Jeb Can Fix It

Jeb Can Fix It

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"Jeb Can Fix It" is a political slogan launched by the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Following its launch in late October 2015, the motto was widely mocked online with photoshops and image macros accompanied by the hashtag "#JebCanFixIt."

Origin

On October 26th, 2015, the Bush campaign announced a "Jeb Can Fix It" tour starting the first week of November in Tampa, Florida[1], along with the unveiling of a newly designed logo featuring the phrase (show below, left), which effectively replaced the original logo bearing his name with an exclamation point first introduced in June (shown below, right).


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On October 29th, Twitter user @JohnGort[4] tweeted a screenshot of the character Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants along with Bush's new campaign slogan (shown below).


John Gort @JohnGort Follow "Jeb Can Fix It" uh huh... this picture comes to mind 4:36 PM 29 Oct 2015 わ다 101 102

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On October 30th, Texas entrepreneur Jimmy Flannigan[3] launched the parody site JebCanFixIt.com,[3] where he claims Bush stole his slogan from his 2014 run for Austin City Council.


Jimmy Flannigan @JimmyFlannigan Follow Jeb Bush is trying to steal my slogan from last year's #atxd6 race but forgot to buy jebcanfixit.com JEB CAN FIX IT 4 10:28 AM-30 Oct 2015

On November 2nd, 2015, Bush delivered a speech at a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida, where he debuted the new "Jeb Can Fix It" campaign slogan (shown below).



The same day, Twitter user @Memeographs[11] posted a photoshopped image of Bush holding various tools in front of the new motto (shown below, left). Meanwhile, Twitter user @TheBaxterBean tweeted mugshots of Bush's daughter noting that she had been arrested multiple times for drug possession without serving jail time along with the #JebCanFixIt hashtag (shown below, left). Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 1,500 retweets and 1,000 favorites.


NEW THIS FALL ONLY ON Jeb! JEB CAN FIX T HGTV 2016 . Memeographs @memeographs Follow BREAKING! @JebBush quits #GOP race, signs deal with @hgtv for new reality show: #JebCanFixIt! 12:30 PM-2 Nov 2015 468 437 The Baxter Bean @TheBaxterBean な 逸Follow IVOTED #JebCanFixlt Jeb's Daughter Arrested Multiple Times For Drug Possession, GOT NO JAIL TIME cbsnews.com/news/more- drug... RETWEETS LIKES 1,507 1,001 2:31 PM-2 Nov 2015

That day, #JebCanFixIt[9] became a trending hashtag on Twitter.[5] In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the hashtag, including MotherJones,[5] Breitbart,[6] The Observer[7] and The Daily Mail.[8]

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