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  • Carly Fiorina Says Degree In Medieval History Will Help Her Defeat Isis

    10/05/2015 8:07:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/5/15 | JORDYN PHELPS
    For over three decades, Carly Fiorina's bachelor's degree from Stanford University in medieval history and philosophy has had little real-world application. But as she mounts a presidential bid, the Republican candidate says her degree is finally of use as she considers how she would deal with ISIS as commander-in-chief. "Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy," Fiorina said Sunday night, "because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally." Fiorina was responding to a question from a member of the military at a town hall in Windham, New Hampshire,...
  • Operatives for Jeb Bush ‘Super PAC’ Are Caught in the Act Twice (Digging dirt on Rubio, Kasich)

    10/02/2015 11:08:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/2/15 | Matt Flegenheimer
    As its favored candidate strains to improve languishing poll numbers, the “super PAC” supporting Jeb Bush is keeping busy. The group appears to be targeting two of Mr. Bush’s rivals who have gained a measure of traction with establishment Republicans: Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. The super PAC, Right to Rise, dispatched representatives to Ohio to scour documents related to Mr. Kasich at a public library in Westerville. “Jeb’s oppo team’s in OH now rifling thru my archives,” Mr. Kasich posted on Twitter on Thursday night. -snip- And in Iowa on Thursday, the...
  • Carly Fiorina: It’s time for the U.S. to impose a no-fly zone around American-backed rebels in Syria

    10/01/2015 7:35:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/1/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Breitbart, I realize that every GOP candidate is under pressure right now to contrast themselves with Obama by showing how they’d stand up to Putin. I also realize that Fiorina, fairly or not (i.e. not), bears a special burden in proving how tough she’d be as president to voters who are leery of making a woman commander-in-chief. Politically, this is a fine answer for a Republican primary. We’re going to use the world’s greatest air force to protect our people on the ground over there, and if Putin tries to cross the line, he’ll see what he gets. And...
  • Fiorina's ties to Clinton Foundation closer than disclosed

    09/30/2015 6:18:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 9/30/15 | AARON KLEIN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has repeatedly criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting foreign donations, yet she has a larger relationship with its offshoot, the Clinton Global Initiative, than previously reported. The former Hewlett Packard CEO has addressed reports she spoke at Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI, events on two occasions. However, WND has found that Fiorina currently serves on the boards of two nonprofits that have partnered with CGI. One of the nonprofit organizations, the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was launched at a CGI event June 14, 2013, and that same year also pledged a two-year, $3.7...
  • Romney ticks off viable GOP candidates; excludes Trump, doesn’t mention Carson

    09/30/2015 11:06:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney listed a half-dozen Republican candidates he said could qualify as mainstream conservatives his party could live with in a general election — and said he didn’t think Donald J. Trump was one of those. Mr. Romney, a two-time candidate who was the party’s standard-bearer in 2012, ticked off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and businesswoman Carly Fiorina as viable options. -snip- Mr. Romney did not mention retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who along with Mr....
  • Trump Widens Lead In North Carolina – RNC Changes Rules To Benefit Jeb Bush – Battles Continue…

    09/29/2015 11:48:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-29-2015 | Sundance
    Posted on September 29, 2015 by sundance update-1Full Poll Data and Pdf below – North Carolina has recently been a focal point due to the GOPe (republican establishment) maneuvering the primary date/rules to support Jeb Bush. The GOPe road map is in a state of severe flux due to Donald Trump. Previous information on the RNC and Rule Changes – HERE PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. […] Trump’s 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing from mid-August. His...
  • Bush donors not panicked

    09/29/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | Ben White
    BUSH DONORS PANICKED? — Not according to several M.M. talked to this week. Would they like poll numbers higher? Sure. But there are still several months to go before any votes are cast. Said one: “Team Bush is not panicked. Trump tried to channel Jeb today on taxes, but he can't get into the weeds. Rubio is expanding the map but has no staff. Cruz is … .well, still Mr. Congealiality. Bottom line, Jeb is the only grownup with money, a message and organization. Time is, as the Stones say, on his side. … Jeb's fundraising prowess is such a...
  • RNC vice chairman: McConnell must resign

    09/28/2015 1:37:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Not gonna happen. I think. “McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting…“Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Mr. Villere said in an interview with The Washington Times. “I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”“Mr. McConnell could have suspended consideration of confirmations for all presidential appointees, except for those who are essential to national security, until the president rescinded his unconstitutional executive action on amnesty,”...
  • Jeb Bush's lackluster campaign sparks GOP grumblings: 'If you want to lose the general election,

    09/28/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/28/15 | Jeva Lange
    Jeb Bush's lackluster campaign sparks GOP grumblings: 'If you want to lose the general election, nominate Jeb'. Jeb Bush could be the letdown of the Republican primary if he doesn't resuscitate his campaign posthaste. Sunday saw the former Florida governor slide to fifth place in the race behind Trump, Carson, Rubio, and Fiorina, with only 7 percent in a national NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. His numbers are similarly unexciting in Iowa and New Hampshire, both of which have early February contests. "What I hear everywhere when you say Jeb's name is, 'If you want to lose the general election, nominate...
  • In Iowa, lines blurred between Fiorina campaign and super PAC (Illegal coordination?)

    09/26/2015 7:34:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/25/15 | Betsy Klein and Athena Jones
    An enthusiastic crowd of 625 arrived in Davenport, Iowa, Friday morning to see Carly Fiorina. But her campaign has no record of them. Instead, volunteers and staff with the super PAC Carly for America handed out stickers and signed up the attendees to receive more information. This is how Fiorina, who has rocketed to the top tier in national polls since last week's CNN debate, is organizing in Iowa. "I would say most of the organizing work is done on Carly for America," campaign state director Christopher Rants told CNN on Wednesday. On the campaign side, he said, "Our focus...
  • Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad

    09/26/2015 1:58:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Steven Rattner
    HER silver tongue honed by decades in corporate marketing, Carly Fiorina has used two debates, and a steely determination on the campaign trail, to climb near the top of the polls for the Republican nomination. But Americans should pause on her biggest professional credential for our highest office: a short, disastrous stint atop one of America’s iconic technology companies, Hewlett-Packard. The clearest measure of her performance — and the report card preferred by Wall Street — is H.P.’s stock price, which dropped by 52 percent during her tenure of almost six years. Yes, Mrs. Fiorina served during the worst fall...
  • The ads that tore Fiorina down in 2010 — and might do it again

    09/26/2015 2:17:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/26/15 | Jane C. Timm
    In late 2010, polls showed Carly Fiorina within a point or two of beating California’s Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer. The Republican candidate was impressing on the trail and gaining traction with voters, much like she is now as a Republican presidential contender. And then the attack ads began. “Thirty thousand Californians lost their jobs,” the narrator of an ad released in mid-September said of Fiorina’s legacy as CEO of the Silicon Valley tech giant Hewlett Packard. “Fiorina tripled her salary, bought a million dollar yacht, and five corporate jets.” Her poll numbers dipped — and they never quite recovered....
  • Bush: 'I’m going to win South Carolina, take it to the bank'

    09/25/2015 8:29:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/15 | Mark Hensch
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) pledged in South Carolina Thursday evening that he will earn victory in the South’s first presidential primary next year. “I’m going to win South Carolina, take it to the bank,” Bush told reporters, according to The Charleston Post and Courier. His boast came before a speech addressing the East Cooper Republican Women’s group in Mount Pleasant. Bush is making the Palmetto State a key focus of his 2016 Oval Office bid as he struggles for traction in the first voting states. He ranks sixth out of 15 candidates in Iowa with 5.3 percent and fifth...
  • Jeb Bush Black 'Free Stuff' Comment Invokes Anger From African-Americans, Others

    09/25/2015 8:05:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Designated Loser ^ | 9/25/15 | Abigail Abrams
    Some people were not happy after presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a group in South Carolina Thursday night that Republicans can win more African-American voters with a message of positivity than with one that promises “free stuff.” The remarks, reported first by the Washington Post, echoed those by Mitt Romney in 2012 that sparked criticism at the time. Bush’s campaign event Thursday drew a largely white audience, according to the New York Times, and his comments came in response to a question about how he would appeal to African-American voters. The phrase “free stuff” was trending on Twitter Friday morning...
  • Why Jeb Bush’s ‘free stuff’ argument about black voters is so off-the-mark

    09/25/2015 8:01:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/15 | Philip Bump
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made a weird comment during a town hall meeting in South Carolina on Thursday night. Responding to a question about how the Republican Party could win black votes, Bush said that "[o]ur messages is one of hope and aspiration. It isn't one of division and get in line and we'll take care of you with free stuff." The comment was odd in part because it echoed remarks made by Mitt Romney in 2012 that prompted a strong backlash from voters. It's similar to Romney's famous "47 percent" remarks, but also, as our Sean Sullivan notes,...
  • Carly Fiorina’s bogus ‘secretary to CEO’ career trajectory (Fact Checker biography)

    09/25/2015 4:40:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/15 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Editor’s Note: Every candidate running for president likes to highlight certain aspects of his or her biography. This is an occasional series taking a deeper look at 2016 candidates’ claims about their personal, professional or political record. We welcome suggestions for future fact checks, which we ultimately will compile as a collection. See our complete Scott Walker biography collection here. *** “I started as a secretary, typing and filing for a nine-person real estate firm. It’s only in this country that you can go from being a secretary to chief executive of the largest tech company in the world, and...
  • How Carly Fiorina Screwed Her Campaign Staff—and Paid Herself First

    09/25/2015 4:44:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/25/15 | Patricia Murphy
    When Fiorina lost her Senate bid in 2010, she had lots of bills left to pay. So she did what any multimillionaire who loaned her campaign cash would do: She paid herself first. After Carly Fiorina’s unsuccessful 2010 run for Senate in California, it took her more than four years to fully pay staff and vendors for their work on her campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. But a review of Federal Election Commission records by The Daily Beast shows that Fiorina first paid herself back for more than $1.25 million in personal loans she made to the campaign,...
  • Fiorina-Backed Website Touted Planned Parenthood

    09/24/2015 6:55:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Carly Fiorina has taken a hard line against Planned Parenthood as a Republican presidential candidate, but in 2005 she invested in a health care website similar to WebMD that touted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood. The Revolution Health Group website assured users abortion is safe and directed them to pro-choice groups including Planned Parenthood for more information, but did not link to any pro-life groups or offer a pro-choice perspective. Fiorina joined RHG as an investor and board member when it was founded in 2005. Her campaign did not respond to requests for comment regarding her knowledge...
  • Carly Fiorina downplays her insider credentials on the trail

    09/24/2015 4:29:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/24/15 | Theodore Schleifer
    In Carly Fiorina's telling, the only times she's been in Washington have been when she's fighting it. Standing in a jam-packed open-air smoke shed here outside Columbia on Wednesday, the surging Republican presidential candidate once again blasted the "professional political class" and the lawyers, lobbyists and special interests that cater to it. Her stump speech highlights her private sector career -- starting as a secretary and ending up as the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard -- that voters here rave makes her an appealing candidate in this season of outsiders. But what Fiorina rarely mentions are her ties to that same...
  • Fiorina opposition research report

    09/24/2015 4:06:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/1/10 | Gragert Jones
    Here is the 218-page opposition research report on Carly Fiorina compiled by political research firm Gragert Jones for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in April 2010.
  • Why I Support Donald Trump’s Campaign – And It’s Probably Not What You Think…

    09/21/2015 11:00:16 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 79 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | July 13, 2015 | Sundance
    This election is not just about our favorite candidate, it is also about strategy. Not because we want it that way but because the GOP has made it that way. If they were not throwing everything they got at Trump they would be throwing it at Ted Cruz or Carson or whatever other candidate stands between the nomination and Bush. They Rep. Senators started a new non-profit named Our New America so they could receive donations anonymously to be used to fight conservatives. On this basis I refer you to the Conservative Tree House article, which will further explain...
  • Fiorina Urges Republicans to Face Reality on Iran Deal

    09/21/2015 6:13:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9/17/15 | Philip Elliot
    GOP hopeful says there is little Congress can do to improve the nuclear pact MORE Hillary Clinton Grows Lead Over Bernie Sanders, Poll Finds Ben Carson’s Campaign Defends Muslim President Remarks What the First Muslim Congressman Had to Say About Ben Carson’s Comments on Islam Nazi-Inspired Party Gains on Island Hit by Refugee Influx NBC News Pastor Hailed After Gunman Opens Fire in Selma Church NBC News Pope Meets Fidel Castro After Largest Papal Mass Ever NBC News White House hopeful Carly Fiorina said Monday it’s time to be realistic about the pending deal with Iran over its nuclear ambitions:...
  • Under Carly Fiorina, Hp Sold Millions Of Dollars Of Products To Iran

    09/21/2015 4:41:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/16/15 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Carly Fiorina, a Republican candidate president and the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, presents herself on the campaign trail as a hawk on Iran. She’s promising to take a hardline on the regime in Tehran. However, during her time as the chief executive of HP, she “sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products to Iran through a foreign subsidiary, despite strict U.S. export sanctions,” Bloomberg reports. While running the show at HP, Fiorina thwarted sanctions by dealing with Iran through European and Middle Eastern companies, allowing for the tech company to dominate the market in Tehran. By 2007, HP-made...
  • New GOP rules designed to aid Bush are aiding Trump

    09/20/2015 9:43:07 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2015 | Ed Straker
    After the last presidential nomination cycle, where Mitt Romney had to struggle a bit to get the nomination, GOP leaders decided to make it easier for one of their own to get the nomination. (snip) Therefore, GOP insiders thought that increasing the number of states who award delegates based on "winner take all" – where the largest vote-getter, even if only a plurality, gets all the delegates – would aid an establishment GOP candidate, especially in a fractured primary such as this one. They also condensed the primary calendar, so an insurgent candidate won't have as much time and opportunity...
  • Fiorina Open Mic Gaffe On Boxer's Hairstyle: 'So Yesterday!' (Fio-RINO Flashback)

    09/20/2015 7:27:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Whoops! New Senate nominee Carly Fiorina (R-CA) was caught in an unfortunate open mic incident today, mocking her rival Sen. Barbara Boxer's hair, complaining about Fox's Sean Hannity and even talking about cheeseburgers she wished she'd eaten the night before. Fiorina, who won a 3-way primary last night, was preparing for an interview with CNN affiliate KXTV this morning and chatting with her aides. In a several-minute chat with the camera rolling that CNN posted online, Fiorina mocks Boxer's hairdo. Laughing, Fiorina tells her staff that someone had seen Boxer on television and "said what everyone says, 'God what is...
  • Jeb Bush Says President Obama Is ‘an American’ and ‘a Christian’

    09/20/2015 7:18:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/18/15 | Alan Rappaport
    Jeb Bush made it clear on Friday night that, unlike Donald J. Trump, he would not give credence to conspiracy theories about President Obama’s religion or nationality. Speaking at a conference for Republican activists and donors on Mackinac Island off the coast of Michigan, Mr. Bush made a point to say that his issue with Mr. Obama is one of policy. “Barack Obama is a talented man,” Mr. Bush said during a 20-minute speech at the Grand Hotel. “And, by the way, he is an American, he is a Christian.”
  • Is Jeb Bush's campaign losing steam?

    09/18/2015 7:59:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 78 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/18/15 | Patrick Torphy
    Twenty-four hours after his debate performance in front of an audience of 23 million Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush appeared in front of a more humbling number: about 100. As the Washington Post’s David Weigal and Ed O’Keefe reported, Mr. Bush’s first post-debate rally took place in a half-full Las Vegas rec center room.
  • Carly Fiorina ignored sanctions, sold computers to Iran as CEO of HP

    09/18/2015 5:56:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/17/15 | Robert Sobel
    Carly Fiorina left the Republican debate Wednesday night with her head held high. Rapid reaction resulted in high praise for the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, but not all the news was positive. During one portion of the debate, Fiorina and Republican front runner Donald Trump spared over their business records. Trump hit Fiorina hard, citing a recent editorial by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, of the Yale School of Management , who referred to her as one of the worst CEOs in recent memory. While how bad Fiorina was as CEO of HP is up for debate, a recent report by Bloomberg points...
  • GTrump At 1988 GOP Convention

    09/17/2015 3:04:09 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 26, 2015 | YouTube
    In 1988 Donald Trump was interviewed by CNN's Larry King and NBC's Chris Wallace (Now FNC), at the Republican National Convention. Trump was introduced on NBC as being a "conservative," and had a very interesting interview where he praised George H. W. Bush, saying that he would make a great President. On NBC, it was revealed by Tom Brokaw that Trump had prospered greatly from the Reagan years, which explains why Trump is such a fan of fiscal conservatism. It was Reaganomics that helped Trump find the American Dream. While Trump identified as a conservative back in 1988, he tried...
  • Is Jeb tough enough to survive Trump?

    09/16/2015 5:59:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/16/15 | ALEX ISENSTADT and GLENN THRUSH
    Bush’s top fundraisers fear another lousy debate performance will precipitate an exodus of the big money. Nobody is more nervous about this week's debate than Jeb Bush’s top fundraisers -- and no audience will have more to say about his future viability as a candidate. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson knew it. He recognized the group assembled at his Rockefeller Center office in Manhattan last Wednesday was in need of some reassurance after Bush’s unimpressive performance in last month’s GOP debate, so Bush’s national finance chairman, recalled one attendee, gave a personal pledge: Jeb would be “well prepared” for...
  • Jeb Bush Huddles In Secret For Off Record Meeting With Fox News, CNN, Other Media Ahead Of Debate

    09/16/2015 5:37:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush huddled in secret with a handful of reporters as he’s slipping in the polls ahead of the next debate here on Wednesday evening, Breitbart News has learned. Bush met in private for an off-the-record meeting on Tuesday with RealClearPolitics’ Rebecca Berg, the Washington Examiner’s Byron York, Fox News’ John Roberts and CNN’s S.E. Cupp. A Republican political insider told Breitbart News: Two reporters complained to me today that their editors and producers forced them to attend an off the record pre-debate meeting with Jeb Bush, who is in single digits in all national and state...
  • Is the Republican Party looking a gift horse in the mouth?

    09/15/2015 6:52:38 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 46 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | September 15, 2015 | Corky Boyd
    The Republican Party is facing a crisis. It has a candidate who is likely to win the nomination and could very well win the Presidential election. Yet they are doing their very best to see a repeat of the past two presidential cycles – nominating uninspiring candidates who have no chance of winning. The RNC would rather have a Democratic president, rather than support a reformer who would change the corrupt political structure of Washington. And they ignore the will of the people who are desperate to see that change happen.... Donald Trump has caught the imagination of not only...
  • Ben Carson: Give Illegals Six Months to Register as Guest Workers (and Citizenship later...)

    09/15/2015 7:16:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/15 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that his immigration plan would include giving illegal immigrants six months to register as guest workers. “Those who are here, you know, we have to recognize that we can't just round them up, but we can give them an opportunity to register. I would give them a six-month period, and if they register and they have a pristine record, they haven't been causing problems, I would give them an opportunity to become guest workers, not citizens, not voting people, not people who get goodies,” said Carson. “And I...
  • How Jeb Comes Up Trumps

    09/14/2015 7:51:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/14/15 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    Bush is like the father of the bride faced with a drunken party crasher. Donald Trump is “emasculating” Jeb Bush. So says Steve Schmidt. It’s a harsh assessment, which the former George W. Bush operative who went on to run John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid delivered during a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”: “Look, Jeb Bush was a very successful governor, he’s a thoughtful man, he was a good, conservative governor,” said Mr. Schmidt. “But every day, Donald Trump is emasculating Jeb Bush, and Republican primary voters are not going to default to the establishment candidate who is being...
  • Amid Financial Woes, Jeb Bush Campaign Hinges on Second GOP Debate

    09/14/2015 1:10:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 9/14/15 | Andre F. Puglie
    Jeb Bush's presidential bid is coming through a rough spot, and a drop in campaign donations is forcing the former Florida governor to make some of his campaign trips on commercial planes. The less than glamorous travel arrangements are due to an unexpected drop in fundraising during August, the Washington Post reported, and may require a bit of adjustment for a candidate who spent most of the year traveling on private jets to campaign events.
  • Summer of Stone: "Trump Is Running Against 15 Pygmies & A Brain Surgeon"

    09/14/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2015 | Roger Stone
    "The ruling class is pissing in their pants here... (Trump) is a challenge to the two-party duapoly that is running the government...." "There are all different types of Republicans...Trump appeals to a specify type of Populist conservative within the Republican party ranks. They are the same people Reagan appealed to. Trump is the candidate of Main Street, he is not the candidate of Wall Street." Politics, style and controversy. Visit
  • Slipping far back in polls, can Jeb Bush bounce back in the next debate?

    09/13/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    In recent days, Jeb Bush has spent time in his comfort zones: Kennebunkport, Maine. New Hampshire. And Miami. A four-day Labor Day break at his family compound was followed by a quick stop in North Carolina to unveil his tax reform plan before two days of campaigning in the Granite State — a state he needs to win and where he always seems to campaign with more ease. He attended a raucous rally in Miami on Saturday to open a new campaign field office — just miles from his national headquarters — to help him win Florida's Republican primary in...
  • Jeb Bush unbuttons shirt to reveal political heroes

    09/13/2015 12:38:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/15 | Eric Bradner
    <p>Jeb Bush took a turn Saturday playing the Republican version of Superman.</p> <p>During a campaign office opening in Miami, Bush opened his white button-down shirt to reveal an emblem that's iconic -- at least to conservatives: The Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush 1984 campaign logo.</p>
  • Ben Carson calls for guest-worker status for immigrants

    09/13/2015 9:51:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    AP Fresno Business Journal ^ | 8/8/15 | JANIE HAR
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?" The retired neurosurgeon spoke before The Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday in a 75-minute event in which he took questions from the audience on topics ranging from abortion to immigration, taxation to race relations. Carson's longshot candidacy is buoyed by humor and a self-deprecating demeanor that some would-be voters say they...
  • Ben Carson supports citizenship for illegal aliens

    09/13/2015 9:26:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/5/15 | Ed Straker
    Ben Carson supports citizenship for illegal aliens. He didn't call for this in 2004, or 2008 or 2012 or late last year. He called for it just this past June. On Wednesday, Dr. Ben Carson said America’s borders must be sealed to protect against terrorism and told a prominent group of Latino elected officials that he also supports giving illegal immigrants a path to legalization and eventual citizenship. Regarding the country’s illegal immigrants, Carson said, “many of them have never known any other country … so where are you going to send them?” That's rather odd. I thought immigration was...

    09/13/2015 9:30:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Latina ^ | 9/9/15 | RAQUEL REICHARD
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson isn’t persuaded by rival Donald Trump’s immigration plans. On Tuesday, the neurosurgeon-turned-politico told the Commonwealth Club of California that Trump’s proposal to deport all undocumented immigrants is "impractical." "People who say that have no idea what that would entail," he said during the 75-minute event. "Where you going to send them?" Another question: How would the U.S.' economy survive such a mass deportation. According to a study from the American Action Forum, deporting 11 million people would take nearly 20 years and cost the government anywhere between $400 billion and $600 billion. Overall, the Real...
  • Winner-take-all Florida primary could hurt Jeb Bush

    09/13/2015 5:19:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/15 | Adam C Smith
    In late 2014, GOP leaders in Florida were pretty certain of a couple of things: Marco Rubio would never run for president if his mentor, Jeb Bush, did; and if either ran, he would be a lock to win Florida's Republican presidential primary. That's why, after Bush signaled he was likely to run, Republican legislative leaders set the 2016 Florida primary for March 15 — and made the primary winner-take-all, rather than a primary in which several candidates could divide the state's 100 or so delegates proportionally. It was a gift to Bush, to ensure he could count on winning...
  • Jeb Bush Talks about the Second Amendment with Stephen Colbert

    09/10/2015 10:40:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/9/15 | JIM GERAGHTY
    If you’re underwhelmed by Jeb Bush, don’t think he’s conservative enough, think he’s uninspiring, etcetera . . . I’m not so sure his appearance on Stephen Colbert’s debut as host of The Late Show last night did much to reassure you. Colbert asked a question from a viewer that basically contended that gun control is wildly popular, and only “a well-organized minority has stymied all progress, and weekly we see the deadly consequences.” Bush touted that Florida has a 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases. “We have simple checks to make sure that people that are criminals are not accessing...
  • How Jeb Bush can turn around his campaign

    09/08/2015 8:48:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/8/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    If not for Hillary Clinton’s and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s atrocious summer, Jeb Bush’s declining fortunes may have gotten more attention. In national and Iowa polling, Bush is generally 20 points or more behind Donald Trump and about even with less well-financed and less well-known competitors. Bush’s team seems to be comforted by “fundamentals.” That is campaign-speak for: The best financed and steadier establishment candidate usually wins. But we have not seen Donald Trump or a 17-person field before, so it is hard for his supporters to take comfort in vague assurances “everything is okay” or “it always works out”...
  • Bush’s first TV ad focuses on record as governor, takes dig at ‘self-promoters’

    09/08/2015 6:02:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/15 | Serafin Gómez
    The Jeb Bush campaign's first TV ad, set to air starting Wednesday, will highlight his record as Florida governor while taking what appears to be a veiled shot at Donald Trump. The ad, viewed by Fox News, goes out Wednesday in New Hampshire markets. It is a relatively small $500,000 buy.
  • Jeb Bush is one of the only Republican candidates who does not own a gun

    09/08/2015 5:52:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/8/15 | Raf Sanchez
    Jeb Bush's pro-gun conservative credentials took a blow on Tuesday as a Telegraph survey showed he is one of the only Republican presidential candidates who does not own a gun. Of the 17 Republican hopefuls vying to lead their party into next year's election only Mr Bush and two other candidates do not have their own firearms. Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, does not own a gun while Carly Fiorina, a former business executive and the only woman in the race, has six guns in her house but they belong to her husband.
  • RNC launching candidate videos to unify 2016 field

    09/08/2015 4:24:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/7/15 | Al Weaver
    The Republican National Committee is set to announce Tuesday a new digital short series featuring interviews with Republican presidential candidates in a new push for party unity. The interviews, which are about eight minutes in length each, currently feature nine members of the field: Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, George Pataki, Rick Perry, Jim Gilmore, and Mark Everson. During the sit down discussions, the candidates are asked a set of standard questions aimed at helping voters decide the nominee, including why they are running in 2016 and the high-priority items on their...
  • Trump surge forces Jeb Bush to switch from optimist with 'joy' to one with bite

    09/08/2015 5:48:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    AP US News and World Report ^ | 9/8/15 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Jeb Bush wanted to run for president as a joyful front-runner, above the fray of the pack. Instead, he heads into the fall campaign as a fighter with a foil: Donald Trump. There's a new urgency in Bush's tone as a candidate. It's moved from frustration and annoyance with Trump's constant needling to a willingness to confront the brash billionaire and call him out for his antics. And though he still relies on the policy-driven arguments that suit his wonkish style, the son and brother of former presidents is also acknowledging what's powered Trump's rise: outrage with the political class...
  • The Truth About the 2016 Race

    09/07/2015 2:22:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/15 | Larry J. Sabato , Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley Read more:
    The rise of Donald Trump might represent some massive sea change in American politics—but it’s far more likely he will fade long before the primary season does. Thanks to Trump, August was a blockbuster month for the political press, but most of what is happening now won’t decide who is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017 -snip- #7. Trump is still unlikely to be the nominee. We’re not disputing that Donald Trump is the clear polling frontrunner on the GOP side, or that he has struck a chord with millions of voters unimpressed with politicians that “talk rather than do.”...
  • Story Told By Father Of Drowned Toddler Aylan Kurdi Is Full Of Holes (Pam Geller)

    09/07/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 66 replies
    Atlas Shrugs - Pamela Geller ^ | September 6, 2015 | Pam Geller
    “Abdullah Kurdi’s story is made-up. But his lies are now being used and rewarded by the media in full blown propaganda, while pressuring policies to force Europe to take in more economic migrants who have never experienced a war zone. The dead toddler pornography is a dream-come true PR campaign serving ISIS and their overwhelming Muslim supporters.” Yes. This fake story is being used to justify the Islamic “refugee” invasion of Europe. Here is a superb piece about the many inconsistencies in the father’s story: “Family of drowned toddler Aylan Kurdi had been given FREE housing in Turkey, while father’s...