Friday, August 28, 2015

The Left Cheek Ass Clown for August, 2015

How quickly time passes! It's time to name our

Left Cheek Ass Clown
August 2015

and the winner is ...

Potential GOP Presidential Candidate

Jeb Bush

During an election season it can be extraordinarily difficult to sort the wheat of supreme ass clownery from the chaff of ordinary political buffoonery. This time the choice was relatively straightforward as Mr Bush took careful aim at his foot and blasted away, taking the opportunity to antagonize not one, but two significant groups of potential supporters: Hispanics and Asians.

At a campaign event in McAllen, Texas this past Monday, Mr Bush was asked by reporters from both the English and Spanish-language press about his use of the term anchor babies* in a radio interview last week. In trying to “clarify” his use of the term and avoid antagonizing Hispanic voters (like, for example, his wife), he said,

"What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts -- and frankly it's more related to Asian people -- coming into our country, and having children, in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship.”

Mr Bush went on to add,

"I support the 14th amendment.”

He has evidently not paid attention to the common wisdom that when one is at the bottom of a hole, one should stop digging.

For his graceless attempt to reconcile shameless pandering to the GOP base with not antagonizing ethnic voters, Jeb Bush is named our Left Cheek Ass Clown for August, 2015.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday … more thoughts then.


* For those of you outside the US and perhaps unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a child born within the United States to parents who are not legal residents of the country. Under the terms of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to our Constitution, the child automatically has US citizenship by right of birth, allowing the parents to plead for citizenship on the basis of their child's status (an anchor, if you will, to keep them in the US). The term is generally considered derogatory, particularly by those who either abuse, or support the abuse of, the privilege of birthright citizenship.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

It was an awkward moment indeed!

Linda Kay said...

Open mouth, insert foot!

KathyA said...

Let the clowns keep talking!! Thee's a lot of foot-shooting going on -- and it couldn't happen to more deserving guys...

Mike said...

So he should change his name to Jeb Buffon. Although I have been thinking recently that buffon would be a good description of Trump.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

The pols are their own worst enemies!

Big Sky Heidi said...

A good choice with tough competition.

allenwoodhaven said...

An interesting choice. He's certainly worthy, but there are so many choices! Mine this week would be the Village Council in India that ordered, as punishment for their brother's crime of marrying a woman already married, that his two sisters be raped. That is psychotic logic!