Just one day after the death of his mother Barbara Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush shamelessly tired to use her death to bash President Donald Trump. Unfortunately for Bush, however, it didn’t end well for him.
Breitbart reported that while speaking at Elmhurst College in Illinois on Wednesday, Bush called on voters to stop rewarding politicians who used derogatory characterizations “to make themselves look better.”
“Here is the dirty secret, politics is embedded in our culture,” Bush said. “We are our culture. The interaction of all of us together defines our culture and our culture is more vulgar then it once was. Our culture allows people to act in ways that thirty years ago would never be allowed in politics. Our culture is more reality TV based, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that our politics is that way.”
“Voters should penalize rather than reward politicians, irrespective of their party, that use racist language or call people Nazis or disparage the disabled or make fun of people in order to push someone down to make themselves look better,” he continued. “That should be a penalty. You should be in a penalty box rather than getting rewards for that.”
Bush went on to whine about Trump calling him a name during the 2016 presidential election before adding, “The first step is to change the language around political discourse and get it back to something at your own kitchen table you could tolerate. At least in my kitchen table, I could promise you if I talked like the people I hear on television today talk, my mother would have gotten her board out and whipped my butt, which she did occasionally.”
“Now, we’re so hyper-partisan that if it’s a Democrat doing something outrageous, Republicans are just righteously there to attack, but if it’s a Republican, you hear nothing, and vice versa,” Bush continued. “To challenge this notion, sometimes bad behavior is just bad behavior. And we should have a higher ethical standard for people in public life than a lower one.”
Barbara had not even been dead for 24 hours, and her son was already using her passing to fuel his deranged anti-Trump agenda. Unfortunately for Bush, however, Twitter users made it clear that his rant against Trump meant nothing to them:
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