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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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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their


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