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It's over: Jeb Bush will be the GOP nominee in 2016
The Week ^ | February 5 2014 | Damon Linker

Posted on 02/08/2014 7:17:01 PM PST by arthurus

And why is that? Because it's beginning to dawn on me that Jeb Bush is probably going to be the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2016.

Consider: With the ongoing implosion of Chris Christie's political career, the GOP establishment has lost its best hope for a candidate who could stop a libertarian-populist insurgency during the primaries. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker — the list of viable fire-breathers is longer (and less dominated by incompetents, crazies, and one-note sideshow acts) than establishment types would like.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: 2016election; 2016gopprimary; bush; bush2016; bushfamily; clinton; hillary2016; jebbush; nomination
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1 posted on 02/08/2014 7:17:01 PM PST by arthurus
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To: arthurus

Palin/Cruz or Cruz/Palin would crush that dream in a heartbeat.


2 posted on 02/08/2014 7:18:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: arthurus

Fifty states would go blue.


3 posted on 02/08/2014 7:19:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: arthurus
Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker — the list of viable fire-breathers is longer

Scott Walker a fire-breather ...?

OK...whatever...rolling eyes...

4 posted on 02/08/2014 7:20:33 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: arthurus

I can’t believe that the GOPe is stupid/delusional/disconnected/misguided/out of touch/idiotic enough to try to run another Bush this generation. Instant. Disaster.

They’ll probably prove me wrong though.


5 posted on 02/08/2014 7:20:49 PM PST by FAA
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To: FAA

If you are a conservative, the GOPe hates your guts.


6 posted on 02/08/2014 7:21:49 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My thoughts. A 3rd Bush in the W.H. would not be that bad. Hear me out. All we have to do is CONCENTRATE on the Senate. If he assumes office with 55+ GOP senators we can keep him in line.


7 posted on 02/08/2014 7:22:23 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: FAA
*Taking time travel back to 1978*

"It's over, George HW Bush will be the GOP nominee in 1980"

8 posted on 02/08/2014 7:23:07 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Gag me.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 7:23:08 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: arthurus

Delusional. Another Bush? That will fly like a lead balloon.


10 posted on 02/08/2014 7:23:20 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

You do realize that there will be a lot or RINO crony-fascists in that 55 don’t you?


11 posted on 02/08/2014 7:23:59 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: arthurus

Say hello to President Slow Joe Biden.


12 posted on 02/08/2014 7:24:45 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Even Forrest Gump got into Alabama...)
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To: Caipirabob

No more Bush’s


13 posted on 02/08/2014 7:26:20 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: arthurus
Mitt Romney has a better chance at getting the 2016 nomination than Jeb Bush.

Actually, if Mitt jumps into the race, that scenario just might come to pass.

14 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:20 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: arthurus
I can definitely see that happening. We could stop it by unifying behind one and ONLY ONE conservative candidate.
15 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:23 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: tennmountainman

If bush, the gop will lose...Whigs.


16 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:37 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

If we do not have the power to elect a President, we do not have the power to keep one in line. Bush #3 is a bad idea.


17 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:44 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

A 3rd Bush also has the same chance of winning as an orangutan. That is the more important point, not how good or bad it could be. If Jeb Bush could singlehandedly make our economy as good as it was in the Reagan years, it would still be irrelevant.


18 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:45 PM PST by freedom462
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To: DIRTYSECRET

If he assumes office with 55 GOP Senators, Harry Reid will be able to pull of at least 8-10 with McCain’s help to block any conservative agenda.


19 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:52 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: arthurus

IMO The Bush name is poison it has been so maligned by Democrats.


20 posted on 02/08/2014 7:28:00 PM PST by funfan
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To: arthurus

Scott Walker is a much better “compromise” candidate. He is pro amnesty, which will play good with the establishment, and he is conservative on a lot of other things that will play well with the tea party. With a conservative house and senate, I don’t think an amnesty bill can get through, so it would nullify his establishment cred.


21 posted on 02/08/2014 7:28:17 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: FAA

Jeb is Next In Line. The Republican Party does not want to win the Presidency. It wants to reward its GOPe stalwarts with the Republican Nomination. That is the epitome of Republican approval. But Republican Establishment types generally do not want to be President any more than GOPe wants a Republican President. Bush Sr. was president despite anything he could do to throw that election. The voters thought he was Reagan redux. Junior only seemed to actually want the job when he saw that he might just squeak through. The rest since Ford- arguably took dives.


22 posted on 02/08/2014 7:28:21 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus


Damon Linker, author of this pronouncement.
(P.S. I've never heard of him).

23 posted on 02/08/2014 7:29:54 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: arthurus

This pointless article was posted the other day. Completely meaningless.


24 posted on 02/08/2014 7:30:03 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Such a president with a Tea Party controlled Congress could be a good bet. But he is not Next In Line and he has not been lining up support and putting out markers for 12 years already. That is a minimum of what is required to get an edge on the Establishment. That is what Reagan did.


25 posted on 02/08/2014 7:30:41 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: DManA
Fifty states would go blue.

If some other RINO goes up against the Hildebeast, it will be 49. I am not looking forward to it.

26 posted on 02/08/2014 7:30:59 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t think Palin work work. The media have done too good a job of demonizing her. She also motivates the hard left to get out and vote against her. Notice: I am not saying I would not support her just that I think that ticket would have to spend too much time defending themselves against the overt lies about her past.

Ted Cruz / Ben Carson might be better in that regard. Carson is not as conservative as Palin and does not have the political experience but he is, I think more electable at this point in time.

Cruz/Gingrich would also work for me.


27 posted on 02/08/2014 7:32:57 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: arthurus

Guaranteed loser. That’s what the GOPe wants. In a 2-party system, there is no less job security in being the second party as there is in being the leading party. It’s a very simple calculation.

Harlem Globetrotters <> Washington generals. Same scenario.


28 posted on 02/08/2014 7:33:17 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

May work with lots of meds. With the 55+ we’ll have the usual dysfunctional but semi-controllable government. Set us up good for the next election.. Right?

I’m running out of lifetime to see an election with a positive outcome (since Reagan).


29 posted on 02/08/2014 7:33:41 PM PST by Lurk-know-more (The administration is causing the battle lines to be formed. Defend the US Constitution.)
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To: arthurus

And Sheila Jackson Lee will be president in 2017.


30 posted on 02/08/2014 7:33:43 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: arthurus

FUGOP!! FUJB!! NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!


31 posted on 02/08/2014 7:34:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: arthurus

it would not matter if the ocean parted for Jeb to walk across

it would not matter if Jeb could turn water into wine

it would not matter if Jeb could turn salt water into bourbon

the Bush “brand” has been so tarnished by years of D party advertising and attacks,

it is still a loser.

fair or not.

the R’s need someone else this time


32 posted on 02/08/2014 7:35:40 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Popman

The anti Walker crusade has convinced quite a number of that unlikely characterization.


33 posted on 02/08/2014 7:35:49 PM PST by buwaya
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To: Fai Mao

They are going to lie about anybody we nominate. Ben Carson is squishy on a lot of things, including the second amendment.


34 posted on 02/08/2014 7:37:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

That's Uncle Joe

He's a movin kinda slow

In disfunction.

Delusional disfunction!


35 posted on 02/08/2014 7:39:49 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: arthurus

Absolutely.

Romney / Bush - - Liberals for faux-Conservatives


36 posted on 02/08/2014 7:40:18 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: arthurus; E. Pluribus Unum; DManA; Popman; FAA; Dalberg-Acton; DIRTYSECRET; Lakeshark; ...
My thoughts. A 3rd Bush in the W.H. would not be that bad. Hear me out. All we have to do is CONCENTRATE on the Senate. If he assumes office with 55+ GOP senators we can keep him in line.

Just like they're keeping Obama in line!

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37 posted on 02/08/2014 7:40:55 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: arthurus
If Jeb Bush is the GOP nominee in 2016, history will be made. The first time since FDR/HST and I think, the second time since the Republican party was formed, the Democrats will win three presidential elections in a row.

As I have said for a long time now, I do not think I will not see another Republican President in my lifetime.

38 posted on 02/08/2014 7:42:01 PM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Fai Mao
She also motivates the hard left to get out and vote against her.

She defends McCain.

39 posted on 02/08/2014 7:42:59 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: arthurus
You wish, Mr. Linker, but it's not happening! Don't listen to the psychological operations from the MSM!
40 posted on 02/08/2014 7:43:18 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: arthurus

Wouldn’t be prudent.


41 posted on 02/08/2014 7:45:10 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Ya know a lot of people here and elsewhere had trouble with Romney last time. I understand that. He wasn’t the most conservative guy. But, I voted for him and had little trouble doing it considering the other option. I wasn’t excited about it but I thought the country would be better under a Romney Admin than another Obama one.

Jeb? God.


42 posted on 02/08/2014 7:45:43 PM PST by FAA
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To: arthurus
It's over: Jeb Bush will be the GOP nominee in 2016

I hope you're wrong. I'm Bushed.

43 posted on 02/08/2014 7:46:10 PM PST by stevem
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To: arthurus

Total BS, in their dreams.


44 posted on 02/08/2014 7:46:23 PM PST by slouper
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To: arthurus

Jeb Bush is an Amnesty loving America hating RINO piece of trash. No Bushes. Period.


45 posted on 02/08/2014 7:46:44 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: arthurus

You are exactly right. Nomination is a gold watch. Think of Dole.


46 posted on 02/08/2014 7:48:28 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: arthurus

Total BS, in their dreams.


47 posted on 02/08/2014 7:49:16 PM PST by slouper
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To: Dalberg-Acton
If you are a conservative, the GOPe hates your guts.

This is the correct answer. Karl Rover and the sorry-asses who now run the republican party would rather never win another election again and hold onto control of the party rather than take the risk of letting a conservative win the election and possibly take it over.

48 posted on 02/08/2014 7:53:33 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Fai Mao

Rethink Carson...he stinks on the 2nd. Amendment.


49 posted on 02/08/2014 7:54:50 PM PST by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: arthurus

Is Robert Dole still available?


50 posted on 02/08/2014 7:55:57 PM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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