Has Jeb Bush Been Secretly Planning to Drop A Major Mix-Tape In 2016?
I know, I know. This seems like a total click-bait article that has actually no substance to it. This seems like the type of story that’s less likely to be real than pigs flying or Tupac returning from some remote island and announcing he’s been alive this whole time. But bear with me…
Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination mid-June 2015 in hopes of being the 45th President of the United States. Jeb’s announcement was filled with hope, promise, and confidence.
“The question for me is: What am I going to do about it? And I have decided. I am a candidate for president of the United States. We will take command of our future once again in this country. We will lift our sights again, make opportunity common again, get events in the world moving our way again. We will take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems. We will get back on the side of free enterprise and free people. I know we can fix this. Because I’ve done it.”
TurtleBoy, along with political gasbags featured on every single media outlet, believed Jeb’s campaign for the presidency would ultimately end with a nomination at the Republican National Convention in July 2016. On top of that, some believed Bush was poised to continue his family’s political dynasty and become the 3rd Bush POTUS with the past 25 years. This was due to 2 main factors (now that we have our hindsight goggles on):
- For a majority of 20th and 21st century politics, historically successful presidential candidates tend to have a fundraising ($$$) advantage over their opponents. Jeb Bush had the most resources of any presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat. With such a crowded field of GOP candidates, many fuckface pundits assumed that money would ultimately prevail, as it has for decades.
- No one knew just how fucking unprecedented, outsider-dominated, and overall batshit crazy the 2016 presidential election cycle would be.
But unfortunately for TurtleBoy, his appeal to the Republican voter base dwindled, slowly and steadily, like my desire to go to work after binge drinking until 2am watching a meaningless game between the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings in the middle of February. Peep this chart, courtesy of fivethirtyeight, showing Jeb’s decreased likeability:
Here’s the thing: it’s almost unfathomable that a candidate with so much capital at his disposal, and with such a successful/positive track record as a politician, plummeted in popularity so drastically. In fact, it’s almost as if Jeb Bush had an alternative motive for raising millions in donation money and building a national presence….
Could it be that Jeb Bush used the 2016 elections to establish a persona that he could then use to launch a successful hip-hop career for years to come?
For instance, only a fool would think it was only a coincidence that a young, beautiful brown-haired, Jeb Bush would purposefully pose in front of a Jeb! campaign sign like the one below, years before rolling out his “Jeb!” campaign slogan in 2015.
It is clear, when understanding the full scope of Jeb Bush and the Bush Dynasty’s ambitions, that Jeb was replicating the same initial steps that Nas took when the Queens artist launched his own rap career with arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all-time, Illmatic.
While on the campaign trail in 2016, Jeb Bush just so happened to conveniently strike an “arms crossed” pose, mixed with a “mean mug” facial expression.
Think about it for a second… have you ever seen Jeb stuntin’ on folks like that in public? Have you ever seen Jeb use body language that expresses such thuggery and bossness in the public sphere? Nah, you probably haven’t. That’s because Jeb wasn’t emulating 50 cent, another Queens hip-hop legend, until this election cycle.
Ok… I know… you’re trying to scrape the remnants of your over-extended jaw off the ground right now. Please take a moment to process the fact that Jeb Bush has subtly been laying the groundwork for a successful rap career for almost a year now…
Now, the final touch: Before announcing the “suspension of his campaign”, Jeb bush clearly had members of his campaign team group together the following assembly chairs with some “Jeb!” posters as well.
While most MSM forums (the NYT) thought that the lay-out of chairs and campaign posters were emblematic of Jeb’s empty and ultimately failed candidate, Bush was sending silent messages to the underground societies of hip-hop. Clearly, this artistic political set-up was an homage to 21st century hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar and his breakout album/mixtape “Section 80”.
Need I say more….?
AND I LUH IT.