Je suis Charley. By a simple review of Jeb Bush’s resume, one can see that he hasn’t racked up academic achievement. He is a successful professional politician whose success has been a product of leveraging that of his family. He became governor of Florida and managed the job alright because he has a machine that supports him with effective staffing. That is to his credit.
When it comes to intellectual enlightenment, Jeb Bush is showing sensibility.
In 1994, here was Jeb’s position.
“In 1994, Jeb Bush argued that gay men and lesbians did not deserve special legal protection and said that “sodomy” should not be “elevated to the same constitutional status as race and religion.” But this week, Bush said people should accept court rulings that legalize same-sex marriage and “show respect” for gays in committed relationships, while reiterating his long-held belief that “marriage is a sacrament.””
One trouble with that dimwitted view is that it focused on a sexual act and missed the big picture that people are born into the world with different sexual orientations. If they believe in God, then they must accept that God did it. If they believe in science, then they they know that all things are possible.
In today’s news, the dimly lit bulb had a surge of sensibility.
““We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law,” Mr. Bush said in a statement. “I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue – including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want to safeguard religious liberty.”…
Gay rights leaders said they found Mr. Bush’s statement on Monday encouraging. Fred Sainz, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, a group that has pushed for same-sex marriage, said that “most Republican politicians have been adamant in their opposition and provide no room for evolution.”
Mr. Bush “at least is expressing his respect for those who support marriage equality,” Mr. Sainz said. “That’s a big change for Republicans.””
The report by Phil Rucker says that Jeb Bush is evolving faster than his party. Well, that would be called “leadership” would it not?
Most of the “Republican guys” are huddled in the corner like a bunch of homophobes. They include the religious right who are as wrong as radicalized Muslims on this issue and many others having to do with equal rights and freedom.