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  • Financial Times: Battle of Bush, Clinton Dynasties Win-Win for America

    06/10/2014 5:33:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 9, 2014 | Tony Lee
    A column in the paper of record for the globalist "Party of Davos" argues that a Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush battle for the White House in 2016 will be a win-win for America. Writing in the Financial Times, Ed Luce notes that "as wealth is concentrated in fewer hands, so too is political capital" and "the problem with plutocracy is that it is unmeritocratic."However, he argues, Bush and Clinton are "by far their party’s most qualified candidates" and "both deserve their nominations on merit" because each has "made at least as strong a case against the new age of inherited...
  • China’s Rise, America’s Fall

    06/06/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 21 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 17, 2012 | Ron Unz
    The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America still trapped in its fifth year of economic hardship, and the Chinese economy poised to surpass our own before the end of this decade, China looms very large on the horizon. We are living in the early years of what journalists once dubbed “The Pacific Century,” yet there are worrisome signs it may instead become known as “The Chinese Century.” But does the Chinese giant have feet of clay? In a recently published book, Why Nations Fail, economists Daron Acemoglu and...
  • Obama is less competent than George Bush, say a plurality of Americans

    06/05/2014 7:51:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Week.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Jon Terbush
    With President Obama's approval rating still deep underwater, a new survey from Fox News finds that Americans generally think George W. Bush ran a more "competent" administration. In the survey, a 48 percent plurality said Bush's White House was more competent, while 42 percent picked Obama's. At the same time, fully two-thirds of Americans said Bill Clinton's administration was more competent than Obama's, versus only 18 percent who liked Obama's better. - - Jon Terbush
  • Iraq Everlasting (We Are Still Stuck In 2003, And It Isn’t (Only) George W. Bush’s Fault)

    06/04/2014 4:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Frank Rich
    When Michael Hastings was killed in a single-car crash in Los Angeles at age 33 last June, journalism lost a rare specimen of the breed it needs most: a reporter who doesn’t care whom he pisses off. Hastings was the hothead whose 2010 Rolling Stone article “The Runaway General” led to the dismissal of the Afghanistan commander, General Stanley McChrystal, for the infraction of trash-talking his civilian bosses. Hastings, too, was pilloried after the piece—by his own journalistic peers, in a manner that would prefigure some of the profession’s more recent hostility toward Glenn Greenwald. “Michael Hastings has never served...
  • Oh my: Elizabeth Warren no longer dismissing questions about running for president

    06/02/2014 4:38:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    She’s said many times that she has no intention of running, going so far as to co-sign a letter beseeching Her Majesty, Queen Hillary, to take her rightful place upon the throne in 2016. But would-be candidates say lots of things early in the cycle. Remember when Obama said, a few months after being elected to the Senate, that he wouldn’t run for president in 2008 because he was a big believer in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job? Two years later, he decided he knew what he was doing after all. And that’s how we...
  • Watch How Vastly Different West Point Cadets React Between Hearing Presidents Obama and Bush

    05/29/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 62 replies
    The Journal Review ^ | May 29, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    Even the pundits at CNN had to agree – President Obama’s reception at West Point was nothing short of “icy.” His graduation speech has been slammed as being less “Commander in Chief” and more “policy wonk playing defense.” And the way the audience reacted supports it. He receives a standing ovation from about a fourth of the audience who has come to see the the West Point class of 2014 graduate and commission as 2nd Lieutenants, and throughout his speech, he receives only mild applause from the graduates and their friends and families. Compare that to the speech President George...
  • Photo Found Showing Bush on Grassy Knoll

    05/27/2014 4:53:06 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 24 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    OK, I admit that I made up the above headline. But, if Nancy Pelosi can blame the VA scandal on George Bush, why can’t I accuse him of shooting JFK? No evidence? Well, if such accusations must be supported by facts, Pelosi would do well to stop braying about Bush. If you compare his actual record on the VA to that of alleged President Obama, the latter will not thank you for it. As is the case with income inequality, fighting HIV/AIDS and countless other issues, Bush has a better record on the VA than does his feckless successor. Sadly,...
  • The phony VA scandal is Bush’s Fault, so can’t you just let BO play through?

    05/25/2014 8:56:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-25-2014 | MOTUS
    One day ‘till Memorial Day - the day set aside for us to honor the memory of the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces - and Nancy Pelosi is still focused on blaming George W. Bush for the phony VA scandal. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, George W. Bush, leads a Wounded Warrior Ride, 2012while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years. Pelosi took a shot at Bush President Bush serves Thanksgiving...
  • Mike Pence’s George W. Bush Problem

    05/20/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/20/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Mike Pence spoke at AEI yesterday in defense of his Medicaid expansion in Indiana. His position has been roundly denounced by most conservative and libertarian policy analysts – for a rare defense, read Grace-Marie Turner here, but even her praise is qualified the deeper you go. Most of the critiques of Pence have focused on the politics of the issue assuming the waiver moves forward, but after seeing his presentation yesterday and talking to him at a session following the event, I have my doubts that this waiver will even go through. The request comes following a year of...
  • Prankster journalist sneaks up America Ferrera’s skirt

    05/17/2014 3:49:13 AM PDT · by shove_it · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 15 May 2014 | Lia Eustachewich
    This fathead serial prankster just can’t help himself, getting up inside a sheer outer layer of actress America Ferrera’s dress Friday at Cannes, leaving her shocked and stunned. The “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” star, 30, looked glamorous while posing in front of a sea of photographers with her “How to Train Your Dragon 2” co-stars when journo Vitalii Sediuk dived onto the red carpet and weaseled his head under her puffy white ball gown. A freaked-out Ferrera and “Dragon” co-stars Cate Blanchett and Kit Harington looked appalled as ­security guards grabbed him and hauled him away. Sediuk is notorious...
  • Duck This Dynasty: Why America doesn’t need another Clinton presidency.

    05/16/2014 11:38:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 15, 2014 | Rob Goodman
    Six months: that’s how long Democrats have to talk about inequality in America with conviction and, for whatever it’s worth in politics, consistency. Six months from now marks the midterm elections, the unofficial start of the 2016 presidential campaign and Hillary Clinton’s long-delayed ride to inevitability. What does Hillary Clinton have to do with inequality in America? She’s no robber baron, of course. But the core case against inequality isn’t about resentment of wealth—it’s about the ways in which the concentration of wealth is making politics increasingly pointless, a game of access and not arguments. Anyone who fears that future...
  • Christie Says He's Thinking About 2016 Bid

    05/15/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Trentonian ^ | 5/14/2014
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he is thinking about running for president and that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year’s George Washington Bridge lane closures “will be a footnote.” Christie told a conference in Washington that after months of investigation “there hasn’t been one suggestion that I knew anything about” orders from staff aides to close access lanes that caused traffic snarls in Fort Lee. When asked by CBS’ Bob Schieffer if he’s thinking of running for president and when he’ll make a decision, Christie said: “Yes, and later.”
  • Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like Lyndon Johnson as President

    05/15/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won."
  • CALIFORNIA'S ELECTION; In G.O.P. Primary, the Giuliani Factor Comes Into Play

    05/14/2014 5:29:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2002 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Political analysts called it the ''Giuliani factor,'' and in November they cited it as a chief reason Michael R. Bloomberg, a rich businessman with no experience in elective office, pulled off a stunning upset to become mayor of New York City. Yesterday political analysts were again mulling the Giuliani factor, this time to help explain how Bill Simon Jr., a rich businessman with no experience in elective office, pulled off a stunning upset to win the Republican nomination for governor of California. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and the man whom the national Republican Party intends...
  • Jeb Bush's 'Act of Love' for Family May Affect 2016 Run

    05/12/2014 10:24:26 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Drew MacKenzie
    The biggest problem facing Jeb Bush as he contemplates whether to become a Republican presidential contender is how will it affect his beloved family, especially his wife, Columba. The former Florida governor’s devoted Mexican-born wife intensely dislikes being in the public eye, while his daughter Noelle has struggled with drugs in the past, The Washington Post reported. Earlier this year, Bush was criticized by conservatives for his comments about illegal immigrants coming to America as an "act of love" for their families. Ironically, Bush has some strong misgivings about running for the highest office out of an "act of love"...
  • The Republican Party Gets Ready To Foist Its Grand Illusion On Voters. Again. (Rant-of-the day)

    05/12/2014 6:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 12, 2014 | Shaun Mullen
    We’re going to cruise right past the 2014 election, which I don’t believe is going to make much of a difference in the national balance of power, such as it is, to the main event: The 2016 election and the Grand Illusion that the Republican Party will try to pull off again in its uphill fight to reclaim the presidency. That task is not terribly different than it was in 2012 when the GOP, which had lurched far to the right and away from the electoral mainstream on a host of issues in the preceding years, held its collective nose...
  • Boehner ‘Nudging’ Jeb Bush to Run in 2016

    05/12/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 29 replies
    Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said Monday he is “nudging” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for the Republican nomination to be president. Though he stopped short of endorsing anyone early in the process, Boehner named Bush, son of President George H. W. Bush and brother of President George W. Bush, as a favorite. “We’ve got a lot of good candidates out there. If you look historically, our best candidates have come from the ranks of governors, of former governors, and yes, Jeb Bush is my friend, I think he’d make a great president, and I’ve been nudging...
  • Hagel: VA backlog, ‘we missed it’ (Blames Bush, defends Shinseki)

    05/11/2014 6:19:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 11, 2014 | Jonathan Helman
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave his support to embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Sunday as he has come under scrutiny over allegations of deadly delays in health care treatment for veterans. While Hagel said accountability was paramount, the potential for a backlog treating returning veterans should have been seen. “I don’t think it just started with General Shinseki’s term at the VA, this is something that should have been looked at years and years ago, so yes, we missed it,” Hagel said on ABC “This Week.”Shinseki will testify next Thursday before the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs. Former...
  • Just in time for Mother’s Day: the Little Bag of MOO Essentials

    05/09/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-9-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s Friday again. Already. And because we’re all weary of the week’s *wretch-ed* news we’re going to do something different today. Since I was unable to attend the Second Annual Friends of MOTUS Flyover Fest ™(FFF) in Galveston last month, they sent me a commemorative goodie bag just like the one given to all the lucky attendees. My bag finally arrived (compliments of the US Postal service) so I’m taking the opportunity to catalogue all the swag contained therein.First (and long gone), RobinH made professional, homemade sugar cookies shaped like sandcastles, complete with a flag flying atop! At first I...
  • Republicans Should Hope Jeb Bush Runs

    05/08/2014 9:03:45 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    The Upshot ^ | 5-8-14
    "The influx of Democratic-friendly Hispanics and broader Democratic gains among Hispanics combined to flip Florida’s Hispanic vote."
  • GOP Wants More Control Over Picking 2016 Nominee

    05/07/2014 2:01:05 PM PDT · by GregNH · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 5/7/14 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee. The RNC was to meet Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, to choose members who will effectively set the calendar for 2016's long list of potential presidential contenders. If the party's chairman, Reince Priebus gets his way, the GOP will pick its nominee more quickly than during past contests and have fewer debates in which candidates could criticize each other. The RNC also was expected to put penalties in place for candidates who don't follow the committee's plans.
  • Crist: Race Motivates GOP Opposition to Obama (He likes both Hillary and Jeb Bush)

    05/07/2014 7:30:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fusion ^ | May 6, 2014 | Jordan Fabian and Jorge Ramos
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Tuesday that a “big reason” why he left the Republican Party was because many in the GOP were hostile to President Obama due to his race. Crist, who is running for his old office against Gov. Rick Scott (R), said in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that he felt uncomfortable with his previous party affiliation. Republicans are perceived as “anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, [and] anti-gay,” he said, and they refuse to compromise with Obama. The ex-governor said he feels, “liberated as a Democrat.” “I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs,...
  • Williams: House GOP walking into a trap

    05/06/2014 5:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2014 | Juan Williams
    What happens to the House Republican caucus if Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) forces a vote on immigration reform? Here are three predictions: 1. The bill passes. An overwhelming majority of Republicans vote for it. With Republican primaries finished by June, incumbents will be free from any far-right, anti-immigration threat to their seats. The GOP vote will be so large it will isolate right-wing talk radio hosts and the Tea Party opposition. 2. Boehner strengthens his position as the party’s leader in the House. He gains added financial backing from a business community that wants immigration reform. And he rises as...
  • Billionaires try to convince Americans it’s good to import foreign workers, increase immigration

    05/06/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 62 replies
    Bangaor Daily News ^ | May 05, 2014 | Jonette Christian
    Billionaires buy whatever they want. And not just mansions and Teslas but elections and legislation. The recent Supreme Court decision lifting caps on campaign contributions gives them even more power. The libertarian Koch brothers have already pumped millions into this year’s elections. But Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Rupert Murdoch and George Soros are no less guilty of buying our political system, and all of them, from libertarian Koch brothers to liberal Soros, are united in one cause: Bring in more foreign workers, increase job competition, and allow “market forces” to drive down wages. Since 2007, political lobbies spent a whopping...
  • A strange, soulless man and his utterly failed presidency (Huge grain-of-salt warning)

    05/06/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Pravda ^ | May 6, 2014 | John Chuckman
    How vividly I remember the photos of Obama in Berlin during his campaign in 2008: streets literally flooded with people keen to get a glimpse of a promising young politician, expressing for us all how exhausted the world was with the most ignorant and contemptible man ever to have been a president. Reporters said a quarter of million turned out to see a man who was a junior senator and had no claim yet to being a world figure. It was intoxicating to think this bright, attractive figure might replace the murderous buffoon, George Bush, and his éminence grise, Dick...
  • Tim Pawlenty cites John McCain, Mitt Romney in predicting Jeb Bush can win GOP nomination

    05/05/2014 1:00:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04-30-2014 | David Sherfinski
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday he believes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, dismissing the notion that conservatives wouldn’t elect an “establishment” candidate by pointing to the party’s standard bearer the past two presidential cycles. “See John McCain; see Mitt Romney,” Mr. Pawlenty, who ended his 2012 presidential campaign in the summer of 2011, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In McCain’s case, a very compelling personal story and a gritty performance; in Mitt Romney’s case, obviously a man of great talent but also someone with a tremendous amount of campaign resources...
  • George H.W. Bush Given Courage Award For 1990 Tax Hikes

    05/05/2014 11:25:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NPOR ^ | 5/6
    During his campaign for president in 1988, George H.W. Bush made what's arguably one of the most memorable campaign promises: "Read my lips," he said. "No new taxes." But as 1990 came around, with the economy still sluggish, he agreed to a bipartisan budget deal that reneged on that promise by raising taxes. For that politically costly decision, Bush was honored on Sunday with the John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award. The Boston Globe reports: " 'George Bush did the right thing for the country, and it's nice to see people are beginning to appreciate it,' John H. Sununu,...
  • Jeb Bush courts religious right

    05/03/2014 5:58:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | May 3, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run as he met this week with a top evangelical leader who could help him win votes from the religious right, according to reports. Bush, a Roman Catholic, sat down with Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's policy branch known as the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, at his Miami office on Friday, CNN reported. The Washington Post reported last month that the two were planning on meeting. "We'll talk about the concerns of evangelicals," Moore told The Post at the time. "He is...
  • Inevitable: Rich GOP donors warn Christie that their first loyalty is to Jeb Bush

    05/02/2014 8:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Can we really call it “news” if it’s something that everyone already knows? Imagine if all the tea-party energy of the past five years ends up in another Bush coronation in 2016. I don’t know if the party would fracture. But it should. In private conversations that are now seeping into public view, some of them are signaling to Mr. Christie’s camp that, should Mr. Bush enter the race, their first loyalty would be to him, not to Mr. Christie, according to interviews with more than two dozen of them… The family name, [Barry Wynn] said, remains a powerful draw....
  • George W. Bush wants Jeb Bush to run, says he'd be 'great president'

    05/01/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | May 1, 2014 | Daniel Rothberg - Reporting from Washington
    President George W. Bush said his younger brother Jeb Bush would make a “great president,” as speculation builds that the Republican former governor of Florida might mount a run for the White House in 2016. Jeb Bush, a favorite of the Republican establishment, has maintained a high public profile in recent weeks, appearing at GOP fundraising events and weighing in on debates over immigration and education policy. He has publicly backed at least two GOP candidates in 2014 races, including his recent endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari. “I hope Jeb runs,” the former president said during an interview...
  • Does the tea party still have the juice?

    05/01/2014 3:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | May 1, 2014 | Domenico Montanaro, Terence Burlij, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
    Today in the Morning Line: •How might tea party vs. establishment storyline play out? •May brings 13 primaries •Laying out the calendar •Your guide to this month’s races Let the elections begin! The midterm election primary season kicks off in earnest Tuesday with elections in North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana. Get this: There are 13 states with primaries in May. It’s always nice when instead of just talking about races, you get results. The overarching question for May: does the tea party still have the juice? In races this month in places like Kentucky and Georgia, “establishment” candidates appear poised...
  • No, Jeb Bush won’t be president

    05/01/2014 1:29:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 30, 2014 | Joy-Ann Reid
    For Jeb Bush, who I believe really wants to be president, the theory of the case has always been this: At some point, his party, the Republicans, will break from the tea party. The angry fever that overtook the party when Barack Obama’s election produced its intended result: a universal healthcare bill, would break. And the movement, born on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to slag underwater homeowners, and harnessed by the GOP to break the spell of bipartisanship Obama rode into town on, would have so consumed the party base, that cooler heads within the party would...
  • Poll: GOP voters like Huckabee most, say he's best qualified

    04/30/2014 12:39:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 29, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Republicans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee the most and consider him the best qualified potential GOP presidential candidate among the major contenders. But, as with the rest, they aren't psyched for him to run, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com survey. Some 72 percent of Republicans like Huckabee, a Fox host and conservative populist. That beats Sen. Rand Paul, at 66 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 62 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 60 percent. And 51 percent of Republicans also view him as qualified to be president, more than the rest again. But as previous...
  • The Sarah Palin Primary

    04/29/2014 10:14:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2014 | W. James Antle III, Editor, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    In 2010, Sarah Palin endorsed Rand Paul for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Most other reliable Republican hawks — Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Santorum — endorsed his primary opponent. Three years later, when Chris Christie criticized Paul’s stand on warrantless surveillance, Palin endorsed him again. “I’m on Team Rand,” she said. “Rand Paul understands, he gets the whole notion of ‘Don’t tread on me, government,’ whereas Chris Christie is for big government and, you know, trying to go along to get along in so many respects.” In a North Carolina congressional primary, however, Sarah Palin is on the side of...
  • Carville: Handicapping the GOP for 2016

    04/29/2014 8:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2014 | James Carville, Democratic operative
    Anyone who loves politics and horse racing is out to try and handicap anything this week. My favorite Saturday, outside any Saturday that Louisiana State University plays football, is the Kentucky Derby. It might not be very fashionable these days to be a horse degenerate, but that’s what I am. Thinking about the up and coming presidential election, I will use some horse racing analogies to talk about 2016. On the Democratic side, there has never been a more non-incumbent prohibitive favorite than Hillary Clinton. Seems to me the best horse analogy would be Secretariat running in the Belmont Stakes...
  • Report: Wall Street Republicans Prefer Hillary over Ted Cruz, Rand Paul

    04/28/2014 5:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 28, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The permanent political class and their donors think a Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton battle in 2016 would be a win-win scenario, and many Republican Wall Street donors would rather have Clinton in the White House than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) or Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). According to a Politico report, "the darkest secret in the big money world of the Republican coastal elite is that the most palatable alternative to a nominee such as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas or Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky would be Clinton." “If it turns out to be Jeb versus Hillary we would...
  • Rove not happy with Obamacare white flag

    04/28/2014 4:53:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    WND ^ | Joseph Farah
    Caught on a flight from Washington to Texas Sunday, Karl Rove, the guru of the GOP political establishment, was not pleased with a statement by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, a member of the House Republican leadership team, which sounded like a surrender in the fight to overturn Obamacare. Asked if the comment by Republican leadership acquiescing to the continuation of the Affordable Care Act was helpful to GOP chances in November, Rove said, “It doesn’t. It absolutely doesn’t.” Rove had not had a chance to read the article in the Spokane Spokesman-Review that quoted McMorris Rodgers as saying...
  • Bob Schieffer: Romney May Run if Jeb Bush Doesn't

    04/28/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 101 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-28-2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may take another run at the White House, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said during a panel discussion on the CBS Sunday morning news show.
  • How Blaming Bush Led to the Ukraine Crisis

    04/28/2014 5:42:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the Democratic Party, history began and ended with the election of George W. Bush. Nothing had happened before him. Every world crisis began with him and would only come to an end when the Democratic Party finally squeezed one of its own into the White House. If there was a problem, Bush had caused it. If another country hated America, it was Bush’s fault. Bush alienated Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and even parts of Antarctica. It was all his fault, the media, academia and angry Trotskyite grandmothers marching for peace and tyranny in San Francisco agreed. Books...
  • 2016 poll: Jeb Bush withers, Rand Paul soars

    04/28/2014 12:58:17 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 34 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 04-24-2014 | Breitbart
    A new poll shows that only 15 percent of Americans want former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for president. The latest YouGov/Economist poll shows that 47 percent indicated that they did not want Bush to run. Thirty-eight percent indicated that they were not sure. The poll also shows that both Bush and former Governor Chris Christie get a 49 percent favorability rating among those that identified themselves as Republicans. Christie, however, is disliked by 37 percent of Republicans, which is a higher unfavorable rating than Jeb Bush – who got 25 percent. Forty-two percent of respondents who identified themselves...
  • Meghan McCain: Bush's 'act of love' immigration comments likely mean he's running for president

    04/28/2014 10:58:55 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 37 replies
    KTAR ^ | 04-08-2014 | KTAR.com
    Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate and Arizona senator John McCain, was asked by KTAR's Mac & Gaydos Tuesday if she agreed with Bush's viewpoint. McCain didn't quite go that far, but she offered up some interesting insight as to what they might mean in regards to a possible run at the presidency. "I understand what he's saying meaning that America is this shining beacon at the top of the hill as Ronald Reagan once said," McCain told KTAR. "I think everyone wants to be an American if you can be, especially if you come from a place...
  • PALIN TO JEB BUSH: THEY'RE 'CALLED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOR A REASON'

    04/28/2014 10:46:56 AM PDT · by Bratch · 109 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 28, 2013 | Tony Lee
    [...snip...] "I think that anybody who breaks a law in America as their first action putting their first foot on our homeland illegally, it may be an act of love from the heart, but it's illegal," Palin told NBC News after attending a rally for Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst. They are "called illegal immigrants for a reason," she added. [...snip...]
  • Wall Street Republicans' dark secret: Hillary Clinton 2016

    04/28/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-28-2014 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — The biggest parlor game on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms these days is guessing whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president and save the GOP’s old establishment base from its rising populist wing. The second most popular game is guessing what happens if Jeb says no. Two dozen interviews about the 2016 race with unaligned GOP donors, financial executives and their Washington lobbyists turned up a consistent — and unusual — consolation candidate if Bush demurs, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t recover politically and no other establishment favorite gets nominated: Hillary Clinton....
  • NBC’s David Gregory Slams Blair Over Islamic Terrorism: Didn’t You And Bush Make It Worse?

    04/28/2014 7:44:59 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    NBC’s David Gregory pressed Tony Blair over the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism worldwide, arguing that perhaps the former British prime minister’s support for the Iraq War bolstered Islamic terrorism — a charge Blair vehemently denied. Blair appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday to advocate for a stronger Western response to the burgeoning threat of Islamic fundamentalism in places like Syria, Yemen, Iraq and North Africa. But Gregory pushed back. ”Isn’t the legacy of your leadership, and that of President Bush, in part responsible for the reality today?” he asked, noting that many in both the United States and Britain...
  • Huckabee, Ryan, Bush Lead Daily Caller-Vox Populi poll of Iowa voters

    04/27/2014 10:29:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush are in a dead heat to win the 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses, according to a new poll sponsored by The Daily Caller and Vox Populi Polling. Of the Republicans polled from April 22-24, Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, took in 20 percent; Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential nominee, won 19 percent; and Bush, the former governor of Florida and brother of former President George W. Bush, garnered 18 percent. Other possible Republicans are in single digits in the poll: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (9 percent); Florida Sen. Marco Rubio...
  • Jeb Bush: America's Immigration System Should Be More like Canada's

    04/27/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said that illegal immigration is like an "act of love" and promoted amnesty at a "Davos in the Desert" education conference in Arizona. Now, the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender has suggested that parts of America's immigration system should be more like Canada's. Jeb Bush ✔ @JebBush Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why can’t we fix our broken one? http://t.co/gT1Zby7xZL 5:03 PM - 23 Apr 2014 Skilled immigrants to be offered 'express entry' to Canada in 2015 The Canadian government is forging ahead with anew immigration system that will offer "express entry"...
  • KARL ROVE: Jeb Bush Is “The Biggest Thinker on Our Side” (Video)

    04/27/2014 2:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, good grief! Karl Rove believes Jeb Bush is “the biggest thinker” in the Republican party today. Rove was asked today if Jeb Bush was going to run for president. “If I were betting I’d say yes. But, here’s the thing. He’s a very deliberate thoughtful guy. He’s the biggest thinker on our side. I’m glad he’s thinking about doing it.” Via FOX News Sunday: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Here are a few examples of Jeb Bush’s big thinking ideas: ** Illegal immigrants come to US in an “act of love” ** Illegal immigrants are “risk takers” ** Ted Cruz needs to have...
  • Blitzer: If Republicans ‘Want to Win,’ They Need Jeb Bush

    04/25/2014 8:14:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    In late 2011, nearing the eve of the formal start of the 2012 presidential election cycle, America’s liberal commentators had already watched a series of Republican presidential debates and formed their opinions of the prospective GOP candidates. Most determined that former Massachusetts governor and eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, was an unsavory conservative, but he was a preferable alternative to his Republican competition. In fact, the left-leaning political press was so much more concerned about Romney’s arch-conservative competitors that they were willing to overlook the former governor’s offenses to liberal orthodoxy. According to the left-of-center press, virtually all of the Republican...
  • Son: George H.W. Bush wants Jeb to run

    04/24/2014 11:11:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 24, 2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Barbara Bush may believe her son Jeb should pass on a 2016 bid because there have been enough Bushes in the White House already. But her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, disagrees and thinks Jeb should go for it. So revealed Jeb’s younger brother, Neil Bush, in an interview with CNN on Thursday that shed additional light on the conflicting sentiments within the former first clan about another potential Bush presidential run. Neil Bush spoke about his father’s desire to see another son seek the White House and said Barbara Bush’s cautionary words won’t affect Jeb Bush’s decision. The...
  • Are you ready for Bush/Paul 2016?

    04/24/2014 9:29:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A corollary to yesterday’s post spitballing about what Paul might do if Jeb (or someone else) squashes him in the early primaries. Whatever you think of Rand’s chances at the nomination, says Ramesh Ponnuru, he’s a strong contender for VP. Do the math: Let’s say the Kentucky legislator makes a strong run — winning some states and coming close in others — but doesn’t win the nomination, a scenario that seems more likely than not. He has something going for him in the veepstakes that other Republican also-rans would not: a constituency that might well defect in large numbers from...