Jeb Bush Drops Out

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  1. Moi621

    Moi621 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Jeb Bush drops out of the presidential race.
    I guess he realized everyone knew he was as "hollow" as a Bush can be.
    Bushism couldn't save his candidacy no sireeeee
    Asta Lumbego Jebito

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/jeb-quits-race-with-mission-accomplished-banner



    Jeb Quits Race with “Mission Accomplished” Banner​


    MIAMI (The Borowitz Report)—Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he was dropping out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, while standing in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner draped over the façade of his campaign headquarters, in Miami.

    Speaking to his remaining staff members who were seated in a dozen folding chairs, Bush thanked them for the hard work that led to the triumphant completion of their mission. . . . .


    Did I just get suckered or is this for real?

    One dynasty down, one to go.


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  2. Silver Surfer

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    I wouldn't be so sure about the other one. It appears that all the doors are open for Hilary. I'm not fan of Rubio but he made a good point in the last debate. Hillary was proven a cynical liar during the hearing and U.S MSM celebrated her as the winner. The most successful week of her campaign they said. That woman has zero credibility. Even less morality and Americans will most likely elect her as the next U.S president. It tells a lot about the state of mind of Americans. The country has completely lost the direction. People simply cannot distinguish any longer bad from good, right from wrong etc...etc...
     
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    Derideo_Te Well-Known Member

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    Borowitz is a political satirist.
     
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    If Bush-3rd drops out, and that is by no means certain as of yet since candidates have made comebacks before, his supporters will probably migrate to either Rubio or Kasich.

    Of those two Kasich has the better resume of accomplishments but Rubio has the charisma. As a team on the ticket they would be a formidable challenge to Hillary. There are some caveats. Hillary has the gravitas to stomp Rubio on foreign policy, the military and the economy. In that respect Kasich can at least compete on the economy. But Kasich will be just another white male compared to Hillary and that is a heavy lift for the right. Rubio, as a charismatic Latino, will be able to weaken Hillary amongst the all important minority voting bloc.

    So there is a path for the GOP to take the whitehouse but it means giving up the fantasy that T-Rump or Carson are credible and electable candidates against Hillary.
     
  5. Molly David

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    Has he really? I don't think so yet, even though he probably should.
     
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    Hallelujah, hallelujah...hallelujah! But now what's left to choose from?
     
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    I only wish this was for real, but unfortunately, Jeb Bush is not going to drop out of the GOP political race. I'm sure the Bush dynasty will not allow it to happen.
     
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    This is satire, but you can hold on to this thread. It will be real news eventually.
     
  9. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Banned

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    Yes, instead people just vote for the guy with the best suit and neatest haircut. 'Oh, he sounds like a guy I could share a beer with...' is about as politically aware as most voters get.
     
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    IMO......American's have become accomplished to liars and lying.
    Looking for lying to be an added event at the next Olympics.....America will dominate for many years!
     
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    No.....Bush hasn't dropped out. If he had, every New Organization out there would be running the story.
     
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    I agree with your analysis on Kasich and Rubio with two exceptions. I think Kasich/Rubio is a strong Republican ticket to challenge Hillary. Kasich will pull moderate voters and Rubio will satisfy the far right Republican base. Rubio/Kasich would not be as attractive to moderate voters, even though Republican voters seem to be looking for a new approach that Rubio represents. His abortion stance of no exception, even in the case of rape, is pretty extreme for moderates. Rubio is likely to draw the Cuban Hispanic vote, but they already tend to vote Republican. The Puerto Rican and Mexican Hispanic vote aren't drawn to Rubio and vote Democratic predominately. Kasich/Rubio could give Ohio and Florida to the Republicans, but that doesn't guarantee a win. It does help though. Hillary is going to be hard to beat.

    Back to OP: Some of Jeb's donors have said they expect him to drop out soon, following the "family meeting." I'm not sure I buy that though.
     
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    I wish this were true. . .but it isn't
    But he should drop out. . .and he will soon enough!

    Another loser will go down the drain! This clowns train will get much lighter before the primaries!
     
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    Now only if the seahag Clinton drops out and begins her prison term I will sleep soundly ! :roflol:
     
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    Zero?

    She single handedly defeated the Republican party in the phony Benghazi hearings.

    If she has no credibility, then the GOP has infinitely less.
     
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    Gee, I guess we can move this out of the Current Events forum and into the conspiracy theory, or humor forum.
     
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    When I first seen this a few minutes ago, I thought what the heck. I watched and listen to the news on the radio off and on all day and didn't hear a word about it. So after reading this I check the news networks web sites, still nothing and then I finally noticed humor in the link.

    You had me going.
     
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    wow, is this for real.... ? he dropped out :O)
     
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    Why create a bogus, foolish thread?
     
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    I agree on Kasich/Rubio being the strongest ticket for the GOP, but from a numbers perspective, not an ideological one. From the electoral college perspective. If one looks at what I call trustworthy states or states that look very non-competitive which encompass 42 states and D.C. Clinton starts off with 247 electoral votes to 191 for the Republican ticket. That leaves 8 states with 100 electoral votes. Kasich at the top of the ticket would deliver the swing/toss up state of Ohio to the Republicans, 247-209. Rubio would help Kasich in Florida especially in the Cuban communities there. Romney only lost Florida by 0.88%. Less than one percent. Adding Florida to the GOP ticket brings the electoral vote to 238.

    North Carolina another swing state that the Republican ticket must wing that Romney carried in 2012 that usually goes red would add 15 more electoral votes. With those three states, all must win states the GOP ticket would lead 253-247. That leaves Virginia 13, Colorado 9, Nevada 6, Iowa 6, New Hampshire 4. With a bunch of D.C. folks moving into Virginia which also went to Obama twice and is now colored light blue, Clinton is doing pretty good there. Give Virginia to her along with New Hampshire. New Hampshire has gone to the Democratic presidential candidate in 5 of the last 6 years and is also a light blue state. Now it is Clinton 264-253 That means Kasich/Rubio would have to win the final three states, Nevada, Iowa and Colorado to prevail.

    But with a Kasich/Rubio ticket, Kasich at the top may add a couple of wildcards. Pennsylvania and Michigan. Both states have gone to the Democratic presidential candidate six elections in a row. But having a moderate conservative successful governor from Ohio, next door to both Michigan and Pennsylvania might just give the Republicans a chance in each state. Especially Michigan which lost around 200-300,000 Democratic voters in Detroit and a couple of other old automobile manufacturing cities.

    That's the daydream for a Kasich/Rubio ticket. With Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, all three being must wins for any GOP ticket, I can't see any other combo winning. The political landscape has changed immensely since the Reagan years. Now most states are fairly solid for one party or the other.

    If not Rubio as VP, any candidate to include Kasich should consider Susanna Martinez, the Republican governor of New Mexico as a solid VP choice. She could deliver New Mexico and possibly Colorado.
     
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    Andy Borowitz joked that Jeb Bush leaves the race, having accomplished all of his goals. It was meant as satire...some have picked it up and used it for devious reasons....well ...all is fair in love,war and politics. Get over it. hehheh
     
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    Even Moi gets it now.
    I got suckered.
    I got fooled.

    Still, was it prophetic satire.
    Inspired writing. Sprechen Jung

    Is it fact that Bush is making serious staff reductions
    and salary reduction to his survivors?


    Yes I got suckered.
    Still, with my minimal clairvoyance I wonder - was it prophetic satire?


    Moi :oldman:
    Yes I am, mostly on health issues


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    It had me going.
    I got suckered I tell you.
    See previous upload
     
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    Such is life.
     
  24. Lil Mike

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    I think you're missing something in your calculations. A Kasich/Rubio ticket is a pro amnesty/open borders ticket. That's not the mood of the Republican primary voters right now. You would probably see a massive drop off in conservative votes for the Republican ticket in 2016, just as you saw for 2012. Can a Republican moderate ticket win against the Democrats? It didn't in 2012, 2008, and 1996.
     
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    I'm delighted Bush has fecked off. Good bloody riddance. The man was an idiot.

    And after 8 years of a democrat president I don't see Hilary winning.

    My fear is that the US will elect Donald Trump.

    Oh god!

    The American version of buffoon Berlusconi...
     

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