Skip to comments.Can Jeb Bush sway the GOP on taxes, debt?
Posted on 12/11/2012 7:57:15 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is a potential GOP candidate for the 2016 presidential election.
(CNN) -- No American family embodies mainstream Republicanism more than the Bushes, noted a New York Times article this year.
For three generations, Bush men have occupied towering positions in the party pantheon, and the party's demographic and ideological shifts can be traced through the branches of the Bush family tree: from Prescott, the blue-blooded Eisenhower Republican, and George H.W. Bush, the transitional figure who tried and failed to emulate the approach of the New Right, to George W. Bush, who embodied the new breed of tax-cutting, evangelical conservatism. Indeed, the Bushes' metamorphosis from genial centrism to deep-fried conservatism has both anticipated and reflected the party's trajectory.
But now, Jeb Bush, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, seems to be bucking the trend. He is seeking to return the party to its ideological moorings -- toward the centrism of his grandfather. Even before the GOP's ignominious defeat in November, Jeb was offering tough love to his party, suggesting that Republicans stand up to Grover Norquist and craft a bipartisan compromise to reduce the deficit significantly. But will Republicans listen? There are many reasons to believe they won't.
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Is this guy the new McCain? Just give it up Jeb. This pseudo-rat shtick will only work in the Beltway. I’m sure Bill Kristol is wetting his pants, but the rest of us could care less.
More BS from CNN and a Bush.
No more Bush!!
Stay out da damned bushes, dammit!
Anybody who believes Jebbie is setting himself up for utter dejection. But millions will fall for this charade.
The deficit is not caused by taxes being too low. It's the spending, stupid!
I wonder, in 1979 if GHWB had won the nomination instead of Reagan, how much would Carter have won re-election by? Without Reagan and his “wild conservatism” where the hell would the Republican Party be today? Jeb, just shut up and go away. Take Karl Rove with you.
Can Barack Obama sway the Democrats on Communism and Economic Slavery?
Name a present day conservative politician who is as dynamic and popular as Reagan was.
“The deficit is not caused by taxes being too low. It’s the spending, stupid!”
Or, another way of saying it is:
The deficit is not caused by taxes being too low. It’s the stupid spending!
I’ve stood behind Ford, GHWB, GWB, Dole, McPain, and Romney; I don’t think I can do a Jebbie.
The media has selected Jeb and Hillary as our two presidential candidates for 2016....case closed.
Jeb Bush is so far out of touch with America that his zip code is in another galaxy.
Sorry Jeb, but the world you grew up in is quickly disintegrating. Your ideas are poison now.