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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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Nicholas Kronos -- Tuesday, December 20, 2011 -- 07:55:30 PM -- 524 of 711
Release the hashtags!

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.

Pincher Martin -- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- 08:00:00 PM -- 539 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

The Bushes, when out of office, prefer to stay out of politics unless they're asked their opinions on the electoral prospects of other Bushes, in which case they trumpet their enthusiastic support. In retirement, George and Laura act as if politics is a dirty business that they would prefer not discussing. But just ask them about Jeb and the presidency, and suddenly they are gushily back into campaign mode.

Early in Obama's presidency, the new president's team looked as if it was going to prosecute those in the military and civilian bureaucracies who had been involved in enhanced interrogation techniques. At the time Phillip Sheridan called on the former president to publicly say that he was responsible for all those decisions and boldly dare the new administration to go after him -- a former president -- before they went after anyone who implemented his orders.

But of course there was never any chance of that happening. George W. Bush will do two things in retirement: burnish his own legacy and boost the family's political fortunes. Helping others to deal with the continued fallout from his administration's decisions? That ain't in the cards.

Phillip Sheridan -- Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -- 08:28:15 PM -- 540 of 711

He'll do more than two things.

Pincher Martin -- Friday, February 24, 2012 -- 05:35:38 PM -- 541 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

Jeb Bush: GOP candidates appealing to people's fears

"I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I'm wondering, I don't think I've changed, but it's a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people's fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that's kind of where we are," said the former Florida Governor. "I think it changes when we get to the general election. I hope."

God this guy is a piece of work.

jenrenton -- Saturday, February 25, 2012 -- 06:45:55 AM -- 542 of 711
Snowflake mother

Jeb Bush appeals to my fears, for sure. He speaks right to them!

Pincher Martin -- Saturday, February 25, 2012 -- 07:48:47 AM -- 543 of 711
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

I was pleasantly surprised to see that this headline over at Hot Air elicited almost universal revulsion among the many commentators.

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