Jeb Bush: No Place For Father, Reagan In Today's GOP The “dysfunction” is “disturbing,”

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    Jun 11, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    From BuzzFeed Staff.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."

    Any Gay republicans reading this ? with such admissions from one of its own, why in hell vote for them when its their social beliefs from the far right that are taking the party to extremes, such views will never be of help te the masses nor any minoriy or individual rights over corporations for their own self interests' let alone gays.
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    Jun 11, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    I AGREE with JEB!
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    Jun 11, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    The not-dumb Bush sees things clearly.

    He sees that Romney will likely lose.
    He sees that the only way a Repub can win in 2016 is by moving to the middle.
    He's laying the groundwork for a 2016 run as a moderate Repub.

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    Jun 11, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Its obvious the GOP has gone bat shit crazy. Just look at the gay conservatives on RJ. They are all one or two brain cells away from thr crazy farm themselves.
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    Jun 11, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    Everybody knows today's rabid nutcase right-wingers would hate Reagan.
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    Jun 11, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidIts obvious the GOP has gone bat shit crazy. Just look at the gay conservatives on RJ. They are all one or two brain cells away from thr crazy farm themselves.




    LOL
    Well, not ALL of the RJ Repubs are nuts.
    Just a few.

    And they're only partly to blame.
    The biggest fault lies with the deliberately deceptive pro-right-wing propaganda sources that they listen to and blindly believe.

    They're just totally brainwashed.
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    Jun 11, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Jeb is SO tacking to the middle for a 2016 run. He knows Mittens won't win and he's basically putting the party on notice that it needs to get it's shit together or there won't be a Republican Party in 2016.
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    Jun 12, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Sounds like Jeb has both his and Dubja's ration of brains and common sense...and Dubja got...well..............less.



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