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Jeb Bush a formidable foe for emerging GOP field
The Washington Times ^ | 20 March 2014 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 03/21/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java

Jeb Bush is casting a shadow over the entire field of potential Republican presidential candidates, as the former Florida governor continues to ponder a run in 2016 and keep his political options open.

On one hand, the Bush name, a network of donors and his relatively conservative record as governor make Mr. Bush a force to be reckoned with.

But the Bush name also could work against him. Even his mother waffled on whether the country is ready for another member of her family to run for the White House.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; cfr; commoncore; election2014; election2016; florida; globalist; jebbush; lolcatsaysbush; marcorubio; nobushesclintons; rino; rove; smnesty; stayoutdabushes
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No comment necessary. The GOPe has spoken!
1 posted on 03/21/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Damn, they turned on the Jeb machine yesterday and it’s rattling like an unbalanced washing machine.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 5:07:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: COBOL2Java

What a predictable formulaic bunch of pabulum….


3 posted on 03/21/2014 5:09:51 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: COBOL2Java

“casting a shadow over the entire field”

Ah, the old Inevitability card. Will that work again and again?


4 posted on 03/21/2014 5:10:01 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: dead

Not interested in another RINO.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 5:10:33 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: COBOL2Java

No mas/no more.
Lo siento, GOP.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 5:12:56 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: dead

Perfect simile!!!


7 posted on 03/21/2014 5:13:41 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: COBOL2Java

Bwahahaha!

WISH.FUL.THINK.ING.

My gosh, such a big indicator that the GOP does not have one single, frickin’ CLUE about what’s on conservatives’ minds. Just putting their frickin’ heads down like a bull and charging.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 5:14:59 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: COBOL2Java

“Jeb Bush a formidable foe for emerging GOP field”

Oh for “F’s” sake...NO!

So the deal is, the lefties have thoroughly destroyed Krispy Kreme and Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell before they even got of the gate (ooopppsss, the left forgot to keep their powder dry on those two) so now they have to float Jeb Bush, hell, why not Charlie Crist while they are at nominating the rights candidates for us...for the love of God, NO more Bush!


9 posted on 03/21/2014 5:17:33 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: COBOL2Java

Jeb Bush is casting a shadow ......

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Not over the ‘field’, but over the prospects of a Republican win. It will be a Romney Redux on steroids ... GOPe installs him as their foregone conclusion of a candidate against the will of their base, those who held their noses and loyally voted ‘party’ last time stay home, and any other voter support goes down the drain because the last name “Bush” causes violent, adverse reactions in many people and they won’t be voting for him either.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: COBOL2Java

The wash times has become a propaganda website for K street and DC Gop elite .
First, certified Dem party push poll con man Larry Sabato spits out a Comrade Hillary cooked up poll showing us who she wants to run against her and now this BS.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 5:19:10 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: COBOL2Java

So the media is trying to sell us Jeb Bush? I’m not buying.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 5:20:51 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: greatvikingone

And from what I have heard, he is a huge proponent of Common Core curriculum. Not getting my vote.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 5:23:51 AM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: VitacoreVision

KEEP OUT DA BUSHES!!!!


14 posted on 03/21/2014 5:24:26 AM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: COBOL2Java

Hey, if we played our cards right, Jeb could give us another John McCain!


15 posted on 03/21/2014 5:24:58 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: COBOL2Java
Will this be the election cycle that the tide turns to the TEA party?

Only Ted Cruz knows for sure.

16 posted on 03/21/2014 5:28:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: COBOL2Java

Jeb Bush is as inevitable as Hillary 2008. There is no point in trying to elect a conservative.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I don’t understand why non-conservative republicans would even want another Bush.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 5:30:13 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: COBOL2Java

In who’s world? Because in reality, Rand Paul is the formidable foe for emerging GOP field.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 5:32:14 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein)
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To: hsmomx3
The Blaze
Mar. 20, 2014

Video: Jeb Bush Launches Ad Campaign Promoting Common Core http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/20/video-jeb-bush-launches-ad-campaign-promoting-common-core/
20 posted on 03/21/2014 5:32:16 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision
So the media is trying to sell us Jeb Bush? I’m not buying.

As is the GOPe...not buying any of it. At the risk of offending the Romneybots on FR, I may be sitting out 2016. I'm done with holding my nose for the likes of Bush-1992, Dole-1996, McCain-2008 (I voted for Sarah), and Romney-2012.

I've earned the right to abstain.

21 posted on 03/21/2014 5:32:49 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: COBOL2Java
looks like 2016 might be a repeat of 2012... *sigh*

with:

Jeb playing the part of Romney
Cruz playing the part of Bachmann
Christie playing the part of Huntsman
Paul playing the part of his father
And Perry playing himself

And of course the GOPe pick Jeb, will probably be the nominee since he is literally (like Romney) the ONLY one who can't win.

22 posted on 03/21/2014 5:33:03 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Dear GOP,

I WILL NOT COMPLY.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 5:33:36 AM PDT by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: COBOL2Java

“The GOPe has spoken!”

Anyone out there still think we will see a Republican president in my lifetime?


24 posted on 03/21/2014 5:34:23 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: COBOL2Java

And if Jeb is the nominee....my presidential vote will be a write in


25 posted on 03/21/2014 5:34:52 AM PDT by jrg
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To: Tupelo

Not if the Republican Party has anything to say/do about it.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 5:35:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: COBOL2Java

This is totally Unexpected! What will the GOPe think of next?


27 posted on 03/21/2014 5:36:27 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Qiviut

Certainly not my candidate but Romney was just left of a RINO. Job Bush will not get my vote but certainly one tick better than Romney.


28 posted on 03/21/2014 5:40:04 AM PDT by Honcho
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To: COBOL2Java

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Been through Bush Clinton Bush, got the t shirts


29 posted on 03/21/2014 5:42:15 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: ArtDodger

there’s always Megan McCain for VP

sarc


30 posted on 03/21/2014 5:43:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Lucky9teen
In who’s world? Because in reality, Rand Paul is the formidable foe for emerging GOP field.

I agree. Unfortunately, Paul is going to run square into the powerful, well-oiled and funded GOP-e machine that, unlike the Democrats, is designed to anoint middle-of-the-road establishment players based on when it's their turn. Now it's Jeb's turn. It'll never be Rand Paul's turn.

31 posted on 03/21/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Honcho

I don’t think the GOPe realizes that they lost the “hold your nose and vote” folks in the last election.


32 posted on 03/21/2014 5:46:39 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: COBOL2Java

A nation of 317 million people, and all we can come up with is another Bush???!!!


33 posted on 03/21/2014 5:47:55 AM PDT by randita
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To: COBOL2Java

They keep floating this trial balloon but it just keeps going flat and hitting the ground.

Time to send an email to the author of this propaganda article.


34 posted on 03/21/2014 5:49:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Drew68

And therein likes the same scenario that has been played out, the last 8 years.

What it comes down to, isn’t who the GOP-E thinks should be up....it’s who WE think should be up. And ultimately, it’s up to US to change the way the system works.

It’s happening in other local elections...the “Tea Party” pick is winning over the GOP-E pick, because people are going out and voting for who they want, not holding their nose for who is less evil.

So, IMO, we have to stop the thinking that the GOP-E pulls all the strings...because WE SURROUND THEM and no they don’t. WE DO!!! We just have to get off our butts and stand together.


35 posted on 03/21/2014 5:50:20 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein)
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To: COBOL2Java

The author of the article is smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com . Be sure to let him know how you feel about Jeb and the Bushes.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 5:50:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: COBOL2Java

The tone deafness of the GOPe continues to astound. This guy has no chance in hell in a general. He’ll run to the basement like his brother did once the media onslaught starts.


37 posted on 03/21/2014 5:51:15 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: COBOL2Java
Message to GOPe -

NO MORE BUSHES!

38 posted on 03/21/2014 5:51:25 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Bush vs. Clinton, and the low info voter will give us Clinton (not that I’m a fan of Bush by any means). Ugh.


39 posted on 03/21/2014 5:54:54 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: dead

The GOPe and their pathetic mouthpieces are hoping to stick the Republicans with another “moderate” after losing in ‘08 and ‘12. Talk about clueless! They are unfit to govern.


40 posted on 03/21/2014 5:55:05 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: areukiddingme1

Let’s go for broke, nominate Limpy Linda Graham, let him (or her) embarrass the whole country as he (or she) has South Carolina. Give a whole new meaning to going down to defeat.


41 posted on 03/21/2014 5:56:54 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: COBOL2Java

Stay out da bushes!


42 posted on 03/21/2014 5:58:33 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

And Sarah Palin? And Ben Carson? And Mike Lee? And Mike Pence?


43 posted on 03/21/2014 5:59:37 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: COBOL2Java

This really proves how completely out of touch the establishment GOP is.


44 posted on 03/21/2014 6:01:03 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Qiviut

Well many here have predicted the GOP will find a way to lose the next Presidential election. This seems to be one that guarantees that outcome. Unbelievable.


45 posted on 03/21/2014 6:02:14 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: COBOL2Java

No worries, his primary candidacy will go down in flames, no matter how much “oligarchistic” money they throw at him... Rand Paul and Ted Cruz will take the populist vote!

Hey GOPer’s, there are no GOPe populists out here to hand you anything, only dupes, and even thy have wizened since the last two GOPe candidates crashed and burned.


46 posted on 03/21/2014 6:11:54 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: COBOL2Java

STAY Out-Da Bushes!!!


47 posted on 03/21/2014 6:13:57 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Lucky9teen
So, IMO, we have to stop the thinking that the GOP-E pulls all the strings...because WE SURROUND THEM and no they don’t. WE DO!!! We just have to get off our butts and stand together.

I agree. I'm not saying it can't be done, only that it will be a challenge. FWIW, Rand Paul is the candidate I'm most interested in at this point. I see him as the only non-establishment GOP candidate with a possible chance of going all the way.

48 posted on 03/21/2014 6:15:40 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Tupelo

You may very well see another president from the wreckage of the Republican party but you will never see another Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower. The current GOP puts forth candidates who would have been soundly rejected as radicals too far left for the Democrats a few decades back.


49 posted on 03/21/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Qiviut

> Jeb Bush is casting a shadow ......

When it comes to shadow casting, nobody has anything on Chris Christie!


50 posted on 03/21/2014 6:19:43 AM PDT by glorgau
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