Monday, December 7, 2015

Bush comes to Jackson

Former Florida Governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush visited the home of Randy James today for a fund-raiser for his campaign.  The event is closed to the media. An email that was sent out to invitees provided the following quotes and list of supporters:

“My experience with economic development issues tells me Jeb’s plan to grow the economy and cast off the shackles of the Obama Administration’s bad policy decisions is exactly what we need to grow jobs and opportunity in this country. His tax reform and energy platforms are also big parts of what this country needs to achieve higher growth rates. As a veteran, I am thrilled with Jeb’s plan to restore America’s leadership role in the world and fix the broken Veterans Affairs Administration. Jeb is an experienced and proven leader during a time of great turmoil and big problems in our country. That’s why I support him for President,” Mike Chaney, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance.

"After Katrina devastated the Coast, Gov. Bush acted immediately and sent first responders from Florida to help us begin to recover. I will never forget his concern for us in Mississippi even while dealing with a number of hurricanes in his own state,” Dave Dennis, Specialty Contractors & Associates, three-time Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board New Orleans, LA.

 Jeb 2016 Initial Mississippi Support

Sidney Allen, Jr., Jackson
Mike  Armour, Tupelo
Morgan Baldwin, Tupelo
Austin Barbour, Jackson
Ann Brock, Ridgeland
Ann and Rick Calhoon, Jackson
Commissioner Mike  Chaney, Vicksburg
Marty Davidson, Meridian
Dan Davis, Flowood
Jason Dean, Madison
Dave Dennis, Pass Christian
Tommy Duff, Hattiesburg
Spence Flatgard, Ridgeland
Former State Senator Merle Flowers, Southaven

Hassell Franklin, Houston
Former MSGOP Chairman Jim Herring, Canton
Paula and Randy James, Jackson
Bill Jenkins, Laurel
Rhonda Keenum, Starkville
Hayley and John Lundy, Ridgeland
Julie and Bruce Martin, Meridian
Ben Moncrief, Jackson
Walley Naylor, Madison
Mary and Richard Puckett, Ridgeland
Former MSGOP Chairman Clarke Reed, Greenville
Former State Senator Charlie Ross, Brandon
Joe Sims, Jackson
Jason Smith, Laurel
Clayton Stanley, Corinth
Former RNC Committeeman Billy and Mollie Van Devender, Jackson
George Walker, Jackson
Gloria Walker, Jackson

This list is about as establishment as one can get in Mississippi.  What is interesting is the Mississippi GOP establishment seems to be supporting either Kasich or Bush.  Interesting because they are two the more moderate candidates and are seen as the GOP establishment's choice.  No bucking the party elders here a la Mounger & Reagan. 


Anonymous said...

Last thing we need is another Bush or Clinton. We fought a war to get out from under a monarchy. Bush has been fumbling and bumbling in the debates. The same old crowd in Washington is supporting him. Time to dump the Washington cartel.

Anonymous said...

Right To Rise USA
(supports Bush)
Independent Expenditures: $43,675,691
Total Raised: $103,167,845

Big Money loves dynastic politics.

Anonymous said...

No not surprised at all that the GOP establishment is supporting the moderate candidates. Look at our congressmen's voting record and you will see that Harper and Cochran are two of the more liberal voting republicans in the southeast. Many people are getting hosed in our state thinking they are voting for people that are standing up for their beliefs. Saw Friday that our attorney general (loretta lynch) is threatening free speech. Mr. Cochran voted for her saying she met all the qualifications.

Anonymous said...

As much as I detest Hillary, I'd vote for her, just to keep that WORST BUSH YET out of office. He clearly has utter contempt for Americans, for Protestants, for white people, and (probably the root of all his contempt) for his parents.

You have to be really low, to be more lowdown than Hillary Clinton.

Confused in Corinth said...

Boggles the mind (of a political outsider) why men/women of even moderate mental capacity would support this candidate or Kasich either one. Both are obvious losers. There is not one chance in hell either would be elected or be selected as a running mate. Why would anybody piss their money into the wind in support of these men?

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah Chrissy, let's all vote for Trump!! Circular firing squad, meet the right wing!!

Anonymous said...

Is the GOP in charge of helping democrats?

Jeb is not where it is at, this is just sad that our wealthy citizens will line up in support of whatever the GOP tell them.

Anonymous said...

The McNuts are out trolling today!

Anonymous said...

Wait until you see Josh & Q pick one out of the pack!

But You Already Knew This... said...

Actually 'the circular firing squad' was put in office about seven years ago. But, back to the point....why would anybody with money shovel it to Kasich or Bush, both of whom have campaigns which are on life support due to the fact that they are unelectable. One has to be reminded of several 'Gil Carmichael for Governor' campaigns.

Anonymous said...

Unless they purchase democrat votes like they did in the last election, the establishment republicans in Mississippi are irrelevant. You people are quick to forget that the majority of republicans in Mississippi voted against the establishment republicans.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the McGOP'ers are out in full force attacking Cochran. Get over it people.

Anonymous said...

As long as ol' Thad is serving he is fair game. Sorry Charlie.

Anonymous said...

Guys...start needlepointing or something useful..your opinion and your vote in Presidential elections doesnt count.

Anonymous said...

The whole state of Ms. does not count in any presidential election. Never has and never will. It is a shame the voters are not intelligent enough to know it.

Anonymous said...

Depending on the outcome in the early states, it is very feasible that Mississippi's delegates could be very relevant in this cycle. Here's to hoping.

Pete Perry said...

ANONYMOUS at 4:42. Unless you want to come out from behind your mother's apron and speak with your identity, take your lying libelous statements back to your Klan meeting and pass them around among your friends that don't pay attention to truth or facts.

I have never bought a vote from anyone. Your continued crying about losing doesn't change that fact. If you want to come out with your name and your facts, I'll be glad to discuss it with you. But as long as all you want to do is take your crying towel and sob about the fact that you and your boy lost - shut it up. Maybe take 9:05's suggestion and start needlepointing. Then you can create you a nice towel to wipe your tears with.

Chrissie lost. Fair and square. There was no 'vote buying' despite your continued lies to the contrary. You want to say differently - bring on the evidence and stand behind your statements.

Anonymous said...

In 2016 the establishment Repubs wanted GOPers to vote for Romney in the MS primary. He came in third but went on to win the nomination. How'd that work out? LOL

Anonymous said...


...and your comment doesn't count here either. Stay home on election day.

Anonymous said...

Senator Thad Cochran emerged briefly from his mid-day nap today to endorse Bush. Senator Cochran appreciates the Bush family dynasty tradition of massive debt fueled deficit spending and emphasized to all of his black Democrat supporters that together with a President Jeb Bush they'll continue to provide free clinics, expand SNAP benefits and throw crumbs to America's HBCUs.

(Note To All Cochran Black Democrats: After John Kasich drops out Pete Perry will be shift his support to Jeb Bush. Since the Democratic nominee is a foregone conclusion Senator Cochran encourages you to vote for Jeb Bush. As a small token of his appreciation Thad would like to announce that the Bush campaign has authorized increased vote payments for this 2016 primary election cycle. After the last minute undocumented PACs have been established payment locations and payment dates will be distributed closer to March 8, 2016 via the usual black Democrat back channels. Please get the word out to all your family and friends that the walking around money is on the way!!!

Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and rest assured that the establishment Mississippi GOP always has your best interest$$$ in mind!)

Anonymous said...

Hey Pete, don't hide behind your mother's apron on this. Mark Tullos lost "fair and square". Right?

Pete Perry said...

No. Mark Tullos did not lose 'fair and square'. It appears he won by five votes. The jury is out on that, but it will be decided in accordance with the state statutes come next month. Then we will all know who won "fair and square" in that election.

And my mother has not been with us for several years now, and I didn't hide behind her while she was here. I put my name with my comments, unlike you.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Roger Wicker is backing Trump.

Anonymous said...

Well, looks like that went well. Just like nationwide polling shows, Bush has little to no support in Mississippi. What amazes me, somehwhat, is all the elected GOP support for Kasich in Mississippi who is lower in the polls than Bush. As a GOP'er myself, it embarrasses me to see how our established leaders are so out of touch with their base. I suggest they stop lecturing and start listening.

Anonymous said...

Trump = controlled opposition for Hillary.

By the time the man gets done with this stint, Republican will equate to repulsive. People will beg and pray for Hecate incarnate to be Madame President. Just you watch.

GOP Historian said...

To all you 'informed' prognosticators. Check a little history before you start declaring any of the current candidates winners or losers.

November 2011 - Gingrich passed the previous leader Cain in the last week of the month. Beginning of December, Gingrich with a falling Cain were still leading - Romney in fourth or fifth depending on the poll. (National polls.)

November 2007 - Guiliani knocked out Thompson during the last week, with Huckabee moving into second place during the first part of December.

The only one of these candidates still around by March was Huckabee in 2007, who by his staying on in his locked in third place gave the GOP McCain for their candidate and the country Obama as its President. All the others were out and gone home by the time state by state primaries and caucuses got into full gear.

Don't bet the ranch on your predictions - or on what your Mississippi neighbors and friends think 'should happen'.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Hilliary 2016

Anonymous said...

Saw where Big Bad Thad endorsed Bush today.

Anonymous said...

I understand that Bush might think that is his turn, but how can he be so clueless? Millions of conservatives are furious at congress for campaigning against Oboma the past two elections and then wimping out and doing nothing to stop him. That explains why the folks with no political experience are doing so well. The voters want someone to stand up and fight to save the country. People look at Bush and see his Dad and Brother. Nice guys. Somewhat conservative, but mostly middle of the road. Is he going to fight to undo all the damage of the past seven years? So far not many people think so. I think he is wasting his time and other people's money. I think it comes down to Cruz vs Rubio. The folks that Bush is chasing will wind up voting for Rubio. That explains why Bush is attacking him (and looking like a fool doing it).

To the GOP Historian said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks 6:12. Your thoughtful commentary did put me to sleep. You contributions are appreciated.

Anonymous said...

People are getting tired of these politicians who have never had to work for a living. It is time someone who has not been on the govt. dole all of their life to try their hand. Can't be any worse than what we have had for many years.

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