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Jeb Bush is back in the spotlight and thinking about 2016
The Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2013 | Peter Wallsten and David Nakamura,

Posted on 03/05/2013 9:00:00 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has remained on the sidelines since his older brother left the White House with dismal ratings four years ago, has jumped back into the political fray this week with a new book, wall-to-wall television interviews and a round of public speaking engagements.

His appearances mark a change in approach for Bush, 60, who has operated as more of a Republican elder statesman since leaving Tallahassee in 2007 but is now clearly considering a run for the White House.

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KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; brand; bush2016; bushbrand; bushfamily; damaged; stayoutdabushes
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1 posted on 03/05/2013 9:00:05 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

But can he pronounce “nuclear” or does he say “nucular”?


2 posted on 03/05/2013 9:05:36 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh please.

Enough.

No more dynasties.

No more Bushes.

No More Cuomos.

No more Clintons.

No More Kennedys.

No more.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 9:05:53 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sure, why not?

The elitists have been using the Bushes to run the GOP into the ground ever since Reagan left office.

Might as well finish it off once and for all with Jeb.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 9:06:40 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: MinorityRepublican

Please allow me to yell....NO “F”ING WAY!


5 posted on 03/05/2013 9:07:20 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: MinorityRepublican; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Hey, third time’s a charm - folk wisdom for ya!


6 posted on 03/05/2013 9:08:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

He can think about 2016 all he wants. Just as he doesn’t actually become the nominee.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 9:09:06 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MinorityRepublican

Despite any love or hate for the Bushes, the US voter will not elect another Bush. Therefore the MSM will push the current bush for all it’s worth.


8 posted on 03/05/2013 9:11:43 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: entropy12

That should be the first test for anyone aspiring to the office - can he correctly pronounce the word “nuclear”.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 9:12:00 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: MinorityRepublican

2016 Bush vs. Clinton, yet again.
No matter who wins, America loses.


10 posted on 03/05/2013 9:12:00 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: MinorityRepublican

DY Walkison you RINO POS.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 9:13:55 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bush-Clinton race 2016???

On the bright side he poo-pooed Rubio’s (McCain-Grahamnesty-Shumer) amnesty plan by flipping on citizenship. Someone needs to stop them.

On the bad side he is looking to play the Romney playbook.


12 posted on 03/05/2013 9:14:05 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Stay out da Bushes !” — Rev. Je$$e Jack$on


13 posted on 03/05/2013 9:14:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I planned on staying in all election day 2016 to watch test patterns anyway.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 9:15:58 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Everything the GOP seems to serve up nowadays, from Jeb and Rubio’s amnesty fetish, to Christie hugging Obama and sobbing over Springsteen, to the constantly capitulating Boehner/Cantor and the Congressional Republicans, to all the slimeball GOP consultants proclaiming “go gay!” to the governors like Kasich and Scott surrendering to Obamacare medicaid expansions, to FoxNews slobbering cheerleading of the crony-esque GOP establishment forces...

It’s like big, hellish, hamster-in-a-wheel nightmare. And that’s not even counting Bammy’s reign of marxist terror. All I can do is stick with the Tea Party contingent of Palin/Cruz/West, like it were a welcome oxygen-tank to a diver pinned beneath rocks fifty-feet-under.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 9:20:07 PM PST by greene66
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To: MinorityRepublican

So he wants a position in the Palin/Cruz administration? Maybe DHS or FEMA...


16 posted on 03/05/2013 9:20:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: greene66

Well said. Sad situation, but the Tea Party is an encouraging development


17 posted on 03/05/2013 9:25:32 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: MinorityRepublican

He is in the liberal media spotlight, because they are the liberal media


18 posted on 03/05/2013 9:28:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Would be a tremendous, collosal waste of money. Those who are weak enough to donate to whatever Karl Rove’s scheme is called (because you know he is behind this) would be wise to keep their money in their wallets for a better, conservative candidate.


19 posted on 03/05/2013 9:32:34 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: entropy12
But can he pronounce “nuclear” or does he say “nucular”?
It depends.

How do you say "nuclear" in Spanish?

20 posted on 03/05/2013 9:32:55 PM PST by Bratch
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is one issue where I agree with the gays — NO MORE BUSH, EVER!!!!


21 posted on 03/05/2013 9:33:36 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: sickoflibs

No, really, his last name is Bush. UGH!! Good luck with that.


22 posted on 03/05/2013 9:35:45 PM PST by sjneuf
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To: MinorityRepublican

NOOOOOOO!!


23 posted on 03/05/2013 9:37:54 PM PST by married21
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To: MinorityRepublican

Fool me once, shame on The Bushes.
Fool me twice, shame on The GOPe.
Fool me thrice, voting third party.


24 posted on 03/05/2013 9:41:42 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: entropy12
  There should be only one conservative at a time running against a moderate in the primaries. We've seen the conservative vote split too many times before the nomination.
25 posted on 03/05/2013 9:49:22 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No way Jose.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 9:49:22 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If the GOP nominates this gigantic turd to be the nominee I have no words..this guy makes Romney look like a decent candidate..whenever I look at Jeb Bush all I see is the face of Terri Schiavo, who he helped murder..he is despicable


27 posted on 03/05/2013 9:52:03 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb Bush is from Florida which is unfortunate because I’m only supporting candidates from Alaska.


28 posted on 03/05/2013 9:52:26 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Go away all Bushes, now and future and that includes their adopted son, Clinton and his crew now and future


29 posted on 03/05/2013 9:59:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Really? jeb bush? I realize this is just him refusing to rule out a run at this point, but really?

Has the gop so totally lost it’s tenuous grasp on reality? Do they WANT to lose another presidential election? Are they admitting defeat even before the current global disaster is removed?

If jeb bush gets anything more than a terse NO THANK YOU from the gop establishment, then they are surrendering in the face of the most overwhelming landslide opportunity they will ever live to see.


30 posted on 03/05/2013 10:00:44 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well, he’d make a much better Democratic candidate than anyone they’ve claimed (so far) might win their 2016 nomination


31 posted on 03/05/2013 10:04:16 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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To: MinorityRepublican
Jeb Bush is back in the spotlight — and thinking about 2016

He shouldn't. He'll be gone before the race is even lukewarm.

32 posted on 03/05/2013 10:09:16 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Bratch

“How do you say “nuclear” in Spanish?”

Elementary, my dear Bratch.

NCLR

National Council of La Raza


33 posted on 03/05/2013 10:20:13 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought that this would happen.


34 posted on 03/05/2013 10:30:44 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: MinorityRepublican

FYJB


35 posted on 03/05/2013 10:39:42 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: greene66
...stick with the Tea Party contingent of Palin/Cruz/West...

That's the way home, folks.

36 posted on 03/05/2013 10:41:05 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: married21

There has been enough, perhaps to much, influence from the Bush aristocracy on the course of the USA.


37 posted on 03/05/2013 10:42:58 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: MinorityRepublican

He’d probably get as much $ from the DNC as from the RNC


38 posted on 03/05/2013 10:49:55 PM PST by bigbob
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To: MestaMachine

Heh!


39 posted on 03/05/2013 10:52:05 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Maurice Tift

I must have said that 1000 times during the last primaries.
Sometimes I wonder if conservatives have too much ego to unite behind one.


40 posted on 03/05/2013 11:00:36 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Read my lips...


41 posted on 03/05/2013 11:00:46 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: entropy12
  I'd be OK with 3 or 4 true conservatives drawing straws with the short straw determining the one to go against the moderates. If that conservative dropped out, then the remaining candidates would draw straws again.
42 posted on 03/05/2013 11:23:10 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Zombie Apocalypse is real! It’s real I tell you!


43 posted on 03/05/2013 11:40:36 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This exemplifies why the Republican Party is DEAD! Would Jeb do anything to repudiate the Big Government policies and the legacies of his brother and father - namely bailouts and abridgments of our freedoms? Patriot Act, anyone?


45 posted on 03/05/2013 11:58:51 PM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: MinorityRepublican

2016 script

GOP-e forces Jeb down our throats.

Conservatives decry yet another RINO.

Hillary wins the election.

The rapid US downfall continues unabated.

It is all part of the plan, folks.


46 posted on 03/06/2013 12:14:51 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I will not vote for him, and will vote for clinton to keep him out!


47 posted on 03/06/2013 12:38:24 AM PST by factmart
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To: MinorityRepublican
As the Homosexual MALE said to the FEMALE prostitute... NO BUSH!
48 posted on 03/06/2013 12:38:41 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bush=Rove Rove=Loser
What you won’t hear from guys like Bush is;

When the democrats decided to remove God or any reference to Our Creator at their 2012 convention. They also demonstrated they are no longer the democratic party of your father’s father. They have become a hyphenated radical unit and should be known as Demo-Coms dedicated to the establishment of a collective idealism using the device of PCP, politically correct politics, to modify behavior and shed beliefs that they believe would impede remaking their concept of the perfect utopian state. That is hardly democratic because the word democrat idealizes the individual voice.

But Rove, GOPES (GOP Elite Snobs) and RINOS lack the capacity or the understanding or the courage to point to the historic radicalization that occured at that moment and use it politically. Worse yet they are unwilling and unable to forthrightly defend what the demo-coms have set out to destroy and some are even comming up with their own version of PCP . Anyone preaching PCP is going down the poisonous road to oblivion . Following a policy of PCP.

Politically Correct Politics which the hyphenated democrat party, the Demo-Coms,is using is flat out wrong. Worse yet moral questions such as marriage, sexual practices, family constituency and particularly beliefs those of containing Judeo Christian tenets are being assulted and not defended. Republicans and GOPES jumping on this PCP bandwagon offer a majority of voters no choice in the direction this country is to take. They are “me too Republicans”

Part of the PCP messaging when used by the Demo-Coms. Revert to using such terms as: Afro-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, White-American, Rich-American ,Gay-American. These are more than simply nouns but vehicles used to separate US from each other.Beside separating US from our money the Demo-Coms demand we become adhearents to a system without the constituional constraints on government. Thus surrendering our protections from governmental abuses and excessive bureacracy to the will of a bureaucratic collective which is no longer answerable to the average citizen. Republicans seem incapable of seizing on issues which cross into the lives and pocketbooks of Americans who are black,brown,yellow,red, green or that ever color or even present the issues as affecting all Americans First.

Sadly for the Republicans God remains in Limbo

Rove has a record of being incapable of responding and conducting winning campaigns where he’s given “creds from those seeking to destroy political opposition. Consider the missed opportunities offered by the 2012 election.http://www.theusmat.com/


49 posted on 03/06/2013 1:14:43 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Go. Away. Bush!


50 posted on 03/06/2013 1:18:47 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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