Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on March 10, 2013 by Allahpundit

Tired of watching Jeb Bush maneuver on immigration and hedge on 2016? Then turn off your TV. Not only is he set to appear on all five major shows today (the rare “full Ginsburg”), he’ll be on Univision’s “Al Punto” too — the first time in modern political history that someone’s done six separate appearances in a single Sunday morning. When did we as a society reach the point where Jeb talking about his new book is worthy of saturation coverage on the order of a national emergency?

Meanwhile, not only is Rand Paul not scheduled, the rest of the guests penciled in across the dial this morning seem to be on tap to talk budgets and the sequester, not drones or counterterrorism. You’d think the Paul/McCain dust-up yesterday would warrant one or two navel-gazing segments about libertarianism, interventionism, and the “fight for the soul of the GOP” or whatever. On the contrary, as I look again at the roster I see that Maverick, a perennial Sunday show invitee, won’t be on this morning either. That’s probably more historic than Jeb’s feat. The line-up via National Journal:

Meet the Press hosts Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn

Face the Nation hosts New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bush, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md

This Week hosts Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Bush

Fox News Sunday hosts Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Bush

State of the Union hosts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Bush and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich


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So this Sunday, we get five helpings of Bush, one serving each of Wasserman Schultz and Pelosi, and a side order of Mayor Nanny-Nation?

Where’s the Pepto?

pilamaye on March 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM

NO MORE BUSHES. PERIOD. FULL STOP. NO DYNASTIES.

clippermiami on March 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Not only is he set to appear on all five major shows today (the rare “full Ginsburg”)

Aka: The full Susan Rice.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 10, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Wow, they’ll do anything to surpress the real news, including cutting off their noses to spite their faces. Jeb Bush–bleech!

Naturally Curly on March 10, 2013 at 8:17 AM

The last time I watched a Sunday show was probably the 1990′s.

beatcanvas on March 10, 2013 at 8:22 AM

I don’t know anyone who has watched this progressive propaganda in like forever!

Jayrae on March 10, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Welcome to Daylight Savings Time! Thanks, Ben!

ExpressoBold on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM

A “full Ginsburg” plus one is a “full Bush”.

myiq2xu on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Go away… Really GO AWAY!!!

One of the best things about Rand Paul’s epic filibuster is that we didn’t have to discuss the obvious idiocy of Jeb Bush 2016 for three whole days.

Illinidiva on March 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Notice some names from the week who are missing? Rand Paul. Ted Cruze. Mike Lee.

Oh, yes, who these programs feature tells us just who the elite consider to be important, not who has actually done anything notable that week.

Does anyone actually watch these programs any more?

ajacksonian on March 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Aka: The full Susan Rice.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 10, 2013 at 8:11 AM

She is being hinted as the next National Security Advisor. Confident about that selection, folks?

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 9:14 AM

No more compromise. No more establisnment, paid-for, beholden to men over principles candidates. No more Mr. Most-Electable. Screw the Buckley rule- it doesn’t work when millions and milions depend on the check that at least one candidate will promise to provide.

No Jeb Bush. He’s not a Conservative and I won’ t vote for him no matter what Rove-manufactured platitudes he mouths.

Produce a real Conservative, Republicans or GFY. I’m done.

M240H on March 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Chris, stop talking over St. Paul when he is making his points. You look like David Gregory being interruptive like that.

ExpressoBold on March 10, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Notice some names from the week who are missing? Rand Paul. Ted Cruze. Mike Lee.

Oh, yes, who these programs feature tells us just who the elite consider to be important, not who has actually done anything notable that week.

Does anyone actually watch these programs any more?

ajacksonian on March 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

I notice who is on any of their programs, then DVR it if anyone is on whom I want to hear, then
when watching, I fast forward to the segment I am interested in.

Right now I would only DVR these programs if they included
Rand Paul or Ted Cruz (and perhaps Palin – has she ever been on
any of these shows with the exception of Wallace?).

Palin because she always tells it like it is. And as far as
Rand Paul and Ted Cruz goes I will never be able to get enough
of their commonsense approach to running our government, laying
out facts and reasons why in plain english. I love hearing them
speak, and in a strange way, I feel comforted just by hearing them.
Goofy, I know.

Amjean on March 10, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Meanwhile, not only is Rand Paul not scheduled, the rest of the guests penciled in across the dial this morning seem to be on tap to talk budgets and the sequester, not drones or counterterrorism. You’d think the Paul/McCain dust-up yesterday would warrant one or two navel-gazing segments about libertarianism, interventionism, and the “fight for the soul of the GOP” or whatever.

Expect it to come up during the panel discussions.

As for Jeb Bush, will someone get that turkey off the stage before he gets on?

Stoic Patriot on March 10, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Why is the MSM pushing Jeb so much? Is he their preferred Republican for 2016, so they’re starting early to help groom him (for defeat by the Dem)? If so, he’ll never get my vote in the primaries or the general.

When the MSM pushed McCain over Bush in 2004, Rush warned that we shouldn’t let the liberal talking heads decide the Republican candidate for us. That same holds true, more now than eight years ago. My rule of thumb is if the liberal media ‘like’ the Republican, he’s not the one to for.

Liam on March 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM

No more compromise. No more establisnment, paid-for, beholden to men over principles candidates. No more Mr. Most-Electable. Screw the Buckley rule- it doesn’t work when millions and milions depend on the check that at least one candidate will promise to provide.

No Jeb Bush. He’s not a Conservative and I won’ t vote for him no matter what Rove-manufactured platitudes he mouths.

Produce a real Conservative, Republicans or GFY. I’m done.

M240H on March 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM

^^^

I’m gonna add Christie to your list if you don’t mind. :)

melle1228 on March 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

As for Jeb Bush, will someone get that turkey off the stage before he gets on?

Maybe someone could hit the gong or get a cane to pull him off the stage. I don’t believe some idiot consultant actually told him this was a good idea.

Why is the MSM pushing Jeb so much? Is he their preferred Republican for 2016, so they’re starting early to help groom him (for defeat by the Dem)? If so, he’ll never get my vote in the primaries or the general.

Yes, the MSM and ex Bush consultants told him this was a good idea. They know there is no way in hell that he’ll ever win and it means that at least one of the candidates that they actually are scared of (Marco Rubio) may not run.

BTW, apparently the news across the Twitters is that Ryan is probably running now. Which makes sense. He probably waltzes to the nomination if Jeb Bush shoves out people like Rubio and Jindal.

Illinidiva on March 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Notice some names from the week who are missing? Rand Paul. Ted Cruze. Mike Lee.

Oh, yes, who these programs feature tells us just who the elite consider to be important, not who has actually done anything notable that week.

Does anyone actually watch these programs any more?

ajacksonian on March 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Why would the media help Republicans give time to the first few Republicans that actually gave us our first media and political win against the Dems in a long time.

melle1228 on March 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM

and Bush

Good grief.

Speakup on March 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM

It’s a hard sell and they know it. It’ll be Jeb! nonstop til the election. At least we get some respite from Shrillary.

Kissmygrits on March 10, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Hey Allah, instead of reporting who is going on those moonbat shows, how about reporting their declining viewership? What is the ratings and eyes on show for each of the last 20 years?I haven’t watched them in 20+ years.

deimos on March 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

She is being hinted as the next National Security Advisor. Confident about that selection, folks?

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Le Yikes!

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Hey Allah, instead of reporting who is going on those moonbat shows, how about reporting their declining viewership? What is the ratings and eyes on show for each of the last 20 years?I haven’t watched them in 20+ years.

deimos on March 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I agree – obligatory weekly post, I guess.

I watched This Week last Sunday after avoiding the trollfests for almost 4 months. I think a new trollcott starts today.

22044 on March 10, 2013 at 9:55 AM

There is nothing surprising about the media pushing Bush and ignoring Paul. They can question Bush endlessly about his flip-flop while reminding the general public about how low his brothers approval rating was.Bush will reward them with comments about how the Republican party needs to change and raise taxes. Much better then having Paul on reminding the public about Democrat hypocrisy on war/drones. Paul reminds the democrat base how their Nobel Peace prize winner of a President is really as much of a “war criminal” as Bush. Best to whisk him out of the public eye right away.

D.L.Mc on March 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Note to Jeb nd other establishment RINOs: many of us who have held our nose and voted for the RINO establishment candidate are DONE. If the establishment RINOs get the nomination we will stay home or vote for the democrat. At least we know where the democrats stand and they fight us from the front, not stab us in the back. F the RINO trash!

Doomsday on March 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

When did we as a society reach the point where Jeb talking about his new book is worthy of saturation coverage on the order of a national emergency?

Creating an emergency is part of the plan for the left and the RINO brigade. We need to pass amnesty AKA “immigration reform” NOW just like we did health care “reform” and financial “reform”. We have to pass the bill to find out what is in the bill. If only reform meant what it says in the dictionary.

Wigglesworth on March 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Creating an emergency is part of the plan for the left and the RINO brigade.

Wigglesworth on March 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Amazing How Things Never Change

Fallon on March 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Tired of watching Jeb Bush maneuver on immigration and hedge on 2016? Then turn off your TV.

Crown Prince Jeb of the House of Bush.

Prepare for Krauthammer, Noonan, Kristol, Will and other Beltway ruling class pundits to begin trumpeting the virtues of his “experience”, “forward thinking”, “vision for the party”, etc.

#hurl

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM

How many elections does the GOP politburo in the beltway swill need to lose before they realise the Bush regime (for the last 100 years) is the problem.

The bushie’s, rove, perino, etc. all have to go!

God, these entitled, elitist who all became rich off of public monies and fatcat donors are back at it again. While we grind away at our 8 to 5 jobs these pigs sit entitled!

Bush’s, Rove, fatcats etc. you can all eat sh*t!

WE NEED CONSERVATIVES FREE FROM THE BELTWAY STENCH!

Danielvito on March 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
Virginia’s answer to Wasserman-Schultz DNC/Guv political hack. No class.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla
Conservative when it’s convenient. McCain and Obama buddy. Part of Obama’s “dirty dozen” dinner date group.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii
She’s a Communist so there you go.

Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
Colorado, the new California.

former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
Daddy says it’s my turn. And Karl Rove is starting that new SuperPac to help me run as a “conservative” so it’s all good.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn
Isn’t she a buddy of Boehner and the House leadership?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
The Styrofoam cup Nazi of NYC.

Bush
He is getting a little pudgy. Lay off the Velveeta Jeb.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio
He was on the shortlist for VP for Romney, enough said.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md
He’s a Democrat from the House, therefore he is a Communist.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc.
Wisconsin so his limited gov “Conservative” cred is suspect.

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Florida’s own Communist Poodle.

Bush
The Crown Prince makes another appearance to say “HAAAAAAAYYYYYY, OVER HERE, I’M NEXT IN LINE!!!!!”

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
The Policy Robot couldn’t even bring his own state to the Romney campaign and he’s part of the “YOUNG GUNS” that Boehner is bringing up in the leadership team. Sorry Paul, I had high hopes for you but you just sucked.

and Bush
Queen Mother Barbara has spoken and it’s little Jebbies turn to go out and get that Presidency team. She want’s to be one up on Abigail Adams and be not only the wife of a President and the mother of one President……..she wants to be the Mom of TWO Presidents.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Communist, and not very smart actually…..but smart enough to defeat Boehner in the media AT EVERY TURN.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy
Boehner leadership team……..he should RESIGN IMMEDIATELY.

Bush
Nothing screams relevant like using a “book” as a prop to get yourself on Sunday shows when you want to run for President. It’s going to be awesome to see the Bush Crown Prince running against Rubio. Though I think Rubio is going to be given the message that it’s Jeb’s turn and he needs to take Jeb’s advice and stay in the Senate.

House Speaker Newt Gingrich
The guy loves Teddy Roosevelt and FDR. Need to know anything else?

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I don’t know who the next GOP president will be, but I do know that it will not be someone who is getting the full seal of obamamedia approval like this.

Rational Thought on March 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Jeb Bush’s political melt into irrelevance will be small recompense for the damage done to conservatism by this family of unregenerate RINOs and second-rate patricians, but we take pleasure where we can.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM

It the GOP nominates Jeb Bush in 2016, I am officially done with it. Same goes for Chris Christie, too.

DRayRaven on March 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM

pilamaye on March 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM
clippermiami on March 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM
Naturally Curly on March 10, 2013 at 8:17 AM
myiq2xu on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM
Illinidiva on March 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM
M240H on March 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM
Liam on March 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM
D.L.Mc on March 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Doomsday on March 10, 2013 at 9:57
AMFallon on March 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM
PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Danielvito on March 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Four sentences and a question:

You can rest assured that I don’t know anyone close to the high and august levels of the beltway people you dislike and make the guest list on those shows.

I must say however, that there are “Beltway Republicans” who mirror the sentiments you have expressed, including eye rolls at the prospect of a Rove/Bush redux.

The system that operates this circus is so strong that even the guys who were predicting the advent of aggressive challenges to the policies currently being implemented believed that media attention would look away from Rand Paul.

They agreed that the only thing Paul could expect from the media was antagonism and even attacks based on misinformation just as Mitt was dealt censure when he spoke up about Benghazi or similar issues.

Now what do you want to do except call names and use profanity?

IlikedAUH2O on March 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Ok, I admit it. I watch them. Strictly to see the bias and stupidity.
When you have krugman and dws at the same time it’s of epic proportions.

wolly4321 on March 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Notice some names from the week who are missing? Rand Paul. Ted Cruze. Mike Lee.

ajacksonian on March 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

MSM blacks out Rand Paul, hoping he’ll fade away.

……………………

TwitchyTeam ‏@TwitchyTeam

Sunday shows feature Jeb Bush-apalooza, but no Rand Paul? http://bit.ly/YP0x6x

petefrt on March 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

petefrt on March 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

The media is blacking him out since the whole message he had is bad for their beloved program.

IlikedAUH2O on March 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM

…NOPE…!!!
jackoff Jeb!

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM

LOL!

The “firestorm of controversy” caused by Governor Jeb Bsh concerned a comment (or part of a book he wrote) that he wants it to be harder for illegals to get citizenship than legal emigres.

Those darn establishment righties and their books!

Gotta make $$$$.

LOL!

IlikedAUH2O on March 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Gotta make $$$$.

LOL!

IlikedAUH2O on March 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

The book deal thingy appears to be a way to legally funnel money to a potential candidate, see Barack Obama:

(I)n 2005, Obama’s book sales soared and the royalties poured in. Michelle explained, “It was like Jack and his magic beans .”

Fallon on March 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Notice some names from the week who are missing? Rand Paul. Ted Cruze. Mike Lee.

ajacksonian on March 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

MSM blacks out Rand Paul, hoping he’ll fade away.

……………………

TwitchyTeam ‏@TwitchyTeam

Sunday shows feature Jeb Bush-apalooza, but no Rand Paul? http://bit.ly/YP0x6x

petefrt on March 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

…a historic stand in the Senate!…there is the evidence anybody needs to tell you about the ‘government’ media.
…at least they weren’t dumb enough to put on their weekly guests…Lay-Down Lindsey and Senator Senile…and realize that people can associate things.

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

No Jeb Bush. He’s not a Conservative and I won’ t vote for him no matter what Rove-manufactured platitudes he mouths.

Produce a real Conservative, Republicans or GFY. I’m done.

M240H on March 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM

At this point, even if I do not share every position with them, I will be happy to settle for someone like Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels or Scott Walker who have shown themselves to be successful chief executives of a state who will not have to learn on the job and have have successfully dealt with multiple interest groups and partisans. We have an extremist in the white house right now who cannot work with anyone outside his far left “progressive” cabal and never even managed his own campaign let alone a government or business at any level and the results of that are obvious to everyone.

KW64 on March 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Now what do you want to do except call names and use profanity?

IlikedAUH2O on March 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

…I want to be the first one in line!

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2013 at 11:48 AM

and Bush
Queen Mother Barbara has spoken and it’s little Jebbies turn to go out and get that Presidency team. She want’s to be one up on Abigail Adams and be not only the wife of a President and the mother of one President……..she wants to be the Mom of TWO Presidents.

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Whatever the merits of your points, I don’t think that cruelty towards a First Lady furthers what may be your otherwise cogent arguments.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

KW64 on March 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I won’t be “happy to settle.”

The logic interests me. Because we have an “extremist” in the White House, we should be content settling for a moderate Republican. I have no issue with demanding competence in management, but here’s a thought. Why can’t WE have an “extremist”? That is, someone who goes after the Left and the media with the same and even greater determination and effectiveness with which they go after us.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

I’m happy to see so many here are wise to the strategy of grooming Jeb to be the losing GOP candidate in 2016. Also, the Palinizing of Rand Paul continues with even conservative Republican journals and pundits going after him.

We are going to get the same strategy working on us as last time. The attacks on Paul, Cruz, anyone else who looks viable, will be relentless. Watch for suddenly prolific posters arising here to let us know daily that “Rand Paul is a loser idiot who can’t win” and that Jeb, or whoever is anointed, is “electable”. You know it is coming. How we respond to it is everything. We defeat the Quislings this time or we lose again. Stand fast.

SurferDoc on March 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Whatever the merits of your points, I don’t think that cruelty towards a First Lady furthers what may be your otherwise cogent arguments.

If as First Lady you remain separate from the political fray – you should be left out of it. If you choose to involve yourself, making snide comments about your fellow republicans. For example telling Palin she should stay in Alaska – then you really do not deserve that courtesy.

D.L.Mc on March 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM

First Ladies in the Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower role did a nice job of staying out of the spotlight and doing their lobbying for their causes with their husbands.

….but now, we have activist Progressive, big gov loving first advocates not first ladies and when they dive into the political realm they must deal with the same criticisms that their spouses do.

As far as “respect“?……..really? Generational patricians that suck off the federal teat and help enrich themselves and their friends and family and then try to grow their power at the expense of individual liberty deserve respect? Mmmmm, no I don’t think these blood suckers that have robbed my chillins and grandchillins of their ability to prosper and live a better life deserve it.

next!

PappyD61 on March 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will do the “full Ginsburg” on Sunday morning–appearing on the Sunday news shows of every major network. In addition, he will appear on a sixth show, setting a new media record.

Surely, our party is not this stupid

Redford on March 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM

If as First Lady you remain separate from the political fray – you should be left out of it. If you choose to involve yourself, making snide comments about your fellow republicans. For example telling Palin she should stay in Alaska – then you really do not deserve that courtesy.

D.L.Mc on March 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Yup. It appears cruelty is only allowed if it is aimed at the right person. Yes, Barbara’s old and it’s a little uncomfortable to call her out on her hypocrisy and life of power and privilege. Barbara’s had an amazing life but I wanted to grind up my pearl necklace after her remark. As a former First Lady, she can afford to be more gracious to others, including the former Governor from Alaska, and stay above the fray, but she didn’t.

Fallon on March 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Surely, our party is not this stupid

Redford on March 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Ya think? And don’t call us surely.
/

VegasRick on March 10, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Surely, our party is not this stupid

Redford on March 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Is it an issue of stupidity or pathology? I’m going with pathology. In any case, the fact Bush is on six shows and Paul none illustrates the culture-wide coalition of pathology, and why this will be harder to defeat than mere stupidity.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

You’d think the Paul/McCain dust-up yesterday would warrant one or two navel-gazing segments about libertarianism, interventionism, and the “fight for the soul of the GOP” or whatever.

Is it an issue of stupidity or pathology? I’m going with pathology. In any case, the fact Bush is on six shows and Paul none illustrates the culture-wide coalition of pathology, and why this will be harder to defeat than mere stupidity.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Look no farther than the writer behind this very blog entry to see the depth of the problem.

What Paul was speaking about was NOT a particularly libertarian position, and yet almost everyone that has reported on it has made this FALSE claim.

The propagandists are far closer, and more effective, than you might think.

Freddy on March 10, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Go away Jeb.

Flapjackmaka on March 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM

If he is the nominee, GOP will not get my vote. 3rd party here I come!

Tasha on March 10, 2013 at 2:03 PM

If he is the nominee, GOP will not get my vote. 3rd party here I come!

Tasha on March 10, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I’m beginning to wonder if the GOP is becoming addicted to losthing. We’ve lost our minds if we are even entertaining the idea of another Bush as standard bearer.

Reggie1971 on March 10, 2013 at 2:08 PM

What Paul was speaking about was NOT a particularly libertarian position, and yet almost everyone that has reported on it has made this FALSE claim.

Freddy on March 10, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Agreed. They’re getting it wrong across the entire constellation of conservative commentariat. It’s like they didn’t listen to the filibuster. Or did and have decided how they want it to be interpreted. It’s fascinating when the most educated among us are the least able to apprehend, or the most willing to misapprehend and/or propagandize. They must be really afraid. Depressing.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 2:11 PM

BTW, apparently the news across the Twitters is that Ryan is probably running now. Which makes sense. He probably waltzes to the nomination if Jeb Bush shoves out people like Rubio and Jindal.

Illinidiva on March 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

You do live in a dream world – a boring, handsome guy with the personality of a wet dish rag isn’t gonna cut it. Your heart throb had his opportuity in 2012 and was a miserable failure.

bw222 on March 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

The WH squatters and the sequester

Schadenfreude on March 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

He probably waltzes to the nomination if Jeb Bush shoves out people like Rubio and Jindal.

Illinidiva on March 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Whatever else happens in 2016, waltzing won’t be one of them. And certainly not for this earnest stiff.

rrpjr on March 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

There is a headline over at Mediaite that says Jeb told Gregory he was on crack. I guess I will give in and watch the clip to see if it is as funny as it sounds.

Cindy Munford on March 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

If as First Lady you remain separate from the political fray – you should be left out of it. If you choose to involve yourself, making snide comments about your fellow republicans. For example telling Palin she should stay in Alaska – then you really do not deserve that courtesy.

D.L.Mc on March 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Listen. If I wanted to get a “mad” on, it would have been at Barbara Bush’s infuriating comments when I was with the Red Cross post-Katrina. First Ladies deserve respect. Period.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM

NO MORE BUSHES. PERIOD. FULL STOP. NO DYNASTIES.

clippermiami on March 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I feel the same way… but if it ends up him or Hillary. BUSH hands down.

RalphyBoy on March 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM

The whole Bush family can figuratively drop dead.

Hilts on March 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Wow, can’t wait until 2016. Hillary vs. Jeb Bush, yawn. Glad I changed my voter registration to unaffiliated.

lea on March 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

So,how many of you are running out to buy his book today?

lea on March 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM

If there is a way to guarantee another democratic win in 2016 is to have another Bush running as the Republican nominee. “Blame Bush” will be the same mantra as it was in 2008 and 2016. People forget that many still remember that Jeb was governor of Florida in 2000. So sure, if the Republican Party wants to keep losing, it should nominate Jeb Bush.

p_incorrect on March 10, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Jeb Bush 2016…

The GOP is truly dead….

RockyJ. on March 11, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Chalk the absence of Paul as proof that the government does own the media.

People who watch these scripted shows are giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies, you betcha!

DannoJyd on March 11, 2013 at 3:46 AM

In boxing what do you call these people like Jeb Bush, stiffs? You know the ring opponent sent in to lose. Jeb Bush is the next wave of RINO fodder. The game is fixed.

steveracer on March 11, 2013 at 7:42 AM