Apparently, failed 2016 GOP primary nominee and former Florida Gov. “Low Energy” Jeb Bush lacks the maturity to brush off past grudges.
“The former governor will not attend the inauguration (of President-elect Donald Trump),” the Tampa Bay Times explained Wednesday.
Never mind the fact that much of his extended family, including former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, planned to put aside their egos and attend the inauguration as any good Republican should.
In fact, even failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband intended to be present at the much anticipated event. But not Jeb. Nope. He’s “special.”
There was a bit of a precedent, however, as he had reportedly also sat out the inaugurations of President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The difference was that they were Democrats, whereas Trump is a Republican.
Regardless, perhaps Bush should muse over the words of his older brother before making a final decision.
“I understand anger, and some people may have been angry when I was president, but anger shouldn’t drive policy,” the former president said in a public speech made after the election, as reported by CNN. “What needs to drive policy is what’s best for the people who are angry.”
Similarly, the anger and other such feelings — presumably resentment, envy and bitterness — felt by the younger brother and former primary opponent of Trump needs to be discarded so both men, as well as the country itself, can move forward.
It’s true that the election process was brutal and that both men had hurled a litany of insults at each other, but that is the past. It’s time to set aside past beefs, unite and move forward toward a better and brighter Obama-free day.
If Jeb isn’t capable of doing that, then America is obviously better off without him.
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