By Irene F. Starkehaus -
For those readers who are still under the impression that English is the official language of the United States, Jeb is now calling out Trump – in Spanish, no less – for not being an authentic conservative. Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Of course, Jeb Bush complaining that Donald Trump isn't conservative is a little like Hillary Clinton complaining that Don Rumsfeld didn't take national security seriously. So whatever.
This is not exactly a "Come to Jesus" moment in terms of revelation. Donald Trump is a progressive. Jeb Bush is a progressive. They talk the talk but they won't walk the walk unless they are made to do so. If conservatives are looking to either of these men as flag bearers for the cause in the way that Ronald Reagan was, they are going to be greatly disappointed.
And let us not forget. Even Reagan had lapses in judgment when it came to conservative and libertarian beliefs on immigration, the legal drinking age and even the seat belt laws.
Regardless, everyone should know by now that Reagan is the man that Republican presidential contenders channel until they secure the Republican nomination. After that, they can either keep playing lip service until they win and only then reveal that they are progressives (like George Bush I & II), move to the center during the general election and tick everyone off (like John McCain) or curl up like a possum and play dead (like Mitt Romney or Bob Dole.)
Here's the real "Come to Jesus" moment.