Skip to comments.Jeb Bush Says His Father and Reagan Would Lose Out in Today’s GOP [Bushes Please Go Away!]
Posted on 06/11/2012 11:07:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
Jun 11, 2012 Jeb Bush Says His Father and Reagan Would Lose Out in Todays GOP
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.
Bush railed against both sides, but blamed President Obama for much of the clashing.
His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground, Bush said, arguing that he believed Obama made the purely political calculation to run a more partisan administration.
This is the latest in a series of comments Bush has made recently either criticizing his party or expressing policy points openly breaking with the presumptive GOP nominee. Bush separated himself from Romney on the issue of illegal immigrants already in the United States.
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Jeb actually showed he had no core principles when he didn’t rescue Terry Schiavo.
The Bushes were NOT “two of the worst Presidents on record” Billy Clinton was awful, Kennedy was awful, Jimmah Carter was awful, Obama is dismal, FDR was awful, the first Communist President.
Yes, of course people can and should exercise the 1A rights... but how many times is Jeb going to run that knife in the backs of the people trying to make a stand vs. Obama. How about he direct some of that fire at the dems???
J Bush is full of $h!t.
J Bush is full of $h!t.
J Bush is full of $h!t.
I HATE the Bushes. George Senior betrayed the Reagan Revolution and did his damn best to try and shore up the collapsing Evil Empire. Bush II spent money like a drunken sailor and got us bogged down in a fruitless nation building catastrophe in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And now THIS idiot! The Bush people on this poll were saying was THIS jerk was a real CONSERVATIVE Bush - and NOW he is making statements which can only HELP Obama - and to a left wing media organ no less.
I wish all the bushes would go to hell. Every last one of them.
Bush I’s legacy was a Bill Clinton victory and Bush II’s legacy was an Obama Presidency.
None of this family from Barbara the Gun Hater on down to Jeb and his offspring would be fit to clean Reagan’s shoes.
They are a clan of Northeastern Yankees masquerading as real Texans.
Hasta la Vista. I’m a Mason and I can’t stand the Bushes.
Compromise and accommodate are code words for 'let the democRats run the show.' And they have been for(more or less) the last hundred years.
And it is your brilliant idea that those in the GOP that are closely aligned with the democRats should be ones making all the philosophically/ideologically decisions for the party?
All you care about is that your team wins, not whether a particular philosophy/ideology reigns supreme?
And the decline of the western world continues.
His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground, Bush said, arguing that he believed Obama made the purely political calculation to run a more partisan administration. ?
WHAT is this guy SMOKING???????????????????????
If Romney picks this jerk as a running mate, I may seriously go third party or stay home. He’s a total ass.
Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground
Unlike your Dad or what passes for a Republican today, Reagan found his accommodation from a position of strength not one of weakness and lack of spine..............
In the eyes of certain FReepers, Reagan was a RINO - he cut and ran from Lebanon, gave amnesty to illegals, and raised taxes (even though he CUT taxes). In their eyes, HES JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
In the eyes of certain FReepers, Jesus Christ was a RINO - He befriended and forgave tax collectors, advised people to pay their taxes to the government, and consorted with known prostitutes. In their eyes, HES JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Which begs the question, why have we ended up with Bishop Willard from Planet Kolob as the GOPe nominee? Because in the case of every conservative candidate, the cry went out: YOUR GUYS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
The FReepers Definition of Conservative: Whatever it is, it sure as hell aint YOU!!!
I agree with you. No more dynasties. No Bushes, no Kennedys, no Clintons, no Rockefellers, no Jacksons.
Like your tagline, btw...
No doubt Jeb campaigns as a conservative, just like all the Bushes, but he's no 80% friend. Is there any doubt that all the Bushes hold you and I and our core beliefs in complete derision? You just have to know these Bushes, Romneys, McCains, etc., have no intention of ever ending abortion, taking control of the borders, expelling illegal immigrants to any great degree, or slashing any significant programs.
As I wrote before, at what point are ANY of these Republicans, supposedly the party of small government, going to do anything to actually reduce government???? These jerks can't even cut off funding to NPR. Now maybe Jeb Bush isn't as bad as the totalitarian statists currently running the Democrat Party, but he himself admits he's no ally of mine.
It's not like I have high expectations here. I really don't. All I ask is that the moderate/centrists toss a bone my way once in awhile instead of doing everything they can to kiss up during elections and then flip me the bird once they're in office!
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