Jeb Bush is treating his claim that he is Hispanic like a big joke, but Florida Democrats are suggesting that Bush might want to call his lawyer after he submitted false information on his voter registration form.
The Florida Democratic Party tweeted:
— FL Democratic Party (@FlaDems) April 6, 2015
The Bush campaign (in waiting) is treating the story like a big joke. Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said, “It’s unclear where the paperwork error was made. The Governor’s family certainly got a good laugh out of it. He is not Hispanic.”
A paperwork error? Jeb Bush signed the voter registration form. The Bush people are trying sell that somebody else screwed up the voter registration form that Bush filled out and signed.
The same Republicans who are trying to make voting more difficult for Hispanics and other minorities are happy to look the other way when a Bush is involved. If a person who wasn’t a Bush made the same mistake, one can be fairly certain that Republicans would use the inconsistent information to deny a Hispanic voter their vote.
Bush’s felonious false information also indirectly highlights the thorny issue of his support for immigration reform. The (future) Bush campaign is trying to downplay their candidate’s gung-ho support for comprehensive immigration reform.
Republican insiders are already worried that Jeb Bush is going to crash and burn. The lukewarm reception that he has received from Republican voters has created a wide open 2016 field for the Republican nomination. The double standard that Republicans are applying to Bush is a slap in the face to the millions of minority voters who have had their votes suppressed by Republicans in the last twp presidential elections.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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