Republicans have to try very hard to get wingnut radio to turn against them. But that’s exactly what J.E.B. has managed to do:
There will undoubtedly be plenty of dumb things said between now and 2016 by many of these current and potential GOP presidential nominees, but Bush saying he would still invade Iraq – even after knowing what we know now – is probably going to be the stupidest thing we’ll hear anyone say.
“You can’t still think going into Iraq now, as a sane human being, was the right thing to do,” Ingraham said. “That’s like you have no ability to learn from past mistakes at all… when the past mistakes were made by your brother.”
She then went on to slam Jeb for bringing in many of the same people who George W. Bush had advising him, suggesting that he clearly didn’t know how to be “his own man.” And when Jeb suggested that Hillary Clinton would agree with him on Iraq, Ingraham hammered that idiocy as well. “No Hillary wouldn’t!” she said. “Hillary wouldn’t authorize the war now, if she knew what she knows now.”
“You have to have someone who says, look, I’m a Republican but I’m not an idiot! I’m not stupid!” Ingraham said. “I learn from the past and I improve myself.”
Damn. If I didn’t know the truth, I’d think Amy Goodman said that.
I still believe that Bush will eventually triumph due to money and no viable competition. But Iraq is an embarrassment and he should not place loyalty to his brother over common sense.
I’m going to put Forward Progressives
on the list for bringing this circular firing squad to my attention.