Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on January 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

Despite a splashy New York launch, No Labels lacked a clear agenda and grassroots support and was largely dismissed as irrelevant. But with new leadership and a sharper focus, the group, which is redeploying with another New York conference on Monday, has shed some of its early idealism in favor of a more pragmatic acceptance of the partisanship that has divided the country and embroiled Washington in recent years.

“We started off thinking there was a broad group in the middle, but quickly realized that wasn’t productive. People have very different notions of what the middle is,” said Mark McKinnon, a longtime adviser to former President George W. Bush and a No Labels founder. “So we grew beyond that, and now have strong conservative and strong liberal partisans who want to participate.”…

“If you carry the No Labels brand, that says something – it means you’re bragging about problem solving, not just bragging about yourself,” Manchin said. “I think you’ll see people climbing aboard and wanting to become part of this.”

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In response, a new organization—No Labels (NoLabels.org)—has emerged. No Labels is not a “moderate” or “centrist” organization: Its hundreds of thousands grassroots supporters include liberals and conservatives as well as moderates, Democrats and Republicans as well as independents. The organization does not ask its members to abandon their partisan and ideological commitments. (I’m a lifelong Democrat, an identification I have no intention of changing.) Nor is it a third party, or a stalking horse for independent candidacies.

Unlike the DLC and PPI, No Labels’ mission is not to reform a single political party. Its mission is to change the way our government does business and the way the leaders deal with each other. It stands for reform of Congress and the Presidency, for new principles of political leadership, and (most important) for a new attitude among elected officials. No Labels is working to provide a home for legislators—regardless of partisanship and ideology—who are focused on solving problems rather than scoring points, honorable men and women for whom compromise is a badge of honor, not a betrayal of principle…

But aren’t the purists right? Doesn’t compromise mean setting aside one’s principles? It can, but it need not. The core responsibility of every representative is to support only those initiatives that he or she conscientiously believes will promote the good of the country. During times of deep division, compromise is especially hard: it will require each individual to endorse a package that includes elements that he or she regards as bad public policy. A compromise becomes possible when all parties conclude that despite its defects, it represents an improvement over the status quo and helps solve a pressing problem.

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That leads to the reasons why I suspect we’re on the brink of a major political realignment.

1. Americans are disconnected and frustrated with politics unlike virtually any time in the history of polling.

2. The country is in the midst of a wrenching economic shift from the industrial era to an info-tech economy. The transition coincides with unsettling social change. The nation’s institutions, especially government, are not adapting.

3. History suggests that periods of socioeconomic change in the U.S. lead to political upheaval, including transformation of existing parties and the rise of new ones.

4. Technology gives consumers enormous purchasing power, which has been used to democratize commerce and other institutions. One example: In a few short years, Americans gained the ability to ignore an artist’s album and buy only a favorite one or two songs. The music business was radically changed by we, the people. So why would Americans be expected to settle for the status quo in politics?

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Michael Bloomberg, America’s most prominent and deep-pocketed advocate for gun control, would rather rehabilitate Republicans than oust them.

“Somebody got them the way they are now,” the mayor of New York said in a recent interview as he sat in the bullpen offices of City Hall, surrounded by a buzzing staff, blinking Bloomberg terminals and clocks telling the same time in each of the five boroughs. “Why can’t you change them?”

“You have to change the people who are in the House,” Bloomberg acknowledged, as he sipped coffee from a recyclable cup under a portrait of Thomas Jefferson in the City Hall bullpen. He said he planned to use his super PAC, Independence USA, to tell the public, “This guy or woman is in favor of leaving guns in the hands of crazies who can kill your kids, the other one is not. I think you should vote for the other one.”

The other one, he specified, doesn’t necessarily mean the Republican.

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No Labels might be less of a joke if the group’s list of 24 “Problem Solvers,” committed to bipartisanship and civil language, did not include Jon Huntsman (who not only holds no office but regularly smeared Republicans during his presidential campaign with such jibes as “anti-science” and recently accused Republicans of having no soul) or Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who is unmatched in his vitriol, penchant for anti-Israel remarks and general incivility.

One gets the sense the group is not so much interested in getting rid of labels as in getting rid of conservatives

If No Labels is indeed interested in solving problems, they should start not with the politicians but with the people who put them there. The voters, God bless ‘em, do not punish the Jim Moran types but return them to office again and again. They vote for divided government. They are upset about the debt and about every measure to fix it except taxing other people (now we’ve done that) and cutting foreign aid (which is a ludicrously tiny amount of the budget). They self-segregate and tune in only to left-leaning and right-leaning media.

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In part, it’s the self-congratulatory, schoolmarmish earnestness surrounding the campaign. No Labels actually gives out a label: the “Problem Solvers Seal” for candidates who have committed “to join a group of Problem Solvers.” It’s as cloying as a “Mean People Suck” bumper sticker and promises to be just as effective.

No Labels demands that “at all joint meetings or sessions of Congress, each member should be seated next to at least one member of the other party.” They pushed this idea before last year’s State of the Union and got more than 200 members to look for a cross-aisle BFF to sit with. If that led to an outpouring of legislative comity in 2012, I missed it.

Indeed, much of the campaign is warmed over Beltway pap. Pressed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on the gun issue, Sen. Manchin could only sputter something about a federal “commission about mass violence” staffed by “experts from all different fields.” How bold!…

Our problems are legion: unsustainable middle-class entitlements, overextension abroad, the world’s largest per-capita prison population — and most of them stem from past occasions when “problem solvers” got together in chummy bipartisan fashion. We may need a little less collegiality to get out of this mess.

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I’m telling you that the way to understand this debt limit thing, for example, the way to understand the fiscal cliff deal, the way to understand anything going on in Washington right now — I mean this from the bottom of my heart — is to understand that the objective, the political objective inside the Beltway is to eliminate any effective opposition to the Democrat Party. And yes, Republican moderates are complicit in this because they, too, dislike conservatives. Republican moderates hold out hope that the Republicans will win the White House again someday, and they will be in charge of all the money. A Republican moderate doesn’t talk about reducing the size of government, doesn’t talk about reducing spending. They just say they’re smarter and better at it, and they won’t go into debt as fast, but the conservatives are the problem.

The conservatives — and the latest example is Richard Mourdock. See, if you let the Tea Party and the conservatives handle this, they’re gonna nominate losers in the primaries. They don’t have any prayer of winning. We had a seat there, the Lugar seat, we lost it because the Tea Party conservatives are a bunch of neophytes and idiots, plus they’re conservative. So the objective, the moderate Republicans — and this isn’t new. I’ve mentioned this to you on previous occasions — really want to eliminate the conservative wing of the Republican Party. Don’t like ‘em, pro-lifers, churchgoers, that sort of thing. The Democrats don’t like ‘em for different reasons, but they don’t like ‘em, don’t like conservatives. And Obama modus operandi is to not have any opposition.


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Glade Runner

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Sounds like a lot of people that disagree. Nice coalition.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Hi Twerp!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:43 PM

EG?

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:43 PM

C’mon!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Bmore? Sparky?

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Fingers..tired..

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Thirsty. Help?

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Really? Hello?

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself. … [I] hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited.Ronald Reagan

Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite. Ronald Reagan

Speakup on January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

27 on-topic comments or bust!

Bishop on January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Scrumpy take me away!!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Okay guys, this isn’t funny anymore.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Moon Goddess!Save me!!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Bluegill?? God, what am I saying!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

NoInterest.org

trigon on January 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I’m stuck.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Michael Bloomberg, America’s most prominent and deep-pocketed advocate for gun control, would rather rehabilitate Republicans than oust them.

“Somebody got them the way they are now,” the mayor of New York said in a recent interview as he sat in the bullpen offices of City Hall, surrounded by a buzzing staff, blinking Bloomberg terminals and clocks telling the same time in each of the five boroughs. “Why can’t you change them?”…

…Michelle Bloomberg is NOT a Republican! He’s a diaper!

KOOLAID2 on January 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

NoBrains.org

trigon on January 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Oh. Uh, didn’t see you there Speakup, Bishop. I was kinda freakin a little. not much.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

NoHiddenhackery.org

trigon on January 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

No Labels is more silly, pompous, self-righteous posing.

INC on January 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Well… we all know what “joint sessions” of the Colorado legislature will be from now on….

viking01 on January 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Bishop, wasn’t it sad to listen to nonpartisan? My heart breaks a little when I realize our country’s children are coming up that way.

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

NoLiberals-in-sheeps-clothing.org

trigon on January 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Ken! Grab my hand and lets run to the Glade!!

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I read that… so sad innit.. :-(

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

This “no labels” thing is just an excuse for not being accountable to anybody or standing for anything.

Bunch of freaking wimps – all of them

gophergirl on January 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I got you. GO GO GO!!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

RCP didn’t quote the best part of Rush’s monologue:

The only remaining serious opposition to what’s happening in the country today resides in the minds and hearts of conservatives. Nowhere else is there any opposition to this. And, therefore, it is the conservatives, wherever they are found, who are the objectives. Eliminating them, reducing their numbers, depressing them, dispiriting them, getting them out of office, humiliating, embarrassing them, caricaturing them, character assassination, whatever it takes. The primary focus is to make sure that whenever a conservative speaks, everybody laughs at him. Whenever a conservative speaks, the reaction, “Oh, listen to that extremist.” Whenever a conservative says anything, “Ah, listen to that racist, that sexist, that bigot.” It’s been set up for quite a while, but there is a real full-court press on this now.

INC on January 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Good evening everyone!!
Is it cold where you are? It is here… brrrrr…

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Gone Gone Gone!!… ;-)

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

GG, RM, Bmore, Bishop. Nice to see you.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

27 on-topic comments or bust!

Bishop on January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Ahh, better!

Bluegill?? God, what am I saying!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

bluegill Ken likes to make the topic all about her/him rather than the thread itself.

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

America is heading for a big bust up…

d1carter on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Gone Gone Gone!!… ;-)

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

We are gone. You guys have fun. Don’t tell Sparky!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

May I offer you my jacket?

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

America is heading for a big bust up…

d1carter on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

It’s seems that way with every passing day.

gophergirl on January 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

One gets the sense the group is not so much interested in getting rid of labels as in getting rid of conservatives…

In other words…another version of the GOP.

Tim_CA on January 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Don’t we all (wink wink)

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Hi Twerp!

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Sorry, I was over on the gun-buyback thread playing with a lefty mouse.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Hey this is about Kung Pao Huntsman.
Will be fun !!

burrata on January 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I’m a him.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

H&R 45-70 salesman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSkvcVeXzQQQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on January 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM

It’s all going to hell in a hand basket…

If Conservatives on the whole are to survive, then we ALL have to come together… make ourselves heard, and beat the press at their own game.

Sometimes I feel like an endangered species…

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Cornelius Huntsman and Manchin wearing yellow ties. How perfect!

can_con on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

This “no labels” thing is just an excuse for not being accountable to anybody or standing for anything.

Bunch of freaking wimps – all of them

gophergirl on January 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Can’t we all get along?

idesign on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

For YOU PEOPLE,(sarc),in the Big Apple!

5m Thomas Kaplan Thomas Kaplan ‏@thomaskaplan

.@JeffKleinNY, Senate co-leader, calls gun control package the toughest in the country.
=======================

Thomas Kaplan ‏@thomaskaplan

The Senate has taken up the gun control bill. @NYGovCuomo has waived the required three-day waiting period for it to be voted on.
===================================================================

https://twitter.com/thomaskaplan

https://twitter.com/JeffKleinNY

https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo

canopfor on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Its a very sad scenario. A boy who has never gone out hunting. Never shared in tose experiences. Very sad for him. On a brighter note. I much enjoyed your poem. ; )

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

They are out tonight. Won’t be long before they are here, but we have a good team on the field already. I predict pain.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

tose=those, so it begins.

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Thank you for the offer, the weather is always perfect in the Glade day or night. :-)

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Thank you :-)

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

So I just saw this on Drudge: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns.

Someone else posted the following comment a week or so ago and I copied it because it kind of said it all for me.
You know, as a kid I entertained, as others did I’m sure, the philosophical “I wonder how I’m going to die” exercise. Never once did “shot in a civil war forced upon us by the federal government in pursuit of an unconstitutional denial of explicit freedoms” come to mind.

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Cornelius Huntsman and Manchin wearing yellow ties. How perfect!

can_con on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Now, if they could only turn the ties around and let those yellow streaks hang down the middle of their backs…

Resist We Much on January 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

canopfor on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Oh my canadian friend, I cannot even bear to look…

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Can’t we all get along?

idesign on January 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Old & Busted: The No Labels Party

New Hotness: The Rodney King Memorial Party

Resist We Much on January 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Anyone seen Electrongod?

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

“You have to change the people who are in the House,” Bloomberg acknowledged, as he sipped coffee from a recyclable cup under a portrait of Thomas Jefferson in the City Hall bullpen.

He’s lucky the real Thomas Jefferson wasn’t there as he would have spit on him.

VorDaj on January 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Not in three or four days, and I have been around..Not in the cheap, tawdry way..

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

“So we grew beyond that, and now have strong conservative … partisans who want to participate.”…

Name one.

Jaibones on January 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

The headlines on Drudge are so depressing except one, the one that says Impeach You…

I cannot look at any of them.

I think I will just stay in the Glade and never come out…

Reality sucks at the moment…

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Don’t we all (wink wink)

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

(wink wink)

Scrumpy is a delightful sprite
Who will at times run from a ‘fight’
Her poems uplift I am sure
Those words can be a cure.
She tends to be a little niave…
But has that certain ‘qui vive’
Little passes by her un-noticed…

I’m a him.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Rupert Holmes Ken – “Him”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

In case anyone hasn’t checked out the Mark Steyn column in the headlines, it’s definitely worth the short read:

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/steyn-future-of-conservatism/

can_con on January 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM

“You have to change the people who are in the House,” Bloomberg acknowledged, as he sipped coffee from a recyclable cup under a portrait of Thomas Jefferson in the City Hall bullpen.

No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson

VorDaj on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Good grief! Can it get any more infantile?

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

VorDaj on January 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I have nothing but empathy for conservatives who are trapped in NY or any blue state for that matter. It must be like being waterboarded on a daily basis.

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

America is heading for a big bust up…

d1carter on January 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I agree .
Let’s listen to some Dolly Parton music
;-)

burrata on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

There should be automatic banning for ANYONE that links to a Rupert Holmes song.
What?
*wriggles nose*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I’m torn…you almost have my vote.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

can_con on January 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Steyn always nails it.

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

No Labels = Land of Misfit Toys

One day they will find a home, but until then they shall wonder the waste land just like Mad Max at the end of “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”.

William Eaton on January 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Bishop, wasn’t it sad to listen to nonpartisan? My heart breaks a little when I realize our country’s children are coming up that way.

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

…Bmore!…there was a chrome handgun picture on a thread that Ed wrote this morning and that nonpartisan said something brain dead…and the whole thread disappeared. TODAY!…you see it?

KOOLAID2 on January 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Read Steyn earlier. He is awesome.

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I have nothing but empathy for conservatives who are trapped in NY or any blue state for that matter. It must be like being waterboarded on a daily basis.

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

It’s like Lot walking around Sodom and Gommorah.

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Magic is real.
Tis true, you see.
Magic is real.
It touches the soul.
It lasts in the morning sunlight
In the evening dew
In the dragon’s spirit
In the silence of the moon.
It ripples through the stream
It shines on the scales of a distant creature
Flying high in the sky.
It is in the whitest snow
Falling softly to the ground.
Magic is everywhere
The heart; the mind; the soul.
Reality is nothing with out the gift of magic.
Magic is real
But only the inoccent at heart may see it…

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

It’s like Lot walking around Sodom and Gommorah.

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Lol!

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Has it been mentioned of the days when the style was that everyone called themselves “good little Germans” and how that played out?

viking01 on January 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

In April it will be 2 years…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I agree .
Let’s listen to some Dolly Parton music
;-)

burrata on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Dolly Parton – “Coat Of Many Colors”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I have nothing but empathy for conservatives who are trapped in NY or any blue state for that matter. It must be like being waterboarded on a daily basis.

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

It’s like Lot walking around Sodom and Gommorah.

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Yep…. with emphasis on don’t look back.

viking01 on January 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Steyn always nails it.

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Proud to be a fellow(conservative)Canadian.

can_con on January 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Ed was putting up quick early. I may have missed. Is it really gone? I mean how can I tell?

Bmore on January 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I agree .
Let’s listen to some Dolly Parton music
;-)

burrata on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

always remember…burt reynolds got to play motorboat with those.

Tim_CA on January 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

In April it will be 2 years…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Wow, already? Wasn’t Knucklehead from Chicago too?

TxAnn56 on January 14, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Seriously.

” (for by what that righteous man saw and heard as he lived among them, he was vexed in his righteous soul day after day with their lawless deeds)” 2 Peter 2:8

Cleombrotus on January 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lixDK_tMEhE

Islands in the Stream

Scrumpy on January 14, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Toby

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Speaking of No Labels……………….

George P. Bush raises $1.3 million in less than 2 months to run for statewide office in Texas; contributors include father Jeb Bush and uncle George W. Bush – @dallasnews

4 hours ago from trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com by editor
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George P. Bush raises $1.3 million from family and friends for statewide office in Texas
Jan 14 2013-5:31PM
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George P. Bush has raised a whopping $1.3 million in less than two months – with a financial boost from the family and the Bush political network – to launch his first race for statewide office in Texas. Top contributors included father Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, and uncle George W. Bush, the former president. Each gave $50,000 to the younger Bush’s fledgling political campaign. Uncles, cousins and long-time family financial also sent checks. Bush has indicated he’s looking at a race for Texas land commissioner in 2014, but has not ruled out the possibility of running for attorney general or even governor depending on the circumstances. The robust financial showing in his first weeks of fundraising indicates that the Bush network is very much alive and ready to help bankroll the next generation of the nation’s best-known Republican political family.(More…)
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http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/george-p-bush-raising-1-3-million-from-family-and-friends-for-statewide-office-in-texas.html/

canopfor on January 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

No Labels = Land of Misfit Toys

William Eaton on January 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

The last redoubt of RINO rejects.

FloatingRock on January 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

“… — is to understand that the objective, the political objective inside the Beltway is to eliminate any effective opposition to the Democrat Party.”

That…

… and being invited to the cocktail parties in the Hampton’s.

Right Justice Roberts?

Seven Percent Solution on January 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

canopfor on January 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

lol…it just never friggin’ ends.

Tim_CA on January 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM

In NY,it passed????????????????

Thomas Kaplan ‏@thomaskaplan

The @NYSenate has approved the gun control bill by a vote of 43 to 18.
====

https://twitter.com/thomaskaplan

canopfor on January 14, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Its hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters…

Now that’s just funny, right there.

JohnInCA on January 14, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Dolly Parton – “Coat Of Many Colors”

Anti-Control on January 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Still luv the lyrics ( lol) of this one

burrata on January 14, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Hey Scrumpy

KCB on January 14, 2013 at 11:27 PM

canopfor on January 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

lol…it just never friggin’ ends.

Tim_CA on January 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Tim_CA:

I actually looked at the Breaking News thingy,perplexed,uh…what Bush:)

canopfor on January 14, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Mr Huntsman, the Coffee Party is on line 2… they say you are infringing on their relevancy and are issuing a “Cease And Desist” order…

PointnClick on January 14, 2013 at 11:28 PM

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