Tailgaters for Jeb!


In his latest attempt to show that he isn’t as boring as he may sometimes seem, Jeb Bush just released this web ad featuring his time partying with college football fans during the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Unfortunately, we don’t get to see Jeb shotgunning beers with rowdy face-painted college students, but there are plenty of clips of him joking around and hanging out with collar-popped, football loving dudes throughout Southern colleges.

The SEC football games have become a campaigning bonanza, especially for Republican candidates looking to drum-up more support in the South. The Southern states with colleges participating in the games have even banded together to re-dub Super Tuesday as the “SEC Primary.”

The Bush campaign’s SEC tour started slightly off-kilter, when it remade a Jeb logo that looked identical to the SEC’s, and then slapped it on a bunch of Jeb Bush merchandise.


But, as cool as the beer koozies and shirts looked, the SEC was not happy about having their logo borderline ripped-off, and the Bush campaign had to remove the swag from their campaign store.

No big loss on the koozies though… they make it too hard shotgun the beer.



Marco Rubio Outflanks Attacks From Jeb Bush’s Super PAC


The long-simmering rivalry between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio has boiled over and the two Florida Republicans are ramping up their attacks against each other.

Earlier this week Right to Rise, a Jeb Bush affiliated super PAC, announced they were preparing to spend $20 million on attack ads to prove that “Marco Rubio is unelectable.”

Rubio’s camp got out ahead of that threat with this ad, resurrecting past public speeches Jeb Bush gave supporting Marco Rubio – all recorded “Before the Phony Attacks.”

Even Lou Dobbs called the attack ad “devastating” for Bush when it aired shortly before the Fox Business’s GOP debate.

Will $20 million give Jeb an edge over his former protégé, or is Marco’s ability to deflect the attacks just more than Bush can handle? We will have to wait and see.

Marco Rubio Takes His Turn to Ride the Post-Debate Wave


Ted Cruz may have gotten the most applause at CNBC’s GOP debate when he unloaded on the mainstream media – but most pundits agree: Marco Rubio was the night’s clear overall winner.

Perhaps Rubio’s most striking moment was this verbal lashing of his former mentor, Jeb Bush:

Is ‘the Establishment’ Back in the Ring?

Conservative Solutions PAC, a pro-Rubio PAC, plucked out the brightest spots of Rubio’s debate performance and squeezed them down into this two-minute ad.

But maybe the Rubio camp shouldn’t get too ahead of itself just yet. We have seen candidates try to catch the post-debate wave, but keeping up the momentum appears to be a different challenge (we’re looking at you Carly Fiorina).

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.

#JebNoFilter Bites Bush from Behind


Since Jeb Bush announced he was running for president, his campaign has released a series of short YouTube clips titled #JebNoFilter. The videos feature a moment on the campaign trail of Jeb Bush acting “unscripted” and goofy with his constituents.

Spoofing Jeb’s videos, progressive leaning independent PAC, American Bridge 21stCentury, has started their own #JebNoFilter campaign – complete with a Twitter handle and all – dedicated to cutting attack ads featuring Jeb Bush’s gaffes.

#JebNoFilter Gets as Bitter as Stale Coffee

American Bridge launched their version of the campaign with an attack ad titled “#JebNoFilter: Views on Minorities.” The ad opens with a similar coffee pot animation used in Bush’s versions, then cuts to a shot of one of Bush’s more racially inclusive moments.

“We need to go to the black churches,” he said, speaking of the establishment Republican Party. “We need to campaign in the Latino communities to make sure they know they are welcome.”

The ad then switches to a string of controversial statements Bush has made on the campaign trail.

We see Jeb defending his choice to use the controversial term “anchor babies, ” to a group of reporters, then saying later that the term was really “more related to Asian people” than the Latino community.

The ad flips through a few more of Bush’s recent slips, before ending on a slide where we see a cartoon Jeb face, and his name re-acronymed into “Just your Everyday Backwards.”

Is Jeb Stuck in a Rut?

Jeb Bush’s poll numbers have been on a continuous decline since his recent gaffes on the campaign trail, and focused attacks from outside groups.

The most recent poll from PPP shows Jeb Bush in fourth place at 10%, trailing Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio.

Despite his declining position in the polls, his campaign and outside Super PACs have raised an impressive amount money. The July 31st report showed that Jeb Bush’s campaign and pro-Bush Super PACs have collectively raised $120 million.

Second place in the “money race” is Hillary Clinton with $67.8 million.

Although his polls are dropping, his money stream probably won’t dry up any time soon.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.

Jeb Bush Wants to Return to Reaganomics


The Republican’s Reagan trope is far from over. Jeb Bush is embracing the Reagan legacy even tighter by mirroring one of the former president’s major tax speeches in this new ad.

Thirty Years Later Jeb Sticks to the Reagan Script

“Return to Growth” opens up with a 1986 speech Reagan delivered just after signing the Tax Reform Act.

The ad cuts to Jeb Bush announcing his tax reform plan – with the video cutting between Bush and Reagan as we hear them make synonymous statements. “America will have the lowest marginal tax rates and the most modern tax code among major industrialized nations,” Reagan says. Then to Bush who puts it simply, “Taxes should be lower, simpler, fairer and clearer.” We cut back to Reagan again who concedes, “fair and simpler for most Americans.”

The ad continues as the two finish each other’s sentences about how their tax code would promote business and help the Middle Class achieve the American Dream.

Is It Really Reaganomics, Or Something Different?

Jeb Bush’s tax plan aims to lower the highest tax rate, offer some relief to low earners, reform corporate taxes, stick hedge-fund managers with a bigger bill, and also, “unleash 4 percent growth,” as Jeb often puts it.

Reagan, who at the end of the ad we hear calling for Wall Street to “pay their fair share,” may not have been so pleased to find out that Bush’s tax plan also includesslashing taxes for the wealthiest people in America.

But then again, Reagan might have had a hard time agreeing with a lot of what the Republicans of 2015 say.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.

Liberal Group Says Safety Not Guaranteed Under a Bush


For a candidate once so eager to separate himself from his family name, Jeb Bush is quick to defend his family’s legacy – especially his brother’s time as president.

At the last GOP debate, Jeb earned what was arguably his most raucous applause of the whole night, and briefly flustered Donald Trump when he said, “as it relates to my brother, there’s one thing I know for sure; he kept us safe.”

Not everyone agrees though, including Americans United for Change, the liberal action group behind this ad.

Remembering the Turbulent Tenure of George W. Bush

The ad cycles through the tumultuous events that took place under Bush II – starting with shifting the blame of a “crumbling economy” back onto the Bush administration. The ad then asks if viewers feel “Safe from a bureaucratic catastrophe” while showing clips from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Of course, no ad criticizing the presidency of George W. Bush could be void of clips from the multi-pronged war on terror, and this ad is no different. We see a clip of soldiers in Iraq being jolted by a blast as we hear a news anchor say “the number no one wanted to reach in Iraq; 4,000 Americans dead.”

The ad finishes up alluding to 9/11 and asks if the viewer felt “Safe from terrorism?” Showing some restraint, the ad shows a picture of the World Trade Center memorial, with its lights shining into the sky – rather than clips of the travesty itself.

Who’s Issuing the Attack From Decades Past?

Americans United for Change is a liberal group, but doesn’t have to disclose its donors since it’s listed as a 501(c)(4).

The group is keen on attacking Bush II and his administration. It was born from the ashes of Americans United to Protect Social Security – a labor funded political group formed in 2005 to oppose George W. Bush’s Social Security Proposal. Most of their efforts now though, focus on foreign policy.

And with the Middle East still in the forefront of American politics, we can be certain that foreign policy attack ads will continue to fly from both sides.

With Jeb Bush’s poll numbers continuing to drop, he might welcome the attention from these liberal opponents. At least it makes him seem still relevant.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.

The Jeb Bush Camp May Have Found Donald Trump’s Kryptonite


On Thursday, Donald Trump signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party. With that signature, the fire of the renegade candidate was dampened for the first time since its inception.

The agreement is coupled with mounting charges against Trump that his conservative credentials are questionable at best. The latest attack ad is from the camp of the once presumed GOP nominee, Jeb Bush.

The Right to Rise PAC, a super PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, released a video Thursday comparing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately for Trump, there are a good amount of similarities.

Do You Want Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? The Ad Says ‘Flip a Coin’

The ad features a coin, with Trump on one side and Clinton on the other. With each flip we hear quote after quote of Donald Trump echoing Hillary Clinton’s liberal leanings. Each face of the coin reads “Liberal” and “In Hill We Trump.”

In the video, Donald Trump continues to be haunted by his past liberal views. We hear him say, “the economy does better under Democrats” and “I’m very pro-choice,” before he pledges his support for liberalized healthcare and raising taxes on the rich. It ends with what conservatives may consider the biggest blasphemy of the all: “I think Hillary would do a great job.”

Painting Trump as a liberal is far from new– but probably far from over. As we have noted on a few occasions, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, and Jeb Bush have used similar attacks.

According to CNN, the “highly produced” ad doesn’t currently have a television or digital ad buy behind it, but that could soon change.

Will an onslaught of ads against Trump’s conservative resume be enough to take the New York City billionaire into the ground? We will have to wait and see, but as of now, the polls don’t show it.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.