Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: Willingness to compromise in DC is gone
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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Good. F*** compromise. I want victory.
Will we Conservatives once again be fractured and allow the RINOs to foist another abysmal candidate on us?
You'll probably have to settle for the lesser of two weevils this time...
I’m not sure the ‘rats were ever willing to compromise. RINOs, sure.
Start by talking about winning.
Then, talk strategy.
Finally do it. NOWHERE in that process, is “defeat” or “compromise”.
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.
In before the ‘why can’t we all get along, dump your conservative principles’ post.
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!
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'...
Jeb’s problem is that he thinks it’s the GOP’s duty to “compromise” every time. DemocRATS NEVER “compromise”. Shove it Jebby boy!
“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?
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...
Get lost, Jeb.
So how are American patriots supposed to compromise with traitors, without ceasing to be patriots?
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!
There, fixed it for ya Jeb.....
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.
There, fixed it for ya Jeb.....
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."
Your father was NOTHING LIKE REAGAN YOU F*ING PIECE OF S*IT!
go to hell you worthless sonofabitch
I want NOTHING to “get done” in Washington.
If another law never gets passed forever it will be the greatest thing that happened to the country since 1776,
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.
He’s getting a lot of press lately.
GFY and STFU.
But, go away.
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.....
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.
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.
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!
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.
Amen to that!
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.
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!
And RINO's don't compromise, they cave.
I don’t care what Jeb Bush thinks about ANYTHING. He needs to get lost.
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.
To the headline: it’s about damn time.
Good luck with that. Wont be a RINO or DINO House. And the Senate may be up for grabs.
"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."
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.