Like all good liberals, Jeb Bush says the Republican Party is being taken over by radical right-wing rednecks and despicable libertarian conservatives who are so extreme in their extremist extremism that they'd run Ronald Reagan out. Yeah, sure. That's EXACTLY the sort of dynamic that would lead to the nomination of Mitt Romney the uber squish.
Jeb is taking a well-deserved drubbing for his blithering foolishness:
Whatever its source, the notion that Reagan would have difficulty being nominated today is laughable. The Republican party is about to nominate Mitt Romney, whose offenses against conservative orthodoxy outweigh any that Reagan had committed when he won the nomination in 1980, and any that he committed thereafter judged even by today’s standards. Romney’s opponents plausibly called him a Massachusetts moderate. Anyone who called Reagan a California moderate would have been laughed out of the campaign, and not just for a poor sense of alliteration.
Bush 41′s finding common ground with Democrats paved the way for eight years of Bill Clinton. Is that the sort of functional party that Jeb Bush wants? — one that compromises on bad policy and hurts the country and itself at the same time? One that just becomes Democrat-lite rather than pulling Democrats over to support conservative ideas?
If this isn't "a blithe acceptance of the terms of debate as dictated by our opponents," then I don't know what is... [The] activist conservative base ... spent the 15 years between the beginning of the Republican Revolution and the end of the George W. Bush Administration learning that giving GOP elected officials a long leash only made them more likely to break it.
Jebby, your analysis is about as cogent as Ronald Reagan JUNIOR’S.
Go away now. You talked too much and now people know you’re a moron. You should have stayed silent and rode that myth that you’re a rising star in the GOP. You’re rising like Meghan McCain.
I think it's time to turn "jeb" into an unflattering verb.