Jeb Flip-Flops On Indiana Law
As Indiana Governor Mike Pence flip-flops, presidential candidates, who rushed to support the law are doing the same.
“We shouldn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation,” Bush told a gathering of Silicon Valley donors, we shouldn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation, according to audio tapes obtained by the New York Times.
Though he remained supportive of a bill supporting religious rights, this caveat was a retreat from the stronger position he took during a radio interview this week.
Speaking to conservative host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, Bush said that Indiana had done “the right thing.”
“I just think once the facts are established, people aren’t going to see this as discriminatory at all,” he said.
Bush’s flip came after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Tuesday urged legislators to clarify the law, which was widely seen as a response to intense public backlash against the law.
Speaking at the fundraiser on Wednesday, Bush said he would have preferred Indiana came up with a “better approach” in the first place, the Times reported.
Anomaly 100 April 2nd, 2015 at 2:07 pm
A typo started this whole religious thingy.
Foundryman April 2nd, 2015 at 2:08 pm
Jeb was forced to flip flop because of Ted Cruz, not Pence. As soon as Cruz came out in support, all the the otherwannabes did the same. Once it came to light the entire thing was far right fiasco they all looked stupid. I can’t wait for more far right teabagging initiatives that Cruz will immediately support to force Jeb and the rest to move to the lunatic fringe with him.
FatRat April 2nd, 2015 at 2:17 pm
So I guess you’re saying the O in the GOP stands for the Overton Window in Overdrive. lol
viva_democracy April 2nd, 2015 at 2:29 pm
He was pandering to his audience. Once he’s in the South again, he’ll again say he’s 100% behind it.
rg9rts April 2nd, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Which ever way the wind blows….so will Jeb
Suzanne McFly April 2nd, 2015 at 3:01 pm
One thing we know about good ol jeb, he knows his audience.
nola878 April 2nd, 2015 at 3:07 pm
His positions my friend are blowing in the wind.
burqa April 2nd, 2015 at 6:49 pm
This is just what we want.
While they may be insincere now, having them at least alter their rhetoric is a positive step.
While it is tempting to just slam them for inconsistency, what does that achieve?
Better is to just smile and welcome the change of heart and make it easier for them to get more comfortable with their new position.
Everyone should have the right to change their minds. We all do it anyway, for what is growth if not change from one thing to another?
I think we should go further than just having opinions on issues such as this. I think we should strive for our opinions to prevail and become policies and laws. To convince the other side to move towards our position helps us achieve the positive results we seek, and that’s the object of the exercise, isn’t it?
majii April 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 pm
Jeb Bush = Mitt Romney, version 2.0.
We can expect Jeb to do the same “Etch A Sketching” act that Romney did because he wants to be all things, to all Americans, depending upon which way the wind is blowing on a particular day or a particular hour, of course.