Comment on Jon Huntsman Joins Jeb Bush in Criticism of Their Party's Partisanship

Jon Huntsman Joins Jeb Bush in Criticism of Their Party's Partisanship

It’s good to hear prominent Republicans calling out their party’s partisanship. Why are House Republicans wasting their time repealing the Health Care bill a second time, when they know that it would fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate? Why aren’t they working with Democrats to create jobs and improve the economy? It’s because the Republicans are taking a “my way or the highway” approach.

Here are a couple quotes from a CNN article where Jon Huntsman criticises his Party’s partisanship:

“However, former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman publicly criticized his party Friday for failing to focus ‘on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States -- future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as our fiscal and economic deficits.’”

In a statement announcing he won't attend the GOP convention in August, Huntsman called for ‘a return to the party we have been in the past, from Lincoln right on through to Reagan, that was always willing to put our country before politics.’”

Jeb Bush echoed a similar sentiment in a New York Times article about a month ago:

“...But tough talk about the state of the party on Monday by former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida — who went so far as to say that Ronald Reagan and his father would have a “hard time” fitting in during this Tea Party era — exhibited a growing distance between the family, which until not very long ago embodied mainstream Republicanism, and the no-compromise conservative activists now driving the party.”

We’re paying these politicians to get things done, not to fight with each other like stubborn little brats. I think it’s just a matter of time before this “no-compromise” approach will blow up in the Republican Party’s faces.


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