Jeb Bush Better Get Hip to the Outrage

I was looking at CNN’s roundup of Republican reactions to the president’s executive action on immigration and saw this one from Jeb Bush:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called Obama’s action “ill-advised” and said it “undermines all efforts to forge a permanent solution to this crisis” that should come from Congress.

“President Obama has once again put divisive and manipulative politics before the sober leadership and sound laws required of an exceptional nation,” Bush said in a statement. “It is time for Republican leaders in Congress to act. We must demonstrate to Americans we are the party that will tackle serious challenges and build broad-based consensus to achieve meaningful reforms for our citizens and our future.”

Hmmm. Unless I’m missing something, Jeb’s saying to his fellow-Republicans: “Pass a bill.” Where did I last hear that line….

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.