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Will Jeb Bush Connect With Tea Partiers At CPAC?

Posted on | February 5, 2013 | 30 Comments

by Smitty

Via email from the ACU:

ACU ANNOUNCES GOVERNOR JEB BUSH TO ADDRESS CPAC 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will address CPAC 2013 – the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013.

“We are pleased to announce that my friend Governor Jeb Bush will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “We look forward to welcoming Governor Jeb Bush to the CPAC stage for the first time in March.”

Governor Jeb Bush was elected Florida’s 43rd Governor in 1998, and was re-elected in 2002. During his two terms, Governor Bush revolutionized the education system to achieve dramatic rising student achievement, provided substantial, broad based tax relief and economic incentives to strengthen and diversify Florida’s economy. He also initiated measures to strengthen families, help the state’s most vulnerable citizens, and protect Florida’s natural resources.

The 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, to be held March 14-16, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, will provide three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values. The ACU has hosted CPAC in the Nation’s Capital since 1973, and it now stands as the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the country. For additional information, visit our website at conservative.org/cpac2013, on Facebook at facebook.com/CPACNews, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) opened on February 1, 2013.

The CPAC 2013 schedule and list of confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, former Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, former U.S. Representative Allen West and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

I don’t mean to pile on the two minutes of H8, but Jeb would need to put himself on the hook for a ridiculous amount of reform to excite me much. Dynasties are contrary to the Founder’s vision, and we’ve had executive Bush presence for something like 20 of the last 33 years.

Granted, they were only piloting the Resolute Desk for a dozen there, but the need for a post-crash reform plan is staring us in the face. So more equestrian, compassionate, Progressive, national greatness piffle is not sought, Mr. Bush.

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  • Danby

    Are the GOP establishment actively trying to destroy the party? Why not just change the name to the “Screw You Conservatives! We’d Rather Lose!” party, put Lindsey Graham and Dick Lugar on the ballot and be done with it?

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  • vandylawdawg

    It could be argued that the Bush family has done more to undercut the conservative movement than any Democrat…so no I don’t think he will connect with Tea Partiers nor do I think he really wants to make connection. They have always had a big government mindset.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhondaleensb Rhonda Welsch

    “…. Dynasties are contrary to the Founder’s vision, and we’ve had executive Bush presence for something like 20 of the last 33 years.”

    I ask,What effect did that have on the size & scope of government? Maybe that is what is wrong with the GOP- Serial Hypocrisy?

    Granted, they were only piloting the Resolute Desk for a dozen there, but the need for a post-crash reform plan is staring us in the face. So more equestrian, compassionate, Progressive, national greatness piffle is not sought, Mr. Bush.” You said it best… ENOUGH!
    TY Smitty :-)

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    We do not need another fucking dynasty in the political life of this country. Period.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Enh, by the time we get through eight years of Obama, the Bush years (even the Bush 41 years) are going to start to look pretty good. And from what I understand, Jeb is considerably more conservative than his brother or his dad.

  • Finrod Felagund

    However, that does not mean that I’d rather have Jeb than either Condi or Sarah.

  • Spiny Norman

    The Establishment GOP, as represented by Bush, Christie, Rove, et al, want exactly the same thing as the Democrats: an ever-growing and increasingly powerful federal government, only with an (R) after it instead of a (D). The only difference is which favored cronies get the spoils.

  • AnonymousDrivel

    The problem with Jeb Bush is that he is a Bush regardless of what policy positions he puts out. That entails escorting the entourage of Rovian puppetmasters into power which is the last thing conservatives or the Tea Party needs.

    Furthermore, this is not England. Their blood is not special. We need fresh blood as far removed from anything we’ve seen in perhaps the last 100 years. And isn’t it strange that we would need to turn back time to get “fresh” blood. My how the mighty have fallen.

  • Spiny Norman

    GOP establishment = Cotton Whigs.

  • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    From Adams to Adams took 24 years.

    From Harrison to Harrison took 44 years.

    From Bush to Bush took eight years.

    I say, let’s have another Harrison instead.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • http://twitter.com/ThatChristyChic Christy Waters

    This country’s had more Bush than Wilt Chamberlain. No mas!!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    “the Bush years (even the Bush 41 years) are going to start to look pretty good.”

    Sure. They way Jack Daniels looks, mixed with “chunks” in a pavement pizza at about 3:30am.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Let’s just be clear: CPAC no longer involves the word “conservative.” Let’s just use “Chump” instead.

    Look at what’s happening: we’re watching the transformation of the Republican “conservative” wing into the mirror image of their Tory counterparts in Britain. For example, John Kasich handed Obama his spine this week, saying, “Thanks for letting me keep it a little longer, I don’t plan to use it in my second term.”

    Then there’s Rove declaring war on the Tea Party folks, and all of these calls to “soften” on the social issues and the Second Amendment.

    And now the Republicans will spend eternity arguing with the Dems over which party does more in the world of healthcare. Exactly as Mark Steyn warned in his two most recent books.

    Tories, the lot of them. David Cameron is giddy over the thought of it, and the EU is putting out feelers to see if we’d like to perhaps join up.

    I may have made up that last sentence.

    But we need to quash the talk of Rubio, Jeb Bush, Jindal, Santorum, Newt, or any other moderate or non-Restoration guy dreamed up by Rove and his “Let’s end the country now” faction, or the people who gave us Romney last time.

    Calling yourself conservative means nothing anymore; you need to talk Restoration if you want the support of American conservatives.

  • RefudiateGOPe

    I’d rather have Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars than Jeb Bush.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • JRD1

    I’m fed up with the Bush Crime Family.

    Hey Jebbie, “The Age of Bush is O.V.E.R.”

    Make sure you tell that to your son George the third too.

  • JRD1

    The corrupt gopE’s motto is “Better a Democrat than someone who is not one of us!”

    2 can play this game. I’d rather vote for Hellary.

  • JRD1

    ROFLMAO! Thanks for that.

  • JRD1

    BS, I live in Florida. You want him? He’s yours. I’m not voting for the Bush crony capitalist!

  • DaveO

    Will Jeb Bush connect with any of the TEA Partiers at CPAC? No, not unless there’s a TEA Partier working the Coat Check room.

  • DaveO

    Well, it is Lindsey’s and Dick’s turn, after all. They just may run in 2016.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Does RSM mean Jeb Bush connecting with Tea Partiers in a Bob Menedez sort of way? Because I do not think most of them swing that way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651997375 Timothy Jacques

    I’d even vote for Chumlee over Jeb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651997375 Timothy Jacques

    Stay out of the da bushes!!!!

  • http://alanye.com/ Dai Alanye

    Condi as well as Jeb? You, sir, are no conservative, even if you do play one on this site.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Damn well put.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    ‘Get out of the Bushes’ – the only thing ‘The Rev.’ Jesse Jackson ever said I agree with.

  • alanhenderson

    I don’t even want Nunn Bush shoes worn in the White House.