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Jeb Bush’s CPAC Fail

RAND PAUL SUPPORTERS MOCK ESTABLISHMENT FRONTRUNNER || By FITSNEWS || Given our inside look at some of the ridiculousness accompanying last weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., the results of the gathering’s straw poll shouldn’t interest us all that much. But it’s a slow news day…


|| By FITSNEWS || Given our inside look at some of the ridiculousness accompanying last weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., the results of the gathering’s straw poll shouldn’t interest us all that much.

But it’s a slow news day so …

For those of you keeping score at home, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul won the poll (as he did in 2013 and 2014) – garnering the support of 25.7 percent of attendees this go-round.  That placed him ahead of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (21.4 percent), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (11.5 percent) neurosurgeon Ben Carson (11.4 percent) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (8.3 percent).

What makes Bush’s fifth-place finish especially disappointing?

According to reporter Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Bush “bused in backers” for the event.

“Bush’s supporters organized caravans of his Washington backers to attend his speech, and they cheered whenever anyone else booed,” Martin reported.

Meanwhile reporter Betsy Woodruff of Slate obtained emails showing Bush’s “Right to Rise PAC” was organizing transportation for Bush backers to the event.

One CPAC attendee confirmed seeing the buses arrive.

“Multiple buses,” the source told us, adding that they entered the facility via a “back, sealed entrance.”

Rand Paul supporters openly mocked Bush’s efforts.

“What’s worse than a distant fifth in (CPAC’s) straw poll? Busing in paid supporters to skew vote and STILL finishing fifth,” S.C. Senator Tom Davis – a Paul supporter – wrote on his Facebook page.

Of course back in Davis’ Palmetto State – where old timers loyal to the GOP establishment still dominate the electorate – Bush is running neck-and-neck with Walker for first place according to recent polling.


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Poetic Justice March 3, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Bush took one in the tush.

Swan March 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Eh, won’t matter. CPAC is fringe these days. He’ll be standing at the end when all is said and done. Also will probably win the general vs Hillary, et. al.

CNSYD March 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm

All I need to know about Rand Paul is that carpetbagger Davis is for him. Makes ignoring him easy.

GrandTango March 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

I bet FITS S#!t all over himself when Jeb got booed.

If the GOP does not beat itself, by sending FITS-Type moderates up to take on the Democrats, the Democrats LOSE…

And Conservative voters are through w/ FITS libertarians commandeering the GOP…

We get a CONSERVATIVE in 2016…and FITS and the Democrats get their @$$#$ kicked…

Did I mention Hillary is your nominee…Hahahahahahaha…LMAO….

Buz Martin March 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm

When did Will ever express any support at all for Jeb Bush? You are, once again, tuned into a channel of reality which does not exist.

GrandTango March 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Might better do your homework son…while FITS sings a different song now..he launched his blogging career w/ a treatise assailing Warren Tompkins for not being fair and playing pretty, when they gutted John McCain in 2000…Sanford and McCain (w/ FITS) were joined at the anus…

Not a lot has changed, ideologically for FITS. He knows triangulation as a Liberal-Tarian just leads to the election of more Democrats (see Va. governor’s race) …even after they have proven to be unfit for election (see Obama)…

jc March 3, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I love it when American hating socialists like you know who run around these blogs pretending to be conservative patriots after they are on the record supporting a Green Peace marxist like Gloria Tinabu while attacking Christians, comparing Jesus with Muhammed, attacking the Tea Party and supporting Occupy Wall Street.

They lie so much they never remember what they posted in previous election cycle’s.

GrandTango March 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm

And Boz is so stupid – or is it alcohol-soaked- he thinks no one sees through is half-baked, leftwing-stolen ideology…

Buz Martin March 4, 2015 at 2:45 am

Sanford …

Nope. Don’t see “Bush” in there anywhere. Just as I said, tuned into a channel of reality which doesn’t exist.

This is so boring, I will add more boredom to it, then we can achieve maxx stupefaction, and all go to sleep:

J. Warren Tompkins is my cousin.


GrandTango March 4, 2015 at 6:23 am

Blissful ignorance indeed…LMAO…

It’s easier to play stupid than admit who, and what, you are…Hahahaha…thanks for the laugh…

Buz Martin March 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Jeb is a tool. Which means he’ll probably be the GOP nominee.

Hillary is no longer the sure thing she was once thought to be. More and more info is coming out about funny money going to her campaign, and about Bill hanging around with a guy who is involved in orgies with underaged girls. Also, the revelations about Bill Cosby’s secret (but massively covered-up) past sexual assaults on women is bringing back up some never-really-disproven allegations about everyone’s favorite sex preditor POTUS.

MAYBE if she divorces him or he buys the farm before the Democratic Party Convention, she can still get the nod. Virtually everyone else possible on that side of the aisle would be too far to the left and too resolutely anti-war to get elected.

So — given the total freak show that is most of the GOP field, it will be Jeb’s game to lose. <—– Stated with absolutely NO enthusiasm whatsoever. Now watch GT and his twisted lapdog pogo come in and claim I actually mean the total opposite of everything I just said.

GrandTango March 3, 2015 at 4:53 pm

A pop culture jockey coming to terms about Hillary…after I’ve been telling you it for years…

If not Hill…then who…Joe???….LMAO…

It SUCKS to be you…especially w/ your pal moderate-Liberal-tarian, Jeb taking on water…If the GOP runs a Christian-Conservative…you’re toast…

Thanks to Obama, the people who pay the bills are sick of the Christian-haters and America-haters…that means NO Democrat…

dimdlewitt March 3, 2015 at 9:34 pm

How did Ronnie Reagan do in the polling? How many white geezer GOPers wanted to vote for Herbert Hoover?


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