Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Jeb Bush RINO
We have not heard much from the irrelevant Jeb Bush lately. Whenever he feels he is not part of the conversation nationally, he has to stir the masses. This is especially true toward those on the Right. Jeb stated Monday that the "...GOP is shifting beyond Reagan and the elder George Bush." Let's see...where have I heard that before? Oh, now I remember. It was from the DEMOCRATS who like to use that famous phrase. This is particularly true of one Barack Obama. Jeb Bush went on to say, "...having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement" There is simply no other way to state it; that is a bald-face lie. The mere fact that a moderate (Mitt Romney) is the Republican nominee flies into the face of such an assertion by the former governor of Florida. Mitt Romney did have a tough time getting the nomination from more conservative nominees. But, that is what the nomination process is all about. The best man for the nomination usually wins. That certainly wasn't the case in 2008 when a weak John McCain won the nomination. Which brings me back to my point. Moderates do have a voice in the Republican Party. In my opinion, they have too much of a voice. But, to say the Republican Party would not accommodate Ronald Reagan is disingenuous.
Ronald Reagan would have embraced the fiscal conservatism of the Tea Party, which is where Jeb Bush was directing his criticism. Ronald Reagan was all about making government smaller and less taxation. Ronald Reagan was all about more freedoms for people and less regulations for businesses. To say Ronald Reagan would not be welcomed into the Republican Party of today is ridiculous. This is something the Democrats have tried to gain traction with this year. They do so in an attempt to gain traction with their claim that the Republican Party is made up of extremists. To hear this from a so-called Republican voice in Jeb Bush only reinforces his credentials as a RINO (Republican In Name Only). What Jeb Bush should be doing is questioning if John F. Kennedy would be welcomed in the Democratic Party of today that is ruled with an iron fist by Progresssives. If Obama strays from the Left to the Center, hell breaks loose with threats from Unions to the far Left Progressives of the party. Little is said how Blue Dog Democrats (moderate Democrats) have all but become extinct. I'm not sure they even have enough left to caucus. There is a definite double standard here from the MSM and, yes, from "Republicans" like Jeb Bush.
Finally, it would be much easier to prove that moderates such as Jeb Bush have left the principles of the Republican Party of small government, less taxation and cuts in spending. George W. Bush was a case in point. He was wildly spending tax dollars in his final term. We do not need more of the Bush family in the White House. The current occupant is destroying our children's future quite well without help from Republicans.