Bush Tries To Redefine Amnesty One Last Time
Immigration; Posted on: 2007-06-05 17:15:12 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
"We're seeing the real Bush."
By Steve Sailer
Was this the straw that finally broke the camel's back?
On Tuesday, May 29, President George W. Bush declared that opponents of the Kennedy-Bush "comprehensive immigration reform" plan in the Senate "don't want to do what’s right for America".
Bush to Americans: You unpatriotic curs!
The response to Bush’s bluster has been overwhelming—but not in the direction that the President must have hoped.
White House staffers then threw fuel on the fire, telling the New York Times, that Bush "had ad-libbed the line during a passionate address on an issue he holds dear." [President’s Push on Immigration Tests G.O.P. Base, By Jim Rutenberg And Carl Hulse, June 3, 2007]
In other words: Don't blame us flacks, we didn't come up with that line. Blame our boss—he really means it. Bush is so nuts for illegal immigrants that he's out of our control.
On Friday, Bush waded back in, delivering a semi-literate defense of the Senate amnesty bill:
"I say the system isn't working because there's a lot of Americans who say that the government is not enforcing our border."
In other words: How dare those disrespectful Americans say that the government is not enforcing our border! Don't they know the government is me?
Bush huffed on:
"I say the system is broken because there are people coming into America to do work that Americans are not doing."
In other words: Uh … hmmhmm … Well, I don't quite know what this means. My best guess is that the President left out a part of the sentence necessary for it to make sense.
"There are so-called innkeepers, providing substandard hovels for people who are smuggled into our country. In other words, we have got a system that is causing people—good, decent people—to be exploited."
In other words: People aren't being nice to those swell illegal immigrants and that makes me mad!
The amateurishness of Friday's remarks is noteworthy. Despite all his failures as a manager and "decider," Bush's speeches have traditionally done a better job of putting a more eloquent gloss on his policies than they've deserved. Now, though, even an eloquent speechwriting staff can't help. We're seeing the real Bush.
Moreover, the hectoring inanity of his arguments—"America must not fear diversity. We ought to welcome diversity"—is revealing.
It's not just that after more than six years of pushing for amnesties and guest worker programs, the President can't come up with better reasons; it's that nobody can. Instead of analysis of the facts, the American public is bullied with the threat of being smeared as racist.
News Source: Vdare.com