By Kevin â€śCoachâ€ť Collins
Most of the time politics is a game played on several layers and to paraphrase the great line from the movie Chinatown, nobody really knows what goes on in politics which brings us to Jeb Bush.
As the younger, better looking and more â€śconservativeâ€ť son in the Bush family Jeb has been pushed toward a run at the presidency. The talk started early in his tenure as Floridaâ€™s governor. Conservatives that never warmed to George W. Bushâ€™s â€ścompassionate conservatismâ€ť longed for the real thing. The conservative blogosphere asked if we didnâ€™t elect the wrong Bush.
Now we are approaching 2016 and Jeb Bush is in the spotlight and a media favorite because he would be so easy to beat. Those who even casually watch politics know that if by some miracle Karl Rove arranged Jebâ€™s nomination his presence on the GOPâ€™s ticket would cause conservatives to stay home in numbers that would make their participation in 2012 look downright impressive.
Maybe it is time to lift the veil from our own eyes and see what this man has been showing us; â€śsometimes a banana is just a bananaâ€ť as the old line goes.
With the exception of Rush Limbaugh, the people who get paid to comment on politics arenâ€™t being honest about Jeb. At some level they have to know that he is doing everything possible to insure that he doesnâ€™t get the nomination from the putatively conservative Republican Party.
Now we have to ask ourselves if anyone who actually wanted to be a Republican candidate for president in 2016 would support the causes Jeb Bush supports.
At first Jeb may have been sincerely wrong about the value of common core; yet in the face of mounting evidence that it is a crashing failure he has stood by the wreck masquerading as educational policy. Could he be doing so to help grease his own skids and slip down and away from this race?
He has come out in support of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General in spite of â€“ or would that be because – she is loathed by the Tea party? It is worth noting that no one asked him and he could have merely brushed aside the question.
He has expressed support for amnesty by gratuitously characterizing it as â€śan act of loveâ€ť to rub salt in conservatives wounds.
His position on Obamacare is the wholly unacceptable â€śrepeal but replaceâ€ť which makes it a Republican program.
If this was a prize fight Jeb could be accused of taking a dive. It sure looks like it.