During an interview for “This Week,” former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush encouraged Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz – who told ABC News that he would do “anything” to stop Obamacare – to come up with an alternative and show some restraint if his aim was to repeal the president’s signature healthcare law. “I think the best way to repeal Obamacare is to have an alternative; we never hear the alternative...we could do this in a much lower cost with improved quality based on our principles, free market principles...and two, show how Obamacare, flawed to its core, doesn’t work,” Bush
Comments: Sorry Jeb, this fight is just too serious to be restrained or collegial, and I don´t have the interest in trying to figure out a new Obamacare to replace the old Obamacare...Give me Cruz´s tactics instead of a laissez-faire approach...
I am suffering from Karl Rove and Jeb Bush fatigue. Jeb Bush trying to push Common Core curriculum into Florida schools is the last straw. Jeb, you are a disgrace, please go away..As for Rove, he can take his white board and..
No More Bushies. I am tired of defending moderate, establishment Republicans who spend and spend and grow the government with the tired old canard...Compassionate Conservatism. That is redundant...conservatism is compassionate.
Go away, Jeb, your time passed while you were considering your options. And take Karl and all the risk-averse, gold digging consultants with you.
Look how well the whole "self restraint" model has worked out for us.
I think the best way to repeal Obamacare is to have an alternative; we never hear the alternative
If Uncle Jeb had tuned into and listened to Cruz, he spent a good deal of time talking about alternatives. I have heard many many alternatives being posed by conservatives -- they just don´t SOUND like government programs since they involve getting the government out of the way and they foster free-market solutions.
Jeb Bush?...I remember him. He´s the Chairman of The Constitution Center in Philadelphia who presented, back in September, the 2009 Recipient of Planned Parenthood´s Margaret Sanger Award, The Duchess of Horndog, with the 2013 Liberty Medal.
Did anyone actually read the article? Jeb makes some very good points. The rest of the world doesn´t understand when the U.S.political units throw tantrums and refuse to talk to one another. That has repercussions for the world economy, for the U.S. economy.
Jeb also says there is a void in leadership in Washington right now...surely no one here would disagree with that?
Cruz needs to learn to separate tactics from strategies; they are not the same. His heart was in the right place; his tactics, however, created problems it does not appear that he had planned for.
Which is why Jeb Bush would be a mushy leader just like the rest of his family. This fight requires tough leadership and a relentless attack on the enemy, which is exactly what Ted Cruz is conducting. He will make a fine POTUS one day. He is the biggest threat to the left since Paul Ryan only he isn´t ever going to give in.
Restraint is what we have seen from the Republican Establishment for years, and what has it gotten us. Dems don´t show restraint, they play full contact karate while the Repubs play tiddlywinks. You don´t win that way.
Had it not been for Cruz and Lee and a few --very few others, the Mulatto Marxist and his Henchmen would have rolled out NoCare and touted it as a huge success, the American Idol Couch Potatoes never the wiser.
Thanks to those who have stood steadfastly against this monstrosity, the Lap Dog Media have had to report at least partially truthfully on the epic failure of 0bama´s "Signature Legislation."
Self-restraint? My Aunt Fanny!
Keep hammering, Ted.
Go away Jeb. Go away and stay away.
Cruz and Lee are fast becoming the only two Electeds we can rely on to tell us the truth.
Certainly not the Boehners and the McConnells. They´re in it for the power and perks.
It is a liberal tactic to call those who disagree names like "troll". I don´t care what the "rest of the world" thinks. It isn´t relevant. Remember, Jeb Bush recently praised Hillary Clinton and gave her an "award". His advice is toxic.
I seriously doubt that Ted Cruz was surprised by the "consequences" of his efforts; he did not create "problems". Yes, I read the article, thank you very much. I even engaged independent thinking in that effort.
Now, if the rest of the world doesn´t trust the U.S., and it doesn´t, look no further than the Oval Office for the problem. The lack of civility can be placed squarely on the shoulders of 0bama and the Democrats.
Meanwhile the Dems are calling dissenters "domestic enemies they took an oath in Congress (meaning, these are elected officials) to protect the US against". Restraint? Tell that to the Democrats, Jeb.
And while you´re at it, maybe you could notice that trying to get along with Democrats has brought us nothing but Obamacare, tax increases, and all the blame for everything bad that happens. It´s brought us Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Cash for Clunkers and the IRS bullying of conservatives.
Hey Jebbie, instead of always being critical, why don´t you get off your backside, jump in the pool and offer a solution of your own? Or are you afraid that a solution might get you laughed out of contention for 2016?
Just so you know though, you are already out of contention to most of us because you are just too squishy moderate.
I voted for Jeb. Would I vote for him again? NO Way! He and his FCAT was and is a sorry scheme foisted on Florida school kids. Now he thinks the Federal Govt should demand all schools teach what they deem should be taught.
So Jeb thinks we should have an alternative to Obamacare. Me too. I´m damn tired of paying for deadbeats who get free food, rent, healthcare, phones, don´t pay taxes but get thousands from those who do in the form of ´earned income credits´. And if that´s not enough they commit fraud in the billions.
Ted Cruz was a rookie in the US Senate when all this started, hopefully he has learned something about political tactics after all this, if not, he will turn out to be just another right wing looser as far as most of the country is concerned.
Ever notice the only time Jeb Bush and all the other Bush family members are praised in the national media is when they embrace some liberal Democrat supported left wing program or policy?
There can be no repeal - it must be stopped now. Those who are insisting that it will take time to smooth out the glitches are the same ones who claimed that the Soviet Union needed more time to perfect communism.
I see how much respect the "self-restraint" wing of the GOP gets from the RAT infested media whores.
Unless they turn on conservatives and tea party types, they´re painted with the same terrorist, extremist, wife-beater brush that the Democrats and media give us every day ... before and after the last few weeks.
When it comes to worrying about being loved by those doofuses, screw ´em.
As for "self-restraint," Jeb, I´m going to show some in March and November 2014. I´m going to "self-restrain" myself from voting for your kid for whatever office he´s running for in Texas.
Your brother, W, is the LAST Bush I ever vote for.
And Barbara wanted Jeb to run in 2000 instead of W?? I appreciated W but seeing the leviathon he unleashed causes me to question--he had total control for a 2 yr period and never (I think) vetoed a spending increase. Nevertheless he kept us safe, bless his heart!
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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