Posted: 5:34 pm Friday, June 13th, 2014

Elder George Bush urges support for GOP Senate candidates 

By Greg Bluestein

In her ads and in her rhetoric, Michelle Nunn has often mentioned her affinity to the 41st president. He has not returned the favor.

George H.W. Bush’s team has already said he wouldn’t endorse the Democrat in her Senate bid. And now he has sent out a fundraising letter urging GOP donors to support a super PAC that will shower support on the eventual GOP nominee.

Bush was careful not to support either Rep. Jack Kingston or businessman David Perdue, “good men” who square off in a July 22 runoff. But he and his wife Barbara reminded donors that “Georgia will help decide which way the Senate goes.”

He was boosting the Senate Battleground Fund, a group that has already hosted ex-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus. The group’s take will be used to boost the eventual GOP nominee – whoever he may be.

Nunn is the chief executive – though currently on leave – of Points of Light Foundation, the nonprofit service organization that the former president helped start. That group is holding a conference in Atlanta next week, though we’re told the timing of Bush’s letter is purely coincidental.nunnbush2

Here’s what it said: (Note that Bush actually turned 90 yesterday).

Friend,

Now closing in on the age of 90, I have a hard time recalling a more critical midterm election than the one we face this fall. I say this because America is moving in the wrong direction, enough so to cause genuine worry about the country we will be leaving our… well, in our case our kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

As it stands today, the Republican Party has the opportunity not only to maintain control of the United States House of Representatives, but also to recapture the majority in the United States Senate.

Nothing could be more important for America’s future in my view, Barbara Bush’s too.

And Georgia will help decide which way the Senate goes.

Happily, Republicans in Georgia have put two good men into a run-off to determine who faces the Democratic nominee this November. It will be late summer before the eventual nominee is determined, however; so in the interim, Barbara and I are getting behind the Senate Battleground Fund to make sure that GOP nominee has the resources he needs to prevail in the general election.

I am writing today to ask you to consider doing the same.

Every indicator thus far suggests the Democratic nominee in Georgia will be well-funded, and stands to benefit greatly from a relatively easy primary period and the absence of a run-off challenge. The Senate Battleground Fund will try to erase or at least minimize that clear advantage, and ensure the Republican nominee enters the general election later this summer with a strong breeze in his sails – ready to propel him to victory.

Like you, I am sure, I have been disappointed by the current Senate leadership. To bring genuine, positive change to the Senate and to America, we must put Georgia in the GOP column come Election Night 2014. The Senate Battleground Fund is key to doing just that, which is why we are asking for your help.

Donate today to the Senate Battleground Fund to beat the Democrats in Georgia and in other Senate battleground states across the country.

All the best,

George H.W. Bush

 

65 comments
Bernie31
Bernie31

Too Bad POPPY BUSH did Not warn the GOP and America about what a FAILURE, Junior "W" has been all of his Life. Poppy knew "W" was a LOSER and not ready for the Oval office. ...but said Nothing. Now we are expected to listen and heed his warnings, NOW?

Poppy needs to go and change his Depends and Jump out of another Plane. When we Needed your Advice POPPY failed America....BIG TIME!

W. was the payback to the GOP for abandoning him for a Second TERM!

What a Payback it has been too!

Bernie31
Bernie31

Amazing that NOW the GOP is listening to the MAN they ridiculed for that INFAMOUS statement ....."Read MY LIPS!  No New TAXES!" The LIPS are moving AGAIN!

honested
honested

It's a shame that the gop feels it has to put pressure on an old man.

Of course, I guess it would be an odd time for them to allow free thought and action, no matter how foolish their governing stance has become.

lvg
lvg

Instead of campaigning  for the cons tell us what an idiot George W was getting us into a mess in Iraq that you avoided after the Gulf War.  

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

In Mississippi the runoff in the Senate Primary was scheduled for 3 weeks, in Georgia it is like 3 months.  Does anyone know why a GOP controlled legislature put the candidates at such a disadvantage in the General by delaying the runoff.  They have to spend more money campaigning and Nunn has longer to develop her war chest and hone her attacks.  Seems strange to me, and I am puzzled. 

SouthGeorgiareader
SouthGeorgiareader

We shouldn't be surprised at 41---Jeb is lurking in the presidential shadows and Papa is trying to make sure enough GOP senators will be there to support him if he's the nominee.  Go Nunn!

findog
findog

1 question: do you favor 41 or 43's actions in Iraq

If you are with 41 then you are with Nunn

If you are with 43 the you will vote blindly for the GOP

gotalife
gotalife

With Iraq crumbling, not getting endorsed by a bush is a good thing. The gop are crumbling too. Good riddance to a failed worthless (unless you are wealthy) party.

Joeleejohnson
Joeleejohnson

"Read my lips" ---I'm donating to the 'Battleground Fund'----

notagain
notagain

No fool like an old fool,,,,,,,,,

td1234
td1234

I think Jim should post the email addresses of anyone coming on his blog under multiple screen names. 

DS
DS

"Like you, I am sure, I have been disappointed by the current Senate leadership."

Yeah, me too. But Grimes is leading McConnell in the latest poll. It's still early, but fingers crossed.

NWGAL
NWGAL

Guess he is trying to rescue the Bush legacy for Jeb. Sad, really, that W became president. Jeb is the vastly smarter of the two but both have the same flawed ideology.

td1234
td1234

The guru Nate Silver has come out this week with his revised Senate forecast. I march he had the Republican with a 70% chance of winning the seat and Georgia and now in June he has the Republican at a 70% chance of winning the seat. 

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

"And Georgia will help decide which way the Senate goes."

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


This is true, and this is why Georgians must put Democrat Michelle Nunn in the U. S. Senate.  There is much in George H. W. Bush's history of which the average voter is unaware.  Bush was head of the CIA at one point and he is quite savvy in covert operations, as author Russ Baker, disclosed in his 2009 book, "Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put it in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America," published by Bloomsbury Press, New York, Berlin, London.


Of course, former President George H. W. Bush has helped MIchelle Nunn in her role as the Chief Executive of the nonprofit which he had helped to found.  She was no threat to his political and ideological vision in that role.  She functioned under him and has been indebted to him.  Now, if she becomes a sitting U. S. Senator, Nunn will have political power on her own terms, and as a Democrat, she will be a threat to most of that which Bush supports.


Michelle Nunn, I hope you will cut the political umbilical cord to George H. W. Bush.  He will throw you to the wolves without giving it a second thought.  Run your own race, for Democrats, Independents and reasonable Republicans in Georgia who believe in you and who will vote for you.  I will.  And, I never voted for a Bush.  I never trusted any of them. 



OffWithTheirHeads
OffWithTheirHeads

Poor, Jack. Playing with felons we want to deport. And he didn't know?! Democrats who didn't vote in the election should cross over and vote in the run off for Perdue to send a message to the Rs and the chamber of commerce. Then vote for Nunn and Carter for governor in November. We need to get rid of the a Raw Deal, unethical governor. He has cost taxpayers $2 million or more in lawsuits over his unethical behavior.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Raul Labrador of Idaho announced this afternoon he would run for the House Majority Leader job in the special leadership election next Thursday, June 19 against current third ranking member and favorite Kevin McCarthy of California.  Labrador is part of the Tea Party contingent in the House.  Next Thursday's vote is a secret ballot and some members could switch their allegiances since there are no committee assignments to be used as enticements for votes.

GMFA
GMFA

He has a son that he would like to see become a President someday. Too bad he called for immigration reform.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Bernie31 


Moreover, having just watched the CNN special documentary on George H. W. Bush entitled, "41 on 41," I learned that Points of Light Foundation, founded by George H. W. Bush, but run by Michelle Nunn for years, is now the largest service organization of its kind in the world. 


The Bush documentary was produced by Rick Kaplan and Mary Kate Cary, a George H. W. Bush speechwriter during his presidency. The documentary is, also, part of the George H. W. Bush Library collection.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Bernie31 


Americans must not forget that George H. W. Bush raised George W. Bush.  "The apple does not fall far from the tree."

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@honested 


Some might consider me an "old woman," honested, but I consider that type of thinking simply ageism. I speak exactly what I mean to speak, just as I did 50 years ago.


Likewise, George H. W. Bush may be in his early 90s, but he knows exactly what he is doing, Imo, his choice of throwing Michelle Nunn to the wolves and supporting either Kingston or Perdue for U.S. Senator from Georgia was made primarily by him. Moreover, it is true to his character.

honested
honested

@lvg 

That would be an interesting discussion.

And I wonder if he warned shrub to avoid cheney like the plague.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@RafeHollister - It is due to the Obama Justice Department successful lawsuit in 2012 against Georgia arguing that the three-week runoff disenfranchised overseas and military voters.  The lawsuit was not filed against other states (yet), hence only applies to Georgia.

honested
honested

@findog 

And any rabid, slobbering, wild eyed loon they put on the ballot anywhere.

The-Centrist
The-Centrist

You're probably correct, gotalife, but I'm still kind of fond of Poppy Bush.

When he realized that the government had to have more revenue, he pushed through a tax increase, rather than just borrowing more from China, as Republicans typically do.  And he lost the election because of it, probably, but it was still the right thing to do.

honested
honested

@td1234 

It is amazing the lengths you will go to in order to pretend more people agree with you.

Just accept you cling to a world that never existed and try to learn from other people.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@td1234 - email addresses can be faked, multiple IP addresses can be used or proxied from the same machine, and tablets with 4G can be used with yet another IP.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@td1234 - That will go up to 90% soon after Labor Day when the real campaigning starts with the Republican money advantage, primary battles a distant memory, and the undecided breaking for the red state Republican.  IF he updates it.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@GMFA 

 He has a son that he would like to see become a President someday. Too bad he called for immigration reform.

Ronaldo Reaganendez says, "What?"

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@GMFA - Provisional status without access to our myriad of welfare programs or citizenship in exchange for securing our borders is not unpopular and worthy IMO.

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@The_Centrist thanks for the reply, I remember the controversy now.  The IN-Justice Dept as usual mucking up things, that is why they don't have time to complete their investigation of the IRS.

honested
honested

@The_Centrist 

It would have made too much sense to simplify the method for collecting overseas votes.

Someday, we might have a tool like 'the internets' that would make such a system automatic.

BuckheadBoy
BuckheadBoy

@The-Centrist The differences between "HW" and "W" aptly reveal the devolution of the GOP and degeneration from the "Greatest Generation" to the "Me Generation". But, a step on the down staircase is still on the down staircase, even if higher from the bottom.

td1234
td1234

@The_Centrist I understand but someone would have to be a freak to be going to those means to conceal sock puppets on a no nothing political blog.  

DS
DS

@The_Centrist Magellan June 4-5 poll, 49-46 Grimes-McConnell

td1234
td1234

@The_Centrist @DS Nate Silver has the race as 50/50 toss up. I think Rand will come in at the last minute and pull it out for McConnell to make sure McConnell opens up a lot of establishment money for his run for President. 

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

This is a screen name stealing, liberal hypocrite sock puppet. 

Scum.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@td1234 - Good description.  We have at least one here.  Maybe it is using 4 or 5 screen names.

But some administrator should at least block mimicking others' screen names, and that can be easily done.

td1234
td1234

I was wrong with the above post. Nate Silver now has McConnell with a 80% chance of winning and not 50/50. 


The two 50/50 races are North Carolina and Alaska. 

Kamchak
Kamchak

@The_Centrist 

1. Go to blogspot.com.

2. Create your own blog.

3. Moderate the blog as you see fit.

It's not complicated.

Just suggestin'.

td1234
td1234

@The_Centrist Bookman started telling all the readers who was sockpuppets a couple years ago and that stopped the practice for the most part. 

RafeHollister
RafeHollister

@td1234 I am as conservative as anyone, but if you could assure me that the GOP won enough other seats and controlled the Senate but McConnell got beat, I'm not sure that would be a bad thing.  We could select a new Senate Majority leader, and just maybe we could find an effective one.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@td1234 - I haven't looked at that socialist blog in years.  Maybe he just called out the posters who were using a single email address or IP; but I'm sure they have learned to get around it, and the sockpuppets are back.