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  • Romney gathers 'NeverTrump' crowd for Utah retreat

    06/10/2016 4:08:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Mitt Romney, the twice-failed Republican candidate for president, has kicked off a weekend convention of fellow-minded NeverTrump-ers, hosting a retreat at a secluded Utah spot so they can gather and talk without worry of media coverage and condemnation about how they should proceed politically, if the billionaire businessman wins the White House. Its called the Experts and Enthusiasts Summit, or E2 summit, and its set at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, the Washington Post reported. Reportedly, those in attendance will talk about their plans to take down Trump with a third-party candidate. Such talk was going...
  • Will Trump's Signal-to-Noise Problem Sink Him and Us?

    06/09/2016 5:52:53 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-7-2016 | Roger L Simon
    Does Donald Trump really want to be president? Ask me a couple of weeks ago, when he was riding high, closing in the polls, and I would have rolled my eyes in disbelief at the question. Now I'm not so sure. I wrote long ago the presidency was Trump's to lose. I meant it then and I mean it nowonly Trump can bring down Trump. Unfortunately, he's doing it. His signal-to-noise problem is getting the better of him. He doesn't know where to pick a fight, so he's doing it everywhere. And it's hard to believe he's doing it when...
  • Reagan's son: My dad 'likely' wouldn't support Trump

    06/08/2016 5:13:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | June 8, 2016 | Cristiano Lima |
    Michael Reagan the son of former president and Republican icon Ronald Reagan said he would not be voting for Donald Trump during California's GOP primary on Tuesday. And his late father probably wouldn't, either. I will not be Voting for Trump tomorrow in the Calif.Primary, Reagan tweeted Monday at Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
  • Could Trump winning be planned?

    05/08/2016 4:58:11 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 84 replies
    We all know that a default was inevitable on the debt. There is no way to pay back all obligations within severs lifetimes. Any possibility that Trump was chosen because of his outsider status to win? He would take the blame for the default and retire after a term, then the uni-party could continue with business as usual.
  • *vanity* Mark Levin still at it

    04/27/2016 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 105 replies
    04-27-2016 | Me
    What has happened to him? I used to listen to him religiously everyday on my way home from work. However, over the last 3 weeks or so, I rarely tune him in as I'm tired of his continuous Trump bashing. So today, I figured if I tuned him in, he'd finally admit that Cruz was done after the Trump rout last night. But what does he do on his opening monologue today? Yep, he continues his bashing and whining about Trump meeting up with Bobby Knight today. After 4-5 minutes of his crap, I finally tuned him out and listened...

    03/24/2016 7:50:04 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 281 replies ^ | March 18, 2016 |
    Its time to make a list. A list of those so-called conservatives and Republicans endorsing Donald Trump, the megalomaniac who regularly threatens his opponents and the press, raves about making members of our military adopt ISIS-like tactics, has funded Obamacare and Gang of Eight Democrats, promises to forcibly relocate American companies to his liking, and has demonstrated again and again he intends to govern as a tyrannical King rather than a President. Call it a boycott, call it a blackball, call it a blacklist, call it whatever you want. Im done with these folks and other conservatives should be, too....
  • Former Bush Finance Team Members Join Ted Cruz

    03/04/2016 8:17:33 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% says that eight former national finance committee members for Jeb Bushs failed presidential campaign have joined Cruzs finance committee.
  • Donald Trump, Enemy of the Constitution

    03/03/2016 11:05:05 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 113 replies
    REASON ^ | 3 Feb 16 | Damon Root
    Trump has trashed free speech, religious liberty, property rights, and limits on executive power. Here's a question for you to puzzle over. Can you name the single most unconstitutional thing Donald Trump has proposed or endorsed so far in the 2016 presidential race? Not an easy question to answer, is it? Do you start with Trump's efforts to suppress immigration by gutting the 14th Amendment? Or do you perhaps point to Trump's long war on the Fifth Amendment and its protections for property rights, as exemplified by Trump's embrace of boundless eminent domain powers for the government and Trump's own...
  • McCain Follows Romney In Urging Voters To Think Twice About Trump

    03/03/2016 9:46:40 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 233 replies ^ | March 4
    John McCain followed Mitt Romney on Thursday in blistering Donald Trump, warning that voters should think "long and hard" before making him commander in chief. I share the concerns about Donald Trump that my friend and former Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, described in his speech today, said the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican nominee.
  • 5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump

    02/29/2016 9:42:06 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 81 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Paul David Miller
    5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump Its not just about conservative credentials or his slimy personal history. Donald Trump is a danger to the American ideals of a free and open society.At long last, the pushback against Donald Trump has truly begun. Peter Wehner led the way in January, explaining Why I Will Never Vote for Donald Trump. National Review devoted an entire issue to taking Trump down. Erick Erickson recently recanted his previous position and announced I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump. Ever. Rick Wilson joined the chorus, adding for flavor With God as My Witness,...
  • Ben Shapiro Explains in Under Six Minutes Why You Shouldnt Back Trump (Breitbart)

    02/29/2016 8:45:52 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 125 replies ^ | 29 Feb 2016 | BEN SHAPIRO
    On Friday, Breitbart News Editor-At-Large and Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro unleashed a video broadside against 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. In less than 24 hours, the video was viewed more than 850,000 times on Facebook and YouTube; it has over 1.4 million views at the time of publication of this article. In the video, Shapiro addresses three groups directly: Evangelical Christians, conservatives, and what he terms the we want a winner crowd. Speaking to Evangelicals, Shapiro details Trumps personal history with regard to treatment of women particularly. Have evangelicals ever supported an unrepentant, pro-Planned Parenthood, adulterous strip club...
  • 40 Reasons Not To Vote For Donald Trump

    02/27/2016 5:33:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 143 replies ^ | February 27, 2016 | John Hawkins
    1) Trump has favorability ratings that make him unelectable: The American public is very familiar with Donald Trump and people hate his guts. Trump's current favorable/unfavorable rating is 34/58. Just as a point of comparison, the two biggest landslides in history were against Jimmy Carter (33/58) and Walter Mondale (34/40). Trump is so unpopular with the general electorate that we might as well be running Jared Fogle or Bill Cosby.2) Trump consistently loses to Hillary Clinton in head-to-head polls: Given that so many people know Trump and already dislike him, it's hard to understand why anyone thinks he'll win in...
  • American Conservative Union Ratings: Cruz 100% Rubio 98%

    02/26/2016 10:27:43 AM PST · by schaef21 · 158 replies
    Top 5 Senator Lifetime ratings through 2014: Cruz: 100% Coburn: 98.13% Rubio: 98% Paul: 98% Scott: 97% I continue to be amazed that on this website that was founded to promote Conservative viewpoints has been reduced to tearing down 2 of the top 3 Conservatives in the United States Senate in order to promote a conman that has spent his life buying off politicians.
  • Jeb donors shattered by failed campaign

    02/23/2016 4:48:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/16 | Megan R. Wilson
    Jeb Bush's K Street supporters are reeling from the sudden end of his presidential campaign. After pouring donations into the coffers of the former Florida governor's campaign and super-PAC, many of the lobbyists who worked to put Bush in the White House are feeling shell shocked. Of the two-dozen Bush-aligned lobbyists contacted by The Hill, almost half said they plan to take a break from presidential politics. "I feel like I need to take a breather and watch from the sidelines over the next couple of weeks before diving back in," said Kimberley Fritts, CEO of the Podesta Group, when...
  • The GOP Debate's Fireworks Revealed a Media Malfunction

    02/15/2016 10:35:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 16 | Bryan Crabtree
    Most of the establishment Republican leaders are appalled that Donald Trump interrupted Jeb Bush during the February 13, 2016 Republican Debate in Greenville to blame his brother George W. Bush for not stopping the attacks on September 11, 2001. Sen. Lindsey Graham told me "that wouldn't go over well in South Carolina." Many people I know agreed with Sen. Graham. And, while I believe that's their heartfelt emotions on the subject, millions of voters don't share that feeling. A large portion of conservatives see the Bush family as a political dynasty that has brought no real change or added prosperity...
  • Kasich: ‘I’m Not Establishment’

    02/11/2016 7:25:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 41 replies ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, reacted to the claim that he is a so-called establishment candidate, given his finish in New Hampshire and compared to two of the front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that he is running against. Kasich dismissed the label of “establishment” and touted his record in Congress as proof that he didn’t go along to get along as an establishment politician might do. “I’m not establishment,” Kasich said. “Sean, I make the establishment upset. ...
  • Santorum can't name any of Rubio's Senate accomplishments

    02/04/2016 7:27:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/16 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Rick Santorum had one job to do in his appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday. He failed. The former Pennsylvania senator, who dropped his presidential bid Wednesday, told co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski he is supporting Marco Rubio's presidential campaign because the Florida senator is someone "who can work together with people." But Santorum struggled to name one accomplishment Rubio has had in the Senate. "He's been in the Senate for four years," Scarborough noted. "Can you name his top accomplishment in the Senate - actually working in the Senate doing something that tilted your decision to Marco...
  • Do Emotions Trump Facts? (Thomas Sowell on Trump)

    01/22/2016 12:19:43 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 125 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 22. 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational can sometimes have a hard time trying to explain what is going on in politics. It is still a puzzle to me how millions of patriotic Americans could have voted in 2008 for a man who for 20 years -- TWENTY YEARS -- was a follower of a preacher who poured out his hatred for America in the most gross gutter terms. Today's big puzzle is how so many otherwise rational people have become enamored of Donald Trump, projecting onto him virtues and principles that he clearly does...
  • This Study Proves Why Trump’s Supporters Won’t Leave Him No Matter What He Does

    01/17/2016 6:36:32 AM PST · by TBBT · 56 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/16/16 | Leon H. Wolf
    A social scientist with the University of Massachusetts conducted a study last week designed to identify trends among the supporters of the leading political candidates for the 2016 race. With respect to Trump’s supporters in particular, the study found that the main statistical variable that could be used to predict whether someone was a Trump supporter was not race, age, religion, income, or education. It is, rather, an impulse towards authoritarianism. My finding is the result of a national poll I conducted in the last five days of December under the auspices of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, sampling 1,800...
  • All Hank Greenberg's Millions Won't Save Jeb Bush

    01/08/2016 8:30:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Fortune ^ | 1/7/16 | Ben Geier
    Piles of donations can't make up for a weak campaign. History proves it. For months, Jeb Bush has struggled to get his foothold in the Republican nomination fight, more often seeming like the nerdy kid who's been invited to the mall just to be made fun of than a serious contender for most powerful job in the world. There's one thing he's never been short of, though: cold, hard cash. Bush just got another infusion of money in the form of a $10 million donation to the pro-Bush Super PAC Right to Rise from none other than former AIG chairman...
  • Rove predicts multi-ballot convention for GOP

    01/07/2016 11:06:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/7/16 | Nick Gass
    For the first time in 68 years, the Republican Party will need more than one ballot to pick its nominee this summer in Cleveland, Karl Rove predicted in his annual list of prognostications. "Delegates will be fractured-with many legally bound, for at least one ballot, to support the winner of their state or district-and at least two ballots will be required," he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. -snip- Should Donald Trump, the current leader in most statewide and national polling, become the party's pick, Rove predicted that the Democrats would maintain control of the White House for another four...
  • US Chamber announces support for TPP

    01/06/2016 11:33:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/6/15 | Vicki Needham
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is throwing its weight behind President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other nations. -snip- The Chamber is the third business group to offer support for the deal this week, joining the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable.
  • Can Jeb Bush Make a Comeback?

    01/02/2016 6:48:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/1/16 | Joseph Rago
    -snip- As for Mr. Trump, Mr. Bush unloads. "The people following and covering the campaigns? The cable shows? They're obsessed with Trump, and all they care about is what effect this disparaging remark will have on the campaign-it's all about nothing. It changes with each week. He's Pavlov and they're the dog, basically. I've never seen anything quite like it. -snip- Mr. Rago is a member of the Journal editorial board.
  • Omnibus Would Quadruple Number of Low-Wage Visas for Foreign Workers

    12/17/2015 4:38:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/16/15 | Ali Meyer
    Sen. Sessions says this hurts wages and reduces job prospects for native-born workers. The upcoming appropriations legislation would massively expand the foreign worker program, quadrupling the issuance of low-wage visas, according to an analysis from Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R., Ala.) office. The H-2B visa program allows employers to hire foreign workers to come temporarily into the United States to work either in nonagricultural labor or a temporary service job. For example, some workers who use the H-2B visa program could be employed as a housekeeper, an amusement park worker, or a landscape laborer. According to the senator's office, the language...
  • Donald Trump 'is not a serious man,' Jeb Bush says (Jeb gets back to pimping Amnesty for illegals)

    12/11/2015 10:02:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/11/15 | Jacob Carozza and Dan Blomquist
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush returned Thursday to his oft-used assertion that Donald Trump "is not a serious man," suggesting that Trump's plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants would be a financial and logistical boondoggle and ignoring the GOP frontrunner's even more controversial plan to bar all foreign Muslims from entering the United States. Speaking at a town hall meeting, the former Florida governor, who earlier this week tweeted that Trump was "unhinged," did not address the topic that has caused an outcry and dominated the news cycle all week. Instead, he chided Trump for suggesting he would deport...
  • Hispanic Republican leaders shun Donald Trump

    11/30/2015 6:40:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Prominent Hispanic Republicans are holding out hope that business mogul Donald Trump won't win the party's presidential nomination. They are worried that his incendiary rhetoric on immigration will sour Latinos on the GOP and sink the party's chances of taking back the White House. The concerns of Hispanic Republicans are part of a larger panic that has gripped the party establishment as Trump has continued to dominate the polls with the Iowa caucuses nearing. Freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) says Trump would have to apologize for his comments about immigrants before he would even consider backing him. "He would have...
  • Marco Rubio spent lavishly on a GOP credit card, but some transactions are still secret

    11/03/2015 5:38:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/3/15 | Alex Leary
    It has become legend in Florida political circles, a missing chapter in Marco Rubio's convoluted financial story: two years of credit card transactions from his time in the state House, when he and other Republican leaders freely spent party money. Details about the spending, which included repairs for Rubio's family minivan, emerged in his 2010 U.S. Senate race. But voters got only half the story because the candidate refused to disclose additional records. Now Sen. Rubio's past is under fresh scrutiny as he emerges as a top presidential prospect. During last week's debate he deflected questions about his financial discipline...
  • After CNBC debacle, Carson camp vows revolt over debates

    10/29/2015 2:45:07 PM PDT · by Boat Rocker · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-29-15 | BYRON YORK (@BYRONYORK)
    Boulder, Colo. — After a performance by CNBC moderators that Republicans characterized as both biased and inept, a manager for a top GOP campaign says he will try to organize other campaigns to force the Republican National Committee to make "wholesale change" in the debate process.
  • Rove to GOP: 'Don't choose a nominee that reflects populist outrage'

    10/24/2015 12:25:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 184 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Longtime political strategist Karl Rove is warning Republicans not to nominate a presidential candidate that reflects the same "populist anger" that gave birth to the rise of Donald Trump. In his latest op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Rove explained the GOP will have two choices when delegates gather in Cleveland, Ohio, next July to determine which remaining Republican hopeful they wish to see challenge Democrats in the general election. "Will the party choose a nominee with a conservative agenda or one reflecting populist anger?" Rove wrote. "The two are hardly the same," he noted. "Conservative principles provide a winning...

    10/24/2015 8:41:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 139 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/13/15 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    During an appearance of Face the Nation, Dr. Ben Carson took a stab today at outlining how he would deal with the issue of illegal immigration. After criticizing Donald Trumps concept of deporting every illegal immigrant (and then readmitting the good ones), Carson said this: [L]ets say we get [the borders] sealed, because certainly in a Carson administration that would be done within the first year. You also turn off the spigot that dispenses the goodies, so that people dont have any incentive to come here. Then those who are here, we have to recognize that we cant just round...
  • Paul Ryan Officially Running for Speaker

    10/22/2015 4:53:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh and Jeremy Diamond
    Rep. Paul Ryan announced Thursday that he is officially running for speaker of the House, and he is likely to be elected next week. "I never thought I'd be speaker," Ryan said in a statement. "But I pledged to you that if I could be a unifying figure, then I would serve -- I would go all in. After talking with so many of you, and hearing your words of encouragement, I believe we are ready to move forward as a one, united team. And I am ready and eager to be our speaker."
  • Carly Fiorina Added to Koch Brothers' Short List

    10/07/2015 3:08:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/7/15 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Carly Fiorina has officially made it onto the short list of candidates being considered by the Koch Brothers network of donors -- potentially opening the door to a deep pool of money. Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the Koch brothers umbrella group, which includes a sprawling network of conservative donors, confirmed to ABC News that Fiorina is one of the five candidates on the donor networks watch list. "Governor Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are leading a thoughtful and substantive discussion on the issues and we look forward to hearing more about...
  • Sowell: Charlatans and Sheep

    10/05/2015 2:20:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some quarters is to assume that someone has prevented equality of outcomes. This preconception of equal outcomes requires not one speck of evidence, and defies mountains of evidence to the contrary. Even in activities where individual performances are what determine outcomes, and those performances are easily measured objectively, there is seldom anything...
  • Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

    10/04/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/4/15 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a serious look at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers. She has now moved to the short list of candidates the Kochs may support with their reported $1 billion war chest, the...
  • Bobby Jindal hits Ted Cruz for supporting Donald Trump

    10/02/2015 11:08:30 AM PDT · by VinL · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/15 | Tal Kopan
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to inject life into his campaign for president by hitting two birds with one tweet. The Republican, who is languishing near the bottom of the pack in polling, stepped up his attacks on front-runner Donald Trump on Friday -- and this time, he included Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in his line of fire. @TedCruz why won't you stand up to @RealDonaldTrump on single payer healthcare? That's not conservative leadership," Jindal tweeted, with a link to a post on his website. In the post, Jindal accuses Trump of supporting government-run health care for all, seizing...
  • Carly Fiorina Holds 2 Fundraisers In Dallas Monday (with Roger Dorf, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

    09/28/2015 1:25:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 9/27/15 | Jack Fink
    Two fundraisers are being held for Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in Dallas Monday. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO will attend a luncheon at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and Sandy and Roger Dorf will play host to Fiorina Monday evening at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton. She will not speak with reporters or hold any public events while here in North Texas.
  • Ben Carson: Give Illegals Six Months to Register as Guest Workers (and Citizenship later...)

    09/15/2015 7:16:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/15 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told CBSs Face the Nation on Sunday that his immigration plan would include giving illegal immigrants six months to register as guest workers. Those who are here, you know, we have to recognize that we can't just round them up, but we can give them an opportunity to register. I would give them a six-month period, and if they register and they have a pristine record, they haven't been causing problems, I would give them an opportunity to become guest workers, not citizens, not voting people, not people who get goodies, said Carson. And I...
  • Ben Carson supports citizenship for illegal aliens

    09/13/2015 9:26:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/5/15 | Ed Straker
    Ben Carson supports citizenship for illegal aliens. He didn't call for this in 2004, or 2008 or 2012 or late last year. He called for it just this past June. On Wednesday, Dr. Ben Carson said Americas borders must be sealed to protect against terrorism and told a prominent group of Latino elected officials that he also supports giving illegal immigrants a path to legalization and eventual citizenship. Regarding the countrys illegal immigrants, Carson said, many of them have never known any other country so where are you going to send them? That's rather odd. I thought immigration was...

    09/13/2015 9:30:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Latina ^ | 9/9/15 | RAQUEL REICHARD
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson isnt persuaded by rival Donald Trumps immigration plans. On Tuesday, the neurosurgeon-turned-politico told the Commonwealth Club of California that Trumps proposal to deport all undocumented immigrants is "impractical." "People who say that have no idea what that would entail," he said during the 75-minute event. "Where you going to send them?" Another question: How would the U.S.' economy survive such a mass deportation. According to a study from the American Action Forum, deporting 11 million people would take nearly 20 years and cost the government anywhere between $400 billion and $600 billion. Overall, the Real...
  • Ben Carson calls for guest-worker status for immigrants

    09/13/2015 9:51:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    AP Fresno Business Journal ^ | 8/8/15 | JANIE HAR
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?" The retired neurosurgeon spoke before The Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday in a 75-minute event in which he took questions from the audience on topics ranging from abortion to immigration, taxation to race relations. Carson's longshot candidacy is buoyed by humor and a self-deprecating demeanor that some would-be voters say they...
  • John McCain: Delivering Results for Arizona

    07/26/2015 10:34:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ^ | 7/21/15 | Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Real leadership means delivering results. It means fighting to protect our country, support our veterans, tackle wasteful spending, and advance common-sense solutions that put jobs and growth first. Thats what John McCain provides in the U.S. Senate every day. And its why were partnering with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to launch a new ad and stand with McCain in 2016. Re-electing John McCain is critical to maintaining our pro-jobs majority in the U.S. Senate and building on the progress weve made in Congress this year.
  • Wall Street lining up for Jeb Bush campaign fundraiser in New York

    06/11/2015 5:29:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/11/15 | Matea Gold
    Wealthy hedge fund managers, bankers and private equity investors have signed on to host one of the first official fundraisers for Jeb Bush's soon-to-be-announced presidential campaign, a June 24 breakfast reception in New York that is on track to bring in at least $1 million. Already, three dozen heavyweight players have committed to raise a minimum of $27,000 each for the event, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Washington Post. Among them are New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, former Barclays chief executive Robert E. Diamond Jr., private equity executive Emil Henry, investment banker Jeff Bunzel,...
  • For Jeb Bush, the challenge remains making it about Jeb, not Bush (Liberal puff piece)

    06/06/2015 7:27:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine A banner in the town square says, Happy 90th Barbara Bush. Postcards read Kennebunkport: 2 presidents, 1 town. A local gift shop is already selling unofficial Jeb Bush 2016 magnets. In this coastal hamlet made famous by George H.W. Bush and his cigarette boat, it is hard to escape the Bush family but Jeb Bush is trying very hard to do so. After festivities this weekend to celebrate his mothers 90th birthday, Bush will jet overseas for a foreign-policy tour and then launch his 2016 presidential campaign 1,500 miles to the south in Miami. The iconic...
  • Bush: My Hope Is Ill Be A Candidate (Handpicked audience in Florida)

    06/02/2015 7:30:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 6/2/15 | Dara Kam
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addressed more than 400 business people Tuesday, capping off a day of speeches by declared and possible GOP presidential candidates at a summit hosted by current Governor Rick Scott. Bush received two standing ovations and the warmest welcome of the six candidates all current or former Republican governors who showed up in person to make their pitches in a precursor to the coming months in the Sunshine State, a coveted electoral prize. -snip- Scott personally selected the invitees to the event, co-hosted by his Lets Get to Work political committee and the Florida...
  • Jeb Bush Not Going To Back Down On Immigration, Supports Path For Legalized Status

    06/01/2015 9:28:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 6/1/15 | CBS DC
    Former Florida governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that although his pro-immigration views are not in line with his partys base, hes not going to back down on the countrys immigration problem. Speaking Sunday on CBS Face the Nation, Bush said hes not going to back down on immigration, insisting the country has an immigration problem and needs a path for illegal aliens I think we have immigration problem, said Bush. Its a system thats broken. The legal system is broken. We need to narrow family petitioning expand economic immigrants. We need to enforce the law....
  • Jeb Bush gives New Hampshire woman massage

    05/21/2015 10:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    KSPR ^ | 5/21/15 | Ashley Codianni
    Like brother, like brother. Salem New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce President Donna Morris was in for some unexpected caressing from likely Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush during this afternoon's meet and greet. Morris, who was winded from running to grab her introduction remarks she had forgotten, apologetically greeted Bush, who in turn reassured her to take her time. She then joked, "oh, you take my breath away." Bush then shifted in behind her for a brief, but golden, shoulder massage:
  • If Jeff Sessions' Anti-Immigration & Free Trade Stances Are the Future of the GOP, It Has No Future.

    05/17/2015 8:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Reason ^ | 05/16/2015 | Nick Gillespie
    In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said the United States needs to curb legal immigration along with illegal immigration, and fast. We need a timeout, don't you know, and the only folks who favor letting more foreigners in are monocle-wearing, cigar-smoking elitists: High immigration rates help the financial elite (and the political elite who receive their contributions) by keeping wages down and profits up. For them, whats not to like? That is why they have tried to enforce silence in the face of public desire for immigration reductions. They have sought to intimidate good and...
  • Hispanic courtship shapes Bush's early campaign steps

    05/03/2015 8:01:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    AP Cadillac News ^ | 5/1/15 | Danica Coto
    The man at the microphone spoke in a language most Republican presidential primary voters do not understand. "You are part of the new wave of hope for this country," Jeb Bush said in fluent Spanish to the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference this week. Switching to English, he said the U.S. needs immigrants for the country "to become young and dynamic again." It doesn't seem to matter that Hispanic voters typically do not have much say in Republican primaries. The former Florida governor's play to Hispanic values and policy goals has begun to shape his young political operation. Well before...
  • Election 2016: Jeb Bush's Immigration, Education Policies Remain Problems

    05/01/2015 6:27:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 5/1/15 | Ginger Gibson
    Jeb Bush is going to spend the next year defending his positions on issues that dont always sit well with the conservative wing of his party. And on Thursday, he test-drove his defense of immigration and Common Core at an event organized by the conservative National Review. -snip- Bush gave a full-throated defense of his views on immigration Thursday, saying that the nation suffers when high-skilled and low-skilled workers arent allowed to legally immigrate into the country. You need younger more dynamic people inside of our economy that are productive to get to 4 percent growth, Bush argued. He knew...
  • Jeb Bush Doubles Down On Open Borders To National Review

    05/01/2015 6:07:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/30/15 | Dan Riehl
    If National Review editor Rich Lowry was looking for compromise on immigration from Republican Jeb Bush, hes still looking. According to NR, Bush and Lowry tussled over immigration policy and tax pledges. Jeb wasnt even willing to take the seemingly easy out of opting to secure the border first. One is left to wonder what the unemployed, younger, more dynamic people of Baltimore and other areas might think of Jebs reasoning.