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  • Another UN speech attacking the US, from Obama

    09/26/2016 8:37:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    America can never expect more freedom and opportunity and a government that serves its citizenry if we give up our sovereignty to some greater global power The United Nations has always been a forum for speeches by American-hating nations. This year one of those berating America was the President of the United States. Yet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has only good things to say about “the United States of America, the most powerful and the most generous nation on earth.” Under the guise of “investing in our people” our President went on and on, blaming “soulless” capitalism for the...
  • Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by some Bush alumni

    09/26/2016 6:20:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KDAL-AM ^ | September 25, 2016 | Steve Holland, Reuters
    Fresno police responded to a call for help from a CHP officer. Police that the officer was patrolling the area of North and Orange when he came upon a crowd of vehicles and bystanders near the intersection of Orange and North. The CHP officer then saw a white Chevy Tahoe doing donuts and driving recklessly in the intersection. The CHP officer attempted to stop the Tahoe . When he got out of his marked patrol unit to talk to the driver, a large crowd of about 40 people began yelling at the officer and the driver of the Tahoe. The...
  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND HILLARY’S FAKE CONSERVATIVES

    09/22/2016 2:56:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ronald Reagan’s worst mistake was named George H.W. Bush. Bush was the price that Reagan paid for the support of fake conservatives. And the price ended up being his legacy. Reagan had never felt good about naming Bush as his second, worrying about “turning the country over to him.” And he was right to worry. Once in office, Bush disavowed Reagan’s economic policies, which he had always hated, got deep into bed with the Saudis with disastrous results, and lost a winnable election to Bill Clinton. Reagan had handed Bush victory and Bush had brought Republicans utter defeat. Bush was...
  • Trump: I might vote for Clinton too if I were Bush

    09/21/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "Look, I fought his son very hard. It was a very tough battle — Jeb, and Jeb lost. He was expected to win," Trump told Time Warner News prior to a rally in North Carolina Wednesday. "He was expected to be the nominee and he lost." "We're leading all over, and we seem to be doing very well. But I fought him and it was a very nasty contest. It was very nasty and I can understand that," Trump said. "Frankly, if I were him, maybe I'd go that direction too. Look, Jeb Bush signed a pledge. He didn't honor...
  • The Bush family’s lament: They detest the GOP nominee, and now have become his foil.

    09/21/2016 6:04:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | September 21, 2016 | Eli Stokols
    Their distaste for Donald Trump was no secret. But they saw no point in publicizing it. From Miami to Houston, Crawford to Kennebunkport, members of the Republican Party’s first family remained quiet for months, avoiding cameras and questions about presidential politics and focusing their few fundraiser appearances on assisting the GOP candidates who would be forced to share the November ballot with a nominee they detest.
  • Sources: Bush 41 says he will vote for Clinton (CNN)

    09/20/2016 3:43:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 20, 2016. | Eric Bradner and Jamie Gangel,
    Former President George H.W. Bush said in a room of roughly 40 people Monday that he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources close to Bush -- an extraordinary rebuke of his own party's nominee. Representatives of the Bush family are declining to publicly acknowledge the former president's decision. But sources close to Bush tell CNN that he shared his plans with board members of the bipartisan Points of Light Foundation during what he believed was a private gathering Monday in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/20/2016 5:57:13 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 189 replies
    Drudge link to Politico ^ | 09/20/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    DrudgeReport top story: George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary - POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/exclusive-george-hw-bush-to-vote-for-hillary-228395 George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton. By Darren Samuelsohn 09/19/16 11:20 PM EDT Updated 09/19/16 11:36 PM EDT Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the...
  • Report: George H.W. Bush to Vote for Hillary Clinton

    09/20/2016 4:24:49 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 95 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Sep 20th, 2016 | Brietbart News
    Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy....
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/19/2016 8:46:06 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 19, 2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy....
  • Priebus Warns Kasich, Bush, Cruz – RNC May Block Future Runs for Lying, Refusing to Support Trump

    09/19/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    RNC chief Reince Priebus threatened John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush today on “Face the Nation” after their refusal to endorse record-setting GOP nominee Donald Trump.Priebus said the RNC may block future runs by the Republican candidates who used tools from the RNC, then lied and refused to endorse the GOP presidential nominee. Bush, Kasich and Cruz have yet to endorse Donald Trump. The pro-Hillary website Redstate reported: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during an appearance on Sunday’s edition CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said that it’s time for Donald Trump’s former primary challengers to support his campaign. Priebus...
  • Candidates who don't back Trump may not be allowed to run again, RNC chairman says

    09/18/2016 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 18, 2016
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested he could say “never mind” to the “Never Trump” candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency. Priebus said the former primary challengers who’ve refused to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could face consequences if they fail to back Trump in the stretch-run to Election Day. “Those people need to get on board,” Priebus told “Face the Nation.” “And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again some day, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think...
  • The Afghan War Quagmire

    09/18/2016 9:19:14 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 September 2016 | The New York Times
    Eight years ago, President Obama pledged to wind down the war in Iraq and redouble efforts to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. “As president, I will make the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be,” he said during a campaign speech. “This is a war that we have to win.” Lasting peace, Mr. Obama said, would depend on not only defeating the Taliban but helping “Afghans grow their economy from the bottom up.” He added, “We cannot lose Afghanistan to a future of narco-terrorism.” Now, at the twilight of his presidency, these goals...
  • Wasserman Schultz Says Al Gore Won Florida in 2000, MSNBC Reporter Agrees

    09/18/2016 4:48:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Rutz
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) denied Friday that George W. Bush won Florida in the 2000 presidential election, saying Al Gore won it and the Supreme Court elected Bush to the presidency. MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson did not push back on Schultz’s claim. In fact, she agreed. Bush won the state by an official tally of 537 votes after a prolonged recount period that eventually went to the Supreme Court... "The Supreme Court elected the president," Schultz said. "Al Gore won the state of Florida in 2000, although not the presidency."
  • Despite relentless Obama criticism, settlements grew as much in his years as in Bush’s

    09/16/2016 1:21:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/16/16 | Josef Federman
    JERUSALEM (AP) — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. “It is time for these settlements to stop,” he declared. As Obama heads into the home stretch of his presidency, he leaves behind an unfulfilled vision. Not only did he fail to stop it, but he watched Israeli construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem thrive — despite repeated White House condemnations. According to Israeli government data obtained by The Associated Press, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed a wave...
  • Secrets of 9/11: New Details of Chaos, Nukes Emerge

    09/11/2016 9:41:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/11/16 | William M. Arkin and Robert Windrem
    When chief of staff Andrew Card knelt down and told George Bush “America is under attack” 15 years ago Sunday, the words he whispered in the president’s ear in a Florida classroom launched what was supposed to be a planned, orderly response to a national emergency. But what followed instead was chaos, a breakdown in communication and protocol that risked international conflict and could have made Sept. 11, 2001, a still bigger tragedy. There were live nukes on the tarmac at U.S. airbases, a failed communications system, and a security protocol for the president and his potential successors — the...
  • RNC Head Reince Priebus Warns of ‘Consequences’ for Those Who Break GOP Pledge

    09/10/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 9/10/2016 | John S. Roberts
    A lot of people aren’t happy that some Republicans have broken their pledge to the GOP. One of those people is RNC head Reince Priebus. Reince is warning those who don’t support Donald Trump they’ll need to watch their backs in the future. Meaning, we’re not going to help you when your election rolls around if you turn your back on us now. Makes sense – for the most part. From Newsmax: Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus says there may be “consequences” in the future for GOP presidential primary candidates who don’t stick with their pledge to support the...
  • Did Trump support the Iraq War?

    09/08/2016 11:21:40 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 65 replies
    Did Trump support the Iraq war before he was totally against it? What is the Truth.
  • How the Media Caused the Florida Recount

    09/05/2016 6:22:48 AM PDT · by srmorton · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 31, 2016 | C. Boyden Gray & Elise Passamani
    On November 7, 2000, during the final hour and a half of voting in Florida's most conservative region, the Panhandle, 13 national television journalists, representing all six major outlets, asserted a total of 39 times that the polls in that region closed an hour earlier than they really did. Not once did anyone on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, NBC, or MSNBC inform the audience that Florida has two time zones and two poll closing times. They hammered away that there was only one poll-closing time throughout the entire state of Florida: 7 p.m. Eastern. The polls in the...
  • Jeb Bush: Donald Trump’s shift on immigration ‘abhorrent’

    08/31/2016 12:48:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Donald Trump is turning into a typical politician with his recent comments on illegal immigration, saying Mr. Trump is correct to try to reach out to new constituencies but that it’s anyone’s guess what he might actually believe. “This is all a game,” Mr. Bush said Thursday in a radio interview with WABC’s Rita Cosby. “His views will change based on the feedback he gets from a crowd, or, you know, what he thinks he has to do.” Mr. Bush, who Mr. Trump repeatedly mocked as “low energy” during the GOP presidential primary contest,...
  • Feds: Al Qaeda Mata Hari Wanted To Poison Pres. Carter

    08/13/2008 1:33:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 100+ views
    Feds: Al Qaeda Mata Hari Wanted To Poison Pres. Carter Federal Sources: Siddique Wanted to Use Biological Agents to Contaminate Pres. Carter's Water By RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS August 13, 2008 Long before Aafia Siddique was arrested in Afghanistan last month, allegedly in possession of a list of New York targets and chem-bio weapons information, she had allegedly developed a plot, however improbable or amateurish, to kill Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush and to attack the White House. Siddique plotted to use weapons that included biological agents to contaminate former president Carter's water, according to multiple federal...
  • What Republican Turncoats Forget

    08/23/2016 10:18:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 23, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision." I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: "Well, who else is there to vote for?" Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in...
  • Flashback: Obama ripped Bush's 'unconscionable ineptitude' during Hurricane Katrina

    08/19/2016 8:24:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/16 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama, under fire for golfing on posh Martha's Vineyard during a week of anguished cries for help from flooded Louisiana, ripped former President Bush 11 years ago when the Republican was seen as slow to react to Hurricane Katrina's crash into New Orleans. Obama, who had just returned from New Orleans, preached on the Senate floor about Bush's poor reaction to similar cries for help during Katrina.
  • Vanity-Thanks to O'Reilly for exposing Bushite lover Dana Perino. Explains lot.

    08/18/2016 6:12:53 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 46 replies
    Dana Perino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Perino Wikipedia Dana Marie Perino (born May 9, 1972) is an American political pundit. She was the 27th White House Press Secretary, serving under President George W. Bush from ... Perino next worked in Washington, D.C., for Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) as ...
  • Jeb Bush boosts Cole for governor

    08/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    MORGANTOWN — Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail Tuesday for West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole, a Donald Trump supporter in heavily pro-Trump coal country. Bush, who has said he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, addressed a West Virginia business group Tuesday about fighting substance abuse, reforming the tax code, cutting regulations and overhauling the education system. But the former Florida governor’s speech largely avoided commentary on Trump, a bitter rival whose attacks became personal during a crowded Republican presidential primary. Bush also headlined a Cole fundraiser Tuesday evening. “I’d say that everybody has their...
  • Fmr. Bush official Carlos Gutierrez endorses Hillary Clinton

    08/14/2016 9:31:51 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 14-August-2016 | CNN
    Former Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez explains to Jake Tapper that he will be supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
  • Dozens of Republicans to urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump

    08/11/2016 4:00:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 156 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Anna Palmer
    More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Donald Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races. The letter comes as a number of Republican senators and high-profile GOP national security officials have come forward saying they cannot vote for Trump. “We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent...
  • Florida Republican: 'I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush'

    08/11/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that she will write in Jeb Bush’s name when voting for president in November, according to ABC News. "I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush," she told the Miami Herald editorial board. "A candidate should espouse optimism." Ros-Lehtinen had endorsed the former Florida governor’s primary campaign before he dropped out of the race in February.
  • Donors for Bush, Kasich and Christie Are Turning to Clinton More Than to Trump [RINOS BACK CLINTON]

    08/09/2016 8:57:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Adam Pearce
    People who donated to establishment Republican candidates in the primary season are more likely to give money to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, than to their own party’s candidate, Donald J. Trump. In a typical election year, donors whose candidates have dropped out of the race funnel additional contributions to another candidate in the same party. But this presidential election is different. Of the donors who gave at least $200 to Jeb Bush, Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Chris Christie or Senator Lindsey Graham in the Republican primaries, more of them have also contributed to Mrs. Clinton than to Mr. Trump,...
  • It's time for W to step up. (vanity)

    08/08/2016 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 72 replies
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    George W. Bush has been very quiet so far this year. He has not offered any political opinions, one way or the other. That is in keeping with tradition. Traditionally, ex-presidents have kept out of politics. But 2016 is not a typical year. If Hillary wins, there simply will be no more Republican presidents. Unrestricted immigration will see to that. So W, do your country one last service. Endorse Donald Trump for president.
  • One Member Of Bush Family Throws His Support To Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 6:23:01 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jack Davis
    One member of “Team Bush” has lined up behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump lampooned former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “low energy” throughout the Republican president primary season. He also criticized policy decisions of former President George W. Bush regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Iraq War. As a result, the Bush family has steadfastly refrained from endorsing Trump in his presidential campaign. That changed Saturday, when Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush urged Texas Republicans to support Trump. George P. Bush, 40, is Jeb Bush’s son.
  • George P. Bush tells GOP to support Trump: report

    08/07/2016 6:16:53 PM PDT · by orchestra · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/7/2016 | Cyra Master
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is asking Texas Republicans to support the Republican presidential nominee — though he has not endorsed Donald Trump, the Texas Tribune reports. Bush said it’s time to put aside lingering tensions from the primary — in which Trump defeated his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — to back the nominee. “From Team Bush, it's a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton," Bush said, according to video provided by someone in the...
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Report: George W. Bush swipes at Donald Trump's foreign policy

    08/03/2016 11:54:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 3, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Former President George W. Bush swiped indirectly at Donald Trump's "America first" foreign policy philosophy at a fundraising event Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported. Without specifically naming the Republican nominee, Bush criticized recent trends toward "isolationism, nativism and protectionism" in a discussion with approximately 400 guests. Bush made the disapproving comments at a private fundraiser in Cincinnati for Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, which raised $1 million in one day, according to a Portman spokesperson.
  • Hispanic girl asks trump to stop Heroin and build a wall

    08/01/2016 1:44:13 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 1 replies
    Hispanic girl asks trump to stop Heroin and build a wall https://youtu.be/yibOeb4vog0
  • First on CNN: Top Jeb Bush adviser leaves GOP, will vote for Clinton if Florida close

    08/01/2016 10:29:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Jeb Bush's top adviser, Sally Bradshaw, has left the Republican Party to become an independent, and says if the presidential race in Florida is close, she'll vote for Hillary Clinton. Bradshaw, who's been close to the former Florida governor for decades and was senior adviser to his 2016 campaign, officially switched her registration to unaffiliated. She told CNN's Jamie Gangel in an email interview that the GOP is "at a crossroads and have nominated a total narcissist -- a misogynist -- a bigot."
  • What Donald Trump told me about Ted Cruz

    07/24/2016 11:29:23 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    Page Six ^ | July 24, 2016 | Cindy Adams
    “Ted had signed the Pledge. You know why? Because I made him do it. But two hours before his speech I wanted him thrown off. Reince thought not. See, we knew there’d be no endorsement. What we didn’t know is that he’d be booed out of the convention... Jeb’s too slow Alongside Karen Pence — Woody Johnson. As Reince Priebus took iPhone photos of Donald, I asked about Woody’s previous support of Jeb Bush. “After Jeb dropped out, I took a couple of weeks to reflect. Then went to see Donald. And signed on. Jeb was too slow. He’d give...
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • For Trump, the GOP is no longer the party of Bush [USA Today Link Only]

    07/20/2016 12:38:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    USA Today [Link Only] ^ | July 20, 2016 | David Jackson
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  • George W. Bush: I could be ‘the last Republican president’

    07/19/2016 5:50:01 PM PDT · by Bratch · 83 replies
    POLITICO reposted on Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2016 | By SHANE GOLDMACHER, POLITICO July 19, 2016 reposted by John Sexton
    A story published Tuesday by Politico says President George W. Bush told former aides at a staff reunion in April that he is concerned he could be the last Republican president: When it came to talk of 2016, though, the mood was grim. The Republican primary had just narrowed to essentially two choices, each anathema to these card-carrying members of the GOP establishment: Ted Cruz and, even more egregiously, Donald Trump. But few were as dark about the Republican Party’s future as former President Bush himself. In a more intimate moment during the reunion, surrounded by a smaller clutch of former aides...
  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/19/2016 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/16 | Erin Bradner
    Cleveland (CNN)Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Is the Party Over For Bushism?

    07/19/2016 7:04:30 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees. These former leaders would like it thought that high principle keeps them away from a GOP convention that would nominate Donald Trump. Petulance, however, must surely play a part. Bush Republicans feel unappreciated, and understandably so. For Trump’s nomination represents not only a rejection of their legacy but a repudiation of much of post-Cold War party dogma. America crossed a historic divide and entered a new...
  • Gingrich: Bushes are behaving 'childishly'

    07/18/2016 8:34:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Passed over for the job of joining the Republican presidential ticket as Donald Trump’s running mate, Newt Gingrich showed Monday that his willingness to serve as an attack dog has not diminished. In a pair of morning show interviews Monday on ABC and MSNBC, respectively, the former House speaker showed no hesitation in sharing his opinions on, among other topics, President Barack Obama, race in America, the Bush family and Trump’s campaign. Gingrich dismissed the notion that the lack of prominent Republicans at this week’s national convention in Cleveland represented some larger trouble within the GOP. He attacked 2012 Republican...
  • Confirmed: Top Saudi Officials Aided the 9/11 Jihad Plot

    07/17/2016 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 82 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 17, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    The 28-page section of the 9/11 report detailing Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 jihad attacks have finally been released (albeit with substantial portions still redacted), and it is now clear why one President who held hands with the Saudi King and another who bowed to him worked so hard all these years to keep these pages secret: they confirm that the 9/11 jihad murderers received significant help from people at the highest levels of the Saudi government. The report states that Omar al-Bayoumi, who “may be a Saudi intelligence officer,” gave “substantial assistance to hijackers Khalid al-Mindhar and...
  • Bob Dole 'disappointed' in Jeb Bush for skipping convention

    07/17/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, said he's disappointed in Jeb Bush for sitting out the Republican National Convention. Dole, who initially endorsed Bush for president before the former Florida governor dropped out, said he should unite behind the party and support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Jeb Bush Attacks an American Patriotic Movement From the 1850s Created By a Patriotic Jew

    07/16/2016 10:43:13 AM PDT · by pinochet · 23 replies
    In his latest attacks on Trump, Jeb compared Trump to members of the American Party of the 1850s, who are referred to by their opponents as "Know-Nothings" http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/15/politics/jeb-bush-trashes-donald-trump-on-eve-of-republican-convention/?sr=google_news Most of you who may be aware of the so-called Know-Nothings of the 1850s, have been brain-washed by liberal biased accounts, which slander a group of American patriots who are the fathers of the immigration reform movement. The members of this movement never called themselves Know Nothings. They called themselves the American Party. While they have been called anti-Catholic, we often read about them being critical of German and Irish Catholics. But...
  • Jeb Bush trashes Trump on eve of GOP convention

    07/15/2016 6:50:33 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 269 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush is carrying his crusade against Donald Trump to the doorstep of the Republican convention, saying that he is not the future of the Republican Party even as it prepares to nominate him.</p> <p>Bush, once seen as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, remains one of the most prominent anti-Trump holdouts in the GOP. In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Friday, Bush acknowledged that Trump had capitalized on legitimate frustrations with American politics.</p>
  • Bill Clinton, George W. Bush to appear together in Little Rock

    07/13/2016 2:24:10 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2016 | Dan Merica
    Former President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will appear together in Little Rock on Thursday during the graduation of a leadership program launched by the duo in 2014. The graduation of the 61 members from the 2016 Class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program will feature a discussion with Bush, Clinton and Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister. The 42nd and 43rd presidents have a close relationship despite past political tensions. Clinton defeated Bush's father, President George H.W. Bush, in 1992. And in 2000 George W. Bush ran for president promising to bring "honor and dignity to the...
  • George W. Bush turns heads at Dallas funeral with dance moves

    07/13/2016 9:06:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke Tuesday at a funeral service for the five slain Dallas police officers. There were many powerful moments throughout the service, but there is one moment that has been turning heads -- President Bush's dance moves during "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The former president swayed and marched in place. Michelle Obama, who was standing to Bush's left and holding hands with him, appeared surprised at first and then smiled.
  • President George W. Bush: We Are Grief Stricken, Heartbroken and Forever Grateful

    07/12/2016 2:02:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Today an interfaith ceremony was held to honor the five police officers murdered in Dallas last week. Native Texan and former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush sat in the front row as honored guests. President Bush led the nation after 9/11, somehow finding a way to deliver the right words to a shaken nation and today, in the wake of the worst loss of law enforcement life since that horrible day, he offered words of healing, support and unity to the country. "Laura and I see members of law enforcement everyday, we count them as our...
  • Jeb Bush Weighs in on the Remaining 2016 Candidates: ‘I Can’t Vote For Either of Them’

    07/12/2016 10:46:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 12, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    It’s a tough position to be in if you’re the former Florida Governor staring down the barrel of a gun in the 2016 general election. After all, you’re the only member of your family to seek the Presidency with disastrous results and the “chaos candidate” who beat you handedly has basically been your sworn enemy for the last year. So when Jeb Bush was pressed by former GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace about who he would be voting, he doubled down on assertions he has previously alluded to: neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump would earn his vote.