Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 13, 2014 by Allahpundit

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan are on the top of his list for the 2016 presidential election — but that he could vote for Hillary Clinton, depending on the Republican candidate.

The race is “between four or five people,” the News Corp. chief told Fortune in his first wide-ranging interview in five years. “It’s not necessarily, although slightly, in order of preference: Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, whom I have particular admiration for. I do for both. [Chris] Christie could recover. Scott Walker, whom I don’t know, and Rand Paul, whom I agree with on a great number of things but disagree strongly on some things — too strongly perhaps to vote for him.”…

In the interview, Murdoch described former Florida Gov. Bush as “a man of very fine character” and “a great governor,” noting that he liked his policy on education, which Murdoch identified as his primary concern.

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As possible candidates such as Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky seek to establish their legitimacy, and while Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey struggles to recover from the scandal on the George Washington bridge, Mr. Bush is positioned as something of a white knight: a mainstream profile for a party struggling for identity, an experienced campaigner amid near-amateurs, a Catholic fluent in Spanish for a party increasingly reliant on the white Catholic vote (Mitt Romney won 59 percent in 2012) but dangerously unappealing for Latino voters (Mr. Romney took only 27 percent)…

Can he win? That question comes in two dimensions. He will not have an easy time in the Republican primaries, but the size of the field may work to his advantage; the others, representatives of the strain of muscular conservatism that has become so prominent in the modern GOP, plus some representatives of the religious right such as former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania or former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, may split the vote and allow someone to win Iowa with as little as 26 percent.

If he runs in the general election against Mrs. Clinton, he will portray her as a standard-bearer for a third Clinton term — or, even less appealing, for a third Obama term. If Mrs. Clinton or some other Democrat runs against him, he or she will portray Mr. Bush as a standard-bearer for a third term of his brother. The voters don’t want either of those things. Just as important, the two legacy candidates don’t either.

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The 2016 presidential race at this stage is an inverse of the 1988 election, said Anthony Corrado, a professor specializing in campaign finance at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Back then, Vice President George H.W. Bush entered the Republican primary with a dominant political and fundraising apparatus — his Christmas card list included 250,000 names, Corrado recalled — while Democrats waited in vain for New York Governor Mario Cuomo to enter the race.

When the Cuomo opted not to run, the party was left with the “Seven Dwarfs,” a nickname for the second-tier candidates who competed for a nomination that eventually went to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Dukakis lost to Bush, 426 to 111 in the Electoral College and by seven percentage points in the popular vote…

The danger for Republicans in 2016 is that an establishment freeze brought on by … Bush’s reticence could leave the party’s eventual nominee lagging in preparation behind Clinton, whose supporters already are building voter and donor lists.

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Republican members of Congress are criticizing Jeb Bush’s comments on immigration, highlighting the challenge he’d face in winning over the GOP’s conservative base in a 2016 presidential primary…

“When you trivialize the fact that these people have broken the law, I think your message is a little bit off. I think it’s unfortunate,” [Raul] Labrador said at a Tuesday event sponsored by The Heritage Foundation…

“I think comments from Jeb Bush and other Republicans — what they’re doing is they’re pandering to a certain group of people,” Labrador said. “And I’ve got news for you. If we pass immigration reform tomorrow like members of the Republican conference want us to do, they’re not going to vote for the Republican Party.”…

“I don’t think Jeb Bush’s comments on immigration or Common Core resonate very well in South Carolina; I will say that,” Duncan said. “There’s a lot to like about Jeb Bush, but on those two issues, they won’t resonate very well in South Carolina.”

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Early in the 2012 presidential cycle, a friend and former staffer of Jeb Bush observed to me, bitterly, that this smart, capable man wasn’t included in the names of potential GOP nominees for only one reason: His name was Bush. I said that’s true, but it’s also true that he got his chance in politics because his name was Bush. He inherited the fame, the money lines and support, and made a career of them. There’s a rough justice in life, you have to roll with it…

I have no idea if he’s running, and neither perhaps does he. It would probably be a hard psychological question. He has seen the presidency up close and seen all the muck a family has to deal with on the way to the glory. That muck has only grown deeper since his father and brother ran. It would be surprising if he were not ambivalent about the enterprise. All his adult life his family has been in the spotlight: He knows the sting of undeserved criticism and the embarrassment of unearned praise. He knows what it is to see people you love attacked and not be able to answer because answering isn’t classy.

Beyond that there is the father-brother thing, which is the foreign-policy question. His father is now seen as a foreign-policy realist. He was prudent after the end of the Soviet Union, he was tactful, and when he felt he had to go to war in Kuwait he built a world-wide coalition, did the job he said he would do, and stopped when that job was done. Jeb’s brother is associated with neoconservatism: Be daring, break the tectonic plates, force the realities to reconstitute themselves in new and better ways, invade, spread democracy.

Where does Jeb stand? What philosophical assumptions guide his decisions? Whichever policy view he declares will seem like an implicit rebuke of someone he loves.

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“It’s time to turn the page,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.), a senior member of the GOP conference.

“Looking at it practically, there are others who could do a better job in terms of winning the election,” he added. “It’s a little bit of Bush fatigue but the other thing is for a Republican to win a race like that … you got to have someone who really engenders enthusiasm in the base. Jeb’s a wonderful guy and all that, but I don’t believe he’d be able to do that.”…

GOP senators praise Bush’s record in Florida, especially his accomplishments on education reform, but they are also eager to embrace a new generation of conservative leaders, represented by other likely presidential candidates Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“I’m a Jeb Bush fan but I’m also a fan of turning over a new leaf, too,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who in 2003 led a conservative revolt in the House of Representatives against the prescription drug bill.

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2016 could be different if the tea party has its way. But — as “The Party Decides” found — the longer a party has been out of the White House, the more it tends to nominate more moderate candidates. That’s not to say that potential nominees won’t try to placate the tea party, or religious conservatives like those who voted for Santorum. But such groups’ influence could be lessened as Republicans contemplate 12 or 16 years without one of their own in the White House.

Bush’s familiar last name should help as well. Every Republican nominee since 1968 has satisfied one of three criteria: He’s had a family member who’d won the presidency; he’s been on a winning presidential ticket himself; or he’s come in second in a prior nomination season. These are admittedly broad criteria, but Republicans haven’t nominated relative unknowns, unlike Democrats with their Mike Dukakises and Jimmy Carters.

Of course, the Bush brand was damaged by Jeb’s brother George. Even so, George W. Bush has averaged a favorable rating in the mid-80s among Republicans. That’s only about 5 percentage points lower than Bill Clinton’s among Democrats.

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It is not merely antipathy among Democrats that accounts for Mr Bush’s shaky polling numbers. His party is split, perhaps fatally, between its wealthy donors and its déclassé voters. So big is the role of fundraising in national politics that few politicians spend enough time with non-millionaires to realise how distant from voters they have become…

Democrats won the last two presidential elections by nominating someone who inspires their party base, and then battling it out for uncommitted voters. The Republican party is following a different strategy. It is courting money men and trusting that the red-hot rank-and-file members will fall into line, having no place else to go. But they will not. Right now, those voters appear to be gravitating to the conservative Kentucky senator Rand Paul, with his untraditional mix of libertarianism, isolationism and Austrian economics.

Republican candidates generally raise less campaign funding than Democrats do. Beholden to a few big donors, Republicans are left peddling a strategy many of their ordinary activists find repugnant. Mr Bush is being promoted by Republicans whose main interest in the party is that it not nominate someone who will shake up the Obama-era economic settlement. The strategy seems bound to produce an electoral loss. That appears to be of little concern to the people devising it.

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Jeb Bush’s comments reflect larger currents of discontent within his party. Mainstream conservatives fear that a presidential candidate who espouses the tea party’s agenda and style of politics will go down to catastrophic defeat. The antigovernment conspiracy theories Mr. Bush denounces—the latest iteration of the paranoid style in American politics—threaten to marginalize the GOP…

In his latest remarks, Jeb Bush could not have been clearer: If he runs for president, his campaign will avoid the “mud fight” of recent nominating cycles. Instead, it will feature a “hopeful, optimistic message” organized around a vision of America’s future. It remains to be seen whether the base of the Republican Party is willing to accept anything of the sort…

The tea party offers nothing except nostalgia for a demography that is in retreat and a Constitution that never was. By contrast, Jeb Bush wants to run as a conservative unafraid of the future. Will other candidates join him, or will they appeal to the mob as they did in 2012 after Rick Perry haplessly advocated a modicum of compassion for illegal immigrants? If Mr. Bush sets the tone within his party, the American people may well get the kind of presidential campaign the country needs. If the tea party prevails, get ready for an avalanche of anger, followed by a repetition of 1964.

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RATSO!

OmahaConservative on April 13, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Just Go Away, Jeb. Go away, go away, go away…

OmahaConservative on April 13, 2014 at 8:04 PM

While John McCain is senile, Jeb Bush, who calls an invasion of his own country by tens of millions, with a high violent crime and drunk driving rate on top of it – love – is clearly insane and should be fitted with a white coat that ties in the back.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Frontrunner?

Get back to me in January. Maybe by then I will care.

cozmo on April 13, 2014 at 8:06 PM

By contrast, Jeb Bush wants to run as a conservative unafraid of the future.

What a load of Goebbels Big Lie level crap. All of it. The man is clearly insane.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:06 PM

cozmo on April 13, 2014 at 8:06 PM

? :)

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM

My comment from the earlier thread:

I found this old article (2013) from Huffington post by David Paul which highlights Jeb’s left leanings or at least apparent ambivalence on gun control and gay marriage:

In a manner unimaginable just a decade ago, leading Republicans have spoken out in support of gay marriage…

Jeb Bush, an erstwhile 2016 contender, is struggling to locate himself on the principle vs. politics scale. Clearly rusty after a layoff of almost a decade since his last campaign, he has re-emerged into a Republican Party that has lost its bearings. Jeb’s father, George H. W. Bush, grew up in a New England Republican political family.. Jeb seems to want to be his Dad, a prudent, cautious Republican of the old school, but the Republican landscape is no longer welcoming of his father’s softer demeanor. Jeb needs an edge, but it is not coming easily.

A few weeks after stumbling over the immigration issue, changing his stance several times within a day or two… Speaking this week about gay marriage and gun control, a visibly chastened Bush retreated from taking any positions on anything, providing instead a magnificent formulation of political non-speak:

“The effort ought to be to find consensus, that there should be rewards politically for a consensus-oriented approach that solves problems. On the other hand, passing legislation that doesn’t solve the problem isn’t going to solve any problem, either.” -Jeb Bush

This “ambivalence” is almost always a precursor to a full tilt switch to the leftist position. We’ve seen that with Christie (as on gun control, amnesty, and now gay marriage). And on immigration, I guess Jeb tired of having to put up false fronts of ambivalence on immigration and so he went all of a sudden as far left as you can possibly go on that, saying something (the “act of love” comment) that even the most leftist of Dems wouldn’t even dare say. Incredible.

anotherJoe on April 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I will not vote for another RINO. ……………….

nobama1267 on April 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Price Jeb of the Royal Clan of the Bushes would have half of conservatives not just staying home, but voting for Hillary. He would ring the death bell for the republican party.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I won’t vote for Chris Christie or Jeb Bush.

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Also from the earlier thread: Some wonder what is behind Jeb saying the gratuitous nonsense that illegal immigration is “an act of love.” Certainly there is not even a single Democrat that would say something so blatantly out of step with the mainstream electorate. Well, beats me, I don’t have a clue why he said it.

anotherJoe on April 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan are on the top of his list for the 2016 presidential election — but that he could vote for Hillary Clinton, depending on the Republican candidate.

I knew when Fox did a special on Bush H. last month they were clearing the path for Jebbers. Ugh.

31giddyup on April 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

One Party government has killed America…

d1carter on April 13, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Ryan, Rubio, Romney, Flake, McConnell, McCain, Cantor all=RINO.

nobama1267 on April 13, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Funny that MSNBC and McCain continue to tout 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.

anotherJoe on April 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

The press will push Jeb as the “frontrunner” right up tip the time he gets his butt kicked in a primary. Then they will be shocked–shocked I tell you!–to discover that the republican base has no desire for this squish.
They will then proclaim that the party has become to radically conservative to field a candidate with a chance to win against the obvious better choice, Hillary Clinton.
It’s the same strategy they deployed against one Ronald Wilson Reagan.

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Isn’t this the guy that backed Clinton in her 2nd senate run and backed Obama saying Obama was a rock star and agreed with Obama on education, healthcare, and immigration?
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/10/hillary-and-rupert-the-way-they-were-php/

He’s no conservative, just someone who wants to make $$. Anywhere.

avagreen on April 13, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Jeb Bush’s IT’S ONLY LOVE – is a small contribution to a certain degree, since there are over seven billion people in the world today. 315 of them … million live in the United States which is a very, very small amount compared to those who will be without love and miserable and enslaved and dying elsewhere…and soon everywhere. Well, I say that we will be on the road to new horizons, for we who live in a society where citizenship is a commodity and a politician can be a member of a Royal Family and very wealthy and very entitled even without an official title, it’s not easy to conform to all this if ou have any morality at all…I, I, I said that myself many years ago…

But I do want to thank la Raza…I mean the DNC … I mean the Chamber of Commerce … I mean the RNC … I mean la Raza and the DNC and the Chamber of Commerce and their wholly bought and paid for subsidiary the RNC, the organization for the $500 in affirmative action latino scholarships they’ve given out…today they took in over $5,000,000, but they do have expenses for their brilliant consultants you know, and I think that I have another appointment. I certainly hope so. I would like to stay here, but for the sake of brevity I, I must leave. I do want to thank you, and I want to thank the founding fathers for all the sacrifices they made however much they were in vain but now, most of all, and looking into the failure … I mean the future .. I want to thank Royal Family member Jeb Bush for all the love he wants to shower us all with and also I want to thank Professor Irwin Corey and again, thank you. …

RasThavas on April 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

What we’ve got here here is….failure to communicate.

ElectricPhase on April 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I think I will cry. And after I had crab legs for dinner.

Dang, that looks good. Strawhat was able to pull the fatball from the head. Won’t have to suck that one.

One nit;

After you suck the head, peel the two largest carapace from the tail them use your thumb and forefinger to press the tail at the butt and the meat will slide out. Right onto your tongue. Saving your lips for more important things.

And if you do it right, only your fingers burn from all the spice in the boil. Well, your lips will burn from sucking the heads.

cozmo on April 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Ambivelent is just another word for wishy-washy.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Jeb personifies squish. He looks like he’s filled with jello.

ezspirit on April 13, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Repeal the 22nd, and anoint JEB’s head with oil.

Murphy9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan are on the top of his list for the 2016 presidential election — but that he could vote for Hillary Clinton, depending on the Republican candidate.

LOL.

All you need to know about the difference between the GOPe and Dems …

ShainS on April 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM

I’ve had all the compassion I can stand. And more than enough Bush to satisfy me for a lifetime. Rupert must be getting senile.

SteveThomas on April 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM

And if you do it right, only your fingers burn from all the spice in the boil. Well, your lips will burn from sucking the heads.

cozmo on April 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM

One particular story was of an amorous encounter that involved fingers. :) –With your permission, I’ll annotate with your nit. It’s not baked yet, anyway. I’m still fiddling.

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Isn’t Rupert a foreigner.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:24 PM

I take it you got to help purge then. Find any turtles?

cozmo on April 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Oh, for heaven’s sake, Hot Air; we already know you want Jeb or Krispie to be the nomineeee….. The drum banging is deafening.

Hope you can get accustomed to the fact that neither JB or KK can or will win. You “centrist” Republicans (i.e. the far left of the party) have done your damnedest to insult and alienate the conservative side of the party, and congratulations!

You’ve done it- you’ve cast out the sinners and the purists, and our vote goes with us. Good luck with all those Hispanic Democrats you want to legalize.

Pless1foEngrish on April 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Isn’t Rupert a foreigner.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Naturalised in 1985.

Murphy9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Isn’t Rupert a foreigner.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Yes, but so is the POTUS … so, it’s all good …

ShainS on April 13, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Hotair is really pushing Jeb these days for some reason. No more Bushes!

Corporal Tunnel on April 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

If he runs Jeb will be the nominee. Especially if his cronies within the party make sure that immigration reform is dealt with by the time his campaign starts. The Republican Party hardly holds its representatives responsible for their insane positions on immigration when the issue is at hand, it wont matter at all if its water under the bridge in the 2016 primaries.

Valkyriepundit on April 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

In his latest remarks, Jeb Bush could not have been clearer: If he runs for president, his campaign will avoid the “mud fight” of recent nominating cycles. Instead, it will feature a “hopeful, optimistic message” organized around a vision of America’s future. It remains to be seen whether the base of the Republican Party is willing to accept anything of the sort…

Uh, Mitt Romney ran that kind of campaign in 2012. He avoided mudslinging, and he had a “hopeful, optimistic message”. John McCain did the same in 2008. I don’t know what these idiots are talking about. Shoot, I would love for a Republican nominee who would go after the Democrats and media(I know, I’m being redundant). And it doesn’t even require mudslinging. Just throwing facts in their face(think Greta embarrassing that moron running for the House seat).

One other thing. That clip of Carville shows that the Dems are already baiting the GOP establishment into falling for the whole “most electable candidate” trap yet again. Any Republican pundit or strategerist who claims that we can only win in 2016 if we nominate Jeb Bush or Chris CRISTie should never work in politics again.

Doughboy on April 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Al says that Jeb SUCKS!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 13, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Is Karl Rove paying HotAir?

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Can’t believe I’m gonna say this..but NO BUSH. ;)

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Can’t believe I’m gonna say this..but NO BUSH. ;)

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

*headdesk*

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:36 PM

The idea that only a Republican who is just like a Democrat can win defies logic. Both parties have destroyed our country. Why should we keep on that way? We want leadership from someone who is listening to us.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Can’t believe I’m gonna say this..but NO BUSH. ;)

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

LOL! Made me laugh! :)

Good evening, B9! :)

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Can’t believe I’m gonna say this..but NO BUSH. ;)

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

hehehe

31giddyup on April 13, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Can’t believe I’m gonna say this..but NO BUSH. ;)

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Good evening, young lady!

massrighty on April 13, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Hi lurking Rhonda..thx for peeking in.

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:38 PM

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Good evening, young lady!

massrighty on April 13, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Hey there man..been to long- super to see you!
Hope your well.

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I have officially started a new party call “Suck The Head Party” in your honour. Problem is I can’t figure out if I am running on the platform of “Suck The Head” or if I have a running problem…aka The Drip. Life was so much easier before eating crawfish became public. Maybe this joke is just a tad too inside.

Hey, what do I care…..still wearing the same depends from Friday.

Grapes and O’s….yea baby.

HonestLib on April 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Luv your humor B9.

31giddyup on April 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Hotair is really pushing Jeb these days for some reason. No more Bushes!

Corporal Tunnel on April 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

They used to push Christie, now Jeb “It’s only Love” Bush, and at the rate they’re going it will be Hillary in another year.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

I take it you got to help purge then. Find any turtles?

cozmo on April 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM

I didn’t get to help. :) Logistics. It would have made a truly disgusting “Part 1″ though. :)

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

At one time I thought that hot air was a conservative website, but I also mistook Faux news channel for a conservative network. Truth is, they are both to the left of Kennedy democrats.

Exninja on April 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Is Karl Rove paying HotAir?

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

He should be if he’s not.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

At one time I thought that hot air was a conservative website, but I also mistook Faux news channel for a conservative network. Truth is, they are both to the left of Kennedy democrats.

Exninja on April 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Hotair is really going down the tubes. Go over to AmericanThinker.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Mr Bush is being promoted by Republicans whose main interest in the party is that it not nominate someone who will shake up the Obama-era economic settlement. The strategy seems bound to produce an electoral loss. That appears to be of little concern to the people devising it.

I’ve said it before, and sill say it again: the GOP elite would rather keep control of the party and lose the white House than lose control of the party to the conservative wing of the GOP.

If the elite hold on the the party they can do bipartisan deals with Dems to perpetuate crony capitalism.

Wethal on April 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

so I guess someone acquainted with megyn kelly won’t suddenly have sexual harassment charges against jeb bush during a period when that person never worked with him amirite ?!?!?

dmacleo on April 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Hi, Jack. Spaghettios and grapes. :)

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Hey there man..been to long- super to see you!
Hope your well.

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Everyone’s healthy, and working, so yes, we continue to live a life full of blessings. And you? How are you dealing with job-stress issues?

massrighty on April 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Luv your humor B9.

31giddyup on April 13, 2014 at 8:41 PM

;)

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM

HotAir HotRINO

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Jeb personifies squish. He looks like he’s filled with jello.

ezspirit on April 13, 2014 at 8:21 PM

He looks like he’s the cousin of Tippy the Turtle McConnell.

Wethal on April 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Mass..brb

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Hi B9!

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

so now I’m a declasse voter. Wish I wouldn’t have spent my millions on wine, women, and song.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

HonestLib on April 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

rodding will rule out one of those if you are really committed to the cause….but I would not recommend it. betadine stings :)

dmacleo on April 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Cruz/West 2016.
Cruz/Jindal 2016.
Jindal/West 2016.
West/Jindal 2016.
West/Cruz 2016.
Cruz/Palin 2016.
Palin/Cruz 2016
Palin/West 2016
Palin/Jindal 2016.

Notice that No One named Bush is on this list.

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Good evening, Axefellow. :) Glad you had a good time with the family. :)

I may have eaten a few crawdad tails… but I’ve never been drunk enough to eat the heads.

But to be completely honest … I’d just as soon have them deveined first, too. ;)

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 8:49 PM

HotAir ♥ ♥ ♥ Prince Jeb of the Most Royal Family of the Bushes.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Great list, bud’

OmahaConservative on April 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Man opened fire on a Jewish community center and nearby retirement home. 3 dead. Horrible.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

But to be completely honest … I’d just as soon have them deveined first, too. ;)

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Barbecue. The chickens. He thought franticly.

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Why is the Left so adamant about Jeb Bush?

SouthernGent on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 8:47 PM

You forgot Perry/Pence.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Hotair is really going down the tubes. Go over to AmericanThinker.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

You can’t post on American Thinker unless you go to Facebook.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Every time the RNC sends me a donation-seeking email I think of Jeb and delete.

M240H on April 13, 2014 at 8:52 PM

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Murphy9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

lol! I saw those chickens… I was right there with you on that, too. :)

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 8:52 PM

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Everyone’s healthy, and working, so yes, we continue to live a life full of blessings. And you? How are you dealing with job-stress issues?

massrighty on April 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Very glad to hear!
I’ve been on medical leave but the stress is extremely high in the field.

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:52 PM

You can’t post on American Thinker unless you go to Facebook.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I do it every day using disqus. you are talking about comments and not actually writing blog there correct?

dmacleo on April 13, 2014 at 8:54 PM

You forgot Perry/Pence.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Oh yeah!
Perry/pence
Perry/Cruz
Perry/West
Perry/Palin

And on and on and on….still no one named Bush.

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Very glad to hear!
I’ve been on medical leave but the stress is extremely high in the field.

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Didn’t know you were on leave – hope you’re mending.

massrighty on April 13, 2014 at 8:54 PM

You can’t post on American Thinker unless you go to Facebook.

crankyoldlady on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Use Disqus and you can comment there and a growing number of other places.

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Hey Ken!!
whatz upppppppppp?

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM

did y’all notice my link/
A 70-something shot up some Jewish facilities and killed 3.
As he was being taken into custody he supposedly shouted ‘HH’

annoyinglittletwerp on April 13, 2014 at 8:56 PM

You forgot Perry/Pence.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM
Pence!!!!

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Hey Ken!!
whatz upppppppppp?

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Chillin with my glass. Checking out the beauts at HotAir.

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 8:58 PM

As he was being taken into custody he supposedly shouted ‘HH’

annoyinglittletwerp on April 13, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Heil Hitler or Allah Akbar, what’s the difference? Really, what’s the difference when you come right down to it?

VorDaj on April 13, 2014 at 8:58 PM

massrighty on April 13, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Thx I appreciate it. :)

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:59 PM

And on immigration, I guess Jeb tired of having to put up false fronts of ambivalence on immigration and so he went all of a sudden as far left as you can possibly go on that, saying something (the “act of love” comment) that even the most leftist of Dems wouldn’t even dare say. Incredible.

anotherJoe on April 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Maybe they wouldn’t dare say it, but they believe it.

Keep in mind that progressives view themselves as “Citizens of the World”, and any form of national identity as recidivist. As such, they want an America that looks more like Latin America- not least because the people there are used to being oppressed by a one-party government in the name of “egalitarian revolutionary socialism”.

The progressives want power. Period. Once they believe they have it unchallengeably, they will go full Chavista on everyone else. I suspect up to and including a few Katyn Forests here and there.

The “guests” they want to come in from the south will be very useful in guaranteeing their ability to do same.

The fact that the GOP establishment in general, and J. Bush in particular, either do not understand this or wish to pretend it isn’t part of the progressive plan for Utopia, doesn’t speak well of their intellects.

clear ether

eon

eon on April 13, 2014 at 8:59 PM

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Chillin with my glass. Checking out the beauts at HotAir.

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Very good choice! clink*

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Hmmm, I got “you are not logged in” on my last post, but I am logged in. Is that the “comment deleted” euphenism?

Testing.

Who is John Galt on April 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Axe on April 13, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I’m having very dry champagne and chocolate strawberries.

Here…I’ll slide you some. :)

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

What does you do B9?

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

HH = hubert humphrie?

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

What does you do B9?

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I walk in hell.
Health insurance broker.

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

No to jughead bush, peeon ryan, chrispie creme and all other progressive, liberal, moderate democrats…..I mean republicans.

We need someone to force the solutions to problems, not make the problems less bad lasting twice as long. We need solutions, not more crony corruption, and we need prison sentences for just about everyone in the current administration.

Then I think we need a constitutional amendment forever barring regressive progressivism, socialism, and hell, anything leftist at all. For the capital crime of leftism one should get the death penalty because I firmly believe leftist policy is basically manslaughter at the least, and policies like the fascist obama administrations are in some cases outright first degree murder.

I’m dreaming of course…never happen with this many sheep in the population.

Diluculo on April 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Very good choice! clink*

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Got my good eye on you…*clink!*

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Hi Doc!

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Please tell me about the conservative movement that Jeb has built since he left office.

faraway on April 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I’m having very dry champagne and chocolate strawberries.

Here…I’ll slide you some. :)

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Ahem…..

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM

HH = hubert humphrie?

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Horatio Hornblower

massrighty on April 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Cruz/Holliday
Holliday/Cruz
Holliday/RWM
RWM/Holliday
Holliday/Twerp
Twerp/Holliday

And on an on and on….still no one named Bush…and no, my real name is not Bush.

Doc Holliday on April 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Got my good eye on you…*clink!*

KCB on April 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

*blush* xo ox

bazil9 on April 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM

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