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  • Jeb Bush: Will strike at Trump when "he says things that are ugly"

    09/05/2015 12:44:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Alan He
    "Damn right I'm going to fight back!" Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush declared Thursday, telling a voter that he wouldn't be taking Donald Trump's periodic jabs at him anymore without punching back. At an evening town hall in Laconia, New Hampshire, a fired up Bush warned that, "I'm sure as hell, when he attacks me personally or disparages my family, damn right I'm going to fight back." Bush accused the billionaire of using racially coded language to prey on people's anger and said, "I'm going to push back when he says things that are ugly."
  • Clinton to Bush: “this Trump thing will be taken care of DURING YOUR DEBATES, if not sooner.”

    09/04/2015 6:08:17 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 102 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | July 11, 2015 | Not attibuted
    Apparently Jeb Bush’s focus on “The Donald” has become quite personal. Bush is said to be “deeply disappointed” that the media and corporate attacks on Mr. Trump have only made the outspoken billionaire’s appeal to voters that much stronger. It is a political dynamic for which Bush political operatives are increasingly confused and concerned over. Those concerns were said to be given some salve in the form of assurances from Bill Clinton during a personal call he had with Jeb Bush two days earlier. While most of that conversation remains private, Jeb did share with others that the former president...
  • Jeb Bush on Trump: 'You're damn right I'm going to fight back'

    09/04/2015 6:07:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/3/15 | Ashley Killough,
    A fiery Jeb Bush ramped up his rhetoric against presidential rival Donald Trump Thursday night in yet another show of force as the former Florida governor changes tactics to go after the Republican front-runner. Taking questions from voters at a Veterans of Foreign Wars facility here, Bush pledged not to get personal but vowed to throw counterpunches if Trump goes for the jugular: his family. "I'm going to push back when he says things that are ugly, that I think will damage our brand, damage our ability to be successful," the former Florida governor said. "I'm sure as hell --...
  • Jeb Bush strikes back at Donald Trump in Spanish (again)

    09/04/2015 6:32:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    A defiant Jeb Bush struck back at Donald Trump on Thursday, declaring in English and Spanish that he would campaign with "los brazos abiertos" -- arms wide open. It was an admonishment of Trump's suggestion to Breitbart News on Tuesday that Bush should refrain from speaking in Spanish and "set the example by speaking English while in the United States." During a town hall in Hampton, New Hampshire, Bush didn't back down in the face of Trump's criticism, alleging that Trump would lead the Republican Party to defeat in next year's election. In another sign that the Bush's campaign no...
  • Jeb Falls Into Trump’s Trap

    09/03/2015 4:15:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 9/3/15 | Amanda Carpenter
    Jeb Bush just couldn’t help himself. After weeks of being needled by Donald Trump, Bush broke down and gave Trump his favorite thing of all: a fight. And, not a fight over substance. A fight over ego that Trump knew from the beginning he would win. Trump is an empire builder bulldozing his way to the White House, to hell with anyone in his way. Jeb is the spoiled crown prince flabbergasted a coup is being attempted on the family palace. Trump is storming the gate. And, one can picture Jeb talking to himself in the bathroom mirror, giving himself...
  • La Raza Backs Jeb, Slams Trump for English Language Patriotism

    09/03/2015 10:34:03 AM PDT · by drpix · 50 replies ^ | 9/3/15 | Julia Hahn
    In a Spanish-language address, Bush declared, “El hombre no es conservador,” which–in English–translates to, “The man [i.e. Trump] is not conservative.” Trump replied by asserting that if Bush wants to be a leader, “he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.” ... Trump’s call for language patriotism, however, received a stinging rebuke from the ethnic advocacy group La Raza. “Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth he widens the gulf between the Republican Party and Latino voters. Today is no exception,” said La Raza spokesperson Lisa Navarrette.
  • Bored Woman Falls Asleep Behind Jeb As He Speaks [VIDEO - hilarious]

    09/03/2015 10:12:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 70 replies ^ | Chuck Ross
    As Donald Trump has relentlessly hammered Jeb Bush as a “low-energy” and “boring” presidential candidate, video has emerged lending evidence to the claim. A woman sitting in the audience at a Bush campaign event on Thursday was seen sleeping, yawning, checking her watch and looking bored in general while the former Florida governor riffed on health care policy. While others in the audience were awake, many appeared unengaged and antsy during Bush’s remarks.
  • Why Jeb? <bR>There is no obvious case for Bush III

    09/03/2015 9:01:13 AM PDT · by AU72 · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Spetember 3, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson Read more at:
    f the 2016 presidential election ends up a contest between 1992’s surnames — Bush vs. Clinton — we will have failed in some way as a republic. The case for Jeb Bush is not exactly clear, though he enjoys an advantage vis-ŕ-vis Mrs. Clinton in that the case against Herself is as clear as can be: She’s inept and dishonest. Bush was a good governor of Florida — a long time ago, politically speaking. Things were different then: His time as governor coincided with a real-estate bubble that relieved him and other Florida leaders of the need to make a...
  • Bush says he'd back Trump as Republican presidential candidate

    09/03/2015 8:42:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Jeb Bush said on Thursday he would back fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump if the businessman-turned-politician wins the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Asked if he would support Trump as Republican nominee over Clinton in the November 2016 contest, Bush said, "I would, of course." "We need to be unified. We need to win," Bush, the former Florida governor, said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" television program, one day after Trump told the same show he would back Bush over Clinton. Bush and Trump have been engaged...
  • Trump asks Jeb to 'press one' for English

    09/03/2015 5:16:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Newsmachete
    There may be value in campaigning among Hispanics and speaking in Spanish. But in a campaign where illegal immigration, primarily illegal Hispanic immigration, is the primary issue, it strikes a raw nerve when a candidate who supports amnesty and opposes a border fence campaigns extensively in Spanish, which Bush has done multiple times. It doesn't merely create the perception that Bush is more sympathetic to illegals than he is to US citizens; it reinforces it. But Bush is either unaware of appearances or simply doesn't care. So far he hasn't even had a token "Sister Soljah" moment where he has...
  • Trump attacks Jeb for speaking Spanish

    09/02/2015 12:59:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/2/15 | NICK GASS
    Jeb Bush should speak English while he is in the United States, Donald Trump said Wednesday, in the latest escalation of the brewing feud between the two Republican candidates. “I like Jeb,” the real estate mogul said in an interview with Breitbart News. “He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.” In the same interview, Trump declared that he would not only win in 2016 but also win reelection in 2020, and will be known as a "great conservative" like Ronald Reagan. Trump's latest reported remark follows Bush's comments...
  • Jeb Bush’s Dig at Donald Trump Requires a Show of Hands

    09/02/2015 10:30:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/2/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida made his offensive against Donald J. Trump more personal on Wednesday, highlighting his fear of germs as another reason that Republicans should reconsider their summer fling with the billionaire tycoon. “Would you rather support a candidate who strives to shake every hand everywhere or is a germaphobe when it comes to shaking hands,” Mr. Bush’s campaign asked in an online quiz intended to demonstrate Mr. Trump’s liberal views. Mr. Trump’s preference for keeping his hands clean has been well chronicled. He has called the ritual of shaking hands “barbaric” and he wrote in “The...
  • Jeb Bush: The man who killed Trump's casino dreams

    09/02/2015 1:08:37 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 101 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump openly boasts that he donates to politicians so he can exact favors from them after they reach office. He did so for Jeb Bush in 1998, holding a high-dollar fundraiser for the gubernatorial candidate in Trump Tower and shelling out $50,000 to the Florida Republican Party. But when Bush took office in 1999, Trump didn't get the political help he needed to make his casino dreams a reality in the Sunshine State.
  • How Conservative Will jeb Bush Be on Abortion in 2016.

    09/01/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    ijreview ^ | 3 months ago | Kyle Plantz
    Jeb Bush considers himself to be “the most pro-life governor in modern times,” but pro-life advocates are pushing him to support a more aggressive agenda on abortion if he runs for president in 2016, with one group telling IJReview that they “don’t believe that he has gone far enough.”At the same time, the number of abortions in Florida rose during Bush’s tenure (January 5, 1999 – January 2, 2007). In 1998, the total number of abortions for the state was 82,335, according to the Florida Vital Statistics annual report. That number continued to rise until it peaked at 95,586 in...
  • Donald Trump Posts BRUTAL 15-Second Video… Jeb Will Be Begging For Mercy

    09/01/2015 8:52:35 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 23 replies
    ConservativeTribune ^ | 9.1.2015 | WILMOT PROVISO
    Donald Trump and Jeb Bush couldn’t be more apart on the issue of immigration, and most of the conservative movement seems to be siding with Trump. Now, the billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 presidential hopeful has issued a damning video, using Jeb’s own words to skewer him. The video included a clip of a speech the former Florida governor gave in which he attempted to rationalize unlawful entry into this country. “Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony,” Bush is shown saying in the clip posted to Trump’s Facebook page. “It’s a — it’s an act of love.”...
  • Donald Trump Interview w/ Anderson Cooper (with the antiTrump Bushbot Ana Navarro - now on The View)

    09/01/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2015 | YouTube
    Published on July 8, 2015 Donald Trump says he "can't guarantee" that all of the workers he employs have legal status in the United States and said that if he were to discover any illegal immigrants working for him, "We would get rid of them immediately." In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate addressed questions about a recent report that there are illegal immigrants working at the Old Post Office Pavilion construction site in Washington, which Trump is converting into a luxury hotel. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a ‘jerk’

    08/31/2015 5:40:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/15 | Page Six Team
    Jeb Bush fired back at Donald Trump at a Hamptons fund-raiser, calling the Republican front-runner “a jerk.” At the Southampton event Bush — who has been blasted by Trump as “low energy” — added that watching his political rival is like “watching reality TV,” according to a witness. Bush — who had three fund-raisers in the Hamptons over the weekend
  • Matalin: Trump’s wrong, Jeb is ‘an Energizer bunny’

    08/30/2015 9:34:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    Longtime Bush family adviser Mary Matalin says Donald Trump is wrong about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s energy level. “Donald Trump can say whatever he wants to say about Jeb. But saying that he’s low-energy is wrong because the guy is an Energizer bunny,” she said in a Sunday interview with radio host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970. Trump, leading the Republican presidential race, has repeatedly targeted the former Florida governor over the last few weeks, calling him “low-energy.” Matalin, wife of Clinton insider James Carville, suggested Trump could make it all the way to...
  • Presidential Candidates Make Hamptons a Traffic Hell

    08/30/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2015 | Ian Mohr and Emily Smith
    The Beltway’s frustrating political gridlock has moved to the Hamptons — literally — as presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush make last-minute cash grabs from wealthy, summering donors, leaving locals complaining about terrible traffic and suffocating security. “Hamptons residents have been dreading this weekend,” sighed a local. “It’s going to be ‘political gridlock.’ Everybody’s saying they don’t want to leave the house nor get on any roads Sunday.” Both Clinton and Bush each scheduled at least three events over the weekend.
  • ‘With Joy in My Heart: Jeb Refutes Trump’s ‘Low Energy’ Taunt

    08/30/2015 11:13:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 29, 2015 | David Olson
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush on Saturday rebutted Donald Trump’s relentless mocking of him as a “low-energy” candidate, telling congregants of a Westhampton Beach synagogue of 16-hour campaign days crisscrossing the country. [Snip] “The low-energy candidate this week has only been six days, 16 hours a day, campaigning with joy in my heart,” the former Florida governor said.
  • Jeb Bush just lost three key advisers. Campaign staff don’t flee winning campaigns

    08/29/2015 6:33:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | August 29 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    There's another sign — if you needed one — that Jeb Bush is sucking wind in the Republican primary: Three top fundraisers from Bush's home base of Florida have left the campaign. The particulars of the split are up for debate, according to Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo, who broke the news. But regardless of the proximate cause, it's a big deal because it suggests two larger issues for Bush's campaign: He's dug a big hole and there's concern in his own camp that he won't be able to dig his way out. It also comes less than three...
  • Jeb has a foot-in-mouth problem, and it's seriously hurting him

    08/29/2015 6:14:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies ^ | Michael Kelley
    What we've got here is failure to communicate. Jeb Bush has been stumping his way across the country, explaining what he would do as president. But nobody seems to understand what the heck he's talking about. In July, he said that "people need to work longer hours" as part of an economic recovery. Then he said his remarks had been misinterpreted. A couple of weeks later he said "we need to figure out a way to phase out" Medicare. Then he complained that critics were taking his remarks out of context. That controversy hadn't died down when he started another...
  • Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

    08/29/2015 3:39:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 110 replies ^ | 8/29/15 | Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo
    Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned. There are different versions of what transpired. The Florida-based fundraising consultants — Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Alexander — have said that they voluntarily quit the campaign and were still working with Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise Super PAC. Others said the three, who worked under the same contract, were let go because they were no longer needed for the current phase of the campaign. None of the three...
  • Kiss Of Death: Disgraced Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor To Head Bush's Campaign In Virgina

    08/28/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.
  • Is Jeb Losing His Fund-Raising Mojo?

    08/28/2015 6:33:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/25/15 | Stephen Kruiser
    We can only hope. There are signs that Jeb Bush’s fundraising juggernaut is losing some momentum, after banking a stunning $120 million for his campaign and super PAC in the first half of the year. A prominent Florida donor backing Bush said the former Sunshine State governor and his supporting super PAC are having to work even harder to keep up the pace, as hard-money contributions have been harder to come by in recent weeks. “The debate performance scared a few people,” said Brian Ballard, a Tallahassee lobbyist backing Bush. “But I think the campaign’s trouble raising money right now...
  • Bush campaign raffling off ticket to Colbert debut

    08/28/2015 6:04:32 AM PDT · by AU72 · 14 replies
    Apnews/myway ^ | August 27, 2915 | DAVID BAUDER
    Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity. Bush has sent a letter to potential supporters, offering a "VIP ticket" to the taping of Colbert's first show on Sept. 8, in a renovated Ed Sullivan Theatre in Manhattan. The winner also gets an all-expenses paid trip to New York for the event. Bush asks for a $3 donation to enter. "Running for president can be a taxing and grueling job, but it also presents you with some truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities," Bush wrote. "Friend, I want...
  • Trump questions why Lehman Brothers paid Jeb Bush '$1.3 million a year for a no-show job'

    08/27/2015 2:21:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | August 27th, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump's latest comments earned him a rebuke from a Jeb Bush spokesman for "trafficking in false conspiracy theories" about the former investment bank Lehman Brothers, where Bush worked for a stint after leaving the governor's office in Florida in 2007. Amid Trump's 33 attacks against the Bush family in a 35-minute interview with The Washington Post, he managed numerous times to drop his suspicions that Bush's high salary from Lehman was a "reward for helping direct Florida state funds to the firm, whose collapse in 2008 helped kick off the Great Recession," The Post reports. "That’s a Hillary Clinton...
  • Vanity: Does Jeb have that "special" blueblood DNA? (pics)

    08/27/2015 11:37:03 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 48 replies
    me ^ | August 27, 2015 | me
    We’ve all seen the photo-chopped pic of Jebby’s head, but often comedy and art are not far from reality. I’ll be politically correct and not use the “R” word, but it seems that he might have a case of that ol’ blue-blood bad DNA. He always talks and acts very slow and deliberate and (seriously) reminds me of the guy who would gather our shopping carts at the local supermarket. I really shouldn’t talk - as I have some of that in my lineage myself -but I can’t help but wonder. These are not photoshopped as far as I can...
  • Jeb Clarifies ‘Anchor Babies’ Comments, Calls Himself ‘Bicultural’

    08/26/2015 2:03:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/15 | TRENT BAKER
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush clarified his “anchor babies” comments after being confronted by protestors in Englewood, CO Tuesday morning. -snip- “Look, my record is pretty clear. I’m married to a Mexican-American United States citizen. I’m immersed in the culture. I’m bilingual. I feel like I’m bicultural. I’m proud of the diversity of my own family.”
  • Bush on Jorge Ramos: Reporters Deserve 'A Little More Respect'

    08/26/2015 1:49:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/26/15 | CARRIE DANN
    Jeb Bush says that Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who was escorted out of a press conference held by Donald Trump on Tuesday night, should have been "treated with a little more respect." "I think people with the press ought to be treated with a little more respect and dignity," he told reporters. Ramos was removed from the press conference after Trump accused him of interrupting another reporter to ask a question about immigration policy. Ramos was later allowed back into the room. Bush's comments came after a town hall event in Pensacola, Florida, where Bush continued to blast Trump's immigration...

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Trump: Jeb ‘Talks About Civil Liberties,’ ‘People Came In Illegally’

    08/24/2015 7:07:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to fellow candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush arguing Trump’s plan would violate “civil liberties” with “We have illegal people, people that came in illegally” on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Jeb Bush super-PAC blames shadow for oddly dark hand on mailer

    08/23/2015 7:26:54 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Mystery solved! Thousands of Iowans checking their mailboxes late last week were greeted by a photo of a smiling Jeb Bush on the back of a flier touting the former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful’s conservative bona fides. *snip* Online observers quickly pointed out that Bush’s left hand appeared to be black.
  • Jeb Bush super PAC accused of pasting candidate's head onto black man's body in 'Photoshop fail'

    08/22/2015 7:56:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 22, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Jeb Bush super PAC accused of pasting candidate's head onto black man's body in 'Photoshop fail' Right to Rise, a super PAC support the presidential candidate, sent mailers to 86,000 households in Iowa In one picture Bush's left hand has a much different skin tone than his head and his other hand Mailer also appeared to put the candidate in front of a stock photo of Cedar Rapids, Iowa A group in support of Jeb Bush has been accused of committing an embarrassing Photoshop fail after sending out a flier with a strange visual contradiction. Right to Rise, Bush's super...
  • Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Encryption (Big Brother Alert)

    08/21/2015 11:07:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Intecept ^ | 08/19/15 | Jenna McLaughlin
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for law enforcement to track down “evildoers” — and called for a “much better, more cooperative relationship” with Apple, Google, and other tech companies that are building uncrackable private communication apps into their new products. “If you create encryption, it makes it harder for the American government to do its job — while protecting civil liberties — to make sure that evildoers aren’t in our midst,” Bush said in South Carolina at an event sponsored by Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security, a group with close ties to...
  • GOP insiders to Trump: Enough already

    08/21/2015 9:00:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 101 replies ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    Donald Trump may have the whole Republican field talking about immigration, but early-state insiders wish he would just stop. Seven in 10 Republicans said they’ve heard more than enough about Trump’s plan, which includes a controversial call to end birthright citizenship, according to this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, activists and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Trump’s plan calls for an end to policy that guarantees citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrants. That’s one of several controversial provisions under Trump’s plan, which is particularly galling to New Hampshire...
  • Lehman's Gift To Jeb Bush For Funneling Pension Money: A $1.3 Million Consulting "Job"

    08/19/2015 8:44:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/19/15 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, At this point, it almost feels like kicking someone while he’s down. Jeb Bush can’t even stand up to Donald Trump, let alone his own growing series of scandals. In the latest revelation from David Sirota and team at International Business Daily, we learn that: For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops,...
  • The Massively Popular Facebook Post Of A Totally Fake Map And The Tribes Who Were Obliterated By It

    08/19/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by absentee · 11 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 8/18/15 | Caleb Howe
    Education in America is bad and deficient. I hear that all the time. Unless you live in the woods or are a dead person come back to haunt my blog posts, you have also heard it time and again. Politically, both the left and the right make this claim, but obviously for different reasons. On the right, the complaints are usually that no one teaches about the founding fathers or the greatness of America anymore, that teachers are too leftist and liberal and teach social justice, and of course, COMMON CORE!!!!!!!! On the left, the complaint is that schools just...
  • Jeb Bush has finally decided to firebomb Donald Trump

    08/19/2015 7:42:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/19/15 | BRYAN LOGAN
    Republican presidential contenders are taking a different approach to front-runner Donald Trump. And the latest candidate to go on the attack: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). The billionaire real-estate mogul has been leading his party rivals in the polls for weeks and is now beginning to show up in the rear-view mirror of current Democratic front-runner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Bush on Wednesday became the latest Republican to openly question the legitimacy of Trump's status as a Republican. During a town hall meeting Wednesday in New Hampshire, Bush took issue with Trump's credibility, casting him as a...
  • Jeb Bush Got $1.3M Job At Lehman After Florida Shifted Pension Cash To Bank

    08/19/2015 5:22:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    IBT ^ | 8/19/15 | Matthew Cunningham-Cook, David Sirota, Andrew Perez
    For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida's money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses. But for Jeb Bush personally, his enduring...
  • Jeb Bush: Birthright citizenship is "a constitutional right"

    08/18/2015 1:48:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/18/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that birthright citizenship is a "constitutional right," casting doubt on fellow 2016 candidate Donald Trump's plan to do away with it. "That's a constitutional right," Bush told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett during an interview in South Carolina, where he is campaigning. "Mr. Trump can say he's for this because people are frustrated that it's abused. We ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights that are constitutionally endowed." Speaking to reporters later, he added, "I don't support revoking it."
  • Bush says NSA needs broader power to fight 'evildoers,' urges tech firms to cooperate

    08/18/2015 2:50:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    AP US News and World Report ^ | 8/18/15 | BILL BARROW
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the government should have broad surveillance powers of Americans and private technology firms should cooperate better with intelligence agencies to help combat "evildoers." At a national security forum in the early voting state of South Carolina, Bush put himself at odds with Republican congressional leaders who earlier this year voted to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records. The former Florida governor said Congress should revisit its changes to the Patriot Act, and he dismissed concerns from civil libertarians who say the program violated citizens' constitutionally protected privacy rights....
  • Meltdown Day 2: Rick Wilson Asks Ann Coulter If Donald Trump ‘Pays More for Anal’

    08/18/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 160 replies ^ | 18 Aug 2015 | John Nolte
    Tuesday afternoon, Rick Wilson, a top Republican consultant who sometimes appears on CNN as an analyst, sent a tweet to conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter asking if Donald Trump pays her extra for anal sex. “Does Trump pay you more for anal?” Wilson tweeted. Apparently Wilson was responding to Coulter tweeting out a Breitbart News article from Monday detailing his bizarre decision to politicize a rape threat Wilson claims was made against his daughter. .... Friday on CNN, Wilson attacked 25% of the Republican base as “low information voters.” Just two days later he publicly politicized the rape threat...
  • Jeb Bush won’t say whether Donald Trump is qualified to be commander in chief (keep Birthright C.)

    08/18/2015 12:20:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/18/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush declined to say on Tuesday whether GOP front-runner Donald Trump is qualified to be commander in chief, but he urged his rival to speak more substantively about national security. -snip- The candidate also said that he is opposed to ending birthright citizenship -- something that Trump has proposed as a way to deter illegal immigration and that another GOP presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, said he supports. "Look, this is a constitutionally protected right. I don’t support revoking it," he said. "That’s not one of my – I mean, look, there’s a way to...
  • Meltdown: Top GOP Consultant Rick Wilson Uses Rape Threat Against Child To Attack Breitbart

    08/17/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/17/2015 | John Nolte
    Friday night on CNN, top GOP consultant Rick Wilson attacked 25% of Republican primary voters as “low information voters.” Saturday morning, Breitbart News reported this fact and argued that attacking our own voters as stupid might not be the key to victory. Monday, quite incredibly, Rick Wilson used a threat of rape against his own daughter as a political talking point to attack Breitbart News:

    08/16/2015 12:00:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16,2014 | PAM KEY
    On “Fox News Sunday,” conservative columnist George Will said voters will eventually turn on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when they ask themselves “Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to Donald Trump?” Will said, “What’s going on is that those deemed least qualified to be president, are most qualified to do what the voters want done today, 160 days before the first votes are cast in Iowa, which is send a message. That was George Wallace’s engaging theme in 1968. He said, ‘Send them a message!’ The antecedent of the pronoun ‘them’ was anything you wanted it to...
  • GOP Consultant Accuses of Being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump

    08/15/2015 8:34:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former George H. W. Bush consultant Rick Wilson lashed out at Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow tonight on CNN accusing of being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump. Despite Rick Wilson’s insults Alex Marlow probably delivered the sharpest blows. Breitbart reported: The two men, before addressing each other, established a stark contrast with the other’s view. Wilson defended Bush on several questions and, unprompted, said: “I don’t work for Jeb Bush, and I’m not here to advocate specifically for him.” All the while, he threw a few bombs at Trump. “Every one of these pressers this guy does is a dumpster...
  • Crazy Poll Numbers: Is Jeb Bush Now A Second Tier Candidate?

    08/13/2015 3:27:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies ^ | Craig Robinson
    In the past two weeks, there has been a flurry of Republican presidential polls. We were inundated with national polls before the first presidential debate. Now every couple hours it seems like new national or state specific numbers come out, and the results of which are used to explain how candidates faired in the debates. The over-abundance of polls wouldn’t be so bad if their results were somewhat consistent. Donald Trump has been a consistent frontrunner in every Iowa and national poll that has been released since the debate, but that’s where most of the similarities end. Is Jeb Bush...
  • Jeb Bush forced to abandon rally early after activists start chanting 'Black Lives Matter'

    08/12/2015 11:42:36 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/13/2015 | Wills RObinson
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has been forced to abandon a rally early because of a protest from Black Lives Matter. The former governor of Florida was in Las Vegas for a town hall meeting on Wednesday when he answered a question on racial inequality. An advocate in the crowd of around 150 then started to chant their slogan, so he quickly ended his speech and left the venue without making a final statement or shaking hands with members of the audience. The music he plays when he walks off stage is heard in the background of a video as...