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  • Florida Catholic bishop: It is religion, including our own, that targets LGBT people

    06/13/2016 3:23:48 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/13/16 | Robert Lynch
    Second, sadly it is religion, including our own, that targets, mostly verbally, and often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence. *** Even before I knew who perpetrated the mass murders at Pulse, I knew that somewhere in the story there would be a search for religion as motivation. While deranged people do senseless things, all of us observe and judge and act from some kind of religious background. Singling out people for victimization because of their religion,...
  • What Terri Schiavo Still Can Teach Us

    03/31/2016 5:27:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bobby Schindler
    Terri Schiavo. Her name my sisters name is seared into the national memory as a face of the right-to-life movement, but its now been more than a decade since her death. Many are now too young to remember her witness, or they have forgotten. At the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home alone with Michael Schiavo, who subsequently became her guardian. After a short period of time, Michael lost interest in caring for his brain-injured but otherwise young and healthy wife. Terri was cognitively disabled, but she was not dying, and she did...
  • I Will Never Forget the Look of Horror on My Sister Terri Schiavos Face the Day She Died

    03/30/2016 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 161 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bobby Schindler
    WARNING: This article from Terri Schiavos brother Bobby Schindler contains a graphic image, below, that may be unsettling for readers. On March 18, 2005, my sister, Terri Schiavo, began her thirteen day agonizing death after the feeding tube supplying her food and water was removed. Terri was cognitively disabled and had difficulty swallowing and therefore needed a feeding tube. Terri was not on any life support, nor was she sick or dying. Nonetheless, she received her death sentence ordered by Circuit Court Judge, George W. Greer of Pinellas County Florida. Greers order to remove Terris feeding tube was...
  • Jeb: It’s “not important to me” whether there’s a vote on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee

    02/14/2016 6:48:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 14, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We began discussing this last night when the tragic news broke about the death of Justice Scalia, and as predicted the question has caught fire already. The President already said he will be nominating someone, but will the Senate take up the question while he is still in office? We have the answer from several presidential candidates already and one of them is Jeb Bush. It's really not that important to him. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) JEB BUSH: I think President Obama is going to submit a nominee and in all likelihood this person will be out of the mainstream and he'll be...
  • Is Jeb Bush's Campaign Dying, or Just Getting Ready to Begin?

    02/08/2016 5:07:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Vice News ^ | 2/8/16 | John Surico
    It's 11 AM on Saturday morning in Bedford, New Hampshire, and Jeb Bush's staff has a problem: A police officer is saying that that McKelvie Intermediate School has reached its maximum occupancy. Hundreds of people-many wearing Bush '88 hats and W pins, the merch of a dynasty-have squeezed into the school's auditorium to see the latest Bush to seek the presidency speak. Other supporters are stuck outside, cheering the former Florida governor's "Safer, Stronger, Freer America" bus as it rolled in. While Bush takes selfies with the stragglers, Tom Ridge appears onstage inside. -snip- These aren't great times to be...
  • Bush aims to just survive New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 5:15:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    His campaign is in overdrive. The family cavalry is en route. It may not be enough. The pundits think he's nearing the end. His donors are itching to jump ship. But Jeb Bush thinks he's about to take the first step toward an unlikely comeback. "You don't have to listen to the pundits," Bush told voters here. "In fact, you'll figure it out for the pundits." The Bush campaign enters its last day before New Hampshire votes with the single aim of delivering a top-five performance that justifies pushing south, where they say they believe a better organization and a...
  • Sneak Peek: All-Access “Jeb Can Fix It” Bus Tour | Jeb Bush

    02/02/2016 12:14:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 6, 2015 | Jeb Bush
    My life changed forever when I was a young man on an exchange program in León Guanajuato, Mexico. Across a plaza, I saw a girl. For me, it was love at first sight. From the moment I got to know her, I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. In the years ahead, whether I was changing baby diapers in Caracas, Venezuela, building a business in Miami or leading a state in Tallahassee, Columba has been with me, my best friend in all of life’s challenges and joys. Together, we have built a family...
  • 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...
  • Terri Schiavo appears in Jeb Bush ad, and her husband calls Jeb 'disgusting'

    01/26/2016 10:07:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1/26/16 | Adam C Smith
    The Right to Rise super PAC helping Jeb Bush is airing an ad in South Carolina that features a photo of Terri Schiavo, the brain dead Pinellas County woman, who died 10 years ago despite Bush's efforts to halt the removal of her feeding tubes. The ad features a picture of Mrs. Schiavo as well as an image of what appears to be someone at the vigil outside her hospice holding a Jeb! campaign sign. Says the narrator: "He's a man of deep faith who fought time and again for the right to life."
  • Bush: Trump would 'get crushed' by Hillary

    01/03/2016 7:25:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/16 | Tim Devaney
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump would "get crushed" by Hillary Clinton, fellow Republican Jeb Bush said Sunday. "Donald Trump, I don't believe, is going to be the party's nominee," Bush told "Fox News Sunday." "And if he is, he's going to get crushed by Hillary Clinton. I wanted to point that out."
  • In Florida, Bush Keeps Up Attacks on 'Bully' Donald Trump

    12/28/2015 7:50:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 28, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush continued on Monday to attack Donald Trump as a "bully" who has thrived by exploiting the country's divisions, telling reporters in his home state that "people are latching onto him because life's not good right now." "Donald Trump divides us in all of our disparate parts," said the former Florida governor. "He insults people, and he garners the attention. The press eats it up." "I'm the only candidate that has gone after him because everybody else seems to be intimidated by the bully. I'm not," he added.
  • Jeb has a long way to go, but there's still time

    12/26/2015 2:19:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 12/26/15 | Joe Henderson
    Jeb! Bush spent about n hour recently with the editorial board of The Tampa Tribune, responding in depth to questions about a wide range of policies he would push if he is elected president of the United States. He showed a clear command of the things he would face as commander in chief, speaking confidently and sounding much like a candidate who expects to sit in the Oval Office a little more than a year from now. He even said at one point, “I want a guy (in office) who understands the issues.” That was a clear slap at Donald...
  • Jeb Bush burns through campaign cash, slides in polls

    12/25/2015 4:22:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/24/15 | S.A. Miller
    After starting 2015 as the presumptive front-runner with a huge bankroll, Jeb Bush has to be ending the year wondering what went wrong with his presidential campaign, what happened to his Republican Party and where all his money went. Mr. Bush and his super PAC burned through more than half of the $133 million they raised in the first three quarters this year. The return on that investment has been a drop in polls from about 15 percent when he entered the race in June to about 4 percent in recent surveys. "He has not been a great candidate and...
  • Jeb Bush Denies He's Low-Energy: "I Work 16-Hour Days"

    12/21/2015 12:38:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 12/21/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    "If you want someone who can fix the damn things that exist in this country, I am your guy, and I don't think thats low-energy." Jeb Bush says he doesn't care about Donald Trump calling him "low-energy," and cited a 16-hour work day as evidence of his energy levels. "I don't care about, I don't care about that," the former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate said on the show Wall Street Week over the weekend. "I work 16-hour days. My wife doesn't care about that, she could think of a lot worse thing to say..."
  • Bush Says A Trump Primary Win Would Tarnish N.H.'s Brand

    12/10/2015 2:33:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    New Hampshire Public Radio ^ | December 9, 2015 | Josh Rogers
    A day after chiding the media for, as he put it, allowing Trump to play them like a violin, it was Jeb Bush who decided to bring up the real estate mogul, during a panel discussion with young professionals. Bush was asked by a name two historical figures and one celebrity he'd invite to a party. His answer came immediately. "I would not invite Donald Trump." Winston Churchill and Neil Armstrong would be welcome at his party, said Bush, but it was a firm no thanks on the celebrities. "I really don't believe in celebrity. I find it superficial."(continued)
  • Jeb!: Mr. Trump is Playing The Media "like a fine Stradivarius violin"...

    12/10/2015 8:41:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-10-2015 | sundance
    December 10, 2015Jeb!: Mr. Trump is Playing The Media "like a fine Stradivarius violin"... by sundance -New Hampshire- – […] The former Florida governor came ready to tee off on Trump in the wake of the furor surrounding the billionaire's proposal.He mentioned Trump by name only once in the town hall but scheduled a press availability afterwards - a scrum that was guaranteed to focus almost exclusively on Trump's controversial plan.Bush asserted that Trump's proposal was a play for attention, telling members of the media: ….Trump is playing the media ‘like a fine Stradivarius violin’…. ~ Jeb! Hey Jeb, this...
  • Ben Carson: “Abortion is Murder and That’s Just Telling the Truth”

    12/09/2015 9:22:19 PM PST · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his pro-life position this week in Iowa after facing criticism for comments he made about the pro-life movement and Terri Schiavo. “My position is that abortion should not be done,” Carson told Bloomberg Politics. “I believe that it’s murder and I don’t think that’s hateful speech. That’s just telling the truth.” As evidence of his pro-life position, Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, told people to look at his life. Carson said he is the only candidate running for president who has saved people’s lives. “I’m the only one who has ever operated on premature babies...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

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

    11/19/2015 11:39:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/19/15 | Ben Johnson
    TAMPA, Florida, November 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Dr. Ben Carson has been in the center of a firestorm since a Florida newspaper reported that he referred to the Terri Schiavo case as "much ado about nothing." Yesterday morning, in a comment sent exclusively to LifeSiteNews, Dr. Carson said his remarks had been "taken out of context and misinterpreted." "When I used the term 'much ado about nothing,' my point was that the media tried to create the impression that the pro-life community was nutty and going way overboard with the support of the patient," Dr. Carson told LifeSiteNews yesterday. Some...
  • Terri Schiavo case disqualifies Ben Carson and Jeb Bush for presidency: pro-life leader

    11/18/2015 6:54:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The words of Dr. Ben Carson, and the actions of Gov. Jeb Bush, disqualify them both from serving as president of the United States, a leading pro-life leader said today. "We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another," said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. "In my opinion, Ben Carson's statement dismissing Terri's life as 'nothing,' and Jeb Bush's failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president."...
  • Ben Carson Says Trying to Save Terri Schiavo’s Life Was “Much Ado About Nothing”

    11/16/2015 3:52:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com/ ^ | November 16,2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Ben Carson may be a pro-life Republican presidential candidate when it comes to the issue of abortions, but new comments the doctor made over the weekend about the Terri Schiavo case are causing concerns for pro-life voters. Carson thinks the federal and state governments overreached when they attempted to protect Terri Schiavo from a painful 14-day starvation and dehydration death. Despite the best efforts of pro-life lawmakers in Congress and the Florida state legislature, where lawmakers approved pro-life laws to allow Terri’s family to take their case to federal courts and to allow then-Governor Jeb Bush to try to protect...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Wouldn’t Ban Syrian Refugees

    11/17/2015 6:19:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/17/15 | Eric Levitz
    Jeb Bush may be low-energy, but when it comes to Syrian refugees, he isn’t low-empathy. Unlike nearly all of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush said Tuesday that he would not support efforts to end refugee resettlement.“The answer to this is not to ban people from coming,” Bush told Bloomberg Television’s With All Due Respect. “The answer is to lead, to resolve the problem in Syria.”Bush emphasized that he wanted any refugees resettled in the United States to be rigorously vetted — which is already standard policy in the States — but said support for refugees was “a...
  • Jeb Bush gets 3% support in latest 2016 poll, his worst levels of his candidacy

    11/17/2015 1:28:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/17/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Jeb Bush has fallen to eighth place in the race for the 2016 GOP nomination, according to a new national poll released Tuesday. Bush, once considered a front-runner in the race, was the first choice for President of only 3% of likely Republican voters surveyed in the University of Massachusetts survey, marking the former Florida governor's worst poll levels since he announced his candidacy earlier this year.
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‘much ado about nothing’

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • Jeb's Run Seems Resentful

    11/05/2015 4:31:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday ABC News on the website, Jonathan Karl interviewing Jeb Bush. Here's the first audio sound bite... KARL: New poll out this morning. Four percent! I mean, did you ever think you'd be -- JEB: I don't even care! It's not... It's not relevant. KARL: Is there any scenario that you would drop out of this race before Iowa? JEB: No. No way. KARL: No way? JEB: No way. No how. RUSH: "No way. No how." Jonathan Karl said, "Well, you recently hired a media consultant who's gonna coach you on interviews and the debates. What is...
  • Jeb Bush to Donors: 'Chill Out'

    11/05/2015 6:31:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/4/15 | KASIE HUNT
    Jeb Bush is promising his donors that he'll get better at debating - and he's urging any "nervous Nellies" among his supporters to "chill out" as he embarks on a reboot of his campaign. "I'm going to win New Hampshire, I just feel it," Bush told donors on a conference call Wednesday, phoning in from his campaign bus in between stops in the Granite State. "I know in my heart that we're on the right track," he added, according to an audio recording of the call obtained by NBC News. But Bush also acknowledged the drubbing he's taken in the...
  • Bush: "No way" I will drop out before Iowa

    11/04/2015 2:22:41 PM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 4, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says there's "no way" he'll drop out of the Republican presidential race before the Iowa caucuses in early February. "We've got the right message, candidate is getting better each and every day, well-financed, cool bus," Bush told ABC's Jonathan Karl in an interview Wednesday aboard his campaign bus. "What else you need?"
  • Report: Bush relaunching campaign

    11/02/2015 5:32:08 AM PST · by maggief · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 2, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reportedly preparing a relaunch of his 2016 GOP presidential campaign message. Bush is launching a "Jeb Can Fix It" tour on Monday in Florida, according to Reuters, in coordination with a new e-book detailing his time as governor. The news service reported Monday that Bush is starting his 2016 reinvention with speech aimed at presenting himself as a problem-solver. The remarks will be a "rejection of the 'competing pessimisms' created in the [President] Obama era in favor of leadership that solves problems," a campaign aide told Reuters. Bush's new 730-page e-book, "Reply All," compiles...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC might deploy ground staff to states

    10/25/2015 4:33:19 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    HOUSTON Right to Rise USA, the super PAC supporting former Florida governor Jeb Bush's campaign for president, is considering deploying ground staff to key states after focusing most heavily on running television ads so far. It's a notable strategic consideration that comes as Bush's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has struggled to gain traction in early-voting states and as it makes moves to curtail costs in what began as a sprawling operation.
  • Jeb Bush to Rally Top Donors in Houston, Seek More Cash (SuperPac is there. Illegal coordination?)

    10/25/2015 2:53:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    My High Plains News ^ | 10/23/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Three generations of the most famous family in Texas politics are planning to descend on Houston in the coming days to rally with major donors to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign and try to raise more money for the former Florida governor. The weekend gathering, once billed as a "special appreciation event" for Jeb Bush's biggest financial backers, comes at a precarious time for his White House hopes. His campaign announced Friday it was making significant cutbacks, reportedly reducing its payroll by 40 percent, trimming travel costs by 20 percent and scaling back 45 percent on some other costs. Jeb...
  • Jeb Bush paints Ted Cruz as two-faced

    10/25/2015 1:49:04 PM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2015
    HOUSTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went after 2016 rival Ted Cruz over the weekend at a campaign stop in Charleston, South Carolina, by portraying the Texan as hypocritical and two-faced. "The guy (Cruz) that made this comment was supportive of the guy (John Roberts) he was critical of," Bush told Rep. Tim Gowdy and the audience at Bishop England High School. He was referring to the moment in the second Republican presidential debate in Californiawhen Cruz said, "Yes, it was a mistake" for President George W. Bush to have nominated Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court....
  • Bush ridicules Trump's fitness to lead military in new video (Jeb comes out swinging)

    10/18/2015 1:34:40 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    The long-running feud between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump escalated yet again Saturday, with the former Florida governor releasing a two-minute video on social media mocking the billionaire's fitness to be commander-in-chief. *snip* The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday's round centered on a video set to the tune of circus music that...
  • CNN: Woman who grilled Donald Trump volunteered for Jeb Bush

    10/13/2015 7:51:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | October 13, 2015 | Cassie Spodak
    EXCERPT "Like many in New Hampshire, Lauren is a student at St. Anselm's who is passionate about and active in politics and attended this event on her own accord," Bush spokeswoman Allie Bradenburger said. "While this question was not sanctioned by the campaign, we can't help but notice Mr. Trump does seem to be very sensitive about being challenged by women." Bush's campaign confirmed to CNN that Batchelder has volunteered at events for the candidate but has never been paid as staff.
  • Jeb Bushs PAC Erases Carly Fiorina From GOP Race

    10/12/2015 4:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 12, 2015 | Neil Munro
    A new Internet-ad by Jeb Bushs independent PAC erases fourth-place challenger Carly Fiorina from the GOPs 2016 line-up. The 15-second ad shows Bushs eight male rivals Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, etc. but noticeably excludes the one woman in the race. Thats unexpected, because Fiorina currently leads fifth-place Bush, 8.9 percent to 7.1 percent, in RCPs average of primary polls, following Fiorinas highly rated performance in the GOPs second debate. Maybe Jeb is just trying to forget the last debate?, said Sarah Isgur Flores, Fiorinas deputy campaign manager. Or maybe they cant read New Hampshire...
  • Jeb Bush Should Face Facts: Its Time to Drop Out

    10/06/2015 6:01:18 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Will Rahm
    Jeb, this isnt working. Youre a bad candidate, and all youre going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump. Is that what you want?
  • [ Salon ]Jeb is cooked: Why megadonors millions (probably) arent going to save Bushs disastrous c

    10/05/2015 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Team Bush argues they're built to go the distance in the primary, but that won't matter if Jeb has nothing to offer.The Jeb Bush Dont Panic, Everything Is Fine campaign is up and running. With his poll numbers in decline, Jeb is rolling out endorsements and assuring reporters that hes meeting fundraising targets and will have plenty of money to take the Jeb 2016 machine all the way through the primary season. The arc of Jebs campaign is following a very Bush-like trajectory he started the nominating contest with a shock and awe strategy of winning the primary early...
  • Jeb Bush Says 'Stuff Happens' In Response to Gun Violence

    10/02/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Candace Smith
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an eyebrow-raising comment in the wake of the Oregon school massacre -- saying "stuff happens" in response to a discussion about gun violence. Bush called the shooting in Oregon "heartbreaking," and said he also had challenges that he faced during his tenure as governor of Florida. "Look stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do," Bush said at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, South Carolina, referring to taking away rights.
  • Jeb Bush nabs former Mitt Romney, Rick Perry adviser Austin Barbour

    09/28/2015 4:34:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/28/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has snagged a top GOP operative with ties to the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Until recently, Austin Barbour was running a super PAC backing Perry's presidential campaign. But the former Texas governor bowed out this month, and Barbour joined Team Bush officially Monday as a senior adviser focused on finance and political operations. Barbour and campaign officials confirmed the hire, which was first reported by Politico. During the 2012 race, Barbour was a deputy to top Romney adviser Stuart Stevens and helped with fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts in early states. More...
  • Battenfeld: Weld has come out swinging for Bush

    09/26/2015 5:43:03 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 10 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 26, 2015 | Joe Battenfield
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has quietly recruited a high-powered team of Bay State boosters, including former Gov. William F. Weld, who hosted a private fundraiser this month, the Herald has learned. Weld, a sometimes controversial figure in the GOP who played a leading role for Gov. Charlie Baker’s 2014 campaign, introduced Bush at a Sept. 9 
fundraiser at the Lenox Hotel and donated $2,000 to Bush’s Right to Rise super PAC back in April. The Bush campaign did not publicize the Boston fundraiser or Weld’s support, but the former governor is expected to formally endorse Bush in the coming...
  • Jeb Bush Gets Trumped; Now Claims To Back English and American Culture

    09/23/2015 7:57:56 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/2015
    Jeb Bush is trying to turn on a ten-centavos coin. Well, lets say hes turning on a dime. Last week, he was doing what hes been doing for many years praising imported diversity, lauding migrants Latino culture, and happily chatting to voters in Spanish. But on Monday, he suddenly announced that he likes Americans evolved common culture and wants a common language, presumably English. Blame Donald Trump for the campaign-trail conversion GOP voters are showing their preference for a pro-American alternative to the Bush familys long-standing patronage of incoming Hispanic migrants and their pro-government culture. We should not...
  • In Houston, Bush Faults GOP Over Immigration Attitude

    09/21/2015 1:51:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 9/21/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used a speech here Monday before Hispanic business leaders to chide his party over its attitude toward immigration, drawing not-so-subtle contrasts between himself and bomb-throwing billionaire Donald Trump. "This apparently is somewhat out of the mainstream temporarily in my party, but it isn't really," Bush told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's national convention. "A great majority of Republican believe in immigration reform." Bush, who had hardly started speaking before being interrupted by protesters, only said Trump's name once, but clearly had the GOP foe on his mind. The real estate mogul's rants against illegal...
  • Jeb Bush's plan to regain front-runner status: Patience

    09/11/2015 5:42:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/11/15 | STEVE HOLLAND
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush outlined a simple plan on Thursday for regaining his front-runner status: Patience, followed by more patience. With some of his supporters concerned about the rise of Donald Trump, Bush made clear he is not panicking, although he acknowledged he is no longer the front-runner in the early voting state of New Hampshire. Asked at a town hall event in Salem how he can regain the lead position among the 17 Republicans seeking the party's presidential nomination in 2016, Bush said: "Patience, more patience...You campaign hard in the early states. You organize." Bush began television...
  • Jeb Bush has a strategy to regain the lead in the Republican primaries

    09/11/2015 5:47:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    AP Business Insider ^ | 9/11/15 | Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is seeking to assure his supporters that he has a strategy to return to the top of the GOP presidential primary field. "Patience, that's my first part of the strategy," he said Thursday during a town hall in New Hampshire, home of the first primary. "Second part would be more patience, hard work, a hopeful optimistic message, showing my leadership skills." Bush delivered this reassurance to a college-aged voter who said she's disappointed Bush no longer leads the pack.
  • Jeb Bush: Immigrants are "more fertile" (VIDEO)

    09/07/2015 6:56:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    CNN/Youtube ^ | 06/13/2013 | Jeb Bush
    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. They bring a younger population...
  • Jeb Bush lashes out at Trump in English and Spanish during campaign stop

    09/02/2015 5:06:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 9/2/15 | Fox News Latino
    The war of words between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump continued to escalate Tuesday as the normally soft-spoken former Florida governor lashed out at billionaire business magnate in both English and Spanish for what he called personal attacks. "He attacks me every day he personalizes everything," Bush told Spanish-language reporters at a Miami campaign event, according to Politico. "If youre not totally in agreement with him, youre an idiot, youre stupid, you have low energy, blah, blah, blah." Bush, who generally avoids direct confrontations with other candidate, appeared frustrated and added that Trump has turned the campaign...
  • New survey shows depth of Jeb's Bush dynasty problem

    08/29/2015 6:38:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/15 | Byron York
    How bad is Jeb Bush's Bush problem? A new Quinnipiac poll suggests it is very bad. The national survey shows Bush running well behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, tied for third place in the GOP race with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But that is not the most serious problem for Bush in the poll. Quinnipiac pollsters asked respondents a simple, open-ended question: "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?" Quinnipiac published a table of all the responses given five or more times. Here is the list of the top eight...
  • 5 reasons Bush isn't freaking out about Trump

    08/22/2015 6:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 21, 2015 | Marc Caputo and Anna Palmer
    Jeb Bush is sticking with the plan. Despite Donald Trump shooting ahead in the polls and Bushs debate performance getting bad reviews and amid signs of frustration on the campaign trail from the former Florida governor himself his supporters arent panicking, multiple sources close to the candidate insist. The Bush camp is projecting confidence that the Summer of Trump will fade to winter, and that Jeb will prevail when it matters. Here are five reasons Jebworld isnt freaking out: 1. TRUMP V. SOMEBODY Trump is the man to beat, the undisputed leader in national and early-state polls. Even...
  • Jeb Bushs flashes of presidential stature

    08/10/2015 8:57:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/10/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    When Jeb Bush is on as he was at Liberty University, his kickoff speech and at the RedState Gathering on Saturday he stands head and shoulders above the field. His command of policy, record of accomplishment in a purple state, inclusive message and refusal to pander make other contenders seem small and shallow. Bushs biggest problem, however, is that he is not always on. Bushs debate performance was solid on substance but lacked Sen. Marco Rubios eloquence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies pugnaciousness. He made no errors and ably defended himself on immigration reform and Common Core...
  • JEB: OBAMA SPEAKING THE TRUTH ON RACIAL INJUSTICE

    07/31/2015 4:28:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2015 | by PAM KEY
    Friday in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the National Urban League Conference, Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said President Barack Obama is speaking the truth on racial injustice. Bush said, When President Obama says that for too long weve been blind to the way past injustices continue to shape the present, he is speaking the truth. But we should be just as candid about our failures in addressing injustices of the more recent origin. In our cities weve got so many people that have never known anything but poverty is. So many young adults with no vision of...
  • Frances Terri Schiavo saved from death by starvation in dramatic 11th hour development

    07/28/2015 8:57:41 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/27/15 | Jeanne Smits
    July 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A fresh “coup de théâtre” has taken place in the dramatic story of Vincent Lambert – France’s Terri Schiavo – whose wife and doctors want to see dead by dehydration and starvation. Meanwhile his parents and several of his siblings have been fighting for his life for more than two years.Last Thursday, Daniela Simon, the young man’s attending physician, was expected to formally signify her decision to place him in an “end-of-life procedure” which would have involved removal of his feeding tube (his only form of life support), together with deep sedation until he...