National Politics - 2016

“More Bush”: Jeb Comes To South Carolina

FORMER FLORIDA GOV FINDS “TAXING” PROBLEMS ON PALMETTO STATE VISIT By FITSNEWS || Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – one of the establishment “Republicans” being eyed for a potential 2016 presidential run – paid a visit to early-voting South Carolina this week. Bush’s Palmetto State swing was ostensibly to support…


By FITSNEWS || Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – one of the establishment “Republicans” being eyed for a potential 2016 presidential run – paid a visit to early-voting South Carolina this week.

Bush’s Palmetto State swing was ostensibly to support the reelection campaign of Gov. Nikki Haley, but make no mistake: He’s testing the waters ahead of the state’s 2016″First in the South” presidential primary – same as a host of other prospective GOP candidates.

We wrote about Bush a few months ago, expressing shock that the GOP establishment actually believed he might be its “best bet” to reclaim the White House.

Seriously … “More Bush?” In what universe is that a good thing?

Beyond the stigma associated with his family, Bush has adopted some ill-advised “centrist” positions in an effort to endear himself to the mushy middle of the American electorate, a move that clearly failed to work for 2012 “Republican” nominee Mitt Romney.

For example he’s a top GOP apologist for “Common Core” (the invasive federal curriculum mandates) and a proponent of amnesty for undocumented workers – two positions extremely unpopular among South Carolina voters.

And as if that weren’t problematic enough, on the eve of his visit to the Palmetto State several stories broke outlining Bush’s previous support for new tax hikes (you know, in addition to the massive tax hikes approved by “Republicans” and Democrats in Washington last year).

In fairness to Bush, he discussed these tax hikes two years ago in connection with specific, broader spending cuts … but we all know how “spending cuts” work in Washington.  They’re weak … assuming they are ever enforced.

But tax hikes, once passed, don’t go away …

Also the last time we checked, Bush’s family didn’t exactly have the best record when it came to taxes.  Meaning he should probably steer clear of any proposal including “revenue enhancements.”

In contrast to Bush’s position, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul – another prospective GOP candidate making South Carolina stops – recently touted his opposition to tax hike deals.

“I’m not for ‘revenue neutral’ tax reform,” Paul said. “What does that accomplish? Let’s be boldly for what we are for.”

Indeed …

“His last name aside, (Bush) is just another in a long line of GOP sellouts who would do more harm than good to our country – serving a narrow set of interests, not the people paying for the spoils those interests continue receiving from a Treasury that’s $17.5 trillion in debt,” we wrote back in April.

We still feel the same … although the national debt has climbed to $17.9 trillion in the intervening months.

Bush – like other “establishment” Republicans including Romney and Chris Christie – is simply unacceptable as a presidential candidate in our estimation.  He did a lot of good things as governor of Florida (just as Haley did a lot of good things as a member of the S.C. House), but the higher he rises the further he veers to the left.

We can’t back someone on such a trajectory … and nor should you.


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Take out the banana Colbert October 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Remember when Colbert used to do that funny ass bit with Karl Rove as a ham loaf with glasses?

Hey Colbert, pick up two more and set them side by side and bring the routine back!!!

Title it:

“Jeb & Karl: Hamming it up!”

Fuck, the GOP is truly a disaster, the Dems no better, & the electorate has the collective average IQ of a baked potato.

We’re all fucked.

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm

you said it, Bush, Haley, we are fucked so hard it bleeds.

larry October 24, 2014 at 1:46 am

IT a great day in SC .Bush-Haley Wrong move for her maybe her true colors are finally showing.A lot of her FACEBOOK fans are upset with her being with him .After her debate flip flop one min for Common Core now not for Common Core . Just can’t trust Nikki Haley!

Jonny Logic October 23, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Please make it stop!! Hasn’t that family punished this country (and world) enough? One more Bush would just be piling on.

Smirks October 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Hasn’t that family punished this country (and world) enough?

The world? Yes. The country? Not if enough Americans vote for him.

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

even if they vote, I, WE, can’t take anymore, worst US family in history, hang them all for treason against the US.

CorruptionInColumbia October 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Them and the Clintons!

Tazmaniac October 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Man, you just gored their sacred cow. If it is Bush vs Clinton in 2016 I’d rather cut my hands off than vote such a bullshit choice. Even worse than McCain / Obama.

easterndumbfuckistan October 23, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Bush, Shrub, and Bonzi Plant. A treeo made in the bowls of hell.

Gregory Geddings October 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Go back to Prescott. He continued to do business with Nazi Germany after they declared war on us.

SC Political Digest October 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Jeb Bush is just visiting. No one (but maybe him) is seriously considering him as a presidential nominee…His chance is about ZERO…but he’d be 1 million times better that that failed chump in there now…

But aren’t you pushing Hillary in 2016? Or is that a Halloween GAG??…Talking about a SICK party. If she’s all you got, how desperate must you be?

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

hang him now !!!

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm

very, why not biden you say ? I like another bush in the mix, get ready.

SC Political Digest October 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Are you implying that Biden is a candidate for pres???…PLEASE PLEASE run that pill infected dumb@$$…he’d implode worse than you dolt Wendy Davis in Texas…That would be a FREAK show to see Biden…

RogueElephant October 24, 2014 at 8:56 am

” Your bench looks like Bull-$#!t.”Our bench doesn’t look that much better. A bunch of second and third tier moderates. When we need another Reagan the most , I don’t see one.

SC Political Digest October 24, 2014 at 10:21 am

Ben Carson is VERY attractive. Especially when people are SICK of Washington. He’s an outsider, and an Black man who actually worked hard (unlike quota king Obama) and accomplished something in his life. He’s competent, unlike the fool in there now. There are more Blacks who would vote for him than a white Republican. It may be a move to get blacks, who hate misery and suffering under Democrat policies, to jump parties. …

Carson’s fundraising is off the charts, already. He’ll be in Lexington Nov. 2. All the establishment Republicans are scared to death of him. Even FITS refuses to report his visit. Same as The State newspaper. Haley is cool to him too, because the FatCats in the GOP will not endorse him. He’s too Conservative. But the people LOVE him. He’ll do real well in the primaries if he runs.

And he’d Obliterate anything the Democrats can throw at him…be on the look out for the media and the Dirty Democrats (FITS included) to try to take him out…

RogueElephant October 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Being a born again Christian, he or Huckabee both look good to me. Actually Carson is more conservative than Huckabee. This is the first I have heard about him coming to SC. When and where ? We need to get it out to conservatives, like you said the establishment will do everything to cut him down.

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

This could be the best thing that ever happened in the US ! Another Conservative child molester, and idiots in SC will even vote him in, LOL.

guest October 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Common Core isn’t a federal mandate. Do you not pay an ounce of attention to public policy?

FastEddy23 October 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Yes it is. You in SC may not have had your arms twisted by the threat of lost fed “education” funds for not adopting common core(upt) yet. Texas has, Taxifornia has covertly, Indiana has, …

9" October 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm

He’s kinda handsome,but should have those warts removed from his neck and face.
It makes me wonder,though.Does he have venereal warts,too?

BrooklynChickLovesLiberty October 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Why would you wonder about that???

lulz October 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Because he’s gay. New here?

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

see the book, faggots envy, it fits you !

Thomas October 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Bookmark this piece for the day Hillary comes to SC.

Mac October 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Republican here….and all I can say if Haley is for him, I am against him.

idcydm October 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

2016…Damn can’t we get through the next 12 days.

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 5:50 pm

That could lead to another war that will doom us even more than now, GET IT ???

CorruptionInColumbia October 23, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Please…, NO MORE BUSH!!!!!

Tazmaniac October 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Never thought you would ever that, huh? ;-)

CorruptionInColumbia October 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Not that kind, anyway. Being a child of the 70’s, I don’t mind a little fur on a furburger, though.

Rocky October 24, 2014 at 8:02 am

Bush and his Shadow Marco both coming to SC. The race – “oh, it’s one baby!!!” Here come the amnesty twins.

Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James October 24, 2014 at 9:30 am

“Seriously … ‘More Bush?’ In what universe is that a good thing?”

….well, hmm. I must have been going a different way that you all. Although I prefer it trimmed. Never mind.

johnny b good October 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Great let’s have a crack whore as the first daughter.


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