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Thu May 7, 2015, 07:10 PM

Oh Dear Me: Jeb Says George Is His Most Influential Adviser

Jeb Says George Is His Most Influential Adviser

May 7, 2015

“When asked this week at an exclusive Manhattan gathering about who advises him on U.S.-Israel policy, Jeb Bush surprised many of the 50-plus attendees by naming his brother, former president George W. Bush, as his most influential counselor,” the Washington Post reports.

Said Bush: “If you want to know who I listen to for advice, it’s him.”

The remark came as part of an answer to a question about Bush’s political advisers and their policy views. Bush was pressed for details about who he surrounds himself with and consults as he thinks through his positions, guests said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/one-of-jeb-bushs-top-advisers-on-israel-george-w-bush/2015/05/07/920fec8e-f4da-11e4-bcc4-e8141e5eb0c9_story.html

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Reply Oh Dear Me: Jeb Says George Is His Most Influential Adviser (Original post)
kpete May 2015 OP
NoJusticeNoPeace May 2015 #1
tridim May 2015 #2
Not water May 2015 #3
Andy823 May 2015 #4
Terra Alta May 2015 #5
swilton May 2015 #6
BrotherIvan May 2015 #10
swilton May 2015 #14
cyberswede May 2015 #7
Cali_Democrat May 2015 #8
winter is coming May 2015 #9
Hekate May 2015 #11
summerschild May 2015 #12
JoePhilly May 2015 #13
polynomial May 2015 #15
hobbit709 May 2015 #16
IDemo May 2015 #17
spanone May 2015 #18
C Moon May 2015 #19
wordpix May 2015 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:12 PM

1. But there is no difference in the parties, I keep telling you
































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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:14 PM

2. <Insert slide-whistle sound effect here>

Seriously?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:20 PM

3. Not a good strategy

 

If your ask me.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:24 PM

4. They keep saying

Jebs the "smart" one, but things like this seem to say otherwise!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:29 PM

5. Barbara Bush is right.

We've had enough Bushes. We don't need Jeb in the White House, especially if he's going to take his dumbass brother's advice. It would be 4-8 more years of pure hell.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:48 PM

6. Classic Rovesquian strategy

 

Rather than play defensive about your character flaws, you should celebrate them and make them an asset. This is classic Carl Rove strategy....(can't remember the exact words but it was something like - to defeat an adversary, go after their strength/go for the jugular) This is what the playbook was to defeat John Kerry - go after his military record...and discredit it. It worked with Kerry because Kerry had poor advisors - he should have celebrated rather than hide from his decorated veteran turned pacifist war record. In the Rovesquian world George W's weakness (Vietnam draft dodger) was Kerry's strength....To counter that vulnerability to 'W' Bush in the 2004 campaign, they had to go for Kerry's jugular, i.e., Kerry's military record. Voila the Swift boat veterans.


Thus we have 'W' as Jeb's weakest link...If he ran from 'W' that would expose his family connections all the more....He's celebrating his connection to 'W'....Therefore...................no story here, move on............................................

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Response to swilton (Reply #6)

Fri May 8, 2015, 12:21 PM

10. Very astute

Which is why Hillary needs to run as Hillary. Anything less and she is extremely vulnerable.

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #10)

Fri May 8, 2015, 07:31 PM

14. Totally Agree

 

Any other attempts (i.e., trying to copy Sanders' thunder) will appear like she is confused, is a fraud or both.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:58 PM

7. "I listen to George for advice...now watch this drive."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 08:00 PM

8. LOL! Wuh?

 

Does he realize just how toxic GWB still is?

I'm sure the GOP will put him back in the bunker for the 2016 Republican National Convention just like they did in 2008 and 2012. They need to hide him.

Bush will remain toxic for years to come.

That's how bad he was.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 08:04 PM

9. Wow. He's had his 47% moment before the primaries even begin.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 04:31 PM

11. I'm still laughing at my husband's response to that information. You should've seen the look...

...on his face!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 04:59 PM

12. God help us all.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 05:00 PM

13. Michael Corleone taking advise from Fredo????

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 10:24 AM

15. George W Bush is the man to follow

To make wild profits in senseless warring, torture, secrecy, and upward mobility into every government department to flimflam, swindle, to move forward with uncertainty. Bush is the man.

Giving economic preference to those educated in the Eigen features of finance that screw up and fool the tax payer into resilience or sacrifice. Bush is your man.

Ground zero is the Bush legacy, fitting homeland security with powerful long time business connections to the Bin Laden family.

Making a wanted dead or alive announcement about that Bin Laden family member Osama Bin Laden, but later to recant and essentially forgive a terrorist family friend by forgetting about it.


Both Bush, and Cheney prospering in criminal deals that span for decades.

911, being the Coupe De Grace of a family business connected to the military industrial complex, or the American secret society called the media, the CIA, FBI loaded with Bush hold overs loyal to the government hoax at the ready to do in any opponent.

All supported by the pomp and glitz of mainstream media, with the compliments of Hollywood Royalty servicing the Bush kingdom in red carpet service.

My own research and personal experience finds long time family ties to the Harriman Empire of the Union Pacific railroad which services the Red States.

Harriman the Nazi financer in railroad money where such Nazi management practices still survive in business with Cayman Island secret banking accounts, or secret Swiss banking accounts.

According to wiki, any whistle blower being a Swiss national runs the risk of being imprisoned wreaks of a Nazi policy still today. The Bush family needs to be banished, and removed from all government and property of America.

Its laughable and criminal that this Bush family exist in politics.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 10:26 AM

16. and Jeb is supposed to be the smart one?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 10:30 AM

17. Here's some advice, George

Just buy the watercolor kit and go directly to retirement.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 10:31 AM

18. kiss. of. death.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 9, 2015, 05:45 PM

19. That Jeb: such a silly goofball.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2015, 04:06 PM

20. "Jeb Bush has surrounded himself with many of his brother’s advisers"

because they were all so bright and far-seeing

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