Skip to comments.Jeb Bush Says His Father and Reagan Would Lose Out in Today’s GOP
Posted on 06/11/2012 11:08:17 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush today said that both Ronald Reagan and his father, George H.W. Bush, would have a hard time getting nominated by the more conservative voters in todays Republican Party.
Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad, they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party, and I dont, as having an orthodoxy that doesnt allow for disagreement, doesnt allow for finding some common ground, Bush said, according to Buzzfeed, which reported Bushs giving the comments at the headquarters of Bloomberg LP in New York City.
Bush, a much-discussed contender to be Mitt Romneys running mate, said he sees the ultra-conservative and partisan standards of todays GOP as disturbing, but called this dysfunction temporary.
Its just a different environment left and right, Bush said.
During his dads time and Ronald Reagans time, Bush said, they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support, according to the report, adding that Reagan would be criticized for doing the things that he did.
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Hey, Jeb, don’t you dare put your father in the same category as Reagan. Your father couldn’t polish Reagan’s shoes.
Please, keep out ‘da Bushes!
Going to Jeb for anything, really has to end.
Reagan would be a Tea Party darling. He is their PERFECT candidate
BTW, Last week, in his show, Mark Levin BLASTED Bush for these comments
He needs to just go away.
BTW Jebby Reagan wouldn’t have a problem, but your daddy would, OTOH people like your daddy and the rest of the GOPE never liked Reagan.
This guy’s just all over the media these days, isn’t he?
Jeb’s probably right about GHWB, since he got elected by fortune of being Ronald Reagan’s VP. But he is dead wrong about Reagan. If not for term limits and Alzheimer’s, Reagan would have been a 4-term president.
Sad Jeb is apparently too dense to know the difference.
FIrst reason, the Democrats will not do anything at all without raising taxes or spending more money.
There is no compromise available, not that any Republicans should be anxious to try it, but the Democrats just do not do compromise!
What happend to this man? He’s speaking like that McCain girl.
Jeb Bush is full of crap.
And since Reagan signed an amnesty law, they think that he would be rejected nowadays.
However, Reagan did not have past experience when he signed that law, and instead of making things better, it made things worse.
Reagan showed in his history that he learned from his mistakes.
Whereas the Bush clan demands such mistakes be repeated.
This is the second thread, but it allows us a second chance to acknowledge Jeb is an idiot.
Don’t you just love it when RINOs try to explain Conservative matters to you.
Carter, Clinton, the Bushes, folks please shut up. Better to let us just think you’re an idiot, than to open your mouth and prove it.
Then why is he plugging Rubio? The Tea Party helped get Rubio elected.
More trashing of Conservatives and The T.E.A Party by an elitist RINO Republican.
Jeb is a one issue guy and the issue isn’t “compromise”. He thinks it is his sacred duty to keep American borders open to whoever thew hell wants to cross them because he sleeps with a woman with dark skin. It really is despicable for him to deny lower and middle class Americans opportunities at jobs because of the tone of his wifes skin but that’s what he supports.
Jeb’s father rode Ronald Reagan’s coattails. Bush would never have been President if not for Ronald Reagan. Bush probably threatened Ronald Reagan (prior to election)to gain the vp job. After President Reagan was elected, Bush was probably on the level of a knat. A distraction and nothing more. Of course there was the assassination attempt. Was there a conspiracy?
No more Bushes.
Either way, how disgracegul.. He should do what his brother does, go away and shut up!
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