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Big CPAC surprise: Jeb Bush not on ballot (GOP-e RINO afraid of CPAC Straw Poll...)
CNN ^ | 3/14/13 | Paul Steinhauser

Posted on 03/14/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT by jimbo123

There are 23 names on the Conservative Political Action Conference's much watched 2016 GOP presidential nomination straw poll.

And there's one glaring omission: Jeb Bush.

It appears the former two-term Florida governor is the reason his name isn't on the ballot.

"He requested not to be put on the poll this year," an official with the American Conservative Union, the group that puts on CPAC, told CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestypimps; cpac; jebbush; karlrove; nomorerinos; rinobegone; sayno2amnesty; steveschmidt; tokyorove
Not a surprise that Karl Rove and the other GOP-e overlords don't want Jeb to be on the straw poll. Especially knowing that Bush is going to defile the CPAC Reagan dinner with his speech that will be filled with his patented Amnesty Pimp RINO nonsense.
1 posted on 03/14/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Jeb Bush is going to be kept behind closed doors except for “puff” pieces until the other GOP candidates are destroyed by the establishment, then he will be dropped into the race late in the game as the squeaky clean “savior” of the party.
2 posted on 03/14/2013 12:57:45 PM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar


Just like last time...
3 posted on 03/14/2013 12:59:40 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

No surprise to anyone who leaves the beltway from time to time.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 1:00:55 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: apillar

Jeb Bush is going no where. He deserves respect because he was a good governor and he’s a good guy but he will never be elected president.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 1:01:12 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: jimbo123

Not so glaring. Jeb isn’t much of a conservative and doesn’t deserve a spot.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 1:02:53 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: jimbo123

who the crap it’s that? looks like romeny kissyface with pauly shore...


7 posted on 03/14/2013 1:08:54 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: jimbo123

Anyone supporting Jeb Bush for anything should be watched..
They are progressive as Jeb and more or less progressive as the other two George’s..

Nominate Jeb for anything and the rush out of the republican door will be KAtie Bar the Door..
Not that many are not backing out the door as we speak.. they are....
Turning your back on a RINO is a distinct mistake..

They will turn on you like Dennis Rodman at a North Korean Propaganda Fest...


8 posted on 03/14/2013 1:09:32 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Blue Highway
who the crap it’s that? looks like romeny kissyface with pauly shore...

Matt Drudge.

9 posted on 03/14/2013 1:11:00 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: apillar

Well, if that happens, I won’t just stay home, I’ll cast my first ballot for a democrat. I will vote Hillary before I vote for another Bush.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Blue Highway

Matt Drudge.

We conservatives continue to rip each other left and right, to the delight of REAL enemies of freedom like Obama.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 1:15:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

There is a ton of ripping going on from the GOPe types but they never get called on the rug for it. Only the conservative base is held to the No-Rip standard.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 1:24:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

I guess I am trying to stay focused on the communist occupying the Oval Office...the intramural stuff is interesting, but not at all important when compared to the real battle.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 1:27:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jimbo123

Is Sarah Palin on the straw poll list?


14 posted on 03/14/2013 1:28:42 PM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: jimbo123

I have a feeling CPAC has already picked their candidate:

How things have changed at CPAC. In 2011, the immigration forum had Tom Tancredo and Center for Imm. Studies....who are now along with every other anti illegal immigration group is being defamed with studies, talking points by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the propagandists of the left. That tactic was handpicked by CPAC and ACU (Amer.Conservative Union) leaders who support AMNESTY.

Related: This is about a month old, but wasn’t posted, and everyone needs to read it. It gives insight into big amnesty boss Grover Norquist, but also Marco Rubio, who according to the article, refused to allow what he called ‘anti immigrant’ groups such as Numbers USA, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) a voice in the discussion. Rubio & Norquist are both aligned with SPLC on this one and are using SPLC material and propaganda to silence them!

Effort to change immigration law sparks internal battle within GOP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/effort-to-change-immigration-law-sparks-internal-battle-within-gop/2013/02/13/2916d164-740a-11e2-aa12-e6cf1d31106b_print.html

[snip].

Conservatives who are taking on the groups, including Rubio, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and officials of the Catholic Church, argue that the three organizations are motivated by far different philosophies than many of their Republican allies realize.

Rubio’s aides last week brought one of the organizers of the effort to undermine the groups, Mario H. Lopez, a party strategist on Hispanic politics, to a regular meeting of GOP Senate staffers, at which Lopez distributed literature about the groups’ backgrounds and connections. Rubio also raised concerns about the groups’ leanings during a recent conference call on immigration with conservative activists.

Rubio’s spokesman, Alex Conant, said the senator “has argued that some groups that oppose legal immigration should not be considered part of the conservative coalition,”


15 posted on 03/14/2013 1:36:02 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“We conservatives continue to rip each other left and right, to the delight of REAL enemies of freedom like Obama.”

And just what should we do when we see blatant corruption, lies, leaning to the left from our esteemed GOP’ers?

What happened to the republican party that had the nerve when Nixon turned out to be a dud to say, ‘GET OUT’!????


16 posted on 03/14/2013 1:39:24 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The ‘real’ battle....

From the FR home page: Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We’re working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America.

It doesn’t say ‘unless it’s a republican’.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
If Rand Paul keeps surging get ready for some first class GOPe ripping. That is about the only thing those boys are competent at.
18 posted on 03/14/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter; All

Full straw poll ballot here:

Sarah Palin is on the list.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/14/cpac-2013-straw-poll-signals-wide-open-2016-presid/?page=all#pagebreak


19 posted on 03/14/2013 1:47:00 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SoFloFreeper
I guess I am trying to stay focused on the communist occupying the Oval Office...the intramural stuff is interesting, but not at all important when compared to the real battle.

You know, that's a really nice point except in light of how the RINO faction of the party does all it can at any moment to absolutely destroy an Conservative Candidate and then whimper away like a whipped puppy when confronted with a democrat standard bearer.

Most recent case in point: Romney vs Gingrich Florida Primary 2012/Romney vs. Obama 3rd debate onward October/November 2012.

TS

20 posted on 03/14/2013 1:49:34 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: DManA
GOP-e/Mitt Romney/Drudge Hit Flashback:




21 posted on 03/14/2013 1:56:22 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I haven’t been to his web site since that episode. Never going back.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 2:11:41 PM PDT by DManA
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To: jimbo123

I haven’t been to his web site since that episode. Never going back.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 2:12:28 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

The whole Matt Drudge-Matt Rhoades smear-the-conservative arrangement was a disgrace. And now Drudge is supposedly mad at Rhoades for using him to do Romney’s dirty work. And he’s also mad at Rhoades for marrying a (female) Chris Christie operative. It’s all a farce.


24 posted on 03/14/2013 2:17:34 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Pretty sure Rand Paul should be the straw poll favorite.

His family has a history of performing well at these types of events.


25 posted on 03/14/2013 2:27:25 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

I’m sure you’re right. Paul will win.


26 posted on 03/14/2013 2:29:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: apillar
And very predictable of the GOP. Again I say that if the RINO's of the GOP had
any balls they would fight against the actual enemy who does America harm, instead
of real Conservatives. And if they fought as hard against the RAT machine we might actually
have this country going in the right direction.
27 posted on 03/14/2013 2:33:46 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: jimbo123

I don’t like Jeb Bush. Florida hasn’t been picking very conservative politicians of late. Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio are not coservatives.


28 posted on 03/14/2013 2:41:25 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jimbo123

WTF? Kelly Ayotte? Really? ROFLMAOPIMP!


29 posted on 03/14/2013 2:44:06 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Sorry...that’s ROTFLMAOPIMP. Kelly Ayotte...who organized this list...McCain and Graham?


30 posted on 03/14/2013 2:46:58 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: The Shrew

If you think Romney didn’t fight Obama, you’re wrong. He did. Many of us have a reasonable opinion that Romney was going to win, but lost in the ground game...there is plenty of evidence for that, possibly even of fraud.

I just tire of the RINO blame game...I fought against Charlie Crist the true RINO when he was governor in my state...but putting the GOP-e or RINO label on every person who is on the right side of the aisle with whom we disagree is tiresome.

I have seen the “traitor” or “coward” or “RINO” label applied to: Sarah Palin, George W Bush, Charles Krauthammer, Newt Gingrich, George Will, Rush Limbaugh...you name the Republican, and I’ll almost guarantee you that an archive search here on FR will find several screeds against them....

As long as we can agree to fight Obama, I am fine with someone. The enemy of my enemy is my friend in a battle....we can disagree about other items later. :)


31 posted on 03/14/2013 4:24:25 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Bratch

OMG...didn’t RAND PAUL vote “yes” on John Kerry????? How could ANYONE support him???? < off sarcasm, purist nonsense>


32 posted on 03/14/2013 4:25:35 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

...no more shrubs or clones of shrubs....


33 posted on 03/14/2013 5:17:26 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

...no more shrubs or clones of shrubs....


34 posted on 03/14/2013 5:17:40 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: ptsal

The idea is absurd. I just saw Rubio’s speech it was great. Paul on now but I give a slight edge to Rubio. We have a long time yet but this cycle has heated up earlier than most.


35 posted on 03/14/2013 5:30:23 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: AuntB

It’s John Bohinor that keeps giving Obama a pass, but rips conservatives.


36 posted on 03/14/2013 6:13:08 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter
Is Sarah Palin on the straw poll list?

Why should she be? Do they need sandwiches?

37 posted on 03/15/2013 4:11:52 AM PDT by humblegunner
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