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Jeb Bush’s Onstage Guest: ‘I Lean Obama’
Politico ^ | 8/31/12 | KATIE GLUECK

Posted on 09/02/2012 8:51:56 AM PDT by nickcarraway

He may have appeared onstage at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, but teacher Sean Duffy of Austin, Texas, isn’t necessarily voting for GOP nominee Mitt Romney come November.

“I lean more toward Obama, but I think I’m going to vote for someone who’s going to be a strong supporter of education and education reform,” Duffy, 26, told POLITICO in an interview.

Duffy teaches 11th grade English at Del Valle High School near the Texas capital. He’s also, as POLITICO reported yesterday, the co-star of a save-the-date video inspired by Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” that went viral in 2010. On Thursday night, standing alongside former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Duffy highlighted the importance of technology in education.

“I went to speak about education, and I’m not really concerned about any of the political issues,” he said Friday.

Duffy said he’s heard Obama talk some about education — he cited the president’s desire to make college more affordable, and that he hasn’t “necessarily heard the same” from Romney — but added that he’s still waiting to hear more on the subject from both candidates. He wasn’t, however, impressed with the education portion of Romney’s keynote.

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I wonder if any Bush has actually met a Republican?
1 posted on 09/02/2012 8:52:01 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s how the media works. They seek out these private citizens to a.) threaten/put them on the spot and/or b.) embarrass Republicans.

Do you see investigations on people who appear with Obama.

It’s very predictable.

This guy is clearly not voting for Obama, he just doesn’t want to be called a racist by his fellow liberal union hacks.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 8:56:01 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nickcarraway

“...a strong supporter of education and education reform,...”

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In other words, he wants a president who will give gobs of money to the teachers unions.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 8:56:33 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: nickcarraway

Obviously he never met the one and only true, genuine Republican there is. You. Obviously those other Republicans he met and talked to are not


4 posted on 09/02/2012 8:56:33 AM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if any bush has ever BEEN one.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: nickcarraway

He thinks the people he knows are the ONLY Republicans. And he/they deeply resent the lessors who don’t appreciate the sacrifices they have endured for our sakes.

And to them the only government that matters is the Federal Government. And that is their mental model of the Republican party. Bush and his cabal are the Federal Government. We are state and locals.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 9:00:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t care who he votes for. More to the point, who is Jeb voting for?


7 posted on 09/02/2012 9:00:40 AM PDT by pallis
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To: nickcarraway
Jeb Bush’s Onstage Guest: ‘I Lean Obama’

26 year old high school academic? Is he out of his diapers yet? Is he still living in his childhood bedroom? He will "lean" to whomever his commie union bosses tell him to. Pathetic, immature jerk!!
GROW UP, PUTZ...USE THE BRAIN GOD GAVE YOu!!!

8 posted on 09/02/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: nickcarraway
“I lean more toward Obama, but I think I’m going to vote for someone who’s going to be a strong supporter of education and education reform,” Duffy, 26, told POLITICO in an interview.

Is that education that actually works or what we have now? What an idiot. No wonder we have the troubles we have.

9 posted on 09/02/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: fatnotlazy

“In other words, he wants a president who will give gobs of money to the teachers unions.”

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YUP. Just like every brain-dead liberal, this Duffy clown is a lost cause and a waste of body at the convention. If he didn’t learn a damn thing at the convention, he’s a complete imbecile.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 9:23:49 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: nickcarraway

A pubric skrewl graduate, teaching pubric skrewl, is an Obama bot. I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: nickcarraway
Wait a minute...member of a Commie union of government paycheck recipients...from the People's Republic of Austin...and he only *leans* toward Osama Obama? This clown should be declaring “I'll crawl over broken glass to vote for Osama”.
12 posted on 09/02/2012 9:33:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: nickcarraway

“education reform”

Obviously this person is too clueless to know that sort of thing requires cutting all the useless and counter productive programs and laying off lackluster teachers-if Duffy is one of them, he will likely be peddling the vision of teaching kids about unicorns guarding pots of gold at the end of diversity rainbows someplace else.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 9:35:18 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: nickcarraway

Stupid Bushes.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 9:35:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: pallis

The one that promises to give illegals the best treatment.

I cut Jeb’s boat adrift years ago.

I was never a big fan of the elder Bush. That being said, I think the guy was three times more ‘on the ball’ than his sons were.

Did I agree with him. No. And you don’t really have to, to acknowledge the guy was well qualified to hold the office of President, even if he was wide of the target on a number of issues.

His sons were/are complete dunces. You honestly wonder how they get back home at night safe and sound.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: nickcarraway; All

“STAY OUT’DA BUSHES!!!”


16 posted on 09/02/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by j.argese (If Speaker Gingrich is on my state's primary ballot, I will vote for him.)
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To: nickcarraway
Duffy teaches 11th grade English at Del Valle High School near the Texas capital.

Duffy's second mistake. Spanish, Duffy, Spanish.

17 posted on 09/02/2012 9:50:03 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: nickcarraway
Sean Doofus..."I will vote for anyone who cancels out my college debt".

He's a 26 year old ACADEMIC????? He probably still lives at his PARENT'S HOUSE!!

18 posted on 09/02/2012 9:58:44 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

Jeb’s middle initial is “R” for RINO!!!

NO MORE BUSHS IN THE WH!!


19 posted on 09/02/2012 10:01:45 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (I think Obozo deserves another term: 20 to life in Leavenworth sounds about right!)
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To: depressed in 06

Yeah, this is America, places should have English names like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Colorado.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 10:19:07 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder if any Bush has actually met a Republican?

And I wonder if any Bush has actually met a conservative.

Still, I didn't know Obama had a relative named Eileen. And why did Jeb Bush invite her? He should have at least invited his Kenyan brother. /sarc

Jokes aside, this goes to show there are liberal moles in the Repub party digging at the foundation. They gotta come out once in a while/sooner or later.
21 posted on 09/02/2012 10:21:58 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: nhwingut

The least the GOP could do is find an education booster—if they must have such—for their convention who actually backs their candidate.

But for all the preening that Jeb and Mitt did about their education records, education really shouldn’t be an issue for the president other than to get the federal government out of it.

And that’s not what I heard from either of them.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 11:49:32 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

This is more than some mere coincidence. Sean Duffy is also a Republican congressman from 4th dist WI who defeated Dave Obey one of the masterminds of Obamacare.
We’ll soon see how they’re going to use this


23 posted on 09/02/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: DoughtyOne

By far, the worst thing Reagan ever did, was choose a vice president.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 1:20:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 9YearLurker
for their convention who actually backs their candidate.

Jeb wants Romney to lose, so he can win in 2016. Plus, he probably thinks Romney is too conservative.

25 posted on 09/02/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The Bush family is beginning to make the Clintons look moderate

Anyone linked to the Bush clan, including Marco “La Raza” Rubio...is not a conservative. Bush family liberalism has set the Conservative movement back for years


26 posted on 09/02/2012 2:08:33 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: mosesdapoet

Duffy didn’t beat Obey, Obey retired.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 3:30:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: nickcarraway

I know where you’re coming from. When it comes to the globalist One World Order crap Bush was entirely too comfortable with, I certainly agree. His tax hike was a major mistake too. He wasn’t a true example of a Conservative, or even a Republican IMO.

His international ties moderated him. He never did get supply side, or the Capitalist end of things.

Then again, those international ties and his ability to get even Middle-Easter players to sign on to deal with Hussein and his invasion of Kuwait, was something I’d call masterful.

Some folks think he muffed even that by not taking Hussein out. I’m not sure if he made promises up front that resulted in that though.

My take on the situation was that Hussein wanted to run right down the Saudi Arabian peninsula, and gain major control of the oil production in the region.

If you think it was a mistake to engage there, I’d have to disagree. This guy was a real problem. Baited or not, he needed to be dealt with.

I appreciate the comments. Hope we agree on this, but if not I can understand alternative opinions too.

Take care.

D1


28 posted on 09/02/2012 6:35:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: nickcarraway

I had already forgotten about the oddball Duffy. But Jebbie “talked” about education and never mentioned “No Child Left Behind.” Jebbie also looked like he was quite angry with his party for some strange reason.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Akin's the One!)
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To: nickcarraway

Oops, you forgot Sandra Day O’Connor, another AZ liberal.


31 posted on 09/02/2012 9:37:11 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Akin's the One!)
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To: Theodore R.

No, Bush was worse.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 12:17:48 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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