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  • Jeb Bush Emails Foreshadow A Likely Immigration Battle With GOP [Amnesty Candidate!]

    01/23/2015 5:34:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 23, 2015 | PAIGE ST. JOHN
    Jeb Bush Emails Foreshadow A Likely Immigration Battle With GOP By PAIGE ST. JOHN As Florida governor, Jeb Bush repeatedly defended his open views on immigration. Fixing immigration 'should be done without the emotion of hatred and fear,' Jeb Bush wrote. If Jeb Bush seeks Republican presidential nod, immigration may be his most serious issue The onslaught by email began when Florida's Republican governor came out in support of a measure to issue driver's licenses to immigrants without proper papers. "Are you the governor of the people or the governor of the illegals?" an angry resident wrote to Jeb Bush....
  • Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes [Time For Cruz To Declare!]

    01/23/2015 5:21:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes 3 Jan 2015 By Jennifer G. Hickey The 2012 presidential campaign broke nearly ever campaign finance record and the 2016 campaign likely will eclipse those figures, which is one reason why former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is preparing to set off on a 60-event fundraising tour in hopes of reaching a first-quarter fundraising goal of $100 million, reports Bloomberg News. During a series of meetings held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday, those interested in supporting Bush were asked to raise various amounts of money — $50,000, $100,000,...
  • Jeb's government in waiting

    01/09/2015 3:52:10 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/8/2015 | David M. Drucker
    Jeb Bush, more than any other potential Republican presidential candidate, brings to the table a government-in-waiting of executive branch veterans experienced in domestic and national security policy. The Bush family network of political operatives is thousands deep and scattered across Washington and the nation, throughout politics and the private sector. The group was formed over three White House administrations, not to mention Jeb Bush’s two terms as Florida governor, during a period spanning 30 years. The Bush alumni are rich in the critical experience needed to run the federal government day to day. “It’s a multifaceted network,” said a Washington...
  • On gay marriage, Jeb Bush ready to move on

    01/06/2015 3:27:30 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/5/15 | Marc Caputo
    While opponents of same-sex marriage are vowing to fight on, former Gov. Jeb Bush sounds ready to move on as he considers a potential bid for president. “We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law,” Bush said in a statement Monday. “I hope that we can also show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue — including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want...
  • Jeb Bush fundraising apparatus ready for takeoff

    01/06/2015 8:48:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | January 5, 2015 | Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel
    Jeb Bush’s fundraising operation is about to get serious. Allies of the former Florida governor are planning to roll out both a leadership PAC and a super PAC in the coming days in an effort to lock up major donors and give pause to potential rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to several sources.
  • Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce water boy

    01/05/2015 8:35:31 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Allow me to unite America’s Left, Right, and Center in just three words: No, Jeb, No! Former GOP Florida governor Jeb Bush made the obvious official this week when he announced on Facebook and Twitter that he’s “actively exploring” a 2016 White House run. Of course he’s running. That’s what inveterate politicians do. Well, I hate to break it to Jeb, Inc. There’s no popular groundswell for Bush Part III. None, zip, nada. Independents, progressives, and conservatives are all weary of the entrenched bipartisan dynasties that rule Washington and ruin America. Only in the hallowed bubble of D.C. and New...
  • Is the fix in? Has the establishment GOP already chosen the Republican nominee?

    01/04/2015 3:40:06 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Nick Sorrentino
    It is truly amazing is how hostile the leadership of the Republican Party is to the people who actually make up the Republican Party. I can tell you first hand that the establishment GOP types dislike the libertarian/conservative coalition aka The Tea Party at least as much as the Democrats do. Probably more. Why? Because the libertarian/conservative coalition is a real threat to their power. Do you honestly think that the GOP as it is currently constituted wants to reduce the size of government? Not a chance. A d this is why the party has been moving since 2012 to...
  • Whistling Past the Junkyard: The Establishment’s Attempt to Make Jeb Seem Inevitable

    01/04/2015 3:37:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/4/15 | C. Edmund Wright
    For several weeks now, the mainstream Jurassic media has been up to their old psychological warfare tricks, and naturally, the Republican establishment is falling for it hard. They always do, and this includes “the architect,” Karl Rove. This time it’s the media’s attempt to get Jeb Bush the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Articles that fawn over Jeb, either from a formidability standpoint or in the vein that he’s a “reasonable” conservative are everywhere. There has also been a release of meaningless polls touting Jeb’s strength atop the potential Republican field. These have all surfaced from many of the...
  • A Jeb Bush nomination means end of GOP

    01/03/2015 4:56:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 2, 2015 | Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
    Exclusive: Tom Tancredo warns of scenario in which conservatives split their votes. Jeb Bush leads all other Republicans in early polls for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Without question, Bush is the anointed front-runner, and without question, the Republican establishment is ecstatic. The Republican Party should be happy about the prospect of Jeb Bush as its 2016 presidential candidate only if it has a death wish. Bush 41and Bush 43 dug a hole the party could not climb out of, so Bush 45 aims to fill it with the broken promises of the Republican platform: The Party of Lincoln, RIP....
  • Bush won't attend Steve King summit

    12/31/2014 9:05:15 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2014, 05:15 pm | Jonathan Easley
    Likely 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has declined an invitation to speak at a conservative summit in Iowa hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.), a sometimes controversial figure in the GOP. A Bush aide told The Hill that the former Florida governor appreciated the offer to speak at the Iowa Freedom Summit in late January but that he would not be able to attend. The Washington Post first reported on Wednesday that Bush had declined the invitation to the summit, which will feature a host of other potential GOP presidential contenders, including Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.), Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas),...
  • Jeb resigns from all corporate boards; prepping for 2016 run

    01/01/2015 10:36:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/01/2015 | Rick Moran
    With a 10 point lead in the most recent polls, Jeb Bush has apparently decided that 2016 is his year. He has now resigned from all corporate boards, clearing the way for his run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. Washington Post: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, moving closer to a possible presidential run, has resigned all of his corporate and nonprofit board memberships, including with his own education foundation, his office said late Wednesday night. He also resigned as a paid adviser to a for-profit education company that sells online courses to public university students in exchange...
  • Why Jeb Bush Can’t Bypass Conservatives

    12/31/2014 11:48:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2014 | W. James Antle III, Editor, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    Before Jeb Bush announced he was “actively exploring” a presidential bid came news he was just as actively seeking a way to avoid appealing to conservatives. (The Bushies prefer the word “pandering.”) The would-be King Bush III consulted one of the country’s foremost experts on excelling in the Republican Party without being too conservative: Arizona Sen. John McCain. “I just said to him, ‘I think if you look back, despite the far right’s complaints, it is the centrist that wins the nomination,’” McCain told Bush, according to The New York Times. It’s definitely true that the establishment candidate usually wins...
  • Exclusive-Mark Levin: Jeb Bush Must Answer Weither He Stands With Boehner,(Short Title)

    12/31/2014 4:19:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 31, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Nationally syndicated conservative radio host Mark Levin, a former official in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, is calling on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to answer whether he stands with House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Majority Whip Steve Scalise in the wake of a blistering Scalise scandal concerning his longtime ties to a top aide to former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke.
  • Jurassic Media Desperate for Jeb

    12/31/2014 5:09:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/31/14 | C. Edmund Wright
    First it was the Boston Globe. Then came the New York Times. Then Politico and Bloomberg – and now CNN. The Jurassic media is on the march, and their goal is to help the Republicans nominate Jeb Bush in 2016. In order to achieve this goal, they have started to soften the battlefield of ideas with their stockpile of shallow psychological tactics. This is just the same old psy-ops the left always tries. And why not? It almost always works on the Republican establishment in Washington. Inside the GOP-e in DC, reality does not matter -- only polls and media...
  • Jeb Bush, Post-Obama Establishment Republican

    12/31/2014 5:14:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 12/30/14 | Peter Spiliakos
    I think that Rich Lowry is right to notice the ways in which Jeb Bush resembles pre-Obama conservatives (like his brother for instance), but I think it is just important way to think of Jeb Bush as a reaction to Obama’s political success. Specifically, Jeb Bush’s strategy is based on how the Republican lobbyist and donor classes interpreted Obama’s 2012 victory. Basically, the Republican establishment blamed their 2012 defeat on social conservatives and opponents of upfront amnesty for unauthorized immigrants. The Republican establishment asserted that the policy problem with Romney’s failed establishment candidacy was that it did not sufficiently focus...
  • The Overrated Candidate: The Case Against Jeb Bush

    12/29/2014 7:57:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2014 | Larry Thornberry
    The political baggage he carries isn't likely to fly.Politically, Bushes are, like the value of the Ivy League degrees most of them have, vastly overrated. Jeb Bush, who recently, to the surprise of no one, all but announced he would run for president, is no exception. Ever since Jeb established an “I’m Thinking About Running for President Committee” (translation to English: I’m running for president) a week or so back, the conventional wisdom, whooped up by the chatterati and the various great mentioners, is that this latest Bush is a lock for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. They...
  • Jeb Bush, Eyeing Presidency, Quits Firm That's Profited From Obamacare

    12/25/2014 12:21:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 25, 2014 | OSEPH TANFANI
    Jeb Bush, Eyeing Presidency, Quits Firm That's Profited From Obamacare By JOSEPH TANFANI As Jeb Bush weighs running for president, he has begun to unwind some of his financial affairs Jeb Bush quits Tenet Healthcare Corp., which profited from Obamacare, to focus on his political future When Jeb Bush completed two terms as governor of Florida in 2007, he reported his net worth was $1.3 million, about $700,000 less than when he took office. Today, nearly eight years later, he is a wealthy man. He has plunged into business and entrepreneurial ventures involving consulting, the paid lecture circuit and energy...
  • Cokie and Steven Roberts: Jeb, Hillary mirror each other

    12/21/2014 3:54:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | December 21, 2014 | COKIE and STEVEN ROBERTS
    Cokie and Steven Roberts: Jeb, Hillary mirror each other Posted on December 21, 2014 COKIE and STEVEN ROBERTS Syndicated columnists Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton badly need each other. They cancel out each others’ greatest weaknesses and deprive their foes of some of their strongest arguments. Both have similar flaws and are vulnerable to the same charges: that they are too old (Jeb would be 63 on election day 2016; Hillary, 69), too out of practice (Jeb was last elected governor of Florida in 2002; Hillary was last elected senator from New York in 2006), too tied to previous presidents...
  • Jeb Bush Must Explain His Support For Common Core

    12/18/2014 3:39:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Election 2016: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush embraces one-size-fits-all national education standards that would turn schools into re-education camps for the left. His decision could cause trouble with GOP primary voters. As is the tradition these days, Jeb Bush, brother of one former president and son of another, has announced via social media that he is preparing to run for president, setting the stage for another Bush-Clinton contest in 2016 should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton get the Democratic nomination. To be the Republican nominee, Bush must run a gauntlet of primaries where he'll need to persuade Tea Party...
  • Limbaugh: Jeb Bush really running to kill tea party

    12/17/2014 12:40:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    'It's all about us being the No. 1 enemy of these people' PALM BEACH, Florida – With the announcement Tuesday by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that he plans to “actively explore” a run for president in 2016, radio host Rush Limbaugh says the real reason Jeb is seeking the White House is to choke the influence of tea-party conservatives out of the Republican Party. “You want to know why Jeb Bush is thinking about running?” Limbaugh asked on his top-rated program Tuesday. “He’s … being looked at as savior by the big-money donor class and the consultant class –...
  • Pro-Life Former Governor Jeb Bush Looking at Republican Presidential Bid in 2016

    12/16/2014 10:08:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/16/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Jeb Bush, the pro-life former governor of Florida, announced today that he is forming an exploratory committee to examine a potential Republican presidential bid in 2016. Bush is known for signing pro-life legislation and a bill to try to save the life of Terri Schiavo. Bush, the brother of pro-life President George W. Bush, made the announcement on Facebook, saying he and his wife and family had long conversations over Thanksgiving about whether to run for president. “We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong...
  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/16/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is exploring a 2016 presidential bid. The former Florida governor said in a post on Facebook Tuesday that over the Thanksgiving holiday there was a lot of discussion about the future of the nation. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States,” Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said he plans to establish a Leader PAC next month to “help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical...
  • Will The GOP Lose To Hillary In 2016 By Nominating A Loser Like Jeb?

    12/08/2014 8:12:54 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/8/2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s crystal clear that Hillary Clinton has a glass jaw and is poised to be knocked out in 2016. With Barack Obama and his legacy of failure weighing her down, Hillary must cobble together a coalition by recovering the normal Americans who used to help Democrats win while at the same time satisfying the freak show that is the Democrat base. But she'll still be the face of the party of idiots who block you on the freeways, of morons who burn stores, of faceless Obamacare bureaucrats raising premiums, and of Goldman Sachs. Yeah, Wall Street crony capitalists pay hundreds...
  • Chris Matthews: "Mark My Words," Mitt Romney Will Beat Jeb Bush And Be GOP Nominee

    12/06/2014 5:31:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | December 5, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: Apparently back then when Romney was thinking of putting [Chris Christie] on the ticket when he was running, when he was running, he discovered there were some problems, alright? Do you think he might use those problems against him next time? DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: Well, that opposition book is rather thick. If Romney doesn't use it, somebody else will. MATTHEWS: And therefore -- but I keep thinking Romney is going to be the nominee after all this is over. CORN: No. MATTHEWS: Look, I'm pretty good at this. CORN: No. No... He's not going to run....
  • A 2016 ballot without Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush? You heard it here

    11/30/2014 11:38:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2014 | STEVE ROSE
    Charlie Cook, one of the most respected political experts in the country, believes Hillary Clinton has only a 25-30 percent chance of running for president, and in any case he thinks she is either “rusty” or “she has lost her fastball.” He bases that on her disastrous book tour, in which she said some very inappropriate things and also did not sell many books. The author of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report newsletter for almost 30 years also disappointed a local audience when he did not give Jeb Bush much of a chance of gaining the Republican nomination. “Bush has...
  • 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.)...
  • 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.
  • Jeb Bush: My son 'didn't talk to me'

    10/30/2014 7:10:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 10/30/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ |
    Jeb Bush is throwing cold water on his son’s statement that the former Florida governor will more than likely run for the 2016 presidential nomination. In an interview that aired Thursday on MSNBC, Bush — backstage at a campaign event in Colorado on Wednesday for Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez — said that his son’s opinions didn’t necessarily reflect his own. “He’s got an opinion. He didn’t talk to me,” the former Republican governor said, when asked about George P. Bush’s statement last Sunday that it’s a better than 50-50 chance his father will run...
  • Jeb Signals Intention to Make Bid for 2016

    09/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 72 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Melanie Batley
    Allies of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush say his chances of running for president in 2016 are becoming a more likely possibility now than ever before. According to Politico, Bush is laying the groundwork for a bid with private prep work on key international issues and visits to top Senate races across the country to campaign.
  • John McCain Touts Jeb Bush’s 2016 Potential

    09/18/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 18, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) touted former governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) as a potential contender in the 2016 presidential elections while discussing the merits of nominating a governor as opposed to a senator. “I think that governors who are successful obviously have a cachet that is probably helpful to them, particularly, since the Congress is held in low esteem,” McCain tells National Review Online. “I think there will be some who are very competitive, including Jeb Bush if he decides to run.” McCain says he hadn’t decided to back Bush. “I keep hearing that he may be considering a...
  • Forget the White House: Marco Rubio might be lucky just to get reelected

    05/19/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Myra Adams
    So things don’t look so encouraging for Rubio. But he may not be seriously eyeing a White House run anyway: A high-ranking GOP party official who asked that his name be withheld told me on Monday that Jeb Bush’s people have just met with Rubio’s people and a 2016 deal was struck. If Jeb runs for president then Rubio would drop out—and “Jeb is running,” according to my well-placed source. (Alert the media!)… Rubio knows his race will be tough since 2016 is the first time he would face a traditional two-person Senate battle. (His 2010 election was a quirky...
  • Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like Lyndon Johnson as President

    05/15/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won."
  • John Boehner: My Friend Jeb Bush Would Make A 'Great President'

    05/12/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT · by bkopto · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 12, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    House Speaker John Boehner signaled support for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for president during a press conference on Monday. “Jeb Bush is my friend,” Boehner said. "I think he’d make a great president. And I’ve been nudging him for some time.” Boehner made his remarks during a Q&A session with Texas Tribune at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Boehner also asserted that a majority of Republicans were interested in immigration reform, even though some were blocking the issue. “There are some members of my party that just do not want to deal with this,” Boehner said....
  • JOHN BOEHNER: MY FRIEND JEB BUSH WOULD MAKE A 'GREAT PRESIDENT'

    05/12/2014 4:51:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 48 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12 May 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    House Speaker John Boehner signaled support for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for president during a press conference on Monday. “Jeb Bush is my friend,” Boehner said. "I think he’d make a great president. And I’ve been nudging him for some time.” Boehner made his remarks during a Q&A session with Texas Tribune at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Boehner also asserted that a majority of Republicans were interested in immigration reform, even though some were blocking the issue.
  • GOP Wants More Control Over Picking 2016 Nominee

    05/07/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 71 replies
    AP ^ | 5/7/2014 | Phillip Elliot
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee. The RNC was to meet Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, to choose members who will effectively set the calendar for 2016's long list of potential presidential contenders. If the party's chairman, Reince Priebus gets his way, the GOP will pick its nominee more quickly than during past contests and have fewer debates in which candidates could criticize each other. The RNC also was expected to put penalties in place for candidates who don't follow the committee's plans. RNC officials described...
  • Three Reasons Immigration Reform Could Pass in 2014

    05/07/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/7/14 | GERALD F. SEIB
    For the most part, Congress is the place where ideas go to die this year. But here’s one that ain’t dead yet: immigration reform. Are the chances good that something will happen in this midterm election year on the quest to overhaul the nation’s immigration system? No. But they aren’t zero, and conversations with officials from both the executive and legislative branches in recent days suggest the chances may have ticked up a bit. -snip- It’s also true that the approach Mr. Boehner and his House colleagues want to take—considering immigration issues such as border security, guest workers and the...
  • A House immigration bill by August?

    04/27/2014 7:25:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/14 | Julian Hattem
    The House could come up with a bill to overhaul the country’s immigration system by August, according to the House’s No. 4 Republican. “I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.) the Republican conference chairwoman, told The Spokesman-Review last week. An August deadline would resolve the troubled issue months before November’s midterm elections, where the GOP is looking to grow its advantage in the House and pick up enough seats to take over the Senate. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has pushed for a bill and even mocked members...
  • Run Jeb, Run!

    04/10/2014 11:10:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Craig Shirley
    The GOP will never become unified until is decides what it believes. Bush should run if only to force that debate over what Republicans really stand for. Part of the reason Reagan won in 1980 was the field against him was divided. The establishment favored Ambassador Bush or John Connolly or Bob Dole or Howard Baker but Reagan forced the debate and moved the party to the right, where much of it is today. In 2016 the right of center vote will be divided among Paul, Ted Cruz, and others, just as the conservative vote was divided in 2012, allowing...
  • Jeb Bush: Illegal immigration is an ‘act of love’ — it’s ‘not a felony’

    04/07/2014 7:38:41 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 75 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/7/14 | c chumley
    <p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a talked-about candidate for the White House in 2016, gave an interview over the weekend in which he bluntly said illegal immigrants are only trying to better themselves and should not be treated as felons.</p>
  • Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’(love ????)

    04/07/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an "act of love" for their families and should be treated differently than people who illegally cross U.S. borders or overstay visas. The comments came during an event marking the 25th anniversary of the presidency of George H. W. Bush at the library and museum that bears the name of the Bush patriarch. The event was closed to reporters, but moderated by Fox News anchor Shannone Bream and portions of the event were later broadcast on the Fox News Channel....
  • Jeb for prez in 2016? The idea gains steam (Barf Alert)

    04/02/2014 8:52:40 AM PDT · by bkopto · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Apr 1, 2014 | Scott Maxwell
    Support for a Bush candidacy is building far beyond Florida. At a gathering of prominent conservatives in Las Vegas last weekend — where presidential hopefuls kissed the ring of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson — Bush was among those who puckered up. And the donors liked what they saw. "GOP elite hoping to lure Jeb Bush," trumpeted the headline at the top of the Washington Post's Sunday-morning paper. Some see Bush as the party's best hope. Others see weaknesses ripe for exploitation. I think both sides are right. Right now, Florida's 43rd governor towers above most of the other Republicans...
  • Conservative Leaders For Jeb Bush?

    03/31/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/31/14 | George Rasley
    Saturday’s Washington Post gave prominent placement to an article headlined “Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race” that detailed the establishment GOP’s desperate attempt to recruit the former Governor of Florida to run for president. The article by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa claims that “Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.” Rucker and...
  • The inevitable “draft Jeb” campaign shifts into high gear

    03/30/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The chore of determining who is the inevitable candidate for Republicans – at least in the minds of beltway insiders and the media – is clearly becoming more difficult. But the Washington Post takes a swing at the problem this weekend as they delve into the number of big donors who are now courting Jeb Bush to get off the bench and toss his hat in the ring. Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates...
  • GOP donors reportedly working to draft Jeb Bush for 2016 presidential run (NO!!!!)

    03/30/2014 2:01:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2014
    A group of top Republican donors have reportedly begun an intense effort to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. A Washington Post report quotes one major donor as saying that the "vast majority" of the top 100 givers to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney would back Bush in a nomination fight.  The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because conservative leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand...
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Update: A New, Familiar Name at the Top: Jeb Bush Leads the Pack.

    03/20/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Sabato's Crystal Ball: U.Va. Center for Politics ^ | 03/20/2013 | Larry Sabato and Kyle Kondik,
    In our first ranking of the very large and very unsettled 2016 Republican presidential field back in April of last year, we decided to not even include the name of one of the brightest stars in the GOP universe: Jeb Bush. We just didnÂ’t think, at the time, that the former Florida governor and brother and son of presidents was all that interested in running.But during 2013 and into this new year, weÂ’ve gotten the sense, like many others, that things might be changing. So much so that we now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides...
  • Waiting for Jeb [Bush to run in 2016?]

    03/03/2014 5:35:39 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    The 2016 presidential election is Jeb Bush’s now-or-never-moment. As other potential GOP standard-bearers have been hit by scandal or seen their luster fade, many Republicans desperately want the former Florida governor to get in the race. His allies say he is considering it more seriously than ever before. They believe he could be their Goldilocks candidate: Not too conservative, not too centrist; not too dull, not too unpredictable; not too inexperienced, and not too marred by scandal. In fact, just right. But many of his greatest potential advantages could also be liabilities. The Bush name gives him a deep and...
  • Jeb Bush: 2016 decision will come later this year (after Amnesty is passed by the House...)

    01/30/2014 10:00:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said he would defer his decision to run for president in 2016 until later this year. Bush on Wednesday said a major factor would be whether he can do the job “joyfully,” given the pessimistic nature of the country at the moment. “I’m deferring the decision to the right time, which is later this year. And the decision will be based on, can I do it joyfully, because I think we need to have candidates lift our spirits,” he told a local TV station Wednesday. “It’s a pretty pessimistic country right now. And, is...
  • Boehner likes Jeb Bush in 2016

    01/24/2014 8:29:20 AM PST · by maggief · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | january 24, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday night that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be a great president if he ran in 2016. However, the Speaker made clear he is not endorsing anyone more than two years before the election. “Well listen I’m not endorsing anybody, but Jeb Bush is my friend, and I frankly think he would be a great president, I really do,” he said on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Bush was the only potential GOP candidate Boehner mentioned when asked who he liked for president. In the wide-ranging interview, Boehner also touched on last October’s...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come?

    06/30/2013 10:19:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 108 replies
    Time ^ | July 1 2013 | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Jeb Bush, arguing for immigration reform, says immigrants 'more fertile'

    06/14/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT · by klpt · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | June 14th, 2013 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) – Making an argument for overhauling the nation's immigration system Friday to a crowd of conservative activists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush claimed immigrants were "more fertile" and thus a great benefit to American society. His remark appeared to be an inarticulate reference to immigrants' fertility rates, which data show are higher than native-born Americans. "Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity," Bush said at...