Bush draws Democratic criticism for ‘stuff happens’ comment

Jeb Bush was skewered Friday by critics who zeroed in on two words he said during an off-the-cuff response to Thursday’s deadly shooting at an Oregon Community College. “I don’t even think I have to react to that one”, he said.


If you’ve been wondering what President Jeb Bush, what with being a Bush and having all that genetic expertise on how to do presidenting real good, would do about the mass shootings we have every single week in America, here’s your answer: big fat Bush-style don’t give a flippity flying fuck SHRUG.

I resist the notion – and I had this challenge as governor – ’cause look, stuff happens, there’s always a crisis and the impulse to do something and it’s not necessarily the right thing to do”, Bush said. “If there’s a problem, a defect in the law, find, then we did that all the time, but sometimes you’re imposing solutions to problems that doesn’t fix the problem and takes away peoples’ liberties and rights and that’s the point I was trying to make“.

BUSH: No, it wasn’t a mistake.

“It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff”.

Hank Greenberg, who built American worldwide Group Inc. into the world’s largest insurer, said he’s putting his money behind Jeb Bush in the Republican party’s crowded nomination race. Marco Rubio of Florida said, “I can tell you that I always find it interesting that the reflexive reaction of the left is to say we need more gun laws”.

President Barack Obama was asked about the “stuff happens” remark at a White House news conference. Bush later clarified he meant boosting the hours of part-time or under-employed people, not adding longer work hours for full-time employees. The Republican attorney general, who hosted Bush at Furman University, first asked Bush about his stance on the Second Amendment, without reference to the school killings.


Bush said we should not have a “multicultural society” in the USA, which slows assimilation to American society.