Lead story at Fox Nation right now:
There are a disturbing number of unanswered questions surrounding what a Jeb Bush White House would look like. First and foremost, the former governor's position on the illegals.Former Fox commentator Steven Crowder writes this:
By all accounts, he seems to favor what looks very much like amnesty.
... We need a president willing to put a stop to what is a de facto invasion of the United States.
And then, there's Common Core. In the past he's called criticism of Common Core "purely political" and "troubling."
Folks, Common Core teaches kids to hate America.
One lesson compared the Boston Tea Party to an act of terrorism. Another portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as racist slave owners. Under Common Core, the Islamic faith has been given accommodation in American classrooms. Children are being taught there is no true god but Allah.
And yet, Governor Bush seems to believe the critics of such nonsense are the problem.
So here's the bottom line. If you want a president who defends the illegals and supports an education system that makes our children stupid, then you can vote for the Democrat -- or Jeb Bush.
Oh Jeb Bush: Here’s Exactly Why Nobody Wants You...Who's next? Brent Bozell?
... He’ll lose. The lines between him and current big-government Democrats are just too blurred.
Not to mention we’re sick of Bushes. The first two weren’t that good, and Bush the III (Jeb Bush) wouldn’t be much better. If we continue with their dynasty, it could very well be the end of the Republican party.
... he stands for things that Conservatives shouldn’t. Like common core, amnesty and the big government climate intervention. And let’s be honest, his pandering is downright laughable. He recently produced whole video dedicated to Cinco de Mayo in which he speaks Spanish. Listen, there’s nothing wrong with speaking Spanish. But doing it to celebrate a bogus holiday in order to scrape together more votes is just kind of cringe-worthy and well... so much like a “politician.”
On the occasion of Jeb Bush’s official announcement of his candidacy for president, ForAmerica chairman Brent Bozell released the following statement:And here's one of the leaders of the Tea Party:
We’ve said it before and we say it again: Jeb Bush is unelectable. Not only is he not conservative, but he gave Hillary Clinton an award for public service and her campaign will undoubtedly find a creative way to humiliate him with it. But it’s worse than that. He cannot run on his record. Jeb Bush has moved way to the left since he left office a decade ago, on some of the most important issues facing conservatives. In fact, he’s championed nothing for conservatives since leaving office.
Nominating him will be an exercise in futility...
Bush would be the third member of his family to sit in the Oval Office, and tea party leader Mark Meckler says both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were "big-government" Republicans.And over at the conservative sight Right Scoop, there's this poll:
The president of Citizens for Self-Governance says they contributed to, quote, "the increase in size, spending and involvement of government in America."
He also notes that Jeb Bush's steadfast support for Common Core education standards and immigration reform "is a nonstarter with many conservatives."
There's always a degree of this in the GOP (and, with Hillary Clinton, there's a fair amount of it in the Democratic Party) -- but this seems like far more Republican negativity than usual. McCain, at least, was in sync with base voters on their #1 issue in 2008, support for the war in Iraq and the Bush foreign policy. In 2012, Romney relentlessly denounced Obamacare, at a time when Obamacare had become the GOP's #1 issue.
What is Jeb talking about that makes Republican voters want to stand up and cheer? McCain and Romney identified the hottest of hot-button issues. Jeb hasn't -- and what's more, he doesn't seem to want to.
He's in trouble.