VIDEO: Jeb Bush E-mail Hypocrisy Continues

Jeb Bush’s e-mail problems continue to unravel. The Associated Press reports that Bush received government-related e-mails on a second previously unreported e-mail address. Bush’s criticism of others despite his troubling e-mail problems is shamelessly hypocritical.

See what folks are saying about Bush’s serious e-mail troubles:

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Jeb Bush pushes to change primary rules, too

Jeb Bush is now the third Republican to meddle with his state’s election laws to benefit himself, as The Intercept reports. In addition to currying political support from a Republican state rep, Bush coordinated with the Florida legislature to move the 2016 presidential primary so that he would reap a maximum reward from his home state.

From The Intercept:

State Representative Matt Gaetz wrote to Bush on January 2 that he is “concerned that Florida’s current primary date will lead to proportional allocation of delegates” and that a “winner take all” system would be preferable.

“Unless you ask me otherwise, I’ll file legislation to move our primary date back a week,” Gaetz told Bush, who responded to say that his political advisor Sally Bradshaw would give Gaetz a call. “10 4,” Gaetz shot back.

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AP Uncovers More Hypocrisy From Jeb Bush

SHOT:

Bush Emails Website: “I Am Posting The Emails Of My Governorship Here… But They’re All Here So You Can Read Them” I am posting the emails of my governorship here. Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration. But they’re all here so you can read them and make up your own mind.” [JebBushEmails.com, accessed 3/17/15]

CHASER:

As Florida governor, Jeb Bush used another, previously unreported email address, records show – the newest wrinkle in an evolving debate over public officials’ use of private email accounts.

Those emails also include references to another email address, jeb@gencom.net. Bush said through a spokeswoman that he was unaware of the account, although records showed that people wrote to him there more than 400 times between 1999 and 2004.

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For Top GOP Candidates, Legal Questions Remain As Their PACs Raise Millions

Jeb Bush still hasn’t launched his presidential campaign, instead opting to headline massive fundraising events through his “leadership PAC.” It’s going so well that he recently had to tell his wealthy donors to limit their contributions to a measly $1 million, presumably because the optics were less-than-ideal for a guy who is already viewed as wildly out of touch with the

Today, the New York Times ran a piece on “blurred lines,” only these legal issues had nothing to do with Robin Thicke. Rather, it has to do with the questionable operational relationship between still-undeclared presidential candidate Jeb Bush and his Right To Rise PAC.

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MEMO: 10 Questions For Jeb Bush And One For The Media

To: Interested Parties
From: Brad Woodhouse, President, American Bridge 21st Century
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Re: 10 Questions For Jeb Bush And One For The Media

I have one question for the media. If y’all are going to spend every waking moment obsessing over the minutiae of Hillary Clinton’s email habits, why shouldn’t Jeb Bush — whose usage of private emails and servers during his tenure as governor is strikingly similar to Clinton’s — be subject to the same scrutiny?

If anything, Governor Bush has more issues with his transparency than Secretary Clinton, and he’s done far less to address them.

So here are ten questions he should answer:

  1. If Bush sent and received over 3 million emails as governor, as he has said himself, how are we to believe only 250,000 were public records?
  1. How did Jeb Bush decide which emails were public records and which staff members were in charge of that process?
  1. What key issues were discussed in the 90% of emails that remain unreleased? The 2000 recall? Terry Schaivo?
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Walker all-in for welfare accountability… except for his corporate welfare program

This past Saturday at the Iowa Ag Summit, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker trotted out one of his most tried-and-true brags when he pontificated about how he’s made it harder for working class Wisconsinites to obtain food stamps by proposing drug testing and other hurdles for welfare recipients to overcome. It’s a stigmatizing line that the presidential hopeful has used countless times to highlight his conservative credentials in front of audiences in his home state, in Iowa and recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Underlying Walker’s rhetoric is misguided right-wing logic that drug testing welfare recipients constitutes strong stewardship of taxpayer funds. Indeed, Walker is all about making it harder for members of the working class to access government assistance. But he’s all for making it easier for corporate titans to access taxpayer-funded grants and advantageous tax breaks through the woefully mismanaged private economic development agency he created — the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). WEDC has been as ineffective at helping Walker reach his infamous goal of creating 250,000 new jobs in his first term as it has been scandal-ridden.

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EXPOSED: GOP’s Dazzling Display of Hypocrisy

Republicans have been quick to point the finger after the recent e-mail controversy. But attempts to score quick political points has only invited scrutiny into their questionable e-mail practices. They should look in the mirror before reciting their talking points.

Check out these articles calling out the GOP for their humiliating hypocrisy.

MSNBC: Jeb Bush owns his own email server

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush owns the server that runs jeb@jeb.org, the personal email account he used as governor to conduct official, political and personal business.

Asked who controls the server that operates that email address, Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell responded: “He owns it.”

The server was housed in a state-owned office building during the years that Bush served as governor, from 1999 until early 2007. A Bush source familiar with the situation said there were “digital security” measures in place to protect Bush’s emails, but declined to elaborate on how the server and its data were physically and digitally kept from harm.

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Scott Walker’s Hypocritical Attack

American Bridge 21st Century Vice President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s hypocritical attacks:

“The past few weeks have revealed Scott Walker to be the least prepared, least knowledgeable Republican presidential wannabe, but now he’s making a run at being the most hypocritical, too. These cheap, political attacks are ignorant of Governor Walker’s record–and reality.”

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GOP Hypocrisy Revealed: Jeb Bush Releases Less Than 10% of Private Email

SHOT:

RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer says Jeb Bush has released all of his private emails. [CNN, 3/4/15]

CHASER:

Jeb Bush Said He Got 2.5 Million E-Mails On His Public Account And 550,000 On His Private Account During His Eight Years As Governor. According to the Naples Daily News, “Jeb Bush learned plenty during his eight years as Florida governor, he told a crowd at a United Christian Giving fundraiser in Fort Myers on Thursday. The president’s little brother and former president’s son took few partisan shots, mostly entertaining the crowd with stories from ‘Mount Tallahassee.’ […] Bush said he got 550,000 e-mails on his private account and another 2.5 million on his public account during his eight years as governor. That helped him stay in touch with the people of the state even though the capital is far removed geographically from most of the population.” [Naples Daily News, 7/12/07]

Jeb Bush Said He Would Launch A Website On Which He Will Make Available About 250,000 E-Mails From His Time As Governor. According to the New York Times, “Jeb Bush said he would launch a website on Tuesday on which he will make available about 250,000 emails from his time as governor of Florida, as well as the first chapter of an e-book about his administration. The emails, which were obtained by a number of news media organizations through a public records request in December, show Mr. Bush’s style in communicating with both his staff and his constituents.” [New York Times, 2/9/15]

How Morally Bankrupt is the GOP? Bob Ehrlich’s Running For President

Just how bankrupt is the Republican effort to ditch their brand? NH1’s Paul Steinhauser writes for the National Journal that the presidential field is so big that even former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich is running:

Ehrlich plans to make his fourth visit to New Hampshire on Feb. 24, after meeting last week with more than 100 top donors in New York to discuss financing a potential campaign. At those meetings, he discussed setting up a leadership PAC, as a bunch of other probable candidates have done in recent weeks.

It should come as no shock that the GOP is tolerating the sleazy tactics, voter suppression, and convictions in would-be candidate Bob Ehrlich’s record…

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