Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he runs for president, one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education…

Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests…

“We need to elect candidates that have a vision that is bigger and broader, and candidates that are organized around winning the election, not making a point,” Mr. Bush told an audience at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. “Campaigns ought to be about listening and learning and getting better. I do think we’ve lost our way.” He added, “I’m not being critical of my party, but campaigns themselves are reflective of this new America.”

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Some say that, if Bush decides to run, the Republican establishment will put pressure on Rubio to wait his turn. “This is the one window of opportunity for Governor Bush, and Senator Rubio will have many windows of opportunity in the future,” says American Conservative Union (ACU) president Al Cardenas, who served two terms as chairman of the Florida GOP when Bush was governor and Rubio was a state representative…

Though friends and analysts disagree about how the two will approach the pending decision, nearly all agree that a Bush candidacy is more likely now than it was a year ago. “Six months ago, I would have said it’s unlikely though not impossible that Governor Bush would run for president in 2016,” ACU president Cardenas says. “If you ask me today, my answer is different, it’s 50–50. That’s a significant moving of the needle.”

“We’re getting close to having to make a decision, and he’s warming up to the idea of it,” says Cardenas, who doesn’t deny there’s a lot of interest among the party’s top-dollar donors. “Nobody is receiving as many calls as he is,” Cardenas adds. “The best gauge of the intensity of support for somebody is whether the potential candidate is making calls as opposed to receiving calls. That’s probably the most interesting indicator of the intensity of the interest out there.”

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Republicans have but one savior ahead of 2016 and his name is Bush. That is the takeaway from watching much of MSNBC’s programming this Monday after former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush issued the clearest signal yet this weekend that he is considering a presidential bid in 2016…

“He’s showing where people are at,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told the hosts of Morning Joe regarding Bush’s position on immigration. Schumer added that, if the party does not embrace Bush’s version of immigration reform “this year,” the 2016 cycle is “almost certainly” already lost to Republicans…

“If they’re only going to be the party of older white people, they cannot win at a national level,” she added. “And that’s why, perhaps, Jeb Bush thinking of getting into the 2016 race is giving them a glimmer of hope, because he is talking about being more compassionate toward minorities, toward immigrants.”

“Most people agree — Republican, Democrat, independent, whoever you are — Jeb Bush would be a strong general election candidate for Republicans,” The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza observed. He noted in passing, though, that the “brand problems” associated with his brother’s presidency persist though he did not seem believe that would be more of a disqualifier in a GOP primary than a general election.

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Jeb’s unspoken assumption is that people in the United States who can’t lawfully feed their children can rely on welfare, rather than shoplifting and car theft. Mexico, by his telling, is such a dysfunctional hell hole that even hard-working people can’t find honest work and will go hungry as a result. Prospective illegal aliens find themselves in a “Les Miserables” situation, stealing bread — i.e., jobs in the United States — to feed starving children.

This is horse flop. Mexico is an upper-middle-income country by world standards, with a per capita GDP, in purchasing-power parity terms, greater than that of Turkey, Brazil, Romania, Iran, South Africa, or Thailand. You want real poverty, try Congo or Zimbabwe, Somalia or Afghanistan. Funny that he’s not calling for unlimited immigration from those countries instead. For someone who makes a habit of assuring Mexicans that “I understand your people,” Jeb seems to have a remarkably one-dimensional view of the place…

But putting aside all the ignorance and illogic, Jeb’s view of the issue is clear from this fragment: “The way I look at this, someone who comes into our country because they couldn’t come legally . . .” In the decision tree of immigration policy-making, the first branch is this: Can everyone in the world move to the United States, or are there going to be legal limits, limits that must be enforced even against people engaged in “an act of love”? When Jeb excuses illegal immigration “because they couldn’t come legally,” he’s betraying his view that anyone in the world who wants to come here must be permitted to do so. Stopping them is the opposite of an “act of love.”

And so, Jeb Bush’s immigration policy in a single sentence: “Any limit on immigration is an act of hate.”

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Why is Bush going at his party’s base on two such hot-button issues? We have three theories.

1. He believes it. This is the line that Bush loyalists are shopping. Jeb isn’t like other politicians. He doesn’t play the D.C. game. He says what he thinks and doesn’t care about the consequences.

2. He’s throwing up trial balloons. Every time he talks about running for president — he did it again over the weekend — Jeb makes clear that he would want to do so “joyfully” and not get into a mudfight. While we tend to think that’s impossible given the modern process of running for president, it’s possible that what Jeb is doing with his statements on immigration and Common Core is seeing just how negatively those sorts of proposals are received and how much blowback he gets on them from the right. If it’s less than he expected, maybe he convinces himself he could run without having to get down and dirty with his rivals for the nomination.

3. He’s inoculating himself. Maybe Jeb has already decided he wants to run — or he’s strongly leaning that way. If he has, then making clear his support for Common Core and a more lenient national immigration policy now might well be a way to insulate himself from charges later on in the process that he is insufficiently conservative. You can imagine Bush in a primary debate sometime in late 2015 saying something like this: “My position is long held. Now, not everyone will agree with me but my thoughts on the issue are born of conviction not political positioning.” While that answer won’t convince hard core immigration opponents, it does have the potential to defuse the passion around the issue for others.

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Look at it this way: The GOP establishment is desperate to suppress Tea Party conservatives and also obtain the immigration amnesty they believe will win Latinos and relieve them of the need to do too much rethinking in other areas. The problem for the establishment is lack of candidates. Rubio was a favorite, but he sabotaged himself among core Republican primary voters with his disingenuous, flip-floppy championing of the Gang of 8′s bill. That left Christie–but then Christie got caught in a traffic jam. That left Jeb, probably the establishment’s original choice–but it turns out that Jeb is still a Bush, and even the Bushes are sick of the Bushes. That leaves … well, Rubio again. Maybe he can be rehabilitated in time for the primaries! How? Hmm. Well, if Jeb takes a stand way far out in a squishy idealistic pro-amnesty direction, that creates space for his quondam protege, Rubio, to stake out a position that’s seemingly tougher–e.g. “Jeb’s off base there. Saying it’s an ‘act of love’ obscures the very real problems illegal immigration can cause, which is why I am strong on border enforcement, etc.” Of course Rubio would still be for amnesty, and the establishment would know this. But it might help smuggle him through the primaries.

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It’s not a mystery why elites would totally dig a retro contest between two of the nation’s least-appealing families. It would mean that zombified pundits such as David Gergen, whose lack of cogency is directly proportional to the number of administrations in which he served, could push off retirement a few more years and writers such as Dowd, who peaked in terms of what passes for wit and originality during the Clinton era, could recycle old columns as unashamedly as Cate Blanchet recycles plastic bags at the local Safeway. GOP and Democratic apparatchiks and their big-money enablers wouldn’t have to struggle with the grim and unavoidable fact that fewer and fewer of us are willing to identify with either party – even to strangers on the phone…

We need to discuss openly and honestly the failed foreign policy of both the Bush and Obama administrations. Does anyone seriously think that the Middle East is more stable than it was pre-9/11? Or that the government under either 21st-century president is safeguarding American civil liberties in a way about which we can feel confident? Immigration and tax policy are just as beggared and threadbare and awful. In the areas in which the country is actually breaking with the dead hand of the past—when it comes to pot legalization, say, or marriage equality—the change is coming at the state level and typically from outside traditional party politics.

It’s safe to say that discussion of these and other issues will not come from well-ensconced party favorites. As Democratic consultant Joe Trippi put it, “I don’t see Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton having a big fight over the NSA.” Or much of anything else that really matters. If they were willing to stage those sorts of debates, they wouldn’t be the establishment favorites.

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The notion that Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican presidential nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the Republican Party. Bush has been out of a game that changed radically during the 12 years(!) since he last ran for office. He missed the transformation of his brother from Republican savior to squish; the rise of the tea party; the molding of his peer Mitt Romney into a movement conservative; and the ascendancy of a new generation of politicians — Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, among them — who have been fully shaped by and trained in that new dynamic. Those men occasionally, carefully, respectfully break with the movement. Scorning today’s Republican Party is, by contrast, the core of Jeb’s political identity.

In that, Jeb is like ex-Republican Mike Bloomberg and like the failed GOP apostate Jon Huntsman: He’s deeply committed to centrist causes — federalized education, legal status for undocumented immigrants — that alienate key Republican groups; and he’s vaguely willing to go along with vestigial conservative issues that Republicans don’t care as much about, like standing up for Wall Street (Jeb was on a Lehman Brothers advisory board before that bank’s collapse, and now sits on a Barclay’s board) and opposing marriage equality, a stance he’s sought to downplay by focusing on states’ rights…

This is not to say Jeb doesn’t have assets. The Bush name is no longer toxic; indeed, his brother is now remembered fondly by most Republicans. He was a successful governor of a big key state, with a reputation for moderation, even if it’s been a while. And he can surely raise money. When I tweeted some skepticism about Jeb on Monday morning, two progressive journalists, Chris Hayes and Judd Legum, immediately responded with the conventional wisdom: Republicans “tend to go with moderates and known quantities,” as Legum said.

So that’s the best case: Mitt Romney. The worst case? Mitt with a dollop of Fred Thompson, the halfhearted victim of a halfhearted draft.

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“He’s the smartest guy I know on education,” McCain said in a brief interview in the U.S. Capitol. Asked if Bush’s support for Common Core was an issue, McCain deflected. “What he did for education in Florida … that’s a clear record of success.”

Is he a viable candidate for president, there’s a lot of question about the fact that …? “That his name is Bush?” McCain said, finishing the question. “Somebody else’s name is Clinton.”

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Where is the QOTD?

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:41 PM

JEB!

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Where is the QOTD?

It stepped out to go potty–it’ll be right back.

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Go to hell, Jeb!

I will never vote for a pro-illegal alien amnesty fraud like you.

bluegill on April 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Elvera Jeck passed away this morning. She was a really good and compassionate Christian lady who loved her Savior, family and friends. Please keep them in your prayers…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It stepped out to go potty–it’ll be right back.

Doc Holliday on April 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

LOLZ…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

A loser for the GOP.

Bigbullets on April 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Prayers ascending and condolences given, OC. Sorry to hear of good people passing away.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

‘Toons of the Day: The Iceberg Cometh

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

What is that Firefox doing, eating its own tail?

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 10:48 PM

This is horse flop. Mexico is an upper-middle-income country by world standards, with a per capita GDP, in purchasing-power parity terms, greater than that of Turkey, Brazil, Romania, Iran, South Africa, or Thailand.

Take Mexico City out of the mix, and you have something approaching the Third World…

JohnGalt23 on April 7, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Glenn Beck said today that Bevin is better than both Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. He said this pas weekend’s Kentucky gathering was a huge success and he thinks Bevin will win.

Meanwhile, Rove and Co. want a Bush.

SouthernGent on April 7, 2014 at 10:49 PM

NO!

Scotsman on April 7, 2014 at 10:49 PM

They can’t be that stupid,, can they?

Honest to God, I’ll go full Jerimiah Johnson.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 10:49 PM

NADA!!!

ShainS on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Prayers ascending and condolences given, OC. Sorry to hear of good people passing away.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Elvera was only 78 and had a stroke and fell to the floor all alone. She was found hours later, and she was never an ‘alone’ person. People loved to be with her, but she is now in peaceful repose with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Yes!
JEB!

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

What is that Firefox doing, eating its own tail?

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Yes. Like the French Revolution and other mob movements, they always wind up eating their own.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

From a comment on AmericanThinker which pretty well sums this Royalist Jeb Bush piece of human garbage all up.

“I have always thought Jeb Bush was a sanctimonious jerk and this cinched it for me. I have known PERSONALLY of three people who were murdered, brutally, at the hands of an illegal alien. A brother-in-law- of a friend knifed to death in the street. A neighbor’s neighbor raped and beaten to death in her own home after a contractor employed a day laborer. Another relative mowed down by a drunken POS from Mexico. And this holier-than-thou buffoon says they are all here for LOVE? They are here for food stamps, welfare, housing, education, health care, and a lot more. His remarks are a rebuke to all those who fear for the future of this country because of what is coming here. His words mock the fears of millions. We should all just shut up and listen to Jeb? He knows better because he is a member of an aristocratic ruling elitist class, better than the rest of we peasant hordes? DON’T TALK DOWN TO ME JEB. Don’t tell me what I should think about what I see all around me and experience every day. Am I not supposed to notice the truth because YOU SAY SO? Check out the prisons you jerkwad. Check out the parts of country which are unrecognizable to other Americans. Check out the goals of La Raza. This out-of-touch RINO poster boy thinks his groveling remarks just pushed him to the head of the line for the presidential nomination by greasing the skids for a gigantic Hispanic love fest headed his way. I got news for you Jeb. You’re history before you even got to be a footnote.”

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Oh, great. Another Gay thread.

Corporal Tunnel on April 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Yes. Like the French Revolution and other mob movements, they always wind up eating their own.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

That’s what I thought, but I thought I saw a little bit of earth there too, so I wadn’t sure.

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

In order to avoid Slyme fever induced by being bitten by an Oil Tic, one needs to stay out of the Bush’s…

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Have swithched about 80% to Opera from Homozilla WetChicken now.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 10:53 PM

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

How sad, OC!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Think I’ll make a shameless prediction- the 2016 ballot will have neither a Bush nor a Clinton as a POTUS option.

(could be wrong- but think I just might be right…)

Meanwhile- let’s focus on the 2014 midterms, shall we?

:)

cs89 on April 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I guess Jeb Bush thinks he is the new and improved McCain and Rubio.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Funny that MSNBC and McCain are touting Bush as the GOP answer. Never mind that the country including most Republicans had had fully enough of the last Bush. But despite Jeb’s crazy liberal positions on climate change and amnesty and other issues the liberal press would simply eviscerate the FL rino as another GW, while at the same time most Republicans would be repulsed. It’s the worst of all possible worlds. A nightmare.

anotherJoe on April 7, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Strokes suck, OC.

Who was she?

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Jeb just puts a pink chubby face on the two party evil money cult.

He won’t receive one cent or minute of my support.

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I guess Jeb Bush thinks he is the new and improved McCain and Rubio.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

No, Jeb thinks it’s his turn.

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Note to the GOPe:

I will fully embrace le nouveau vogue of socks-n-sandals, one of the most monumental faux-pas in the history of fashion and civilisation, before I ever vote for Jebbie.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Whose up for all going over to Jeb’s house and setting up shop and telling him we are doing it out of love? How long do you think he or his armed guards will let us stay?

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 10:58 PM

…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I guess Jeb Bush thinks he is the new and improved McCain and Rubio.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Bush wishes he were Rubio.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Evening All

Yuck….no more Bush’s tyvm.

_____

OC I’m sorry to read of your loss.

CoffeeLover on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Strokes suck, OC.

Who was she?

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 10:56 PM

A good dear local Lutheran lady, mom and friend. Probably a nobody to the world at large, but really important in this tiny part of the world…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Note to the GOPe:

I will fully embrace le nouveau vogue of socks-n-sandals, one of the most monumental faux-pas in the history of fashion and civilisation, before I ever vote for Jebbie.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Heh heh heh… <— Insert evil laughter here… See, socks and sandals aint so bad after all are they…

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Group Seance … or Group Hug … to get Bishop to come back???

;-)

ShainS on April 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM

…so we’re going to go from the Doughnut boy to the Doldrum boy…all the time?

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM

George Bush told us that Islam was love and now Jeb Bush is telling us parasitic invaders, as long as they are Hispanic (or Muslim) anyway, are love. What the hell is wrong with that branch of Royalty?

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM

BOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH!

OR

MMMMBOOOOOOOOOSSSHHHHHHHH! (h/t Williamg?)

BoxHead1 on April 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM

…sorry for the loss OC!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 11:02 PM

No, Jeb thinks it’s his turn.

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

It’s his turn to follow King Louie.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Clinton/Bush…2016….Political Elite Porn…

William Eaton on April 7, 2014 at 11:05 PM

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Allow me to direct you attention to an inconsistency…..

Bmore on April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Sorry for your loss OC. Prayers for her family

31giddyup on April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

William Eaton on April 7, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Um…porn is in the eye of the beholder, yes?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Of course that should have read, your.

Bmore on April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

good dear local Lutheran lady, mom and friend. Probably a nobody to the world at large, but really important in this tiny part of the world… OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I prefer tiny parts of the world.

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Jeb risks such a big mouth on immigration because his people and his establishment allies will make sure that immigration deform will already be a done deal – probably executed during the next congressional lame duck session – and thus no longer an issue for most people during the 2015/2016 election cycle. So there are no costs attached to start the hispandering early on.

Rubio, unlike Rand Paul, has already signaled that he will stay in the Senate and run for reelection in 2016.

Valkyriepundit on April 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Allow me to direct you attention to an inconsistency…..

Bmore on April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Better check with Magic 8 ball… <— Insert devious laughter here…

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Steely Dan 2006-Black Friday

RickB on April 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I heard that Jeb was named after a racist Confederate War General

faraway on April 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Um…porn is in the eye of the beholder, yes?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

You’re too close.

/sorry

faraway on April 7, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Thanks for the prayers and sympathy everyone…

Just had Ratso out for a smoke and beer. He loves watching the outside action at night…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I called it out on thread. Nothing. Luck of the draw I guess.

Bmore on April 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

A good dear local Lutheran lady, mom and friend. Probably a nobody to the world at large, but really important in this tiny part of the world…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

It sounds like she led a good life.

crankyoldlady on April 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

faraway on April 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

“Jeb” is an acronym based on his initials–John Ellis Bush

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

It sounds like she led a good life.

crankyoldlady on April 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

She was well loved and will be sorely missed. A real sweetheart of a LADY…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

amnesty + common core = Jeb

Okay, who can come up with zinger bumper stickers with that name? Not Bush, been there done that….Jeb
Jebbers, Jebbie, Jebbo, … this is not going to be fun

31giddyup on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

For all of his faults, Shrub could, at least, appear to relate to normal people. Jebbie has the same patrician, elitist persona that his father did.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

The Bush plan…we have seen this twice already in Part I and Part II.

(1) Fix Healthcare by expanding some government program, this time no doubt ObamaCare.

(2) Do whatever big business wants.

(3) Push for amnesty.

(4) Invade a Muslim majority country, or two, and free Islam from a secular dictatorship. After it fails bring lots of Muslims back and settle them here in America.

(5) Totally ignore China and Asia.

(6) Have lots of meetings with Czar Vlad the I.

(7) Bring back all the same people from the Bush I and II administrations.

(8) Get an award from the Arabians.

(9) Say some stuff about, “snowflake children,” and the importance of, “faith,” which should make some religious folks get all excited thus causing them to ignore no. 1 to 8 above.

That is the basic outlines of all Bush movies…you seen one, you have seen them all.

William Eaton on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

“Even the name….. Booosh! Implies the genitals without being the genitals!”

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

She was well loved and will be sorely missed. A real sweetheart of a LADY…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Not very many ladies anymore.

crankyoldlady on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Sorry for your loss, OC.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Oh, we don’t.. bad-mouth W.

His dad and bro? Knock yourself out.

But not W.

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

500 day, and counting…what might they be up to?

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I saw some web story this afternoon that really gave me pause. The piece was from a liberal I think. Basically, it was wondering whether the the left should let Jeb Bush win in 2016. The left is figuring that they could take a slight hit in 2016 by letting Bush get elected thinking he could force the republicans to finally get amnesty passed with the end result being that the left gains a permanent democratic majority. I hate to say it, but it could work–especially when I think about the spineless reps we have in the House.

KickandSwimMom on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

31giddyup on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Wait until you start seeing “Jeb = Job” bumper stickers…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Not very many ladies anymore.

crankyoldlady on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Sad, that. Elvera was a lady in every sense of the word…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

500 days, but who’s counting?

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I called it out on thread. Nothing. Luck of the draw I guess.

Bmore on April 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

So… your tied with Magic 8 Ball for accuracy eh… <— Insert maniacal laughter here…

oscarwilde on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

No, no no.

A thousand times no.

Even if we win, we lose. Electing Bush would be tantamount to erasing what little is left of the integrity of our border. Candidates like this are willing to give up too much in the name of compromise and are likely to support bad legislation in a misguided attempt to exhibit the appearance of doing something.

No.

hillbillyjim on April 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Um…porn is in the eye of the beholder, yes?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

True…but I am not part of the political elite. They are going to have a hormonal overload with Clinton and Bush on the same stage. For the rest of us it going to be more like seeing our parents getting it on…

William Eaton on April 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Not very many ladies anymore.

crankyoldlady on April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

We do have some dear ladies here at HA. I love and appreciate you all…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

“We need to elect candidates that have a vision that is bigger and broader, and candidates that are organized around winning the election, not making a point

Jeb Bush, the pointless candidate.

whatcat on April 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

KickandSwimMom on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Yeah, the libs want Jeb to run in the worst way. Hey, I have an idea! Why doesn’t Jeb change to the party that agrees with him most (ie Democrat Party) and run as a Dem!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I won’t vote for Jeb. No rant. Just one less vote.

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Catastrophe

Sorry, for your ears.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Wait until you start seeing “Jeb = Job” bumper stickers…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Wait until you hear Joe Being Joe Biden say:

‘I have a four-letter word for you: Jeb. J-E-B.’

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Yeah, the libs want Jeb to run in the worst way.

Of course, because it would eliminate the “NO more Clintons” instantly.

Hey, I have an idea! Why doesn’t Jeb change to the party that agrees with him most (ie Democrat Party) and run as a Dem!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Hillary/Jeb, together, Dynasty Party 2016

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 11:24 PM

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

(waving) Somehow being sick made me miss the news. Congrats on the brand new grandchild. :) I’m sure you are thrilled.

CoffeeLover on April 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

{{{{hugs}}}} to you OC. {{{{{hugs}}}}} {{{{{{hugs}}}}} {{{{{hugs}}}}} have to pass some to others, don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings {{{{{{hugs}}}}} {{{{hugs}}}}}…..

31giddyup on April 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Oh, we don’t.. bad-mouth W.

His dad and bro? Knock yourself out.

But not W.

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

President Bush yesterday said he opposes a civilian project to monitor illegal aliens crossing the border, characterizing them as “vigilantes.”

He said he would pressure Congress to further loosen immigration law.

More than 1,000 people – including 30 pilots and their private planes have volunteered for the Minuteman Project, beginning next month along the Arizona-Mexico border. Civilians will monitor the movement of illegal aliens for the month of April and report them to the Border Patrol.

Mr. Bush said after yesterday’s continental summit, with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin at Baylor University, that he finds such actions unacceptable.

“I’m against vigilantes in the United States of America,” Mr. Bush said at a joint press conference. “I’m for enforcing the law in a rational way.”

No more Bushes. We’ve had enough already.

non-nonpartisan on April 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Going to bed. Still not feeling real well. The constant rain doesn’t help.

crankyoldlady on April 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

A good dear local Lutheran lady, mom and friend. Really important in this tiny part of the world…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

RIP….

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Now that made me laugh almost as hard as the socks/sandal thread did. :)

CoffeeLover on April 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

{{{{hugs}}}} to you OC. {{{{{hugs}}}}} {{{{{{hugs}}}}} {{{{{hugs}}}}} have to pass some to others, don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings {{{{{{hugs}}}}} {{{{hugs}}}}}…..

31giddyup on April 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

We just love you darlin’

You are a real sweetheart…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Jeb” is an acronym based on his initials–John Ellis Bush Newtie and the Beauty on April 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Like that’s any better than James. ewell Brown..

wolly4321 on April 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Screw it. I’m voting for JEB.
Let’s get it over with.
America is over anyway.
65 million idiots voted for black Chicago Jesus.
Da black man is da favver of da earf.
Whitey is a devah.
A petulant child that needs to be corrected.
We must love ho-mo-sexuals.
It’s about looooooove.
WHY must you eeevil cons deny them the ability to loooooove???

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM

31giddyup on April 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Thank you!!! I feel better already!!

KCB on April 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Herman’s Hermits – Jezebel

RickB on April 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM

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