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  •  Jeb's son George P (Prescott - after the old (1+ / 0-)
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    Nazi lover himself) is running for office in 2014 in Texas.  

    Most speculation says Land Commissioner - a state-wide office where he can prance around the state increasing his visibility for a Congressional run or Senatorial run when Cornyn retires.

    The GOP is counting on George P Bush (W's nephew) to draw the Latino vote in Texas at least, since he is 1/2 Latino (mother Columbia Bush is Mexican in origin) and speaks Spanish.

    Of course George P has pretty much zero connection with Texas, but that doesn't stop his dad's and especially his granddad's old friends get him set up with a nice cushy law office job and then backing for political office.  They do that real smoothly in Texas, where they built up "W" (the stupid son) to be governor and then president.

    Sadly, there's a good chance they will succeed again.  GP Bush will be running for president someday.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:54:31 PM PST

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    •  So, is he ready for a nickname? (1+ / 0-)
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      Bush 43 was "Dubya", maybe this one is "Pee" Bush?

      Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

      by blindcynic on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:17:42 PM PST

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    •  Demographics in TX look disastrous for GOP (1+ / 0-)
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      I think kos is being generous when he says TX will be a swing state in 2024.  The young Mr. Bush's heritage and looks are irrelevant as long as his family name remains radioactive to Latinos.

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:01:58 PM PST

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      •  That's what the demographics look like, but do not (0+ / 0-)

        underestimate the Bushes in Texas.

        For one thing, demographics alone won't get Democrats elected. Some Democrats are going to have to get together and build a functional state-wide organization.  That simply does not exist now.

        The blue islands function independently and many rural areas have little to no Democratic organization.

        The Bushes already have the money, the organization, the string of people who "owe" them favors, etc, woven throughout the state.

        Demographically, the people will favor Democrats, but only if Democrats are organized and present intelligent, sincere and electable candidates. Otherwise, the white minority demographics will continue to elect Republicans.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 10:36:11 AM PST

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