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Can Jeb Bush sway the GOP on taxes, debt?
CNN ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Jeff Smith

Posted on 12/11/2012 7:57:15 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is a potential GOP candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

(CNN) -- No American family embodies mainstream Republicanism more than the Bushes, noted a New York Times article this year.

For three generations, Bush men have occupied towering positions in the party pantheon, and the party's demographic and ideological shifts can be traced through the branches of the Bush family tree: from Prescott, the blue-blooded Eisenhower Republican, and George H.W. Bush, the transitional figure who tried and failed to emulate the approach of the New Right, to George W. Bush, who embodied the new breed of tax-cutting, evangelical conservatism. Indeed, the Bushes' metamorphosis from genial centrism to deep-fried conservatism has both anticipated and reflected the party's trajectory.

But now, Jeb Bush, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, seems to be bucking the trend. He is seeking to return the party to its ideological moorings -- toward the centrism of his grandfather. Even before the GOP's ignominious defeat in November, Jeb was offering tough love to his party, suggesting that Republicans stand up to Grover Norquist and craft a bipartisan compromise to reduce the deficit significantly. But will Republicans listen? There are many reasons to believe they won't.

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1 posted on 12/11/2012 7:57:23 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Is this guy the new McCain? Just give it up Jeb. This pseudo-rat shtick will only work in the Beltway. I’m sure Bill Kristol is wetting his pants, but the rest of us could care less.


2 posted on 12/11/2012 7:59:26 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

More BS from CNN and a Bush.


3 posted on 12/11/2012 8:02:16 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
He is seeking to return the party to its ideological moorings -- toward the centrism of his grandfather.

Whut?

4 posted on 12/11/2012 8:02:53 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No more Bush!!


5 posted on 12/11/2012 8:04:29 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Stay out da damned bushes, dammit!


6 posted on 12/11/2012 8:05:20 PM PST by old school
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To: MinorityRepublican
MSM is trying to pick the GOP candidate, yet again.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/11/2012 8:06:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Anybody who believes Jebbie is setting himself up for utter dejection. But millions will fall for this charade.


8 posted on 12/11/2012 8:06:15 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: MinorityRepublican
"Jeb was offering tough love to his party, suggesting that Republicans stand up to Grover Norquist and craft a bipartisan compromise to reduce the deficit significantly.

The deficit is not caused by taxes being too low. It's the spending, stupid!

9 posted on 12/11/2012 8:07:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ABQHispConservative

I wonder, in 1979 if GHWB had won the nomination instead of Reagan, how much would Carter have won re-election by? Without Reagan and his “wild conservatism” where the hell would the Republican Party be today? Jeb, just shut up and go away. Take Karl Rove with you.


10 posted on 12/11/2012 8:08:46 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: MinorityRepublican

Can Barack Obama sway the Democrats on Communism and Economic Slavery?


11 posted on 12/11/2012 8:09:14 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (As they say in China, erections have consequences...)
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To: FlipWilson

Name a present day conservative politician who is as dynamic and popular as Reagan was.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 8:16:38 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: MinorityRepublican

Really trying to sell us on Jebby Bush aren’t they?

Ain’t buyin’.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 8:20:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Jim Robinson

“The deficit is not caused by taxes being too low. It’s the spending, stupid!”

Or, another way of saying it is:

The deficit is not caused by taxes being too low. It’s the stupid spending!


14 posted on 12/11/2012 8:30:43 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve stood behind Ford, GHWB, GWB, Dole, McPain, and Romney; I don’t think I can do a Jebbie.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 8:32:07 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Big GOP Winners


16 posted on 12/11/2012 8:32:43 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: MinorityRepublican; mickie
I''m so happy I can relax now....and save myself a lot of speculation for the next four years.

The media has selected Jeb and Hillary as our two presidential candidates for 2016....case closed.

Leni

17 posted on 12/11/2012 8:43:20 PM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I'll vote for Jeb just as soon as Elvis comes back from the dead and records again.

Jeb Bush is so far out of touch with America that his zip code is in another galaxy.

18 posted on 12/11/2012 8:58:19 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sorry Jeb, but the world you grew up in is quickly disintegrating. Your ideas are poison now.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 9:12:48 PM PST by PGR88
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To: MinorityRepublican
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20 posted on 12/11/2012 9:30:39 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Dear God, make it stop.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 9:31:49 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb Bush, the next Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Bob Dole, all wrapped up in one losing package.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 9:32:09 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: MinuteGal

Hillary will crush Jeb like a bug.


23 posted on 12/11/2012 9:33:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MinorityRepublican

Stop beating around, Bush!


24 posted on 12/11/2012 9:33:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MinorityRepublican; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
These bushes are driving me to drink!


25 posted on 12/11/2012 9:38:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb Bush, the next Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Bob Dole, all wrapped up in one losing package.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 9:44:44 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb Bush, the Governor who got stared down by a freaking county probate judge and stood by and did nothing as the world watched on their TVs the excruciating, month-long murder by starvation of a semi-comatose woman, Terri Schiavo.

Yeah... Who wouldn’t respect a strong leader like Jeb Bush?

/puke


27 posted on 12/11/2012 9:54:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ABQHispConservative

I guess it’s his “turn.”


28 posted on 12/11/2012 9:55:48 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: MinorityRepublican; All

Of course, all the Liberal Media is pushing Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and other Liberal RINOs to run in 2016.

Liberals know with Bush, Rubio, et al, they will get Illegal Alien Amnesty, benefits for certain immigrants (especially with Spanish surnames), and RINOs that will cave when the Liberal Media whines enough


29 posted on 12/11/2012 9:59:48 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No, No, No!

Do NOT permit the GOP-e and liberals in the media to force Jeb Bush on us!!! He’s a full-bore amnesty monkey and probably more of a RINO than McCain.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 12:03:29 AM PST by octex
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To: All

Okay, I went and read the whole thing.
It’s a load of pure horse manure. Trust me on that.


31 posted on 12/12/2012 12:36:01 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb, go crawl back under the rock you emerged from!!!


32 posted on 12/12/2012 12:36:32 AM PST by dalereed
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To: MinorityRepublican

Looks like the GOP already has their man for 2016, of course they will say his nomination was “inevitable”, just like mitten’s nomination was.


33 posted on 12/12/2012 2:57:34 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Black Bush? Was Bush our first black president?


34 posted on 12/12/2012 2:40:59 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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