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Bush versus Clinton 2016: would a battle of the dynasties really be un-American?
The Telegraph ^ | 19 Apr 2014 | Matt Lewis

Posted on 04/19/2014 8:18:02 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Could the 2016 presidential election turn into a contest between a Bush and a Clinton? Political debate in America last week revolved around whether or not Jeb Bush, Florida's former governor who is son or brother to two former US presidents – both named George – would jump into the 2016 battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

For a nation that fought a war for independence from the hereditary power of the British Crown, in the person of another fellow named George, the concept of nominating a third Bush to run for the White House against a second Clinton (the former First Lady, Hillary Clinton, who is the assumed Democratic nominee) might sound absurd.

And not just to an outsider. "If we can't find more than two or three families to run for high office," Jeb Bush's mother Barbara said in January. "That's silly."

Silliness aside, Mrs Bush's words haven't stopped the speculation from swirling. Just last week, the New York Times reported that Andy Card, who was chief of staff to former President George W Bush, said "Republicans should draft Jeb", adding: "If Jeb Bush doesn't run for president, shame on us."

The rush to crown another Bush as the Republican nominee speaks to a few things. First, it is an apparent sign of desperation, which is to be expected when any political party considers the looming possibility of losing a third consecutive presidential election – a real prospect for Republicans just now.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush2016; bush4mexico; deport; deportjebbush; hillary2016; mexico

1 posted on 04/19/2014 8:18:02 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

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2 posted on 04/19/2014 8:21:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: MinorityRepublican

3 posted on 04/19/2014 8:22:20 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Love the Bushes or hate them, the fact of the matter is that the last time the Republicans won the White House without a Bush on their Ticket was 1972.

That being said, I could live with a Palin-Bush 2016 GOP ticket.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 8:23:01 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: MinorityRepublican

Why not just crown the first American Emperor and bury the corpse of the Republic.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 8:23:59 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Then I guess somebody better do better than Jeb Bush. We always try for a conservative but we always get screwed. Will it happen again?


6 posted on 04/19/2014 8:24:48 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The US loses either way. Not one dime’s worth of difference.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m gonna throw up.

No more Bushes.

No more Clintons.

No more Kennedys.

No more 0bummers.

PLEASE!!!


8 posted on 04/19/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

They should run on the same ticket.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 8:37:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Kozak

Sounds like what Alexander Hamilton envisioned.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 8:38:51 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: MinorityRepublican
Invading this country and breaking its laws is an act of LOVE”
11 posted on 04/19/2014 8:41:28 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: MinorityRepublican

Do those two disagree on any issues?


12 posted on 04/19/2014 8:49:16 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Oliviaforever

You must have a very narrow defintion of life.


13 posted on 04/19/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: MinorityRepublican

In one word: YES!!

America was not forged with dynastic rulings of any kind, and the Constitution bears this out.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 8:56:36 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Oliviaforever

We have too many good choices to settle for ‘Dr. Love.’


15 posted on 04/19/2014 8:57:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (to hell with the US Chamber of Commerce)
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To: VRWC For Truth
That is ridiculous. There is a huge amount of difference between Hillary and Jeb Bush.
16 posted on 04/19/2014 8:58:05 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: VRWC For Truth

Would this pave the way for an impending Obama dynasty?


17 posted on 04/19/2014 9:01:08 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Another Bush? Are you kidding me?


18 posted on 04/19/2014 9:01:25 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: MinorityRepublican

If it’s Bush, how many would simply not vote? (Me).


19 posted on 04/19/2014 9:03:32 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: fabian

Palin or Cruz must be at the top of the ticket, but if a Bush as VP puts Sarah or Ted over the top, then yes.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 9:08:49 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: MinorityRepublican

Kate Bush vs. George Clinton would be pretty funkadelic!

Otherwise, no.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 9:10:35 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Oliviaforever

We out here are DONE with establishment weakling candidates...with good tea party ones available. I am sickened with the same old bs that loses us elections against steadfast communists. Sad thing is that so many Republicans have become morally compromised themselves, so they have a hard time going for a very strong candidate. Hopefully, there are enough clear thinking ones left!


22 posted on 04/19/2014 9:15:06 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: garjog

If I heard Jeb might receive a cabinet post I would be less inclined to vote.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 9:16:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (to hell with the US Chamber of Commerce)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Nightmare on main street.


24 posted on 04/19/2014 9:20:14 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: tumblindice
The primary purpose of any election is to defeat the worst candidate.
I can tell that you do not agree.
I know that you have company.
The result is Obama.
25 posted on 04/19/2014 9:24:23 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

JEB’s Mom agrees with me.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 9:26:45 PM PDT by tumblindice (to hell with the US Chamber of Commerce)
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To: Kansas58

PS Thanks for ‘Skeletor’ Sibelius, by the way!
You can have her back now.


27 posted on 04/19/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (to hell with the US Chamber of Commerce)
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To: Oliviaforever

Thankfully, you’d have better luck juggling chainsaws than seeing conservatives vote for another Bush.

Did someone pay off Republican election insiders to get another one on the ticket?

Why else would we be seeing an endless line of articles regarding Bush running for president?


28 posted on 04/19/2014 9:32:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We’ve heard this “The perfect is the enemy of the good” and all the other rationalizations for mediocre GOP establishment candidates in 2008 and 2012.
They got us McCain and Romney. We don’t have to settle this time for another warmed-over GOP-e hack like Jeb. There are good candidates like Cruz and Pence, to name just two.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 9:37:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (to hell with the US Chamber of Commerce)
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To: Kansas58

I am done with defeating the worst candidate. We are way past that.

My thinking is that unless there is a conservative candidate I am going to vote for Hitlary. IMO we are better off initiating a civil war while the military is still on our side, i.e., soon. If we boil the frog much longer there will be no war - we will just be marched into the camps.

Is that a risky strategy? Yes. But less risky than electing another big government, globalist, Bush who will take us down exactly the same path - and slow enough that far too many will just go along.


30 posted on 04/19/2014 10:16:03 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: QuisCustodiet1776

I am done with defeating the worst candidate. We are way past that.

My thinking is that unless there is a conservative candidate I am going to vote for Hitlary. IMO we are better off initiating a civil war while the military is still on our side, i.e., soon. If we boil the frog much longer there will be no war - we will just be marched into the camps.

Is that a risky strategy? Yes. But less risky than electing another big government, globalist, Bush who will take us down exactly the same path - and slow enough that far too many will just go along.

NAILED IT!!!!

MAKE THE FROG JUMP!!!


31 posted on 04/19/2014 11:07:13 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: MinorityRepublican; All

Well, there’s never a problem when the dynasty is named Kennedy, is there? I won’t mention Cuomo.


32 posted on 04/20/2014 2:50:09 AM PDT by j.argese (Not anymore!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sorry I am NOT voting for Bush 45 or Clinton 45. I am going to vote for Cruz, Paul, Walker, Mike Lee, Pence or Ryan...


33 posted on 04/20/2014 3:27:00 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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