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  • Romney rates the presidential hopefuls and leaves door open for himself

    11/25/2014 10:25:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Past and perhaps future presidential hopeful Mitt Romney came to Chicago last night and, in blunt and sometimes surprisingly candid comments, acted like someone who probably won't run again but is leaving the door open in the apparent hope that his party might call. In a speech and question-and-answer session with the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, the man who lost to Chicago's Barack Obama in 2012 says he's "not planning" to seek the 2016 nomination—language that politicians frequently use to suggest they haven't decided but are keeping their options open. The former Massachusetts governor declined to elaborate,...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, ’16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors (MUST READ)

    11/24/2014 9:33:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katz’s. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, there’s the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today, with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas making a whirlwind tour of power Jews in New York City. Last night, Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America dinner featured Mr. Cruz, known for his...
  • Peter Wehner’s Greatest Hit Jobs

    11/24/2014 5:42:11 AM PST · by Bratch · 2 replies
    JenKuznicki.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    Peter Wehner made Mark Levin the target of his work at Commentary lately, as an extension of his zeal to cast G. W. Bush as more of a conservative than Reagan was, and  label numerous prominent conservatives as “purists” in desperate need of moderating their tone. Levin, rejecting the notion of being lectured to by a Bush grandee responded, correcting Wehner and calling attention to his aptitude for cherry-picking facts so that he can knock down prominent conservatives, and conservative causes.Peter Wehner arrived in Washington D.C. in 1983, and never left.  He was hired by Bill Bennett as a speechwriter...
  • Peter Wehner: The Bush Machine's Progressive Hitman

    11/23/2014 11:47:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 22, 2014 | Staff
    Peter Wehner made Mark Levin the target of his work at Commentary lately, as an extension of his zeal to cast G. W. Bush as more of a conservative than Reagan was, and label numerous prominent conservatives as “purists” in desperate need of moderating their tone. Levin, rejecting the notion of being lectured to by a Bush grandee responded, correcting Wehner and calling attention to his aptitude for cherry-picking facts so that he can knock down prominent conservatives, and conservative causes. Peter Wehner arrived in Washington D.C. in 1983, and never left. He was hired by Bill Bennett as a...
  • E.J. Dionne: Bush offers best hope for Republicans

    11/22/2014 10:19:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | November 23, 2014 | E.J. Dionne
    President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in U.S. politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is Jeb Bush. Yes, Democrats have their own divides, usually described as differences between their populist and Wall Street camps. Still, there is broad agreement inside the party, even among most of its Wall Streeters, that wage stagnation and economic inequality are major problems for the country and that Democrats need to make dealing...
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • THE CATALYST TO CATASTROPHE (Way Beyond Bizarre)

    11/22/2014 2:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Political Junkies for Progressive Democracy ^ | November 9, 2014 | Loren Adams
    Who deliberately violated his solemn oath to uphold the Constitution in his insatiable quest to gain political power? Who currently not only advocates voter suppression but engineers it all across the land? Who works hand-in-glove with the Koch brothers to destroy democracy, remaking America into a Third World oligarchy? Who served as the political guru commissioned to deceive the American people into war, engineered stolen national elections, personally selected federal judges who pledged to serve foremost as political hacks, outed a CIA agent whose husband exposed treason committed by the President and his Vice, initiated whispering campaigns based on falsehoods...
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • Letter: Ted Cruz is no Ronald Reagan

    11/21/2014 9:38:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | November 21, 2014 | James Lalos
    To the Editor: During a presidential debate in 1984, President Reagan said, “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have lived here, even though some time back, they may have entered illegally.” As Republicans contemplate their response to President Obama’s immigration action, they should consider that Reagan and George H.W. Bush took unilateral action to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. In both cases, their actions were eventually incorporated into legislation passed by Congress. Congress, now led by Republicans, has the power to legislate a 21st century solution on immigration and the...
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 9:30:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jon Terbush, associate editor
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance. President Obama on Thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. Obama's order will reshape how the feds prioritize deportations of undocumented workers, shielding an estimated five million of them from being kicked out of the country. "We shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too," Obama said, quoting scripture. By moving ahead solo before the new Congress is sworn in, Obama ensured...
  • Jeb Bush: Debate on Common Core 'troubling'

    11/20/2014 3:26:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | November 20, 2014 | Caitlin Emma
    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush stood before a packed hall Thursday morning and rallied his education troops, encouraging the crowd to keep fighting the “government-run, unionized and politicized monopolies who trap good teachers, administrators and struggling students in a system nobody can escape.”Addressing a national summit hosted by his group, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Bush stuck to education in his keynote address. But his speech drew national media attention, reflective of a country hanging on his every word, eager to grasp onto any shred of his political ambitions. He once again defended the Common Core, which has...
  • Jeb Bush digs heels in on Common Core because civil rights and stuff (Boy, is he ludicrous!)

    11/20/2014 9:26:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 20, 2104 | Staff
    Bored 3L @anythingbutdem Follow Jeb doubling down on #CommonCore? Seems there's another Bush needing a lesson on #federalism... 9:32 AM - 20 Nov 2014 Sigh. So, Jeb Bush continues to dig his heels in on Common Core. This happened on Thursday morning: Troy Kinsey @TroyKinsey Follow In his education summit keynote today, @JebBush will take on critics: "the debate over the Common Core State Standards has been troubling."
  • Jeb Bush meets with major Wall Street donors to prepare for potential 2016 presidential run

    11/19/2014 6:35:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/19/2014 | BY BRIAN NIEMIETZ , DAN FRIEDMAN
    The former Florida governor quietly met with Wall Street executives on Monday in a Manhattan bank to lay down the necessary ground work for a run by lining up donors. It was his fifth visit to the city since June.
  • A CIA Interrogator Finally Breaks Silence

    11/19/2014 4:09:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-14 | Wordsmith
    Dianne Feinstein's so-called 6,300 page "torture report" (executive summary is 500 pages "only")- after 5 years and $40 million in taxpayer money- is slated to be released very soon. Perhaps this weekend; maybe next week, after Thanksgiving. But what will be missing from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's majority (re: Democrat) report? Participation by Republicans in the investigative process and input (when the report is released, Republicans plan to release the minority view, at the same time). And even more critically, the interviews and opinions of those directly involved in the CIA Detention and Interrogation program itself- you...
  • Walker on Truth, Westerns and ACS Gold Winner Tracks

    11/18/2014 6:17:03 PM PST · by rabidralph · 6 replies
    The American Society of Cinematographers ^ | November 12, 2014 | David Heuring
    Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, recently checked in from the set of Truth, a feature film about Dan Rather’s abrupt departure from CBS News in 2005 in the wake of reports that raised questions about George W. Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War. Robert Redford portrays Rather, and Cate Blanchett plays CBS producer Mary Mapes, who was fired for her role in the incident. Directed by James Vanderbilt, the production is currently shooting in Australia, in part to allow Blanchett some time close to home. Mandy says Truth is an elaborate story that’s heavy on dialogue; the story unfolds in...
  • Talking 2016 on the NR Post-Election Cruise...

    11/17/2014 6:32:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review's The Campaign Spot ^ | November 17, 2014 | Jim Geraghty.
    From the first post-cruise edition of the Morning Jolt… What (Some of) You Missed on the National Review Post-Election Cruise Beats a polar vortex, doesn’t it? A bit of 2016 talk from our recently-concluded cruise… Allen West pointed out you don’t often see two presidential candidates from the same state competing against each other for long – their bases of support among donors, activists, and volunteers usually overlap and they can’t sustain two candidates simultaneously. At this very early date, the potential Republican 2016 field includes two candidates from Florida (Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio), two from Texas (Ted Cruz...
  • Bush: Meet Bill, my brother from another mother

    11/16/2014 12:49:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 135 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | 11/16/14 | Toby Harnden
    GEORGE W BUSH has described Bill Clinton, his fellow former American president, as a “brother from another mother” and has given details of his unlikely friendship with the man who in 1992 had denied Bush’s father a second term in the White House.
  • The 2016 countdown for Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio: Who's in?

    11/16/2014 5:44:31 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 33 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/16/14 | Alex Leary
    We concede: You're exhausted from the election, the hurricane of attack ads and door knockers. Sick of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. But brush it off, the 2016 presidential campaign is upon us, and Florida is in the spotlight like never before. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush are seriously considering entering the race and either would stake a formidable claim to the Republican nomination. They will announce their intentions by early next year. For Rubio, it's a decision of whether to give up an almost sure shot of re-election. (By Florida law, he can't go for both.)...
  • A Top Political Analyst Thinks Marco Rubio Is The Leading GOP Candidate In 2016

    11/15/2014 9:38:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 11, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    The chief political strategist of the research firm Potomac Research Group released a new handicapping of the 2016 Republican presidential primary contest on Tuesday morning, and he had a somewhat surprising front-runner: Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Though Rubio hasn't been generating as many headlines as many of his competitors, the strategist, Greg Valliere, argued he uniquely benefited from the 2014 Republican landslide. "He flew beneath the radar screen this fall, but actually Rubio campaigned aggressively for GOP candidates," Valliere said. "He has a head start on putting together a campaign organization, and has shown increasing gravitas on key issues;...
  • Reagan, Bush also acted alone to shield immigrants (AP obfuscation again)

    11/15/2014 11:09:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2014 12:36 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    President Barack Obama’s anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent. Two of the last three Republican presidents—Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush—did the same thing in extending amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. There was no political explosion then comparable to the one Republicans are threatening now. A tea party-influenced GOP is poised to erupt if and when Obama follows through on his promise. …
  • George W. Bush Says Bill Clinton Is His ‘Brother From Another Mother’

    11/13/2014 10:59:54 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 78 replies
    Time ^ | November 13, 2014 | Tessa Berenson
    An unlikely bromance Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton broadcast their unlikely bromance on social media Tuesday when Clinton posted a picture of himself reading Bush’s new book. Clinton’s #HowAreYouStillNotOnTwitter hashtag is a reference to his President’s Day tweet this year, which ribbed the younger Bush for not having an account. This time, Bush responded. He posted Clinton’s tweet on Instagram with the caption, “Thanks, 42! Hope you like the book about your pal, #41. #HowAreYouSTILLNotOnInstagram #PresidentialGrammers #BrotherFromAnotherMother”.
  • Why President Rand Paul Will Keep America Safer Than Bush, Obama, and Hillary Clinton

    11/13/2014 8:25:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    President Rand Paul will keep you safer than the president who brought America into Iraq and Afghanistan, the same man who in 2000 argued against nation building and foreign military entanglements. He'll keep you safer than the president who just doubled America's military presence in Iraq, yet in 2011 promised, "The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year." Rand Paul will also keep you safer than Hillary Clinton, a centrist with a neoconservative advisor named Robert Kagan who is quoted in The New York Times as saying, "I feel comfortable with her...
  • George Bush: 'When Jeb beats Hillary …'

    11/13/2014 7:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | November 13, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    They’ve come a long way since 1992, but former President George W. Bush says his friendship with his predecessor Bill Clinton will remain intact “when Jeb beats Hillary.” “Look, I’ll still like him [Bill Clinton], if Jeb—when Jeb beats Hillary,” a smiling Bush told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in a clip of an interview that aired Thursday on the network.
  • The Influence Factor: Romney & Cruz will produce a better ROI than rest of the GOP field

    11/12/2014 11:09:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jamie Chandler
    Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election, how influential were each of the potential GOP candidates during the midterm election? The Appinions study I wrote about on Monday provides great data to answer this question. The midterms continue to be a highly salient topic, despite the fact that it’s been just over a week since voters drew the curtain on the campaign. Indeed, Appinions "Active Attention Index," a metric based on the quantity and quality of reactions on the topic from opinion leaders across multiple media venues, grew 34 percent, from 129,000 the day after the election to 173,000 on...
  • Oh my: Romney aides circulating memo contrasting him with Hillary as 2016 primary season looms

    11/10/2014 7:38:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 10, 2014 | Allahpundit
    One way to look at Dubya’s claim that Jeb Bush is 50/50 about running is that that means Romney is 50/50, or close to 50/50, too. If Jeb says no, the door is open. And more importantly, even if it’s only open a crack now, Romney’s inner circle is working hard to kick it in. You guys need to stop resisting this. Embrace destiny. In the days after the election, a group of Romney supporters began circulating a memo that compared the success of his midterm endorsements with those made by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic...
  • After midterms, no reprieve: 2016 presidential race is on

    11/09/2014 9:12:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Olean Times Herald ^ | November 3, 2014 | Markos Kounalakis
    Ballot propositions and congressional races are sucking up all the political oxygen in the run-up to Tuesday’s elections. They should. Informing ourselves and getting out the vote is critical for the healthy functioning of our democracy. But for an electorate hoping for post-midterm relief from campaign ads and candidate messaging, that reprieve will be short-lived. Soon after the November ballots are tallied, the 2016 presidential campaign will kick in. Hold on for the ride. This early presidential cycle will contrast potential candidates’ differences on government’s role, health care and taxes, but nothing will say “I’m running” more than a foray...
  • Jules Witcover: Sen. Ted Cruz could use a history lesson (Yeah, it's what you think it is)

    11/08/2014 5:35:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | November 4, 2014 | Jules Witcover
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in again throwing previous Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney under the bus of his own White House ambitions, needs to brush up on his political history. The freshman senator took occasion on CNN the other day to dismiss growing talk of a 2016 presidential bid of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by tossing Bush under the wheels along with that trio of losing party standard-bearers, as a means of advancing his own Oval Office fantasies. After insisting he is “a fan” of the son of the 41st president and brother...
  • BUSH ON BUSH REVEALS HISTORY

    11/08/2014 7:33:42 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 4 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | Fri Nov 07 2014 11:30:00 ET | George W. Bush
    In a story titled THE AFTERLIFE, W. Bush recounts a recent day when the family feared their patriarch was about to pass away. "In November 2012, Dad checked into Houston Methodist hospital with a bad cough. When Laura and I went to visit a few days later, he was wearing a brace around his abdomen and obviously suffering serious pain. 'How you feeling, Dad?' I asked. He smiled. 'It's not the cough that carries you off; it's the coffin you go off in,' he quipped. In typical fashion, he lifted our spirits. His condition worsened in early December. The brutal,...
  • My American exceptionalism fantasy is over: How these midterms sealed the deal (Delicious tears)

    11/06/2014 7:43:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2014 | Andrew Cotto
    When I lived abroad, I’d proudly defend this country and extol its virtues. Here’s what changed my entire worldview. Elections often hurt. Especially when they make you feel like a fool. I was one of the few who had held out hope that the electorate in key states would favor Democrats in respective races for Senate seats and governorships. As the map turned red over the course of Tuesday evening, the unraveling of my faith in the American political system — begun just about a decade ago during a lengthy trip abroad — completed its spiral. Over 2003 to 2004,...
  • Dubya – The Fair Context and Seven Years Without a Federal Budget…

    11/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Consevative Treehouse ^ | 11/5/2014 | Sundanxw
    - Today seems a fitting day to review this again - One of the frustrating realities of our polarized time is the media creating a skewed and left leaning view of all things political. However, even with this headwind, each day many more people choose to engage in an honest discovery and understanding of what’s going on. Whether because they stumble upon a concern, or whether they happen across some information that makes them rethink their prior position and views, it can lead to an engagement with us from a perspective of their only reality view having been determined by...
  • Vanity: This election's legacy Name.

    11/05/2014 10:28:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Me | 11/6/2014 | JSDude1
    If the 2006 election was G.W's "Thumping" because of Iraq and a small recession, and 2010 was Barack's "Shellacking" (in which he didn't learn nothin'), then 2014 is the year the American People gave the Crybaby-In-Chief a "Spanking"!!
  • Conservatives Are Already Freaking Out About Jeb Bush's Possible Run For President

    11/03/2014 10:10:57 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 39 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 1, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    During a prominent gathering of conservatives in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, the largest spattering of boos among the crowd didn't come at speakers' frequent mentions of President Barack Obama. The loudest jeers came when a speaker would mention former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. "You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day," mogul Donald Trump said during his speech at the Freedom Summit, hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. He paused in his speech as the boos started. As chatter heats up about a Bush possibly running for president in...
  • Jeb Bush: 2016 decision coming by year's end

    11/03/2014 9:08:31 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | Nov 03, 2014 | Kim Kuizon
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said Monday that if he decides to run for president, he will announce it by the end of the year. Bush was in Sarasota Monday at a rally supporting Adam Putnam for Florida Agriculture commissioner. The rally's focus quickly turned to Bush and the 2016 presidential race. "It's a tough decision. It's a big decision,” Bush said. “I have a blessed life…I don't wake up each day saying ‘I'm unfulfilled, I've got to run for president.' It's not the way I look at it," Bush said.
  • For GOP, a scary 'blue wall' awaits (RINO-riffic!)

    11/03/2014 5:02:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | November 3, 2014 | David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Republicans regain control of the Senate on Tuesday night, they will have good reason to gloat. They recruited much stronger, more sensible nominees this year -- no more candidates riding broomsticks or hurling insults at women. They also smartly accepted President Barack Obama's implicit challenge to make his record their centerpiece. But when they wake up from their celebrations, top GOP strategists such as Karl Rove will surely warn them: "Don't over-read this election. Yes, it opens up great opportunities for the next two years, but it does not open a clear path to seizing the White House and...
  • Here's Why Jeb Bush Would Be The GOP's 'Immediate Front-Runner' If He Runs (Big Donors)

    10/31/2014 4:48:43 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 30, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Last weekend, speculation that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) might run for president in 2016 ramped up when both of his sons gave interviews indicating he was "moving forward" with a potential campaign and his family was "geared up" for it. If Bush does attempt to follow his father and brother's footsteps to the White House, many insiders expect he would be the instant leader in a crowded Republican field. "If he gets in ... he is the immediate front-runner," former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said of Bush. Business Insider spoke to top GOP donors who indicated...
  • Jeb Bush Promises GOP Immigration Reform To Spanish-Speaking Media

    10/30/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 44 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    A great many Republican House and Senate candidates may be staying away from talking immigration, or immigration reform this cycle, but not Jeb Bush. A funny thing happened on Jeb's recent visit to Colorado to stump for Republican Cory Gardner in his race against Democrat Mark Udall.
  • Jeb Bush Promises GOP Immigration Reform To Spanish-Speaking Media

    10/30/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    A great many Republican House and Senate candidates may be staying away from talking immigration, or immigration reform this cycle, but not Jeb Bush. A funny thing happened on Jeb's recent visit to Colorado to stump for Republican Cory Gardner in his race against Democrat Mark Udall.
  • Ted Cruz draws line from Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2014 6:40:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday took a thinly veiled shot at Jeb Bush, saying that Republicans will ensure a Hillary Clinton presidency if they run a more moderate candidate in 2016. Appearing on CNBC, the Texas Republican and tea party favorite was asked about Bush and said that presidential candidates from the party’s establishment wing — like Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008 and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012 — consistently fail to turn out millions of voters. “[I]f we run another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole [in 1996] or a John McCain or Mitt...
  • Romney, Jeb 'Loom Larger Than The Rest'

    10/29/2014 9:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 Blog ^ | October 27, 2014 | David Catanese
    Former Republican Govs. Mitt Romney, right, and Jeb Bush are formidable presidential contenders, says Bill Weld.Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush would be the GOP's best option for winning back the White House in 2016. In an interview with U.S. News, Weld name-checked the pair as the potential candidates who "loom larger than the rest of the competition." “I like them both very much," Weld said in a response to a question about his presidential preference. "I'm not saying Scott Walker or Marco Rubio couldn't find a voice. But Romney and Bush seem bigger, loom...
  • Why Jeb Bush should run for president

    10/29/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ruth Marcus
    Run, Jeb, run. I mean it, despite two powerful arguments against a presidential run by Jeb Bush — one specific to the former Florida governor, one more generic.
  • George P. Bush Says Dad 'Moving Forward' on 2016

    10/26/2014 11:39:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 26, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he'll enter the Republican race. That's the opinion of his son, who's running for office in Texas. George P. Bush tells ABC's "This Week" that his father is "still assessing" a presidential bid, but it seems more likely he'll seek the presidency this time. The former Florida governor declined to run for president in 2012 despite encouragement from Republicans.
  • Jeb Bush: Obama handling of Ebola ‘incompetent’

    10/28/2014 10:23:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2014 10:16 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus. Bush, who is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to attack the president over Ebola, also said in a wide-ranging discussion at Vanderbilt University that he supports travel restrictions for people who have been to the most severely affected countries in Africa. Bush said Obama should have been more “clear and concise” about his plans, and lent more credibility to health officials leading the response. …
  • The Jeb Bush Effect

    10/28/2014 9:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 27, 2014 | Russell Berman
    It has been clear for some time that a significant portion of the Republican establishment in Washington wants Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, the party's senior-most elected official, has even departed from his formal posture of neutrality to openly pine for the former Florida governor to enter the race. Bush's family name notwithstanding, Boehner and other top Republicans see him as the candidate with the gravitas and fundraising potential to overcome a flawed field, unite the party, and stand on equal footing with Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive Democratic favorite.
  • How Jeb Bush can avoid being the Jon Huntsman of 2016

    10/28/2014 7:53:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | October 27, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    It seems increasingly likely that Jeb Bush will run for president. (Even his son is talking up the prospects.) What remains to be seen is whether Jeb Bush can actually win. A lot of GOP establishment types are excited about a Bush candidacy. But don't expect the grassroots to eagerly embrace a former Florida governor who has made a habit of moderately breaking from conservative orthodoxy on big issues like immigration, or who recently (mildly) singled out Fox News for criticism. As the editor of the Washington Free Beacon said:
  • Ready for Jeb?

    10/27/2014 9:52:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 27, 2014 | Tom Bevan
    It wasn’t quite an “out-of-the-mouths-of-babes” moment -- George P. Bush is 38 years old -- but it was newsy nonetheless. Yesterday Jeb Bush’s eldest son told Jon Karl of ABC News that he believes his father is “giving this serious thought in moving forward ... that he'll run." Jeb’s thinking about running for president has been one tea leaf that many pundits have had a hard time reading. Unlike some of his fellow Republicans with 2016 aspirations, the former Florida governor has played it close to the vest. His big brother said recently that he believes Jeb would make a...
  • The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’

    10/26/2014 7:04:35 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2014 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — When Jeb Bush decides whether to run for president, there will be no family meeting à la Mitt Romney, no gathering at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport to go over the pros and cons. “I don’t think it’ll be like a big internal straw poll,” said his son, Jeb Bush Jr. But if there were, the results of the poll are pretty much in. As Mr. Bush nears a decision to become the third member of his storied family to seek the presidency, the extended Bush clan and its attendant network, albeit with one prominent exception, are largely rallying...
  • Jeb Bush 'Moving Forward' On 2016 Presidential Run, Says Son [Bad News For Republicans]

    10/26/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 26, 2014
    Jeb Bush 'Moving Forward' On 2016 Presidential Run, Says Son George P Bush running for Texas land commissioner Says former Florida governor ‘giving this a serious thought’ Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who is himself running for office in Texas. George P Bush, who is running for Texas land commissioner, told ABC on Sunday his father was “still assessing” a presidential bid, but suggested it was more likely that he would seek the White House...
  • Jeb Bush Will ‘More Than Likely’ Run in 2016, Says His Son

    10/26/2014 11:31:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2014 | Arlette Saenz
    Will another member of the Bush family dynasty make a run for the White House? In an interview in College Station, Texas, this week, George P. Bush told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl he thinks his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will “more than likely” run for president in 2016. “I think it’s actually, I think it’s more than likely that he’s giving this a serious thought in moving forward,” George P. Bush told Karl aboard his campaign bus in College Station, Texas. “More than likely that he'll run?” Karl asked. “That he'll run,” Bush said. “If you had asked...
  • WMD’s and the Road to a Political Cover-up

    10/24/2014 8:45:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Timothy Birdnow
    America continues her long, horrible slide because those who covet leadership are unwilling to fight for us.There needs to be a 12 step program for recovering co-dependents of the media. The GOP seriously needs treatment It has recently come to light that large caches of chemical and other banned weapons were found in Iraq, and that the Bush White House was fully aware of their existence but chose to suppress knowledge of their existence on the theory that they had lost the battle in the media and didn’t want to reopen those wounds. Karl Rove appears at the epicenter of...
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the “boy genius” and the “architect” -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ‘Rove being Rove’ has sewn the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...