Saturday, February 20, 2016

As The Trump and Bush Campaigns Pass Each Other In The Night




The Margaret Dumont of the 2016 Republican campaign has left the set of A Day at the Races, never to return:
Jeb Bush Ends Presidential Campaign

Jeb Bush is ending his campaign for president after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina primary.

"The people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision," the former Florida governor told his supporters gathered in Columbia on Saturday night. "So tonight, I am suspending my campaign."

"I congratulate my competitors, that are remaining on the island, on their success in a race that has been hard-fought, just as the contest for the presidency should be because it is a tough job," he continued.
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So now we'll get to see what Bizarro Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo and Zeppo Marx will make of of their game of anarchy in a sanitarium and at a horse race now that their favorite foil is gone for good.

14 comments:

Frank Stone said...

Wow -- so it turns out that you can't win a presidential primary by flushing millions of dollars down the toilet. Live and learn, huh?

Shelly Stephenson said...

It's alright.
He has more fun things to do anyway.

Shelly Stephenson said...

He has more fun things to do.

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

So instead of "Jeb!", is he now "Jeb :("?

Be seeing you.

SamB said...

A lot of resemblance between Clinton's and Rubio's victory speeches Saturday night.

Mister Roboto said...

One might get the impression that the Bush name is not a guarantee of instant popularity!

John Hall said...

It was inJebitable.

Mr XD said...

I've been a Marxist all along~

Mike Ident said...

Dismission Accomplished..!

John Taylor said...

No sympathy here. He was an awful candidate with awful policies.

Paul Wartenberg said...

At some point the billionaires who cheered on the Citizens United ruling is going to realize all they did was make it easier for con artists to rip them off using political campaigns as money pits.

If they ever come to terms with the fact that, gee, regulating political campaigns and creating stronger fraud laws to stop this sort of thing from getting worse, we might actually see some sanity return to politics.

If.

Marion in Savannah said...

Did he really say "my competitors who are remaining on the island?" Who better than Jeb(?) to make it completely clear that this whole Republican Goat Fcking Contest is based on a crummy "reality" TV show.

(If I was too rude, Esteemed Moderator, please feel free to replace that one iffy word. "Roping" would work, or just change the whole thing to Cat Herding Contest. My cats, however, refuse to be herded by those buffoons.)

The Kraken said...

Someone put it rather well by saying Jeb basically lit one hundred million dollars on fire, but that would at least have generated some useful heat and light. Are there any economists out there that could estimate the multiplier effect of one hundred million dollars being injected into the wing nut welfare system? Will any of it go to productive use or at least be subject to taxation? Or does all of it simply get sucked out of the economy and into an off shore tax haven?

Robt said...

Jeb! ends his campaign.

Please clap? Please?