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Jeb Bush: No Place for Reagan in Today’s Crazed GOP

But don’t worry, wingnuts, he’s still blaming Obama for it
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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, scion of the Bush dynasty, says there would be no place for the hallowed Ronald Reagan — or his father — in today’s far right Tea Party GOP.

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 called the present partisan climate “disturbing.”

But after this on-point criticism of the obstructionist loons who’ve taken over the Republican Party, Jeb decided he had to throw a bone to them and blame the whole thing on guess who.

And Bush also blamed President Obama for much of the conflict.

“His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground,” he said, arguing that Obama had made a “purely political calculation” to run a sharply partisan administration.

Right. Why do those nasty liberals keep forcing Republicans to behave badly?

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