Come and Listen to a Story ’bout a Man Named Jeb

Poor politician barely kept the Mayans fed

It’s sobering to imagine. The thought of how often our nation has approached the precipice…and lurched into the abyss. We seem determined to festoon Chinese anthropological museums, and would be content to do so if only the inscription above our exhibit would read: They weren’t racist. A piety that the cultures subsisting in our stead will scoff to consider. Just as we today titter at the silly superstitions of peoples now largely passed. Though it is worth recalling a few of the more infamous swan dives into rocks far below. And how tantalizingly close to remaining rooted we were.

Probably no cohort in history ever so primly drew a blade across their own posterity’s neck than the sententious suits of the 88th and 89th congresses. The 1964 act eliminating white freedom of association, and its immigration equivalent one year later will see their centennials celebrated by a vanishing white minority. It was all a hilarious inter-generational knock out game. The blow struck in service of ‘freedom,’ ‘liberty,’ and ‘human dignity.’ Pompous invocations in which our ‘privileged’ children will undoubtedly find safe refuge.

Would but for Mr. Oswald’s remarkable shot (and having lounged on the grassy-knoll in person, an amazing shot it truly was), Kennedy would have been the president of that time. So it’s interesting to ponder whether the civil rights baby would have ever been disgorged from Rosemary if brain matter had remained off his lapel.

Certainly JFK was an advocate for both pieces of legislation, though what he originally proposed for CR in 1963 was a far milder version of the implacable edifice erected today. When Kennedy’s bill was first referred to committee, a congressman named Emmanuel Celler (Perhaps you will recall the name) set about adding rows of serrated teeth. As our friend recently wondered: can anybody explain to me why at Ground Zero of any atomic bomb deployed against traditional culture, you can always find a Jew dialing in the coordinates?

And yet despite Mr. Celler’s enthusiasm, Rules Chairman Howard Smith from Virginia (you didn’t expect him to be from somewhere like Vermont, I presume) indicated his intention to let the bill marinate in committe until men had colonized Pluto. And in an ironic twist, that may have actually been possible in the absence of those two laws. But the bill was immobilized there until the impromptu swearing-in of LBJ, a president every bit as awful as the man who selected him as running mate feared he would be.

President John F. Kennedy was so “worried for the country” about the prospect that Vice President Lyndon Johnson might succeed him as president that he’d begun having private conversations about who should become the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in 1968, Jacqueline Kennedy recalled in a series of oral-history interviews recorded in early 1964.

She said her husband believed strongly that Johnson shouldn’t become president and, in the months before his death in November 1963, he’d begun talking to his brother, Robert Kennedy, about ways to maneuver around Johnson in 1968.

“Bobby told me this later, and I know Jack said it to me sometimes. He said, ‘Oh, God, can you ever imagine what would happen to the country if Lyndon was president?'” she said.

I have a good idea what would happen actually. And part of what would happen is the deployment of Kennedy’s assassination as morality impetus for the CR bill’s passage. Quoth the Johnson:

No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy’s memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long.

And with that air behind his sails, Mr. Cellar assiduously resumed his labors filing an almost unprecedented petition with the House to move the bill out of Rules Committee. On the cusp of gaining the required signatures from northern congressmen pure as their snow, Mr. Smith eventually relented. And the rest of the story is told by your corporate Diversity Department. The point being that with no lift from a hearse, it’s very uncertain whether CR would have arrived at its current location.

One can ruminate similarly, and equally macabre in its own way, on the chance ascension of the Bush political dynasty. For it was anything but foreordained.

At the 1980 Republican convention in Detroit (savor that anachronism, a political convention in Detroit) nominee Ronald Reagan was working against time. By accounts, he was due to announce his running mate within literally hours–with no determination of whom he would select. Former President Ford was reportedly the first choice. Though having tasted authority’s apogee, Mr. Ford was loath to accept a subordinate position. He vigorously sought to negotiate a contrived power-sharing arrangement with Reagan, which was tantamount to a co-presidency. Surpringly Reagan didn’t dismiss this suggestion out of hand, though he was at the time tense in the polls and needed a publicity spark. And so the parley with Ford shambled forward against a hard deadline.

At the 11.5th hour those negotiations finally collapsed. And Reagan was bereft a running mate. One of his aids-de-camp suggested George Bush. An unlikely selection given that he was widely reviled within the inner circle as a moderate liberal, and Reagan himself felt personal affront at Bush’s campaign insults and refusal to concede the nomination until very late in the primary season. But with no other viable options on the table, and time elapsing quickly, Reagan exhaled with resignation and said in some paraphrase “Fine. Get him on the phone.”

Choose in haste, lament at leisure.

For without the VP, there is no first President Bush.
And without President Bush, there is no name propulsion for his mashed-potato-mouthed dauphin.
And without that inept, universally reviled presidency, there is no Obama White House.
And without father and son, there is no candidacy for the Bush Holy Ghost.

J.E. Bush would be selling insurance in Miami if Reagan had simply developed contingency plans 35 years ago. Instead plutocrat industrialists are consuming $100,000 meals in hopes of purchasing another pliant neo-con to reside at 1600 Pennsylvannia. And if you’d care to learn–for perhaps those six people who do not know–where III’s loyalties lie. Here’s a few noteworthy remarks.

They’re [immigrants natch] more entrepreneurial, they set up more business, they buy more homes, they’re more family-oriented, they work in jobs that in many cases are jobs that have gone unfilled

I think Detroit would do real well if we started repopulating it with young, aspirational people. [Native aspirants not being sought]

We have people that mope around thinking ‘my life is bad, my children will not have the same opportunities that I had.’ What a horrible notion in America, the most optimistic of places, and I think an economically driven immigration plan . . . would lift our spirits up dramatically.

[If you thought your children being dispossed was sobering, just wait to see how great you feel when my donors become rich off it!]

The one way that we can rebuild the demographic pyramid is to fix a broken immigration system. . . . If we do this, we will rebuild our country in a way that will allow us to grow. If we don’t do it, we will be in decline, because the productivity of this country is dependent on young people that are equipped to be able to work hard….Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families and they have more intact families.

Contra actual Americans, The Immigrant People love their families. They also work very hard, as in Honduras. The results of which are self evident. Though I’m eager to be reminded why we are obliged toward concern for a demographic pyramid that doesn’t include us. And for greater precision of language, it is not the immigration system that is broken, but rather the deportation one. The former being manifestly lubricated to a blur.

All of which leads me to pause in amazement at such a political appeal. A candidate seeking to cultivate votes by explaining that his supporters are defective components that must be replaced for the sake of an efficient Economy. It is something remarkable to behold. Most poignantly because he presumes (with surely some degree of accuracy) that it will all work swimmingly.

Would giving Ford a few agencies to play with have really been so bad?


12 thoughts on “Come and Listen to a Story ’bout a Man Named Jeb

  1. It will be a sight to behold as our press selflessly bemoans the death of Jeb’s candidacy at the hands of the ‘extreme fringe’ of the Grand Ol’ Party. This patrician moderate, felled by the worst of fly-over country; a political party in the thrall of its unhinged lunatic fringe.

  2. Ann Coulter penned a recent piece with a couple of LOL lines. I’m going to just paste the whole thing. Don’t sue me Ann. You’ve already got Jimmy Walker, what more happiness could my money bring you?

    You can always tell the media are hiding something when they obsessively focus on Muslim atrocities someplace else in the world. Cable TV could cover Muslim atrocities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from 632 A.D. to the end of time, without repeating themselves.

    For at least a year after 9/11, I used to turn on the TV, and if I saw a “Survivor” contestant, I’d think, “Good. No news.” These days, I turn on the TV, and if I see former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, I think, “Good. No news.”

    By now, the public knows more about ISIS than they know about the Kardashians. But it has no idea that the very same Senate Democrats who claimed to oppose Obama’s amnesty when they were campaigning are currently filibustering a bill to defund it, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ready to cave.

    ISIS has killed four Americans — in Syria. We’re not exactly talking about another 9/11. Here’s a tip: If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria.

    Meanwhile, illegal aliens have killed, raped and maimed thousands of Americans — in America. If you don’t want to be killed, raped or maimed by illegal immigrants in your own country, I have no tips for you. There’s nothing you can do. You’re on your own. Good luck.

    Our politicians don’t care. They are obsessed with cleaning up the rest of the world, while we’re getting our clock cleaned at home.

    Americans are at greater risk of being killed by Joran van der Sloot than by ISIS, since a lot more of us vacation in Aruba, as Natalee Holloway did, than in Syria. So why doesn’t Sen. John McCain drone on, day after day, Joran van der Sloot is winning. We’re neither degrading nor destroying Joran van der Sloot.

    With the media’s Soviet-style censorship about immigrant crime, unless a member of your immediate family has been killed by an illegal alien, you might not have noticed the growing death toll, but here are some small, below-the-fold local news items just from the last two weeks.

    On Monday of this week, Jaime Balam, an illegal alien from Mexico, appeared in court in San Francisco to face charges that he shot three American college students, one fatally, because they happened to be wearing the wrong colors. “I would never expect something like this to happen in my life,” the murder victim’s father said. “These guys, they destroyed my life, me and family, for nothing.”

    Also this week, Juan Javier Mejia was captured in Mexico and returned to the U.S. to face charges that he and his half-brother, Abram Daniel Palacios, gunned down Ivan Carrillo in San Jacinto, California. Mejia has previous convictions in this country for rape and assault with intent to commit rape and burglary, while his half-brother Palacios has prior convictions for narcotics possession, criminal threats and spousal battery.

    Also just this week, jury selection began in the trial of illegal alien Dora Ramirez, who, along with her illegal alien husband, Ulises Arturo Reyes Mercado, is alleged to have lured her lover to a rural area of Alabama, where they shot him in the head, execution-style, then fled back to Mexico. Ramirez later returned to live in Decatur, Alabama, with her illegal alien parents, while Mercado is presumably still in Mexico, eagerly awaiting his “family reunification” under Obama.

    Last Friday, Feb. 21, Margarita Garabito was convicted in the brutal beating death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter. When the girl was found, she had an open 7-inch wound on her skull, all her ribs had been broken and her body was covered with bruises. Or, as Garabito said — through a Spanish interpreter — “God knows I have a good heart.” Well, I think that goes without saying, Margarita.

    The day before that, on Feb. 20, Bassel Saad, the Lebanese immigrant who killed John Bieniewicz at a soccer game in Livonia, Michigan, last year, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

    Last Tuesday, Feb. 17, illegal alien Juan Ramon Garcia tried to run over a U.S. Border Patrol agent with his car, according to authorities. Garcia had five more illegal aliens in his vehicle. He’s charged with assault on a federal officer, human smuggling and impersonating Suge Knight.

    The previous week, on Feb. 11, illegal immigrant Ricardo Picasso was sentenced to 139 years in prison for murdering 25-year-old Eric Reyes at a house party in Lindsay, California. His lawyer is pretty sure he can get that down to just a century.

    On Feb. 6, the same day that ISIS killed Kayla Mueller — the most recent American to be killed in a country thousands of miles away from here — 17-year-old Jacob Koffman was stabbed to death in a residential area of Sherman Oaks, California. Police arrested Ennio Avolio and are still looking for two other Hispanic men who were seen fleeing the crime scene.

    ISIS is not at our doorstep. Illegal immigrants are not only at our doorstep, but millions of them are already through the door, murdering far more Americans than ISIS ever will.

    Sometimes people don’t want to be cleaning up the rest of the world.

    Lenin seized power from Russia’s provisional leader, Alexander Kerensky, in 1917, because Kerensky would not stop fighting wars. By promising peace, Lenin won such widespread support from exhausted Russians that the Bolsheviks were able to overthrow the government in less than a day.

    That’s what a lot of Americans thought they were voting for last November. Couldn’t we please focus on Americans for a bit? Can’t a Republican Congress do anything to stop the surge of foreign criminals, viruses and parasites crossing our border? Will politicians ever stop gassing on about what’s happening 7,000 miles away and worry about us?

    But politicians and the media only want to give us war, while aiding the enemy in the war we’re already in, here at home.

    Don’t worry, with the immigrant rail gun Jeb will bring peace through strength.

    • “ISIS has killed four Americans”

      Nobody who has critically examined the execution videos can believe this on the basis of the visual presentations. The videos are furnished to the media by a Mossad front called SITE that’s run by a Jewess, Rita Katz, whose father was a Mossad spy executed by the Iraqis back in the sixties.

      Even the video that purportedly shows the Jordanian pilot being burned in the cage is a blatant piece of movie magic, complete with Hollywood horror movie editing and multiple camera angles. A teenager with some smarts, the right visual effects software, and a quantity of spare time can create something nearly as good as what’s in the ISIS video:

      ISIS is 100% a CIA-Mossad creation:

      “Here’s a tip: If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria.”

      Here’s another tip: People genuinely interested in stopping ISIS would sooner accomplish that by cheating on their taxes than by supporting further deployments of military-industrial-Hollywood pork.

      • this is exactly what people need to wake up to. no one’s opinion on ISIS matters because they dont understand what ISIS is. The beheadings and pilot video were hoaxes, wake the f up. Al-CIA-duh part deux. For more, check out the LAX shooting by Paul CIAnCIA (and the dummy they used on the stretcher in this shooting drill turned hoax). No hoax without agenda. The world is a stage

  3. I connected the dots of the JFK assassination a few years ago, many have… LBJ killed him with jewish/israeli help, Kennedy was less crazy about Civil Rights and Immigration, two things very important to the jews, without mention he was determinated in stopping the israel nuclear program, there is a recorded conversation between Kennedy and Ben-Gurion that will never be relesead by the USG.

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