Jeb Bush says he is the ultimate disruptor

Jeb Bush has learned a new word (in English). It is "disruptor," and he is using it constantly in his speeches.

Jeb Bush is desperate to win over Republicans who reward authenticity. But he’s struggling to figure out which voice to use.

Stuck behind three candidates who have never before held elected office, the establishment-backed Bush is suddenly selling himself in Iowa as a “disruptor” and promising to “disrupt the status quo in Washington,” never mind his presidential pedigree.

At a town hall inside a coffee shop here Wednesday, he used a variation of that word eight times in the first eight minutes.

Eight variations?  Disrupt, disrupting, disrupts, disrupted, disruption, disruptions, disruptingly, (¿un gran disruptador?).

Bush is so empty, so vapid, that he is reduced to looking for slogans and keywords, but the most comical part is that the word he chooses is wildly inappropriate.

The word "disrupt" means "interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem."

What Bush is trying to say is that he will change things for the better, but disrupt has a pejorative connotation.  Any person for whom English is a first language should know that.

 “There’s a legitimate reason why people are angry,” Bush said to a crowd of 100 Iowans inside Smoky Row Coffee just off the town square in Oskaloosa. “But I believe I can disrupt the old order in Washington, DC because I did it when I was governor of the state of Florida.”

Asked whether the son and brother of two presidents and a candidate heavily reliant on his family’s network can convince anti-establishment conservatives that he will challenge the Washington power class backing his campaign, Bush pointed to accomplishments as a “very disruptive” governor.

How comical.  Bush is the ultimate insider, both in ideology and in his very DNA.  He's not going to win by convincing people he is something he is not. 

I wonder where he came up with this particular word.  Maybe he's been watching too much Star Trek.  In the classic episode "The Cloud Minders," "intellectuals and artists live on a utopian city in the sky while the rest of the population toils in mines on the barren surface below."  Some of the people come up from the mines to commit murder in the city above, and they are called "disruptors."  Is this the kind of outsider Jeb wants to present himself as?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Jeb Bush has learned a new word (in English). It is "disruptor," and he is using it constantly in his speeches.

Jeb Bush is desperate to win over Republicans who reward authenticity. But he’s struggling to figure out which voice to use.

Stuck behind three candidates who have never before held elected office, the establishment-backed Bush is suddenly selling himself in Iowa as a “disruptor” and promising to “disrupt the status quo in Washington,” never mind his presidential pedigree.

At a town hall inside a coffee shop here Wednesday, he used a variation of that word eight times in the first eight minutes.

Eight variations?  Disrupt, disrupting, disrupts, disrupted, disruption, disruptions, disruptingly, (¿un gran disruptador?).

Bush is so empty, so vapid, that he is reduced to looking for slogans and keywords, but the most comical part is that the word he chooses is wildly inappropriate.

The word "disrupt" means "interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem."

What Bush is trying to say is that he will change things for the better, but disrupt has a pejorative connotation.  Any person for whom English is a first language should know that.

 “There’s a legitimate reason why people are angry,” Bush said to a crowd of 100 Iowans inside Smoky Row Coffee just off the town square in Oskaloosa. “But I believe I can disrupt the old order in Washington, DC because I did it when I was governor of the state of Florida.”

Asked whether the son and brother of two presidents and a candidate heavily reliant on his family’s network can convince anti-establishment conservatives that he will challenge the Washington power class backing his campaign, Bush pointed to accomplishments as a “very disruptive” governor.

How comical.  Bush is the ultimate insider, both in ideology and in his very DNA.  He's not going to win by convincing people he is something he is not. 

I wonder where he came up with this particular word.  Maybe he's been watching too much Star Trek.  In the classic episode "The Cloud Minders," "intellectuals and artists live on a utopian city in the sky while the rest of the population toils in mines on the barren surface below."  Some of the people come up from the mines to commit murder in the city above, and they are called "disruptors."  Is this the kind of outsider Jeb wants to present himself as?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.