Jeb Bush

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Jeb Bush's Pre-Debate Word Salad

In evaluating Jeb Bush’s pre-debate word salad conservatives should get out their old record players, crank-up the volume and give a close listen to the lyrics of the rock anthem “Won’t Be Fooled Again” by The Who:

We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Prepare the starting gate, the race is about to begin

We now know who will be on stage for the Fox News debate in Cleveland on Thursday night. Plus, reaction continues to trickle in from Monday night’s forum, the latest candidate who is supposedly “in trouble,” and finally, Dems love Hillary no matter what she does.

Voters First Forum: Two Winners And A Bunch Of Losers

While there was no actual “debate” at last night's "Voters First Forum" give the organizers some credit; the one-on-one format of questions from a moderator with no give and take among the candidates did allow each candidate to put their best foot forward. But what putting their best foot forward showed is that most of them are Lilliputians compared to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Are the Republicans making history?

With the hours counting down until Thursday night’s first official Republican presidential debate, talk remains centered on polls and which candidates will get the chance to face off in the primetime portion of the program. Plus, Chris Christie’s big talk and Ben Carson says no to political correctness.

Just Be Yourself Mr. Trump

While Jeb Bush is cramming for this week's GOP presidential candidates debate Donald Trump doesn’t have to. He’s at the top of the national polls not because he managed to memorize a bunch of poll-tested lines fed to him by rented “friends,” consultants and advisers, but because he’s speaking for millions of country class Americans who are fed-up with government by the political class, of the political class and for the political class.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: The phenomenon of Trump

Entering perhaps the most important week thus far in the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the question of “who’s in, who’s out” (Thursday’s debate, that is) is becoming a little clearer. Also, the ‘real’ Rand Paul campaign, and, how about a 3rd Obama term?

GOP sees opportunity with skeptical black voters

Washington Post

Republicans are putting more effort into convincing skeptical black voters to consider the other party after Obama leaves office. Jeb Bush is doing his usual identity politics pandering while Ben Carson is seeking to convince blacks that the Republicans can make their lives better.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Why polls matter in August

Another poll shows Donald Trump well out in front of the large Republican presidential field, while several candidates are scrambling just to make it into the top 10 in nationwide surveys. Meanwhile, Trump’s presence at the debate is causing some of his opponents to alter their strategy.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Are you listening GOP establishment?

Mike Huckabee is taking heat from Democrats and establishment Republicans for his blunt comments on President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. Outspoken candidates like Huckabee, Trump and Cruz are making the news cycles and firing up the base. What’s wrong with that?

Jeb Bush Rakes In Big Bucks From GOP Establishment

Beth Reinhard and Christopher S. Stewart

A Texas oil man, a Wall Street financier and several former U.S. ambassadors are among the top donors to Jeb Bush’s super PAC, providing hard evidence the Republican establishment is rallying to his presidential candidacy as he girds for a long primary battle.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: “Can Trump Win?”

Donald Trump’s staying power in opinion surveys has many pondering whether he can actually win the Republican nomination. Also, the latest on Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and the struggle to qualify for next week’s debate.

Hey Jeb: Illegal Aliens Committing An “Act of Love” Killed These Innocent Americans

What Jeb Bush called “an act of love” has cost thousands of Americans their lives, the sanctity of their persons and billions of dollars in lost property. Jeb Bush can take all the personal offense at Donald Trump’s comments he wants, but all the self-righteous indignation he can muster will not bring back any of the thousands of Americans killed by the open borders policies that he, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama support.

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Bush, Walker & the fight for the soul of the GOP

Elias Isquith, Salon

Liberal Salon offers an interesting take on the battle for the soul of the GOP: Does the GOP exist as a traditional political party, in the sense that it is a collection of different groups that have shared interests and who seek to make them real through public policy? Or is the GOP an ethno-nationalist vehicle designed to save, preserve and, ultimately, redeem the U.S.’s besieged population of “Real Americans”?

Conservatives: Don’t Knock Hillary Out Too Soon

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The Hillary Clinton email scandal is important and should be investigated; let the investigation go where the leads and the law take it, but conservatives are fooling themselves if they think knocking Hillary out of the presidential race early is all upside. 

Jeb Bush, John Boehner And The Anti-Reagan Republican Establishment

The revelation that Jeb Bush is likely to support same-sex "marriage" and abandon the social conservative leg of the Reagan coalition, and the news that the Speaker’s best friend is funding a million-dollar attack on the limited government constitutional conservative leg of the post-Reagan Republican coalition, makes us wonder exactly who will be left to vote Republican when November 2016 actually rolls around?

Jeb Bush’s Puzzling Foreign Policy Speech

Lincoln Mitchell, New York Observer

Jeb Bush's speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs included several strange pronouncements, but the takeaway from Bush’s speech is primarily that he is a Republican who doesn’t like President Obama, lacks any brilliant or new ideas about foreign policy, will position himself more hawkishly than Obama, and fits comfortably in DC establishment thinking on foreign policy.

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the problem with baggage

Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes, The Hill

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are dealing with the baggage of their political histories even before their 2016 campaigns officially begin.The focus on their histories, and that of their families, is enough to make the assumed frontrunners dwell on William Faulkner’s famous words, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

Jeb Bush’s Rollout Avoids Any Mention Of Winning The Economic War Islamists Declared On Us

Perhaps Jeb Bush, like Barack Obama, does not like to go off-script, or maybe he was playing it safe to avoid a repeat of his father’s clownish remarks in Detroit where he made an unfavorable comparison between the efficiency of Soviet tank mechanics and the failures of Detroit’s auto workers, but Jeb Bush’s speech to the Detroit Economic Club was at best a missed opportunity to show his grasp of how economic warfare fits in the global jihad against the West and at worst an attempt to avoid making a commitment to winning it for America.

Is GOP 2016 becoming a two-man race?

The establishment media are already beginning to peddle the line that only a Republican “moderate” like Jeb Bush or a candidate whose views on many issues are unknown, like Scott Walker, can win because “extremists” like Jindal, Cruz and Paul are “toxic” to large portions of Republican primary voters.