From Breitbart -- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the “Great Society,” if he were elected president.
To be fair, Jeb wasn't talking about specifically expanding the welfare state -- but isn't that what the Orwellian named "compassionate conservatism" really is? -- he was talking about LBJ's penchant for being able to cajole, finagle, bamboozle, slime, or otherwise convince his own party members or opposition party members to vote his way on legislation....."making the sausage" as they call it.
Why Jeb sees this as a positive is anybody's guess, but then he's nothing if not an establishment republican, virtually indistinguishable from centrist democrats, and they enjoy the status-quo in DC every bit as much as the democrats. It's why the GOP machine is backing him, he won't rock the entrenchment boat too much.
Below, Jeb indicates through expression, his thoughts when asked about constitutional conservatives who would dare place ANY limits on the bloated federal slime mold we are told to revere as our paternal government.