Robert Ringer

Jeb Bush Comes Out of the Closet

By Robert Ringer - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jeb Bush, son of the man who began the downhill slide of the Republican Party by going back on his no-new-taxes pledge — and brother of the man who continued where his father left off by using “compassionate conservatism” to push the U.S. to the edge of the financial cliff and thereby teeing things up for a Marxist to win the presidency in 2008 — has long been hailed as perhaps the most popular Republican in the country.

They say the apple never falls far from the tree, so many of us have been perplexed as to how, considering his lineage, Jeb Bush has managed to become an advocate of small-government, low taxes, and free-market principles.  Answer:  He hasn’t.  In an interview with Bloomberg View on Monday, Bush came out of the closet and made it clear that he is, in fact, very close to the Bush’s RINO tree.

Just at a time when Republicans are trying to figure out how in the world they can bring their newest liberal presidential candidate — an android who refers to Barack Obama as “a nice guy” and “repudiates” any ad that tells the truth about his opponent’s connection to Rev. Wright — into line, Jeb Bush is now calling for a more moderate Republican Party.  It’s enough to make a Tea Party person switch to coffee.  Or, better, switch to a new party.

In his Bloomberg interview, former Florida governor Bush said his father and Ronald Reagan would not have agreed with today’s GOP, because it’s been moving too far to the right and “following a strict adherence to ideology.”

How terrible.  Imagine believing in smaller government, lower taxes, less regulation, and more freedom for individuals so strongly that you refuse to compromise with those who believe in bigger government, higher taxes, more regulation, and less freedom for individuals.  Heresy!

Bush went on to say, “Back to my Dad’s time or Ronald Reagan’s time, they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support that right now would be difficult to imagine happening.”  Right, bring on the old days when the Demopublicans stuck together like a tight-knit club and joked with one another while making deals to screw American taxpayers.

If there’s an election in November, and if Romney manages to squeak by Obama, count on Jeb Bush becoming the Republican Party’s spokesman for moderation.  How nice for MittMan, who is frantically searching for liberal friends in the Republican Party, and how terrible for those of us who want no compromise at all when it comes to demanding that the government abide by the Constitution.

Bush also said he would accept a deal with Democrats that included “revenue increases” (taxes!) along with spending cuts.  He also praised his father for having the “political courage” to make a budget deal with Democrats in 1990, a deal that included tax increases in spite of his “read my lips, no new taxes” promise.

And here you thought all you had to worry about was keeping Mitt Romney from moving too far to the left.  Sorry, but right behind him in line (Republican presidential candidates always have to wait their turn) is yet another compassionate conservative who is following in the footsteps of Mush McCain, Brother George, Dull Dole, and Pappa George.

If the same old movie keeps playing again and again, perhaps millions of people will start taking more seriously the words from our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence:  “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … etc., etc., etc.”


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28 Responses to “Jeb Bush Comes Out of the Closet”

  1. I read an article in Salon the other day that asked when are people going to stop buying the myth that Reagan cut taxes and spending in his eight years in office… in fact, he raised taxes numerous times, never once delivered a balanced budget and left office with record deficits.. just saying…

    • BLH557 says:

      I guess that means we should be wishing for the good old days of Clinton and Gingrich when the budget was balanced and the deficit was going down… just saying.

      Let's also remember that following 911, when the deficit did skyrocket as a result of overspending following several serious disasters and two wars, the deficit was decreasing… until 2006 when the Democrats took over Congress and Mr. Bush decided to "compromise" with them. I also seem to remember that despite TARP, over half of that money was not spent… until Mr. Obama and the Dems decided to use it and blame Bush for the outlays.

      Just saying.

    • topeka says:

      Reagan is not the topic, but,

      - having defeated the Lib-tard-lites in his own party and winning the POTUS in a landslide.

      - facing total opposition by a solid Democratic Congress in Both Houses, Lib-tard Courts, and Lib-tard Administrative Agencies unwilling to yield their turf…

      - facing an economy with inflation on the doorstep of 20%

      - cut regumalation promulgation nearly in half

      - prevented new agencies from being formed

      - and delivered budgets… which Salon criticizes?!!!

      Only a Lib-Tard would criticize a MAN who delivers a budget and gets it passed with compromises (and blame him for the imbalances DEMANDED BY HIS OPPOSITION)

      – When a MAN-CHILD NARCISSIST Cannot Even Compromise With His OWN PARTY to Pass a Budget in THREE YEARS!!!!

      And we're supposed to believe the Omessiah cannot find enough Lib-tards with R's to pass a budget?!

      Only the VILLAGE IDIOT WOULD BELIEVE THAT – with apologies to John Cleese, the Village People, and Village Idiots everywhere!

  2. PitBull says:

    I'll give Jeb Bush his due: the country is a different one than Reagan's America and Pappa Bush's USA. Every politician should admit that. Different: culturally, economically, politically. We are hopelessly divided. And we are broke. Period.

    That famous Yeats' phrase from circa 1936: 'things fall apart; the centre cannot hold…' says it best….and we know what happened after that.

    • topeka says:


      agreed – we are different…

      as to being hopelessly divided – yes – my children will be very lucky to enjoy the lifestyles my taxes pay for

      none of my kids will enjoy the job security, income, healthcare, or retirement of Federal Employees with sinecures, no-show positions, and Green or Racialist "mandates"

      And the sooner these Parasites are sent back to hamburger flipping the more likely we can save this nation from becoming the next Yugoslavia…

    • reunion says:

      saying the country is different is a rationalization, an attempt at refuge.

      the frogs in slowly increasing heated water is a good metaphor, & should be maintained.

      from there, the beginning (the coup at philly, at the least…i have to think this was glimmering in a few minds even before that – the would-be lords & masters are always amongst & prowling) to here, has been accomplished degree by degree.

      there have been voices, from that beginning, & right up to the current time, speaking truth to power, pulling back the curtain to reveal the little men at the levers of the contraption.

      the country is different, by purposeful intent……

      • reunion says:

        ponder, too, the difference between yeat's characterization of man made, hotly pursued (lol), entropy & something larger, like the death of an 'ordinary star', like our sun.

        core hydrogen is exhausted – no more support against gravity. shell hydrogen continues to burn & star becomes a red (white & blue, ha) giant. at which time, the sun's atmosphere will envelop the earth, & burn it down.

        certain men concoct religions around the sun (christianity is but one of those). a kind of furious emulative entropy ensues.

        "we are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,

        and we got to get ourselves back to the garden." ~ crosby, stills, nash & young, "woodstock", singing of longing to return to just short of (?) furnace fires & decomposed chemicals.

        fractal. deterministic. good old freud's death drive. yee-haw! (did slim pickens – what a name! – yell that as he rode the icbm down to target/oblivion?

        • reunion says:

          *as he rode the icbm down from obliviousness to oblivion…..

        • Dawg em says:

          "certain men concoct religions around the sun (christianity is but one of those)."

          The Son is the center of Christianity. Learn to spell; then study definitions. When you can do that you'll be on the right track.

          • reunion says:

            good advice. does xtian day of worship, sunday, indicate remedial spelling is in order? lol

            "and the day will come when the mystical generation of jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of minerve in the brain of jupiter. but may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these united states will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors."

            -thomas jefferson

            "the christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man whom they call christ, in the place of the sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the sun." ~thomas paine

            see horus, egyptian sun god (3000bc); see attis, of phyrigia; see krishna, of india; see dionysus of greece; see mithra, of persia; and on & on & on the solar deity hit parade. see these recurrent characteristics/attributes: virgin birth on dec. 25th, dead for 3 days, resurrection, 12 disciples, etc, etc, etc.

            and for a less solar focused appraisal, see mencken’s “where is the graveyard of dead gods?”.

            beware the man of one (dawg eared/chewed) book….

  3. wade says:

    When are we, the gulible "workers" (as President Obama called us this week in one of his speeches. A free democratic society does not identify the middle class as workers) going to realize that there is one common thread that ties both political parties as one which is the quest for POWER at all cost. The conspiracy behind POWER cares not which political party it reigns in, merely obtaining absolute control

  4. Pete DiOrio says:

    “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … etc., etc., etc.”

    Ah, yes. Today's article should be filed under "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" or maybe "Etc. Etc. Etc." By the time enough people "get it" Obama's second term will have put a final dagger in the Constitution, or Romney will have placated the sheeple just long enough for ugly reality to take over the job. Either way, I highly doubt that enough of our fellow citizens have the intestinal fortitude to stand against the tide, let alone recognize it.

    • reunion says:

      the con-stitution is the dagger. it has been an offensive weapon wielded against the captive population here, from the beginning, & after that purse was sewn, projected globally.

      it's right under your nose, plain sight. the symbology of the conch (lord of the flies) is a lie, will never be truth, no matter how badly you want it to be.

  5. topeka says:


    great article…

    … to those of us who started at Republican rallies in the 80's

    … and suffered the slings and arrows of the Liberal-lite establishment (whose every response to "extremist" talk like "cutting taxes" or "defunding agencies" was Ad Hom's, fallacies, or subject changing…)

    … and that's where we discovered Libertarians and Paul-bots – always waiting on the messiah and always ready to interrupt a conversation with a mover and shaker by throwing in something Conspiratorial…. I love it – you have a prominent Pol listening to you defend limited government …. and the tin-foil hat brigade shows up spewing Anti-Semitic or Anti-Catholic crap! … like any Pol is going to listen to that BS in '89?

    … Jeb's confessions are not News …

    … Confession is good for the soul: but I hope and pray the Tea Party, etc.,

    - holds Jeb (and his fellow travelers) to these confessions

    - the way Heaven held the Ancient Mariner to his Albatross…

    • reunion says:

      not everyone who started at repub rallies in the 80's closed their eyes & quit there….

      confession is good for begetting the next confession, the next mea culpa, the next "pass". and "souls", concerned with hypothetical next lives, contribute royally to the continuous screwing up of this one.

      • Dawg em says:

        You must be a Professor of Philosophy at some egg-head of an institution. No logic; just bombastic antipathy.

        • reunion says:

          not a professor, a life-long student – books & experience. not institutionalized, free. logical? yes, very. but creative, too. they go together (think music…).

          preconception worshiping rotes, like you, emotionally sense, & then project, antipathy anytime their idols are disturbed by reality/truth.

          but it’s true: honesty & dishonesty are natural antagonists. i take pleasure in the contest. you don’t seem to be having much fun.

  6. Econoranter says:

    As long as voters think their commitment to the Republican Party or the Bush family is more important than their commitment to constitutional government, (presently only a handful of "Republican" Americans have any idea what that would be), the country is finished in the next few years.

    Democracy never provides freedom/liberty very long because lying politicians ruin the economy taking from the productive to buy the votes of the non-productive. As we see today most Americans, have only one concern about this and that is that they get "their share." Thus the popularity of the Bush family’s "compassionate conservative" or "kinder, gentler" scams; and the shiver of excitement that goes through Republicans when Jeb Bush allows that he might be willing to take his rightful place as provider-in-chief.

    Freedom and liberty require more than people have to give. To live in freedom and liberty requires men and women to have an historical perspective, a capacity for delayed gratification and a personal discipline/integrity that is beyond the capacity of more than a handful of men. Like a beautiful singing voice or good looks or athletic talent few are given the ability to be worthy of liberty and freedom. You can look it up; read a little history and you see most men have lived in squalid slavery; freedom was more than they could achieve. It looks like more than the present generation of Americans can maintain as well.

    Good luck in the Great Collapse of 2014 or 2015.

  7. harley says:

    OK, how about…. "read my lips", "Kiss my Ass"!

    • reunion says:

      "life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get: i got shot in the ass!" ~ forrest gump

      * "jeb" was the shooter……

  8. harley says:

    P.S. Sorry, I wasn't very clear…. that was a message for jeb!

  9. Mike says:

    I'm with Jesse Jackson on this one: "Stay out the Bushes"

  10. Rocketman says:

    Just as I figured it's the counterattack of the neo-cons. The RINO's are starting to figure out that if the Tea Party/Ron Paul libertarian republicans continue their influence it won't be long before they are out of power and they are scared (and should be). What they don't realize is that if they win the Tea Party people will go over to the Libertarian Party who will pick up many moderate democrats and become the third party and leave the republican party with only the extreme pro-war neo-cons to shore up the GOP which will not be enought to keep it from blowing up and disolving.

    • reunion says:

      "Last thing I remember, I was

      Running for the door

      I had to find the passage back

      To the place I was before

      "Relax, " said the night man,

      "We are programmed to receive.

      You can check-out any time you like,

      But you can never leave! "

      party-poopers gotta' get past the night men (federalist-whig-republican-oligarchocrats), have been stuck in hotel california since 1865…..

  11. PitBull says:

    OMG! Mr. Ringer, Jeb's doxology and your essay shook a few trees. A friend just said that I 'shouldn't hold the President's phrase – the private sector is doing fine – against him.'

    "My word," I replied. "I hold a lot more than that against him." And away he went saying it was all the predecessor's fault, and "Mitt won't do much better."

    This is the way all my 'elite friends' think these days. "It's unfair" is another favorite phrase of theirs.

    Scott Walker wins. Jeb Bush comes out. And the President holds a news conference 2morrow night. All by way of saying: 'Americans continue to happily marinate in the delusions of their comfort zones.'

    To paraphrase Hilary: "It takes an election."

  12. george says:

    A lot of people I know are just going to write in Ron Paul. A guy told me he would rather vote his conscience than just voting for either of the delightful choices we are being saddled with. Unfortunately we will need to really suffer some major pain before we take action to change things for the better.

  13. Nightrider says:

    Who was that southern governor that said 'There is not a dime's worth difference between the Republican and Democrat parties." Said almost 50 years ago and is truer today more than ever.

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