Jeb Bush and His “Pedigree” – “Thanks Matt”….

HatTip iOTW – Here’s a brief snippet from a Jeb Bush interview.  Watch at the :04 second mark for what makes Jeb! smile, perk up and say “Thanks Matt”:

…”Thanks Matt”…

You see, the really funny part – the part that makes the disconnect so well evidenced – the part where Jeb! views the bestest compliment ever – is the same part that makes 95% of the republican electorate cringe and say: no thank you.

Jeb Bush pedigree

The other funny aspect is that Matt Lauer, playing the male role of Katie Couric, isn’t complimenting Jeb Bush at all. Quite the contrary, he’s ridiculing him – but Jeb!, with his magnanimous pedigree, can’t even identify when he’s being showcased as a fool.

Revealing is an understatement.

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116 Responses to Jeb Bush and His “Pedigree” – “Thanks Matt”….

  1. Bill says:

    What fool gives this guy campaign donations?. What planet are they on?

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  2. Jeb Bush would sell out the country for a lunch at Taco Bell.

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    • yohio says:

      Jeb is nothing more then the Spanish speaking Chihuahua dog in the taco bell commercials being used by the GOPe for the sole purpose of pushing their agendas and making them lots of money

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        yohio, that is an insult to the taco bell Chihuahua dog! {sarc, or maybe not!}|

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        • Sharon says:

          Well, yeah. I was going to say something along those lines on behalf of my chihuahua mix (name of Thorson – who has a real bark. Can’t stand/won’t have a yippy doggette)

          The little Mexican Chihuahua are ok to insult maybe….I think of them as door stops with legs.

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          • jeans2nd says:

            “I think of them as door stops with legs.” I think with my 1930s cast iron bulldog doorstop my gma gave me would work better (doubles as a weapon). “…ok to insult maybe” – ok.

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        • yohio says:

          The dog speaks better Spanish and probably has better favorable so your probably right.

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          • TheFightingMan says:

            Oh, but we are told over and over how Juan Elliso Buoosho only speaks Spanish (Mexican) at home.. you mean the ‘milliones de personnas’ in all of the Americas who speak espanyole cannot understand his Next-In-Liness really can’t speak THEIR espanyole? ROFL….I could accept it as Spanish if it were castillano!! Sorry Span8sh speakers but I have no tllde, so I make do with phonetics…

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    • John Galt says:

      Jeb is anxious to continue the proud family tradition of selling out to the Saudis.

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    • fred says:

      watch that movie Sicario and you’ll see who’s paying him to sellout and why.

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  3. chris says:

    After lobbing softball questions @ Yeb!, did Matt Lauer take off his knee pads and drop them down on the desk. Is this the kiddie table of interviews for low polling candidates? Compare and contrast Mr. Trump having to run the gauntlet of Chuck Todd/George Stephanopoulos on the Sunday talk circuit to this clip. Yeah, no GOPe media driven uni-party agenda at all.

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    What you said, plus the part where Jeb$ basically says “Ya, the rubes did not want McCain either, but we rammed him thru.” Thanks for making our point, Jeb$.

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  5. hocuspocus13 says:

    Just a Puppet

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  6. Stephen Richter says:

    I like Jeb a lot. Just cannot support him because of immigration. And imports from China. But Trump is too flippant. Public policy is very complicated, a lot of moving parts. For example, Trump’s FP is simplisticc. Saddam and Assad ( probably Gaddafi also ) ruled from the power base of a minority sect in their countries. When does such a ruling arrangement ever end well?

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    • RP says:

      Maybe your question is valid…but here is Trump’s position – when has US meddling and propping up new regimes (like we are trying to do be replacing Syria’s Assad with unknown rebels) EVER worked. We have a pretty good template of what DOES NOT work now, why do we keep heading down that path?

      BTW, Saddam, Assad, Gaddafi and the Ayatollah’s in Iran refused to allow Central Bankers enslave their country. Wonder if there is any correlation to US trying to change these leaders…?

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      • Stephen Richter says:

        I like what Trump said about establishing safe zones in those countries and sending the migrants back. We are learning a lot Maybe Egypt is the best model. Where the rulers come from a majority coalition and keep a strong hand on social activity. But Russia is partnering with Iran to back a minority group to control Syria. And those two have a heavy hand in Lebanon. That is very bad for the region.

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      • Sonofabeach55 says:

        RP…”Wonder if there is any correlation to the US trying to change these leaders”?

        Looking deeper one can’t help but see that we (the US) put them into power (to handle their people) in the first place. They were removed because they decided to cut their puppet strings and look out for the interests of their own people.

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        • chiavarm says:

          “They were removed because they decided to cut their puppet strings and look out for the interests of their own people.”

          Really? That is why these dictator stay in power by force and intimation. Yeah they cut their string, but it was to pursue their own interests.

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      • Jett Black says:

        Interesting take and a reasonable suspicion to follow. I had hoped for and could postulate better strategic bases with respect to Saddam, but Gaddafi, Assad, and Mubarak were nothing but bungling/meddling with a large side of obeisance to the Moose-slime B’hood. Your basic premise was also proven in Yugoslavia, when Tito died without establishing a strong successor. Our involvement there was likewise ill-conceived and probably counter-productive for USA interests in the long run, though possibly necessary in the short term to prevent a genocide.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      Wrong thread for your “yes, but . . . ” distraction (and what about the other candidates’ FP? Or that of Hillary/Sanders?).

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      • Stephen Richter says:

        Hillary is very smart. I heard her recently on C-Span talking about FP. She certainly knows the issues and spoke very well. But her judgement is terrible. Leaving our people in Benghazi without backup. And her policy destroyed Libya. And she is the worst panderer on immigration in the running.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          She worked at State so had access to unprecedented data. So it’s not an issue that she doesn’t know the issues. It’s her pro-Muslim Brotherhood, pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli stance as well — and leaving Americans to die in Libya. She implemented the disastrous FP of Obama. If she now has a plan different from the disastrous FP of Obama, then it means she was SoS just for the credentials and not because she actually believed in anything she was doing — which is equally as troubling.

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    • amjean says:

      Just why do you like Jeb Bush?

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      • Stephen Richter says:

        Jeb is smart. Serious. Has a lifetime of involvement in politics. Did a very good job in Florida. The republican party did well in Florida Rubio was sponsored by Jeb and he won his Senate race. And being that there are so many Hispanics in the country Jeb would be great for bringing them into the government, a voice they would listen to and trust. I just think immigration is destroying our communities, driving up the cost of housing, lessening community involvement and cohesion.

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        • joanfoster says:

          So let me get this straight. You say immigration is destroying our communities, driving up the cost of housing, etc., but you want these third world people in our government. You must be a real patriot.

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          • Stephen Richter says:

            You have to govern. I support state secession. But short of that you work with what you have.

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            • joanfoster says:

              “You work with what you have”. Well, one way to work with what you have is to totally dismantle it and start over. You seem perfectly complicit in having millions of undocumented, illegal people in this country that we feed, cloth and give medical care off the backs of hard working Americans. Governing means making touch decision. For instance having the guts to identify by any means possible those who have no right to be here and send them packing back over the border. It also means building a wall and telling the world they are going to stay out of the country unless they go through proper channels. It means putting Americans back to work when it has become to easy to get unemployment and disability benefits and stay home watching Oprah all day. Do you for a brief moment believe Jeb has the backbone to do any of this?

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              • joanfoster says:

                Edited to add: As Froglegs said, we don’t need someone to show up at the White House asking “where do I hang my coat”. We need someone who walks in kicking over tables. If we want a new Sheriff, (Trump), we don’t elect a new deputy (Barney Fife).

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          • marierogers says:

            joan..i love it!!!!
            i think stephen is a teenager!

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        • mcfyre2012 says:

          The Florida leislature is run by Republicans. Jeb did an alright, but not great job in Florida, but he has been long forgotten by Floridians.

          Outside of Miami, Rubio is not that popular in Florida.

          Trump is far more popular in Florida than both Jeb and Rubio…combined.

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          • TheFightingMan says:

            JEB! Was disastrous for Florida. Outsourced cleaning State buildings to “Hispanic only” firms, putting many Floridians, black and white, out of jobs they had been performing equally as well; destroying the Board of Regents for cutthroat compeition betwen Unis for funding resulting in: over duplication of law and medical schools for the state. This guy sucked major bilgewater as gov-gov. Imagine him as prez outsourcing YOUR industry to FOREIGN corporations. As Shalespear said, ‘What’s past is prologue.’

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        • Bluto says:

          My search for the fabled and elusive “Jeb! Voter” is finally over!

          Now on to more serious quests like finding Bigfoot.

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          • CrankyinAZ says:

            Driving through Quebec recently – I sighted a “Jeb!” bumper sticker. My thoughts wandered from the unrepeatable to only the Quebecois would support someone like that! But, I finally caught up close enough to see they had Florida plates on their car….

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    • kvoorhees4 says:

      Where does it end? There are an awful lot of bad dictator abroad. “We do not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy” (JQ Adams) – that kind of thinking served us well. Being the world’s lone superpower is going very badly. We’re still bombing hospital patients in Afghanistan, a place with a culture of boy sex slaves.

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      • Mike says:

        “…culture of boy sex slaves.”
        I don’t think you have to leave DC to find that.

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        • Sharon says:

          There is a difference. In DC they are still a bit fearful of getting caught with the boy sex slavesm while in Afghanistan they can’t get caught. Both culture and religion approve. Visitors from other countries who object to the practice and try to protect the screaming boys will be punished by their up-line managers. It is not the same. Yet.

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    • joshua says:

      competency and simplicity make it sound flippant when someone wants an entire strategic plan laid out in a 15 second sound bite….Trump is understandable at the level that is required for most people, but the media and liberals want to drag out lengthy answers, not to understand, but to attack and ridicule. Trump is smarter than most liberals, and ALL GOPe people. Ask how many mobs Karl Rove has created…not counting pollsters and PR project folks.

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    • joshua says:

      over time, when does ANY ruling arrangement end well with power centralized and not at the will of the PEOPLE?

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    • John Galt says:

      “When does such a ruling arrangement ever end well?”

      Ending well is not the point. Maintaining a jackbooted foot on the necks of Islamists is the point. Free Islamists is a bad thing.

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    • marierogers says:

      stephen..sometimes its the lesser of the 2 evils.. am not implying “simplistic” TRUMP is evil..but your jeb would just give us more of what we have!
      so out of curiosity, who would get your vote?

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      • Steve Richter says:

        At this point Jeb. I liked GWB a lot.

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        • judyw says:

          I loved GWB for who I thought he was and what I thought he represented. I remember specifically a conversation w/a client well into his 2nd term when she asked how I liked GWB then. I realized it was not a subject I’d considered in a long time. That question allowed me to open my mind to information I’d previously disregarded.

          When we begin the ask ourselves questions, answers always, always come. Sometimes the answers cause us to change the way we look at things we thought we knew. This site is a great place to find some answers to questions we don’t even know we have. Sorry for the rant but I saw myself in your post because I loved GWB before I did a lot of research on him and the Bush family.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Steve, I liked GWB too, until his last two years, he really started spending like crazy on social programs. We’re not supposed to have dynasties. Two Bushes is enough at least for now.
          One Clinton was enough for a long time.

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  7. facebkwallflower says:

    Jeb suffers from a severe little brother complex.

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  8. Stinky-Inky says:

    Worst. Interview. Ever.
    Smiles at mention of insider pedigree.
    Happy to see support sliding in the polls.
    Inspired by 2008 GOP loser.

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    • angie says:

      In Jeb’s world, it’s all about insider pedigree. Their schooling, their jobs, their political aspirations are all entitlements due them because of their insider pedigree- or so they think.

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  9. Director says:

    The McCain thing… Yikes the dumbass is clueless.

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  10. This piqued my curiosity: Bill Richardson (aka Judas) says only Jeb or Kasich will give Hillary a problem.
    http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/694637

    Sounds like a uniparty shill…

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    • kvoorhees4 says:

      Thats like they keep telling us the Democrats are most worried about Rubio. Rubio isn’t a good candidate for the Republican Party; many Republican voters will resent the affirmative-actionness of a Rubio nomination, will remember the Gang of 8, will be turned off and annoyed by his insistence that his unextraordinary family story should inspire us.

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    • John Galt says:

      Hillary would use Jeb like a doormat.

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  11. getfitnow says:

    I didn’t bother to go pass the 04 sec. mark. It actually sounds like he says “Thanks, Mom.” to me.

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  12. kinthenorthwest says:

    Jeb is the biggest idiot…His mother knows but his dad and brother are pushing.

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  13. Totally Domestic says:

    Jed isn’t the least bit worried, knows the fix is in. As he said, just as it was with McCain.

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  14. lovely says:

    Listen again, it is worse than it appears at first blush. I don’t think the ever eager for praise Jeb says “Thanks Matt!!”. I am pretty sure that Jeb ebulliently says “Thanks Mom!!!” thereby acknowledging Matt’s slobbering praise is so over the top it is something Jeb’s doting mom would be more likely to say than a person conducting an interview with a presidential candidate.

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    • Cameraman says:

      Yes, it’s definitely “Thanks mom!”

      That would be the same mom who wisely said “There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes,”

      Mom knows best!

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  15. IntoTheFray says:

    Yeb! is a Uniparty wh@re. He takes their money, than does and says whatever they want him to. Is this the new “Bush Family” legacy?
    He reminds me of one of those people who thinks he is the life of the party, but nobody can stand him, except for the other idiots in the room.

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  16. kallibella says:

    Jeb’s constant reference to McCain is the worst! McCain is a loser who only got the votes he got because of Palin. Jeb is worse than I thought.

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  17. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    There is no way the citizens will vote for Jeb Bush — get is everything we dislike in politics and then some. The Hummingbird strategy will not work and the RNC will never understand why. If the RNC doesn’t make what they try doing to Trump to obvious then Trump will be the candidate. If they find a way to block him then the Republican party will split and then all bets are off.

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  18. ssupsky says:

    Jeb does not really know that he is being played the fool. Matt is pushing the agenda. The GOPe is pulling the strings. They are all pawns in a larger game that is still hidden from many in the common populace.

    As Sundance has so eloquently laid bare to the folks on this site, the machinations of those in power is verily disgusting. One would think that reason and logic would allow more to see what is happening, but alas, this is not the case. Perhaps others have seen it though and chose not to say anything. My only question is how far back does this ploy go? I’m thinking at least to the time of Kennedy (JFK), maybe even further.

    But when you look at things beyond the little window we have here and peer into the future, what is the endgame? What is the final outcome? Sure, world domination, but to what end? What purpose does it actually serve? The oppression and enslavement of people in a controlled and static society that has no growth? It is senseless in the end.

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    • judyw says:

      “how far back…?” Way before JFK. I happened upon an interview w/Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt recently that was a real eye opener. She is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms. Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa. Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America’s Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings.
      Her website: http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/
      And this youtube is well worth anyone’s time to watch:

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  19. joshua says:

    PEDIGREE ????? Not at all. The family is historically corrupt and mentally and morally challenged .

    this is a very long post….but is IGNORED by the media “promoting” Jeb and the Bush family

    Bush family history shows a dark past unseen by most

    go read this book, on line for free.
    American-Fascism
    ..
    George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography — by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin
    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/bush/bushb.htm#Table

    Few would argue that trust, like democracy, is earned and not inherited. So how is it that we’ve missed the lessons of four generations of Bush family history?

    As Kevin Phillips recounts in “American Dynasty,” the Bush family presents a record of war profiteers who use public office to gain wealth and advantage. Along the way, Bush family business cronies receive political access and legitimacy.

    We’ve learned that a corrupt and weak father sired sons who; rented himself out to a known criminal land developer who scammed HUD and Medicare for millions of dollars, another who profited from insider stock trading while Americans were dying in the Middle East war, and another that ran a Savings & Loan into bankruptcy by looting the bank for his two deadbeat partners and who then stole even more taxpayer money by raiding the SBA.

    Beginning with John “Jeb” Bush, former governor of Florida, we find that he assisted Miguel Recarey, a fugitive now living in Spain, to steal over $200 million from International Medical Centers, the HMO Recarey owned, by using Jeb’s father’s influence to acquire a waiver for the HMO of the standard rule of 50-50 (meaning that at least 50% of an HMO’s clients cannot be Medicare patients but must be full paying clients). This theft left 150,000 elderly Americans without medical coverage. Oh, and by the way, Recarey had paid Jeb Bush’s company a $75,000 “real-estate consultant fee”. All totaled, Recarey embezzled over $1 billion in Medicare funds through false billings and outright theft.

    All of this occurred even though Leon Weinstein, a low-level HHS (Health and Human Resources, the agency responsible for Medicare payments), had been warning his superiors that IMC had been acting illegally since 1977. Even in 1983, his warnings were again ignored when he presented his superiors with undeniable documentation. It wasn’t until 1986, when Weinstein took his case to Congressmen Barney Frank (D-NY) and Pete Stark (D-CA), that anyone would listen to his evidence. These two Congressmen initiated investigative hearings into the scandal. As the hearings went on, it was learned that Recarey was also being investigated for bribing union officials in order to get a larger membership of non-Medicare patients, had been indicted on illegal wiretapping charges and was even refunded $2.2 million from the IRS the very same day the he boarded a flight out of the country.

    During his father’s second campaign for the Vice-presidency, Jeb and his partner, Armando Codina, received a loan to purchase an office building from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida. By late 1988, federal regulators found that the loan was in default. Finding themselves faced with the choice of either charging the Vice-President’s son with a felony or publicly forcing Jeb and his partner to fully repay the loan during the elder Bush’s campaign for the Presidency, they hit upon a rather clever third option. The regulator’s simply “reappraised” the building for $500,000, which Bush and Codina promptly paid and the default was lifted. The American taxpayer, of course, picked up the $4 million difference when Broward Federal Savings went bankrupt later that year. Jeb’s rather lame excuse for the fiasco that cost taxpayers millions? He and his partner were “victims of circumstances”.

    Jeb has also been deeply associated with one Camilo Padera. Padera had been indicted for looting another S&L, Jefferson Savings & Loan Association in McAllen, Texas, in 1982, but had the charges dropped when the CIA informed the FBI that Padera was to be cleared and his entire case forgotten. Later, Padera went on to defraud Housing and Urban Development of millions of dollars by, for instance, borrowing millions of dollars to build office buildings in Miami at a time when hundreds of offices already stood vacant in other buildings. Nevertheless, old Jeb hired on with Padera to find tenants for an empty, HUD financed office building. Who do you think old Jeb found to occupy nearly every empty office in Padera’s building? None other that IMC, owned by Miguel Recarey.

    Jeb also was instrumental in a case where another of his “friends”, “Manny” Diaz, received a $1.72 million contract with the state of Florida to landscape 113 miles of freeway, even though Diaz had absolutely no experience in highway landscaping. Diaz, as Jeb undoubtedly knew, had been a long time confident of Charles Keating, the president and chief looter of Lincoln Savings and Loan. Keating had even transferred a large parcel of Phoenix real estate that he owned to Diaz’s name for just $1 and transferred his $2 million mansion on the island of Cat Cay in the Bahamas to Diaz just days before Keating filed for personal bankruptcy.
    And, finally, let’s not forget Jeb’s recent troubles when his wife tried, unsuccessfully, to hide over $19,000 in purchases she brought from Paris, but which was discovered by custom officials who forced her to pay the required fees and taxes. Just as an obvious question, though, if you or I had tried so overtly to violate a federal law, would we have been sent home after paying up?
    How about Neil Bush, that little fellow that has been, oh, so quiet these last nine years?
    Neil served as a director of Silverado Banking, Savings & Loans in Denver, CO, from 1985 to 1988, at which time it went bankrupt. During his tenure on the board, Silverado made over $200 million in loans to Neil’s two partners in JMB Exploration, Neil’s unbelievably unsuccessful oil company. Of that amount, Neil’s partners defaulted on $132 million, leading to the S&L’s failure.
    An interesting aside to this story about Silverado’s failure was that the public closure of the institution was delayed until after the 1988 presidential elections. Even then, it took another two full years before regulators finally determined that Neil suffered from an “ethical disability” and fined him $50,000 for those lapses. The $250,000 cost of his defense was paid for by a banking industry lobbyist who is fighting to get banks deregulated (a fight he may win in the next Congressional session).

    Once Silverado had failed, Neil decided that he wasn’t done looting the taxpayer’s money just yet. Using a family friend as a front, Neil borrowed $2.35 million dollars through the SBA (Small Business Administration) to start another oil company, Apex Energy. Once the story was reported that the loan had been processed through companies that were, themselves, technically insolvent, Neil gave up his seat on the board, forfeited his part ownership and scampered away so that others would be forced to deal with this new mess. Nevertheless, ever the Bush, before leaving the comapny, Neil sold an oil lease that he owned to Apex for $150,000. The final disposition of this story has not been reported nor publicized.

    One of the most venal characters is Prescott Bush, the Jeb’s grandfather.
    In 1942, Congress seized the assets of Prescott Bush and charged him with trading with the enemy. Bush and his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker, were managing directors of the Union Banking Corp. of New York City. Allied with Brown Brothers Harriman, the largest private investment bank in the world, Bush and Walker were front men for Nazi industrialist Fritz Thyssen.
    Thyssen, whose empire was founded on coal and steel, financed the rise of Adolf Hitler.

    Then as now, cloaking funds destined for subversion of democracies or weapons shipment was a useful tactic. To hide transactions and conceal ownership, Thyssen created a banking network. The first node was established in Berlin, a second in neutral Holland. UBC in New York was the linchpin.
    Little more than a money-laundering office for Nazi operations in the United States, Bush, Walker and other confederates oversaw almost a dozen separate businesses. Acting with Thyssen’s money, they aided the Nazi invasion of Europe by supplying resources for weaponry.

    In 1937, Bush set up a deal to help the Luftwaffe obtain tetraethyl lead to boost aircraft performance.
    Americans first heard about Thyssen’s American operations in the New York Herald-Tribune on July 30, 1942, eight months after Pearl Harbor. The headline declared “Hitler’s Angel Has $3 Million in U.S. Bank.” However, the story did not identify Bush or Harriman as UBC executives.
    After the war ended in 1945, investigators learned that Bush had extremely close ties to Thyssen and continued to work as his agent to the end. When hostilities ceased, Bush helped move Thyssen assets to Panama, Argentina and Brazil, all major destinations for the flight of Nazi capital.
    In 1951, following Thyssen’s death in Argentina, the U.S. alien property custodian released the assets of Union Banking Corp. Prescott Bush cashed out his ownership share for $1.5 million. (In 2004 dollars, that’s more than $10 million.) He used it to fund a successful U.S. Senate campaign from Connecticut and launch his son, the president’s father, in the oil business.

    Other American companies that armed Hitler included General Motors, Standard Oil and Chase Bank. All were quietly sanctioned after Pearl Harbor; then government files were lost or forgotten. For 60 years, the full record of Prescott Bush’s complicity in the Nazi war machine has been ignored or denied by participants and the U.S. media.

    But no more. Documents relating to the seizures were recently uncovered in the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Confirmed by Dutch government sources, they show that Bush shipped tons of strategic resources to the Third Reich as Hitler prepared to invade Poland.
    Despite this history, the news media continue to present a selective picture of the Bush family and its business connections. People who tried to show the warts were shouted down; in 2000, St. Martin’s Press, the first publisher of “Fortunate Son,” a George W. Bush biography, was forced to recall and destroy its inventory.

    After launching a bloody occupation of Iraq, perhaps it’s time Americans connect the dots and see the big picture. It ought to have been done before the invasion, but since we’re trained to accept media and TV dinners uncritically, developing a context for identifying domestic enemies is a challenge. Rhetoric and flag waving have replaced hard-nosed insistence on the truth. Meanwhile, lies send our troops to die far from home; war profits flow to favored industries in billion-dollar contracts.

    In private action and public policy, Bush family history reveals a pattern of war profiteering spanning four generations. It’s a legacy of deceit and death. For the naïve and uninformed, the facts may be a slap in the face. For those who look closely, the sign is as clear as blood on snow.
    Then again, perhaps the pattern is lost in the noise. According to Bob Woodward’s “Bush At War,” the (former) president attended a New York Yankees game not long after the 9/11 attacks. Wearing a New York City fireman’s jacket, Bush threw out the first pitch and the crowd roared its approval. From a skybox above the stadium, Karl Rove, Bush’s political adviser, likened the roar of the crowd to “a Nazi rally.”

    The material at the link provides all of the anti-Bush rhetoric anyone could wish for, going back at least a hundred years (if you don’t count the material on Caligula). Please don’t do this. -Admin

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    • Lou says:

      SD, I think the people want an alternative to the Democrat Party. we’re wishing and hoping and praying. this is what I saw in Ross Perot when he ran. I feel Donald Trump may be that alternative to both of these crap parties. we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s fiction or not. It looks at this point in time that it may happen, but let’s see on November the 3rd.

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  20. marierogers says:

    wow!! its a helluva lot worse than anyone imagined! the kennedy dynasty looks tame by comparison!

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  21. SharonKinDC says:

    I swear, the elevator doesn’t go to the top floors with this Bush…

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  22. tychesd says:

    Interesting article tweeted by Bush campaign guy, Mike Murphy http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/241777. Time to bet on Jeb again?

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    • Sharon says:

      From the article:

      While Rubio is the beneficiary of press attention as the Summer of Trump winds to a close,…..

      In their dreams. The forces that put Trump in escalation mode have not changed, and whether it’s summer or fall, or winter or spring, has nothing to do with it.

      They still don’t think we represent a serious point of view. That’s a mistake on several levels.

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  23. Lou says:

    he campaigns with only his first name. wonder why.

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  24. trump2016 says:

    OMG, that was so autistic and cringy. smh

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  25. ctdar says:

    I wouldn’t have been surprised if Matt was just gonna reach over and pat his head.

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  26. Buck says:

    “…John McCain was alone in the airport. I was there with him…” Yep. If you were the only one there McCain was surely alone in the airport.

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  27. tisclear says:

    When a Republican candidate elicits sympathy from Matt Lauer it’s time to hang it up. Jeb is a clueless drone who doesn’t even know when he’s done.

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  28. Nick says:

    his Pedigree as Matt states is one where he can be easily controlled and bribed. Nothing more, nothing less. That’s what the establishment want. A president they can fully control.

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