on Jebbie's cold and idiotic answer.  The New York Times looks at the situation.  Here are highlights:
WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush drew a sharp rebuke from President Obama on Friday after the Republican presidential candidate shrugged off any need for government action in the wake of the massacre of nine people at a community college in Oregon.

“Look, stuff happens,” Mr. Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, said at a campaign event in South Carolina. “There’s always a crisis, and the impulse is always to do something and it’s not always the right thing to do.”

Mr. Obama, who in remarks the night before had denounced Congress and the entire American political system for what he called its numbness to repeated gun massacres, responded: “The American people should hear that and make their own judgments based on the fact that every couple of months, we have a mass shooting. They can decide whether they consider that ‘stuff happens.’ ”
The exchange between Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush reflected the paralysis that has settled over the issue of new gun control legislation in the United States. Virtually no member of Congress issued a statement after the Oregon shootings arguing for or against new gun control measures, and a number of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates were dismissive of new gun control measures as well.

Reacting to the Oregon shootings on Friday, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, a Republican presidential candidate, said that “you can strip all the guns away but the people who are going to commit crimes or have problems are always going to have the gun.” Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, another Republican candidate, said there is too much focus “on what people are using to commit violence.”

The Democratic presidential candidates sought to offer a sharp contrast. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has called for a renewed effort to pass universal background checks and other gun measures, posted on Twitter: “What is wrong with us that we can’t stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby and the gun manufacturers they represent?”

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, another Democratic presidential candidate, said that “we’ve got to do something,” . . .

Mr. Obama ordered flags at the White House on Friday to half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting.

“When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer,” he said on Thursday night as early reports of the dead and injured in Oregon reached the White House. “When Americans are killed in floods and hurricanes, we make communities safer. When roads are unsafe, we fix them to reduce auto fatalities. We have seatbelt laws because we know it saves lives.”

Opinions are split deeply along partisan lines, with nearly three-fourths of Democrats favoring gun control and 71 percent of Republicans saying gun rights are most important.

The study found, however, that there was broad support for expanding background checks for private gun sales and for legislation preventing the mentally ill from buying guns among people who want gun ownership rights.

I guess I should not be surprised by Jebbie's remarks.  This is the same man who said that the Iraq War was a positive, who wants huge tax cuts for the wealthy and thinks that average Americans need to "work longer hours."   Jeb needs to be forced into the political wilderness permanently.

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