May 31, 2015 8:00 pm -


Wait a minute–on whose watch was 9/11?

CBS News host Bob Schieffer asked Bush if he felt like overcoming George W. Bush’s legacy was his “main challenge” in running for president…

Schieffer pressed Bush to detail what he had learned from his brother.

“Well, the successes clearly are protecting the homeland,” the former Florida governor opined. “We were under attack, and he unified the country, and he showed dogged determination, and he kept us safe.”

“And you know, you can talk about a lot of stuff, but when you’re president of the United States and you’re confronted with that kind of event, to respond the way he did is admirable,” Bush said. “And I’ve learned from that.”




D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to Jeb: I Learned From My Brother How to Keep The Country Safe

  1. burqa May 31st, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Well, he’s sure continuing the family tradition of keeping the knee-slappers coming.
    His brother ignored his most important responsibility as president and did nothing in response to over 100 warnings I can document that came before 9/11. These warnings said a massive attack that would “shake the world” according to one that summer. Over 2,900 Americans were not kept safe that dark day.
    He seems to have forgotten his brother did not keep over 4,400 Americans who died in Iraq safe, or the tens of thousands of others who lost limbs, internal organs, eyesight or were maimed in that war.
    Planning for the invasion of Iraq began before we even had enough troops in Afghanistan to carry out operations of our own there. Formal orders were cut in December 2001 to pull out the specops troops specially trained and equipped to go after al Qaeda and they were replaced by line infantry.
    So not only did Bush’s Defense Department fail to guard the back door at Tora Bora, the muddled thinking that has long been a hallmark of the Bush family came to the fore. When al Qaeda retreated to the EAST, Bush’s response was to invade a nation 3 countries to the WEST on the map.

    Give up, Jeb. You will not escape the foul odor of your brother and the Tea Party will not let you win so all you have ahead is disappointment, unanswerable questions from interviewers and crappy food you’ll have to pretend you enjoy as much as Bachmann liked corn dogs…

    • alpacadaddy May 31st, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      “Ya know, I don’t thank about OBL that much at all…. heh,,,, hehheh… Hey Condi, does this codpiece make me look manly?”

      • burqa May 31st, 2015 at 11:11 pm

        W, referring to al Qaeda:

        “They never stop thinking of ways to hurt America and neither do we.”

        • whatthe46 June 1st, 2015 at 12:30 am

          ahahahahhahahaha!!!!!!!! really? he fk’n said that?

          • burqa June 1st, 2015 at 10:42 pm

            Oh yeah. I typed that from memory. Here is the exact quote from Aug. 4, 2004:
            “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”

            I have a number of pro-terrorist quotes he made.

            On August 30, 2004, Bush was on the Today Show and said this about the war on terror:
            “I don’t think we can win it.”

            He also said:
            * “There’s no doubt in my mind that we should allow the world’s worst leaders to hold America hostage, to threaten our peace, to threaten our friends and allies with the world’s worst weapons.”

            * “The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein and his willingness to terrorize himself.”

            * “We will stand up for terror. We will stand up for freedom.”

            “I understand that unrest in the Middle east creates unrest throughout the region.”

            * “Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacemakers is going to be an assignment.”

            * “We are resolved to root out terror wherever it exists to save the world from freedom.”

            * “I can’t imagine someone like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hannukah.”

            * “I think war is a dangerous place.”

            I have plenty more on other topics…..

          • whatthe46 June 1st, 2015 at 10:51 pm

            if you could just imagine, the most confused look on someones face, then you’ve just imagined mine. wtf? LOL

          • burqa June 2nd, 2015 at 12:21 am

            On another board, beginning in 2004 I started a thread that went on for years. Every few days I would post another dumbass Bush quote.
            That part was fun, but so too was the theorizing about it. For example, I wondered whether it was learned behavior or hereditary.
            For the learned behavior argument, I proposed it could be contagious, and posted similar idiocy from people around Bush.
            For the hereditary argument, there was Bush Sr. to quote.

            Here is my fave. Note the way the insanity comes on like a fast-growing virus as GHW Bush spirals into incomprehensible craziness as he tries to resemble a human being:

            “And the other thing, and I guess – is that I expect it’s difficult for somebody working in a plant here in New Hampshire to wonder, to know if the president really cares about what’s happening in the economy. And I think I know this state. I went to school a thousand years ago across the border and – would go up every summer of my life, except 1944, to Maine, spending a fair amount of time.
            Almost – you could see it, practically, coming in on the plane. So when you get clobbered on the seacoast by a storm, I get clobbered by a seacoast on the storm. It goes further than that. When you get hurting because you worry whether you’re going to have a job or you get thrown out, I do care about it, and I just wanted to say that.”

            – George H.W. Bush (41), speaking at a Davidson
            Textron Plant, Dover, New Hampshire, Jan. 15, 1992

          • whatthe46 June 2nd, 2015 at 12:33 am

            wtf? only palin could decipher that clusterfuck of a statement. lol

          • burqa June 2nd, 2015 at 12:50 am

            Back in my younger days a clusterfuck was a good thing to be sought after.
            My, how times change……………….

          • whatthe46 June 2nd, 2015 at 12:51 am

            i never thought of it as a good thing. lol

          • burqa June 2nd, 2015 at 1:56 am

            Heh heh, and given the opportunity today for one i’d reply with my favorite word…

  2. allison1050 May 31st, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Successes? What about learning from your bro’s failure’s…anything?

  3. Budda May 31st, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Earth to Jeb; your brother did not keep the country safe.

  4. Suzanne McFly May 31st, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Is he trying to lose?

    • whatthe46 May 31st, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      considering he knows full well he never had a shot, he can say whatever he wants. we already know he’s stupid.

  5. NW10 May 31st, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Jeb W. Bush!

  6. joe sanford May 31st, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    We are still paying for his brothers disastrous presidency.

  7. fahvel June 1st, 2015 at 3:02 am

    this l’il bro is rather delusional m’thinks. dumb george created a nation steeped in fear and surveillance and a planet awash is insane acts of violence with no objective in view for anything. Go jeb!!!

  8. Gindy51 June 1st, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Then if you get elected we are truly fucked considering what happened on your stupid brother’s watch. You remember 9/11 eh Jebby?

  9. Darksnark June 1st, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Wow, the GOP’s best contender for the party’s presidential nomination just committed political suicide on national television.

    If this trend continues, Republicans will end up with a Jindal/Fiorina ticket that’ll lose to Clinton by 30 percentage points….

  10. William June 1st, 2015 at 8:49 am

    If Jeb had half a brain, he’d start a rumor that he was adopted.

    • Maxx44 June 1st, 2015 at 10:35 am

      However, that would make his parents look really dumb…oh, wait, never mind.

    • Sirkulat June 1st, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      If republican leaders demand war, Jeb will play the Bush standard Commander in chief dumbass personality distraction. I think maybe strict ‘austerity’ measures will be the GOP campaign slogan. Gutting social programs to pay for tax breaks the wealthy powerful want. And dirty industry drill baby drill deregulation of course.

  11. Bunya June 1st, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Absolutely. Your brother was stellar at keeping the country safe – except for that minor “inconvenience” on 9/11/2001. And we don’t need to count all the embassy bombings that happened under his watch because, even though the people killed were American, they weren’t killed on American soil, so it’s all good. And besides, the GOP is sure to keep the American public distracted with Benghazi, so that should free you up to take on the good stuff. Now, here’s what I think you should do, if you’re elected:
    First, accuse Colombia of harboring drug lords, then retaliate by bombing Germany. After about 5 years when it comes to light that you ordered the slaughter of thousands of Germans because your Volkswagon broke down on the interstate, no worries. You won’t have to pay for your crimes, because by then we’ll have a democrat in office who will say things like, “America doesn’t condone the bombing of wrong countries, and I will do everything in my power to make sure it will never happen again”. See? A “get out of jail free” card!
    Oh sure, you won’t be able to vacation in places like Italy, England and Ireland for fear of being arrested and prosecuted for your war crimes but so what? I’m sure a nice christchun boy like yourself wouldn’t want to be seen cavorting with the gay lovers in Ireland, anyway. And don’t forget, if you ever need spare change, Fox “News” will have you on their shows to opine how the guy who kept you out of the slammer “wants to take America down”.

  12. robert June 1st, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    little does jeb know,

    if a network opens almost everyday with breaking news about ISIL ?

    you cant say YOU won anything

    sorry for the bad news

  13. StoneyCurtisll June 1st, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Jeb: “I Learned From My Brother How to Keep The Country Safe”…
    You cant be serious….
    9/11 ring bell??

    • whatthe46 June 1st, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      seriously, nothing rings a bell in these idiots head.

  14. Progressive Republican June 2nd, 2015 at 4:16 am

    “Jeb: I Learned From My Brother How to Keep The Country Safe”

    Must’ve been the shortest lesson in the whole of human history.

  15. jybarz June 2nd, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Oops, my BP just gone up… can’t swear… it will kill me.