Bush family: Political dynasty ambitions resurge

March 30, 2014

Dynasties should remain relegated to Chinese historical studies 

When the leftist Washington Post writes that “influential Republicans” are promoting the draft candidacy of yet another Bush for president in 2016, that news should position conservative Republican’s antenna to high alert mode.

Papa — George Herbert Walker — Bush began the disappointing tradition as 41st president. He famously reneged on hisread my lips, no new taxespledge in a 1990 compromise with liberals that cost him a second term. Coming on the heels of two terms of Ronald Reagan, the actions of the former ambassador to China and the United Nations were viewed as a betrayal of Republican ideals.

Bush cut a deal with Democrats who promised —- but never delivered —- extensive budget cuts. The disastrous tax increase that followed led to increased spending, elevated taxes, and gave us the Clinton presidency, which further hiked both taxes and spending.

Then came his amnesty-promoting son, former Texas Governor George W. Bush. As president, “Dubya” rose to the occasion in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and implementing tax cuts, but was a mixed bag on other significant issues.

Former Florida Governor, John Ellis “Jeb,” is a Bush too far.  Strongly influenced by his Mexican-born and reared wife Columbia whose father was a “migrant worker,” his border positions raise even greater concern. Watch the two disturbing videos in this post, “Another Bush? Thanks, Jeb, but we’ve had enough,” for an idea of his stance. It’s not much of a surprise the liberal Washington Post is writing about him being “drafted” for a presidential run.

Waiting in the wings is Jeb’s 37-year-old lawyer son, George Prescott Bush (known as “P”). A lawyer married to a lawyer —- in the tradition of the Clinton’s and Obama’s —- “P” has already ignited his political career with his recent election as Commissioner of the Texas Land Office —-  and is a Bush even further.

The cry of “Uncle” has its roots in asking for deliverance or mercy, usually interpreted to mean “Enough!”

Hear the voices?


McCain: If election were tomorrow, Hillary would win

February 22, 2014

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John McCain, whose good fortune has not included winning the White House, has now predicted that if the 2016 presidential election took place  tomorrow, his good friend Hillary Clinton would win.

Appearing with the liberal host of “Piers Morgan Live” on CNN,  McCain  lurched back into his chummy address form, saying, “I would bet, my friend, as much as I hate to admit it, that right now — this is why we have campaigns (heh, heh) — if the election were tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would most likely be president of the United States.”

While McCain disingenuously claimed, “She wouldn’t be my candidate,” he said that Clinton currently has the best chance of winning due to her popularity, adding it’s a good thing the 2016 election is still three years off, giving Republicans some time.

Hillary‘s husband, Bill, has previously declared, “She and John McCain are very close. They always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history, and they’re afraid they’d put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other,” the former president said.

Piers Morgan’s ratings have hit new lows. Our prediction is he’d have a better chance at an uptick with a more compelling guest than the disgraced John McCain.


Rubio doubletalks amnesty as 2016 hopes evaporate

October 27, 2013

McGang of 8 caper tanking 2016 aspirations; now talks “piecemeal approach”

Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be a political casualty of following John McCain, lemming-like, off the amnesty cliff as a member of the so-called Gang of 8.  Just months ago, the brash, young Florida Republican was surging in the polls.  Now he is barely sucking oxygen.  Earlier this month, the conservative Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit presidential straw poll pummeled Rubio, throwing him a mere five percent of the vote. In the Oct. 22, WMUR Granite State Poll, Rubio tied for seventh place with just 4 percent of GOP voters saying they would support him.

In the following video Rubio talks about “solving immigration” saying, “but I don’t think we should not do anything because we can not do everything….I continue to believe that a series of sequential individual bills is the best way, the ideal way, to reform to our immigration system,” he says.

Americans have a right to expect those entering our sovereign nation to do so respectfully and legally. That is the ideal way to support our generous immigration policies, Mr. Rubio.  There is no need for “reform.”

As an example, compare the United States to other developed nations* on the single issue of birthright citizenship. Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, India, Malta, Great Britain and Portugal have all repealed their Birthright Citizenship laws — the automatic granting of citizenship to children of tourists or illegal aliens born within a nation’s borders or territories.

 * H/T Numbers USA


Jeb Bush opting out of 2016 presidential race?

September 6, 2013

Set to bestow honor on Hillary Clinton Sept. 10th

In a move guaranteed to ensure failure as he sets his sights on the 2016 Republican nomination for president, Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal in “recognition of her lifelong career in public service.”

The insulting ceremony is scheduled one day short of one year after the Benghazi terrorist attack that took place September 11, 2012.  As Secretary of State, Clinton engaged in a lengthy campaign of lies and despicable obfuscation, attempting to conceal the truth of the massacre that left 4 Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. 

The State Department knew minutes after the siege began that terrorists were attacking the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, but the Obama administration hacks denied knowledge, relentlessly and misleadingly blaming the siege on a few dissidents allegedly upset over an anti-Muslim YouTube video.

Clinton conveniently became too ill to testify on the matter when called before a congressional committee. Here she is after her miraculous recovery, asking “What difference at this point does it make?”

For a review of  Jeb Bush’s stance on the issues, this March 6 post on his Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution,” book-pushing tour with his co-author Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute should be enlightening.

Jeb Bush’s campaign obituary can be read here.


The perils of McAssociation: Rubio tanks, Cruz soars

September 3, 2013

Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX) are both 42-year-old Republican U.S. Senators with aspirations. Both are Americans of Cuban heritage. Yet one’s political career is soaring as the other is deflating as swiftly as a helium filled balloon that has hit a nail.

The reason? None other than John McCain.

John McCain, who led the previously popular Sen. Marco Rubio down amnesty’s Primrose Path by bringing him in as a member of the Gang of Eight, has disingenuously said writing Rubio off in a 2016 presidential run is “just foolish.”  Rubio’s plunge is due to the fact that McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and the other gangsters needed a neutralizing agent to sell their Obama-backed scheme to what has previously been regarded as “conservative media.”  Rubio was tapped for that job. Back in June, we noted that amnesty had become prevailing view as Fox News began stifling dissenting views.

Rubio’s payoff for doing the gang’s bidding has been a significant downward plunge in the polls and a royal dissing at gatherings where he is heckled over his amnesty stance while struggling in vain to repair his once bright image. Watch for the discredited Rubio to run for re-election rather than aim for the presidency. As Rubio’s association with McCain has caused him to be viewed as damaged goods, McCain nemesis Ted Cruz began to hit his stride.

The Washington Post reports that Cruz was the hit of a recent two-day conference in Rubio’s home state of Florida where loud chants of “Run, Ted, run!” filled a hotel ballroom of more than 1,500 attendees. The cheers came after he challenged Republicans to use an upcoming budget vote to try to force through a measure to defund ObamaCare.

“Right now, the people who are fighting the hardest against our effort to defund ObamaCare are sadly Republican,” Cruz has said. “Over and over again, they say, ‘’We can’t win this fight.’ Well, you know — you lose 100 percent of the fights that you surrender at the outset.”

For their support of the rule of law, and our national sovereignty, John McCain derided Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as representing an “obsolete, isolationist, America-Firsters” element of the Republican Party. McCain’s fickle heart is actually with Hillary Clinton, whom he terms a “rock star.”

Just don’t let his faithful companion Lindsey Graham know. The news could break his heart.


FEC fines McCain $80K for campaign finance violations

August 24, 2013

The latest news is that John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign committee has been fined $80,000 by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for accepting contributions that exceeded federal limits.

The hometown fish wrap known as the Arizona Republic doesn’t regard this important enough for the front page or even back placement in the front section.  Nope.  McCain’s admitted violations of the law rate page three in the Valley and State B section.

His campaign acknowledged incorrectly reporting the dates the contributions were received. Additionally, the required 48-hour disclosure notices for 169 contributions totaling $240,700 that it received prior to the general election was ignored by the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund Inc. and John Schmuckler, the treasurer of both.

In this conciliation agreement with the FEC, McCain’s campaign admitted violating the law by accepting $377,657 in contributions that exceeded legal limits; failed to report correctly the original dates on which $22,257,684 in contributions were received by its joint fundraising representatives; and failed to correctly report re-designations made to the compliance fund.

Were he less reprehensible, it might be tempting to cut the guy some slack. After all, his memory has failed him often, as embarrassingly evidenced here and here. When asked during his presidential race McCain couldn’t even remember how many homes his beer heiress wife, Cindy, owns — and he gets to live in. He hesitatingly told a reporter, “I think….I’ll have my staff get back to you.”


Rubio discovers perils of McAssociation

August 21, 2013

It was a lesson most of us learned in our youth: Choose your friends carefully; you’ll be judged by the company you keep.

The Hill reports that the ambitious Marco Rubio has discovered — perhaps too late — that his association with John McCain carries a high price. 

Watching helplessly as his 2016 presidential aspirations evaporate, Rubio who initially played a key role as McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty pusher, is now lying low, after plummeting from first to sixth place among potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Though working to convince Republican senators to vote for the contentious amnesty bill, he no longer wants to take part in putting pressure on House members after receiving a stinging rebuke from conservatives.

In a bow to political expediency, Rubio has dramatically switched gears, downplaying amnesty during his meetings with constituents.  He has switched his focus instead on the effort to defund ObamaCare, another popular topic among Republican activists and Florida’s seniors rightly concerned over restricted health care options.

A good student, Rubio has learned something from his mentor McCain — the fine art of hypocrisy.

Just as McCain transformed from mocking to imitating Sen. Rand Paul’s stance opposing the U.S. sending $ billions in aid to Egypt, Rubio is emulating another senator McCain ridiculed — Sen. Ted Cruz — whose political stature is on the upswing. It was Sen. Cruz who initially spoke about defunding ObamaCare.

Read Alexander Bolton’s “Rubio takes low profile on immigration,” detailing the Florida Senator’s descent in the polls and his desperation-based strategy to right his toppling campaign.


McCain on Obama: Loves him, loves him not

August 12, 2013

Like a tree swaying in the breeze, John McCain shows his schizophrenic side in this interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

After traveling to Egypt this past week at the behest of Barack Obama, McCain now says, “There is a perception throughout the Middle East that there is no U.S. leadership.”

Really?

With typical McCain bravado, he added, “That’s something I have to fight against, I have to restore America’s power and prestige, which is on the wane.”

McCain’s memory problems are evident as he thinks he won the presidential election in 2008.

Odd that frequent White House visitor McCain has taken up slamming Obama — the same guy who during a recent appearance on Jay Leno’s late night show, described his relationship with McCain as a “bromance.” The presidential rivals have formed a warm bond, with McCain carrying Obama’s water on a variety of issues, including ensuring the death of the Republican Party via the amnesty scheme to increase the Democrat voting bloc by millions.

McCain appears to be following in the footsteps of actor Matt Damon who says his own love affair with Barack Obama is finally over. “He broke up with me,” the once enthusiastic supporter and campaigner for Obama told BET network. Obama isn’t liberal enough for Damon. 

Obama and the DSCC will likely miss the mammoth donations Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso have made. According to Open Secrets, over the past two decades, Matt Damon and his wife made $106,000 in federal political contributions, donating the legal maximum of $9,200 to Obama’s presidential campaign and supporting the candidacies of three other Democrats. However, almost 80 percent of Damon’s political cash — a cool $83,000 — has gone to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

If you’re a conservative and a movie goer, you’re also contributing to Obama and other Dems.


McCain may support “rock star” Hillary in 2016

August 1, 2013

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Opining that “rock star” Hillary Clinton did a “fine job” as secretary of state, Arizona’s disgrace John McCain says it would be a “tough choice” between supporting the liberal snake oil saleswoman who orchestrated the shameful Benghazi deception and conservative U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in 2016.

That statement should rankle every party stalwart who expects those who run as Republicans to act as Republicans as well as support the GOP Platform.  

McCain goes on to portray Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz — both of whom he previously described as “wacko birds” — as representing an obsolete “isolationist, America-Firsters” mindset element of the Republican Party. The Republican pretender McCain even takes potshots at America’s iconic President Ronald Reagan, sarcastically saying his presidency was “perfect, without ever a problem.”

Clearly the Maverick has forsaken any pretense of portraying himself as a Republican. As we noted here last week, McCain meets regularly with Barack Obama and his top advisors and has even expressed concern over helping the second term president in the legacy department. According to McCain, “The president of the United States, like all presidents in their second terms, looks at their legacy. And there are areas that we have worked on.”

A defeated presidential candidate, McCain is now taking orders from Obama, his former rival, as he joins sycophant Lindsey Graham traveling to Egypt at Obama’s instruction to urge the military, “hopefully including the Muslim Brotherhood,” to move ahead on new elections.

McCain would be wise to take heed to “wacko bird” Ted Cruz’ recent comment, “You lose 100 percent of the battles that you begin by surrendering.”


McCain campaign muzzled Palin in 2008

July 28, 2013

Palin forbidden from telling the truth about Obama

On The Record’s Greta Van Susteren talks to Sarah Palin who exposes that in her 2008 vice presidential run, she was forbidden from talking about Obama’s relationships with both Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, as well as his job experience.

“I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those ‘elitists,’ those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine, running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things.”

“What that got us, this kind of complacency and self-censoring of a campaign where we weren’t allowed to tell the truth about who this candidate was –- Barack Obama -– what it got us was a list of these scandals,” Palin charged.


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