Jeb a sure loser for GOP: Reject Bush imperial dynasty

The Sunday news programs parade a panoply of potential GOP presidential candidates, giving each their obligatory sound bites followed by analysis by the panelists gauging their viability. Each in turn is weighed as to suitability to run against the  already anointed Democrat—- a problem-plagued,  Cher-like candidate known far and wide by a single name.

Although the list of potential Republican candidates is long, the party establishment powerbrokers, strategists and the eager media, appear to have already selected their donor-amassing candidate. But for multitudes of “Bush weary” conservatives, Jeb Bush is a dynasty too far.

Phyllis Schlafly, still going strong at age 90, has long argued that the American conservative movement’s purpose is to influence, not echo, the Republican Party. In this column in the Washington Times, she warns against letting the party’s “kingmakers,” the Wall Street elite and their acquiescing political consultant class coronate former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Mincing no words, Mrs. Schlafly makes her case in a 2015 update to her landmark book a half-century ago titled “A Choice, Not an Echo,” which in 1964 became the motto of Barry Goldwater’s grassroots movement.

In her update, Mrs. Schlafly -— founder of the Eagle Forum —- argues that her party too often picks losers as candidates because of a stranglehold by the political consultant-big business-Wall Street crowd, which makes a bundle from championing moderates over conservatives.

She warns that may be happening again in 2016 in the persona of Jeb Bush, noting “closed-door events have been held for Republican mega-donors to select who will get the big money that went last time to Mitt Romney,” and that the mainstream media already are cheering on Jeb Bush. Read the complete article by Ralph Z. Hallow here

Then carve out the time to acquaint yourself with Mexico-born Columba Bush, Jeb’s wife. The revealing article, “Bush Spouse Backs Jeb, but Is Wary of Family Business,”  in the New York Times is written by  Patrick Healy and Sheryl Gay Stolberg.  It’s easy to see why it took a trio, including researcher Kitty Bennett, to compile this informative piece.

Today we ask our readers to share who your “2016 Dream Ticket’ would be —- and why? We can do better than what’s being shoved our way by the Karl Rove elites.

29 Responses to Jeb a sure loser for GOP: Reject Bush imperial dynasty

  1. kylelyles says:

    The discussion about “immigration”, be it illegal or be it H1B needs to be on the immoral, corrupt employers and not on the people who want to be Middle Class Americans. The conservative candidate must focus on the Middle Class Americans who want to stay Middle Class.

    And out of the entire GOP field, Jeb is the worst of a pack of corrupt pols. Walker is far from perfect, but pretty clean. He can run on a populist platform while making a solid argument that unions are not the solution to corrupt big business. Americans are pissed off at politicians, and they want to start hearing what is going to be done for them, instead of rich big business owners, and non citizens.

    Cruz has a problem in that he has been pushing for uncapped H1Bs for Big Business, which will kill the middle and upper middle class. Furthermore, we’re still reeling from the effects of electing a freshman senator as president. Don’t think Americans won’t remember that.

    So, at this time, Walker is my choice.

  2. LD 23 PC says:

    Illegal immigration and the celebration of diversity over American unity is my NUMBER ONE issue. I haven’t done an in-depth probe of all of the candidate’s stances on this critical concern that is destroying the fabric of our country, but from what I’ve gathered so far a Scott Walker/Ben Carson ticket tops my list. I’m not sure about Ted Cruz on this topic, although he’s a leader in other areas. The fact that he’s incurred McCain’s wrath boosts him in my esteem Having another Bush heading the Republican ticket would definitely have a negative effect on our chances of winning in 2016. Spanish speaking Jeb Bush and his Mexican born wife are intended to appeal to Hispanic voters. He’s on Univision more often than US stations.

    • azgary says:

      sadly cruz too is pro amnesty, they all are:
      “On Immigration, Cruz Aims for Middle Ground”
      “What has not been as evident is what he supports: legal status for millions of people here already, while making it easier for immigrants to come here through the front door.

      “I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass
      Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

      “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.
      Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.
      http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/13/immigration-cruz-aims-middle-ground/

      • John Liberty says:

        How about ALL of them to talk about “comprehensive ENFORCEMENT reform” first?
        These immigration laws were written to secure American jobs with skilled labor, not the want-a-bees looking for a government stipend. After all that is why they came to America in the first place, for cash … so just FOLLOW THE MONEY .. and you’ll see the political motive for the action to have an open border.
        It’s all about the bankruptcy of the USA by spending. That is the major reason the Soviet Union fell, Reagan pushed them to the edge of the cliff and Herr Obama is doing the same … within America.

        ANY POLITICIAN who touts the benefits of illegals in this time and age is speaking treason to their oath of office. Obama talked about churning out more “engineers” from universities, then says illegals can give us more workplace diversity. This “diversity” leads to reductions of prosperity of the Middle Class and the nation. Evil thoughts = Evil actions = the goodness that God brings America … is removed by an Evil deception. Pray for America’s heritage and soul.

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker, stalwart union fighter! He’s won repeatedly in deep blue Wisconsin and even survived a recall. by 53 to 46 percent over his Den challenger Walker is the heroic guy for our times.

    In my opinion, Jeb Bush is even worse than John McAwful.

  4. GOP PC says:

    The Bushes are not finished with the dynasty yet. Jeb’s son George Prescott Bush, a lawyer (married to a lawyer) known simply as “P” is a big time real estate investor, and recently ran for and was elected Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, In Texas, the land commissioner post is a big deal and will serve as “P’s” political launching pad. “P” and his wife have a son with the unlikely name of :Prescott….ensuring a ready supply of Bushes for generations to come. I’ve had enough!

    Count me in for the impressive Scott Walker.

  5. East Valley Conservative says:

    I just finished reading the New York Times article about  Columba Bush linked in this post. WOW! Double WOW! .Imagine having a First Lady who prefers speaking Spanish and watching Spanish language soap operas to political issues facing our nation.

    My first choice echoes those above. I admire Scott Walker immensely. Since so many conservatives also do it’s likely the reason the mainstream media is trying its damnedest to take him out early by calling him “uneducated” since he left college with a semester yet to go before graduating.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    My first choice would be Scott Walker. He’s not part of the political cabal who are running for president. I first supported him back when he was fighting the unions in WI. I sent him some money – and was happy when I received a return on my investment. :)

    The way he’s been handling the news media is also heartening. He’s smart and isn’t making it all about him. He’s sensitive to the immigration issue since he was pro-path to citizenship before he became governor. He flipped on the issue, but the pro-amnesty entities in D.C. usually get to these people – they hold back money from their campaigns. I think that issue will make or break him.

    Jeb Bush is a joke – totally unacceptable. He’s obsessed with all things Spanish and his stance on Common Core is also unacceptable.

    Phyllis Schlafly has always had the ‘right’ ideas. She’s a treasure to Conservatives – and smart people everywhere who bother to read or listen to her.

    • azgary says:

      hes pro amnesty

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        Let’s hear him out – present day. Name one possible candidate who stands up against amnesty/illegal immigration and for border security. That’s who I’d be voting for….but haven’t found him/her as yet.

      • azgary says:

        if they wont stand against amnesty, they do not deserve a vote and they need to be told that, so when they loose they know why.

  7. ZOO says:

    The current headline on Drudge reads: “TX GOV: 20,000 ILLEGALS CROSSED IN LAST 60 DAYS.” If the GOP-controlled Congress does not stop Obama’s amnesty by ANY means possible, then the time is right now to go ‘nuclear’ in the 2016 race come out against any Republican that is nominated – as a memorial to George W. Bush, the Father Of Illegal Immigration.

    Should the GOP thwart the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and actually stop Obamnesty, then making a choice among Republicans for 2016 now is premature. At this stage, one can only ponder ‘maybes’ and ‘nevers.’ I’ll begin with just two.

    If Ted Cruz sticks to his 500% increase H1Bs, then he might make the list of possible “lessor of two evils” provided he plans to enforce immigration laws to the fullest on everybody else. At least the H1Bs (in theory) will not become generational welfare dregs.

    In the “somebody-anybody” department, Scott Walker is an early out. He is set in concrete for his amnesty-slutting reaching back to 2006 and adorns the familiar armoring defense of “how do you define amnesty?” Of course the on-again off-again M.O. (ala McCain ala Romney) usually passes muster with the hapless Republican electorate. They likely will never Google “Scott Walker amnesty” to track his history of ‘Chamberism’, nor read articles such as this:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/scott-walkers-immigration-problem-115303.html?hp=rc2_4

    • Maggie says:

      It’s not only political opportunism that alters our views. Sometimes we finally come to the realization we were not only wrong on an issue, but dead wrong. I am strongly pro-life, but wasn’t always. I actually had no trouble saying abortion was a woman’s “choice.” Today I would gag on those words. Life changes us and our perspectives. We mature. I hope we all have epiphanies. Those who remain stagnate in all things are not leaders. My dream ticket? Scott Walker and Col. Allen West.

      • ZOO says:

        Is ‘mature’ the new term for flip-flop or campaign-sanctioned deception? McCain and Romney “matured” too, right up until minute after their failed presidential campaigns.

        “He’s sensitive to the immigration issue since he was pro-path to citizenship before he became governor.” This statement by a reader (above) simply isn’t true. Walker was sworn in as Wisconsin Governor in January 2011, but as late as November 2013 he was spewing amnesty rhetoric and refusing comment on the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” treasonous bill. So from 2006 through 2013 he was a brunette version of McCain, but has quickly got ‘maturity’ upon contemplating a run for the White House.

        My ‘dream (stagnate) ticket’ is pure fantasy: Sessions/Tancredo. This is a fun exercise but reality is money, and money says Jeb Bush will win the nomination. After all, he is the absolute worst.

        http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/22/gov-walker-wants-to-open-the-door-to-immigrants/

    • azgary says:

      sadly, cruz is also for mass legalization AKA amnesty

      “On Immigration, Cruz Aims for Middle Ground”
      “What has not been as evident is what he supports: legal status for millions of people here already, while making it easier for immigrants to come here through the front door.

      “I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass
      Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

      “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.
      Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.

      http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/13/immigration-cruz-aims-middle-ground/

  8. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    The GOP Elite which includes the Bush, McCain, Flake, Graham, Rubio, and so many more want open borders, cheap labor a new voting pool etc. along with WTO, UN, large Federal Gov., Agencies, Common Core and so much more. If the Constitutionalists, Conservatives and Liberty minded grassroots don’t stop them this time believe it’s all over but the final blow and who knows what that will be, oh forgot Healthcare as well. God Bless You All; Van

  9. Doc says:

    Well, up until I read the info on Gov. Walker, I was a fan. HE might be the “lesser of 2 evils”. I personally have a “Dream ticket”, but I don’t see it becoming reality. Herman Cain & Col. Alan West.

  10. Geoffrey Parker says:

    Don’t fail to say who you are for; only saying who you are against.

    The “dynasty” argument is not substantive.

    Any Republican who has been a successful governor, especially of a “swing state,” must be taken seriously and not subject to cheap shots because he comes from a family that has contributed much to our nation.

    Let’s have a real discussion on real issues.

    Thanks, Jeff Parker

    >

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Jeff,
      You have the option of starting your own blog and running it to suit your standards. Best of luck. Send us a link.

  11. Saguaro Sam says:

    Jeb really needs to continue raking in the cash.

    Seems that his wife likes jewelry—-and lots of it.
    So much jewelry that she flew to Europe and then failed to disclose the worth of the baubles to US Customs.

    Later, took out a LOAN to purchase, in one days’ time, over $42,000 worth of jewelry.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/documents-show-the-expensive-tastes-of-jeb-bushs-low-key-wife/2015/02/22/5bb480da-b9f4-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html

  12. SmallGovt says:

    I also like the spunk that Walker shows. I think the NYT article on Ms. Bush may have been a Hillary plant. I think Jeb is probably more like his father and could be a good President but not so conservative.

    Phyllis S. is a buffoon, plain and simple.

    • Orion says:

      Attorney Phyllis Schlafly is an accomplished woman, who has been a reliable political predictor with the conservatives movement for decades. Reagan held her in high esteem. It makes sense you wouldn’t.

      Her book “A Choice Not An Echo, ”exposed and named “kingmakers” who were picking Republican candidates and propelling them forward with the help of paid political consultants, media cheerleaders and “propaganda blitzes” that made a credulous public believe the anointed candidate was there by public acclaim.

      Schlafly has authored 25 books, still writes a weekly column, radio commentaries and a monthly newsletter, “The Phyllis Schlafly Report,” on current affairs.

      You post leftwing comments in the middle of the night proving you are unemployed,and then grouse about the salaries earned by working Americans who are most likely paying your way.

      • SmallGovt says:

        Actually I post early, Orion, because I am up and working. Guess you sleep in a bit. Worry less about me and more about the topic.

        The train has long left Phyllis and her ideas in the dust. Putting her out as a model for Arizona Republicans is a sure fire loser.

    • Orion says:

      You’re unable to appreciate Phyllis Schlafly because what she says makes sense.

  13. Clementine says:

    Jeb Bush says illegal invaders are acting out of love. Know this, it’s not love of Americans or America.They are exploiters of our taxpayer paid benefits who destroy our neighborhoods, take our jobs and displace American college students. This is “love” I can do without!

  14. SmallGovt says:

    Rather have Bush or Hillary, cause that might be your choice.