Glenn tears apart Jeb Bush’s ‘advice’ for Ted Cruz

On radio this morning, Glenn ripped into former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the remarks he made in an interview with ABC News over the weekend about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) lacking “self-restraint” in his fight to defund Obamacare.

“All right. So, we have Jeb Bush advising us now on what should be done. And what should be done is – well, we never hear the alternative,” Glenn said. “Could we please play the Jeb Bush audio again because think this is really important to go over.”

Interview begins around the 4-minute mark:

JON KARL: Anything gained in all of this?

JEB BUSH: No, I think there was some ground lost from the political point of view.

JON KARL: And this started with Republicans, mostly in the House saying they wanted to gut Obamacare, and they were willing to not fund the government until that happened. I mean they changed a little bit as it went along. How badly are Republicans hurt by all of this? This started with their strategy.

JEB BUSH: Tactically, it was a mistake to focus on something that couldn’t be achieved.

“Since when have we become the party of things that cannot be achieved? I’ve never been that person. I’ve never been that person. And I never understood that person,” Glenn said. “We cannot achieve repealing a horrible, quoting the people who built it, train wreck. We can’t achieve that? Since when can’t we achieve that? Since we’ve become the party, and since we’ve become the people that are trained now to think that. ‘Well, you can only do this. This is all you can get’… The repeal of Obamacare is not possible. But what is possible?”

JON KARL: But I just spoke to Ted Cruz. He was the guy who said, ‘Hey, let’s not agree to a funding resolution unless Obamacare is defunded.’ That was the strategy that really kicked it off. And he told me that he will now do anything he can to stop Obamacare, and he does not rule out pushing to the brink once again. What would your message be to Ted Cruz?

JEB BUSH: Well, frankly, I think the best way to repeal Obamacare is to have an alternative. We never hear the alternative. We could do this at a much lower cost, with improved quality, based on our free market principles.

“Wouldn’t free market principles be repeal it? Free market principles would be to repeal it because his suggestion is, we can do this better. We, meaning the government, can do this better. Those aren’t free market principles, my man. Those are government principles. Those are socialist principles. Those are progressive principles. They are fascistic principles. They are communist principles and not free market principles,” Glenn said. “Hear that clearly. That’s who Jeb Bush is. It is not possible to not have the government involved in healthcare… It hasn’t even started, and you already are at a point where the government officials are all telling you, ‘You can’t do this without government.’ We’ve been doing it without government the whole time and it was working out really well!”

JEB BUSH: And two, show how Obamacare, flawed to its core, doesn’t work. So, have a little bit of self-restraint. It might actually be, politically, a better approach to see the massive dysfunction. But we don’t even hear about that because we’ve stepped on that message. And I think Republicans need to just take a step back, show a little self-restraint, and let this happen a little more organically.

“Show a little self restraint? Show how it doesn’t work? If you guys would not have been shooting at Ted Cruz, you could have been showing the world how bad it was,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “Now, why didn’t you do that? If you wanted to show how bad it is, why wouldn’t you do it? Because you want the framework. You want the control. You’ve just announced that in the sentence before this where you said, ‘We can do it better. We just have to reform it.’ You want control.”

After laboring through this audio from Bush, Glenn had a message for the American people: Enough with the royal families.

“Why do you have royal families? You have royal families because everybody knows they can trust them. The system knows they can trust them. Oh, okay. Well, I know your dad. And because I know your dad, I know what you are going to do, and you are not going off the beaten path because everybody in the family is in on this,” Glenn explained. “Why don’t we just start calling them Lord Jeb and Lady Bush, the Duchesses of Houston. Why don’t we call them that? The Kennedy’s and the Bush’s. Enough with them. The Kennedy’s and the Bush’s.”

Stu made sure that he got one more family, that is more than likely gunning for a return to power in 2016, added to that list

“And the Clintons,” Stu said.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    I got advise fr Jeb Bush shut up going more Marxist is not the answer keeping government out of our pockets and health is. Their is no way to fix Obamacare it is a train wreck and we should just let it burn until their is nothing their. It was a bad idea from the start and you think that main streaming it is a good thing why do you even speak.

  • Anonymous

    I sure have mixed feelings about this. Ted Cruz was heroic, but part of me thinks it would be better to let Obama Care go on and possibly fail and then do something about repealing or revising it. I agree with Ted Cruz and that we need to get our spending under control, but I am not sure about his tactics in this regard.

  • Faith56

    How many people have to lose their jobs and their healthcare just so we can let “obamacare go on and possibly fail”????? How many people will be forced into bankruptcy because they couldn’t pay their huge deductibles after chemotherapy??? Ted Cruz was listening to the American people when he pulled his 21 hour filibuster. The shutdown was ALL Obama and the Democrats and they need to grow up and take responsibility for their own actions.

  • Seth Grossman

    Ted Cruz understands history. When the Communists took over the farms and factories of Russia in the 1920′s, many people said this would be good, because the Communists would fail, people would starve, and the Communists would get thrown out. But the Communists controlled the media, the schools, and the pop culture, and they falsely blamed their opposition for all the hardship. Obama is using Lenin’s playbook. Too bad most voters seem to think Lenin was the Beatle who sang that “progressive” anthem “Imagine”. Liberty and Prosperity

  • Anonymous

    The problem with that strategy is, once an entitlement is fully established, it is next to impossible to eliminate. History shows that even when an entitlement starts to fail, it is only replaced with an even larger, more expensive, more intrusive program. In this case, that would mean a federally run, single payer, universal health care program. Some savvy people think that was the goal behind Obama-care all along.

  • Anonymous

    It Couldn’t Be Done
    By Edgar Albert Guest

    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
    But he with a chuckle replied
    That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
    Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
    So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
    On his face. If he worried he hid it.
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

    Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
    At least no one ever has done it;”
    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
    And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
    Without any doubting or quiddit,
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
    There are thousands to prophesy failure,
    There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
    But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
    Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
    That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

  • bull57

    It is just so hard to get rid of an entitlement once it gets planted! They never go away it seems.

  • Anonymous

    Jed Bush is a liberal DEMOCRAT he has nothing o contribute to the Republican Party, this a$$hole is out to kill the Republicans Party

  • bull57

    Jeb could almost be a democrat. That’s how far left the GOP has gone and we didn’t even notice it happening!!!

  • Anonymous

    The thing establishment GOP’ers never understood about the 2010 mid-term take-over of the house was it would’ve never happened without tea-party support of candidates who stand on principles of our Founding Fathers, rather than candidates that promised compromise with the progressive left.

  • Anonymous

    A big part of our problem is the lame stream media. Right now I
    consider them to be traitors to the country in that they are not getting
    the full message out to the public. Fox News, unfortunately, does not
    reach a fraction of the people the major media do. The Democrats can do
    anything and say anything they want simply because they know the media
    will cover for them and only spread the wanted message and not the other
    side of an issue. When you can’t get your message out to the people
    and all they hear is the other side, how can you ever expect to win the
    public over.

    Of course then there’s the issue of
    ignorant voters. The ones that don’t even know there is a media, much
    less what it’s saying. No information voters. They will vote for the
    democrats simply because that’s who they hear others talking about and
    because they they think they are the ones that give them food stamps,
    unemployment, disability and welfare.

    So getting the message out is the key and we aren’t doing a very good job of that.

  • Anonymous

    In addition to my previous comments, we also have our own problem that is hurting us badly. Our people don’t seem to be able to convey our positions well when they do get the chance. We are out debated ten to one by the Democrats. I don’t quite know why, but out people just don’t seem to be good at verbal communications.

    Take the meeting the President had with legislators at the White House the day before the shutdown was finally averted. The media had a microphone set up in front of the house and waiting for the legislators to come out. When the Democrats came out they gave a somewhat intelligent comment on their impression of the session. Then John Boehner came out and said something to the effect of “the president don’t want to negotiate so there’s nothing to say” and walked away.

    There they had the media just waiting for them to talk and they could have taken a little time and made a case for their position, but they totally blew it. They give him hell, but put Ted Cruz in front of that microphone and see what you get.

  • Anonymous

    Democrats in Congress are bad however, the GOP Establishment isn’t better. They are all a bunch of pit bulls ready to destroy who ever dare to bring up their COWARDICE that they are trying to hide. Them with the help of the MSM are trying to do to Cruz and Lee what they did to Sarah Palin. We must fight back!!

  • Manuel Torres

    Yes, Yes and Yes. Don’t do anything about Obamacare. Let it crumble on it’s own.

    That’s how I would deal with my business. I would invest tons of cash and time and a Canadian Software company to set me up to run like a chump sorry champ. Then upon implementing my plan and seeing how destructive it could be for me and my family I would step back and just let my customers bail me out or just sit there and watch it all collapse. Then I would get back up and go on food stamps, welfare and the good ole ACA.

    See!!!!!!!

    Jeb, McCain, Graham, Pelosi, Reid, Obama & Obama, Bloomberg, etc.etc. (feel free to drop in the names of your favorite idiot dirtbags) are not the only idiots in America

  • Anonymous

    ALMOST? lol And this fat slob thinks he can be president.

  • Anonymous

    Now, that’s a sign of a go-getter. Nothing in this world is IMPOSSIBLE! Yes, we can let ACA take hold and go to total destruction, but at what cost to the taxpayer? It’s time to stand your ground and ACT now and stop this train wreck before it’s too late.

  • Anonymous

    Jeb has always been a democrat like his dad and brother…etc.

  • Anonymous

    Keep all Bushes out of office.

  • Anonymous

    McCain is the biggest POS besided Reid and Obama….He should cut the heck up…We don’t want him to speak ever again.
    Obamacare will cause us all to lose our ability to pay for our medications.

  • Anonymous

    No one cares what Jeb thinks except his mother…

  • Obie Wan

    I don’t think Jeb Bush has a problem with Obamacare,because Jeb Bush doesn’t have a problem with illegal aliens or with pushing amnesty. So after you legalize 20-25 million people,the ones who don’t qualify for welfare are going to need health care payed for by somebody. That’s where Obamacare comes in,the taxpayers will get stuck paying for it !!!

  • Anonymous

    Jeb Bush can go pound rocks. Never trusted him for some reason. If he decided to run in 2016, he’ll never be able to count on my vote.
    I love TED CRUZ and Mike Lee and the few other really decent people. The more they speak ill of Cruz, the MORE I love him, because he’s someone I TRUST.

  • Anonymous

    I noticed quite a time ago. It’s too apparent.

  • Anonymous

    Maryann: To add to that, keep all the Clintons out of office too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.cordell.108 Chris Cordell

    Glenn, Jeb lost any chance he ever had of getting a vote from me when he presented Hillary that medal

  • Anonymous

    Maryann: Sometimes I wonder about Jeb’s mom. she says very surprising things.
    McCain has run on being a POW for years now and anyone with a conscience for our military couldn’t accost him……..My advice to Mr. McCain has been,” I’m sorry you were in prison during that war, but the good thing is….you got to come home, eventually…….the others GAVE their lives.”

  • Anonymous

    Xabier: The reason we’re out-debated 10 to 1 is because THEY LIE
    about everything.
    And too many in our Country want to believe the lies because they get so much for free and don’t want to kill the goose who laid the golden egg.

  • Anonymous

    Jeb Bush is spouting off Democrat Talking Papers. If he thinks this will get him the Republican nomination in 2016, he needs to think again. We do not want any more Bushes in the White House. They are all “one world government” idiots, just like Obama and Harry Reid. He needs to just shut up and retire from public service.

  • Anonymous

    Plus, he is pro Amnesty and this makes him a Democrat.

  • Anonymous

    Jeb is just like Colin Powell. A progressive who likes big government.

  • Anonymous

    Once ObamaCare is fully implemented, it will be just like any other government program, impossible to stop and thus will be here forever. I do not understand how any Republican can support ACA. The ones that say, “lets let them implement it and then the American people will see just how bad it is.” What is wrong with these people? To not defund and repeal ACA right now means it will be with us forever. Wake up America,

  • Anonymous

    And to think, I voted for this jerk for Governor of Florida; twice. Shame on me.

  • women99

    Because he is married to a Mexican women does that tinge his views? who knows but it certainly makes his life easier at home right

  • ellievl

    Great message Glenn! Don’t stop preaching it!

  • women99

    Mc Cain and Bush are both A holes. Bush saying we have to pay our obligations he does Democrap math. 220 Billion a month in taxes taken in
    debt service 20 Billion is that NOT enough money to pay our obligations.
    I VOTED FOR THE BUSHES BECAUSE OF THE DEMOCRAPS THAT THEY RAN AGAINST. this COUNTRY DESERVES BETTER WE DESERVE SOMEONE WHO CARES FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST ETHNIC GROUPS WITH DARK SKINS The Native Americans call people who are of their descent but act like another heritage as Apples. Figure it out the Rino’s
    are one thing on the outside and something else on the inside
    Get the message.

  • Anonymous

    Clintons out of office is very important and get free of that Karl Rove…All his advice is wrong…Never trust the fat man.

  • Anonymous

    Hillary Clinton will be prosecuted and heads will roll…eventually.

  • HonorWarrior

    The difference between Jeb Bush and Glenn Beck is that Jeb Bush can recognize that Ted Cruz is dangerous to America and the Republican Party and Glenn would rather get off to a lubed up fisting in his ass cave than do something that would actually help America

  • HonorWarrior

    I am no fan of Jeb Bush but at least he is not a coke head like his brother was. Or Glenn Beck for that matter

  • Anonymous

    We need to totally get away from the Dems and Republicans. We need a strong young third party. A party with principles, morals and character, something that both of the other parties are missing. I would certainly vote for R. Paul, Cruz or Mike Lee. We have lost our morality, freedoms, standing in the world and courage. We need to get those back and become the America we once were. Never to late.

  • vener8r

    Does anyone else feel like screaming when you hear a Republican politician talk about replacing Obamacare with something better, something more Republican I guess? So, ya choose the Cons and you get Big government……choose the Libs and you get Huge government???? Sorry pals, either way ya choose……ya lose. And the only sane ones in Washington standing up for small, constitutional government are being villified even by there own side. They’re radicals, extremists. And it is true…they are. But only because the founding principles are so far removed, one must be considered radical, and extreme by comparison. So I put to you all, embrace your extremism and wear the moniker of radical proudly. If they choose that name for us, then it only serves to show where they stand. “My name is Tea Party Patriot Brian Rood………and I am a radical.” Followed by uproarious applause and guns being fired into the air. : )

  • vener8r

    Good grief..that was supposed to say, “At the first annual Patriot NON-Anonymous meeting….” Do not use ‘s I guess. Sheesh.

  • Anonymous

    The conservatives need to get a united front on message, but with the self serving McCains, etc., that will not happen. There is no united front to articulate.

  • James LaBarre

    The Democrats are just plain stupid (the ones that aren’t outright corrupt or statists), but the Republicans are just a bunch of cowards. And people still don’t think a third-party is a good idea??? It’s long past time to insure no one party can get a stranglehold on government. You say it means less will get done? Well, it seems the *only* time congress is doing something bad is when they’re working…

  • Vince Fox

    Republicans and Democrats have been for some time answering the same question, “How the government will be involved?”. The question no one is even asking is “Should the government be involved?”.
    And in most cases the answer to that question is NO!

  • https://www.gardenandoutdoorsolutions.com/ Mark Powls

    Let’s face it…The ACA (Obama Care) was created and implemented to disrupt the current free-market system of health care and is a MEANS TO AN END. The end being some much chaos that we’ll be asking our Federal Government to save us. Amazingly, our Federal Government will have a single-payer health care system and this one will work. Obama Care was designed to fail and there are no accidents! Wake up people. If Obama Care is not stopped dead in its tracks this January 2013, it’s over for the Republic. Glenn is right. Washington D.C. is filled with Progressives on both sides.

  • https://www.gardenandoutdoorsolutions.com/ Mark Powls

    Jeb Bush’s Dad was one of the first to mention “The New World Order” so it’s clear that the Bush’s are part of the progression toward socialism, North American Union, and a World Government.

  • Anonymous

    Anytime a Bush talks, they should be Booooo – they are wanting to shame Ted Cruz, we the people need to shame them.

  • greywolfrs

    If you didn’t notice it, then you were under a rock. How did you not see GHWB making the deal for NAFTA, which William “the Zipper” Cunton signed? How did you not see the Patriot Act as unconstitutional, then the Democraps put in the NDAA?

  • greywolfrs

    You are a fool. Cruz, Paul and the like want to follow the Constitution. How is following the Constitution dangerous? Don’t answer, it will just be more stupidity.

  • HonorWarrior

    Ted Cruz wasn’t listening to anything but the sound of his own bullshit, which was farting out of his mouth during his 21 hour sillibuster

  • Jared

    Glenn is just wrong about this one….Anything is possible which is true but the ONLY chance we have to get rid of ObamaCare is to WIN ELECTIONS….Period

    Shutting down the Government makes it harder for the GOP to win elections thus making it harder to get rid of ObamaCare

  • Anonymous

    No, you and Jeb are wrong, Jared. Defund the Socialist monstrosity and let the Progs hold their breath & scream and shut down a few Gov’t departments. About two thirds of the Federal bureaucracy needs to disappear anyway, so maybe it would be a good start. Fyi, you can’t win elections if you don’t stand for anything. Working Americans are tired of politicians jibber jabbering and doing nothing.

  • Anonymous

    obamacare is going to fail miserably. unpaid for health coverage. jeb bush an idiot.
    ted Cruz, rand Paul.