The progressive opposition research machine/PAC thing, American Bridge, is wetting their britches over what might be the absolutely lamest “gotcha” video I’ve ever seen.
American Bridge describes itself as a, “progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they’re not.”
They send trackers to all kinds of meetings in the hopes of catching a Republican candidate or politician spilling their deepest, darkest, Koch-funded secrets.
The super secret Jeb video was described as follows:
Only a day into his official campaign for president, Jeb Bush fielded a town hall question about Social Security. And it didn’t take him long to slam the critical seniors’ program.
Then he started talking about his brother — the brother who, as president, notoriously went all-in trying to make partial Social Security privatization happen.
And not to leave any question lingering, Jeb made sure to note that “the next president” would have to try what his brother did again. This, from the guy who’s running to be the next president.
We caught it on video. You need to watch it for yourself and share this with your friends.
Their email blast was even more dramatic, “we caught Jeb’s Social Security attack on camera.”
At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, Governor Bush was asked what he would do about the fact that the there will be no Social Security left for the younger generation.
“It’s a supplemental retirement system that’s not actuarially sound. Certainly Medicaid and Medicare are entitlements and they’re growing at a far fast rate than anything else in government, so it will overwhelm us. The contingent liabilities are clear. We can ignore it as we’ve done now. My brother tried and got totally wiped out. Both Republicans and Democrats wanted nothing to do with it. The next President is going to have to try again,” Governor Bush explained.
Fix entitlements! HOW DARE HE?!
In a past life I work as an undercover reporter. I later went on to plan and manage investigations. I worked with some of the best in the business. In a bunker in New York, we screened hundreds upon hundreds of hours of footage for anything, even the smallest phrase that might be noteworthy. This wouldn’t have warranted a rewind.
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