He speaks and removes all doubt.
CNN reports that
Washington (CNN)During a “Family Reunion” conference hosted by the Hispanic Leadership Network in April 2013, Jeb Bush spoke freely on the promise immigrants hold for America and his views on reform.
He said, during a discussion with Univision, that it was “ridiculous” to think that DREAMers, children brought to the U.S. by their parents illegally, shouldn’t have an “accelerated path” to citizenship.
Then, the former Florida governor was speaking to a friendly audience of establishment Republicans, after re-inserting himself in the immigration reform with the release of a controversial book on the issue a month prior.
But as he moves towards a probable presidential run, and the far less friendly terrain of the GOP primary fight, the comments, which were shared with CNN by Democratic tracking firm American Bridge, are certain to deepen already developing headaches for him — on both the left and especially the right, as conservatives react in a mixture of bewilderment and eye-rolling when confronted with some of Bush’s resurfaced lines on immigration.
“I’ve never felt like the sins of the parents should be ascribed to the children, you know,” Bush said in 2013. “If your children always have to pay the price for adults decisions they make — how fair is that? For people who have no country to go back to — which are many of the DREAMers — it’s ridiculous to think that there shouldn’t be some accelerated path to citizenship.”
Bush’s spokeswoman, Kristy Campbell, said the comments didn’t mark a departure from Bush’s previously-stated positions on immigration reform. Bush wasn’t suggesting, she said, that border security isn’t an important aspect of reform.
“Governor Bush has been extraordinarily clear that we need to address the border crisis by fixing our broken immigration system. Border security is a key and chief component of sustainable and effective immigration reform,” she said.
“It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples’ hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again,” Bush said then. “Now it would look different, it wouldn’t be Polish…But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic. And that’s what immigration does and to be fearful of this, it just seems bizarre to me.”
And he praised the “courage” of Sen. Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake in pursuing the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill, telling the crowd to encourage the senators to “stay the course.”
The comments Bush made several years ago weren’t dealbreakers for him in a primary, multiple conservative operatives and lawmakers said. And they didn’t reveal beliefs or positions on immigration that he hasn’t already openly held.
But they were so atypical for a Republican candidate gearing up for a presidential run that the universal reaction from conservative operatives was “Wow.”
That’s the word Hogan Gidley, a South Carolina Republican operative who’s advised both Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum’s presidential campaigns, used when confronted with the comments.
“Those are definitely not helpful for Mr. Bush,” he said. Gidley did note, however, that immigration reform hasn’t been a deal-breaker in the South Carolina primary in the past, pointing to Newt Gingrich’s 2012 primary win as evidence, and that Bush will “have so much money that he can, possibly, overcome these types of things.”
“But,” he added, “it’s going to take a lot of money to overcome some of these types of quotes.”
Gee, DiNozzo…Ya think?
Even as I write this blog, America is experiencing a Measles Outbreak, brought about by the Obama-sanctioned “Mexican Munchkin Migration”. which saw thousands of illegal alien minors allowed into our country, without adult accompaniment, only to be whisked away by Government Transport to military bases across the country, where they have been released into the indigenous population.
And, this self-proclaimed “Conservative” approves of that sort of Government-sanctioned Lawlessness?
This is what I don’t understand about the Republican Establishment.
They run around telling everybody how Conservative they are, when in reality,they actually hold the same beliefs as Liberal Democrats.
Ronald Reagan gave a famous stump speech about the fact that the Republican Party at one time, needed “bold colors, not pale pastels”.
From what I’m seeing out of a lot of the Republicans right now, they’re not even presenting Americans with pale pastels.
They are showing their color to be Liberal Blue, while they claim to be Conservative Red.
It is almost as if they believe that the Political Tsunami, which resulted in Republicans holding both Houses of Congress, came about because they made themselves look like Democrats.
They need to come down off of Capitol Hill every now and then.
And, visit Realityville.
Average Americans, like you and me, living from paycheck to paycheck in America’s Heartland, do not need another Democratic Party.
If we wanted to continue to put up with their Liberal Stupidity, we would have left all of them in office.
Instead, last November, we showed them the door.
If Jeb Bush and the rest of the Vichy Republicans actually believe that they will win over the Mexican vote, or the rest of the Hispanic Vote, if by then those who are now illegal are allowed to vote, in 2016, then I have two bridges over the Mississippi River at Memphis to sell them.
The overwhelming majority of average Americans want Conservatives whose blood runs red, not Liberal squishes, who have more in common with the Democrats in the Northeast Corridor, than they do with average Americans in the Heartland.
If the Republican establishment does not come to that realization very soon, they will go down to defeat again in 2016.
They will never achieve victory by trying to push the jello of “Liberal Moderation” up a hill.
Until He Comes,