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  • Granholm: "Clinton Campaign Is Saying Not Any Woman, We Wouldn't Say Vote For Sarah Palin"

    02/09/2016 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2016
    FMR. GOV. JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D-MI): Young women do not want to be shamed into voting and that's very clear and nobody intended for that to happen. I think what they -- I'm from the next generation after, you know, Gloria and Madeline and we -- I've got their pictures on my wall, I mean, they are just -- they're total heroes. Of course they're going to say that we want to be able to see finally a woman as president after 227 years. But the Clinton campaign is saying not just any woman. We wouldn't say vote for Sarah Palin....
  • U.S. Blows $5.7 Bil on Cyber Defense System That Doesn’t Work (DHS)

    02/09/2016 3:18:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 9, 2016
    Reckless government spending is at full throttle with the example du jour a $5.7 billion cyber defense system created to protect computers at federal agencies against hackers. Despite its mind-boggling price tag the system is seriously flawed and uses features already available in much cheaper commercial-grade products, according to a federal probe made public recently. The problem, besides sticking it to taxpayers for the exorbitant cost, is that the multibillion-dollar system simply doesn't work. Nevertheless, the bloated agency handling this particular boondoggle, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), insists the program, National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), is effective despite its...
  • Jeb Bush, the Un-candidate

    02/09/2016 12:59:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/16 | MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    Behind the would-be juggernaut lay a candidate who'd never won a competitive election. Jeb Bush banned me from the bus. It was October 2014, two months before Jeb would announce he was exploring a run for president, and I had come to west Texas as an Associated Press reporter to ask about his plans. The former Florida governor had taken a day off from campaigning for midterm candidates to enjoy a victory lap with his son, George P. Bush, who was cruising to election as Texas land commissioner. A Texas colleague and I were set to interview father and son...
  • Driver caught speeding to the Super Bowl on Pa. Turnpike Sunday afternoon

    02/07/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Penn Live ^ | February 07, 2016 | Wesley Robinson
    A 50-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday evening, preventing him from making the 2,800-mile trip to the Super Bowl in California. Charles E. Robinson was pulled over for speeding at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday near mile marker 230 heading east on the Turnpike, state police said in a news release. Trooper Mark Gray said Robinson was going about 100 mph in a rental car. Robinson told Gray that he was traveling to the Super Bowl, according to the release. Gray wrote in his report that he "immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana," which led...
  • Bush loyalists concede the end may be in sight

    02/07/2016 6:10:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Frustration inside Bush world has begun to spill into open view, with even the most outspoken family loyalists admitting it may soon be time to move on. With the New Hampshire primary just days away and polls showing him still trailing Marco Rubio, there is an increasing sense that Jeb Bush is running out of time to demonstrate strength. Many donors and influential supporters, bound by a deep and longstanding connection to the patrician clan, say they will remain with Bush no matter what. Yet others, deeply distressed by the rise of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and eager for...
  • What the Hell Happened to Jeb Bush?

    02/07/2016 5:25:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2/7/16 | Stuart Rothenberg
    It must be more than a decade ago when I got a glimpse of the man often referred to as "George W. Bush's smarter, younger brother." Charlie Cook and I were scheduled to speak to a group of Florida business leaders during lunch, but before we began our shtick, the state's sitting governor, Jeb Bush, was to offer some remarks. Bush was running late that day, so when he finally arrived he blew into the room like a summer rain squall. He sat down, a bit out of breath as I remember it, and quickly turned to the group's executive...
  • 'Please clap': Jeb Bush's most awkward moments in one sad list

    02/05/2016 11:04:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2/5/16 | Marcus Gilmer
    For Jeb Bush, the bar for awkward encounters is set pretty high. After all, his father once vomited in the lap of Japan's prime minister and his brother, George W., well, where do we even start? But, Jeb, oh, Jeb. We shouldn't have underestimated you. His campaign has been enigmatic from the get-go. On the one hand, there are times where he seems barely interested and would rather die than have to do another campaign rally. On the other, he showed fire whenever Donald Trump was around and he needed to defend the family honor. As the campaign has dragged...
  • Top Five Libtard fails of 2015

    02/05/2016 8:38:54 AM PST · by mkleesma · 2 replies ^ | 12/27/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    2015 was when social justice warriors and the regressive left went 'full retard'.
  • Jeb Bush Turns to Mother Barbara for a Boost

    02/04/2016 9:06:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 2/14/16 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    Jeb Bush has decided to deploy a not-so-secret weapon as he struggles to create momentum in the Republican presidential race: his mother and former first lady Barbara Bush. After a poor fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses this week, Jeb is hoping for a breakthrough in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. And he thinks his mom, still popular around the country, can help him. So Bush is scheduled to hold a town-hall meeting with his mother in Derry, New Hampshire, Thursday night.
  • Pressure mounts on Jeb Bush to do well in New Hampshire primary or drop out

    02/03/2016 3:51:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Fox New Latino ^ | 2/3/16 | Fox News Latino
    Many Republicans and supporters of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are getting nervous as the New Hampshire primary approaches on Feb. 9. It comes down to this, they say, he must do better than Sen. Marco Rubio, his former mentee and fellow Floridian, in the next major presidential contest, or just pack up and drop out of the race, according to The New York Times.
  • Video Emerges Of Jeb Bush Asking NH Crowd To Clap For His Stump Speech

    02/03/2016 2:32:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    TPM ^ | 2/3/16 | ALLEGRA KIRKLAND
    MSNBC captured video of Jeb Bush asking a crowd to applaud him after wrapping up a stump speech at a New Hampshire hotel on Tuesday.
  • Jeb Bush is Playing the Mommy Card in New Hampshire

    02/03/2016 10:14:34 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/3/16 | Ben Geier
    Jeb Bush has had a tough 2016 campaign so far, but at least his mom still loves him. Barbara Bush, the former first lady and wife of President George H.W. Bush, will be campaigning with Jeb in New Hampshire as he attempts to resurrect his campaign and ultimately become third member of his family to occupy the White House. Barbara has started to play a more active role in Jeb's campaign in recent weeks. She recently was featured in a video touting Jeb's credentials. She called him a "hard worker whose heart is big."
  • Jeb Bush to unimpressed New Hampshire crowd: 'Please clap'

    02/03/2016 10:08:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/3/16 | Eric Levenson
    Jeb Bush is going to need more than an exclamation point at the end of his name to generate excitement in New Hampshire. During a speech at the Hanover Inn on Tuesday, Bush's "fiery riff" on protecting the country didn't generate the response he wanted, The New York Times reports: Mr. Bush finished a fiery riff about protecting the country as commander in chief - "I won't be out here blowharding, talking a big game without backing it up," he said - and was met with total silence. "Please clap," he said, sounding defeated. The crowd laughed - and then,...
  • Where Jeb Bush went horribly wrong

    02/03/2016 6:48:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/3/16 | Matt Latimer
    The other day Jeb Bush said something about the presidency so fundamentally wrong that it crystallized why his campaign has the vapors, sputtering to just 2.8% in Iowa. During one of many harangues against Donald Trump, Bush told a small gathering in New Hampshire, "We're not electing a personality. We're electing someone who has to sit behind the big desk and make tough decisions." Separately, he proclaimed himself an introvert, one who "would rather read a book than go out and get in a conga line and go dancing." (One wonders who gave him that choice of options.)
  • Jeb Bush, an Also-Ran in Iowa, May Be Pivotal in New Hampshire

    02/03/2016 6:41:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/2/16 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ASHLEY PARKER
    In the crowded New Hampshire primary, no candidate may shape the direction of the Republican presidential campaign more than the man who finished sixth in Iowa: Jeb Bush. With Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Donald J. Trump and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida each finishing more than 20 percentage points higher than Mr. Bush in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, the former Florida governor is facing growing pressure to either demonstrate his appeal to voters or leave the race. Specifically, many Republicans - including some of his supporters and donors - said Tuesday that Mr. Bush must finish ahead of...

    02/02/2016 9:22:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 2/2/16 | TIM ELFRINK
    Has $14.9 million ever bought less? As Jeb Bush's dispiriting campaign for president limped to an all too predictable wet thud of a finish in Iowa last night, his supporters played down the ramifications. New Hampshire matters much more, they say. Iowa's strictly conservative base was never a great fit for the mainline governor, they argue. All fair points. But it's also true that Jeb's super PAC bombed Iowa airwaves with almost $15 million worth of ads and got almost nothing in return. In fact, if you crunch the final vote tally estimates and the final spending figures from NBC,...
  • Bush's Iowa performance is even worse than expected

    02/02/2016 6:17:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/2/16 | DANIEL STRAUSS and ALEX ISENSTADT
    Campaign instructs aides to argue Bush has greater potential in New Hampshire. The bar was low for Jeb Bush's finish in Monday's Iowa caucus. He failed to clear it anyway. After a blowout defeat that landed him in sixth place with just 2.8 percent of the vote, Bush's campaign is now directing top aides and surrogates to highlight the lack of emphasis the one-time front-runner placed on the state – and to make the case that he has far higher expectations in New Hampshire. "The real race for the nomination begins on February 9th in New Hampshire," the campaign wrote...
  • Jeb Bush Money Juggernaut Blows an Axle

    02/01/2016 3:05:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/16 | MIKE FLYNN
    Jeb Bush, the one-time presumptive Republican nominee, is facing a very real money crunch. His campaign raised only $7 million in the last three months of last year. Fundraising for his once mammouth Right to Rise super PAC has also dried up. Without a big surge in New Hampshire next week, Jeb's campaign will come to an end very soon. According to FEC reports, Jeb Bush's campaign raised just $7 million in the 4th Quarter, the period encompassing October-December. This is less than half the amount raised by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) ($14 million), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ($15 million),...
  • Bush's farewell message to Iowa: Stop Trump

    02/01/2016 2:46:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/1/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Jeb Bush, trailing badly in polls here and itching to get to New Hampshire, used his farewell Iowa campaign event to ask caucus-goers to do what he couldn't: Stop Donald Trump. "You have a chance to define the next stage of this race," Bush told a ballroom full of supporters in an Embassy Suites hotel on Monday afternoon. "I'm counting on you and I trust you." The former Florida governor has essentially conceded Iowa, where polls show him in the low single digits. Bush will not be holding a caucus night party, instead leaving the state this afternoon for New...
  • Jeb Bush to Iowa: Pick Me, Not 'a Big Blowhard'

    02/01/2016 12:33:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/1/16 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    In his last town hall event in Iowa before Monday night's caucuses, Jeb Bush implored a crowd here to not choose "just a big blowhard" as its candidate. In remarks to a packed, sweaty ballroom at an Embassy Suites hotel downtown here, the former Florida governor told a crowd of out-of-state volunteers, foreign press and political junkies that demonstrated competence and experience is a better option than anger and an unspecific uplifting message - shots at front-runners Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. The setting gave Mr. Bush the enthusiasm he has often seemed to lack on the campaign trail. He...
  • WTF? Jeb Bush Is Hiring People To Go To His Events?

    02/01/2016 8:42:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/1/16 | streiff (Diary)
    We've posted earlier in the year on the Bush campaign allowing people into exclusive fundraising events without, you know, giving money. Now we've come to the political equivalent of paid mourners at a miser's funeral. Via Twitter:
  • Jeb Bush collects just $7 million as fundraising drops (Jeb down 50%, Right to Rise down 85%)

    02/01/2016 5:29:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/16 | Matea Gold
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush brought in just $7.12 million for his presidential bid in the last three months of 2015, a little more than half of what his campaign collected the previous quarter. His total for the quarter represents a sharp drop-off from earlier in the year: In his first quarter as a candidate, Bush raised $11.42 million. In his second, he pulled in $13.34 million. The slowdown in contributions comes as the Republican has remained low in the polls in many of the early nominating states, including Iowa, which will hold the first-in-the-nation caucuses on Monday.
  • Vanity: Bush only raised $7.1M in 4th Quarter; Had $7.6M Cash on Hand; $156K in Debts (Flop!)

    01/31/2016 7:43:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    JEB 2016, INC.: DETAILS OF FILING #1047278 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $7,107,370 TOTAL SPENDING: $9,788,641 ENDING CASH: $7,589,858 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $155,989 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 10:37 P.M.
  • Jeb Bush super PAC cash plummets

    01/31/2016 5:27:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/31/16 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Right to Rise raised $85 million less in second half of 2015. The super PAC dedicated to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush-s flagging campaign for the GOP presidential nomination raised $15 million in the second half of the year - a massive drop-off from the $103 million it raised in the first half - according to a report filed Sunday night with the Federal Election Commission. The super PAC, Right to Rise, spent $54 million between the beginning of July and the end of last year, leaving it with $59 million in the bank at the beginning of this year,...
  • Vanity: Right to Rise fundraising collapse in 2nd half of 2015 (Only raised $15.1 Million)

    01/31/2016 4:40:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    RIGHT TO RISE USA: DETAILS OF FILING #1046980 COVERS JULY 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $15,139,189 TOTAL SPENDING: $54,284,643 ENDING CASH: $58,578,054 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 7:19 P.M.
  • Will Jeb Bush win the Republican nomination?

    01/31/2016 2:45:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/16 | Aaron Blake
    This look at Jeb Bush's chances and path to win the Republican presidential nomination is part of a series here on The Fix looking at all the top candidates. Where does he stand in the polls? The former Florida governor began the race as the odds-on Republican front-runner, and the early polling backed that up. He led most every national poll conducted in late 2014 and traded leads with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, among others, early in 2015. Then, the race actually began. Bush launched his campaign in mid-June, and by mid-July began a steady decline. While he topped out...
  • Jeb Bush, in Final Days Before Iowa Caucus, Gives a Hug

    01/30/2016 7:26:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/30/16 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    There was a time when Jeb Bush was considered the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Now down to 2% in the latest Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll, Mr. Bush spent a Saturday afternoon campaign stop lamenting his inability to convince voters of his political arguments.
  • Unbelievable – Ted Cruz Campaign Sends Out Personal “Shaming Letters” To Iowa Voters…

    01/29/2016 10:28:45 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 1,218 replies
    conservativetreehouse ^ | 1/30/2016 | sundance
    The personalized letters target individual Iowa voters and identifies them as having failed to vote in prior elections. They are admonished and then encouraged to vote this year. In addition the letters identify the neighbors of the voter, and provides their voting history. The text reads: "You are receiving this election notice because of low expected voter turnout in your area. Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors' are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors...
  • Jeb Bush to attend fundraiser in Houston Tuesday (instead of campaigning in Iowa, NH)

    01/26/2016 5:23:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/25/16 | Brittney Martin
    Following a weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to return to his former hometown of Houston Tuesday for a fundraiser. A spokesman declined to release details about the event, but it was advertised as a breakfast reception with a steep price of admission: $2,700 per person. -snip- It's unclear if any members of the famous Texas political family will attend Tuesday's fundraiser. His parents both live in Houston.
  • Jeb Bush to attend fundraiser in Houston Tuesday (instead of campaigning in Iowa or NH)

    01/26/2016 4:42:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/26/16 | Brittney Martin
    Following a weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to return to his former hometown of Houston Tuesday for a fundraiser. A spokesman declined to release details about the event, but it was advertised as a breakfast reception with a steep price of admission: $2,700 per person.
  • Lead developer quits bitcoin saying it 'has failed'

    01/15/2016 3:55:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 01/15/2016 | Jemima Kelly
    Bitcoin slid by 10 percent on Friday after one of its lead developers, Mike Hearn, said in a blogpost that he was ending his involvement with the cryptocurrency and selling all of his remaining holdings because it had "failed". Hearn, one of five senior developers who has spent more than five years working on the web-based currency, said he would no longer be taking part in development. "Despite knowing that bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly," Hearn said in his post on blog-publishing platform Medium. Along with Gavin Andresen,...
  • As Iowa Caucuses Near, Jeb Bush Goes to Nevada

    01/25/2016 4:31:50 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/16 | Ashley Parker
    Iowans head to their local caucus precincts a week from Monday - and Jeb Bush on Tuesday is headed to ... Elko, Nev. Yes, that's right, Elko - where fewer than 1,000 people typically show up to caucus. The Bush campaign said the stop was designed to show Nevadans that it was taking their state seriously. -snip- But the move also seems intended to keep expectations low in Iowa, where Mr. Bush is unlikely to fare particularly well.
  • Poll: Jeb At One Percent in Iowa

    01/25/2016 8:04:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/25/16 | MICHAEL WARREN J
    Jeb Bush has the support of just one percent of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa, according to a new poll from CBS News. The poll, released Sunday, found Bush with the same level of support as Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and John Kasich. That puts Bush behind Chris Christie (2 percent), Rand Paul (3 percent), Ben Carson (5 percent), Marco Rubio (13 percent), Ted Cruz (34 percent), and Donald Trump (39 percent). The poor numbers for Bush come nearly a month after Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting the former Florida governor, made a $25 million ad buy in...
  • Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to host Jeb Bush fundraiser (Jeb in FL today, NOT campaigning in IA, NH)

    01/25/2016 6:43:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | 1/25/16 | Michele Dargan
    Former Florida Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush will attend a campaign fundraiser Monday at the Palm Beach home of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and his wife, Kara. The cost, which includes a photo reception and luncheon, is $2,700 per person or $5,400 per couple. Among those on the host committee are: Wilma and Stuart Bernstein, Ann Bresnan, Nancy Brinker, Eric Cantor, Howard Cox, Tom Ferguson, Bill Finneran, Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, Carol and Bob Garvy, Suzanne and Woody Johnson, Gretchen and Howard Leach, Meike and George LeMieux, Muffy and Don Miller, Natalie Pray, the Rosses, and Martha...
  • Microsoft's Surface takes a hit during NFL playoff game

    01/25/2016 3:03:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/24/16 | Steven Musil
    Tablets on New England Patriots' sideline fail, preventing coaches and players from using the devices to review plays. Microsoft's tablet partnership with the National Football League has not always been smooth. After Microsoft struck a reported $400 million deal in 2013 with the NFL to have its Surfaces exclusively on team sidelines for reviewing plays, TV commentators kept referring to them as "iPads." At the time, it was said that networks were constantly reminding their talkers that the Surface looks nothing like an iPad and should therefore be referred to by its actual name. Microsoft suffered another public black eye...
  • Even as Jeb Bush's prospects brighten, he faces calls to quit

    01/22/2016 2:58:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1/22/16 | Adam C Smith
    The most important day in Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is Feb. 9. That's when New Hampshire residents vote and Bush's precarious campaign finally fizzles out or when he resurfaces as a leading candidate after months of teetering on the brink of irrelevance. Even more than Iowa's caucuses in just over a week, the Granite State primary should provide clarity to a contest that has defied prediction and long-held assumptions about presidential politics. "It's the first real inflection point," said Al Cardenas, a top Republican fundraiser and Bush supporter from Miami. "For some people, it's the definitive last stand. For some...
  • The Problem With Jeb Bush's Brain (Mike Murphy)

    01/21/2016 3:30:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/21/16 | Ed Kilgore
    You knew it had to happen soon: Someone at Politico (or actually two someones, Anna Palmer and Eli Stokols) would get on the horn with some of the donors who poured more than $100 million into the Jeb Bush super-pac Right to Rise and would reliably hear and report some high-end bitching. And the object of this unhappiness was equally predictable: Right to Rise chieftain and longtime Republican campaign consultant Mike Murphy, who has burned through about half of the vast RTR war chest even as his candidate went from being the unquestioned front-runner to this feckless and much-ridiculed guy...
  • Bush PAC reserves $10.8 million for ads in seven states with March contests

    01/20/2016 7:33:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 19, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    He may still be down in the polls, but the latest reminder of GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush's financial prowess arrived on Monday. Right to Rise USA, the super PAC backing the former Florida governor's presidential bid, said it has reserved roughly $10.8 million in advertising time in seven states holding primaries or caucuses in March. The group has raised more than $100 million to back Bush's bid and is already spending nearly $18 million on television, radio and Internet advertising in the first four states holding contests.
  • Jeb Bush's candidacy defined by Donald Trump (and liberal WaPo writer is really sad about it)

    01/19/2016 10:07:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/19/16 | James Hohmann
    eb Bush has embraced with gusto his role as the anti-Trump. The once-presumed Republican frontrunner, now often an afterthought, has more aggressively gone after The Donald in New Hampshire than any other candidate. Running on television here is a minute-long ad in which Bush explains that Trump is "a jerk" because he mocks people with disabilities. His stump speech is basically a rebuttal of Trumpism. He opened his 21st visit to the Granite State by decrying "grandiose talk" and then trying to channel some of what Trump has tapped into. Speaking about his two terms as governor of Florida, he...
  • Jeb Bush Finds His Groove in Donald Trump's Shadow

    01/17/2016 11:56:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 1/16/16 | Philip Elliott
    The joyful grinder now talks of giving himself therapy. The question came from the audience, but it might as well have come from inside Jeb Bush's own brain: "Why would you want to be President of a nation that would consider voting for Donald Trump?" The former Florida Governor shook his head on this snowy Saturday morning. Such questions are not uncommon at Bush's campaign events. With less than a month before voters in leadoff Iowa and New Hampshire, they are ones he has been struggling to answer for himself. These days, as he goes from event to event, it...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC crowd funding for Super Bowl ad (Mike Murphy desperation alert)

    01/15/2016 5:39:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/15/16 | STEPHANIE CONDON
    The super PAC Right to Rise has already raised more than $100 million to support former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. Now, however, the group is turning to crowd-funding to generate some more cash and more buzz ahead of the February 7 New Hampshire primary. Specifically, Right to Rise is trying to raise $300,000 from small donors to air an ad in New Hampshire during the Super Bowl. -snip- The MVP donors are promised an invitation to an "exclusive" Super Bowl watch party in New Hampshire and VIP-level attendance at a strategy briefing with Right to Rise CEO Mike...
  • Why I feel bad for Jeb Bush

    01/15/2016 8:14:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/15/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Watching Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, I kept trying to figure out how to grade Jeb Bush's performance. He clearly wasn't winning the debate since he was largely a bystander in the dominant fight between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. But, he also wasn't losing -- he made serious and nuanced points about immigration and foreign policy, and demonstrated deep knowledge on almost every issue. Then, I realized what it was I was feeling about Jeb: I just felt bad for him. Feel bad for a two term governor of a state and the scion of the first family of...
  • Is Jeb Bush destroying more than his campaign? (Must-see crowd photo from Jeb! rally last night)

    01/14/2016 10:46:34 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/14/16 | Aleister
    Will the Bush family legacy be the primary victim of Jeb's campaign? There is another Republican debate tonight and Jeb Bush will participate despite his lagging campaign and poll numbers. The Real Clear Politics average of polls has Bush at 4.7 percent. Jeb's message never caught on despite plenty of media attention and financial backing. It didn't help that he is an establishment candidate or that he's viewed by many as a legacy candidate like Hillary Clinton. Bush has tried to jump start his campaign by attacking Donald Trump numerous times but that has backfired and worked in Trump's favor....
  • How Jeb Bush became afterthought in the GOP race

    01/08/2016 3:15:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/8/16 | Peter Grier
    Jeb Bush is at 3.3 percent in the polls. Ever since summer, he's been on a steady, slow slide. Jeb Bush is fast becoming an afterthought in the GOP race - George Pataki with money. It's possible he can still win the nomination, because almost anything seems possible in The Election Cycle of Trump, 2016. But it's highly unlikely. It would require the Hail Mary pass of the century - a 100-yard strike that splits the uprights, bounces off three defenders, and sticks in a receiver's face mask for the winning score. -snip- once the campaign started, and Bush began...
  • Why Do Republicans Dislike Jeb Bush So Much?

    01/08/2016 2:39:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 100 replies
    Slate ^ | 1/8/16 | Jim Newell
    He's not just losing. He is loathed. It is not difficult to see why Jeb Bush is losing this presidential election. He is the wrong man in the wrong cycle. Republican primary voters are rewarding passionate, fiery, outsider, "anti-establishment" candidates who paint their visions in broad strokes rather than pesky details. Bush is the very picture of a Republican establishment and his donors the very image of donor-class Republicanism. Though he claims not to be "an expert on the ways of Washington," he is vying to be the third consecutive Republican president named Bush. He is a conservative technocrat animated...
  • Stupid People Congratulate North Korea For Their Hydrogen Bomb Test

    North Korea, one of the most dangerous rogue nations in the world, has just recently tested a hydrogen bomb successfully. This is not good news for the entire world. Realizing how foolish people can be, Jimmy Kimmel decided to have some fun by asking passersby in Los Angeles to congratulate North Korea on their H-bomb test.
  • Establishment Presidential Candidates Battle to End Voters’ Flirtation With Outsiders

    01/05/2016 3:35:13 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies ^ | Patrick O’Connor
    With less than a month before voting begins, establishment presidential candidates, thrown off stride by insurgent rivals through much of last year, are urging voters to move toward conventional choices and end their flirtation with the field's novices and outsiders. The efforts reflect the hope on the part of such candidates that the dynamic of the campaign will change now that the calendar has turned to 2016 and real choices are nearly at hand. "Showtime is over," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd Monday at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. He questioned the seriousness of businessman Donald...
  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Jeb Bush.

    12/31/2015 12:07:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/31/15 | Chris Cillizza
    News came this past week that the former Florida governor was canceling $3 million in TV ad buys in the crucial early-voting states of Iowa and South Carolina, a concession to financial and political reality that has been a long time coming. Bush aides may have hoped to bury the news by dropping it during a holiday week when people are paying little attention to politics. And they sought to spin it in the best possible light: The campaign would be sending 50 more staffers into the four states with the first contests to beef up its already strong on-the-ground...
  • Jeb Bush Runs To Government-Funded National Public Radio To Give Out Secret Guacamole Recipe

    12/31/2015 9:02:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/15 | ALEX SWOYER
    As GOP presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is cancelling TV ad time, he used an interview with National Pubic Radio to reveal his wife Columba's guacamole recipe. NPR's report titled, "Finally Revealed: Jeb Bush's Secret Guacamole Recipe," teases the recipe by revealing Bush previously spoke about the guacamole at the Iowa Agriculture Summit and sold "Guaca Bowls" in his campaign shop. "Bush hadn't given up that recipe ... until now," NPR reveals.
  • Writer Cites Temperature at North Pole, Alaska As From THE North Pole (DOH!)

    12/31/2015 6:50:10 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 12/30/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The temperature in the Fairbanks, Alaska suburb of North Pole earlier today was apparently in the low-40s Fahrenheit. It was then that Alexandra Sifferlin at reported the Alaska town's temperature as if it came from the North Pole. The only current evidence of Sifferlin's original grievous error at is a deliberately vague correction at the bottom of her post telling readers that "This article originally misidentified a temperature reading as belonging to the North Pole." Fortunately, ever-alert blogger Patterico excerpted the post as originally written (the link to North Pole, Alaska's conditions at is in the original):