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Jeb Bush: “Obama is American”

Campaigning in Michigan, Jeb Bush soundly repudiates birtherism, reports mlive.com, the web site of the MLive Media Group that operates a string of Michigan newspapers, in their article, “Jeb Bush goes full non-birther in Michigan while Donald Trump faces backlash.”

Barack Obama is a talented man — and by the way, he’s American, he’s Christian.

Bush was speaking at the the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.

Obama’s birthplace turned out not to be a critical issue in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, where President Obama won despite birther opposition. Who would have though it would be an issue now in 2016 when Barack Obama is not even running? Yet the possibility exists that it may be the Achilles heel for Trump.

Jeb Bush is polling in third place in Michigan, behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

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42 Responses to Jeb Bush: “Obama is American”

  1. avatar
    Dave B. September 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm  (Quote) #
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    john September 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm  (Quote) #

    Well, if Trump doesn’t get the nomination, who will…JEB Bush?? Please! I think Jeb Bush may have sunk his own campaign today….
    http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/09/jeb_bush_goes_full_non-birther.html

    Speaking in Michigan, JEB Bush had this to say about Barack Obama….

    “Barack Obama is a talented man — and by the way, he’s American, he’s Christian,”

    OMG! OK, I can see JEB saying Obama is American and a Christian for political correctness but saying Barack Obama is a “Talented Man” truly takes the cake.

    I would expect Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and any Democrat to say that.

    I don’t think your going to find a GOP voter who thinks Obama is a “Talented Man”. Incompotent for sure but Talented…..I think JEB is going Loco!

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    Lupin September 20, 2015 at 5:49 am  (Quote) #

    Dave B.:
    Jeb Bush goes full non-birther…
    http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/09/jeb_bush_goes_full_non-birther.html

    He is dead to me!

    [/snark]

  4. avatar
    Punchmaster via Mobile September 20, 2015 at 9:56 am  (Quote) #

    Lol. Looks like john’s head is about to explode.

  5. avatar
    alg September 20, 2015 at 10:38 am  (Quote) #

    Well, we must remember that in this country, even carnival barkers are eligible to be President.

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    Curious George September 20, 2015 at 10:42 am  (Quote) #

    Poor John. Mike Zullo texting his willingness to put on a dress and wear ruby red shoes and now Jeb Bush giving positive words of support for Obama…it has not been a happy week for Birthers.

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    john September 20, 2015 at 11:22 am  (Quote) #

    OK, I can see JEB saying Obama is American and Christian for political correctness. But saying he’s a “Talented Man” is wacko. I don’t think one GOP voter thinks Obama is a “Talented Man”. Remember Chris Cristi gave Obama a big bear hug and many thought it hurt Mitt Romney. This comment is going to hurt others.

    Is JEB Bush going Loco?

    I really think this rethoric is JEB Bush’s donors talking. Just one more reason you can’t trust JEB Bush.

    Also remember, if JEB becomes POTUS, there will no immigration reform or enforcement. JEB’s wife is Mexican and therefore, you would have a Mexican First Lady. I can’t imagine any POTUS deporting any illegals or building a wall with a Mexican First Lady. If JEB becomes POTUS, once again illegal immigration will swepped under the rug for another possible 8 years.

  8. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 20, 2015 at 11:26 am  (Quote) #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: This comment is going to hurt others

    Yeah, you apparently. LOL!

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    Nancy R Owens September 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm  (Quote) #

    To claim a kill, Gorbechev, that Jeb was not responsible for, he and Bush, Jr ordered a kill of an assisting agent in mid-flight. This was the 80’s gun running scandal and the pilot and I had just made a run to Central America to unload a shipment of guns. The credit for the Gorbechev murder goes to me because I was persistent in getting rid of Gorby and I was present during BOTH Gorby murders.

    Abel Danger was present during the murder of the fake Gorby and, later Mike Volin and Biden(?) during the second, which was the real deal. Gorbechev had, like myself, just been wined and dined by Hillary Clinton. Jeb knows his shining star will rust once everyone knows the truth. You don’t kill federal agents and I suspect that very few of those in the FBI, CIA, or DEA will want anything to do with Jeb if this ever makes it to court.

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    CarlOrcas September 20, 2015 at 1:59 pm  (Quote) #

    john: JEB’s wife is Mexican and therefore, you would have a Mexican First Lady.

    Columba Bush has been a U.S. citizen since 1979, john.

    Are you suggesting there be a birth test for First Ladies?

  11. avatar
    Joey September 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm  (Quote) #

    John obviously doesn’t believe in naturalization therefore Donald Trump has a Scottish mother which makes him not a natural born citizen by birther standards.

  12. avatar
    Joey September 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm  (Quote) #

    For the record, Louisa Adams, the wife of President John Qincy Adams was born in London, England.

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    Woodrowfan September 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm  (Quote) #

    Punchmaster via Mobile:
    Lol. Looks like john’s head is about to explode.

    I think “pop” works better than explode. 😉

  14. avatar
    Bonsall Obot September 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm  (Quote) #

    Woodrowfan: I think “pop” works better than explode.😉

    Like one of those pimple videos on YouTube, with similar results.

  15. avatar
    Dave B. September 20, 2015 at 5:05 pm  (Quote) #

    No. But you’d have to back up to go crazy.

    john: Is JEB Bush going Loco?

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    Arthur B. September 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm  (Quote) #

    john: saying Barack Obama is a “Talented Man” truly takes the cake.

    Let me guess, john.

    All of President Obama’s accomplishments are attributable to … Affirmative Action?

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    vic September 20, 2015 at 7:22 pm  (Quote) #

    I must say that JEB! has managed to change my mind.

    I am now willing to vote for him if he’s the last person on earth.

  18. avatar
    Steve September 20, 2015 at 8:31 pm  (Quote) #

    There goes any shot at the Republican nomination for Bush.

  19. avatar
    john September 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm  (Quote) #

    Steve:
    There goes any shot at the Republican nomination for Bush.

    I hope so. I have told that GOP has rigged the Primary Process to favor Bush. If Bush can win the Florida Primary it will give him a big lead in the nomination process.

  20. avatar
    RanTalbott September 20, 2015 at 11:10 pm  (Quote) #

    john: I can’t imagine any POTUS deporting any illegals or building a wall with a Mexican First Lady.

    The intersection of “what you can imagine” and “reality” is not discernible by most people, because very few of us can afford an electron microscope.

    And, since you apparently haven’t heard the news, Jeb!’s wife is an American now.

  21. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 20, 2015 at 11:12 pm  (Quote) #

    Woodrowfan: I think “pop” works better than explode.

    Where’s the kaboom? There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering kaboom!

  22. avatar
    Keith September 21, 2015 at 1:01 am  (Quote) #

    Nancy R Owens: To claim a kill…

    Nancy, could you please go ask Jesse who the heck Jade Helm is? It is the ONE question everybody really wants to ask but everyone is afraid to do.

    You are the bravest, most honest American I know. Can you please find out the answer for us, Nancy? The American People are counting on you.

    TTFN

  23. avatar
    Keith September 21, 2015 at 1:05 am  (Quote) #

    Bonsall Obot: Like one of those pimple videos on YouTube, with similar results.

    oooooohhhh! Did you see the one with the 16yo (or whatever) with the pimple she’d had since she was 8? Her Mom filmed it. What kind of mom leaves a pimple festering on her daughters ear for 8 years and then films it while she squeezes it?

    eeeeeewwwwwwwwuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh!

  24. avatar
    Keith September 21, 2015 at 1:06 am  (Quote) #

    vic: I am now willing to vote for him if he’s the last person on earth.

    I see what you did there 😎

  25. avatar
    bob September 21, 2015 at 1:44 am  (Quote) #
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    RanTalbott September 21, 2015 at 2:18 am  (Quote) #

    bob: Daily Beast: Birthers: We Won. Look at Trump.

    Two little bits of cheery news: Orly said she got a “VIP-seating ticket” (presumably, the ones that cost a grand apiece), and Volin said he’s ramping up production of ShurfSkits.

    So, stupidity is being at least a little painful.

    I wonder if Orly will go after Arends when she finds out VSA doesn’t technically exist (not only have they lost their 501(c)4 status, but some reporter tried to look them up, and found out they don’t appear in the state’s registry of corporations)?

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    The Magic M (not logged in) September 21, 2015 at 5:03 am  (Quote) #

    john: I don’t think one GOP voter thinks Obama is a “Talented Man”.

    If so, that would be a sorry testament to conservatives in the US.
    Disrespect and partisan crazyness hopefully aren’t so widespread that 100% of GOP voters think Obama is an incompetent fool (or that 100% of Dem voters think the same of the respective GOP candidate).

    In Obama’s job approval polls, about 10% of conservatives are on the “approve” side.

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    Bonsall Obot September 21, 2015 at 9:52 am  (Quote) #

    Keith😕 What kind of mom leaves a pimple festering on her daughters ear for 8 years

    Once you’ve had a pimple for eight years, you should be required to name it George W. Bush.

  29. avatar
    Nightflyer September 21, 2015 at 1:16 pm  (Quote) #

    I can just see Orly Taitz as our next Attorney General…Aaaaaaaaagh.

  30. avatar
    AgRod September 21, 2015 at 1:57 pm  (Quote) #

    john:
    OK, I can see JEB saying Obama is American and Christian for political correctness.

    john you jack ass stating the President is American and Christian is not political correctness IT IS THE TRUTH you jack ass (oh I said that twice!).

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    bgansel9 September 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm  (Quote) #

    john: JEB’s wife is Mexican and therefore, you would have a Mexican First Lady.

    Well, while I realize Columba Bush is a naturalized citizen… since you are making up the rules, this works for Melania Knauss Trump too? So, if Trump wins, we have a Slovenian porn model for a First Lady and not a naturalized American porn model instead? Whew! Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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    bgansel9 September 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm  (Quote) #

    The Magic M (not logged in): In Obama’s job approval polls, about 10% of conservatives are on the “approve” side.

    That’s like a Tithe, isn’t it? 😛

  33. avatar
    bgansel9 September 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm  (Quote) #

    Nancy R Owens: To claim a kill,

    This is just a reminder that you forgot to take your meds today.

  34. avatar
    Joey September 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm  (Quote) #

    CNN is reporting that Scott Walker is dropping out. Rick Perry and Scott Walker out, 15 more Republicans to go.

  35. avatar
    Nancy R Owens September 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm  (Quote) #

    The “you’re crazy” card never gets old for you, does it? I’ll bet you still have your ABC blocks, don’t you? *grin*

    bgansel9: This is just a reminder that you forgot to take your meds today.

  36. avatar
    Keith September 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm  (Quote) #

    Bonsall Obot: Once you’ve had a pimple for eight years, you should be required to name it George W. Bush.

    ZZZZIIIINNNNGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rimshot 😎

  37. avatar
    bgansel9 September 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm  (Quote) #

    Nancy R Owens:
    The “you’re crazy” card never gets old for you, does it?

    The fact that you admit to killing people should be an indication that it’s true. I’m sorry that you are not even able to see that.

    P.S. I never had ABC blocks, so I had none to keep.

  38. avatar
    Dave September 21, 2015 at 9:05 pm  (Quote) #

    I did not see that coming.

    Walker has been at times a darling of the wingnuts, plus the fact that he’s held elected office before should be a plus for voters who aren’t idiots. I thought he’d make it to the primary, but apparently not.

    Now it’s just Bush, Rubio, and a couple of industrial-grade bigots.

    Joey:
    CNN is reporting that Scott Walker is dropping out. Rick Perry and Scott Walker out, 15 more Republicans to go.

  39. avatar
    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater September 21, 2015 at 9:28 pm  (Quote) #

    Nancy R Owens:
    The “you’re crazy” card never gets old for you, does it? I’ll bet you still have your ABC blocks, don’t you? *grin*

    You being crazy never seems to get old either.

  40. avatar
    Nightflyer September 25, 2015 at 12:44 pm  (Quote) #

    Personally, I think Donald Trump will get the nomination, because he’s tapped into the Republican core: perpetually angry white men who are afraid of any kind of change.

    He doesn’t have to “deliver” anything to those folks, just promise to “make America great again,” whatever the hell that means. I guess he’ll reproduce John Wayne from DNA left on one of his cowboy costumes, and create an army of John Wayne clones to fill up an army of ‘droids that can defeat the Rebel Alliance…wait, wasn’t that Dick Cheney’s plan?

    The other questions for Donald Trumpe:

    1. How will Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, and Omarosa Manigault do as Cabinet secretaries?

    2. How will he replace the US Congress entirely with former Miss USA contestants?

    3. When the Supreme Court shoots down his executive orders, will he “fire” them?

    4. When will he raise federal revenues by installing slot machines in US Post Offices, National Parks, Social Security Offices, and other federal facilities?

    5. Will his new reality show “Celebrity Terrorist Apprentice” end the terror menace by having would-be terrorists compete to see who can come up with the most effective suicide bombing plan? The winner should be allowed to blow up an American landmark on prime time TV.

    6. How will he bring in a new Slovenian supermodel every year as his new “First Lady?”

    7. Where will he find laborers to build the new Maginot Line on the Rio Grande? Will they be illegal immigrants?

    8. Will it include hotels and casinos to pay off the construction costs and attract visitors?

    9. What will he do if his budget-balancing business ventures fail and the US has to declare bankruptcy?

    10. What will he do when he berates and insults Vladimir Putin to the point that Putin fires a few nuclear missiles at the United States to put him and us in our place?

    It’ll be interesting to see who his running mate will be.

  41. avatar
    Pete September 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm  (Quote) #

    Trump’s a clown. He’s not going to get the nomination, and if he does, he won’t win.

    Of course, I’ve been wrong before.

  42. avatar
    Nightflyer September 29, 2015 at 11:54 am  (Quote) #

    Pete:
    Trump’s a clown. He’s not going to get the nomination, and if he does, he won’t win.

    Of course, I’ve been wrong before.

    Well, this time I hope you’re right…a “birther” president!

    I wonder if he’ll appoint Orly Taitz as Attorney General with a mandate to “clear up” Obama’s birth history?

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