Jeb Bush “Actively” Exploring 2016 White House Bid, Do We Need Another Bush?

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Jeb Bush “Actively” Exploring 2016 White House Bid, Do We Need Another Bush? (Photo Credit: Facebook)

For once I agree with Donald Trump, “this country doesn’t need another Bush.” Jeb Bush has announced on Twitter and Facebook that he’s “actively exploring a White House run for 2016.” To be fair, I actually prefer him to his brother, George W. Bush, but do we need another Bush in the White House?

Jeb Bush wrote on Facebook about discussions over a possible presidential run, “We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.”

So, I guess he will be restoring the America his brother helped to wreck, right? Like Donald Trump said, “this country doesn’t need another Bush.” That’s even as he flirts with a presidential run, which we know won’t materialize.

 

Former Obama Campaign Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

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Former Obama Campaign Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President (Photo Credit: Ready for Warren)

About 300 former Barack Obama campaign staffers are urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. The letter, which was organized by Ready for Warren, is entitled, “We helped elect Barack Obama — now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016.”

We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance.

We worked for him — and against all odds, we won in Iowa.

We organized like no campaign had organized before — and won the Democratic primary.

We built a movement — and the country elected the first-ever African American president.

We know that the improbable is far from impossible.

Now, former staffers from President Obama’s campaigns, along with former staffers from OFA, are joining with the thousands of Americans who are calling on Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016.

Rising income inequality is the challenge of our times, and we want someone who will stand up for working families and take on the Wall Street banks and special interests that took down our economy.

We urge Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. Source: Ready for Warren

The list of former Obama staffers is here.

Right Wing Freak-Out Over Hillary Clinton’s Letters to Saul Alinsky Proves Nothing

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Right Wing Freak-Out Over Hillary Clinton’s Letters to Saul Alinsky Proves Nothing (Photo Credit: Fox News Video Screengrab)

Republicans are having a new feeding frenzy — Hillary Clinton’s letters to Saul Alinksy. Um, think the Barack Obama-Bill Ayres link. That went nowhere and this latest freak-out won’t either. Just saying…What’s next? Hillary Clinton’s Kenyan link?

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveals new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development….

Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by theWashington Free Beacon show….

Clinton’s connection to Alinsky has been the subject of speculation for decades. It became controversial when Wellsley College, by request of the Clinton White House, sealed her 1968 thesis from the public for years. Conservative lawyer Barbara Olson said Clinton had asked for the thesis to be sealed because it showed “the extent to which she internalized and assimilated the beliefs and methods of Saul Alinsky.”

So, while the right wing blogosphere is foaming at the mouth over Hillary Clinton being a radical leftist, she’s heading for New Hampshire. That’s after a successful Iowa trip.

 

 

 

Right Wing Trying to Swift-Boat Hillary Clinton With 1975 Child Rape Case

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Right Wing Trying to Swift-Boat Hillary Clinton With 1975 Child Rape Case (Credit: Facebook)

The right wing has dug up some tapes of Hillary Clinton representing accused child rapist Thomas Alfred Taylor. This is akin to the Tony Rezko case they tried to smear Barack Obama with during the 2008 presidential campaign or even his former pastor Jeremiah Wright. Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Free Beacon’s ‘bombshell’ article:

Newly discovered audio recordings of Hillary Clinton from the early 1980s include the former first lady’s frank and detailed assessment of the most significant criminal case of her legal career: defending a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.

In 1975, the same year she married Bill, Hillary Clinton agreed to serve as the court-appointed attorney for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old accused of raping the child after luring her into a car.

The recordings, which date from 1983-1987 and have never before been reported, include Clinton’s suggestion that she knew Taylor was guilty at the time. She says she used a legal technicality to plead her client, who faced 30 years to life in prison, down to a lesser charge. The recording and transcript, along with court documents pertaining to the case, are embedded below.

The full story of the Taylor defense calls into question Clinton’s narrative of her early years as a devoted women and children’s advocate in Arkansas—a narrative the 2016 presidential frontrunner continues to promote on her current book tour.

[…]

From a legal ethics perspective, once she agreed to take the case, Clinton was required to defend her client to the fullest even if she did believe he was guilty.

“We’re hired guns,” Ronald D. Rotunda, a professor of legal ethics at Chapman University, told the Washington Free Beacon. “We don’t have to believe the client is innocent…our job is to represent the client in the best way we can within the bounds of the law.”

However, Rotunda said, for a lawyer to disclose the results of a client’s polygraph and guilt is a potential violation of attorney-client privilege.

“You can’t do that,” he said. “Unless the client says: ‘You’re free to tell people that you really think I’m a scumbag, and the only reason I got a lighter sentence is because you’re a really clever lawyer.’”

Yes, this is the beginning of the attacks on Hillary Clinton. Public defenders and defense attorneys are called on to represent people they know are guilty of crimes. Jodi Arias murdered Travis Alexander in cold blood, but she was afforded a lawyer, wasn’t she? O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering two people and was represented by Johnny Cochran and others, right?

Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

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Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

Well, this is sure to set Alaska’s half-term governor Sarah Palin off again….Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton refused to go along with then-candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign request to attack Sarah Palin immediately after she was picked by John McCain as his running mate.

Clinton said in an interview with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden, “The day she was nominated, the Obama campaign did contact me and asked me if I would attack her. I said, ‘attack her for what — for being a woman? Attack her for being on a ticket that’s trying to draw attention? There’ll be plenty of time to do what I think you should do in politics, which is draw distinctions.”

Of course, Sarah Palin couldn’t take the high road and pass on wallowing in the muck:

 Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

Drudge Report Suggest Hillary Clinton ‘Holding a Walker’ on People Magazine Cover

The Republicans are going bat-sh*t crazy over a possible Hillary Clinton presidential run. The Drudge Report asked if the former first lady was holding a walker in her latest cover picture in the upcoming issue of People Magazine. Really? Another right wing lunatic questioning her health. Yep, they are trying to stir as much wild speculation of Hillary Clinton’s health as they possibly can.

It’s pretty evident that she’s leaning on a patio chair, um, since she’s standing in front of a pool….

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Drudge Report Suggest Hillary Clinton ‘Holding a Walker’ on People Magazine Cover

 

 Drudge Report Suggest Hillary Clinton Holding a Walker on People Magazine Cover

#GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Says “I Am Ready To Be President”

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#GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Says “I Am Ready To Be President” (Credit: Conservatives Wikia)

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that “I am ready to be president.” I guess many he is deluded into thinking he will get the Hispanic vote when the GOP is deliberately stalling any immigration reform.

He’s a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he’s ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation.

“I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio. “Most importantly, I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there and I think we’re very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria.”

When asked if he was qualified to run, Rubio reiterated that the Republican Party has several qualified candidates.

“The question is what — who’s vision is the one that our party wants to follow?” he said.

Rubio – who spoke to Karl on Friday in New Hampshire — said that if he decides to seek the presidency, he would not simultaneously seek re-election as a senator for the Sunshine State.

“I believe that if you want to be president of the United States, you run for president,” he said. “You don’t run for president with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesn’t work out.” Source: ABC News

Um, I guess there’s nothing wrong with dreaming…Mitt Romney also had a dream of being the next U.S. president but look where it got him?

 #GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Says I Am Ready To Be President

John Kerry Zinger: “I Am Out of Politics and Based on Ratings So is CNN”

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John Kerry Zinger: “I Am Out of Politics and Based on Ratings So is CNN”

Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the mother of all zingers after a speech at Saturday night’s Gridiron Club dinner, when he was asked by CNN’s John King if he was considering another presidential run.

John Kerry’s response was priceless:  “I am out of politics — and based on the ratings, so is CNN.” Damn. BOOM.

Kerry wasn’t the only one to take a shot at the cable news network, which has suffered from notoriously low ratings for years. Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democratic speaker, also riffed on the network’s woes.

“You know things are bad at CNN when they say they may go to a print edition,” Crist said, noting that he had been invited to appear on the network’s Sunday morning show, “State of the Union.”

Sen. Rand Paul’s Response to Ukraine Crisis: Drill in Every Possible Conceivable Place

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Sen. Rand Paul’s Response to Ukraine Crisis: Drill in Every Possible Conceivable Place

Sen. Rand Paul, fresh off his second CPAC straw poll win, gave his two cents on Fox News on how he would respond to the Ukraine crisis:  “I would immediately get every obstacle out of the way for our export of oil and gas. And I would begin drilling in every possible conceivable place within our territories in order to have production we can supply Europe with if it’s interrupted from Ukraine.” Right Sen. Paul, we can immediately start drilling and exporting oil and natural gas to Europe next week….I’m being sarcastic.

Gov. Scott Walker Aide Found Racist Email Comparing Welfare Recipients to Dogs ‘Hilarious’

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Gov. Scott Walker Aide Found Racist Email Comparing Welfare Recipients to Dogs ‘Hilarious’

Republican presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is feeling the heat for some racist emails sent by his deputy chief of staff, Kelly Rindfleisch, while he worked as a Milwaukee County executive. He found an email comparing welfare recipients to dogs, hilarious.

According to documents released Wednesday related to a secret investigation of Walker and his staff, then-deputy chief of staff Kelly Rindfleisch received an email in April 2010 that contained a photo of four dogs and mocked welfare recipients.

“This morning I went to sign my Dogs up for welfare. At first the lady said, ‘Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare’,” the email, first reported by Buzzfeed, read. “So I expla ned [sic] to her that my Dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who the r [sic] Daddys are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with housing and medical care, and feel guilty because they are dogs.”

“That is hilarious. And so true,” Rindfleisch replied.

Rindfleisch was convicted of misconduct in office in 2012 for doing campaign work for a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor on government time.

The Scott Walker documents also contained a questionable email forwarded by another former aide, then-chief of staff Thomas Nardelli, involving a nightmare about waking up as black, Jewish, disabled, and gay.

Nardelli also circulated an off-color email containing a photoshopped picture of President Barack Obama wearing an acorn top for a hat, a reference to the now-defunded Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).  Source: Talking Points Memo