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."
  2. uh huh , any particular reason you forgot these pertinent lines?
    So go pound sand.
  3. 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.

    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."
  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.