Is Jeb The Second Coming? Or Is It The Third?

It is 2015 and the whole world will soon be going bat crap crazy with all the pundits calling this candidate and that as the new “Messiah” for whichever party they represent…….

Hillary is a given but what about the GOP…..Cruz, Rubio, Huckabee, Santorum or maybe Jeb Bush……good question, right?

Seems Jeb maybe getting ready for a hat toss……..

One more sign that when Jeb Bush says he is “actively exploring” a presidential run in 2016, it means the formal announcement is just a matter of time: He has resigned from all his boards and continues to “shed business interests” ahead of a primary fight, reports the Washington Post. “This is a natural next step that will allow him to focus his time on gauging interest for a potential run,” says his spokeswoman.

The Post singles out one business connection in particular that opponents might have seized upon to sully his image as an education reformer: He had been a paid adviser for Academic Partnerships, a for-profit education firm that sells online courses to public universities. As the Post writes, “some faculty members say it siphons money from the schools while asserting too much control over academic decisions.” Meanwhile, Bush also rejected an invitation from Rep. Steve King to speak at the Iowa Freedom Summit later this month. Bush cited a scheduling conflict, though the AP notes it could have been politically dicey: King is a vocal critic of immigration reform, while Bush is an advocate.

What say you….will it be Jeb?

Bet You Think It Is Too Early For 2016

Think again, my friend!

We already have many Repubs jockeying for space in the up coming primaries…..Cruz is visiting all the states with early primaries……so is Santorum…..likewise for Rubio and of course the inevitable family, Paul.  There are others that the MSM seems to be leaning toward at this time……Christie, Bush, Walker and a newcomer to the possibles.  Scott Brown….you remember him the loser in the race against Warren in Mass, right?

First the ne3ws about Brown…….

Report from the Huffington Post:

Less than a year after losing his bid for reelection, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is “curious” about pursuing a higher political office.

Closing out a weekend where he visited the Iowa State Fair, a key 2016 stomping ground, Brown said he is exploring the possibility of a 2016 presidential run.

In an interview published Sunday with the Boston Herald, Brown’s comments gave a clearer picture of where his White House ambitions stand.

“I want to get an indication of whether there’s even an interest, in Massachusetts and throughout the country, if there’s room for a bi-partisan problem solver,” Brown said. “It’s 2013 — I think it’s premature, but I am curious.”

The one that most media seems to prefer at this point is New Jersey’s Christie……..he seems to be at odds with several of the perceived frontrunners….personally, I think this is his attempt to identify his base for the coming election……

Report from CNN:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie planted himself firmly in the Republican Party’s establishment wing Thursday with a pugnacious speech calling on his party to focus on pragmatism rather than ideology and crippling internal debates.

“We are not a debating society,” Christie told a lunchtime audience at the Republican National Committees summer meeting in Boston. “We are a political operation that needs to win.”

Some of Christie’s remarks, relayed to a reporter by GOP officials who attended the closed-press event, were interpreted by many here as another jab at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential rival for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Christie also appeared to rap Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, another potential White House hopeful who made headlines in January when he implored the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.”

“I’m not going to be one of these people who goes around and calls our party stupid,” Christie said, a startling remark given that Jindal and Christie work hand-in-hand as chairman and vice-chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

So NO it is not too early to be thinking about 2016…….why?  It is going to be a circus and all the clowns need to find their parameters and their vase……

Does anyone see someone that I may have missed in this analysis…….let’s discuss it.

What The Hell Does Pro-Family Mean?

What made me think about this subject was a good old boy that is running locally for a state representative spot…….he states that he is pro-2nd amendment (something I would expect a tobacco spitting moron to say) and that he is pro-education (a humorous pile of fecal matter) and finally that he is pro-family…….pro-family?  what does that mean?

I hear this term batted around almost endlessly  mostly by conserv candidates…..and I ask again…what are the values that mean you are pro-family?

A poll taken by Harris in 1998 revealed a bit…….

  • 52% of women and 42% of men thought family values means “loving, taking care of, and supporting each other”
  • 38% of women and 35% of men thought family values means “knowing right from wrong and having good values”
  • 2% of women and 1% men thought of family values in terms of the “traditional family”

The survey also noted that 93% of all women thought that society should value all types of families (Harris did not publish the responses for men)

Apparently it has something to do with the old bumper sticker of “Family Values”….but then….just what does that mean….in conserv context it means the following……

  • Promotion of traditional marriage and opposition to sex outside of marriage
  • Support for a traditional role for women in the family.
  • Opposition to same-sex marriage
  • Opposition to legalized induced abortion
  • Support for abstinence education
    Support for policies that are said to protect children from obscenity and exploitation

In other words draconian beliefs…..beliefs from the 16th century…….very little of those have anything to do with raising a family….just red meat for morons!

It is subjective, open to interpretation….but the above definitions have nothing to do with the steering of the ship of state…they are solely emotional ramblings.

But what are family values really?

To me these values are……respect, honesty, belonging, forgiveness, and most important, communication…….these are the values that make a strong family…..the other stiff is just dog whistles for morons!

I have found in the past that candidates that use such terms as pro-2nd amendment, pro-education and especially pro-family have NO solutions for real problems so throw these dog whistles around to sound informed…….they are worthless and deserve NO support….not even for dog catcher.

Who Can Explain Mitt’s Loss?

I know….I know…….enough already!

This will be my last (hopefully) post on the 2012 election…….there have been so many reasons given for the GOP loss in the past election…..some say “fact checkers” cost them the election, some say it was the MSM….other blame pollsters……I have even heard the it was Newt’s fault for his stinging attacks during the primaries……..But I am sure you have heard some that I have not…..but what can explain the loss?

The best analysis that I have seen was that of Gov. Barbour.

Gov. Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi, former lobbyist, former chairman of the RNC, former head of the Repub governors assn……former….well you get the idea….this guy is Mr. GOP.  I live in his state and have never been a supporter of his……but I will say that there is not a more astute politician than Barbour.  No matter what you man think of the man…he is smarter than the average GOP strategist…….and his analysis of why the GOP lost so badly is summed up in a few words…..

This is a direct quote from Gov. Barbour……..

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) had a simple explanation for why Republicans didn’t do better in U.S. Senate races, Ben Smith reports.

And it wasn’t about the party being too conservative.

Said Barbour: “We had some shitty candidates. We pissed away two seats.”

Let us emphasize his analysis for effect…….

“We (GOP) had some shitty candidates.  We pissed away two seats.”

Enough said!

Who Will It Be In 2016?

Oh dear……..the 2012 election is over and what shall we write about?  We meaning, us bloggers that the media hates.  We could join in the chorus of those analyzing the crap out of the results of the vote…..but… why on earth would we want to do that?  We could aggravate each other until the point of screaming…..or we could try something new and write about what we think about the 2016 election.

Personally, I would like to try and think about our next shot at electing a president…..I guess we could call it a prediction of sorts……..join in it could be a hoot.

First let us look at the Democrats……..

Cuomo……this seems to be the most talk about at this point…….I think it is dumb….why?  He is shacking up in the governor’s mansion and boy would that be a lightening rod for the opposition.

Biden–I think after Obama he may have had enough of DC and will not be interested in running again……plus he is getting old….time to rest.

Hilary–Dem women would love this and I think that she may be interested but I still think she has had enough also.  Time to kick back and make money.

Castro–the mayor of San Antonio is attractive and a good speaker and he is Hispanic and he is young….this could be the most popular choice for Dems…..


T-Paw–I believe he will try again and that he will back off the stuff that made him unattractive in thye last round of primaries…..

Huntsman–If the GOP does some soul searching then he will try again and be a front runner…..for under normal circumstances he was the best person for the nomination in 2012…..

Jindal–he seems to be a popular person within the party…..but I do not think he has a chance the primaries will eat him up….

Rubio–a very popular person within the GOP…..but just running does not guarantee the Hispanic vote…he will be a good choice in the primaries but unless he modifies some of his stances he will be a dud……

Condi–I want to say a good choice…..but being female is not the best gauge of a candidate……

The there is Jeb……..a good choice

My money is on Rubio (who is going to Iowa in November 2012) and Jeb…….

There has been enough crap spread by both sides….let’s have a little fun before the cycle begins again……we can do it…we do not have to dislike each other…….

Okay, there are my predictions for the makeup of the 2016 primaries……whatta think?  Let us hear your ideas and choices……