How desperate is Jeb Bush? He’s thinking about campaigning with his brother

Do Democrats give away “free stuff” to voters? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, debate the issue. “There’s always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it’s not necessarily the right thing to do”. Time’s Zeke Miller examines the GOP’s finalized 2016 calendar and nominating rules and concludes that the road to the July convention is shaping up to be a test of endurance and organization: The 2016 Republican presidential race may turn into the most grueling campaign in two generations thanks to a series of rules and calendar changes instituted by the party in recent years.

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When asked about potential for a visit from the 43rd president, Jeb Bush campaign spokesman Tim Miller told the Times, “To the extent it makes sense on the campaign, we’re going to be happy to have his support, and I know President Bush is willing to help”. You will not be surprised to learn that Bush’s tax cuts are heavily tilted to the rich.

Nearly immediately, the Bush campaign fired back, releasing a statement that Bush was referring to the underemployed, those working part-time jobs that would rather be full-time. He has claimed in the past that people who use the public safety net are fleecing taxpayers by living high on the hog and not having to pay deductibles like those with private insurance do.

According to the NAACP legislative report card, no Republican in the House or Senate earned a grade above an “F” when voting on issues deemed important to African Americans. Both parties are the parties of “free stuff”, then.

It would seem that Defeatism is the Name of the Game in the Republican Presidential Camp, so much so that a realistic slogan for their benighted 2o16 campaigns ought to be “STUFF HAPPENS”.

That should be perfectly obvious to anyone with eyes to see and ears to listen. A New York Times/CBS News survey from this spring found that 71 percent of Republicans had a favorable view of George W. Bush compared to only 10 percent who said they had an opposite one.

“We’re going to put more of these little Negro bastards on the welfare rolls at $2,400 a family-let people lik Pat Moynihan … believe in all that crap. We created the first statewide voucher program in the country, the second and the third”. But when it comes to extending as many educational options as possible to parents and families, Bush’s record is unimpeachable.

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Phyllis Schlafly is a lawyer, conservative political analyst and author of two new books just published a year ago: “Who Killed the American Family” (WND) and the 50th Anniversary edition of “A Choice Not An Echo” (Regnery), available at eagleforum.org, amazon, and usual sources. The American Federation of Teachers endorsed Clinton in July, to the consternation of a few of its more socialist members. He has gone to great lengths to emphasize his own life story and becomes testy when asked about how he differs from his brother, asking voters or reporters if they are precise replicas of their siblings. Hannity sputtered. He then unpolitically advocated putting armed guards in schools to keep kids safe. I’d bet if you polled that again today, the numbers would be at least as good and possibly better given the public’s distaste for Obama’s Iran deal and perceptions that he’s being outmaneuvered by Putin in Syria.

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