October 29th, 2009
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Jeb Bush: Obama trying to 'attack capitalism'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke in Washington on Wednesday.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke in Washington on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Since his brother left office in January, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been mostly diplomatic when discussing the Obama administration.

On Wednesday, he took a sharper tone.

During remarks to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce legal summit in Washington, Bush had tough words for the president in response to an audience question.

"I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism," he said, according to LegalNewsline.com.

Bush paused a moment, then acknowledged: "That'll make the news."


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  1. Southernhrt

    Funny good ole capitalism made Obama rich by the sale of his books. Did anyone think that should be restricted? Of course not he could make as much money as he wanted but it is not a good thing for others in our country.

    October 29, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  2. Matt

    Another Bush idiot crawls out of the woodwork. Ick.

    October 29, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  3. Jillie

    Shut the heck up.

    October 29, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  4. Fair Trade Competition

    We began eliminating monopolies in the early 1900's. Why not require competition in the health care insurance market also, we require it everywhere else?

    Why is the GOP protecting a conspiracy to exploit the American Public on Health Care?

    Bust the Insurance Monopoly!

    Public Health and Public Option go Hand in Hand
    Insurance profits, high cost and denial of care go with private insurance.

    Public Health is vital to Homeland Security.
    H1N1 virus handled by Homeland Security.

    If Joe Lieberman doesn't support Public Health and the Public Option–it's Good bye Joe. Pull the chair out from under the Chairman. We need a new Homeland Security Chairman.

    October 29, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  5. Ellie

    Just another disgruntled Republican wishing for the days of yesteryear when brother Bush lined his pockets with gold.

    October 29, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  6. regnez

    How come only people with negative comments reply?Are you all Democraps

    October 29, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  7. Kelly

    Obama spends more time determining how to best undermine capitalism than he spends on the life and death decisions of our troops in Afghanistan.

    October 29, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  8. Albo58

    Jeb is absolutely correct! Since his inauguration, this President has worked hard to take over our banks, auto market, health care, energy programs, Wall Street, educational institutions, etc. As a matter of fact, he has tried to instill the thought that government is the answer to ALL our problems. And despite his efforts, private industry has paved the way for an increase in the GDP!

    October 29, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  9. A.B.

    Jeb Bush is an idiot!! President Obama is trying to save capitalism from its own excesses and weakness, both of which would lead to its destruction and that of the country. These days the conservative movement is so irrational and is driven with race hatred, that it is blind to the truth. First of all, the birthers brought a meritless and ridiculous lawsuit in an effort to invalidate President Obama's election and failed when the U.S. District Court dismissed it. The case had no logical, factual or legal basis from the onset. The conservative movement consist of bigots who cannot stand the fact that a black man is President of the United States. THIS IS THE FACE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!

    October 29, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  10. Liberals are Hypocrites (but OF COURSE CNN won't print this!

    OF COURSE Obama is trying to attack capitalism. Capitalism stands for America's individual effort and achievement. Obama has NEVER achieved ANYTHING other than community organizing (which is basically collecting "donations" for a "cause"). And WE KNOW that THAT cause was ACORN!

    October 29, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  11. JES

    When will the American people wake up and see socialism is coming.

    October 29, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  12. Brian

    Oh yes, his idea of capitalism is to privatize every facet of government, and grant all the contracts to his political allies, paying 70% more for the same service.

    So his rich friends get richer gouging the state for revenues to run these privatized organizations, paying the upper management huge salaries while paying the front line personnel 10 to 15 dollars an hour.

    The guy has no clue!

    October 29, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  13. Ben

    Seems like fixating on violence against an abstract concept is familial to the Bush clan. And this one's the 'smart' one.

    October 29, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  14. Perusing-through

    . . . . Just like you Jeb Bush used your Florida Governorship to invade the home and lives of a husband and his wife who was unconscious and in a vegetative state for 7-years; as you crusade your religious views and place the weight of Florida on a man who already had the weight of the world on his back.

    Yes, Jeb. YOU ARE THE HYPOCRITE!

    October 29, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  15. Bushed

    Shut up Jeb! Enough of all of you. George the Father, George the Son and Jeb the Holy Ghost.

    October 29, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. Taylor

    Mr. Bush where was your concern for America the last eight years? Just shut up and crawl back under a rock with your brother and Cheney

    October 29, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  17. Carnell From The Motor City!

    It's Jibber Jabber Jeb Bush, Both He And George W. Like Are Kane And Abel. Who Cares What This Fool Thinks Besides HypocriCNN!

    October 29, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  18. Red Robster

    Come and listen to a story about a sunburn name Jeb

    October 29, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  19. Squigman

    No, your stinking brother tried to do away with the capitalistic system of government by ruining the economy, and making the biggest economic mess, since the great depression of the 1930's. You and your whole family are nuttier than a squirrels hideout.

    October 29, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  20. Rob

    I'll take Socialism under Obama over corporate GREED under a Bush ANY DAY!

    October 29, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  21. Willsooooon!!!

    Hey hey hey.....you're a Bush. You don't get to talk much less have an opinion.

    October 29, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  22. cate

    go and take care of your family!!! and your hypocritical son, who decided to join the National Reserves and now is going to be sent overseas all for his political career!! (his words not mine!) this family is shameful, sick and corrupt!!! it would be interesting to see if he ever would run for Pres. and how the Republicans would cover up all of his foibles (ie: affairs, money under the table, etc.)!!

    October 29, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
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