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  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe...

    11/25/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 11/25/15 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Sure, Jeb Bush can become a leading Republican presidential candidate. It's gonna be tough, but hardly impossible. More and more, voters want someone with government experience and sound political judgment. As election days get closer, they'll seek more depth and nuance about issues. And Bush and his backers also bring a huge pile of campaign cash and a proven network of insiders well-schooled in politics and policy. Bush remains a long-shot, and polls still show him mired deep in single digits. The good news? "You're seeing a little of that (some gains) now," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk...
  • Jeb Bush: Like Herman Cain, my opponents will slip

    11/25/2015 7:08:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush cited the rise and fall of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain as he sought to reassure supporters at a Longboat Key fundraiser Monday that their faith in him is well placed. By noting that Cain led in the polls at this point in 2012 only to flame out, Bush implied that current GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson could follow the same path. "We have plenty of time to persuade" was the message said Bradenton state Sen. Bill Galvano. "They're not voting tomorrow."
  • Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump's 'Cheering Muslims' Claim

    11/25/2015 7:04:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    As GOP candidate Donald Trump doubles down on claims that he saw Americans in New Jersey cheering on 9/11, his rival, Jeb Bush strongly denounced those comments today while campaigning in South Carolina. "I don't recall that. There was no cheering on any -- it would have been television, it would have been recorded." A memory he said he instead recalls is that of peaceful Muslim-Americans.
  • [Low Energy] Jeb: Trump trying to 'create a grievous kind of culture'

    11/25/2015 3:34:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized front-runner Donald Trump's comments about Black Lives Matter protesters and Muslim-Americans, accusing the billionaire of trying to “create a grievous kind of culture."“Our country is too good for this,” Bush said in South Carolina, according to CNN. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks like is not going to work as a campaign tactic over the long haul,” he added. The former Florida governor slammed Trump for claiming that thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, and said the roughing up...
  • The key to a Jeb Bush comeback: Embrace being boring

    11/24/2015 6:40:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/15 | Vincent Bzdek
    If Jeb Bush is to mount any sort of rise in the polls as we close in on the primary season, his best strategy might be to talk about his dad -- specifically, to highlight how popular his once-unpopular father has become 23 years after he lost his campaign for a second term. There is a certain nostalgia afoot for the quiet decency, pragmatism and consensus-building that Bush Sr. represents, suggests Jon Meachem, author of a new biography of the elder Bush, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush." The book is the No. 1 New...
  • FOX News Poll: Marco Rubio does best against Clinton in 2016 ballot test

    11/23/2015 8:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans want a candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton. A new Fox News poll finds Marco Rubio performs best against the presumptive Democratic nominee. Rubio has an eight-point edge: 50 percent to Clinton's 42 percent. Then again, Clinton -- who commands 55 percent support among Democratic primary voters, easily outpacing Bernie Sanders (32 percent) and Martin O'Malley (3 percent) -- trails all top-tier Republicans in hypothetical 2016 face-offs. Jeb Bush is ahead of Clinton by six points (45-39 percent). She trails both Ben Carson (47-42 percent) and Donald Trump (46-41 percent) by five. Ted Cruz bests her by four (45-41...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll (Jeb hits lowest poll percentage in 2 years)

    11/22/2015 2:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/15 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump's sizable lead puts him ahead of the popular but controversial Ben Carson. Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning...
  • Jeb Bush Finds Money Can’t Buy Love... Or Move His Poll Numbers (Jeb falls to 5% in most polls)

    11/22/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/22/15 | streiff (Diary)
    A couple of new national polls have come out over the weekend. They are very similar: Both polls show the race to be between four candidates divided into two distinct tiers. What is most telling, though, is the way that Jeb Bush has found a comfy home at around 5%. Via the RCP average
  • George W. Bush Needs to Speak to His Party

    11/21/2015 11:57:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    Six days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, then-President George W. Bush gave brief remarks at the Islamic Center of Washington, just a short drive from the White House. “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith,” Bush said. “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”(continued)
  • Right to Rise - Jeb Bush's super PAC - is about to start airing commercials in Ohio

    11/21/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by RC one · 26 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 18, 2015 03:34 PM | Jessica Wehrman
    A super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will place an ad buy in Ohio today. Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Bush, won't release specific figures on the buy, but it's the latest case of GOP presidential contenders paying attention to a state that isn't one of the initial primary contests. A source familiar with current TV ad buys says the buy is or $315,402 - with the bulk of that going to cable and just $4,395 going to a Fox affiliate. The total buy in Columbus is $109,349, on stations including TNT, HGTV and USA. Billionaire...
  • Jeb Bush Blows Millions on TV Ads, But Has Little to Show for It

    11/21/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/19/15 | Itay Hod
    Former Florida governor is spending more than twice as much as any other candidate, according to new data With a full year left until the 2016 presidential election it's still unclear who will emerge the winner. But when it comes to millions spent on TV ads, one candidate has already taken the top spot: Jeb Bush. However, other than some gift baskets from local stations in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Florida governor has little to show for it, with poll numbers stubbornly stuck in the single digits. Bush and his supporters have so far spent an eye-popping $20...
  • Team Bush Has Little to Show for $20 Million Spent on TV Ads (Mike Murphy squanders donor $$$)

    11/19/2015 6:28:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/18/15 | MARK MURRAY
    Jeb Bush and his allies have now spent approximately $20 million in TV ads in the 2016 presidential race - more than twice as much as any other candidate or outside group, according to ad-spending data from NBC News partner SMG Delta. And they have little to show for it, will poll numbers for Bush currently stuck in the single digits both nationally and in the early states. The pro-Bush Super PAC, Right to Rise, has spent $19.5 million in TV ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, while the campaign has spent an additional $438,000.
  • 'Super PAC' Backing Jeb Bush to Air Ads in Ohio, Home of John Kasich (Mike Murphy wastes donor $$$)

    11/18/2015 5:01:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/15 | Maggie Haberman
    The "super PAC" supporting Jeb Bush's presidential campaign will start showing television ads next week in Ohio, the home state of Gov. John R. Kasich - a rival candidate who shares a similar political space with Mr. Bush in the Republican primary. The spots will begin on Nov. 30 as part of a three-week ad buy that includes Fox News, cable networks and a smattering of broadcast stations on different networks, according to Paul Lindsay, a spokesman for the pac, Right to Rise USA. -snip- John Weaver, a top strategist to Mr. Kasich's campaign, called the ads "a quick and...
  • Terri Schiavo case disqualifies Ben Carson and Jeb Bush for presidency: pro-life leader

    11/18/2015 6:54:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The words of Dr. Ben Carson, and the actions of Gov. Jeb Bush, disqualify them both from serving as president of the United States, a leading pro-life leader said today. "We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another," said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. "In my opinion, Ben Carson's statement dismissing Terri's life as 'nothing,' and Jeb Bush's failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president."...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Wouldn’t Ban Syrian Refugees

    11/17/2015 6:19:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/17/15 | Eric Levitz
    Jeb Bush may be low-energy, but when it comes to Syrian refugees, he isn’t low-empathy. Unlike nearly all of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush said Tuesday that he would not support efforts to end refugee resettlement.“The answer to this is not to ban people from coming,” Bush told Bloomberg Television’s With All Due Respect. “The answer is to lead, to resolve the problem in Syria.”Bush emphasized that he wanted any refugees resettled in the United States to be rigorously vetted — which is already standard policy in the States — but said support for refugees was “a...
  • Clinton Says Taking in Refugees is "Who We Are as Americans"

    11/17/2015 2:44:32 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 79 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/17/15
    Dallas, Texas - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said that the United States should accept Syrian refugees because it is a fundamental part of our country's identity and "we have always welcomed immigrants and refugees." "We can't act as though we're shutting the doors to people in need without undermining who we are as Americans," Clinton said at a campaign stop here Tuesday. The former secretary of state stressed that vigilance is a key component in vetting incoming refugees, but strongly opposes "hateful rhetoric" used by Republicans who do not want to accept refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris that...
  • NYT/CBS poll: Obama gets 31/54 rating on ISIS policy … before Paris

    11/17/2015 10:50:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like Dianne Feinstein isn’t an outlier after all. According to a New York Times/CBS News poll, Barack Obama’s ISIS policy hasn’t succeeded in either “containing” the terrorist quasi-state or allaying their fears. That appears to be a consensus opinion among respondents in general, but also among Democrats, with more than six in ten saying the ISIS effort is going badly: The terrorist attacks in Paris last week have renewed criticism of President Obama for his strategy in fighting the Islamic State. But a New York Times/CBS News poll released just before the attacks found that Americans were already...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Too Old And Sick To Be President

    11/17/2015 10:12:43 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ever since Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency concerns have been raised in many quarters, by people of all political persuasions, that she was simply too old to hold the office if she was elected. Hillary, if elected, would be the second oldest person to win the office after Ronald Reagan. But where Reagan was very active throughout his life, Hillary is a different story.    Hillary never participated in athletics when she was younger, something about being too ugly to participate. And now, as she approaches the BIG SEVEN-ZERO she is very out of shape. It is a safe...
  • Jeb Bush: Focus on Christian Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 10:57:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/17/2015 | By REBECCA KAPLAN
    In the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Paris last week, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said the U.S. should focus on creating safe havens for Syrian refugees in the region rather than bringing them to the U.S., and that there is a "special important need" to help Syrian Christians. "There should be really thorough screening [of refugees coming to the U.S.] and we should focus on creating safe havens for refugees in Syria rather than bringing them all the way across to the United States," Bush said Monday on "CBS This Morning." "But I do think there is...
  • On Syrian refugees, @JebBush tells @bpolitics: "The answer to this...is not to ban people [tr]

    11/17/2015 10:31:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 17, 2015 | David Goodman
    On Syrian refugees, @JebBush tells @bpolitics: "The answer to this...is not to ban people from coming."
  • Jeb Bush loses TV ad edge to Marco Rubio (Mike Murphy flop alert)

    11/17/2015 6:56:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/15 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    Rubio's campaign is getting twice the ads for half the price of Bush's super PAC, undercutting his rival's cash advantage. -snip- At KTIV in Sioux City, Rubio's campaign is paying $625 for 30 seconds on the 10 p.m. news on December 30. Bush's super PAC is paying $3,700 - a roughly 500 percent markup. The next morning, Rubio has two more 30-second ads during "Today" for $165 each. The rate for a single 30-second spot for Right to Rise is $650. In other words, Rubio is getting twice the airtime for half the price. Bush has long predicted that his...
  • Levin issues warning to Trump and Rubio

    11/14/2015 5:25:02 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 125 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 11/14/15 | Mark Levin
    From Friday's program: (11/13/15 13:40) I want to say something briefly and then I'll move along. If Donald Trump continues to attack Ben Carson the way he is currently attacking Ben Carson, I have to affirmatively oppose him. I like the man very much, but the absolute reckless, personal assaults on Ben Carson, who's one of the most decent men you could possibly know. And I only know him from the public airwaves --a truly accomplished man, is simply unacceptable to me; unacceptable to me. I've never heard this kind of slurring of a man of great integrity. That's number...
  • If this Romney 2016 thing happens, I’m going to be blamed, aren’t I?

    11/13/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    It occurred to me last night, as random strangers were tweeting this story at me, that I’ll be expected to commit ritual seppuku if Romney somehow ends up jumping into this clusterfark. Even though I have no influence over anyone, I took the joke too far. I planted the seed. And I watered it with the tears of thousands of bored readers who sat through post after post about it. All I want is a trial. I admit guilt. I just want to contest the sentence. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus...
  • Hillary Clinton’s claim that she tried to join the Marines

    11/12/2015 11:18:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    "He looks at me and goes, 'Um, how old are you. And I said, 'Well I am 26, I will be 27.' And he goes, 'Well, that is kind of old for us.' And then he says to me, and this is what gets me, 'Maybe the dogs will take you,' meaning the Army." -Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at a breakfast, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 10, 2015One Clinton story that has often been greeted with skepticism is her claim, first made in 1994, that she once tried to join the Marines in 1975. On the campaign trail,...
  • More Bad News for Hillary: The FBI Is Expanding Its Probe

    11/12/2015 11:01:40 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 45 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Hannity Staff
    It seems the FBI is taking the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails more seriously than some have anticipated. Fox News' Catherine Herridge reports: The FBI has expanded its probe of Hillary Clinton's emails, with agents exploring whether multiple statements violate a federal false statements statute, according to intelligence sources familiar with the ongoing case. Fox News is told agents are looking at U.S. Code 18, Section 1001, which pertains to 'materially false' statements given either in writing, orally or through a third party. Violations also include pressuring a third party to conspire in a cover-up. Each felony violation is subject...
  • From Outsider to Establishment Leader, Rubio "Trumps" Bush

    11/12/2015 10:40:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Saint Petersburg, Fla. -- The best debate this year may have passed the moniker of "GOP establishment candidate" from a mentor to his onetime student. Whether it will be a permanent shift remains to be seen. Moreover, it may be a title that no candidate wants to claim in 2016. The Fox Business debate this week was truly a treat to those who crave bona fide policy discussions among the candidates. The moderators asked meaty questions about issues that impact the economy. As host Neil Cavuto put it afterward, "It wasn't about us. It was about them." That allowed him...
  • Bob Dole: I Like Every GOP Candidate — Except For Ted Cruz

    11/12/2015 10:16:49 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 107 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | November 12, 2015 | Victoria Jones
    (TRNS)- Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole said Thursday that he liked every GOP candidate running for president — except Ted Cruz.During an interview with ABC News, Dole said that he “likes nearly every candidate.” Dole then turned to his wife and uttered under his breathe “except Ted Cruz.”Dole recently endorsed Jeb Bush for president in what continues to be a wide open Republican primary season.
  • WATCH: Jeb Chest-Bumps Supporter For Jumping Ship From Cruz's Campaign

    11/12/2015 6:51:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    TPM ^ | 11/12/15 | CATHERINE THOMPSON
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is offering up an incentive to people who ditch his presidential rivals to support his campaign instead: a chest-bump. Bush smacked pectorals Wednesday with an Iowa man who Bush said was a co-chairman for Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) campaign, but changed his mind about who to back in 2016 after watching Tuesday's Republican presidential debate. "I do that for every convert," Bush told reporters, as quoted by The New York Times. "Anytime you guys want to try a chest bump, I'm all in."
  • Let immigrants earn legal status in U.S., Jeb Bush says at campaign stop in Atlantic, Iowa

    11/12/2015 5:00:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 11/12/15 | Robynn Tysver
    ATLANTIC, Iowa - Jeb Bush says he understands the anger that illegal immigration stirs in this nation, but he argues that it's "impractical" to deport every immigrant. Instead, Bush tried to sell a crowd of about 100 Iowans on Wednesday that the best way to solve this problem is to allow immigrants to earn legal status in this country by paying a fine and learning English. They would not be allowed full citizenship, but they would be allowed to stay and work, Bush said during a 60-minute town hall meeting in Atlantic. -snip- On Wednesday in Atlantic, Bush appeared to...
  • Ben Carson Spurns GOP Base With Support for ObamaTrade TPP

    11/11/2015 5:07:25 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 November 2015 | Alex Newman
    Pediatric neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP frontrunner Ben Carson has easily fended off most of the spurious attacks from the establishment press, but growing conservative outrage over the Carson campaign's recent announcement of support "with reservations" for Obama's deeply controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal may prove more tricky. Ironically, the Carson camp claimed Carson supported the deal, dubbed "ObamaTrade" by critics, as a "counterbalance to China's influence" just two days after the Obama administration publicly invited the brutal Communist Chinese dictatorship and Russia's Vladimir Putin to join the TPP as well. Among many of Carson's conservative supporters, the pro-TPP position is likely...
  • November 10 Debate takeaways: candidate by candidate

    11/11/2015 4:26:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2015 | By James Arlandson
    First, the moderators were unintrusive, so they were not part of the story. Therefore, an excellent job -- about as well as any moderators could do, and certainly better than most. Let's take the candidates in alphabetical order. Bush: I feel for him. His eyes seem anxious and overly polite, his smile unsure, and such is his demeanor. It's a pity, for his governorship in Florida was sound enough. But his campaign is slowly dying. Carson: He was very strong this time, but he still comes across as uninformed and inexperienced outsider. People believe that Washington is the problem, but...
  • Why Jeb Bush just isn’t a good debater

    11/11/2015 2:42:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 11, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Let's zero in on a telling moment in Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate. A little more than halfway in, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) got into a heated back-and-forth about how much to spend on America's military, with Rubio accusing Paul of being an isolationist and Paul accusing Rubio of wanting to spend too much on defense and bankrupting the country. The exchange was so contentious that other candidates wanted to get involved, lest a key moment pass by without their input. Many of them tried to interject all at once. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) jumped...
  • Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

    11/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Eliza Collins
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified. Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country from the anemic economy to America's weakened standing among world leaders, Dole said in a statement. Jeb's conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our...
  • Eric Cantor Praises Jeb's Debate Performance: "Clearly the Serious Candidate in the Room"

    11/11/2015 8:58:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Former Majority leader Eric Cantor praised Jeb Bush's performance in last night's GOP debate. Jeb made impressed the GOPe crowd when he lectured his opponents that deporting illegals was "un-American." "Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage' with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program.

    11/11/2015 8:28:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/15 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is defending his participation in drafting the "Gang of Eight" Senate amnesty bill, which offered illegal immigrants a path to American citizenship by allowing them to apply for a green card. In an interview with Sean Hannity last night, Rubio explained that he was "trying to make a difference" by participating in the 2013 process with liberal Democratic Senators like Chuck Schumer to create the "most conservative bill possible" in a Democratic led Senate. "What we underestimated is how much people distrust the federal government," he said, pointing out that Americans demanded border security first before...
  • Carson Proposes Six-Month Registration Period for Non-Criminal Illegal Immigrants

    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status.
  • Clinton: Trump's deportation plan is 'absurd, inhumane and un-American'

    11/11/2015 11:38:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton slammed GOP rival Donald Trump on Wednesday for his latest remarks about illegal immigration. "The idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane, and un-American. No, Trump," Clinton wrote on Twitter. Clinton's comment came after Trump suggested during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" earlier Wednesday that he would support a "deportation force." "We have to do what we have to do," Trump said. "Other people have done it. "You're going to have a deportation force. You're going to do it humanely," Trump said, when pressed about how he would deport...
  • For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

    11/11/2015 7:36:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    GPB News ^ | 11/11/15 | Steve Inskeep
    Sen. Marco Rubio clarified his view on the 11 million immigrants, who are in the United States illegally. The day after a presidential debate, which exposed a continuing divide in the Republican Party on immigration, Rubio told NPR Wednesday he favors a path to citizenship for some, though the prospect would be very distant. "If you haven't been here very long, or you're a criminal, you will be deported," Rubio told NPR's Morning Edition. "Otherwise, you will have to come forward, pass the background check, learn English, pay a fine, because you violated the law, start paying taxes, and you'll...
  • Jeb Bush: Deporting Illegal Aliens Is Un-American - "It's Not Embracing American Values" (VIDEO)

    11/11/2015 7:00:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Ugh. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that deporting America's illegal immigrants is not the answer to the country's immigration issues at Tuesday's GOP debate. Jeb called the action, "Un-American." "Twelve million illegal immigrants, to send them back, 500,000 a month, is just not possible. And it's not embracing American values.
  • Jeb Bush needed to be special — and instead he was boring

    11/11/2015 6:51:32 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 8 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 11, 2015 | Jon Podhoretz
    Poor Jeb Bush. He needed a triumph in Tuesday night’s debate to do something to turn around his degenerating campaign — something dynamic, something memorable, something powerful. Bush was substantive. But so was Marco Rubio. He was detailed. But so was Carly Fiorina. He was serious. But so was Ted Cruz. He wasn’t out of his depth, the way Ben Carson was when he talked about foreign policy and banking policy — in a series of answers that gave new meaning to the word “incoherence.” He wasn’t bizarre, the way Donald Trump was when he said we should have taken...
  • An Immigration Fight Gives Jeb Bush His Best Moment Of The Entire Debate Season

    11/11/2015 6:15:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/10/15 | Jonathan Cohn
    The Republican rift over immigration produced an early clash in Tuesday night's debate. It may also have produced something we haven't seen yet: A strong performance by Jeb Bush. Early on, Donald Trump got a question about immigration and gave his usual response: He'd build a wall, then work on deporting undocumented people already here. Then things got interesting. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Trump's plan was wildly unrealistic, because deporting the 11.3 undocumented immigrants was simply not possible. Bush, the former Florida governor, joined the assault, saying that Trump's argument was not merely bad policy. It was also, Bush...
  • Eric Cantor: Jeb 'clearly the serious candidate in the room' (this is not sarcasm)

    11/11/2015 6:13:51 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/11/15 | s fitzgerald
    Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage" with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program. "Jeb clearly was prepared. He was the one most focused on identifying where conservative policies play out and benefit working people of this country. And was prepared to take on Hillary and did so last night more so than anybody." Bush believes in commonsense conservative policy, Cantor continued, versus what's become the...
  • Rubio the New GOP Establishment Candidate

    11/11/2015 6:12:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Democrats and the GOP Establishment have lost control of the political process. They can’t count on the mainstream media to do their bidding because of the rise of alternative media. There’s also the problem of conservative Republicans pushing back, not apologizing for their views, and not being able to control elections. As the Kentucky governor’s race showed, Republicans win big if they stick to issues the conservative base supports: pro-life, anti-same-sex marriage, and Tenth Amendment principles. Matt Bevin has said he will tell the EPA to “pound sound” if the agency rules against Kentucky’s coal industry. "The powers not given...
  • Carly Fiorina Met With Putin in a Green Room, Despite Zinging Trump for Doing So

    11/11/2015 6:06:06 AM PST · by McGruff · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 11, 2015 | JORDYN PHELPS
    One of the best zingers of the fourth GOP debate tonight was when Carly Fiorina took a jab at Donald Trump about Vladimir Putin, noting that she's also met the Russian leader -- "not in a green room for a show, but in a private meeting." But the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate actually did meet with Putin in a green room. In 2001, Fiorina and Putin met for 45 minutes in a green room at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing, where both were speakers.
  • Bush: Deporting Illegal Immigrants is Un-American

    11/11/2015 5:37:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/10/15 | Wall Street Journal
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush asserts that deporting America's illegal immigrants is not the answer to the country's immigration issues at Tuesday's GOP debate.
  • Debate Audience Sours on John Kasich, Boos Him During Bailout Discussion

    11/11/2015 5:25:34 AM PST · by don-o · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Ohio Governor John Kasich fought for more time during the Fox Business debate this evening, but as he grew increasingly agitated over what he saw as a lack of experience on key issues, the audience got tired of his preaching. At one point, they booed the governor when he was defending the notion of bailing out banks in order to keep them from failing. snip He appeared willing to interrupt any of the non-establishment candidates to remind them about what he saw as the “realities” of serving as an executive, and he frequently charged over the moderators, ignoring the bell...
  • Republican Jeb Bush survives debate with steady performance

    11/11/2015 5:19:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    A steadfast performance by Jeb Bush in Tuesday's Republican debate has halted the sense of desperation around his U.S. presidential campaign and may buy him time to counter the rise of chief rival Marco Rubio. The fourth Republican debate in the search for a 2016 presidential nominee was characterized by a steady stream of attacks against front-runner Donald Trump and mistake-free performances by Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, two up-and-coming U.S. senators in the race. But the most relieved candidate after the two-hour encounter inside the Milwaukee Theatre was Bush, the former Florida governor who was outclassed...
  • A Nimbler Jeb Bush Turns Feisty. But Is It Enough?

    11/11/2015 5:05:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/11/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO and ASHLEY PARKER
    This was a hungrier Jeb Bush. Donald J. Trump had just finished a breezy, boastful and hard-to-follow explanation of how he would take on the Islamic State, tossing in a curiously admiring aside about Vladimir V. Putin's performance on television. Suddenly a voice rose from his right. "Donald is wrong," said Mr. Bush, uncharacteristically interjecting before the debate moderators could move on. Mr. Bush said it again, more emphatically. "He is absolutely wrong on this." Mr. Trump had blithely suggested that he would happily stand aside and let others, such as Mr. Putin, Russia's president, sort out the messy Middle...
  • Team Bush huddles with donors after debate

    11/11/2015 4:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Senior members of Jeb Bush's finance team conducted a conference call with top donors and bundlers following Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate, acknowledging the candidate's tough couple of weeks but remaining upbeat about his performance. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, the campaign's national finance chairman, was on the call, along with finance director Heather Larrison, senior adviser Sally Bradshaw, and communications director Tim Miller. "Over all take away was that this race is a process, and that there will be tests along the way," a source wrote in an email. "There was an acknowledgment that we have been going...