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  • Local DRT chapter: George P. Bush overreaches in role as land commissioner (P's Alamo library grab)

    11/27/2015 7:16:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 11/17/15 | Midland Reporter-Telegram
    The Daughters of the Republic of Texas -- which had a 106-year custodianship of the Alamo -- is preparing for an early 2016 court date to block Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush's efforts to claim ownership of the DRT's private library collection. The collection -- which includes books, maps and other artifacts from the state's earliest days -- has been assembled and managed by the DRT since the 1950s. The General Land Office's actions have been considered by some as the government taking private property, according to a press release from the DRT. The custodianship of the Alamo was...
  • Discipline in the 2016 race

    11/26/2015 11:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 26, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Sears, Ronald Reagan’s one-time campaign manager, once said “discipline is nine-tenths of politics.” And, as Tevi Troy reminds us: Candidate Reagan put Sears’ dictum into action, running a relentlessly focused communication operation that kept to its message of the day, often to the consternation of the reporters following the campaign. This approach continued into Reagan’s presidency. As the authors of All the President’s Spin put it: “Ronald Reagan’s administration broke new ground with its message discipline and image control.” The same was true of George W. Bush. Troy, who worked in the Bush administration, recalls Bush’s chief-of-staff Andy Card...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Karl Rove: Trump's Chances of Winning Nomination Unlikely

    11/25/2015 4:42:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 78 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    There are three Republican candidates who can plausibly win the GOP nomination in 2016, former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove said Wednesday, but he doesn't think Donald Trump is one of them. Instead, Rove said he'd pick "[Jeb] Bush, [Chris] Christie, or [Marco] Rubio, in alphabetical order," telling MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program that while he can make the case that "probably six or seven people," including Trump, can make the nomination, he doesn't think it's likely that the New York billionaire will win. Rove said he also sees Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, or Ohio Gov. John Kasich...
  • Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe...

    11/25/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 11/25/15 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Sure, Jeb Bush can become a leading Republican presidential candidate. It's gonna be tough, but hardly impossible. More and more, voters want someone with government experience and sound political judgment. As election days get closer, they'll seek more depth and nuance about issues. And Bush and his backers also bring a huge pile of campaign cash and a proven network of insiders well-schooled in politics and policy. Bush remains a long-shot, and polls still show him mired deep in single digits. The good news? "You're seeing a little of that (some gains) now," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk...
  • Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump's 'Cheering Muslims' Claim

    11/25/2015 7:04:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    As GOP candidate Donald Trump doubles down on claims that he saw Americans in New Jersey cheering on 9/11, his rival, Jeb Bush strongly denounced those comments today while campaigning in South Carolina. "I don't recall that. There was no cheering on any -- it would have been television, it would have been recorded." A memory he said he instead recalls is that of peaceful Muslim-Americans.
  • Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump’s ‘Cheering Muslims’ Claim

    11/25/2015 8:21:00 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 49 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2015, 10:20 PM ET | Candace Smith
    Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump’s ‘Cheering Muslims’ Claim By Candace Smith ROCK HILL, SC — Nov 24, 2015, 10:20 PM ET As GOP candidate Donald Trump doubles down on claims that he saw Americans in New Jersey cheering on 9/11, his rival, Jeb Bush strongly denounced those comments today while campaigning in South Carolina. "I don’t recall that. There was no cheering on any -- it would have been television, it would have been recorded.”
  • [Low Energy] Jeb: Trump trying to 'create a grievous kind of culture'

    11/25/2015 3:34:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized front-runner Donald Trump's comments about Black Lives Matter protesters and Muslim-Americans, accusing the billionaire of trying to “create a grievous kind of culture."“Our country is too good for this,” Bush said in South Carolina, according to CNN. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks like is not going to work as a campaign tactic over the long haul,” he added. The former Florida governor slammed Trump for claiming that thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, and said the roughing up...

    11/25/2015 3:01:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Since the Islamic State attacks in Paris on November 13, we have seen the development of a new, and strange justification for the Obama administration’s insistent refusal to jettison its manifestly failed strategy of contending with IS specifically and with Islamic terrorism generally.
  • Bill Clinton, George Bush, George Wallace At Some Get Together 1955

    Casual get together in 1955. Mountain Dew on the table before Pepsi ruined it.
  • Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama

    11/24/2015 2:10:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | November 24, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’
  • The key to a Jeb Bush comeback: Embrace being boring

    11/24/2015 6:40:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/15 | Vincent Bzdek
    If Jeb Bush is to mount any sort of rise in the polls as we close in on the primary season, his best strategy might be to talk about his dad -- specifically, to highlight how popular his once-unpopular father has become 23 years after he lost his campaign for a second term. There is a certain nostalgia afoot for the quiet decency, pragmatism and consensus-building that Bush Sr. represents, suggests Jon Meachem, author of a new biography of the elder Bush, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush." The book is the No. 1 New...
  • Can GOP Party Bosses Rig the Rules to Keep Trump from Winning? You Bet!

    11/24/2015 9:55:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Alternet | September 14, 2015 | Steven Rosenfeld
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  • Universities Exploit Immigration Programs

    11/24/2015 7:09:19 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 23, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia loves to proclaim its concern for the dispossessed but seldom wants to discuss its role in their exploitation. "High-tech companies, university lobbyists, and powerful leaders in both parties have ramped up their plans to import unlimited numbers of legal foreign workers into our country through an alphabet soup of cheap labor visa programs," Michelle Malkin and John Miano allege in their book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America's Best and Brightest Workers. Malkin and Miano name names too, of people, places and things that make America's immigration system look like something Upton Sinclair...
  • Ted Cruz, on the attack

    11/23/2015 7:08:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 23, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    West Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)—For months, Ted Cruz wore a cloak in the Republican race, organizing pastors on the ground here and raising serious cash, but somehow avoiding detection or tangling with other candidates. That's over. The Texas firebrand is now squarely in the crosshairs, dealing daily with attacks from Republicans and Democrats in a way that he shied from for much of the race. And he's punching back....
  • Donald Trump Steals From His Attacks on Jeb Bush to Hit Hillary Clinton’s 'Stamina'

    11/23/2015 5:26:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/23/15 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump has, over the last few days, been road-testing a new criticism of Hillary Rodham Clinton - that she is too low-energy to be president. After using that line of argument to great effect throughout the year against Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, Mr. Trump has begun to question whether Mrs. Clinton has the "stamina" to be president. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Mr. Trump said that the president must deal with "very, very tough people." "They only understand strength," Mr. Trump said. "They don't understand weakness. Somebody like Jeb, and others that are...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll (Jeb hits lowest poll percentage in 2 years)

    11/22/2015 2:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/15 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump's sizable lead puts him ahead of the popular but controversial Ben Carson. Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning...
  • Jeb Bush Finds Money Can’t Buy Love... Or Move His Poll Numbers (Jeb falls to 5% in most polls)

    11/22/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/22/15 | streiff (Diary)
    A couple of new national polls have come out over the weekend. They are very similar: Both polls show the race to be between four candidates divided into two distinct tiers. What is most telling, though, is the way that Jeb Bush has found a comfy home at around 5%. Via the RCP average
  • Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson not equipped to be president

    11/22/2015 3:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Philadeplphia Inquirer ^ | November 22, 2015 | Staff
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance Sunday morning, joining "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace to discuss ISIS and the Syrian refugee crisis. After criticizing President Obama for seeming more angry at Republicans than the terrorists who attacked Paris, Limbaugh moved on to comment about the Republican presidential nominees, offering a glowing review of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump is, I think, doing a great service,” Limbaugh said. “He is showing that you do not have to fear attacks from media. He's showing you do not have to fear being politically correct or violating political correctness.”(continued)
  • I went to church with Ted Cruz. He is building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa

    11/22/2015 3:29:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard
    These Iowa voters buy into Fox News war on Christmas, and love Ted Cruz's patriotic, end-times rhetoric. Look out.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor sits down on the steps leading up to the altar, and the children will sit, cross legged at the pastor’s feet. Always the pastor picks a good story, something about the importance of friendship, kindness, sharing, telling...
  • George W. Bush Needs to Speak to His Party

    11/21/2015 11:57:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    Six days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, then-President George W. Bush gave brief remarks at the Islamic Center of Washington, just a short drive from the White House. “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith,” Bush said. “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”(continued)
  • Jeb Bush adviser just comes out and says it: Donald Trump looks like a fascist

    11/21/2015 9:32:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    #TeamJeb won't let The Donald walk this one back Jeb Bush is not joining his fellow Republican, Donald Trump, in arms in the age-old tradition of conservative combat against biased media reporting, and instead, Jeb and his campaign team are piling on The Donald’s latest absurd suggestion that there should be a database to track and monitor Muslims in the U.S. A bit of a mini-media controversy erupted Thursday afternoon when headlines blasted news of Trump suggesting the mandatory registration of Muslim Americans: “Trump won’t rule out database, special ID for Muslims in US.” But, Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum quickly...
  • Jeb Bush Blows Millions on TV Ads, But Has Little to Show for It

    11/21/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/19/15 | Itay Hod
    Former Florida governor is spending more than twice as much as any other candidate, according to new data With a full year left until the 2016 presidential election it's still unclear who will emerge the winner. But when it comes to millions spent on TV ads, one candidate has already taken the top spot: Jeb Bush. However, other than some gift baskets from local stations in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Florida governor has little to show for it, with poll numbers stubbornly stuck in the single digits. Bush and his supporters have so far spent an eye-popping $20...
  • New DNC ad: Why can’t these Republicans be respectful of radical Islam, like George Bush was?

    11/20/2015 4:50:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via Alex Griswold, who cites a new Rasmussen poll showing that 56 percent of Democrats — Democrats — think we’re at war with “radical Islamic terrorism.” I’ve played this three times and still can’t believe I’m watching an ad from the Democratic Party pointing at George W. Bush as a role model on how to think about terrorism. The punchline is, Bush himself mentioned “radical Islam” in his presidential rhetoric; he even used it in the State of the Union, for cripes sake. He used the adjective “radical” because he wanted to suggest a distinction between “real” Islam and the...
  • Jeb's long-shot path to victory: Becoming inevitable

    11/20/2015 4:20:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    BEDFORD, N.H. — "When you get to the serious part of this," Jeb Bush says, standing in the home of a supporter, surrounded by Republican voters, "I think you're looking at the guy who's gonna be the nominee." It's understated, but that's Bush's proposed path to victory in a nutshell. Jeb's line Wednesday night echoed the argument his supporters made to me around the state: Republican voters tend to nominate the establishment guy — the boring, staid, responsible grown-up. This explains George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Jeb Bush seems to fit...
  • Database tracking the enemy?

    11/20/2015 11:18:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    November 20, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    You mean we don't already have a database tracking subversive enemy infiltrators and radical terrorists, sleeper cells, suspicious mosques and muslims, etc? If not, why not? Islam is the enemy. They are at war against us and against all western nations. Someone had better wake the hell up!
  • Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton slam Donald Trump's plan for government to track Muslims and close Mosques

    11/20/2015 9:00:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/20/15 | CAMERON JOSEPH
    Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton slam Donald Trump's plan for government to track Muslims and close Mosques as 'just wrong'. Politicians in both parties are piling on against Donald Trump following his racist calls for the government to track Muslims and to close Mosques. "It's not a question of toughness. It's manipulating people's angst and their fears. That's not strength. That's weakness," Jeb Bush Bush said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Friday morning, calling Trump's comments "just wrong." And Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton bashed Trump on Twitter. "This is shocking rhetoric. It should be denounced by all seeking to lead this country,"...
  • Jeb: Registering Muslims "Just Wrong", "Abandonment Of American Values"

    11/20/2015 8:48:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 73 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush reacted to his opponent Donald Trump suggesting a database to track Muslims in the Untied States would be appropriate by saying the comments are “just wrong.”
  • Bush calls out Rubio, Cruz for opposing authorizing force in Syria

    11/19/2015 7:10:59 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 19 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Jeb Bush, continuing to press his case as a strong commander in chief in the wake of last week’s ISIL attack in Paris, singled out Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz for opposing the authorization of force against Syria in 2013. Read more:
  • Here's How/Why Jeb Bush Will Win the GOP Nomination

    11/19/2015 3:25:43 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/2015 | Andy Ostroy
    A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Team Bush Has Little to Show for $20 Million Spent on TV Ads (Mike Murphy squanders donor $$$)

    11/19/2015 6:28:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/18/15 | MARK MURRAY
    Jeb Bush and his allies have now spent approximately $20 million in TV ads in the 2016 presidential race - more than twice as much as any other candidate or outside group, according to ad-spending data from NBC News partner SMG Delta. And they have little to show for it, will poll numbers for Bush currently stuck in the single digits both nationally and in the early states. The pro-Bush Super PAC, Right to Rise, has spent $19.5 million in TV ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, while the campaign has spent an additional $438,000.
  • New PPP Poll Shows Trump Holding Lead, But Ted Cruz Is Surging. Oh, And Jeb Bush Is In Free Fall

    11/19/2015 12:35:12 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, Donald Trump continues to be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. The billionaire businessman has 26% support among Republican voters. He's followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 19%. In PPP's last poll from early October, Carson had 17% and Trump 27%. This is a positive development for those who want Trump to fail, but it's a far cry from the inevitable Trump collapse many experts predict. If one thing is clear, it's that he certainly has staying power. That doesn't mean he will actually win, but he certainly has a...
  • Jeb Bush Proves Money Isn't Everything In Politics

    11/19/2015 7:07:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/19/15 | Peter Overby
    The superPAC backing Jeb Bush seemed to have everything it needed. It went into the primaries with the most money by far. Right to Rise USA had raised $103 million by June 30, with plenty of help from Bush before he officially announced his candidacy and could no longer legally ask for big contributions. In September, Right to Rise put the money to work, announcing it would buy $24 million worth of TV ads in the first three nominating states: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. -snip- But Bush didn't get the intended result. On Labor Day, the Real Clear...
  • Experts: Bush defense plan is a lot like Obama's

    11/19/2015 2:47:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/19/15 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Jeb Bush's speech laying out his foreign policy on Wednesday provided a lot of tough talk on how to keep the country safe but ultimately didn't differ in many places from the Obama administration's current plan, experts said. Bush said Wednesday he would deploy U.S. combat troops to Syria, allow special operators to target terrorist networks and rely largely on local ground forces to defeat the Islamic State. "While air power is essential, it alone cannot bring the results we seek. The United States — in conjunction with our NATO allies and more Arab partners — will need to increase...
  • 'Super PAC' Backing Jeb Bush to Air Ads in Ohio, Home of John Kasich (Mike Murphy wastes donor $$$)

    11/18/2015 5:01:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/15 | Maggie Haberman
    The "super PAC" supporting Jeb Bush's presidential campaign will start showing television ads next week in Ohio, the home state of Gov. John R. Kasich - a rival candidate who shares a similar political space with Mr. Bush in the Republican primary. The spots will begin on Nov. 30 as part of a three-week ad buy that includes Fox News, cable networks and a smattering of broadcast stations on different networks, according to Paul Lindsay, a spokesman for the pac, Right to Rise USA. -snip- John Weaver, a top strategist to Mr. Kasich's campaign, called the ads "a quick and...
  • Terri Schiavo case disqualifies Ben Carson and Jeb Bush for presidency: pro-life leader

    11/18/2015 6:54:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The words of Dr. Ben Carson, and the actions of Gov. Jeb Bush, disqualify them both from serving as president of the United States, a leading pro-life leader said today. "We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another," said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. "In my opinion, Ben Carson's statement dismissing Terri's life as 'nothing,' and Jeb Bush's failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president."...
  • Bush raises $450,000 at fundraiser, talks Trump

    11/17/2015 6:41:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/17/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush's campaign raised $450,000 at a fundraiser in Dallas Monday night, where the former Florida governor and his brother, former President George W. Bush, worked to convince donors that voters will drift away from the outsider candidates currently leading the race. The former president, according to a source close to the campaign, stressed that the race is a fluid contest and argued that the "winner is going to be the person who is steadiest under fire, who has had the executive experience necessary to make tough decisions." "Who has got a series of plans to deal with America's...
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Jeb Bush just made a big break from many of his GOP rivals (Wouldn't ban Syrian refugees)

    11/17/2015 1:39:10 PM PST · by maggief · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) separated himself on Tuesday from some of the absolutist anti-Syrian refugee positions being offered by his Republican presidential rivals. During an interview with Bloomberg Politics, Bush said "if there's any kind of concern," refugees should not be allowed in. "But I don't think we should eliminate our support for refugees. It's been a noble tradition in our country," he added.
  • Jeb Bush gets 3% support in latest 2016 poll, his worst levels of his candidacy

    11/17/2015 1:28:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/17/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Jeb Bush has fallen to eighth place in the race for the 2016 GOP nomination, according to a new national poll released Tuesday. Bush, once considered a front-runner in the race, was the first choice for President of only 3% of likely Republican voters surveyed in the University of Massachusetts survey, marking the former Florida governor's worst poll levels since he announced his candidacy earlier this year.
  • On Syrian refugees, @JebBush tells @bpolitics: "The answer to not to ban people [tr]

    11/17/2015 10:31:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 17, 2015 | David Goodman
    On Syrian refugees, @JebBush tells @bpolitics: "The answer to not to ban people from coming."
  • President George W. Bush's chilling warning on Iraq in 2007

    11/17/2015 9:39:21 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 13 replies ^ | 11/17/15 | Foxnew
    President George W. Bush's chilling warning on Iraq in 2007 Remember this? Chillingly prophetic words from then-President George W. Bush in 2007 on criticism of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq.
  • Jeb Bush loses TV ad edge to Marco Rubio (Mike Murphy flop alert)

    11/17/2015 6:56:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/15 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    Rubio's campaign is getting twice the ads for half the price of Bush's super PAC, undercutting his rival's cash advantage. -snip- At KTIV in Sioux City, Rubio's campaign is paying $625 for 30 seconds on the 10 p.m. news on December 30. Bush's super PAC is paying $3,700 - a roughly 500 percent markup. The next morning, Rubio has two more 30-second ads during "Today" for $165 each. The rate for a single 30-second spot for Right to Rise is $650. In other words, Rubio is getting twice the airtime for half the price. Bush has long predicted that his...
  • Jeb Bush tells closed-door fundraiser that by next GOP debate, ‘Trump will be in decline’

    11/16/2015 11:47:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 16, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Monday night that GOP front-runner Donald Trump "will be in decline" the next time they meet for a debate in mid-December. Speaking at a closed-door fundraiser in Dallas, Bush also accused some Republican presidential contenders of being "in the witness protection program" when it comes to immigration reform, because they have backed off their previous positions on the issue. He suggested that revamping American immigration laws might help avoid the kind of terrorist attacks that struck Paris last week. Bush spoke at the Dallas home of Amy and Malone Mitchell, who are members of...
  • Ted Cruz is a “Threat” to the Open Borders Bushies

    11/16/2015 12:47:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | November 16, 2015 | Duke Fergus
    According the Politico, the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% is firing on all cylinders. “He has more cash than any other Republican candidate. He is organized in every county in the first four voting states. And he has served up one strong debate performance after the next.” That, of course, makes him a threat to the Bush/Open Borders wing of the Republican Party. “He’s the longer-term threat,” said Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the New Hampshire GOP and a Republican who does not support Cruz. “I suspect once Trump goes down, people like me will have...
  • Jeb Bush Says U.S. ‘Should Declare War’ in Fight Against Islamic State

    11/16/2015 7:12:55 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies ^ | November 15, 2015
    Jeb Bush said the United States “should declare war” as it responds to the Paris attacks and the rise of ISIS in general. “You take it to them in Syria and Iraq,” Mr. Bush said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” when asked how the United States could expect to “defeat an ideology.” “You destroy ISIS,” he continued. “And then you build a coalition to replace this radical Islamic terrorist threat to our country and to Europe and to the region with something that is more peace-loving.” The host, Chuck Todd, asked Mr. Bush what he would tell an American...
  • Cruz Makes Play for Florida

    11/14/2015 9:11:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KTRH-AM ^ | November 14, 2015 | The Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Texas Senator Ted Cruz has come into the home state of two rivals and made a case to win its Republican presidential primary. Cruz received a more enthusiastic reception than Sen. Marco Rubio during the Florida Republican Party's presidential summit....
  • If this Romney 2016 thing happens, I’m going to be blamed, aren’t I?

    11/13/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    It occurred to me last night, as random strangers were tweeting this story at me, that I’ll be expected to commit ritual seppuku if Romney somehow ends up jumping into this clusterfark. Even though I have no influence over anyone, I took the joke too far. I planted the seed. And I watered it with the tears of thousands of bored readers who sat through post after post about it. All I want is a trial. I admit guilt. I just want to contest the sentence. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus...
  • Here’s How the GOP Race Looks Now (Trump 27% Carson 20%)

    11/13/2015 6:47:32 AM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | November 13, 2015
    The outsiders are still leading the pack in Rasmussen Reports' latest look at the Republican presidential primary race following Tuesday night’s debate. Our latest national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters shows Donald Trump with 27% support. Twenty percent (20%) say they would vote for Dr. Ben Carson if the GOP presidential primary were held in their state today. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida picks up 16% of the vote, while 13% prefer Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Eight percent (8%) say they would vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, while support for ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has...
  • Donald Trump Trashes Ben Carson Biography as Crap - Questions Conversion Story

    11/13/2015 7:46:20 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 195 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11/13/2015 | Charlie Sperling
    FORT DODGE, IOWA – Billionaire candidate Donald Trump raised further questions about Dr. Ben Carson's biography and character, questioning the story about the doctor attempting to stab one of his friends when he was young. In the course of a rally here, Trump questioned Carson's story that his friend's belt buckle stopped the knife, causing it to break.