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  • 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...
  • 2016 Presidential Candidates: Jeb Bush Talks About Discrimination of 'Dark-Skinned' Son

    08/02/2015 7:40:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Selena Hill
    Unlike 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who has condemned Latino immigrants, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has taken a starkly different approach in his presidential campaign by actively trying to reach out and embrace the Latino community. In an interview with Telemundo, Bush opened up about the discrimination that his half-Hispanic son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, experienced as a child due to his olive complexion. According to the 2016 hopeful, who is fluent in Spanish and married to a Mexican woman named Columba, his son faced teasing because of his skin color. "I know your three sons...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Just call him Jeb! Why John Ellis Bush won’t run on his famous surname but his approachable nickname

    06/17/2015 6:39:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Robert Costa, The Washington Post
    When Jeb Bush first ran for governor of Florida in 1994, his father had recently been booted out of the White House and the fortysomething son very much wanted to be seen as his own man. So, when it came time to design his bumper stickers, he went with a red background and “Jeb!” in chunky white letters. There was no mention of his famous surname or his party, and the jolting exclamation point was the opposite of his family’s Kennebunkport reserve. Bush ended up losing that race but keeping the brand, reusing the logo in his 1998 political comeback...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush’s Wife Columba Launched An Instagram And Twitter Account

    05/16/2015 2:10:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/15/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    She will be tweeting and ‘gramming in English and Spanish, a source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News. Family photos are coming. Jeb Bush’s campaign hasn’t been announced yet, but one of the routine parts of an expected candidacy is here: social media accounts from the spouse. “Privileged to meet @ICADV leaders while in IA with Jeb this weekend. Join me in supporting Domestic Violence prevention,” she tweeted after meeting with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News she’s really excited to interact with people, and should Bush decide...
  • Jeb’s entitlement mentality despite his inherited political ineptness

    03/01/2015 9:21:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/1/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We didn’t really notice the political ineptness of George H.W. Bush. He ran with the great Ronald Reagan who could have picked a name from the phone book as his running mate and won both times. Bush the elder brought little to the ticket as he knew little about politics. When he ran on his own and picked Dan Quayle to run with he proved that point. George W. Bush was different. He had been Governor of Texas and knew things about politics his father never learned. He presented himself to us as a solid Texas style conservative at first...
  • Jeb Bush cannot escape his brother's undeniably disastrous presidency

    02/17/2015 4:08:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | February 17, 2015 | Ryu Spaeth
    Earlier this year, Mitt Romney had a Galadriel moment. He appeared to be briefly seized by a vision of himself as an all-powerful, world-striding President Romney, before turning away from temptation and settling for the plain old Mitt Romney he has always been. It was political theater at its most bizarre, a flack-driven frenzy that doubled as a flashback to the self-delusion that blinded the Romney 2012 campaign in its final days. With Romney now out of the way, Jeb Bush has consolidated the support of the GOP's moneyed class with surprising alacrity. As Politico noted last week, the contest...
  • Barbara Bush: ‘I changed my mind’ about Bush dynasty

    02/14/2015 12:03:47 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-13-2015 | Philip Rucker
    Two years ago, former first lady Barbara Bush said there had been "enough Bushes" in the White House. On Friday night here, the family matriarch declared -- lest there be any doubt -- that she had changed her mind.
  • George P. Bush sworn in as Texas land commissioner

    01/03/2015 7:14:36 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Dallas News ^ | January 2, 2015 1:28 pm | Robert T. Garrett
    George P. Bush took office as state land commissioner in a low-key ceremony at the Texas Capitol on Friday. - I don't yet know a whole lot about George P. Bush, but he seems (far) more electable than his father. Jeb should stand aside, and let his son take the lead.
  • George P. Bush: 'I'm Not A Scientist' When It Comes To Climate Change

    10/30/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 31 replies
    Fair.org ^ | 10/27/2014 | Peter Hart
    Yesterday ABC's This Week (10/26/14) profiled George P. Bush, a Texas land commissioner candidate who is a grandson and nephew of the more famous George Bushes.  It was part of This Week's "Closer Look" series, which seems to be intended as a place for upbeat profiles of political heavyweights. But a brief exchange about climate change showed the limits of this kind of journalism. Given its impact on land issues, correspondent Jonathan Karl had good reason to ask Bush about climate change. KARL: As land commissioner, he'll oversee millions of acres of oil and natural gas reserves. But he also...
  • Jeb Bush: My son 'didn't talk to me'

    10/30/2014 7:10:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 10/30/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ |
    Jeb Bush is throwing cold water on his son’s statement that the former Florida governor will more than likely run for the 2016 presidential nomination. In an interview that aired Thursday on MSNBC, Bush — backstage at a campaign event in Colorado on Wednesday for Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez — said that his son’s opinions didn’t necessarily reflect his own. “He’s got an opinion. He didn’t talk to me,” the former Republican governor said, when asked about George P. Bush’s statement last Sunday that it’s a better than 50-50 chance his father will run...
  • Surprise! Jeb Bush Wins New Backer: George P. Bush

    10/03/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/2/14 | LAURA MECKLER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a 2016 favorite of many establishment Republicans, reiterated that he will make a decision by the end of the year about whether to run for president. “It’s related to whether it’s the right thing for my family, and whether I can do it with joy in my heart,” he said in a brief interview Wednesday. He was in Texas to campaign with his son, George P. Bush, who is expected to be elected Texas land commissioner. Gov. Bush’s closest advisers have been quietly spreading the word that party strategists and fundraisers should avoid committing to...
  • John McCain Touts Jeb Bush’s 2016 Potential

    09/18/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 18, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) touted former governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) as a potential contender in the 2016 presidential elections while discussing the merits of nominating a governor as opposed to a senator. “I think that governors who are successful obviously have a cachet that is probably helpful to them, particularly, since the Congress is held in low esteem,” McCain tells National Review Online. “I think there will be some who are very competitive, including Jeb Bush if he decides to run.” McCain says he hadn’t decided to back Bush. “I keep hearing that he may be considering a...
  • George W. Bush's Daughters Are Not Republicans

    09/04/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Both of former President George W. Bush's daughters aren't following the family's Republican Party heritage. Jenna Bush Hager ... is registered to New York's Independence Party ... Barbara Pierce Bush, is registered to vote in Texas and is not affiliated with any political party...
  • Vladimir Putin Gave George H.W. Bush A Very Special Birthday Gift

    06/13/2014 4:21:19 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 58 replies
    <p>A helicopter jump might not have been the most special part of Former President George H.W. Bush's birthday on  Thursday.</p>
  • The inevitable “draft Jeb” campaign shifts into high gear

    03/30/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The chore of determining who is the inevitable candidate for Republicans – at least in the minds of beltway insiders and the media – is clearly becoming more difficult. But the Washington Post takes a swing at the problem this weekend as they delve into the number of big donors who are now courting Jeb Bush to get off the bench and toss his hat in the ring. Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates...
  • GOP donors reportedly working to draft Jeb Bush for 2016 presidential run (NO!!!!)

    03/30/2014 2:01:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2014
    A group of top Republican donors have reportedly begun an intense effort to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. A Washington Post report quotes one major donor as saying that the "vast majority" of the top 100 givers to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney would back Bush in a nomination fight.  The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because conservative leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand...
  • Baby's first ballot! George P. Bush debuts son Prescott

    03/05/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Bush family doesn't waste any time indoctrinating the next generation into the world of politics. George H.W. Bush's baby great-grandson Prescott joined his father George P. Bush in the voting booth yesterday as daddy runs for Texas land commissioner. Baby Prescott was swept up by his mom Amanda just as dad went into the booth - but he still got an 'I Voted' sticker.
  • Waiting for Jeb [Bush to run in 2016?]

    03/03/2014 5:35:39 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    The 2016 presidential election is Jeb Bush’s now-or-never-moment. As other potential GOP standard-bearers have been hit by scandal or seen their luster fade, many Republicans desperately want the former Florida governor to get in the race. His allies say he is considering it more seriously than ever before. They believe he could be their Goldilocks candidate: Not too conservative, not too centrist; not too dull, not too unpredictable; not too inexperienced, and not too marred by scandal. In fact, just right. But many of his greatest potential advantages could also be liabilities. The Bush name gives him a deep and...
  • Jeb on Bush Family Name: 'It's an Issue'

    02/24/2014 2:21:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24th, 2014
    Jeb Bush understands that as the son and brother of former presidents, his family name may hurt him as much as help him if he decides to run for the White House in 2016. And the former two-term Florida governor reiterated that he'll make his decision on whether to launch a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination by the end of this year. Bush, the featured guest Monday at the Long Island Association's biannual luncheon, a popular stop for former presidents and White House hopefuls, was asked about the recent comments from his mother. Former first lady Barbara Bush told...
  • Government Coverups Behind Islamic Invasion of America

    02/16/2014 7:23:24 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 15, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Grover Norquist, who founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)... his connections to Muslim Brotherhood groups and individuals in the U.S. is irrefutable. One such individual is Abdurahman Alamoudi. Another is Suhail Khan, whose father helped found the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA). His mother sat on the board of a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter... Norquist helped Khan become the White House gatekeeper relative to selecting Muslim leaders who the Bush administration partnered with before and after 9/11. Those Muslim leaders belonged to Muslim Brotherhood front groups. ... Last year it was...
  • It's over: Jeb Bush will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    02/08/2014 7:17:01 PM PST · by arthurus · 107 replies
    The Week ^ | February 5 2014 | Damon Linker
    And why is that? Because it's beginning to dawn on me that Jeb Bush is probably going to be the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2016. Consider: With the ongoing implosion of Chris Christie's political career, the GOP establishment has lost its best hope for a candidate who could stop a libertarian-populist insurgency during the primaries. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker — the list of viable fire-breathers is longer (and less dominated by incompetents, crazies, and one-note sideshow acts) than establishment types would like.
  • George P. Bush: More than a legacy

    02/06/2014 7:14:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 2/2/14 | Latin Times
    AUSTIN, Texas — George Prescott Bush stood among the ladies at the Concho Valley Republican Women’s meeting in San Angelo as they spoke about how attractive the contender for the Texas General Land Office commissioner was. A Hispanic woman joked in Spanish to him that the boyish man of 37 with a broad smile looked better in person than on TV. George P. Bush is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the son of Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida. At the meeting in late September he had already been campaigning for 11 months, having delivered...
  • George P. Bush makes stop in Tyler (Willow Brook Country Club)

    02/05/2014 8:05:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    KLTV ^ | 1/28/14 | KLTV
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - George P. Bush made a stop in Tyler on Tuesday morning, part of a fundraising tour through Texas. Bush, a Fort Worth native, is running for Texas Land Commissioner and spoke with KLTV at a fundraiser event at Willow Brook Country Club.