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  • Jeb Bush urges the GOP to restore its brand: There is 'no excuse for failure'

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

    11/17/2016 6:25:40 PM PST · by usafa92 · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/17/2016 | The Donald
    With all the news today about Trump being magnanimous to former rivals, here's a reminder of how great it was to see Trump crush the RINO establishment on the way to the nomination. His takedowns of Jeb were truly jaw dropping. Politics has never seen a public beatdown such as Trump put on his rivals. Enjoy.
  • The World's Greatest Troll: the Humor of Donald Trump

    11/14/2016 11:50:46 PM PST · by GraceG · 19 replies
    You tubes ^ | This Iinformation
    WARNING: Some strong Language Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzkBfTfiXS0 WARNING: Hilarious Moments of Trump Trolling the DNC, the RNC, and the people who ran against him.
  • Jeb and George H.W. Bush Congratulate Donald Trump, Offer Prayers

    11/09/2016 8:29:16 PM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    TIME ^ | November 9, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    “Barbara and I congratulate @realDonaldTrump, wish him well as he guides America forward as our next President,” wrote H.W. on Twitter. “His family is in our prayers.” “Congratulations on your victory @realDonaldTrump,” wrote Jeb. “As our President, Columba and I will pray for you in the days and months to come.”
  • HE’S WITH HER: INSIDE PAUL RYAN’S MONTHS-LONG CAMPAIGN TO ELECT HILLARY CLINTON PRESIDENT

    10/24/2016 5:33:54 AM PDT · by Lewis Stone · 16 replies
    Breitbart via Freedom Outpost ^ | October 21, 2016 | JULIA HAHN, BREITBART via Michael Ware
    It is funny to watch. It is funny because this circus shows us just how connected the two parties really are when all is said and done. Paul Ryan acts as if he is taking the high ground in his denying support to Donald Trump, when in reality it has nothing to do with morality. The connection that Ryan and Clinton share is not moral but philosophical. Ryan and Clinton are both globalists. They both want to see one big global community that never puts one people over others. It is the new socialism. Breitbart reports Donald Trump made headlines...
  • Do or Die Time for Trump

    10/07/2016 9:28:52 PM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 193 replies
    The next 48 hours will determine whether Trump's candidacy lives or dies. He must act accordingly.
  • Jeb Smacks GHWB's Hillary Support Disclosure

  • Jeb Bush responds to reports his father will vote Clinton

    09/29/2016 8:30:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 29, 2016 | Becket Adams
    Jeb Bush appeared Thursday evening to confirm earlier reports that his father plans to vote for Hillary Clinton against GOP nominee Donald Trump. "I thought it was a little inappropriate for a person to overhear a frail, 92-year-old man in a private setting at a reception for the Points of Light Foundation, which focuses on volunteerism, to hear this and then immediately go on Facebook and put it on there, and go on national television and not even show up at the board meeting," Bush told NBC News' Jordan Frasier Thursday evening.
  • Jeb Bush to lecture at Harvard

    09/27/2016 6:39:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    On Thursday, Bush will give a lecture in the Edwin L. Godkin annual series that will focus on the lack of economic and social mobility in the U.S. and how the country should address those issues. Bush will be a guest lecturer for a course in the school's Program on Education Policy and Governance called "The Political Economy of the School."
  • Jeb Bush donors want a rematch in 2020

    09/26/2016 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 110 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-24-2016 | Brian Niemietz
    Jeb Bush in 2020, anyone? Sources close to Jeb Bush’s failed run at the 2016 presidency say the “low-energy” candidate has been back in touch with supporters. They believe he’s popping up to “feel them out” for another run and, according to at least one big contributor, they're in! “Bush has been quietly making telephone calls to his supporters, bundlers and donors, to talk about the state of the county and the economy, and the energy business, why would he do that?” asks one insider, who concludes “he's running in four years.” Before he was trounced by Donald Trump, Bush...
  • Trump: I might vote for Clinton too if I were Bush

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

    09/18/2016 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 18, 2016
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested he could say “never mind” to the “Never Trump” candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency. Priebus said the former primary challengers who’ve refused to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could face consequences if they fail to back Trump in the stretch-run to Election Day. “Those people need to get on board,” Priebus told “Face the Nation.” “And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again some day, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think...
  • Jeb Bush: Donald Trump’s shift on immigration ‘abhorrent’

    08/31/2016 12:48:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Donald Trump is turning into a typical politician with his recent comments on illegal immigration, saying Mr. Trump is correct to try to reach out to new constituencies but that it’s anyone’s guess what he might actually believe. “This is all a game,” Mr. Bush said Thursday in a radio interview with WABC’s Rita Cosby. “His views will change based on the feedback he gets from a crowd, or, you know, what he thinks he has to do.” Mr. Bush, who Mr. Trump repeatedly mocked as “low energy” during the GOP presidential primary contest,...
  • Jeb Bush blasts 'abhorrent' Trump shifts on immigration (CNN Useful Idiot Alert)

    08/26/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/2016 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump Thursday after the Republican presidential nominee appeared open to major shifts on his immigration platform -- several of which echoed the former Florida governor's during the GOP primary fight. "All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into," Bush said in a radio interview with Rita Cosby of WABC. "It's kind of disturbing." When the two men were competing in the Republican presidential primary, Trump advocated for deporting millions of undocumented immigrants and blasted politicians like Bush who wanted to allow some to stay and seek legal status as long...
  • Jeb Bush boosts Cole for governor

    08/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    MORGANTOWN — Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail Tuesday for West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole, a Donald Trump supporter in heavily pro-Trump coal country. Bush, who has said he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, addressed a West Virginia business group Tuesday about fighting substance abuse, reforming the tax code, cutting regulations and overhauling the education system. But the former Florida governor’s speech largely avoided commentary on Trump, a bitter rival whose attacks became personal during a crowded Republican presidential primary. Bush also headlined a Cole fundraiser Tuesday evening. “I’d say that everybody has their...
  • Fmr. Bush official Carlos Gutierrez endorses Hillary Clinton

    08/14/2016 9:31:51 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 14-August-2016 | CNN
    Former Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez explains to Jake Tapper that he will be supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
  • Florida Republican: 'I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush'

    08/11/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that she will write in Jeb Bush’s name when voting for president in November, according to ABC News. "I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush," she told the Miami Herald editorial board. "A candidate should espouse optimism." Ros-Lehtinen had endorsed the former Florida governor’s primary campaign before he dropped out of the race in February.
  • What Donald Trump told me about Ted Cruz

    07/24/2016 11:29:23 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    Page Six ^ | July 24, 2016 | Cindy Adams
    “Ted had signed the Pledge. You know why? Because I made him do it. But two hours before his speech I wanted him thrown off. Reince thought not. See, we knew there’d be no endorsement. What we didn’t know is that he’d be booed out of the convention... Jeb’s too slow Alongside Karen Pence — Woody Johnson. As Reince Priebus took iPhone photos of Donald, I asked about Woody’s previous support of Jeb Bush. “After Jeb dropped out, I took a couple of weeks to reflect. Then went to see Donald. And signed on. Jeb was too slow. He’d give...
  • Jeb Bush Lays Out His "Vision" (in the WaPo) To Reclaim The Republican Party From Donald Trump

    07/17/2016 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 149 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 17, 2016
    Having lost the presidential primary in dramatic fashion against Donald Trump, the man originally considered a frontrunner for the GOP candidacy, Jeb Bush, laid out his "vision" to reclaim the Republican Party from Donald Trump’s "nativist rhetoric." Picking the Washington Post as his chosen op-ed venue, Bush said that Trump does not represent the future of the GOP or what it stands for.
  • Jeb Bush trashes Trump on eve of GOP convention

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

    07/13/2016 6:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin & Ralph Z. Hallow
    CLEVELAND — It is nearing time for the dump-Trump forces to put up or shut up, as they prepare for a final showdown this week on trying to free delegates to the Republican Convention to vote against presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. Party leaders, and a growing number of rank-and-file delegates, say the renegades’ effort is going nowhere: Mr. Trump has solidified his support, struck the right balance with the party’s platform and is in little danger of being ousted. “Now is the time to stand united as Republicans,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told delegates Wednesday as he kicked off...
  • Jeb Bush: I can’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, ‘and it breaks my heart’

    07/12/2016 6:24:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 130 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — who along with a few other 2016 GOP presidential candidates still refuses to support Donald Trump — said he still can’t vote for either Mr. Trump or likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “I can’t vote for Hillary Clinton and I can’t vote for Donald Trump, and it breaks my heart,” Mr. Bush said in an interview that aired on MSNBC Monday evening. “This is my the first time in my adult life I’m confronted with this dilemma.” “A lot of the governors, I would have been very comfortable with,” Mr. Bush said. “John...
  • Jeb! says Trump will never build his Mexico wall and his believers will 'feel betrayed'...

    07/11/2016 4:55:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Former GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush shared some rather dismal predictions for a Donald Trump presidency, but, so far, didn't discount that it could happen. Bush sat down for his first conversation since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee chatting with his brother's former White House communications director Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC. The former Florida governor, who dropped his bid for the White House in February on the night of the South Carolina primary, said voters will 'feel betrayed' by Trump because some of his campaign promises – from building a Mexican border wall to banning non-American Muslims from the...
  • Jeb explains the 'tragedy' of Trump's nomination

    07/11/2016 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 172 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/11/16 | Nick Gass
    People supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid will "feel betrayed" should the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign promises go unsatisfied, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted Monday. Speaking to MSNBC contributor Nicolle Wallace, who served as his press secretary in Tallahassee, Bush called Trump "to his credit ... very smart at exploiting these kind of opportunities." "He's a master at understanding how the media works — more than anybody I've ever seen in politics. Kudos to him, for kind of creating the environment and then manipulating the environment to his effect," Bush said in the interview airing in full Monday night. There...
  • Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him

    06/29/2016 3:49:56 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 423 replies
    HOME 2016 ELECTION POLITICS POLICY MAGAZINE OPINION WATCHDOG BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL MEDIA VIDEO NEWSLETTERS PODCASTS EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT ABOUT US SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT STORY "They say it was the roughest campaign ever in the history of Republican politics, but what you do is you go to sleep for a couple of days and you wake up and you honor [the pledge]," Donald Trump said. (AP Photo) Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_) • 6/29/16 5:26 PM SHARE TWEET SMSMore Donald Trump railed against several of his Republican primary opponents on Wednesday...
  • Jeb Bush endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

    06/23/2016 5:56:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    It's all a Twitter-official love-fest now:
  • Jeb Bush to Donald Trump: 'No place for racism in the GOP'

    06/07/2016 3:36:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 163 replies
    LA Times via Twitter ^ | 6/7/16 | Jeb Bush
    Donald Trump should retract his comments, not defend them. There is no place for racism in the GOP, or this country.
  • Jeb Bush: Trump supporters not 'a bunch of idiots’ (Gee thanks, Jeb, wish we could say the same)

    05/21/2016 5:42:22 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 56 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paulin Firozi
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday he understands why supporters are backing Donald Trump, but was critical of the way Trump is "preying on people's angst rather than offering tangible solutions." Speaking at an event in Amsterdam hosted by the Nexus Institute, the former presidential candidate discussed the rise of Trump, and of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. "What I fear is that people, kind of looking down their nose, will say the people that are supporting Donald Trump are a bunch of idiots. They're not. They're legitimately scared. They're fearful. They're not as optimistic for legitimate reasons and there should be...
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Trump: Jeb Bush 'not a man of honor' for refusing to back me

    05/12/2016 11:38:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is slamming Jeb Bush for refusing to back him, saying he isn't a "man of honor." Trump criticized his 2016 primary rival for breaking the pledge he signed last year vowing to support the eventual Republican nominee. “Jeb Bush dishonored his pledge. I mean he dishonored his pledge,” Trump said on the "Mike Gallagher Show" on Wednesday, as first reported by BuzzFeed News. “He signed a pledge, and, if you remember, they all wanted me to sign it, so I signed it. But that pledge is a guarantee, there’s no outs. It doesn’t say,...
  • Let's Talk About Open Border

    05/11/2016 10:11:36 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 12, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Until recently, most people in Europe and the United States-at least, those of us who had grown up and lived our lives as citizens-gave little thought to national immigration policy. Unless you had a vested interest in the issue, either as an immigrant yourself or someone who profited from specific immigration policies, e.g. as an immigration attorney, a member of a group like LULAC, the NCLR, or someone who worked for a VOLAG, the likelihood that this was a galvanizing domestic issue for you would be very slim. However, with the continuing flood of unaccompanied minors across the nation’s southern...
  • Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush ‘Dishonorable’ For Reneging On Pledge

    05/08/2016 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 8, 2016 | by MICHELLE MOONS
    Seventeen GOP presidential contenders pledged to support the eventual nominee, but now presumptive nominee Donald Trump is calling out former establishment darling Jeb Bush for not honoring that pledge. "Jeb Bush signed a pledge and basically it says I’m gonna support the person who wins the Republican primaries right? And it said that very strongly and he signed the pledge and now he says he’s not going to honor the pledge. That’s very dishonorable. I think he should honor it. Even if he doesn’t love me. And it’s hard for him to like me. But remember this, look, I hit...
  • 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 clock, Tim McGraw’s guitar: Among the $7,000 in gifts to Gov. Larry Hogan

    05/04/2016 12:00:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has received more than $7,000 worth of gifts since he took office in January 2015, mostly modest trinkets and items from well-wishers after the governor made his cancer diagnosis public. The gifts range from a $1 Livestrong bracelet to a $500 membership at Baltimore’s posh members-only Center Club, according to a filing with the State Ethics Commission. Hogan even reported two rosaries blessed at the Vatican, given to him and his wife by Pope Francis in Washington. The disclosure also shows the outpouring of support for the governor after he announced in June that he...
  • Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention

    04/29/2016 9:05:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A reflective Jeb Bush said he had no regrets Thursday about his failed presidential bid, saying in his first interview since leaving the race that Donald Trump could still lose the nomination fight. "There's a possibility that he won't get 50% on the first ballot," Bush told CNN's Jamie Gangel, giving his first television interview exclusively to CNN after dropping out of the presidential race in February. "And if he doesn't do that, there are a whole lot of people who don't believe he's the proper guy."
  • Jeb Bush is available for paid speeches

    04/11/2016 4:40:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Sacramento Business Journal ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Ed Goldman
    A brief news item appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal under the headline, "Jeb Bush Available For Paid Speeches." This struck me as dubious news. The guy — who I suggested in a recent column should team up with Dr. Ben Carson and go on tour as the Ambien Twins — is being hyped as a paid speaker? But not just any paid speaker. As the article pointed out, Bush (and this really had me scratching my head) "reported last year earning nearly $10 million in speaking fees since 2007, receiving as much as $40,000 a speech in...
  • Jeb Bush, pathetic nice guy, pledges fealty to Cruz

    03/29/2016 6:24:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jules Witcover
    Not sufficiently humiliated by his collapse as the early Republican presidential front runner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in an attempt to deny the nomination to Donald Trump. In doing so, Mr. Bush has further diminished his onetime stature as the darling of the dying Grand Old Party establishment once represented by his father, President George H.W. Bush, and his brother, President George W. Bush. Previously, Jeb Bush had preserved some stature among the old-timers by conspicuously offering himself as the initial Trump giant-killer. In his frontal assault on Mr. Trump as a fraudulent...
  • Trump is 'poison' for GOP: Republican advisor

    03/23/2016 9:59:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 23, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    "Trump is not a strong general election candidate. He's showing surprising strength in the Republican primaries. But that's only 20 million people," said Murphy, who ran the $100 million Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise. "The regular election is 128 to 129 million people; different planet, not Trump friendly." Murphy told CNBC's "Squawk Box" he would not support for Trump, even if the billionaire were to get the GOP nomination. "Personally, I'd never vote for Donald Trump. I'll write in somebody better. But that's just me. The party will support him if he's the nominee."
  • Cruz embraces Bush's endorsement, says he can defeat Clinton

    03/23/2016 7:23:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 209 replies
    AP ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steve Peoples
    <p>Clinton won in Arizona, maintaining a lopsided advantage over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race despite his convincing wins in Utah and Idaho on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz split the previous night's two GOP contests, the billionaire taking Arizona and the Texas senator winning Utah.</p>
  • Bush endorsement signals establishment's move toward Cruz

    03/23/2016 8:21:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dylan Baddour
    Jeb Bush's endorsement of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday morning signaled a growing inclination in the oft-touted Republican establishment: that even Cruz would be better for the party than Donald Trump. Leaders in the GOP have long and openly mused that neither of the primary frontrunners fits the bill of an ideal Republican presidential candidate, but the race has failed to yield any alternatives. "It's a signal that there's only a plan A and a plan B," said Mark Jones, a political scientist at Rice University's Baker Institute. "There is no plan C."
  • Former Jeb backer compares Trump presidency to a chimp driving a tractor

    03/21/2016 1:14:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    The man who ran a super-PAC backing Jeb Bush's unsuccessful White House run says electing Donald Trump as president would be "like putting a chimp in the driver’s seat of a tractor." "He doesn’t understand the presidency," Mike Murphy said in a Weekly Standard interview published Monday.
  • Jeb Bush loaned himself $250K to continue campaign

    03/20/2016 4:22:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 19, 2016 | Curt Mills
    Jeb Bush who began his 2016 presidential race with record-setting fundraising, had to loan $250,000 to his flailing presidential campaign before it all ended. The once cash-flush former Florida governor lent his operation money before dropping out Feb. 20
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Marco Rubio's Florida hopes sour with Jeb Bush tensions, endorsement failure

    03/15/2016 11:53:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    One Florida political operative said Mr. Rubio had a "snowball's chance in hell," of getting Mr. Bush's backing after his "ultimate betrayal" of entering the 2016 race. Mr. Rubio also probably didn’t have it in him to beg Mr. Bush, given he’d outlasted the former governor in the presidential race, the operative said. . . "The governor decided he wasn't going to endorse anyone. He made up his mind that was the case and that's what he’s done," said Al Cardenas
  • How many votes will Jeb Bush win in Florida?

    03/14/2016 8:37:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may have dropped out of the presidential race weeks ago -- but his name is on the ballot in Florida on Tuesday anyway. And he may get a good chunk of votes in the primary -- perhaps the final insult for Marco Rubio, who trails front-runner Donald Trump by 17 points in the latest poll out Monday.
  • Mike Murphy to teach college seminars on the White House race

    03/14/2016 9:43:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | March 14, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Mike Murphy, who helmed the Right to Rise super PAC backing Jeb Bush's presidential run, will lead seminars on the race for the White House as a University of Chicago Institute of Politics fellow, the school announced Monday. . . . Murphy, who is based in Los Angeles, spent more than $100 million through Right to Rise in his attempt to boost Bush's White House run
  • Laura Bush: George and I are watching race 'with much interest' from sidelines

    03/14/2016 6:58:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Today ^ | March 14, 2016 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Bush expressed disappointment that Jeb Bush failed to do better among this year's presidential primaries and caucuses. "I think he would have been a great president," she told Guthrie.
  • Jeb Bush backer says he told her he won't endorse anyone before Tuesday

    03/13/2016 3:24:35 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | March 12, 2016 | Patricia Mazzei
    "I said, 'People are asking me what you are thinking of doing,' and I said, 'Are you going to endorse anyone?'" she said. "And he said he was not endorsing prior to Tuesday.
  • Bush meeting with Rubio, Kasich and Cruz before debate: report

    03/12/2016 6:15:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/09/16 | Mark Hensch
    Jeb Bush is meeting with the three Republican presidential candidates seeking to take down front-runner Donald Trump before Thursday's GOP debate, according to a new report. Bush is huddling with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich before the Miami debate, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The former Florida governor repeatedly clashed with Trump during his own GOP presidential campaign, which ended late last month after disappointing results in early-voting states. Bush is meeting Rubio on Wednesday and speaking with Cruz and Kasich on Thursday before the debate. It's unclear whether Bush will endorse a...
  • Jeb Bush to meet with Rubio, Cruz and Kasich

    03/09/2016 11:33:47 AM PST · by tatown · 167 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/9/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush plans to meet with three of the four remaining Republican presidential candidates today and tomorrow in Miami, according to an aide. Bush, who until recently was also a presidential contender, plans to meet with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a spokeswoman said. There are no plans for Bush to meet with businessman Donald Trump — no surprise given their acrimonious relationship.