Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jeb Bush, man of the people

At least, well-heeled, Wall St. people:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will raise money on Wall Street on Wednesday at an eye-popping $100,000 per-ticket Park Avenue event hosted by private equity mogul Henry Kravis and his wife. The price of admission to the event, which will raise funds for Bush’s “Right to Rise” super PAC, surprised even Wall Street veterans used to high-dollar fundraisers.
”Right to Rise”? Somebody needs to slam the oven door on that soufflĂ© pronto.

And absolutely no surprise here:
Bush is moving quickly to consolidate financial support in the wealthy enclaves of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in many cases squeezing out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Needless to say, these are the kind of establishment Republicans who think Tea Partiers are the personification of characters from the old Li’l Abner cartoon strip (no wonder Al Capp once created a story line that featured a tycoon who wanted to demolish the town of Dogpatch because it cast a shadow on his breakfast egg).

The American electorate screwed up twice in electing Barry the Hapless. That doesn’t mean we can expiate our political sins by electing somebody whose principal strength is likely to be greater competence in furthering the aggrandizement of power by the state.

Bush needs to be defeated (call it an “act of love”).


bruce said...

In the US case, political dynasties seem to be an offshoot of the celebrity culture, the whole velvet rope thing where a 'name' commands respect. Very bad for democracy.

RebeccaH said...