Jeb Bush says he’s not worried that his work toward comprehensive immigration reform and his ties to the GOP establishment will alienate conservatives and negatively impact a potential 2016 presidential campaign, referring to critics as “the chirpers.” “If I decide to run for office again, it will be based on what I believe, and it will be based on my record,” the former Florida governor said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody. “And that record was one of solving problems completely from a conservative prospective.” Bush (R) pointed to his conservative
Comments: These RINO elitists are so tiresome. He proves that the Republicans lie when they say they are a "big tent" party. They are only interested in certain segments of society and we are not one of them.
Jeb is sounding like his dad when he ran against Gov. Ronald Reagan for the GOP nomination. ....Of course, Ronald Reagan won the votes of the American people, -Republicans AND democrats, and he became the greatest president of the last century! There is a lesson to be learned by the current GOP from this undeniable historical note.
we´re going to have a dem president. If a dweeb like Jeb Bush is the pubbie candidate in 2016, dems are assured a win again. I´m married to a hispanic - true Spanish. We are beyond the fertile hispanic. Dumbest thing I´ve ever heard from a pol´s lowest orifice. We need a burning bush...one that just disappears from political life and is no longer heard from. No Bush!
I don´t know who Bush thinks he is talking to (or who he thinks he is) but the condescending, sanctimonious attitude these RINO´s have toward the actual VOTERS is getting very very tiresome. A vast majority of conservatives are against this illegal amnesty bill. It is clear that we are ´chirpers´ and what we believe is irrelevant. Run for President, Jeb. Try it.
Wow...gee...another Bush showing the true family colors. May I say that I´ve really enjoyed being criticized by the blind followers over the years. The best you can say about the Bushes is that they´re not Obama.
What is it with these rinos and birds? Juan McCain and his wacko birds and jebby with his chirpers Ummm. dove hunting season begins in Texas in a few months...let´s just include them in the aviary and call them doves.
I will continue to chirp away. I assuming Bush thinks it´s his turn to head the GOP ticket and that he thinks he will get the conservative vote because it has nowhere else to go. No, I just will not vote for him, as in none of the above. I mean, he´s not going to win anyway, so what difference does it make? (Gee, a bit of Hillary there.)
He won´t get the conservative vote and good luck with that Hispanic vote and whatever else is between.
Does the GOP have a secret course on being stupid? Sure seems that way. Another McCain reach across the isle wannabe. That worked out how well?
How many more statements does he think he needs to make to get the sense he is planning to run in 2016 ----especially about the division in the Bush (SR.) household. Geeesh!
# 8 - "The Booosh Babies may be "Texans" in the sense that UT Austin is technically a part of Texas." ´Technically´ a part of Texas´??????? I could have sworn that seeing the UT Tower glowing Orange after a Longhorn win that it had a physical presence and wasn´t only a hologram or riding up the ramps in a MG at Memorial Stadium wasn´t only a dream.
“To me, being able to use your skills to solve problems should be the focus for everybody in elective office today, because our systems are broken, they’re not working." - Jeb Bush
This is an almost unbelievably thoughtless, stupid, false claim. What on earth is he talking about? What "system" is "broken" and "not working?" Does he mean to suggest that the existence of robust political disagreement about basic values and objectives is a sign that something is wrong - that "the system" is "broken?"
I don´t know that much about Jeb Bush, but this kind of mindless incantation of memes and sound bites makes me think he might not be the brightest bush on the lot. Dumb and meaningless talk like this is something we have come to expect from Democrats. It sounds like something Nancy Pelosi -possibly one of the stupidest women to hold national elected office in the history of the republic- would say. It is not encouraging. Neither is the arrogance Jeb seems to radiate. I have always liked and admired his brother, who is a great deal smarter and wiser than Leftist character assassins give him credit for. About Jeb, I am not so sure. I hope he is not another example of that worst of all possible combinations, stupidity and arrogance. We have had and still have more than enough of that. The current Democratic administration and leadership have, one might have thought, cornered the market on that nasty combination.
This may be unfair to Jeb Bush. It is perhaps too soon to judge. He deserves his fifteen minutes of fame - if he wants it. But any more talk of unspecified "systems" being "broken" or Republican critics as "chirpers" and I am going to start chirping myself.
Well, Jeb, it seems to me that even though you believe that Republicans can not win without the illegal alien vote, the fact remains that they can´t win without the "wacko birds" and the "chirpers" either. I´m taking the position that I will no longer hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evils. I want omeone who takes their oath of office to heart, not some political game player.
If the voters want to vote for a lie-beral, they will vote for a Demon-RAT. They might as well get the real thing, not a RINO that doesn´t really seem to stand for anything.
I don´t know who Jeb is trying to appeal to, but it´s not going to appeal to anyone. Of course, he can´t touch King RINO, Mr. Christie, so that is a losing path to try to take in every way for him...
Of course, it won´t matter. PIAPS will be our next president no matter what. We could present undisputable evidence that she paid the terrorists to attack our embassy in Benghazi, that she worked snapping babies´ knecks in Gosnell´s abortion slaughterhouse, and that she likes to sexually abuse 3-year-old little girls -- all with pictures -- and she would still get elected.
This republic died on 11-6-2012. It is just waiting to implode under the weight of it´s rotting corpose. When the people who work for a living got outnumbered by the people who vote for a living, there was no hope of recovery. Just a slow, painful death...
His point is to destroy the Tea Party, the Tea party being true Americans!! The Bush`s all are Globalist, the old man and 43 told, and showed us that, they are FOR open boarders, higher taxes and a lot more of the lefts views, mama bush stated she was for "a woman´s right to choose" so did Laura, GWB pretended to be conservative to fooled some of us into voting for him, he let us all hang out on a limb and swing by not trying to fight back the evil that was being waged on America by the left and around the world...and he wanted us to keep our mouth shut and not fight back either. I have stated on a thread years ago in reference to GWB--the rich have rich ways and the poor have poor ways-need I say more...
I may be a chirper but you Jeb are nothing more than an opportunistic bore. Go away and take the rest of them with you. I have had enough of the so called Bush dynasty, you have created problems then now are telling people how you will solve the mess you and others have created????
It seems I´m a citizen without a political party. The Republicans in DC are most interested in feathering (ahem) their nests, while calling me a chirping wacko bird. They are more ruling class than Republican.
I voted McCain and Romney against my will. Clearly these elites don´t want my vote any time soon. When I think of our Founding Fathers and their hard work, I feel real sorrow. Then I think of my children´s future, and I feel overwhelming dread.
I don´t know why the caged bird sings, but thanks to Republicans, I bet I find out.
I don´t understand all the bird references. Is there some pop culture thing I am missing? I dont have a dog in this hunt since I became independent last summer, but good grief. They dont seem to be happy unless they are driving off anyone with values. As for the Bushes, no thanks. I too held my nose twice and voted for them. Fooled me twice. Shame on me. Wont happen again.
Angry wacko birds. Bitter, clingin´ chirpers. Maybe we are justified. Maybe we are sick of the bloated, useless "system" the Federal goobermint has become. Don´t be condescending or patronizing, Jeb. Look what happened to Romney.
WASHINGTON -- A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned. Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China´s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director´s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council,
DEVELOPING: – An elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against North Korea has been deported from that country. North Korean state media said Saturday 85-year-old Merrill Newman was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the Korean War and because of his age and medical condition. It was not clear if his confession was coerced. He was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave the country after a 10-day tour. Vice President Joe Biden is currently in South Korea on
At the "Fast Food Forward" protest on Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) demanded that Pres. Obama sign an executive order bypassing Congress and unilaterally raising the federal minimum wage. Rep. Ellison told the crowd that they should join him in demanding that Pres. Obama skip seeking Congressional approval and raise the minimum wage on his own - and that he sent the president a letter on Wednesday presenting his demand: "We in Congress will try to raise the minimum wage. We got opponents on the other side of the aisle who say that there shouldn´t be no minimum wage. So, we
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Friday where they discussed the ongoing issues associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Noonan said she found the way in which this administration has handled this crisis has been among the “oddest” she’s seen. Noonan added that she would like to see “humility” from President Barack Obama rather than combativeness. Kissel began by asking about the “puzzle” of the president’s response to the crisis surrounding the ACA’s faltering website. “I look at the White House the past two months, I think the president and
Another leftist lets the mask slip. Jonathan Alter believes that violent criminals imprisoned for their crimes are political prisoners. He and Al Sharpton talked to themselves on MSNBC today. Sharpton asked Alter what America might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. Reasonable answers to this question include but are not limited to: Don’t abuse political power to punish your enemies; don’t hold on to political power forever; choose your wife or husband a bit more carefully; don’t seek to divide when unity serves the nation better. Alter wants America to learn a different lesson. None of the above. Alter
As Congress gets ready to battle on immigration reform next year, it´s important to take a look at who will help enforce and shape any kind of immigration overhaul. Former Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General and radical open borders attorney Tom Perez was safely put into the position of Labor Secretary by President Obama and the Senate earlier this year, knowing the Department of Justice is safely locked down as pro-amnesty. Perez has a long history of advocating not for American workers, but for illegal alien workers and made sure the Department of Justice was stacked with pro-amnesty attorneys
Barack Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela yesterday. During his speech he told about his first public speech on apartheid at Occidental College. “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life. My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid. I studied his words and his writings.” But, Barack Obama forgot to mention that his speech at Occidental was sponsored by Marxists and Weatherman terrorists. Barack Obama’s first public speech was at an Occidental College event
Rep. Matt Cartwright, a member of President Obama´s Obamacare "strike team," says it´s a "good thing" that people are losing their old health care plans: "Because a lot of those people, they did have policies that didn´t meet the minimum standards. That´s just not a theoretical discussion. There´s a reason you have minimum standards. There are people out there who have insurance that´s really an illusion of coverage. They have immense deductibles, they have annual and lifetime caps. There´s so many people out there with what I call phony insurance policies and the fact that they´re going to lose those
Fresh off his interview with President Barack Obama, MSNBC host Chris Matthews appeared on Now with Alex Wagner to review what the president said and to express his thoughts on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Matthews linked the GOP to South Africa’s white apartheid advocates and declared that those who facilitated the transition to Mandela’s presidency were more patriotic and had greater regard for their country than the Republicans in Congress. Matthews acknowledged a point that Rev. Al Sharpton had made earlier in this broadcast where he noted that the last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, recognized
The Obama administration knew as early as August that the small-business portal on healthcare.gov would not be ready by the Oct. 1 launch, but delayed admitting those problems until Nov. 27, according to documents released by House Republicans on Friday. In one colorful email exchange in mid-August, Henry Chao, the administration official charged with the development of the online insurance marketplaces, expressed frustration with delays from the private contractor working on the website. When the contractor suggested a new date of Nov. 15 for the launch of the small-business portal of the website, Chao bluntly asked: “Can we sign this
The White House dismissed a report suggesting that President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did not meet ahead of the botched rollout of Obamacare. Obama press secretary Jay Carney said the claim was based on a “ridiculously false premise.” “Kathleen Sebelius comes frequently and she meets frequently with the president,” he said. “She’s here a lot and meets with the president with regularity.” “It’s safe to say Secretary Sebelius spent a lot of time here,” he added, noting the administration’s focus on health care reform. The report from Politico Magazine noted that a Government Accountability Institute analysis of the president’s
There was a tale of two Christmases on TV last night. Over at NBC, Carrie Underwood led the cast of “Sound of Music Live!” in a joyous rendition of the Julie Andrews classic. While no one involved in the production is likely to win an Emmy anytime soon, the singing was flawless and it was a squeaky clean program that lived up to its “TV G” rating. Over at Fox it was another story. Glee’s “Previously Unaired Christmas” should have stayed true to its name and remained a lost script, considering it was complete with a bisexual Santa, transgender Virgin
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
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
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
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
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has high praise for potential 2016 contenders Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I think Joe Biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever, and he has been with me, at my side, in every tough decision that I’ve made,” Obama told MSNBC in an interview Thursday held at American University. “Hillary, I think, will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve ever had, and helped to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in,
WASHINGTON — Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama. That is the strong impression conveyed from Mr. Obama, whose political and personal bonds to Mr. Mandela, the former South African president, transcended their single face-to-face meeting, which took place at a hotel here in 2005. It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the American president recalled on Thursday evening after hearing that Mr. Mandela, the 95-year-old world icon, had died. Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech, in 1979, at