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The Pastís Future Republican (Guess who?)
The New York Times ^ | August 17, 2013 | Frank Bruni

Posted on 08/18/2013 3:10:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

LET Rand Paul have his epic filibuster and Ted Cruz his scowling threats to shut down the government. Let Chris Christie thunder to a second term as the governor of New Jersey, his hubris flowering as his ultimate designs on the White House take shape.

Jeb Bush, lying low in the subtropics of Florida, has something they don’t: the unalloyed affection of many of the Republican Party’s most influential moneymen, who are waiting for word on what he’ll do, hoping that he’ll seek the 2016 presidential nomination and noting with amusement how far he has drifted off fickle pundits’ radar, at least for the moment.

Politics today has a shorter memory than ever. It also has a more furious metabolism, which Bush hasn’t fed much since March, when he was promoting a new book on immigration and created enormous confusion about whether he does or doesn’t support a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who came here illegally. (He later clarified that he does, with caveats, and even later praised immigrants for being “more fertile.”) That awkwardness gave some of his supporters pause, as they wondered whether he’d been too long out of the fray and was too clumsy for the split-second hyperscrutiny of the Twitter era. He hasn’t run for anything since 2002, when he was re-elected as the governor of Florida, an office he left in early 2007. A whole lot has changed since.....

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TOPICS: Florida; Iowa; New Jersey; Texas; Wisconsin; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: bush; chrischristie; cruz; florida; hillary; immigration; iowa; jebbush; krispykreme; newjersey; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; tedcruz; texas; waronterror; wisconsin
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Hillary or Jeb, either way they win.
1 posted on 08/18/2013 3:10:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No more Bushes. Seriously. No. More. Bushes.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 3:14:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not id the Cow Moose party runs its candidate!


3 posted on 08/18/2013 3:14:13 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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No sale.

/johnny

4 posted on 08/18/2013 3:15:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Repubs on the road to defeat and obscurity


5 posted on 08/18/2013 3:17:39 PM PDT by Ray76 (Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is it that the liberal media and GOP spokesholes both want the same the same person to be the candidate for the Republican Party? And it’s always not the choice of Conservatives? This is why I am not a Republican anymore, they are not the party that represents my view, for some time now if someone has asked my part affiliation I answer Conservative.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 3:18:07 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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No more Bushes.

None.

No. No. No.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 3:19:17 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay outta da bushes.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 3:21:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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This is a delightful idea! Let the gop nominate jeb and achieve complete irrelevance.


9 posted on 08/18/2013 3:22:10 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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That’s OK. I’ll vote for someone who is best for America and neither of them are - but that won’t stop me. The bottom of the barrel is the liberal and rino way because no one is allowed to upset the applecart for the liars and thieves in DC. They protect their own on both sides - and it has nothing to do with protecting America. It’s not rocket science to figure that out -they proved it time and time, again.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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Hillary or Jeb,

"What difference does it make?"

11 posted on 08/18/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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It’ll just be another Clinton beating another Bush. Then they’ll all be buddies.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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Where’s the barf alert??!!

It the NY Times for God’s sakes! Really there is no excuse for posting this without a requisite barf warning.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 3:25:24 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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Then they’ll all be buddies.

Just like the good old days at Mena Airport.

14 posted on 08/18/2013 3:25:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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N O
15 posted on 08/18/2013 3:26:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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Let Chris Christie thunder to a second term as the governor of New Jersey, his hubris flowering

That sounds like he needs some ointment for that flowering hubris.

Or is that a reference to something less masculine?

16 posted on 08/18/2013 3:27:00 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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This is a delightful idea! Let the gop nominate jeb and achieve complete irrelevance.

Nailed it!

Please excuse me whilst I go lose my lunch.

;^P

17 posted on 08/18/2013 3:31:14 PM PDT by fone (Never give up, never give in.)
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no bush can win


18 posted on 08/18/2013 3:32:03 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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Schoomah’s other favorite RINO


19 posted on 08/18/2013 3:33:16 PM PDT by Regulator
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No more Bushes! No more Clintons, No more Obamas! As a matter of fact, lets kick all incumbents out too!
20 posted on 08/18/2013 3:36:15 PM PDT by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their take logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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