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Jeb Bush on Ted Cruz’s Tactics:
‘Have a Little Bit of Self-Restraint’
to Achieve Obamacare Repeal

ABC News, by Amber Kiwan

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/20/2013 9:50:01 AM

During an interview for “This Week,” former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush encouraged Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz – who told ABC News that he would do “anything” to stop Obamacare – to come up with an alternative and show some restraint if his aim was to repeal the president’s signature healthcare law. “I think the best way to repeal Obamacare is to have an alternative; we never hear the alternative...we could do this in a much lower cost with improved quality based on our principles, free market principles...and two, show how Obamacare, flawed to its core, doesn’t work,” Bush

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Sorry Jeb, this fight is just too serious to be restrained or collegial, and I don´t have the interest in trying to figure out a new Obamacare to replace the old Obamacare...Give me Cruz´s tactics instead of a laissez-faire approach...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 10/20/2013 9:55:22 AM     (No. 9573590)

This from the brother of the SECOND biggest spending president in American history.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/20/2013 9:56:18 AM     (No. 9573593)

I am suffering from Karl Rove and Jeb Bush fatigue.
Jeb Bush trying to push Common Core curriculum into Florida schools is the last straw. Jeb, you are a disgrace, please go away..As for Rove, he can take his white board and..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/20/2013 10:06:02 AM     (No. 9573604)

No More Bushies. I am tired of defending moderate, establishment Republicans who spend and spend and grow the government with the tired old canard...Compassionate Conservatism. That is redundant...conservatism is compassionate.

Go away, Jeb, your time passed while you were considering your options. And take Karl and all the risk-averse, gold digging consultants with you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/20/2013 10:17:15 AM     (No. 9573619)

Apart from being a member of the Bush family, just what have you ever done, Jeb?

Take care of your own dirty laundry in Florida before commenting on something you know nothing about.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/20/2013 10:18:59 AM     (No. 9573622)

Look how well the whole "self restraint" model has worked out for us.

I think the best way to repeal Obamacare is to have an alternative; we never hear the alternative

If Uncle Jeb had tuned into and listened to Cruz, he spent a good deal of time talking about alternatives. I have heard many many alternatives being posed by conservatives -- they just don´t SOUND like government programs since they involve getting the government out of the way and they foster free-market solutions.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/20/2013 10:21:35 AM     (No. 9573627)

Jeb Bush?...I remember him. He´s the Chairman of The Constitution Center in Philadelphia who presented, back in September, the 2009 Recipient of Planned Parenthood´s Margaret Sanger Award, The Duchess of Horndog, with the 2013 Liberty Medal.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 10/20/2013 10:25:50 AM     (No. 9573631)

Which is why Jeb Bush would be a mushy leader just like the rest of his family. This fight requires tough leadership and a relentless attack on the enemy, which is exactly what Ted Cruz is conducting. He will make a fine POTUS one day. He is the biggest threat to the left since Paul Ryan only he isn´t ever going to give in.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/20/2013 10:36:52 AM     (No. 9573646)

I see the usual trolls are on bad mouthing two very good men.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MissMolly, 10/20/2013 10:42:34 AM     (No. 9573657)

No, #9, lockstep doesn´t allow for either article reading or independent thinking.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/20/2013 10:45:27 AM     (No. 9573659)

Jeb, the House presented an alternative. You need to ask for a copy and read it before you run the mouth on ABC.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dwa, 10/20/2013 10:47:49 AM     (No. 9573663)

Restraint is what we have seen from the Republican Establishment for years, and what has it gotten us. Dems don´t show restraint, they play full contact karate while the Repubs play tiddlywinks. You don´t win that way.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/20/2013 10:53:55 AM     (No. 9573676)

Had it not been for Cruz and Lee and a few --very few others, the Mulatto Marxist and his Henchmen would have rolled out NoCare and touted it as a huge success, the American Idol Couch Potatoes never the wiser.

Thanks to those who have stood steadfastly against this monstrosity, the Lap Dog Media have had to report at least partially truthfully on the epic failure of 0bama´s "Signature Legislation."

Self-restraint? My Aunt Fanny!

Keep hammering, Ted.

Go away Jeb. Go away and stay away.

Cruz and Lee are fast becoming the only two Electeds we can rely on to tell us the truth.

Certainly not the Boehners and the McConnells. They´re in it for the power and perks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/20/2013 11:00:30 AM     (No. 9573695)

Jeb Bush

.. another in a long line of corrupt-o-crats.

Shut up and go away, Jeb. You´re not wanted.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: philsner, 10/20/2013 11:13:43 AM     (No. 9573724)

It is a liberal tactic to call those who disagree names like "troll".
I don´t care what the "rest of the world" thinks. It isn´t relevant.
Remember, Jeb Bush recently praised Hillary Clinton and gave her an "award". His advice is toxic.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 10/20/2013 11:21:31 AM     (No. 9573755)

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." - Barry Goldwater

Obamacare is tyrannical and destructive. Self-restraint in opposing it will only appease it and prolong it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 10/20/2013 11:29:54 AM     (No. 9573783)

Dittos OP, #9, #11, and #13.

I seriously doubt that Ted Cruz was surprised by the "consequences" of his efforts; he did not create "problems". Yes, I read the article, thank you very much. I even engaged independent thinking in that effort.

Now, if the rest of the world doesn´t trust the U.S., and it doesn´t, look no further than the Oval Office for the problem. The lack of civility can be placed squarely on the shoulders of 0bama and the Democrats.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JAN, 10/20/2013 11:30:02 AM     (No. 9573784)

Repeating msm lies about the republicans not promoting an alternative to O-care.

Jeb, you are part of the problem. GO AWAY

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Reply 18 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/20/2013 11:50:04 AM     (No. 9573819)

Meanwhile the Dems are calling dissenters "domestic enemies they took an oath in Congress (meaning, these are elected officials) to protect the US against". Restraint? Tell that to the Democrats, Jeb.

And while you´re at it, maybe you could notice that trying to get along with Democrats has brought us nothing but Obamacare, tax increases, and all the blame for everything bad that happens. It´s brought us Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Cash for Clunkers and the IRS bullying of conservatives.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/20/2013 11:56:44 AM     (No. 9573825)

Hey Jebbie, instead of always being critical, why don´t you get off your backside, jump in the pool and offer a solution of your own? Or are you afraid that a solution might get you laughed out of contention for 2016?

Just so you know though, you are already out of contention to most of us because you are just too squishy moderate.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Catherine, 10/20/2013 12:07:23 PM     (No. 9573844)

Well there went my last bit of intent to vote for him IF he ran. Now I won´t. Don´t care who runs against him.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rochow, 10/20/2013 12:10:19 PM     (No. 9573848)

Memo to Jeb Bush: don´t bother to run, you will never, ever be president!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/20/2013 12:27:12 PM     (No. 9573878)

Jeb babe, how´s that stuff been working for you so far? Two terms for Obama, that´s how.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/20/2013 12:31:56 PM     (No. 9573884)

I voted for Jeb. Would I vote for him again? NO Way! He and his FCAT was and is a sorry scheme foisted on Florida school kids. Now he thinks the Federal Govt should demand all schools teach what they deem should be taught.

So Jeb thinks we should have an alternative to Obamacare. Me too. I´m damn tired of paying for deadbeats who get free food, rent, healthcare, phones, don´t pay taxes but get thousands from those who do in the form of ´earned income credits´. And if that´s not enough they commit fraud in the billions.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/20/2013 1:02:09 PM     (No. 9573907)

Ted Cruz was a rookie in the US Senate when all this started, hopefully he has learned something about political tactics after all this, if not, he will turn out to be just another right wing looser as far as most of the country is concerned.

Ever notice the only time Jeb Bush and all the other Bush family members are praised in the national media is when they embrace some liberal Democrat supported left wing program or policy?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/20/2013 1:27:27 PM     (No. 9573929)

Everytime I go to the library to look for the book "great moderate leaders" I only find books on pastel pushovers.

Failing to fight for Conservatism and educate the public is why we are where we are today.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/20/2013 1:28:17 PM     (No. 9573930)

There can be no repeal - it must be stopped now. Those who are insisting that it will take time to smooth out the glitches are the same ones who claimed that the Soviet Union needed more time to perfect communism.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/20/2013 1:53:55 PM     (No. 9573962)

Ted´s greatest contribution may not be any particular policy or position but rather, that he is teaching many politicians and potential politicians about the tremendous power of speaking the truth.

The spirit of Ronaldus Magnus has arisen and walks among us.

They fear this powerful persuader, this preacher of LIBERTY and they should.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: mermer, 10/20/2013 1:54:35 PM     (No. 9573965)

Jeb is right. I so hope the GOP starts listening to the adults!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: john56, 10/20/2013 2:08:24 PM     (No. 9573995)

I see how much respect the "self-restraint" wing of the GOP gets from the RAT infested media whores.

Unless they turn on conservatives and tea party types, they´re painted with the same terrorist, extremist, wife-beater brush that the Democrats and media give us every day ... before and after the last few weeks.

When it comes to worrying about being loved by those doofuses, screw ´em.

As for "self-restraint," Jeb, I´m going to show some in March and November 2014. I´m going to "self-restrain" myself from voting for your kid for whatever office he´s running for in Texas.

Your brother, W, is the LAST Bush I ever vote for.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: TXspyder, 10/20/2013 2:08:56 PM     (No. 9573996)

Here is my suggestion for an alternate plan; Washington, LEAVE me the H. E. double toothpicks alone!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tenncon231, 10/20/2013 2:38:47 PM     (No. 9574031)

And Barbara wanted Jeb to run in 2000 instead of W?? I appreciated W but seeing the leviathon he unleashed causes me to question--he had total control for a 2 yr period and never (I think) vetoed a spending increase.
Nevertheless he kept us safe, bless his heart!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Tommytoadaz, 10/20/2013 2:55:56 PM     (No. 9574049)

GTH JEB. This fight requires gloves off.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: flatwater, 10/20/2013 3:35:32 PM     (No. 9574091)

Could someone please tell the entire Bush family to just shut the hell up and go away?

Jeb, you´re excrement. I wouldn´t vote for you or any other member of your family even if you put a gun to my head.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: flatwater, 10/20/2013 3:40:40 PM     (No. 9574100)

#7 & #29,

Does the White House pay you by post or by the hour? Either way, you´re grossly overpaid.

Why not go back to DailyKos and CommunistPartyUSA.com? Your friends there miss you terribly.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/21/2013 1:08:53 AM     (No. 9574616)

To know Jeb is to loath him.
Next he will say he is running in 2016 and looking for insurance companies to support him again. No thanks.

All they had to do was mandate guaranteed issue health insurance and let insurance companies deal with it.

Zippycare is a waste of money-our money.

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
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As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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