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Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney as supposed rivalry with Sarah Palin intensifies
The Examiner ^ | Michael Essany

Posted on 03/21/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On Wednesday, former Florida Governor and Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. But some believe the Bush endorsement may actually have more to do with Sarah Palin (and her tacit endorsements of Newt Gingrich) than Mitt Romney.

"I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party¹s nomination," Bush announced Wednesday. "We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed."

To state categorically that some in the Bush family are not wild about Sarah Palin isn't a rumor. It isn't speculation. And it isn't political hearsay designed to sell a book. The Bushes are seemingly not fond of Sarah Palin in the least. And the feeling, it appears, is mutual.

In the fall of 2010, CNN's Larry King asked former First Lady Barbara Bush what she thought of Sarah Palin.

“I sat next to her once," Mrs. Bush responded. "[I] thought she was beautiful, and I think she’s very happy in Alaska... And I hope she’ll stay there.”

During the same interview, former President George H.W. Bush took aim at Palin's Tea Party backers....

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; bush; deathpanelromney; gingrich; iag4romney; jebbush; palin; rnme4romney; romney; romney4statism; romneycare4ever; romneycare4u; sarahpalin; stenchofromney; teaparty; vulturecorporatism
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1 posted on 03/21/2012 3:40:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I stand with Sarah.


2 posted on 03/21/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party¹s nomination,” Bush announced Wednesday. “We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed . . . AND WILL CHOOSE ME AS HIS RUNNING MATE.”


3 posted on 03/21/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Establishment butt kicking? You betcha!


4 posted on 03/21/2012 3:49:10 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney sure has a way of attracting scum to support him doesn’t he..I’d rather support Sarah Palin then Jeb Bush. Enough of this RINO BS I a sick of these elitist scum trashing us behind our backs


5 posted on 03/21/2012 3:50:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another hack using Sarah’s name to get people to click on his silly article.

Really, she should charge royalties for the use of her name.

Maybe also a little political mischief, reminding Palin fans how much the Romniac establishment detests them, to make sure they sit out this November.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 3:55:00 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb is an idiot.


7 posted on 03/21/2012 3:55:40 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“....former Florida Governor and Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney”

He is a 250 pound heavyweight. I wish he would shut up and spend some time at the gym.


8 posted on 03/21/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We will write in Gov. Palins name.

NO ONE WILL VOTE FOR ROMNEY except Democrats and Dog Abusers:

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR RINO ROMNEY

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement

Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."


9 posted on 03/21/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
PUH-LEZ!!!!

Jeb Bush is about as appealing as a 70 year old K-Ration, Sarah will back-hand his RINO ass and send him to bed without any dessert.

I stand with Sarah!

To Hell with the GOP-NEOWHIGS!

10 posted on 03/21/2012 3:59:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: KC_Lion
Sarah will back-hand his RINO ass and send him to bed without any dessert.

If by some miracle of a brokered convention the opportunity comes, she had better step up and grab the bull by the horns.

11 posted on 03/21/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
T'was the Etch a Sketch comment cinched it for Jeb.

Thats the Bushs' kind of 'conservative'.

12 posted on 03/21/2012 4:04:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Brad's Gramma
"Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush"

Yeah; heavyweight, just like Chris Christie.

Two RINO Establishment suck-asses, who are no more good for the Constitution's re-instatement than the a-hole in the White Hut now.

Loser.....he's gonna be Romney-the-RINO's VP pick.

13 posted on 03/21/2012 4:06:34 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: marron

Said hack is actually writing about the Palin vs. Bush rivalry in book form. It’s on Amazon.

Best,

Chris


14 posted on 03/21/2012 4:07:03 PM PDT by section9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you can judge a person by their enemies, then Sarah Palin is doing pretty well.

We face the worst crisis since at least the Civil War. We need a fearless leader we can all rally around enthusiastically. She could have been the one. But the way she withdrew left a lot of scars on her supporters. My $100 advance copy of “The Undefeated” arrived a couple of days before she unceremoniously withdrew. So much for “UNdefeated”.

At least some of the smears that ultimately brought down Palin had Romney surrogates as the source. Romney has successfully smeared all comers, but his slimy tactics have alienated the base. He just can’t close the deal, and the wreckage he has left in his wake means he probably never will. He’s still the odds on favorite to win the nomination, but it won’t be a united party behind him.

That said, it’s interesting to see how the attacks on Palin have started back up. There is no need to attack someone who has already been destroyed. Perhaps the party elite are starting to worry a deadlocked convention might turn to her in spite of everything they have done to destroy her.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 4:33:50 PM PDT by EternalHope (Politicians will always let you down. -- Sarah Palin)
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To: section9

Wow. Went and looked at Amazon. That guy has cranked out a lot of books.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone smell desperation? It is obvious Romney needs all the help he can get!


17 posted on 03/21/2012 4:56:30 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Sirius Lee

she had better step up and grab the bull by the horns...

That isn’t the piece of anatomy that needs to be grabbed to get a RINO’s attention.


18 posted on 03/21/2012 4:57:57 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I used to really like Jeb. Two things bothered me. First, during the death of Terry Schiavo, the fact that he didn’t do more. I know, he thought he did all he could within the law. But he could have at least stood with the family, maybe shared a prayer with them during the vigil. Something.

That was when I thought, the magic is gone from this man. He may not know it yet.

The final confirmation for me was when he attacked Arizona for its efforts to enforce immigration law in the face of an epidemic of kidnappings among illegals, and murders of ranchers by illegals. I expect him to understand rule of law. He blew it again.

So, there is no excitement here for a Jeb Bush presidency. If Romney wants to win over the conservatives, Jeb is the wrong guy, smart and articulate though he certainly is. Romney may not care about that, though; he probably calculates that conservatives have no choice but to back him. These guys have purposely distanced themselves from conservatives, they are surrounded by people who have heaped scorn on us, Palin, the tea party, but they expect us to line up and vote them in like good little kids.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 5:02:36 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sirius Lee

She will. I think that has been her plan all along. We just have to get to the brokered convention. If we do, I do believe she has a plan to come out the nominee. God willing.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT by Josephat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Their scared $%*+***s of her.

Given what she did to the Corrupt Bastards Club and having "Neil" in the family can ya wonder why they might be on edge? What else do they have to hide? It is also the New England Blue Bloods Ivy league Yuppies vs. The American West Annie Oakley / Ronald Reagan I am going West mentality. They want to run the machine, Sarah wants you to create your own. Can't have that wouldn't be prudent...

BTW, I am gonna try to be nice here but, Barbara is reaching a point where if she really keeps it up, I think we are gonna have to tell her what we really think about her...

21 posted on 03/21/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Romney picked Jeb as VP, that would get the Florida majority vote and that’s vitally important. It would also make the elder Bush and Barbara happy. It’s a real possibility.

Terrible.


22 posted on 03/21/2012 5:31:29 PM PDT by Marcella (Vote Newt; Newt needs money)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

JEB BUSH LET THE DARK SIDE STARVE TERRI SCHIAVO TO DEATH

It was six years ago today, March 31, 2005, that 41-year-old Terri Schiavo succumbed to 13 days of court-ordered dehydration and starvation under the watchful eyes of a security guard posted nearby.

Thousands of protesters were gathered outside her Pinellas Park, Fla., hospice, surveilled by rooftop sharpshooters paid for by the hospice at a cost of $98,162.
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Schiavo’s estranged husband, Michael Schiavo, and his attorney took turns with her parents and siblings and their attorney holding a bedside vigil during what right-to-die advocates called her “death process,” which was triggered by the court-ordered removal of her feeding tube and accompanying ban on oral hydration and nutrition on March 18, 2005.

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge George Greer’s latest death order concluded an 11-year tug of war over Schiavo’s life waged by divided family members, and came despite the unprecedented intervention of first the Florida Legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush, and then Congress and President George W. Bush.

Michael Schiavo alleged his wife, who had no written advance directive in place when she mysteriously collapsed at the age of 26, suffered cardiac arrest and sustained a brain injury, would not want to live in her incapacitated state.

Schiavo’s parents and siblings, who suspect Michael Schiavo had something to do with Terri’s collapse, disputed his claim and argued the Catholic woman valued life and would have benefited from rehabilitation and range-of-motion therapy she was denied for 12 years by legal guardian Michael Schiavo.

Contrary to media reports, Schiavo was neither brain dead, dying, in a coma nor kept alive artificially by machines. The brain-injured woman breathed on her own and appeared cognitively responsive in video taken during a 2002 court-ordered neurological evaluation.

Pinellas-Pasco County Chief medical examiner Jon Thogmartin who performed an autopsy on Schiavo’s body said it was a “miracle” she survived over an hour without a measurable blood pressure the morning she collapsed before paramedics succeeded in resuscitating her.

He further found it remarkable she lived 15 years after this event, and even more remarkable she endured “marked dehydration” for nearly two weeks before her heart gave out. He called it a “testament” to her strong heart and estimated she would have lived another decade if she had not been dehydrated to death.

Per another Greer court order, no video was allowed to be taken of Schiavo over the 13 days of her “death process,” just as cameras had been barred from her room for the prior five years in which she had resided at hospice.

As right-to-life and right-to-die advocates, medical experts, political pundits and news commentators debated the morality of death by dehydration across the television airwaves around the clock, two divergent versions of her last hours were offered by the eyewitnesses.

Michael Schiavo and his right-to-die activist-attorney, George Felos, variously described her as “peaceful,” “beautiful,” and free of pain.

In stark contrast, Schiavo’s parents, siblings and their spiritual adviser characterized her as appearing “ghoulish,” “in deep distress and suffering” and “fighting like hell.”

Father Frank Pavone described the expression on Schiavo’s face in her final hour as “a combination of dreaded fear and sadness.” He recalled, “Her eyes were oscillating back and forth in a way that was just frightening.”

“This death was not for the siblings and spouse and parents; this was for Terri,” Felos pronounced when it was over. “She has a right to die peaceably in a loving setting and with dignity.”

Schiavo’s death represents a victory for the right-to-die movement as it strives to establish a best-interest standard, in which judges become the arbiters of life and death for the incapacitated who cannot speak for themselves.

The right to die through the refusal of medical treatment was recognized by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1975 as a fundamental right to privacy for the terminally ill. Then in 1990 both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court acquiesced to the removal of artificially provided sustenance, or feeding tubes, from those in terminal conditions who had provided “clear and convincing” evidence of their wishes.

For right-to-die proponents, the best-interest standard substitutes for clear and convincing evidence.

Felos’ original 1998 petition for the removal of Schiavo’s feeding tube recommended that if Judge Greer was not persuaded that Michael Schiavo’s testimony of newly recollected conversations he allegedly had with his wife prior to her brain injury provided clear and convincing evidence of a wish to die, then the court should act in the best interest of a woman who was in a condition in which “public consensus” holds she would not want to remain alive.

The mantra of pro-death supporters throughout Schiavo v. Schindler was, “Let her die.”

“But she wasn’t dying,” Schiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler, recently commented to WND. “Hers was a forced death. She was forced to die through the removal of food and water. It wasn’t ‘beautiful’ or ‘peaceful.’ It was barbaric.”

Long before “Terri Schiavo” became a household name, WND brought her plight to the attention of the nation and the world in a Nov. 13, 2002 story by WND news editor Diana Lynne. It would be the first of nearly 500 stories published by WND, ultimately elevating to the No. 1 story in the nation and the world in the days leading up to and following her death.

Lynne was so moved by her involvement in the story, she later authored “Terri’s Story: The Court-Ordered Death of an American Woman” for WND Books.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: EternalHope
At least some of the smears that ultimately brought down Palin had Romney surrogates as the source. Romney has successfully smeared all comers, but his slimy tactics have alienated the base. He just can’t close the deal, and the wreckage he has left in his wake means he probably never will. He’s still the odds on favorite to win the nomination, but it won’t be a united party behind him.

Outstanding post....Their was a post here about someone who sat behind someone at a basketball game and they noted he what Romney was. I think he is even more Nixonian that BHO, and I think I revile him more that Oboingo. He has left us with a scorched earth of win at all cost yuppie Rinoism that has us reaching for the barf bag as the GOP hand us this rotten Sandwich that is his candidacy.

24 posted on 03/21/2012 5:32:53 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: marron
Jeb is the wrong guy, smart and articulate though he certainly is.

White men with grey hair risked being hanged to fight the concept of royalty.

EFF Jeb Bush and EFF his endorsement of the Bishop from planet KOLOB.

GOP has inflicted enough damage to the Republic.

It must die.

25 posted on 03/21/2012 5:40:49 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: goodwithagun

Jeb may want VP but won’t get it. Even Romney know it would be insane to pick either a second RINO or someone named Bush, let alone to do both. I hope....


26 posted on 03/21/2012 5:43:02 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Brad's Gramma

“I stand with Sarah.”

Shoulder to shoulder.


27 posted on 03/21/2012 5:47:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: pogo101
The Wino down at the mission is endorsing the KOLOBIAN too.

Piss off BUSH family, haven't done anything worthwhile since WWII

28 posted on 03/21/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney is pretending to be A conservative in order to get elected—once in office he will continue to pretend at conservatism in order to get reelected. Once he has his second and final term he can finally drop all pretenses and let his inner Marxist come out.

If Mitt wins he must be primaried out after his first term or we may as well have stuck it out with Obama.

29 posted on 03/21/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Hey Gingrich! You lost already! Get outta the way! Or is your name Newt Romney?")
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To: pogo101

I wouldn’t mark him off the list. Jeb is very popular in Florida, and despite his RINO behavior the past couple years was a pretty strong conservative governor. Not tea party level conservative, but more than the rest of the family. He does stink on immigration.

Jeb would lock up Florida if chosen, and the campaign would focus almost entirely on the midwest. Jeb is by no means my preference...we should be able to do much better, but we could do a heck of a lot worse.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 5:54:29 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ilgipper

I’ll vote for Jeb Bush right after Hell freezes over...


31 posted on 03/21/2012 6:03:15 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WTH, want some controversy to a vanilla story, they can't resist throwing Sarah Palins name into the mix to juice it up.
32 posted on 03/21/2012 7:11:50 PM PDT by Sea Parrot ("never pick a fight with an old guy, if he's too old to fight, he'll just kill ya".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay out the Bushes.


33 posted on 03/21/2012 10:02:53 PM PDT by garjog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay out da Bushes


34 posted on 04/15/2012 9:13:09 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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