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Why is George Bush today using his Prescott Bush's first name as his middle name?
Yes, the above photo is Prescott Sheldon Bush, once a U.S. Senator from Connecticut from 1952 to 1963.  You know, back in the day former President George H.W. Bush's father and former President George W. Bush's grandfather was a moderate Republican who was pro-choice and actually gave a damn about the American people.  Sure, he wasn't a liberal Democrat but at least he could be able to work to create a cooperative, less partisan Congress that would actually focus on what it's supposed to be doing: checks and balances.

Of course, Prescott Bush did have that fiasco that his bank, when he was working on Wall Street, had ties to Hitler and the Nazi Party.  However, aside from this, Prescott came from a different era where there was no Tea Party or power hungry GOP like they are today.

Nowadays, one of his great grandchildren, is officially campaigning for office.

No, not George W. Bush.  Not even Jeb Bush.  It's George Prescott Bush, Jeb Bush's son!

I'm so cool!

Recently I had written a blog diary on Daily Kos on George P. Bush's candidacy for....  get this: Land Commissioner of Texas.

http://www.dailykos.com/...

Well now there's the latest on George Bush's campaign:

http://www.chron.com/...

Per the Associated Press (reference in Houston Chronicle), Bush is expected to make a speech today at the Texas Legislative Conference:

NEW BRAUNFELS — George Prescott Bush is expected to make his first public speech as a political candidate in Texas.

Bush was scheduled Friday to deliver the keynote address at the Texas Legislative Conference. The 36-year-old nephew of former President George W. Bush has not spoken publicly since formally announcing his run for Texas Land Commissioner earlier this month.

Bush first filed paperwork in November with the Texas Ethics Commission signifying he would run for statewide office in 2014. He raised an impressive $1.3 million in those first two months.

Medicaid and transportation in Texas are among the issues lawmakers and policy analysts will tackle at the New Braunfels conference.

This is amazing.  George Bush raised $1.3 million in the first two months since announcing his candidacy for Land Commissioner in Texas.  

But that's not it, Bush has been busy in recent weeks raising even more cash!

http://blog.chron.com/...

What Hyannis Port is to the Kennedys, Greenwich is to the Bushes.

And now the fourth-generation flag-bearer for one of the nation’s most powerful political families is about to make his debut in the fertile stomping grounds of his grandfather and great-grandfather.

George P. Bush, who this week filed paperwork to run for land commissioner in his home state of Texas, often used as a steppingstone for higher office, has chosen Greenwich for one of his first major fundraisers, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned.

For $1,000 per person, you can get a roundtable audience April 11 with the eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the Dairy Road home of Chris and Carina Crain. There’s also a $250 per person general reception option afterward.

Yep, no going door-to-door to mingle with average voters of Texas.  Typical Bush family approach to campaigning.  Gotta cozy up with the fat cats with the big dough.

But wait, Bush is heading to California for more cash:  And he's running for Land Commissioner of Texas!

http://www.latimes.com/...

SACRAMENTO --It may well be the most sophisticated campaign for land commissioner in American history.

George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew and grandson of former presidents, is going into the family business, with a run for state land commissioner in Texas. But a new fundraising solicitation making its way around California circles shows this is not your every day local race.

The solicitation comes from the desk of some California financial heavyweights who are helping the latest Bush to burst onto the political scene to raise some campaign cash. Among them are Jerry Perenchino, former head of Univision, who has been one of California’s largest Republican donors in recent years; Brad Freeman and his venture capitalist partner Ron Spogli; and Wayne Hughes, head of Public Storage.

All of them helped President George W. Bush raise campaign cash during his two presidential runs. Now, they are helping his nephew organize a May fundraising dinner at Freeman’s Brentwood home.

Judging from the fundraising pitch, it’s clear they have big plans for the latest member of the Bush dynasty. “George P. Bush has a bright future in front of him and this election in 2014 is the first step,” the letter says. "He is fluent in Spanish and can energize a new and vital generation of fiscal conservatives.”

The price to be a part of that future is $10,000 per couple.

$10,000 per couple eh?  That's a lot of money to give away.

But energize a new and vital generation of fiscal conservatives?  Oh yeah, the same fiscal "conservatives" or at least followers of fiscal "conservatives" that voted for bills that continued to overtime increase the U.S. deficit and debt because of the Iraq War?

Ahhh, wait, the Tea Party conservatives!  That's who George Bush is appealing to!  Believe it or not, Bush is a rock star:

http://www.chron.com/...

GRAPEVINE - The nephew of former President George W. Bush headlines a local North Texas Republican fundraiser - along with one of the state's most strident conservative voices.

George Prescott Bush is seen as a potential future star and the latest member of the Republican Party's most prominent families to enter GOP politics. His father is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and his uncle and grandfather are former presidents.

The 36-year-old Bush is to speak Saturday at the Denton County Republican Party's Lincoln-Reagan dinner. The master of ceremonies is U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, an East Texas Republican and tea party firebrand.

Bush has crisscrossed the state and is raising money for a run at statewide office next year. Saturday's event allows him to meet tea party voters critical in Republican primaries.

And Bush is also a regular Twitter user so it's only appropriate he appears on washed-up actress-turned Tea Party activist Janine Turner's radio show, she announces it via Twitter and he goes right back and Tweets again:  TWICE

So all this fundraising and publicity for a run for....  Land Commissioner?

Oh yeah, he's a Bush.  Gotta put his name out there!

Or maybe George Bush just wants to beat the growing grassroots effort among Texas Democrats to fire up the Hispanic and Latino base in the state, by the charisma of his father, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.  Doesn't Prescott look and sound a lot like his father?

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  •  Small room, meet big noise... n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 05:05:52 PM PDT

  •  Please Texas, show us some sanity and refuse (4+ / 0-)

    to elect another Bush!

    "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." Edward R. Murrow

    by temptxan on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 05:24:36 PM PDT

  •  He has the same dopey eyes as Gov. Scott Walker nt (0+ / 0-)
  •  Prescott Bush was no moderate. He was one of the (2+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, happymisanthropy

    secret backers of the attempted fascist coup of the US.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:27:41 PM PDT

    •  No, he was (0+ / 0-)

      Prescott Bush was a moderate, very pro-choice.  He was also a supporter of the United Negro College Fund when it was first established and involved with the American Birth control League.  In fact, Prescott Bush had really close ties to Planned Parenthood.   Prescott was also influential in helping President Eisenhower get highway bills passed and as a result, enabled Eisenhower's presidency to be rather successful and productive.

      Moderate may be considered in different terms back in the 1950's, when Prescott Bush was a U.S. Senator.  Right wingers did not flock the GOP then as much as they do today.

      The secret ties Prescott Bush had to controversial issues are what prevents him from being a liberal Republican.

  •  Bushes = The Harkonnen. (spit) (2+ / 0-)
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    tarminian, Pariah Dog

    I demand that you prove you're alive.

    by Troubadour on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 08:43:04 PM PDT

  •  There was a tea party back then. (1+ / 0-)
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    Pariah Dog

    Good diary. But, just to nit pick, there was a tea party in George Prescott Bush's time. It was called the John Birch Society then and most Republicans kept far away. The press ignored them too. Today, the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

    I'm not sure which is dumber. The growth of the Tea Party or the fact that any Bush can still get elected dog catcher.

    •  Nitpicking is fine (0+ / 0-)

      Good to point out the John Birch Society.  I think those in the Tea Party have had ammunition to hold against the GOP nowadays more so than say in the 1970's or 1980's.  Of course, we don't have the deficit and debt situation like it is today.

      Here's how I see the evolution of the GOP from the 20th century to today:

      Early 20th Century - Liberal, moderate, conservative (Theodore Roosevelt was a pro-union Republican)

      Mid 20th Century (Eisenhower era) - Liberal, moderate, moderate conservative

      Nixon Era - Moderate, Moderate conservative, conservative

      Reagan Era - A bit moderate, moderate conservative, conservative, right wing

      Bush Era - A bit moderate, moderate conservative, conservative, right wing

      Bush Jr. Era First Term- Moderate conservative, conservative, right wing

      Bush Jr. Era Second Term - Conservative, right-wing

      Obama Era - Right wing, a bit of conservative (but lots of pressure from Tea Party)

      I'm now beginning to debate whether or not Ronald Reagan was truly a Republican.  He did say he didn't leave the Democratic Party but that the Democratic Party left him.  Well, if Reagan were alive today, he'd be very disappointed with how his conservative followers have run this country.

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