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  • Jeb Bush: Trump supporters not 'a bunch of idiots’ (Gee thanks, Jeb, wish we could say the same)

    05/21/2016 5:42:22 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 56 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paulin Firozi
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday he understands why supporters are backing Donald Trump, but was critical of the way Trump is "preying on people's angst rather than offering tangible solutions." Speaking at an event in Amsterdam hosted by the Nexus Institute, the former presidential candidate discussed the rise of Trump, and of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. "What I fear is that people, kind of looking down their nose, will say the people that are supporting Donald Trump are a bunch of idiots. They're not. They're legitimately scared. They're fearful. They're not as optimistic for legitimate reasons and there should be...
  • GEORGE P. BUSH: A BUSH CAN SURVIVE IN TRUMP POLITICAL WORLD

    05/21/2016 3:49:32 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 66 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2:40 AM EDT | WILL WEISSERT
    DALLAS (AP) -- George P. Bush was talking about his future political plans - and how Donald Trump wouldn't reshape them - when two women approached, giddy with excitement. Eighteen months after he was elected Texas land commissioner and a few weeks past his 40th birthday, Bush is quietly continuing his family's legacy. The grandson of one former president and nephew of another, he remains a rising star in America's largest conservative state and is keeping alive the possibility that a political dynasty declared dead by many when his dad flamed out of the presidential race could yet again return...
  • George P. Bush: A Bush can survive in Trump political world (Have we not had enough of Clan Bush?)

    05/21/2016 8:43:53 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 43 replies
    AP ^ | 5/21/16 | Weissert
    Bush wackers keep on running for Public Salaried Jobs.
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Jenna Bush Hager Offers Advice to Sasha and Malia on Life Post-White House

    05/13/2016 8:21:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The First Daughters club is a small one. And while there are certainly advantages to growing up in the White House, living out your formative years in the public eye is an experience that very few can ever fully understand. So you know former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager meant it when she said, "They need none!" when asked what advice she had for the Obama girls as they prepare to leave the White House. "They are such remarkable girls—they've done such a terrific job," Hager continued in a recent interview with Time magazine about her new book, Our Great...
  • Trump: Jeb Bush 'not a man of honor' for refusing to back me

    05/12/2016 11:38:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is slamming Jeb Bush for refusing to back him, saying he isn't a "man of honor." Trump criticized his 2016 primary rival for breaking the pledge he signed last year vowing to support the eventual Republican nominee. “Jeb Bush dishonored his pledge. I mean he dishonored his pledge,” Trump said on the "Mike Gallagher Show" on Wednesday, as first reported by BuzzFeed News. “He signed a pledge, and, if you remember, they all wanted me to sign it, so I signed it. But that pledge is a guarantee, there’s no outs. It doesn’t say,...
  • Skull and Bones Files at Bush Library to be Released

    05/10/2016 7:49:05 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 May 2016 | Steve Byas
    Will release of records about the Skull and Bones Yale fraternity stored at the George W. Bush presidential library reveal important information about the secretive society that counts so many prominent Americans on its roster of members? The National Archives, which supervises the White House records stored at presidential libraries, including the George W. Bush Library, has announced that information located there has been requested under the Freedom of Information Act. It is rumored that Robert Gaylon Ross, author of Who’s Who of the Elite, has made the request. In his book, Ross examined such groups as the Council on...
  • New Photos Show President Bush's Initial Response to 9/11 Attacks

    05/09/2016 1:17:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 100 replies
    The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Friday released new photos of the president responding to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush ‘Dishonorable’ For Reneging On Pledge

    05/08/2016 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 8, 2016 | by MICHELLE MOONS
    Seventeen GOP presidential contenders pledged to support the eventual nominee, but now presumptive nominee Donald Trump is calling out former establishment darling Jeb Bush for not honoring that pledge. "Jeb Bush signed a pledge and basically it says I’m gonna support the person who wins the Republican primaries right? And it said that very strongly and he signed the pledge and now he says he’s not going to honor the pledge. That’s very dishonorable. I think he should honor it. Even if he doesn’t love me. And it’s hard for him to like me. But remember this, look, I hit...
  • Like Father Like Son (vanity)

    05/07/2016 11:39:37 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 5 replies
  • Jeb Bush: I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2016 1:43:58 PM PDT · by bushwon · 261 replies
    Facebook via Drudge Report ^ | May 6, 2916 | Jeb Bush
    I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. There is no doubt that he successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today. The tremendous anger of the current U.S. electorate – whether Republican, Democrat or independent – is a result of people fearful about the future, concerned with the direction of our country and tremendously frustrated by the abject failure and inability of leaders in Washington, D.C. to make anything better. American voters have made it clear that Washington is broken, but I’m...
  • With Trump now the GOP nominee, both former presidents Bush plan to sit out presidential race

    05/05/2016 8:55:48 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 71 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom Benning
    AUSTIN — With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former President George W. Bush “does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential race,” a spokesman said Wednesday. ... And George W. Bush — whose decision was first reported by The Associated Press – isn’t the only one in his family who will be sitting out the election. A spokesman for George H.W. Bush told The Texas Tribune that the former president is “retired from politics.” “He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb,” Bush 41 spokesman Jim McGrath told the media...
  • Why Jeb Bush Will Likely Be the Republican Nominee in 2016

    05/05/2016 8:50:38 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 06/15/2015 | Jonathan Adelman
    As Former Governor Jeb Bush formally announced his candidacy on Monday for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, many American pundits have recently downgraded the chances he could become the Republican nominee for the Presidency. Indeed, his early campaign has gotten off to a slow start. His poll numbers have slipped while he danced back and forth over his brother’s invasion of Iraq His early talks were uninspiring and at time he looked older and uninteresting.. He also seemed unclear as to whether he was just a brother of an unpopular President or an independent candidate.
  • Bush 41, 43 Won’t Be Endorsing Trump

    05/05/2016 8:25:57 AM PDT · by detective · 81 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | May 5, 2016 | Doug Mataconis
    The only two living Republican former Presidents have no plan to endorse Donald Trump: For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well. Bush 41, who enthusiastically endorsed every Republican nominee for the last five election cycles, will stay out of the campaign process this time. He does not have plans to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, spokesman Jim McGrath told The Texas Tribune.
  • TRUMP SPOX KATRINA PIERSON on VP Search: Everyone Who Ran Considered Except for Bush and Lindsey Gra

    05/04/2016 10:55:34 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/04/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Katrina Pierson, the National Spokesperson for the Trump Campaign, joined Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV Wednesday to discuss Donald Trump’s landslide victory in Indiana. Katrina told Steve that as far as the search for a vice president goes, every candidate who ran would be considered – Except for Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham. Jeb is low energy.
  • George W. and George H. W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 4:54:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 123 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05.04.2016 | Ben Kasimar
    Both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, spokesmen confirmed to The Hill.
  • George W. Bush to skip convention

    05/04/2016 3:43:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016
    President George W. Bush will not attend this summer's Republican convention, his spokesman confirmed to The Hill. The spokesman, Freddy Ford, told The Hill in an email that the most recent Republican president "does not intend to attend" the convention in Cleveland. Ford also told The Associated Press that Bush does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the presidential race.
  • The ‘Smart People,’ Wrong Again

    05/04/2016 12:04:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 117 replies
    LifeZette ^ | May 4, 2016 | Laura Ingraham
    Trump's win comes after GOP refused to listen to what actual voters wanted — populist policies with conservative core
  • Jeb Bush’s clock, Tim McGraw’s guitar: Among the $7,000 in gifts to Gov. Larry Hogan

    05/04/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has received more than $7,000 worth of gifts since he took office in January 2015, mostly modest trinkets and items from well-wishers after the governor made his cancer diagnosis public. The gifts range from a $1 Livestrong bracelet to a $500 membership at Baltimore’s posh members-only Center Club, according to a filing with the State Ethics Commission. Hogan even reported two rosaries blessed at the Vatican, given to him and his wife by Pope Francis in Washington. The disclosure also shows the outpouring of support for the governor after he announced in June that he...
  • Trump's impending nomination means it's time for a third candidate

    05/03/2016 7:43:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 162 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Eliot A. Cohen
    Eliot A. Cohen served in the Defense and State departments in the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations, respectively. It's over. Donald Trump, a man utterly unfit for the position by temperament, values and policy preferences, will be the Republican nominee for president. He will run against Hillary Clinton, who is easily the lesser evil but is trailed by clouds of scandal and misconduct and whose party's left wing poses its own threats to liberties of speech, religion, enterprise and association. It is time for a third candidate, and probably for a third party.
  • Longtime Bush Operative Urges GOP To Rally Around Trump

    05/03/2016 10:14:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Howie Carr
    A longtime Bush family operative and current RNC national committeeman from Massachusetts is calling on Republicans to rally behind supporters of Donald Trump and nominate the New York City real estate mogul as the GOP candidate for president.
  • 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.
  • 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.