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  • George P Bush denies claim that he wants to erect a statue of a Mexican dictator who led troops against defenders of the Alamo at the historic San Antonio landmark - calling it an 'outright lie' and 'flat out racist' (Flashback)

    01/14/2021 9:46:31 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/2019 | Megan Sheets
    Texas Land Commissioner George P Bush has furiously denied claims that he plans to erect a statue of a Mexican dictator who led troops against the defenders of the Alamo at the site of the historic battle in San Antonio. Bush, the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush and nephew of President George W Bush, has been at the center of a simmering dispute over planned renovations at the Alamo, which he is overseeing. Controversy arose when a group called Save The Alamo reported in a December 10 Facebook post that Bush intends to put up a statue of...
  • Wyoming Republican's Message to Representative Cheney (Wyoming GOP Rebuke To Cheney)

    01/14/2021 8:48:29 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 80 replies
    Wyoming GOP ^ | 1/13/2021 | Wyoming Republican Party
    The wind in Wyoming has been horrendous today—with gusts up to 65 miles per hour. That is nothing compared to the whirlwind created by Representative Cheney’s announcement that she would be voting to impeach President Trump, and her subsequent follow-through of doing just that. There has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received. Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any...
  • George W. Bush praises borders, calls for immigration amnesty

    04/14/2019 9:20:16 PM PDT · by libh8er · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18th, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Former President George W. Bush said Monday that the U.S. should not shy away from enforcing its borders — but he also called on Congress to set aside political acrimony and approve a broad legalization for illegal immigrants. Mr. Bush, who himself led a massive round of wall-building beginning in 2006, did not specifically praise or attack President Trump, who is now engaged in another wall fight. But the former president did say Congress should again attempt to tackle “comprehensive immigration reform.” That’s the name backers use for bills offering amnesty from deportation to millions of illegal immigrants. Mr. Bush...
  • George W. Bush's Daughter Barbara Ties the Knot in Secret, Sentimental Wedding Ceremony

    10/08/2018 7:35:34 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 98 replies
    People/Time/MSN ^ | 10/8/2018 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    © Provided by TIME Inc. George W. Bush's Daughter Barbara Ties the Knot in Secret, Sentimental Wedding Ceremony Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, tied the knot with her fiancé, screenwriter Craig Coyne, on Sunday in an intimate secret wedding. Only 20 family members witnessed the simple yet romantic ceremony, which was held at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, in the backyard overlooking the ocean. “A very short, sweet ceremony” is how Barbara, 36, described it to PEOPLE. After Barbara’s father walked her down the aisle, the bride and...
  • Bush Daughter to speak at Planned Parenthood event (DFW TX, proliferate protest, 11:15 Texas Time)

    03/01/2017 5:51:33 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 47 replies
    CBS local Ft Eorth ^ | 3/1/17 ...Ash Wednesday | CBS
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Former President George W. Bush was famously pro-life during his time in office, but a few members of his family think differently. One of Bush’s twin daughters is set to speak Wednesday at a Planned Parenthood event in Fort Worth.
  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/19/2016 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/16 | Erin Bradner
    Cleveland (CNN)Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Jeb Bush trashes Trump on eve of GOP convention

    07/15/2016 6:50:33 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 269 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush is carrying his crusade against Donald Trump to the doorstep of the Republican convention, saying that he is not the future of the Republican Party even as it prepares to nominate him.</p> <p>Bush, once seen as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, remains one of the most prominent anti-Trump holdouts in the GOP. In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Friday, Bush acknowledged that Trump had capitalized on legitimate frustrations with American politics.</p>
  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...

    03/16/2016 3:12:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Yesterday, Donald Trump won his biggest victory yet, a decisive triumph in Florida’s winner-take-all primary. With the win, the tycoon’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party becomes overwhelmingly likely. Where was Jeb Bush during the battle for his home state’s primary? He was pouting. Spinning Bush’s failure to endorse his one-time protege Marco Rubio (whom he once touted for the vice presidency), or another non-Trump candidate, the former governor’s confidante Al Cardenas said: [Bush] put his heart and soul in this race, and the outcome was disappointing to him. You get emotionally drained, and you just want to stay off...
  • Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother (George P. Bush is new standard bearer for Bush dynasty)

    02/23/2016 5:54:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/22/16 | CARL P. LEUBSDORF
    Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother. "We've had enough Bushes," Barbara Bush said nearly three years ago, cautioning against her second son's presidential candidacy by presciently pronouncing the epitaph for his forthcoming bid. -snip- But like most American dynasties, another generation is always on the horizon. While Bush crowds loved seeing matriarch Barbara boost her son despite initial doubts, they delighted in glimpsing the young man already emerging as the next generation's standard bearer: Jeb's son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
  • Barbara Bush swayed Jeb to think about Bush family future -- and beat Trump (and protect George P)

    02/22/2016 3:26:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/22/16 | NYDN Confidential
    Momma says knock Trump out! Jeb Bush is out of the race, but he's still intent on tripping up his nemesis Donald Trump - and he has his mother's permission to do it. -snip- "Their teams are meeting right now," we're told. Our insider says that discussion involves Bush pushing his remaining $25-$30 million in super PAC money Rubio's way in exchange for a possible cabinet position. Our insider also says the Bush family wants to make sure that Jeb's run doesn't ruin his 39-year old son George P. Bush's chances of someday becoming the third Bush to hold the...
  • Why Did Jeb Bush Lose? There Are Many Theories

    02/22/2016 11:00:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/22/16 | Sam Sanders
    After disappointing finishes in presidential nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Jeb Bush suspended his campaign for president Saturday night. It was the end of a run that had seemed doomed for months: countless gaffes, merciless attacks from the likes of Donald Trump, seemingly limitless spending from a superPAC he couldn't control with horrible returns from those investments and perhaps above all, a candidate who seemed uncomfortable on the trail at best, and at worst, frustrated and unhappy. Already, the post-mortems are almost writing themselves.
  • What's Next For The Bush Family? The Political Dynasty Has A New Generation Waiting In The Wings (P)

    02/22/2016 5:10:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Bustle ^ | 2/21/16 | MORGAN BRINLEE
    From frontrunner to failure, the progression of Jeb Bush's presidential bid saw some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows before culminating in the suspension of his campaign Saturday after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina primary. For a family that has dabbled in politics since 1950 and been described by biographer Peter Schweizer as "the most successful political dynasty in American history," the news spurs questions about who, if anyone, will carry on the Bush legacy. Was Jeb's concession of defeat the final chapter of the Bush political dynasty or could we still see a Bush...
  • With Jeb gone, media declares 'Bush dynasty' over - but son George P. Bush could prove them wrong

    02/21/2016 8:43:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/16 | Jennifer Harper
    After Jeb Bush suspended his bid for president Saturday, there was much gleeful chatter that the "Bush dynasty" was finally over. Kaput. Goodbye. In the 24 hours that followed, NBC’s "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd advised his audience, "the Bush dynasty comes to an official end." Vanity Fair published a lengthy "Requiem for the Bush dynasty," while The Atlantic ran "An elegy for the Jeb Bush Campaign." The Guardian put it this way: "Ding, dong, the dynasty is dead: So long to Jeb Bush and the family" while the New Republic declared, "And so the Bush dynasty comes to...
  • Bush campaign ridicules story that it's out of cash

    02/18/2016 10:26:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Jeb Bush's campaign officials and a top fundraiser are pushing back aggressively against a story by conservative talk show host Erick Erickson in which he claims that the Bush campaign will stop paying staff on Saturday due to lack of funds. Citing "sources close to the Bush campaign," Erickson wrote that there was a phone call on Wednesday night in which the news leaked out that the Bush campaign was out of cash. After Erickson's story reverberated through the political world on Thursday morning, Bush campaign spokesman Tim Miller tweeted: -snip- Al Cardenas, a longtime Bush insider and senior fundraiser,...
  • Jeb Bush candidacy: A battle for third place in South Carolina

    02/15/2016 8:56:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 2/15/16 | Cynthia Roldan
    Just two days after having his family name smeared by the Republican presidential frontrunner during the Greenville debate, Jeb Bush is cashing in his biggest insurance policy by dusting off his brother, former President George W. Bush for a Lowcountry rally Monday night. It will be the first time George W. Bush hits the campaign trail since he left the presidency. The rally, at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m., is expected to draw hundreds, if not thousands, as the Bush name is held in esteem by many Palmetto State Republicans. Not invited to the...
  • Bush family values: 43 comes to Jeb's rescue

    02/15/2016 8:44:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/16 | MJ Lee and Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush, who has struggled with the political baggage attached to his famous last name, has finally come to a place where his family is not a liability: South Carolina. This state has been good to the Bushes, handing key primary victories to both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in their White House bids. As Jeb Bush looks to continue his family's winning streak on Saturday in the first southern primary, his campaign is becoming an all-hands-on-deck family affair. George W. Bush will stump for his younger brother for the first time Monday night, attending a rally in...
  • Laura Bush will be with Jeb Bush for a rally Monday night in South Carolina

    02/13/2016 1:04:31 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NBC DFW Twitter ^ | 2/13/16 | Julie Fine
    From the Bush Campaign: President George W. And Laura Bush will be with @JebBush for a rally Monday night in South Carolina @NBCDFW
  • Bewildered by 2016 race, George W. Bush returns to the trail to boost Jeb

    02/13/2016 5:20:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/13/16 | Philip Rucker and Ed O'Keefe
    The 2016 campaign has bewildered and captivated George W. Bush. At home in Dallas, the 43rd president rises before dawn and reads political news online. He fires off emails to his old advisers to check on the latest campaign-trail ­gossip. He tunes into the debates, even though they stretch past his bedtime. In private and among friends, Bush and his wife, Laura, express amazement at an election season that has been hijacked by Donald Trump. At a get-together last month, Clay Johnson, a lifelong friend, recalled that he and Bush said to each other, "Can you believe what's going on?"...
  • Bush: I will not blame Obama 'for a single thing’

    02/08/2016 1:12:54 PM PST · by detective · 155 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president. "My pledge to you - when I'm president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing," he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I'm sworn into office, I'm on watch - whatever it is.