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  • 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 I’m 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 Bush’s 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 Iowa’s 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 driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants as Florida’s 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 state’s Republicans in an open field.” A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running in a dead heat with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State as the 2016 presidential race looms. Gravis Marketing released its poll of Florida Republicans this week, which finds Bush ahead with...
  • 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 CPAC’s 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...
  • Bush hires Same Foreign Policy Experts

    02/19/2015 11:17:44 PM PST · by lavaroise · 8 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 2-8-15 | John Amato
    Jeb "I Am My Own Man" Bush, declared today that he would shape his own foreign policy when he gave a speech in Chicago today. However, I'm not sure hiring almost everyone one of his father and brother's advisors is going to help him very much since they all have blood on their hands after the Iraq war debacle. The latest Bush to consider a bid for the White House promised that his foreign policy would be shaped by “my own thinking and my own experiences.”
  • Jeb Bush Defends NSA Mass Surveillance as 'Hugely Important'

    02/19/2015 8:07:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 18, 2015 | Dustin Volz
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday offered a vocal defense of the National Security Agency's mass collection of U.S. phone call data, saying the program is "hugely important" to keeping Americans safe from terrorists. During a foreign policy speech in Chicago, the likely Republican candidate for president said the mass surveillance is an essential ingredient in the fight against those seeking to do harm to the United States. "That requires responsible intelligence-gathering and analysis, including the NSA metadata program, which contributes to awareness of potential terrorist cells and interdiction efforts on a global scale," Bush said. "For the life...
  • Could Jeb Bush convince conservatives on immigration?

    02/18/2015 4:28:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Guam Pacific Daily News | February 18, 2015 | Susan Page
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.guampdn.com/usatoday/article/23617835
  • JEB: AMNESTY BILL ‘SO HUGELY IMPORTANT’ EVEN THOUGH MIDDLE CLASS ‘GETTING SQUEEZED’

    02/18/2015 1:57:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush reiterated that immigration reform is “hugely important” for America even though the country’s middle class, as Bush acknowledged, is getting more squeezed. “Immigration reform for our country is so hugely important. Race is not a national identifier in this country. We’re 34 flavors. We’re as diverse as diverse can get,” Bush said during a question-and-answer session after his foreign policy address at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “And that is a huge strength looking over the horizon right now, where multiculturalism kind of creates pockets of despair in Europe in many cases.”...
  • Jeb Bush dings Obama on immigration (focus group opinions must be changing!)

    02/17/2015 2:23:28 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/17/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    Jeb Bush, seizing on a federal judge’s ruling Tuesday, took to Facebook to attack President Barack Obama over his executive action on immigration. “Last year, the president overstepped his executive authority and, in turn, hurt the effort toward a commonsense immigration solution,” the former Florida governor wrote. “That’s not leadership. The millions of families affected across the country deserve better.” Story Continued Below . . “Now, more than ever, we need President Obama to work with Congress to secure the border and fix our broken immigration system,” Bush added. Bush, an outspoken advocate of comprehensive immigration reform and the co-author...
  • Millennials for Jeb: The perfect confused Web site for a politically confused generation

    02/17/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-17-2015 | Philip Bump
    There is a lot to be confused by at the new Web site, Millennials for Jeb. Millennials, who are officially* referred to as #Millennials, often shun the sort of aggregated group identity that's implied by a call for the entire generation to vote for the former Florida governor. And yet, here's a Web site encouraging all however-many-million of them to turn out and vote. For Jeb. "Despite the potential to be a real political force, only 21% of Millennials cast a ballot in the 2014 election," the site reads. "We believe this shows that the current political system does not...
  • Jeb Bush Blows Away The GOP Competition In 2016 Fundraising [Stop JEB Now!]

    02/13/2015 9:11:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | February 13, 2015 | Matea Gold
    Jeb Bush Blows Away The GOP Competition In 2016 Fundraising By Matea Gold February 13 Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring. The former Florida governor’s overwhelming dominance in the race to line up financial backers has come at a speed that has impressed longtime Republican money players, who say wealthy party backers have rapidly migrated to Bush since 2012 nominee Mitt Romney decided against another White...
  • Jeb Bush’s war chest far outpacing field of GOP contenders

    02/13/2015 1:26:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/13/15 | Matea Gold
    Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring. The former Florida governor’s overwhelming dominance in the race to line up financial backers has come at a speed that has impressed longtime Republican money players, who say wealthy party backers have rapidly migrated to Bush since 2012 nominee Mitt Romney decided against another White House run two weeks ago.
  • Jeb Bush nearly chokes trying to avoid saying “common core”

    02/11/2015 2:49:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Former governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush hosted an Education Summit in Tallahassee, FL Tuesday, where he struggled desperately to avoid uttering the word “common” and “core”. (SNIP) Bush: As long as they’re state-driven, and they’re high, and they’re assessed faithfully, is what is the cor– the hallmark– [chokes] excuse me, hallmark of a reform agenda.
  • Jeb Bush dumps emails, home addresses, and social security numbers of Florida residents online

    02/10/2015 2:29:32 PM PST · by maggief · 198 replies
    The Verge ^ | February 10, 2015 | T.C. Sottek
    Jeb Bush, a rumored 2016 Republican presidential candidate, just decided to publish hundreds of thousands of emails sent to him during his time as governor of Florida. On its face it seems like a great idea in the name of transparency, but there's one huge problem: neither Bush nor those who facilitated the publication of the records, including the state government, decided to redact potentially sensitive personal information from them. "In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here," a note on Bush's website says. "Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in...
  • Jeb Bush Hires Co-Founder of Hipster.com

    02/09/2015 7:47:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | February 9, 2015 | Zeke Miller
    Republicans have long struggled to catch-up to Democrats on high-tech voter outreach as well as courting younger voters. Jeb Bush may have found a way to kill two birds with one stone. The former Florida governor has tapped the co-founder of Hipster.com as his chief technology officer, according to his LinkedIn profile. Ethan Czahor, a Santa Monica-based technologist, will run the preparations for Bush’s presidential run at his political action committee, Right to Rise. Last week Czahor developed the microsite jebspeech.com, which accompanied Bush’s address to the Detroit Economic Club domain registration records show. Hidden in the website code was...
  • Democrats seek to hit Jeb Bush with comparisons to Romney [Jeb can never appease enough]

    02/09/2015 3:01:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Wisconsin News ^ | February 9, 2015 | KEN THOMAS and THOMAS BEAUMONT
    ".... Lisa Wagner, Romney's 2012 Midwest fundraising director, said that once voters meet Bush, "they see his head and his heart are connected" and they are "very, very taken" with his "sincerity."During a question-and-answer session after the Detroit speech, Bush said losing his first bid for Florida governor in 1994 taught him that winning campaigns requires building an emotional attachment with voters. When he won the job four years later, he said, he campaigned in places—from black churches to public schools in poor communities—where few expected a Republican to go for votes.That, Bush said, allowed him to "to connect on...
  • New Hampshire Poll: Jeb Bush Grabs Narrow Lead [Link Only]

    02/08/2015 8:19:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 8, 2015 | MIchael C, Bender and Lisa Lerer
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-02-08/bloomberg-politics-saint-anselm-new-hampshire-poll-jeb-bush-grabs-narrow-lead
  • Jeb Bush, Evangelicals and the Pandering Question

    02/06/2015 12:18:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 5, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    Jeb Bush, the early establishment favorite for the Republican nomination, has suggested that he doesn’t want to have to pander to the party’s base to win the nomination. He’s probably going to need to. A Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll painted an abysmal picture of Mr. Bush’s standing among the party’s Iowa caucus-goers: a well-informed microcosm of the conservative wing of the party, and perhaps a leading indicator of how conservatives will react as the primary season unfolds.
  • Bush, Walker in GOP ‘16 top tier, says new Sabato ranking

    02/05/2015 2:06:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | February 5, 2015 | David Lightman
    Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are alone in the top tier of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates in the latest Sabato Crystal Ball/University of Virginia Center for Politics rankings. Bush, the former Florida governor, appears to the overwhelming Republican establishment favorite now that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is not running. Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, did well at the January 24 Iowa Freedom Summit and is seen as having appeal to both mainstream and more conservative Republicans. Bush’s advantages include a built-in network of donors and supporters he inherits from his father and brother. But, the center noted, “Bush...
  • Ann Coulter: Three Generations Of Imbeciles Are Enough

    02/04/2015 6:15:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    It’s good to see conservatives have gotten back to letting the New York Times choose their nominees for them. The only silver lining to Mitt Romney being pushed out of the presidential race — temporarily, I hope — is that the media’s preferred GOP candidate, Jeb Bush, is catnip to the stupidest influence-seekers, so Wall Street will be wasting all kinds of money over the next few months. Then, Shemp Bush will declare and knock Jeb out of the running, only to be replaced by Zeppo Bush. I wouldn’t be putting a lot of money on another President Bush, unless...
  • Jeb Bush: We Must ‘Dramatically Expand’ Immigrants Coming to Work

    02/04/2015 2:59:54 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said to “create high, sustained economic growth,” we need to “dramatically expand immigrants that are coming to work.”
  • Jeb Bush Pot Smoking Bully

    02/01/2015 7:19:57 PM PST · by yetidog · 29 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Why don't candidates -- Republican/Conservative ---go after the media bigtime for this kind of BS as soon as the stories pop up?
  • Jeb Bush to Gain Most From Romney’s Exit, Poll Finds

    02/01/2015 5:08:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2015 | Janey Hook
    A new poll suggests that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stands to gain the most from Mitt Romney’s decision not to run for president for the third time. A Fox News poll released Thursday before Mr. Romney’s decision was announced found that Mr. Bush was the second choice of many who favored Mr. Romney, and would lead the field in his absence. Although Mr. Romney would have led the field with 21% of Republicans surveyed by Fox, the poll found that in his absence Mr. Bush rose to No. 1 spot with 15%, followed by Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee...
  • Jeb's big test: Can Bush capitalize on Romney's exit?

    01/31/2015 12:22:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | January 30, 2015 | Ben White and Anna Palmer
    Mitt Romney’s exit from the 2016 presidential race sets up a critical challenge for Jeb Bush, top Republicans say: If the former Florida governor can scoop up many of Romney’s big donors, he would set himself up as the dominant front-runner in the establishment wing of the party — and make life much more difficult for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “It sets up the first big test for Jeb on whether he can start closing all these big donors right now and cement his status as the premier candidate in the field and the one who offers the best...
  • Thomas Roberts: Jeb Will Be Tied To Charlie Hebdo Because Abu Ghraib

    01/30/2015 5:51:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You say "Jeb Bush," Thomas Roberts says "the Kouachi brothers." It's got to be one of the strangest political Rorschach test results of all time. MSNBC's Roberts believes that Jeb Bush would have a "big onus" around his neck if he runs for president "because if we hear 'Bush' we're automatically going to go to people bringing up the Kouachi brothers and their photos of Abu Ghraib that radicalized them about Iraq." View the video here.
  • It begins: Top Romney advisor jumps ship to Jeb Bush, will serve as national campaign manager

    01/29/2015 11:07:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A little nudge from Team Jeb to remind the new and improved Romney that this race will be new in lots of ways, many of which he won’t like. Interesting timing. David Kochel, a Republican strategist based in Iowa who worked on both of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns, is joining Jeb Bush’s political action committee as a senior strategist and is in line to serve as Mr. Bush’s national campaign manager… “I really believe Governor Bush is the right person for the right time,” he said. “He has a successful conservative record in Florida, and I’d put that record up...
  • Looks Like We Have A "GOP TagTeam Battle".Romney&Bush VS Walker&Cruz.

    01/28/2015 4:01:45 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 26 replies
    Let's just add this match-up to the next WWE Wrestlemania. Could this be the first time we have ever seen candidates already teaming up in pairs? Possibly making agreements where as if one wins, the other gets the VP Spot? This was brought up with Cruz and Paul last year. We pretty much assumed that was their agreement. But this week the Dark Horse has been making headlines. Most Conservatives approve and love Scott Walker, and most conservatives are also leaning towards Ted Cruz. So here we are one year before the Iowa Caucus and looks like we might already...
  • Crowd erupts as DREAMers get deported from 2015 Freedom Summit

    01/26/2015 7:32:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Nicole Haas
    Emboldened by the media attention given to their public protests, the illegal immigrant activists known as DREAMers showed up at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit demanding to know where the mostly conservative crowd stands on immigration. They found out when they were getting kicked out.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)DREAMers played a large role in Obama’s unilateral executive action on immigration last year. Hillary Clinton gave her support for what is widely known as “Obama’s amnesty” via a Twitter post, though that might not be enough to quell the anxiety growing among the young illegals, buzzfeed.com reported. “What else will she do?” said activist Cesar...
  • Jeb Bush: We Need to Control Border By Politely Asking Illegals to Leave

    01/25/2015 9:16:15 AM PST · by Rockitz · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 January 2015 | Pam Key
    This weekend in San Francisco while speaking to the National Automobile Dealers Association, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said, “First and foremost we need to control our border,” ...
  • Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants as Republicans flock to conservative confab in Iowa

    01/24/2015 10:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Bush was one of several likely Republican presidential candidates to avoid an event Saturday hosted by immigration hardliner and Iowa congressman Steve King.When Jeb Bush said that to win the presidential election a Republican candidate might have to lose the primary, he probably had a weekend like this one in mind. In Iowa, a host of second-tier possible presidential candidates — and a few big names — flocked to the first major event of the Republicans’ 2016 cycle: a cattle call of party speakers hosted by western Iowa congressman Steve King. King, whose often personal and derogatory criticism of undocumented...
  • Jeb Bush previews 2016 run, promising ‘adult conversations’ on big issues

    01/24/2015 6:45:07 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 49 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | anuary 23 at 8:46 PM | Philip Rucker
    AN FRANCISCO — Jeb Bush previewed the ideas at the heart of his likely presidential campaign, delivering a sweeping address here Friday about the economy, foreign affairs and energy exploration, and challenging the country to question “every aspect of how government works.”
  • Jeb Bush hosting education education summit in Tallahassee

    01/23/2015 7:21:25 PM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Leslie Postal
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a run for president in 2016, looks to be returning to his political roots -- and a place of political influence -- by helping to host an education conference next month in Tallahassee. The conference is to focus on education policies he pushed while in the Governor's mansion. Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner and Florida House Speaker Steve Crisfulli will take part, too, one of Bush's education foundations announced today. That suggests that conference aims to impact legislation that will be debated in the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature. Bush's Foundation...
  • Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes [Time For Cruz To Declare!]

    01/23/2015 5:21:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes 3 Jan 2015 By Jennifer G. Hickey The 2012 presidential campaign broke nearly ever campaign finance record and the 2016 campaign likely will eclipse those figures, which is one reason why former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is preparing to set off on a 60-event fundraising tour in hopes of reaching a first-quarter fundraising goal of $100 million, reports Bloomberg News. During a series of meetings held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday, those interested in supporting Bush were asked to raise various amounts of money — $50,000, $100,000,...
  • Jeb Bush Emails Foreshadow A Likely Immigration Battle With GOP [Amnesty Candidate!]

    01/23/2015 5:34:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 23, 2015 | PAIGE ST. JOHN
    Jeb Bush Emails Foreshadow A Likely Immigration Battle With GOP By PAIGE ST. JOHN As Florida governor, Jeb Bush repeatedly defended his open views on immigration. Fixing immigration 'should be done without the emotion of hatred and fear,' Jeb Bush wrote. If Jeb Bush seeks Republican presidential nod, immigration may be his most serious issue The onslaught by email began when Florida's Republican governor came out in support of a measure to issue driver's licenses to immigrants without proper papers. "Are you the governor of the people or the governor of the illegals?" an angry resident wrote to Jeb Bush....
  • The Bush Massacre of the Reaganites

    01/23/2015 6:08:23 AM PST · by xzins · 80 replies
    CHQ ^ | 1/23/15 | Richard A. Viguerie
    This week marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the “massacre of the Reaganites” by newly elected President George H.W. Bush that effectively ended the prospect of institutionalizing Reaganism as the governing principle of the Republican Party and America. We call it the “massacre of the Reaganites” because, in a well-thought-out and carefully crafted purge, on Inauguration Day 1989 practically every conservative who remained in government at the end of President Ronald Reagan’s second term, and certainly any conservative of any political consequence, was fired or forced to resign from their post in the federal government. Even those who had worked tirelessly...
  • The extraordinary story of Columba Bush as Jeb bids to make her the first Hispanic first lady

    01/22/2015 11:36:08 AM PST · by dennisw · 47 replies
    dailymail. ^ | Jan 22 | By Nick Fagge In Leon, Mexico
    EXCLUSIVE: An illegal immigrant, warring parents and a bitter rift with the father she did not see for 40 years – extraordinary story of Columba Bush as her husband bids to make her the first Hispanic first lady Columba Bush was born and raised in Leon, 250 miles outside Mexico City, where she met Jeb Bush and married him when she was 20 Her father was born to a peasant family and entered America illegally to work He had a stormy marriage to her mother and the couple divorced – but Columba's account differs from his and his relatives' in...
  • Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush set to meet privately in Utah: New York Times

    01/22/2015 6:12:05 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22 | Reuters
    eading potential Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are scheduled to meet privately later this week in Utah, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Former Florida governor Bush and 2012 Republican nominee Romney have grabbed recent buzz from operatives and donors aligned with the party's establishment after both said they were exploring possible 2016 presidential bids. The New York Times, citing two unidentified leading party members, said the session was planned before Romney made a surprise announcement earlier this month to a group of donors that he was weighing a third run for the White House. The...
  • Romney and Jeb Bush to Meet in Utah

    01/22/2015 6:14:09 AM PST · by Maceman · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are scheduled to meet privately this week in Utah, raising the possibility that the two former governors will find a way to avoid competing presidential campaigns that would split the Republican establishment next year, two prominent party members said Wednesday night. The meeting was planned before Mr. Romney’s surprise announcement two weeks ago to donors in New York that he was considering a third run for the White House. Mr. Bush proposed the meeting, according to one of the party members familiar with the planning, who did not want to be quoted by...
  • Battle of the Raging RINOS – Bonnie Prince Jeb vs. Mitt the Mild

    01/21/2015 6:19:23 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 01/21/2015 | Don Feder
    Remember those cheesy '50s horror flicks where prehistoric monsters battled over Tokyo? The creatures end up destroying each other and the people come out to celebrate in the last reel. If we're lucky, that will be the scenario in next year's Republican primaries – with Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney splitting the establishment vote, leading to the nomination of an authentic conservative for the first time since Ronald Reagan. Bonnie Prince Jeb has hearts of the GOP donor class all aflutter. He's the crown prince of the Bush dynasty – grandson of a U.S. Senator, son and brother of presidents....
  • A Mitt Romney-Jeb Bush Brawl Will Divide The GOP Establishment And Help The Tea Party

    01/19/2015 5:06:02 PM PST · by Maceman · 41 replies
    Mitt Romney, not one to quit while he’s ahead, took polls placing him at the front of the GOP presidential pack at face value and decided to run for president again. Departing from his repeated denials of interest in seeking the office for a third time, Romney informed a “senior Republican” that he “almost certainly will” run, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Last Friday, he told a group of important GOP donors in no uncertain terms: “I want to be president,” signaling that they should get ready to open their wallets. Reaction within the GOP has been far from...
  • Gay Magazine Praises Jeb Bush

    01/17/2015 2:34:14 PM PST · by juliosevero · 40 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay Magazine Praises Jeb Bush By Julio Severo Jeb Bush, the hope for American conservatives in the next U.S. presidential elections, is flirting with the gay agenda. In an illuminating article entitled “Why the Gay Agenda Is Praising Jeb Bush,” Peter LaBarbera says, “It is becoming apparent that Jeb Bush is the favorite Republican Party presidential contender of the Washington Blade-D.C.’s ‘gay news source’ — due to his politically-correct evolution on homosexuality and same-sex ‘marriage.’ The Blade and other liberal media report favorably every time the former Florida governor moves away from the conservative, pro-family, Republican platform defending marriage as between man...
  • Jeb's fundraising host ripped GOP's 'fixation' with Christian agenda

    01/16/2015 2:48:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/15 | Paul Bedard
    A Bush fundraiser Thursday in Indian Wells, Calif., is being hosted by former Missouri Sen. John Danforth, one of a group of former Republican lawmakers who have criticized the party for shifting focus to a Christian social agenda. In advance of the country club fundraiser for Bush’s Right to Rise PAC, critics distributed a 2005 op-ed Danforth wrote for the New York Times in which he slapped the party for moving away from fighting deficits to opposing gay marriage. And he accused the GOP of becoming a “political arm” of Christians. “As a senator, I worried every day about the...
  • Romney vs. Bush: Where They Stand on 7 Key Issues

    01/15/2015 3:51:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/15/2015 | The Fiscal Times By Eric Pianin, Brianna Ehley
    Almost overnight, former governors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Jeb Bush of Florida have transformed the 2016 GOP presidential campaign into a mad scramble for support and funding for a lengthy and hard-fought battle.
  • Romney vs Bush may just open the door to Scott Walker

    01/15/2015 12:01:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2015 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Put me down as someone who would really enjoy a contest between Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. They are both serious and qualified men. I've always loved Romney's mixture of private and public sector experience. Jeb Bush ran a big state that looks a lot like the U.S. They are good patriotic men who have thought hard about the issues confronting the country. However, they have problems: 1) Romney lost in 2012. Fair or unfair, many people think that he ran a poor campaign. He seemed poised for victory after the first debate and then fell back. Also, a lot...
  • Jeb Is a Joke in Romneyland

    01/14/2015 11:53:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Not everyone thinks Jeb Bush is a strong presidential candidate, Republican donors say Mitt Romney is certain that ‘a Bush can’t beat a Clinton.’ When Jeb Bush jumped out early in announcing that he was putting together a presidential campaign, he was quickly anointed as the automatic front-runner. Donors were said to dash to their checkbooks to be the first to shower him with super PAC loot. Political operatives were polishing up their résumés in the hopes of being gifted with campaign jobs. The overstuffed GOP field was going to winnow in a hurry as would-be contenders decided the next...