Jeb Bush Heaps More Praise On Barack Obama

by The Washington Post  |  published on April 25, 2015

Jeb BushRepublican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush supports President Obama’s trade deal, praises his management of the National Security Agency and agrees that Congress should have moved faster to hold a vote on new attorney general Loretta Lynch.

And that’s all since last week.

It’s an unusual approach for Bush to take in seeking the nomination of a conservative party that mostly loathes the current president. The former Florida governor has gone out of his way at times to chime in on issues where he agrees with Obama — bolstering his attempt to be a softer-toned kind of Republican focused on winning a majority of the vote in a general election.

But the strategy also carries grave risks for a likely candidate who is already viewed with deep suspicion by conservatives, many of whom have little desire to find common ground with Democrats. Tea party leaders are already warning that Bush, the son and brother of former presidents, is alienating conservatives…

  • RINO Bush is trying to get Democrats to vote for him. Remember Reagan got most Democrats to vote for him, but Jeb Bush is no Ronald Reagan. Jeb is making me sick because he is catering to Obama and the Democrats just for votes. Lets hope Jeb sees the hand writing on the wall and decides to not run for President. We have enough RINOs running already and the media will most likely pick the Republican nominee, as they always do. Which means another losing year.

  • John

    It sounds like Jeb Bush is seeking an endorsement from Skunk Obama. If you can’t beat them, join them.

  • Deborah

    One RINO to another. Yeah, he’s a “hopeful” alright! Bush is in the tank with the rest of the established elite. He’s not to be trusted. He does not have our best interest in mind nor America. Just another Hillary in a different package.

  • Harold

    Jebbie Bush’s new name “Jebbie Duffas Bushy’.

  • Franco Umberto

    No wonder the l;ibs are gaining ground. THe party of Lincoln is now the party of hate and bigotry. Government is the ability to compromise otherwise why did we have a revolutgion in 1776?

  • Steve

    Pandering to adversaries, Jeb? (tsk tsk tsk). Your campaign is struggling to get off of the ground, enough as is. And now this. What loads of help, this is gonna be to your run for the White House.

  • R. Cline

    He may as well call it a day and go home. Just another Democrat wearing a Republican jacket…phony as can be! I can’t believe he’s a member of the Bush family much less a real Republican! I would never vote for him…can’t be trusted now!

    • Elaine Goodspeed

      Ah, yes, the party that put up Sarah Palin for VP is attacking Jeb because he actually thinks Congress should do something instead of just blocking everything that Obama puts forth!
      If George W. had proposed any of the same things that Obama has, they’d have been falling all over each other to pass it. How sad and childish . . .

      • Chuck

        Bush would never propose the crap that Obama is doing!

      • Deborah

        Why dont you spew your garbage pto “Dirty” Harry Reid. He’s the one that stopped everything from getting done. And yes, some republicans may as well join your team for as much good as they are. Time to clean up the established republicans.

  • Zilda

    Mr. Bush has just lost my vote if he should become the Republican candidate for POTUS.

    If he, as another contributor to this discussion brought out, has agreed with and praised Mr. Obama’s Trade Deal to garner votes from Obama supporters, he has left a sour taste of bile in my mouth.

    You, Mr. Bush, haven’t a backbone strong enough to last a day as our president, much less four years. Gimmicks and trickery at this time in America’s history are not wise because it sets the stage for all of America to expect the same from you if you would be elected.

    You best retract your support of the Trade Deal and take some time to study the issue. The Trade Deal will ultimately give Mr. Obama more power. Is that truly what America needs?
    Mr. Bush, is that what you want?

  • ustaxpayer

    Jeb is a liberal democrat — he opposes the US Constitution — if you do not believe me than read the US Constitution — obama opposes the US constitution and is a lawless president so if Jeb supports obama than Jeb opposes the US Constitution – also Jeb opposes the TEA party because the TEA party supports the US Constitution — those of us who support the US Constitution, support the Bill of Rights, support the rule of law, support freedom, support a constitutional republic must OPPOSE Jeb – if the US has one more liberal anti-Constitutional president the US is doomed. the US must abolish all unconstitutional government programs / agencies and return to a constitutional republic — those who support obama or Jeb are in fact supporting communism / islam, tyranny and slavery

    • Adelle

      You have just endorsed the Libertarian Party, which if all Constitution people would have courage they would join it and the Republican( WHIG) party would be gone and we can then elect Constitution people to office. ALL Libertarians support the Constitution. After 39 years of being VERY active in the Republican party I have now become Libertarian.

  • robert

    An honest republican who isn’t a nut job running for president, We can’t have that. Trade deals are a republican thing unless we have Obama as president. The last big immigration fix was republican but not under Obama. Traditional republican values are still true even when a Democrat puts the forward. Stop locking at labels and look at facts. I guess we can’t do that, we are the party of stupid.

    • Kim

      robert: You may be the party of stupid but those of us who are not Progressives in (R) clothing or closet RINO’s do not see things the way you do. RINO’s are running around calling the ‘other’ candidates “nut jobs”. Your rhetoric is just more inside the belt way bullying to keep those candidates who seek to dismantle the Washington culture OUT. Did your kind not get the memo in the last presidential election? 4 million voters stayed home because your RINO buddies pushed a moderate looser candidate AGAIN. If it weren’t Jeb (not another) Bush it would be Christy or Graham who you RINO’s are in love with. Why don’t you listen to the voters who showed up Nov 2014 and give us a conservative? I guess it would not matter though. We sent a message to Washington with our votes in 11/14 and the Progressive (R) leadership did not blink and have PUSHED Obama’s agenda harder than some democrats.

      • robert

        The republican party was once the progressive party, moving forward with new ideas now it’s the regressive party, stuck in the mud and trying to turn back the clock to a time that never was..

    • Harold

      As for your last statement, ‘The party of the stupid.” You are speaking for yourself, no doubt about it!

      • robert

        It was Bobby Jindal that first said he was tired of the republican party being the party of stupid. The party of business as lost it’s way. Now it’s the party of no’s.

  • David in MA

    Either this sorry azz is trying to gather Obama’s supporters to vote for him, or it is a sure sign that no matter what each party calls themselves, their all in bed together. THIS Bush will not get my vote if the chance comes…… which I don’t think it will, Jeb Bush is the shortest, scraggiest bush on the lawn!.

  • James in Texas

    Jeb, Please keep up the “Lip-flapping” and praise for Obama. It is the “right thing to do” to get you out of consideration for the candidate next year! You are just far too limp and moderate for the requirements to turn this nation around in 2016. The major failure of the Bush dynasty has always been moderation, all of you have lived and “died” politically because you have all been inclined to “compromise your principles” for a deal, Period! Professional politicians have nearly destroyed this nation, and you will just “add to the destruction”!

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