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  • Can Jeb Bush become a top Republican contender? Maybe...

    11/25/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 11/25/15 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Sure, Jeb Bush can become a leading Republican presidential candidate. It's gonna be tough, but hardly impossible. More and more, voters want someone with government experience and sound political judgment. As election days get closer, they'll seek more depth and nuance about issues. And Bush and his backers also bring a huge pile of campaign cash and a proven network of insiders well-schooled in politics and policy. Bush remains a long-shot, and polls still show him mired deep in single digits. The good news? "You're seeing a little of that (some gains) now," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk...
  • Ben Carson Says Trying to Save Terri Schiavo’s Life Was “Much Ado About Nothing”

    11/16/2015 6:36:08 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Washington Post reports that a local reporter caught up with Carson about the infamous case when he was in town in Florida for a speaking engagement. From the report: "We face those kinds of issues all the time and while I don't believe in euthanasia, you have to recognize that people that are in that condition do have a series of medical problems that occur that will take them out," he said. "Your job [as a doctor] is to keep them comfortable throughout that process and not to treat everything that comes up." When the reporter asked whether Carson...
  • Relax, Jeb Bush is still going to be president

    11/09/2015 6:53:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Independent Florida Alligator ^ | November 9, 2015 | Michael Beato
    Back in the early days of the 2014 football season, the Green Bay Packers were 1-2. Fans were upset. Head management started updating their resumes. Things were not looking good. After receiving a loss at the hands of the Detroit Lions — yes, you can understand the Pack’s frustration — quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the cheesehead faithful to "R-E-L-A-X." Rodgers calmly told the media and Green Bay nation everything will be all right. And he was right. The team finished 12-4, captured first place in the NFC North and went to the NFC Championship. Now, segueing back into an arena...
  • Jeb Bush: You’d better believe I’d go back in time and kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 4:06:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 9, 2015 | Allahpundit
    <p>He didn’t randomly volunteer this information, I should note. It’s a reply to a specific question inspired by a recent feature in the New York Times. If he had randomly volunteered it, that would have been weird.</p> <p>But also a little bit awesome.</p>
  • Texas Man Claims Jeb Bush Stole His Campaign Slogan

    11/03/2015 1:13:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Fortune ^ | 11/3/15 | Ben Geier
    It hasn't been a great few weeks for Jeb Bush. He had a rough go in last week's CNBC debate, with many seeing him as losing his battle with Marco Rubio. Lately he's been using the slogan "Jeb Can Fix It" to tout his credentials to fix the Obama economy, but that is backfiring on him in more ways than one. First, Twitter users took the hashtag #JebCanFixIt and turned it into a massive joke, resulting in posts like these: -snip- Now things are getting worse as a former city council candidate from Texas is claiming that Bush stole this...
  • Jeb Bush assures Florida crowd he’s in presidential race for long haul, ‘I know who I am’

    10/31/2015 12:21:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 118 replies
    Naples Daily ^ | Oct. 30th, 2015 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    PUNTA GORDA - Former Gov. Jeb Bush, whose national presidential campaign has dropped dramatically... "I'm on the side of the people that want to rise up and I will wake up each day with joy in my heart," said Bush. "I will not be an angry candidate. I will work as hard as I can to put a fork in the whole darn thing on March 15." Bush said he wasn't concerned with the criticism his campaign has received, saying there are 100 days until February and four months until the March 15 Florida primary. "We have a long way...
  • At Regent University, Jeb Bush discussed cuts to his campaign

    10/24/2015 6:01:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | October 24, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    VIRGINIA BEACH Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush wanted to talk issues during a visit to Hampton Roads on Friday but also had to explain why his campaign was slashing spending. At Regent University, Bush acknowledged that the strong showing by real estate executive Donald Trump has led him to make deep campaign spending cuts, including trimming payroll by 40 percent and slashing travel. "The circumstances when we started the election were different," said Bush, who had accumulated one of the largest campaign bank accounts but has been lagging behind Trump and a few other candidates in most state and national...
  • Jeb Bush to Address Hispanic Group Tied to Koch Brothers

    10/21/2015 6:00:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/21/15 | Ashley Parker
    If he can just make it through his partys nominating contest, Jeb Bush who speaks Spanish fluently and is married to a Mexican has long held up his ability to win over Hispanic voters in a general election. And on Wednesday evening, he will field questions from the sizable Hispanic population here, the latest Republican to speak at a policy forum sponsored by the Libre Initiative. Libre, a grass-roots organization backed by the conservative billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch, is dedicated to promoting the Koch networks guiding principles of economic freedom and limited government to...
  • Jeb Bush lands key endorsement in New Hampshire

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN). Jeb Bush scored a key New Hampshire endorsement Wednesday, picking up the support of State Senate President Chuck Morse, who will serve as a state co-chair. Morse, who has lead the New Hampshire Senate since 2013, is the state's highest-ranking Republican elected official to make an endorsement this presidential election cycle.
  • Poll: Jeb Falls to 4%

    10/03/2015 10:56:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 2, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are tied for third at 8 percent of the Republican field.
  • Bush: 'Im going to win South Carolina, take it to the bank'

    09/25/2015 8:29:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/15 | Mark Hensch
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) pledged in South Carolina Thursday evening that he will earn victory in the Souths first presidential primary next year. Im going to win South Carolina, take it to the bank, Bush told reporters, according to The Charleston Post and Courier. His boast came before a speech addressing the East Cooper Republican Womens group in Mount Pleasant. Bush is making the Palmetto State a key focus of his 2016 Oval Office bid as he struggles for traction in the first voting states. He ranks sixth out of 15 candidates in Iowa with 5.3 percent and fifth...
  • Jeb Bush: "Barack Obama is a talented man -- and by the way he's an American. He's a Christian."

    09/18/2015 6:29:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 310 replies
    Via Sean Sullivan at Twitter Sean Sullivan ‏@WaPoSean · 29m29 minutes ago .@JebBush responds to Trump in Mackinac speech: "Barack Obama is a talented man -- and by the way he's an American. He's a Christian."
  • After The Second Debate, Jeb Bush Is Still Stuck In Donald Trump's Mud

    09/17/2015 6:15:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    TPM ^ | 9/17/15 | TIERNEY SNEED
    With his polling in the single digits and his frontrunner status a thing of the distant past, Jeb Bush had one thing to prove at the second GOP debate: that he was the mainstream candidate to take on Donald Trump. But Bushs performance Wednesday night did not do much to calm the GOP donor classs concerns that they bet on him too early. While his rivals for establishment support landed their punches on Trump, Bush was wobbly and at times overrun by the brazen billionaire. Prior to Trumps emergence, the former governor of Florida -- an early favorite among Republican...
  • Jeb Bush Talks about the Second Amendment with Stephen Colbert

    09/10/2015 10:40:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/9/15 | JIM GERAGHTY
    If youre underwhelmed by Jeb Bush, dont think hes conservative enough, think hes uninspiring, etcetera . . . Im not so sure his appearance on Stephen Colberts debut as host of The Late Show last night did much to reassure you. Colbert asked a question from a viewer that basically contended that gun control is wildly popular, and only a well-organized minority has stymied all progress, and weekly we see the deadly consequences. Bush touted that Florida has a 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases. We have simple checks to make sure that people that are criminals are not accessing...
  • Jebs Sudden Free Fall

    09/02/2015 6:34:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 1, 2015 | JIM GERAGHTY
    The former Florida governors poll numbers are in a tailspin. Can he come back? In December, Bush famously contended that the Republican nominee must be willing to lose the primary to win the general [election]. But the notion that GOP presidential nominees lose nationwide when they position themselves too far to the Right during primaries isnt borne out by the data, and primary voters arent frightened of Trumps lackluster showing in general election polls at least, not yet. If Bushs poll numbers remain lousy and his debate performances fail to improve, people may wonder where his campaign is going....
  • Jeb Bush distances himself from brother, father on judicial nominations

    08/25/2015 6:57:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/25/15 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has tried to put some distance between himself and his famous familys history of judicial nominations, saying he would look only at potential picks who have a proven record rather than bowing to political considerations. He said past presidents whom he didnt name, but the past two Republicans in the White House were his father and his brother have picked people that dont have a proven record because theyve been too worried about facing an increasingly bloody Senate confirmation process. They wander, and you go, How could that be? Mr. Bush said at...
  • Can George P. make Jeb the 3rd Bush to win the White House?

    08/22/2015 1:18:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Telegraph Herald ^ | 8/21/15 | AP
    LEXINGTON, S.C. -- George P. Bush is talking up his dad -- White House hopeful Jeb Bush -- but knows some gentle ribbing awaits about his grandfather and uncle, two former Republican presidents also named George. "We are lucky to have George Bush here. That's George P. Bush," said state Sen. Katrina Shealy, introducing the Texas land commissioner to the crowd at the Lizard's Thicket restaurant. The next-generation bearer of the powerful political name has been helping relatives run since age 3, when he clutched a balloon and sported a campaign T-shirt as grandfather George H.W. Bush launched his first...
  • Mark Steyn: Prince Jeb the Unready

    08/06/2015 5:03:48 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 Aug 15 | Mark Steyn
    I'll be keeping my Thursday date with Hugh Hewitt this afternoon, live coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. If I understand things correctly, that means, Republican candidate-wise, I'll be in the intermission between the kids'-table debate and the main event. So who knows how things will stand by then. But, if my analysis proves useless, I'll take another crack at it tomorrow, Friday, with Sean Hannity on Fox News.~I will say this, however: If you were to vaporize Donald Trump, what's left would be a disturbingly inadequate frontrunner. As readers know, I'm not a fan of Jeb Bush's...
  • Hillary Clinton takes a shot at Jeb Bush on race in front of black activists

    07/31/2015 10:30:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/15 | EVAN HALPER
    The heavyweights of the crowded 2016 presidential field, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, laid out starkly different visions Friday for uplifting the plight of blacks in America, as the two appeared at the same event for the first time since they announced their runs for office. Each came to the annual conference of the National Urban League in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to sway a crucial segment of the electorate. -snip- While Florida is Bushs home state, Clinton clearly had the home-court advantage Friday. Hillary and Bill Clinton have deep ties in the nations prominent civil rights groups, and among...
  • Bush wants legal status for illegal immigrants

    07/28/2015 10:22:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wants the 11 million immigrants in America illegally to have a pathway to legal status, he told Telemundo Monday in a Spanish-language interview. For The 11 million people [undocumented immigrants in America], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don't receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time, he said in the interview. Excerpts of the interview aired Monday, while the rest will show on Sunday.
  • Jeb Bush calls for financial help for Puerto Rico

    07/27/2015 7:48:26 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Powers
    On his first official foray into Central Florida as a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush called Monday for debt relief for Puerto Rico, while declaring himself the positive Republican choice for the nation's top job. Speaking to about 75 mostly Puerto Rican religious leaders in east Orange County, Florida's former governor said the island's financial crisis must be addressed. "I think we ought to have structured recasting of their debt and structured recasting of their social obligations," Bush said.
  • Bush outlines his platform at Gorham town hall (Crowd of 100)

    07/24/2015 5:53:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Conway Daily Sun ^ | 7/23/15 | Barbara Tetreault
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks before a crowd of about 100 in Gorham on Thursday. In the shadow of the states highest mountain, Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush Thursday outlined his plan to tackle a different Mount Washington. The former Florida governor talked about his plan to overhaul the federal government by cutting the federal workforce, fixing the tax structure and passing a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. Describing himself as a reform-minded conservative, Bush said he favors shrinking the size of federal government and returning more control to the state and local level.
  • Jeb Bush turns on the snark (Spartanburg, SC crowd of 200)

    07/21/2015 6:54:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    The experienced, accessible and disciplined candidate gets sarcastic in South Carolina. Jeb Bush said hed give John Kasich a shout-out from the debate stage if the Ohio governor doesnt make the cut. He publicly lamented the medias obsession with Donald Trump. He even mocked the notion that his family lineage means hes been waiting his whole life to become president. Its not like Ive been kind of in some test tube waiting for my chance now, the third Bush, he quipped. Ive actually had a life. The 200 people who showed up here Tuesday afternoon got a glimpse of a...
  • Jebs Already Going Wobbly on Iran

    07/20/2015 9:12:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/20/15 | CHRISTIAN WHITON
    Congress will hold the first of several hearings on Obamas Iran deal this Thursday, with some Democrats likely to join unified Republicans in opposing the disaster negotiated in Vienna. Getting the votes to send a disapproval to Obamas desk should be doable. The two-thirds majority needed to override a certain Obama veto is harder to obtain, but not impossible. GOP aspirants to the presidency have all expressed opposition to the deal. When he joined the race last Monday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker promised to end the appeasement scheme with Tehran on day one of his administration if elected. (Full disclosure:...
  • Jeb Bush reaffirms his support for Puerto Rico to become 51st state

    07/18/2015 10:32:08 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 84 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/28/15 | Jill Reilly
    Jeb Bush reaffirmed the idea for Puerto Rico statehood on Tuesday during a visit to Puerto Rico, winning great applause. The former Florida governor and 2016 GOP presidential prospect delivered a speech on economic opportunities peppered with Spanish. He's fluent in the language, and often uses it in Florida, but it's rarely heard in Republican presidential campaign politics.
  • Jeb Bush: I won't tear up Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush on Friday gave sharp criticism of the nuclear deal with Iran, but said he wouldn't immediately kill the agreement on his first day in office if he becomes the next president. The former Florida governor told an audience at a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada, that he'd take a more pragmatic approach by consulting with his Cabinet and allies before scratching the nuclear agreement altogether. "One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check...
  • Goldman Bankers Are Jeb Bushs Top Backers for White House [Link Only]

    07/16/2015 5:40:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | July 15, 2015 | Max Abelson
  • Jeb Bush Proposes Requiring Medicare End-of-Life Directives

    07/09/2015 9:37:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Jeb Bush, defending his efforts to keep alive Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman, when he was governor of Florida, suggested on Friday that patients on Medicare should be required to sign advance directives dictating their care if they become incapacitated. A similar proposal by President Obama that doctors should be paid to advise patients on end-of-life decisions became a political firestorm in 2009, when Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, claimed that the legislation would give bureaucrats the power to decide if some frail or disabled people were deserving of medical care. The assertion was...
  • 'I'm done': Jeb Bush refuses to answer Donald Trump question

    07/09/2015 8:17:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/7/15 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is clearly tired of talking about rival presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Bush dismissed two questions about the real-estate magnate whose controversial immigration comments have drawn reams of headlines. Asked about Trump's success in the polls, Bush replied: "I don't know if he's having success. We'll see in the long haul." Bush was then pressed if he felt Trump's candidacy was harming the broader Republican Party. He declined to answer. "I've already stated my views about Donald Trump," he said. With some light prodding, Bush said he wouldn't...
  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally

    07/04/2015 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 93 replies
    AP ^ | July 4th, 2015 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. In spite of earlier criticism from Bush and other Republicans and companies moving to cut business ties to Trump, the real estate mogul has defended his remarks. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in New Hampshire.
  • Will Jeb's Latino roots translate for Republicans?

    06/16/2015 2:51:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    WZVN ^ | 6/16/15 | Rafael Romo Senior Latin American Affairs Editor
    He switched languages 27 minutes into his announcement speech. "Aydennos en tener una campaa que les da la bienvenida--Help us to have a campaign that welcomes you," Jeb Bush said to a crowd of supporters Monday. "Work with us for the values we share and for a great future that is ours to build for our children." For a man who started learning Spanish as a teenager, married a Mexican woman, lived three years in Venezuela and was the governor of Florida for eight years, switching languages wasn't that difficult ... it was expected by the roughly 3,000 supporters, many...
  • Jeb Bush: I'll break away from GOP pack

    06/14/2015 12:38:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | June 14, 2015 | Karl de Vries
    (CNN)Jeb Bush said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he believes he'll be in a better position to break away from the rest of the Republican field when he announces his presidential candidacy. "I think this transition to a candidacy will allow me to be more direct about my advocacy of the leadership skills necessary for the next president to fix a few things," Bush told CNN's Dana Bash in Tallinn, Estonia, on Saturday. "And as a candidate, contrary to someone who has been listening and learning along the way, I'll offer up alternatives...
  • GOP: Jeb can beat Hillary but he might not make it past primary

    06/13/2015 6:27:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 12, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    On the eve of Bushs official campaign launch, Republicans are confident he can defeat the Democratic front-runner. But New Hampshire is dicey for him and Iowa is looking like a lost cause.Despite a spell of rough headlines and a recent campaign shake-up, 70 percent of early-state Republicans think Jeb Bush could win their state in a general election contest against Hillary Clinton. But theyre not confident hell make it out of the primary. Thats the assessment of this weeks POLITICO Caucus, our bipartisan survey of top operatives, activists and elected officials in Iowa and New Hampshire. On the eve of...
  • Jeb Bushs Campaign Is In A Lot More Trouble Than Theyre Letting On

    06/11/2015 5:43:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/15 | Christopher Bedford
    Former Gov. Jeb Bushs campaign is in trouble. This week alone, it has sustained a top-level campaign shake-up and reports have circulated that it may fall short of its fundraising goal. But a review of the public record shows it already fell way short of its fundraising goal, and has been behind predictions for months. Not by a few million dollars, either, but by as much as $400 million or 80 percent as the most optimistic predictions Bush loyalists have circulated. All of this campaign shuffles and fundraising shortfalls before Mr. Bush has even declared his candidacy....
  • Tom Coburn on Jeb Bush: 'His last name will kill 47 percent of the votes'

    06/11/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/10/15 | Philip Klein
    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn had a blunt assessment of Jeb Bush's chances of capturing the White House: "I don't think another Bush can get elected." In an interview with the Washington Examiner Coburn said, "I think there's Bush fatigue and I think you automatically lose a large percentage of the electorate." He explained, "I like Jeb Bush. But the fact is his last name will kill 47 percent of the votes for him potential votes in this country. That's a big deal to get over."
  • Barbara Bush: Jeb 'is brilliant' [Bush "45" Machine shifts into gear]

    06/09/2015 4:47:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 8, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush is pledging to stay uncharacteristically quiet during the upcoming presidential election unless somebody attacks her son, Jeb. In an interview with her granddaughter Jenna Bush Hagar for NBC's "Today" show, she said, "I've promised that during this next campaign season, I will not talk." Celebrating her 90th birthday at the family summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, she added, "I'm going to stop voicing my opinion and sticking up for things I think are right except my boy. I think he's brilliant.".....
  • Bush rejects accusations of election law violations

    05/31/2015 8:16:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/31/15 | Kyle Balluck
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) in an interview broadcast Sunday fired back at campaign watchdog groups who accuse the potential 2016 candidate of violating election law. Bush said on CBSs Face the Nation the he would never violate the law. No, of course not, he said. And I'm nearing the end of this journey of traveling and listening to people, garnering, trying to get a sense of whether my candidacy would be viable or not. We're going to completely adhere to the law, for sure, he said.
  • New cottage at Maine compound for Jeb Bush (Mansion for Columba?)

    05/24/2015 5:04:06 AM PDT · by raybbr · 41 replies
    BostonGlobe.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Matt Viser
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine Jeb Bush, who has a longtime relationship with this seaside town where generations of Bushes have vacationed, is having a house built for him at the family compound on Walkers Point, with a wraparound porch and expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The home, on a 1.3-acre site assessed by the town at $1.4 million, was initiated for him by his mother and father, who have tried to preserve the family ties to the picturesque property. But as he tries to appeal to middle-class Americans in his likely Republican presidential campaign and distinguish himself as his...
  • Jeb Bush: Lets face it, Republicans spent too much when my brother was president

    05/21/2015 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    Back when he first announced, I figured upwards of 65 percent of the Jeb Bush presidential campaign would consist of him cautiously criticizing the obvious weak points of Bush 43 policy, one of which assuredly is spending. If you’re linked by blood to a president who left office under dismal circumstances, job one is explaining how you’ll be different. Then Megyn Kelly asked him about Iraq, Dubya’s biggest liability, and we watched Jeb spend a full week grasping for ways not to squarely disagree with his brother.Which is to say, this shouldn’t be newsworthy but I guess now it is....
  • Reject the Premise That Bush Lied About Iraq.

    05/18/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's Josh in Williamsburg, Virginia. Great to have you, sir. Hello. Appreciate your patience. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. So I want to do two things. The first is to say that Jeb Bush's answer to Megyn Kelly's initial question was not necessarily wrong. He could validly have that answer to her question. The second is to -- RUSH: Wait a minute, Josh. What -- CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: Just refresh people's -- what did he say? What was his answer to that first question? He would do it all over again, right? CALLER: Yeah. So the...
  • Did Jeb Bush invest taxpayer money in porn?

    05/07/2015 8:36:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/15 | Tim Devaney
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is coming under scrutiny from social conservatives for investing taxpayer money in a company with ties to pornography. The former Florida governor invested $1.3 million from the states pension fund into Movie Gallery, a film rental company that offers X-rated films in addition to comedies and action movies, according to a report in the International Business Times. The report examined thousands of emails from during his tenure that show a strained relationship between Bush and the religious right."
  • Heilemann: 42 Percent of Republicans Would Never Vote for Jeb Bush

    04/12/2015 11:24:16 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS Face the Nation, the co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics John Heilemann said he was shocked when he learned from a new Bloomberg poll that 42 percent of Republicans said they would never consider voting for Jeb Bush. Heilemann said, We have a Bloomberg politics poll that just came out. We have a viability question. We went to people not to the horse race would you considerably, might consider, never consider, he explained among Republicans and independents, 42 percent said they would never consider voting for Jeb Bush. That was a big, that was a shocking number to...
  • Scott Walker shifts on ethanol, Ted Cruz brings the candor: Iowa Agriculture Summit scouting report

    03/08/2015 4:14:46 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Henry J Gomez
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and other Republican presidential prospects auditioned here Saturday for a crowd that can open doors and wallets in this first and hugely important battleground on the 2016 election calendar.
  • Jeb to Iowans: Nothing In My Record Suggests Im a Moderate

    03/07/2015 11:43:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 March 2015 | Tony Lee
    Though some may think Former Florida Governor Jeb Bushs positions on amnesty and Common Core make him a liberal, Bush claimed to Iowans on Friday that there is nothing in his record that would suggest that he is a moderate. In an interview with Radio Iowas O. Kay Henderson before boarding his plane to travel to Iowa, Bush, who has declared that illegal immigration is an act of love, touted his record of reform while he was governor. But he never mentioned that he also supported granting in-state tuition to DREAMers and drivers licenses to illegal immigrants as Floridas governor....
  • Not-So-Favorite Son? Scott Walker Catches Jeb Bush in Florida in 2016 Poll

    03/05/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Rubio is popular, but in his home state he is taking a back seat to Bush vs. Walker, Kaplan said. Even among Hispanics, Bush takes 24 percent, Walker 23 percent and Rubio, a Cuban-American, comes in third with 11 percent -- roughly his same level of support across the states Republicans in an open field. A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running in a dead heat with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State as the 2016 presidential race looms. Gravis Marketing released its poll of Florida Republicans this week, which finds Bush ahead with...
  • GOP 2016: Scott Walker Has the Lead, Jeb Bush Has the Money

    03/05/2015 11:45:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    "......Bush, the son and brother of two former GOP presidents and a strong favorite of businesspeople and other establishment Republicans, was both cheered and booed during his speech at CPAC. He used that platform to defend his more controversial stands on immigration reform and on the Common Core educational standards. While Walker finished well ahead of Bush in CPACs presidential straw poll, 21 percent to 8 percent, Bush is scoring big where it counts a lot more raising campaign funds in the early going. Although he has yet to formally announce a candidacy, Bush is on target to raise...
  • Jeb Bush is not a winner for Republicans

    03/04/2015 4:26:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Adriana Cohen
    If the GOP wants to take the White House in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not their man. Two red flags that can't be overlooked: The Bush brand has been tarnished. And Jeb is yet another moderate, establishment Republican, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, who voters rejected the past two elections. Why endorse yet another moderate/establishment type only to lose yet again? It's time for the GOP to be bold. Republicans can elect a real conservative and/or Tea Party candidate who wants to repeal Obamacare, grow the economy, shrink intrusive big government and wipe ISIS off the...
  • Dozens of CPAC Attendees Walk Out on Jeb Bush

    02/27/2015 12:15:43 PM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Scores of CPAC attendees began to file out as soon as Jeb Bush started speaking with talk show host Sean Hannity this afternoon,which did eventually garner plenty of applause. After exiting the main auditorium at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the protesting attendees began chanting “USA, USA” and “Stand with Rand.” Despite the sign of defiance, the main ballroom was as packed for Bush’s talk as it had been for any other 2016 contender, including Scott Walker and Rand Paul. Bush’s comments attracted cheers from some parts of the ballroom, which was more packed than it had been at any...
  • Chris Matthews: Jeb Would Be Hillary's 'Worst Nightmare'

    02/26/2015 6:04:21 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 75 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In this week of the CPAC straw poll, the kiss of death for a Republican hopeful might be to say "endorsed by Chris Matthews." But that dubious honor has been bestowed on Jeb Bush. On this evening's Hardball, Matthews declared that Jeb would be "the Hillary people's worst nightmare, if he runs, because if he wins the nomination the middle is in play." So Bush would be formidable because he's a moderate? Stop, Chris, you're killing Jeb! View the video here.
  • Jeb Bush's Empty Indictment

    02/22/2015 7:50:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Foreign policy is a complicated and bottomless topic, which forces politicians to address it with abstract words and punchy sound bites. Smart politicians know the difference between the messy realities and the simple pictures they paint. The danger lies with politicians who mistake the slogans for reality. Jeb Bush asserts that when it comes to these matters, he should not be confused with his brother or his father. "I am my own man," he declared in a speech Wednesday before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In fact, it would be unfair to suggest that he got all his ideas...