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  • The Clinton dynasty has come to an end

    11/09/2016 6:19:26 PM PST · by Phlap · 85 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 11/09/2016 | Anita Kumar
    NEW YORK With Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat, a force in American political life for nearly four decades comes to an abrupt end.
  • CNN Analyst: Trump Jr. Gave “One of the Greatest Speeches I’ve Ever Seen,” Could Also Be President

    07/20/2016 11:38:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Donald Trump Jr. gave a speech at the Republican convention last night. Slate's Jordan Weissmann* wrote that it was a bit pandery and over-the-top, but mostly fine—a decent and comptently delivered political speech. One observer who had a significantly more positive take was frequent CNN guest Andy Dean, who is most well-known for praising a Trump supporter who sucker-punched a black protester at a rally and for getting called out on national television for using a booster seat. Here's Dean, a onetime Apprentice contestant who also worked for Trump at the production company that puts on the Miss USA and...
  • Bush family member endorses Cruz

    03/08/2016 1:34:57 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 64 replies
    politico ^ | 3/8/16 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday nabbed an unlikely endorsement: the backing of a Bush. Neil Bush, a brother of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, was listed (along with his wife) as one of 13 new additions to Cruz's national finance team. The campaign said the new additions are all former supporters of other candidates, including Bush, Rand Paul, Rick Perry and Marco Rubio. This follows the release last week of a list of several other previous Jeb Bush backers now supporting Cruz, whose hardline conservative approach is generally at odds with the one Jeb Bush took. Last summer, former President...
  • Jeb Bush's brother joins Cruz finance team

    03/08/2016 11:47:46 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 307 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Neil Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is joining Cruz's national finance team, the campaign said Tuesday.
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • So Dubya Turned Out to be an Idiot After All- I Guess The Libs Were Right

    10/20/2015 3:17:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 80 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Sorry I ever defended him and his corrupt clan... Apparently the Bushes are in the same boat as the Clintons now, where they're SO deeply indebted to various donors they're not able to retire -even if they wanted to- then ride quietly off into the sunset just because the voters want nothing to do with them...  These two boundlessly-greedy political dynasties will never go away unless shoved off the cliff- as this country is presently fixin to do. Perhaps Dubya was hoping a Jeb! administration could salvage his own legacy, just like GWB himself aspired to finish his father's unfinished chores...
  • Red Faces at Jeb Campaign — His New 'America' Ad Shot Overseas

    09/16/2015 11:54:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    newsnax ^ | 16 Sep 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Jeb Bush's new political ad rips Donald Trump and gushes about the bright future of America — but incredibly, the spot uses footage shot Asia and the United Kingdom, Politico reports. The embarrassing disclosure couldn't come at a worse time for Bush, who political insiders say must make a major splash in Wednesday's GOP presidential debate on CNN if he hopes to save his sinking poll numbers. The ad in question — produced by the former Florida governor's super PAC "Right to Rise" — trashes Bush's nemesis Donald Trump with ominous clips of the billionaire developer and says he's in...
  • 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...
  • Bush and Clinton: The Fading Dynasty Candidates

    08/25/2015 6:27:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    CHQ ^ | 8/25/2015 | George Rasley
    Much to the continued astonishment of the leftwing national media and the DC pundit class, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic “dynasty” candidates that were supposed to run away with their party’s 2016 presidential nominations, are fading in the early state polls. Jeb Bush Hillary ClintonOf course it takes more than being the wife of a President to make a “dynasty,” which implies generation-to-generation continuity, so there really is no such thing as a Clinton “dynasty” unless Hillary is elected. Thus talk of the Clinton “dynasty” is really just wishful thinking on the part of the hard...
  • At Iowa State Fair, Jeb Bush plays the sober adult in a summer of anger

    08/14/2015 10:50:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/14/15 | Philip Rucker
    Jeb Bush stepped onto the fabled soapbox under a broiling sun at the Iowa State Fair here Friday and offered himself to voters as a sober adult campaigning in a summer of anger — a reformer, a consensus-builder, a competent executive who would roll up his sleeves and fix things. "I’m tired of the divides," the former Florida governor said. "I campaign the way that I would govern — out amongst everybody, no rope lines, totally out in the open." Then the fairgoers started asking Bush questions. They asked about the legacy of his brother, a former president. And his...
  • Jeb Bush booed at RedState Gathering

    08/09/2015 9:50:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 81 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | August 8, 2015 | admin
    Erick Erickson who puts on this yearly Red State Gathering in the middle of summer ‘dis-invited’ Donald Trump over his blood comments about Megyn Kelly. So what did the Red State gathering feature today instead of Trump? How about Jeb Bush, who got booed when he tried to push amnesty on the crowd. Katie PavlichVerified account ‏@KatiePavlich Jeb gets heavily booed multiple times at #RSG15 for comments on illegal immigration In fact, it was bad for Jeb Bush at the Red State Gathering that host Erick Erickson had to really try and push El Jebo on the crowd. Kyle Wingfield...
  • Mark Steyn: Prince Jeb the Unready

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

    08/04/2015 3:55:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | August 4, 2015 | Michael Barbaro
    Jeb Bush suggested on Tuesday that Donald J. Trump’s strategy, as he rides to the top of polls, was to “prey” on the “fear and angst” of the American electorate, and Mr. Bush reiterated his view that many illegal border crossings by migrant parents were “an act of love.” During an interview with the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Mr. Bush was asked about Mr. Trump’s surging political fortunes before the first major Republican presidential debate on Thursday. Mr. Trump’s “harsh tone is wrong,” Mr. Bush said. Many Americans are alienated and angry, he said, adding, “They see America moving...
  • As Dynasty’s Son, Jeb Bush Used His Connections Freely

    02/15/2015 6:23:57 AM PST · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | STEVE EDER and MICHAEL BARBARO
    The stream of requests to the White House from Jeb Bush, a young but well-connected Republican leader in South Florida, ranged from the weighty and urgent to the parochial and mundane. In 1985, he sent an emotional letter pressing his father, Vice President George Bush, to investigate the detention of Cuban children in Texas, asking, “Shouldn’t there be some compassion?” (The vice president’s reply: “Heartbreaking.”) In 1989, after his father became president, Mr. Bush offered his recommendation for the next Supreme Court opening. (“Your suggestion will be given thoughtful consideration,” a senior aide responded.) In 1990, Mr. Bush lobbied the...
  • George P. Bush sworn in as Texas land commissioner

    01/03/2015 7:14:36 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Dallas News ^ | January 2, 2015 1:28 pm | Robert T. Garrett
    George P. Bush took office as state land commissioner in a low-key ceremony at the Texas Capitol on Friday. - I don't yet know a whole lot about George P. Bush, but he seems (far) more electable than his father. Jeb should stand aside, and let his son take the lead.
  • Tea Partiers Are Right: Jeb Is a RINO

    12/28/2014 6:10:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 56 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 18, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    o Jeb Bush might be running for president. The rest of the world must be howling with laughter. Apparently, the American political establishment isn't just afraid of new ideas, it's afraid of new people. It wants things so much the same, it's seeking blood guarantees, like the old Euro aristocracies that sealed military alliances with marriages. It's pathetic, and if Bush-Clinton turns out to be the general election menu, it's going to make kleptocratic paradises like the Soviet Union or the PRC look like vibrant democracies in comparison. And man, could anything be less exciting, less of an inspiration to...
  • Land of Dynasties: Should we be disturbed by another Bush candidacy?

    12/26/2014 8:12:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/26/2014 | Jay Cost
    In mid-December, Jeb Bush announced his intention to explore a presidential bid. If he runs and wins the Republican nomination and then the election, he will be the third President Bush in 25 years. That unprecedented prospect has left many wondering: In a republic like ours, is it proper for one family to fill the executive seat so often? The Bushes are not the first family to send multiple members to the White House. They join the Adamses (father John and son John Quincy), the Harrisons (grandfather William Henry and grandson Benjamin), and the Roosevelts (cousins Theodore and Franklin). But...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • THE NEW ARISTOCRACY

    07/05/2014 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 5, 2014 | Ron Maxwell
    [...]If Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush were to become president of the United States it would mean the power and influence of the presidency remained in the hands of the Clinton family for possibly sixteen years, and that’s not even counting the princess in waiting, Chelsea; and in the case of the Bush family, possibly twenty years, and that’s not counting the heir apparent, George Prescott Bush. Have we devolved into a nation of bleating sheep, or screaming teenagers at an episode of American Idol? Can it be true that there are no other citizens in this great nation worthy of...