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  • Rubio’s pollster: If the GOP doesn’t win more than 40% of the Latino vote, they’ll lose the election

    04/01/2015 4:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “GOP loses election.” “A Republican nominee is going to need to be somewhere in the mid-forties, or better, among Hispanic voters,” Ayres said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. The pollster noted that his candidate is “extraordinarily talented” and could be “transformational” in expanding the GOP’s appeal.That would represent a quantum leap from 2012, when Romney won just 27 percent of Latinos—a major reason for his electoral drubbing at the hands of President Barack Obama. Romney’s abysmal numbers were even a drop-off from John McCain, who took 31 percent of Latinos against Obama in 2008…Ayres predicts that...
  • Jon Stewart To Rubio: ‘In Your Heart, You’re A Democrat’ [VIDEO]

    01/16/2015 4:44:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    Marco Rubio probably could have done without the praise from host Jon Stewart during his appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Tuesday. During an occasionally awkward interview, the conservative Florida senator ultimately charmed Stewart while explaining some of the economic proposals in his new book, “American Dreams.”
  • Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is Racist

    03/31/2015 4:02:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is RacistPosted By Daniel Greenfield On March 31, 2015 @ 1:03 am In The Point | No Comments “Something something racist.” A Democratic argument from 2008 to 2016.Juan Williams is back and he wants you to know that Boehner’s trip to Israel is racist. Also all trips are racist. And all planes. Especially white planes. The real issue here is the way Boehner is recklessly sowing division along party lines on Israel. He is also — intentionally or not — heightening the silent but simmering racial tensions that increasingly divide Americans on the subject.The...
  • Ted Cruz Could Make It Difficult for Marco Rubio in 2016

    03/30/2015 9:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | Javier Manjarres
    This past weekend, word got out that Senator Marco Rubio had reserved the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, for an event, possibly to announce his 2016 presidential intentions. Those close to Rubio quickly tried to dispel the original Tampa Bay Times story as being false. Asked about reports he had booked the Freedom Tower in Miami on that date for an undisclosed event, Rubio said he had not reserved a specific site yet. Senator Rubio himself has been reaching out to long-time supporters and donors asking them if they could attend his April 13th event. Other staffers have been charged...
  • Rubio: Constitutionally ‘Valid’ For People to Refuse Service to Gay Marriages

    03/30/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/30/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he believes people who don’t want to provide services for same-sex marriages on religious grounds have “a valid constitutional concern,” and that it shouldn’t be legal “to deny someone service at a restaurant or at a hotel because of their sexual orientation” on Monday’s broadcast of “The Five” on the Fox News Channel.Rubio was initially asked if he would support adding sexual orientation to the Civil Rights Act, to which he responded “I haven’t heard that proposal before, and therefore don’t fully understand how something like that would work.”
  • Scott Walker PAC: Jeb Bush is not the only one who can raise money

    03/16/2015 6:11:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Super Talk 99.7 ^ | March 16, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is on an ambitious mission this spring to scoop up major GOP donors ahead of a likely presidential run and send the early message that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush doesn’t have a monopoly on the country’s deep-pocketed Republicans — and his backers say his plan is working. So far the expedition has been successful enough that Republicans not involved with his political effort have noticed, and several GOP operatives in Bush’s orbit conceded to CNN it’s clear a substantial chunk of GOP financiers have taken a liking to him. Walker’s PAC, Our...
  • Poll: Scott Walker Pulls Even with Jeb Bush in Florida

    03/04/2015 4:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Howie Carr
    BOSTON – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has closed to within one point of favorite son former Gov. John Ellis (“Jeb”) Bush in Bush’s home state of Florida, according to a new poll of GOP voters in the Sunshine State. Bush leads Walker, 23-22, in a poll this week of 508 Florida Republicans by Gravis Insights, a Florida-based non-partisan research firm. The poll was conducted for the Howie Carr radio show. In third place was another favorite son, FL Sen. Marco Rubio, with 11 percent. Former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee had 10 percent, ahead of retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson with...
  • Scott Walker Makes The Case Against Jeb Bush

    03/09/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 9, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has been locking down donors in anticipation of a 2016 presidential run, he's already awash in cash, and he's seen as his party's frontrunner. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has been creeping up in early polling, and he's starting to make the case for why Bush may not be the best choice. In the March issue of radio host Rush Limbaugh's newsletter, "The Limbaugh Letter," Walker acknowledged that the pull of electing the first female president will be strong for many people. Although he never named Bush, he argued that the...
  • Jeb Bush, Scott Walker emerging as front-runners for GOP nod — and rivals

    03/10/2015 11:58:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    <p>"..Bush and Walker’s political relationship began warmly five years ago this month when Bush gave Walker a crucial boost. He endorsed Walker,who was then the Milwaukee County executive, months ahead of the state GOP’s gubernatorial primary and headlined a $250-a-person fundraising event at the Pfister hotel in Milwaukee. A local brass band played at the cocktail reception,and Bush and Walker posed for a picture with the quintet.</p>
  • Not-So-Favorite Son? Scott Walker Catches Jeb Bush in Florida in 2016 Poll

    03/05/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    “Rubio is popular, but in his home state he is taking a back seat to Bush vs. Walker,” Kaplan said. “Even among Hispanics, Bush takes 24 percent, Walker 23 percent and Rubio, a Cuban-American, comes in third with 11 percent -- roughly his same level of support across the state’s Republicans in an open field.” A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running in a dead heat with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State as the 2016 presidential race looms. Gravis Marketing released its poll of Florida Republicans this week, which finds Bush ahead with...
  • Ted Cruz Can’t Do What Glenn Beck Says

    03/31/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | W. James Antle III
    Less than a week after leaving the Republican Party, Glenn Beck had something to say about how Ted Cruz should approach the primaries. Leave Scott Walker and Rand Paul alone. Otherwise, Beck warned, “we’re just going to end up with Jeb Bush.” (Bill O’Reilly was skeptical about Beck’s whole GOP-leaving business.) Cruz professed his admiration for Paul and Cruz, but didn’t quite commit to refrain from criticizing them. That’s because he can’t. The Republican presidential race can be split into the conservative primary and the establishment primary. Beck isn’t wrong that a divided conservative vote could benefit Bush, but there...
  • Federal Income Tax Reporting - A Political Non-Issue?

    03/31/2015 8:49:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Hank Adler
    The Internal Revenue Code is a mess. In this, most agree. Marco Rubio has announced his plan to reform the Internal Revenue Code and each Republican candidate will undoubtedly follow quickly with their own particular plan. As a former tax practitioner and a current tax professor, while I will like some plans more than others, unless the FairTax makes an untimely reappearance, I will believe that each plan is far better than the current Internal Revenue Code. (I co-authored a book entitled The FairTax Fantasy that in retrospect deems the FairTax flawed in ways so similar to Obamacare that it...
  • Marco Rubio: I’m ‘Realistic on Immigration’

    03/31/2015 7:07:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) continued to hint at making a presidential announcement in the coming weeks when he stopped by The Five on Monday, and addressed the issue that some think may be his biggest hurdle in a Republican primary: Immigration. Co-host Greg Gutfeld asked Rubio, who was a member of the moderate Gang of Eight that devised comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the Senate, how he responds to criticism that he is “soft” on the issue. “I think I’m realistic on immigration,” he said. He noted that the current immigration system is still in need of reforms, but...
  • NH Poll: Walker Ties Up Jeb in Crowded Field

    03/30/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 30, 2015 | Michael Warren
    A new poll of New Hampshire GOP primary voters from the Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University finds Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are tied at 15 percent support, with a slew of other likely candidates close behind in the first presidential primary of the cycle. Here's the Herald on the implications of the survey: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has lost his front-runner edge in New Hampshire, not because GOP voters are sick of the Bush family but because conservatives are roundly rejecting him, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows. Bush is tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
  • Huckabee on GOP Field: No ‘Outright Liberal in the Whole Bunch’ (eh? barf)

    03/29/2015 12:31:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 12:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Voters are more concerned with finding a candidate to restore their personal economic outlook than they are with how conservative the Republican Party is, expected GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told Face the Nation on Sunday. Huckabee told host Bob Schieffer he knows there will be a “big brouhaha” over which Republican candidate will be most conservative, but added, “there really isn’t an outright liberal in the whole bunch.” There may be degrees of conservatism from policy to policy, he said, but, “compared to the current administration, all of us are conservative.” Huckabee said voters don’t care about the horizontal...
  • Your Predictions: By Which Primary Will Jeb Bush Finally Bow Out And Throw Support To Ted Cruz?

    03/29/2015 12:21:57 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 91 replies
    And unless there are any changes, this is the order. Iowa, New Hampshire,Colorado,Minnesota,New York,Utah.Then from Feb.6 thru Feb.23,we have Nevada,South Carolina,North Carolina and Michigan on the 23rd. Obviously the odds of Bush even winding up in the top three are about the same as the odds of Joe Biden taking the Democrat Nomination in 2016. The far left media will probably keep Bush in the top three with their "Left Leaning Polls". Should be interesting to watch their reactions when Jeb wont even make the top four in Iowa.
  • Poll: Bush Still Tops List of GOP Candidates, But Cruz Rising Fast

    03/29/2015 11:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 29, 2015
    Link only: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jeb-bush-ted-cruz-poll/2015/03/29/id/635137/#ixzz3VncIuLew
  • Jeb and Walker’s Immigration Double-Talk

    03/27/2015 12:25:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 27. 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were bound to collide sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. As the son of a Baptist minister, and the son of the 41st president of the United States, these two were destined to be the odd couple of the 2016 election. Walker is running against the establishment and the Washington elites. Bush embodies both. Walker will need at least $100 million to compete in the GOP primary, and more if he makes it to the general. Most of the Republican donors who write those kinds of checks are on Bush’s speed dial....
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported...
  • In the Hunt to Be the 2016 GOP Pick, Top Contenders Agree on 1 Thing: Guns

    03/28/2015 6:54:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    By David A. Fahrenthold March 28 at 9:37 PM There are 15 noteworthy contenders for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns. Some of them have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) is up to 12 now, including an AR-15 assault weapon that he has talked about using if law and order ever breaks down in his neighborhood. Former Texas governor Rick Perry is so well-armed, he has a gun for jogging. Others were city kids who didn’t own guns until later in life. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) bought a...
  • Rubio, Paul and 75% Of Congress On Obamacare (Uh-oh)

    03/28/2015 5:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    News Talk Florida ^ | March 28, 2015 | James Williams
    It might be fun to poke fun at Texas Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz for signing up for Obamacare but he is far from alone. As a matter of fact some other top GOP candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination are right there with Cruz. In fact almost every member of the House and the Senate who have voted over 50 times to repeal Obamacare are enrolled in the plan. It is important to be clear there is no such thing as being “on Obamacare.” It’s not an insurance plan, or a single program like Medicare or Social...
  • Rumor Mill: Rubio Could Announce His Presidential Run on April 13

    03/28/2015 3:43:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Dan has been following the 2016 rumblings being made by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. He’s reportedly “frustrated” with the Senate, and doesn’t plan to run for re-election. Polling shows the young Republican can be a formidable force next year. He’s also been courting Romney and his donor network, which–if successful–could shift things in his direction. Now, the Freedom Tower in Miami has been reserved for an event on April 13, which could be where Sen. Rubio makes his 2016 intentions official (via Tampa Bay Times): A Rubio adviser stressed nothing has been nailed down for any kind of announcement, but the timing makes sense: Likely...
  • (Washington Post Wonkblog) Ted Cruz’s flat tax couldn’t even work in your imagination

    03/25/2015 8:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post Wonkblog ^ | 03/25/2015 | Matt O' Brien
    Imagine there's no IRS. It isn't hard to do. No Obamacare to pay for. And no budget deficits too. Imagine all the people, living with a flat tax. You may say Ted Cruz is a dreamer, but he's not the only one. He hopes some day—especially if you live in Iowa—you'll join him, and, well, he'll be president. That, at least, was the message during his announcement, oddly redolent of John Lennon, that he's officially seeking the highest office in the land. It was a conservative wish list to not only repeal the 21st century, but the 20th, too. About...
  • RAND FIRES AT RUBIO, GRAHAM: VOTES WERE ‘FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND DANGEROUS TO THE COUNTRY’ FOR...

    03/27/2015 1:35:59 AM PDT · by z taxman · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired at Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), among others, calling their ideas “fiscally irresponsible and dangerous to the country” and “just as bad as the Democrats” after they voted to raise defense spending on Thursday without offsetting that with spending cuts to discretionary federal programs. Paul had introduced an amendment that would have raised defense spending, but offset that increase with cuts elsewhere, such as the Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce. That amendment competed with an amendment from Rubio that would have increased defense spending with no offsetting spending cuts—just a blanket...
  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

    03/27/2015 12:19:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    What were Talent’s first impressions?“I found him to be exactly what he appears to be: He’s very down to earth, he has an air of confidence about him but there’s no arrogance with it. I like that. He’s just a regular guy.”Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washington’s leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely campaign for president. Jim Talent, who represented Missouri in both the House and Senate before becoming a fellow at The Heritage Foundation, confirmed Thursday that he has joined Walker’s budding national security and foreign...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz skips Hispanic Chamber of Commerce summit, displeases Latinos in D.C.

    03/26/2015 3:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Llorente
    The president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce questioned in a meeting with reporters Thursday whether Sen. Ted Cruz’s snubbing of the group’s annual summit this week marked an attempt to avoid Latinos as he runs for president. “Ted Cruz chose not to come,” said a visibly displeased Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “I hope it is not indicative that he’s backing away from the Hispanic community in order to get through the [GOP] primary.” Other presidential hopefuls such as Senators Rand Paul, R-Ky, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also did not speak at...
  • 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.”...
  • Jeb Bush's Matt Drudge problem and why he ticks off so many conservatives

    03/23/2015 7:25:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Mar. 20, 2015 | Adam C. Smith
    Jeb Bush has a serious Matt Drudge problem, and that points to a more fundamental electoral problem. Among the most prominent DrudgeReport.com headlines Thursday evening: POLL: 54% WANT FRESH FACES IN '16....NH voters pan Bush...Jeb Still Refuses to Rule Out Tax Hikes... The prior Friday, during his New Hampshire debut as a likely 2016 presidential candidate, much of the mainstream media was gushing over Bush's substance, his accessibility and his refusal to pander to the right on issues like immigration reform. But Drudge offered these headlines: RUBIO ON RISE...JEB STRUGGLES FROM WITHIN...Says his view on immigration is 'grown-up plan'...WALKER: 'WE...
  • Rand Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Trolling Campaign

    01/06/2015 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    RandPAC is trolling other potential GOP contenders early and often with the help of Google ads—and Chris Christie and Rick Perry just might be next. When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced in mid-December that he would “actively explore” running for the Republican presidential nomination, curious parties took to Google to learn more about him. While they were there, many of them were greeted by another politician’s name at the bottom of the page—one they hadn’t searched for. “Join a movement working to shrink government. Not grow it,” read one of the ads, placed by RandPAC, the political action committee...
  • Too Many Conservatives Running In 2016 Primary

    03/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ted Cruz is set to announce is candidacy for President of the United States. Rand Paul is apparently going to announce early next month before going on a campaign tour. Until today technically the only candidate was Jeb Bush, who announced late last year his intentions. At the time everyone thought that Bush was going to force everyone else to declare their candidacy early. It doesn’t appear that has happened, Cruz and Paul have appeared in no rush to make a formal announcement. Scott Walker, perhaps the front runner in the race, still hasn’t formally announced his candidacy and there’s...
  • Marco Rubio Delivers Blistering Speech on Obama's Assault on Israel

    03/19/2015 10:26:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/19/15 | Washington Free Beacon
    Marco Rubio let's Obama have it.
  • As 'Peace-thru-Strength' Type, Guess I'm the Sort Jeb is Aiming to Charm w/Tough Talk re. Russians-

    03/19/2015 5:34:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I'll even admit he's on the exact same page as me, re. Ukraine/Kremlin...  Trouble is: 1) I DO NOT trust him to do anything he says- there's something about the Jebster that seems shiftier and less genuine -at least to me- than Dubya. And there appears to be more of a sense of entitlement politically. 2) Jeb Bush is no conservative- he's denounced Ronald Reagan's legacy of practical common sense and towering achievement as somehow irrelevant, an unforgivable sin. 3) The Jebster is about as popular as a fart in an elevator... even within the Republican Party. 4) Others with actual conservative credentials/achievements/principlesoffer the same...
  • The Lee-Rubio tax blueprint

    03/18/2015 12:48:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2015 | Allen West
    Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida have released a blueprint for federal tax reform called “The Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Plan.” First, we should not embrace the language of progressive socialism in believing tax reform should have as a goal to advance “family fairness.” The plan should simply be entitled “The American Growth and Opportunity Plan.” That said, the Lee-Rubio plan is a great improvement over the current system. For the individual tax structure, the plan introduces a two-tier system to replace the current seven tax brackets. This plan moves America from a...
  • Carville: Clinton challengers wasting their time (Hussein 'has damaged the Democratic Party')

    03/15/2015 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/15 | Kyle Balluck
    James Carville said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be a waste of time for any Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I’ve had maybe three people come up to me and say, ‘Well, I’m for somebody else other than Hillary,’ “ the Democratic strategist told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. “And I know I run into more Democrats in more places than maybe anybody else in the United States,” he added. “Of course, Senator [Jim] Webb and Governor [Martin] O’Malley can say anything they want. But, in terms...
  • Wait… so now Marco Rubio is the frontrunner? Oh, and Chris Christie is toast.

    03/15/2015 11:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I thought we had come to some sort of consensus just this week that either Jeb or Scott Walker were the viable frontrunners. But every news outlet and polling agency has to get in their two cents I suppose. Dr. Joyner pops open a new Wall Street Journal / NBC poll this week and discovers that we’re back to the drawing board. Turns out the Marco Rubio is the belle of the ball. The two Republicans who begin the race on the strongest footing in the poll are Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. More than...
  • Mitt Romney warms to Marco Rubio as young senator cultivates relationship

    03/14/2015 9:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2015 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    Sen. Marco Rubio has been cultivating a relationship with Mitt Romney and his intimates, landing some of the 2012 Republican nominee’s top advisers and donors and persistently courting others as he readies an expected 2016 presidential campaign. In a crowded field of contenders, the imprimatur of Romney could help clear Rubio’s path into the top tier. Since Romney announced in January that he would not run for the White House again, he and Rubio have had at least two lengthy phone calls in which Romney encouraged and mentored the 43-year-old Florida senator about the political landscape, according to a Romney...
  • Jeb Bush: amnesty is the “grown up plan” for immigration reform

    03/14/2015 10:30:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to give a certain amount of credit to politicians who are able to maintain a level of consistency, if nothing else. Stopping in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush was faced with yet another series of questions on the subject which seems to have sunk his prospects with conservatives this cycle. When asked yet again about a possible path to citizenship for illegals and a chance to “come out of the shadows” in an orderly fashion, Bush doubled down and let all of you haters out there know that he’s the grown up in the room here. Jeb Bush...
  • Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire [Demands DHS Funding & Common Core!]

    03/14/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    March 13, 2015 Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire By Elliot Smilowitz Jeb Bush lobbed attacks at both President Obama and Congressional Republicans in an appearance in Dover, N.H. “Pass a budget for crying out loud,” the Republican former governor of Florida said, slamming members of his own party. “Let the process work again. That’s what’s missing.” Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at a party in the home of Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, Bush signaled his displeasure with the February battle over Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding that nearly led to...
  • Crony Biofuel Politics Wag the Dog

    03/14/2015 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos told potential candidates at the recent Iowa Agricultural Summit in Des Moines. “Don’t mess with the RFS,” Republican Governor Terry Branstad warned, referring to Renewable Fuel Standards that require refiners to blend increasing amounts of ethanol into gasoline. “It is the Holy Grail, and I will defend it,” said Rep. Steve King, another Iowa Republican. It is vital for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preventing dangerous climate change...
  • Bush Says He Has ‘Backbone’ on the Common Core

    03/14/2015 7:25:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy
    Jeb Bush, making his first visit to New Hampshire as a likely presidential candidate, implicitly criticized his Republican rivals for the nomination for changing their positions on difficult issues. Discussing his support for the Common Core education standards, which are viewed unfavorably by many Republicans, Mr. Bush said, “you don’t abandon your core beliefs” just because a position appears unpopular. “The way I’ve sorted it out is: I think you need to be genuine, I think you need to have a backbone. I think you need to able to persuade people this is a national crisis, this is a national...
  • Jeb Bush says his immigration reform plan is 'the grown-up plan'

    03/14/2015 6:17:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Jeb Bush said on Friday that his plan for reforming the nation’s immigration system is “the grown-up plan.” Bush kicked off his first pre-2016 trip to New Hampshire with a visit to the Integra Biosciences manufacturing plant in Hudson, where he took questions from local business leaders. The former Florida governor, whose position on immigration reform has come under criticism from members of his party, once again endorsed “earned legal status” for immigrants who entered the country illegally.
  • Best Case Scenario For Jeb Bush.Run For Florida Senator To Stop Wasserman,Crist And Grayson.

    03/13/2015 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    By now most of us have heard the excruciating news that Debbie, Charlie and Alan are considering running for Rubio's Senate seat in 2016. This is where we need Jeb Bush to come in And Put A Stop To It !!. If Jeb runs, you know the GOP and Conservative Base will make sure he keeps the seat Red. His odds of getting the GOP nomination will likely dwindle in the coming months. Hopefully when he sees the numbers and the tea leaves, where as he will never surpass the four leading contenders, he will then have to consider running...
  • Bush tells New Hampshire he won’t change views to win votes

    03/13/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 6:20 PM EDT | Philip Elliott and Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. He said “facts don’t matter” to some of his critics and told his first political audience in the state in 15 years that true leaders do not shrink from their beliefs for political expediency. Bush, the brother of one president and the son of...
  • Club for Growth gives Ted Cruz, Mike Lee perfect marks

    02/24/2014 9:19:56 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Washington Time ^ | Monday, February 24, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    The conservative Club For Growth released its annual scorecard for 2013 on Monday, bestowing two Republican U.S. senators — Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — and four GOP congressmen with 100 percent ratings for their voting records “based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth.”The four congressmen with perfect ratings for 2013 are Republican Reps. Matt Salmon, Trent Franks and David Schweikert of Arizona and Tom McClintock of California. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan got a 99 percent rating in 2013 “but because of rounding has a 100 percent LifeScore,” the group said.“2013 saw...
  • A "Normal Party" and the Difference Between Bush and Perry

    07/11/2011 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jonathon S. Tobin, Contentions
    According to the New York Times’ David Brooks, Republican hardliners against tax increases are turning the GOP into a “psychological protest” rather than a “normal political party.” Brooks is upset that after having forced Democrats to come far closer to their position on taxes and spending in order to cut a deal to extend the national debt ceiling, there is little chance the House majority will embrace what he considers to be “the deal of the century.” To Brooks, the Democrats’ offer on the debt ceiling is the “Mother of All No-Brainers,” and his anger at the GOP’s insistence that...
  • Jeb Bush knocks Scott Walker’s presumed ‘frontrunner’ status

    03/14/2015 4:16:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    HUDSON, N.H. -- Frontrunner? What frontrunner? That was Jeb Bush's message to reporters who tried asking him on Friday about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Like Bush, Walker is sitting atop early presidential primary in this state and among Republicans nationally. And, like Bush, Walker was launching his first New Hampshire trip in years on Friday. A reporter pressed Bush on whether he agreed with Walker, who said this week that maybe he's "the frontrunner" because President Obama decided to weigh in this week on Wisconsin leader's decision to sign right-to-work legislation. "I'm not a candidate, maybe he is, I don't...
  • Scott Walker on Jeb Bush: My donors feel passion, not obligation...

    03/13/2015 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 13 MARCH 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If this is how Scott Walker treats his “friends,” God help his enemies. Probably the single hardest shot of the nascent 2016 primaries so far:
  • Jeb Bush Is Not the GOP’s Ideal ‘Change’ Candidate

    03/13/2015 12:16:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | March 13, 2015 | JONAH GOLDBERG
    Jeb Bush Is Not the GOP’s Ideal ‘Change’ Candidate by JONAH GOLDBERG March 13, 2015 He’s the only Republican candidate who would make the Clinton name an asset for Hillary, not a liability. Let us now make the case for Jeb skepticism. Jeb Bush is a fine man. He’s a conservative. He was a highly effective conservative governor. He would probably make a fine president. And, if he were the Republican nominee, there would be precious few good arguments — from a conservative perspective — for sitting out the election, never mind voting for the Democratic nominee (whoever she may...
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...