Jeb Bush's session with reporters this morning at the headquarters of Bloomberg LP in Manhattan has been making the rounds on the Internet, and for good reason: as one of the leaders of his party, his comments matter, and not just to liberals who will seize on some of them.
As reported by Buzzfeed, Bush said:
"Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad — they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party — and I don’t — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground," Bush said, adding that he views the hyper-partisan moment as "temporary."
"Back to my dad’s time and Ronald Reagan’s time — they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support," he said. Reagan "would be criticized for doing the things that he did."