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  • Why the establishment wants Ted Cruz

    05/01/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | Carl M. Cannon
    With the pivotal Indiana presidential primary only two days away, and the decisive California contest still six weeks off, many Republican officials are already privately writing off 2016. Amid the wreckage of the turbulent 2016 nominating season, they still have a challenge in front of them: handicapping which of the two flawed finalists will cause the least long-term harm to their Grand Old Party. The conventional wisdom has been that Donald Trump is the bigger menace than Ted Cruz. Certainly, several swing-state Republican senators up for re-election in November worry about The Donald at the top of the GOP ticket...
  • Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention

    04/29/2016 9:05:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A reflective Jeb Bush said he had no regrets Thursday about his failed presidential bid, saying in his first interview since leaving the race that Donald Trump could still lose the nomination fight. "There's a possibility that he won't get 50% on the first ballot," Bush told CNN's Jamie Gangel, giving his first television interview exclusively to CNN after dropping out of the presidential race in February. "And if he doesn't do that, there are a whole lot of people who don't believe he's the proper guy."
  • Jeb Bush to Trump: The President Shouldn’t Be ‘Unpredictable’

    04/28/2016 1:43:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on CNN’s “Wolf,” while discussing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s statement that “We have to be unpredictable” to our enemies during his foreign policy speech yesterday, former governor of Florida Jeb Bush said, “The idea that a president should be unpredictable is not really the way history has been written.”
  • Obama is leaving IEDs for the next President, just as Clinton did to Bush

    04/18/2016 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-18-16 | DrJohn
    When Bill Clinton left office, he left a burgeoning recession on George W. Bush's doorstep. That wasn't the only thing he left Bush. He left Bush Osama Bin Laden. Clinton has openly boasted that he could have killed Bin Laden and chose not to try. In fact, Clinton had numerous opportunities to kill Bin Laden. But there's more. Under Bush Bill Clinton buried an IED. The IED was a house of cards built upon lousy mortgages and trash securities sold as high value. And it was all legal, thanks to Bill Clinton. Clinton pushed Fannie to 51% subprimes, made predatory lending...
  • Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

    04/16/2016 4:44:08 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 57 replies
    Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and...
  • Report: Saudis vow to sell US assets if Congress decides gov was involved in 9/11

    04/16/2016 7:55:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 188 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 Apr 2016
    Saudi Arabia has reportedly told the Obama administration and congressional leaders that it will sell billions of dollars in U.S. financial assets if Congress passes a bill to make the Saudi government legally responsible for any role in the 9/11 attacks. The administration has tried to stop Congress from passing the legislation, a bipartisan Senate bill, since Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir last month told Washington lawmakers his country’s position, according to The New York Times. Al-Juberi purportedly informed the lawmakers during a trip to Washington that Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell as much as $750 billion in...
  • Jeb Bush is available for paid speeches

    04/11/2016 4:40:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Sacramento Business Journal ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Ed Goldman
    A brief news item appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal under the headline, "Jeb Bush Available For Paid Speeches." This struck me as dubious news. The guy — who I suggested in a recent column should team up with Dr. Ben Carson and go on tour as the Ambien Twins — is being hyped as a paid speaker? But not just any paid speaker. As the article pointed out, Bush (and this really had me scratching my head) "reported last year earning nearly $10 million in speaking fees since 2007, receiving as much as $40,000 a speech in...
  • Laura Bush hints she'd rather see Hillary as president

    04/08/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8 April 2016 | Rob Crilly
    Laura Bush, the former first lady, has hinted she would rather vote for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, saying she wants the next American president to be someone who cares about women in Afghanistan.
  • Laura Bush Hints She'd Rather see Hillary as President than Republican

    04/08/2016 7:53:15 AM PDT · by Cecily · 135 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 8, 2016 | Rob Crilly
    Laura Bush, the former first lady, has hinted she would rather vote for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, saying she wants the next American president to be someone who cares about women in Afghanistan. The Democratic front-runner is the only female candidate left in the race and visited Afghanistan four times during her stint as Secretary of State.
  • The Bush Family Hates This Presidential Campaign

    04/07/2016 5:44:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2016 | Lloyd Grove
    The 2016 campaign, and especially the remaining candidates running for president, have made some former White House occupants nervous about America’s fate. “I have this tiny 6-month-old baby, and I worry about our future,” Today show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, the 34-year-old daughter and granddaughter of presidents Bush 41 and Bush 43, said Thursday during an appearance with her twin sister, Barbara, and their mother, former first lady Laura Bush.
  • Obama Has Officially Adopted Bush's Iraq Doctrine

    04/06/2016 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    TIME ^ | April 6, 2016 | by Jack Goldsmith
    Last week the State Department's top lawyer, Brian Egan, gave an important but underreported speech that marked the final stage of the Obama administration’s normalization of once-controversial Bush-era doctrines about the conduct of war. Before a gathering of geeky international law-loving lawyers in Washington, D.C., Egan announced the Obama administration's official embrace of the same preemption doctrine that justified the invasion of Iraq. Though the contexts for the Obama and Bush preemption principles differ, the principle is the same. But it is the Obama team's articulation of the principle that will be influential. Future presidents who want to use force...
  • Bush ripped on social media by waitress in tasteless 9/11 joke after he left generous tip for her

    03/28/2016 10:50:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, March 28, 2016, 12:23 PM | BY NICHOLAS PARCO
    Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura were satisfied with their service at a restaurant last week — so much so the they took a photo with the waitress and left her a hearty $40 tip on the measly $21.47 bill. But for some reason, their server, Leisa Smith, decided to pay them back by sharing the snap with a tasteless 9/11 caption directed at Bush on her Twitter page. “Bush did 911 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip #” Smith wrote in the now deleted tweet containing a photo of her,...
  • ISIS Decimated Under Bush – Grew 4,400% Under Obama

    03/28/2016 10:02:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    hegatewaypundit ^ | Jim Hoft | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan admitted during his speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that George Bush had decimated ISIS and that the terrorist group had grown by as much as 4,400 percent under Barack Obama. CSIS hosted John Brennan on March 25, 2016. The American Enterprise Institute reported: In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday, CIA director John Brennan made a startling admission: The Islamic State was “decimated” under George W. Bush and had just “700-or-so adherents left” following the surge in Iraq. Said Brennan: [ISIS] was, you know, pretty much...
  • CIA director Brennan:ISIS was decimated under Bush, grew 4,400% under Obama

    03/27/2016 7:57:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Shavua tov, a good week to everyone. CIA Director John Brennan has admitted that ISIS was decimated under George W. Bush, but has grown by 4,400% under Obama. In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday, CIA director John Brennan made a startling admission: The Islamic State was “decimated” under George W. Bush and had just “700-or-so adherents left” following the surge in Iraq. Said Brennan: [ISIS] was, you know, pretty much decimated when US forces were there in Iraq. It had maybe 700-or-so adherents left. And then it grew quite a bit in the...
  • Ted Cruz is the real radical in GOP race

    03/25/2016 3:32:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2016 | Julian Zelizer
    The greatest political sleight of hand in the 2016 campaign has been Sen. Ted Cruz's remaking himself into the reasonable, establishment candidate in the GOP race. The strategy seems to be working. Now that Marco Rubio is out of the race and John Kasich struggles to win any state other than Ohio, where he is the governor, a number of prominent officials are turning to the Texas senator. Former Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who has decried what Donald Trump would do to the legacy of his party, campaigned for Cruz in Utah and said that he will vote for him....
  • Neil Bush: Cruz Isn't Singling Out Muslims

    03/24/2016 5:15:10 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 71 replies
    real clear politics ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    FULL TITLE: Neil Bush: Cruz Isn't Singling Out Muslims, "He's Also Talking About Extremists In The Christian Faith" Neil Bush appeared on CNN Wednesday morning following Jeb Bush's endorsement of presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. Neil is the brother of Jeb and former President George W. Bush. He is also part of Cruz's finance team. Bush was asked to respond to Cruz's plan to surveil Muslim Americans after the Brussels attacks. "We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized," Cruz said Tuesday. Bush said Cruz is not racially profiling and told CNN...
  • Bush endorsement of Cruz a baton-pass to the Tea Party

    03/24/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 24, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    The big question for Cruz is whether this baton pass does more damage than good among anti-establishment voters, even if it does boost movement conservatives. Newsmax’s Nick Sanchez believes that Jeb’s conservative track record in Florida will buffer the downside, and giving Cruz and the Tea Party access to the “establishment” donor base will pay dividends as well: 3. The Bush family has a national network of supporters — Money alone cannot win an election, and — as Cruz demonstrated right off the bat in the Iowa caucus — tapping into the network of bottom-up grassroots organizing can often ensure...
  • Cruz gets Jeb Bush backing as Republican elites try to stop Trump

    03/23/2016 7:59:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 93 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | March 23, 2016 | David Morgan and Megan Cassella
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the backing of former rival Jeb Bush on Wednesday as prominent Republicans overcome their aversion to the conservative senator to try to force a standoff with insurgent Donald Trump at their party's convention in July. The endorsement by Bush, part of a Republican dynasty, is the latest sign of how keen the party's establishment is to stop Trump, fearing that his rhetoric on illegal immigration and national security will cost the party votes at the Nov. 8 presidential election. Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, is a staunch social conservative and...
  • Desperate GOP establishment turns to Ted Cruz

    03/23/2016 7:19:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2016 | Niall Stanage
    The Republican establishment is sending in the cavalry for Ted Cruz, the latest unexpected twist in a presidential race that has defied all expectations. Many prominent members of the GOP establishment intensely dislike Cruz. But they now acknowledge that he is the best option — perhaps the only option — to deny Donald Trumptheir party’s nomination. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jumped on the bandwagon on Wednesday with a surprise endorsement of Cruz, describing the Texas senator as “a consistent, principled conservative” in a Facebook post. Bush’s admiration for Cruz was noticeably lacking during the Floridian’s own run for the...
  • Ted Cruz is the Republican establishment candidate. That’s absolutely insane.

    03/23/2016 2:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 23, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    If I told you at the start of the 2016 race that Mitt Romney would vote for Ted Cruz in the Utah caucuses and that Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham would endorse the Texas senator's presidential campaign, you would have laughed. Probably loudly. Cruz was -- and is -- hated by the Republican Party establishment, who view him as a grandstander with little interest in any of the niceties of politics. Cruz is the guy who doesn't play well with others, and whom others dislike -- a lot -- for that unwillingness to go along to get along. And yet,...
  • Why a Contested Convention Favors Cruz

    03/23/2016 12:01:56 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2016 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Meet Curly Haugland, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican party and current Republican national committeeman. Haugland is one of just 112 delegates who will arrive unbound to this summer’s Republican convention in Cleveland, free to cast a vote for any candidate he chooses on a first ballot because North Dakota does not hold a primary or caucus. That makes him a particularly valuable asset to the still-dueling presidential campaigns...
  • Cruz embraces Bush's endorsement, says he can defeat Clinton

    03/23/2016 7:23:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 209 replies
    AP ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steve Peoples
    <p>Clinton won in Arizona, maintaining a lopsided advantage over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race despite his convincing wins in Utah and Idaho on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz split the previous night's two GOP contests, the billionaire taking Arizona and the Texas senator winning Utah.</p>
  • Bush endorsement signals establishment's move toward Cruz

    03/23/2016 8:21:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dylan Baddour
    Jeb Bush's endorsement of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday morning signaled a growing inclination in the oft-touted Republican establishment: that even Cruz would be better for the party than Donald Trump. Leaders in the GOP have long and openly mused that neither of the primary frontrunners fits the bill of an ideal Republican presidential candidate, but the race has failed to yield any alternatives. "It's a signal that there's only a plan A and a plan B," said Mark Jones, a political scientist at Rice University's Baker Institute. "There is no plan C."
  • Ted Cruz thanks Jeb! Bush for his endorsement

    03/23/2016 5:16:26 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 112 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/23/2016 | Ted Cruz
    Honored to earn the support of Governor @JebBush: https://t.co/hRZR4yy13y Join him in supporting our campaign: https://t.co/XKeU2HUmCY— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2016
  • Jeb Bush endorses Cruz as a 'consistent, principled conservative'

    03/23/2016 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 242 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 22, 2016 | Klye Balluck
    Jeb Bush early Wednesday endorsed Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential bid, calling the Texas senator a “consistent, principled conservative.” Bush, who ended his own campaign last month, said Cruz has “has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.” “Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential," the former Florida governor said. Bush called on Republicans to “overcome the divisiveness and...
  • Jeb Bush loaned himself $250K to continue campaign

    03/20/2016 4:22:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 19, 2016 | Curt Mills
    Jeb Bush who began his 2016 presidential race with record-setting fundraising, had to loan $250,000 to his flailing presidential campaign before it all ended. The once cash-flush former Florida governor lent his operation money before dropping out Feb. 20
  • Is defeat probable for GOP if Reagan wins nomination?

    03/19/2016 10:44:06 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 176 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 5, 1980 | Richard J. Cattani
    The nation's Republicans are working against the clock to answer two key questions: Can conservative Ronald Reagan possibly attract enough independent and Democratic votes to win in November? "Reagan is the opponent of choice for Carter," says I. A. Lewis, director of the Los Angeles Times Poll, a point on which most analysts agree. "But Reagan can reach across and cause mischief in the Democratic constituency," Mr. Lewis says. "Reagan appeals to blue collar, working-class voters. He can win Democratic votes..."
  • LAURA BUSH: 'DON'T ASK' IF I'LL VOTE FOR TRUMP

    03/17/2016 6:23:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 17 MARCH 2016 | ARLETTE SAENZ
    Former First Lady Laura Bush won't say whether she would vote for Donald Trump if he's the Republican nominee. "I'm not going to answer," Bush said in an interview with USA Today. "Don't ask that." Bush campaigned alongside her husband George W. Bush on behalf of her brother-in-law, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush earlier this year. The Bush couple reportedly is not planning to endorse again in the Republican primary this year. "We don't have any religious test in the United States. And that's what we need to remember. We need to remember what our own values are," she said.
  • Kasich drops out of GOP race (in 1999 - flashback)

    03/17/2016 12:42:02 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | July 14, 1999
    John Kasich of Ohio abandoned his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 Wednesday.. Kasich said he was endorsing Bush because the governor's views are very close to his. "George Bush's term of 'compassionate conservative' really kind of defines what John Kasich is all about," he said, adding that "I feel as though I have a soul brother." "This business of compassionate conservatism, I wish I'd thought it up," he said...
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Suggests He May Reach for the Nomination in a Contested Convention

    03/16/2016 3:55:18 AM PDT · by detective · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2016 | Patrick Howley
    House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested Tuesday night that he could reach for the Republican presidential nomination during a contested convention in Cleveland.
  • Limbaugh: Jeb Bush could mount a convention comeback

    03/15/2016 6:46:30 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 62 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 03/15/16 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday speculated that a Floridian will emerge as the Republican nominee at a contested convention in July.
  • Man guilty of raping girl in McHenry County, now faces deportation [County NW of Chicago]

    03/15/2016 3:26:26 PM PDT · by patq · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/15/16 | Amanda Marrazzo
    A man has been found guilty of sexual assaulting a 14-year-old girl whose family he was staying with in McHenry County. Miguel Gomez, 37, was convicted Monday and now faces nine to 33 years in prison as well as deportation to Mexico. Authorities said Gomez was undocumented and was living with the family in southwestern McHenry County when he assaulted the girl last April.
  • Reports: Trump Left Off Some Florida Ballots; “Dozens of Complaints”

    03/15/2016 10:50:14 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 107 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/15/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s name was left off Florida primary ballots according to reports relayed by Fox News’ Jennifer Eckhart on Twitter who said the local Fox affiliate has received “dozens of complaints.” Eckhart wrote the irregularities are in “Jupiter County” which does not exist. She probably meant the town of Jupiter or Palm Beach County where Jupiter is located. Palm Beach County is where Trump’s Florida base Mar-a-Lago is located.
  • Photo shows Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush together at Reagan's funeral

    03/14/2016 9:07:52 AM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 13, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    A photo has been posted on Twitter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President George W. Bush embracing at Nancy Reagan's funeral. The candid shot was tweeted out by CNN's political director, who wrote "This may be the best photo from Mrs. Reagan's funeral."
  • Laura Bush: George and I are watching race 'with much interest' from sidelines

    03/14/2016 6:58:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Today ^ | March 14, 2016 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Bush expressed disappointment that Jeb Bush failed to do better among this year's presidential primaries and caucuses. "I think he would have been a great president," she told Guthrie.
  • Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Split Anti-Donald Trump Vote In Florida

    03/13/2016 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016
    Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Split Anti-Donald Trump Vote In Florida A Florida Atlantic University public opinion poll released Saturday showed Donald Trump with 44 percent of the vote and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz with 21 percent each. With the primary just days away, 5 percent of Florida Republicans still hadn't made up their minds. If the numbers hold through Tuesday's primary, the billionaire businessman and part-time Palm Beach resident would win all of Florida's 99 nominating delegates in the winner-take-all primary. If Rubio, Florida's junior U.S. senator, fares as poorly in actual votes in his home state as the...
  • Tammy Bruce: As former leftist community organizer Chicago riots were organized by Romney/Bush/Soros

    03/12/2016 1:25:06 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 165 replies
    https://twitter.com/HeyTammyBruce ^ | 12 Mar 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    Weird. Rescind pledge because organized leftists protest him. What a convenient situation. Got it. https://t.co/2ZceaUGG8R— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) March 12, 2016 As a former leftist community organizer, I can tell you right now Chicago wasn't 'organic,' it was more Romney/Bush/Soros than anything else— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) March 12, 2016 Weird how after months of Trump rhetoric only before Super Tues, when Rubio & Kasich losing home states, there are race riots against Trump.— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) March 12, 2016 Tweeps, I'm not on the Trump Train but think about it: Whose goals more served right now by Chicago anti-Trump...
  • Group: Trump Should Apologize for Saying 'Islam Hates Us'

    03/10/2016 8:15:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 101 replies
    AC News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Jill Colvin, AP
    A leading Muslim civil rights group is calling on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to apologize for his claim that "Islam hates us." In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that aired Wednesday night, Trump was asked whether he thinks Islam is at war with the West. "I think Islam hates us," Trump responded. "There's a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us." The statement drew swift condemnation from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which called on Trump to apologize for the comment, as it has in response to...
  • Just in Case you Haven't Got it Figured Out (On Ted Cruz and Neil Bush)

    03/10/2016 6:48:41 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 50 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 3/10/2016 | Karl Denninger
    Cruz picked up essentially the entire Bush clan into his campaign recently.Including, I remind you, one Bush (Neil) that managed to rip off the taxpayer for a billion and a half dollars during the S&L crash, and who did it by giving "loans" to his friends that were uncollectable.  Look up Silverado Savings and Loan out of Denver.  It was one of the big scandals of the time, and that a director, Neil Bush, is now on the Cruz campaign's finance team ought to tell you everything you need to know.Oh, it didn't stop there either.  You might want to look into his connections to...
  • Ted Cruz, A Bush By Another Name

    03/10/2016 3:35:03 PM PST · by libstripper · 22 replies
    dialycaller.com ^ | Mar. 10, 2016 | Roger Stone
    Neil Bush, the son of President George H. W. Bush, who defrauded U.S. taxpayers out of $1.5 billion dollars in the savings and loan scam, and later peddled influence for the Chinese government, (who plied him with Chinese prostitutes) has formally endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president. You can’t make this stuff up.
  • Ted Cruz, A Bush By Another Name

    03/10/2016 12:39:29 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 10, 2015 | Roger Stone
    Neil Bush, the son of President George H. W. Bush, who defrauded U.S. taxpayers out of $1.5 billion dollars in the savings and loan scam, and later peddled influence for the Chinese government, (who plied him with Chinese prostitutes) has formally endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president. You can’t make this stuff up. This endorsement says much. Since the other, more politically involved Bush men have a distinct dislike for Mr. Cruz, I suppose Neil Bush is better than no Bush. Let’s look at the wonderful memories that Neil Bush has left us with. First there is is that little...
  • Cruz Finance Team Member Had Multiple Conflicts Of Interest In 1980s Loan Scandal (Neil Bush)

    03/10/2016 9:26:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/10/16 | Ron Brynaert
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign announced Tuesday that Neil Bush has joined his finance team, even though Bush was involved in a financial scandal that reportedly cost U.S. taxpayers more than a billion dollars, and though he once admitted to sex romps in Asia during his divorce proceedings. Cruz stated in the announcement that he was “thrilled to welcome these new members to our outstanding team,” adding that the new hires were “further testament that conservatives are continuing to unite behind this campaign.” A federal agency ruled in 1991 that Bush, former President George W. Bush’s brother, had...
  • Ted Cruz, A Bush By Another Name

    03/10/2016 7:50:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 168 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/10/16 | Roger Stone
    Neil Bush, the son of President George H. W. Bush, who defrauded U.S. taxpayers out of $1.5 billion dollars in the savings and loan scam, and later peddled influence for the Chinese government, (who plied him with Chinese prostitutes) has formally endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president. You can’t make this stuff up. This endorsement says much. Since the other, more politically involved Bush men have a distinct dislike for Mr. Cruz, I suppose Neil Bush is better than no Bush. Let’s look at the wonderful memories that Neil Bush has left us with. First there is is that little...
  • Anti-Trump Republicans Come to Terms With Cruz Nomination

    03/10/2016 12:42:46 AM PST · by Innovative · 90 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 10, 2016 | steve peoples and mary clare jalonick, Associated Press
    Anxious Republican officials are coming to terms with the idea that their second least favorite GOP presidential candidate — polarizing Texas conservative Ted Cruz — may be the party's best last chance to stop Donald Trump. "It's an outsider year, and the most logical person to take on Trump based on past performance is Ted Cruz," said another former presidential opponent, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Earlier in the year, Graham likened the choice between Cruz and Trump to "being shot or poisoned." "He's not my preference," Graham said of Cruz. "But we are where we are. And if Trump...
  • Dear Republicans, It's Ted Cruz

    03/09/2016 1:57:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    DEAR REPUBLICANS, IT'S TED CRUZ What is the rationale for Marco Rubio's candidacy? The latest poll out from the classiest and most reliable Florida pollster, Quinnipiac University, says there is none. After a week of disappointing elections for Rubio, the Florida Q Poll is the dagger to the heart of his presidential aspirations. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can be happy that while his own bid failed, at least he killed the one his campaign staff called "Judas." Enjoy Fisher Island. The poll shows frontrunner Donald Trump doubling up Florida freshman Rubio with less than a week to go before...
  • Cruz: I'm fine with contested convention

    03/09/2016 8:09:34 AM PST · by scooby321 · 462 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-09-2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz says he would have no problem with a contested convention over the summer in the event neither he nor Donald Trump secures enough delegates before then to lock up the Republican presidential nomination. Trump suggested Wednesday morning on "Fox and Friends" that Cruz was making the statement "because he had such a bad night last night."
  • Bush family member endorses Cruz

    03/08/2016 1:34:57 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 64 replies
    politico ^ | 3/8/16 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday nabbed an unlikely endorsement: the backing of a Bush. Neil Bush, a brother of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, was listed (along with his wife) as one of 13 new additions to Cruz's national finance team. The campaign said the new additions are all former supporters of other candidates, including Bush, Rand Paul, Rick Perry and Marco Rubio. This follows the release last week of a list of several other previous Jeb Bush backers now supporting Cruz, whose hardline conservative approach is generally at odds with the one Jeb Bush took. Last summer, former President...
  • Neil Bush Joins Ted Cruz's Financial Team

    03/08/2016 11:51:39 AM PST · by Catsrus · 224 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 8, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Well, well, well.
  • Jeb’s brother Neil Bush joins Cruz finance team, possibly opening door to more Bush support

    03/08/2016 12:44:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/8/16 | Todd J. Gillman
    Neil Bush, brother of Jeb and George W. Bush, has joined the Ted Cruz national finance team, the senator’s campaign announced this afternoon. Whether Neil Bush is an outlier within the family, or the vanguard of a dynastic shift, remains to be seen. “This is certainly great news,” said Cruz communications director Alice Stewart. -snip- Neil Bush, a Houston businessman, was a director at Denver-based Silverado Savings and Loan in the 1980s. Its failure caused political headaches for his father, then the vice president.
  • Video: Did Bush lie about Iraq?

    03/08/2016 12:32:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    As Peter Allen once sang, Everything old is new again — including the claim that George W. Bush lied about Iraq to get us into a war. Last month, Donald Trump revived the allegations as an attack on Jeb Bush, whose candidacy was already fading out of contention. Judith Miller, who went to jail to prevent disclosing her sources, addresses this claim in a new Prager University video released earlier today, arguing that most of what people think they know about the march to war in Iraq is simply wrong … much like the intelligence analyses that took us...