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  • Jeb: It’s “not important to me” whether there’s a vote on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee

    02/14/2016 6:48:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 14, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We began discussing this last night when the tragic news broke about the death of Justice Scalia, and as predicted the question has caught fire already. The President already said he will be nominating someone, but will the Senate take up the question while he is still in office? We have the answer from several presidential candidates already and one of them is Jeb Bush. It's really not that important to him. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) JEB BUSH: I think President Obama is going to submit a nominee and in all likelihood this person will be out of the mainstream and he'll be...
  • After tonight’s debate, where does Jeb Bush go next? (New York Fundraiser, CFR event, Not Iowa...)

    01/15/2016 7:57:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/14/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    With a little more than two weeks until the Iowa caucus, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to make a stop in New York next week to talk about foreign affairs and raise money for his campaign. Bush spent less than 48 hours this week in Iowa, making four public campaign appearances and meeting briefly with state GOP lawmakers. He isn't scheduled to be back in the Hawkeye State until closer to the the Jan. 28 Republican presidential debate in Des Moines, scheduled to be hosted by Fox News Channel. -snip- There's a big-dollar fundraiser scheduled in New York on...
  • Bush: Trump would 'get crushed' by Hillary

    01/03/2016 7:25:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/16 | Tim Devaney
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump would "get crushed" by Hillary Clinton, fellow Republican Jeb Bush said Sunday. "Donald Trump, I don't believe, is going to be the party's nominee," Bush told "Fox News Sunday." "And if he is, he's going to get crushed by Hillary Clinton. I wanted to point that out."
  • Jeb Bush rallies South Florida loyalists, ahead of New Hampshire push (Campaigns in Spanish again)

    12/29/2015 6:23:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/28/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI AND AMY SHERMAN
    Jeb Bush campaigned in two backyards Monday - his own and Donald Trump's - to ask longtime Bush believers to keep the faith in his presidential candidacy. At a Hialeah rally and a West Palm Beach speech, the former Florida governor made no reference to his stagnant poll numbers, which have him trailing several rivals even in his home state. -snip- Trump's name had drawn jeers from the largely Hispanic Hialeah crowd. -snip- "I'm very optimistic about New Hampshire," Bush insisted to reporters in Spanish. "It's already my second home." When another Spanish-language journalist asked Bush if he might drop...
  • Jeb has a long way to go, but there's still time

    12/26/2015 2:19:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 12/26/15 | Joe Henderson
    Jeb! Bush spent about n hour recently with the editorial board of The Tampa Tribune, responding in depth to questions about a wide range of policies he would push if he is elected president of the United States. He showed a clear command of the things he would face as commander in chief, speaking confidently and sounding much like a candidate who expects to sit in the Oval Office a little more than a year from now. He even said at one point, “I want a guy (in office) who understands the issues.” That was a clear slap at Donald...
  • Jeb Bush burns through campaign cash, slides in polls

    12/25/2015 4:22:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/24/15 | S.A. Miller
    After starting 2015 as the presumptive front-runner with a huge bankroll, Jeb Bush has to be ending the year wondering what went wrong with his presidential campaign, what happened to his Republican Party and where all his money went. Mr. Bush and his super PAC burned through more than half of the $133 million they raised in the first three quarters this year. The return on that investment has been a drop in polls from about 15 percent when he entered the race in June to about 4 percent in recent surveys. "He has not been a great candidate and...
  • Jeb Bush Denies He's Low-Energy: "I Work 16-Hour Days"

    12/21/2015 12:38:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 12/21/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    "If you want someone who can fix the damn things that exist in this country, I am your guy, and I don't think thats low-energy." Jeb Bush says he doesn't care about Donald Trump calling him "low-energy," and cited a 16-hour work day as evidence of his energy levels. "I don't care about, I don't care about that," the former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate said on the show Wall Street Week over the weekend. "I work 16-hour days. My wife doesn't care about that, she could think of a lot worse thing to say..."
  • Jeb: I’m Glad I’m Not The Front-Runner, ‘I Feel Much Better Back Here’ [VIDEO]

    12/20/2015 11:39:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 90 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2015 | Christian Datoc
    During a Sunday interview with CBS's John Dickerson, Jeb Bush reiterated his claim that he prefers not being the front-runner Republican presidential candidate. "I feel much better back here," Bush told the "Face the Nation” host. "I've always thought that there was going to be a high expectation for me. I totally get it."
  • Jeb calls Trump 'a jerk' ..., the day after [Trump] said ex-Florida governor was 'dumb as a rock'

    12/19/2015 7:39:10 PM PST · by Rockitz · 22 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 19 December 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press
    After Jeb Bush finally delivered a strong debate performance by repeatedly taking the fight to front-runner Donald Trump in Las Vegas on Tuesday, the war of words continued over the weekend. During a town hall with New Hampshire voters in Contoocook on Saturday, Bush responded to a question by saying: 'Just one other thing -- I gotta get this off my chest -- Donald Trump is a jerk.' That remark came after Trump went after Bush on Twitter on Friday night by saying that the former Florida governor was 'dumb as a rock' and that the 'last thing our country...
  • Jeb Bush to Donors: 'Chill Out'

    11/05/2015 6:31:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/4/15 | KASIE HUNT
    Jeb Bush is promising his donors that he'll get better at debating - and he's urging any "nervous Nellies" among his supporters to "chill out" as he embarks on a reboot of his campaign. "I'm going to win New Hampshire, I just feel it," Bush told donors on a conference call Wednesday, phoning in from his campaign bus in between stops in the Granite State. "I know in my heart that we're on the right track," he added, according to an audio recording of the call obtained by NBC News. But Bush also acknowledged the drubbing he's taken in the...
  • Jeb Bush plummets in latest national poll

    11/04/2015 6:12:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush's support among Republicans nationally has plummeted to the low single digits in the latest Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, as the former Florida governor's campaign seeks to hit refresh with its "Jeb Can Fix It" tour.
  • Report: Bush relaunching campaign

    11/02/2015 5:32:08 AM PST · by maggief · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 2, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reportedly preparing a relaunch of his 2016 GOP presidential campaign message. Bush is launching a "Jeb Can Fix It" tour on Monday in Florida, according to Reuters, in coordination with a new e-book detailing his time as governor. The news service reported Monday that Bush is starting his 2016 reinvention with speech aimed at presenting himself as a problem-solver. The remarks will be a "rejection of the 'competing pessimisms' created in the [President] Obama era in favor of leadership that solves problems," a campaign aide told Reuters. Bush's new 730-page e-book, "Reply All," compiles...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC might deploy ground staff to states

    10/25/2015 4:33:19 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    HOUSTON Right to Rise USA, the super PAC supporting former Florida governor Jeb Bush's campaign for president, is considering deploying ground staff to key states after focusing most heavily on running television ads so far. It's a notable strategic consideration that comes as Bush's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has struggled to gain traction in early-voting states and as it makes moves to curtail costs in what began as a sprawling operation.
  • Jeb Bush to Rally Top Donors in Houston, Seek More Cash (SuperPac is there. Illegal coordination?)

    10/25/2015 2:53:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    My High Plains News ^ | 10/23/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Three generations of the most famous family in Texas politics are planning to descend on Houston in the coming days to rally with major donors to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign and try to raise more money for the former Florida governor. The weekend gathering, once billed as a "special appreciation event" for Jeb Bush's biggest financial backers, comes at a precarious time for his White House hopes. His campaign announced Friday it was making significant cutbacks, reportedly reducing its payroll by 40 percent, trimming travel costs by 20 percent and scaling back 45 percent on some other costs. Jeb...
  • Jeb Bushs PAC Erases Carly Fiorina From GOP Race

    10/12/2015 4:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 12, 2015 | Neil Munro
    A new Internet-ad by Jeb Bushs independent PAC erases fourth-place challenger Carly Fiorina from the GOPs 2016 line-up. The 15-second ad shows Bushs eight male rivals Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, etc. but noticeably excludes the one woman in the race. Thats unexpected, because Fiorina currently leads fifth-place Bush, 8.9 percent to 7.1 percent, in RCPs average of primary polls, following Fiorinas highly rated performance in the GOPs second debate. Maybe Jeb is just trying to forget the last debate?, said Sarah Isgur Flores, Fiorinas deputy campaign manager. Or maybe they cant read New Hampshire...
  • Jeb Bush Says 'Stuff Happens' In Response to Gun Violence

    10/02/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Candace Smith
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an eyebrow-raising comment in the wake of the Oregon school massacre -- saying "stuff happens" in response to a discussion about gun violence. Bush called the shooting in Oregon "heartbreaking," and said he also had challenges that he faced during his tenure as governor of Florida. "Look stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do," Bush said at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, South Carolina, referring to taking away rights.
  • Battenfeld: Weld has come out swinging for Bush

    09/26/2015 5:43:03 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 10 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 26, 2015 | Joe Battenfield
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has quietly recruited a high-powered team of Bay State boosters, including former Gov. William F. Weld, who hosted a private fundraiser this month, the Herald has learned. Weld, a sometimes controversial figure in the GOP who played a leading role for Gov. Charlie Baker’s 2014 campaign, introduced Bush at a Sept. 9 
fundraiser at the Lenox Hotel and donated $2,000 to Bush’s Right to Rise super PAC back in April. The Bush campaign did not publicize the Boston fundraiser or Weld’s support, but the former governor is expected to formally endorse Bush in the coming...
  • In Houston, Bush Faults GOP Over Immigration Attitude

    09/21/2015 1:51:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 9/21/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used a speech here Monday before Hispanic business leaders to chide his party over its attitude toward immigration, drawing not-so-subtle contrasts between himself and bomb-throwing billionaire Donald Trump. "This apparently is somewhat out of the mainstream temporarily in my party, but it isn't really," Bush told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's national convention. "A great majority of Republican believe in immigration reform." Bush, who had hardly started speaking before being interrupted by protesters, only said Trump's name once, but clearly had the GOP foe on his mind. The real estate mogul's rants against illegal...
  • Jeb, at Low Ebb, Should Unweave his Web

    09/12/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    QuinHillyer.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | Quin Hillyer
    One of the few things Jeb Bush is right about is his obvious belief that Donald Trump is a menace. Fine. If Bush really believes that, and if he really wants to do a great service to our country, then the former Florida governor should take one bold step to suck the (hot) air from Trumps balloon: Withdraw from the presidential race. If Jeb Bush withdraws, a hy-u-uuge portion of the rationale for Trumps candidacy will be withdrawn as well. Trump is soaring in polls for four main reasons. First, because he talks tough, in plain language. Second, because he...
  • Jeb Bush: What does he stand for?

    08/12/2015 10:41:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/12/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN, JAKE MILLER
    Jeb Bush's competitors for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are going to fairly extraordinary lengths to earn media coverage - lighting their phones on fire, taking a chainsaw to the tax code, using an assault rifle to cook bacon (seriously.) Bush, though, is taking the more conventional route: The former Florida governor is raising money at a record-breaking clip, he's campaigning hard in early primary and caucus states, and he's gradually rolling out a robust policy platform. It's a notably circumspect approach to what has become, thanks largely to Donald Trump's combustible candidacy, a roller-coaster of a primary season. But...
  • Democrats Scurry from Sanctuary Ship

    07/09/2015 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Democrats now will say anything to distance themselves from sanctuary city policies, even though they have supported these policies for years. In an exclusive CNN interview Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked about San Francisco's refusal to hand over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement seven-time convicted felon and five-time deportee Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. He stands accused in the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle as she took an evening stroll on Pier 14 last week. (After telling a local TV station he shot Steinle by accident, Lopez-Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to murder.) Clinton answered, "The city made a mistake not...
  • Report: Jeb Bush Attempting to Rig CPAC Straw Poll with Bused in Supporters

    02/28/2015 1:30:50 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Matthew Boyle
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Perhaps in fear that he didnt have enough backers willing to show up on their own, Florida Gov. Jeb Bushs campaign organized to bus supporters to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to cheer during his appearance on stage and vote for him in the straw poll. The New York Times Jonathan Martin writes that Bush brought people in from Washington, D.C.: Mr. Bushs supporters organized caravans of his Washington backers to attend his speech, and they cheered whenever anyone else booed, Martin wrote. Those same bused in cheerers also will likely be expected by Bushs...
  • TOP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICIAL, PRO-AMNESTY LAWYER ADVISING JEB AHEAD OF 16

    01/09/2015 6:53:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 8, 2015 | Tony Lee
    A top Chamber of Commerce official and a veteran Republican campaign finance lawyer who co-founded a pro-amnesty super PAC are advising former Florida governor Jeb Bush ahead of a likely 2016 presidential run. According to a Washington Post report, Rob Engstrom, senior vice president and national political director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is providing assistance by taking a temporary leave from his post there to help Bush for several weeks.
  • Jeb Bush: The Road to Republican Revival

    03/17/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jeb Bush
    America could be on the threshold of its greatest century. With new drilling technologies, the United States will soon have an energy surplus. This means trillions of dollars in new wealth and a foreign policy not dominated by oil. .... But the bright future is at risk if the federal government continues on its arc of irresponsibility. America's government-spending addiction and its lackluster system of public education are the two greatest impediments to achieving the country's potential. I know conservatives have the solution. As governor of Florida, I balanced the state budget for eight years in a row while cutting...
  • George P. Bush: Jeb would join ticket if asked

    06/10/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10./12 | Suzi Parker
    In an interview, 36-year-old George P. Bush is as plain-spoken as his grandmother Barbara, who in his telling wears the pants in the Bush family. And while he says his father Jeb, the former governor of Florida, is sincere when he says he isnt campaigning to join the Romney ticket, George P. also strongly suggests that his dad would say yes if asked: If called upon to serve, he will, he says flatly
  • Reports: Jeb Bush says 2012ers are appealing to peoples fears

    02/24/2012 5:36:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Thursday that he found it troubling that the 2012 presidential candidates are appealing to peoples fears and emotion on the campaign trail, according to reports. Bush expressed concern about the type of rhetoric that the candidates were using, without getting specific or naming names. I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and Im wondering, I dont think Ive changed, but its a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to peoples fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective...
  • Today is National Remembrance Day for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens

    11/06/2011 11:36:24 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-06-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaMore than 50,000 Americans have been killed by illegal aliens since 9/11.Think about that. More than 6,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since that same date. But nearly ten times that number have been killed right here at home as a consequence of the Federal government's failure to secure our borders and protect its citizens, in direct violation of the Constitution's Article IV Section 4: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application...
  • Roubini: Bush Responsible for Economic Woes

    08/12/2011 4:04:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    WSJ / MarketWatch ^ | 2011-08-12
    In a clip from his interview with WSJ's Simon Constable, Dr. Nouriel Roubini insists that it was the policies of George W. Bush that caused the current U.S. economic crisis.
  • Prediction: No Inside The Beltway Advisor Will Support Palin As Ad Hominen Continue

    02/04/2011 11:04:17 AM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 49 replies
    Rant | Feb 4 2011 | RYT
    I am getting sick and tired of people making and posting all these shallow ad hominem attacks on Sarah Palin. She threatens business as usual in Washington, period. The next time some so called"expert" in the media, ex Bush, ex Mccain establishment types attack someone like Palin , ask the question what part of her policy stances are they criticizing? The answer will always be the same NONE. Reason being, they know she sides with the American people on the major issues and if they were to be honest about why they come on these shows and write what they...
  • Alberto Gonzales: Changing the 14th Amendment won't solve our immigration crisis (RINO ALERT)

    08/20/2010 8:07:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-22 | Alberto Gonzales
    Like most Americans, I am a descendant of immigrants and a grateful beneficiary of the opportunities available to our nation's citizens. My grandparents emigrated from Mexico in the early 20th century seeking a better life, and they found it working in the fields and dairy farms of Texas. Diversity is one of the great strengths of the United States -- diversity fueled by the migration of ethnicities, cultures and ideas. Today, however, there is virtually universal agreement that our immigration process is broken. While security on our southern border has improved in the past decade, it remains inadequate in a...
  • Bush Aides Condemn Birthright Citizenship Reform (Compassionate Conservatives Support Invasion)

    08/11/2010 10:40:32 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 46 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | August 11th, 2010 | David Frum
    Politico reports on Bush-era staffers who are condemning the latest rhetoric on ending birthright citizenship: The push by congressional Republicans to deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants has opened up a split in the GOP, with several former Bush administration officials warning that the party could lose its claim to one of its proudest legacies: the 14th Amendment. For Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) and other conservatives, the solution to what they regard as one of the greatest flaws of U.S. immigration policy is obvious: Amend the amendment, which grants citizenship to anyone born on American soil regardless...
  • Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion

    05/12/2010 6:47:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 851 replies · 25,113+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Former first lady Laura Bush has broken with her husband on the premier social issues of his administration and said she backs gay marriage and abortion. After more than eight years of silence on the controversial issues, Mrs. Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry KingTuesday, that gay marriage and abortion were points of contention with her husband, former President George W. Bush. Mrs. Bush in recent weeks has been promoting her memoir "Spoken from the Heart," in which she writes about her life both before and after becoming first lady. In response to a question about gay marriage,...
  • Bush Was a Statist, Not a Conservative

    04/12/2010 10:30:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 172 replies · 2,300+ views
    CATO @ Liberty ^ | 2010-04-12 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A former White House speechwriter, Mark Thiessen, has jumped to the defense of his former boss, writing for the Washington Post that George W. Bush established a conservative record without parallel. Even by the loose standards of Washington, that is a jaw-dropping assertion. Ive been explaining for years that Bush was a big-government advocate, even writing a column back in 2007 for the Washington Examiner pointing out that Clinton had a much better economic record from a free-market perspective. I also groused to the Wall Street Journal the following year about Bushs dismal performance. Bush doesnt have a conservative legacy...
  • Mad About Obamacare? Blame Bush

    03/21/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 169 replies · 4,001+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2010 | Philip Kline
    Mad About Obamacare? Blame BushBy Philip Klein on 3.21.10 @ 11:27PM They did it. Despite an overwhelming public backlash and the likely political ramifications, Democrats cut deals and twisted arms and got the votes they needed, winning by a 219 to 212 margin. While the reconciliation process still remains, its a sideshow at this point. The United States is a presidential signature away from having national health care. Suffice it to say, as somebody who has spent the past year working to expose the devastating consequences of this legislation and who values individual liberty, this is a sad day....
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Jeb finally endorses ... in Arizona (McCain "a proven conservative leader")

    03/10/2010 12:45:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 1,576+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-10 | Aaron Blake
    Jeb Bush is finally endorsing in the big GOP primary, but it's not the primary we've been waiting for. Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) reelection campaign announced Wednesday that Bush will back him over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.). We'll continue to wait and see whether Bush feels the need to weigh into the GOP primary in his home state. At this point, though, he'd really just be piling on by endorsing Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist. Here's Bush's statement: "As we continue to face tough challenges both at home and abroad, America needs leaders like Senator John McCain in the...
  • Bushes in Naples: George W. and Jeb show personal side in appearance

    02/17/2010 12:43:11 PM PST · by I still care · 433 replies · 4,481+ views
    Naplesnews.com ^ | Feb 16, 2010 | LAURA LAYDEN
    NAPLES The Bush brothers packed the house at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Former President George W. Bush and his brother Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, spoke Tuesday night as part of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. They talked issues _ everything from health care and the Iraq war to budget deficits and Social Security reform. George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. president, has stayed out of the spotlight, limiting his face-time in public since leaving the White House about a year ago. He and his brother the states 43rd governor addressed a...
  • Reality Check: J.D. Hayworth Is RINO.

    Hayworth's support of Bush's big-government polices included voting for the No Child Left Behind Act; the paperwork- and red-tape-friendly (and business-unfriendly) Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the pork-laden 2005 highway bill that included the infamous "bridge to nowhere"; and, most expensive of all, a Medicare drug benefit that created more than $7 trillion in unfunded liabilities. What is more, his support for a monstrosity known as the 527 Reform Act, which was intended to close "loopholes" in McCain/Feingold, and which was arguably worse for conservatives than the original article.
  • Who's to Blame for Obamacare? Two Republicans (Obama is the ultimate Republicrat legacy)

    12/22/2009 7:29:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 215 replies · 4,034+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-12-22 | Mark Skousen
    This week the Senate grinches stole Christmas. The Obama Nation is getting Obamacare. Its easy to blame the sixty Democrats, as the Wall Street Journal does, for "the worse bill ever." It solemnly declares: "These 60 Democrats are creating a future of epic increases in spending, taxes and command--and control regulation." True enough. But what's the root cause of this permanent disaster? Sorry, friends, but its not the Democrats, nor the American people who elected them. The real culprits are two Republicans who ran the show the previous eight years: George W. Bush and his "master political strategist" Karl Rove....
  • Bush better than Obama on Aids in Africa

    12/13/2009 8:49:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies · 1,002+ views
    The East African ^ | December 13, 2009 | By KEVIN J. KELLEY
    Activists are expressing disappointment with President Barack Obamas plans for the Aids treatment programme in Africa, charging that he has fallen short of the achievements of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Obama pledged to increase Pepfar spending by $1b a year, but in his first budget, called for only $165m in new funds. Gregg Gonsalves, a leading US anti-Aids campaigner, warned an audience in New York last week, I am about to say something shocking: I miss George W Bush. President Obama has all but failed to fulfil his commitments to wage an aggressive battle against global Aids, a coalition...
  • Republicans and Big Government.( GOP, Never a Small Gov Party )

    12/11/2009 4:05:23 PM PST · by Leisler · 28 replies · 925+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | February 19, 2002 | James Ostrowski
    George W. Bush's State of the Union address must have baffled anyone who voted for him based on his pledge to cut the size of government. That speech has been properly and efficiently pilloried by Joseph Stromberg, Alan Bock, and others. The speech was both Wilsonian and Clintonian, which is to say that it proposed a political solution for all human problems and backed this idea with a promise of massive increases in federal spending on just about everything. But should we really be so surprised? Contrary to popular myth, every Republican president since and including Herbert Hoover has increased...
  • They Are All RINOs

    12/09/2009 3:24:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 96 replies · 1,998+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 09, 2009 | Pedro Primavera
    Republicans like to point to Ronald Reagan for inspiration. However, we have to resign ourselves to the fact that Ronald Reagan is dead. Worse, his legacy was killed off by his own party, the same Republicans who say he inspired them. The only lasting legacy to George W. Bush was the nomination of two constructionist judges and a fading response to terrorism. For eight years, we saw GW insist more on getting along than being right. Even the war in Iraq was fought on the cheap, probably out of fear of the cost of waging war, which defies the logic...
  • Did the GOP Really Lose Its Way?

    11/30/2009 8:48:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 1,458+ views
    Big Government / Breitbart ^ | 2009-11-28 | Rich Muny
    Many conservative politicians, radio hosts, and pundits have repeatedly stated their shared belief that the Republican Party lost its way prior to the 2008 election. In their minds, the entire conservative movement believed in limited government and low spending and was simply corrupted by absolute power. They may be surprised to learn that this is not the case at all. The fact that party leadership turned its back on limited government and low spending was entirely predictable. In fact, it should have been expected. The conservative movement is not homogeneous. Rather, the movement consists of fiscal conservatives, limited government conservatives,...
  • George W. Bush Admits He Went Against His "Free Market Instincts" in 2008 - Video 11/12/09

    11/12/2009 6:38:53 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 150 replies · 2,443+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former President George W. Bush today in a speech he gave at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, admitting that he went "against" his "free market instincts" when he decided to move forward with the Wall Street Bailouts in the Fall of 2008. But Bush warned: "History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much."That's exactly right. He should have stuck to his principles and instincts. Obama is sticking to his principles and instincts in trying to ratchet up government involvement in everything to the greatest extent possible. Bush...
  • Bush vindicated during visit to city

    10/28/2009 6:24:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 573 replies · 8,607+ views
    StarPhoenix ^ | October 23, 2009
    If vindication means anything its name is spelled George Bush. As former U.S. president George W. Bush spoke to a Saskatoon audience, I stood in the wings, sneaking a peek through the curtains at the spectators beyond the footlights. The crowd was friendly to be sure. But more than that, the relationship was like a musical virtuoso carrying the audience through every nuance, crescendo and dynamic of a composition. With every pause, smile, laugh and down stroke of seriousness, Bush had the crowd in his hand. Before the show, a friend who recently dined with the former Texas governor and...
  • Council on Foreign Relations backs amnesty for illegals, opposes Arpaio-style raids

    07/09/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT · by FromLori · 43 replies · 780+ views
    The uber-establishment Council on Foreign Relations said Wednesday it favors granting legal status to many of the roughly 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., creating a guest worker program for low-skilled foreign workers to come and work in the U.S and opposes local police getting to conduct immigration raids. The CFR issued an immigration policy report Wednesday that looks to lift caps on foreign university students in the U.S. and allow skilled foreign graduates to get more work visas. The international policy group also wants to create legal paths to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already...
  • Jeb Bush has a message for Tom Tancredo

    07/09/2009 12:10:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 146 replies · 2,598+ views
    Colorado Independent ^ | 7/9/09 | John Tomasic
    Sometimes good advice comes from the most unlikely of places. In this case, it comes from a Bush. In an interview with Tucker Carlson for Esquire magazine, Gov. Jeb Bush stated the most obvious fact of American electoral politics today: if the GOP is to rise again, it has to stop hating on Hispanics or at least it has to stop appearing to be hating on Hispanics! Hes talking about you, Tom Tancredo, non-office-holding cable-news ranter. [T]he demographics are going against us. Alex [Castellanos, Republican media consultant] told me today, for example, that there is not a district in California...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I don't know' if Obama is a socialist

    07/09/2009 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 2,196+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/9/09 | CNN Political Producer Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told an interviewer that he could not say whether or not President Barack Obama is a socialist, and that the president would not have been elected if he had been honest with Americans about his agenda. Bush would not answer the question of whether he agreed with the assessment of some congressional Republicans that the president is a socialist. "I don't know. Define socialism for me," he told Esquire magazine. "It's a word I believe he's a collectivist. He believes that through collective action, through government, you can solve more problems." He added...
  • Bush Threatened DeMint Over Vote

    06/22/2009 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 65 replies · 2,127+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/22/2009 | Matt Lewis
    Posted by: Matt Lewis at 11:13 AM I'm reading my advanced copy of Senator Jim DeMint's new book, Saving Freedom. I'm still not finished, but wanted to share one part with you. When Bush was trying to pass his No Child Left Behind bill, he called then-Congressman DeMint into the Oval Office and pleaded with him to avoid a blood bath" over an amendment he had added to the bill. DeMint still voted against NCLB, but dropped the amendment because of Bush's "gentle persuasion." ... But things were different when it came to passing Medicare. As DeMint recounts the story,...
  • (Obama Gets) Bush-Whacked

    06/18/2009 5:36:23 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 73 replies · 3,438+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    George W. Bush: After being pummeled by his successor, the 43rd president ends his silence on America's slide into socialism and timidity. He reminds us leadership is not something that comes off a teleprompter. Perhaps tired about being publicly blamed by the current administration for all our current ills, Bush spoke out in Erie, Pa., on Wednesday at the 104th annual gathering of the Manufacturers and Business Association. On the same day President Obama announced expanded policing authorities for the Fed to deal with a "culture of irresponsibility," another move many feel will stifle the risk takers and entrepreneurs needed...
  • Bush takes swipes at Obama policies

    06/17/2009 8:18:50 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 429 replies · 5,687+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/17/09 | Joseph Curt
    ERIE, Pa. | Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration's interrogation policies were "within the law," declaring the private sector - not government - will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care. "I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in," the former president said to applause from members of a local business group. "You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."