By Nancy Thorner –
Can a conservative reformer whose last name elicits a presidential dynasty be elected president, or might, as the baseball analogy goes, “Three strikes and you’re out” be the call many voters will make when considering Jeb Bush as their 2016 presidential candidate choice?
The three strikes analogy refers to the positions held by Jeb Bush on the issues of amnesty, Common Core, and climate change.
Jeb Bush’s inconsistent background regarding amnesty
It was Bush who urged House Republicans to vote for the Senate’s ‘Gang of Eight’ comprehensive immigration bill which included a pathway to citizenship for nearly all of the country’s illegal immigrants.
Last year Jeb referred to illegal immigration is an “act of love,” and proposed giving illegal immigrants provisional work permit after both taxes and fines were paid so they could earn legal status, but not citizenship, over an extended period of time.
According to a February, 2015 MSNBC interview given by Clint Bolick, who with Bush co-authored the book, “Immigration Wars: Forging An American Solution”, Bolick argued that though illegal immigrants would not have a “special pathway to citizenship” under Bush’s immigration plan, they would have a “path to permanent legal residency” that would eventually lead to citizenship.” When asked explicitly whether illegal immigrants could eventually get citizenship under Bush’s plan, Bolick answered, “Oh sure. Absolutely. And, in terms of citizenship, you’d have to wait in line with everyone else.”
It was at the Politics and Eggs breakfast in New Hamphire on April 17 (a popular stop for presidential hopefuls) that Jeb Bush spoke about his most current position on amnesty. In a state where 41% of potential Republican primary voters a February Bloomberg poll said that Bush’s views on immigration would be a “deal-killer” for them in next year’s first-in-the-nation primary, Bush seemed to alter his previous immigration stance to make them more palpable to his breakfast audience, as noted below:
Immigrants are needed to “work in our farms” to “deal with shortages that are chronic” in jobs he claimed Americans will not do. Despite evidence to the contrary, Bush also claimed that “we have shortages of IT workers” and supported increases in high-tech related immigration.
Bush also said the country had to first “control our borders” and “deal with the 40% of illegal immigrants that come with a legal visa and stay.” He supported an “e-verity system that is verifiable” and called for eliminating President Barack Obama’s executive orders, while at the same time calling on Republicans to confirm Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
A dichotomy exists: Although Jeb Bush indicated that he wanted to eliminate President Obama’s executive orders, he had the audacity to join hands with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reed when requesting that Mitch McConnell push Republicans to surrender to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. As Bush remarked, “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General.” Didn’t Republicans demolish Democrats last November largely because they vowed to fight President Obama on a number of issues, one of them being the amnesty issue? McConnell specifically promised that if voters put Republicans in charge of the Senate, there would be no vote to confirm any Holder replacement who supported Obama on amnesty.
Challenged by Republicans at a hearing into her appointment as the nation’s first black female attorney general on Wednesday, Jan. 28th, the Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch, defended President Barack Obama’s decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation living in the country illegally. Lynch did say that illegal immigrants have no right to citizenship under the law, but will her tune change now that her nomination was confirmed?
After much delay, on Thursday, April 23 the Senate voted 57 – 43 to confirm Lynch as attorney general, clearing the way for her to become the first African-African woman to ever serve as the nations’ top law enforcement official. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois was first to announce earlier this month that he would vote to confirm Lynch. These nine Republican senators joined Kirk in voting to confirm Loretta Lynch: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Rob Portman (Ohio). All 46 Democrats backed the president’s pick. With the defections on the Republican side, the 50 vote threshold was easily achieved.
It is telling that Chicago’s Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a strong supporter and activist for amnesty, backs Jeb Bush in the Republican Presidential Primary.
What about Jeb Bush’s ties to Common Core?
According to a Sept. 20, 2013 report by Michelle Malkin, Jeb’s group, the grand sounding “Foundation for Excellence in Education”, is tied at the hip in the federally funded testing consortium PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), which raked in $186 million through “Race to the Top” to develop nationalized tests aligned to the Common Core program. Furthermore, one of the Bush Foundation’s major corporate sponsors is Pearson, the multi-billion educational publishing and testing conglomerate. Pearson snagged $23 million in contracts to design the first wave of PARCC test items. Pearson just happens to have a $250 million contract with Bush’s home state of Florida to design and publish its state tests.
This summer, Pearson sealed a whopping $30 million taxpayer-subsidized deal to supply the city’s schools with 45,000 iPads pre-loaded with Pearson Common Core curriculum apps. That’s $678 per iPad, $200 more than the standard cost,
On January 1st, Jeb Bush announced that he was ending all his relationships with several corporations and nonprofit organizations, including his own K-12 advocacy group, the “Foundation for Excellence in Education.” This was roughly two weeks after Bush had made know that he was creating an exploratory committee for a potential run for the White House.
According to Bush’s aides, Jeb was leaving these groups in order to focus more time on politics, although Bush’s decision could very well have been an attempt to disentangle himself from relationships that could complicate his potential run for the White House. Two years ago critics did allege that the Jeb Bush foundation inappropriately lobbies and influences state education leaders on behalf of for-profit entities, particularly digital education services.
Bush likewise ended his relationship with Academic Partnerships, a company that has converted over 4,000 courses to online formats in over 3000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. According to the company’s website, Jeb Bush earned $60,000 a year as a paid adviser and also owned a small share of the company’s stock.
It seems obvious why Jeb Bush is such a zealot advocate for Common Core. Just follow the money. For anyone whose head isn’t buried in the sand, Common Core is a left-wing education dream that depends on federal funding to serve as a pathway to indoctrinate children. This is not unlike the way Saul Alinsky choreographed the silent revolution.
What about Jeb Bush’s position on Climate Change?
Bush’s energy policies were likewise questioned at the April 17 Politics and Eggs breakfast in New Hampshire, where he fielded a question about whether his energy policy would take the environment into account. According to Jeb Bush:
“The climate is changing and I’m concerned about that,” Bush responded. “But to be honest with you, I’m more concerned about the hollowing out of our country, the hollowing out of our industrial core, the hollowing out of our ability to compete in an increasingly competitive world.”
While Bush did not directly admit in New Hampshire that he believed climate change was man-made, he did call for the need to reduce industry-produced carbon emissions as a way to address the climate change issue with the rest of the world.
“We need to restore our competitive posture, which I think our energy revolution will allow us to do, and then simultaneously … be cognizant of the fact that we have this climate change issue and we need to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions.”
Raising a red flag with me was Bush’s admission that he considers the climate change issue to be valid, and that his is a world-wide view when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.
Like his father and brother before him, Jeb Bush is likewise a globalist. For insight into the Globalist Agenda and How the Elite Control your Mind and Your Life, check this site. An elitist believes that the world is simply consuming too many resources, resources that belong to them and their descendants and consequently, as outlined in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Agenda 21, we must return to a form of feudalism and into a post-industrial era.
It was Jeb’s father, along with 177 other world leaders, who signed the initial agreement to adopt the goals of the United Nations “Agenda 21″ program at the “Rio Earth Summit” held in Brazil on 1992, with its 21st Century agenda to implement global “sustainable development” that called for environmental protectionism such as what is now being mandated by the Obama administration to curtail global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. Its reports predict dooms-day-like scenarios for the world, unless measure are taken to curb man from polluting the atmosphere though the continued use of fossil fuels. IPCC reports have been viewed as true and indisputable by all presidents since G.H. Bush. IPCC reports have further served as the impetus behind having CO2 declared as pollutant by the Obama administration to regulate CO2 emissions. Jeb’s belief that carbon emissions and climate change go together and that man can control the climate by calling for a reduction of carbon emissions, does not bode well for this nation should Jeb ascend to the presidency.
Bush, as a globalist, is also out-of-step with the way many Americans view climate change. According to a recent Gallup’s Environment Survey that has been conducted annually since 1989, and despite the greater media and political attention being paid to climate change, Americans’ concerns about the environment are waning with safe drinking water topping their list of environmental concerns at 55%. Climate change comes in dead last at 31%. Neither is it true, despite numerous news reports, that 97% of scientists agree human activity is causing a climate crisis that demands we move on to government directed “solutions” to the crisis.
A conundrum exists
In February of this year Jeb Bush tried to distance himself from his father and brother, stating “I’m my own man.”
According to an article by Kurt Nimmo, Jeb Bush is not is own man. Jeb is in sync with his brother G.W. in advocating for government control of education, the environment, and amnesty for illegals. In foreign policy, Jeb’s team includes the same neocons that advised his brother, and even Ronald Reagan. Topping the list is Paul Wolfowitz. As a seasoned globalist, Wolfowitz also served as president of the World Bank. Other crossover neocons and insiders cited include Stephen Hadley, Robert Zoellick, James Baker, and George Schultz.
What if 2016 ends up as a choice between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, both globalists? Unlike Democrats, Republicans will have a great many candidates to choose from in their primary elections. May Republican voters be wise enough to select a candidate, who is young, fresh and not connected to the powerful family ties of the Bushes, whose roots speak of elitism and devotion to the concept of the U.N’s New World Order. This might be difficult to do as the Republican establishment and the kingmakers of today are even now behind Jeb Bush, as yet an unannounced candidate, but it must be done.