March 4, 2020

"Pierce Bush is first Bush to lose Texas race in over 40 years."

CBS News reports on the primary loss for a grandson of George H.W. Bush. Pierce Bush was running for a congressional seat in Houston. He was well funded and had the endorsement of the retiring Congressman from the district.
Troy Nehls and Kathaleen Wall, staunch defenders of President Donald Trump, advanced instead to the runoff.... Although Pierce Bush, 34, made clear from the outset of his run in December that he was an ally of Trump, he didn't do so with zeal of rivals who promised fierce loyalty to the president if elected.

58 comments:

Silly Calabrese said...

No more Bushes or Clintons is now the cast-iron rule of American politics.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

No more Bush. No more clintons.
This family dynasty stuff isn't the American way.
No more Kennedys either for that matter.

Rory said...

Pierce Bush.

CJinPA said...

...zeal of rivals who promised fierce loyalty to the president if elected.

"Zeal" is a word writers use to imply religious-like fanaticism. It's is chosen consciously.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

No more Bidens. Except it's amazing that our tax dollars end up in Hunter's bank account. Scrubbed clean by a Ukrainian energy company.

henry said...

Dynasties are overrated.

rcocean said...

Thank God! this makes my day. Fuck the Bush Family. That George Bush and "Barb" voted for Hillary says it all about that pack of frauds. Incredible that the titual heads of the Republican party REFUSED to respect the will of the Republican voters and either went AWOL or supported Hillary.

George Bush lied about "No New Taxes". Bush II lied about "Weapons of mass destruction". Jeb Bush lied about being a Conservative. And whole family lied about being True Blue Republicans. If Bob Dole is still alive, he must be enjoying this, because he hated the Bushes too.

MikeR said...

Of course: vote for the Wall!

rcocean said...

Pierce Bush was running around saying the R party was "too white" and "needed to reach out to Minorities and Hispanics" which of course leads to the response: Why the fuck was he running?

MikeR said...

He should switch to the Democratic Party and try for the second place on the ticket. Vote for the "Bernie/Bush" - they're on fire!

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

I had a T shirt made four years ago:
NO BUSHES
NO CLINTONS
NO BULLSHIT

After Jeb! became the first victim run over by the Trump train and the whole family got their knickers wadded up over Trump, the idea of a Bush dynasty is dead. The name is sullied, associated with Nevertrumpism that is itself tied into knots and supporting things they always claimed to oppose. Just like Chuck. Dweebs without a party nor, apparently, any constituency even in ruby red Texas! So establishment!

Browndog said...

Pleasant reminder Trump destroyed both the Clinton and Bush dynasties. At once.

Iowan2 said...

Who has coat tails?

traditionalguy said...

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You. Go back to Connecticut, kid.

Browndog said...

rcocean said...

Pierce Bush was running around saying the R party was "too white" and "needed to reach out to Minorities and Hispanics" which of course leads to the response: Why the fuck was he running?


George W would have been saying the same thing had 9/11 not happened, saving him from his family's One World Order agenda.

traditionalguy said...

Now the Mormons need to clean up Utah from the Soros ally named Romney. He is from a Michigan elite automobile wealth clan who has spent his life in Massachusetts.

Mr. Groovington said...

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
No more Bush. No more clintons.
This family dynasty stuff isn't the American way.

A shame. I was hoping for a Trump dynasty.

I Callahan said...

Bush II lied about "Weapons of mass destruction".

Say what you want about GWB, and I agree in most cases, but the above just isn't true in any way, shape or form. All of the intelligence agencies said there were WMD. There was some evidence that Hussein was hiding such weapons in Syria. The Kurds who survived being gassed would also disagree with the above.

I have an issue when erstwhile conservatives use the same arguments that liberals did back then.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

I like Trump's kids a lot. They are really smart and the opposite of the Biden/Clinton entitled spoiled brat contingent or money laundering and fake charity family foundation-funded wealth.

mccullough said...

The lad looks more like a Kennedy than a Bush

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Callahan is correct, but Jeb did lie when he pledged to support The Nominee only to stab Trump in the back.

Browndog said...

Mike is correct, about Callahan being correct.

Leland said...

First, for those claiming Texas is turning Blue; Trump won more votes in the Republican Primary than all the Democrat candidates combined in their primary. Otherwise, the 22nd Congressional District is expected to go to the former Sheriff Troy Nehls, as he has a history in the actual District.

Kathaleen Wall has great ads talking about how she is a pro-Trump conservative. She plays off her name and building the wall, and it is a catchy ad. But she is shopping for a seat. She ran against Dan Crenshaw in the 2018 2nd Congressional Primary. Now she is running in the 22nd Congressional Primary.

Pierce Bush had backing and his name, but otherwise is nobody within the district.

Fernandistein said...

Pierce Bush

That must be his pr0n name.

rcocean said...

but the above just isn't true in any way, shape or form.

All I know is that Sadamm was supposed to have "weapons of mass destruction" and he didn't. And Bush didn't tell us we invading Iraq to create democracy in the middle east, or that we'd be there for years and years, spending billions and billions. No, we had to attack because Sadamn was a HUGE Threat.

Of course, Bush II lied about other things, like Amnesty and cutting social security. But what the hey.

Annie C. said...

After what George P. Bush tried to do to the Alamo, the Bush name is pretty much toast down here.

rcocean said...

"Mission accomplished" - was in 2003. Yep.

Annie C. said...

Browndog is correct about Mike being correct, about Callahan being correct.

Chuck said...

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
I like Trump's kids a lot. They are really smart and the opposite of the Biden/Clinton entitled spoiled brat contingent or money laundering and fake charity family foundation-funded wealth.


Without Don Jr., I would never know what is going on with QAnon.

JAORE said...

At least we still have Chelsea as a shining beacon of....
nope.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

exactly, I Callihan. It's easy to say "No WMD!" but i doubt the masses of dead Iraqis that Saddam killed would agree. But they ain't talking.

Plus - don't ever feed the leftwing lie machine. Plenty of government officials on all sides understood as best they could that Saddam was a monster with bad toys.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

George H.W. Bush lost the Texas Republican Presidential Primary to Ronald Reagan, 46% to 53%, on May 3, 1980, which is not quite "over 40 years."

narciso said...

w was two years older that pierce, when he was defeated by kent hance,

yes that decision by George p was not popular,

narciso said...

there were certainly some chemical munitions, there was yellowcake found at tuweitha 16, now was that enough to justify military intervention, I'm doubtful on that point

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Media myths live large in the minds of Althouse commenters. Even “Mission Accomplished” reappears. As if Bush strung that up to signal the end of the Iraq war. Amazing. All you media myth-lovers conveniently overlook the stockpiles of chemical weapons our troops had to dispose of, and the caravan of trucks hauling ass to Syria on the eve of Iraq II that we’re subsequently deployed on Assad’s enemies (Obama’s “red line”). Saddam was not allowed to have factories making WMDs, but he did. Ask anyone who was actually IN Iraq and they’ll tell you they encountered chemweapons.

Calypso Facto said...

One small corner of the Swamp drained

Mr Wibble said...

Saddam was trying to play a game where he convinced his own people that he had WMDs, or at least an active program (because if they thought he was weak then he'd be dead), while trying to convince the rest of the world that he was disarmed. So naturally any intelligence is going to conclude that he has WMDs. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

MadisonMan said...

We need Political Dynasties about as much as we need to be ruled by monarchies.

Also -- Annie C is correct about Browndog being correct about Mike being correct about Callahan being correct.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Ask the southern Marsh Kurds if Saddam used WMDs.

Wince said...

"Pierce Bush is first Bush to lose Texas race in over 40 years."

I've heard of having your clit pierced, but never your bush.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

That’s correct MadisonMan.

Drago said...

LLR-lefty and Sudden-Onset-Socialist Chuck: "Without Don Jr., I would never know what is going on with QAnon."

With LLR-lefty Chuck, we are always kept apprised of the thinking at marxist Lawfare and the Adam Schiff Adoration Society.

Drago said...

It should never come as a surprise that a democrat running in a republican primary loses.

So this is really a non-story.

Michael K said...

That George Bush and "Barb" voted for Hillary says it all about that pack of frauds.

Good point and it is sweet that he lost to two Trump supporters.

tim in vermont said...

Good news doesn’t stop today!

Yancey Ward said...

Pierce! (please applaud)

Yancey Ward said...

Where Chuck has been letting us down, though, is on updates on PecanPiegate.

Bill Peschel said...

Don't forget that the Washington Post, back when it reported news, had a long story about the scientists working in Saddam's nuclear weapons program and how they were laying low until the heat died off.

I thought I was going to be the lone voice objecting to the "No WMD" lie, but I'm glad to see I'm not. And they argued the point much better than I could (including how they tracked many of the WMDs being shipped to Syria before the war started).

This doesn't excuse GWB. Bogging us down in Afghanistan and Iraq for decades, launching Homeland Security and the illegal spying under the guise of the Patriot Act, and the nightmare of the TSA are black marks against his record.

Think of it: with Clinton, Bush, and Obama, we've had three of the worst presidents of the modern era. Presidents who have damaged this country's economy, depleted our treasures, and interfered with our lives with their policies.

I Callahan said...

After this thread, I think I deserve my own commenter tag...

;)

rcocean said...

"This doesn't excuse GWB. Bogging us down in Afghanistan and Iraq for decades, launching Homeland Security and the illegal spying under the guise of the Patriot Act, and the nightmare of the TSA are black marks against his record."

Bush's BIG LIE in the Iraq war, wasn't that "Saddam had WMD's" its that the purpose of the war was to just rid of Saddam. That wasn't the real purpose. It was to "Build democracy in Iraq". That's we were still occupying the country when GWB left office. If all we wanted was to get rid of Saddam, we could have left Iraq in 2004. 80% of the US deaths occurred AFTER we had captured Saddam.

Its the old bait and switch and its been played on the US public before. We went to war with Spain because of the USS Maine and to free Cuba, and we somehow ended up fighting an imperialist war in the Philippines. We go to war against the Kaiser because he's sinking our ships in violation of international law, and Wilson ends up trying to rope us into a league of nations. BTW, go read Bush's 2005 inaugural address, its Wilsonian Globalism on steroids.

Two-eyed Jack said...

Callahan is not correct. (About the tag, not the whole WMD thing.)

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Ralph L said...

What did Pierce do to the Alamo? I forget, even after someone mentioned the Maine.

Ralph L said...

Why didn't he run in Florida, where he grew up?

Bay Area Guy said...

Stay out da Bushes!

RobinGoodfellow said...

“Blogger Silly Calabrese said...
No more Bushes or Clintons is now the cast-iron rule of American politics.”

Hear, hear. No more Obamas either.

RobinGoodfellow said...

“ Blogger I Callahan said...
Bush II lied about "Weapons of mass destruction".

Say what you want about GWB, and I agree in most cases, but the above just isn't true in any way, shape or form. All of the intelligence agencies said there were WMD. There was some evidence that Hussein was hiding such weapons in Syria. The Kurds who survived being gassed would also disagree with the above.”

More fake news from the professional media class. Like ‘al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia.

Ray - SoCal said...

There were a couple of reasons to take out Saddam Hussein. The wmd was chosen as the next. Iraq after the first gulf war was a headache.

My 2 cents on wmd in Iraq:

- the convoy going to Syria was suspicious...
- Iraq kept the manufacturing ability so after the inspections stopped, they could go back to producing wmd
- there is basically no difference between making pesticides, and wmd
- there was a lot of old mustard and nerve gas in Iraq the us had to dispose of, and done us troops were injured by it.
- Hussein told his neighbors and people he had wmd (bluffing)

I am amazed at how anti Trump the Bush’s have been. There Voting for Hillary blows my mind.