Oh, ugh. Jeb Bush is back in our face this morning. His family ruined our country and now he’s trying to play himself as the new, wild boar, voice of reason in a wildly unethical Republican Party. Is anyone buying his new “reasonableness” — or do we all see precisely what he’s trying to do under the covers?
During an interview with Charlie Rose Thursday morning, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) called for increases in revenues to help solve the nation’s debt problem, but admitted that he wouldn’t be able to hold that position were he running for office within the modern Republican Party.
Bush reiterated that he would accept a hypothetical debt deal that included ten dollars in spending cuts for every dollar in tax increases — which Mitt Romney said he would reject in August — and added that he hoped GOP leaders could embrace such an approach.
Jeb Bush wants to be President to cleanse the family name of his brother’s stains. He’s clearly positioning himself as “The New Center” of the GOP for 2016 by taking Romney’s legs out from underneath him now so he’ll fall to Obama in the Fall.
Because Jeb’s “coming out” now as a “Reasonable Republican” before the election, he thinks he won’t look so transparent or as power-hungry when Romney fails. He’ll set himself up to be the only one able to reform the unreasonable TeaBaggery that currently rules the Right.
The problem with Jeb is that we see plainly and unemotionally already know who he is in situ and we know he isn’t wearing any clothes. He can’t fool us. We know his history and his wants. We know he’ll run for President and, by running against his brother and the current GOP crop, he’ll seem nice enough to the middling masses — but we all know the GOP is run by Big Business and nothing will change in a Jeb administration compared to previous run family ruinations of the Oval Office.
Americans get what they deserve — and that’s why I fear a third Bush presidency is going to happen no matter what happens — and we already know precisely how poor and broken we’ll be left after the next Bush breaks from the White House lawn.