Column: Trump beat Bush, Rubio but has become an 'establishment sellout'
05/22/17 13:25 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
NYT’s Ross Douthat's Sunday column: Donald Trump, Establishment Sellout

Marco Rubio on Trump: 'People got what they voted for'
05/22/17 12:10 from Central Florida Political Pulse
Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has a message for voters: You wanted Donald Trump? You got him. “I don't understand why people are that shocked,” Rubio told CBS Face the Nation on Sunday . “This president ran a very unconventional campaign...

Rubio says 'people got what they voted for' with Trump
05/22/17 11:56 from Naked Politics
via @learyreports Marco Rubio says people shouldn't be surprised about the drama flowing from the White House. "I don't understand why people are that shocked," Rubio said Sunday on "Face the Nation," after being asked if he agreed with ...

Rubio acknowledges taking more 'forceful' stand on human rights than Trump
05/21/17 22:07 from Naked Politics
via @learyreports Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday differed with President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia, saying a more forceful stance on human rights is needed. "We are not here to lecture," Trump said. "We are not here to tell other...

FL-Gov: Gwen Graham (D) Goes After Little Marco Rubio (R) On Trumpcare
05/16/17 17:16 from Daily Kos
Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gwen Graham’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: Gwen Graham (D. FL)   The GOP's American Health Care Act (TRUMPCARE) is a triple threat to Floridians. It could eliminate insurance for those with ...

'Die-in' at Marco Rubio's office in Orlando targets Republican health care bill
05/09/17 17:30 from Central Florida Political Pulse
Protesters outside U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office Tuesday used stark imagery to oppose the Republican health care bill. About 100 demonstrators, including one dressed as the Grim Reaper and another as a black-veiled woman lying against h...

The power and the swagger: Richard Corcoran and his fight for "soul of the party."
05/08/17 08:25 from The Fine Print
Separated by a couple of hundred yards, a scene played out on Friday night that in a brief few moments captured the essence of the entire 2017 session of the Florida Legislature. At one end Senate President Joe Negron made...

Florida's death-penalty-crazy Republican gov takes murder cases away from Democratic state attorney
04/04/17 13:20 from Daily Kos
Democrat Aramis Ayala’s victory this past November was one of the few highlights this last election. Becoming the first black person in Florida’s history to be elected as a prosecutor, Ayala made waves a couple of weeks ago when she anno...

Can a moderate ‘old white guy’ beat Stephanie Murphy?
04/03/17 18:19 from Daily Kos
We cannot even get to the halfway point in the Legislative Session without turning to not-yet-developed 2018 races — especially with one Orlando congressional seat poised to become one of the most hotly-contested in the country. Why? Orl...

Dispatches from the Capitol: Latest House tsunami appears ready to wipe out a Charlie Crist legacy
03/28/17 23:13 from The Fine Print
After one-third of the 2017 legislative session one thing has become readily apparent: House Speaker Richard Corcoran wasn't joking when he talked about how little time he had to accomplish a lot of changes he wanted made. Because the fl...

The looming budget battle in Florida: A primer
03/27/17 11:57 from The Fine Print
Well, here we go. After watching the prelude for weeks, the Florida Legislature and its Republican leaders will finally put pen to paper this week (so to speak) and release their detailed spending plans for the coming fiscal year. After...

Dispatches from the Capitol: "If we are going to win this year, it's because of Sen. Jack Latvala."
03/19/17 12:18 from The Fine Print
It's no secret that Sen. Jack Latvala - the Pinellas County Republican who is now the Senate budget chief - has had up and down relationships with a lot of people in the political process, including the current governor. But...

Jeb Bush & the GOP: The Art of Missing the Point
10/24/16 14:25 from Jeb
These people really don't get it. *sigh* So remember back in 2012 after another Presidential victory for the Democrats, the RNC tried to put together an autopsy of what went so terribly wrong? Of course you do, because I made fun of them...

The Establishment Lineage of Donald J.Trump
10/16/16 12:01 from Jeb
As the Trump Campaign continues to implode under a spate of sexual misconduct allegations, I think it would be instructive to see how we all got here. The video and allegations that have sparked this latest implosion are terrible, but be...

Parents sue after third-grade honor students get left back for opting out of standardized test
08/15/16 14:25 from Jeb
There are some third-graders in Florida who are being forced to retake third grade. This is not because they were bad students—let’s forget about arguing the concept of leaving kids behind in the third grade for the sake of this story—in...

Top Jeb Bush adviser leaves GOP, will vote for Clinton if Florida close
08/01/16 12:29 from Jeb
Jeb Bush's top adviser, Sally Bradshaw, has left the Republican Party to become an independent, and says if the presidential race in Florida is close, she'll vote for Hillary Clinton. Bradshaw, who's been close to the former Florida gove...

Jeb Bush: Obama Ate My Homework
07/16/16 05:34 from Jeb
In the Washington Post yesterday, Jeb Bush laments the state of the Republican Party.  Miraculously, the President who was immediately told by the opposition that they would devote the next four years to making sure he was a one term Pre...

Jeb on Don - The Great Divider.
07/11/16 16:41 from Jeb
This is an interesting statement by Jeb Bush on Trump in this article "This is all, like, an alternative universe that he created," Bush said of Trump. "The reality is, that's not going to happen. And people are going to be deeply frustr...

Mayo: Pulse massacre - The damage one man with two guns can do
06/13/16 16:55 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  The dead were ringing. As police and federal investigators worked the scene Sunday at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, relatives and friends kept calling the victims. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told CBS News that when he visited the site of ...

JEB! Bush Chooses Cheney as VP
04/28/16 08:27 from Jeb
Tallahassee. FL April 28, 2016 In response to yesterday's announcement that Ted Cruz has selected Carly Fiorina as his Vice Presidential nominee, Jeb Bush today announced that Bush dynasty stalwart Dick Cheney will be his running mate an...

Jeb! The Musical
04/21/16 12:35 from Jeb
Some enterprising people with loads of free time and a wonderful sense of humor and wit have completely rewritten Hamilton to address Jeb!’s disappointing election cycle. In this version, Trump takes the place of Burr. My favorite lyric ...

The reasons our "political vocabulary" aren't sufficient to explain Donald Trump
03/21/16 13:39 from Jeb
As the likelihood of a Donald Trump nomination has become closer and closer to reality, my ambivalence about his candidacy has turned to real concern about the possibilities that he will be the GOP nominee and that the Hillary Clinton ca...

Mayo: Will Marco Rubio pull plug before Florida?
03/08/16 11:14 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The more I hear the rosy (deluded?) public talk from some of Marco Rubio's campaign staff, the more I think I'm listening to Baghdad Bob. You remember Baghdad Bob, (real name: Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf) the Iraqi Information Minister at t...

3/2/16 ~ The TILT! (THINGS I LEARNED TODAY)
03/03/16 02:56 from Jeb
March is Women's History Month Today is World Math Day National Banana Cream Pie Day National Old Stuff Day National Read Across America Day The UK, Canada, US and Australia celebrate Women’s History every March. The month is used to ref...

Mayo: Did 'lightweight' Rubio get TKO'd on Super Tuesday?
03/02/16 09:35 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
For a while, it looked like Marco Rubio would go down as the Anna Kournikova of presidential candidates. You know: Looks good, but never wins. But then, late on Super Tuesday, the Republican U.S. Senator from Miami finally got on the sco...

Mayo: Rubio attacks Trump - too little too late?
02/26/16 10:33 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Pardon my French, but Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz opened up a can of whoop-ass on Donald Trump at Thursday's GOP debate in Houston. My biggest question after watching this rollicking, entertaining and simultaneously dispiriting affiar -- wh...

Why Hillary should drop out
02/25/16 18:01 from Jeb
Here is what Donald Trump did to the GOP field and Jeb! specifically.  He dropped a truth bomb about what happened in the lead up to the Iraq war(2:00).   He doesn’t care about decorum or the establishment message.  Can you picture what ...

2-23-16 Today's TILT! (THINGS I LEARNED TODAY)
02/24/16 01:51 from Jeb
February is Black History Month Today is National Toast Day National Banana Bread Day; National Dog Biscuit Day Spay Day USA – Last Tuesday in February Mary McLeod Bethune was an African American Civil Rights and a pioneer in education w...

2-22-16 Today's TILT (THINGS I LEARNED TODAY)
02/23/16 00:02 from Jeb
February is Black History Month Today is National Margarita Day National Cook a Sweet Potato Day Paul Robeson was an African American scholar, professional athlete, singer, author and activist who spoke more than 15 languages. He fought ...

End of the Bush dynasty!...But wait, there's more!
02/22/16 12:36 from Jeb
In the end, Jeb Bush couldn’t fix it. Nor could Mommy, Big Bro, contact lenses and $150 million. The “! “ in lieu of a last name reminded voters that another Bush wanted that “Mr. President” salutation, as if it was a mere hereditary pro...

Mayo: Jeb showed Americans are Bushed
02/22/16 11:11 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Jeb! Jeb? Jeb. The punctuation tells it all. The exclamation point his handlers put on his nickname (with his last name nowhere in sight) tried to create a sense of excitement. Then came the question mark surrounding his lagging performa...

Poor Jeb! is done . . .
02/22/16 10:59 from Jeb
(a musical lament inspired by another tragic figure with a 3-letter name . . . ) x YouTube Video

Yesterday, the End of an Era
02/21/16 12:23 from Jeb
With all the foofrah about what did or did not happen in Nevada yesterday, I think we’re missing something important… Jeb Bush dropped out of the race. Bye, Felicia And, while you can say that it was Republican radicalism that did him in...

TRUMP WAS RIGHT - JEB'S A LOSER!
02/21/16 10:24 from Jeb
You should have listened to your MOMEEE JEB. Close to a year ago Barbara Bush was asked if she thought her other son, JEB should run for President. To everyone’s surprise including, yours truly, she said and I’m going to paraphrase this ...

Lets thank Donald Trump for ending the Bush family dynasty in such an epic manner!
02/21/16 00:42 from Jeb
What happened in SC this week to the Bush dynasty couldn’t have been written any better by a novelist. I don’t just mean Trump’s 33% vote count to Jeb’s pathetic 8%. I don’t even mean that Jeb dropped out of the race putting an end to hi...

Does "Goodbye Jeb!" Merely Up the Needed Democratic Game? (A Non-Pom Pom Waving Diary)
02/20/16 21:58 from Jeb
Well, as many quietly predicted, Jeb! Bush has just suspended his campaign after coming in, at absolute best (since the vote counting is still in its early stages) in 4th place in South Carolina. I personally won’t miss him, but hey, as ...

Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Kagro in the Morning, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
02/17/16 14:18 from Jeb
x Embedded Content Find us on iTunes  |  Find us on Stitcher  |  RSS  |  Donate to support the show! OK , all   you   David Waldman   and KITM  fans reading this right now, those about to tap the link above to become better informed and ...

The end of Jeb!, or, Why I so love Twitter and Da News
02/17/16 03:11 from Jeb
Jeb!’s America tweet: x America. pic.twitter.com/TeduJkwQF3 — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 16, 2016 The coup de grâce: x Cold-weather Jeb. pic.twitter.com/tl2y8QyXwf — Barracks O'Bama (@P0TUS) February 17, 2016

Bush vs. Clinton: Reloaded
02/16/16 01:04 from Jeb
I don't know about you, but doesn't it seem sort of Generation Xish to have President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush to be campaigning against each other so soon. Mind you, W. is hitting the stage, filled with well polished, s...

2-14-16 Today's TILT (THINGS I LEARNED TODAY)
02/15/16 00:40 from Jeb
February is Black History Month Today is Saint Valentine's Day National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day National Ferris Wheel Day National Organ Donor Day Harriet Wilson was the first African American of either gender to publish a novel on t...

The Senate cannot block a Supreme Court nominee and they know it.
02/14/16 15:00 from Jeb
Can Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) really block and prevent a nominee to the US Supreme Court because its an election year? Well, technically he can try and he might succeed in doing so and the Constitution does not give ...

GOP Debate Moments
02/14/16 12:16 from Jeb
For your edification and illumination, I’ve collected a few quotes from yesterday’s GOP debate. (Transcripts from Time.com .) This is a man who insults his way to the nomination. [Bush on Trump] Jeb: L ook, I won the lottery when I was b...

2-13-16 Today's TILT (Things I Learned Today
02/14/16 00:02 from Jeb
February is Black History Month Today is National Tortellini Day 17 year old Rochelle Ballantyne is one of the best chess players in the world. She's on the brink of becoming the first female African-American to ever earn the title of Ch...

2-11-16 Today's TILT (THINGS I LEARNED TODAY)
02/11/16 23:02 from Jeb
February is Black History Month Today is National Make a Friend Day National Peppermint Patty Day National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day National White Shirt Day National Shut-In Visitation Day National Inventors’ Day (Whew!) via The V...

A Conversation With My Son: Why We Will Have 7 Republicans Until the Ides of March
02/11/16 09:01 from Jeb
Republican Presidential candidates have been dropping like flies. From the initial 17 in 2015 to the 7 remaining, one-by-one each folds up his/her tent and slinks off into the night. Carly and Christie brought the dropout count to 10 las...

The Bush Legacy
02/09/16 12:59 from Jeb
Jeb Bush stays true to his family legacy.

The GOP Candidates...and Their Muppet Alter Egos
02/09/16 00:11 from Jeb
Remember when Jeb Bush called Donald Trump a “Chaos Candidate?”  That got me thinking about Muppet Theory , in which the Muppets are sorted into “Order Muppets” and “Chaos Muppets.” And, in fact, the GOP Candidates can be sorted into “Or...

Jeb!-mentum causing Jeb! to Careen Left Towards HRC!
02/08/16 22:49 from Jeb
ANDREW O'HEHIR    on Salon  slnm.us/… Could Jeb-mentum be real?: The GOP’s “low-energy” candidate veers left — and New Hampshire loves it Andrew has been attending rallies in NH.  Only 2 felt authentic, Bernie and...JEB!?!? What I can te...

GOP Debate: Ben Carson tries to avoid going on stage
02/07/16 00:39 from Jeb
This sounds like an Onion Article, but it happened. The good folks over at ABC even captured it on video. The look on Jeb’s face is priceless. Enjoy!  x YouTube Video

Guide to 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Conservative Types
02/05/16 15:38 from Jeb
Credits first to Markos’ excellent “Guide to the conservative movement in one handy chart” published March 7, 2013. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/07/1192334/-A-guide-to-the-conservative-movement-in-one-handy-chart That chart rema...

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