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  • Jeb Bush asks new Republican administration to flex its muscles with a constitutional convention

    11/27/2016 8:33:11 AM PST · by ColdOne · 133 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 11/26/16 | Sarah Lee
    In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush makes the case that the incoming Republican administration should set the agenda by calling for a constitutional convention to establish term limits, a balanced budget amendment and restrictions on the Commerce Clause. Bush asserts that the 2016 election was largely a protest vote over the growth and power of the central government and that Republicans have a rare chance to shift some of that power back to the states. Bush wrote: But here’s something we shouldn’t forget: This election was more about voting against something than voting...
  • Jeb Bush urges the GOP to restore its brand: There is 'no excuse for failure'

    11/25/2016 12:54:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 163 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Nov. 25, 2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Republicans to pursue "21st-century solutions" to issues Americans face and govern inclusively if they wish to improve the GOP's brand and build on recent party victories under the next administration. "Our party must be big-hearted and creative and opportunistic," the ex-White House hopeful, who was President-elect Trump's greatest rival for much of the GOP primary, wrote in a Friday op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. Bush declined to support Trump in the general election, often criticizing his lack of policy knowledge and foreign policy plans, though he now admits the incoming Republican president "successfully...
  • George W. Bush, an Ass for All Seasons

    11/11/2016 9:19:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 70 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/11/16 | Doug Book
    Rather than support Donald Trump in the 2016 election, George W. Bush reportedly left the Select-a-president space blank and voted instead for down-ballot Republicans. And he apparently had company as John McCain, Mitt Romney and W's father, George H.W. also refused to vote for Donald Trump. But it’s not as though conservatives should be surprised. Because the US counter-attack after 9/11 was mandatory, during 8 years in the Oval Office, George W. managed only 2 estimable acts…those being the nomination of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. And one of these decisions had to be forced upon...
  • Would an Endorsement by Laura Bush Seal the Deal for Hillary Clinton?

    11/07/2016 8:32:26 AM PST · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Observer ^ | November 6, 2016 | John A. Tures
    When Donald Trump destroyed and derided Bush Family heir-apparent, Jeb “Low Energy” Bush, in the GOP primaries in 2016, eyes turned toward the dynastic Republican family in Texas. Would the Bushes cross party lines to back Hillary Clinton or stick with the Republican standard-bearer? In September, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend revealed that George H. W. Bush said he would vote for Clinton, which the former president’s spokesperson later confirmed. His son, President George W. Bush, noticeably refused to endorse Trump, but his nephew George P. Bush, the Texas Land Commissioner, last week let it slip that his uncle may vote for...
  • WikiLeaks: Re: (Clinton Foundation)

    11/04/2016 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | November 4, 2016 | John Podesta, Doug Band
    From:john.podesta@gmail.com To: doug@presidentclinton.com CC: terry@tdmca.com, cheryl.mills@gmail.com Date: 2012-01-04 20:00 Subject: Re: You are perfecting your skills for understatement. On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Doug Band doug@presidentclinton.com wrote: I just received a call from a close friend of wjcs who said that cvc told one of the bush 43 kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi to the foundation. The bush kid then told someone else who then told an operative within the Republican Party I have heard more and more chatter of cvc and bari talking about lots of...
  • George Prescott Bush Endorses TRUMP! (GOPe coming home)

    11/02/2016 9:49:34 AM PDT · by drewh · 155 replies
    CNN ^ | |November 2, 2016 10:28 am | Tina Nguyen
    A lot of grim faces on the Clinton News Network as they made the announcement last hour! totally devastating to the Clintons MSM and social justice warrior crowd
  • Nephew: George W. Bush may vote for Clinton

    11/02/2016 4:20:09 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | November 1, 2016 | Christiano Limo
    George P. Bush said Tuesday that his uncle, former President George W. Bush, may join his grandfather George H.W. Bush in casting his ballots for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, according to the Associated Press. The Texas land commissioner made the comments while addressing a small Republican rally in San Marcos, Texas, on Tuesday night, saying that both former presidents in the family may "potentially" vote for the Democratic presidential ticket come Election Day. Later asked to clarify his comments by the AP, George P. Bush said that he was just "speculating" and couldn't say with certainty how they'd vote....
  • Who ordered the GOP code red on Trump?

    10/11/2016 9:24:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 111 replies
    Oct 11 2016 | WilliamIII
    Don't tell it was Ryan's idea. Hes not a leader he follows instructions. Who gave the instructions to take out Trump?
  • Tripwire Crossed – The Last Desperate Plot of the GOPe

    10/12/2016 4:25:30 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 12, 2016 | Sundance
    There are many indicators the leaked 2005 NBC/Universal Trump video may have been a coordinated GOPe (UniParty) plot to remove the threat to their influence and affluence posed by the candidacy of Donald Trump. Here’s a summary of stories, interviews and excerpts related to this issue. [I’ll weigh in with my take after all of the information] Beginning with Lou Dobbs interviewing Jerry Falwell Jr.
  • Reminder: Billy Bush is Jeb Bush’s Cousin (So-called "scandal")

    10/07/2016 6:39:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 7, 2016 | Rosemary Rossi
    Just imagine if Billy Bush had remembered his talk with Donald Trump in time to help Jeb Donald Trump’s lewd 2005 talk with Billy Bush — in which he talked about getting away with groping women because he is “a star” — isn’t going to help his presidential campaign. Just imagine if anyone had discovered it in the primaries, when Trump easily outmaneuvered ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by calling him “low-energy.” It might have buried the Trump candidacy before Trump won the nomination. Adding insult to Jeb’s injury: Billy Bush is his cousin. Rather than sticking up for Billy, Jeb...
  • Another Bush for Hillary! Barbara Bush spends Saturday night in Paris partying with Huma Abedin

    10/03/2016 5:19:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/01/16
    Huma Abedin and Anna Wintour hosted a Clinton fundraiser SaturdayA $500-$1,000 reception was followed by a $5,000-$10,000 per ticket dinner Barbara Bush, 34, one of George W. Bush's two daughters, attended dinnerGrandfather George H. W. Bush is voting for Hillary, uncle Jeb isn't voting George H. W. Bush isn't the only member of the family who may be voting for Hillary next month. His granddaughter Barbara Bush, one of George W. Bush's twins, 34, spent Saturday night partying with Huma Abedin in Paris at a Clinton gathering - and paid at least $5,000 for the privilege.It's currently Paris Fashion Week and...
  • Barbara Bush snaps pics with Huma Abedin, tagged ‘we’re with her’

    10/01/2016 6:07:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | October 1, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Barbara Bush Pierce, daughter of President George W. Bush, posed with longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin in photos originally captioned “We’re with her.” Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo posted a photo to Twitter Saturday showing her, Bush, Abedin, actress Dakota Fanning and Vanity Fair’s Derek Blasberg side by side with the caption “We’re with her.” The same photo was posted to Santo Domingo's Instagram with the caption "Hillblazing at home in paris #imwithher." The tweet was deleted about an hour later. Blasberg also posted a selfie of the group to Twitter with the caption #werewithher, which was later...
  • The Bush Betrayal

    09/26/2016 12:14:40 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | Jared E. Peterson
    Rumor out of Texas has it that the elder Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton. No word of denial issues from Pater, Dubya or Jeb. Thus, the fair minded conclude that this spectacularly unsuccessful one term President is not content with the mere achievement of failure in office -- scattering the Reagan coalition and handing the country to Bill Clinton in 1992 was a feat of political incompetence that at the time seemed beyond human capacity -- the old man now essays to add betrayal of his voter base to his sorry resume.
  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND HILLARY’S FAKE CONSERVATIVES

    09/22/2016 2:56:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ronald Reagan’s worst mistake was named George H.W. Bush. Bush was the price that Reagan paid for the support of fake conservatives. And the price ended up being his legacy. Reagan had never felt good about naming Bush as his second, worrying about “turning the country over to him.” And he was right to worry. Once in office, Bush disavowed Reagan’s economic policies, which he had always hated, got deep into bed with the Saudis with disastrous results, and lost a winnable election to Bill Clinton. Reagan had handed Bush victory and Bush had brought Republicans utter defeat. Bush was...
  • Trump: I might vote for Clinton too if I were Bush

    09/21/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "Look, I fought his son very hard. It was a very tough battle — Jeb, and Jeb lost. He was expected to win," Trump told Time Warner News prior to a rally in North Carolina Wednesday. "He was expected to be the nominee and he lost." "We're leading all over, and we seem to be doing very well. But I fought him and it was a very nasty contest. It was very nasty and I can understand that," Trump said. "Frankly, if I were him, maybe I'd go that direction too. Look, Jeb Bush signed a pledge. He didn't honor...
  • The Bush family’s lament: They detest the GOP nominee, and now have become his foil.

    09/21/2016 6:04:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | September 21, 2016 | Eli Stokols
    Their distaste for Donald Trump was no secret. But they saw no point in publicizing it. From Miami to Houston, Crawford to Kennebunkport, members of the Republican Party’s first family remained quiet for months, avoiding cameras and questions about presidential politics and focusing their few fundraiser appearances on assisting the GOP candidates who would be forced to share the November ballot with a nominee they detest.
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/19/2016 8:46:06 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 19, 2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy....
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/20/2016 5:57:13 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 189 replies
    Drudge link to Politico ^ | 09/20/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    DrudgeReport top story: George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary - POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/exclusive-george-hw-bush-to-vote-for-hillary-228395 George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton. By Darren Samuelsohn 09/19/16 11:20 PM EDT Updated 09/19/16 11:36 PM EDT Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the...
  • The slimy Bush family had their NeverBushies in 1988, yet now lead the NeverTrump forces of today

    08/15/2016 7:33:34 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies
    vanity | August 15, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The internet truly is the eye that never blinks. Twenty five years ago it would have been fair to say about 500 people in America were doing some form of political research. Today that number is easily 500,000. Almost every day we see the fruits of the labors of these, mostly amateur, sleuths splash onto the internet; and today is no exception. Today’s gem is a copy of an article that appeared in the New York Times on May 17, 1988 which was dug out by an unknown amateur. The similarities between the spring of 1988 and the summer of...
  • One Member Of Bush Family Throws His Support To Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 6:23:01 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jack Davis
    One member of “Team Bush” has lined up behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump lampooned former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “low energy” throughout the Republican president primary season. He also criticized policy decisions of former President George W. Bush regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Iraq War. As a result, the Bush family has steadfastly refrained from endorsing Trump in his presidential campaign. That changed Saturday, when Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush urged Texas Republicans to support Trump. George P. Bush, 40, is Jeb Bush’s son.
  • George P. Bush thinks his dad, and the #NeverTrump-ers should stop being sore losers

    08/08/2016 5:24:02 AM PDT · by orchestra · 32 replies
    The next family picnic in the Bush family might be a little awkward. Jeb’s son George P. Bush has LEFT the #NeverTrump movement, breaking ranks with his dad, his uncle, and his grandma and grandpa, who have all come out against Trump. George’s comments were a signal to his dad, and anyone else in the GOP not supporting Trump to GET OVER IT! Watch George P Bush’s comments below! (and …Please Clap) All indications are that Jeb! plans to stay in the #NeverTrump camp. Just a few weeks ago in an interview with Nicole Wallace, Jeb said this: ‘I can’t...
  • George P. Bush tells GOP to support Trump: report

    08/07/2016 6:16:53 PM PDT · by orchestra · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/7/2016 | Cyra Master
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is asking Texas Republicans to support the Republican presidential nominee — though he has not endorsed Donald Trump, the Texas Tribune reports. Bush said it’s time to put aside lingering tensions from the primary — in which Trump defeated his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — to back the nominee. “From Team Bush, it's a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton," Bush said, according to video provided by someone in the...
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Hispanic girl asks trump to stop Heroin and build a wall

    08/01/2016 1:44:13 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 1 replies
    Hispanic girl asks trump to stop Heroin and build a wall https://youtu.be/yibOeb4vog0
  • Is the Party Over For Bushism?

    07/19/2016 7:04:30 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees. These former leaders would like it thought that high principle keeps them away from a GOP convention that would nominate Donald Trump. Petulance, however, must surely play a part. Bush Republicans feel unappreciated, and understandably so. For Trump’s nomination represents not only a rejection of their legacy but a repudiation of much of post-Cold War party dogma. America crossed a historic divide and entered a new...
  • Jeb Bush trashes Trump on eve of GOP convention

    07/15/2016 6:50:33 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 269 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush is carrying his crusade against Donald Trump to the doorstep of the Republican convention, saying that he is not the future of the Republican Party even as it prepares to nominate him.</p> <p>Bush, once seen as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, remains one of the most prominent anti-Trump holdouts in the GOP. In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Friday, Bush acknowledged that Trump had capitalized on legitimate frustrations with American politics.</p>
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • Jenna Bush Hager Offers Advice to Sasha and Malia on Life Post-White House

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

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

    03/08/2016 11:47:46 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 307 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Neil Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is joining Cruz's national finance team, the campaign said Tuesday.
  • 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.
  • Son's political future reportedly a factor in Jeb Bush dropping out of presidential race

    02/23/2016 6:37:09 PM PST · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 23, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    He is telegenic, ambitious, eloquent - in both English and Spanish - and thinks fast on his feet. He has one of the most important political posts in Texas and is a rising star in the GOP. . . The newspaper also reported that Barbara Bush wants her son to help stop Donald Trump's seemingly steady march toward the GOP nomination
  • Craig Shirley: The Fall Of The House Of Bush

    02/21/2016 11:31:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Craig Shirley
    That plummeting sound you hear is the fall of the House of Bush. Unfortunately for the family, it is not falling silently into the woods and there are plenty of people to hear it and witness it and, in time, kick over the dead embers of Bushism.
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush ends White House bid

    02/20/2016 5:45:03 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 20, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Jeb Bush is ending his bid for the White House after a disappointing finish in South Carolina’s primary. Bush is in fourth place, well behind Donald Trump and Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. He announced to supporters that he would suspend his campaign.
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush Adds a Weapon (His Brother) Despite Worries It Could Misfire

    02/15/2016 9:12:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/14/16 | ASHLEY PARKER
    The brother who was never expected to become president - but did - will be trotted out Monday as a lifeline to the brother who was always expected to become president, but now may not. Former President George W. Bush will take the stage Monday evening alongside Jeb Bush for a highly anticipated rally in North Charleston, S.C., part of the Bush team's effort to use the primary next Saturday in South Carolina - a state long favorable to the Bush family - to help reinvigorate Mr. Bush's stalled presidential bid. -snip- Recently, a young woman in New Hampshire outlined...
  • Bush family values: 43 comes to Jeb's rescue

    02/15/2016 8:44:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/16 | MJ Lee and Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush, who has struggled with the political baggage attached to his famous last name, has finally come to a place where his family is not a liability: South Carolina. This state has been good to the Bushes, handing key primary victories to both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in their White House bids. As Jeb Bush looks to continue his family's winning streak on Saturday in the first southern primary, his campaign is becoming an all-hands-on-deck family affair. George W. Bush will stump for his younger brother for the first time Monday night, attending a rally in...
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    February 07, 2016 Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family – I found this five minutes ago – they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said...
  • Jeb Bush on George W. Bush: 'My brother will help a lot'

    02/14/2016 6:38:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 2/14/16 | Z. Byron Wolf
    Jeb Bush said campaigning with his brother, former President George W. Bush, tomorrow could help save his presidential campaign. -snip- "The point is, is he a popular Republican? You bet he is," Bush said of his brother. "And he will make the point ... that he knows what it takes to be president of the United States, to be commander-in-chief, to keep the country safe and that he believes that I have those skills based on my record and based on how he knows me, and that will be validator in South Carolina where values matter and where national defense...
  • Oops!… Bush Family Used Eminent Domain to Build Texas Baseball Park

    02/07/2016 5:19:10 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    The establishment media cheered Jeb Bush's performance last night at the ABC GOP debate. The media was particularly pleased with how Jeb went after Donald Trump on eminent domain. Jeb slammed Trump for using eminent domain in his building projects. But Jeb forgot to mention his family used eminent domain too - to build a baseball park. Oops.
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • Barbara Bush on Donald Trump: 'I'm sick of him'

    02/05/2016 5:49:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 82 replies
    KXLH ^ | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush has suggested in the past that his blunt, outspoken, 90-year-old mother has strong opinions about Donald Trump. Sitting next to the former first lady in a joint interview with CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel, Bush cautioned his mom when she was asked what she really thinks about the real estate titan. "Be careful," Bush murmured to his mom. Barbara Bush initially declined to show her true feelings about Trump, the man who's been tearing into her son for more than six months as someone who's "dumb as a rock" and "low energy." But then she changed her mind....
  • The Last Days of the Bush Dynasty?

    01/30/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/30/16 | MOLLY BALL
    The family loyalists watch the decline of Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions with a mix of sadness and resignation. New Hampshire-It is never a good sign for a candidate when your supporters start feeling sorry for you, but that is what has happened to Jeb Bush. "Poor Jeb," said Tony Manix, a 54-year-old Air National Guard member in jeans and a puffy down jacket, who had come to see Bush speak-not for the first time-at a private school here, on a chilly, wind-whipped seacoast night. "I just don't understand why his numbers aren't up," Manix added plaintively. "If you listen to...
  • With Jeb Bush down in the polls, Bush World gets ready to deploy

    01/08/2016 6:45:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    A year ago, when he was just beginning to run for president, Jeb Bush declared that he was "my own man" and suggested he would run as far as possible from his famous last name. Now, stuck near the back of the GOP pack and fighting for survival, the former Florida governor is calling in the cavalry - relatives and hundreds of others with long ties to the Bush clan who are gearing up to flood Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada in a push to get back into contention. Bush World has done this before for his father,...
  • Bush to Focus on Daughter’s Struggles With Drugs

    01/05/2016 9:33:02 AM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 5, 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Jeb Bush, who promised to run for president by showing voters his heart, is making an especially personal appeal in New Hampshire on Tuesday, where he plans to discuss his daughter's struggles with addiction. Speaking at a forum on addiction and the heroin epidemic at Southern New Hampshire University in the afternoon, Mr. Bush will not only unveil his drug control strategy but also talk about how his family has intimately experienced the ravages of addiction.
  • Bush Family Acted On Mean-Spirited Grudges

    11/10/2015 12:59:34 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9 Nov 2015 | By Craig Shirley
    The Kennedy family has been famously known over the years as the family of long memories, but the Bushes may have an even sharper recollection over past slights. Stories are legendary of George H.W. Bush bearing grudges over offenses, even against his father years after he was in the Senate. Robert F. Kennedy was often the chief inquisitor against those who spoke out against the family, including Ronald Reagan, who lost his General Electric career because, as son Mike Reagan believes, The Gipper had criticized the Tennessee Valley Authority, a favorite liberal boondoggle left over from the New Deal, as...
  • 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....
  • Can George P. make Jeb the 3rd Bush to win the White House?

    08/22/2015 1:18:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Telegraph Herald ^ | 8/21/15 | AP
    LEXINGTON, S.C. -- George P. Bush is talking up his dad -- White House hopeful Jeb Bush -- but knows some gentle ribbing awaits about his grandfather and uncle, two former Republican presidents also named George. "We are lucky to have George Bush here. That's George P. Bush," said state Sen. Katrina Shealy, introducing the Texas land commissioner to the crowd at the Lizard's Thicket restaurant. The next-generation bearer of the powerful political name has been helping relatives run since age 3, when he clutched a balloon and sported a campaign T-shirt as grandfather George H.W. Bush launched his first...