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  • And here come the ads… Trump and Jeb lash out at each other

    09/02/2015 11:33:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/15 | Robert Laurie
    Well, that didn't take long. If there are two guys in the GOP field who really don’t seem to care for each other, it’s Jeb Bush and Donald Trump. Trump labelled Bush a “low energy” person who “doesn’t really want to be doing what he’s doing” and Bush has referred to Trump as a “clown,” a “buffoon,” and an “@$$hole.” Given the animosity between them, it’s probably not surprising that the last 24 hours has seen the launch of two attack ads - one from each side. First up, Trump dings Bush on his one of his more idiotic pro-illegal...
  • Jeb Bush’s Dig at Donald Trump Requires a Show of Hands

    09/02/2015 10:30:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/2/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida made his offensive against Donald J. Trump more personal on Wednesday, highlighting his fear of germs as another reason that Republicans should reconsider their summer fling with the billionaire tycoon. “Would you rather support a candidate who strives to shake every hand everywhere or is a germaphobe when it comes to shaking hands,” Mr. Bush’s campaign asked in an online quiz intended to demonstrate Mr. Trump’s liberal views. Mr. Trump’s preference for keeping his hands clean has been well chronicled. He has called the ritual of shaking hands “barbaric” and he wrote in “The...
  • Jeb’s Sudden Free Fall

    09/02/2015 6:34:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 1, 2015 | JIM GERAGHTY
    The former Florida governor’s 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 isn’t borne out by the data, and primary voters aren’t frightened of Trump’s lackluster showing in general election polls — at least, not yet. If Bush’s poll numbers remain lousy and his debate performances fail to improve, people may wonder where his campaign is going....
  • Donald Trump on Jeb Bush Attacks: 'I Think He Had No Choice'

    09/02/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    KMBZ ^ | 9/2/15 | ABC News
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he is not surprised by the recent attacks by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. "Well, I think he had no choice,” the real estate mogul told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Wednesday morning on Good Morning America. -snip- Trump told Stephanopoulos Wednesday that when he was solely focused on business, he had to play nice. “That was my obligation, they termed me a world-class businessman," he said. The GOP front-runner also responded to one portion of the Bush ad in which he says he doesn’t know why he is a Republican. “They [Republicans] had some...
  • Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (Jeb tanks with Strong Conservatives)

    09/02/2015 5:33:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/2/15 | Gary Langer
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. -snip- Jeb Bush, even while generating far less controversy than Trump, is seen almost as negatively, by 17 points overall, 38-55 percent. Bush’s favorable rating is flat while his unfavorable score is up 8 points since July, including 9-point increases among Republicans and independents alike. He’s also lost ground among conservatives, and is especially weak among strong conservatives, a group in which Trump far surpasses Bush.
  • CNN amends GOP debate criteria

    09/01/2015 3:13:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) CNN is amending the criteria for its Republican presidential debate on September 16, possibly opening the door for Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the stage. The cause: a lack of national public polling following the August 6 debate has so far provided only three new polls to determine the lineup for the Reagan Presidential Debate, according to a CNN statement. As a result, CNN reevaluated its criteria and decided to add a provision that better reflects the state of the race since the first Republican presidential debate in August, the network announced Tuesday. Now,...
  • Jeb Bush paints Trump as pro-Hillary liberal New Yorker in attack video

    09/01/2015 1:49:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | David K Li
    Jeb Bush launched his first video attack against Donald Trump on Tuesday, bashing him for his past support of “liberal” issues and even for living in Manhattan. Bush finally got off the canvas after weeks of relentless battering by the real estate mogul, who has soared to the top of the GOP presidential polls. In an 81-second video hit titled “The Real Donald Trump,” Bush highlighted Trump’s praise for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and one-time support for a laundry list of favorite liberal causes. The former Florida governor sewed together a string of old news clips that included: During an...
  • Under Attack, Jeb Bush Releases Video Of Donald Trump’s Past Liberal Stances [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the frequent recipient of attacks from Donald Trump, is out with a new video compilation of the New York businessman taking liberal positions in past interviews. The video from the Bush campaign comes a day after Trump’s campaign released a social media video drawing attention to Bush’s past statement that illegal immigration is an “act of love” while showing examples of illegal immigrants who have gone on to commit violent crimes. The video — which the campaign calls “The Real Donald Trump” — shows videos from years ago of Trump taking liberal positions on abortion,...
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • Donald Trump Interview w/ Anderson Cooper (with the antiTrump Bushbot Ana Navarro - now on The View)

    09/01/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2015 | YouTube
    Published on July 8, 2015 Donald Trump says he "can't guarantee" that all of the workers he employs have legal status in the United States and said that if he were to discover any illegal immigrants working for him, "We would get rid of them immediately." In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate addressed questions about a recent report that there are illegal immigrants working at the Old Post Office Pavilion construction site in Washington, which Trump is converting into a luxury hotel. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
  • Jeb Bush On The Attack, Claims There’s A Big Problem With Trump’s Wall Idea

    08/31/2015 7:10:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 92 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Tom Tillison
    A large part of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s stance on immigration involves building a wall along the southern U.S. border — a wall the real estate tycoon insists will be paid for by Mexico. But not so fast says GOP rival Jeb Bush. The former governor of Florida said over the weekend Trump is promising to build “a wall that can’t be built,” the Washington Examiner reported. It’s a determination Bush said he made after talking to mayors and law enforcement on the Texas-Mexico border, who he said told him a wall can’t be built because of the rugged...
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll

    08/31/2015 10:13:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    msnbc ^ | 08/31/15 10:46 PM | Will Femia
    Public Policy Polling gave The Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at the results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. ...surprising is to find Beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support.
  • Beyond Trolling: Trump Looks to Deliver Knockout Blow to Jeb’s Image

    08/31/2015 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug, 2015 | John Hayward
    Trump also isn’t kicking Bush while he’s down or “punching down” with these viral video stings. Would anyone have believed, just a few months ago, that Donald Trump would be accused of beating up on the wimpiest kid in class by going after Jeb Bush, once portrayed as the nigh-inevitable Establishment prince in waiting, his fundraising totals so incandescent that other candidacies would melt away before them? But here we are, watching Conventional Wisdom grapple with the idea that Trump seems to be picking on small fry with a viral video that, far from “ribbing” Bush, contrasts his infamous “illegal...
  • Jeb Fundraisers Abandon Ship

    08/31/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/31/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We spent some time on Trump, the polling data coming out of the Iowa, and the fact that three pretty big fundraisers have left the Jeb Bush campaign. I mentioned that sort of in passing in the first hour. Maybe just a little bit more detail. "Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly [quit] on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy..." Now, you might recall there was a story at TheHill.com last week, and the headline of the story was, "No Panic in Bush Fundraisers -- Yet." To which I said, "Well, then...
  • Now it's Jeb Bush who's fallen below the Ben Carson Line in the GOP primary race

    08/31/2015 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 12 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Paul Mulshine
    In an effort to inject a little levity into what is going to be a very long Republican presidential nominating contest, I invented something I call "the Ben Carson Line." It's from what is known as "the Mendoza Line" in baseball, which is the lowest batting average an infielder can have and still stay in the big leagues. In this case the barometer is set to Ben Carson, the African-American surgeon who usually ends up at around 10 percent in the polls even though he has little realistic chance of winning. Until recently, Jeb Bush was well ahead of that...
  • Steve Schmidt: Donald Trump 'emasculating' Jeb Bush

    08/31/2015 5:59:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/31/15 | NICK GASS
    Donald Trump is "emasculating" former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with his attacks and his performance in state and national polling, prominent Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Monday. "Look, Jeb Bush was a very successful governor, he's a thoughtful man, he was a good, conservative governor. But every day, Donald Trump is emasculating Jeb Bush, and Republican primary voters are not going to default to the establishment candidate who is being weakened by these attacks that go unresponded to." -snip- Breaking down the results of the latest Iowa polling on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Schmidt remarked upon the strong performance of candidates...
  • Bush Fundraisers Exit Campaign Amid Sagging Poll Numbers, Miami Says Move Voluntary

    08/31/2015 7:09:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | August 30, 2015 | Staff
    Three of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s fundraising consultants have left the campaign, Fox News confirmed Saturday. The consultants are Kris Money, Trey McCarley and Debbie Alexander, and they voluntarily left the campaign Friday, according to multiple sources. Politico first reported the departures and suggested they were the result of personality conflicts and concerns about the strength of the campaign. However, a Bush campaign source attempted Saturday to minimize the impact of the departures by saying the consultants remain involved in multiple projects outside of the campaign. In addition, Bush spokesman Tim Miller told Fox News: "Governor Bush has the...
  • Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a ‘jerk’

    08/31/2015 5:40:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/15 | Page Six Team
    Jeb Bush fired back at Donald Trump at a Hamptons fund-raiser, calling the Republican front-runner “a jerk.” At the Southampton event Bush — who has been blasted by Trump as “low energy” — added that watching his political rival is like “watching reality TV,” according to a witness. Bush — who had three fund-raisers in the Hamptons over the weekend
  • GOP establishment plans Trump takedown

    08/30/2015 8:54:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 124 replies
    cnn ^ | Updated 2:41 PM ET, Sun August 30, 2015 | By John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent
    2. An anti-Trump ad deluge after Labor Day? It's no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump -- and just who should finance such an effort. CNN's Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from the other candidates or their directly affiliated super PACs. So, she reports, there is conversation about what other group might raise money for anti-Trump TV...
  • Matalin: Trump’s wrong, Jeb is ‘an Energizer bunny’

    08/30/2015 9:34:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    Longtime Bush family adviser Mary Matalin says Donald Trump is wrong about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s energy level. “Donald Trump can say whatever he wants to say about Jeb. But saying that he’s low-energy is wrong because the guy is an Energizer bunny,” she said in a Sunday interview with radio host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970. Trump, leading the Republican presidential race, has repeatedly targeted the former Florida governor over the last few weeks, calling him “low-energy.” Matalin, wife of Clinton insider James Carville, suggested Trump could make it all the way to...
  • Jeb Bush loses his top fundraisers after they leave campaign amid 'questions

    08/29/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/29/15 | Chris Spargo
    Jeb Bush loses his top fundraisers after they leave campaign amid 'questions about the strength of his candidacy' with Donald Trump claiming they quit. Three of Jeb Bush's top fundraisers abruptly left his campaign on Friday. Consultants Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Aleksander reportedly stepped down amid 'questions about the strength of [Bush's] candidacy'. Some claim the three were let go by the campaign after not raising enough money, while Donald Trump said on Twitter the three 'quit'. It was revealed earlier this week that Bush was trying to cut back on campaign spending and some employees' paychecks had...
  • New survey shows depth of Jeb's Bush dynasty problem

    08/29/2015 6:38:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/15 | Byron York
    How bad is Jeb Bush's Bush problem? A new Quinnipiac poll suggests it is very bad. The national survey shows Bush running well behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, tied for third place in the GOP race with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But that is not the most serious problem for Bush in the poll. Quinnipiac pollsters asked respondents a simple, open-ended question: "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?" Quinnipiac published a table of all the responses given five or more times. Here is the list of the top eight...
  • Jeb Bush just lost three key advisers. Campaign staff don’t flee winning campaigns

    08/29/2015 6:33:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | August 29 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    There's another sign — if you needed one — that Jeb Bush is sucking wind in the Republican primary: Three top fundraisers from Bush's home base of Florida have left the campaign. The particulars of the split are up for debate, according to Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo, who broke the news. But regardless of the proximate cause, it's a big deal because it suggests two larger issues for Bush's campaign: He's dug a big hole and there's concern in his own camp that he won't be able to dig his way out. It also comes less than three...
  • Jeb Bush’s Campaign Makes Appeal Amid Fund-Raising Woes

    08/29/2015 11:14:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/29/15 | Jonathan Martin
    Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, which to date has raised significantly more than his Republican rivals’, is encountering difficulties matching its torrid pace as Mr. Bush slips in the polls and top party donors continue to withhold their commitments. A finance aide for Mr. Bush sent an email to contributors Friday with an invitation to a breakfast fund-raiser in Washington next month with a pointed plea that the former Florida governor’s supporters find new donors. “Please note – this is new money only,” wrote Sarah Corsaro, the staff member, adding: “We are utilizing this event to drive in new funds” for...
  • Jeb: Trump's campaign is all about himself

    08/29/2015 5:29:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/28/15 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan is "Make America Great Again!" — but Jeb Bush says Trump's campaign is all about himself. “Here’s a guy, larger than life, it’s all about him,” Bush said of the GOP presidential front-runner during a speech in Norfolk, Va. on Friday, according to The Washington Times. “I wake up thinking, ‘Wow, people are really struggling and suffering,’” Bush said. “That’s what I focus on, that’s what I think about: How do we make sure that people can be lifted up?” “For him, it’s all about him,” he added of Trump. “He’s tapped into this anger...
  • On Point With Sarah Palin • Governor Jeb Bush • 8/28/15

    08/28/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 19 replies
    Bush's Campaign Commitment to Individuals with Special Needs. He's claiming to be a champion for the disabled in this video.
  • Jeb Bush to hire noted GOP base favorite Eric Cantor

    08/28/2015 3:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Cunningham
    Trying to get the GOP base on your side? Master stroke from Jeb! here. Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors. “This is a big deal for Eric, and a big deal for Jeb,” said a top Republican involved in the negotiations. A Cantor source said: “They have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the...
  • Sarah Palin to interview Donald Trump, Jeb Bush (!!!)

    08/28/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/2015 | HADAS GOLD
    Sarah Palin will interview Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on Friday night on the One America News Network, the former Alaska governor announced on her Facebook page. Read more: [http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty](http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty)
  • Kiss Of Death: Disgraced Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor To Head Bush's Campaign In Virgina

    08/28/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.
  • Jeb Bush Sides with Jorge Ramos

    08/28/2015 2:34:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Trump is doing an informal press thing right now, and I see it on, and without even listening to it, just started laughing. He's having such a good time, it's infectious laughter. Turns out that what... I saw there was a chyron graphic, "No, I can't criticize Cruz or Carson 'cause they're being nice to me." (laughing) He's really continuing to go after Jeb Bush. He says he's gonna forgo a third-party run. He told this to the Republican... His lawyer... Actually Michael Cohen, the Trump top aide didn't go so far as to confirm that Trump...
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. There’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trump’s unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently — the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...
  • Jeb Should Drop Out of the GOP Primary

    08/27/2015 4:19:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Ricochet ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    Moderates in the GOP establishment class introduced Jeb Bush to Republican voters as a fait accompli. No other candidate could compete with his zillion-dollar war chest. No one else could field competitive organizations in so many early primary states. No grassroots-fueled insurgent could best Team Jeb’s coalition of Wall Street money, Beltway insiders, and seasoned consultants. Considering these massive advantages, Jeb viewed the primary race as a formality to endure until he faced his friendly rival Hillary late next summer. Considering himself the most conservative Bush family member, the aggressively pro-life and pro-school choice Florida governor tacked sharply to the...
  • Trump questions why Lehman Brothers paid Jeb Bush '$1.3 million a year for a no-show job'

    08/27/2015 2:21:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | August 27th, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump's latest comments earned him a rebuke from a Jeb Bush spokesman for "trafficking in false conspiracy theories" about the former investment bank Lehman Brothers, where Bush worked for a stint after leaving the governor's office in Florida in 2007. Amid Trump's 33 attacks against the Bush family in a 35-minute interview with The Washington Post, he managed numerous times to drop his suspicions that Bush's high salary from Lehman was a "reward for helping direct Florida state funds to the firm, whose collapse in 2008 helped kick off the Great Recession," The Post reports. "That’s a Hillary Clinton...
  • Breaking: Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb!

    08/27/2015 1:36:43 PM PDT · by hcmama · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | Ausgust 27, 2015 | Politico
    POLITICO ‏@politico 12m12 minutes ago #Breaking: Eric Cantor, former House majority leader, will endorse Jeb Bush on Thursday http://politi.co/1KaycCU
  • The most damning part of Donald Trump’s political rise

    08/27/2015 7:26:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | August 27, 2015 | Professor Daniel W. Drezner, Tufts University
    Remember when the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates was supposed to be so deep and talented? Then why is a reality TV clown beating all of them? The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has begun to notice that Donald Trump isn’t going away anytime soon in the polls. Which poses a bit of a writing quandary. There is no denying that Trump stump commentary generates a lot of traffic — I mean, just tremendous, quality clicks. But this incoherent gasbag has been blathering on for more than two months now, and there’s only so much one man can...
  • Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely to Beat Donald Trump for 2016

    08/27/2015 6:33:28 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-26-2015 | Reuters
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is dominating polls and capturing headlines in the Republican presidential race, but rival Jeb Bush is still the favorite of traders in political prediction markets. While Bush has been eclipsed by Trump in opinion polls, the former Florida governor is riding high with online traders who give him a 40 percent chance to capture the party's presidential nomination, according to prediction market aggregator PredictWise.com. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a distant second with a 15 percent chance, and Trump has risen to third in recent weeks with 14 percent, according to PredictWise, which aggregates about a...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/27/2015 5:25:25 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Referring to Donald Trump and his proposals for a wall and immigration, Bush said, “How are you going to stop all of the remittances without violating their civil rights? This guy is now the front runner, he should be held accountable as I am, he should be asked how he should pay for it. Why don’t you prove to me it’s practical?” “I’ll tell you what they say on the border,” Bush continued, “it would tear apart their community, would hurt their economic activity, and it’s not needed, and there are better ways to deal with this…”
  • Jeb Bush Sides With Jorge Ramos Over Donald Trump: Deserved ‘A Little More Respect’

    08/27/2015 5:23:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | John Nolte
    After one of those town hall events where Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush tries to prove he’s not a “low energy person” by acting like a desperate camp counselor trying to excite a bunch of kids who are smarter than him, Bush told reporters that grandstanding, leftwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos should have been “treated with a little more respect” by Donald Trump. Trump, the current Republican frontrunner (by a mile) had Ramos removed from a press conference Tuesday night after the leftwing activist became hysterical. Without being called on, Ramos stood up and started heckling the billionaire businessman. Trump,...
  • Donald Trump Is Going to Lose Because He Is Crazy

    08/26/2015 11:05:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, and observers of the Republican Party, have concluded that Donald Trump’s gonzo commandeering of their presidential primary has defied their attempts to suppress it because he is crazy. This is broadly true, but not quite in the way Trump’s befuddled critics mean it. What they say is that Trump is winning because he attracts voters with nonsensical ideas. Lindsey Graham calls Trump “a huckster billionaire whose political ideas are gibberish.” Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson tells Evan Osnos, in Osnos’s paraphrasing, “anyone who runs for office discovers that some portion of the electorate is available to be enraged...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Jeb Bush's campaign looks to cut costs

    08/26/2015 3:12:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign is trying to trim back its spending as the Republican primary race heats up, according to The New York Times. “We have continued to look at how to make every department more efficient with the goal of being resourced well enough to win primaries and caucuses,” communications director Tim Miller said. Miller said the campaign has tried to run “as lean and efficient an effort as possible with one goal: winning the Republican nomination." Two people briefed on the matter also said some staff members took pay cuts as a part of the belt-tightening.
  • Rubio: Trump won’t be our nominee because we’re not an angry nation

    08/26/2015 3:04:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Is Marco Rubio sure about that? The 2016 cycle appears ready to boil down to the question of whether the US electorate is an angry one. Rubio’s betting on no — and strategizing on it as well: In his stump speech to fewer than 100 people in the northern part of the second presidential nominating contest, Rubio gently poked at the real estate tycoon who is towering over the Republican field in the polls, portraying Trump’s message as one of anger as opposed to the senator’s message of hope and opportunity. “There’s another gentleman running for president whose slogan is...
  • Jeb Clarifies ‘Anchor Babies’ Comments, Calls Himself ‘Bicultural’

    08/26/2015 2:03:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/15 | TRENT BAKER
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush clarified his “anchor babies” comments after being confronted by protestors in Englewood, CO Tuesday morning. -snip- “Look, my record is pretty clear. I’m married to a Mexican-American United States citizen. I’m immersed in the culture. I’m bilingual. I feel like I’m bicultural. I’m proud of the diversity of my own family.”
  • How Jeb Bush Funneled Pension Money to Lehman Before Getting a $1.3 Million a Year Consulting

    08/26/2015 12:37:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    SilverDoctors ^ | 08/26/2015 | Michael Krieger
    For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses. But for Jeb Bush personally, his enduring...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Trump Is Destroying Bush – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    08/26/2015 9:11:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/26/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Trump is destroying Bush. Tune in! Click Here to give me your thoughts and continue the discussion.
  • Infamous Katrina figure visible in Jeb Bush campaign video

    08/25/2015 8:55:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Jeb Bush's campaign on Tuesday put out a video highlighting his hurricane response record as governor of Florida as the nation marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But at one point, the campaign spot features Bush standing next to then-Federal Emergency Management Agency head Michael Brown, one of the most infamous figures of the George W. Bush administration's widely criticized response to the disaster. The two-minute video features clips of hurricanes and Bush back when he was governor, interspersed with expert testimonials about Bush's leadership during disasters, which frequently affect the state he governed in the early to mid-2000s....
  • Former Trump adviser: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/25/2015 7:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump adviser Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • #YUGE! Massive Trouble For Jeb Bush – Campaign Support Collapse In New Hampshire – Polling 7%…

    08/25/2015 1:19:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 63 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 8-25-2015 | sundance
    August 25, 2015 #YUGE! Massive Trouble For Jeb Bush – Campaign Support Collapse In New Hampshire – Polling 7%… Sundance New Hampshire is supposed to be “Jeb’s People”. Jeb has campaigned heavily in New Hampshire. The planned GOPe 2016 road map kicks off in New Hampshire. However, with Jeb only polling 7% support, he becomes incapable of delivering the Wall Street goals. Donald Trump is doing something everyone said was impossible. Trump is dominating in every single region. THIS IS YUGE ! Trump is winning in the Mid-West, the North-East, Dixie, the Deep South, and every state in the SEC primary....
  • Jeb Bush’s Choice of Words Upsets Asian-Americans (now Yebbie's done it)

    08/25/2015 9:52:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Alan Rappeport
    While trying to soothe feelings among Hispanics for use of the term “anchor babies,” former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida appears to have offended some in the Asian-American community. Mr. Bush said on Monday that it was “ludicrous” to suggest that he was using a slur to talk about Hispanics when discussing birthright citizenship. He went on to explain that he was largely referring to people from Asian countries who sneak into the United States planning to give birth. “No matter which ethnic group you’re referring to, ‘anchor babies’ is a slur that stigmatizes children from birth,” said Representative Judy...