Jeb! starts campaigning “beyond the base”

If Jeb!, who obviously holds conservatives in contempt, is the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, our choices will be nonexistent.

Discussing his recent meeting with Mitt Romney in this Fox News outtake of an interview scheduled to air Tuesday, Jeb Bush tells Bret Baier:

“Yes, I got a lot of good advice from the last candidate who I wish was president right now — the last Republican candidate — and he validated a belief that I have which is at some point we have to start campaigning in a way that’s beyond the base.”

“Beyond the base?” That feels a whole lot like a finger in the collective eye of conservatives.

Then Jeb! further clarified his scheme:

“I think you have to be respectful of conservatives and you have to campaign hard, convince them that you’re the right guy to unite the party, but there also always ought to be an eye on the ball, of the next group of people who actually decide who the president is going to be.”

And who might that “next group” be? Clearly it’s not us.

In Sept. 2013, Seeing Red AZ noted Jeb’s lack of political acumen as he prepared to present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal in “recognition of her lifelong career in public service.”  The insulting ceremony was scheduled one day short of the one year anniversary of 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 complete post is here.


H/T Commenter Saguaro Sam


23 Responses to Jeb! starts campaigning “beyond the base”

  1. Hometown Guy says:

    When Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer was asked about Jeb Bush’s comments referencing conservatives, he said:
    “You know, I don’t understand how somebody as experienced as him could actually say you have to be respectful of conservatives, as if they are some kind of alien body.”

    • jakesez says:

      Jeb believes what he believes and it comes out when he talks. At least now we know why we’re not voting for him.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Charles Krauthammer also said that if Jeb Bush wants to win the presidency in 2016, he’ll have to be critical of the foreign policy decisions of his older brother, former President George W. Bush.  Jeb must have a tin ear. Apparently he misheard and thought he needed to be critical of conservatives. The point he’s missing is that we’re the ones who turn out in Primaries and we’re the ones who work to get the vote out. Jeb lost me with his pro-amnesty tripe-filled book, “immigration Wars.” co-authored with Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick. Now the separation is sealed.

      • Enuff says:

        That Bush/Bolick book was a big reveal for those who have mistakenly regarded the Goldwater Institute as conservative. It’s a libertarian, pro-cheap labor business establishment haven that repeatedly brutalized Sheriff Joe Arpaio for enforcing the law.

  2. East Valley Conservative says:

    Bush has never been a conservative. He’s an amnesty aficionado and Common Core supporter. He’s being honest for once in showing he’s willing to run AGAINST the conservative base. He’s not going to try to appease conservatives. He has nothing but contempt for us. The fact that he’s said these words loud and clear is actually good news. No conservative can pretend to be deceived. We have many good choices at this point, and Jeb Bush is not one of them. End of story.

  3. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Most of those running for President and serving in Congress are no different than Mr. Bush, they’ll all give Legal Status and other benefits, they’re looking toward what they call the future and believe we’re the dying breed. God Bless You; Van

    • Doc says:

      Van…you still haven’t answered my question of Weeks ago: Why are you running for the U.S. Senate that Sen. Ward is hopefully going to go for in an effort to unseat our current senior R.I.N.O.? Or did you change your mind…….?

    • azgary says:

      G iving
      O bama
      P ower

      R epublicans
      N ot
      C onservatives

      (the GOP one I stole from another poster here, the RNC one I claim. LOL)

  4. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Alright Doc; I’m running because for one I’m able and believe I’m right on the issues and have been for yrs. now. Now as far as Sen. Ward goes, her support of the Amendment to HB2184 taking away the authority over staff from Supt. Douglas or future Supt. and her vote for SB1469 with the Amendment taking away not only authority over staff of 11 but also budget of 1.7 million and making it a full blown agency is what most consider conservative, she knowingly did this as statements were made in front of her and the Senate Ed Committee opposed to her support of 2184 and she went forward with it and then 1469, following GOP leadership including the Gov. so that’s part of it, hope this is satisfactory for you and others.
    God Bless You; Van

  5. CD 8 PC says:

    Perpetually losing candidate and barely literate mental midget Clair Van Steenwyk is a walking ego and vote siphoner in the mold of Jimmie Lee Deakin. Like Deakin, “Van the Radio Man” is working hard to ensure McCain’s reelection. Many GOP PCs I’ve spoken with think he’s on McCain’s payroll.

  6. Maggie says:

    Clair Van Steenwyk is irrelevant. The issue is Jeb Bush, who actually referred to illegals sneaking into the United States in complete disregard of our laws and border as “an act of love” and said that Americans ‘shouldn’t get riled over.’ Sorry Jeb. I am definitely riled!

    His wife, Columba, was born and raised in Mexico which is where he met her, and they speak Spanish in their home. They should fling open the doors of their own home and take in some of these invaders to set an example of their own true spirit of “love.”

  7. jakesez says:

    Politicians got us into this mess, politicians keep us in this mess and politicians tell us they are the only ones who will get us out of this mess. Politicians only worry about keeping their powder base and perks. We need to elect someone who is not a politician. When that person become a politician, we can vote him out of office.

    Keep an eye out and you can spot them. They are ones that tell you they are one of us, will do what ever is needed to fix the problem, which may or may not be a problem, and then finds a way to vote for bigger government all the while telling us its for our own good.

  8. jon jensen says:

    According to yahoo news former president bush took $100,000 fee for speaking at charity event supposedly helping wounded warriors that he was responsible for getting wounded. I would like to here what jeb bush thinks of this.

    • Casper says:

      “Hear, hear!” Or is that “here, here?” Let’s “site” or is it “cite” the correct spelling, shall “we” or is it “whee,” or “wee“?
      The English language is very complicated. No wonder you’re always promoting importing foreign workers.

  9. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Jeb! is a more refined John McCain. He and his family detest Conservatives like McCain and call Hillary a friend like McCain. Bubba is actually called “my adopted son” by Barbara Bush. George W. calls Hillary his “sister-in-law.” They are all pro-illegal aliens, especially Mexicans. Jeb’s! wife remained a Mexican citizen until GHW Bush ran for president. She only became a U.S. citizen to be able to vote. Jeb! and Columba speak Spanish at home. Jeb! thinks his nationality is ‘Hispanic.’

    He’s still polling well. I’m hoping it’s just that that’s the only familiar name to the masses. Donald Trump is stealing his thunder right now by not yet backing down on what he says.

    Jeb! would be just a little less of a catastrophe than Hillary or Bernie Sanders as president. But that’s not the kind of choice I want.

    I think Jeb will feel it if he’s the nominee and “the base” doesn’t vote for him. Because they won’t and it’s a shame to let a radical Democrat become president.

    We have to kick him out in the Primary.

    P.S. I was polled by phone last night by the Rasmussen Survey.

    • Ellsworth says:

      After reading your comments, which I agree with, I’m glad you received a call from Rasmussen. I wish they’d also call me!

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        I was thrilled to offer my two cents. Reputable polling company.
        Watch for “Survey” and a 214 area code on your phone. Here’s hoping you get a chance too!

  10. Orion says:

    During an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper, Jeb Bush said Americans “need to work longer hours“! Many Americans who lost their jobs during Obama’s recession are still either unemployed or underemployed meaning they are often working two or more part-time jobs just to make ends meet. As it is Americans work longer hours than their European counterparts and have far fewer vacation days. Often they are docked for taking sick leave. Jeb Bush is a disconnected elitist.

  11. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Didn’t know until 5 minutes ago that Donald Trump is going to be in Phoenix on Saturday. Originally with Sheriff Joe at the Biltmore – but it’s been changed to the Phoenix Convention Center because of the crowds.

    Here is Jeff the Flake’s comment on it:

    The Republican party of Maricopa County rebuffed the Flake.

  12. Saguaro Sam says:

    Hey, Folks,

    The Donald is going to be in Phoenix on Saturday for a rally.
    Sheriff Joe supposed to be there, too.

    Due to overwhelming interest, the venue has been moved to the Phoenix Convention Center.

    Meanwhile, Jeb exclaims that he is still Not kowtowing to conservatives.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      Now, a new twist from an old Flake:

      Flake calling all AZ GOP’ers to stay away from Trump’s event on Saturday.

      (story on July 9)