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  • 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. Im my own man, Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences. As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....
  • 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 Walkers Point and the Bush family compound. The parking area was nearly filled with sightseers cars and a gaggle of cyclists. An Italian-speaking family crowded around an outstretched smartphone, trying to get the perfect shot of themselves in front of Maines most famous family retreat. Unnoticed in the background, two tiny figures pushed a third from the parking lot in a...
  • Just call him Jeb! Why John Ellis Bush wont 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 familys 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 Bushs 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 Bushs plans told BuzzFeed News. Family photos are coming. Jeb Bushs campaign hasnt 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 Bushs plans told BuzzFeed News shes really excited to interact with people, and should Bush decide...
  • Jebs 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 didnt 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 ladyBarbara Bushsaid 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 sons 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 sons opinions didnt necessarily reflect his own. Hes got an opinion. He didnt talk to me, the former Republican governor said, when asked about George P. Bushs statement last Sunday that its 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. Its related to whether its 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. Bushs closest advisers have been quietly spreading the word that party strategists and fundraisers should avoid committing to...
  • John McCain Touts Jeb Bushs 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 hadnt 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 jumpmight 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 Bushs 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 Womens 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.
  • Jeb Bush will make decision on presidential run late this year

    01/30/2014 2:08:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Jeb Bush is considering a run for the White House no matter what his mother thinks. With two recent national polls showing Jeb among the top potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders, a local Florida reporter asked the former Sunshine State governor Wednesday about a potential run. Im considering Im going to think about it later, he said. So I dont wake up each day saying, oh, what am I going to do today to make this decision. Im deferring the decision to the right time, which is later this year. The son and brother of former presidents continued...
  • Jeb Bush: 2016 decision will come later this year (after Amnesty is passed by the House...)

    01/30/2014 10:00:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said he would defer his decision to run for president in 2016 until later this year. Bush on Wednesday said a major factor would be whether he can do the job joyfully, given the pessimistic nature of the country at the moment. Im deferring the decision to the right time, which is later this year. And the decision will be based on, can I do it joyfully, because I think we need to have candidates lift our spirits, he told a local TV station Wednesday. Its a pretty pessimistic country right now. And, is...
  • Barbara Bush confesses: 'I love Bill Clinton'

    01/20/2014 11:57:24 AM PST · by FR_addict · 91 replies
    Investor Business Daily ^ | Jan 20,2014 | Andrew Malcolm
    <p>She professes her love for Bill in the video at the web link.</p> <p>She professes her love for Bill Clinton twice and speaks glowingly of Bill.</p>
  • Barbara Bush reveals close friendship: I love Bill Clinton

    01/20/2014 2:39:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Sarah Palin is known to say that America is governed by a permanent political class, and recent comments by former first lady Barbara Bush about how she views former President Bill Clinton lends credence to that point of view. Before Bushs recent health issues, she sat down for an interview with C-SPAN, part of a series of profiles on Americas first ladies, Investors Business Daily reported. In a candid conversation, Mrs. Bush reveals the bond of friendship that has formed between former President George H.W. Bush, herself and Clinton, whom she said visits every summer. While noting that they do...
  • Jeb Bushs Biggest Constituency, the Press, Sees Him as GOPs 2016 Christie Alternative

    01/19/2014 5:24:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 65 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 5:51 pm, January 17th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With Chris Christie ostensibly knocked off his perch as the early frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the search is on to find an alternative that is acceptable to both conservative and moderate GOP primary voters. At least, that’s what the political press would have you to believe. Appearing on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, USA Today political reporter Susan Page was asked for her take on one possible substitute for Christie that “will bridge the divide” that exists between conservative tea party voters and the GOP’s moderates. The most likely contender at this early stage of the...
  • Jeb Bush is best presidential candidate for GOP in 2016

    01/10/2014 11:24:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 132 replies
    Clearwater Gazette ^ | 1/9/13 | Barney Bishop
    As the political winds are turning to presidential politics in 2016, now is the time for Republicans to start thinking about their ticket. I know it's early, but the top of the Democratic ticket has already been pretty much decided by the mainstream media. It's Hillary and whoever she wants as her veep. For the Republicans, they will need someone at the top of the ticket who is principled. He'll keep his campaign promises. He must have an economic issue that will resonate with women because men already support the GOP. Women especially independent women are the holy...
  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston: report

    12/31/2013 6:13:44 PM PST · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    New York daily News ^ | 12-31-13 | Nina Golgowski
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, according to a local report.
  • Bushes Focus on Immigration Debate to Reclaim Their Influence

    09/04/2013 9:37:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2013 | Ashley Parker
    After years of enormous power and political influence, no member of the Bush family currently holds political office. But as the focus on military action in Syria drags former President George W. Bushs Iraq war policy back into the spotlight, the Bush family is quietly but forcefully gearing up for another, still-developing debate: The fight on Capitol Hill over a broad overhaul of the nations immigration lawsa discussion critical to protecting the Bushes legacy on what has, for decades, been a defining issue for them. For the Bushes, immigration is deeply personal. The family chose to root its political...
  • Bush daughter wants Clinton to run

    08/15/2013 6:00:58 PM PDT · by yongin · 107 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | August 15, 2013 | Political Unit
    Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, wants Hillary Clinton to run for president. The 31 year-old CEO of the nonprofit Global Health Corps said she wants to see a Clinton run in 2016 in the upcoming Aug. 26 issue of People Magazine. During an interview that focused primarily on her volunteer work, Barbara Bush called Clinton "unbelievably accomplished." But a Clinton vote by the Bush twin, herself unaffiliated politically, is not guaranteed. "I don't know who she'd be running against," said the daughter of the Republican president.
  • Bush daughter: Hillary Clinton should run

    08/15/2013 12:44:01 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 155 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/15/13 | By TAL KOPAN
    President George W. Bushs daughter Barbara said she would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016. Barbara Bush, 31, called Clinton unbelievably accomplished in an upcoming interview with People magazine, saying she wants to see the former first lady mount a campaign. Continue Reading Text Size -+resetIf not Hillary in 2016, then who? AdvertisementThe former Republican presidents daughter said that her respect for Clinton wouldnt necessarily mean she would vote for the former secretary of state, however.
  • Jeb Bush disqualifies himself as GOP nominee in 2016: Thats one down and a dozen or so to go

    07/05/2013 9:02:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/5/13 | Emma Karlin
    Election years that have no incumbent president make for crowded Democrat and Republican primaries. Consequently, the quicker a Party settles on a nominee the quicker it can start to coalesce behind the person they want to put in the White House. When a potential candidate disqualifies himself early on, it is very helpful. Jeb Bush the former Governor of Florida has disqualified himself and therefore has become helpful to the Republican selection process. Bush has co-authored an opinion piece urging House Republicans to do Chuck Schumers bidding and pass an amnesty bill. Making baseless claims that adding as many as...
  • First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush joke about how White House feels like 'really nice prison

    07/02/2013 7:02:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/2/13 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    President Obama and former President Bush were not the only members of their family that were putting on a joint display of support on Tuesday. First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush have shown their mutual admiration at a panel in Tanzania where they complained about how the White House can feel like a prison. 'There are prison elements to it. But it's a really nice prison,' Mrs Obama said at the Tuesday panel in Tanzania. Her predecessor then added that the chef is an addition unlike other prisons, and Mrs Obama brought it back to the point, saying: 'You...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come? Genes, family history & shifting demographics explain why Bush may run in 2016

    06/21/2013 2:19:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | The July 1, 2013 Issue | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • George W. Bushs Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was A Slave Trader

    06/20/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 152 replies
    Slate ^ | 20 June 2013 | Simon Akam
    Thomas Walker, a direct ancestor of George W. and George H.W. Bush, was a notorious slave trader active in the late 18th century along the coast of West Africa.
  • Socks celebration planned for George H.W. Bush's 89th birthday

    06/11/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · by I still care · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11.3013 | AP via Foxnews
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas A socks celebration has been planned in Texas for the 89th birthday of former President George H.W. Bush of Houston. Visitors to Bush's presidential library in College Station are urged to wear "exuberant socks" Wednesday on his birthday. Bush in recent years has taken to wearing colorful socks in public. Officials with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation also want people with outlandish socks to post photos online. Select pictures will be sent to the 41st president.