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Attorney in Texas

(3,373 posts)
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 06:34 PM Sep 2015

Watch the ad that tells Jeb Bush his brother didn't keep America safe

Source: Vox.com

Jeb Bush got thunderous applause from the Republican audience at last week's presidential primary debate when he said his brother, former President George W. Bush, "kept us safe."

But he's about to get something very different from a liberal outside group called Americans United for Change: An ad reminding him that his brother was president during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the US, the American invasion of Iraq, the failed federal response to Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 financial crisis.

...

"It’s as if Jeb Bush believes his brother’s presidency began on September 12th, 2001. But we’re not letting Jeb rewrite history," Brad Woodhouse, the president of AUC, said. "It’s convenient but not honest to ignore the facts that the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor happened on George W. Bush’s watch after dismissing warnings from U.S. intelligence officials weeks before 9/11 that Osama bin Laden was ‘determined to strike in US’ and that his terrorist network might hijack American planes."

...

AUC says the ad will start running Monday on cable television across the nation.



Read more: http://www.vox.com/2015/9/19/9357333/ad-bush-kept-us-safe
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Watch the ad that tells Jeb Bush his brother didn't keep America safe (Original Post) Attorney in Texas Sep 2015 OP
Two thumbs up!! ReactFlux Sep 2015 #1
Simply put: chervilant Sep 2015 #2
they live in the rarefied air of the 1% where delusion is reality wordpix Sep 2015 #12
Sadly, chervilant Sep 2015 #15
Delusional is the word. Enthusiast Sep 2015 #19
he wanted a war from the very begining . bah humbug. allan01 Sep 2015 #3
I like that! LuvNewcastle Sep 2015 #4
Agree. Start by canning Wasserman Schulz first ... she's been worthless as DNC chair. Auggie Sep 2015 #6
She has got to go! Now! Enthusiast Sep 2015 #20
Yup. gvstn Sep 2015 #32
And what makes you think the DNC would have allowed an ad such as this to be made public? nt Cal33 Sep 2015 #40
You do know when boosh was talking about keeping people safe, he meant his money grabbing ..... Tikki Sep 2015 #5
By 'Us' Jeb must have been referring to the guys on stage. sorechasm Sep 2015 #43
I remember back when...When some would say "jr's just like me, a good old boy" Tikki Sep 2015 #44
'If they are fighting against us you have to wonder why.... We must have a lot of potential power. ' sorechasm Sep 2015 #45
PERFECT Tikki Sep 2015 #46
Great! Run it! mountain grammy Sep 2015 #7
those republican ads make me want to throw something at the tv fizzgig Sep 2015 #47
Awesome. nt arely staircase Sep 2015 #8
An answer to the "Big Lie". oasis Sep 2015 #9
He was President during the worst attack ever on this country Depaysement Sep 2015 #10
And while that attack was occurring, he did nothing... KansDem Sep 2015 #34
Andrew Jackson was pretty bad. SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #58
and we'll have to keep repeating for more decades the facts of the * prezeldency wordpix Sep 2015 #11
Imagine if Gore, or Obama, had been president during 9-11. hollowdweller Sep 2015 #13
Great post! Enthusiast Sep 2015 #21
I'm SO happy to hear of this group that is fighting back on the lies. Frustratedlady Sep 2015 #14
... Enthusiast Sep 2015 #22
About time someone spells it out and reminds the idiots Marie Marie Sep 2015 #16
WTF, indeed. 3catwoman3 Sep 2015 #30
Not hard-hitting enough. Does not go for the jugular. Efilroft Sul Sep 2015 #17
You are 100% correct. We need to hear the whole truth, nuttin' but the truth! Enthusiast Sep 2015 #23
We need to make Jeb Bush's political campaign a casualty of his brother's war. Efilroft Sul Sep 2015 #25
He's knocked out. It's a done deal. Enthusiast Sep 2015 #26
I agree with you Samantha Sep 2015 #29
Hell Fucking Yes to this ^^^! ybbor Sep 2015 #38
I completely agree. I was not impressed. smirkymonkey Sep 2015 #50
"He kept us safe.....remember the rubble?" thecrow Sep 2015 #57
George Bush never made a get-tough-on-terrorism speech until the evening of September 11. tclambert Sep 2015 #18
LIHOP Enthusiast Sep 2015 #24
Who was it that he said to, "OK, so now you've CYA..."? Frustratedlady Sep 2015 #27
He said it to an unnamed CIA briefer, according to Ron Suskind. Efilroft Sul Sep 2015 #52
the 9/11 reference at the end should have been the twin towers, more explicit nt msongs Sep 2015 #28
The towers collapsing ... ybbor Sep 2015 #39
Great ad, but I think they are beating a dead horse. Lychee2 Sep 2015 #31
This is a great ad Gothmog Sep 2015 #33
Kick because lies must be exposed oasis Sep 2015 #35
Also, don't forget NewJeffCT Sep 2015 #36
this has to go viral restorefreedom Sep 2015 #37
Think it should have started with 9/11, then Katrina then jobs loss. lark Sep 2015 #41
The Anthrax Mailer is still at large perdita9 Sep 2015 #42
I suspect the NSA/CIA Dark State. The FBI forgot to look there. nm rhett o rick Sep 2015 #51
By "us" Jeb meant his oligarch buddies. Dont call me Shirley Sep 2015 #48
this column is the main reason why i stick around . allan01 Sep 2015 #49
This is a great ad that needs to go viral Gothmog Sep 2015 #53
Kick oasis Sep 2015 #54
Why do they mercuryblues Sep 2015 #55
needs another kick restorefreedom Sep 2015 #56

chervilant

(8,267 posts)
15. Sadly,
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 09:20 PM
Sep 2015

we have a plethora of Bush sycophants here in the Ozarks.

Oh, and Trump is really popular, too...

gvstn

(2,805 posts)
32. Yup.
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 04:30 AM
Sep 2015

Years ago, I thought she had a mouth on her, and would be a great spokesperson for the Democratic party but she has been terrible. God, I wish someone like Bernie Sanders could be elected. He just doesn't care what others think about him. He would actually fight Congress to get his bills passed.

Tikki

(14,521 posts)
5. You do know when boosh was talking about keeping people safe, he meant his money grabbing .....
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 06:55 PM
Sep 2015

capitalist swine, bankster wall street buddy types. Just like jr.,...jebby only knows the rest of us are even here

when we raise our voices loudly and it sounds like a buzzing in his ears.

Tikki

sorechasm

(631 posts)
43. By 'Us' Jeb must have been referring to the guys on stage.
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 01:55 PM
Sep 2015

'He kept us (the 1%) safe and richer than our dreams! What's wrong with that equation?'

Tikki

(14,521 posts)
44. I remember back when...When some would say "jr's just like me, a good old boy"
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 02:14 PM
Sep 2015

Made me want to gag...

The truth is, a politician is either fighting for the middle class and those who are even poorer or fighting against us.

If they are fighting against us you have to wonder why.... We must have a lot of potential power.

Let's not get fooled again.

Tikki

PS California chucked fiorina out the door, people need to know why.

mountain grammy

(26,472 posts)
7. Great! Run it!
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 07:29 PM
Sep 2015

Run it here in Colorado where every ten minutes we're told how wonderful it is to be a Republican..

Run it for the goddam truth that fucking Bush kept us safe from nothing!

fizzgig

(24,146 posts)
47. those republican ads make me want to throw something at the tv
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 03:03 PM
Sep 2015

it's also a bit amusing that they have to spend their money here to soften their image.

Depaysement

(1,835 posts)
10. He was President during the worst attack ever on this country
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 08:52 PM
Sep 2015

He was the worst President this country has ever had.

Nothing more needs to be said.

wordpix

(18,652 posts)
11. and we'll have to keep repeating for more decades the facts of the * prezeldency
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 09:02 PM
Sep 2015

b/c BushCheney never stop trying to rewrite history

 

hollowdweller

(4,229 posts)
13. Imagine if Gore, or Obama, had been president during 9-11.
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 09:08 PM
Sep 2015

It was really masterful how Bush presided over the largest terrorist attack on the US ever and managed to manipulate the media and democrats into not really criticizing him for it and even turned it into a political plus.

However he was overconfident and used the confidence of the US people and lack of oversight he got from the media into the Iraq war.

But look at the Benghazi thing to see what would have happened if the shoe was on the other foot. If a dem had presided over a large terror attack, a war, and a financial collapse the GOP could have parlayed that into probably 20 years of GOP rule.

Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)
21. Great post!
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 10:05 PM
Sep 2015

The media is totally complicit. The Fairness Doctrine existed for a reason. A very good reason. They had a ten year plan to gain control of the media. We're fucked until we fix the damage they have done. We must have an equal and opposite media presence some how. The internet is keeping us alive.

Frustratedlady

(16,254 posts)
14. I'm SO happy to hear of this group that is fighting back on the lies.
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 09:15 PM
Sep 2015

It should have been done in the last two elections, as well. My head would have felt a lot better if I hadn't been banging it against the nearest wall so often.

People are working too hard to keep their heads above water, so they read headlines and listen to sound bytes, which we know are sadly lacking in the truth. All these issues need to be condensed down to get our point across and maybe be shocking enough that they get the air time needed to deprogram some of these people who have been given the wrong "facts and figures". It's an uphill battle, but I'm sure it can be done.

Good show!

Marie Marie

(9,999 posts)
16. About time someone spells it out and reminds the idiots
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 09:25 PM
Sep 2015

who believe and applauded this just who was President on 9/11. And yet, you have Gov PotatoHead saying on Bill Mahr that Bush can't be blamed because he was only in office 8 months. WTF??

3catwoman3

(23,663 posts)
30. WTF, indeed.
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:42 AM
Sep 2015

They were more than happy to blame President Obama for everything about 30 seconds after he took the oath of office.

Efilroft Sul

(3,565 posts)
17. Not hard-hitting enough. Does not go for the jugular.
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 09:44 PM
Sep 2015

It should have mentioned the number of foreign intelligence services warning for months of the type of attack we faced on 9/11.

It should have mentioned the number of people who perished in the three attacks and how their surviving family members might beg to differ.

It should have mentioned the number of anthrax episodes and deaths related to them.

It should have mentioned how many Benghazi-like events happened to our foreign service on his brother's watch and how many Americans were killed.

And it should have ended with the tagline, "His brother kept us safe? Who the hell does Jeb Bush think he's fooling?"

Get rid of the introspective piano soundtrack and replace it with an ominous, single note that builds to a crescendo at the end. I don't want people to feel sad or wistful. I want them pissed off. Always mention the number of attacks, always mention the number of Americans killed. Pound those facts into people's heads and call Bush out on his bullshit. Don't play nice, don't play coy, just go for his fucking jugular.

Efilroft Sul

(3,565 posts)
25. We need to make Jeb Bush's political campaign a casualty of his brother's war.
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 10:20 PM
Sep 2015

That would be sweet, sweet poetry. The sooner he gets knocked out of the running, the better off our country will be.

Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)
26. He's knocked out. It's a done deal.
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 10:40 PM
Sep 2015

A majority of citizens recognize the filthy governance that we had under Dubya Bush. I doubt they could cheat enough to get him elected. The Democratic nominee will be elected. The country has had about a belly full of their nonsense.

Samantha

(9,314 posts)
29. I agree with you
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:07 AM
Sep 2015

I was immediately disappointed when I saw the ad. My first take was it just went to easy on Bush.* Clinton verbally warned Bush* about Osama bin Laden as he was leaving the Oval Office. I think a very stark mention of the fact that Bush* was handed intelligence warning that said bin Laden was determined to attack the U.S. and ignored that warning should have been more forcefully presented. Yes, the loss of jobs was bad, but that very day 9/11/2001 was on the Bush* watch, regardless of how long he had been in office, and the failure to stop it lies on his shoulders.

Sam

tclambert

(11,072 posts)
18. George Bush never made a get-tough-on-terrorism speech until the evening of September 11.
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 09:46 PM
Sep 2015

I thought as a Republican pro-war type he would say something about terrorism, maybe accuse Clinton of being soft on terrorists, during his campaign or early in his presidency. But no, he didn't, not until that evening. his "terrorism task force" never had any meetings. Only low level staffers wasted their time on the subject and could never get senior administration officials to pay any attention. They never did anything in response to the attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Seeing the World Trade Center collapse is what it took for him to take terrorism seriously.

I don't know if Bush could have done anything to prevent the 9/11 attacks. But I do know he didn't even try.

Frustratedlady

(16,254 posts)
27. Who was it that he said to, "OK, so now you've CYA..."?
Sat Sep 19, 2015, 10:46 PM
Sep 2015

It was as though he was tired of hearing the warnings...a get outta here type of comment.

It would also be interesting to know what he did the rest of the day. Play golf? Leave for the ranch? Actually check into the warning? Nah, I doubt that.

Efilroft Sul

(3,565 posts)
52. He said it to an unnamed CIA briefer, according to Ron Suskind.
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 06:23 PM
Sep 2015

Many assert (on this site as well as the blogosphere) that it was CIA Director George Tenet, but I don't believe that was ever proven.

ybbor

(1,550 posts)
39. The towers collapsing ...
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 09:20 AM
Sep 2015

The terrified people running through Manhattan in front of the debris cloud. Safe my ass!

 

Lychee2

(405 posts)
31. Great ad, but I think they are beating a dead horse.
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 01:44 AM
Sep 2015

I guess at the time they made it, he still had a live chance of winning the nomination.

NewJeffCT

(56,825 posts)
36. Also, don't forget
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 08:28 AM
Sep 2015

the anthrax attacks took place AFTER 9/11. Much of America was terrorized by them.

the DC Sniper was a self-proclaimed terrorist as well - and that was AFTER 9/11. They had the DC area terrorized for weeks.

Not to mention the nearly monthly attacks on family planning clinics around the nation as well during the Bush years.

lark

(22,825 posts)
41. Think it should have started with 9/11, then Katrina then jobs loss.
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 10:21 AM
Sep 2015

However, I don't think this is going to be needed, because it now looks like Jeb won't be the nominee. If by some strange Repug cheating way, he does manage to be the general nominee for the repugs, this or ads similar should be run all the time.

perdita9

(1,140 posts)
42. The Anthrax Mailer is still at large
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 01:04 PM
Sep 2015

The FBI has never found him (or her) despite a $100 million investigation, famous for identifying 2 scientists who had nothing to do with it.

allan01

(1,950 posts)
49. this column is the main reason why i stick around .
Sun Sep 20, 2015, 05:32 PM
Sep 2015

you did it again sce .

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restorefreedom

(12,655 posts)
56. needs another kick
Mon Sep 21, 2015, 10:35 AM
Sep 2015

cheney was a vile and evil president, with a dunce for a puppet.

and jeb! is a moron for pushing this lie.

thought he was the "smart" one....

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