Jeb Bush to Newsmax: Obama Campaigning Like '10-Year-Old'Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 03:56 PM
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is blasting President Barack Obama for demeaning the office of the presidency Friday, citing his barnyard epithets and snarky comportment toward GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and likening it to the behavior of a "10-year-old."
Asked if the president’s personal attacks demean the office of the presidency, Bush replied: “It does, but here’s the sad reality: We have a temporary time in American history where our culture has been coarsened, where people’s expectations are low. We’re living in a different time.
Never in our history has a sitting president used such a foul expression.
It's really shocking to consider how lofty our presidential rhetoric was just a few years ago.
What's next? Calling a reporter a "big time asshole," or telling a Senator to go fuck himself on the Senate floor?
“As president of the United States,” he continued, “there’s the old expression that if you work hard, and you play by the rules, and if you have success, you could be just like him. You could be a president of the United States. That’s what dads tell their boys and moms tell their girls.But sure, calling a bullshitter a bullshitter, that's what diminishes the office of the presidency. Not being asleep at the switch on 9/11, not lying the country into a disastrous, illegal war. Not tossing aside habeus corpus, authorizing torture, or approving warrantless wiretaps. Not even the seeming inability to string together a coherent sentence. No, what diminishes the office of the presidency is calling a liar a liar. Obviously.
“When you act like that, it’s kind of hard to say as a parent to your child, ‘You could be a president of the United States.’ Maybe there are other avocations that might be something that would create greater pride. Sadly, when you act that way, people begin to diminish the importance of the presidency,” Bush said.