Jeb! in a hole and digging faster and faster

John Ellis Bush (Jeb! for short) isn’t trying to figure out what’s smart and what’s stupid to say.  He seems pretty genuine.  Speaking from the heart.  And the stupidity just keeps on coming.

For those who thought it was pathetic when Jeb! recently asked his tiny audience to clap (“please clap”) as he shuffled around making uninspiring statements, it turns out that was just the warm-up act.

Yesterday Jeb! was happy, happy, happy about Obama’s recent visit to a mosque and ! (for even shorter, as he diminishes himself) gushed with enthusiasm for Muslims.  During an interview on the Hugh Hewitt show, ! said he had not yet listened to Obama’s speech (a speech Hewitt gushed over) but was happy about it nonetheless.  Breitbart reports:

If it was a good speech, I’m happy, because I think it’s important for the president to lead in this regard. And my brother did it much earlier in his tenure than Barack Obama’s done it in the eighth year. And I’m not quite sure he avoided doing this, but it was appropriate to do it. And sometimes, you have to give someone credit for a job well done. I haven’t seen the speech, but it’s important. Look, when you have a candidate for president that says we’re going to ban all Muslims coming into the country, the implications of that are horrific as it relates to our national security. But it also sends a signal to the millions of peaceful Muslims that are as American as you and I. And I think it’s important for people to know that they have worth, that they have value, that we’re all, you know, we’re all American. And we should target our energies to defeat radical Islam and the radicalization of people. We need to be kept safe, but you can do that by being respectful of people of the Muslim faith as well.

Say what?

He’s happy “if it was a good speech.”  Really?  How incredibly naïve, pandering, stupid, and clueless.  (And that’s being generous.)

! hadn’t “seen the speech”; nevertheless, “it’s important.”  Again: really?  Why?  What was the “important” part?  The part when Obama said that Muslim Americans keep us safe?

I don’t mean to misrepresent Obama.  When he said Muslims keep us safe, he was referring to Muslims who work in the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies.

Hmm.  Still not feeling the safety thing.

But back to !.

Did he think the speech was “good” and “important” because Obama claimed that “Muslims have been a part of America since our nation’s founding”?  (Of course, technically, that’s true if you consider the Barbary Pirates, but I don’t think that’s what Obama was talking about.)

Or maybe ! thought it was incredibly important that Obama rambled on at a mosque, expressing sympathy for the ever-(faux) victimized Muslim (all the while engaging in a weird repetitive movement of his tongue against the inside of his lips).

! was also eager to paint Muslim Americans as patriotic folks like “you and I.”  Excuse me, but I prefer not to be lumped in with a group whose religious book is a totalitarian doctrine that demands the demise of every single non-Muslim in America, and around the world.  And it really ticked me off when ! insisted that we respect “people of the Muslim faith.”  Again.  Sorry, but that “faith” mandates world domination.  There is a cutoff beyond which respect is not given.  I’d say that’s the cutoff.  But maybe that’s just me.

Hat tips: The Right Scoop, Jihad Watch, CNN, MSNBC

John Ellis Bush (Jeb! for short) isn’t trying to figure out what’s smart and what’s stupid to say.  He seems pretty genuine.  Speaking from the heart.  And the stupidity just keeps on coming.

For those who thought it was pathetic when Jeb! recently asked his tiny audience to clap (“please clap”) as he shuffled around making uninspiring statements, it turns out that was just the warm-up act.

Yesterday Jeb! was happy, happy, happy about Obama’s recent visit to a mosque and ! (for even shorter, as he diminishes himself) gushed with enthusiasm for Muslims.  During an interview on the Hugh Hewitt show, ! said he had not yet listened to Obama’s speech (a speech Hewitt gushed over) but was happy about it nonetheless.  Breitbart reports:

If it was a good speech, I’m happy, because I think it’s important for the president to lead in this regard. And my brother did it much earlier in his tenure than Barack Obama’s done it in the eighth year. And I’m not quite sure he avoided doing this, but it was appropriate to do it. And sometimes, you have to give someone credit for a job well done. I haven’t seen the speech, but it’s important. Look, when you have a candidate for president that says we’re going to ban all Muslims coming into the country, the implications of that are horrific as it relates to our national security. But it also sends a signal to the millions of peaceful Muslims that are as American as you and I. And I think it’s important for people to know that they have worth, that they have value, that we’re all, you know, we’re all American. And we should target our energies to defeat radical Islam and the radicalization of people. We need to be kept safe, but you can do that by being respectful of people of the Muslim faith as well.

Say what?

He’s happy “if it was a good speech.”  Really?  How incredibly naïve, pandering, stupid, and clueless.  (And that’s being generous.)

! hadn’t “seen the speech”; nevertheless, “it’s important.”  Again: really?  Why?  What was the “important” part?  The part when Obama said that Muslim Americans keep us safe?

I don’t mean to misrepresent Obama.  When he said Muslims keep us safe, he was referring to Muslims who work in the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies.

Hmm.  Still not feeling the safety thing.

But back to !.

Did he think the speech was “good” and “important” because Obama claimed that “Muslims have been a part of America since our nation’s founding”?  (Of course, technically, that’s true if you consider the Barbary Pirates, but I don’t think that’s what Obama was talking about.)

Or maybe ! thought it was incredibly important that Obama rambled on at a mosque, expressing sympathy for the ever-(faux) victimized Muslim (all the while engaging in a weird repetitive movement of his tongue against the inside of his lips).

! was also eager to paint Muslim Americans as patriotic folks like “you and I.”  Excuse me, but I prefer not to be lumped in with a group whose religious book is a totalitarian doctrine that demands the demise of every single non-Muslim in America, and around the world.  And it really ticked me off when ! insisted that we respect “people of the Muslim faith.”  Again.  Sorry, but that “faith” mandates world domination.  There is a cutoff beyond which respect is not given.  I’d say that’s the cutoff.  But maybe that’s just me.

Hat tips: The Right Scoop, Jihad Watch, CNN, MSNBC