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Funny: Bush/Palin 2016 seen as GOPís only chance
The Rockford Register Star's Applesauce Blog ^ | July 7, 2013 | Pat Cunningham

Posted on 07/07/2013 9:01:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Amazingly, THIS is supposed to be serious:

Earlier this year, Jeb Bush told ABC that both his father George H.W. Bush, and brother George W. recommended he run for president in 2016. Mama Barbara Bush is not keen on the idea, declaring in April that “the nation’s probably had enough Bushes.”

But in the constantly shifting equations of potential Republican hopefuls for future president and vice president, the former Florida governor’s name has been tied with another former governor: Sarah Palin.

The pair have now been framed as a “the GOP’s only chance” in the race by American Thinker contributor Michael Sheppard.

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Should Hillary Clinton emerge as the Democratic candidate, it could also improve Mr. Bush’s “electability”. Then there is the Palin factor, Mr. Sheppard says. She brings ardent fans with her, of course.

“A Jeb Bush/president – Sarah Palin/vice-president ticket covers all the Electoral College, Evangelical, pro-life, centrist-conservative, experienced governorships, male/female bases,” he notes.

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Mr. Sheppard continues, “Palin is not the media neophyte she was in 2008, and never again would be the subject of the astonishing MSM/Blogosphere hate and ambush that she was then. A Bush/Palin team would be a candidacy of ideas, from experienced campaigners, which would have to be addressed by the opposition media and Dem’s without the distraction of lurid media ‘scandals’.”

He ultimately concludes, “The Palin/Bush pairing would see the rifts in the GOP healed over, a united team with massive resources in finance, manpower and credibility.....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.e-rockford.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: bush; hillary; jebbush; palin
Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a litttle salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, "All politics is applesauce."

About Pat Cunningham

In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford Register Star, Pat Cunningham has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He’s attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.

1 posted on 07/07/2013 9:01:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll support Palin alright.

Paired with Cruz though.

:D


2 posted on 07/07/2013 9:03:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"“A Jeb Bush/president – Sarah Palin/vice-president ticket covers all the Electoral College, Evangelical, pro-life, centrist-conservative, experienced governorships, male/female bases,” he notes."

Another article written by someone who doesn't understand the conservative base.

The reason Sarah Palin wouldn't be a VP candidate in 2016 is the same reason she wouldn't have been a VP candidate in 2012: not taking the second slot in a second national election.

I'd also like to think Sarah is smart enough not to hitch her wagon to another moderate Republican loser, which is course is what the GOP-E would love to see happen.

I love Sarah Palin but I would not vote for that ticket. It's the top of the ticket that matters, not the second spot.

3 posted on 07/07/2013 9:05:29 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll vote for President Palin...with Bush-boy ONLY as her dog catcher Czar.

(His mamma’s right—I’m sick to death of Bushes.)


4 posted on 07/07/2013 9:08:36 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> American Thinker contributor Michael Sheppard

Note to self: ignore this one from now on.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 9:12:27 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I see they're telling us what squishy moderates we're going to be able to vote for early this cycle.

I won't be voting for another Bush even with Sarah as VP. I'll stay at home if all we get as choices are moderates. I don't HAVE to vote and from now on I vote my conscience, not the given choices.

6 posted on 07/07/2013 9:13:17 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (A Newly Arrived Convert to the Fair Tax! Abolish the IRS! Abolish the FED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He ultimately concludes, “The Palin/Bush pairing...

He does seem to get the order right in his conclusion. ;-)

7 posted on 07/07/2013 9:13:39 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The insiders and Bush cabal seem to be relentlessly pushing for yet another Bush...Continuation of the Bush dynasty at all costs..

I’d rather juggle chain saws than vote for another Bush.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 9:15:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

And Jeb is so fat and sloppy


9 posted on 07/07/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective – a New World Order – can emerge. . . Now, we can see a New World Order coming into view. A world in which there is a very real prospect for a New World Order . . .A world where the United Nations, freed from a Cold War stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic vision of its founders." -- George H. W. Bush told the U.N. on September 11th 1990
10 posted on 07/07/2013 9:21:33 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are some dynasties that should be forcibly pensioned.

Bush is one.


11 posted on 07/07/2013 9:24:51 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Funny: Bush/Palin 2016 seen as GOP’s only chance

Not funny. This ticket would lock on losing.

Jeb Bush is a traitor. He advocates the death of America by invasion of illegal aliens. Conservatives know this. They will not vote for him. And likely they will stay home and not vote for anyone.

12 posted on 07/07/2013 9:29:22 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No dice.


13 posted on 07/07/2013 9:30:49 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The GOPe simply knows they won't get enough conservative support with one of their liberal RINO candidates such as Bush and they simply want to pair one of these losers with someone who is very popular with conservatives.

Liberals know that candidates such as Bush have no chance and believe Palin is a negative which is why they would happily push such a combination as this. This would hurt Mrs. Palin and I would hope she would be intelligent enough not to get paired with another RINO loser like McCain.

In any case, No More RINO’s!

14 posted on 07/07/2013 9:38:57 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Sheppard continues, “Palin is not the media neophyte she was in 2008, and never again would be the subject of the astonishing MSM/Blogosphere hate and ambush that she was then.

This guy is delusional - shes is STILL "the subject of the astonishing MSM/Blogosphere hate and ambush" she was then. It's simply only brought out when needed. If she we're to announce a run, the MSM/Blogosphere would go into a feeding frenzy, each trying to outdo the other in outrageousness.

15 posted on 07/07/2013 9:48:01 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is actually hard to believe the GOP national leadership/establishment is as evil, corrupt and stupid arrogant as they actually are unless you meet them and see them at work and play.

They are evil, being totally corrupted (totally) by the Imperial City and the money machine that politics and DC has become. They worship power and the money it brings. The GOP Platform is just the product they peddle to gain that power away from the “other team”.

They are stupid because believing themselves so uber clever that we morons in flyover country whom they need to vote harvest will fall again for the same tired old crap ONE MORE TIME.

Reagen/Old Bush; Dole/Kemp; Young Bush/Cheney; McCain/Palin; Romney/Ryan.

Team a fake conservative (or real one if you absolutely have to) with a Wall Street/CIA plutocrat operative...play lots of Toby Keith and Hank Williams JR music and we hicks will line up and take the bait.

BTW....I think old man Bush or his handlers were behind the Reagan shooting....but just call me JFK, RFK, MLK, G. Wallace crazy. Crazy like Ross Perot who was probably told the same play was coming his way or far more likely his family so he bolted the race.....remember that little unexplained schizoid affair. What would scare a man like Perot?

So are we as stupid as they think? Is there anyway in heck’s half acre that we would EVER vote for another Bush?

Cruz/Palin or Cruz/Paul or Paul/Palin or Palin/Cruz, or Palin/Paul.....or SpongeBob/Patrick.......but never another Bushie.

Hang on...there are black SUV’s coming up the drive.


16 posted on 07/07/2013 9:50:56 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
why that ticket?
Gov. SARAH PALIN / Lt. Col. ALLEN WEST in 2016

17 posted on 07/07/2013 9:51:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not interested in another Globalist who is more concerned with the profits of his Business friends than my liberties and freedoms.

Go Pound Sand Jeb!


18 posted on 07/07/2013 9:52:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jeb is not looking too good after several years of his much touted educational reform is still producing high school students who cannot read........(prosecution chief witness in Zimmerman case)........

8:}

19 posted on 07/07/2013 10:06:39 PM PDT by AwesomePossum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yeah right, the left will have a field day w/ palin’s bush 2016.

sarah wouldn’t lower herself.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 10:39:11 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Say it again brother.


21 posted on 07/07/2013 10:41:05 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

except for the Bush part


22 posted on 07/07/2013 11:17:50 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: skinkinthegrass

THAT’S THE TICKET.
Even reversed I could vote for that and feel I had done my duty as a citizen.


23 posted on 07/07/2013 11:32:51 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB

no more Bushes. No more RINOs


24 posted on 07/07/2013 11:34:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bush/Palin would be putting lipstick on a pig.

Palin/Bush would be keeping the pig locked up like Reagan did.

25 posted on 07/08/2013 12:01:04 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: GeronL

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN.
If I don’t get a real conservative choice in the next election, it will be the first time I have ever sat one out.
I haven’t missed one since my first in 68 for Richard M. Nixon, but I guess there is a first time for every thing.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 1:04:36 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Cruz and Palin are the only big name real deals out there right now

Neither is perfect but 85%ers at least....good enough

The only other conservatives are second or third tier

Olmert.....Gowdy...etc..,.every southern state has at least one true conservative critter or governor....but none really with national name

With DeMint gone Sessions stands out but he has never wanted it either

Rand Paul...OK but wacky on some issues

Rubio....Ryan...jeb....all can kiss my butt

Am I missing anyone?


27 posted on 07/08/2013 1:14:01 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Mamzelle

The only time I would agree with Jesse jerkson “stay out the bushes”


28 posted on 07/08/2013 2:31:33 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
PALIN/BOLTON are my choices.
29 posted on 07/08/2013 3:24:18 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: skinkinthegrass

Tancredo /Palin


30 posted on 07/08/2013 3:24:57 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone that is for Amnesty is for a communist Coup of the United States.

Does this moron Jeb realize that 30 million amnestied illegals and their family back home (50 million more) will vote in democrats/socialism to turn the USA into a socialist/communist state?

Hey morons, immigrants , democrats and anyone for this Amnesty bill: communism is no fun and results in extreme poverty for 99% of the population and people are virtual slaves in a dictatorship. think N. Korea or Cuba . that is what you immigrants are doing to America.

what happened to Venezuela will happen 100 times worse here. it’s because democrats are hard core communists, all of them are(pelosi, Reid,Obama, Fienstein,Shumer, et al). they are importing untold millions of democrat voters that will allow them to rule with an iron fist. so 3rd world scum that invade the U.S.A looking to make more money will enable the democrats to turn the USA into a WORSE place than they left.

Rubio, Ryan ,Democrats, Bush? do you realize that? I know democrats want that as that is their goal to advance progressive policies and install a socialist/communist state.

do you Bush, democrats,Ryan , rubio realize that you are for communism?

Anyone that is for Amnesty is for a communist Coup of the United States.

Tancredo/Palin 2016

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3038664/posts


31 posted on 07/08/2013 3:27:39 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Mortrey

It will also be bad if Hillary runs (and GOD FORBID wins - oy, may that never happen!)

that would mean we had bush/clinton/clinton/bush/bush/obama/obama/bush or clinton.

This is not good. I mean for sure Obama has been the worst of the lot, but there are 300 million people in this country, we have to be able to find someone other than Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton to run and be elected president.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 3:31:32 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No way. The only way Jeb gets my reluctant vote is as the number two man on the ticket. Put Palin in the lead slot and yeah, that’ll fly. Then the campaign needs to tell him to STFU, and let Sarah come out full throttle, pull no punches. Have her tell it like it is, what 8 years of the worst liberal, socialist-fascist policies have done to us and our freedoms. Don’t try to sugar coat it, this is not going to be a feel good campaign. She should give us hope, but be starkly realistic about what she is starting with.


33 posted on 07/08/2013 4:36:59 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin ran for vice-president once. Suggesting that she fill that same slot again is saying she is not presidential material. I don’t think she would agree with that.


34 posted on 07/08/2013 4:39:41 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

if she agrees to be VP to another RINO then she isnt


35 posted on 07/08/2013 4:43:15 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mama Barbara Bush is not keen on the idea, declaring in April that “the nation’s probably had enough Bushes.”

A) Listen to your mama.

B) Don't sweat it. With Amnesty, there shall never be another Republican President in my lifetime.

36 posted on 07/08/2013 4:47:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Republican Party plans to run Jeb Bush then it deliberately plans to lose the election. Bush will attract zero Democrats and independents from a ticket headed by Hillary, Biden, Cuomo, or any conceivable Democrat. The conservative Republican base will not be enthusiastic about another Bush, no matter who they pair him with. The media will have a field day supporting Democrat talking points about the country not needing a third failed Bush presidency.


37 posted on 07/08/2013 4:51:10 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No political dynasties, no Bushes, no RINOs.


38 posted on 07/08/2013 5:45:50 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GenXteacher

No bushes. I’m done.


39 posted on 07/08/2013 5:51:46 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now back on the planet Earth....


40 posted on 07/08/2013 10:10:42 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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