TALLAHASSEE | Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush returned Thursday to the state capital, where he was showered with high praise and urged by fellow Republicans to run for president. Bush was making his first visit to Tallahassee in more than two years. His last visit came when he attended Gov. Rick Scott´s inauguration. He made stops in the Florida Capitol, where he talked to legislators about education and immigration — while stopping short of rendering his opinion on such items as Scott´s own pitch this year to give teachers an across-the-board $2,500 pay raise. "The Legislature is about ready to start,"
Comments: He´s running for sure. And giving people like me more reason to say a pox on the Republicans and tuning out completely. To call it discouraging is insufficent.
I hope he recieves twice as much honest consideration as moderate Republicans gave everyone whose last name wasn´t Romney. The Bush machine is broken. Demand more than well connected mediocrity the hallmark of previous Bush administration.
Well it doesn´t matter if he runs or not Hillary will be our next President and she will continue the destruction of our country. The Democrats will make sure along with the support of the Republicans that all the illegals who get amnesty will be eligible to vote in 2016. Between amnesty and all the voter fraud the Democrats have perfected we are headed to a one party rule like Venezuela.
It seems some people are putting Jeb Bush into the Sarah Palin category. Don´t even consider Sarah-Jeb-Marco,, etc., as a candidate for president. Right away they are showing their own prejudices. Never mind who would make the best candidate; I just don´t want so and so. The dems may fight over the nomination, but they actually back their candidate, even if they are worthless, while the pubs continue to snipe at their candidate because their choice couldn´t run.
Fine, let him be governor of Florida again. He was, I believe, a successful and well-liked governor. But he needs to stay our of the POTUS race. I´m sure he´s a decent, smart man and probably should have been president instead of his brother. But that ship has sailed. No more Bushes.
I don´t think Jeb Bush wants to run for President. Many people here in Florida would like him to do so because he was the best governor Florida ever had. I was glad that Florida has no foreign policy because of the immigration issue but it does not so I was well satisfied with everything he did.
When Rubio was running for the Senate, Jeb kept a low profile but I knew he was a Rubio backer because Jeb´s sons were very active campaigners for Rubio. Some people now think he would be Rubio´s rival for the candidacy but I doubt it.
As well they should. He was a great governor, and would make a great president. And to #1, #6, #8 and other anti-Bushies, you are entitled to your opinions, but save your "No More Bushes" rant for the next meeting of Bush-Derangement-Syndrome Sufferers Anonymous.
#13. So Jeb Bush would make a great POTUS. Based on what? To be taken seriously, an opinion needs to be grounded in reality. ´Read my lips Bush´ was a one term feckless failure who ushered in Clinton. George the Compassionate, arguably the worst R POTUS of the century, gave us the Iraq fiasco, exponential govt growth, skyrocketing debt and deficits, the bailout of autos and banks plus Obama. But things will be different w/Jeb. Really??? All you have to know about the Bushes is that they are the spawn of Prescott and Samuel, core members of the turn of the century secular, progressive and corporatist gang who produced the likes of Hoover, Landon, Dewey, Wilkie Rockefeller, Scranton, Romney Sr, among others; losers all. Of course rock solid blue Mass, thinks the likes of Edward Brooke and Willie Weld are the measure of great R politicians. Sad.
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.
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
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
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
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
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