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Jeb surrenders to France

Jeb surrenders to France

Even John Kerry never did that.

This is sad.

First, at the CNBC Debate, Jeb’s perfectly good but badly-timed dig at Marco Rubio about the French 3-day work week completely backfired:

I predicted after that that Jeb Bush campaign turns from tragedy to farce

Now, Jeb has apologized to France:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush apologized to the people of France on Tuesday for making fun of their work week during last week’s Republican debate.

Speaking to reporters aboard his campaign bus on the first leg of a three-day swing through New Hampshire, Bush once again criticized congressional lawmakers for working a three-day week, saying lawmakers have over-promised and under-delivered to the the American people in successive elections. But the GOP presidential hopeful acknowledged he was wrong to criticize the French when he was trying to highlight rival Marco Rubio’s poor voting record in the Senate.

“I made the mistake of saying that the Congress operates on a French work week,” he deadpanned. “I really did a disservice to the French,” Bush added with a chuckle Tuesday.

Now, in fairness, Jeb was under intense pressure from the French:

“My inbox was full of French journalists,” piped in campaign spokesman Tim Miller.

Jeb’s campaign is saying it all was a joke, not a real apology.

Too late. The Farce is With Him.


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Is Jeb! gonna fly to Paris with James Taylor?

    Henry Hawkins in reply to rinardman. | November 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Sweet dreams and campaign dreams in pieces on the ground…
    Ohhhh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain……

      rinardman in reply to Henry Hawkins. | November 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Sweet dreams and campaign schemes in pieces on the ground
      Ohhhh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
      I’ve been losing debates like none have ever seen
      I’ve seen lowering polls, when I could not find a friend
      but I never thought that I’d sink this low again.

Eastwood Ravine | November 3, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Jeb!’s campaign is getting more pathetic by the minute. When will the family find the self respect to get Jeb! out of the race? They need to keep the family name viable when George P. declares his candidacy for President 2020, 2024, or 2028. //sarc

He’s probably getting advice from Karl the Clown – Rove, that is.

Boy those Jeb donors must be thinking “What the…”

Jeb! has GOT to fire his writers. He should have answered thus:

“In the Debate, I accused Marco Rubio of not showing up to work even the French 3 day workweek. Now that I think about it, at least the French get something done in that workweek, unlike the Senate, where Mitch McConnell is toothless, Harry Reid blocks everything, Rubio is absent and Ted Cruz is revolting against his own leadership. The Senate these days is worse than a farce.”

That answer would have continued the meme (really one of the better lines of his campaign, which is a sad commentary in itself), as well as taking a swipe at the GOPe, the Democrat obstinance agaisnt passing or changing anything, Rubio AND Ted Cruz by making his Conservative rebellion look like a hindrance, rather than a hero.

It wouldn’t move the needle for anyone who is truly plugged in, but it might have swayed some Low Information Voters (LIVs) that Jeb! is a bit more Conservative than Establishment, and would have at least muddied the waters a bit making Jeb! ~appear~ to be taking on the Establishment.

Job! has truly fallen on hard times.

holdingmynose | November 4, 2015 at 6:05 am

Sacre bleu!

I heard Jeb say:
“I mean LITERALLY, what is it [like] a French work week, you get 3 days [like] you have to show up? You can campaign.”

Why is everyone trying to obscure what he said, including Jeb?

    betty in reply to betty. | November 4, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Who forced him into this buffoonery? And could this be the real finger in the wind that tells us, even though the GOPe is planning to spend millions, do every dirty trick in Carl Rove’s book to get rid of Donald Trump, the last stooge standing won’t be !Jeb.

Henry Hawkins | November 4, 2015 at 8:05 am

It’s Jeb’s first campaign in over a decade and it shows.

This just in – officials from the Bush campaign and the French government are arguing over who surrendered first. Bush says it was him, but the French hotly contest that, saying they surrendered first. Just as the argument was about to boil over, by agreement, both sides surrendered the argument simultaneously.