It’s not everyday that we hear a Republican slam members of his own party, but on Thursday, we saw it happen.
Jeb Bush has long been considered the golden boy of his party. In fact, most moderate Republicans would rather he be the Republican Presidential nominee, instead of Mitt Romney. But Bush isn’t the nominee, and if he was, he wouldn’t be saying what he told Charlie Rose this morning.
During the interview Bush called out Republicans for being unwilling to raise taxes as part of the solution to our debt problem. Bush conceded that Republicans won’t call for raising taxes during an election year, but hoped that they would do so when the election is over “because we have unsustainable deficits.” Bush also blasted Republicans for not being more sensitive on immigration issues, calling them “shortsighted,” and indicated that he is concerned about the party’s current direction.
Here’s the video:
I commend Jeb Bush for calling out his own party, but he just ended his own career within the Tea Party dominated GOP. This is precisely why moderates should have rejected the Tea Party to begin with, but Republicans were desperate, and now they get to face the consequences of their actions. The extremists have taken over the party and are killing the careers of sane Republicans and are supporting policies that are destructive to this nation. Is it too late to hope that moderates like Jeb Bush take the party back?