George P. Bush on Monday formally announced he is seeking re-election as Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to continue running a little-known but powerful agency in a state where his political-dynasty family has been prominent for decades. Bush´s grandfather, President George H.W. Bush, was once a Texas congressman and his uncle, George W. Bush, won two Texas gubernatorial elections before leaving for the White House. George P. Bush, 41, grew up in Florida, where his father, Jeb, was governor and launched his unsuccessful presidential campaign last year. The younger Bush won the position of Texas´ land commissioner handily in 2014, becoming
At risk of inviting disdain from the OP, I will firmly state George P. is doing a good job. It´s a low-profile position and there is little room for criticism aside from those who hold a grudge against his surname.
I think this Young Man is impressive. I´ve watched him for a number of years. Our Party will be looking for YOUNG Blood, to fill the Congress, very soon. I would bet he will seek a Seat in Congress as his next step. The fact that he is a Bush doesn´t bother me at all. We need to worry about a candidate who can beat the Democrats when Trump steps down. Bush is working on those credentials.
I’m sure George P. is a very capable young man, earning his stripes at an entry-level elected position in a diligent manner. He will provide a consistent record of modest accomplishments as a Texas Land Commissioner.
However much competency is desired in an elected official, their political philosophy is more important. At this critical juncture in our nation’s history it is vital that we identify and support representatives that dedicated to America, and not the globe.
If George P. is such a man, then the burden of proof is double on him. Perhaps it is unfair to tarnish him with his family’s past as globalists, but for a large block of the base the name Bush translates to traitor.
I have believed for some time now that he would be a good national candidate. The Democrats will have an hispanic on the next presidential race ticket - bet on it. George P. could reach many hispanic voters, just as his Uncle George did. I also was surprised to learn that he served in the military. The media people haven´t talked about that. You people who are looking for perfection in the Republican nominee will never be satisfied.
Looking at what we have at present in the republican party, we need to start expanding our focus. We all know why Trump won the presidency and it was NOT because of what the current crop of republicans stood for.
As for starting down the road where we deliberately choose Hispanic candidates out of fear that we’ll lose the Hispanic vote, that kind of pandering is really scarey. His mother continued to resist speaking English; his American born and raised Bush father went very much to her Mexican side. Skip the Hispanic euphemism (there is no such nationality). Mexican.
Lack of the right kind of experience, family ties, national leaning to another country that would like to own all of us this time around. Nope.
#18 – “W” beat both Gore and Kerry with the support of the GOP base, not just because the alternatives were abysmal, but we believed he held the interests of the American people in his heart.
As #4 eloquently stated, “I trusted the Bushes and they betrayed every good thought I had about them.” I, along with many others, defended “W” and his reaches across the aisle; the liberty killer Patriot Act, Homeland Security Dept., No Child Left Behind sponsored by T. Kennedy (D-Hell), Medicare Part D, the Valerie Plame debacle, and his “gentlemanly” response to the hate and vitriol of the Left that laid the groundwork for today’s assassination entertainment.
How did “W” repay heartland Republican voters? Not only did he fail to support our candidate of choice, he joined the NeverTrumpers spreading lies and misrepresentations. He exposed himself and all the other family members, career politicians including his dad and his brother, as well as a skanky cousin as multi-generational globalists subverting our Constitution at every opportunity. It galls me that Molly Ivers was right. Stay Out of the Bushes!
Burlington, Vt. "Free Books at Former Burlington College,” the Craigslist ad read. “Many psychology texts and health texts, gender identity, some art, some literature, history, etc. Please bring boxes and bags for carrying your new treasures home with you!” So ended a 44-year experiment in liberal education, with angry students and alumni filling message boards with blame and a library of books for the taking. Burlington College closed in 2016, crushed under the weight of debt it took on in a 2010 real estate deal. In its last five years, this tiny liberal arts school of fewer than 200 students occupied the former
The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama years by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules. The memos reviewed by The Hill were publicly released on July 11 through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union. They detail specific violations that the NSA or FBI disclosed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Justice Department´s
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney accused the Obama administration Thursday of keeping a “secret list” of proposed regulations during Mr. Obama’s eight-year regulatory onslaught against businesses, and touted President Trump’s rollback of more than 800 Obama-era rules and proposals. Of the 860 rules or proposed rules that the Trump administration has killed, 179 came from what he called Mr. Obama’s “secret” list. As Trump aides combed through the books, they found pending proposals that included rules on hardwood plywood research and new requirements for contamination control in cattle slaughter operations. “They had a bunch of things that they wanted to regulate,”
If Sen. John McCain were to leave the Senate before his term ends in 2022, the governor would decide who fills the vacancy. McCain, who revealed Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, made no indication he intends to step away. "Further consultations with Senator McCain´s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate,” his office said in a statement. But were circumstances to require that McCain be replaced, that person would have to be a Republican, as McCain is, and would serve until the next general election, which happens every two years
The greatest trick any politician can pull off is to get his self-interest and his principles in perfect alignment. As Thomas More observed in Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, “if we lived in a State where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us good, and greed would make us saintly.” Which brings me to Senator Rand Paul, the GOP’s would-be Man for All Seasons. Paul emerged from the smoldering debris of the Republican health-care-reform train wreck as a figure of high libertarian principle, the shining “no” vote on any compromise that came short of full repeal. “Look,
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump rejected the radical anti-federal land movement, made famous during the Bundy family occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Trump claimed to hold the more mainstream view that federal lands should stay in public hands and he picked former Rep. Ryan Zinke, a Montana Republican who likes to compare himself to conservationist Teddy Roosevelt, as interior secretary. In the months since he took office, however, Trump has done nothing but defy the promise to protect and preserve public lands. That began with the president’s unprecedented executive order
Pretty much every day, I hear or see people arguing, shouting, screaming, or even threatening that all Republicans must give Donald Trump more or less unqualified support. Some very smart people even suggest that “sniping” at Donald Trump is out of bounds. I’m not going to revisit all those arguments. But one thing I find interesting is how so many people couch these arguments in terms of party loyalty. Wade through the replies in my Twitter feed some day and you will find literally hundreds of people shouting, “It’s us or them! If you don’t like Trump, become a Democrat
Numbers Game: The Senate Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare has faltered, making it the latest victim of a seriously flawed report saying it would have cost 22 million people their health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office, which has become the official scorekeeper of the impact of health reform despite its miserable track record, said that the Senate repeal-and-replace bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2027 than if ObamaCare remained in place. Before that, it said the much different House repeal-and-replace bill would leave 23 million more without insurance. Heck, the CBO said that simply repealing ObamaCare without putting
Charlie Gard´s parents have privately expressed their concern after discovering that the lawyer appointed to represent their 11-month-old son in court heads a charity that backs assisted dying. Victoria Butler-Cole, who speaks on Charlie’s behalf in court, is chairman of Compassion in Dying, a sister organisation to Dignity in Dying which campaigns for a change in the law to make assisted dying legal in the UK. Dignity in Dying used to be called the Voluntary Euthanasia Society. The two charities share the same chief executive and media team and trustees – such as Mrs Butler-Cole – can only sit on one charity
Retired basketball coach Bobby Knight was under a year-long criminal investigation after four women claimed he inappropriately touched them during a single visit to an intelligence agency. Knight´s invitation to speak at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) was already a controversial decision long before he appeared at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia, headquarters on July 10, 2015. Many employees were quick to point to Knight´s previous behavior, which included choking a basketball player during practice, throwing a chair across the court, and saying: ´I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.´ Over the course of that one day
LINCOLN — The strongest earthquake to hit Montana in more than half a century sent bartenders jumping over bars, food falling off grocery store shelves and woke up residents and dogs. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that hit early Thursday, but the eight patrons at the Wilderness Bar in Lincoln headed for the doors as stools and glass bottles started falling over. “I just jumped over the bar and pretty much landed in a guy’s lap,” bartender Sheri Deluca told the Great Falls Tribune.
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WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff. (Snip) The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge. It was not
“We cannot tolerate this any longer,” said the former CIA Director at the head of the table. “We have to forcibly retake the government from Donald Trump. It is the only way save our democracy.” His audience nodded solemnly. The men and women gathered at that secret February meeting on the top floor of 241 West 41st Street, the New York Times building, were Democrat politicians, media figures, retired and active members of the federal security bureaucracy, and several Establishment Republicans, and they were at wit’s end. There simply was no other choice. Donald Trump must be replaced, and it no
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has had a long run. At 77 — and a multi-millionaire — the California Democrat could ride off into the sunset. But the former Speaker of the House said Sunday she´s not going anywhere. “Self-promotion is a terrible thing, but somebody has to do it,” Pelosi said on Fox News Sunday. “I am a master legislator. I know the budget to the nth degree.” There have been rumblings that Democrats want to replace its aging leadership before the 2018 mid-term elections. Right now, there is no leader of the party, with Hillary Clinton gone and
On Thursday, political pollster and one-time aide to former President Bill Clinton, Dick Morris, revealed Barack Obama, along with a group of aides, have set up a ‘secret war room’ tasked with stopping President Trump and his agenda. Operating just two miles away from the White House, the war room holds two conference calls daily to hash out media talking points, with a particular focus on health care. Calls are held 8:30 am est and 9:45 am est. Kathleen Sebelius, former Health and Human Services head and Andrew Slavitt, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are
It’s been an utter disaster for Megyn Kelly since kicking things off at NBC. The New York Post reports Kelly’s Sunday show has been pulled two episodes sooner than scheduled due to poor ratings. Ouch. Breitbart News reports: Last week, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly set another viewership low with just 2.71 million total viewers. In the last three weeks, her show has failed to beat the years-old Dateline rerun the network ran in her show’s time slot when Kelly took a week off during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to the New York Post, “Kelly’s ratings-challenged Sunday show was
On the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany last month, President Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump’s oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign — a disclosure the advisers knew carried political and potentially legal peril. The strategy, the advisers agreed, should be for Donald Trump Jr. to release a statement to get ahead of the story. They wanted to be truthful, so their account couldn’t be repudiated later if the full details emerged. But within hours, at the president’s direction, the plan changed. Flying home
President Trump should not be blamed for what the Republican Party has become, said Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who believes the party´s problems began during the Bush administration. "I´m not blaming this lack of principle, or where we are, solely on the president. He´s more the culmination of it," Flake told NPR in an interview.
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted on Monday of defying a court order to stop rounding up immigrants, and he may face jail time — another rebuke for a once-popular politician who was voted out of office last year. In 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Mr. Arpaio built a national reputation for harsh conditions in his county jail, and for his campaign against undocumented immigrants; his deputies detained people solely based on a belief that they were in the country illegally, and then turn them over to immigration authorities for deportation. In December 2011, a federal district judge hearing a racial
Imran Awan, a congressional aide arrested by the FBI after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and misrepresenting the purpose, had previously wired money to the Muslim country and was frantically liquidating multiple real estate properties on the day he was arrested, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Imran’s real estate properties provide a source of money that could be sent directly to Pakistan when two upcoming home sales close. Prosecutors have since filed paperwork saying they fear “the dissipation of the proceeds of the fraud and destruction of evidence in other locations.” Imran was arrested July 24 — four months
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake claimed his party is in “denial” about President Donald Trump in a recently released excerpt from his upcoming book. (Snip) “I’ve been sympathetic to this impulse to denial, as one doesn’t ever want to believe that the government of the United States has been made dysfunctional at the highest levels, especially by the actions of one’s own party,” Flake continued.”… For a conservative, that’s an awfully bitter pill to swallow.” One of the few ways to stop a way-ward president is through Congress, Flake said, before calling on his fellow congressmen to acts as the “checks
Progressives, crazed with identifying new forms of oppression attached to the currently fashionable catchword “privilege,” have finally embraced the stupid as a victim class. Hey, let´s celebrate stupidity! Just ponder for a moment all the potential grand marshalls for the inevitable Supidity Day Parade in New York City, once the stupid are organized into a grievance-powered pressure group. And where else, but at a university, a temple of higher learning? In this case, one funded by taxpayers. This is from a genuine column in the student newspaper of the University of Iowa. A student suddenly has discovered that being smart is
When Roseanne returns to the air next year, there will be a new character bending gender norms. Showbiz411.com reports that the revival will include a ´gender creative´ character. A source told the outlet that the character will be Mark, the 9-year-old son of Darlene and David, played by Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki. (Photos) Casting directors have been looking for a kid who can play ´sensitive and effeminate´ and ´displays qualities of both young female and male traits,´ the outlet reports. The original series followed the working-class Conner family in Illinois, and ran from 1988 to 1997. Roseanne Barr played