Washington, D.C. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the hotel’s Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions about his political future. In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. “I am here to catch up with folks and promote education reform,” he said, smiling. When asked again whether he will issue a Sherman-type statement about his future, Bush remained coy. “We
Comments: Exclusive: I, and many others right-wingers, will never, never, never vote for a Bush again. PS - We have contempt for anyone who even considers the idea.
I liked W, but I can tell you the Democrats are giddy over the possibilities of another Bush running. Their campaign talking points are pre-fab on this one. They will just stand their and point at his last name.
Jeb? Nice man. Nice family. Hispanic wife. Great . . . NOT! You think the RNC could find someone younger without the last name Bush to appeal to the now under-30 crowd and their drippy parents who gave them everything they wanted on a credit card.
This is Nov 2012...I have miles and miles of tribulation to endure before the primary season in 2016...my guess is that I would vote for anyone(Rubio/Palin/JBush/Ryan/Rand Paul,etc) in 2016 to get the boot of the Democrat/Communist Party off my neck
Does the GOP never learn? Are they really going to engage in more tail-chasing by entertaining the thought of another Bush? I have given the GOP a lot of money over the years and I have now given up on the Party. Unless they can find another Lee Atwater, I will vote Third Party or not vote at all.
I would listen to his advice on "the Hispanic vote," I´d accept him as Secretary of HHS. But president/ line of succession? Wrong for that position and still bad for him, the Bushes, conservatives and the country if not otherwise wrong. (OK, if it´s him or Chris "heckuva job, Barry" junk science and sharia friendly Christie, it´s Jeb and then shoot myself anyway.)
This arm of the Republican Party has made it abundantly clear that the only use for the conservative viewpoint is to sit down, shut up and vote for whom they say. Sorry, I´m done with this group. Like Mama Bush said of Sarah Palin, "He should go back to Florida and stay there!"
That the MSM always wanted Jeb as president rather than W, should tell you something.
But the GOP establishment, those guys and gals who so graciously invite us to vote Republican every couple of years, but otherwise make it clear we should keep our ignorant peasant noses out of "their" party´s business, have probably already selected him as Candidate and Savior. And most importantly, it´s Jeb´s Turn!
Next step: GOP leadership talks three or four naive, credulous "conservatives" into running in order to split the conservative vote, thereby guaranteeing the nomination to Jeb, with 43% of the party´s backing. (Same as 2008 and 2012.)
#3 That´s exactly what the elites want you to say and do. They´ll push for another RINO. I didn´t vote for Romney in the primary or for President. The only way to stop the elites is not to vote for their candidate. Otherwise, nothing will ever change.
#19. As a matter of fact, for those who obviously forgot, it was McCain´s aged mother who inadvertently told the truth. In an interview, she was asked what about the conservatives in the party who were disappointed in her son being the nominee. She said something like what choice do they have. (Sorry I do not have the exact quote.). I remember her elitist snarkiness with regard to the conservatives spoke volumes. You are right. As long as we pretend its not true, we will continue to lose.
In the last two elections, I was told if I didn´t vote for a Republican then Obama would win. Well, I voted and he won anyway. I will not be swayed again. I will only vote for a conservative in the future.
NRO should be ashamed of itself for this goofy headline. Bush is in DC for the annual policy meeting for his Foundation for Excellence in Education. The meeting date and location was set for this meeting before the end of last year´s meeting! I attend it every year but couldn´t this year due to a last minute illness. His "former" aides are there because many of them are now part of the world of education reform and many of them still work with him in various leadership capacities.
This article was intended to do nothing else than get Republicans and conservatives screaming at each other over the prospect of another Bush. With that said, Jeb Bush is a fine man, was a tremendously good, conservative Governor who actually implemented many of the reforms that he promised. He left Florida in far better shape than he found it, and that was with 4 major hurricanes during his administration.
Finally, I hate, and I mean hate, that conservatives bought into the trash peddled by the MSM about GWB...you can hardly tell a difference b/t conservative sites and liberal sites when you read posts about him. GWB was a rare leader during a dark time in our nation´s history. Lesser men would have crumbled.
Although I would probably agree with Jeb Bush´s politics, that last name would be a liability, maybe an insurmountable liability, in national politics. If your last name is Kennedy, it´s different, even if you are a badly behaving skunk, or an inarticulate nincompoop.
George Mason’s home, Gunston Hall, just down the river from Mount Vernon, is closed on Thanksgiving Day but reopens to visitors the day after. In this season when Americans reflect upon all that we are grateful for, these stately and hallowed grounds are a good place to start. Commonly referred to as the “forgotten founder,” George Mason IV had a fair amount of contempt for politics. Especially politicians. It was a dirty, grubby affair that attracted mostly dirty, grubby people. In other words, Mason was clairvoyant.
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell said the logjam on Capitol Hill has created a conservation backlog, and she warned that the Obama administration would not "hold its breath forever" waiting for lawmakers to act. "The president will not hesitate," Jewell said in an interview in San Francisco last week. "I can tell you that there are places that are ripe for setting aside."
Of all the events commemorating the half-century since the Kennedy assassination, Ted Kennedy Jr. said Saturday night’s reunion of John F. Kennedy’s White House staff was the one not to be missed. “I don’t want to go to Arlington Cemetery,’’ he told hostess Nancy Hogan Dutton. “What I want is to be here in your home.’’ The point of the gathering of about 100 old friends was not the death of the president but his life — and theirs when they worked for him. No matter what they went on to achieve, reaching for the moon was hard to top.
An overdue measure to outlaw employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday night in the Senate. The move is one step toward putting into federal law a basic principle most Americans support: Job applicants and employees should be judged on their professional credentials and the caliber of their work, and not be held back because of who they are. The Employment Nondiscrimination Act, however, has a significant flaw — a terribly broad religious exemption
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was the honoree at the annual Jack Kemp Leadership Award Dinner on Monday night, delivering a speech that laid out ways conservatives can advance the “American idea” that the dinner’s namesake advocated. Bush advocated free market principles, especially in energy policy.We should let market forces, not crony capitalism, decide where to invest and how to incentivize citizens to conserve,” Bush, a possible GOP candidate in 2016, said, advocating approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, “rational” regulations on fracking, and opening federal lands to drilling. “A real energy strategy could add an additional 1 percent growth over
Our leaders unite — against us Just when you thought nobody around here could agree on anything, Democrats and Republicans in Congress come together to unanimously express their unified and unwavering view of the innocent American taxpayer: SCREW YOU! That’s right. You can’t get these people to agree on whether it’s raining outside, but when it comes to their deep disdain for us suckers paying all the bills around here, a hot case of venereal bipartisanship breaks out all over the place.
Appearing on Andrea Mitchell´s MSNBC 1 p.m. ET hour show on Tuesday, Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy slammed the press for not doing its job in pointing out the hypocrisy of ObamaCare being delayed for certain groups but not for all Americans: "...the media won´t even ask the question about, ´Why are you [the Obama administration] treating families different than big businesses?´...That´s how pathetic, I think, news reporting has become, when we won´t ask tough questions to the administration.
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was