Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: The Road to Republican Revival
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 ...
Good points. Scmud points.
He is spoiled goods
“Stay out the bushes!”
Really, Jeb? Did they clue you in on the solution?
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.
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....
Sorry Jeb, your brand is done.
Do not want.
I personally don’t think he is going to run.
He'll be foisted upon us as a candidate, though.
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.
The Road to Republican Revival has two sets of tire tracks on the likes of Jeb Bush.
I almost didn’t read the article, wasn’t expecting much, but he makes a lot of good points.
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.
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.]
I think he I’m going to be sick.
” 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.”
“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.
“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.”
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.
I Don’t to read the article. Does anyone honestly believe that a majority of American voters would vote for a third Bush?
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.
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.
Jeb will make a fine ambassador to Zimbabwe.
Not just NO, but HELL NO.
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!!!!
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 !
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).
No more Bushes. Period.
After Daddy Bush and George I think the flaws are genetic. I could not support Jeb.
Amen. Now if he runs as a democrat, that would be more appropriate. We need a constitusional conservative.
That was because of media lies and alinsky tactics not because of the BUshes.
That was because of media lies and alinsky tactics not because of the BUshes.
More like The Road to Hell.
If you don’t like Jebbie, there is always George P. for TX Land Commissioner!
Fool me four times (George P. Bush!)
As the doe said as she leaped out of the bushes, "Last time I do that for two bucks.!"
“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.
“Coincidentally, those are the very things that are happening right now.
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.
This means that the opposite of what they say is true.
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.
“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.
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