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  • Bush donors embrace new mantra: He's built to last (Cruz to beat Jeb in 3Q fundraising)

    10/02/2015 1:14:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Jeb Bush's challenge in the first half of the year was daunting yet simple. To be considered a fundraising success, the Republican presidential candidate had to hit the magic number of $100 million, an ambitious goal set by some in his campaign. And he did. As another fundraising period ends, what now constitutes success for Bush isn't as clear cut. No longer the front-runner in preference polls, Bush won't repeat as the champion at raising money in the GOP's 2016 field, topped in the past three months by retired surgeon Ben Carson and perhaps by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, too....
  • Jeb Bush Calls In Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

    09/29/2015 11:29:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15 | Mike Flynn
    On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. “I’m my own man,” Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, “and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences.” As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....
  • State criticized for claiming ownership of Alamo artifacts (P. Bush's jihad on Texas history)

    09/28/2015 12:27:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    AP Lubbock Online ^ | 9/26/15 | David Warren
    Leading academics, archivists and others are criticizing efforts by Texas officials to claim ownership of part of a historical collection at the Alamo that’s considered one of the state’s most important treasures. In a letter sent Friday to General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush, the group argues that the private library maintained by the nonprofit Daughters of the Republic of Texas is one of the finest research facilities in the state. The letter notes the library houses about 38,000 items, from books, maps and flags to paintings, manuscripts and other artifacts. The letter contends that the General Land Office’s...
  • Jeb Bush’s Son Hiring Friends And Family As Head Of Texas Land Commission

    09/23/2015 6:20:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Mintpress News ^ | 9/22/15 | Star-Telegram
    Less than a year after being elected to lead the oldest state agency in Texas, Land Commissioner George P. Bush has dramatically remade the General Land Office by ousting most of its longtime leaders and replacing many with people with ties to his campaign and family. Eleven of the top 18 officials on the agency’s organizational chart a year ago have been fired or forced out or have quit, and more could leave soon in an overhaul that Bush has described as a “reboot.” In their place, Bush, a former Fort Worth resident, has given top jobs to two of...
  • George P. Bush ‘reboot’ of land office has campaign, family ties

    09/22/2015 1:50:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 9/19/15 | Ft Worth Star Telegram
    Less than a year after being elected to lead the oldest state agency in Texas, Land Commissioner George P. Bush has dramatically remade the General Land Office by ousting most of its longtime leaders and replacing many with people with ties to his campaign and family. Eleven of the top 18 officials on the agency’s organizational chart a year ago have been fired or forced out or have quit, and more could leave soon in an overhaul that Bush has described as a “reboot.” In their place, Bush, a former Fort Worth resident, has given top jobs to two of...
  • Jeb Bush’s Cerebral Debate Style Faces a Test: Donald Trump

    09/13/2015 12:47:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    On the debate stage, Jeb Bush has committed the sin of over-explanation, answering a pithy 1994 attack on his business career with so many details about leases and debts that a baffled crowd erupted into boos. He has delivered high-minded put-downs, promising in a 1998 face-off to establish a charter school “for people that distort the facts” and mischievously guaranteeing admission to his opponent. And he has mangled seemingly simple sentences, vowing in a 2002 confrontation that “we can make Florida a bright — have a brighter future for — for all Floridians.” In a Republican presidential debate season dominated...
  • I am Dorkus, King of All Dorkhood

    09/01/2015 4:31:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    I am Dorkus, King of All Dorkhood.
  • All 33 times Donald Trump jabbed the Bushes in one 35-minute interview

    08/27/2015 2:33:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/27/15 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    Interviewing Donald Trump, GOP front-runner, requires two things of a reporter: a tape recorder to catch each and every one of Trump’s rapid-fire responses, and a willingness to chat. Unlike most contenders, Trump doesn’t really sit for an interview, calmly answering question after question. Instead, he plunges into a roiling, tangential, and humor-spiked conversation from the moment his assistant, Rhona Graff, connects you with his line at Trump Tower. Earlier this week, Trump had a 35-minute call with The Washington Post. Several of his observations and answers made it into Thursday's story on the long-simmering melodrama between him and the...
  • Jeb: Hey let’s do “free tuition” and pay back students who don’t graduate in four years

    08/26/2015 4:05:58 PM PDT · by hcmama · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | aylor Millard
    Jeb Bush has a fantastically awful idea when it comes to college education. He thinks community college students should get “free” tuition for two years. If that’s sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the exact same thing President Barack Obama proposed in January. Which shows how completely hypocritical Bush is because he came out against Obama’s plan in January. Oh, but Bush’s plan gets even more #headdesk inducing. He wants universities to PAY BACK students who don’t graduate in four years. If kids can’t graduate with a four-year degree in four years, there ought to be some payback to their families...
  • Jeb: Trump Immigration Plan ‘Unrealistic,’ ‘Will Violate Civil Liberties,’ ‘Not Conservative’

    08/24/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday in Texas at the U.S.–Mexico border, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized front-runner Donald Trump’s “unrealistic” immigration plan. Bush said, “The proposal made by another candidate of building a fence based on the common sense practices that are being applied here doesn’t work. You have to have a deeper strategy than just building a fence.”
  • Donald Trump: Jeb Bush has no clue

    08/23/2015 8:29:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/23/15 | Hal Boedeker
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump calls Jeb Bush a nice person, but the business mogul has little nice to say about the former Florida governor. "Jeb Bush -- he has no clue" about immigration issues, Trump told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week." "He's never going to be able to do anything. You just looked at what's happened with him over the years ... The last thing we need is another Bush." Trump slammed Bush as "a very low-energy person." And Trump dismissed a New York magazine article that says Trump has said: "If I'm going down, then Bush is going...
  • Jeb Bush gets polite -- but not adoring -- response at conservative summit

    08/23/2015 5:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 8/22/15 | Fox News Latino
    Casting himself as a tax-cutting, passionate government reformer, Jeb Bush drew merely polite applause Friday from thousands of the nation's most-active tea party conservatives gathered at the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers' summit. Only when the Republican presidential candidate wrapped up his 20-minute speech by calling for a military buildup did the more than 3,000 conservatives from around the nation join in a sustained cheer for Bush, a familiar face in American politics but a newcomer in front of the tea party crowd.
  • 30K Show up for Donald Trump's Campaign Rally in Alabama

    08/22/2015 1:33:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/22/15 | ALANA ABRAMSON
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had 30,000 people attend his rally in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday, police said, narrowly edging out Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for the largest crowd of the 2016 campaign season so far. The much hyped rally was held at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which hosts the Senior Bowl and the Bowl college football games. Trump said his campaign had to switch the location of the event twice after demand for tickets exceeded capacity. Until Trump's event Friday night, the largest crowd at candidate's rally this election cycle was at an event held by Sanders earlier this...
  • Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

    08/20/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/15 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is bringing out the big guns for his next donor summit, turning to his father and brother to headline the event in Texas this fall, according to a copy of the invitation. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will be the big draw at the third major-donor conference Jeb Bush has organized to raise money for his 2016 White House bid. The Houston gathering, dubbed the “Jeb Celebration,” illustrates the pros and cons of Jeb Bush’s famous bloodline because it is sure to draw legions of donors loyal to his dad and...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I think Jeb Bush owes women an apology’

    08/11/2015 6:07:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/11/15 | David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush owes women an apology for his recent remarks about funding for women’s health and predicted they will be his “47 percent” moment, alluding to comments made by 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “I think Jeb Bush owes women an apology, because he made a terrible statement about women’s health issues, and it was a foolish statement and perhaps a stupid statement,” Mr. Trump, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said on CNN’s “New Day.” “It’s a statement that should never have come up; it should never have been made, and...
  • Trump's Republican support holds strong post-debate - Reuters/Ipsos poll (Jeb loses 5 pts!)

    08/10/2015 12:14:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/10/15 | Andy Sullivan
    Donald Trump continued to defy the laws of political gravity on Monday as a Reuters/Ipsos poll found the real estate mogul holding onto a wide lead among Republicans in the U.S. presidential race despite an acerbic debate and a feud with a female television anchor that have bolstered charges of sexism. Trump led the party's 17-strong 2016 presidential field with the backing of 24 percent of Republican voters, unchanged from before Thursday's televised debate. His closest rival, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, trails at 12 percent, down from 17 percent before the debate.
  • Is Jeb Bush Turning Into Michael Dukakis?

    08/04/2015 5:27:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/15 | DANIEL J. MCGRAW
    Wonkish and mealy-mouthed, Jeb needs to start riling up his supporters—before Donald Trump wins them all over. To hear Jeb Bush tell it, he’s right where he wants to be, the “joyful tortoise” in the race who doesn’t want to say “outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” At the Koch Brothers’ GOP donor convocation in Dana Point, Calif., over the weekend, Bush waxed confident about the campaign strategy he’s following, including the $120 million war chest he’s spent six months amassing. “I mean, this is a long haul,” Bush said. But many GOP voters don’t seem...
  • George P. Bush Files Jeb's South Carolina Paperwork

    07/31/2015 11:03:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/31/15 | Daniel Halper
    The Jeb Bush campaign announced today that the candidate's son, George P. Bush, will file his father's S.C. presidential paperwork. "George P. Bush, Governor Jeb Bush’s son, will visit South Carolina TODAY on behalf of his Dad’s campaign for President of the United States. George P. will attend a Young Professionals reception in Columbia this morning. He will then visit the South Carolina Republican Party’s headquarters to file Governor Bush’s South Carolina primary paperwork, accompanied by members of the Jeb! 2016 South Carolina campaign leadership team.
  • A Millennial Named Bush

    07/26/2015 9:30:14 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/2015 | Nick Kristoff
    THE time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless — and always have been. Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. They are raised on “service projects,” apply to Teach for America in torrents and donate to charity at a higher rate (87 percent) than their elders. Basically, they’ve stabbed us older generations in the back with their idealism and altruism, robbing us of the opportunity to feel superior. One of the exemplars of this trend, also catering to it, is Barbara Bush, 33. Yes,...
  • A Hamptons push for Jeb Bush

    07/26/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/23/15 | Ian Mohr
    Among Hamptonites hosting Jeb Bush fund-raisers this weekend will be Emil W. Henry Jr. — a former assistant US Treasury secretary — and Bruce Mosler, chairman of global brokerage for real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield, sources tell Page Six. Bush is scheduled to hit the two events on Saturday after a breakfast hosted by Ken Lipper and Martin Shafiroff.
  • Donald Trump surging in New Hampshire, Iowa (Jeb plummets to 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH)

    07/26/2015 6:42:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/26/15 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Donald Trump has surged to the lead in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary and virtually erased Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s advantage in the Iowa caucuses, according to new NBC News/Marist polls released Sunday. In Iowa, Walker still tops the field with 19 percent, the poll shows — only two points ahead of Trump, who garners 17 percent. Interviews for the poll began on July 14 — the day after the Walker campaign’s launch event in Wisconsin. The only other candidate in double digits is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 12 percent. Those lagging behind include a number of...
  • Jeb Bush’s reform myth

    07/23/2015 6:12:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/22/15 | MARC CAPUTO
    As governor, Jeb stood by embattled appointees — similar to the politicians he criticizes. In his highly touted speech on government reform this week, Jeb Bush accused President Barack Obama of waiting too long to remove tainted appointees, saying he would take on “Mount Washington” in the same way he made “Mount Tallahassee” more accountable when he was governor of Florida. “Don’t get me wrong: During my time in Florida, government wasn’t perfect,” Bush said on Monday. “But part of being a strong leader is accepting responsibility when things go wrong. … And when senior people in my administration violated...
  • Jeb Bush Aims to Recruit, Groom, Young Republican Donors

    07/13/2015 2:15:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/13/15 | BETH REINHARD
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is launching a young donor program aimed at padding his already flush campaign account and grooming the next generation of big Republican contributors. The program, called Mission Next, will be spearheaded by his sons, 39-year-old George P. Bush, who last year was elected to statewide office in Texas, and 31-year-old Jeb Bush Jr., who recently took over the consulting business he and his father led in Miami. Both sons have already headlined several fundraisers for their father. -snip- The young donors program will also be named after space missions, according to donors familiar with the plans....
  • George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster

    07/13/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/15 | Daily Mail
    George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster rolls for 300 guests at family estate. Jeb Bush and his father, former US President George H. W. Bush, wooed wealthy supporters and donors to his White House campaign with an extravagant fundraiser at their family home in Maine. Among the 300 guests invited for the luxurious retreat at Kennebunkport were billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, former Florida governor Bob Martinez and top Wall Street financier Marvin Schwartz. The visitors were treated to cocktails as they were greeted by the former President and First Lady Barbara...
  • Walker: Bush ‘a name from the past’

    07/13/2015 9:48:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/13/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's first publicized shots at GOP rivals since officially declaring his White House bid were focused on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. During an interview with ABC News released moments after he confirmed his 2016 bid on Twitter, Walker suggested that Bush could not defeat Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “I don't think a name from the past beats a name from the past. I think you need a name from the future,’ Walker told ABC, adding that voters “want a new, fresh face to lead this country going forward.” “Not just Republicans, but I hear a...
  • Jeb and George H.W. Bush host fund-raiser party at family estate

    07/12/2015 6:37:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/15 | Emily Smith
    Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, along with his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush, threw a party for top fund-raisers, including billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, at the Bush family compound in Maine. In a Kennedy-esque move, Jeb hosted the retreat at his father and mother Barbara Bush’s estate on Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, which was bought in the 19th century by Jeb’s great-great-grandfather.
  • That time Jeb Bush invited 300 top donors to his parent’s house

    07/10/2015 10:15:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    One by one, nearly 300 of Jeb Bush's top donors, from New York, Washington, Miami — even Americans living abroad in China and Germany — climbed aboard a trolley here for a trip a mile and a half down Ocean Avenue. There was Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and a former assistant secretary of state under George W. Bush. And Mike Duncan, the former Republican National Committee chairman. Several Floridians — including Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, former Republican Sen. George Lemieux and former Republican Gov. Bob Martinez. Younger faces like Jay Zeidman, a close friend of George P. Bush,...
  • Jeb Bush Draws on Family Dynasty for Fund-Raising Efforts

    07/10/2015 8:04:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/15 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Me. — The Bush people arrived by private plane, black car and finally old-fashioned trolley, shuttled in by the hundreds for a bonding ritual unlike anything else in contemporary politics. They posed on the lawn for pictures with Barbara Bush, the former first lady. They dined on lobster rolls and burgers, traded business cards with eminent executives and former ambassadors, and basked in the inner sanctum of the most successful political dynasty in history. “This is to the Bushes what Hyannis Port is to the Kennedys,” said Dirk Van Dongen, a lobbyist in Washington, making his first journey to...
  • Report: George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at 2012 charity fundraiser for wounded veterans

    07/09/2015 5:25:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/8/15 | Julie Fancher
    Former President George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a 2012 charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, ABC News reported Wednesday. The report also said former First Lady Laura Bush collected $50,000 to appear a year earlier. According to its website, the charity, Helping a Hero, helps to provide “specially-adapted homes” for wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to help “reintegrate them into their community.” Former Marine Eddie Wright served on the charity’s board and criticized the president’s fee to “speak on behalf of men and women he ordered into harm’s way.”...
  • Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours

    07/08/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    Today, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who as of-late has gone relatively gaffe-free, uttered a phrase that may not go over too well with the constituency he seeks to reach. During an interview that was live-streamed on the app Periscope, Bush told New Hampshire’s The Union Leader that to grow the economy, “people should work longer hours.” He was answering a question about his plans for tax reform and responded: “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a...
  • Jeb Bush’s Negative Numbers Problem

    07/06/2015 12:26:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/5/15 | JEFF HORWITT
    Jeb Bush led the Republican field in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, but the data show significant challenges ahead for him. -snip- Beyond his family-name challenges, the former Florida governor faces a more fundamental issue. In the June WSJ/NBC poll, just 37% of Americans said that they would feel optimistic or satisfied about a Jeb Bush presidency, while 61% would feel uncertain or pessimistic. Comparing Jeb Bush’s ratings to those of the past three Republican presidential nominees at this time in the election cycle also suggests a tough road ahead. All three eventual GOP nominees were viewed...
  • From Republicans, Skepticism About Bush's Ability To Win Latinos

    07/06/2015 10:49:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/15 | PERRY BACON JR.
    Some influential Republicans remain skeptical that the party must tap a presidential candidate with strong appeal to Latino voters or that Jeb Bush is that person, leaving them unwilling for now to embrace the former Florida governor. While GOP candidate and businessman Donald Trump has made controversial comments about Mexican-Americans since he entered the 2016 race, Bush has repeatedly highlighted his connections to the Latino community and praised the influence of immigrants on American culture. He speaks Spanish frequently on the campaign trail, constantly discusses the importance of Republicans reaching beyond the party's base of white voters and attends events...
  • Jeb Bush's Son Declares: The Hispanic Agenda Is The American Agenda

    06/30/2015 12:04:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Latina ^ | 6/19/15 | RAQUEL REICHARD
    Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, has joined his dad in an arduous effort: Trying to get the Latino vote. Fox News Latino reports that Bush, the Texas land commissioner, spoke at a Mexican restaurant in Nevada on Wednesday, where he told a crowd of around 40 people why the Latino vote is of grave importance. “The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda, it’s an aspirational community that I happen to be a part of,” Bush, whose mother is a Mexican immigrant, said. “We want better schools, a brighter economic tomorrow, a strong national defense, it’s a patriotic community.”
  • Jeb Bush Wasn’t Bashful About Trading on Family Name

    06/30/2015 4:56:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 6/30/15 | Eric Pianin
    While Jeb Bush frequently is touted as both a two-term governor and a successful businessman, his often dubious record as an entrepreneur and investor has been widely documented over the past three decades. The 62-year-old scion of a powerful political family and now an announced candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination was involved in a myriad business ventures dating back to the mid-1980s, The Washington Post noted on Monday in the latest media examination of Bush’s entrepreneurial exploits as he tried to amass his fortune. Bush brokered numerous real estate deals in Miami, helped to arrange bank loans in...
  • Jeb Bush Calls Confederate Flag a ‘Racist’ Symbol

    06/29/2015 2:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nearly two weeks after canceling a campaign event scheduled the morning after the deadly attack on a South Carolina church, Jeb Bush on Monday called the Confederate battle flag a “racist” symbol, reflecting the new Republican normal in a Southern primary state vastly altered by the racially motivated killings. The flag was one of “the symbols that have divided the South in many ways, the symbols that were used in most recent modern history, perhaps not at the beginning of the time, but the symbols were racist,” Mr. Bush told an interracial crowd of about 200...
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) “¡Todos por Jeb!”

    06/29/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/29/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Fund-raising is a family affair for former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But not the whole family. Facing a Tuesday deadline to raise cash for the first quarter, Mr. Bush’s campaign has enlisted his wife, son and father to solicit donations from supporters in the last two days. There has been no such pitch, however, from the 43rd president, who is his brother. “It’s not the same as when I ran for office, now a single email can raise millions, and every fund-raising deadline is scrutinized,” his father, the first President Bush, wrote in an email. “That’s why Jeb needs...
  • Jeb Bush did business with crooks, traded on his family connections, Washington Post reports

    06/29/2015 1:27:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/29/15 | Peter Weber
    Before he was elected governor of Florida in 1998, Jeb Bush "often benefited from his family connections and repeatedly put himself in situations that raised questions about his judgment and exposed him to reputational risk," report Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger in The Washington Post, noting that five of Bush's business associates have been convicted of crimes. Bush, who cites his business experience to bolster his run for president, says that he was taken advantage of by unscrupulous businessmen and had no knowledge of wrongdoing. The Post found that Bush's intervention with federal officials helped one later-convicted fraudster get...
  • Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag a 'Racist' Symbol

    06/29/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/15 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a "racist" symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting. In his first campaign stop in South Carolina since the deadly shooting that killed nine at AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Bush recalled how he "decided to do something politically incorrect" and removed the flags outside the Florida state house when he was governor in 2001. "The symbols were racist," the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • Roberts' Dissent: Maybe there's hope for him after all?

    06/26/2015 9:06:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/26 | C.J. Roberts
    "But this Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. The people who ratified the Constitution authorized courts to exercise “neither force nor will but merely judgment.” Although the policy arguments for extending marriage to same-sex couples may be compelling, the legal arguments for requiring such an extension are not. The fundamental right to marry does not include a right to make a State change its definition of marriage. And a State’s...
  • The Political John Roberts

    06/26/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-25-2015
    The Chief Justice again rewrites ObamaCare in order to save it.For the second time in three years, Chief Justice John Roberts has rewritten the Affordable Care Act in order to save it. Beyond its implications for health care, the Court’s 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell is a landmark that betrays the Chief’s vow to be “an umpire,” not a legislator in robes. He stands revealed as a most political Justice. The black-letter language of ObamaCare limits insurance subsidies to “an Exchange established by the State.” But the Democrats who wrote the bill in 2010 never imagined that 36 states...
  • Love Her Or Hate Her, Ann Coulter Warned Us About John Roberts 10 Years Ago

    06/26/2015 6:17:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/26/2015 | by Stephen Kruiser
    After conservatives took another gut punch from black-robed Obamacare cheerleader Chief Justice John Roberts, many of us were left wondering just what in the heck is wrong with this guy. After all, these Republican appointees to the Supreme Court are supposed to be on our side, right? They can’t all be David Souter. It turns out that Ann Coulter sniffed another Souter-esque betrayal in the offing ten years ago: After pretending to consider various women and minorities for the Supreme Court these past few weeks, President Bush decided to disappoint all the groups he had just ginned up and...
  • HALF of the Bush Supreme Court nominees have been a disaster! We don't need ANOTHER Bush!

    06/26/2015 3:15:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    David Souter and John Roberts, two of the four nominees of the presidents Bush. Enough is enough! We need to use the Supreme Court to defeat Jeb! at all costs!
  • The twisted logic of John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling

    06/26/2015 4:50:25 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/26/15 | John Podhoretz
    The logic of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the latest challenge to Obamacare is simple: “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them,” writes Chief Justice John Roberts in his 6-3 majority decision in the case of King v. Burwell. “If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.” This is obviously true — and patently ridiculous. It’s true because of course the goal was to improve markets. It’s absurd because government policies often have the opposite effect of what is...
  • Pro-Rand Paul PAC attacks Jeb ‘Bailout Bush’

    06/22/2015 12:14:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/22/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    A pro-Rand Paul Super PAC is out with a new “Bailout Bush” digital advertisement Monday that criticizes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his position on the 2008 Wall Street bailout and accuses him of taking a bailout of his own when his father was president. The ad from America’s Liberty PAC comes on the heels of a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that found Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, has lost some ground since mid-June among the 2016 candidates and that Mr. Bush continues to run near the front of the pack with Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and...
  • The Brief: Cruz Leads in Texas Among GOP Candidates

    06/22/2015 11:42:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | June 22, 2015 | Polo Rocha
    The Big Conversation U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is now the leader in Texas among GOP 2016 presidential candidates, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.In February, the poll had found Cruz's numbers close to Gov. Scott Walker's of Wisconsin, but as the Tribune's Ross Ramsey reports, Cruz has now jumped ahead among those registered voters who would vote in the GOP primary: Walker was running neck-and-neck with Cruz in February, when his entry into the race was making daily news, but the Texans’ home-field advantage is showing again. Cruz had the support of 20 percent of registered voters,...
  • George P. Bush: Good Times Are Here Again — If You Elect My Dad

    06/19/2015 1:42:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/17/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush, took his first campaign trip for his father on Wednesday — to Nevada, underscoring the importance of the caucus state and planting a flag where his cowboy boots and belt play well. Speaking inside Mundo Mexican restaurant on a 106-degree day, and flanked by aquamarine chairs, Bush avoided other Republicans and focused keenly on linking Hillary Clinton to the president. “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama think the government should decide your health care,” Bush said. “My dad thinks you and your doctor should make your health care decisions. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...
  • Before Conservatives Beat Hillary, Three Reasons Why They First Should Beat Bush

    06/15/2015 6:37:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/15/15 | Mark Meckler
    “We’ve had enough Bushes,” said Barbara Bush two years ago, dismissing the idea of her son Jeb running for President. Her husband and another son both already held the highest office in the world. Though the media is staging 2016 as the ultimate showdown between political dynasties — Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton — it looks like the culture shares Barbara’s lack of enthusiasm for either of these “establishment” politicians. In a recent poll taken by Quinnipiac University, Jeb only takes the lead in his home state of Florida, dropping down around 10 percent support in other key swing states...
  • Jeb Bush: I cry, I'm introverted, but I want to be president

    06/15/2015 6:24:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/15/15 | oanna Walter and Raf Sanchez
    In a key-note interview, he described his father, the first President George Bush, as the “greatest man alive” and said the mere thought of him might make him cry. "I need to share my heart to show a little bit about my life experience," Mr Bush said in the video.
  • He Was Born Republican Royalty, But 'Jebcito' Is From Miami

    06/15/2015 5:30:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | 6/15/15 | Mara Liasson
    There are three Republican candidates who ran Spanish-language ads when they announced their presidential intentions — but only one was an Anglo. Jeb Bush not only speaks fluent Spanish, he has made his home by completely embracing Latino culture and putting down roots in South Florida. His former aide, Ana Navarro tells a little story that shows just how much he's adopted the culture — one day she suggested something to Bush that he rejected because it was too expensive and then, she said, he touched his elbow with his hand. "That's a very Hispanic gesture for meaning 'because I'm...
  • Jeb to downplay Bush family name as he launches presidential bid

    06/15/2015 5:15:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6/15/15 | Robert Schroeder
    Jeb Bush plans to declare his bid for the presidency Monday in Miami, nearly 27 years after his father was elected president. But former Florida Gov. Bush, writes the New York Times, will enter a presidential contest unlike any faced by his father George or his brother George W. Bush. And as the third member of his family to seek the nation’s highest office, Jeb Bush brings to the race a last name that both evokes the nobility of public service and a deep distrust of political entitlement, the Times writes. Bush’s campaign is using a spare logo that excludes...