The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

endorsethisbanner

Jeb Bush had a painful moment on CNN Thursday night, when host John Berman tried to grill him on the really crucial question for Republicans who are trying to take down Donald Trump: “Would he make a better president than Hillary Clinton?”

Jeb tried to change the subject immediately: “I don’t think Hillary Clinton’s gonna be elected President of the United States — she’s not trustworthy.” To which Berman then had to object that Jeb didn’t actually answer the question.

“No, I’ve learned not to answer questions. That’s one of the things that you do now in political discourse,” Bush said, letting out a laugh. “You answer what you want to say.”

Sadly, the most Jeb could do was affirm his belief that he would be a far better president than Hillary Clinton.

The best answer that Berman could squeeze out of Jeb, against Trump, after repeated attempts and an earnest insistence that voters had a right to know the answer to this either/or question: “He is not qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America’s greatest fighting force.”

Video viaCNN.

Get More to Endorse Delivered to Your Inbox

[sailthru_widget fields=”email,ZipCode” sailthru_list=”Endorse This Sign Up”]

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Sean Parnell, the Trump-anointed candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out of the race a week ago after a custody hearing that featured lurid details of his relationship with his ex-wife. Laurie Snell alleged that Parnell had struck her, choked her, left her by the side of the road and hit one of their sons hard enough to leave a welt on the boy's back. Parnell countered that she had invented all of it.

Custody battles are infamous for exaggerated accusations and heated denials, and it's difficult for outsiders to know whom to believe and how much. But Parnell's comments off the witness stand didn't burnish his credibility. Appearing on Fox Nation, for example, Parnell opined, "I feel like the whole 'happy wife, happy life' nonsense has done nothing but raise one generation of woman tyrants after the next." He wasn't finished. "Now there's an entire generation of men that don't want to put up with the BS of a high-maintenance, narcissistic woman." Well. Someone seems to be dealing with anger issues. The would-be — er, rather, won't-be — senator concluded with a short sermon on biology: "From an evolutionary standpoint, it used to be, you know, women were attracted to your strength because you could defend them from dinosaurs." Where does the GOP find these geniuses?

Keep reading... Show less
x
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}