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Ex-Romney donors flock to Jeb Bush

March 30, 2014

 It looks as if the push is underway, according to this article, by major establishment backers and ex-Romney donors (but I repeat myself) to get Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential primary race.

Bush was in Las Vegas this week meeting with Sheldon Adelson, and, according to the Post, “many if not most of 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s major donors are reaching out to Bush and his confidants with phone calls, e-mails and invitations to meet.” One bundler even said that a “vast majority” of “Romney’s top 100 donors would back Bush.”

  Mike Murphy, who advised Mitt Romney and John McCain, and whom the article describes as “one of the most anti-conservative talking heads on television despite never having won a national election,” had this to say about the state of the Republican party today:

“These days, there are are two silos of the Republican party: the regular Republicans, if you will, and the movement-conservative coalition that’s united by anti-establishment rhetoric and populism,”

  I have no issue with that statement as a whole because it is the truth, there is a schism growing within the Republican party and it is growing wider every day. However I do take exception to his use of the term ‘regular Republicans’ for the term ‘establishment Republicans’ would be more accurate. The same establishment that more and more people are opposing on a daily basis as we watch them either help dismantle the Constitution or sit idly by while the Constitution is dismantled. The anti-conservative talking head who once supported John McCain and Mitt Romney is now throwing his weight behind Jeb Bush and that should tell us all we need to know.

  He then takes aim at Ted Cruz, who is obviously feels is a real threat to the status quo, by stating the following:

If Cruz runs, he is going to be the strongest candidate in that movement-conservative silo. He’s charismatic and highly intelligent and says what the base wants to hear. He could maybe even win the nomination, and on the way, he’d be a huge obstacle to Santorum, Huckabee, and Paul. But he’d be a disaster in a general election–a Republican George McGovern.”

  He claims Ted Cruz would be a disaster in the general election and so therefore we should support the establishment candidate, Jeb Bush. And why, because it worked so well in 2008 and 2012 when we tried it? These are the same people who foisted Mitt Romney upon us during an election which was clearly going to be run on class warfare, he was the worst candidate the Republicans could have run in this scenario for obvious reasons and now they are about to make the same mistake.

  I can think of no candidate who would be a bigger disaster in the general election than Jeb Bush based, either fairly or unfairly, on his last name alone. Having another Bush to run against will motivate the Democratic base more than anything else in my opinion, and coupled with the alienation of the conservative anti-establishment base, will lead to a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton. But they just do not get it and they never will, nominating a candidate closer to the views of Hillary Clinton is not the way to defeat her! It did not work the last two times around and it is doomed to fail this time as well.

  If people like Mike Murphy and the rest of the establishment donors get behind Jeb Bush and convince him to get into the race the primary is a foregone conclusion, a charade, for he will have the money and the establishment will buy their nominee just as they did in the last two presidential elections.

  The Republican voters will think they have a voice and a vote but in reality they will be guided by the party elites and the primary season will be nothing but an expensive show designed to fool the people into thinking they are making their choice of their own free will when nothing could be further from the truth.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2014 4:30 pm

    Jeb supports Common Core. ( – this morning on the Marty O Radio Show, it was said), and you can play back the program in the earlier part. Jeb is out/RINO-Crat.


    • March 30, 2014 4:42 pm

      He is also for amnesty and I think he is soft on climate change as well, and this is who the establishment thinks is the best candidate?


      • March 30, 2014 4:45 pm

        Cannot go on with the monarchy of a singular party and professional rulers. We need farmers, fishermen, etc.


      • March 30, 2014 6:03 pm

        Which is how the founders envisioned it!


  2. March 30, 2014 6:41 pm

    Is anyone surprised that the “regular” (read establishment) republicans are rather unstealthily part of the Hillary for president cabal? Just as Wall Street has breezed along on its free pass since 2008 so will this continue should Jeb Bush get the nomination and go along with his scripted dive. These bizillonaire contributors and supporters do not piss away their money. The Clinton’s and Bushes are close than Siamese twins.


    • March 31, 2014 5:31 am

      At this point I wouldn’t be surprised for in the end the establishment in Washington is all on the same side, they just differ a little bit on the best means of controlling the masses.


  3. zip permalink
    March 30, 2014 8:19 pm

    Bush Sr. spoke of ‘NWO’, George W.’s contrived 911 [], Jeb, with ‘stupid core’ and all the new controlling Executive orders to continue their dynasty, is that what the ‘world leaders’ are going to enact. OR do they still have a promise to Hill-of-beans … since they snubbed her with the present male ‘frauds’? Rand and Cruz time?!
    Like winning on Vegas house slots! Soros owned voter computer slots.


    • March 31, 2014 5:29 am

      You would think it would be Hilary’s turn and maybe that is why they are promoting a man who will obviously lose to her.


  4. March 31, 2014 9:58 am

    Going to be very dicey to even come up with a viable candidate.


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