Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another Republican Coward

Former Florida Governor and once Presidential hopeful (until George W. put a stake through the heart of the Bush name) Jeb Bush, was recently in the news doing what some would describe was "standing up" to Grover Norquist and his ridiculous tax pledge...
“If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we’re going to have 10 dollars of spending cuts for one dollar of revenue enhancement – put me in coach,” Bush told the House Budget Committee. “That would be wonderful. Let’s see it. That’d be spectacular.”
A week later he posited that today's GOP would have been too extreme for his father, George H.W., as well as invoking St. Ronald's name.
"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, according to the website Buzzfeed... 
..."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."
But all it took was a little bitchslapping from Norquist to set Jeb back in line and blame partisanship on... you guessed it, President Obama. This despite the fact that unless you've been living under a rock for the last three and a half years to completely miss the overt musings of GOP leaders making an Obama election loss their primary goal, you'd know who was trying to "find common ground" and seek bipartisanship, and who was flipping the bird at compromise.
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."...
..."I don't believe it's a party that doesn't allow for disagreement among members - but that is often what it sounds like," he said.
A spine! A spine! My kingdom for a Republican with a spine!

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

Hey Jeb!you're not even in office and you let Norquist intimidate you!?You obviously didnt take his stupid tax oath so why would you kiss his ass after blasting the very policy that has brought such gridlock in DC?
Also Jeb very disingenuous to blame the Dems when you know full well that in order to "control" the senate you need 60 votes to get anything done.Didn't daddy or your brother explain that to you?And they say you are the smarter Bush!Ha! no balls or brains.