Jeb Bush

Democrats Get It Right On Boehner And Bush

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie observed in his book TAKEOVER, the stock-in-trade of Democrats and the Left is to lie to make Republican candidates look scary to various independent segments of the electorate; the non-existent war on women, alleged Republican racism and “meanness” to the underprivileged are just a few of these tactics. But what if Democrats actually told the truth about a Republican, like John Boehner or Jeb Bush?

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Lindsey Graham battles Trump, Graham loses

Republican establishment donors clamor for Mitt. Plus, Who really supports Jeb Bush anyway?; Ben Carson’s more than just a nice guy; How Ted Cruz responded to John Boehner’s ‘jacka**’ comment; Lindsey Graham battles Trump, Graham loses, and, CNN caves, Carly likely wins.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Will Carly Fiorina play with the varsity in the next debate?

A new Iowa poll shows Trump and Carson tied. Plus, yes, Fiorina is in third place in Iowa… but will she be in the next debate?; Scott Walker’s losing where he theoretically should be gaining; Donald Trump ‘emasculates’ Jeb Bush while setting the GOP agenda, and, planning the coming “Trump Takedown."

Does Jeb Bush think you’re stupid?

Gina Loudon, World Net Daily

He claimed that if you support Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall and secure the border, that means you support big-government bureaucracies and spending. Jeb lamented the cost of the wall on the backs of taxpayers and the manpower it would require from so many new government workers! Oh no!

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Is Jeb Bush’s campaign on the rocks?

A new Iowa poll shows Donald Trump and Ben Carson virtually tied. Plus, Ben Carson’s style versus content; Trump keeps the media focus on number one; Huckabee flips on birthright citizenship, and, Say it ain’t so – is Jeb Bush’s campaign in trouble?

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump likes what you see

New poll not all good news for Trump. Plus, what Trump knows that you don’t; Ted Cruz – principled or merely a shrewd politician?; Rand Paul’s starting to sound more libertarian; Carly complained, CNN said no, and, Quinnipiac poll shows depth of Bush dynasty problem.

Has Glenn Beck Lost It... Again?

Glenn Beck says he would never vote for Donald Trump and that he's a constitutionalist, not a Republican. Beck normally has a good ear for what's going on in the conservative grassroots, but his near-endorsement of establishment spare prince Marco Rubio over country class message carrier Donald Trump shows a strange disconnect from the millions of constitutional conservatives who would run, not walk, from the Republican Party if a candidate like Rubio, Jeb Bush or John Kasich becomes the GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee.

Free College? Jeb And Hillary Looking More Alike Every Day

In their "free" college plans Bush and Clinton are competing for the same voters; millennials who made poor choices and their indulgent parents who enabled them and are now stuck with the bill. Most importantly, Bush and Clinton are competing for the support of the same corporate interests who favor Common Core and its focus on producing compliant workers, instead of citizens who have the information and thinking skills to actively participate in the civic life of a republic.

Did We Just Agree With Jeb Bush?

We’d like to be able to agree with Jeb Bush when he gets something right, and his initial criticism of granting birthright citizenship to “anchor babies” certainly looked like an opportunity to agree with Bush on something important. And the anchor baby phenomenon is important.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: “Nothing Disqualifies Trump”

Focus group of Trump supporters reveals why he's leading. Plus, the Trump/Fox News truce is over – now it’s war; Ben Carson takes on #BlackLivesMatter; Rand Paul: Real conservatives stand for private property, and, Jeb Bush wants free college, just like Obama!

Jeb Bush proposes “free” college

Erick Erickson, RedState

The larger issue is why on earth the federal government should be involved with this. We have fifty states and each of them has a college system and community college system. As the federal government’s involvement in funding education has increased, so has college tuition. It seems like this would only make college more unaffordable.

Bush and Clinton: The Fading Dynasty Candidates

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are fading in the polls because the momentum in this election has shifted away from rule by the political class and toward a populist majority that rejects government by a deceitful and avaricious self-selected elite. The question the election of 2016 will settle is whether the voters will choose populism on the right or populism on the left to replace the fading dynasties.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Ready for a Romney October surprise?

Is Mitt Romney about to join the 2016 field? Plus, Walker the weathervane swaying with the political winds; “President” Trump’s first 100 days; The New York Times tries to start a Trump/Cruz war, fails, and, don’t call Fiorina a member of the professional political class.

Thank You Rich Lowry

In his recent article “Yes, Pander To Trump On Immigration” National Review's editor Rich Lowry has gotten it mostly right on Donald Trump and the immigration issue and for that we thank him and join him in recognizing that, “Amid the barstool bombast about deporting all illegal immigrants already, here is the core of a program that is more sensible than the ‘comprehensive’ solution offered by the political establishment.”

Presidential Horse Race 2016: How low will Jeb Bush go to get the nomination?

Donald Trump’s lead appears to be growing according to another new poll. Plus, does Carly Fiorina have a point about CNN’s debate criteria?; is Ben Carson a tame version of Donald Trump?; Politico compares enforcing immigration laws to segregation; with all attention on Trump, Cruz rises, and, Jeb Bush and the Photoshop fail.

John Kasich: The GOP Establishment’s Spare Prince

The job of the establishment’s “spare prince” in this year’s campaign is to present himself as a more palatable version of Jeb Bush to those who might be skeptical of electing another Bush or to jump in and save the establishment’s hold on the throne should Bush’s campaign falter as it appears to be doing. And John Kasich is a perfect “spare” for the Republican establishment.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Force Karl Rove to choose between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

The lower-tier Republican candidates are furious at the RNC. Plus, More speculation on the size of Trump’s lead; Trump draws Romney’s people’s ire on immigration; Rick Perry fights on in Iowa; Santorum hits Cruz... on immigration? and, The Donald vs. Ted – what would the elites do?

Jeb Bush attacks Donald Trump, calls him a long-term Democrat

Jose A. DelReal and Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush made a significant shift in strategy Wednesday night by launching a direct attack on rival Donald Trump, questioning the businessman's conservative credentials. Bush's comments about Trump came as the two held rival town hall meetings about 20 miles apart from each other.

Jeb Bush Gets Money From Family Supporters

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press

About half of the roughly $120 million raised to help him win the Republican presidential nomination comes from donors who previously gave to his brother or father, both former presidents, according to a new analysis of Federal Election Commission records by Crowdpac.com, a nonpartisan political research company.