Jeb Bush. republicans today are extremists.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said today that both Ronald Reagan and his father George H. W. Bush would have had a difficult time getting nominated by today's ultra-conservative 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 don’t — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground," Bush said, adding that he views the hyper-partisan moment as "temporary."

    "Back to my dad’s time and Ronald Reagan’s time – they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan suport," he said. Reagan "would be criticized for doing the things that he did."

    Bush cited, in particular, "the budget deal my dad did, with bipartisan support — at least for a while — that created the spending restraint of the ‘90s," a reference to a move widely viewed now as a political disaster for Bush, breaking a pledge against tax increases and infuriating conservatives. It was, Bush said, "helpful in creating a climate of more sustainted economic growth."

    "Politically it clearly didn't work out — he was a one term president," his son said.

    Bush called the present partisan climate "disturbing."


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/jeb-bush-no-place-for-father-reagan-in-today39
     
  2. uh huh , any particular reason you forgot these pertinent lines?
    So go pound sand.
     
  3. wjk

    wjk

    Every time I see these Reagan remarks, I recall his 1961 speech...while still a Dem. (I believe Reagan became a Pub in 1962.)

    This is for your FT. Enjoy. All you libs claiming the same about Reagan should give this a listen, too. Listen to the whole speech and tell yourself he's one of you.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs


    I believe if alive, he would say his party left him. Byrd made a similar claim just the other day.


    Byrd: "Now, the party is barely recognizable."
    "He supports Republican Mitt Romney over Democrat Barack Obama, despite his love for what his old party once stood for."


    http://triblive.com/opinion/1943710...s-senate-fiscal-seat-support-won-1970-assumed
     
  4. Today's Republicans only seem extreme because today's democrats
    more & more have adopted the attributes and aims of communist and socialist workers parties.