Skip to comments.Why the GOP Should Say No to Jeb
Posted on 04/01/2014 1:50:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With Chris Christie in deep trouble, Republican poobahs are reportedly looking to Jeb Bush to save their party in 2016. The former two-term governor of Florida speaks fluent Spanish, is a convert to Catholicism, and has high name recognition. Jeb could raise millions of dollars over night by just saying yes to running.
Despite all this, there are strong reasons Republicans should say no to him.
1. His last name is poison.
Lets face it, if Jeb Bush had the last name of Something Else he would have already run for president in 2008 or 2012. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll registered voters were asked if they would definitely NOT vote for Jeb Bush and 50 percent said they would not. Among Independents the results were 49 percent and even 18 percent of Republicans said the same.
These poll results prove that the legacy of George W. Bush continues to have a negative effect on his brothers political future.
2. Jeb would split the party
Conservative activists/Tea Party Republicans who are the majority of GOP primary voters are not lining up for Jeb 2016 due to his support for Common Core academic standards and his support for amnesty immigration legislation. Jeb, although he considers himself a practicing conservative is also viewed as a moderate establishment Republican in the mold of Mitt Romney....
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Can’t argue with a thing this reporter said.
The last point (Mom said NO) may end up being the most powerful factor in the whole calculation. A few minutes evaluating the Romney turn-out failure should connect the dots for him.
Bet he still runs.
Not electable. And not worth electing. Just more of the same old zeros.
And, likewise, the Democrats should “just say no” to Mrs. Bill Clinton.
The GOP establishment needs Bush to foil real conservatives. I’m sure he’s up for that.
I thought that was going to be Gomer Huckleberry’s job again this time around.
Right for the wrong reason. The Obama smear machine, aided by a willing and sycophantic media, has destroyed the name of a good and decent man. Not necessarily a conservative, mind you, but a good man. That said, there's no way I'll vote for Jeb Bush -- not because of how the legacy media perceives his brother's legacy or even because of his last name. I won't vote for another moderate Republican for President.
Jeb Bush has said that Americans are lazy and infertile.
He is trash.
If people want a Democrat, they’ll vote for a real Democrat, not a Republican running as a Democrat.
LET'S STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE
GW Bush was duped into invading Iraq without provocation----a horrendous US foreign policy decision devised by the neocons for their own self-serving reasons.
Then-Pres Bush installed the neos in the WH---in their own Office of Special Ops where---the neos connived (using our tax dollars) to get the US to invade Iraq.
Bush actually believed the pukeneos when they said an INVASION would "bring peace" to the Mideast.
THE BIGGEST WHOPPER OF THEM ALL---Bush estimated the Iraq strike would cost $50-60 billion........then Bush publicly fired his aide, Larry Lindsey, because Lindsey dared to say the war might cost more like $100 billion. That was in 2007 dollars.
Iraq and Afghanistan today total about $3 TRILLION, and we're still pouring money down these rat holes........thanks to the neocons.
Predictably, the war profiteering was huge---the WSJ reported neocon guru, Richard Perle, is setting up his own oil company in Iraq (your tax dollars at work).
The US left Iraq with not a barrel of oil to our name.....and rivers of young blood spilled on its decrepit soil
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER--- On the eve of the US invasion of Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from Marine Corps Gen Anthony Zinni---and other US military experts ---that the so-called architects (they dared not say "neocon") of the Iraq invasion were totally ill-prepared for a post-combat occupation.
US military experts ridiculed the Bush administration claims that rebuilding could be achieved within two years, that the weapons of mass destruction would be destroyed-------and that a vibrant new political and economic system would emerge.
Over a decade later, Iraq---and the rest of the Mideast----has yet to create a viable political and economic system....a system that is totally incompatible w/ their archaic Islamicist thinking macerated in the vengeful dicta of the Koran.
LAUGH BREAK The pukeneos said the Mideast was "thirsting" for American-style democracy.
(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)
Same place now known as a terrorist hellhole...
<><> Where trillions of US tax dollars were wasted and rivers of young blood were shed.
<><> Where the blood-thirsty Muslim Brotherhood has a stranglehold.
<><> Where neocon godfather and war profiteer, Richard Perle, is starting an oil company (your tax dollars at work).
It took the US over a decade to get out of Iraq....as the globe erupted into Mideast-centered terrorism.....and hate-filled Muslims set sail for America.
Neocons also duped the US govt apparat into blood-thirsty Islamic Afghanistan.....the most corrupt spot on the globe. The Bank of Kabul is engaged in massive fraud---the bank gets deposits of billions of US tax dollars to run the war----if you are "a connected" Afghani you can withdraw billions with no "silly old" responsibility to pay it back. Afghan Pres Karzhai was seen loading billions of US dollars to transport out of the country. War profiteering at its finest (cackle).
SUMMING UP Those were the "glory days" of the neocons--they are now gearing up to relive those days w/ another gullible Bush.
Yes I said it; and please quote me: We've had enough Bushes!
Yep. The Schiavo debacle destroyed Jeb in my immediate family, without recourse.
NO MORE BUSHES. PERIOD. This is America, we aren’t an oligarchy, the Bush family aren’t the only family with the ability to govern.
Bush had 6 years to do the right thing to shrink our debt and fix the illegal problem...he did neither...he made it WORSE.
FOllow the money with this family.
NO JEB EVER EVER EVER!
Passive do nothing country club Republicanism that only lowers taxes of the rich country clubbes is no longer acceptable. Amnesty loveing Bush is hell no.
FKA Ripon Republicans.
Bet he ends up like McCain and Romney too. A loser.
4. Jebs immediate family has had a few problems
I have firmly said no to Jeb. But if having family problems disqualifies you there will be no Republican candidate.
If you like your Bush, you can keep him. Period.
I bet you’re right, unfortunately.
Moderate = “I can be flexible after the election”
Re your post 10, that’s the only ticket that I would vote for. And I do mean “only.”
If they are stupid enough to nominate another Bush, they will go down in flames again. I will never leave the house to vote for him or for Christie.
I say “no.”
Does an article need to be written? Are the reasons not obvious? Nominating Jeb would be worst idea since “Whip Inflation Now”.
The GOPe will run Jeb KNOWING he will lose....they have proven over and over that they would rather have democrats elected to office over Conservatives.
Worse yet...Jeb will gladly be their tool.
It would be a victory for RINOs. They'd rather lose the election AGAIN than cede power to constitutional conservatives.
A much bigger problem would be the daughter Noelle's passed drug arrests.
There’s enough potential candidates of quality that talking about this turkey isn’t necessary.
Cruz, Rande, Walker, Pence, ARod, Putin - Jebediah Arbusto isn’t needed.
I remember both the customs and drug stuff well. Although, with an idiotic majority electorate, those are now perceived as “strengths”...
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