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Jeb Bush: The Road to Republican Revival
Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jeb Bush

Posted on 03/17/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT by Innovative

America could be on the threshold of its greatest century.

With new drilling technologies, the United States will soon have an energy surplus. This means trillions of dollars in new wealth and a foreign policy not dominated by oil. ....

But the bright future is at risk if the federal government continues on its arc of irresponsibility. America's government-spending addiction and its lackluster system of public education are the two greatest impediments to achieving the country's potential.

I know conservatives have the solution. As governor of Florida, I balanced the state budget for eight years in a row while cutting taxes every year.

First, America needs a government that allows both small people to rise and large businesses to fail. Government has a role in regulating, but its role shouldn't include picking the winners and losers.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2016election; bush; bushbots; bushnomore; conservatives; election2016; florida; jebbush; newworldorderbush; nomorebush; paulbots; restoringtheus; rinobush
I almost didn't read the article, wasn't expecting much, but he makes a lot of good points.
1 posted on 03/17/2013 7:01:20 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Good points. Scmud points.

He is spoiled goods

“Stay out the bushes!”


2 posted on 03/17/2013 7:03:04 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Innovative

NO.


3 posted on 03/17/2013 7:03:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Innovative
I know conservatives have the solution.

Really, Jeb? Did they clue you in on the solution?

4 posted on 03/17/2013 7:04:22 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Innovative

No

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5 posted on 03/17/2013 7:11:05 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Innovative

It doesn’t matter what good points he makes, he is a statist just like his brother and father. A particularly painful and pathetic joke and a top rung contender who will be pushed by the enemedia until the right time.

Jeb Bush is a statist dork.


6 posted on 03/17/2013 7:13:37 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Innovative

7 posted on 03/17/2013 7:14:10 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Bush in nothing more then his dad and brother in a fresh suit.He will sell conservatives down the road via Carl Rove in less time then it takes to type my post.

Next the Ann fans will show up and tell us how great she is too....


8 posted on 03/17/2013 7:16:52 AM PDT by stockpirate (Sen. John Kerry belonged to the terrorist group VVAW.)
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To: Innovative

Sorry Jeb, your brand is done.


9 posted on 03/17/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Innovative

Do not want.


10 posted on 03/17/2013 7:17:40 AM PDT by AmericanInsurgent
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To: Innovative
Unfortunately, Jeb doesn't believe in meritocracy. His wanted immigration policies reflect racial partisanship and law breakers. That is but one example of his failed solutions.
11 posted on 03/17/2013 7:21:29 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: All

I personally don’t think he is going to run.


12 posted on 03/17/2013 7:21:30 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
The road to Republican revival does NOT go through Jeb Bush land.

He'll be foisted upon us as a candidate, though.

13 posted on 03/17/2013 7:23:39 AM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Innovative

Jeb is probably the best of the Bushes. But he is a Bush and I have learned not to trust a Bush. Plus I am almost with Ann Coulter on illegal immigration. I am almost a single issue voter on that and Jeb is (or recently was) in the amnesty camp. His changing his position on illegals is transparent posturing. Not buying it at all.


14 posted on 03/17/2013 7:24:02 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Innovative

The Road to Republican Revival has two sets of tire tracks on the likes of Jeb Bush.


15 posted on 03/17/2013 7:27:10 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics is.)
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To: Innovative

I almost didn’t read the article, wasn’t expecting much, but he makes a lot of good points.
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I only read the article because of your post, and you’re right — he admittedly made some good points. One of the best IMO was his statement that “...too often the conservative message was focused on what we are against, not on what we support.” To that I would add we need only to look at the optimism and conviction of Ronald Reagan for inspiration.

Where he kind of lost me, however, was his remark about “each of us in the conservative movement”. Where were Jeb’s “consdervative” principles when the Tea Party movement was helping to elect a Republican congress in 2010? I fear he’s just another Republican who talks a good game before an election and then reverts right back to their natural RINO posture. Conservative voters have been fooled time and again by this ruse.


16 posted on 03/17/2013 7:29:38 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Innovative

The Bush name is still toxic. It helped Obama win twice — 2008 and 2012.

If Jeb Amnesty thinks it will be any less toxic in 2016, after the tepid response he got at the CPAC, he is in for a rude awakening.

[Some reports said he requested his name NOT be placed on the CPAC ballot. Hmmmm. Maybe he does know the Bush name is still toxic.]


17 posted on 03/17/2013 7:43:37 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Innovative

I think he I’m going to be sick.


18 posted on 03/17/2013 7:45:24 AM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: Starboard

” One of the best IMO was his statement that “...too often the conservative message was focused on what we are against, not on what we support.” To that I would add we need only to look at the optimism and conviction of Ronald Reagan for inspiration.”

I agree. I don’t think he is going to run, I don’t think he should run. But I think that the Republican party needs to wake up and focus on a Reagan-like optimism and positive energy and message of how do we are going to return our country to greatness and unite people focusing on key messages.

This is what Newt did and succeeded in returning the House into Republican hands.

In the meantime Obama is focusing on the divide and conquer approach to destroy the Republican party.

Dr Ben Carson pointed this out at CPAC:

“He said if somebody was in the White House and “wanted to destroy this nation,” then “that person might create division among the people ... undermine the financial stability of the country ... weaken the military ... Coincidentally, those are the very things that are happening right now.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2997727/posts


19 posted on 03/17/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: TomGuy

“The Bush name is still toxic. It helped Obama win twice —2008 and 2012.”

Bush didn’t run those years. Obama won because conservatives were divided.


20 posted on 03/17/2013 7:49:23 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

“But I think that the Republican party needs to wake up and focus on a Reagan-like optimism and positive energy and message of how do we are going to return our country to greatness and unite people focusing on key messages.”
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There are people with the right stuff (e.g., Cruz, Rubio, Lee and a few others) but we’re still a ways off from reaching critical mass IMO. And the GOPe is retarding the process of restoring the politcal energy and developing the types of candidates needed to drive another Reagan Revolution. But at least things are starting to move in the right direction. There’s a glimmer of hope.


21 posted on 03/17/2013 7:55:51 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Innovative

I Don’t to read the article. Does anyone honestly believe that a majority of American voters would vote for a third Bush?


22 posted on 03/17/2013 7:59:38 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: Innovative

Exit polls in 2012 showed 54% were still blaming Bush, not Obama, for the bad economy.

It didn’t matter whether Bush was running. Obama was running AGAINST Bush anway — and it worked. Obama won, again.


23 posted on 03/17/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Innovative
Bush didn’t run those years. Obama won because conservatives were divided.

And a Jeb Bush run would divide conservatives further. No more open borders. No more unnecessary foreign adventures. No more Democrat light social programs. No more Bushes.

24 posted on 03/17/2013 8:04:22 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: Innovative

Jeb will make a fine ambassador to Zimbabwe.


25 posted on 03/17/2013 8:05:34 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Innovative
No.More.Bush's.

Not just NO, but HELL NO.

26 posted on 03/17/2013 8:07:29 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Hey boys and girls, today’s lesson is called “how to message a piece of crap into a diamond.”

Bush’s cronies will now start pimping him like a $2 whore on the boardwalk.

STAY OUT OF THE BUSHES!!!!


27 posted on 03/17/2013 8:18:53 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: Innovative

Fool me once (Bush 41) .... shame on you.
Fool me twice (Bush 43) .... shame on me.
Fool me thrice (Jeb Bush) .... will somebody please punch me in the mouth !


28 posted on 03/17/2013 8:19:57 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: jpsb

you bet. “Lean to the left, lean to the right- stand up, sit down, fight fight fight” THAT kind of crowd management speaks of crafty politicos, who regard the citizens as cattle. obamaumao and his pals MUST import more “uniformed” cattle voters to get their end result.

So this will be a battle for the idiots, and the mystical principled independents (who were NOT the deciding vote— it was the conservatives who stayed home AND electronic voter manipulation on a massive scale in select states for the electoral college outcome).


29 posted on 03/17/2013 8:23:51 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Innovative
It'd be nice if he actually meant them, but he doesn't.

No more Bushes. Period.

30 posted on 03/17/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Innovative
Their road to revival does not pass thru the Bushes.
31 posted on 03/17/2013 9:07:59 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Innovative

Hell no!


32 posted on 03/17/2013 9:49:41 AM PDT by MontanaBeth (Born Conservative)
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To: Vaquero

After Daddy Bush and George I think the flaws are genetic. I could not support Jeb.


33 posted on 03/17/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The people sense what Obama has in store for America.)
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To: Vaquero

Amen. Now if he runs as a democrat, that would be more appropriate. We need a constitusional conservative.


34 posted on 03/17/2013 10:22:59 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: TomGuy

That was because of media lies and alinsky tactics not because of the BUshes.


35 posted on 03/17/2013 10:26:07 AM PDT by what's up
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To: TomGuy

That was because of media lies and alinsky tactics not because of the BUshes.


36 posted on 03/17/2013 10:26:10 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Innovative
Jeb Bush: The Road to Republican Revival

More like The Road to Hell.

37 posted on 03/17/2013 10:26:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: what's up
That was because of media lies and alinsky tactics not because of the BUshes.

It was called 'blame Bush' and it worked, whatever the cause.
38 posted on 03/17/2013 11:03:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Tijeras_Slim

If you don’t like Jebbie, there is always George P. for TX Land Commissioner!


39 posted on 03/17/2013 8:36:58 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Innovative
When he said his "dad" was disputing the demise of conservatism, you knew he was bullsh*tting you. I think that was the first sentence. His "dad" hated conservatives.
40 posted on 03/17/2013 8:36:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: layman
Fool me thrice (Jeb Bush).

Fool me four times (George P. Bush!)

41 posted on 03/17/2013 8:38:28 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: TomGuy
The democrats ran against Herbert Hoover for seventy years, and only quit because now they have Bush to replace him.
42 posted on 03/17/2013 8:41:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kolath
Bush’s cronies will now start pimping him like a $2 whore on the boardwalk. STAY OUT OF THE BUSHES!!!!

As the doe said as she leaped out of the bushes, "Last time I do that for two bucks.!"

43 posted on 03/17/2013 8:44:08 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: TomGuy

“Exit polls in 2012 showed 54% were still blaming Bush...”

Was at a friend’s house and the local paper had an article on the front page about how things in Iraq aren’t going very well. The first three paragraphs had excerpts of Bush’s speeches, his photo, etc.


44 posted on 03/17/2013 8:53:22 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: AmericanInsurgent

45 posted on 03/17/2013 8:59:16 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Theodore R.

NO!


46 posted on 03/17/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Innovative

“Coincidentally, those are the very things that are happening right now.”
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Yep, it’s pure coincidence that Obummer is doing all the things that might be expected of a usurper who is intent on destroying the country. Pure coincidence, yep, that’s it. Amazing how things happen like that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z_jETMAp8I


47 posted on 03/18/2013 3:59:03 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: TomGuy
Commies lie. So what else is new.

This means that the opposite of what they say is true.

48 posted on 03/18/2013 10:20:12 AM PDT by what's up
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To: RipSawyer
Poor Jeb!

He showed his true colors when he allowed Terri Schiavo to be executed under color of law.

Those who were still in denial about him, were treated to his very good buddy, and selected replacement, Charlie Crist.
Terri is still dead, painfully executed via forced starvation and dehydration, simply because she was severely disabled,(money for her lifelong palliative care was already provided for her care via a lawsuit)
Charlie Crist is now a Democrat, and Jeb...Jeb is still the same as he ever was.

A true RINO and New World Order kind of guy!

It will all work out fine for the USA, if only we kill off all our old retired and disabled people, and give illegal aliens their former properties and bank accounts!

Lock and load, people.
Spring is almost here.

49 posted on 03/18/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: stockpirate

“Next the Ann fans will show up and tell us how great she is too....”

I heard Ann on Dennis Prager today, and Chris Christie is one of the 2016 nominees she recommends.

Ann Coulter is part of the problem.


50 posted on 03/19/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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