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The Real Extremists

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Real Extremists

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke out against extremism Monday at a New York breakfast for reporters. He seemed to be criticizing the Tea Party movement for their unwillingness to compromise, especially on immigration. Bush's wife is of Hispanic descent.

Why is it only Republicans and conservatives must compromise? Do liberal Democrats compromise on taxes, spending or social issues like abortion? Can you name a single moderate in the Obama administration, one who is pro-life and favors lower taxes, less spending and smaller government?

Tea Party members and other conservatives are tired of voting for Republicans who get to Washington and cut deals with Democrats that advance a liberal agenda. That isn't extremist. Extremism is abortion on demand and same-sex marriage, higher taxes and bigger government. Let's put the label where it belongs: on those who are ruining America. These are the real extremists.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: June 14, 2012

The Real Extremists