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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:34 AM

Team Jeb adds Trumpís sister to the mix

Source: MSNBC (Maddow)

The Washington Postís Dave Weigel reports today, for example, on Team Jeb tackling a story about, of all things, Donald Trumpís sister.

It started with a Bloomberg Politics interview in which Mark Halperin asked about the Supreme Court and brought up the fact that Trumpís sister is an appeals-court judge. The candidate sang his sisterís praises, but said heíd rule her out for a high court nomination. Weigel picks it up from there:
Trumpís quote ran on Aug. 26. One day later, National Review columnist Ramesh Ponnuru pointed out that Maryanne Trump Barry was reliably pro-choice, and once rejected a lawsuit to stop partial birth abortions for ďsemantic machinationsĒ about when life began. Just 20 minutes after that article went up, Bushís spokesman and campaign manager tweeted it out, sexing it up a bit to say that Trump actually wanted to put his sister on the bench.

Jebís campaign manager actually pushed the story twice, ďpaging all pro-lifers.Ē
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Thereís a legitimate question about whether Team Jeb, and in fact all campaigns, would be better off leaving candidatesí family members out of the debate altogether. Sure, Trump said nice things about his sister, and apparently conservatives have reason to disagree with her, but unless thereís a substantive reason to connect the judgeís views with the candidateís, itís a questionable line of attack.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/team-jeb-adds-trumps-sister-the-mix



Can you smell the desperation?

Take note: when you have raised over $100,000,000 (the most money of any candidate) and have the most endorsements of any candidate in your party and -- despite being born on third base and getting every break -- you're nevertheless polling at single digits, this is what you resort to.

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Reply Team Jeb adds Trumpís sister to the mix (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 OP
C Moon Aug 2015 #1
bluestateguy Aug 2015 #2
lib87 Aug 2015 #3
grasswire Aug 2015 #4
lib87 Aug 2015 #5
John Poet Sep 2015 #21
billhicks76 Aug 2015 #6
davidpdx Aug 2015 #7
Vinca Aug 2015 #8
Attorney in Texas Aug 2015 #9
Vinca Aug 2015 #14
Javaman Aug 2015 #10
RR2 Aug 2015 #11
Javaman Aug 2015 #16
RR2 Aug 2015 #18
Javaman Aug 2015 #20
RR2 Sep 2015 #23
Blasphemer Aug 2015 #12
Gothmog Aug 2015 #13
lunatica Aug 2015 #15
John Poet Sep 2015 #22
yellowcanine Aug 2015 #17
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #19

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:15 AM

1. Although, someone's brother is more of a detriment to someone.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:44 AM

2. If those are the rules he wants to go by, fine

If a candidate's sibling's record is fair game, then the records of Jeb's big brother and father are fair game.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:19 AM

3. Oh Boy

Jeb is about to open the gates for the trump circus to go all in dragging his brother and father's presidential records out from the shadows.

And I will enjoy watching every moment.

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Response to lib87 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:36 AM

4. not enuf popcorn for THAT show!!

Wow. Let 'r rip, Donald. Go after the Bushes.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:42 AM

5. I'll bring drinks for that!

So much material for Trump.

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Response to lib87 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:39 AM

21. George I and II ought to be in prison.

 

Daddy Bush has plenty of dirt to drag into this. I'd like to see that--
even if it takes Trump to be the one to talk about it.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:47 AM

6. A Hundred Million? That's obscene.

 

Something needs to be done.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:10 AM

7. We all know the Bushes would lie about anything to get one of their own elected

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:13 AM

8. The post Labor Day plan of attack on the Donald will be hilarious.

They seem to think he isn't going to fight back.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:52 AM

9. I wonder how much the attacks will actually improve Trump's poll numbers.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:57 AM

14. I'm certain they will go up significantly.

This morning I heard chitchat on the a.m. shows about all the lawsuits that have been filed against Trump for various things, including his "university." The far right is going to interpret this as Trump being victimized by trial lawyers and love him even more.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 10:01 AM

10. jeb is the magnificent halfwit of candidates...

the last think he should be doing is opening up attacks on siblings.

I have a feeling he would lose in that match up.

moron.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 10:42 AM

11. Silly Javaman, you mispelled it.....

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Response to RR2 (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:27 PM

16. I missed spelled thing.



so your point is?

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Response to Javaman (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 03:39 PM

18. Guess your not familar with this picture...

It was a supposed to be a tongue in cheek light hearted reply to your post about the word "moron". My apologies if you were offended, seems people are very defensive around here.



http://www.criminalizeconservatism.com/2013/11/who-was-that-famous-get-brain-morans-guy.html

"Get a Brain! Morans is an exploitable photograph of a man seen at a protest outside a Boeing plant in St Charles, Missouri in 2003. The infamously misspelled sign came to embody the 'proud to be ignorant' stereotype sometimes placed on midwestern or southern Americans.

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Response to RR2 (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:04 PM

20. I'm very familiar with the photo.

I just missed what you were driving at.

cheers.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 09:13 AM

23. Cheers back at you...

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:02 AM

12. The conservatives aren't voting on social issues so this is bad strategy

Not only does bringing his sister into the campaign smack of desperation, even if her record as a judge was relevant to Trump, from what I can tell, the conservative voters are not overly focused on social issues for this election. I've been surprised to find tremendous anti-Jeb sentiment. First, for his immigration stance. But, also because they see him for what he is - a crony for the 1%. I was, frankly, surprised by the latter. As far as I can tell, they're looking for a racist populist. Jeb doesn't fit the bill.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:36 AM

13. Jeb is getting desparate

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:10 PM

15. It's obviously a surprise to the Bush family that people think they're dumb

If Jeb Bush is 'the smart one' then Dubya is even stupider than we thought.

Jeb has struck me as being really dumb with his constantly having to backtrack. Once or twice is understandable but every single time he opens his mouth? No wonder he's sinking in the polls again. People just aren't buying it anymore.

And as crass as Donald Trump is, he has a way of hitting the bull's eye pretty much all the time when he talks about the politicians. I have to agree with some of what he says about them. They are stupid. Jeb has no energy, Weiner is a sleazeball, our leaders are stupid, especially in the majority party in Congress.

But, other than that I think Trump is destructive to this country more than any politicians, but probably no more so than Ted Cruz or Dick Cheney.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:42 AM

22. Jeb may actually be quite smart.

 

It's just that he's so incredibly, politically tone-deaf and gaffe-prone that it makes it harder to judge his intelligence.

He's a lousy politician.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:40 PM

17. Jeb would be well advised to leave family members out of the discussion.

Opening up a whole oil drum full of worms there Jebbie boy.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 04:27 PM

19. didn't know he had siblings

 

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