Author Topic: Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why? By Chris Cillizza  (Read 932 times)

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I think he did for all three reasons stated, and I think his comment was just stupid, considering that Mexico has an unemployment rate much lower than ours'.

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Looking like Jeb is seriously thinking about running.   The left wing of the GOP desperately needs a candidate since Christie disintegrated. 

I will never vote for Bush III, neither in the primary nor the general.  If he wins the GOP nomination, I am third party all the way.

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[[ He talks like a big-government Republican. ]]

I'll guess that's because he -is- .

He'll talk the talk, and he'll walk the walk, if given the chance.

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Running Jeb Bush as the GOP's candidate in 2016 is not a wise idea, not at all.  The name alone is simply too polarizing, even without the dynasty issues that would be floated.

The establishment wants either their guy to win, or the Democrat to win.
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I still think Jeb is positioning himself for a position in a Hildebeest Administration, Secretary of Defense for example.....her token Republican ala Chuckie Hagel.

« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 09:20:35 PM by Chieftain »

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The establishment wants either their guy to win, or the Democrat to win.

I agree. 100%. If it came down to voting Tea Party or voting Democrat, the establishment, so called, 'Republicans' will vote Dem every time. I am still not totally convinced that McCain voted for himself. He campaigned so hard for Obama, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he voted for him.
 
They worship the status quo and the power and the money. That is what they are dedicated to preserving. And they have absolute disdain for average ordinary working Americans, especially anyone who challenges them.
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I agree. 100%. If it came down to voting Tea Party or voting Democrat, the establishment, so called, 'Republicans' will vote Dem every time. I am still not totally convinced that McCain voted for himself. He campaigned so hard for Obama, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he voted for him.
 
They worship the status quo and the power and the money. That is what they are dedicated to preserving. And they have absolute disdain for average ordinary working Americans, especially anyone who challenges them.

LOL!!  It was the gutless, Mormon-hating "conservatives" that stayed home in 2012 and denied Romney the presidency.

What evidence do you have that "establishment" Republicans vote for Democrats?
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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LOL!!  It was the gutless, Mormon-hating "conservatives" that stayed home in 2012 and denied Romney the presidency.

What evidence do you have that "establishment" Republicans vote for Democrats?

I agree with you. I do think the Mormon thing was a factor. Stupid RNC that nominated him.
 
As for the GOP voting Democrat, I only have one question. Does anyone believe that idiots like McConnell would ever vote for a Tea Party candidate? He and those like him absolutely hate the Tea Party, because it represents a threat to their grip on power.
 
BTW, I offer myself as an example. If it comes down to voting for some 70+ year old Republican who has been in Congress since bread was invented, I myself am the example. I will vote Democrat if it comes to that. If I had to vote for John McCain, or some unknown illegal, who is a Democrat calling himself Manuel, I would vote Manuel with vigor.
 
These guys have to go. At any cost.
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Anybody voting for a democrat these days is a fool.
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Anybody voting for a democrat these days is a fool.

The reverse is equally true.
 
We are so screwed.
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I agree with you. I do think the Mormon thing was a factor. Stupid RNC that nominated him.
 
As for the GOP voting Democrat, I only have one question. Does anyone believe that idiots like McConnell would ever vote for a Tea Party candidate? He and those like him absolutely hate the Tea Party, because it represents a threat to their grip on power.
 
BTW, I offer myself as an example. If it comes down to voting for some 70+ year old Republican who has been in Congress since bread was invented, I myself am the example. I will vote Democrat if it comes to that. If I had to vote for John McCain, or some unknown illegal, who is a Democrat calling himself Manuel, I would vote Manuel with vigor.
 
These guys have to go. At any cost.

So you despise Republicans more than Democrats.

And you admit that it was just dandy to vote against a Mormon.

There's a word for "conservatives" like you.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Are you insane? I have nothing against Mormons. My sister became a Mormon. I have no problem with that. If it makes her happy, who am to say. What I actually said, not that it matters to you, is that I think selecting a Mormon had an effect.
 
Look sink, you are probably a good guy. But your fanatic, unreasonable loyalty to 'Republicanism' is kind of absurd. Pull your head out. You should take a breath, look around, and see what it is you see when your head in not buried in the butt of the GOP. Those guys are not your friends, no matter what they tell you.
 
You are just as much a victim of this schtick as all of us are. Take a breath. Breathe man.
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It would seem that there is one ground of agreement between GOP moderates and GOP tea partiers:  if their horse doesn't get the nomination, then they want the democrat to win.  What a shame.

These days, it is same thing anyway. In the famous words of Queen Hillary, "What difference does it make!?"
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It would seem that there is one ground of agreement between GOP moderates and GOP tea partiers:  if their horse doesn't get the nomination, then they want the democrat to win.  What a shame.

Its very early......let's not all slash our wrists just yet......

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As I read earlier, if God save us it comes down to Jeb vs. Hillary, we'll have the first female President vs. Bush III to make it to office, what will be more excitable to the unwashed?? 

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Under that scenario, my money's on ending up with President Hillary Clinton.

Shillary would thrash Bush.  People remain tired of the Neocons and preemptive war.  Bush's embrace of amnesty will dishearten the base quite thoroughly.  There are no good memories of either Bush 1 or Bush 2.

Look for the media to shill for Bush 3 at every opportunity if and until he wins the nomination.  Then they would negatively unload on him at every opportunity.   


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