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Jeb Bush Talks Up American Dream Even as DNC Paints Him as Defender of Special Interests

January 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

As he publicly contemplates entering the 2016 presidential race, former Gov. Jeb Bush is wrapping up his vision to renew the American dream and offer more Americans greater opportunity.

Having announced last month that he was exploring a presidential bid and forming his Right to Rise leadership PAC earlier this week, Bush noted on Facebook this week that he believes Americans have lost faith and have grown more pessimistic.

Americans have lost faith in the ability to achieve the American dream and create a better life for themselves and their loved ones, Bush insisted on Wednesday.

Bush fleshed that out a bit on Thursday, claiming his positive, conservative philosophy to help every American truly rise and prosper will help renew Americas promise of ?opportunity for all ...

But the Democratic National Committee (DNC) came out swinging at Bush, looking to paint the son of one president and the brother of another as incapable of understanding the American dream. Pointing toward Bushs appearance on Bill OReillys show on Fox News this week and a fundraiser in Greenwich, Conn., a posh suburb of New York City which was the home base of his grandfather U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush, R-Conn., back in the 1950s, Ian Sams, a spokesman for the DNC, fired away at the former Florida governor.

Jeb Bush isnt a different type of Republican, Sams said on Wednesday. We can see that in his actions. Hes opened his campaign by cozying up to the same special interest, corporate, Fox News donor set that todays GOP fights tooth and nail to protect, at the expense of working Americans. Weve seen this from a Bush presidency before, and the last time we did, it wrecked our economy. Were just surprised the closest hes come to talking with everyday voters thus far has been a Facebook post.

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