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  • Jeb Bush mocks Trump: My children 'actually love me'

    03/29/2018 5:28:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | March 28, 2018 | Aubree Eliza Weaver
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took a few swings at President Donald Trump during a lecture this week at Yale University — saying that, unlike Trump, he goes home every day to children “who actually love me." He also joked that he’s still working through his 2016 presidential election experience.
  • White House attacks legacies of both Bush presidents after reports that they refused to vote [Trump]

    11/05/2017 2:21:28 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    WaPo ^ | Avi Selk
    The White House on Saturday disparaged the legacies of the only two living Republican presidents to precede Donald Trump, after reports that both men castigated Trump in interviews last year and refused to vote for him. Former president George H.W. Bush mocked then-candidate Trump as a “blowhard” and voted for a Democratic president, while the younger Bush worried aloud that Trump would destroy the idea of a Republican president in all but name, according to “The Last Republicans,” which is scheduled to go on sale later this month. The White House responded after quotes from the book were published on...
  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...

    03/16/2016 3:12:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Yesterday, Donald Trump won his biggest victory yet, a decisive triumph in Florida’s winner-take-all primary. With the win, the tycoon’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party becomes overwhelmingly likely. Where was Jeb Bush during the battle for his home state’s primary? He was pouting. Spinning Bush’s failure to endorse his one-time protege Marco Rubio (whom he once touted for the vice presidency), or another non-Trump candidate, the former governor’s confidante Al Cardenas said: [Bush] put his heart and soul in this race, and the outcome was disappointing to him. You get emotionally drained, and you just want to stay off...
  • Neil Bush: Trump Behaviorally Challenged, Makes ‘Broad Generalizations Like He’s Running for

    03/12/2016 10:57:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/12/16 | Jeff Poor
    Neil Bush: Trump Behaviorally Challenged, Makes ‘Broad Generalizations Like He’s Running for 8th Grade Class President’. Friday on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” Neil Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), sounded off on the night’s events at campaign event for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, which was ultimately canceled. Bush, who has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president, ripped Trump for his “ego” and for what he described as having a “behavior challenge.” He also questioned Trump’s claim to be a unifier.
  • Cruz Finance Team Member Had Multiple Conflicts Of Interest In 1980s Loan Scandal (Neil Bush)

    03/10/2016 9:26:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/10/16 | Ron Brynaert
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign announced Tuesday that Neil Bush has joined his finance team, even though Bush was involved in a financial scandal that reportedly cost U.S. taxpayers more than a billion dollars, and though he once admitted to sex romps in Asia during his divorce proceedings. Cruz stated in the announcement that he was “thrilled to welcome these new members to our outstanding team,” adding that the new hires were “further testament that conservatives are continuing to unite behind this campaign.” A federal agency ruled in 1991 that Bush, former President George W. Bush’s brother, had...
  • Neil Bush Defends Actions at S&L (1990 Flashback)

    03/09/2016 5:41:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/10/1990 | T. R. REID and SHARON LaFRANIERE
    An angry, embattled Neil Bush on Monday defended his conduct as a director of a failed Denver savings and loan as well as his acceptance of what he conceded was "an incredibly sweet deal" in the form of a $100,000 loan from a Denver investor that he did not have to repay. President Bush's 35-year-old son, who faces a disciplinary hearing this fall before federal thrift regulators, decided this weekend to launch a one-man public relations campaign in connection with his role as a director of the defunct Silverado Savings & Loan, whose collapse is expected to cost taxpayers about...
  • GOP establishment creeps toward Cruz

    03/09/2016 4:20:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/9/16 | KATIE GLUECK
    'Ted is the only possibility to stop Trump,' says a Bush loyalist. Republican elites are begrudgingly embracing Ted Cruz—and hanging Marco Rubio out to dry. Panicked at Donald Trump’s dominance and dismayed by Rubio’s continued inability to do anything about it, some top Republican power brokers are turning to Cruz, putting aside their policy and personal misgivings to back the candidate they now openly label as their best hope to stop Trump’s GOP takeover. “He seems to be the only guy who’s got some momentum, and is probably the best situated if there is anybody out there to beat Trump,”...
  • Jeb Bush’s brother Neil joins Ted Cruz’s finance team

    03/09/2016 4:08:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/8/16 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is getting some help from the Bush family. Neil Bush, the brother of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the presidential race last month, has joined Cruz's finance team. Neil Bush's decision to join Cruz's team makes him the first Bush to join a presidential campaign after Jeb Bush's departure from the race. “We are seeing incredible momentum around our campaign,” Cruz said in a statement.
  • Meet George P., America's next Bush

    02/24/2016 7:33:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/23/16 | Michelle Hackman
    Much of the media is treating the end of Jeb Bush's campaign as a moment to eulogize the Bush family dynasty. Some are trampling on the family grave, while others are being a bit nostalgic. But in most of these pieces, an ember of hope for the legacy is missing. There's a fourth generation already in office in Texas - Jeb's own son, George Prescott. George P. is getting some attention on social media, where pundits have pointed out that maybe it's too soon to call an end to the Bush family involvement in presidential politics.
  • Bush Family Dynasty Might Not Be Over With George P. on the Rise

    02/24/2016 7:29:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 2/24/16 | Paolo David
    Many media outlets proclaimed that the Bush Family dynasty was over when Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign. The 63-year-old Bush announced he was dropping out last Feb. 20 after getting disappointing results in South Carolina. -snip- So is the Bush family dynasty really over? Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel has a very interesting take with a Bush family member probably becoming president in 2024. Who is George P. Bush? George Prescott Bush is the son of Jeb Bush named after his grandfather George H.W. Bush and great-grandfather Prescott Bush. He is currently serving as the Commissioner of the Texas...
  • Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother (George P. Bush is new standard bearer for Bush dynasty)

    02/23/2016 5:54:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/22/16 | CARL P. LEUBSDORF
    Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother. "We've had enough Bushes," Barbara Bush said nearly three years ago, cautioning against her second son's presidential candidacy by presciently pronouncing the epitaph for his forthcoming bid. -snip- But like most American dynasties, another generation is always on the horizon. While Bush crowds loved seeing matriarch Barbara boost her son despite initial doubts, they delighted in glimpsing the young man already emerging as the next generation's standard bearer: Jeb's son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
  • Barbara Bush swayed Jeb to think about Bush family future -- and beat Trump (and protect George P)

    02/22/2016 3:26:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/22/16 | NYDN Confidential
    Momma says knock Trump out! Jeb Bush is out of the race, but he's still intent on tripping up his nemesis Donald Trump - and he has his mother's permission to do it. -snip- "Their teams are meeting right now," we're told. Our insider says that discussion involves Bush pushing his remaining $25-$30 million in super PAC money Rubio's way in exchange for a possible cabinet position. Our insider also says the Bush family wants to make sure that Jeb's run doesn't ruin his 39-year old son George P. Bush's chances of someday becoming the third Bush to hold the...
  • What's Next For The Bush Family? The Political Dynasty Has A New Generation Waiting In The Wings (P)

    02/22/2016 5:10:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Bustle ^ | 2/21/16 | MORGAN BRINLEE
    From frontrunner to failure, the progression of Jeb Bush's presidential bid saw some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows before culminating in the suspension of his campaign Saturday after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina primary. For a family that has dabbled in politics since 1950 and been described by biographer Peter Schweizer as "the most successful political dynasty in American history," the news spurs questions about who, if anyone, will carry on the Bush legacy. Was Jeb's concession of defeat the final chapter of the Bush political dynasty or could we still see a Bush...
  • With Jeb gone, media declares 'Bush dynasty' over - but son George P. Bush could prove them wrong

    02/21/2016 8:43:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/16 | Jennifer Harper
    After Jeb Bush suspended his bid for president Saturday, there was much gleeful chatter that the "Bush dynasty" was finally over. Kaput. Goodbye. In the 24 hours that followed, NBC’s "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd advised his audience, "the Bush dynasty comes to an official end." Vanity Fair published a lengthy "Requiem for the Bush dynasty," while The Atlantic ran "An elegy for the Jeb Bush Campaign." The Guardian put it this way: "Ding, dong, the dynasty is dead: So long to Jeb Bush and the family" while the New Republic declared, "And so the Bush dynasty comes to...
  • It's a Sad Day in Bushville: Jeb's Family and Friends Rally Around Him After He Pulls Out of GOP

    02/21/2016 3:53:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 2/21/16 | KATHY EHRICH DOWD
    It's a Sad Day in Bushville: Jeb's Family and Friends Rally Around Him After He Pulls Out of GOP Race. Shortly after Jeb Bush announced his departure from the presidential race Saturday evening, brother George W. Bush issued a statement congratulating his younger sibling on his efforts – and for remaining above the fray in an unprecedented election cycle. "Tonight I talked to my brother and congratulated him on his campaign for the Presidency," the 43rd president said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "I told Jeb how proud I am of him and his staff for running a campaign...
  • Owners of popular fishing spot accuse George P. Bush of hypocrisy (on Eminent domain)

    02/21/2016 8:09:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2/15/16 | Samantha Kettering
    The owners of the popular Galveston County fishing spot known as Rollover Pass in Galveston County are accusing Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush of hypocrisy for seeking to take their land while casting himself as a champion of private property rights. The Gilchrist Community Association, which is the caretaker of the property owned by the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club, says it has "declared war" on the General Land Office over the contested Rollover Pass. Association president Ted Vega said Bush's actions contradict his December push in support of residents fighting the federal Bureau of Land Management...
  • In SC, a last push from Jeb Bush and his mom

    02/19/2016 10:06:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/19/16 | Todd J. Gillman
    The Bushes don't go down without a fight. With the family name and political fortunes on the line, former first lady Barbara Bush joined son Jeb on the stump today, doing her bit to keep his presidential bid viable. It's a long shot, even if he survives South Carolina's primary on Saturday. Speaking briefly, she called Jeb "one of my four favorite sons" -- two others, Neil and Marvin, were on hand. Jeb later protested that she had whispered moments earlier that really, he was the favorite. The fourth brother, former president George W. Bush, stumped with Jeb on Monday...
  • Jeb Bush, Going for Broke in South Carolina, Embraces Legacy

    02/17/2016 11:35:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/17/16 | ASHLEY PARKER and ALEXANDER BURNS
    In his early days as a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush appeared to campaign in a defensive stance: Sensitive about his political patrimony, he insisted he was his "own man" and struggled to address the conduct of the Iraq war under his brother, President George W. Bush. Saddled with a record of supporting lenient immigration policy, Mr. Bush practiced the politics of reassurance, putting his plans for border security front and center and declaring prominently in a summer debate that he would never support "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants. But in the final days of the South Carolina primary campaign, Mr. Bush...
  • Jeb Bush reveals mom Barbara Bush to campaign with him again

    02/17/2016 5:27:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/16/16 | JACQUELINE ALEMANY
    Jeb Bush became the leaker-in-chief of his own campaign on Tuesday, accidentally revealing during a press conference that his mother Barbara Bush would be coming out on to the campaign trail with him yet again -- this time in South Carolina. "Yeah, my mom's coming," Bush told reporters on Tuesday. "Well, she was in New Hampshire. This is a little easier trip for her, this kind of weather, she'll be back." "That's not announced yet?" Bush later sheepishly asked, turning to his spokeswoman Kristy Campbell. "I blew it. Always here to help," he added. Campbell confirmed that Barbara Bush will...