Category Jeb Bush

Thursday Bookshelf – American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

With Jeb Bush sniffing around a bid for the Presidency in 2016 now is the perfect time to discuss a timeless classic. Kevin Phillips, who was dubbed in 1995 by one of my Political Science Professors at the University of Florida as “the smartest Republican around,”  is widely viewed as the chief architect of the […]

DPCF Calls Democratic Gubernatorial Primary “A Referendum on Jeb Bush’s Education Policies”

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) has compared the Democratic candidates for Governor specifically on Education issues. Highlights of the report include: DPCF’s K-12 education platform, which includes opposition to Bush privatization efforts — corporate tax scholarships (vouchers), high-stakes testing, school grades, merit pay and Common Core State Standards Rich’s long-time support of early […]

Jeb Bush Foundation Report Card Released

Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s Future has released its annual report card for members of the Legislature. As we have editorialized strongly time and again against school “choice” schemes, this rating is an important barometer from where we sit. While the Democrats in the House did quite well from our vantage point, the Senate was […]

Is it morning again for Jeb Bush?

Jeb Bush is taking a page out of the Ronald Reagan playbook and, unlike other Republicans who cite the late President ad nauseum, the former Florida Governor is making some sense politically in both what he is saying and how he is articulating it. My view of Jeb Bush, particularly on education issues, are well-documented. As […]

Has Jeb Bush become the 2016 GOP front runner? Larry Sabato thinks so

Larry Sabato, one of the foremost political analysts and prognosticators around has elevated Governor Jeb Bush to the top of his rankings for Republican Presidential contenders who are possible nominees in 2016. Senator Marco Rubio is now considered a “second-tier” candidate, though Rubio as had been reported widely in the national press in recent days […]

Nan Rich hits Charlie Crist in State of the State response

Hmmm… “For nearly eight years, under Republican Govs. Charlie Crist and Rick Scott, Florida has given billions in tax breaks and virtual control of our government over to special interests,” Rich maintained on Tuesday. “As a state, we are less safe and less able to meet the basic needs of our citizens than we were […]

Sorry Charlie YouTube – FL Democrats and Jeb Bush

A common theme of the last two weeks highlighted in this “Sorry Charlie” video.

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