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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:12 am



The links given by MH discuss Jeb Bush as a possible VP nominee. (More people will click your links if you give a hint of what they're about.)

Jeb Bush may have said he was staying neutral in the GOP race back in January (date of link I copied above) but in the past week or two he's said he would definitely consider a VP offer by Romney.

He appears to be not insane, which is a good sign given what happened last time with the GOP VP nomination.

Lots of not-insane things have been happening recently. Another is the repudiation of the Norquist tax pledge by a few Republicans.

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby gargantua » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:31 am

I doubt this, but the thought did cross my mind that part of the reason for Romney's visit next week may include discussing the VP slot with either Walker or Ryan. But it is probably just to bask in the glow of Walker surviving the recall and possibly putting Wisconsin in play for him.

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:24 pm

Jeb Bush says Reagan and his dad would be too moderate for today's GOP.

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:32 pm

I could have swore Jeb denied any interest in the VP spot last week, and was pushing for Rubio as a possible candidate.

He is dead on about the how the politics of Reagan or his Father would not pass muster in the current GOP. I'm not even sure his brother would get the nod in this climate.

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby DCB » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:55 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Jeb Bush says Reagan and his dad would be too moderate for today's GOP.


Others have made that point previously:
Today's Republicans might view Ronald Reagan as a "wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior,"

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:41 pm

More on Jeb:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... arty_.html

Complexities abound, and are long overdue.

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby acereraser » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:52 pm

Here is yet another commentary from a Republican whose party abandoned him. Seems timely to post it in this thread. I think just about everyone who reads this forum will quickly form an opinion about the following quote:

I came to the decision to leave the GOP not with a heavy heart, but with a broken one.

As a local GOP official after President Obama's election, I had a front-row seat as it became infected by a dangerous and virulent form of political rabies.

In the grip of this contagion, the Republican Party has come unhinged. Its fevered hallucinations involve threats from imaginary communists and socialists who, seemingly, lurk around every corner. Climate change- a reality recognized by every single significant scientific body and academy in the world- is a liberal conspiracy conjured up by Al Gore and other leftists who want to destroy America. Large numbers of Republicans- the notorious birthers- believe that the President was not born in the United States. Even worse, few figures in the GOP have the courage to confront them.


I expect that no one who would vote for Scott Walker will comment on this, as always. The drastic shift of the GOP to the point where Reagan is a RINO is not worthy of discussion by the non-leftists, similar to threads regarding the mortgage crisis and effective regulation of Wall Street.

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby snoqueen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:41 pm

I'd be curious to know what the writer is going to do next, politically speaking.

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Re: A fascinating development!

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:07 am

snoqueen wrote:


The links given by MH discuss Jeb Bush as a possible VP nominee. (More people will click your links if you give a hint of what they're about.)

Jeb Bush may have said he was staying neutral in the GOP race back in January (date of link I copied above) but in the past week or two he's said he would definitely consider a VP offer by Romney.

He appears to be not insane, which is a good sign given what happened last time with the GOP VP nomination.

Lots of not-insane things have been happening recently. Another is the repudiation of the Norquist tax pledge by a few Republicans.


Sno,
Thank you for getting what I found "fascinating" in these links. I chucked in that politico link because I remembered seeing it a while back, and it returned to my mind in the the context of JB's recent statements. I find it even more interesting that this divide is somewhat obscure even to those who regularily consume these data. I am sorry that I did not flack more context around my links, I will work on this. I guess I started this thread to point at another occurrence of hard to google reasonableness....

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=54764&sid=08e9df25be6a9139b8cd565bbfecdd09#p691270


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