November 9, 2012

President Jeb Bush's 2024 replacement is powering up

There's been a lot of talk recently about Jeb Bush being the obvious GOP frontrunner in 2016 because he has a Mexican wife. But, what about beyond Jeb's two terms? Could we ever run out of President Bushes?

Not to worry. From the AP:
'Next Bush' makes campaign filing in Texas 
Nov 9, 12:06 AM (ET) 
By SCHUYLER DIXON

DALLAS (AP) - George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night. 
The younger Bush, a Fort Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday

Which coincidentally happens to be the day after the election, when all the smart money decided that Hispanics were the only hope of the Republican Party
, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told The Associated Press. 
Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details on the filing, which wasn't available online. ... 
The 36-year-old said ... runs a consulting firm and has been active in Republican Party outreach to college students. He's also the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a group that seeks to elect Hispanic candidates. 
Ana Navarro, who was the national Hispanic co-chairwoman for John McCain when he ran for president in 2008, tweeted her enthusiasm Thursday.
"Wrote check for my friend, (at)georgepbush newly formed exploratory committee for office in TX. Young, pragmatic, Hispanic, just what GOP needs," Navarro's tweet read. 
Bush and his wife, Amanda, met while attending law school at the University of Texas at Austin.

I tried to look up something bad about Amanda, but came away thinking she sounds like a much better First Lady than George P. sounds like a President. People who went to Rice with George P. were not impressed, but this Amanda seems formidable. You have been warned.
Bush also has Navy service on his resume, including a six-month deployment to Afghanistan, where, for security purposes, he was given a different name. Not even those he was serving alongside knew he was a Bush.

Okay, so spending 6 months in Afghanistan in Naval Intelligence (doing what, checking on naval action on the Helmand River?) is at least something. He's making an effort.

In other Bush Dynasty news, George P.'s dad Jeb has a book coming out, cowritten with Clint Bolick, called Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution. I can't wait.

May I offer some advice to Mr. Bush? Lose the word "Wars" from your title. Don't remind people.

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

So let me see if I have this right. Hispanics vote for the Democrats and not the Republicans. So letting in MORE hispanics via immigration and amnesty is supposed to help the Republicans?

RIGHT.......

Joe Six-Pack said...

Is like you said Steve... the future will be a mixture of Brazil with the Ottoman Empire.

JayMan said...

I'm OK with the Republicans coming back to the White House post-Obama because I've accepted that it's likely inevitable. But does it really need to be yet another Bush?

Anonymous said...

There were many native Americans who worked with and helped the new white arrivals as a way of gaining allies in their own inter-tribal conflicts. It didn't work out too well for them either. At least we can look forward to a similar fate for the Dems.

Anonymous said...

Just checking out his wikipedia, I was most struck by the fact that he's 36 and he doesn't have any children. (His wife is described as a law school classmate, so I'll assume she's 36 as well.) True representatives of their yuppie/SWPL/careerist generation.

Prophet said...

Interesting, by 2024, Texas will be a swing state.

See below:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/30/1114634/-Projecting-Texas-The-Coming-Democratic-Plurality

Maybe George P. Bush will run as the "savior" of the Republican party by saying: Vote for me or else Texas will go to the Democrats.

Richard A. said...

What Jeb Bush and his wing of the Republican party favor is employer based immigration and guest workers. This approach to immigration maximizes the negative impact that immigration has on labor.

Anonymous said...

If the Republicans are going to put forward a mixed white-Hispanic power couple as their avatars, can't it at least be those two idiots from MTV's The Real World who married each other? At least he's a Congressman and she popped out six kids for him.

Anonymous Rice Alum #4 said...

I once carded P. at a Rice alum event. My first assumption when I saw his ID was, "What a brazen fake ID."

There's no escaping, in Goldwater's formulation, the Republican Party is an echo, not a choice.

Anonymous said...

Why the emphasis on Hispanics? Why shouldn't the Republican Party go after Blacks? High turnout, ancestors have been US citizens much longer than most the ancestors of most whites, religiously conservative, lots more room for improvement in percentage voting Republican.
Robert Hume

Anonymous said...

The Bush family should be stripped of their citizenship.

guest007 said...

Republicans have stuck their hand into the Bush fire twice and been burned twice. One would think that they would learn that any Bush Administration is just going to the make the Democrats stronger while refusing to implement anything that could be considered conservative.

Matra said...

Spengler is saying forget Hispanics, America depends on Asians:

Spengler on Asian- Americans

In the article he comes up with this doozy: There are plenty of bright Hispanics as well (with 25% unemployment in Spain, German firms are recruiting Spanish engineers to fill the 30,000 job openings for engineers in Germany).

Spanish people, Mexican people. They both speak Spanish so I guess they're all the same!

Vermicious Knid said...

The Bushies looked at Mexico and saw how profitable it was for Mexico's elite to to have an uneducated apathetic Hispanic electorate, and decided they wanted to have that too.

Anonymous said...

"In other Bush Dynasty news, George P.'s dad Jeb has a book coming out, cowritten with Clint Bolick, called Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution. I can't wait."

A book is needed? I can write the solution to the immigration wars on an index card:

1. End chain migration.

2. End birthright citizenship.

3. Build a fence on the Mex border.

4. Tie future immigration levels to the US unemployment rate and stress levels on existing infrastructure.

snapperhead soup said...

With tipping point nearly being reached, will Jews start to look for ways to limit immigration? Jews can't possibly want all of US to become like California. If that were to become the case, Jews would be taxed more and more to pay for blacks and browns--and dispossessed 'coming apart' white trash. And would non-whites be so willing to support Israel and Zionism?
Jews engineered this not out of love of diversity or brown folks but out of hatred/fear of white folks and white power. Jews finally destroyed the last vestiges of America Firsters.

Now that big enemy has nearly been slain, Jews will have to look for ways to scale back immigration? What means and arguments will they employ to do this?

Immigration was to kill white power, not to turn all of US into California. Just look how Hispanics called for higher taxes on rich Jews and whites. If that were to become the national norm, Jews are not gonna like it.

Anonymous said...

With stuff like this, we don't need the onion. I can't tell what is a joke or truth anymore.

Anonymous said...

White cons just need a new baby boom.

I wish we had cloning technology.

BrokenSymmetry said...

He should lose the word "forge" as well from the title.

Reg Cæsar said...

Two suggestions: George P should just become a Democrat, as Jay Rockefeller did. And "Amanda" is a solid "Gen X" name.Why doesn't she run instead? (Oh, wait... but there's always the Senate.)

Anonymous said...

So let me see if I have this right. Hispanics vote for the Democrats and not the Republicans. So letting in MORE hispanics via immigration and amnesty is supposed to help the Republicans?

RIGHT.......


It makes sense. The GOP was only getting 20 percent of the Jewish vote. So they went big on Israel, fought a couple of wars in the middle east and are chomping at the bit for another. And now they are pulling down a cool 30 percent.

After another 30 to 40 years of this, who knows, they might even get 40 percent. So I think they believe they can have similar success with the Hispanic vote.

Harry Baldwin said...

Not having any children is a mistake for anyone running for president. You've got to produce at least one token child, like the Clintons, so voters can convince themselves you're actually human.

Could Bush III just stick with the fake last name they gave him when he was in Afghanistan? That would be reassuring.

As far as comprehensive immigration reform, I would have some interest in it if birthright citizenship and family reunification were on the table. I might even accept amnesty if we got rid of both of those and added e-verify. (I say "I might" but I haven't really thought it through.)

Anonymous said...

In a way, goppers and browns deserve one another. both are so mediocre. dan quayle and guillermo for 2016.

Anonymous said...

If Buchanan and Rove were characters in DAWN OF THE DEAD...

Buchanan: The zombie numbers are swelling! They are coming to devour us!

Rove: No no, we must court the zombie vote.

Buchanan: How do we do that?

Rove: Feed them white meat.

Dr. Rove

Anonymous said...

I'm crushed into a Long Island Rail Road car, extra crowded due to the Sandy aftermath, trying to squeeze in my daily dose of isteve and I am really really mad at commenters who aren't embedding their links.

Paul Mendez said...

There were many native Americans who worked with and helped the new white arrivals as a way of gaining allies in their own inter-tribal conflicts.

A lot of people don't know that. They think it was all cowboys v. Indians. More often it was cowboys + some Indians v. other Indians.

Another parallel is that American Indians helped the whites because they wanted the material goods that whites could give them -- steel tools, guns, iron pots, blankets, and processed foods. The story about the Indians selling Manhattan for $24 of beads sums it all up.

Today, whites are giving away their country to save a few bucks on restaurant meals, child care, housecleaning, lawn mowing and the like.

Anonymous said...

I know it's easy to bash Rove, esp with the benefit of hindsight, but was he necessarily wrong in the early 2000s? He knew it was almost impossible to end immigration. He knew white share of votes were sinking. So, how to make GOP viable for the future?

Now, suppose Iraq War had succeeded. Suppose housing boom would have lasted. Suppose Bush's presidency had been a great success than an abject failure. Suppose Gop won again in 2008. Suppose GOP pushed amnesty and made it work.

Might not Hispanics gone GOP?
We know better now but such vision, though starry-eyed, would not have been utterly silly in the early 2000s.

Paul Mendez said...

One exit poll I heard said that -- 4 years later -- 53% of voters blame the bad economy on Bush's policies. Only 18% blame the bad economy on Obama's policies. Those who blame Bush voted 87% for Obama.

So, Dubya is responsible for not just 4 but 8 years of Obama Rule. Somehow, I expect that in 2016 there will still be a large portion of the population that blames Bush for whatever's wrong with the country. In fact, centuries from now, post-apocalyptic savages will gather around the campfire and blame Bush for the failure of their yam crop.

Hopefully, there's a silver lining to the Curse of Dubya, and that is that George Prescott Bush will never, ever be president.

Hopefully.

Anonymous said...

"Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details on the filing, which wasn't available online. ... "

Bet me a dollar: Junior Bush Dude is gonna run as a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

to his credit, his Naval service is something Steve doesn't get (or is being unfair about). You sign up for the uniform and you go where they tell you. It's easy to take pot-shots about the Helmand River, but he signed up in 2007 which was a *very* hot year. He may not have the combat bona fides, but there's no doubt that he signed on when the going was rough and was in a position where he could reasonably infer to be placed "in the shit".

Anonymous said...

I think that hispanucs who sometimes come from countries that opposed the death penality are not as much as whitrd sttractive to the tough on crime. Also, Mexico opposed George W Bush going to war. So maybe hispanics are more anti-war than whites.

rightsaidfred said...

Bush=Romanov

Roland said...

Are you allowed to be Hispanic if you don't have a Spanish last name?

Anonymous said...

http://takimag.com/article/a_joke_called_democracy_taki/print#axzz2BlyRHsem

Anonymous said...

"True representatives of their yuppie/SWPL/careerist generation."

Except that he's not white.

Anonymous said...

I dare say sailer may have been the first to density George p. bush and mission. Great prediction.

Anonymous said...

We should focus more on legal immigration which continues endlessly a importing millions with no regard to changes in unemployment. Someone shuld run on tying immigration legally to the unemployment rate, the post 65 system must be ended or a least end the diversity lottery and just let in Asians and Europeans no more chain migration.

Bill Richardson said...

"Are you allowed to be Hispanic if you don't have a Spanish last name?"

You sure are!

By the way, you may be able to convince me to switch to the GOP and be your presidential candidate in the future. Maybe. Make a really good offer and we'll see. But give me at least a year's advance notice so I can get in shape for the campaign.

gummez said...

How about we be big of heart and go wholehog in ending 'white racism' against Hispanics. How about we accept and count all Hispanics as 'white'.
Count them as part of the white majority. No more affirmative action for them though. We will treat them just like whites according to the same standards and rules. You see how big-hearted we are!

Anonymous said...

Internet is a great source for spreading liberalism because a lot of liberal sites mix entertainment and news. Many conservative sites just give news and opinion. Less fun.

Libs like to mix news and entertainment because Hollywood, pop music, and celebrity culture are all on their side.
And many pop culture sites offer news too, of course liberal news.
If you want to work in entertainment or entertainment news, you have to be liberal.

The View mixes news and entertainment. So did Oprah. So does Stewart and Letterman.
They come across as more fun and hip.

Anonymous said...

"One exit poll I heard said that -- 4 years later -- 53% of voters blame the bad economy on Bush's policies."

Media spin helped some. Remember how the media spun the mini recession of 92 as the worst since the depression?

Cail Corishev said...

I've come to the conclusion that the obsession with "Hispanic outreach" is simply the GOP's desire to have their own pet minority group to match up against the Democrats' blacks. Having minorities on your side makes you cool. There's no chance of prying the blacks away from the Dems. Asians aren't really cool. Jews prefer to play both sides. That leaves Hispanics as the only group large enough to matter.

So they figure they'll get Hispanics voting GOP -- how that's done and what concessions have to be made are irrelevant since this is about power, not issues -- and then they can fight with Democrats over the remaining whites.

If they could magically absorb the Hispanics without becoming a completely different party and alienating whites, it'd make sense, mathematically. So my conclusion is that Rove and Co. don't care if their party ends up being indistinguishable from the Democrats on policy and struggling to get 51% of the white vote. They figure their pet brown people will outnumber the Democrats' pet black people, so they'll win even if whites are tossing a coin or staying home.

Anonymous said...

1. End chain migration.

2. End birthright citizenship.

3. Build a fence on the Mex border.

4. Tie future immigration levels to the US unemployment rate and stress levels on existing infrastructure.

---------


yes, but how? We don't have the power. We know what should be done but our enemies in GOP and Dem won't do it.

Steve Sailer said...

"One exit poll I heard said that -- 4 years later -- 53% of voters blame the bad economy on Bush's policies."

Those 53% might be, to a large extent, right ...

DaveinHackensack said...

Somewhat OT, but related to immigration: worth reading the recent Twitter feed of the current gal tweeting for Sweden (it's a different Swede every week). This one has slammed Pat Robertson, and Christians in general, and gotten a little push back (from Swedes and others) asking why she doesn't criticize Muslims as well.

Anonymous said...

the GOP has to be pro-hispanic or else the media will demonize them. The media gets its $ from advertising dollars from ads purchased by corporations that make higher profits off immigrant labor.

Therefore the GOP will downplay any anti-immigration rhetoric in the general election.

This is only going to get worse.

Jimmy Hoffa's Ghost said...

What Jeb Bush and his wing of the Republican party favor is employer based immigration and guest workers. This approach to immigration maximizes the negative impact that immigration has on labor.

Yeah, it would be much better to have unemployable welfare recipients enter the country.

Anonymous said...

What the right needs to do is to build an army of civil liberties lawyers like the ACLU. We need lots of lawyers, and all rightistgs should generously donate funds to support it.
And we should sue as much and as often as possible to counter the looming restrictions on 'hate thoughts'.
We need to emphasize the CREED aspect of the Constitution, i.e. that it's unconstitutional to fire anyone for his or her beliefs, convictions, ideologies, personal expressions, and etc.

As Dems keep winning and try to cram the Supreme Court with PC police types, we need lots of lawyers. A lot of cons are buying guns, but pen is louder than the gun. Lawyer's briefcase is more powerful than an ammo cartridge.

So much of the leftist agenda was driven by lawsuits. It was fear of lawsuits that made so many institutions and companies to bend over to every Jewish, leftist, gay, and minority demands.
As whites keep losing power and clout, they are gonna lose protection. We need our own ACLU.
All those who cling to guns, go to law school.

An army of lawyers for the future.

Anonymous said...

"Those 53% might be, to a large extent, right ..."

right or wrong, Obama was sweet to Wall Street. But romney couldn't get him on that cuz he's even sweeter.

Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter... have some kids!!

Anonymous said...

"One exit poll I heard said that -- 4 years later -- 53% of voters blame the bad economy on Bush's policies."

Those 53% might be, to a large extent, right.



Well, no, they wouldn't.

island aspergerese translated for free said...

I have no opinion on the 36-year-old Bush, but anyone who disrespects, even a little, American intel officers as a class, shows ignorance. Most intel officers could easily serve as contracting, personnel, or maintenance officers, with the (sometimes)individualistic goal of acquiring more marketable and transferable skills. instead, they decide to use their God-given talents on the
God-forsaken and monetarily non-transferable tasks of figuring out the intracicies of nasty, boring, and nasty people who can hurt our really brave people on the battlefield. Most intel officers would much rather be infantry officers, artillery officers, maintenance officers (everybody loves engines) or out in the civilian world spending their youthful years on making the cash their iq equivalent civilian doppelgangers are making, but they know that they are more rare and irreplacable than those guys, and that seals the deal.

Anonymous said...

the wall st journal doing its part to facilitate the invasion:
"Heartland Draws Hispanics to Help Revive Small Towns"

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443696604577645500654098514.html



Hey, brainwashed cons: how come for every 20 references to 'libruls' and their worship of immigrants, there is maybe 1 reference at best to how the RIGHTWING BUSINESS and its lapdog media loves immigrants? The Wall St Journal and all the business press is pro-immigration, yet you guys basically ignore that.

Hyprocrisy, much?

Anonymous said...

If they could magically absorb the Hispanics without becoming a completely different party and alienating whites, it'd make sense, mathematically. So my conclusion is that Rove and Co. don't care if their party ends up being indistinguishable from the Democrats on policy and struggling to get 51% of the white vote. They figure their pet brown people will outnumber the Democrats' pet black people, so they'll win even if whites are tossing a coin or staying home.


Yes. But in practice the policies which would win over the Hispanics are identical to the policies which would win over the blacks. And those policies are the ones the Democratic party already owns. So the GOP can pass another amnesty and babble on about how "Hispanics are natural conservatives", both of which they've been doing for decades now, and nothing will change.

Steve Jobbes' Idiot Brother said...

and I am really really mad at commenters who aren't embedding their links.

Hey, don't look at me. I've commented on this several times (even explained how to do it), but have given up.

Apparently, it's some sort of affectation around here to act as if using embedded URL's is some dopey new-fangled hipsterism, like, maybe, using a pocket calculator, and a real HBD alpha has no choice but to whip out his handy pocket slide rule to figure out the answer. Really impresses the chicks and sets their 'ginas a-tingling.

That or many of the commenters here are just plain stupid.

Anonymous said...

I know it's easy to bash Rove, esp with the benefit of hindsight, but was he necessarily wrong in the early 2000s? He knew it was almost impossible to end immigration. He knew white share of votes were sinking. So, how to make GOP viable for the future?

Now, suppose Iraq War had succeeded. Suppose housing boom would have lasted. Suppose Bush's presidency had been a great success than an abject failure. Suppose Gop won again in 2008. Suppose GOP pushed amnesty and made it work.



What does any of that even mean? YOU CAN"T WIN THE HISPANIC VOTE WITH AMNESTY. Burn that knowledge into your brain with letters of fire. The GOP has been supporting and enacting amnesties for decades now. Insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over while thinking that THIS TIME the result will be different.

Yes, dammit, it was blindingly obvious in 2000 that amnesty was a stupid, stupid idea.

DaveinHackensack said...

You can go back even further. Rush Limbaugh (who has a stiffer spine than Hannity, apparently) pointed out this week that the Simpson-Mazzoli Amnesty Reagan signed in the '80s didn't win over Hispanics to the Republican party.

The genius of the current Democratic rich-poor coalition is that it's immune to rising poverty and a shrinking middle class: more poor people just increases the bottom part of the coalition. And more unskilled immigrants means more poor people.

Maybe the only thing that will stop this is a revolt by the bond market. But who knows when that will happen? Japan's debt is already more than 2x its GDP and it still borrows more cheaply than we do.

Anonymous said...

A book is needed? I can write the solution to the immigration wars on an index card:

1. End chain migration.

2. End birthright citizenship.

3. Build a fence on the Mex border.

4. Tie future immigration levels to the US unemployment rate and stress levels on existing infrastructure.


Unfortunately this can longer even be contemplated in public let alone done. The GOP could have pushed these measures any time since Reagan's amnesty, especially when they held Congress and the Presidency after 2002. But the window of opportunity is now gone.

What is sad is that I am old enough to have watched this play out over the past 20 years. I think many whites at that time always subconsciously felt that so long as the number of Hispanics, or minorities in general, remained well under fifty percent, they would still have a say over the country.

It never dawned on people that Hispanics, maybe 3 to 5 percent of the population at that time would tip the scales not at 50% of the population, but as low as 7% of the population. Once Hispanics exceeded this seemingly small number, it was all baked in the cake. Whichever white group was losing ground in national politics, in this case democrats, would never allow anything to be done to curb their new voting mine.

Unfortunately, the republicans, or at least the elite business types, would never allow anything to curb their new source of low wage labor. Fastforward twenty-five years, and short of an ethnic cleansing operation, it's over.

The lesson: Nip a problem in the bud, don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Anonymous said...

There is an easier and less expensive way to make babies than cloning.

Risto

Steve Sailer said...

More fun, too.

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Read "Spanish for chutzpah"

Risto

stari_momak said...

Didn't the Ottomans completely extirpate the ruling family of lands they conquered -- down to the 3rd cousins of third cousins?

One begins to see the point...

stari_momak said...

"to density"

A useful new verb!

Anonymous said...

There were many native Americans who worked with and helped the new white arrivals as a way of gaining allies in their own inter-tribal conflicts. It didn't work out too well for them either. At least we can look forward to a similar fate for the Dems.

Actually, it worked out pretty well for them. The Indian nations competed for power the way Europeans nations (and everyone else) did. Losing to an Indian tribe meant the slaughter of all the menfolk, and the enslavement of the womenfolk and children. For most, losing to whites meant working for them and sending their kids to school. Most Indians ended up embedded in the fabric of white society via intermarriage.

Matthew said...

All you or I really need to know about Jeb Bush:

When George W. Bush was governor of Texas, he ended affirmative action by replacing it with a top 10% policy - i.e., the top 10% of every high school class is guaranteed entry to Texas colleges.

Not to be outdone, a few years later, when Jeb was governor of Florida, he proposed to replace affirmative action by guaranteeing college admission to the top 20% of every high school.

That, in a nutshell, tells you everything you need to know about Jeb Bush. As bad as his brother? Nope - he's infinitely worse.

Matthew said...

Here's a brief tutorial for those who aren't HTML savv y: How to Embed a Link.

Anonymous said...

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/a_crusaders_reward_morris_dees_to_receive_2012_aba_medal/

hilarious comments

Mr. Anon said...

"Steve Jobbes' Idiot Brother said...

Apparently, it's some sort of affectation around here to act as if using embedded URL's is some dopey new-fangled hipsterism, like, maybe, using a pocket calculator, and a real HBD alpha has no choice but to whip out his handy pocket slide rule to figure out the answer. Really impresses the chicks and sets their 'ginas a-tingling.

That or many of the commenters here are just plain stupid."

Or perhaps we just don't care enough about indulging your little embedding fetish to take the time. You want to follow a link, then follow it. If it's too much trouble, then don't bother.

Mr. Anon said...

Maybe the Republicans should go after the vast potential criminal vote by granting a blanket pardon to the nations' felons.

Mr. Anon said...

I find it interesting that little George P. is filing for some state office, as yet unnamed - as if he doesn't even particularly care. He's going to grace Texas with his powerful Bush Mojo, and they should just be grateful that he deigns to lord over them in any capacity. I suppose it doesn't matter what you call a stepping-stone as long as you can step on it.

Didn't George P. Bush get involved in a little unpleasantness with an ex-girlfriend. In fact, all of Jeb and Columba's kids have had problems with the law:

http://www.pigdog.org/auto/Bush_Family_Hi_Jinx/link/2429.html

Anonymous said...

"Here's a brief tutorial for those who aren't HTML savvy: How to Embed a Link."

Here's a brief tutorial on copy and paste:
http://lifehacker.com/5801525/help-new-pc-users-learn-how-to-copy-cut-and-paste

Steve Jobbes' Third Cousin Twice Removed said...

Or perhaps we just don't care enough about indulging your little embedding fetish to take the time. You want to follow a link, then follow it. If it's too much trouble, then don't bother.

Oh, touché! It's a "fetish" to think that somebody should do something rudimentary to make it simple for the link that they're giving to be readily usable. And in case you hadn't noticed, the whole comment was in response to a previous commenter who pointed out that he actually couldn't follow a non-embeded link when viewing this site on an iPhone.

Yeah, of course I know I don't have to "follow" the link if I don't want to. But consider this, genius: you're making your own post much less useful by pasting in a URL that the vast majority of people who see it won't bother to "follow" (i.e. cut and paste into their browser), whereas a much greater number would actually make use of it if you, say, took the trouble to figure out how to do something as simple as embed it.

So it's not my time your wasting. It's your own. Now there's a "fetish" for you!

ben tillman said...

What the right needs to do is to build an army of civil liberties lawyers like the ACLU. We need lots of lawyers, and all rightists should generously donate funds to support it.

It's coming. Get your checkbooks ready.

Bob Arctor said...

"..Suppose housing boom would have lasted..."

Neo-conservative (or left-liberal) fantasy land logic at its finest. Please explain to everyone how 10% annual increases in house prices could have possibly continued indefinitely; by 2025 residential rent would have consumed more than 300% of aggregate national income.

What can't go up forever doesn't.

Anonymous said...

I'm not an American, so when you mentioned war, I wondered about the neocons. Where are they now? Were they preparing for a triamphant return to influence under Romney? Sitting in think-tanks biding their time?

Son of Brock Landers said...

Considering his age, this is a weird filing. He is 36, no children and is filing in a reliably GOP state. They have a large Hispanic pop and Romney still won 57% of the vote w/o trying. If George P were playing the long game, he would have been wiser to file in Florida.

Florida is a swing state that leans GOP. He's half Mexican, so in a future with more Mexican-American voters in Texas, his appeal would be tribal already for Texas, and being able to bring Florida reliably into the GOP column would be a huge plus. Florida also has more open seats in the near future. Texas has a clogged pipeline for the state wide offices. Florida has a Governorship likely to change hands in 2014 and then be free and clear in 2018. The Senate has a Dem in one seat that he could challengein 2018. I am surprised as a child of Florida that he didnt move back to Florida, wait out the residency period and file for running for office there.

Someone should remind him of this as Mitt Romney probably regrets not being a resident of Michigan instead of Massachusetts so he could have become Governor of Michigan in the '90s. Running as a Republican in MI as opposed to MA would have allowed him to be vocally far more conservative, removing those flip-flop believability issues in '08 and '12. We'd be talking about President Romney right now.

Anonymous said...

"Or perhaps we just don't care enough about indulging your little embedding fetish to take the time. You want to follow a link, then follow it. If it's too much trouble, then don't bother."

Are you kidding? How old are you? You sound like a Republican Party strategist - "if we can just get the kids to the library to pick up some Chesterton, this election's in the bag!" You must be unfamiliar with the awkwardness of cutting and pasting on an iPhone, the most ubiquitous smart phone - I'm sorry I don't use my laptop while standing on a train, I'll try to do better.

Anonymous said...

"I dare say sailer may have been the first to density George p. bush and mission. Great prediction."

I wrote a opinion piece for our local newspaper saying the same thing in 2006: that the Bushes were thinking long term about their political dynasty and that George P was being groomed for president, but not necessarily for the GOP.

Anonymous said...

There is an easier and less expensive way to make babies than cloning.

It can be quite fun too!

Mr. Anon said...

"Son of Brock Landers said...

Someone should remind him of this as Mitt Romney probably regrets not being a resident of Michigan instead of Massachusetts so he could have become Governor of Michigan in the '90s. Running as a Republican in MI as opposed to MA would have allowed him to be vocally far more conservative, removing those flip-flop believability issues in '08 and '12. We'd be talking about President Romney right now."

I think you're right. One of the biggest things that hurt Romney is that he had been governor of Massachusetts. A lot of republicans probably figured that there was no way he could be even remotely conservative with that on his reume.

Anonymous said...

"I think you're right. One of the biggest things that hurt Romney is that he had been governor of Massachusetts."

How much is the GOP hurt by the fact that so many of our economic centers are in deep blue states? If you're a smart, successful Republican living in San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, or New York City you could run for office, but you probably wouldn't win. If you moved to a red state to run you'd have no network of people to support you.