February 28, 2015 2:30 pm -

In other words, he stacked the deck with ringers.

Per Slate’s Betsy Woodruff, Bush’s Right to Rise PAC bussed in supporters for his CPAC appearance yesterday.

Woodruff obtained emails in which an advance team for Bush’s PAC is seen coordinating transportation from DC in an effort to secure as many seats as possible during Bush’s Q&A…

One CPAC attendee told Woodruff Bush was the only speaker to bus in supporters. That might be because, as the putative establishment choice, Bush faces pushback from the more conservative elements of the Republican Party, who come out in force for CPAC.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to Jeb Bush Bussed In Supporters For CPAC Appearance

  1. nola878 February 28th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I’d like to say I’m surprised, but I’m not.

    And that makes me very sad.

  2. raypc800 February 28th, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Those buses and many more will be working overtime as Jeb tries to gain the GOP Presidential nomination. That is something all of the other runners have to be aware of. After all he is a BUSH lie, cheat, steal to get what you want.

  3. William February 28th, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I bet that whole show was funnier than the comedy cellar on weed.

  4. Obewon February 28th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Jeb follows his bro W and GHWB Sr who payed to bus in faux supporters too!

    At AT&T HQ during Bush Sr’s 1992 fail, I and a dozen others awaited Sr’s Presidential motorcade trailed by 3 vans full of campaign staffers waving pre-printed signs on sticks from inside their vans. Sr’s motorcade slowed to the taped-off area where he was supposed to stop and greet all 12 of us, plus the press photographers. Instead Bush Sr. slowed as he drove by belching through his presidential Mr. Microphone saying “Thanks for coming out.” I knew then Sr was History and that we had defeated the then worst modern POTUS in U.S. history!

    “Bush On Jobs: The Worst Track Record On Record!”-WSJ 1/09/2009 W’s 1.08 M private jobs 8 year W total, and 2nd Worst is GHWB’s 2.5 M four year total.

    • Suzanne McFly February 28th, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      That is perfect, I was sitting here thinking didn’t his father and brother do something very similar and of course here comes Obewon with the facts, good job 🙂

      • William February 28th, 2015 at 3:44 pm

        I was sitting here thinking didn’t his father and brother do something very similar

        • fahvel March 1st, 2015 at 3:05 am

          that is one precious photo W. Merci.

        • fahvel March 1st, 2015 at 3:05 am

          that is one precious photo W. Merci.

        • rg9rts March 1st, 2015 at 4:21 am

          The one on the right was already drunk

      • majii March 1st, 2015 at 1:47 am

        Jebbie is very familiar, and comfortable, with bussing in supporters because he was instrumental in doing it in FL to help his big brother win the presidency, when he was governor.

        • Suzanne McFly March 1st, 2015 at 9:30 am

          Sad that is something he would have to do to not be booed out of a building, why even go if that event if there is a chance that would happen? Seems as if someone would realize how fake it is and would not want to participate because it is morally wrong. I guess their politics trump their morals.

    • the case guy February 28th, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      As usual, Obewon is correct on this one. I was standing outside at a campaign rally for GWB’s re-election in Michigan, when most all of the audience was already inside getting revved-up. Suddenly three buses zoomed into the parking lot, jam-packed with Bush supporters who were quickly rushed inside to blend-in with the locals who were present for the rally. All three of those yellow church-school buses had out-of-state plates. I really saw GOP politics in action that day, which was likely wholly missed by those who were already inside.

  5. FatRat February 28th, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Potemkin village or Potemkin villagers?

    • bluejayray March 1st, 2015 at 12:37 am

      That’s a tough call.

    • fahvel March 1st, 2015 at 3:02 am

      sinking ship

  6. rg9rts March 1st, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Big Brother George II did the same thing with his plants at town hall meetings…nothing new here

  7. alpacadaddy March 1st, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Ah, the ‘Republican’ way… if you can’t subvert it with money then just cheat!

  8. Bunya March 2nd, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Well, YEAH. How else is he going to get people to attend?