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‘The Race’ inspired George W … now it can inspire Jeb

Jeb Bush 37 w WBy Lynn R. Mitchell

In the summer of 1999, Texas Governor George W. Bush was in the beginning months of his candidacy for president. At the time, primaries and the election itself were months away and no one knew how it would turn out. Bush noted at the time that he carried a copy of the poem, “The Race,” as his inspiration for the long road ahead.

Now, sixteen years later, his younger brother Jeb is running for president. We are mere days away from the first primary in a year that has many Republican candidates vying for the position of Republican nominee, and a reality television personality named Donald Trump who has roused the angry crowds.

But through it all, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has remained dignified and a statesman, respectful of others, a thinker who has policies on the very important issues facing our country. Not a flash showman like Trump, Jeb is steadfastly moving forward and building momentum as America gets to know him better and better as each day passes.

Here, then, is The Race, for a new Bush generation vying to become President of the United States. #AllinforJeb

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Good news from the Bush camp this morning with the news that U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has endorsed Governor Jeb Bush for president.
Here are Senator Graham’s remarks:
“Now I am a citizen having to cast my vote as to who I want to be commander-in-chief for that one percent fighting force. I have concluded without any hesitation, without any doubt, that Jeb Bush is ready on day one to be a commander-in-chief worthy of the sacrifices of the one percent who have been fighting this war.
“Last night he said, “I will have their backs.” I believe he will. Last night he explained in the best possible terms why we need partners to win a war that we can’t afford to lose. To those of you who worry about going in it alone, you don’t have to worry with Jeb because he understands that America can’t go at it alone but, of all others running for president, I think he has the ability to bring the world on board.

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Jeb: A president Hillary could spend time going between White House and courthouse

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Jeb Bush’s top 15 accomplishments while Florida governor

Jeb Bush 22By Lynn R. Mitchell

Jeb Bush was Florida’s first two-term Republican governor, serving from 1999-2007, and Newsmax listed the top 15 accomplishments of this conservative leader during his eight-year tenure:

1. Jobs — Florida added more than 1.3 million jobs under Bush, a huge boom compared to other states on both an absolute and per-capita basis. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, in comparison, Texas added 2.25 million jobs during Rick Perry’s 14 years as governor, and Wisconsin added 162,000 jobs during Scott Walker’s first four-year term, The Des Moines Register reported.

2. Unemployment — Florida’s unemployment rate was only 3.4 percent when Bush left office in 2007, a full point below the national average, according to CNN.

3. Taxes
— Bush has never signed Grover Norquist’s “no new tax” pledge, but did slash Florida’s taxes by $19 billion, offering sales tax holidays, cutting emissions fees, and reducing investor taxes, among other things.
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Jeb Bush shares his reason for calling Trump a jerk

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

During his town hall meeting in New Hampshire Wednesday night, Governor Jeb Bush had many highlights but this is perhaps one of the best — his response to why he called fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump a jerk. The video is 2:30 long and worth a watch. One part of what he said:

“I believe life is precious and a gift from God — the disabled compared to others — we’re all equal in God’s eyes. And when anybody disparages anybody with disabilities, it sets me off. He disparaged a person that he knew had a disability, and made fun of him. What kind of person would you want as president who does that?” -Jeb Bush, 1/6/2016 NH Town Hall

Bush is well-documented about his work within the disability community in Florida. While governor, he created the Agency for Persons with Disabilities that consolidated all the state’s programs for that population to ensure accountability, and encouraged businesses to hire those with disabilities.

In 2015, Bush commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) that was signed into law by his father in 1990, when he wrote:

“It’s time we promote continued progress for Americans living with disabilities. I believe as a society we must work on behalf of those who are most vulnerable, and serve those who cannot always help themselves. … These individuals have talents and skills to offer, and with the right effort to integrate them into daily operations, they can make a significant contribution to a growing business. As more businesses see how much value is created by people with disabilities, the more we will achieve on behalf of all Americans through greater growth, earned success and shared prosperity.”

Here is the video of Trump mocking a reporter with a physical disability. Imagine the president of the United States making fun of the disabled population….

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After good debate, Jeb Bush is trending on social media

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

Jeb Bush was in a do-or-die situation at Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Las Vegas, and he turned in a solid debate performance that has resulted in Jeb Bush trending this morning on social media.

Some highlights:

My analysis on Facebook after the debate:

Nicely done, Governor Bush … solid win when it was absolutely necessary. He landed solid blows on Donald Trump who continued with his school-boy taunting of Jeb who deflected it back on Trump. Jeb showed America what those who support him already knew … he knows the issues and has developed in-depth policies while prioritizing the safety of the American people. Merry Christmas, Jeb … tonight you gave yourself a wonderful gift. ‪#‎AllinforJeb‬

In a rough-and-tumble election year that has seen the most belligerent of the candidates, Trump, rise in the polls –the more outrageous his comments the higher the numbers go, it will be interesting to see the post-debate polling numbers and if Jeb’s excellent performance, including taking Trump down a peg or two, reflects in the standing.

I would like to think we can now take a slight break from politics to enjoy the holidays … but I know better.

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Jeb Bush! Manning the table at The Homestead

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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We had a fantastic time manning the Jeb Bush for President 2016 table at the Advance. It was like Grand Central Station as fellow Republicans stopped by to visit, pick up materials, and talk politics — the only presidential table that had real live people at it. The interest is high and Jeb is in it to win it. Not only does he have the ground game but also the money to sustain and make it through the primaries. He just filed to get on the ballot in Ohio — the first candidate to do so. #AllinforJeb #Jeb2016

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Rebecca Welch: ‘Why this Millennial is supporting Jeb Bush’

Rebecca WelshBy Rebecca Welch
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I wanted to express why I am supporting Jeb Bush for president. I know what you are thinking: another Bush, right? But you would be wrong. I was like everyone else; I figured Bush fatigue would set in with both his father and brother having held the office before him.

But the more I looked into his record, the more I realized that he is the best man for the job. This goes beyond image or ignorant statements like “same old, same old”

In our country, we judge people by their accomplishments, not by their family name. Jeb has proven he can lead, and that’s exactly what this country needs. We need a leader.

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Jeb Bush on the issues: Repealing and replacing ObamaCare

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By Lynn R.  Mitchell

Let’s look at the issues and where 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush stands. For more information, check Jeb2016.com. Today we will look at his detailed proposals for repealing and replacing ObamaCare (link here).

From Governor Bush and the website:

The Conservative Plan for 21st Century Health

ObamaCare is a government takeover of more than one-sixth of the American economy, and it epitomizes why Americans are so fed up with Washington. To win on repeal, conservatives must unite  around a vision of health care for the future – one that enables transformational innovation. Governor Bush’s plan would repeal ObamaCare and accomplish three things:

1. Promote innovation
2. Lower costs
3. Return power to states

Here is how Governor Bush would repeal and replace ObamaCare:

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Jeb Bush’s plan for America after Obama

Jeb Bush bumper stickerBy Lynn R.  Mitchell

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s record during his eight years as governor of Florida include fiscal responsibility, job and economic creation, educational reforms, and much more. Here he writes about his plan for righting America after two terms of Democratic President Barack Obama including replacing Obamacare with a plan that will actually work.

From Governor Jeb Bush:

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Jeb Bush on the issues: Border Security

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

Let’s look at the issues and where 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush stands. For more information, check Jeb2016.com. Today we will look at border security.

From Governor Bush and the website:

When Clint Bolick and I published Immigration Wars in 2013, we presented a number of proposals to strengthen America’s immigration policy. Border security and the interior enforcement of immigration laws, including a greater role for states, formed key parts of this package of reforms. We emphasized that finding a practical solution to the status of the people who are here illegally today is a nonstarter if our borders are not secure against future illegal immigration.

I believe that for those already in the country, we need to put in place a rigorous path that requires individuals to pass a thorough criminal background check, pay fines, pay taxes, learn English, obtain a provisional work permit and work, not receive federal government assistance, and over an extended period of time earn legal status. But any plan to address the status of illegal immigrants must be accompanied by a robust strategy to improve border security.

Securing the border is possible, but it will require Washington to move beyond divisive rhetoric. The following six proposals offer concrete steps that the federal government should take to help secure the border and enforce our immigration laws. We must transform immigration from a broken system into one that benefits every American.

Here are the details:

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Sen. Thad Cochran backs Jeb Bush for president

Jeb Bush bumper stickerBy Lynn R. Mitchell

It was announced on Tuesday that Senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), is endorsing Governor Jeb Bush. From the press release:

Manchester, New Hampshire — Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, is backing Jeb Bush for president, the former Florida governor’s campaign is announcing Tuesday.

The endorsement marks Bush’s fourth Senate endorsement and 30th total from a member of Congress.

“Jeb Bush is the proven leader the American people need as we face grave threats from abroad and continued economic challenges at home. Jeb is a serious leader with executive experience and a forward-looking vision,” said Cochran, who’s now in his seventh term in the Senate.

Bush also has support from Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Susan Collins of Maine.

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Jeb’s national security and military readiness remarks at The Citadel

Jeb BushBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Video of Jeb Bush’s Citadel speech.

Jeb Bush addressed the student body at South Carolina’s The Citadel on Wednesday and, as Jennifer Rubin noted in the Washington Post, there are “a few voices of sanity on national security:

In a sea of self-delusion (from President Obama), fear-mongering (from anti-immigrant opportunists) and mind-numbing geopolitical stupidity (let’s allow Russia and Iran take over Syria!), there are some voices of reason out there.

Let’s start with Jeb Bush, who today at The Citadel rolls out a substantive, detailed defense proposal.

She then offered details of his national security policy. Read more here. He would:

  • Grow the Army Active Component end-strength back to 490,000
  • Build the Marines back up to 186,000
  • Increasing Navy and Air Force firepower
  • Modernizing the nuclear triad
  • Study the feasibility of a high-altitude, medium-to-long endurance persistent ISR/strike system to complement the new long range bomber
  • Increase the combat fleet by continuing with the F-35 program
  • Explore other options for air supremacy
  • Rebuild our intelligence capabilities
  • Secure our basic infrastructure
  • Address gaps in our border and visa security

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Governor Jeb Bush to file double the needed signatures for Virginia

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

Showing his strong support in Virginia, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will officially file twice the necessary number of signatures today to qualify for the Virginia Primary ballot. To qualify, presidential candidates for 2016 must file a minimum of 5,000 signatures statewide and a minimum of 200 signatures in each of Virginia’s eleven congressional districts by the December 10 deadline.

The Bush campaign is submitting more than 10,000 signatures weeks before the deadline.

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Alex Davis with Governor Bush. (Photo by Jeb Bush for President campaign photographer)

Volunteers fanned out across the Commonwealth including Alex Davis in the 9th Congressional District who single-handedly collected over 500 signatures while attending dozens of events throughout the summer and fall, receiving overwhelming positive response. In September when Governor Bush addressed supporters in Bristol, he noticed Alex’s clipboard of petitions and talked with him about the process and personally thanked him for all his work.

Governor Bush was grateful for the effort of so many and commented, “I am humbled to have the support of so many grassroots activists here in Virginia.  The Commonwealth will help decide the next president, and I plan to compete here.  Thank you to all of the Virginia volunteers that spent countless hours gathering signatures.  I will not let you down.”

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