Jeb finds few friends at Conservative Conference

Jeb Bush, the wanna-be Number 3 in his family’s presidential dynasty, encountered protests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday in National Harbor, Maryland.

The amnesty and Common Core supporter stands by his scheme to give drivers’ licenses to illegals. When he was governor of Florida, Bush also pushed for in-state tuition for children of illegal aliens. Few can forget when he referred to illegal immigration as “an act of love.”(video)

The Washington Times reported that conservatives who resent the GOP establishment foisting yet another squish Republican into prominence were organizing a protest of Jeb’s conference speech. In anticipation of such an embarrassing walkout, Slate reported Bush’s team resorted to importing supporters from downtown Washington, D.C. Chartered buses were scheduled to depart from K Street, the heart of the lobbying industry.

The walkout began shortly after Bush strolled on stage. As he continued to finagle answers to questions posed by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, greater numbers of attendees booed and then filed out. (video)

As the brother and son of the last two Republican presidents, Jeb Bush appears to think the presidency is now his due.  He’s obviously spent too much time listening to RINO strategist Karl Rove. Conservatives have been down this GOP Establishment path previously with mediocre or unrepresentative of the grassroots candidates —- Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

This time winning is more important than ever. In fact, it may well be crucial to our very survival. After two terms of Barack Obama and with Hillary Clinton looking likely to snag the Democrat nomination, there is no room for Republican blunders such as Jeb Bush.


18 Responses to Jeb finds few friends at Conservative Conference

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Glad you mentioned the establishment’s Karl Rove and his supposed influence on crucial GOP presidential races. Rove is a self anointed kingmaker who is given far too much credibility by his slavish admirers at Fox News. Whenever I hear Sean Hannity introduce him as the “One and only, the architect, Karl Rove,” I switch channels. Jeb Bush is right up Rove’s open borders alley.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    The above narrative is well stated. I was pleased to see the walkout – it made an impression. For every person who walked out, each spoke for hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of us.

    I ran into Jeb Bush in NYC a couple of years ago. He was with another guy. I said to him “NYC is no place for a “Republican” (my quotes) to be walking the streets.” He laughed. We exchanged a few pleasantries. My impression: Good breeding, polite, tall, easily approachable but no core beliefs (that he expressed publicly). Maybe I can take heed of that. lol Seemed to be a ‘nice guy.”

    Back then, I didn’t feel strongly about him either way – like I do today. He’s a liberal, obsessed with all things Spanish. And he’s a Bush.

  3. Kent says:

    Former Nat’l GOP chairman Haley Barbour is cut from the same haughty cloth. Neither of them represent America’s conservatives as they push RINOs at us, making them appear like a “done deal.”

  4. azgary says:

    unfortunately for all of the current crop of presumed presidential candidates who currently hold elected office, despite their denials of being for amnesty, ALL, yes ALL of them are for mass legalization, which is irrefutably amnesty. Most if not all of them also favor massive increases in legal immigration, of which we also have way too much.

    this includes the supposed “conservative” stalwarts such as cruz or the current “flavor of the month”, walker, not to mention the lessers like perry, santorum, carson etc…. they just obfuscate and bastardize language to fit their meme.

    None of those who choose to abandon law, the middle class, the party and the nation in favor of lobbyist and foreigners are worth a vote.

    if they cannot look us in the eye and say no matter the circumstance illegals need to leave, immediately, by whatever means is required and that legal immigration be stopped until AMERICANS are back at work, wages have risen and assimilation into our culture has taken place with legal immigrants, they do not deserve our votes, they certainly will not get mine.

    DML 2016:

  5. SmallGovt says:

    You have to give him credit for coming there and having a discussion instead of just some hype & bs. And those that boo anyone or get up and march out in a predetermined manner are part of the reason that McCain and Obama are in office.

    • Tucson GOP says:

      The liberal MSM went all out in lavishing praise on Jeb Bush since they are going to be supporting him in 2016. He sings their tune.

      As to giving Bush credit for showing up at CPAC, that’s pure bunk. He had to attend and try to convince this significant and most motivated section of the Republican Party that he’s their guy. He not only failed, he failed miserably!

      The rest of your comment concerning Obama and McCain makes about as much sense as your constant harping that Gabby Giffords will be back in DC or running Arizona from the governor’s office. The woman is ill, has plateaued and is getting no better.

      • SmallGovt says:

        Your opinion, obviously. I am not a Bush proponent but at least I thought he did a good job there and didn’t spout out ideas to appeal to the crowd that had no appeal elsewhere.

        I say you will see Giffords/Sinema/Napolitano in Governors office or Senate. Giffords hubby will try if she cant.

  6. Jeff Parker says:

    “This time winning is more important than ever.” Agree. Which is why my favorite candidate is not likely to be the most electable. We have to accept that reality because, without all Republicans and lots of independents, we will not win.

  7. azgary says:

    Report: Jeb Bush Attempting to Rig CPAC Straw Poll with Bused in Supporters

    “It comes as no surprise that the Bushies would try to rig the CPAC straw poll. Jeb, like his father and brother, is strongly disliked and distrusted by the Base,” one said.

    Trying to rig the CPAC straw poll “is a cynical effort by Bush’s establishment campaign to attempt to build some conservative bona fides where none exist,” a second rival presidential effort staffer told Breitbart News. “Since they don’t have legitimate conservative support they have to pay for it in a transparent AstroTurf effort.”

    “This shows one thing: Jeb Bush’s base is D.C. insiders and lobbyists,” an operative for a third potential GOP presidential rival said. “He has to bus them everywhere he goes. They are his only hope, that they can buy him this election every step of the way. True conservatives need to stand up and fight back.”

    Before CPAC, when asked if Bush’s supporters would be paid and bused in, Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell denied it flatly.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      The unpopular ones resort to community organizing, i.e., Obama, McCain, Bush. Sarah Palin has them lined up around the block even though she’s constantly bashed by the media. The busing games are pathetic.

    • SmallGovt says:

      Unfortunately everyone busses in supporters. I don’t think Bush had any thought he could win the straw poll and not doing so might work in his long term interest.

      You will note that Rand Paul won. I don’t see any criticism of that. I like Rand, too. Have doubts about his electability.

  8. LEO IN TSN says:

    Hmmmmm, “Repeal obamaocare” “Kill ISIS” “Get rid of the alphabet DC regulators” “Put all IRS agents to work on the Mexican Border”

    Might be a plan…

    Just might be the candidate…

    God bless America.

    • azgary says:

      cruz is for mass legalization and increasing legal immigration

      no thanks, any mass legalization candidate is anti American citizen and is not worth a vote

  9. Doc says:

    Maybe ol’ Jeb’s running mate could/should be hillary clinton…

  10. SmallGovt says:

    Or Hillary wins it in a walk while Republicans support a kook candidate with no chance of winning. Sarah Palin is happy taking her money to the bank while having no ideas or ability. When she resigned as Alaska Governor she lost all credibility.