Earlier this morning, we pointed that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pulled a Cory Booker or Bill Clinton -- going off message when he talked about immigration, taxes, and the state of his party on Monday.
As the New York Times put it:
Mr. Bush questioned the party’s approach to immigration, deficit reduction and partisanship, saying that his father, former President George Bush, and Reagan would struggle with ‘an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement.
Going one better, he praised his father’s 1990 deficit-reduction deal, which drew the lasting ire of his party’s fiscal hawks for its tax increases.
And now like Booker and Clinton, it appears that Bush is walking back that critique.
In a series of tweets today, Bush said: "The point I was making yesterday is this: The political system today is hyperpartisan. Both sides are at fault."
He added, "My dad & Reagan sacrificed political points for good public policy."
And he concluded: "Past 4 years, Democrats have held leadership roles w/opportunities to reach across political aisle. For sake of politics, they haven't."