Jeb Bush On Trump Scandals: Ha, Ha, I Told You So

CNN reports:

Jeb Bush just gave the political equivalent of an “I told you so” to President Donald Trump. “When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president,” Bush said on Friday.

“Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now,” he said, speaking at the annual SALT hedge fund conference, which is headlined by bigwigs from the world of politics, finance, sports and entertainment.

Bush said it appears the Trump administration is “living in the tyranny of the moment” instead of “executing on a clear agenda.” Even though Bush acknowledged he’s not on Trump’s “speed dial,” the former 2016 GOP rival of the president offered some unsolicited advice for calming things down in the White House. “Stop tweeting,” Bush said.

  • vorpal 😼

    Please clap.

    • Beagle

      With one hand.

    • Halou
    • zhera

      Being Norwegian, I sometimes mix up the c and the s, writing in English. Not so for the word ‘clap’, but for Jeb~ I can make an exception.

      Please slap!

      • vorpal 😼

        If you were Japanese, you might get the L and R mixed up.
        That could be a real shit show.

        • Todd Allis


          Prease crap!

          • vorpal 😼

            I’m delighted to say that I remembered enough katakana to be able to read that without having to look at your translation :-).

            My favourite katana representation is velvet:

            The lack of sounds in Japanese makes for some amusing loan words.

          • Todd Allis

            I could read that but couldn’t suss “velvet” out of “berubetto.” πŸ˜€ Now I see it.

            Words like “election” are fun too.

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            “It sounds unbelievable”

            Because it is a lie. Nobody is paying you $97 an hour to post your stupid spam.

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          • Robincho

            “Juilliard” comes out rather comically. I bet “vorpal” would too… πŸ˜‰

          • vorpal 😼

            I just ran it through Google Translate to see what the katakana would be for it, and it came back with:
            which is romanized as:


            (I know, I know… I owe you an email! It is coming today. Can’t sleep. Woke up from a weird dream.)

      • Nowhereman

        And lately it’s a case of “so many slappable faces, so little time”.

    • Michael R
    • FAEN

      LOL-you beat me to it.

    • Nowhereman

      Perfect response to JEB!.

  • bkmn
    • Todd20036

      I’m your slave, Sir.

      • FAEN


  • Pollos Hermanos

    I wonder if Jeb! is still pissed at his cousin Billy Bush for not telling him about the Access Hollywood tape before he dropped out the primaries.

  • safari

    Someone is not getting a Christmas card from the Trumps

  • Leo

    The Bush family was and is always corruption and bigotry wrapped in a bow. I always preferred those things in my evil politicians to be loud, proud and obvious.

    Now with Trump and Pence we have both. Mr. Low Energy can go back to bed.

  • DaddyRay

    I played this fun psych game with a Trumpster at work where I said – OK now that you know what Trump is like, who would have been your second choice to win the RNC nomination? – it took them off guard and they started saying they thought Jeb or Ted Cruz would have been a better pick. That seemed to start putting doubt in their head that Trump wasn’t such a wise choice instead of them just blindly defending Trump.

  • The_Wretched

    And you lost to the chaos agent Jeb! And Chaos doesn’t order anything.

    • -M-

      I noticed that, aside from I told ya so-ing about something everyone already knew, the lines Joe quoted don’t quite say anything.

  • zhera

    I want to know what’s going on aboard AF1 right now. What the mood is like, and how much screaming is heard from the private section and into the reporters’ section.

    Oh, and Jeb Bush? Who’s he, again?

    • Jared and Ivanka are having a Peeing Competition on Air Force One. Jared has a strong urine stream. Ivanka does not wash her hands which disgusts Jared. Who is thinking these skits up? LOL.

      • emjayay

        He does look a lot like Jared.

    • Halou

      If there are beds aboard the flight they are probably wet by now.

  • JoeMyGod
  • justme

    But Jebbie..
    THIS is YOUR party ..
    It’s what they have envisioned for the country since your dad was in office…
    And this is what they have brought us to ..

  • Oh, come on, Jeb! Couldn’t you come up with a better one than that? How about, “And we thought my brother was an idiot! Well, yeah, but I mean, you know.”

  • Michael R

    Thanks for that little snack cake.

    • zhera

      He looks dumber than Dubya. That takes skillz!

    • FAEN

      Wow-Barbara has had some work done.

    • Nowhereman

      Poor poor put-upon JEB!…

  • David Milley

    Relevance, Jeb? Oh. You have none.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Rich people don’t like chaos. Talk like this will seriously turn the tide against Trump.

  • AtticusP

    Jeb Who?

  • Tiger Quinn

    Jeb, his awfulness has nothing to do with your awfulness. Him being terrible doesn’t make YOU one atom more qualified than you were.

    • Uncle Mark

      Jeb started off his campaign with more money than God, and he squandered it profusely. He was indecisive; lacked a strategy; didn’t even defend his Hispanic wife and family after Drumpf insulted Mexicans…until weeks later. He tried to distance himself from W, but then supported all of W’s bad decisions, while adding those team members responsible for W’s bad decisions to his team. Hell, at the end of the day, America wondered if Jeb even wanted the job after all.

      Fine, Jeb, if it makes you feel better. Your incompetence and low energy is better than Drumpf and his treason…but you will still never be President. Bye bye.

      • emjayay

        Even if he pulled it off, once his Mexican wife who spends all her time watching Telenovas and barely speaks English was let out there would have been a problem with Republican voter enthusiasm. No way he could harness the Mexican hate like Trump did.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Please clap.

    OK, for that I’ll clap for you.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Wow, a girl gets her nails done and bang! 20 more crap piles from the GOP and 45.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Rebecca Gardner
    • Blake J Butler

      Oh the perks that must come from being in a political dynasty of the willfully retarded and self-serving.

      Throw me in one of those decent ones and see the good i could do. More than this lady still not realizing that we are not making more white people, being out bred and out immigrated from latin-hispanic and asian countries.

      But hey, i’m not the one living in a fantasy land. Dahling.

      • Nowhereman

        I’m whiter than white, and I’m looking forward to the day that white Americans are in the minority in this country. It’ll be worth it just to see the racists lose their effing minds. I will laugh and laugh.

        • vorpal 😼

          Living where I do in Chile – which has very little racial and cultural diversity – the thing I really, really miss most about Canada is the diversity there.

        • Blake J Butler

          I’m growing to hate my race more and more everyday, with around 38-40 percent that are worth a damn and then take the rest minus the 40 that i just really wish were replaced with minorities. They can’t vote worth a damn, accept inequalities that exist, play the persecution card when groups of people gain their civil rights, or even speak up about injustices that persist in this country.

          That trump was suppose to be this magical being that was to be better than “evil” Obama did to America. Lie after lie after lie after lie, and they’ll eat it up and accept the results eventually whether they’ll admit it or not. Most likely not admit to it, only to elect another person like trump in midterms and the general election, to where they will learn nothing from this ordeal and keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

          • Nowhereman

            Most of them seem to be upset that Trump and the republican congress aren’t mean and racist and sexist enough! Crazy.

        • Galvestonian

          … me too … I’m 74 and my friends tell me that to find me in a crowd they just look for the ‘whitest’ guy. I don’t get out into the sun much and I am ‘fish-belly’ white with a full head of white hair.

          My belief is that this country is great because of it’s immigrant & ethnic mix – we’re a country made up of people from hundreds of other countries of all races and to deny immigration to good people is to deny our future because they represent hope — for without hope there is no future.

          • Nowhereman

            Well said, and I agree. My family moved a lot when I was in school, and I went to a few schools where I was very much in the minority. I think it was good for me. My father was married to an Alaskan Native woman for a few years, and that exposed me to her extended family too. I have zero tolerance for racism.

    • Ninja0980

      Will she mention gerrymandering, voter id laws and others things that helped with that?
      Of course she won’t.

      • Chucktech

        Or, her Mormon god forbid, whatever the fuck the Russians did…

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    I hate to say it, but we could really use some compassionate conservatism right about now.. .

    • DaddyRay

      Unfortunately that never existed

      • 5moreminutes*imtired

        George’s AIDS work in Africa should be applauded. The current Republicans in Washington couldn’t even find it on a map…

        • Todd20036

          HW ignored the AIDS crisis in the US almost as much as Reagan did, and I still think HW was the best of the Bushes.

          • charemor

            Read any of the books about the Bush dynasty and you will see that HW was the worst of the bunch. Pure calculating evil through and through.

      • Robincho

        You might as well look for a large Lilliputian. Or a talented Scott Baio…

  • safari
    • The_Wretched

      That’s some horrible irony for you.

    • Ninja0980

      Breaks my heart.. truly does.

    • DaddyRay

      Humans are screwed

      • Yes.
        The winds in ME countries will be carrying super heated steam. They will only be able to live underground.
        Our GOVT has created robot soldiers to deal with the climate refugees. They are self powered by garbage (corpses). Yes I can prove it.

    • zhera

      β€œIt was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that”

      WTF! i’m disappointed in my country. The permafrost disappearing has been a topic for many years, and they haven’t done anything about it?

      • -M-

        Here’s an idea. Reflectors. Literally big white sails angled to shade the ground around the place during the summer.

      • BobSF_94117

        I’m surprised it was that close to the shore. Tsunamis….

    • JCF


  • penpal

    If he’s trying to tell us that we should feel sorry that we didn’t all make him president, he’s wrong.

  • skyweaver

    Hey, Jeb, nearly all of the solid reporting on this is coming from lamestream media, including the NY Times, which you and your other also-rans derided over and over again during your campaign. Suddenly they are okay again. You look like a schmuck

  • Ninja0980

    You’re still an asshole Jeb, and Betsy Devos, Neil Gorsuch etc. are all folks you and other Republicans would have picked.
    Trump simply doesn’t use a filter like you guys do.
    Other then that, there is no difference between any of you.

  • MikeBx2

    I’ve only read the snippet above, but does Bush really think that Trump’s biggest problems will be solved if he stops tweeting?

    • Todd20036

      Does it really matter what Jeb “thinks”?

      • TampaDink

        Yes…..but only because he does that so rarely that this is an historic moment in time.

  • CottonBlimp

    You caused this mess, you pathetic lump of fetal alcohol syndrome. You participated in stealing the 2000 election to give the presidency to your idiot chimp of a brother who is responsible, more than any other President in the past 100 years, in dumbing down America and legitimizing a culture of fascism, as well as fucking over the country so terribly that it created such a seething mass of desperate, angry morons. Now you have the fucking gall to whine that the idiot mob your party riled up to attack blacks and gays and atheists and liberals now is causing problems for your rich asshole partners in crime?

    Burn in hell, you anti-American piece of shit.

    • Xuuths

      That’s all very well, but what did you think of the speech?

      • -M-


    • BuckyB12

      Yeah, Jeb – but we still don’t want you.

    • BillysWilly

      You go girl!

  • Steve’s got a good point:
    This part of it isn’t complicated at all.

    • Cuberly

      I sure see a lot of twitterers defending Trump using the “fake news” and libs are desperate memes over and over. I’ve yet to see a single one acknowledge anything from that list of Benen’s. It’s so bad for them right now they can’t even spin a lie to cover the stink.

    • real Donald Jesus Trumpβœ“

      I don’t know this guy but the 1st point is a non sequitur because there’s no “legal” mean for any foreign leader to intervene our election

      • Beagle

        Closer to a redundancy than a non sequitur. But I think the word “illegal” appropriately underscores how bad this all is. It means that the Dump campaign (and very possibly Dump itself) conspired in illegal activity to benefit Dump, FBI investigation is perfectly legitimate (to say the least), and Dump is inappropriately trying to interfere with that investigation.

  • Ninja0980

    Jeb is still smarting over 1994 when Lawton Chiles beat him in a year where everyone with an R next to their name was winning left and right.
    If more Democrats fought back the way Chiles did, the country would be better off.

    • Chiles probably could not get a nomination for Governor in half the states of the Union these days, probably including Florida. He was WAY too centrist and Blue Dog. The Kos people would rip his balls out. Bernie would refuse to endorse him since he was not “progressive” enough. I am not being sarcastic.

  • Secure private phone conversation between the 3 M’s — Theresa May, Angela Merkel, and Emmanuel Macron today getting ready for Trump’s visit:
    Macron: Is it an act or is he really this much of an imbecile?
    Merkel: It’s no act. We have to keep things very simple and let him leave thinking he has a “win”.
    May: Just flatter him and talk about his electoral college victory. He likes that.
    Macron: Why do I care? He endorsed a fascist for President of France! And then he calls me to congratulate me on winning!
    Merkel: I told him to get rid of the Nazis in his government. He doesn’t listen
    May: I have to figure out how to stop the riots in London when during his state visit in August. We tried to move it to Scotland but that won’t work. He wants a carriage ride up the Mall!
    Macron: Can you poison his wine while you are at it?

  • netxtown

    “And always look both ways when you cross the street!”
    fuck you, idiot.

  • I only found two decent “Told you so!” GIFs from “Will and Grace” online. You’d think there’d be more.

  • LovesIrony

    and you sir, are no Bobbi Adler

    • Robincho

      Trouble is, not even Bobbi Adler is Bobbi Adler anymore… πŸ™

  • stevenj

    The Bush Family. What a (hidden) history.

  • MichaelJ

    There is so much the Trump family could learn from the Bushes, such as being discrete about your wealth, knowing that loyalty works both ways, and hiding your conflicts of interest.

    • leastyebejudged

      How to set the nation back 50 years with the patriot act, it’s funny to me how little people value what’s been lost.

      • MichaelJ

        Just to clarify, my comment was not intended to compare Bush favorable to Trump. What I meant is that old money families like the Bushes know how to get away with their crimes against democracy and humanity.

    • CraigNJ

      How to steal from your savings and loan to benefit your buddies like Neil (the forgotten Bush brother) did with Silverado S&L.–The-Bush-Brothers-are-Bank-Robbers

  • leastyebejudged

    It’s embarrassing to live in a country that pretends to be some sort of democracy while maintaining family dynasties. The USA is more like a banana republic.

    • Gianni

      Don’t be so hard on us. We’re not perfect and a lot of fools were impressed by this buffoon’s brashness, boldness, and getting laughs at others’ expense. Add the overwhelming meddling in the election and the cluster-fuck that is the Electoral College and we got a Trump presidency. The Trump train is entering the tunnel now and our system will rectify this obnoxious and abhorrent presidency.

      • emjayay

        Yes, fools. Mean spirited fools.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Galvestonian

    Republicans – the Party of Chaos, Deceit, Bigotry, Lies, Racism, Homophobia and belief in a wealthy oligarchy.

  • BobSF_94117

    Doesn’t like Trump. Almost blissful about the crap Congress has been passing…

  • Lantor

    As loathe as I am to say it, if Jeb! had won, we’d probably be far worse off. The cabal of McConnell, Ryan and Bush would already have dismantled everything. Thankfully Trump is mostly neutered from shear stupidity.

  • popebuck1

    And yet, they STILL preferred him to you.

  • DaveMiller135

    Why not, it was never going to be him.

  • JCF

    Denounce (and announce you’re leaving) the whole fecking GOP which empowered/enables Drumpf, and THEN get back to me Jeb!.

  • Jebya is slow but sure. I say, slow but sure.

  • Paul David

    A single tear just ran down my cheek for Jeb.

    It was a low-energy tear, to be sure.

    Think of all the “progress” we could be making under a Jeb (!) presidency! The smoothness with which health care would–at the moment–be getting taken away from millions! Not at all like the “chaos” we have now! And millions STILL have health care! Unacceptable!

    Jeb 2020!

  • Jeb Who?