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‘Top GOP Senator’ To ABC News: If Romney Loses Michigan, ‘He Will Publicly Call’ For Jeb Bush
Mediaite ^ | February 18th | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/26/2012 6:35:08 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

For those out there loving the current Republican race but worrying that it has become somewhat orthodox in appearance and stable in candidates and support numbers, fear not: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl has the blind item for you. In the most mysterious and, for the GOP, worrisome dispatch on the Republican field in a while, Karl reports that a “prominent Republican senator” told him that the Party will not stand for a Mitt Romney loss in Michigan, and that he expects a result like that to lead the Senator to “publicly call for the party to find a new candidate,” likely former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: benedictromney; bush; dirtbags4romney; establishment4romney; gope4romney; jebbush; jebbush2012; mi2012; mittromney; nomorebushes; nomorebushs; rofl; romney; romney4dirtbags; romney4nytimes; romney4romney; romneyantiteaparty; shapeshifterromney; slickwillard; stenchofromney; weakfrontrunner
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To: Yashcheritsiy

It’s hard to know who to hate without a scorecard.

I’d like the list of why Jeb Bush is so evil. Spare me the crap about his family, just the facts, ma’am. On Jeb.

And btw I think the whole discussion of Jeb Bush is pointless at this time.


51 posted on 02/26/2012 6:59:13 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Artcore
I don't doubt that there are RINOs or RINO-ettes who harbor these thoughts. I'm just suspicious as to why ABC kept his or her name secret.

I don't trust anything I hear or read from ABC Snooze.

52 posted on 02/26/2012 6:59:29 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: advertising guy; Halfmanhalfamazing

Re: your Tag

So many mouthbreathing halfwits on this website have chastised me for condemning RINO candidates. “We need to support the RINOs so we can control the Senate/House.

I’ve actually had one moron state that “we need a candidate that is popular with the late night television hosts (Leno, Letterman, etc...).

I guess we’ve become an Idiocracy!


53 posted on 02/26/2012 6:59:41 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: murron

You nailed it. They are as slick as the dems. They are in fact the same.


54 posted on 02/26/2012 7:00:17 PM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
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To: Lazamataz
Frances Martel...is a shock type wanna be reporter, looking for a paycheck.

We know the GOP-E are a bunch of low-brow ass kissers...but this woman is even below them.

55 posted on 02/26/2012 7:01:06 PM PST by Osage Orange (E tan e epi tas)
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

The MSM know Obama is done, so they are trying to get as liberal an elephant as they can.


56 posted on 02/26/2012 7:01:51 PM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
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To: musicman

I just realized in looking at the picture of the Bushes and Obama that it appears that the elder Bush is sitting in a wheelchair.


57 posted on 02/26/2012 7:02:13 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Karl reports that a “prominent Republican senator” told him that the Party will not stand for a Mitt Romney loss in Michigan

This right here is the crux of the problem.

The "Party" is no longer the rank-and-file who make up the actual membership of the Party. The "Party" is now a small, incestuous group of out-of-touch RINO insiders who've probably spent more collective time inside the beltway than mankind has been on this earth.

The "Party" doesn't give a rip what the actual people who make up their power base think about anything.

58 posted on 02/26/2012 7:03:28 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
I have trouble believing that even the GOP leadership could be this out of touch or this crazy.

It's not out or crazy, it's arrogance. They and their allies at Fox News and Drudge believe that we will bend over and support whoever they crown. And there is some truth to that - they've thrown plenty of liberals at us and we pull the lever for them simply because they have an (R) next to their name.

I don't think it'll work this time though. Too many of us are done voting for liberals just because they have an (R) next to their name. The GOP leadership and their allies at Fox and Drudge are playing chicken with us, and they are going to lose.
59 posted on 02/26/2012 7:06:16 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I can't tell you how sick I am of the republican establishment and the Bushs.

I'm just a sick of the Republican base and a whole lot of so-called conservatives who are nothing more than ignorant dupes.

60 posted on 02/26/2012 7:08:32 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Thank God there is no Bob Dole Jr.


61 posted on 02/26/2012 7:08:57 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (Sheep and insects need leaders.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Doing what the Republicans do best- snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! Ready-Fire-Aim!


62 posted on 02/26/2012 7:09:02 PM PST by matthew fuller (Elevators smell different to midgets.)
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To: Williams

Jeb might be just fine, but it would be a dream ticket for Obama.


63 posted on 02/26/2012 7:12:06 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Meghan McCain will be the next POTUS.


64 posted on 02/26/2012 7:13:37 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Jagdgewehr

Clarify please.


65 posted on 02/26/2012 7:14:45 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Osage Orange

Thanks, that helps me disbelieve this report.


66 posted on 02/26/2012 7:15:52 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: eyedigress
This is a bunch of BS from ABC...

...and John McCain.

67 posted on 02/26/2012 7:17:36 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: ColdOne
Stay out of the Bushes!

That's "Stay out da Bushes!"

68 posted on 02/26/2012 7:17:48 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't have to think all the time. -Homer Simpson)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

RINO STAMPEDE!!!


69 posted on 02/26/2012 7:21:03 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: murron
> ...it appears that the elder Bush is sitting in a wheelchair.

Correct. I believe I've seen the wheelchair in other contexts as well, within the last year or so. Not sure why, specifically.

70 posted on 02/26/2012 7:22:25 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

That last sentence is a joke, right ? So far you think that the GOP establishment has been showing what kind of judgement ?


71 posted on 02/26/2012 7:23:53 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: cripplecreek

“This coward needs to show himself.”

He can’t. He knows that if he did he wouldn’t win his next primary.


72 posted on 02/26/2012 7:24:40 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Jeff Chandler
Stay out of the Bushes! That's "Stay out da Bushes!" Thanks!
73 posted on 02/26/2012 7:31:23 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Stay out da Bushes

There, I fixed it for you.


74 posted on 02/26/2012 7:33:01 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Whatever the question is after the MI primary, another Bush is not the answer. With some 300,000,000 people in this nation, surely we don’t need another Bush or Clinton or Kennedy...ever.


75 posted on 02/26/2012 7:36:28 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

No Romney.
No Santorum.
No Bush.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


76 posted on 02/26/2012 7:36:59 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

But Donald Trump said he would run IF Romney loses Michigan and I have a bad feeling Mitt will win.


77 posted on 02/26/2012 7:38:11 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Who among us did not see in Jeb Bush’s statement that he is showing leg for the convention if necessary? You are right.

Personally, these candidates may have been, and may be now s.o.b.’s, in some form or fashion, but they are OUR s.o.b.’s.

For some pol who thinks he’s a prima dona and can just sweep in and do a number on the primary process I think not.

Where the heck were THEY when the flag was raised to begin this annihilating pathway to the nomination?

Where were THEY when the people cried out???

I will tell you where they were. THEY were ensconced in regret, plenty of income, whatever the source, contemplation and mostly supreme cowardice, topped off with bad polling numbers, and bent on avoiding getting any crushed glass under their finger nails, which is a certainty in a primary!

As Pacino said, it was gonna be “TOO DAMNED HARD”.

THEY would dare to sweep in with grins and high rhetoric and show leg, NOW?

These guys of ours, and WE THE PEOPLE, have been fighting off, tooth and nail, against the RINO Establishment and holding ground, holding off another RINO jerk, and these opportunist players would dare to THINK they can just walk in and execute those who stepped across the start line willing to sacrifice ALL, and from the beginning?

I don’t think so.

THEY can go blow all the smoke and pontificate all they want, but NO BODY gets to kill the troops now running just so THEY can take the battle and dance on their graves.

Who would do that? Who COULD do that? Talk about the pinnacle of sabotage.

WHO WOULD WE BE TO ALLOW IT? Sheesh.


78 posted on 02/26/2012 7:38:39 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The GOPe is losing control!

Woe is them!

They would be better off with Ubama as President than a conservative.

79 posted on 02/26/2012 7:39:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Until the liberal RINOs are defeated, there will be no defeating the socialist Democrats. Right now the enemy to conservatism is the establishment GOP.


80 posted on 02/26/2012 7:39:25 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

1st good reason I’ve seen to wish Romney well


81 posted on 02/26/2012 7:39:47 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Ronin

You are right and it would not surprise me if Romney wins in Michigan. Who knows what he has going on behind the scenes.


82 posted on 02/26/2012 7:40:41 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I can't tell you how sick I am of the republican establishment and the Bushs.

Bush gave us Zero, the evil one that is destroying our nation and our free market capitalistic system that has worked so wonderfully for 230+ years. NO JEB BUSH, NO MORE BUSHS NOW OR EVER.
83 posted on 02/26/2012 7:40:46 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This sounds like a threat.


84 posted on 02/26/2012 7:41:34 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Brothers and sisters, I want to see a sea of hands out there!

I want everybody to kick up some noise!

I want to hear some revolution out there, brothers, I want to hear a little revolution!

Brothers and sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or you are going to be the solution! You must choose, brothers, you must choose!

It takes five seconds, five seconds of decision, five seconds to realize your purpose here on the planet. It takes five seconds to realize that it's time to move! It's time to get down with it!

Brothers, it's time to testify and I want to know are you ready to testify? Are you ready?


85 posted on 02/26/2012 7:41:49 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"The GOPe is losing control!"

They are the 'control' used when the D.C. folks realize the natives are getting restless. Sort of a "throw them a bone to distract them" group. They haven't (D.C. folks) gotten quite the lock up on power yet. We still have that pesky Constitution and those who believe in the principles behind it.

Watch for a pustch (intended) to shut down political discussion on the Internet, sponsored by both sides.

86 posted on 02/26/2012 7:44:02 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: cydcharisse
Great, the third guy from the same family in a nation of 1/3rd of a billion. Banana Republic here we come.

Banana Republic we are.

87 posted on 02/26/2012 7:44:39 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I can't tell you how sick I am of the republican establishment and the Bushs.

While I had less than a favorable opinion of George H.W. Bush, "Dubya" I believe history will ultimately be kind to.

Having said that, I don't think I could stand another Bush President. It's almost like having a British Monarchy at this point where a few highly connected political families run the country, and I just can't stand that thought.

If the Republican Party can't choose a good CONSERVATIVE candidate in the primaries, then they can count on my not voting in the Presidential race in November. (Note: I WILL vote in all other races.)

88 posted on 02/26/2012 7:44:59 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: cripplecreek

My guess is McAmnisty


89 posted on 02/26/2012 7:51:59 PM PST by drypowder
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To: musicman

Typical of the Bushes, to be smiling while America is not happy. Just couldn’t vote for another one.


90 posted on 02/26/2012 7:52:14 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: GlockThe Vote
I hate the entire bush mafia. They gave us Clinton and Obama.

Don't forget NAFTA, another gift that keeps on giving

91 posted on 02/26/2012 7:53:28 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

92 posted on 02/26/2012 7:56:08 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Jeb wants open boarders a 3rd world nation and more money for diddy. They are the biggest con-artest in the history of America. That one family has presided over the biggest decline in American history as far as I’m concerned.Never vote for a Bush


93 posted on 02/26/2012 7:56:14 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Is Jeb Bush ...likely former Florida Governor?
94 posted on 02/26/2012 7:56:31 PM PST by Rudder
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I think this is a planted BS story from the Chicago thugs. Beware the disrupters.


95 posted on 02/26/2012 7:56:48 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Agree they are the worst American family ever. They laid the ground work for Clinton and Obama.


96 posted on 02/26/2012 7:58:22 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: eyedigress

Kind of strange that they would put this info out right b4 the MI primary. Looks like they want the Newt and Rick voters to vote for Romney so they won’t have to deal with Jeb!


97 posted on 02/26/2012 7:58:32 PM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Call for him all you want, brave senator, ain’t voting for him either.


98 posted on 02/26/2012 7:59:41 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: murron

Probably right about that. It was reported he won Maine and Iowa in the media for several days only to find out he did not.


99 posted on 02/26/2012 8:00:47 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
So GOP primary voters turn down Romney because he's not a conservative and the GOP's plan to address their concerns involves trotting out yet another Bush - this one the least conservative of all? I have trouble believing that even the GOP leadership could be this out of touch or this crazy.

They aren't. They will try to draft Chris Christie. And he just might accept if they do.

100 posted on 02/26/2012 8:01:43 PM PST by monkeyshine
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