In Jeb Bush’s appearance this morning with BloombergView, he didn’t just depart on Reagan orthodoxy and earn the scorn of Grover Norquist. He also went out of his way to praise the 1990 budget deal which his father, George H.W.Bush struck with Democrats 22 years ago. That involved a tax increase and for those too young to remember is considered one of the ur-sacrileges on the anti-tax right.
Sure, President Bush is his dad so you wouldn’t expect him to be railing against it. But he went out of his way to praise it as a great act of statesmanship.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.