Hillary Clinton Just Destroyed Jeb Bush’s Entire Presidential Campaign In 41 Seconds

Hillary Clinton Urban League

During her speech at the National Urban League Conference today, Hillary Clinton obliterated Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign in less than forty-five seconds.


Clinton said:

I’m very pleased that many presidential candidates will be here today to address you. It is a signal that the work you’ve been doing – laboring in the vineyards for decades – is getting the political attention it deserves. But the real test of a candidate’s commitment is not whether we come to speak at your national conference, as important as that is. It’s whether we’re still around after the cameras are gone and the votes are counted. It’s whether our positions live up to our rhetoric.

And too often we see a mismatch between what some candidates say in venues like this, and what they actually do when they’re elected. I don’t think you can credibly say that everyone has a “right to rise” and then say you’re for phasing out Medicare or for repealing Obamacare. People can’t rise if they can’t afford health care. They can’t rise if the minimum wage is too low to live on. They can’t rise if their governor makes it harder for them to get a college education. And you cannot seriously talk about the right to rise and support laws that deny the right to vote.

Former Sec. Clinton’s entire speech was very good. Clinton tied economic inequality to racial inequality and challenged Republicans to walk the walk long after the cameras are gone. Mrs. Clinton very quickly dismantled the Jeb Bush campaign, and on each point she was correct.

It is laughably absurd for Bush to be campaigning on a right to rise while opposing living wages for workers, equal pay, access to affordable health care, affordable higher education, and even the right to vote. How are people supposed to rise when every avenue for advancement would be closed to them?

In recent weeks, Clinton has been aiming her fire at Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker. The campaign’s primary focus has been on Bush because the rise of Donald Trump has largely allowed Bush to fly under the radar, but it is clear that the Clinton campaign expects Bush to emerge as the Republican nominee.

Jeb Bush is running for president on the same unpopular platform that sunk John McCain and Mitt Romney, and it is never to early to point out the basic hypocrisies in the unpopular platform of the Republican Party.

The ease with which Hillary Clinton tore apart the Bush campaign is why Republicans remain terrified to face her in a general election.

62 Replies to “Hillary Clinton Just Destroyed Jeb Bush’s Entire Presidential Campaign In 41 Seconds”

  1. All Jeb Bush has ever had from Day One this year is name recognition. Examining his record as Florida’s governor, along with his outlandishly stupid, out-of-touch comments on everything in 2015, should already have discredited him as a potential nominee. Her words simply confirmed what is painfully obvious to anyone paying attention. He should never, ever be anywhere NEAR the WH except maybe as a tourist.

  2. Yes! Taking on the voting record of the goper candidates is the key. The gopers can blah blah blah, but they can’t hide from their voting records.

    Hillary may have made some bad choices with her voting record, but no where near the the garbage votes of the gopers. Even the dumbest of the dumb can make their own comparison – and Hillary will win every time.

  3. What they SAY, and what they DO. To distinctly different things the Republicans would be hard pressed to explain away. HIT ‘EM WHERE IT HURTS !!

  4. …what Jeb Bush is whining to his staff now: “But ‘right to rise’ is just a God-damned campaign slogan!!!”

  5. I hope she becomes president so we can fundamentally change the USA. The constitution needs to change and having republicans trying to say they are protecting it only hurts everyone else. It is a piece of paper that is outdated. We need change and I am sorry but Obama didn’t give that to us. He was suppose to do something and he let money get to his head and didn’t do what we need.

  6. This seems too easy, all people have to do is just listen to what the Republicans are actually saying. They should never be elected to anything. Whoever said America was a ‘Sound Bite Nation’ really nailed it.

  7. I beg to differ.

    We’ve gotten change. We now have Marriage that includes ALL people. I didn’t expect that.
    We now have an improvement in access to medical care. Few expected that.
    We are no approaching an end to the futile isolation of Cuba. And we’re on board to avoiding yet another unnecessary war- Iran.

    Obama’s change is good change- despite the best efforts of the republicans to the contrary.

    The Constitution is more than a piece of paper. It is the foundation for our government and laws.

    It is a dynamic entity, as recently demonstrated.

  8. Under President Obama’s watch, the constitution has been significantly trashed. Our civil liberties and rights have been taken away ever so slowly under President Obama.

  9. If you want to make that kind of assertion, it’s up to you to offer proof. Otherwise, your statement is just a musical frt.

  10. Apropos Eliu.

    Thou shalt not bear false witness.

    You do not have the right to discriminate against gay folks- just because you’ve chosen to suck the ass of your god.

    Come back with something approaching some proof.


  11. Or perhaps Hillary is demonstrating her own abilities that Republicans wish she’d not?

    See to the beam in thine own eye Eliu/lana.

  12. Here is your answer:

    A bit less intransigence from the Republican Retards who kept asking for a little more ‘white’ in the White House.

  13. Si I take it you didn’t get your golden unicorn and BTW did you take civics in summer school and understand what it takes to change the Constitution?

  14. Amusing Moongrim-

    I am an atheist, so that should take care of your ridiculous god remark and I supported gay rights long before it was fashionable and long before President Obama flipped his position on gay marriage due to the pressure from us liberals.
    I didn’t put up any proof, because I thought this was just an opinion post. And since no one(including reynardine)put up any proof of their own for what they posted, why should I.




  15. Jeb Bush is an idiot. Not only is this plan stupid but he is talking to an audience who are targeted to fill the quotas of the prison industrial complex

    Nerdy Wonka ‎@NerdyWonka

    Jeb Bush telling National Urban League voters that he opened the first faith based prison. Because you know, that’s the American Dream.

    9:45 AM – 31 Jul 2015

  16. I see that you are rather easily amused Eliu. The links you provide disprove your points rather succinctly.
    The first link is over 2 and half years old, and many of the assertions made have already been contradicted by Obama’s actions since. May I suggest that you try something a bit more up to date?
    Link #2 same.
    Link #3 same. I’m noticing a pattern- it’s almost like wilful deception on your part.

    Something from this year:

    And the appropriately named:
    305 accomplishments Obama has improved for Americans.

    And I suppose you’d claim that the ACA is also a ‘violation’ of the Constitution?

  17. Obamacare is a joke, it is cheaper to get it straight from the insurance provider than go to the government exchange and yet we are still forking over half our paycheck every month and still have a 9000 dollar deductible. he lied to us, he said it would save us money. Obama didn’t get marriage equality the suprem court did.

  18. You do know you are a dumbass and millions would tell you that you are so full of shit your bilirubin is actually brown

  19. Your turn clowns riding in republican clown car

    Hillary Clinton released eight years of tax returns Friday and hit her potential 2016 Republican presidential opponents in the process.

    In a lengthy statement and on her campaign website, Clinton detailed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, paid more than $43 million in federal taxes from 2007 to 2014, over $13 million in state taxes and donated nearly $15 million to charity over the same period.

  20. It would have done you a world of good to have signed into Obamacare before the closing date, since you chose to ‘opt out’ you got hit with penalties- big surprise.

    And it’s obvious you’re lying your ass off, as everyone else who has gone with it- has gotten cheaper rates.
    Your eyes are brown- and it ain’t from melanin.

    I never stated that Obama gave us legal marriage for all- he did however help turn the tide by coming out in favor of it, and no small number of churches changed their mind in solidarity.

    You just can’t help but fail can you lana?

  21. Eliu.

    The atheist.

    An atheist who uses the Commentary Handle of Eliu…

    Which is the Biblical word for: “Elite”.

    Interesting thing dat.

  22. I read through that.

    Empowering Labor Unions. Eliminating for profit prisons. Etc.

    I like his proposals.

  23. I’ve been a long time Democratic voter (part-time Independent) and all I can say is that what’s going on with Jeb Bush is the same smokescreen bullshit that his brother pulled before his dumb ass brother got him “elected” in the 2000 elections and turned the next 8 years into a living hell for the whole world.

    I also noticed that Jeb is outraising Hillary by a factor of 4 to 1–and I wouldn’t be surprised if its all the “dark money” that’s doing the job. But his poll numbers still suck. So it tells me one of two things:

    1) Someone wants him in the White House pretty f*cking bad.

    2) The press is trying to make Jeb more the GOP savior than he really is. Because his policy proposals would sink us into a new dark age; sans 1900.

    But the way things are playing out, it could be either Hillary who wins the nomination. But then again, Bernie’s been really strong and getting stronger–because he has such a positive message for the people.

    So who knows? It’s still too early …

  24. Enough with the class warfare, what has it helped? The rich are still getting richer, by leaps and bounds, though Obama raised their income taxes. That extra money did not end up in the hands of the middle class. It did however make wages stagnant, the big boys aren’t going to take a loss, they just pass that on to us people trying to stay in or attain middle class status. The ACA, while a massive step forward has had the same sort of impact on good, fulltime jobs as employers seek ways to dodge having fulltime schedules. Wage Equality sounds great on the surface, but each person doing the same job should not make the exact same unless their experience and education is exactly the same. I am so sick of the divisive politics from both parties. If America truly wants change, elect a completely new Congress, not one incumbent should be re-elected. That will change America more in one election cycle than another 4 years of class warfare ever will.

  25. I will not support Hillary Clinton. If she is the candidate, for the first time in my life (68 years) I will not vote. Her backers: the oil and gas industry,big banks and Wall Street, Monsanto, etc promise the country a bleak future and I will not support more of the same.

  26. The only class warfare being waged is that of the 1% on the rest of us, and they’ve just about won. And those who have not swords can still die on them.

  27. That is a feeble excuse. And the reason the republicans and the real monsters are in control. If you don’t vote at all that is a vote for very things you are accusing her of. But my guess is that is your point. And this is your job to try to convince others not to vote. Lie, cheat or steal…republicans will do anything to take this country down. Lying, cheating and stealing is the only way they CAN do it.

  28. Jeb Bush and his aides had envisioned a big, inclusive, high-minded speech about race on Friday in his home state of Florida, a chance to bring his message of colorblind opportunity to a prestigious group of African-American leaders.

    In a rare gesture of bipartisanship, Mr. Bush even planned to warmly quote President Obama, usually the object of his derision.

    Then Hillary Rodham Clinton stomped all over those plans.

    In a biting surprise attack, delivered as Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, waited backstage here at the annual convention of the National Urban League, Mrs. Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite who had set back the cause of black Americans…

    Mr. Bush appeared unprepared to respond, thanking Mrs. Clinton for joining him at the event but otherwise leaving her criticism unanswered in his own speech.

    Mr. Bush’s aides, however, could barely hide their disgust over Mrs. Clinton’s remarks, which they spoke of, bitterly, as uncivil and uncalled-for…

  29. Before my twitter and blog feed is inundated with negative comments from the #feelthebern crowd, let me remind my readers that I’m analyzing where the candidates stand right now, and not expressing a political preference regarding an outcome. As a longtime Bernie-watcher, I’m thoroughly enjoying his time, however brief, on the national stage, and I sincerely hope his run lasts beyond Iowa and New Hampshire if for no other reason than to see Bernie scowl one more time at another inane horserace question from Chuck Todd. Bernie is raising important issues – including concerns about the intersection of race and income inequality – that need to be discussed at the national level. But it is also the case that his “surge” in the polls is much more about pollsters dropping Elizabeth Warren’s name from their list of potential candidates as it is any discernible shift in support away from Clinton. It fits the media horserace narrative to speculate about the possibility, however improbable, that Clinton will stumble and Sanders will step in to steal the nomination. As of today, however, the facts say that is not going to happen. Bernie trails Clinton in all the important indicators; national polls, early state polls, fundraising and party endorsements.
    Is there something about Bernie? Yes. Right now, he’s losing.

  30. …Hillary ALSO released her comprehensive health assessment…{Talk about bringin’ a note from the doctor!!!}

  31. …Jebbies team would MUCH rather no-body called him out on his record as Gov. of Florida, his being a signatory of PNAC or his Teahadist views…
    …good luck with THAT fantasy…

  32. You know I live in a Red State. The last election cycle we had about 300 people show up to vote in the towns elections. Most were re-elected despite the fact that there are ongoing criminal investigations of corruption with the same people winning the elections.

    What’s my point? On the 29th – Bernie Sanders revolution kick off – close to 150 people showed up to give their support.

    If this is happening everywhere – you might want to rethink your calculations – because I’ve never seen this level of excitement in this Red Town.

  33. OK a lot of us live in red states so if Sen. Sanders don’t win the nomination will those same people stay home and bitch about their fate. Since I was able to vote I have never missed a vote for President to raising a tax for whatever issue it was for. I don’t need someone to remind me of my civic duty

  34. …methinks the Teatards are sure “Right to Rise” is the right to pop a woodie…but nobody took that right away…
    …unless you have ED…

  35. @Lana, So, someone with a pre-existing condition who pays $46.00 a month with Obamacare is actually paying more than the $875.00 that was completely unaffordable before? Not to mention that most insurers wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole, even though this person had not been sick with his condition for over 15 years? You have a very interesting way of doing math. I suggest you buy an arithmetic primer and start over.

  36. The next Bush to have a halfway decent shot at the White House will be George Prescott Bush, son of John Ellis (Jeb) and Columba Bush. Why? Columba Bush was born in Mexico and George Prescott Bush looks Latino.

    Help me get the word out about the Hispanic or Latino Paradox. The
    Scientific name is “Epidemiological Paradox”. We need Texans to understand that their state will turn from Deep Red to Purple to Deep Blue. It will happen, maybe as early as 2040 but by 2050 for sure. I hope I live long enough to see Texas turn purple. Being a geezer, I know I won’t live long enough to see Texas turn Blue. [WINK]

  37. Yes Moongrim,

    Eliu isn’t a handle, it’s my actual name. And it doesn’t mean elite, it means “my God is he” in Hebrew.

    You seem to have difficulty with reading and comprehending information. I never said that President Obama has not accomplished anything, which seems to be your only argument against, I said under his watch our civil liberties and rights have been ever so quietly eroding. That hasn’t changed.

  38. No. The only thing you’ve proven Eliu is your own self-deception.

    Obama has not done what you’ve feebly attempted to claim. And the best effort you’ve presented, is one link that’s basically referencing itself twice more.

    And I also note that you’ve deftly avoided answering both mine and other’s queries.

    Try as you might, you still fail.

  39. Really? SO all of the let’s take from the rich and give to the poor has worked? They saw the error of their ways and decided that they needed to make less money so their employees can make more? I know my damn paycheck did not go up this year. But that stock market surely has. They, the 1% took their loss on their taxes and then gained their money back on the backs of all of their employees. And will continue to do so. That wage gap has widened even more today than 2 years ago when President Obama was re-elected. It did not change a thing other than the rich screwing the little guy even more to keep their money. The only way for change to actually happen is to get all of those special interests and parties bickering at each other out of office. Both Republican and Democrat and if things don’t change, then do the same thing again the next election cycle. Change them all again and again until they realize they work for us and not big money or big government or big business.

  40. You are an amusing Moongrim, using the bible hub as your source for bible translations. Its a bad attempt, seeing as my name only appears in the bible as Elihu. The word elite is a complete other spelling not a Hebrew translation of Elihu or Eliu. Stick with your pseudo politics.

    Here is reality, it’s tough I now.



  41. As I’ve stated before, you’re rather easily amused, and changing your handle ill suits you.

    Since it is necessary for me to lower my speech down to your level: Whatever!

    Perhaps you can get past thine smarminess and work on backing up your assertions with something other than the half-baked and self contradicting websites.

    But then I’d not mind seeing peace in the Middle East too, but of the two that has a better chance of occurring.

  42. Actually yes it has. Taking from the rich is merely a redressing of the problem of the rich taking from the not-rich.

    Such as raising the minimum wage. No matter how much we take from the rich, they still exist.

    Thus- they appear to be an endless resource.

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