— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 13, 2015
Seema Mehta, for the Los Angeles Times:
A Jeb Bush town hall meeting Wednesday ended on a testy note, as Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with the presidential candidate’s supporters after he faced a series of challenging questions.
Bush, responding to a woman’s query about the disproportionate number of minorities killed by police and their treatment in the criminal justice system, said there was no question that racism still existed in the United States and that leaders needed to engage in communities that felt disenfranchised. He then turned to his education record as Florida’s governor, saying that achievement scores among minority youths rose during his tenure.
“I have a record of empowering people in communities that” were told “they had no chance,” Bush said, ending the town hall. He did not deliver a closing statement, as he typically does, and quickly made his way to an exit, greeting supporters along the way.
Behind him, a few dozen protesters raised their fists and began chanting, “Black Lives Matter!” A few Bush supporters turned toward them and chanted, “All Lives Matter!” and “White Lives Matter!” Two women — a protester and a Bush supporter — stood a few feet from the candidate with their middle fingers extended in each other’s faces…
JEB! also managed to tell a registered Republican who complained that his sister had been separated from their family for a decade that he “thought the nation’s policy of including adult siblings and adult parents was too broad”. Man can’t open his mouth without shoving a foot in it, can he?
Not seeing anything about this rally on the NYTimes or Washington Post websites yet, but maybe that’s a deadline issue. Because surely they wouldn’t avoid a chance to use the Repubs in disarray! template…
The Grey Lady did report, most delicately, that “a new slur has arisen from the Right“:
… Many who use the #cuckservative hashtag on Twitter espouse the view that the United States is shifting from a white-dominated country to one that caters too much to minority groups.
The radical nature of those ideas along with the pornographic connotations associated with “cuckold” have made the word a subject of hand-wringing among some conservative commentators.
“There is a community of conservatives who think Republicans should be racists,” said Jim Harper, a scholar at the Cato Institute. “I think there is probably a relatively sizable number of people out there who see the term ‘cuckservative’ as a valid criticism of conservatives.”…
Apart from noting JEB! gets more than his looks from his dear MaMa, what’s on the agenda for the day?