Man, the hate for anyone named "Bush" here on FR is as bad or worse than I've heard from extremist liberals.
All a big circle, isn't it?
I understand and have sympathy for the idea of not continuing a familial "dynasty"...but that isn't what I am seeing here. All I am seeing is vitriol and hate.
Not a real healthy thing, and not something that will help the cause of conservatism.
Ronald Reagan, from all that I read and heard from him, never engaged in such tactics. He was a warrior, but a happy one--and had ANSWERS...he didn't spew hate at an opponent.
Pretty discouraging to see his happiness ignored.
Some here, it seems, want to merely rail against ANYONE. No one, it seems, is good enough. No one.
Pretty darn pathetic. And not a Reagan-like attitude. There are too few people who remember him and his approach, I suppose.
**If** anyone wants to see Reagan in action, his good attitude and his ANSWERS to tough questions, spend 99 cents for a seven day rental of these "Firing Line" shows at Amazon:
Prescott bush was fined a million dollars for dealing with the nazis, and later served briefly as the treasurer of Planned Parenthood. George senior was one of Reagan’s most vocal opponents as head of the CIA, prior to Reagan’s Presidential run, and was chosen on poor advice as his VP running mate. George senior then went on to squander the Reagan gains and further taint the GOP brand throughout the 90’s, ushering in the anti-semitic peanut farmer. His son as President embroiled us in two middle east conflicts, one of which resulted in an “islamic republic”, and the other which continues to this day under questionable rules of engagement, and has resulted in no tangible positive gains for the US other than lucrative military contracts and a severe stagnation of the domestic economy. He also presided over an open border with mexico, paying it lip-service, floated a big amnesty program that was eventually shouted down, then as a final gesture bailed out failing banks (mostly in europe we found out later) with US taxpayer money, adding further to a then historically large national debt and ushering in our first openly communist president. Now Jeb Bush promises to “reign in the teachers unions”, hoping it will strike a chord and catapult him into the frontrunner position as the Presidential candidate for 2016. We just don’t seem to learn from our mistakes.
We never even get to discuss a candidate's positions on anything, because the Bush-haters (or whatever haters, since there are also some who hate Rubio, some who hate Perry, etc.) sally forth within about five posts and start attacking all around, spewing stuff that really isn't even worth discussing. And then all the sensible people leave the thread.
I used to wonder how many of those hatred-spewers, during the primaries, were really Dem operatives sent to divide people so much that it would be impossible even to discuss a candidate. (If that's the case, then Jeb Bush must have the Dems worried...)