Jeb Bush defends his brother in speech
Jeb Bush departed from his prepared remarks on Thursday at the Republican Convention and instead used the opportunity to deliver a very direct message to President Obama: Stop blaming my brother.
Jeb’s defense of his brother wasn’t included in the prepared remarks that were given to reporters beforehand. Bush defended his brother, George W. Bush, by letting Obama know that his policies are to blame for his failures, not his brother.
“So Mr. President, it is time to stop blaming your predecessor for your failed economic policies,” he continued as a message to Obama, as the thousands in the arena gave him a loud standing ovation. “You were dealt a tough hand, but your policies have not worked. In the fourth year of your presidency, a real leader would accept responsibility for his actions, and you haven’t done that.”
I understand why Jeb felt compelled to defend his brother, who Obama uses as his excuse for all of his own failures. But this convention should be focused on the future, not on defending a past president who most independents and many Republicans dislike. The GOP should be distancing themselves from the big government conservative, George W. Bush.