Jeb Bush

GOPe Panic Level Eleven++ Jeb Endorses…

by Mike March 23, 2016

You can’t make this stuff up! “God can still work miracles!” says Cruz as Lindsey Graham holds a fundraiser for him in New York. Romney switches support from Kasich to Cruz, and now, drumroll, please, Jeb endorses Ted Cruz: And, it couldn’t happen to a nicer fellow – Kasich’s fundraising lags (WSJ): “The Ohio governor’s […]

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One Child Left Behind

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2016
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2016 Presidential Primary: the richest guy is now broke??

by Skip February 18, 2016

No, I’m not talking about the Donald – I AM talking about Bush III to be – John / Juan Ellis Bush.  He of what was an amazing amount of campaign cash in his own right from the Bush family donors and a fabulously monied SuperPAC – it was supposed to be the “shock and […]

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Carson Fails Constitutional Test, Bush Passes!

by Mike February 14, 2016

Debate Doodlings #1 Moderator: “You recently wrote a book about the Constitution, doctor…” REALLY? Him and which ghost? When I have to tell you that JEB came closer to understanding what the constitution says about nominating judges than Carson, it is clear that Carson has a flimsy grasp of facts, policy, and (because he’s still […]

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No Child Left Behind – the 2016 Presidential Primary edition

by Skip February 14, 2016

Heh! (H/T: Powerline)

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Jeb! gets the hook at the Nashua Rotarians in mid-speech

by Skip February 12, 2016

Sad. A classic example of Rodney Dangerfield (“I get no respect!”) (H/T: Gateway Pundit)

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On this, Rubio is right and Jeb! can’t fix nothing

by Skip February 8, 2016

Shot: Marco Rubio: Let’s dispel with this notion that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.” Chaser: Jeb Bush: “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 […]

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So it has come to this….for Jeb!

by Skip February 3, 2016

This is really dismal – if you have to ASK for applause for yourself, what does that say both you and your campaign? “My pledge to you, I will be a commander in chief that will have the back of the military,” Bush told the crowd. “I won’t trash talk, I won’t be a divider-in-chief […]

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Bill Binnie, be thankful you got out cheap!

by Skip February 2, 2016

Back to 2010’s election cycle when the NH Senatorial race was running – the Big Dog from the $$ perspective was “hundreds millionaire” Mr. Binnie.  If I remember right, he spent the equivalent about $450/vote in the Primary – and didn’t even come close (Note to Bernie Sanders: pay attention that money sometimes doesn’t make […]

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Jeb! Bush – sounding like the Dems on college affordability

by Skip January 16, 2016

“If you are elected president, how will you make a college education more affordable?” The Concord Monitor had a piece “Where do the presidential candidates stand on college affordability?” that outlines some of the Prez Wannabees positions on that subject.  Frankly, I disagree with the question; why is it the proper role of Government of […]

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JEB Schools Chris Wallace On Gun Laws

by Mike January 3, 2016

Thank ’em when they’re right, spank ’em when they’re wrong, as Skip says. In this instance, JEB was on Fox News Sunday, and Chris Wallace was playing the gun control devil’s advocate (a position which comes naturally to him). Bush did a masterful job of pushing back against any kind of increased controls, and eventually […]

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GOPe Demolition Derby Illustrated

by Mike January 1, 2016

I had noted yesterday, that the circular firing squad, or even a Demolition Derby, seemed to be on the Establishment side of the house this presidential season, then I found this great cartoon and updated it for the current primary chaos: Coming soon to a Primary near you – Pass the popcorn!

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Stupid Party? Establishment Demolition Derby!

by Mike December 31, 2015

I had thought it would be cut and dried – it is clear that the intended standard bearer of the GOPe – Bush III – is a lost cause, and that the outsiders (Trump, Cruz, maybe Fiorina) are giving the GOPe a run for its money. Conventional wisdom, especially on Capitol Hill, was beginning to […]

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Heh! A reader sent this in – apt description

by Skip December 30, 2015

From Facebook came this well done graphic on my post on Jeb! Heh!  (H/T: Aaron)

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$150 Million didn’t buy Jeb! much now, did it.

by Skip December 30, 2015

At the head end of this Primary, the Establishment was all but crowning Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee.  Heavy weights (and heavy wallets) all came to him and much was made that NO one could withstand the latest scion of the Bush Dynastic Family reputation or money machine.  Yeah, this is why we play […]

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Well, far be it for us to make Jeb! feel uncomfortable being #1!

by Skip December 22, 2015

I just shook my head in disbelief at what Jeb Bush said about his current polling position: “I feel much better back here” in fifth place polling single digits than I did as frontrunner Think about that hard.  He LIKES being in the pack and not leading the pack? You know, EVERY competitive person I […]

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Last Republican Debate: succinct enumeration of “Republicanism”

by Skip November 12, 2015

Yes, the split between the “We can govern Big Government better than the Democrats” Republicans versus those that actually believe in “Smaller Government” and are willing to work for it.  Jeffrey Lord at Conservative Review has some bon mots on who is in which camp and why the former is as deadly as the Democrats […]

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I do wonder if Jeb can fix this

by Skip November 3, 2015

Heh!  Well, there may be other trouble in Bushville that needs a’fixin’: It is a portrait of deep frustration. Jeb Bush’s campaign has 10 paid staff members in Iowa, it has made 70,380 phone calls to state Republicans and it has collected 5,000 email addresses. For all that, it has recruited just four volunteers statewide […]

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And Judd Gregg just endorsed him – great timing, eh?

by Skip October 30, 2015

All the talk after this last debate is that Jeb! Bush’s campaign is now swirling the drain.  The Great Establishment Hope came into this being the inevitable candidate and was supposed to sweep all away vestige of competition off the Yellow Brick Road (and which with his, his brother’s, and his Dad’s donors, should be […]

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Blogline of the Day – “lose the primary to win the general”?

by Skip September 17, 2015

THE NIGHT BEFORE: HOBNOBBING WITH JEB: “It’s clear — he said as much — that he is itching to run against Hillary Clinton,” Roger Simon writes of his first meeting with the former Florida governor. If only Jeb didn’t seem even more eager to run against the GOP base first, he might be better positioned for his […]

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Unintended Consequences:
The RNC Plot For Jeb!

by Mike September 14, 2015

Steve has written here, and also covered in the Sept 5th newsread, that there appears to be a complex plot by the GOP Establishment (GOPe, rhymes with Dope) to ensure that Jeb actually could lose the early primaries and win the nomination. According to Sundance over at Conservative Treehouse, the plot was originally hatched when […]

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Greg Gutfield – observation on Trump vs Jeb

by Skip September 13, 2015

I had noted this a bit ago and it still seems to hold true as the discussion is STILL about Trump vs Jeb: It is a great contrast between trump and Jeb.  You’ve got a proud vocal RINO and you have Jeb.  But it is like when you look at them together, it’s like comparing […]

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Yo, Jeb – we can blame your clan for our “broken immigration system

by Skip September 6, 2015

Big Government (emphasis mine): MCALLEN, Texas — Given the opportunity to get to the White House, presidential candidate Jeb Bush would fight to grant Dreamers a path to citizenship while working to fix the broken immigration system in America.  “I, as President, I would go to congress and change the law to give them not […]

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Informal Eyeball Poll –
AFP Defending The Dream Videos

by Mike August 26, 2015

This morning, I took a quick peek at our YouTube Video Manager, and saw some surprising numbers, along with this message from the Analytics page: “AFP Summit – Perry: This video got more views in its first 2 days than your other videos from the last 6 months!” This is how the videos of the […]

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Yes, Hillary, PP’s Victims Are “Babies, Citizens”

by Mike August 26, 2015

Who could the Red Queen have been referring to?? How about "babies," "children," or "American citizens." https://t.co/ofxEG6Za00 — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 20, 2015 Ooops, sorry, She was of course attempting to put down Jeb Bush for daring to call Anchor Babies by an accurate name. Real Anchor Babies are much too important to their […]

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GOP candidates show reform is possible at NH Education Summit

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2015
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[Last] Wednesday, Govs.  Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina traveled to the 2015 New Hampshire Education Summit in Londonderry, to sit down for a one-on-one with Campbell Brown, founder of The Seventy Four, a new education news site sponsored by the American Federation of Children. keep reading…

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AFP Defending The American Dream Summit
Keynote Videos

by Mike August 23, 2015

Wish I could have been there – some terrific presentations and speeches! Tim Phillips, AFP president, talks about AFP’s history and mission, and, oh yes – a shout out to David Koch Jeb Bush on his record as [spending] Veto Corleone, and his vision for America. Bobby Jindal absolutely on fire and unapologetic about his […]

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Hillary Clinton – You Cannot Succeed Without Government

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2015
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We opened the program with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot of the week. Hillary Clinton, speaking at an Urban League Dinner, went in to a screed that meant: you can’t possibly succeed at anything without government. This was a premeditated attack on the next speaker, Jeb Bush, who said nothing in his defense or to contradict […]

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I call them “Republican Republicans for the sake of the Republican Party”

by Skip July 27, 2015

Conservative Review had a good piece on the 3 types of Republicans that are in that cattle herd called Prez Wannabees (reformatted, emphasis mine): Change Agents Reformers Progressives It was this last category that I read twice and went – yup, this is why we are in trouble.  The post gives a definition for each, […]

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2016 Presidential Campaign – Falling, falling, falling

by Skip July 23, 2015

It’s early.  Too early to put all THAT much stock in these but I consider them, in part, a guidepost.  With Hillary, that guidepost arrow doesn’t seem to be pointing in the right direction; from The Blaze is the Quinnipac poll: and

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