Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What can another Bush do for the GOP? Besides assure Hillary wins in 2016!

Straight from the progressive Republican horse's mouth oozes the not-so-shocking announcement that has had the establishment gushing all day:

This showboating jackass in disguise (eh, not so much...in disguise, that is) has been exploring this for sometime now. Guess he figured he had to beat Hillary to the punch of making it 'official' two years out.

But as Levin reminded us today:
A Bush has run for the GOP presidential nomination or for president in 1980, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, and now 2016. What has the Republican Party become?
TRS: That about sums it up, eh? All Bush all the time. They’d have no doubt run Jeb in 2008 and 2012 if his brother wasn’t so politically toxic. I’m sure Levin will have more to say about this tonight.

As I’ve pointed out in the comments of a previous thread, I’m optimistic that if we run a candidate like Ted Cruz, who can handle himself quite well, then we may have a solid chance to defeat the establishment candidate which will almost certainly be Jeb at this point.

Honestly, I think America is tired of the Bushes and they well should be. It’s time for some fresh blood and I can’t think of anyone more exciting than Ted Cruz.
Precisely! And he did have more to say:
On Tuesday's Mark Levin Show: Jeb Bush announced his Presidential exploratory committee early Tuesday. If he does end up running for 2016, one family will attempt to hold the highest office with three different members. Why does the GOP keep turning to the same family? What is it about one family that thinks they have so much insight and judgment, that it should seek to control the office of the Presidency? The Republican establishment has an interest in candidates like Jeb and Mitt Romney who won't shake up Washington. We already have a ruling class in Washington, what we need is a rotation of representatives in and out of national office.
Ted Cruz also had something to say concerning an unnamed moderate (BUSH!) becoming the Republican nominee...something I've been saying for quite sometime now if Bush, Christie or Romney becomes the GOP's pick: Hillary Clinton wins in 2016.
Politico: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz insists he’s a “big fan” of Jeb Bush. But when asked Tuesday about the former Florida governor’s move toward a presidential run, Cruz suggested the Republican party would lose if they nominate another relative moderate. ...

“If we nominate another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney — and let me be clear, all three of those men, they’re good men, they’re honorable men, they’re decent men, they’re men of character, they’re war heroes — but what they did didn’t work,” Cruz said in an interview in his Senate office. “It did not succeed. And if we nominate another candidate in that same mold, the same voters who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016, and Hillary Clinton is the next president.”

Asked whether Jeb Bush is in that “mold,” Cruz replied, “that’s going to be a decision for the primary voters to make.” ...

“We will have a robust debate about the right direction for this country, and critically, how do we win?” he said. “There is this cabal of consultants in Washington who keep running national campaigns and losing. And they keep going back to the same supporters over and over again, saying, ‘Write us another check to go make the same mistakes yet another time.’ What we’re doing right now isn’t working, and Einstein famously observed that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Yep! It really does come down to that simple, singular statement:
"...if we nominate another candidate in that same mold, the same voters who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016, and Hillary Clinton is the next president."
Truer words have never been spoken. And unlike the midterm primaries, where so many GOP incumbents escaped debate, there'll be no such luck in a presidential race, and the voters will be the ultimate deciders. No amount of special interest donors, K-Street or Karl Rove SuperPACs will protect Bush, Christie or Romney against a debate with Ted Cruz. Cruz lands on the principled side of the issues and articulates them in such a way that none of these three could even begin to (but don't think the media won't push them along...enough to secure Hillary's election, that is).

Republicans MUST nominate a solid conservative like Cruz, or they can kiss 2016 goodbye, if they don't destroy the party first, which they're doing a bang up job thus far.

H/t: TRS

Related links: Sen. Ted Cruz: “I’m Not Trying to Play the Washington Rules, I’m Trying to Change the Rules”
BOOM! Ted Cruz: They want to come after me? Knock yourself out. My concern is honoring oath of office
Levin to GOP: 'I am one inch away from leaving you!'
Mark Levin: Is the presidential ambition of one family good for our republic?

AFTERTHOUGHT: And another thing... Conservatives MUST coalesce behind ONE! We cannot have multiples fighting each other again. Let the RINOs of Bush, Romney & Christie do that! We, conservatives, cannot win if we're divided. And I'm talking about the PRIMARY process! Folks have GOT to realize THAT is where it all counts! Once the primary's done, and all that's standing is mush, we're done for. We MUST have a WINNER, and that's only gonna happen with a CONSERVATIVE! What further PROOF do we need than the past two presidential election cycles?!

Related link: The Perfect Ticket: Clinton-Bush

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