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  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump Over Immigration

    07/04/2015 11:00:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/04/15 | Matthew Boyle
    As if right on cue after Romney and Rubio, Bush on Saturday afternoon joined the coordinated parade of establishment Republicans attacking Trump. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” Bush said Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire. “No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make these extraordinarily ugly kind of comments is not reflective of the Republican Party. Trump is wrong on this.” Trump has been harsh on Bush, Rubio and Romney....
  • Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump, slams 'Washington cartel' on immigration

    07/04/2015 12:06:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended Donald Trump on immigration and called out “the Washington cartel” he says is ignoring the issue, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” Cruz said of his rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, adding that it “seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans.”“I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence,” he told host Chuck Todd, adding that “bold … brash” Trump “has a colorful way of speaking.”The Texas senator’s...
  • MARCO RUBIO JUMPS IN WITH MSM: DONALD TRUMP ‘OFFENSIVE,’ ‘DIVISIVE,’ UNSERIOUS

    07/03/2015 11:08:28 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/15 | Breitbart News
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubio’s statement reads: Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from – not closer to – a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our...
  • NASCAR Distances Itself From Donald Trump After Remarks

    07/03/2015 8:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami. "We looked at everything we saw coming down and what we heard from our sponsors and our partners and what we feel we should be doing, and that's what led us to the decision today," NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Trump's spokesman, Hope Hicks, declined to comment to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FORAMERICA’S BRENT BOZELL:...

    07/03/2015 9:02:33 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2015 | by BRENT BOZELL III
    ...CONGRESS AN ‘UNHOLY MESS,’ MOST REPUBLICANS ARE REALLY DEMOCRATS Every conservative who cares about the unholy mess known as Congress should visit conservativereview.com (CR) and examine the “Liberty Score.” Every liberal who wonders how conservatives view their elected leaders should examine it as well. The “Liberty Score” is refreshingly (and painfully) honest, as opposed to other scorecards that have been known to be compromised. It separates the wheat from the chaff and the frauds from the champions. It tells you who the real conservative heroes are, who comes close, and who doesn’t deserve to be in the same sentence with...
  • WALKER-FOR-PRESIDENT EFFORT HIRES ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-CONSERVATIVE IN BRAD DAYSPRING

    07/02/2015 8:37:46 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential effort in waiting has made yet another questionable and anti-conservative hire, as former National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) communications director Brad Dayspring joins the pro-Walker Super PAC Unintimidated PAC. Dayspring has a long history of anti-conservatism, and this hire is again hurting Walker’s reputation among right-of-center power players despite the praises Dayspring won from inside-the-beltway mainstream media types.
  • Gov. Scott Walker attends Wauwatosa bike race weeks before expected presidential run announcement

    07/02/2015 7:25:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wauwatosa NOW ^ | 7-2-15 | Rory Linanne
    About two weeks before Gov. Scott Walker is expected to announce his presidential bid, neighbors welcomed him at a lawn party along the East Tosa Gran Prix bike race route in Wauwatosa Sunday, June 28. Walker flew in the night before the race from the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. During a short stay in Wauwatosa, he said he mowed the lawn at his house where his parents live, and came to the bike race to spend time with friends. "Here, we're just Scott and Tonette, not the governor and first lady," Walker said. Walker says Tosa will 'always be...
  • Scott Walker says he supports call to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol

    07/01/2015 12:03:03 PM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 110 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    After sidestepping questions about the issue over the weekend, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday said he supports South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol. "I am glad @nikkihaley is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. I support her decision - SKW," Walker tweeted from his political account shortly after Haley called for the flag to be taken down. The push to remove the flag comes in the wake of the racially-motivated killing of nine black worshippers in a historic Charleston church last week. Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old man, has...
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 7:29:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is little that...
  • Scott Walker: the new Thad Cochran (Hires Brad Dayspring)

    06/30/2015 4:45:08 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/30/2015 | Streiff
    Scott just went full RINO. Scott Walker just dropped off my list of acceptable candidates. I like a lot about Governor Walker but people are policy. And his decision to hire Brad Dayspring, an unprincipled political operative who combines viciousness and incompetence in equal measures tells us a lot. Congrats to @BDayspring on joining Team Walker! Huge get– one of the best communications strategists in the game. $$ — Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) June 30, 2015 As we have documented here on RedState, Brad Dayspring was on of the loudest lying voices in the dishonest, dishonorable, and disreputable campaign the NRSC...
  • Scott Walker, Set for a Bigger Stage, Faces G.O.P Revolt in Wisconsin

    06/30/2015 3:54:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/24/2015 | Trip Gabriel
    As Gov. Scott Walker prepares to announce his campaign for president next month, promising to bring what he calls "big bold leadership" to Washington, as he did in Wisconsin, he faces a cloud over that story line: Republicans back home are in revolt. Leaders or Mr. walker's party, which controls the Legislature, are balking at his demands for the state's budget. Critics say the governor's spending blueprint is aimed more at appealing to conservatives in early-voting states like Iowa than doing what is best for Wisconsin. Lawmakers are stymied over how to pay for road and bridge repairs without raising...
  • Scott Walker: the new Thad Cochran

    06/30/2015 8:34:48 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 62 replies
    www.redstate.com ^ | 06/30/2015 | streiff
    "Scott Walker just dropped off my list of acceptable candidates. I like a lot about Governor Walker but people are policy. And his decision to hire Brad Dayspring, an unprincipled political operative who combines viciousness and incompetence in equal measures tells us a lot."
  • Live: Christie(RINO-NJ) announces he is running for President

    06/30/2015 8:27:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 30 JUN 15 | cnbc
    Live coverage of Democrat Republican Gov. Christie announcing run for Emperor POTUS.Live link to CNBC
  • 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.
  • Graham: GOP Should Take Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Out of Platform

    06/28/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2015 | Andrew Stoughton
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the Republican party doesn't change its official position on same-sex marriage it will "hurt" the GOP in 2016. In 2012, the Republican platform read, "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
  • Christie launches campaign website: 'Hey America, it's Chris'

    06/28/2015 9:34:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 27, 2015 | Charles Hoskinson
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched a campaign website on Saturday, ahead of an expected announcement next week that he plans to seek the GOP presidential nomination. "Hey America, it's Chris," Christie said in a series of tweets unveiling the website, chrischristie.com. Christie reportedly plans to formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday at Livingston High School in New Jersey, where he graduated in 1980 as class president and played catcher on his high school's championship baseball team. The website launch is the surest sign yet that he's in the race. The homepage leads with the slogan "Chris Christie: Telling it...
  • Fake conservative S.E. Cupp trashes Rush Limbaugh again

    06/28/2015 1:32:58 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Mofopolitics ^ | Feb. 19, 2013
    I know, I know: “But she’s on The Blaze! And she likes guns!” S.E. Cupp is clearly trying to ingratiate herself to MSNBC and its liberal audience by trashing conservatives. Here are just a few examples… On Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech… I didn’t think having another old white guy was another thing we needed. (SNIP) Another insisted that I ‘Name one thing that Rush has said that is crazy,’ as if that would be an impossible task. … There will be no apology.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley on 2016: A fan of Bush, other governors

    06/27/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Back in 2010, when the governor of South Carolina was merely "Nikki Who?," running behind in a four-person Republican primary with her top supporter mired in scandal, Jeb Bush gave her some advice. (SNIP) In January, she said, Romney called her to tell her he was thinking about a run in 2016 as well. But before they could schedule a meeting to discuss it further, he announced he would not run. "I’m still heartbroken that he didn’t win last time," Haley said. "Having said that, it’s a new year, it’s a new day, it’s a new time. We’ve gone through...
  • rnold Schwarzenegger Applauds SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: ‘The Right Way to Go’

    06/27/2015 7:14:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.26.15 | Jen Yamato
    “I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” Yes, back in 2003, actor turned GOP politician Arnold Schwarzenegger made the aforementioned verbal blunder. He spoke a lot more eloquently on the issue on Friday in Los Angeles. “I’m very happy that they made the right decision because we in California of course are always a step ahead,” he said, giving a self-congratulatory shout-out to the 2008 legalization of same-sex marriage the state passed during his second term in office. “We made that decision already, a long time ago. Our Supreme Court of...
  • In Defense of Rinos.

    06/26/2015 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 97 replies
    How often at your workplace have you held your tongue out of fear of saying something that could get you fired? Are you willing to put your principles ahead of your income or pension or do you regularly “suck it up,” and save your muttering until you get home? Everyone looks out for their interests. Read that again. You and I and everyone else naturally try to do that which best serves ourselves and families. It is called human nature and it has served mankind well since the Creation. Our politicians are no different. They can’t be different, for as...
  • Chris Christie to Declare Next Week

    06/24/2015 1:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Emily Zanotti
    SNIP Look, I don't mind Chris Christie. He's plainspoken, he's got a good record of debating women without looking like a sexist pig, he's managed to elude the long and meandering opposition research tendrils from American Bridge, and he regrets most of the decision he made that are at odds with the conservative base. It is time for Christie to move on from New Jersey, too - his poll numbers have been steadily declining and his straightforward demeanor is wearing on the people who once thought it fresh and novel. But he's unafraid to be confrontational and, unlike Jeb Bush,...
  • Boehner Targets Another Courageous Conservative For Retaliation Over Obamatrade Vote

    06/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Freshman Congressman Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) refused to support Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation last week, so now House leadership is rumored to be planning his removal as President of the Freshman Class of the House of Representatives. In an email obtained by Breitbart News, Representatives Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) called a meeting for all freshman Congressmen this Thursday at 8:30 AM. Buck thinks the meeting is being called to hold a vote on his removal as President of the Freshman Class as punishment for voting against House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) – who...
  • Bush campaign taps New York Jets owner as national finance chairman (Romney, McCain retread)

    06/24/2015 9:35:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/24/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush has tapped a top fundraiser for the last three Republican presidential nominees to serve as his finance chairman. Woody Johnson, the owner of the NFL's New York Jets and heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire, will take on the role, Bush's campaign announced Wednesday morning. Veteran Republican fundraiser Jack Oliver will serve as a finance co-chairman. Johnson, Oliver and Bush finance director Heather Larrison will be responsible for meeting Bush's goal of raising $5 million this month for his recently-launched campaign. Bush this week is on a nationwide fundraising tour with stops in Orlando, New York, Chicago,...
  • Can Jeb Bush Make Republicans Believe?

    06/24/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/15 | MOLLY BALL
    He may be the frontrunner on paper, but his campaign has fallen apart. In his official launch, he tried to turn the tide. Things ought to be pretty good for Jeb Bush right now. The former Florida governor leads by a narrow margin in national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, and by a wider margin in New Hampshire. He is overwhelmingly dominant in fundraising. And he does not lack for connections to the Republican donors, officials, and grandees collectively known as "the Establishment." Yet before Bush's campaign could even officially begin on Monday, it seemed to be falling apart....
  • Report: Christie nearing 2016 decision [announcing next week]

    06/24/2015 6:33:26 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is nearing a decision on his presidential bid and could announce his decision as soon as next week, sources told Politico. Christie would likely be the 14th GOP candidate in a crowded primary if he decides to jump in—12 have already announced and Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) is set to join later Wednesday. Christie, a no-nonsense Republican from a deep blue state, earned a legion of supporters for his willingness to, at times, buck party lines. His 2012 embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy both endeared him to his supporters and repulsed his detractors. Once...
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • MARCO RUBIO CASTS DECIDING VOTE FOR OBAMATRADE WITHOUT EVEN READING IT

    06/23/2015 2:51:40 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade on Tuesday as it squeeked through the U.S. Senate 60-37, and his Senate office is still outright refusing to answer whether he even knew what he was voting on.
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed (vindictive oligarch!!)

    06/23/2015 1:44:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/21/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

    06/23/2015 12:52:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2015 3:26 AM EDT | Charles Babington
    Backers of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda are imploring key senators to stand by their previous votes when they revisit the issue in a showdown set for Tuesday. Opponents meanwhile are mounting an equally emotional push to keep Obama from obtaining “fast track” authority to negotiate trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries and others. At least 60 of the Senate’s 100 members must back the measure for it to clear a procedural hurdle Tuesday and complete a near-miraculous resurrection of the White House priority. In a May 21 vote, 62 senators backed fast track, but they didn’t expect it to...
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed(Embraces libs more than conservatives)

    06/22/2015 5:27:36 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    nat review ^ | 6/21/15 | j gerhke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • Kasich reportedly getting testy as he fails to attract donors

    06/21/2015 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 21, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ohio Governor John Kasich is still officially unofficially running for President, at least until next month when he plans on making it officially official. But in the intervening time, it seems that he’s running into some headwinds when it comes to donors who have long since committed their resources to one of the candidates who got into the starting blocks early. (In the case of Kasich, he’s looking mostly to tap Jeb Bush’s donor pool.) And with the lack of results has come what appears to be a sense of desperation. (Politico) Sensing the window of opportunity is closing, John...
  • John Boehner defines teamwork: agree with him or get blamed

    06/18/2015 4:15:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    stridentconservative.com ^ | 6/17/15 | David Leach
    Ever since the mid-1990s, the House of Representatives have operated under an informal governing principle known as the Hastert Rule, a rule that required a “majority of the majority” in order to pass legislation. Simply put, the rule meant that the Speaker of the House would not allow a floor vote on a bill unless a majority of the party in charge supported the bill, while preventing the minority party from passing legislation unwanted by the majority. This practice came to an end under Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member John Boehner, and it served as the perfect...
  • Gay rights group ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Jeb Bush’s comments on transgender troops

    06/17/2015 8:47:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    The leader of a leading organization representing gay, lesbian and transgender military service members says he's "cautiously optimistic" about comments made by Jeb Bush regarding transgender people serving in uniform. Campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, the former Florida governor was asked by a reporter whether he would support allowing transgender people to serve in the military. "I’m sure there’s a role for everybody to play in the armed forces. I think it would depend on the specific role and whether it’s appropriate enough," he said. "The first priority for the military is to create an environment where the morale is...
  • Senate GOP floats 2-year Obamacare fix

    06/17/2015 5:49:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/17/15 | Jennifer Haberkorn and Burgess Everett
    Senate Republicans are coalescing around a plan to extend Obamacare subsidies for up to two years if the Supreme Court strikes them this month. The court is due to rule within days on whether the president’s health care law allows people using HealthCare.gov to get insurance subsidies. If the court rules against the White House and strikes the subsidies, Republicans say they want to be ready to protect the more than 6 million people who could lose their subsidies. In a closed-door meeting Wednesday, Republicans crafted the outline of a plan that would extend the subsidies for a period of...
  • GOP leaders vow to resurrect Obama trade deal

    06/17/2015 5:11:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    Republican leaders will try to resurrect the trade deal Democrats sank less than a week ago, planning a new vote Thursday and insisting they will corral enough votes to approve fast-track negotiating powers President Obama needs to complete a legacy-building Pacific Rim trade deal...“We are committed to ensuring both TPA and TAA get votes in the House and Senate and are sent to the president for signature,” House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a joint statement, pushing back against claims that the issue is dead after last week’s embarrassing failure...The White House has...
  • Bush sees 'role' for transgender soldiers

    06/17/2015 1:50:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush did not rule out transgender troops serving in the military during comments on the campaign trail in Iowa. “I’m sure there’s a role for everybody to play in the armed forces,” said Bush, a 2016 White House contender, according to BuzzFeed News. “I think it would depend on the role, the specific role, whether it’s appropriate or not.” He added morale should be the top priority of the military and that if “you can accommodate that in that kind of environment, I don’t think there’s a problem for it.”
  • Jeb Bush to Hannity: Torture Is Not ‘Necessary’

    06/17/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/16/15 | Matt Wilstein
    In a decisive break from his brother’s administration, Jeb Bush told Sean Hannity Tuesday night that he does not believe “enhanced interrogation” techniques, otherwise known as torture, is not “necessary” in the fight against terrorists around the world. “I don’t think that’s necessary,” Bush said. “Because I don’t think we need it, it’s not the law.”
  • Jeb Bush slow-jams the news with Jimmy Fallon, awkwardly

    06/17/2015 6:42:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/17/15 | NICK GASS
    Jeb Bush became the latest politician to “slow jam the news” with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” joining a list that includes President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie. And it was just a little … awkward. “Aww, yeah… The governor thought long and hard about joining the GOP race. After months of being a total caucus tease, Jeb finally made up his mind and quit beating around the bush,” Fallon intoned, beginning a slow-jam rife with sexual innuendo. “Now that you’re fully in, what makes you think you got what it takes to go...
  • Trump wants Oprah as his 2016 running mate

    06/17/2015 4:13:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.16.15 @ 9:00 pm | By Joe Tacopino
    <p>After declaring his run for the White House Tuesday, Trump appeared on ABC and said Oprah Winfrey would complete his presidential dream ticket.</p> <p>“I think Oprah would be great. I’d love to have Oprah,” Trump said. “I think we’d win easily, actually.”</p>
  • How likely are you to vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush? FREEP THIS POLL!

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

    06/15/2015 12:48:37 PM PDT · by McGruff · 94 replies
    My wife is watching Fox News Channel and Shepard Smith is desperately trying to cover for some delay in Jeb Bush's campaign announcement. It's pretty funny.
  • Jeb Bush's 'Lose the Primary to Win the General' Could Just Mean 'Lose the Primary'

    06/15/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6/15/15 | MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    June 15, 2015 In declaring his campaign for president, Jeb Bush opens a maverick White House bid that could reshape Republican politics for a generation and make him the third member of his family to occupy the Oval Office in three decades. Or, his candidacy could crater after colliding with the party's most conservative elements and become a cautionary tale for future candidates—dynastic or not—who'd dare to buck the GOP grassroots. "I will campaign as I would serve, going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching, and staying true to what I believe," Bush is...
  • Tea party Republicans criticize Jeb Bush ahead of his announcement

    06/15/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 6/15/15 | Associated Press
    Tea party Republicans are voicing their displeasure with Jeb Bush in the hours leading up to his 2016 campaign kickoff. Bush would be the third member of his family to sit in the Oval Office, and tea party leader Mark Meckler says both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were "big-government" Republicans. The president of Citizens for Self-Governance says they contributed to, quote, "the increase in size, spending and involvement of government in America." He also notes that Jeb Bush's steadfast support for Common Core education standards and immigration reform "is a nonstarter with many conservatives."
  • Now That It's Been Defeated, Let's See the Bill

    06/12/2015 11:36:06 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 95 replies
    Vanity | 6/12/2015 | RinaseaofDs
    Now that it's been defeated, I want to read the bill. I'm glad it was defeated, but now it is time to mine this bill for what its worth and start kicking out establishment Republicans.
  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers "have evolved" since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was "no longer a stigma attached to this behavior." This was in a chapter titled "The Restoration of Shame."
  • Scott Walker: Republicans should vote for Fast Track tomorrow

    06/11/2015 4:55:53 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 122 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 6/11/15 | The Right Scoop
    Scott Walker tells Mark Halperin that he indeed supports Fast Track and that House Republicans should vote for it tomorrow: (vid at link)
  • The Promise And Problem Of A Big GOP Field(PROJECTILE VOMIT ALERT)

    06/11/2015 6:06:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2015 | Tokyo Karl Rove
    Republican voters like having plenty of options but could quickly sour on negative campaigns. The Republican presidential primary is a jumbled mass of competitors, with new ones joining the jostling for support seemingly every week. Meanwhile, the Democrats have more a coronation than a contest, with one figure ignoring the rabble en route to the nomination. So why did a May 18 Pew Research Center poll find that 57% of Republicans have an excellent or good impression of their party’s candidates, while 54% of Democrats have an excellent or good impression of theirs? Bigger fields and active contests sometimes generate...
  • Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

    06/10/2015 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 6:09 PM EDT | Luis Alonso Lugo and Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays himself as the kind of Republican who can attract females, blacks, Hispanics and other voters who are normally drawn to Democrats. …
  • Jeb Bush wants people to be 'patient' about his unpopularity in 2016 polls

    06/10/2015 7:44:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/10/15 | Meghan DeMaria
    In interviews with reporters outside his Berlin hotel Wednesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said that he's restructuring his campaign team, including naming Danny Diaz as his campaign manager, because of "the magnitude of the journey" — not because he's lagging behind other candidates in the polls. Bush went on to brush off the notion that he was less popular than other Republican contenders in the 2016 presidential race: You start wherever you start, and you end a long way away from where we are today, so I just urge everybody to be a little more patient about this....