Jeb Bush Stirs Up Obama Controversy on Twitter, Gets Embarrassed by Actual Facts

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While you may have spent Wednesday preparing for Thanksgiving, Jeb Bush was busy on Twitter spreading controversy-stirring conspiracy theories about President Obama on Twitter. Unfortunately these stubborn little things called facts got in the way of his criticism.

Bush fell in line with a growing Republican-created non-controversy about the Obama administration "closing" the embassy to the Vatican. According to Talking Points Memo, the National Republican Senatorial Committee even set up an apparently now deleted web page attacking the administration for the closure, and calling it, "just the latest anti-religion pursuit of this Administration, a slap in the face to Catholic-Americans around the country that weakens America's position as a global leader."

As it turns out the embassy is not being closed. It's just being relocated to nicer digs.

As there isn't actually much room in the Vatican, all foreign embassies to the Holy See are located in Rome. A State Department spokesman called the current embassy "decidedly ugly, slab-sided, unprepossessing building in Rome." The embassy will now be located on the same ground as America's Italian embassy in Rome, though it will have its own building and entrance. No staff reductions are being made. Other countries, like the UK and Israel also have co-lated Italian and Vatican embassies.

The move is being made for economic and security reasons. Republicans love saving money, but apparently the $1.4 million-a-year being save by the move doesn't please Bush.

For what its worth, a Vatican source told CNN that the move was "not the end of the world."

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Lynxx3
Lynxx3

I, for one, am sick to the gills of hearing about any Bush. I've still got whiplash from the last one. I wouldn't vote for any of them if they were the last people on earth.

slogan: 'Don't get Bush-whacked again! Vote Dem! Vote Independent!'

hicknhixville
hicknhixville

Who care's what Jeb Bush says about anything?  He is obviously shilling for crackpot votes in anticipation of trying to buy the Republican nomination, so ignore him.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

I wish Republicans would get religion OUT of politics. It was never meant to be a part of politics -

We know that the story of President Obama closing the US Embassy in the Vatican cannot possibly be true.  Sarah Palin has not released an official statement supporting the claim.  Without Sarah's stamp on the rumor, the story doesn't have legs.  Even a 6th grader should be able to recognize that the Embassy has to be closed tempoarily in order to move from its Vatican location to the compound that houses the US Embassy in Italy.  The decision to house both Embassies in one compound, under a Republican administration, would be touted as a brilliant , fiscally sound plan that will save millions of dollars every year. However, under President Obama's administration, it just brings this power-mad despot one step closer to achieving his goal of taking over America.

 Just wait Now that Pope Francis has denounced Trickle-down Economics, expect REPUBLICANS to call for the American Embassy to the Vatican be closed until they can arrange for a military coup to install a pope more "friendly to the U.S."Every time we see a glimmer of sunlight on a Republican who might remember what the party once represented, the dark clouds gather and the monsoon rains begin again. 



It's official. Anyone who hoped that Jeb was the smart Bush can now surrender that fantasy.


Firip Onitsuka
Firip Onitsuka

"He wrote something stupid on Twitter and that alone is worth reporting." Really? I'm against the guy in most ways, but that has to be the most embarrassing thing I've read from MNT. I abbreviated it so you could be more like TMZ.

Andre Dean
Andre Dean

I wish all democrats & republicans would just stop with the vitriol against each other and get facts before they decide to smear the other party. This is getting way out of hand and neither party is deciding to act like adults and decide to put the country and their constituents before these childish games they keep playing.

Jason Winburn
Jason Winburn

Funny to hear people complaining about the Tea Party while "progressives' passed an unread bill sold on lies that effects 100% of Americans.

Wilis Cepeda
Wilis Cepeda

They always have one or two rumors up their sleeves, but never one single fact. Always been like that.

Jason Winburn
Jason Winburn

"What difference does it make" we have a country enthralled with a President passing bills unread sold on lies. Think O'care website works better tomorrow? Let's hope so because that's the best part of the program.

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

Did jebby boy ever own a demolition co.???

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

the NDAA isn't a liberal thing (it's a yearly bill drafted by Congress), the NSA has been doing this for ages, well before Obama and the drone strikes are bad, but tame compared to the nonsense our military is usually up to. Stop falling for the lies and distortions coming from hate radio and right wing internet trash.

Danny Martinez
Danny Martinez

I love the new times but your too bias both republicans and democrats say dumb things and you never call out the liberals on it. That shows you have a bias how about you report the atrocities the current administration is committing such as NDAA drone strikes and NSA spying on every american citizen. I think that matters more then what some person writes on twitter. Miami New Times dont pick and choose sides they are both equally responsible for the current situations we are facing.

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

I see some Tea Party faithful are still kicking the dead horse that is Benghazi. Losers.

Ivy Soto
Ivy Soto

@ Juan you want to talk about Benghazi and 4 dead THEN WE MUST TALK ABOUT BUSHES 9/11/01 OVER 3,000 AMERICANS DEAD plus THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS DEAD due to A FAKE WAR!!

lex1
lex1

the far right use fear, intimidation, conspiracy, and straight lies to persuade the docile sheep. 

Stevens Orozco
Stevens Orozco

What Jeb Bush tweeted was something being circulated around conservative websites and some "news" outlets. Jeb Bush wasn't the only person trying to push this mislead perception.

Stevens Orozco
Stevens Orozco

The problem is that therw are too many mislead, unfactual or blantant lies that arw constantly circulated about the President and at one point, debunking every false report becomes important because the flood of misinformation that exist to make this Administration look untrustworthy, corrupt or incompetent. Feeding the simple minded crowd in other to create opposition for the sake of political gain.

Joao De Nacimiento
Joao De Nacimiento

Christian,because conservatives have more influence in Florida. Hence our last few governors.

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

As far as I can tell, this Jeb Bush blunder didn't cost any lives. How about writing about Benghazi?

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

It's not whether anything a politician says is true or not, just say it and let the communication model warp & twist a message. Jeb Bush can't happen for the USA as POTUS, Between Daddy & Jeb, isn't that evidence enough that this nation will be worse off druing and after them ? The POTUS position isn't royalty, Clintons & Bushs are not American royalty and should not ever be President ever again.

Antonio Casanovas
Antonio Casanovas

^^ was also well known and respected until it decided "reporting" tweets was credible journalism

Deborah Bolden
Deborah Bolden

New Times, you are the best. When I read it in your newspaper, I know its the truth. Keep up the good work. Thanks also for shutting Kenny down.

Kenny Southwell
Kenny Southwell

opposing views are from trollers huh? BHO spending more money keeping people away from our national monuments than leaving them open showed how his mind works. not like we needed any reminders. but hey, keep on fighting the libby fight.

Bill Cooke
Bill Cooke

Looks like "Kenny" has a Facebook account for the sole purpose of allowing him to leave dumb comments on other Facebook pages. #noactualfreinds #troll

Christian Fabian Robotti
Christian Fabian Robotti

What Miami New Times has done, once again, is shown its true colors. smh Conspiracy Theory=Critical Thinking So if you really believe that stupidity is worth reporting then why don't you all simultaneously report the hundreds of stupid things the Liberals say on a daily basis???

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Kenny, Jeb calls Miami home. He is a well known, respected figure. He wrote something stupid on Twitter and that alone is worth reporting. Thanks for trolling though.

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Kenny, front runner? You are getting ahead of yourself.

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