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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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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
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How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come


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