The guy Jeb Bush backed in 2010 for Florida governor lost, and in 2000 he couldn't deliver the state to his own brother. Apparently masochistic, the GOP House invites this loser in to lecture them.
6/18/12, "Scott Walker & Rubio Rebuke Jeb Bush – Won’t Support Tax Hikes to Bring Down Deficit," Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft
"Former Governor Jeb Bush told the House Budget Committee earlier this month that he would support tax increases to cut the US national deficit.
Because government is so responsible with spending taxpayer dollars.
Thankfully, not all Republicans feel that way.
Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke out against tax increases as part of a deficit deal....
On Wednesday, BloombergBusinessweek reported:
"Florida Senator Marco Rubio said he wouldn’t accept revenue increases as part of a deficit deal that also cut spending to prevent a U.S. fiscal crisis, saying it’s a “different time” than when former President George H.W. Bush embraced such an agreement in 1990.
The first-term Republican, a prospect to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, said he favors a broad agreement to simplify and bring more certainty to the tax code, and argued that it ultimately would bring additional revenue to the government. He ruled out including revenue increases in the plan, saying that would frustrate economic growth."
On Thursday, following Gov. Scott Walker’s appearance at the Monitor Breakfast, Huffington Post reported:
"Walker also rejected Bush’s statement that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should accept a plan exchanging $10 in spending cuts for $1 in revenue.
“I just don’t believe that the problem in government is that we don’t tax enough. I think it’s not only that we don’t control our spending enough, we don’t use our resources appropriately,” he told reporters. “I think there’s also not enough out there to help the private sector stimulate growth. I think that’s one of the big things that’s missing in the equation.”"
6/1/12, "Jeb Bush Says He Would Back Tax Increases to Cut Deficit," Bloomberg
6/13/12, "Rubio Rules Out Bush-Style Deficit Deal Raising Tax Revenue," Bloomberg
6/14/12, "Scott Walker Disagrees With Jeb Bush, Says GOP Is Not 'Monolithic'," Huffington Post, Amanda Terkel
Media on both left and right sell myth of Jeb Bush popularity. He is a proven flop in Florida:
6/6/12, "(Jeb) Bush’s high popularity in Florida — a crucial swing state in presidential election..." The guy Jeb Bush backed in 2010 for Florida governor lost, and in 2000 he couldn't deliver the state to his own brother.
8/4/10, "Jeb Bush to join Bill McCollum on campaign trail," Tampa Bay Times
8/25/10, "Rick Scott Wins; McCollum and RPOF Lose," Shark Tank
"Last night’s Gubernatorial primary victory by Rick Scott over Attorney General Bill McCollum was proof positive that endorsements and unfair play by the GOP establishment does not carry the same weight and influence that it once did."...McCollum's memo on the loss thanked "especially Governor Jeb Bush."