The Shameful Irony of Jeb Bush’s Attempt to Destroy Marco Rubio

When Jeb Bush’s go-to political hit man Mike Murphy began unleashing the hounds on Marco Rubio, it’s fair to wonder if any of the state republican pols who backed Bush’s presidential run were horrified. If so, they’ve been silent. What that speaks to about them is for later, but Dan McLaughlin takes Bush to task in this morning’s Red State column:

In context, Jeb’s strategy is the worst of all. Jeb is focused laser-like on sinking Marco Rubio in the hopes of rendering himself nominally the only candidate left standing between the GOP establishment and a Trump nomination. What is especially awful about this is both the irony of Jeb using a SuperPAC (Run by Murphy) called “Right to Rise” to try to prevent the rise of a guy Jeb himself had supported and to some extent mentored a decade ago, precisely the sort of next-generation Republican who was supposed to carry the conservative movement to the next level. Now Jeb seeks to burn him down…for what?

McLaughlin’s illustrates Bush’s improbable path to the nomination and it’s scorched earth methods are characterized as “extortion” of which he also attributes to the campaigns of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Perhaps that silence from Florida republican pols is louder than we realize and some head shaking is underway. Bush dominated republican politics  in the state long after he left the governors mansion through his education foundations and relationships with business leadership councils, the later as a virtual rainmaker. Is this why state republican pols are obliged to acquiesce to Bush’s whims? Because he has allowed them to wet their beak?

Young Marco is a threat to the Godfather and must be destroyed.

About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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1 Response to The Shameful Irony of Jeb Bush’s Attempt to Destroy Marco Rubio

  1. Dianemarie says:

    Good article although I don’t see Jeb Bush as being the Godfather – but his father and the Bush Dynasty and unless Jeb’s son can pull on the power boot straps with Jebbie not earning that New World Order spot on the ballot – this is one name that hopefully will fall into the trash can where it deserves to be – jail would be better but I’ll settle for the can.

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