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  • 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. “I’m 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 that’s considered one of the state’s 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 Office’s...
  • 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 agency’s 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 Bush’s 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-law’s 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, she’ll 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. Bush’s 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 don’t regularly follow politics might not be familiar with George P. Bush. But they’ve 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 County’s annual Liberty Dinner on Oct. 15. Having been elected Texas land commissioner in 2014, George P. Bush, 39, is the grandson of America’s 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 Bush’s 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 supporters—before Donald Trump wins them all over. To hear Jeb Bush tell it, he’s right where he wants to be, the “joyful tortoise” in the race who doesn’t 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 he’s following, including the $120 million war chest he’s spent six months amassing. “I mean, this is a long haul,” Bush said. But many GOP voters don’t 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. They’re 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, they’ve 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 Walker’s 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 campaign’s 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 Walker’s 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 Maine’s 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 Bush’s estate on Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, which was bought in the 19th century by Jeb’s great-great-grandfather.
  • That time Jeb Bush invited 300 top donors to his parent’s 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 Bush’s 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 it’s 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 Trump’s 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 America’s 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 charity’s board and criticized the president’s fee to “speak on behalf of men and women he ordered into harm’s 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 Hampshire’s 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 Bush’s 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, it’s 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, it’s a patriotic community.”
  • Jeb Bush Wasn’t 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 Bush’s 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. Bush’s 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. “It’s 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. “That’s 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, “I’m 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...
  • Jeb Bush did business with crooks, traded on his family connections, Washington Post reports

    06/29/2015 1:27:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/29/15 | Peter Weber
    Before he was elected governor of Florida in 1998, Jeb Bush "often benefited from his family connections and repeatedly put himself in situations that raised questions about his judgment and exposed him to reputational risk," report Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger in The Washington Post, noting that five of Bush's business associates have been convicted of crimes. Bush, who cites his business experience to bolster his run for president, says that he was taken advantage of by unscrupulous businessmen and had no knowledge of wrongdoing. The Post found that Bush's intervention with federal officials helped one later-convicted fraudster get...
  • Roberts' Dissent: Maybe there's hope for him after all?

    06/26/2015 9:06:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/26 | C.J. Roberts
    "But this Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. The people who ratified the Constitution authorized courts to exercise “neither force nor will but merely judgment.” Although the policy arguments for extending marriage to same-sex couples may be compelling, the legal arguments for requiring such an extension are not. The fundamental right to marry does not include a right to make a State change its definition of marriage. And a State’s...
  • The Political John Roberts

    06/26/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-25-2015
    The Chief Justice again rewrites ObamaCare in order to save it.For the second time in three years, Chief Justice John Roberts has rewritten the Affordable Care Act in order to save it. Beyond its implications for health care, the Court’s 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell is a landmark that betrays the Chief’s vow to be “an umpire,” not a legislator in robes. He stands revealed as a most political Justice. The black-letter language of ObamaCare limits insurance subsidies to “an Exchange established by the State.” But the Democrats who wrote the bill in 2010 never imagined that 36 states...
  • Love Her Or Hate Her, Ann Coulter Warned Us About John Roberts 10 Years Ago

    06/26/2015 6:17:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/26/2015 | by Stephen Kruiser
    After conservatives took another gut punch from black-robed Obamacare cheerleader Chief Justice John Roberts, many of us were left wondering just what in the heck is wrong with this guy. After all, these Republican appointees to the Supreme Court are supposed to be on our side, right? They can’t all be David Souter. It turns out that Ann Coulter sniffed another Souter-esque betrayal in the offing ten years ago: After pretending to consider various women and minorities for the Supreme Court these past few weeks, President Bush decided to disappoint all the groups he had just ginned up and...
  • HALF of the Bush Supreme Court nominees have been a disaster! We don't need ANOTHER Bush!

    06/26/2015 3:15:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    David Souter and John Roberts, two of the four nominees of the presidents Bush. Enough is enough! We need to use the Supreme Court to defeat Jeb! at all costs!
  • Jeb Bush Leads the GOP Pack (Not Bush really leads with 78%)

    06/22/2015 7:12:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    A brand-new national NBC/WSJ poll finds Jeb Bush leading the crowded Republican presidential field, with 22% of GOP primary voters saying he's their first choice. He's followed by Scott Walker at 17%, Marco Rubio at 14%, and Ben Carson at 11%. While Jeb had a similar five-point lead in our April NBC/WSJ poll, you see his current position has strengthened when you look inside the numbers of this new poll. (It was conducted during the buildup and coverage of Bush's official presidential announcement on June 16.) The latest survey shows him ahead among self-identified conservative GOP primary voters -- when...
  • George P. Bush: Good Times Are Here Again — If You Elect My Dad

    06/19/2015 1:42:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/17/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush, took his first campaign trip for his father on Wednesday — to Nevada, underscoring the importance of the caucus state and planting a flag where his cowboy boots and belt play well. Speaking inside Mundo Mexican restaurant on a 106-degree day, and flanked by aquamarine chairs, Bush avoided other Republicans and focused keenly on linking Hillary Clinton to the president. “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama think the government should decide your health care,” Bush said. “My dad thinks you and your doctor should make your health care decisions. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...
  • Tea party Republicans criticize Jeb Bush ahead of his announcement

    06/15/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 6/15/15 | Associated Press
    Tea party Republicans are voicing their displeasure with Jeb Bush in the hours leading up to his 2016 campaign kickoff. Bush would be the third member of his family to sit in the Oval Office, and tea party leader Mark Meckler says both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were "big-government" Republicans. The president of Citizens for Self-Governance says they contributed to, quote, "the increase in size, spending and involvement of government in America." He also notes that Jeb Bush's steadfast support for Common Core education standards and immigration reform "is a nonstarter with many conservatives."
  • Jeb Bush’s Bizarre Group Therapy Campaign

    06/15/2015 8:16:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123
    Conservative HQ ^ | 6/15/15 | George Rasley
    Today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush formally enters the race for the Republican nomination for President. When Bush began his exploratory effort he was supposed to assemble the strongest roster of aides and donors, spooking would-be rivals for the nomination from the race. His political machine was expected to have $100 million on hand the day he declared as a candidate. Eventually, no one would ask about his family, which has spawned two Presidents, or his support for Common Core education standards or liberal views on illegal immigrants. None of that has happened noted Time Magazine’s Phillip Elliott in his...
  • The most unpopular $100-million candidate in history

    06/15/2015 7:59:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/15/15 | Rick Moran
    Jeb Bush is poised to make his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination official today. He will announce his intentions at Miami Dade College in a speech where, at least once, he is going to assure his listeners that he is a good conservative and can beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The Bush fundraising steamroller is impressive. By the end of this month, his super-PAC, Right to Rise, will have raised close to $100 million, far and away the most of any declared or undeclared candidate. But he is currently the choice of only about 12% of the...
  • Before Conservatives Beat Hillary, Three Reasons Why They First Should Beat Bush

    06/15/2015 6:37:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/15/15 | Mark Meckler
    “We’ve had enough Bushes,” said Barbara Bush two years ago, dismissing the idea of her son Jeb running for President. Her husband and another son both already held the highest office in the world. Though the media is staging 2016 as the ultimate showdown between political dynasties — Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton — it looks like the culture shares Barbara’s lack of enthusiasm for either of these “establishment” politicians. In a recent poll taken by Quinnipiac University, Jeb only takes the lead in his home state of Florida, dropping down around 10 percent support in other key swing states...
  • Twitter can’t stop laughing at Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign logo

    06/15/2015 6:00:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Metro ^ | 6/15/15 | Nicolas Reilly
    If you’re running to become president of the United States, it’s pretty important to deliver a campaign that’s filled with authority, power and conviction. But try telling that to Jeb Bush, after the Republican hopeful unveiled this logo for his campaign – complete with a weirdly placed exclamation mark. It certainly doesn’t look like the hallmark of a man who’s trying to get into the Oval Office, but instead comes across like some kind of short-lived domestic sitcom from the 1980s. Apparently, he’s used the logo for all his political activities since 1994, but that doesn’t make it any less...
  • Jeb to downplay Bush family name as he launches presidential bid

    06/15/2015 5:15:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6/15/15 | Robert Schroeder
    Jeb Bush plans to declare his bid for the presidency Monday in Miami, nearly 27 years after his father was elected president. But former Florida Gov. Bush, writes the New York Times, will enter a presidential contest unlike any faced by his father George or his brother George W. Bush. And as the third member of his family to seek the nation’s highest office, Jeb Bush brings to the race a last name that both evokes the nobility of public service and a deep distrust of political entitlement, the Times writes. Bush’s campaign is using a spare logo that excludes...
  • Jeb Bush Previews Monday’s “Big Announcement”

    06/12/2015 12:47:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 6/12/15 | CBS Miami AP
    In wrapping up his trip to Europe, Jeb Bush gave reporters a preview of his ‘big announcement’ on Monday in which he’ll formally announce his presidential candidacy. Bush said Monday’s speech will be “hopeful, optimistic” and he’ll point out why he thinks it’s important to change the nation’s course. -snip- Asked how he differs from Hillary Rodham Clinton, the heavy favorite for the Democratic nomination, Bush said there will be time to draw such distinctions but stopped short of offering any specifics.
  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers "have evolved" since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was "no longer a stigma attached to this behavior." This was in a chapter titled "The Restoration of Shame."
  • WaPost Reporter Hints Jeb Bush Hiding Big Family Scandal

    06/12/2015 5:52:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    But bizarrely offers no proof or explanation On MSNBC today, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross hinted that Jeb Bush was covering up a major family scandal -- but she offered no proof or explanation for her comments. Even the MSNBC host made an effort to distance herself and her network from the Post reporter's comments. "I guess I was rather stunned, I guess, to hear that these things had been written in a book at a time when the governor probably had his own issues that he was struggling with in his personal life," Ross said. "It seems like a...
  • Amid campaign shake-up, Jeb Bush heads to Europe

    06/09/2015 12:19:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/9/15 | Karen Tumulty
    As his last public act before officially announcing his presidential candidacy next week, former Florida governor Jeb Bush embarked on a five-day swing through Central and Eastern Europe, meeting with leaders in three countries where Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression has been at the top of security concerns. He is leaving behind turmoil in his campaign operation in Florida, which — in a surprise move — tapped a new campaign manager on Monday. GOP operative Danny Diaz will assume the role, rather than David Kochel, an Iowa veteran, who had been expected to hold that job but will be named...
  • Past Bush immigration remarks shock conservatives

    06/05/2015 5:07:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/5/15 | Alexandra Jaffe
    During a "Family Reunion" conference hosted by the Hispanic Leadership Network in April 2013, Jeb Bush spoke freely on the promise immigrants hold for America and his views on reform. He said, during a discussion with Univision, that it was "ridiculous" to think that DREAMers, children brought to the U.S. by their parents illegally, shouldn't have an "accelerated path" to citizenship. Then, the former Florida governor was speaking to a friendly audience of establishment Republicans, after re-inserting himself in the immigration reform with the release of a controversial book on the issue a month prior. But as he moves towards...
  • Rand Paul calls out Jeb Bush for defending NSA

    06/04/2015 12:00:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/3/15 | Katie Glueck
    He likened Bush's position on the NSA to his "confused" position on the Iraq War. Rand Paul is slamming Jeb Bush over the former Florida governor’s defense of National Security Agency data collection, the latest round in the Kentucky senator’s battles with his own party on the issue. “Just like he was confused for weeks about his position on the Iraq war, Gov. Bush appears completely unaware of the facts about the government’s illegal and unnecessary spying [on] the American people and made it clear his position is based on politics, not policy and the Constitution,” Paul spokesman Sergio Gor...
  • Romney Had Problems With Conservatives. Jeb’s May Be Worse

    06/04/2015 10:36:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/4/15 | Dante Chinni
    Jeb Bush may have a lot of advantages as the 2016 race begins – money, name recognition, a network of supporters. But Mr. Bush has a problem with conservatives. How bad is it? Compare his standing to that of 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who famously struggled to win over his party’s base. Mr. Romney’s numbers appeared healthier than Mr. Bush’s, around the same point in the races. Here’s a look: * * * 1. Bush Struggles With High Negatives. Some 28% of conservatives hold a dim view of Mr. Bush—twice the share who viewed Mr. Romney negatively four years...