Jeb Bush Kills His Campaign Before It Starts

Jeb Bush apparently decided to destroy his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination before he’d even decided whether to run when he made an entirely reasonable statement about why people often immigrate in order to help their families. Reasonable statements like this one do not help one in a Republican primary:
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Rubio’s Bizarre Dance on Immigration Reform

Remember when Marco Rubio was seen as a rising star in the GOP and a serious 2016 presidential contender? Part of the reason he’s no longer taken seriously is how he has handled the issue on which he staked his entire political appeal, immigration reform. ThinkProgres has a rundown of how he has flipped and flopped and now opposes the very bill he advocated:
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More of Gohmert’s Paranoid Fantasies

Rep. Louis Gohmert is much like Michele Bachmann, both in the sense that neither are very smart but also in the sense that neither one really cares whether what they say is true or not. If they overhear some little tidbit of information that fits their ideology, they will not only repeat it but build a whole narrative around it. You may remember that Bachmann did this with a nonsensical story about a kid becoming retarded because of a vaccine. It was total nonsense without a shred of evidence, but that didn’t stop Bachmann from repeating it on national television and making a fool out of herself. Here’s Gohmert’s most recent example of this phenomenon:
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Bachmann: Immigration Reform = ‘No Future, No Hope’

Michele Bachmann showed her typically complete detachment from reality and ability to spout utter nonsense as long as it will make her audience afraid during a talk to college students affiliated with the Eagle Forum over the weekend. She told them that immigration reform would destroy their future.
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Wingnut: Muslims, Mexicans Killed Detriot

I’d never heard of Frosty Woolridge before finding a link to this column on a wingnut website. He’s an anti-immigration activist who has been everything from a dance teacher to a “lifestyle coach.” Whatever the hell that is. He used to live in Detroit but he says stupid things like this:
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King: Criticism of Me Shows America Will Not Survive

Rep. Steve King continues to deny that he said anything wrong in claiming that the overwhelming majority of Mexican immigrants are drug mules, appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio show to claim that criticism of him proves that America “will not be able to sustain itself in the long run.” Narcissism, much?
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King’s Mendacious Defense

Rep. Steve King is rightly being blasted from all sides for his repulsive comments about there being 100 Mexican immigrant drug mules “with calves the size of cantaloupes” for every smart student among the Dreamers and he is doubling down on his racism. Appearing on the Laura Ingraham show he refused to back down:
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Gohmert: Latinos Will Join GOP Just Like Black Voters Do

If you had any doubt that Louis Gohmert inhabits an entirely different reality from the rest of us, look at this video he did for the Worldnutdaily. He actually argues that if the Republican Party kills immigration reform it will make Latino voters like them more “just as you’ve had more and more African-Americans realizing” how great the GOP is for them. He does realize that Republicans lost the African-American vote by well over 90% last year, right? Oh, you liberals and your crazy, eggheaded, elitist math.
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