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By initiating a flame war on Twitter, Jeb Bush has sought to take on Donald Trump on The Donald’s own home turf. But can he succeed? And perhaps more important, what does it say about our political system that the race to be leader of the free world can devolve to a bout of online insults?

Bush first posted this photo on Monday, showing an autographed newspaper that demonstrated Trump’s past support for none other than Nancy Pelosi:

Then on Tuesday the Bush campaign posted this video, rounding up Trump’s political statements from the late 1990s — the first time he flirted with (or threatened) a potential run for president — to the present day. Trump can be heard voicing liberal positions on abortion, single-payer health care, and raising taxes on the rich, plus issuing praise for Hillary Clinton and even saying he was in many ways a Democrat.

Trump then fired back on two fronts — first with a tweet predicting doom for Jeb, and also getting in a dig on Jeb’s massive fundraising

 

Then later in the afternoon, the Trump campaign posted this video on Instagram, combining praise for both Hillary and Bill Clinton from not only Jeb — but also from his very unpopular older brother, George W. Bush. Also note The Donald’s extra message:

No more Clintons or Bushes!

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

Medical experts have been fearing that a new COVID-19 variant would emerge that is even more infectious than the Delta variant, and a new mutation that has emerged in South Africa has some doctors expressing concerns. One of them is 80-year-old expert immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top White House medical adviser. Fauci discussed this new South African variant, which is called B.1.1.529, during a Friday, November 26 appearance on CNN’s New Day.

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