Political Roundup for December 16, 2014…Jeb Bush works South Carolina…Red Racing Horses….

Jeb Bush continued stoking speculation about a 2016 run yesterday, delivery the commencement address at the University of South Carolina. He also met with Gov. Nikki Haley and many former Bush backers in SC began to discuss the important of South Carolina to a Jeb Bush campaign.

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Mitt Romney LEADS the GOP field in new Poll….

We have a poll out that places Mitt Romeny in the lead in the 2016 GOP Presidential Sweepstakes….

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Jeb Bush visits South Carolina…Update Jeb Bush on facebook ‘possibility of running’…

“It’s his road to the White House,” said Katon Dawson, a former South Carolina Republican Party chairman. “It’s where he rights his ship.”

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Taliban attack School in Pakistan…100+ Dead….

A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said that it was in retaliation for the military’s offensive against militant hide-outs in the North Waziristan tribal region…

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I think we’re back…..

Issues….

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Joe Biden @ 2% for President in 2016…Poll

Now, to be fair to the VP, this poll is an outlier. It has a very high number of undecideds — 32 percent — and 7 percent opt for “no one” (Update: Steven Shepard points out this is because candidate names weren’t read to people), which depresses the vote totals for all involved. Even Hillary Clinton has her worst showing in any recent poll, at 48 percent. (She has rarely been below 60 percent.)

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 12/15/14…In defense of 2014 polling…

2014 polling was about on a par with 2004 polling, slightly worse than 2006, 2008, and 2012 polling, and noticeably better than 2010 polling (probably based more on that year’s House polling, where there was a lot of unexpected carnage, than Senate polling). But the older numbers are a huge reality check for people who’ve only started following politics in the last decade. Polling, actually, used to really suck…..

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Morning Roundup For December 15, 2014…Ted Cruz helps Obama get confirmations…Red Racing Horses

Obama-Appointments: A political misstep by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee appears to have given at least an opening to Harry Reid to confirm more Obama nominees to a variety of non-judicial appointments, including an ICE official.

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The New Spending Bill and echo’s of ‘Earmarks’?

Such favors often have a long lineage. Lobbyists and lawmakers have, in many cases, been working on them for months or years. Some of this year’s provisions originated as free-standing bills, languished on their own and were then revived in the spending package. Others block regulations that have been proposed, adopted and sometimes upheld in court….

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Kansas GOP Governor-re-elected Brownback turns to Obamacare to balance his states budget…

The short version then is this: Obamacare is helping Kansas address its fiscal crisis — even if Brownback’s administration seems loath to admit it.

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Confirmations by the Senate in December 2014….

Confirmations where to US State Dept, Dept of Energy, Judiciary, NLRB, NRC, EEOC,Postal Reg Com, Tenn Valley Auth, Broadcasting Brd of Gov, HUD, CPSB…..

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Hillary Clinton Update 12/14/14…GOPer’s throw down against her ALREADY….

The closed-door appraisals from Republicans eyeing the White House in 2016 capture an unseen but intense phase in the emerging presidential campaign: auditions for the job of Clinton slayer.

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Getting ready for President Obama’s Immigration Opening…

The program COULD involve as many as 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants that have children that are American citizens or who are legal permanent residents….

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American Democratic President’s and the Liberals….

American Democratic President’s may appeal to the Progressive/Left in their party…

But the truth is they have just pimped the left….

No REAL Democratic Liberal can get elected President in this country….

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No Matter what the media says?…The President and Sen Warren are fine….

Despite the friction, the White House says the relationship between Obama and Warren is healthy…..

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About that Increase of Campaign Money to parties?….BOTH Parties?

While Sen Warren and Sen Cruz where pissed…

Their party elders where NOT….

They where in synch…

They felt they NEEDED the money….

In the end ?

They got it….

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