22 Mar 2012 6 Comments
by Sherry Whitstine
Jeb Bush endorses Romney for president.
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Mar 22, 2012 @ 12:44:03
Nothing like one clown endorsing another clown. Yeh boy!
Mar 22, 2012 @ 13:04:16
That’s not the only news Jeb Bush is making about his decision making today.
Jeb Bush does not have a history of wise decision making, legally or politically.
The tragic death of Trayvon Martin could have been prevented had his killer, George Zimmerman, not have been presumed (by himself and local law enforcement) to be protected the “Stand Your Ground” law.
Jeb Bush was the first Governor to enact the “Stand You Ground” law, at the time he said it was “common sense”…even thought here were many who warned against it.
At the time state and local law enforcement were never consulted, many in fact protested because it would make their jobs more difficult.
(Five Prosecutors Who Warned Of The Law Protecting Trayvon Martin’s Killer http://bit.ly/GMdhAK)
Governor Jeb Bush ignored all warnings from law makers, completely disregarded all input form law enforcement, instead deferring completely to the NRA, who crafted this groundbreaking legislation.
What should be called the “Stand and Shoot” law was an NRA bill, and NRA bills are ensured passage in legislatures in which Republicans hold a majority.
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer
(Hammer scoffed at the “parade of hypotheticals” cited by those who opposed Florida’s 2005 passage of the law, the concerns of those prosecutors who raised alarm at the statute both at the time and since now seem prophetic.)
stood looking over Florida governor Jeb Bush’s shoulder in April 2005, when Bush signed the law.
Guns and the NRA made Jeb’s sibling George governor of Texas in 1994, after incumbent Governor Ann Richards promised to veto any concealed-carry bill that crossed her desk, and actually vetoed a bill that called for a referendum on a concealed-carry law.
(April 27, 2003|From Times Wire Reports
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thanked the National Rifle Assn. for helping elect his brother president. Bush was keynote speaker at the gun lobby’s convention in Orlando.)
The NRA always wins, then leverages those wins with threats of destroying anyone that stands in their way.
After the Florida stand-and-shoot bill passed and was being promoted as a model for other states.
The NRA CEO, La Pierre, had a warning for opponents;
“Politicians are putting their career in jeopardy if they oppose this type of bill,” he said.
Similar bills have since passed in more than 20 states.
That’s what the NRA is about. They are big, badass, armed, and dangerous — and more important, willing to spend a lot of money.
The organization employs 29 lobbyists and spent almost ~~$3 million lobbying in 2011~~, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
In 2010, the NRA invested $7.2 million in independent expenditures in federal elections, most focused on defeating Democrats.
State figures indicate that justified use of deadly force by private citizens is on the upswing.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics show that before the law was enacted in 2005, there were about 13 justified killings each year by citizens from 2000 to 2005.
Between 2006 and 2010, the average has risen to 36 justified killings each year.
Unfortunately, every warning Governor Jeb Bush ignored, has come to fruition.
Mar 22, 2012 @ 13:28:25
And this is important because…………
Mar 22, 2012 @ 19:18:52
Well, it tells us that Jeb Bush probably does not plan to throw his name out as a candidate in a “brokered” convention. It also tells us that the Bushes continue to be part of the moderate wing of the(ever rightward leaning) GOP. That’s just for starters. So I think there is some importance to this announcement.
Mar 22, 2012 @ 19:01:10
@Neil — because his name is Bush, of course. It is very important to designate who will carry on the Bush legacy. Bush Sr. acknowledged that he lacked “that vision thing.” Although he was too incompetent to acknowledge it, Bush Jr. lacked that competence thing. A memorable legacy of negatives to be preserved.
Mar 23, 2012 @ 04:31:07
It’s a shame he had to drag down the effect by suggesting that Florida’s first term U.S. junior Senator, Marco Rubio, (40) should be considered as his running-mate.
Remember the last time a young, attractive, inexperienced conservative was plucked from obscurity to attract a ‘minority,’ vote?
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