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Jeb Bush fighting the last war (against Trump)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9:35pm 9/1/2015 at 9:35pm
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Donald Trump thumped Jeb Bush the other day with an Instagram ad that has received a lot of attention, and a lot of free TV air time.

It was Willie Horton Part 2:

It was, of course, “unfair” in the sense that Bush’s comment about Act of Love related to illegal immigration in...

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Willie Horton Part 2: Brutal Trump ad hitting Jeb on illegal immigration

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 31, 2015 at 1:00pm 8/31/2015 at 1:00pm
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Donald Trump has surged to the top of the Republican field based not only on outsider status, but immigration.

Specifically, frustration and anger regarding illegal alien criminals. Early in his surge I wrote:

But something happened on the way to the denunciations and purges [of Trump]. Kate Steinle was murdered in San...

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Hillary falling in Iowa: “This feels like 2008 all over again”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:55pm 8/29/2015 at 9:55pm
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We know from recent polling that Hillary Clinton is in trouble in New Hamspshire.

Now she has problems in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday night:

Liberal revolutionary Bernie Sanders, riding an updraft of insurgent passion in Iowa, has closed to within 7 points of Hillary Clinton in the...

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Okay to use Barbara Bush’s words against Jeb in attack ad? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:30pm 8/24/2015 at 5:30pm
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This month, we’ve seen Donald Trump levy a successful assault against Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.

Trump forced Bush into a messaging pivot on immigration, revealed some ruffled feathers in the Bush camp, and successfully dangled reports that several of Bush’s donors have approached a Kasich-friendly PAC in Ohio.

When it comes...

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Cruz Outshines Jeb! at Defending the American Dream Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00pm 8/23/2015 at 2:00pm
Ted Cruz at AFP American Dream Summit

The Americans for Prosperity annual Defending the American Dream summit was held this weekend in Ohio, and hosted five of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates:  Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Bobby Jindal.  The clear favorite of those in attendance...

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Trump’s Jabs at Jeb Scoring Points

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:45pm 8/20/2015 at 12:45pm
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Republican primary candidate causing the most excitement—at least when it comes to media coverage and outspoken grassroots support—is Donald Trump. Love him or hate him, Trump has found his niche in the voter base, and he’s playing out his position...

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Lincoln Chafee: Jeb Bush is drinking neo-con Kool-Aid

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 17, 2015 at 6:13pm 8/17/2015 at 6:13pm
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Republican presidential hopefuls aren’t the only candidates making their way through Iowa’s famed State Fair.

Speaking to what looks to be approximately four bored supporters Monday, Democratic contender former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (yes, we’d also forgotten he was running) had some choice words for former Florida Governor...

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RedState Gathering – The Morning After

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8:30am 8/10/2015 at 8:30am
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The seventh installment of RedState’s annual conference concluded Sunday morning. 700 conservative activists from far and wide descended upon the Intercontinental Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. RedState Gathering was two and a half fun-filled days of high profile Republican speakers, bourbon, drama, and turkey sandwiches.

The impressive list of speakers included ten governors,...

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Can Jeb! win by being the only “adult’ in the room?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 11:00am 8/2/2015 at 11:00am
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While Jeb’s Telemundo interview this week has been getting attention for

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Lamest progressive “oppo” get ever?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:15pm 6/19/2015 at 1:15pm
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The progressive opposition research machine/PAC thing, American Bridge, is wetting their britches over what might be the absolutely lamest “gotcha” video I’ve ever seen.

American Bridge describes itself as a, “progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican...

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Hit or Miss? Jeb Bush “Slow Jams the News” With Jimmy Fallon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00pm 6/17/2015 at 7:00pm
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Governor Bush joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to “Slow Jam The News” Tuesday night. The sketch geared towards newsy, political types, has featured Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Brian Williams, and even President Obama.

Real news, or more accurately — talking points, are sandwiched between Jimmy Fallon’s pun-y innuendo and The...

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Jeb Bush’s First Campaign Video Introduces Him to America

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/14/2015 at 6:00pm
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Jeb Bush is expected to announce his run for president tomorrow, and his team has already released their first video and are touting it as Bush introducing himself to the American people.

The spot focuses on Bush’s time as governor of Florida and hits specific notes on women, minorities, the disabled, education,...

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No, Jeb Bush did not say unwed mothers should be publicly shamed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 8:00pm 6/9/2015 at 8:00pm
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I must’ve missed the “everyone make stuff up” memo circulating through media channels this week. Thankfully, I’m just a blogger.

Tuesday, the Huffington Post published a post with the headline, Jeb Bush In 1995: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed. There’s just one problem though — that’s not what Jeb Bush...

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Marco Rubio Eats Jeb Bush’s Lunch

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11:00am 6/4/2015 at 11:00am
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Jeb Bush may be a decent man, but when it comes to fundraising, conservative donors are putting their eggs in another candidate’s basket.

Matea Gold and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post:

With some donors doubting Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio seizes an opening

Marco Rubio is benefiting from pockets of discontent in Jeb Bush’s...

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Liz Cheney Flips Media’s Script on Iraq War

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:30am 5/18/2015 at 8:30am
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There has been a lot of hand-wringing over Jeb Bush’s seeming lack of readiness for a presidential campaign in the wake of his apparent inability to articulate a coherent response to Megyn Kelly’s Iraq War hypothetical question.

After days of hedging and backpedaling, Jeb finally landed on the “right” answer: “no, knowing...

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Jeb’s Super PAC to Meet $100 Million Goal

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 9:30am 5/10/2015 at 9:30am
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Jeb Bush’s super PAC expects to raise $100 million by the end of this month.  According to Politico:

Jeb Bush is putting in motion an ambitious plan to develop a super PAC that would be unprecedented in its size and scope — a blueprint growing in scale and intensity as he nears...

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Jeb Bush comes out for Loretta Lynch

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00am 4/18/2015 at 7:00am
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This could be added to the list of reasons some conservatives don’t want Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee in 2016.

But it’s a pretty big one, IMHO:

Jeb Bush says that the Senate should confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general. A number of Senate Republicans...

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