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  • Jeb Bush: You’d better believe I’d go back in time and kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 4:06:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 9, 2015 | Allahpundit
    <p>He didn’t randomly volunteer this information, I should note. It’s a reply to a specific question inspired by a recent feature in the New York Times. If he had randomly volunteered it, that would have been weird.</p> <p>But also a little bit awesome.</p>
  • Bush: "I Love My Dad, I'd Kill For Him, I'd Go To Prison For Him"

    11/01/2015 12:34:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 180 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/1/15 | RCP
    <p>Jeb Bush borders on creepy talking about how much he cares for his father, who, luckily, "is no longer watching CSI" because he is following the election campaign so closely. "I'd go to prison for him because, I love him so much. Thankfully I haven't had the need to do that."</p>
  • Should Jeb Bush Step Aside For The Political Future Of George P Bush?

    10/30/2015 6:20:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Crowley Political Report ^ | 10/29/15 | Crowley Political Report
    Last April, Crowley Political Report asked the question - should Jeb Bush step aside for Marco Rubio? Now, with Bush's bid for the Republican presidential nomination in deep trouble, Bush the father may well start wondering if a humiliating defeat could harm the political future of his son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. George P is the next chapter of the Bush family political legacy that started with his great-grandfather, the late U.S. Senator Prescott Bush. He is only two years younger than his father when Jeb first ran for Florida governor in 1994 - and lost. There seems...
  • Jeb Bush lags rivals in early-state spending (because he's running out of money...)

    10/27/2015 4:42:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/27/15 | Matt Viser
    Jeb Bush is being outspent in the crucial early presidential caucus and primary states, while Donald Trump has quietly been building a competitive, ground-level campaign operation. With the first Iowa caucus votes less than 100 days away, the Globe examined what Republican campaigns are doing to build the on-the-ground networks required to get supporters to the polls during the cold of winter. The review analyzed state-by-state spending since each of the candidates jumped into the race. It shows that Bush has spent less money in the first four states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada than some...
  • Why Jeb Bushs campaign has gone so wrong

    10/26/2015 4:18:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/15 | Dana Milbank
    The Bushes are burning as they consume the news. Bush family patriarch George H.W. Bush is “bewildered,” alarmed and “irritated,” the New York Times reported over the weekend, that his son Jeb is going so poorly in a Republican presidential primary battle dominated by Donald Trump. The 41st president summoned his son George W., the 43rd president, Jeb and Bush money men to Houston for meetings Sunday and Monday to sort out what has gone so wrong that Jeb is now cutting staff. They didn’t have to look far for an explanation. All they had to do was listen to...
  • Jeb Bushs Self-Published E-Book of Emails Drops Friday (Currently #190,165 Paid in Kindle Store)

    10/26/2015 1:14:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Adweek ^ | 10/26/15 | Dianna Dilworth
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will release an e-book containing the emails from his time in office this week. Bush is using Amazons CreateSpace Independent Publishing platform to publish the work. In the book, Bush includes email conversations between himself, his aides and his constituents alongside reflections on the messages. Here is more from the Amazon listing: This book tells the story of Jeb Bushs governorship through his email exchanges with his staff, members of the media and the Floridians he served from 1999-2007.
  • What happened to the joy of Jeb?

    10/26/2015 5:47:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/26/15 | Raul A. Reyes
    What happened to that self-proclaimed "joyful tortoise"? At a Saturday town hall event in South Carolina, Jeb Bush was sure sounding frustrated with the current state of the GOP race for the nomination. "If this election is about how we're going to fight to get nothing done, then ... I don't want any part of it," he said. "I don't want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation." He dismissed the suggestion that the recent financial cutbacks at his...
  • Trump: Jeb ran to mom and dad for 'counsel'

    10/26/2015 5:38:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/26/15 | AL WEAVER
    Donald Trump on Monday mocked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for having to consult his parents over the weekend about his floundering presidential run. "Bush is out there, his campaign is a disaster," Trump told a morning crowd in Atkinson, N.H. "That's because I came along! I'm proud of it." Trump also hit Bush for cutting the salaries of his campaign staff. "So he's meeting now with mom and dad," he said. "No it's true, he needs counsel." "He was very angry over the week. He said, 'if this is going to be this nasty, let them have Trump as...
  • Bush calms donors over Texas barbecue

    10/26/2015 4:51:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/15 | Jonathan Swan
    Jeb Bush did his best to reassure his wealthiest donors over a Texas barbecue on Sunday, telling them that his Republican presidential campaign is trimming its costs and correcting itself like any business. -snip- And while some pundits are already writing off Jeb Bush's chances of winning the Republican nomination, a number of major donors and Bush operatives interviewed by The Hill said they were confident he could turn the polls around by the time votes are cast in primaries next February and March. A number of these donors and operatives say they have faith that the pro-Bush super-PAC Right...
  • Bush family gathers to rescue Jeb

    10/26/2015 4:45:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    This closed-door summit for Jeb Bushs richest donors was meant to be a pep rally, a reunion for loyalists eager to celebrate the family legacy with two former presidents. But as George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush draw supporters together under gray skies and unrelenting rains, the gathering has become a rescue operation for a candidate who looks unable to meet the expectations of the family brand. The patient is either in intensive care and in need of some good doctors who can save him or being put into hospice and were going to see a slow death," said...
  • Jeb Bush to Rally Top Donors in Houston, Seek More Cash (SuperPac is there. Illegal coordination?)

    10/25/2015 2:53:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    My High Plains News ^ | 10/23/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Three generations of the most famous family in Texas politics are planning to descend on Houston in the coming days to rally with major donors to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign and try to raise more money for the former Florida governor. The weekend gathering, once billed as a "special appreciation event" for Jeb Bush's biggest financial backers, comes at a precarious time for his White House hopes. His campaign announced Friday it was making significant cutbacks, reportedly reducing its payroll by 40 percent, trimming travel costs by 20 percent and scaling back 45 percent on some other costs. Jeb...
  • Despite the law, statewide office holders dole out jobs to those with political ties (George P Bush)

    10/20/2015 4:04:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/18/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    At first glance, Hector Valle would seem like an odd fit for the state agency that oversees all public land in Texas. When the 37-year-old applied to join the Texas General Land Office last October, saying he wanted to be the agency's "special counsel" - a job that did not exist - his only work experience was as a Dallas anti-gang prosecutor. Valle had a special qualification, however: He had gone to law school with George P. Bush, the front-runner in what was then an upcoming election for land commissioner. Two weeks later, Bush won. Six days after that, Valle...

    10/20/2015 5:42:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/15 | KATIE MCHUGH
    Former Republican president George W. Bush told donors that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is his brother Jeb Bushs most formidable opponent in the GOP primary, according to Politico. Politico spoke to half a dozen donors at an Oct. 18 event in Denver. The attendees reported that Bush said I just dont like the guy. Bush also slammed Cruzs alliance with runaway frontrunner Donald Trump, who has repeatedly mocked Jeb as pathetic and low energy. -snip- The event was organized by the GOP establishment to bolster Jebs campaign. But it managed to attract only one hundred donors by offering last-minute,...
  • George P. Bush, Texas land commissioner and Jeb's son, hired most of staff in legally suspect way

    10/20/2015 5:26:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/20/15 | Peter Weber
    Last week, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush responded to criticism from his predecessor that he had replaced nonpartisan bureaucrats at the General Land Office with loyalists by explaining that many of the employees that he inherited in January were making too much money. "We're going to try our best to make it more objective, more fair, based about not your relationships, but based upon what you bring to the table," he said of his office, which oversees 13 million acres of Texas public lands, including leasing mineral rights to oil and gas companies. On Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported...
  • George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz

    10/19/2015 5:20:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 230 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brothers campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former presidents skin, who he views as perhaps Jeb Bushs most serious rival for the partys nomination. It isnt Donald Trump, whose withering insults have sought to make Jeb pay a political price for his brothers presidency. It also isnt Marco Rubio, Jebs former understudy who now poses a serious threat to his establishment support. Its George W. Bushs former employee Ted Cruz. I just dont...
  • Bush fundraising off of Trumps 9/11 comments

    10/18/2015 12:41:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Jeb Bush is trying to capitalize off of Donald Trumps attacks on his brother, former President George W. Bush, asking supports to donate to fight back against Donald Trump. If you believe as I do that my brother kept this country safe and strong after those horrific attacks, then I need you to donate $5 and fight back against Donald Trump, Bushs campaign said in an email to supporters with a subject line reading, Help defend my brother.

    10/15/2015 7:26:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/15 | Mike Flynn
    Ahead of its required disclosure of third quarter fundraising, the Jeb Bush campaign says it is cutting back and being more frugal in its campaign spending. A Politico story on Thursday, sourced with a variety of Bush insiders is likely a pre-spin of disappointing fundraising over the summer. Conceived as a fundraising juggernaut that would shock and awe opponents into oblivion, Bushs campaign is suddenly struggling to raise hard dollars and increasingly economizing not because hes out of money, but to convince nervous donors, who are about to get their first look at his campaigns burn rate, that hes...
  • Essential Politics: Where the candidates go from here (George P. Bush skipping work Oct 22!)

    10/15/2015 6:32:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/14/15 | CHRISTINA BELLANTONI
    Im Christina Bellantoni, and this is Essential Politics. -snip- This event goes along with Bush and his family jetting on an intensive fundraising schedule this month. The candidate will also attend an Oct. 19 reception in Newport Beach, an Oct. 20 breakfast in Los Angeles. His son George P. Bush will attend a luncheon on Oct. 22 in Fresno.
  • George P. says Jebs on track. Yes, really (Also, George P. skipped work AGAIN last week)

    10/11/2015 9:19:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 10/10/15 | BUD KENNEDY
    By World Series time in 1999, George W. Bush was polling at 60 percent in his first race for the Republican presidential nomination. Today, Jeb Bush is closer to 6. Since the Rangers, the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs are all in the baseball playoffs the same year, we know anything is possible. But nobody would say Bush is in good shape except somebody on the same team. I think this is the position [where] hes always wanted to be, son George P. Bush said last week. He said it with a straight face. -snip- George P. Bush...
  • George P. Bush to campaign for dad Thursday and Friday (Ditches work again!)

    10/08/2015 4:09:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/6/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is scheduled to headline fundraisers for father Jeb Bush's presidential campaign on Thursday and Friday in Washington, D.C., according to the campaign. The younger Bush is advertised as the main attraction for a reception Thursday evening and a luncheon Friday, according to public invitations. The reception is part of "Mission: Next," the young donor outreach program that the first-year land commissioner is co-chairing. A George P. Bush spokeswoman did not respond to a question about whether he had any official state business in the nation's capital.
  • Jeb Bush Calls In Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

    09/29/2015 11:29:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15 | Mike Flynn
    On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. Im my own man, Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences. As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....
  • State criticized for claiming ownership of Alamo artifacts (P. Bush's jihad on Texas history)

    09/28/2015 12:27:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    AP Lubbock Online ^ | 9/26/15 | David Warren
    Leading academics, archivists and others are criticizing efforts by Texas officials to claim ownership of part of a historical collection at the Alamo thats considered one of the states most important treasures. In a letter sent Friday to General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush, the group argues that the private library maintained by the nonprofit Daughters of the Republic of Texas is one of the finest research facilities in the state. The letter notes the library houses about 38,000 items, from books, maps and flags to paintings, manuscripts and other artifacts. The letter contends that the General Land Offices...
  • George P. Bush reboot of land office has campaign, family ties

    09/22/2015 1:50:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 9/19/15 | Ft Worth Star Telegram
    Less than a year after being elected to lead the oldest state agency in Texas, Land Commissioner George P. Bush has dramatically remade the General Land Office by ousting most of its longtime leaders and replacing many with people with ties to his campaign and family. Eleven of the top 18 officials on the agencys organizational chart a year ago have been fired or forced out or have quit, and more could leave soon in an overhaul that Bush has described as a reboot. In their place, Bush, a former Fort Worth resident, has given top jobs to two of...
  • Jeb Bushs Cerebral Debate Style Faces a Test: Donald Trump

    09/13/2015 12:47:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    On the debate stage, Jeb Bush has committed the sin of over-explanation, answering a pithy 1994 attack on his business career with so many details about leases and debts that a baffled crowd erupted into boos. He has delivered high-minded put-downs, promising in a 1998 face-off to establish a charter school for people that distort the facts and mischievously guaranteeing admission to his opponent. And he has mangled seemingly simple sentences, vowing in a 2002 confrontation that we can make Florida a bright have a brighter future for for all Floridians. In a Republican presidential debate season dominated...
  • Active role in father's campaign taking George P. Bush away from day job (Busted!)

    09/12/2015 7:12:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Spiked on 9/11/15; Unspiked on 9/12/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has been out of the state or otherwise off of work nearly half of the time since his father entered the GOP race for president, records show, raising questions about whether the scion is fulfilling his pledge to remain focused on his first elected office. Personal time - both related to the presidential race and for other reasons - took the commissioner away for the equivalent of 23 of the first 50 work days after father Jeb Bush announced his bid on June 15, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of records obtained under...
  • Laura Bush hits fundraising circuit for Jeb (Panic and Desperation)

    09/12/2015 7:03:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/15 | Cory Bennett
    Laura Bush is hitting the fundraising circuit to help reinvigorate her brother-in-laws presidential campaign. The former first lady is scheduled to host a pair of fundraisers to benefit former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush next month in the Sunshine State, Bloomberg reported. On Oct. 6, Laura Bush will host a group of donors in suburban Orlando. The next day, shell jointly host a second event in Palm Beach with Columba Bush, Jeb's wife. The former two-term Republican governor has tried not to tie himself too closely to his brother former President George W. Bushs administration. But in recent days, Bush has...
  • George P. Bush to speak at Riverside County GOP's Liberty Dinner (P. to skip work again!)

    09/12/2015 10:21:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    PE ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Horseman
    Those who dont regularly follow politics might not be familiar with George P. Bush. But theyve surely heard of his father, uncle and grandfather. The son of former Florida governor and 2016 White House hopeful Jeb Bush, George P. Bush will deliver the keynote speech at the Republican Party of Riverside Countys annual Liberty Dinner on Oct. 15. Having been elected Texas land commissioner in 2014, George P. Bush, 39, is the grandson of Americas 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and the nephew of the 43rd president, George W. Bush. George P. Bush is a rising star in the Republican...
  • George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George W. Bush to appear at Jeb Bush donor event

    08/20/2015 10:21:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/20/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    For a candidate who insists "I'm my own man" anytime he's asked about his famous family lineage, Jeb Bush sure likes calling in blood relatives to help raise campaign cash. The Republican presidential contender is hosting another campaign donor retreat in late October his parents, former president George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, once again promise to be headliners at the "Jeb Celebration" to be held in Houston, and another notable Bush will be in attendance as well: his older brother, former president George W. Bush. The event is billed as an end-of-quarter meeting of top...
  • Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

    08/20/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/15 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is bringing out the big guns for his next donor summit, turning to his father and brother to headline the event in Texas this fall, according to a copy of the invitation. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will be the big draw at the third major-donor conference Jeb Bush has organized to raise money for his 2016 White House bid. The Houston gathering, dubbed the Jeb Celebration, illustrates the pros and cons of Jeb Bushs famous bloodline because it is sure to draw legions of donors loyal to his dad and...
  • Is Jeb Bush Turning Into Michael Dukakis?

    08/04/2015 5:27:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/15 | DANIEL J. MCGRAW
    Wonkish and mealy-mouthed, Jeb needs to start riling up his supportersbefore Donald Trump wins them all over. To hear Jeb Bush tell it, hes right where he wants to be, the joyful tortoise in the race who doesnt want to say outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message. At the Koch Brothers GOP donor convocation in Dana Point, Calif., over the weekend, Bush waxed confident about the campaign strategy hes following, including the $120 million war chest hes spent six months amassing. I mean, this is a long haul, Bush said. But many GOP voters dont seem...
  • Maid Of Bush's Son In Miami Is Deported (1991 Flashback)

    07/27/2015 4:58:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/16/1991 | Deseret News
    President Bush's son, Jeb, is looking for a maid who's a legal U.S. resident. A maid who had worked at Bush's Miami home for three years was deported back to her native Honduras last week. Bush was out jogging when immigration agents showed up so his wife, Columba, had to deal with them. "She indicated, `Yes, she works here,' brought the lady out, and the two agents showed her the deportation order,said Richard Smith, director of the INS's Miami office."
  • A Millennial Named Bush

    07/26/2015 9:30:14 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2015 | Nick Kristoff
    THE time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. Theyre wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless and always have been. Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. They are raised on service projects, apply to Teach for America in torrents and donate to charity at a higher rate (87 percent) than their elders. Basically, theyve stabbed us older generations in the back with their idealism and altruism, robbing us of the opportunity to feel superior. One of the exemplars of this trend, also catering to it, is Barbara Bush, 33. Yes,...
  • Donald Trump surging in New Hampshire, Iowa (Jeb plummets to 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH)

    07/26/2015 6:42:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/26/15 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Donald Trump has surged to the lead in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary and virtually erased Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers advantage in the Iowa caucuses, according to new NBC News/Marist polls released Sunday. In Iowa, Walker still tops the field with 19 percent, the poll shows only two points ahead of Trump, who garners 17 percent. Interviews for the poll began on July 14 the day after the Walker campaigns launch event in Wisconsin. The only other candidate in double digits is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 12 percent. Those lagging behind include a number of...
  • Jeb Bush Aims to Recruit, Groom, Young Republican Donors

    07/13/2015 2:15:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/13/15 | BETH REINHARD
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is launching a young donor program aimed at padding his already flush campaign account and grooming the next generation of big Republican contributors. The program, called Mission Next, will be spearheaded by his sons, 39-year-old George P. Bush, who last year was elected to statewide office in Texas, and 31-year-old Jeb Bush Jr., who recently took over the consulting business he and his father led in Miami. Both sons have already headlined several fundraisers for their father. -snip- The young donors program will also be named after space missions, according to donors familiar with the plans....
  • George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster

    07/13/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/15 | Daily Mail
    George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster rolls for 300 guests at family estate. Jeb Bush and his father, former US President George H. W. Bush, wooed wealthy supporters and donors to his White House campaign with an extravagant fundraiser at their family home in Maine. Among the 300 guests invited for the luxurious retreat at Kennebunkport were billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, former Florida governor Bob Martinez and top Wall Street financier Marvin Schwartz. The visitors were treated to cocktails as they were greeted by the former President and First Lady Barbara...
  • Walker: Bush a name from the past

    07/13/2015 9:48:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/13/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's first publicized shots at GOP rivals since officially declaring his White House bid were focused on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. During an interview with ABC News released moments after he confirmed his 2016 bid on Twitter, Walker suggested that Bush could not defeat Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. I don't think a name from the past beats a name from the past. I think you need a name from the future, Walker told ABC, adding that voters want a new, fresh face to lead this country going forward. Not just Republicans, but I hear a...
  • Jeb Bush, in Maine, embraces the family name

    07/12/2015 4:23:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Star Advertiser NYT ^ | 7/12/14 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine Maybe it was the sunset selfies on the lawn at Walker's Point, the family compound, with the state flags of Texas and Maine fluttering in the salty breeze. Maybe it was the standing ovation for the elder President George Bush, frail but beaming, when he arrived Friday morning at a discussion of how to elect another of his sons to the White House. But over two days of lobster rolls, and strategy sessions, whatever reluctance Jeb Bush may have had about publicly embracing his dynastic inheritance seemed to vanish. And for the hundreds of donors to Bush's...
  • Bush family compound in Kennebunkport is campaign gold

    07/12/2015 4:16:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 7/12/15 | COLIN WOODARD
    Rich in history, money and and power, Walker's Point is a touchstone of the Bush political dynasty. KENNEBUNKPORT At midday Thursday it was business as usual at the scenic pullover on Ocean Avenue, with its sweeping views of Walkers Point and the Bush family compound. The parking area was nearly filled with sightseers cars and a gaggle of cyclists. An Italian-speaking family crowded around an outstretched smartphone, trying to get the perfect shot of themselves in front of Maines most famous family retreat. Unnoticed in the background, two tiny figures pushed a third from the parking lot in a...
  • Jeb and George H.W. Bush host fund-raiser party at family estate

    07/12/2015 6:37:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/15 | Emily Smith
    Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, along with his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush, threw a party for top fund-raisers, including billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, at the Bush family compound in Maine. In a Kennedy-esque move, Jeb hosted the retreat at his father and mother Barbara Bushs estate on Walkers Point in Kennebunkport, which was bought in the 19th century by Jebs great-great-grandfather.
  • That time Jeb Bush invited 300 top donors to his parents house

    07/10/2015 10:15:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    One by one, nearly 300 of Jeb Bush's top donors, from New York, Washington, Miami even Americans living abroad in China and Germany climbed aboard a trolley here for a trip a mile and a half down Ocean Avenue. There was Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and a former assistant secretary of state under George W. Bush. And Mike Duncan, the former Republican National Committee chairman. Several Floridians including Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, former Republican Sen. George Lemieux and former Republican Gov. Bob Martinez. Younger faces like Jay Zeidman, a close friend of George P. Bush,...
  • Does Jeb Bush Understand Economics?

    07/10/2015 9:07:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/10/15 | KURT EICHENWALD
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush set off a firestorm this week by appearing to say in a newspaper interview that Americans should work longer hours. Democrats pounced, even as the Bush campaign said his comments were taken out of context. But everyone is missing the real story. Whether Bushs comment was a criticism of American workers or a lament about a weakened job market, his words demonstrated such a lack of knowledge of economics that its virtually impossible to understand what was the context of his words.
  • Hey Jeb: Illegal Aliens Committing An Act of Love Killed These Innocent Americans

    07/10/2015 8:17:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CHQ ^ | 10 Jul 15 | CHQ
    The media firestorm over Donald Trumps accurate comment that the illegal aliens coming from Mexico include rapists, drug runners, and other criminals shows no sign of abating. However, the murder in San Francisco of innocent American Kathryn Steinle by an illegal alien, and five-time deportee, has all but disappeared from the pages and video feeds of the establishment media. This conspiracy of silence by the establishment media to hush-up the vast contribution illegal aliens make to Americas crime rate has finally driven some of the victims of the not-at-all victimless crime of illegal border crossing to come out in support...
  • Jeb Bush Draws on Family Dynasty for Fund-Raising Efforts

    07/10/2015 8:04:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/15 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Me. The Bush people arrived by private plane, black car and finally old-fashioned trolley, shuttled in by the hundreds for a bonding ritual unlike anything else in contemporary politics. They posed on the lawn for pictures with Barbara Bush, the former first lady. They dined on lobster rolls and burgers, traded business cards with eminent executives and former ambassadors, and basked in the inner sanctum of the most successful political dynasty in history. This is to the Bushes what Hyannis Port is to the Kennedys, said Dirk Van Dongen, a lobbyist in Washington, making his first journey to...
  • Report: George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at 2012 charity fundraiser for wounded veterans

    07/09/2015 5:25:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/8/15 | Julie Fancher
    Former President George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a 2012 charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, ABC News reported Wednesday. The report also said former First Lady Laura Bush collected $50,000 to appear a year earlier. According to its website, the charity, Helping a Hero, helps to provide specially-adapted homes for wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to help reintegrate them into their community. Former Marine Eddie Wright served on the charitys board and criticized the presidents fee to speak on behalf of men and women he ordered into harms way....
  • Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours

    07/08/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    Today, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who as of-late has gone relatively gaffe-free, uttered a phrase that may not go over too well with the constituency he seeks to reach. During an interview that was live-streamed on the app Periscope, Bush told New Hampshires The Union Leader that to grow the economy, people should work longer hours. He was answering a question about his plans for tax reform and responded: My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a...
  • From Republicans, Skepticism About Bush's Ability To Win Latinos

    07/06/2015 10:49:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/15 | PERRY BACON JR.
    Some influential Republicans remain skeptical that the party must tap a presidential candidate with strong appeal to Latino voters or that Jeb Bush is that person, leaving them unwilling for now to embrace the former Florida governor. While GOP candidate and businessman Donald Trump has made controversial comments about Mexican-Americans since he entered the 2016 race, Bush has repeatedly highlighted his connections to the Latino community and praised the influence of immigrants on American culture. He speaks Spanish frequently on the campaign trail, constantly discusses the importance of Republicans reaching beyond the party's base of white voters and attends events...
  • Jeb Bush's Son Declares: The Hispanic Agenda Is The American Agenda

    06/30/2015 12:04:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Latina ^ | 6/19/15 | RAQUEL REICHARD
    Jeb Bushs son, George P. Bush, has joined his dad in an arduous effort: Trying to get the Latino vote. Fox News Latino reports that Bush, the Texas land commissioner, spoke at a Mexican restaurant in Nevada on Wednesday, where he told a crowd of around 40 people why the Latino vote is of grave importance. The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda, its an aspirational community that I happen to be a part of, Bush, whose mother is a Mexican immigrant, said. We want better schools, a brighter economic tomorrow, a strong national defense, its a patriotic community.
  • Jeb Bush Wasnt Bashful About Trading on Family Name

    06/30/2015 4:56:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 6/30/15 | Eric Pianin
    While Jeb Bush frequently is touted as both a two-term governor and a successful businessman, his often dubious record as an entrepreneur and investor has been widely documented over the past three decades. The 62-year-old scion of a powerful political family and now an announced candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination was involved in a myriad business ventures dating back to the mid-1980s, The Washington Post noted on Monday in the latest media examination of Bushs entrepreneurial exploits as he tried to amass his fortune. Bush brokered numerous real estate deals in Miami, helped to arrange bank loans in...
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) Todos por Jeb!

    06/29/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/29/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Fund-raising is a family affair for former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But not the whole family. Facing a Tuesday deadline to raise cash for the first quarter, Mr. Bushs campaign has enlisted his wife, son and father to solicit donations from supporters in the last two days. There has been no such pitch, however, from the 43rd president, who is his brother. Its not the same as when I ran for office, now a single email can raise millions, and every fund-raising deadline is scrutinized, his father, the first President Bush, wrote in an email. Thats why Jeb needs...
  • Jeb Bush and His Friends Have Spent a Lot of Time Explaining His Bad Business Deals

    06/29/2015 1:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 6/29/15 | Jaime Fuller
    The Washington Post has a story today about 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush's unfortunate habit of getting involved in business deals destined to crumble and make him look bad. The problem is widespread enough that his career is littered with a graveyard of hilariously halfhearted explanations for his mistakes from friends, staffers, and Bush himself. In 1998 shortly before he became governor of Florida, Bush told the St. Petersburg Times, according to the Post, Im 45 years old. I have to have better radar. Bush's running mate in his failed gubernatorial bid in 1994, Tom Feeney, argued that the...