Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad — they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party — and I don’t — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground,” Bush said, adding that he views the hyper-partisan moment as “temporary.”

“Back to my dad’s time and Ronald Reagan’s time – they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan suport,” he said. Reagan “would be criticized for doing the things that he did.”

Bush called the present partisan climate “disturbing.”

“It’s just a different environment left and right,” he said of “this dysfunction.”

***

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, in a break with his party, said he could support tax increases to help reduce the federal government’s budget deficit…

“If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we’re going to have $10 in spending cuts for $1 of revenue enhancement — put me in, coach,” Bush told the House Budget Committee. “This will prove I’m not running for anything,” he said, prompting laughter from lawmakers and the audience…

Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, declined to comment on Bush’s remarks.

***

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he supports both a path to citizenship or legal residency for the more than 11 million people living in the United States illegally.

“You have to deal with this issue. You can’t ignore it, and so either a path to citizenship, which I would support–and that does put me probably out of the mainstream of most conservatives–or … a path… to residency of some kind,” he said during an interview last week with Charlie Rose on CBS…

Bush said he agreed with Romney on the need to secure the border and the importance of raising the number of work visas available for high-skilled workers. But he warns that the tone of the immigration debate among Republicans is “shortsighted.”

“It sends a signal,” Bush said. “We want your support, but you can’t join our team.”

***

“I’m not sure what Jeb’s referring to,” Gingrich said on CNN’s “John King, USA.” “We just had a pretty grueling campaign, which had a fair amount of disagreement, a pretty wide range of views from Ron Paul to say Tim Pawlenty.”

He continued: “In that framework, you see us come together as a party. I think there’s plenty of room in the Republican Party for a wide range of candidates.”…

“I would argue in many ways we have a more diverse party today than the Democrats. It’s much easier to be of a different view as a Republican, without having the kind of pressure you would have if you were a pro-life Democrat,” he said.

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Barack Obama made a similar point back in April, arguing that “[Reagan] could not get through a Republican primary today.”…

But it is also worth asking this: Could liberal icons such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt or John Fitzgerald Kennedy get through a Democratic primary today?

I very much doubt it.

There are some similarities, of course, but the political landscape is very different today than in 1980. The same can be said between now and the 1960s and the 1930s. That fact says less about the modern party than a simple reflection of changes in the country and electoral reality. Taking away any other lesson is a waste of time and energy.

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Both men [Clinton and Jeb Bush], by virtue of their family’s standing in their respective parties, have a nearly un-matched political pulpit from which to express their views. And they’re using it more and more these days.

Both men also seem to see their party drifting away from what’s important. For Clinton, he wants a more close examination of the two sides’ visions for the future rather than a muddy bar fight, and for Bush, he wants his party to work with the other side more on issues like illegal immigration and the budget.

It also just so happens that both could be hurting their parties’ brands heading into the fall election.

Republicans have already used Clinton’s words — with great gusto — against President Obama. And we would expect the same on the GOP side, with Bush’s words being used against Romney and congressional Republicans.

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To understand what Bush is saying, you need to anticipate how the party might diagnose the causes of a loss in 2012, and then you can see how he is setting himself as the cure. Bush has been publicly urging Republicans to moderate their tone toward Latinos and to embrace immigration reform. Here is the one issue where Republicans, should they lose, will almost surely conclude that they need to moderate their party stance. The Latino vote is both growing in size and seems to be tilting ever more strongly toward the Democrats, a combination that will rapidly make the electoral map virtually unwinnable. Indeed, the body language of the Romney campaign suggests it already regrets the hard-line stances on immigration it adopted during the primary…

If you try to imagine the Republican consensus after a potential losing election, it will look like this. It will recognize that its harsh partisan rhetoric turned off voters, and will urgently want to woo Latinos, while holding on to as much as possible of the party’s domestic policy agenda. And oh, by the way, the party will be casting about for somebody to lead it.

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Consider the mini-exodus of moderates from the Republican Party, who have ditched the right over a perceived lurch toward Tea Party politics. This has precipitated endless media hand-wringing about the rapid closing of the conservative mind. While there is a certain degree of truth to the charge, it’s a lament not evenly applied (i.e., it’s a partisan complaint). Remember that when the hawkish former Democrat Joe Lieberman, an aggressive supporter of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy, defected from his party, or when Newark Mayor Cory Booker said the Obama campaign’s attacks on private equity “nauseated” him, only to be forced into a humiliating mea culpa, these were not viewed as portents of a closing liberal mind. Likewise, former President Bill Clinton’s recent argument in favor of extended the Bush tax cuts were quickly followed by a groveling apology for breaking party discipline. For Lieberman, it was good riddance to a neoconservative who had long ago forsaken Democratic unity — and the attacks on Booker and Clinton indicated not partisanship, but the necessary correction of an election-season gaffe…

Yes, in times of political tumult, American voters polarize, lining up behind their parties as “yea” and “nay” votes on opposed and irreconcilable ideas about health care policy or deficit reduction or national security. The only way to “heal the partisan divide,” then, is to prevent politicians from taking any remotely controversial positions in the first place. Which is as impossible as it is undesirable.

Because politics is not — despite all clichés to the contrary — about compromise. It’s about making the other guy compromise. And, failing that, it’s about telling any and all who will listen that the country is being torn asunder by boneheaded partisans.

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The Smart People..

Wahaahhaahhhaah

Electrongod on June 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Extreme moderation. I am uploading files or I could have been first. ; )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM

boy were the lsm trying to hammer the gop talking heads with the jeb bush quotes all day long

fail

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM

JEB!

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Extreme moderation. I am uploading files or I could have been first. ; )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Heay..
I fully understand….

Electrongod on June 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Consider the mini-exodus of moderates from the Republican Party, who have ditched the right over a perceived lurch toward Tea Party politics.

Yeah, that really screwed the republicans in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Oh, and since this has been stuck in my head since the Shroud of Turin thread, I figure why not stick it in y’alls head too.

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

a ltitle ds :)

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM

“It’s just a different environment left and right,” he said of “this dysfunction.”

This is what happens when one lets unruly children go unchecked for eight years, like your brother did with the liberals.

So yeah, at the next family dinner do have this discussion with him, mkay? The adults will clean it up while you rend your garments.

kim roy on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

ot: archer davis voting for mitt via greta’s show

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Man, the ‘rats are jumping ship. whozis black congressman from Alabama switching sides on Greta?

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Someone won some game played on ice tonight…

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Extreme moderation. I am uploading files or I could have been first. ; )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Quality counts more than premature ejac…uh, commenting. Except maybe in this thread…

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Quality counts more than premature ejac…uh, commenting. Except maybe in this thread…

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Hmmmmm….

Electrongod on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

a ltitle ds :)

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM

No such thing as just a little ds, unless its dire himself. Sometimes he can be such the curmudgeon.

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

There will be absolutely no movement on immigration unless Plyler is overturned.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plyler_v._Doe

ninjapirate on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

What a buffoon.

Jaibones on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Someone won some game played on ice tonight…

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Oh gawd. Not the Kings?

bettycooper on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

…Bush is becoming a prattling buffoon!…daddy didn’t hold a candle to RR either…so don’t even go there sonny!

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, in a break with his party, said he could support tax increases to help reduce the federal government’s budget deficit…

Oh look… a Bush who’s not oppossed to increased federal spending…. that’s never happened before.

Hog Wild on June 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

davis…a big obama08 supporter switching parties in 12

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

kings win the stanley cup

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I would like to get Neil’s opinion…

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

DS is a cool dude

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

CNN was hyping this thing all day on every show it seemed. That’s all they have.

Wigglesworth on June 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Please shut up about this topic for now. We can discuss it in 2013. It just hurts as now, just as that Bush moron did.

thuja on June 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Hmmmmm….

Electrongod on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Experienced men never come comment first.

Its a badge of honor.

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

lol

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

davis…a big obama08 supporter switching parties in 12

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Sounded way too intelligent to be a ‘rat in the first place. Perhaps he had a tug-of-war with his blackness and logic and logic won.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

his pop and the gop establishment tried to stop reagan in 1980.

reagan tried and failed to defeat the gop establishment in 1976.

so he’s wrong on the facts and hypocritical.

if reagan was running today wimps like jeb would oppose him.

reliapundit on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Let’s get this straight once and for all. Reagan had “bipartisan” support because the democrats didn’t have a choice. That’s how you deal with democrats. You drag them with you or leave them in the dust. You don’t play nice.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Maybe W. was adopted…

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Consider the mini-exodus of moderates from the Republican Party, who have ditched the right over a perceived lurch toward Tea Party politics.

Yeah, that really screwed the republicans in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Oh, and since this has been stuck in my head since the Shroud of Turin thread, I figure why not stick it in y’alls head too.

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Jeb isn’t speaking to the future of winning elections, but to the future of the country. If the Tea Party wants to change our system of governance to a parliamentary democracy, it should at least summon the brainpower to make a compelling argument. Otherwise, this country has no chance of competing in a global economy where our competitors’ internal divisions are better managed.

This is what happens when one lets unruly children go unchecked for eight years, like your brother did with the liberals.

This is the type of self-righteous ignorance typical of Tea Party members steeped in Glenn Beck group think. Government spending increased by nearly 40% during the first 6 years of Bush’s administration, when the GOP controlled every body of Congress. The Tea Party isn’t needed to save this country from either political party.

bayam on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

he saw the light

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Experienced men never come comment first.

Its a badge of honor.

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

LOL…

I was trying to hold back……

Sandra….

You are my only hope!!!!!

*yuk*

Electrongod on June 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

You don’t play nice.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

exactamundo….we see what happens when the gop plays nice while the dems stab them in the back….

a no win situation

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

BAYAM!

Isn’t that what Emeril says?

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Slightly off-topic, but has any seen Ann Coulter lately?

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Is it just me or is the Repunk Party THE Party of Useful IDIOTS? McCain 1, 2, Bushie I,III, and mommy Bushie!

ConcealedKerry on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

You’re still thought of as a pretty decent Governor in FL Mr. Bush. Quit while you’re ahead, mmkay?

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

he saw the light

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I swear obama is a Rethuglican plant meant to destroy the ‘rat party for good.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

bayam on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Bless your heart. You’re so cute, have a cookie. Now back to the kiddie table little man. And take your sippy cup with you.

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Jeb, your Pop and brother got rolled time and again by the dems and you still want to make nice?

The problem is, no matter how fkd up things get for the rest of us you guys will never have to deal w/the consequences of your actions or in actions.

So with no respect intended, sod off.

arnold ziffel on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You’re still thought of as a pretty decent Governor in FL Mr. Bush. Quit while you’re ahead, mmkay?

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

For the record, so was Charlie Crisp.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

yeah baby

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Wasn’t Jeb Bush supposed to be the smarter brother? Is he deliberately trying to damage Romney so that he can run in 2016?

I have to wonder who’ll be more effective in damaging their own parties chances in this election: Bill Clinton or Jeb Bush?

Gladtobehere on June 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM

bayam on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

uppereastside wants to talk dirty to you.

arnold ziffel on June 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Extreme moderation. I am uploading files or I could have been first. ; )

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM

80′s Movie wisdom teaches us the following: There are no points for second place.

Betenoire on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

y’all stay cool…gotta call it an early night…see you in the am

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

bayam on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

You don’t have a clue. It is amazing to watch you construct and dismantle your straw men though.

tom daschle concerned on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I swear obama is a Rethuglican plant meant to destroy the ‘rat party for good.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Theodore Roosevelt is offended.

bettycooper on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Suck my toe, Jeb. You will never EVER be President.

CantCureStupid on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Whatever the Romney/Bush/GOP campaign is trying to do, they aren’t doing it as well to destroy the Obama campaign as the Obama campaign is in destroying itself.

CTSherman on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

There are no points for second place.

Betenoire on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

You obviously haven’t been paying attention. May I talk with your significant other?

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

My father was a staunch conservative who voted Republican until the day he died. Now he votes Democrat.

John the Libertarian on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

For the record, so was Charlie Crisp.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You are correct sir, but I think Crisp took “humpin the shark to a new level.”

arnold ziffel on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Jeb will betray you.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Slightly off-topic, but has any seen Ann Coulter lately?

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Just on Hannity.

slickwillie2001 on June 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Two things, Bush:

- Would you support people not paying their taxes and getting an amnesty, meaning they skate on paying the taxes, not just avoid the fine? For 20 years.

- Who is more partisan, Republicans or democratics?

jaime on June 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Jeb will betray you.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Not if we don’t give him the chance.

cozmo on June 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Jed Bush’s motto, we will give a mile, you just give a inch. Pathetic!

jjnco73 on June 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Wasn’t Jeb Bush supposed to be the smarter brother? Is he deliberately trying to damage Romney so that he can run in 2016?

Gladtobehere on June 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Jeb’s only chance to be president is if he is reincarnated into a family not named Bush. No way in hell the Republican’s are going to go back to that well and the Democrats have made too man Hitler comparisons with his brother and derided his father to even consider him as an alternative to the next Marxist to catch the eye of the far left base.

Betenoire on June 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I swear obama is a Rethuglican plant meant to destroy the ‘rat party for good.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

We’re not that smart.

slickwillie2001 on June 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I thought Jeb was right in this way, always good to accommodate but we get the shaft when we do it, need cuts in Gov spending first. You run on principle not compromise. Then you just get what you can when you get there and hopefully its most of what you wanted.

That disagreement being said He would have been a great Candidate this year.

boogaleesnots on June 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

For the record, so was Charlie Crisp.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Until the infamous picture of “the hug” between he and Obama.

Which took on a whole new dimension in light of this weekend’s news about Charlie.

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

bayam on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Tea Party. Bush. Non sequiturs. NEXT!

bettycooper on June 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

For the record, so was Charlie Crisp.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Lolz. Crisp.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

We’re not that smart.

slickwillie2001 on June 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

With the ol’ JEBster, I think we still got prollems here.

I’d still vote for him again, though.

For governor.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Because politics is not — despite all clichés to the contrary — about compromise. It’s about making the other guy compromise.

False – it’s about making the other lot surrender!

OldEnglish on June 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Jeb Bush, like every other moderate on the planet, is much too comfortable manipulating the controls on the status quo. And he’d move heaven and Earth to change as little as possible in solving whatever problem got thrown in front of him.
Short-sighted, narrow focused, and pragmatic to a fault. He’s the perfect embodiment of “kicking the can down the road” and keeping the great con game moving along.

Lew on June 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Until the infamous picture of “the hug” between he and Obama.

Which took on a whole new dimension in light of this weekend’s news about Charlie.

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Oh, Jesus, there’s a picture of my buddy W. hugging SCOAMF.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“Bush has been publicly urging Republicans to moderate their tone toward Latinos and to embrace immigration reform…”

O_O

Tone…?

… What tone would that be, securing the border first?

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

y’all stay cool…gotta call it an early night…see you in the am

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Goodnight. See ya in the morning shift.

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Is it just me or is the Repunk Party THE Party of Useful IDIOTS? McCain 1, 2, Bushie I,III, and mommy Bushie!

ConcealedKerry on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Its not just you.

Time for some big hedge clippers add trim the Bush down to the roots. That goes for all the other American dynasties.

bazil9 on June 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

My father was a staunch conservative who voted Republican until the day he died. Now he votes Democrat.

John the Libertarian on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I’m also expecting Zombie Lincoln to cast his vote for Obama too!

Gladtobehere on June 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Jeb’s brother (you know….George W….) tried the bipartisan approach in DC that worked well in Texas. We all know where that got him. Yeah, unfortunately, compromise is a Republican and a Democrat agreeing to do what the Democrat wants….all the time.

john1schn on June 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Oh, Jesus, there’s a picture of my buddy W. hugging SCOAMF.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Calm down. I didn’t think I needed the / tag. Guess I was wrong.

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Let’s tone down the W. bashing, people. Slam Jeb and the dad all you want. Let’s take it easy on 43.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

y’all stay cool…gotta call it an early night…see you in the am

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Good Night…!

Seven Percent Solution on June 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Government spending increased by nearly 40% during the first 6 years of Bush’s administration

pauline krugman on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

B(ush)+

lol

Del Dolemonte on June 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I’d still vote for him again, though.

For governor.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Do something to keep him busy. We’re counting on you Lanceman.

bettycooper on June 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

And so it starts. Keep playing nice with the democrats/media, RINO’s…

Though many people believe that our first African-American president won the election thanks in part to increased turnout by African-American voters, Stephens-Davidowitz’s research shows that those votes only added about 1 percentage point to Obama’s totals. “In the general election, this effect was comparatively minor,” he concludes. But in areas with high racial search rates, the fact that Obama is African American worked against him, sometimes significantly.

They’re playin this card already (again). Yikes.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Bush the Elder was probably Reagan’s biggest mistake

halfbaked on June 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Time for some big hedge clippers add trim the Bush down to the roots. That goes for all the other American dynasties.

bazil9 on June 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

“Trim the bush down”?

Isn’t that called a Brazilian?

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Slightly off-topic, but has any seen Ann Coulter lately?

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Do you mean in person? Wasn’t she on one of the Sunday morning news shows this week?

jaime on June 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Just on Hannity.

slickwillie2001 on June 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Dangit! Missed her!

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

What’s up with Pat Cadell naming names? Clintons feeding it to him? Does this have legs? Methinks bill & hill are in full payback mode.

wolly4321 on June 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

My father was a staunch conservative who voted Republican until the day he died. Now he votes Democrat.

John the Libertarian on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Ok it took me a while to get that joke. But it is a great one. Lolz.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

My father was a staunch conservative who voted Republican until the day he died. Now he votes Democrat.

John the Libertarian on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

You are great. When I have to re read something because I didn’t get it, it’s even more special. :)

arnold ziffel on June 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

lol…sparks..

Jeb married a Mexicana..dont know what they call it down there. :)

bazil9 on June 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I don’t want to hear from the Bushes anymore. None of them. Enough.

And I love how these fools lie and cry about “having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement” (which Jebbers says he doesn’t believe but he’s clearly implying that that’s how it is). There’s tons of room for disagreement, just not on a few DEAL-BREAKER issues that Jebbers and the rest of the turds want to go lunatic lefty on.

Amnesty is a deal breaker. Period. There’s a thing called sovereignty that doesn’t allow for compromise. You can compromise on lots of other issues, just don’t be a globalist idiot and try to do it on that one -which, BTW, isn’t particular to conservatives; Shrillary’s bid in 2008 came to a screeching halt the night she supported Spitzer’s licenses for illegals (and SPitzer’s own approval ratings dropped from 70%+ to 40%- in the following weeks as people heard of the idiotic thing he wanted to do).

America has had enough of the Bush family. Go away, already.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Slightly off-topic, but has any seen Ann Coulter lately?

SouthernGent on June 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

She was on ABCthisweek yesterday morning. There’s a short video of it in last night’s QOTD.

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I believe that bush is a plant.

SparkPlug on June 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Jesus. Juan Williams. Off to bed.

Lanceman on June 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

My father was a staunch conservative who voted Republican until the day he died. Now he votes Democrat.

John the Libertarian on June 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

LOL X 1,000,000 – laugh of the week. Thanks.

Mutnodjmet on June 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

So if Romney loses to Obozo, then the lesson to be learned is we went to far to the right nominating Romney? LMAO! Save us super moderates, you are our only hope. Maybe we can convince Lisa Murkowski to run for Prez.

KMav on June 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Do something to keep him busy. We’re counting on you Lanceman.

bettycooper on June 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I’d kind of like to keep Rick Scott for a while. Bland as a slice of white bread, but he’s helped bring down our unemployment rate, brought new business to the state and – he’s telling Holder to go suck eggs on the voter registration purge.

Flora Duh on June 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Grrrr

MeatHeadinCA on June 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

So…. after Obama wins a second term, Jeb Bush picks up all the marbles in 2016?

excellent plan, except Romney is going to win. Two terms.

str8tface on June 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

So if Romney loses to Obozo, then the lesson to be learned is we went to far to the right nominating Romney?

KMav on June 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

this Country f’ens deserves it and needs an enema…

Paid for by my Daughters and your siblings..

Electrongod on June 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Grrrr

MeatHeadinCA on June 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I will finish for you..Grrrrrowl.

bazil9 on June 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

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