Look, you guys.
It's not so much that Jeb Bush is out of step with everyone else on immigration reform or that he's a complete flip-flopping dolt.
It's just that he has horrible timing.
And, as Jeb! points out himself, people were totally against the whole "path to citizenship" thing when he was working on his just-released book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, and now are all changing their damned minds.
Jeb! even named names.
"When we were working on this [book]," he says, "Marco Rubio wasn't for a path to citizenship."
Jeb! has been making the rounds plugging his book that, with the immigration debate having evolved, now suddenly seems like it was written in 1976.
But plug away he is. And in an interview with the Washington Post, Bush wanted to make it clear that his fellow GOPers -- including, NAY ESPECIALLY, Rubio -- were all against the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants while he was writing his book.
"It is really not surprising," Bush told Gerson. "The book was written last year in a certain environment. The goal was to persuade people against immigration reform to be for it. Since that time, eight of 100 senators have moved, and not much in the House... When we were working on this, Marco Rubio wasn't for a path to citizenship."
Everyone was all SCREW THE IMMIGRANTS, so I went and wrote a book that would pander to those guys and then I finished it and published it, and now everyone's changed their mind? DAMN IT, YOU GUYS.
Politicians gonna politicks.
Rubio was totally against a path to citizenship, but he's since relaxed his stance on it and is for it now, while Bush was for a path to citizenship but then became against it when he wrote his book, then Bush was all well maybe I am cool with a path to citizenship on the same day his book was released and...
"We're writing a book, not a law," Bush tells Gerson.
Good one, Jeb!
Either way, Bush and Rubio are the GOPers' best hope for retaking the White House in 2016.
Good luck with that, bros.
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