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GOP donors reportedly working to draft Jeb Bush for 2016 presidential run (NO!!!!)
Fox News ^ | 3/30/2014

Posted on 03/30/2014 2:01:48 AM PDT by markomalley

A group of top Republican donors have reportedly begun an intense effort to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

A Washington Post report quotes one major donor as saying that the "vast majority" of the top 100 givers to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney would back Bush in a nomination fight. 

The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because conservative leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Christie's standing and poll numbers, both nationally and among Republicans, have been damaged by the ongoing investigation into whether he knew of access lane closures to the George Washington Bridge ordered by his staff as apparent political retaliation. 

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Earlier this week, Bush met privately with casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson and addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition's senior members at a dinner held Thursday at Adelson's company airport hangar. The Post, citing a donor in attendance at the dinner, reported that the crowd of about 60 guests applauded when one told Bush, "I hope you run for President in 2016."

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KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; bush2016; bushfamily; donors; jebbush2016; stayoutdabushes
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No more Bushes. Period. End Of Story.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 2:01:48 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

no more bushes. amen to that.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 2:04:27 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: markomalley
The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because conservative leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

the "operative" here is most likely Karl Rove, but it's pure guano to say that "conservative" leaders are pushing Jeb Bush to be president.

3 posted on 03/30/2014 2:09:16 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: markomalley

In other news, GOP and RNC plan to hand governance completely to the democrat party as “that’ll show those uppity conservatives!”


4 posted on 03/30/2014 2:19:19 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: markomalley

Having money doesn’t mean one has political smarts.

Clearly most of the big money donors haven’t learned a thing about nominating mushes.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 2:19:42 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: markomalley

The repubs suck only slightly less than the democrats.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 2:22:44 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: markomalley

Of course they are. They never learn. I doubt it will happen but if it does, we will lose again.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 2:23:40 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: RginTN

the ‘big money donors’ will make big money no matter who wins, so their motivation and reason for their ‘investments’ must be something other than just winning.....something to think about.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 2:25:15 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: markomalley

Jeb would be just as strong a candidate as McCain and Romney. Why wouldn’t the GOP insiders want him?


9 posted on 03/30/2014 2:26:03 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley

TERRI. SCHIAVO.

NO!!! to the murderer of Terri Schiavo.

Jeb Bush was GOVERNOR. It was his duty to intervene and save Terri from murder. He was too cowardly to do his duty.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 2:26:56 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: markomalley

If he’s the nominee, I’ll just have to sit this one out.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 2:28:16 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: kingattax

Not unless they are using “conservative” in the sense that, as the Soviet Union was dissolving, the hard-core Stalinists in the Kremlim were suddenly the “conservatives.”


12 posted on 03/30/2014 2:28:51 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: markomalley

They hate the conservatives.

Who else are they going to run but Jeb? Christie is out. He’s cleared of the bridge deal by his friends. That’s not going to work, as if Christie could ever do well out of the Boardwalk Empire. The Romney Balloon went down so fast it was like the Wizard of Oz at the control.

Graham? McCuockoo? Ryan amnesty, take money for the crippled war vets?

They’ve got no one. Theyre going to dump money on someone, anyone. This is the Chamber of Amnesty commerce, and whoever else theyre working for.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 2:29:25 AM PDT by stanne
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To: markomalley

Sheldon Adelson and the RJC essentially means the amnesty lobby and Wall Street money.

These are not people who are conservatives or who know anything about conservatives. They probably think that Jeb will win because GW did.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 2:36:28 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: markomalley

Sheldon Adelson and the RJC essentially means the amnesty lobby and Wall Street money.

These are not people who are conservatives or who know anything about conservatives. They probably think that Jeb will win because GW did.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 2:36:30 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: AdaGray
Of course they are. They never learn. I doubt it will happen but if it does, we will lose again.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 2:40:06 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: kingattax

I know, right!
I heard some billionaire on Cavuto praising Obama and I think obamacare and immediately stopped taking him seriously. If only Republican politicians would embrace being wary of big money donors advice too.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 2:40:22 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Arthur McGowan

could be, but nevertheless, to both Republican-elitists or Democrat-statists the term “conservative” is a perjorative.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 2:40:24 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: markomalley

They’re not shoving that down my throat.
the donors can waste all the money they want he won’t win primaries.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 2:41:50 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: stanne

Walker is in my opinion the only one on a national level. I know the love for Cruz or Paul but as of today neither will do more than excite the base. Walker can bring in the middle and lead us to a huge sweep.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 2:44:08 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

Running another Bush is a waste of time and money IMO.

There are FAR MANY better candidates than that one and I would truly hope someone in the GOP has the brains to pick the candidate that WILL WIN, unlike their previous attempts.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 2:52:07 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: markomalley

I think there might be as many as a half-dozen Bushes in the pipeline for a future presidency. The future is looking very Bush-y indeed.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 2:54:05 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: markomalley

General statement aimed at no one in particular...People WILL have a choice. The GOP WILL nominate Jeb or someone like him. They WON’T accept anyone but an inner circle member.

Then people will either put their money where their mouths are and stand like men, or they will run to the polls like last time and come back with excuses for abandoning their so called principles... again.

Lots of tough talk now. Just like last time. We will see when the time comes who is ready to back their talk with their vote.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 3:00:37 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: markomalley

Going once again with the “lose with grace” angle, eh, GOP?


24 posted on 03/30/2014 3:00:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: markomalley

don’t give a damn,
I will NOT again vote for a non conservative
and Jeb, George and their Papa are not conservatives.
Mamby pamby go along get along we’re all getting rich so don’t rock the boat garbage.
I’ll sit it out before Imagain get snookered by the likes of the Bush’s ,Rubio’s etc.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 3:10:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

Dont sit it out. Vote for a 3rd party or write your own name in. But if they want to give us a liberal to vote for, give the vote to someone else where it will be counted against them.

But I suspect there will be a legit conservative available to vote for.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 3:24:36 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: RginTN

Jeb Bush was a very good Governor of Florida.

I believe he has a lot of politic smarts.

That being said, I don’t want him to run for President.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 3:30:16 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: All
KEEP IN MIND Jeb Bush is the (gag) neocon's hand-picked 2016 candidate. America is not a monarchy----a dynasty in a democracy is an atrocity.

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LET'S STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE

GW Bush was duped into invading Iraq without provocation----a horrendous US foreign policy decision devised by the neocons for their own self-serving reasons.

Then-Pres Bush installed the neos in the WH---in their own Office of Special Ops where---the neos connived (using our tax dollars) to get the US to invade Iraq.

Bush actually believed the pukeneos when they said an INVASION would "bring peace" to the Mideast.

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THE BIGGEST WHOPPER OF THEM ALL---Bush estimated the Iraq strike would cost $50-60 billion........then Bush publicly fired his aide, Larry Lindsey, because Lindsey dared to say the war might cost more like $100 billion. That was in 2007 dollars.

Iraq and Afghanistan today total about $3 TRILLION, and we're still pouring money down these rat holes........thanks to the neocons.

Predictably, the war profiteering was huge---the WSJ reported neocon guru, Richard Perle, is setting up his own oil company in Iraq (your tax dollars at work).

The US left Iraq with not a barrel of oil to our name.....and rivers of young blood spilled on its decrepit soil

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MOMENTS TO REMEMBER--- On the eve of the US invasion of Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from Marine Corps Gen Anthony Zinni---and other US military experts ---that the so-called architects (they dared not say "neocon") of the Iraq invasion were totally ill-prepared for a post-combat occupation.

US military experts ridiculed the Bush administration claims that rebuilding could be achieved within two years, that the weapons of mass destruction would be destroyed-------and that a vibrant new political and economic system would emerge.

Over a decade later, Iraq---and the rest of the Mideast----has yet to create a viable political and economic system....a system that is totally incompatible w/ their archaic Islamicist thinking macerated in the vengeful dicta of the Koran.

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LAUGH BREAK The pukeneos said the Mideast was "thirsting" for American-style democracy.

(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

Same place now known as a terrorist hellhole...

<><> Where trillions of US tax dollars were wasted and rivers of young blood were shed.

<><> Where the blood-thirsty Muslim Brotherhood has a stranglehold.

<><> Where neocon godfather and war profiteer, Richard Perle, is starting an oil company (your tax dollars at work).

It took the US over a decade to get out of Iraq....as the globe erupted into Mideast-centered terrorism.....and hate-filled Muslims set sail for America.

Neocons also duped the US govt apparat into blood-thirsty Islamic Afghanistan.....the most corrupt spot on the globe. The Bank of Kabul is engaged in massive fraud---the bank gets deposits of billions of US tax dollars to run the war----if you are "a connected" Afghani you can withdraw billions with no "silly old" responsibility to pay it back. Afghan Pres Karzhai was seen loading billions of US dollars to transport out of the country. War profiteering at its finest (cackle).

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SUMMING UP Those were the "glory days" of the neocons--they are now gearing up to relive those days w/ another gullible Bush.

28 posted on 03/30/2014 3:46:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Arthur McGowan; kingattax

It frustrates me to no end that NO ONE SEEMS TO READ ANYMORE.

The article said “big gop donors”.

The article never had the word “conservative” in it anywhere.

The gist of the article is that the GOP wants a winner and Bush is the strongest candidate so far.

If you want to name a stronger candidate, the lets hear it and the gop donors will likely get behind a stronger candidate.

If you can’t name a stronger candidate (Tom Tancredo and Newt Gingrich won’t cut it) then you need to shut up your bellyaching. Oh and Palin’s resume to be potus is that she was AK governor for 2 years 7 months and mayor of Wasilla (population 5,000).

Like it or not, your realistic choices are likely to be Santorum, Bush, Romney, or Ryan.

Cruz should run and Cruz should lose due to a thin resume and inexperience in running a national campaign. The way to get experience in a national campaign is to run in 2016 , finish a close 2nd or third, and then he will be ready in 2020.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 3:49:50 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: markomalley

stay outta da bushes.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 3:50:40 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Liz

Okay, you did not like GW and the Iraq war, fair enough.

In the USA, the sins of a brother do not accrue to the sibling. THAT IS NOT THE AMERICAN WAY.

In the USA, we are all individuals and we all are judged on our own actions, not the actions of our father, our mother or our brother.

If you go down that road, I suspect you really do owe repartions to the Negros.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 3:53:53 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

How big is your campaign contribution to Jebby?

Oh, never mind. We can check the FEC records.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 3:56:59 AM PDT by Liz
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To: markomalley

Just look at how they listen to us


33 posted on 03/30/2014 4:02:42 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: markomalley

1972


34 posted on 03/30/2014 4:03:04 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: markomalley

A Jeb Bush candidacy elects another Democrat to the White House. Simple.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 4:06:48 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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To: markomalley

“Look at all the pretty Bush Trial Balloons, mommy...”.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 4:07:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: markomalley

I know the point of the story is to discuss Bush.

But another interesting point is the double standard in America for democrats and republicans.

Why do the democrats like Hillary ? If her name was not Clinton, she would be another washed up windbag like Madeleine Albright.

Why do republicans hate Bush ? If his name was not bush, judged only on his own record, he would easily be the front runner for potus.

Republicans and Democrats are almost 2 different species of human beings.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 4:11:07 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue
It frustrates me to no end that NO ONE SEEMS TO READ ANYMORE.

The article said “big gop donors”.

The article never had the word “conservative” in it anywhere.

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FROM THE ARTICLE :

The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because CONSERVATIVE leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

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since we settled that, i'm not real sure what your point was, but please relax.

38 posted on 03/30/2014 4:14:59 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: wiggen
Walker is in my opinion the only one on a national level. I know the love for Cruz or Paul but as of today neither will do more than excite the base. Walker can bring in the middle and lead us to a huge sweep.

The good thing about Walker is that he has solid accomplishments in Wisc; yet he is not yet a very high profile figure to the sheeple. But, his standing up to the unions will resonate and those folks may have a vague memory.

We Conservative showed ourselves unable to unite behind a best option in the last cycle. We've gotta find a way to do that this time. Sarah Palin could go be huge for us, if she would come out early for somebody. I blame her, in part, for the mess that the last primary was.

39 posted on 03/30/2014 4:19:12 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Darksheare
In other news, GOP and RNC plan to hand governance completely to the democrat party as “that’ll show those uppity conservatives!”

It's been clear to me for years that the GOPe, despite some disagreements wit the Democrats, regard a conservative takeover of the Executive Branch as a catastrophe to be prevented at all costs.

This is why I support a third party - not as a vehicle for an egomaniac nor as a single-issue vehicle, but as a genuine party that contests all 435 House seats and all open Senate seats, as well as the Presidency.

The problem we have is not that a Jeb Bush or Chris Christie nomination will split the party openly - either of them would lose quietly as conservatives stayed home.

The problem is that a Cruz or a Palin nomination would split the party openly. I think that either Christie or Bush would run as Hillary's VP to "save the nation" from - us.

And, although we could beat that ticket with a two-year, positive runup to 2016, a last-minute "emergency" coalition with the enemedia fanning the flames of panic about the "extreme right-wing takeover crisis" might not give us enough time to change enough minds to win.

Bottom line: If they win the nomination, they expect our support. If we win the nomination, they have no intention of supporting us.

Think Jim Jeffords or Arlen Specter on a national scale.

The split has already happened, and it's permanent. The Bush-Clinton crime family coalition exists to prevent another Reagan. Let's not fool around any more.

40 posted on 03/30/2014 4:23:02 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: markomalley

You people don’t appreciate the wisdom of the GOP. First, they ran McCrazy for president, then they ran timid Romney and now they want to run Jeb Bush?????????

The only reason to run him is to garner the Hispanic vote because his wife is Hispanic.

WHAT LOSERS THE REPUBLICANS ARE!


41 posted on 03/30/2014 4:23:32 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: staytrue

Cruz is a lovable honest man, just what the people need to help restore confidence and leadership in Washington.

Cruz’s qualifications are leaps and bounds above what Obama had coming into the race.


42 posted on 03/30/2014 4:28:15 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

ted ted ted!!!


43 posted on 03/30/2014 4:34:06 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: markomalley

REALLY? In a nation as large as America there is are only a few families “qualified” to run it?! It is time to put a REAL AMERICAN in the White House. No more Bushs, Kennedys, Clintons, etal, hell we would be better off with a common sense “ordinary citizen” than these elitest “professional politicians” that have overseen our nations current state of disrepair.


44 posted on 03/30/2014 4:34:41 AM PDT by Fighter@heart (The government cares NOT 1 iota about your health, only about your WEALTH!!!)
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To: markomalley

No more Bushes, Clintons or Obamas. Can’t be repeated often or loudly enough!


45 posted on 03/30/2014 4:35:35 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: castlegreyskull

Part of me feels sorry for Jeb. He may well have made a much better president that W. But the stars just didn’t align. Life isn’t always fair.


46 posted on 03/30/2014 4:36:50 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Norm Lenhart

The Republicans should recruit and run Chuck Schumer. I mean, let’s just get the conversion to liberal Democratism done


47 posted on 03/30/2014 4:38:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: staytrue
Why do republicans hate Bush ?

Because he's for Amnesty. Next caller, please....

48 posted on 03/30/2014 4:40:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: staytrue
Why do republicans hate Bush ? If his name was not bush, judged only on his own record, he would easily be the front runner for potus.

Maybe because the last two drove us toward the liberal abyss in 2nd gear (as opposed to the Libs who drive toward the abyss in 4th gear).

49 posted on 03/30/2014 4:48:09 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: markomalley

50 posted on 03/30/2014 4:49:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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