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The Republican Kennedys
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The Republican Kennedys

Pincher Martin -- Wednesday, June 23, 2010 -- 06:18:51 PM

The Bushes: Two presidencies, two governorships, one vice presidency, one senator's seat. All provided with minimal skill and flexible ideology. The GOP family that just won't go away, no matter how badly they mess things up for both party and country. A thread to discuss all things Bush, including whether Jeb will add to the family's resume.

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GregD -- Friday, December 02, 2011 -- 07:16:46 PM -- 519 of 711
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

The rich get and stay rich by getting more in exchange for the money they have than others. Keeping their workforce as cheap as possible is very important to them. Hence all the business GOP adamance about the need to keep a steady flow of immigrants legal and illegal to keep gardening / housekeeping / veggie picking / restaurant / programming / tech jobs lower-paying than they would otherwise be.

They don't support it out of the kindness of their fucking hearts. They support it because it makes them money and prevents them from having to pay actual Americans that would demand a higher wage. Romney and Gingrich and Jeb! support amnesty and more legal / illegal immigrants because actually being restricted to an American workforce will drive up wages, increasing business costs.

CalGal -- Friday, December 02, 2011 -- 11:08:11 PM -- 520 of 711
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Yes. And their gardening fees.

Pincher Martin -- Sunday, December 18, 2011 -- 01:54:30 AM -- 521 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

David Brooks likes to torture us conservatives:

[David] Brooks was skeptical, saying Huntsman was “awkward” and lacked “crisp messaging,” “a theme,” and “a narrative.” Had his own long-shot prediction: a late entry of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush into the race.
“I’m not holding out hope, but I do think it’s a remote possibility,” Brooks said of a Jeb Bush candidacy. “I do think the Republican Party is not going to nominate Newt Gingrich. If he emerges from the primaries, the early primaries as the front-runner, someone’s going to step in.”
Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, December 20, 2011 -- 04:15:52 PM -- 522 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

Even Jeb and Karl Rove are having to tell Bush sycophants to get a life

The talk [of a possible Jeb Bush presidential bid] Monday came a few days after unsubstantiated reports bounced around the political world that someone -- it was never clear who -- might have been polling, or push-polling, on Bush's behalf in New Hampshire. Reporters got in touch with former top Bush White House aide Karl Rove, who emailed Bush himself for comment.
"I am not push-polling, or polling, and I am not running," Bush emailed back to Rove. Later, Bush added that he does not know of anyone who might be polling or push-polling on his behalf. The answer is definitive, Rove said: Bush just isn't running. "Please, get grounded," an exasperated-sounding Rove suggested.
CalGal -- Tuesday, December 20, 2011 -- 05:39:26 PM -- 523 of 711
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

If they're going to beg someone back in, why not Daniels?

Nicholas Kronos -- Tuesday, December 20, 2011 -- 07:55:30 PM -- 524 of 711
"Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted."

Because--they think at least--if you're going to jump in this late you have to have name recognition or some other gimmick.

I don't think it's too late for the right candidate, but it's probably too late for Daniels.

Weaver -- Tuesday, December 20, 2011 -- 10:15:44 PM -- 525 of 711

Not if he changes his first name to "Jack". Automatic name recognition.

Pincher Martin -- Thursday, January 12, 2012 -- 07:57:15 PM -- 526 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

Laura Bush: George and I wanted Jeb to run

I bet you did. Unfortunately, honey, your husband fucked the country up so badly that it made the Bush name toxic for a while. Perhaps you'll have better luck in 2016 convincing your brother-in-law that forgetful American voters have moved on to other things.

Phillip Sheridan -- Friday, January 13, 2012 -- 12:16:30 AM -- 527 of 711

Damn, Pinch. I'm starting to worry about you a little.

Pincher Martin -- Friday, January 13, 2012 -- 12:46:03 AM -- 528 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

Are you concerned for me, Phillip? Well, I guess it's good we finally share something in common then. I've been concerned about you for some time.

jenrenton -- Friday, January 13, 2012 -- 04:49:21 AM -- 529 of 711
Snowflake mother

Did Pincher say something untrue? GWB may not have been the worst president in this country's history, but he is certainly a contender for worst president of the post Civil-war era. Laura Bush is living in a world divorced from reality if she thinks that Jeb can coast in on his brother's coattails.

GregD -- Friday, January 13, 2012 -- 02:07:36 PM -- 530 of 711
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

I'd bet that if Obama gets re-elected Jeb runs in 2016.

Phillip Sheridan -- Friday, January 13, 2012 -- 03:19:08 PM -- 531 of 711

(Deleted message originally posted by GregD on Sunday, January 22, 2012 -- 03:26:24 PM.)

GregD -- Sunday, January 22, 2012 -- 03:28:35 PM -- 533 of 711
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Jeb! won't endorse either Romney or Gingrich

Simultaneously pussified & patrician, and so very above it all. As if he wouldn't have slid right in behind Romney if he'd won SC.

Phillip Sheridan -- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- 06:52:41 PM -- 534 of 711

Mwahahahahahahahahah

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- 06:58:15 PM -- 535 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

Your link takes me to the front page of TPW.

GregD -- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- 07:03:55 PM -- 536 of 711
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

I think he means this.

But I may be wrong.

When I saw this photo the opening strains of Elton John's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" welled up in my mind.

Really, buddy? Jeb! is the answer to attracting Gingrich supporters to an establishment GOP politician?

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- 07:42:10 PM -- 537 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

Hey, if they can pull off a Jeb candidacy, they should do so. I've given up trying to make Republicans here smarter. There's too much work involved and too little reward. If Sheridan and others want to turn themselves into the perfect butt plugs for the Bushes, who am I to get in their way? Go fulfill your life's ambition, gentlemen.

GregD -- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- 07:53:43 PM -- 538 of 711
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Jeb's getting a little jowly there.

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