Jeb Bush Starts Backing Republicans in Iowa and Across the Nation

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: May 8, 2014 3:55 AM
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush

As speculation continues to grow that he will follow his father’s and brother’s footsteps and run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., is increasingly growing politically active helping candidates across the nation.

This week, the Des Moines Register reported that Bush will be hosting a fundraiser for Gov. Terry Brandstad, R-Iowa, later this month in South Florida. Iowa hosts the first caucus which kicks off the contests for the Republican presidential nomination. The Bush family has relied heavily on Iowa during various presidential bids, with George H.W. Bush upsetting Ronald Reagan there in 1980 and George W. Bush winning it in 2000. Only in 1988 did the Bush family stumble in Iowa where the first Bush placed third behind Bob Dole and Pat Robertson.

The former Florida governor has been busy offering endorsements in other states, as well. At the end of last week, Bush threw his support behind North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. Tillis won the Republican nomination on Tuesday.

Last week Bush threw his support to former U.S. Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari who is challenging Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., in the Golden State.

“Today, I’m proud to endorse Neel Kashkari, a bold conservative Republican leader, as California’s next governor," Bush announced last week. “From his time in the private sector to his time in public service, Neel has demonstrated a unique ability to bring people together to achieve success in challenging circumstances. He is a principled man of action – not someone who simply leads from behind.

“Fixing California is no small task, but Neel Kashkari has the vision and the drive to reject the status quo and usher in a new era of opportunity for the state’s families and communities,” Bush added. “Whether it’s creating jobs, implementing regulatory reform or improving education for children, there is no doubt that Neel is the right leader for California.”

Both Branstad and Kashkari have praised Bush’s record on education during his time in Tallahassee. Kashkari’s education plan notes Bush’s “stunning results lifting the achievement of low-income, inner-city, and minority students” in the Sunshine State.

“I greatly admire Gov. Bush and the tremendous work he did as governor to improve Florida’s schools and transform the lives of millions of kids, and I’m humbled and honored to receive his endorsement for my gubernatorial campaign today,” Kashkari said after Bush made the endorsement. “Gov. Bush proved in Florida what I believe is also true in California – that every child can learn and excel, regardless of where they come from or how much money their parents make. With the right policies and the right leadership, we can fix California’s schools and turn our economy around, and that’s the reason I’m running for governor.”

Bush is not the only potential Republican presidential candidate throwing his weight behind Tillis and Kashkari. After backing another candidate in the primary, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., endorsed Tillis. Even though he is denying wanting to make a third try at the presidency, former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., has also been active, endorsing Kashkari last week and throwing his support behind Tillis in a last-minute endorsement on Monday.

Reach Kevin Derby at kderby@sunshinestatenews.com

Comments (7)

Not so common Common Core
12:53PM MAY 9TH 2014
Phyllis Schlafly, the octogenarian den mother of the religious right, was explaining why attendees should be afraid of a set of national educational standards, little noticed by the national political press, called Common Core. The standards are arguably Jeb Bush's biggest political legacy. They are also the source of a rising tide of activism on the political right. One after another, conservative activists in the standing-room-only audience stood up to express their alarm. "If you are a white male boy—God forbid you're Jewish!—you're being targeted and it's very scary," fretted a woman from Texas. "Very scary."

Cheryl Howell of Herndon, Virginia, traced a direct progression from Common Core to a slate of globalist proposals activists on the far-right believe are designed to create a borderless international society—Agenda 21, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the United Nations' Law of the Sea treaty.

At the center of it all, she said, pointing to the paper, was Jeb Bush.
In recent weeks, Bush—the former governor of Florida, brother of the 43rd president, and son of the 41st—has emerged as the Republican Party's presidential sleeper of the moment, a political heavyweight who could commandeer the nervous donor class, lure Latino voters back to the GOP, and stand toe-to-toe with Hillary Clinton.

If Bush runs, he'll have to contend with an obstacle every bit as daunting as his last name—Common Core. His educational nonprofit, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, has been a leading supporter of Common Core, and he has recently joined another group, Conservatives for Higher Standards, to defend the standards against what he calls an "avalanche" of opposition. If that avalanche grows any bigger, it threatens to block any path Bush may have to becoming the Republican Party's 2016 standard-bearer.
Adopted five years ago much like Obamacare but without fanfare and no reading the contents by 45 states, the guidelines are designed to provide a modicum of standardization across the country, so that a child in Idaho and a child in Florida might reasonably be expected to learn the same things at the same times. From the start, the standards were derided by some conservatives for the expenses they would bring, or as a power grab that would erode local control, water down existing state curricula, or, yes, even brainwash children with leftist material. But it's only in the last two years, as students have begun to take the Core-compliant standardized tests, that parents—and in turn, politicians and key right-leaning news outlets—have begun to take note.

Glenn Beck, who has called Common Core "the biggest story in American history," is writing a book about the standards. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) signed a letter demanding the federal government stop funding it. Building the Machine, a new anti-Core documentary modeled after the viral video campaign to stop Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has been viewed 150,000 times in the two weeks since its release. Fox News bashes it on a daily basis. Even Stephen Colbert has taken on Common Core.

Like any good conspiracy, Common Core has a lot of villains. The standards were conceived in a paper by two men, David Coleman and Jason Zimba, a classicist and a physicist, respectively, who studied together at Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. Development and implementation of the standards was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which boosted them by pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into state departments of education, school districts, unions, universities, and educational nonprofits. The US Department of Education enticed states to come on board with $4.35 billion in funding from a stimulus program called Race to the Top.

[And, let us not forget George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act which brother Neal is taking advantage of with Ignite Learning! And they are using to reward Common Core alliances. States who threaten to back out of CC are threatened with losing this funding!]]
But to the extent that there is a political villain outside Washington, it's Bush. He's been the standards' biggest cheerleader, crisscrossing the country to sell Republicans and business groups on his idea of a corporate educational makeover. And unlike other Republicans on the 2016 short list, many of whom have started questioning the standards, Bush is not backing down. "If you're comfortable with mediocrity, fine," he told critics in a speech at the National Press Club in February. The testing, he said at an event in Florida's Broward County last month, is "truth serum for our communities." And at a speech in Boston last fall, Bush played the tin-foil-hat card. "Criticisms and conspiracy theories are easy attention grabbers.[He should know with the likes of Karl Rove and David Axelrod in the fix] Solutions are hard work." In March, he kicked off a 10-week ad campaign to whip up support for the embattled standards. Embattled only because some of the people with brains are coming alive and realizing it’s not just the left pushing all these crazy agenda’s, it’s the wolves in sheep’s clothing like the extreme elitist right wingers that atre leading the USA into their New World Order.

Now, even politicians who are featured in pro-Common Core literature are getting cold feet!
Maybe soon some of them will grow some manhood and stand up to the culture of corruption this is destroying the USA and blaming it on their creation- Barack Obama!
8:10AM MAY 8TH 2014
Jeb is over. He cannot win because of the mess his family has created by selling out the basic Republican Principles. Who can trust him. "Read my lips, no new taxes." Was George H W Bushes gift to Bill Clinton. Breaking that pledge forfeited his election. Then W get's his turn and blows it with TARP. The Bush family has not performed or executed the principles of less government, lower taxes, less regulations, at best they can get a C- for a grade. How can JEB overcome that history?

If Florida is looking to get in the Super Bowl of Elections, let them look at Allen West.
8:54AM MAY 8TH 2014
CORRECTION "CharLIE Crist will same or do anything" should have read

"CharLIE Crist will say or do anything"
8:52AM MAY 8TH 2014
Allen West and Dr. Ben Carson are called "Uncle Toms" by their same race folks in the Demon-cratic Party. Insinuating they have somehow escaped the plantation for other people ways.

CharLIE Crist will same or do anything that he thinks is politically correct at the time. Recently he disclosed one of his reasons for abandoning the GOP was their treatment of minorities. Well, unless you count Jeb Bush and his compassion for his Cuban Exile descendants of former dictator Fulgenio Batista CharLIE would be about right on that assessment. So if those repuke-I-cans would like to save a little face (which they can't because of the massive corruption within their ranks) they would do well to get behind Allen West and Ben Carson for sure.

As for old GHW Bush and his "read my lips" boondoggle, he was already nearing his third term as president. The USA and the world would have been a better place if Ronald Reagan hadn't been conned into GHWB on that ticket with him. For some unknown reason even though Reagan ran against Gerald Ford in 1976, by 1980 Reagan wanted Gerald Ford as his VP, not GHWB - but at the last minute Reagan's trusted ones convinced him he could not win the white house without GHWB on the ticket with him! Now GHWB calls Bill Clinton his "adopted son." Guess that all goes back to their little business dealings at the Mena Airport in Little Rock!
those aggressive-compassionate conservatives
7:15AM MAY 8TH 2014
“As speculation continues to grow that he will follow his father’s and brother’s footsteps and run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., is increasingly growing politically active helping candidates across the nation.”
“The Bush family has relied heavily on Iowa during various presidential bids, with George H.W. Bush upsetting Ronald Reagan there in 1980 and George W. Bush winning it in 2000. Only in 1988 did the Bush family stumble in Iowa where the first Bush placed third behind Bob Dole and Pat Robertson.”
And, in 1991 it was Pat Robertson who penned the book titled THE NEW WORLD ORDER lower front cover says “it will change the way you live.” And it has!
Check out the index “Bush, George, pages; 5,8,14,33,37,38,39,40,41,43,44,57,58,67,77,80,89,91,98,101,106,119,126,129,252,262, and Bush Prescott; 126 and Bush, Walker page 150. The sheer number of pages dedicated to George Bush in this book is amazing. Remember by this time George W. Bush had not surfaced publicly. In fact he was missing in action from the Texas Air National Guard for over a year somewhere between Texas and Alabama.
Now as we turn the pages of time it’s interesting how Jeb Bush is always endorsing those “bold conservative Republican leaders.” We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Democrats have been almost totally engulfed by the New World Order. And, by the lack of actions of the Congress and the Senate we know the numbers of Republican’s who have been engulfed is at least reaching the tipping point.
Just out a new book by Glen Beck “CONFORM” Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education! Gee! Even if you don’t have a child in school in the USA or even know anyone who does, the “expose” of Common Core alone takes us right to the front steps of their New World Order!
The Bush (43)-era No Child Left Behind law and its federal funding is tied to Common Core!
Brother Neil Bush took advantage of this law with his IGNITE LEARNING! Along with Mom and Pop Bush and the Saudi Prince as investors – collecting millions of our tax dollars.
The Obama era “Race To The Top” was created to fund Common Core through Federal Grants!
Yet Jeb Bush is the first one to tell you Common Core is not a Federal program. According to him and his cronies it was create by the so called “bold” Republican Governors Association. And, It was copyrighted! One requirement is the Pearson Publishing Prentice Hall World History which gives much attention to the Muslim religion and little to others. Ever day another horror story surfaces regarding the required reading of such books the “Bluest Eye” promoting gay lifestyles.
Monday, March 24, 2014 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation, at the Indiana Career Council Meeting at the Indiana State Library making Indiana the first state to withdraw from the Common Core reading and math standards that were adopted by most states around the country.
The Obama administration has issued a clear warning to the state of Indiana!
The U. S. Department of Education said in a letter to Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz that the state must prove its own standards are just as challenging, or else risk losing its waiver from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law and have its federal funding in jeopardy! REALLY!

Jeb Bush and his family have ties directly to Gary Grappo (appointed by Bush 43 as Ambassador to Omen in 2005) Gary Grappo is heavily involved in the Jeb Bush Charter School conversions. (Taking our public schools away from the local schools boards and turning them over to for-profit well connected friends who continue to get the public funds and grants to operate these schools without any school board oversight.)
The charter school movement did not begin in Texas, but the state embraced it with ideological fervor in the late 1990s as a pet project of the governor at the time, George W. Bush. The schools’ independence from local school boards and union contracts.
Schools in Texas casts light on a different area: the way they spend public money. And it raises questions about whether, ultimately, the schools are using taxpayer dollars to benefit the Gulen movement — by giving business to Gulen followers, or through financial arrangements with local foundations that promote Gulen teachings and Turkish culture.
The Gulen charters are the largest charter chain in the United States, with something like 135-140 charters. Few people realize that the Gulen charter chain is this large and many wonder
How and why the Gulen movement has opened so many publicly-financed schools in the United States.

Gulen schools are tied, in some non-specific way, to a Turkish imam named Fethullah Gulen, who lives in seclusion in the Poconos in Pennyslvania. It notes that the Gulenists run a vast media, financial, and political empire inside Turkey, and that critics of the Gulen movement in Turkey are reluctant to appear in public.

Anyone who praises Bush’s record on education during his time in Tallahassee and ever since, especially his Charter School, school voucher pushes and most of all his Common Core initiatives and education plans and espouses Bush’s “stunning results lifting the achievement of low-income, inner-city, and minority students” in the Sunshine State, is definitely a bold Bush aggressive-conservative. They should research Jeb Bush’s Liberty City Charter School.

On Jan 12, 2014 even a gathering of Republican Party of Florida activists voted to oppose the Common Core education standards . Can you believe this? Guess they are just not “bold enough” to follow Jeb Bush through the doors of the New World Order!

Many people see this Jeb Bush movement as an attempt to secure the presidency through a draft movement. They know not only did Bush (41) get beat for his second term by Bill Clinton (whom he now calls his adopted son) but, Bush (43) left office in the 20 percentage approval ratings thanks to his Iraq oil war and Afghanistan protect the poppy fields at all cost war.

For those who believe the USA has gone to hell in a hand basket under the Obama Administration, stop and think, it might have something to do with whomever it is that’s loading those words on that teleprompter and pulling his strings. Things are bad now and they will use what the Obama administration has pushed on us as an attempt to prove we need another Bush to fix it.

And, by the way, early this year the first Hispanic Bush started his political career as a stepping stone to the white house. George Prescott Bush the son of Jeb Bush was anointed Texas Land Commissioner (job duties include fixing state oil leases and managing the Texas School Budget)

Right up the alley of a Bush; it’s all about the money, the oil, the money and the mind control
Rosetta Bailey
7:07AM MAY 8TH 2014
Wake up "R's" if you want to loose endorse another BUSH for presidential candidacy. Looser!
In this great country we cannot find a red, white & blue AMERICAN?
All we ever do is look within and select the same old, same old and we do not need another BUSH (common core king) running for presidency.
His father started with the NWO, brother with the NDAA and now COMMON CORE which is not an education it is about dumbing down our kids so they have control over their lives.
Harold Monoginslogin
7:03AM MAY 8TH 2014
Oh please , another Bush!! History will show both his Dad and brother to be two of the worst Presidents in history, And Jeb, his education accloades are misleading, it was the State's School Superintendents, teachers and support staff that changed education model in Florida. Bush has zero chance of winning republican primary or beating Hillary!

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