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  • Common Core Crack-Up

    06/29/2015 7:43:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in education continue to crumble when they encounter reality. “Not a single junior at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School showed up to take this spring’s Smarter Balanced tests (SBAC—one version of the COMMON Core standardized tests), according to a school district spokeswoman,” according to the editors at Rethinking Schools. “Earlier this year, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and students had agreed to boycott the standardized tests, but Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland threatened teachers with the loss of their teachers licenses if they didn’t administer the test.” “Under this pressure, the school’s...
  • Huge Jeb Bush Supporter tells me exactly what he believes.

    06/21/2015 6:10:04 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 66 replies
    1. Hillary Clinton is not responsible for Benghazi.2. CommonCore is not a threat to home-schoolers and Public schools.3.The Tea Party are troublemakers, who want to take over the GOP and replace the moderates.4.Gov Chris Christie is a Conservative.5.Supports Obama's "Fast Track" trade bill.6.Jeb Bush is a Conservative, he's not a Moderate.7.Supports NSA surveillance through Patriot Act. 8. Agrees with Lindsey Graham on making the Federal Government bigger 9.Bill Gates is a good person, not a liberal.10. Calls Ted Cruz and Sean Hannity Polarizers.11. Does not like Mark Levin, says he is not reliable, however he does like Michael Savage. 12....
  • Will Jeb Bush move The White House to Mexico City?

    06/19/2015 3:11:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 25 replies
    Is there another city Jeb would prefer?
  • Is Jeb Bush 'unelectable' because he gave Hillary Clinton an award?

    06/17/2015 11:32:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Peter Grier
    The conservative group ForAmerica suggested that a Clinton campaign could use footage of Bush thanking Clinton 'to blunt any criticism that Bush levels against her.' Jeb Bush once handed Hillary Rodham Clinton an award for “public service.” Does this disqualify him from the 2016 Republican presidential race? At least one influential conservative group thinks it does. ForAmerica, an organization founded by the veteran Washington rightward figure L. Brent Bozell, released an ad-like video Wednesday attacking Mr. Bush as “unelectable” due to his presence onstage with the likely Democratic nominee at a Philadelphia ceremony about 18 months ago.
  • How likely are you to vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush? FREEP THIS POLL!

    06/16/2015 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 52 replies
    KQV AM (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 16 June 2015 | KQV AM (Pittsburgh Area)
    How likely are you to vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination for President of the United States? Jeb Bush the former two term governor of Florida has announced he will run for president in 2016. . He is the latest candidate to officially enter a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders. Bush has made clear he will remain committed to his core beliefs in the campaign, even if his positions on immigration and education standards are deeply unpopular among the conservative base of the party.
  • ForAmerica’s Bozell on Jeb’s 2016 announcement:'Exercise in Futility’

    06/15/2015 10:40:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Dr Susan Berry
    On the occasion of Jeb Bush’s official announcement of his candidacy for president, ForAmerica chairman Brent Bozell released the following statement: We’ve said it before and we say it again: Jeb Bush is unelectable. Not only is he not conservative, but he gave Hillary Clinton an award for public service and her campaign will undoubtedly find a creative way to humiliate him with it. But it’s worse than that. He cannot run on his record. Jeb Bush has moved way to the left since he left office a decade ago, on some of the most important issues facing conservatives. In...
  • Welcome to the race, Jeb—now drop out.

    06/15/2015 9:27:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | June 15, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    As Jeb Bush formally enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, allow me to make a humble request of the former Florida governor: Please drop out.
  • Jeb Bush Shocked That He Is Not Already President (Donors like Cruz better than they like Jeb)

    06/12/2015 12:08:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The American Spectator's The Spectacle Blog ^ | June 11, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    Do you ever get the sense that someone doesn't like you? Its not a super-obvious thing, of course, but every once in a while, possibly, say, because I'm routinely "revealed" to be a "closeted liberal" by the comments section, I get the sense that someone just isn't about to fall all over themselves in an effort to be my friend. It doesn't really bother me - I'm fantastic, so it's really their loss - but I at least know about it. Jeb Bush has clearly never possessed that talent. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, he and his team apparently...
  • The Humbling of Jeb Bush (by Conservative "Agitators")

    06/11/2015 9:15:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 6/11/15 | Noah Rothman
    If you got the impression from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign rollout that he appeared to believe his party’s nomination was quite simply his due, you weren’t alone. Bush’s decision to reveal his intention to explore a presidential bid in mid-December of last year indicated that he knew the 2016 field would be a crowded one and that he would have to make his case to the Republican electorate early and often. But his actions betrayed a sense of self-assuredness that indicated he did not really believe the contest would be a close one. The pathway to the...
  • Politics Notebook: Martinez strategist to lead Jeb Bush’s campaign; Land Office official quits (NM)

    06/10/2015 8:32:49 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 10, 2015 | Dan Boyd
    A Republican strategist with ties to Gov. Susana Martinez has been selected as Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign manager. Danny Diaz, who has worked on and off for Martinez’s political operation for the past five-plus years, was tapped for the new job this week in a surprise move, according to The Washington Post. The Washington, D.C.-based Diaz has worked as a press consultant and adviser for Martinez. He played an active role in the governor’s 2014 re-election campaign and spent time in New Mexico helping with her inaugural events. Despite Martinez’s insistence she is not interested in national office, might the...
  • Poll: Jeb Bush now at 21 percent in New Hampshire,ahead of the field by eight points

    06/09/2015 1:48:59 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 9, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Nah, I’m just kidding. This is an outlier. Isn’t it? Carly Fiorina ahead of Chris Christie and Ted Cruz in New Hampshire? C’mon, I … can totally believe that, actually, given the state’s fondness for outsiders and “mavericks. In fact, for a supposed outlier, the only number in this poll that’s strikingly out of sync with other recent polls of New Hampshire is Jeb’s. He’s fully 10 points higher than he was in Bloomberg’s poll of the state last month. Maybe not coincidentally, the other noticeable gainer is Donald Trump, who was at five points two months ago in a...
  • Jeb Bush Panicking to Discover Voters Just Aren’t That into Him

    06/09/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/9/15 | Matt Welch
    In my July-issue Editor's Note column released earlier today, I expressed some skepticism about National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke's conservatarian project, partly on grounds that libertarians should be wary of a political party that keeps on coughing up government-growing Republicans with the last name "Bush." So it's only fair to point out that, according to the shrewd political Washington Examiner political columnist Byron York, Jeb Bush is floundering to the point of shaking up his campaign staff. The remedying began Monday with word that Bush has shaken up his campaign before the campaign has even been formally announced. The...
  • Barbara Bush: Jeb 'is brilliant' [Bush "45" Machine shifts into gear]

    06/09/2015 4:47:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 8, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush is pledging to stay uncharacteristically quiet during the upcoming presidential election — unless somebody attacks her son, Jeb. In an interview with her granddaughter Jenna Bush Hagar for NBC's "Today" show, she said, "I've promised that during this next campaign season, I will not talk." Celebrating her 90th birthday at the family summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, she added, "I'm going to stop voicing my opinion and sticking up for things I think are right — except my boy. I think he's brilliant.".....
  • Jeb Bush Makes Big Move, Names Top Conservative Campaign Manager

    06/08/2015 1:19:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Diaz of FP1 Strategies, a Republican political consulting firm, will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign manager if Bush, as expected, announces he’s running for president. It’s a big move by Bush’s team, and a clear sign he’s making efforts to win back conservative voters and make inroads party-wide rather than just winning the establishment side of the primaries. Diaz has a long-standing positive reputation with tons of top conservatives, and has been plugged in with not just establishment Republicans but conservatives Washington-wide for years. “Danny Diaz, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., native who has worked for the past...
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    06/05/2015 6:29:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/5/15 | Pedro Gonzales
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • Jeb Bush 'is more ruthless than he looks'

    06/02/2015 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2015 | Pamela Engel
    A new profile in New York magazine underscores the idea that  former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not nearly as moderate as he may seem as he  campaigns for the Republican nomination for president.News outlets have been pointing this out for months, and Jennifer Senior's article  in New York is full of even more examples of Bush's record and reputation in  Florida, where he served two terms as governor.The story argues that the 62-year-old is "not the Bush you think he is" and  "is more ruthless than he looks, more conservative than moderates like to  believe."For example, Bush likes to...
  • 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 party’s base, he’s “not going to back down” on the country’s “immigration problem.” Speaking Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Bush said he’s “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. “It’s a system that’s broken. The legal system is broken. We need to narrow family petitioning expand economic immigrants. We need to enforce the law....
  • "What We Know Now": Iraq revisionism is not knowledge

    05/27/2015 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    “What We Know Now”: Iraq revisionism is not knowledge by Daniel Clark “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” That was the question that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly put to Jeb Bush about Iraq. The Florida governor’s answer, and his subsequent attempts at clarification, have since been roundly criticized. Little has been said, however, about the awfulness of Kelly’s question. Bush should have challenged Kelly’s premise, by asking her what it is “we know now” that should produce a different answer than he would have given in 2003. When critics of the Iraq War refer...
  • Jeb Bush’s claim that Islamic State ‘didn’t exist when my brother was president’

    05/27/2015 6:36:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Glenn Kessler
    FACT CHECKER: “ISIS didn’t exist when my brother was president. Al Qaeda in Iraq was wiped out when my brother was president.” Bush seems to have fallen prey to Washington conventional wisdom, in which ISIS suddenly emerged into consciousness in the past year or so. That may be fine for armchair analysts or journalists. But that’s little excuse for a presidential candidate, who might have to grapple with this problem if he or she is elected president. With some fine-tuning of his statement, Bush could have made the case that Obama’s decision to withdraw from Iraq, combined with the president’s...
  • Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush is Retarded?

    05/20/2015 3:02:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 20, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Was Jeb Bush too busy watching telenovelas during his brother's presidency to remember the Iraq War? We went to war at such breakneck speed after 9/11, that, before the invasion, I was able to write approximately 30 columns about it, give five dozen speeches on it, discuss it on TV a hundred times and read 1,089 New York Times editorials denouncing the "rush to war." So I remember the arguments. Contrary to the fairy tale the left has told itself since Obama truculently gave away America's victory in Iraq, our argument wasn't that we had to invade Iraq because of...
  • Oh Brother, Why Art Thou Even Running?

    05/18/2015 7:02:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/18/2015 | Quin Hillyer
    So there’s this story going around, surely a piece of fiction from a typically clueless Hollywood writer or something, that there’s a Republican candidate for president who is open to raising taxes, who urged the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general, and who is not just a supporter of but a prime mover behind the Common Core education mess while blasting opponents for pushing “conspiracy theories.” This figment of the imagination also has spent years pushing vastly expanded immigration and what can be described only as mass amnesty for illegals. Not only that, but he has repeatedly said or...
  • Jeb Bush: 'Mistakes Were Made' on Iraq War

    05/13/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 13, 2015 | Rebecca Nelson
    Jeb Bush's confident affirmative answer this week that he would have authorized the invasion of Iraq "knowing what we know now"? All a misinterpretation, he says. On The Sean Hannity Show Tuesday, the former Florida governor said that he thought the question, asked by Fox News' Megyn Kelly during an interview that aired Monday night, was under the stipulation "given what you knew then." "I don't know what that decision would have been. That's a hypothetical," he said. "The simple fact is mistakes were made." The all-but-official presidential contender took a beating Tuesday from both the Left and Right over...
  • Why Is Kelly Only Asking Cruz About Jeb?

    05/12/2015 6:17:42 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 107 replies
    5/12/15 | originalbuckeye
    Why is Megan Kelly only asking Ted Cruz what he thinks about Jeb's answers from last night???
  • Jeb Bush Defends ‘Legal Status’ for Illegal Immigrants

    05/12/2015 2:54:06 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11 2015 | Beth Reinhard
    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, facing opposition from some conservatives who say he supports amnesty, says undocumented workers should be able to earn legal status, “not necessarily citizenship.” Mr. Bush was seeking to clarify his immigration policy in an interview scheduled to air on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” on Monday evening, two days before a scheduled trip to Nevada, a swing state with a large Hispanic population. “The plan, in our book and the plan that I’ve suggested when I go out and speak, which is almost every day on the subject, I’m talking about a path...
  • Jeb Bush Ally Says He Misheard Question on Iraq War

    05/12/2015 9:11:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/12/15 | Maggie Haberman
    A friend and adviser of Jeb Bush said Tuesday morning that the likely 2016 presidential hopeful told her he had misheard a question from Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host, about the war in Iraq, after his response created an uproar of criticism from the left and the right. Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist from Florida who has been an ally of Mr. Bush, made the remarks in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Ms. Kelly asked Mr. Bush in the interview. “I would,” Mr. Bush answered. Ms. Navarro...
  • Was Jeb dropped on head as a child?

    05/12/2015 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/2015 | Roger Simon
    Would you let Donald Trump tell you where to get a haircut? Would you take driving tips from Lindsay Lohan? Or ask Sarah Palin’s advice about … anything? Whom we seek advice from reveals a lot about ourselves, our judgment, our common sense. So it was a shock over the past week when presidential candidate in training Jeb Bush divulged that his closest adviser on Mideast and Israeli affairs is George W. Bush. I actually blinked when I read that. George W. used to make jokes about his own intelligence. Or lack thereof. This was one of his favorite anecdotes:...
  • Texas company linked to Bush family helps foreign investors seek visas

    05/07/2015 12:23:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | May 7, 2015 | Walter F. Roche Jr.
    A company co-founded by presidential son Neil Bush is recruiting foreigners to invest in Texas apartment complexes in return for a coveted U.S. visa under a program initiated during his father's administration 25 years ago. The Great Texas Regional Center, which initially planned to build minor league baseball stadiums, has gathered money from more than a dozen foreigners seeking to live in the United States indefinitely under the so-called investor visa, or EB5, program. The program, established in 1990 under a law signed by President George H.W. Bush, grants green cards to foreigners who invest as little as $500,000 in...
  • Jeb Bush misfires with evangelicals over gay marriage supporters in inner circle

    05/06/2015 11:46:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/5/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former Florida governor fails to identify any ‘genuine’ conservatives on campaign team. Jeb Bush’s latest effort to court evangelical voters boomeranged when a Christian radio network boss challenged him for hiring two political aides who support same-sex marriage, and the former Florida governor conceded that he couldn’t identify any “genuine” conservatives in his inner circle. The details of Mr. Bush’s private phone call in mid-April with Rich Bott, whose religious radio network of 100 stations stretches from California to Tennessee within potential reach of 51 million listeners, were confirmed to The Washington Times by Mr. Bott and top aides to...
  • Castros' Drug-Trafficking Hardly a Surprise... But JEB BUSH, That's a Story!

    05/05/2015 3:45:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Hearing 'news' lately of the Castro regime's drug-running into the US shouldn't come as a revelation to anyone- Havana was long an ally of Columbia's coke-producing communist rebels, and other cash-strapped socialist paradises like North Korea operate mafia-like smuggling and counterfeiting operations in order to generate hard currency... I'm sure the CIA always knew or at least suspected/expected that to be the case with the Cubans. But I was thumbing through an unofficial bio of George Herbert Walker Bush (albeit one authored by a couple 9/11-truthers -and published by the LaRouche organization) over the weekend and was amused to find implications that...
  • Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants a chance to stay.

    05/01/2015 3:20:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 42 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2015 | Steve Peoples
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. "We're a nation of immigrants," Bush said at the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference that brought several hundred Hispanic evangelical leaders to Houston this week. "This is not the time to abandon something that makes us special and unique." A successful immigration overhaul is more than simply strengthening the border, Bush said, referring to "11 million people that should come out from the shadows and receive earned legal status." He...
  • Catsimatidis blabs: Jeb Bush announcing 2016 bid on Monday

    04/26/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/26/15 | Michael Gartland
    Jeb Bush plans to officially roll out his presidential campaign Monday, according to billionaire John Catsimatidis, who announced the news Sunday on his radio show. “I have found out that Governor Jeb Bush will be announcing Monday,” the former mayoral candidate said on his show, The Cats Roundtable.
  • Why is Jeb Bush Endorsing & Fundraising for Leading Anti-Immigrant Senator David Vitter?

    04/23/2015 7:57:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    America's Voice ^ | 04/15/2015
    If Jeb Bush embodies many Republicans’ hopes to soften the GOP’s harsh brand image on immigration and expand the party’s competitiveness with Latino voters, then why is he endorsing and appearing at a political fundraiser tonight for the virulently anti-immigrant Senator David Vitter? (SNIP) Meanwhile, David Vitter is one of the most consistent anti-immigrant hardliners in the Senate – a vocal opponent of the DREAM Act, comprehensive immigration reform, and President Obama’s immigration executive action programs and a lead sponsor of efforts to restrict the use of discretion in immigration enforcement to target felons, not families (it continues to be...
  • Jeb Bush: Deal to advance Loretta Lynch has 'gotta be a win'

    04/22/2015 8:38:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush says that the prospective confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch “sounds to me like a victory” because “getting rid of” current Attorney General Eric Holder has “gotta be a win.” The former governor of Florida said last week that President Barack Obama deserves the opportunity to have the team he wants. He also took shots at Holder then, saying that Republicans should consider that the longer they take to confirm Lynch, the longer he will be in office. “I said that they should have a vote,” Bush told radio show host Michael Medved in an interview Tuesday....
  • Jeb Bush Tells Congress to Approve Obama Amnesty Supporter Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

    04/20/2015 6:06:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17APR2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling on Congress to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose confirmation hearings took place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. In February, Lynch was voted out of the committee and approved 12-8. Due to the legislative schedule and fighting over bills already in motion, a full Senate vote on her confirmation has not yet taken place. More from POLITICO: “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in Concord, New Hampshire, on Thursday...
  • 9/11 COVER-UP?

    04/19/2015 5:23:00 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 313 replies
    Facebook account of Shepard Smith ^ | April 13, 2015 150413 | Shepard Smith
    9/11 COVER-UP? The latest claim isn’t from conspiracy theorists--it’s from a former top US Senator. He says documents prove Saudi Arabia helped pull off the attacks, and that the FBI hid the truth. Shep has details:
  • Walker Support Solid, Establishment Favorite Bush Struggles in N.H.

    04/17/2015 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    As the Republican presidential candidates gather this weekend in New Hampshire, they’re all chasing a midwestern governor. The latest survey of New Hampshire Republicans, by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling, finds Wisconsin’s Scott Walker with a strong lead at 24 percent, followed by a rising Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Establishment favorite Jeb Bush is currently mired in fourth place, with 10 percent support, a drop from the last PPP poll of the first-in-the-nation primary state. Other polls show the race remains tight. The RealClearPolitics average has Walker at 19 percent, followed by Bush at 15 percent and Sen. Rand Paul at...
  • Jeb Bush: Legal Status for Illegals ‘Rational, Thoughtful’

    04/17/2015 8:55:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/15
    On Friday in New Hampshire, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said giving illegal immigrants a pathway to “earned legal status” is a “rational, thoughtful” way to deal with illegal immigrants in the country. Speaking at the Politics and Eggs breakfast, Bush, who said last year that illegal immigration is an “act of love,” proposed giving illegal immigrants provisional work permits after they pay taxes and fines and granting them legal status that they can “earn over an extended period of time.” Bush said that illegal immigrants should not earn citizenship, which will again bring up his waffling on the citizenship...
  • Flashback: Jeb Bush Awarded Hillary Clinton ‘Liberty Medal’ on the Eve of 1st Anniversary

    04/14/2015 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/14/15 | Debra Heine
    At a gala ceremony in Philadelphia on September 10, 2013, former Governor Jeb Bush honored former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton with the prestigious Liberty Medal on behalf of the National Constitution Center. The medal was presented ”in recognition of her lifelong career in public service and for her ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls around the globe.” Said the National Constitution Center chairman, Governor Jeb Bush: Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy. These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary
  • Paul Blooms As Clinton Wilts In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll

    04/09/2015 6:14:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.quinnipiac.edu ^ | 05-09-2015 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie her in Iowa. Secretary Clinton has lost ground in almost every matchup in Colorado and Iowa since a February 18 Swing State Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State...
  • Pontius Pilate (VANITY)

    04/06/2015 12:35:58 PM PDT · by Teacher317 · 92 replies
    4/6/15 | me
    I'm not exactly a Biblical scholar, so be a little gentle with the flames. I was watching Passion of the Christ yesterday for Easter (my third time seeing it), and a thought occurred to me. Both the movie and the Gospels note that Pilate tried, repeatedly, to not sentence Jesus to death. His wife lobbied for Jesus, he declared "this man has done nothing", he sent him to Herod declaring him not guilty, and he even tried the once-a-year prisoner release gambit. At every turn, the high priests and the crowd pushed for his death. Even after finding him guilty...
  • Harry Reid: Jeb Bush would be ‘easiest opponent’ for Hillary Clinton to beat

    04/02/2015 6:11:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Robert Schroeder
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/harry-reid-jeb-bush-would-be-easiest-opponent-for-hillary-clinton-to-beat-2015-04-02
  • Why isn’t Jeb Bush running away with it? (Washington Post upset!)

    04/02/2015 4:44:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/1/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) is essentially tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) in early primary and national polls. While he is cleaning up with big donors, Politico suggests some just are not sold: “Reliable top-tier Republican donors in Orange County — one of the nation’s most lucrative fundraising locales — are leery of committing until they get a better feel for Bush’s electability. … That keep-the-powder-dry approach represents a stark difference from the county’s embrace of Romney, who raised more than $40 million from California for the 2012 cycle.” Meanwhile, Bush’s likability ratings are nothing to write...
  • Jeb Bush’s Ties to Big-Money Immigration ‘Reform’ Backers

    03/30/2015 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2015 | by IAN TUTTLE
    Jeb Bush was associated for years with the tip of the spear of the Republican establishment’s campaign for a permissive immigration policy. For five years the American Action Network (AAN) and the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), well-heeled outside spending groups, have been go-to sources of support for the Republican establishment’s immigration “reform” efforts. For most of that time, Bush sat on the board of the think tank with which both are affiliated, the American Action Forum (AAF) — from shortly after its founding in February 2010 by former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman, and...
  • Anti- Amnesty Activists Shout Down Dem Rep. Gutiérrez with 'USA!' Chant

    03/28/2015 4:59:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Tensions ran high over the weekend when anti-”amnesty” activists showed up to a Spanish-language town hall event featuring Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and proceeded to shout him down. The event at the University of Southern California was billed as “Keeping Families Together: An Immigration Town Hall” featuring Gutiérrez and fellow Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and was delivered in Spanish with the option for attendees to wear headphones for English translations. The event focused on President Barack Obama‘s recent executive action on immigration, and featured materials assisting undocumented immigrants with signing up deportation deferrals under the new policy.
  • Humiliating Home State Poll Numbers For Jeb Bush As He Trails Hillary Clinton in Florida

    03/25/2015 2:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | March 25, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released on March 24, 2015, shows Hillary Clinton leading all Republican 2016 presidential contenders in the state of Florida. Her lead ranges from 2 percentage points over Florida Senator Marcio Rubio (48-46), to an 8 point margin over both Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (49/41) and Texas Governor Rick Perry (50/42). Notably, neither Marco Rubio, nor former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, have a lead over Hillary Clinton in their home state. Clinton holds a 47-44 lead over Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State. Florida is the most populous competitive state in presidential elections. George W....
  • Nikki Haley Muffs Jeb Bush Visit …

    03/25/2015 3:31:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    We’ll have a post up soon on the real news associated with former Florida governor Jeb Bush‘s visit to early-voting South Carolina this week, but first we had to address the colossal pooch screw committed by S.C. governor Nikki Haley during his trip. (SNIP) Well, despite wielding an embarrassingly anemic veto pen during her first four years in office Haley managed to cut funding in 2012 to twenty-three rape and domestic violence crisis centers across the state. Among them? Yup, Sistercare … (SNIP) And that, frankly, makes it baffling to us that Bush’s campaign – which is supposed to be...
  • Jeb's Talk Radio Problem

    03/23/2015 7:18:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Poliico ^ | Mar. 22, 2015 | MIchael Kruse
    “He’s not a conservative.” That’s Rush Limbaugh talking about Jeb Bush. “The ideal, the perfect ticket, for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush. Now, they can figure out who’s on top of the ticket on their own, but when you compare their positions, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, on the key, important issues, they are two peas in the same pod.” That, too. “You know what Jeb Bush is? He’s an old-time liberal Republican.” That’s Mark Levin . “If I had to bet right now, he’d be the nominee; and if I had to bet right now, he’ll lose.”...
  • Walker v. Bush on Immigration

    03/20/2015 5:49:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 20, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Illegal immigration awakens gut reactions, and voters should despise any pandering to illegal aliens out of fear of losing elections or appearing racist or uncaring. With all of the talk about the DREAMers and Deferred Actions, when will our leaders care about Americans born and naturalized, and the American Dreams that they pursue and want to see come true? Surely the needs of 310 million legal residents outstrip the 11 million in the shadows. In 2008, I supported outlier candidate Congressman Tom Tancredo for President, even though he had a gringo’s chance in Guadalajara of winning the GOP nomination. (SNIP)...
  • How many illegals will flood across the border based on Jeb Bush winning the GOP Primary?

    03/20/2015 5:39:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    I think opponents of Jeb Bush should work out some figure they can throw around that is realistic. From July 2016 - January 2017 maybe 100000, 200000, 500000 or maybe 1 million illegals will cross the border if Jeb wins the nomination. Maybe only 50,000. Probably a worse message than Clinton winning the general, because it is already established the Dem candidate will be open borders and that there is no opposition anywhere to it.
  • Jeb Bush Still Refuses to Rule Out Tax Hikes

    03/19/2015 6:51:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | March 19, 2015 | Posted by John Kartch
    Jeb Bush has enthusiastically endorsed a "grand bargain" tax increase with Democrats, says his father's 1990 "Read My Lips" tax increase "created the spending restraint of the 90's," (false -- see details below) and refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the American people. And today, as reported in a piece by The Daily Beast's Tim Mak, the Jeb Bush camp refuses to even answer the question of whether Jeb will make any general statement promising not to raise taxes: Pressed regarding Jeb Bush’s positions on taxes, his aides did not directly respond to a question about whether Jeb...