Jeb Bush stars in “New Republican” ad. Really?

It never ceases to amaze me how the Republican Party continues to do things that seem just plain dumb. Take for example this new TV ad called “New Republican.”

As BizPac Review reports, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal have kicked off a campaign for NewRepublican.org with a TV ad encouraging people to think like a new Republican. The 30-second spot aired nationally, during Fox News Sunday for starters, according to sources.

I clearly understand the strategy of “re-branding” but a quick review of the Coca-Cola marketing case study might have been useful for the Republican Party. Y’all remember “New Coke?” I am from the home of Coca-Cola — Atlanta — and will never forget this marketing faux pas. Coke decided to rebrand its time-honored Coke taste and formula and the results were horrific, an abject failure.

The result? Coke went back to something called Coca-Cola Classic which returned to its true form. You just don’t tamper with an icon. I remember selling Cokes at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium during Braves games. We didn’t shout, “get your ice cold soda here.” We shouted, “get your ice cold Coca-Cola here.”

I also remember the failed ad campaign from Oldsmobile: “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile. It’s the new generation from Olds.” And that bombed as well.

Another example of foolish marketing rebranding was with the US Army. After McDonald’s, perhaps the most widely known marketing sloga was “Be all that you can be.” It was the motto that transformed the US Army and a theme I use to this day in speeches about individual challenge and achievement.

However, some genius decided the Army needed to rebrand itself to attract young independent-minded millennials and came up with the stupid slogan, “Army of One.” I will never forget the ad showing a kid out of uniform with no weapon, no helmet, and a rucksack running the opposite direction from the other Soldiers, tanks, and attack helicopters. I remember one senior non-commissioned officer remarking about the ad, “That boy is a deserter.” Another failed ad now replaced with the far preferable “Army Strong” motto.

So who is the genius behind the goofy-sounding “New Republican” advertisement and why would you put two fellas on camera who don’t represent anything new — heck, Jeb Bush and his Common Core is reviled across America.

When I’m out speaking I talk to people based upon principle, not party, because parties are failing the American people and are the last thing anyone should be promoting. When you speak to principles and values you connect with people.

I think we need to convey that GOP stands for Growth, Opportunity and Promise and who doesn’t want that for themselves and for their children and grandchildren? You then transition the conservative principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual sovereignty, free market, strong national defense, and traditional values into effective policy aligned with the GOP theme and march on from there.

When I was in Wenatchee, Washington recently I met with a marketing executive named Bonnie Clausen and she had a very good campaign theme based on the GOP concept. She lives in Spokane and I recommend someone get in contact with her and listen.

This “New Republican” ad campaign is just plain dumb, and anyhow, what is new about Jeb Bush? At least they could have used younger people — and how about women?

Reminds me of a maxim I learned from some NCOs in the Army: “can’t fix stupid.”

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NationalPickle
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Why not ask JEB about his ties(while FL Gov.) to the Jamaican DRUG cartel? Seems the BUSH/CLINTON families are happy to take DRUG $, all the while preaching American VALUES??

mauser 98
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Jeb can move to Mexico. solve love immigration problems there

del
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Jeb Bush is clearly not a Republican, though. The only Republican I know is a RINO and he needs RINO-plasty..

firftrmark
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His name alone will lose voters. I wasn’t happy when they put up McCain and Romney. McCain only for the reason that he was some how next inline. We need someone new such as Ben Carson.

AnneCameo
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Romney was a good choice as to experience and knowledge. Dr. Carson, I believe is a good man – but what’s his experience? I don’t know that much about him. MSM and attacks by Obama regime, contributed a lot to his loss – and too many didn’t BOTHER to even vote! 11/2014 – every conservative must VOTE – for every new GOP into open seats. Unite against Obama – it’s the only way. 2016 is too far away at this time, and Dem. attempt to change the focus AWAY from 2014 – which hopefully, will be used to hold them… Read more »
AWCheney
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These “New Republicans” are, in fact, the old Republicans who support amnesty, and most of Obama’s initiatives yet do nothing to protect our military, live up to the contracts with our veterans, and preserve our Republic. They allow our Constitution to be ignored unless it suits them, and it doesn’t suit them to remove a President who tramples upon it, our flag, and our rights. They are comfortable with open borders, terrorists and Islamists in our government, and terrorist training camps around the country, yet they are NOT comfortable with allowing our citizens to keep their rights…the Patriot Act is… Read more »
Nannette McGowan
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You’re right, AWCheney. These “New Republicans” are the career politicians who are incumbents. This past weekend the Main Street Republicans had a conference at the Carlton Ritz on Ameilia Island funded by George Soros, unions and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These are the RINOs who want cheap illegal laborers and support the big businesses who contribute the most to Karl Rove’s RNC. The major focus of this conference was how to eliminate the Tea Party and rein in the growth of the conservative movement. Like the Democrats, these RINOs want continued excessive federal spending and expansion of federal powers… Read more »
Joanne Mooney-King
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I like it. The idea is to change the look, make it “Hip”…it doesn’t have to be perfect…it just has to send a message that being Republican doesn’t mean it’s your grandpa’s politics. Anything is better than nothing. Look, can Republicans just agree to NOT bash their own party members during the next election?

Xworldcop
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Oh yeah, just like Oldsmobile! By the way, whatever happened to Oldsmobile?

George Beatty
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To pursue the analogy. There was Diet coke, Caffiene free Coke, Caffiene free Diet Coke, Coca Cola, Caffiene free Coca Cola. Then came New coke. Now we have Fiscal Conservative Republicans, Liberal Republicans, RHINOs, Social conservative Republicans, Tea Party Republicans, Libertarian Republicans, Log Cabin Republicans.. Some where in our search for shelf space we have lost brand identity and much of the product isn’t very clearly labeled.

Philanthropussy
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Your Republican party has a velvet rope.

Nannette McGowan
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For future reference, it’s not “RHINOS”, it is RINOs. It’s an acronym of
Republicans In Name Only.

Rena
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to be fair though, spell check is a bit of a jerk sometimes and will change your spelling sometimes without you knowing it… but who knows 🙂

George Beatty
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I confess I misspelled it. Kind of makes my point about identification though. Thank you for your attention Nannette.

marlene lapierre
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The Reps continue to “lose” before the race even begins. I am a republican, and if they don’t get behind one another, and firmly, we will have more of what we currently have – a country falling to our knees. I’m sitting here shaking my head in disbelief !!

Nannette McGowan
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The career politicians in Congress and the RNC RINOS seem to be more concerned about getting votes from Democrats than rallying their conservative base. They need to remember the dismal conservative voter turnout in the elections since 1996 when they ran RINO Bob Dole and have continued to only support RINOs ever since. They need to give up on Democrat votes and focus on the base, the conservative voters.

About Common Core
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The Face of Common Core for RINOs is Jeb Bush. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOTihfAiaC8

Ed Richardson
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Jeb is no rino.He is a Dirc ( democrap in rino clothing )

Nannette McGowan
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I live in Florida and for the 8 years that Jeb Bush was governor of this state, he focused on one single issue for the entire 8 years. That was education, period. Do we want a president who can only work on one single issue? I don’t think so. Education should be a county and state issue. It seems the more federal involvement in education, the worse our schools have gotten.

About Common Core
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Amen, Nannette!!

George Beatty
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http://blog.reidreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/jeb-charlie.jpg. This pretty much sums it up for Jeb in my opinion.

Alison Melissa Perry
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I wish Lt. Colonel West would run for President. It’d be the first vote I’ve cast in years where I didn’t feel like I was voting for the lesser of evils.

Philanthropussy
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Oh Boy!! If West ran for president in 2014, he would HAVE to talk to news channels other than FOX. No soft ball from CNN, MSNBC and the networks. Toe-to-toe with Sharpton, Wolf, NYTimes, BET, Ellen, Oprah. The View with Whoopie and not Hasselbeck. Will he go before NAACP? Romney did?

Reba
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Why, you rarely see the administration on Fox? They are always on MSNBC and other Liberal Stations.

AnneCameo
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Conservative/Repub’s failure to vote in 2012 – resulted in Obama. We have to vote for the best candidate – which also means, the “lesser of two evils”. ANY GOP candidate was better than Obama.

11/2014 – in order to unite against Obama – we must elect all new GOP to all open seats (period).

Glen Saunders
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Who thinks up this BS and then expects all of us to just follow blindly along? Ain’t happening GOP…..

Mark D. Sawyer
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Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton? What’s the difference? Ben Carson, Allen West, Scott Walker, Trey Gowdy and many more would be better candidates than Jeb Bush. Hell, my neighbor has a really stupid, but cute, Cocker Spaniel that would make a better president than Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton.

Xworldcop
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The GOP is no longer a relevant political party. They do not represent the best interests of my country or the citizens.

AnneCameo
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That’s sad for you. But, in the U.S. – the majority want lower taxation, smaller fed. gov’t, and less fed. gov’t regulation – which has become an even bigger issue – with huge new entitlement, ACA – the MAJORITY hates it.

AnneCameo
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And that IS according to polls.

CSmith
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Growth
Opportunity
Promise

I like it 🙂

Lynn Westrich
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Jeb Bush is not the face of the Republican Party! Let’s get real men like Allen West, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy. Anything but this stupid slogan. No more Bushes or Clintons!

Jupiter C.
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I would think; after receiving mass emailings from the RNC & then unsubscribing to them, that they had included Bush & Jindal because they were available & willing. A mistake to include Bush, who is not really a contender. The RNC is trying to initiate a better web presence & modern campaign strategies after Romney’s failed behemoth, old-fashioned, conventional campaign revealed its uselessness. There needs to be better & updated leadership at the RNC.

Michael Stefani
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Ask Bobby Jindahl; how about the BIG LIES they’ve been telling for so long.

SandyT
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I am a lifelong Republican, but I have told the GOP that I will not donate any more money to the RNC unless/until they start listening to We the People, the TEA party faction. The old guard establishment GOP can go to h377. I will donate individually to people like Allen West, Trey Gowdy, and others. It won’t be much because my only income is social security, so I can’t waste money on a party that no longer represents true Americans! I will NEVER however, vote for any DemocraP.

AnneCameo
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I never belonged to a party; and in ND – we had good leaders such as Dorgan and Conrad – but I don’t live there anymore. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Holder, etc. have warped the party – which doesn’t REPRESENT ANY American values anymore. 2014 – I will, however, vote for every possible new GOP in order to unite the country and congress under the GOP. Obama has ONLY divided the country. GOP needs to represent the majority – who are conservative, want lower taxes, jobs, AND LESS FED. GOV’T regulation/rule. 2014 VOTE.
colita8
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Sandy we are going to do the same we are going to donate to the presidential candidate! We like Ted Cruz/Scott Walker!

Mark Cline
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If you are interested in what Republicans should represent, watch this man has to say….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iygs0yURzRo

SandyT
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Okay, here we go. Some will agree with me and some won’t, I don’t care. Bobby Jindal is my governor and I love him. He’s been good for Louisiana. I love Ted Cruz and his fiery, courageous stands against the left. Marco Rubio was once talked about as a potential nominee, but not so much anymore, after some of the things he has supported, such as amnesty. Jindal and Rubio have something in common. They were both born in the United States, but their parents were NOT citizens when their sons were born. They are NOT natural-born citizens. Cruz’s mother… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Why do you think a person is less qualified if they are anchor babies? At one point, all Americans were anchor babies, honey. America Indians are the original American-born over all of them, so where do they fit? John Tyler was the first US president born in the US. The ones before were born while US was still British colony.

Rep Gov of SC Nikki Haley is a anchor baby and the republicans LOVE her.

SandyT
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Yes, I do know what an anchor baby is and some people and courts have argued that the 14th Amendment makes them citizens at birth. The 14th Amendment was written to make citizens of the former slaves’ offspring, and was not meant to make citizens of those whose parents just crossed the border and had a baby here for the babies to be citizens. I believe that a child should have to have at least one citizen parent for the child to be a citizen, but that still would not make them natural born citizens. Bobby Jindal was born about… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Thanks for the Jindal history ( even though I didn’t ask for).Your illegibility on Amer citizenship are your opinion , not law.

AnneCameo
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I really also like Rand Paul, Trey Gowdy, Perry, West, and 2016 is a long time from now – which really needs to be the focus, with the 2014 elections being very important to conservatives. Depending on the results of 2014 – the 2016 election can be totally different, or even non-existent, if Obama has his way.

Reba
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Very good Sandy! They shouldn’t run for President, but they can hold other positions. Two wrongs don’t make it right and Republicans and Conservatives have complained the whole time, so they best not put them up for the running. I personally don’t want to see any names that were previous Presidents, in the future Presidents. Being a Native Floridian, I have no interest in Jeb Bush running again nor would I vote for him. Hell, I’m not even interested in Scott or Crist and praying that a Conservative stands up to run against Scott, before it’s too late. You’re right… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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I’m like Rubio. My parental units are Cuban. So you dish my dreams of being president? My blood runs red, white and blue.

Reba
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I like Rubio, but he went back on his words. He is in a good position and if he runs for the same position again, I would vote for him, unless someone better ran. Don’t know who that would be, but we will see. I think he still has a lot to learn, but he is doing well for the most part.

Philanthropussy
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As soon as I saw the cover of Time mag that called him the savior of the rep party, I knew he was doomed.

Reba
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Bad choice of words for Time Magazine and people were not happy with it. No, Marco Rubio went back on his words on the Illegal Bill and that is what doomed him.

Philanthropussy
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I saw that coming too . It’s going to be an interesting presidential race for the reps. Cruz, Rubio and the rest are going to have to set the self apart ASAP.

SandyT
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Were your parents citizens when you were born? If they had already become naturalized citizens before your birth, then no matter where they were born, you are a natural born citizen. If they were not yet citizens, then you are a native born citizen but not a natural born citizen, no matter how red, white and blue your blood runs.

Philanthropussy
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The constitution does not explain what a natural born citizen is, other than” born in” I doubt you would deny your first generation grandparent or great grandparent ” true Amer citizenship.

SandyT
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Let’s see, my great, great, great grandfather was Daniel Boone’s brother. Their father came to America from England in 1713, before America was a nation.

colita8
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We need new faces: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Jim DeMint, Perry Gov of Texas. We have enough of good leaders.

Reba
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Ted Cruz is not eligible nor is, Jindal and Rubio. As for Governor Perry, no thank you. All I know as we need someone strong that will close our Borders and clean “Our Country” out of illegals. Get rid of the Muslim Camps, Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR and the Terrorist in “Our Country.” Bring back the “People’s Rights,” and support our Military and make us strong again. Bring Manufacturing back to “Our Country,” bring jobs back and take our Health Care back to what it was. The uninsured should have separate Health Care and yes it can be done, without destroying… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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So how long did Ted Cruz live in the US illegally? And when did his father become a citizen?

jimmie redding
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Now you’re talking.

dba_vagabond_trader
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New Republican same as the old Republican.

Dolts!

jimmie redding
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It would be the death of the Republicans. Period.

titanoscar
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This whole “New Republican” theme only implies that we have been headed down the wrong path. Have we made mistakes, of course we have, but this just implies that the Republican Party is due for an overhaul. Is this supposed to be something new: “I think we need to convey that GOP stands for Growth, Opportunity and Promise and who doesn’t want that for themselves and for their children and grandchildren? You then transition the conservative principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual sovereignty, free market, strong national defense, and traditional values into effective policy aligned with the GOP theme… Read more »
AnneCameo
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There were several reasons Romney lost 2012; but none of them really had anything to do with HIS message – which didn’t get out to the majority, who didn’t even bother to VOTE.

titanoscar
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I am not saying that Romney lost in 2012 because of his message. I thought he had a strong message. The Dems had an incumbent that didn’t have to go through a primary for one. I misunderstood, however. I think West is saying that he says the above paragraph. Which is fine, because it’s our core philosophy which holds the party together. But politicians that try to put themselves above the Republican Party often tout what West is saying as though it’s something new. I am sure that is what Jeb Bush is doing.

AnneCameo
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I think you are correct. According to polls – the CONSERVATIVE ideals are the majority – as you quote GOP and basics. During the last few years, I’ve talked to many people who give a DIFFERENT definition to Dem. and Repub. – from maybe decades ago or what the MSM tells them, now.

Maybe what West says: should be: GOP will win elections if they actually start to represent CONSERVATIVES.

dginga
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Just another example of how tone-deaf the GOP is. Put out an ad for the “New Republican” party, starring the current darling of the cocktail party Republicans, Jeb Bush. And have old “Common Core Jeb” touting school vouchers. How much more of a disconnect do we need?

AnneCameo
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I haven’t seen ANY interest from private citizens, in Jeb Bush?? Is it strictly the Dems who are trying to push the idea that HE IS REALLY what we want? There have been many young, extremely intelligent conservatives, taking charge – who speak out for original values that have NEVER changed in this country. Republicans need to be aware of this NEED and drop this Jeb Bush push.

Grumpy
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No- The Chamber of Commerce owned GOP Establishment is pushing him too

Look at it this way, in 2016 with Bush running, if he wins we have a taller heavier lighter skinned version of Barack Obama

If Hillary wins we have a shorter, plump, lighter shinned female version of Barack Obama.

Either way America is screwed..

We need a third party, if we’re going to lose anyway, might as well go down fighting..

jimmie redding
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Jeb Bush just won’t do. Sorry.

The_Patriot
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Just what we need another RINO running for President. No Thanks! He stands for everything that the libs want. That’s not we “We the People” want or need.
We need a person who will stand for the founding principles of this once great nation. WE can be that once great nation again. We need someone who will stand for the Constitution and not someone who will constantly try to bypass it or interpret it to mean what their agenda is.

Reba
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If only __________________!

The_Patriot
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HEY! How are you good to see you. I am still duking it out with The_Moderate sigh. He has to be working for the white house, he knows too much without spilling what I want to know.

Reba
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Just found this. What Article are you on with him?

The_Patriot
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Oops! State Department under Hillary Clinton lost track of $6 billion.

GalaxySkipper
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No more Bushes, we have had enough of being around the bushes!

James P. Wilber
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I prefer “God Our Protection” – the new GOP. If we are not on God’s side, we are doomed! BOOM!

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
– 2 Chronicles 7 : 14

indigo1322
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His comment about granting amnesty to illegals being “an act of love,” is enough to put me off him FOREVER. I actually considered him to be a good governor of Florida, voted for him twice.

Reba
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I didn’t think he was a good Governor and nor is Scott.

ShiekYerbouti
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Jeb was good dealing with hurricanes.Give him that much.

Reba
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I give him or any elected official credit for the good they do or have done.

Nannette McGowan
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Scott and Jeb Bush were a lot better than Charlie Crist. Charlie Crist did absolutely NOTHING for the state of Florida in his 4 years. He only used the governorship as a step to run for a Senate seat so he could have a permanent political career in Washington. Charlie Crist is a political opportunist, as we can see by his confusion over which party platform he believes in, who now wants his old job back even though he couldn’t be bothered to run for a second term 4 years ago. When I ask Charlie Crist supporters to name one… Read more »
U-Dope-ia
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Jeb Bush told you to vote for Charlie Crist. Never forget it.

Reba
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I wouldn’t vote for Charlie Crist if he was the last man standing. The Tea Party and Conservatives need to find a Conservative to run against Scott, because I and many others will not vote for him again. He went back on his words and started supporting the illegals in the State of Florida. Enough for me!

Nannette McGowan
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What are you talking about? As governor, he can’t grant amnesty and he certainly isn’t proposing “sanctuary cities” like they have in CA. Is your complaint that he wants In-State tuition for the children of illegals, but only if they spent at least 3 years in a FL school and graduated? If so, what is so wrong with that?

Reba
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I didn’t say anything about amnesty or “sanctuary cities”. Illegal aliens who have attended high school in Florida consecutively for 4 years will be eligible for resident in-state tuition rates, etc. New Enrollees Who Will qualify for Reduced Tuition Rates Under HB 851: 5,026=$17,142,594 (Millions) Current Enrollees Who Will qualify for Reduced Tuition Rates Under HB 851: 962=$4,526,846 (Millions) 5,988 Students=$21,669,440 (Millions) Obviously, you don’t mind spending your hard earned money to pay for it, so have at it. I and others are tired of paying for illegals that can’t be bothered to apply for Citizenship in “Our Country”. (PS:… Read more »
Nannette McGowan
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In-state-tuition doesn’t mean it’s free. My ex-husband was a Cuban immigrant whose father was in Batista’s army and would’ve died if they had stayed there. He was 9 years old and his brother was an infant when they came to this country. Since you have to have been here at least 5 years before you can begin the “path to citizenship” he was in highschool before he could apply. Children who are brought here by their parents should not be penalized. They had no choice. One reason why Scott is pushing for this is to get bipartisan support from state… Read more »
ShiekYerbouti
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I was catering a black couples wedding say 12 years ago at a resort I worked at. Charlie was a guest. He was walking around pumping hands and talking all fake black urban. “Hey Holmes, what be goin gown? I am def to that 411” crap like that and sounding so phony. He is a pandering schuckster in my mind after that night.

Reba
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He is a phony, but a lot of people don’t see it.

Grumpy
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Jeb Bush is fully owned by the Chamber of Commerce, they bought and paid for his butt a long time ago..

They along with Bill Gates and education super corporation Pearson are funding him..and his top down Common Core Scheme… Yet he’s got the ______ to suggest he doesn’t believe in big business controlling DC

That’s not rebranding Colonel, that’s flat out lying

chitowncircle
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As usual, the mainstream media TELLING us who our candidates will be.

chitowncircle
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We don’t need the party nor the media TELLING us who our candidates WILL be.

POA
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They misspelled New Liberal….

Tylek T'sarran
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Regardless how you brand them, Socialist, Liberal, Democrat; RINO, Repulican, or Conservative; they are POLITICIANS first and foremost. What if we only voted for candidates who did NOT have a professional history in politics? Everyone has a chance, even under the current system.. at least in theory. The major problem as I see it, and as it has been mentioned previously is that the dollar equals the vote. Pay an investigator enough and they will discredit and defame your opponent. Pay news networks enough, and they will air only YOUR ads. Pay/promise party members enough, and they will support YOU.… Read more »
Richard Cranium
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You are wrong in assuming “conservatives” are “politicians first and foremost”. Say that to Col. West or Ted Cruz or Dr. Ben Carson and you will realize promptly you are confused.
We have many conservative Americans that are more than capable of running the USA.

Tylek T'sarran
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West and Cruz are politicians. First and foremost, no confusion about it. Dr. Carson, while conservative, and a doctor, is politically active. Of the three you use in example, Dr. Carson would be the only one I would confirm as ‘real people’. West, for example, helped to vote in the NDAA, a MASSIVE attack on liberty. And Cruz, though I generally agree with him, has voted along party lines on several issues. Most recently the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. To your claim that there are many conservative Americans capable, I whole heartedly agree. None of them happen to be politicians however.

milootoole
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Col. West, for God’s sake get yourself in front of as many voters as possible. I would vote for you in the Presidential. There are very few real conservatives left and you are one of them.

Find a way to get in that race and you have two votes here, my wife and I. I bet there are millions more who would vote for a man who talks it like it is. Someone who exhales carbon dioxide, not blows smoke at us.

Alison Melissa Perry
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AMEN!!

James P. Wilber
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Fool me once,
Shame on you!
Fool me twice,
Shame on me!
Fool me thrice?
I DON’T THINK SO!!!

Tread7
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Hell NO to the GOPe !!!

Mark Shuler
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If Jeb Bush is the best that the Republicans have to offer, they are in a truly sad state. Maybe the Republican party really is the moderate (aka: fence-sitting) party these days. I’m not a Democrat, nor do I agree with much that they stand for, but at least the Democrats know what they want, and go after it. The Repubs just whine a lot these days…and cave…don’t forget about the caving.

Richard Cranium
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You are spot on!!! I couldn’t have said it any better!

AnneCameo
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Someone wants to win an election in the U.S.?? Represent the MAJORITY – who, when polled, identify as having conservative ideals? Less intrusive fed. gov’t with fewer regulations, eliminate many of the corrupt/unaccountable gov’t entities, lower taxes, we have been the greatest country in the world – the socialist movement IS destroying it.

Larry Carlson
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Well, Jeb Bush has name recognition, but, thanks to his brother, that is not a good thing. ATTN: GOP. If you run Bush, you’re not serious about gaining the top office. Bobby Jindal? Who’s that? I know… he’s the whiney governor who came into the public’s view, thanks to BP’s oil spill. POTUS material? I think not. I just don’t know who would make a good candidate from the GOP. I like Ben Carson, if only for his dressing-down of Obama at the prayer breakfast, but he’s really too nice a guy to drag his family through a campaign. Of… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Hey West, next C-PAC, make sure you tell Bobby Jindal to disappear because you think he has no “new ideas” for the rep party. And of course, you will discourage any republican from using an unoriginal, old timer like Jeb Bush with help in their campaign. Bush, the popular 2 term governor from the 4 largest state with 28 electoral votes.
FYI, West, you may want to reconsider telling your followers to contact Ms. Clausen. Some of your followers aren’t as rational as you and you opened yourself up to liability issues. Just sayin!

Mat Neu
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Bravo. Unity not polarization is what we need.

cojar
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How do we achieve unity with communist chiseling away at the US Constitution and the rule of law? How do I unite with people who want to stifle free speech, conscience and thought? Who want to parent me and tell me what to eat, what to drink and how to take care of my children? We don’t need parents, we need government

Philanthropussy
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Actually West started it. I think the biggest problem the reps are going to have if they win both houses in the next election will be themselves. There will be lots of infighting amongst themselves for control and direction of they party. Cruz, Rubio tea party vs, Ryan , Paul , Christie vs old guys McCain and Bonher . Forget Bush and Jindal.

U-Dope-ia
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If corrupt crony capitalist Jebbie or Screwbio is the nominee neither will win Florida. That’s 29 big electoral votes that start out in the Democrat column. Want proof? Both corrupt Jebbie and his lapdog Waterboy campaigned for Etch-A-Sketch and Connie Mack here in 2012. We flipped them the bird. Floridians are 100% fed up with the corrupt Bush Mafia and their corrupt crony capitalism. Jeb Bush who has told us that if elected he will govern like corrupt LBJ. No freakin’ thanks. Jeb Bush who is for Shamnesty and Communist Core. No thanks. Jeb Bush who incessantly tells us that… Read more »
Reba
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Yep, I am one that will not vote for Jeb Bush again. I don’t intend on voting for Scott again either, so the Tea Party better get busy and find a Conservative to run against him.

Mat Neu
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Sad, I thank God for Scott. The state is doing better than 48 other states in economic and job growth. He made hard decisions, which costs me money, but secured my retirement. Yes he compromised on a few issues but he also won most of his battles as a Tea Party Candidate. I feel he is a rising star.

Reba
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I like Scott, but the issue of illegals is a big one for me, plus he went back on his word. We will see what happens between now and the elections.

Nannette McGowan
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You keep bringing up Scott and how he went back on his word on illegals. I’m a Floridian and Scott supporter and couldn’t understand your complaint. So I researched everything I could find since there was nothing in my local paper that had mentioned Scott and the illegal issue you keep mentioning. The ONLY thing I could find was IN STATE TUITION AT STATE FUNDED COLLEGES FOR THOSE WHO WERE BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN. It’s NOT for any illegal who comes here. It’s only for kids that had spent at least 3 years in a Florida highschool and graduated. Is… Read more »
Richard Cranium
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Scott lied about being pro-American and anti-illegal immigrant; he supports displacing Americans with illegal aliens in colleges and universities. Me and my child and thousands of other Floridians now compete with ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! Scott is a punk and I’ve got nothing good to say about him…

Nannette McGowan
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Scott doesn’t have the federal support to deport illegal immigrants back to their country of origin. He recently promised to veto legislation

fortyandfab
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There is also a Libertarian candidate running, Adrian Wylie for Gov here in Florida. Check him out!

Nannette McGowan
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Thanks for the info, fortyandfab. My liberal leaning local newspaper has made no mention of Adrian Wylie. I will check him out.

Reba
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I’m a Native Floridian and voted for Scott and support him to a point. I don’t support him going back on his words:

He has flip-flopped on immigration enforcement
since 2010.

He previously campaigned as an immigration
enforcer and then issued an executive order on E-Verify.

Tuition for illegals.

Go back and read Allen West Newsletter on April 7, 2014:
5000 legal students in Florida to lose their tuition to illegals.

Texas_Tea_Time
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Seems like the New Republicans are still the same old establishment ruling class. Also looks like Jindal has decided to run with the RINOs instead of the Patriots. My dream team for the first Tea Party Republican ad would be Ted Cruz and Allen West – two Patriot leaders who wear the Tea Party brand proudly.

Mat Neu
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I wouldn’t call Jindal a RINO. He is smart enough to know that moderate republican votes are needed to win control enough to affect change. I like Cruz And West but will they gain full support of the people. Reagan was able to pull people from the middle and make people feel like Americans not Republicans, Democrats, Tea Party etc…

Richard Cranium
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Bobby Jindal is a liberal-minded RINO. I think you are confused as to what a true conservative American is!!!

Mat Neu
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Wow, I thought only the liberal pinko socialist progressive left called people name and threw insults when someone disagrees with them. I am not confused. I know who the enemy is and it is not Jindal or Bush or Rubio or Paul or Cruz or Palan or whomever. They are all good people with conservative values. They may not be as radical on all issues as you are but even Reagan was not everything to all people. I choose to listen to them all and hope to find one that meets most of my wants as a leader. I afraid… Read more »
Richard Cranium
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Mat Neu : You are laughable. Implying that I am remotely similar to a liberal-minded clown is hilarious. Reply when you realize the true definition of “conservative”; then we can chat. You are wasting your time until then.

jabbermule
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They already were in 2012…their “all or nothing” approach got them nothing, and has ensured that Obamacare is firmly entrenched in the Federal budget for all time. At least Romney would have signed a bill that repealed Obamacare.

MILAN68
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Republicans are just showing love

jeffgibbs
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YOU SIR COL. ALLEN WEST ARE THE NEW FACE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY !!!!!!!!AT LEAST I HOPE SO ……………..

DavidKramer
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I may just vote for Democrats in 2016 if Jeb Bush is primaried.

jabbermule
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The old “cut off your nose to spite your face” tactic…real smart. That’s like drinking rat poison because you don’t like your dinner.

Curtis Patton
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Don’t you get it? DavidKramer is trying to tell you he is a democrat.

jabbermule
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Right…why didn’t I see that before? lol

DavidKramer
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Well, we need more Democrats to run as Republicans that way I can vote for them………oh wait! Tell me, name a political stance that Jeb has that is different than say Hillary. This should be hilarious.

jabbermule
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What is really hilarious is that you would vote for a Democrat if the Republican isn’t to your liking. Do us all a favor and stay home instead…oh wait, that’s what happened in 2012 and Obama was re-elected, making Obamacare the Law of the Land. Nice going.

Richard Cranium
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Jabbermule : “stay home”? Are you kidding? How about you take that energy and attempt to get a good quality conservative American in office? Don’t discourage others; 30 million registered Republicans did that in 2012 and look at what happened.
We need conservative Americans in office; Jeb Bush is not that!!!

jabbermule
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Read the whole string – Kramer said he would rather vote for a Democrat than another Bush. I understand his frustration with RINOs, but seriously, if somebody is going to vote for a Dem I would rather they stay home. Conversely, I agree with you about those 30 million idiot Republicans staying home in 2012…if they had voted, maybe Obamacare wouldn’t be the “law of the land” right now.

The_Patriot
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write in anyone that is a true Conservative. There are better ways to throw your vote awway

Reba
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In the meantime, what can “The People” do with this Administration and Republicans that need to go with them?

The_Patriot
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You can’t live with them and you can’t flush em down the toilet.

Danny Robertson
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I am feed up with the likes of old ideas. Government to big flat taxes. Flush obamacare down the toilet. Rework the welfare system. Down sizes the government. The government employees, is the biggest welfare system there is. Even state employees city an County too. Half of. Them don’t work anyway. You can go on an on about this people.

Exodus2011
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Oh boy … the GOP Establishment are DREAMING – there’s nothing *new* about the pro-amnesty pro-commoncore pro-Cronyism pro America-killing DC Status Quo … Jeb Conservative voters won’t buy this utter BULLSCHMIDT I believe lines of demarcation are being drawn …. outside Capitol Hill we have the Big Radio/Media Leaders, Rush, Levin, Hannity, Beck, leaning toward siding with Tea Partier America against the Status Quo, America-Killing Cronyist GOP Establishment …. On Capitol Hill, Senate side, we have Senators Cruz and Lee who are leading and showing daily that their FIRST Allegiance is to WE The People who elected them, and not… Read more »
Mat Neu
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I agree but you have to have someone who can galvonize some of the middle to vote more right or it will be more years like the last 8. You will need more than Tea Par tiers to win elections needed to affect the course of America.

cojar
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That was tried with McCain and Romney. How did that work out?
Democrats will not vote for Republicans

Exodus2011
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IMV, after the FRAUD and Charlatan is fully exposed, and Benghazi truth is revealed, there will be no trouble getting so-called *middle/moderate* Americans to RUN to the Conservative end of the political spectrum… they will be running away from the marxist DEMs as fast as their legs can carry them

American renaissance and renewal ahead …

#BeClingers ———————-> #AmericaRISING

#WAR ————————-> #CrushROVERandGROVER (in the primary cycle, Patriots!)

The_Patriot
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You have too much faith in a Congress that won’t let that truth ever come out. You know they run around covering their collective butts

Terry Spry
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jeb bush should go for a seat in the senate first. I like him , he did alot in fl! I KNOW. but !? the closed doors behind the scenes made of the group of the good ole boys ,before him are still working ! hier dirty ways of politics. they just dont get it ! we want to clean house and the senate needs a deep cleaning too! old names , the same over and over again . is why we are where are today.

David M Vukusich
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I like Jeb Bush…..But i do not think the people want anything to do with Bush or Clinton . . .. I like Col.West Sara Palin or even Chris Christie to run .. they do not suck up to the camera and look pretty at times ,,,but tell the people what is what … The 3 here shoot from the hip.with no holding back ..And can and will bring America back if elected to office of president of the united states of America and that what the people should be looking for who tells the truth and facts correct and… Read more »
David M Vukusich
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Chris Christie .. I am not here to defend him ,But I think He is lot better then Obama and would have done a hell of a lot more then Obama ,, Let me ask you if it was Clinton and Christy who was nominated and it was time to vote who would you go with? or Christy and Biden ,, or Christy or Bush… I think Christy would be more electable then Bush ….To be honest…. I do not live in New jersey and not up on all of what he has or has or has not done for… Read more »
Curtis Patton
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Anyone that the Republicans put up would be better than what we have now.

Richard Cranium
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Chris Christie is a Democrat! A liberal. A liar. A waste of space.

The_Patriot
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You do realize Christie is a Rino?

ShiekYerbouti
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Christie? How’s that 2nd amendment working in NJ these days Really, Christie in the same sentence as Palin and West?