Jeb Bush: The Truth

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Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida and likely Republican presidential candidate in 2016. He is a right-wing conservative Republican and the brother of former President George W. Bush and the son of former President George H.W. Bush.

Jeb Bush’s Racial Views

Bush Recommended Book By Author Who Claimed Blacks Were Mentally Inferior. “Jeb Bush on family breakdown: “My views on this were shaped a lot by Charles Murray’s book.”” [MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin, 4/30/15]

Author Bush Cited Was Classified As A White Nationalist. “Charles Murray, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has become one of the most influential social scientists in America, using racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the black and Latino communities, women and the poor.” [Southern Poverty Law Center, accessed 4/30/15]

Jeb Bush’s Views On Women

Bush Called 33 Year Old Obama Administration Official A “Girl.” “Bush mentions “The girl with the really cool glasses at the State Department”[Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe, 4/30/15]

Jeb Bush’s Views On Religion

Bush Said Islam Was Peaceful Only For “Some” Of Its Practicioners. “Is Islam a religion of peace? @JebBush: “For some of the practitioners…”” [US News’ David Catanese, 4/30/15]

Republicans On Jeb Bush

Marco Rubio: “No Way”A Governor Like Bush Is “Ready … To Manage U.S. Foreign Policy.” Marco Rubio told an Iowa newspaper: “Governors can certainly read about foreign policy, and take briefings and meet with experts, but there is no way they’ll be ready on Day One to manage U.S. foreign policy.” [Des Moines Register, 4/25/15]

Jeb Bush’s Legally Dubious Super PAC Scheme

Bush Super PAC Right To Rise Raised $100 Million In 100 Days From GOP Millionaires & Billionaires. “Jeb Bush told about 350 of the top donors to his super PAC on Sunday evening that the organization has raised more money in 100 days than any other Republican operation in modern history, according to several people in attendance. Bush did not say how much had been raised, but senior Republicans said they think his super PAC, Right to Rise, is on track to collect $100 million by the end of May.” [Washington Post, 4/26/15]

Jeb Bush Is Raising Funds For A Super PAC Run By Former Aides, Outsourcing Campaign Functions To That Super PAC, Right To Rise. “Mr. Bush has acted more aggressively than perhaps any presidential candidate to raise money for a “super PAC” and a related political nonprofit group run by close aides. In effect, Mr. Bush is offloading major costs of his likely campaign to groups that can raise and spend unlimited money.” [New York Times, 4/26/2015]

Jeb Bush Coordination With Super PAC Could Be Illegal. “Under a little-noted provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, if a candidate or officeholder or their proxies is directly or indirectly involved in “establishing, financing, maintaining or controlling” an outside entity, like an individual-candidate super PAC, it is illegal for the super PAC to receive or spend contributions that exceed the limit on contributions to a federal PAC of $5,000 per donor per year.” [Reuters, 4/22/15]