Jeb Bush dismissed conservative critics who are not fond of a Bush 2016 presidential run as “chirpers.” Bush, interviewed by the Christian Broadcasting Network, said, “If I decide to run for office again, it will be based on what I believe, and it will be based on my record. And that record was one of solving problems completely from a conservative prospective. I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the chirpers out there.”
Bush asserted that he isn’t concerned over the criticism of his efforts for comprehensive immigration reform and his closeness to the GOP establishment.
The former Governor is already in hot water because of a remark he made last Friday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in which he said immigrants are more fertile than Americans. Sarah Palin lacerated Bush the next day at the same conference, saying, “I think it’s kind of dangerous territory … to want to debate this over one race’s fertility rate over another.” She then joked, “And I say this as someone who’s kind of fertile herself.”
There seems to be a bird meme plaguing establishment Republicans; in March, after Rand Paul’s filibuster over the use of drones, John McCain, apparently jealous of the attention, called Paul, Ted Cruz, and Rep. Justin Amash “wacko birds.”
The shoe is on the wrong foot; it seems Bush, McCain and fellow establishment Republicans are the ones who are birds of a feather. They certainly flock together.