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Jeb Bush: Willingness to compromise in DC is gone
Boston Globe/AP ^ | June 12, 2012 | Brendan Farrington

Posted on 06/12/2012 8:50:53 PM PDT by presidio9

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he believes that the willingness to compromise that allowed Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan to succeed no longer exists in Washington. He faults both parties for the problem.

"My father and President Reagan were successful because they were willing to put policy solutions above political wins. They recognized the president has a significant influence and ability to drive the agenda and used that to find common ground," Bush said in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

"Washington today is hyper-partisan with people speaking off political talking points rather than working together to find common ground to address the issues our country faces," Bush said.

Bush's comments came a day after several news organizations reported that his father and Reagan would have a hard time winning the presidential nomination in today's Republican Party. Earlier Tuesday, Bush used Twitter to say his remarks were taken out of context. He told the AP that he was talking about partisanship in Congress as a whole.

"Both parties are at fault. Rep. Paul Ryan is one of the few who has shown courage. He proposed a well thought-out budget as a starting place for real discussions," Bush told the AP.

"What was he met with -- incredible criticism from both parties. But, I hold Democrats more accountable because they control two of the three offices -- president & Senate. Over the last four years, they have had multiple opportunities and have opted to take the politically expedient route over working together to find a policy solution."

Bush reiterated his view that the tone of the Republican Party often concerns him.

"I don't believe it's a party that doesn't allow for disagreement among members -- but that is often what it sounds like,"

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1 posted on 06/12/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Good. F*** compromise. I want victory.


2 posted on 06/12/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: presidio9
If milt loses, I think we can expect the RINO establishment to push Jeb as our candidate in 2016.

Will we Conservatives once again be fractured and allow the RINOs to foist another abysmal candidate on us?

3 posted on 06/12/2012 8:55:27 PM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow!)
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To: presidio9

Uber Rino...


4 posted on 06/12/2012 8:55:53 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Lurker
I want victory.

You'll probably have to settle for the lesser of two weevils this time...

5 posted on 06/12/2012 8:56:26 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

I’m not sure the ‘rats were ever willing to compromise. RINOs, sure.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 8:56:46 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Lurker

Win.

Start by talking about winning.

Then, talk strategy.

Finally do it. NOWHERE in that process, is “defeat” or “compromise”.


7 posted on 06/12/2012 8:56:46 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: presidio9

Hey Jeb!
In the beginning, we had a free America.
We’ve been compromising in the WRONG direction ever since.

EVERY time conservatives seem to have a chance at regaining lost freedoms, some McCain or Bush comes along, insisting we give up before the battle has been engaged.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 8:56:58 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: presidio9

In before the ‘why can’t we all get along, dump your conservative principles’ post.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 8:57:45 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: presidio9

COMPROMISE is what GOT us where we are. We should NOT compromise on Constitutional issues....which is what has been done. Screw your view Jeb, and please, just go away!


10 posted on 06/12/2012 8:58:04 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: presidio9
pffft...

For George the First and Second "compromise" = agreeing to what the Democrats and Socialists asked.
I presume heir-apparent Jeb would aspire to the same definition of 'compromise'...

11 posted on 06/12/2012 8:58:29 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: presidio9

Thank God!


12 posted on 06/12/2012 8:59:16 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: presidio9

Jeb’s problem is that he thinks it’s the GOP’s duty to “compromise” every time. DemocRATS NEVER “compromise”. Shove it Jebby boy!


13 posted on 06/12/2012 8:59:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: presidio9

“Compromise” is another way of saying “My beliefs come with a price tag.”

I respect the Dems for their refusal to compromise. I don’t agree with anything they stand for, but at least they have the sense to stand behind their insanity. We send people to DC to further our beliefs, not to ‘compromise’ them.

What happened to cong/sen voting on issues people want rather than creating a hash of cheese no one wants?


14 posted on 06/12/2012 8:59:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: presidio9

What makes you think Romney is about compromise?

Something about him, seems better than that.

Particularly I liked the way he assumed the role of provider, for Trump.

Wait and see.

Wait and see...


15 posted on 06/12/2012 8:59:27 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: presidio9

Get lost, Jeb.


16 posted on 06/12/2012 9:02:43 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: presidio9
There is no middle ground between right and wrong.
17 posted on 06/12/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: presidio9

So how are American patriots supposed to compromise with traitors, without ceasing to be patriots?


18 posted on 06/12/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: goodnesswins

First we got Bush 1 accusing RR of vodoo economics, then his thousand pts of lite. Then we got Bush 2 the compassionate conservative. Now we have to listen to “pastel” Jeb? I think NOT!


19 posted on 06/12/2012 9:03:51 PM PDT by BarryM
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To: G Larry
The Bushes are just trying to hang on to their family fortune and power. They are trying desperately to remain relevant, as is they ever were.
20 posted on 06/12/2012 9:06:11 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: presidio9
Jeb Bush: Willingness to compromise continue to support the Republican Elite in DC is gone

There, fixed it for ya Jeb.....

21 posted on 06/12/2012 9:06:24 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: presidio9

It would seem Jeb is a bit slow in the uptake here. Compromise has been dead in D.C. since before G.W.B. was sworn in as President. 9/11/01 placed a temporary halt to the democRATS partisanship, but that didn’t last very long.


22 posted on 06/12/2012 9:06:43 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: presidio9
Jeb Bush: Willingness to compromise continue to support the Republican Elite in DC is gone

There, fixed it for ya Jeb.....

23 posted on 06/12/2012 9:06:43 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: presidio9
I sometimes wish there was a Constitutional amendment that would bar any and all descendents of Bush 41 and Bush 43 from ever being President.

I am sick of the RINOs interjecting themselves into the political scene.

I want to see the left politically destroyed. Every time these elites speak I want to puke. They truly think they are better than the rest of us.

The last President our Founders would respect would be Reagan. They would not be too kind to the "compassionate conservatives."

24 posted on 06/12/2012 9:07:44 PM PDT by sand88
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To: presidio9

Your father was NOTHING LIKE REAGAN YOU F*ING PIECE OF S*IT!

go to hell you worthless sonofabitch


25 posted on 06/12/2012 9:09:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: presidio9

I want NOTHING to “get done” in Washington.

NOTHING.

If another law never gets passed forever it will be the greatest thing that happened to the country since 1776,


26 posted on 06/12/2012 9:09:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Lurker

Compromise this, Jeb. Stay out da Bushes - where have I heard that before...... let me think..... let me think...

Well, us Cheeseheads did NOT compromise, did NOT reach across the isle, did NOT give in - we went for the eyes and look what we did! Victory is sweet and it’s called stand on principle, NOT compromise.

The Gov. Walker beer summit went well today, except for some unionistas that protested in front of the governor’s mansion - site of the beer summit, picket signs and all. Well, well - THAT is compromise from the left, folks.


27 posted on 06/12/2012 9:09:53 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: presidio9

He’s getting a lot of press lately.


28 posted on 06/12/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: presidio9

Go away.

GFY and STFU.

But, go away.


29 posted on 06/12/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: presidio9
just shut up Jeb.....I thought you were the smarter one....but no......you spout stupidity....

compromise?...bipartisanship?...the pubs have been literally LOCKED out since day one of this messiahs immaculation....humiliated...degraded...denigrated...you name it...

no Jeb....we need no call for more compromise....

compromise is just a sign of lack of leadership.....

30 posted on 06/12/2012 9:11:00 PM PDT by cherry
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To: presidio9

Who cares what Jeb Bush thinks? He’s a wimp and not reliable as a conservative.

I prefer his older brother “Burning Bush”, a much more reliable entity. You’ll never find any reference to a “Jeb Bush” in the Old Testament but if you look at an Animal Guide book, you’ll find Jeb under RINO.


31 posted on 06/12/2012 9:11:14 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes! This dialectic process of compromising and resulting in the Third Way is the plan and will be our destruction.

We need to QUIT compromising with Fascism/socialism/Marxism. YOU CAN”T and remain “free”. One thing-—Bush Sr. was a One Worlder—Franklin Cover-up type of guy-—Evil-—he led us into this diabolical Marxist plan with his buddy, Clinton.


32 posted on 06/12/2012 9:13:50 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: cherry

When dead soul Jeb compromises, people like Terri Schiavo die in inhumane ways. Jeb sold his soul and now wants us to believe he’s a worthy ‘compromiser’ ... what an arrogant bad man he is!


33 posted on 06/12/2012 9:14:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: presidio9

now, after my rant I must say I will take jeb’s daddy over obama all day long every day of the week. I cannot put up with anyone comparing daddy bush with reagan. that is not cool. Daddy bush was a lying putz and reagan was the real deal. Daddy bush tried to emulate reagan and did a so-so job of it much of the time. but he was no reagan. He was a clown who liked to wear reagan’s clothes.


34 posted on 06/12/2012 9:16:19 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Lurker

Amen to that!


35 posted on 06/12/2012 9:19:39 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: rhinohunter
Evan if Mitt wins we need to to start a conservative party in the mean time to compete in 2016 nationally, 2014 locally.
We can not rely on the repub elite to come around to our way of thinking with out a fight
36 posted on 06/12/2012 9:20:35 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: coloradan

The Democratic party is always willing to compromise, and then take what you agree to give them, and not do what they agreed to do. Examples:
(1) Reagan raised taxes in return for budget cuts,
(2) GHW Bush raised taxes in return for budget cuts,
(3) Boehner agreed to military budget sequestration in return for entitlement cuts,
(4) and the next time anyone cuts a deal with them.

See, you compromise and get your throat cut and after a while some of us learn.


37 posted on 06/12/2012 9:22:08 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: presidio9

Jeb Bush: “My father and President Reagan were successful because they were willing to put policy solutions above political wins.”

He accuses the right of putting politics over solutions! In other words, we conservatives have impure motives. Only moderates care! When conservatives propose policy solutions, we couldn’t care less about fixing things. We only fight to gain some sort of political advantage.

What a stinking crock!


38 posted on 06/12/2012 9:23:08 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: presidio9
Reagan overall was great but some of his biggest failures were compromises. Amnesty was one.

And RINO's don't compromise, they cave.

39 posted on 06/12/2012 9:23:45 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: presidio9

I don’t care what Jeb Bush thinks about ANYTHING. He needs to get lost.


40 posted on 06/12/2012 9:25:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: presidio9

Mr. “Above the Fray” Just like the ever useless Johnnie Boy from Arizona.

Hey Jeb, your daddy “compromised” on taxes and the Democrats then crucified him with it.

Your brother was repeatedly called “Hitler” and everything else under the sun during his presidency. What did that “new tone” get him?

People like these pols have battered wife syndrome and need to wake up.


41 posted on 06/12/2012 9:25:48 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: presidio9

To the headline: it’s about damn time.


42 posted on 06/12/2012 9:26:11 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: presidio9
Translation - Our DINO executive, who RINO McCain said would make a good President, is no longer functional. Therefore, we need to replace him with a RINO executive.

Good luck with that. Wont be a RINO or DINO House. And the Senate may be up for grabs.

43 posted on 06/12/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: presidio9
Hey Jeb, please read this (see below) and know that this core concept still lives at the DNA level of what it means to be an American. Winning, Victory, right over wrong, good over evil. THIS IS AMERICA, JEB. . SO CUT THE CRAP WILL YA!?

"Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. Now, I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war. Because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans."

44 posted on 06/12/2012 9:34:13 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: goodnesswins

Compromise itself is necessary and can be good, but it’s not an end in itself. You compromise where you must to work toward your ultimate goals. You set priorities, things you can sacrifice and other things you hold dear. Jeb Bush and many other moderates seem to think compromise itself is the goal.

I often write how I’m a true moderate. I’m willing to compromise. The government is spending $1.5 trillion per year it doesn’t have, so we have to cut that much. I propose the immediate elimination of the Dept. of Education and Dept. of Energy, all green energy and farm subsidies, all corporate and private welfare programs, etc. However, I’m ready and willing to settle for substantial reductions, over time, in all of the above. See? That’s compromise!


45 posted on 06/12/2012 9:34:49 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: presidio9
Jeb Bush is still willing to “compromise” about anything with anyone. Surprise! /sarcasm.

Terri Schiavo is still dead via court ordered forcible starvation and dehydration
And yes, the government has now set up plans to ration health care, based strictly on one’s perceived usefulness by government, regardless of ability to pay, even for mere food and water.
It's not murder if a doctor or judge says you need to die right now, as opposed to later...as long as you are not convicted of a crime.

But hey thanks, Jeb!
I will give your considered opinion the weight it deserves!

46 posted on 06/12/2012 9:36:38 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: presidio9

Wasn’t Jeb the Florida Governor who could have, or was obligated to, stop the intentional killing of Terri Schiavo but gave some lame excuse why he would not intervene?

Anyway, JB appears to be gaining popularity these days - wonder if a Romney Veep position is in the cards.


47 posted on 06/12/2012 9:44:37 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Norm Lenhart: “I respect the Dems for their refusal to compromise. I don’t agree with anything they stand for, but at least they have the sense to stand behind their insanity. We send people to DC to further our beliefs, not to ‘compromise’ them.”

I see it the same way. As much as I detest Nancy Pelosi’s ideology, I respect her for always fighting tooth and nail for her team. Like her or not, she managed to corral her team into passing politically unpopular legislation even at the cost of some of their political careers.

Anyone who thinks most Republican leaders want smaller government ignores the evidence. We had a Republican Congress and president. When they had the chance, they did what secretly always wanted (and want) to do...expand government and intervene all over the world. Where, oh where, are the GOP’s warriors? Our guys can't wait to surrender, because honestly, a lot of them oppose rank and file Republicans on many issues. The Bushes, for example, want an immigration amnesty...badly, but the base adamantly opposes one. Compromise is a means for the Bushes to covertly achieve their goals without pissing off the base. “Oh, we have to compromise,” they say. Yeah, right.

48 posted on 06/12/2012 9:48:49 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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Jeb’s wife “compromised” by trying to sneak things into the USA through customs

Jeb’s daughter “compromised” by using cocaine

Jeb’s son “compromised” by selling out to La Raza

Jeb “compromised” by smuggling his illegal alien girl friend into Texas from Mexico

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49 posted on 06/12/2012 9:49:55 PM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: presidio9

Does this idiot have a book out or something? Why do we keep having to hear his stupid yapping for a week now? Shut up already. We are SO done with you Bushes.


50 posted on 06/12/2012 9:53:16 PM PDT by montag813
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