By Hunter Wallace
It doesn’t get anymore “cucked” than this:
“We speak Spanish at home. We eat Mexican food at home. Our children are Hispanic.”
… except for maybe self-identifying as a “trans-Hispanic.”
Remember, the definition of a “cuckservative” is someone who retains “a posture of command even as the reality of control is lost.” That’s exactly what ¡Jeb! is doing as he collapses in absolute numbers in the polls and is losing to Donald Trump in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and even Florida.
Politico asks “Is Jeb Bush Turning Into Michael Dukakis?”
“To hear Jeb Bush tell it, he’s right where he wants to be, the “joyful tortoise” in the race who doesn’t want to say “outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” At the Koch Brothers’ GOP donor convocation in Dana Point, Calif., over the weekend, Bush waxed confident about the campaign strategy he’s following, including the $120 million war chest he’s spent six months amassing. “I mean, this is a long haul,” Bush said.
But many GOP voters don’t seem to care about the long haul. And they’re certainly not looking for a joyful tortoise. They want a fire-breathing dragon. They want, above all, passion. They want it now. And they’re not finding it in Jeb Bush. …
In New Hampshire, where Bush’s pragmatic and moderate conservatism was supposed to play well, he had 21 percent support in early June, but only 12 percent in a poll taken July 28. In Iowa, he is closer to the middle of the 17-candidate field than the top.
At an event for Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst last month, Cathy Grawe, who has been active in the Iowa GOP for more than 20 years, says she talked to more than 100 potential voters and that “not one mentioned Jeb Bush. Not good or bad. Not that I’m thinking of voting for him. Nothing. Zero.” ….”
That’s an insult to Michael Dukakis.
By comparison, ¡Jeb! makes Michael Dukakis, Bob Dole, and Mitch McConnell look like charismatic leaders. He makes Mitt Romney sound like a rock star. As Todd Starnes put it, if Donald Trump is a pit bull, then ¡Jeb! is a meterosexual purse dog.
The New York Times also senses trouble:
“After weeks of preparing for a smash-mouth debate with Donald J. Trump, 14 Republican candidates found themselves instead Trump-less but sandwiched into a constricting format on Monday night, delivering strikingly uneven performances just days before the first big test of the presidential primary contest.
Rather than making the other contenders look more presidential, however, the event, at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., seemed to shrink the candidates. …”
Donald Trump is the Gulliver in this race and the rest of the GOP field are the Lilliputians … and I say this as someone who isn’t even supporting Trump.
“Uh, my dad is quite possibly the most perfect man alive, so it’s very hard of me to be critical of him. In fact, I got a t-shirt that says, uh, at the Jeb swag store that says, I’m the uh, I’m the, uh, ‘My dad’s the greatest man alive. If you don’t like it, I’ll take you outside.’”
Uh, you are going to lose for sure, ¡Jeb!
Scott Walker is another example of a top tier Republican candidate who has all the charisma of a Midwestern vacuum cleaner salesman. Unless Trump stumbles and self-destructs over the next six months, this race increasingly looks like it is going to be a blowout.
Full Disclosure: I also love Mexican and Latin American food especially Brazilian churrascaria. I’m a big fan of Cuba too.