It was bad enough that he said it the other day, and worse when he said it during the presidential debate Wednesday night, but Jeb! Bush tripled down with this again Thursday, because he hadn't sunk low enough yet the first two times, apparently:
This is quite possibly one of the most dishonest, callous, disgusting things anyone running for president has ever said. And given the competition this year, that's really saying something.
Jeb! Bush has reduced 9-11 victims to a meme with a picture of his brother George literally dancing on their graves that proves him wrong. He's all but saying those victims, along with all the lives lost in his brother's wars, aren't worth a blip on the Bush radar. They've been erased and disappeared down the memory hole, along with everyone who drowned in New Orleans while his brother was helping John McCain blow out the candles on his birthday cake.
Apparently the "!" on Jeb's logo is there to emphasize his cruel and sick audacity, because the theory that it was supposed to make you distinguish him from his brother has pretty much gone out the window at this point. To have the nerve to lie this way either says he's as depraved as Dick Cheney, or he's insulting the intelligence of every human being on the face of the planet, and he's happily pointing out how stupid he thinks the the rest of us are.
And in case you doubt this, Jeb's idea of proof that his brother "kept us safe" was his comment, and the picture of George W. above, to which he added "You remember the rubble."
Yes. To Jeb Bush, the remains of the 9-11 victims George W. Bush stood on with that bullhorn, and who died because he ignored the warnings, were just "rubble."
But Jeb wants to be the third Bush in the White House so he can improve on his family's previous disasters. That's why he didn't bother to Tweet this gem:
Yeah, that little visit down memory lane wouldn't fit the narrative, and probably didn't make it into the Bush family album of awesomeness.
Another of former President Bush's failures that led to his inability to keep the country safe on 9-11 was the lack of fighter-interceptor alert sites on his watch to successfully defend New York and Washington:
You'd think anyone in the chain of command from the Commander-In-Chief on down would be concerned with the gap-filled U.S. air defense network, as shown in the map above (minus Jeb's 9-11 comment inset) prepared by a National Guard association. To be fair, Bush inherited a depleted air defense network, one that U.S. Sen. John McCain in 1996 said faced a "remote" possibility of surprise air attack. But of all the leaders, you might have thought that Bush, a former F-102 pilot with a Texas Air National Guard fighter-interceptor squadron, would have noted and understood the nation's vulnerability once he became Commander-In-Chief.
And he did, just not until it was too late. Bush plugged the air defense gap for New York and Washington, D.C. after the attacks, adding two sites closer to those targets, among other locations. Later he famously said he wasn't concerned with Bin Laden's whereabouts. At the same time he made that statement, in the video below, he said this of Bin Laden as well:
"He found a weakness and exploited it."
Indeed Bin Laden did find a weakness, thanks to Jeb's brother.