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Does Jeb Bush sound like a candidate or phony neoconservative senior statesman?

Few individuals have done as much damage to this state as Governor Jeb Bush and few families have done as much damage to this country and the global order as the Bush family. Yet in this Trump era, Jeb Bush and his brother, former President George W. Bush as sounding strangely reasonable. Bush’s latest shots […]

Will North Carolina be the new model for Florida Republicans?

The State of North Carolina has become an international embarrassment. Since the GOP takeover of NC legislature in 2010 and the victory of Pat McCrory in the 2012 Governor’s race, the state has become further and further radicalized at the political level. Despite being a purple state at the national level and perhaps the most […]

Florida hurricanes, the Bush family and Presidential politics

Every twelve years it now seems tropical weather becomes inextricably linked with presidential politics in Florida. For whatever reason, 1992, 2004 and 2016 are all years where major storm events have impacted Florida. Given Donald Trump’s loose and dirty mouth it appears he is not poised to take advantage of the perception that Governor Rick […]

Rick Scott’s climate denial will reduce him to southern segregationist-like levels in history

With the possible exception of Louisiana no US state will be more immediately and profoundly impacted by climate change and rising sea levels than Florida. Yet the state’s ideologically-driven “business-friendly” Governor Rick Scott refuses to acknowledge the threat. Worse yet as our readers all know he has imposed a gag order on use of the […]

Florida Republicans looking to launch “Florida Fusion for Hillary”

The defeats of favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have left Florida Republicans embittered toward the party’s Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. For many Republicans though, Hillary Clinton represents a soft landing when contrasted to Trump. Losing the Presidency is tough for any political party but many Republicans seem willing to sacrifice the White House […]

Jeb Bush TV Ad borderline laughable

Jeb Bush’s new TV ad was rolled out today and from a Florida perspective it is laughable. Bush starts the ad taking a shot at self-promoters a clear shot at Donald Trump. However, Bush has been perhaps the most consistently shameless self-promoter in politics nationally over the last twenty years with the exception of President […]

I am a Jeb Bush “Anchor Baby”

Jeb Bush’s bizarre comments about “Asian ¬†anchor babies” that were delivered near the Mexican border on Monday were no doubt of a political nature. Bush was merely trying to react to Donald Trump’s populism which includes a strong nativist streak much like populist movements of yesteryear as well as protectionism, Governor Bush’s record and rhetoric […]

Jeb’s Trump & vets hypocrisy

Jeb Bush claims to have a consistent “conservative” ideology. This week, he attacked Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump for his ridiculous words about Senator John McCain, a former POW in Vietnam. But in Bush’s statement released via Twitter, he rightly indicated that all veterans deserve respect.   Enough with the slanderous attacks. @SenJohnMcCain and all […]

Flashback Friday: Jeb Bush and the Confederate Flag

In 2001 Governor Jeb Bush very quietly removed a version of the Confederate Battle Flag from the row of flags outside the Florida Capitol. While in hindsight this might seem like an act of political courage, it is worth remembering Jeb Bush comes from a Connecticut Yankee family and into the mid 2000’s the majority […]

Iraq, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush’s mishandling of Megyn Kelly’s Iraq question last week on FOX News followed up by Marco Rubio’s poor answer over the weekend to an identical question. Hillary Clinton’s vote for the authorization that led to the Iraq War might seem like it is largely irrelevant now, but it is not. For those who were […]