Election years that have no incumbent president make for crowded Democrat and Republican primaries. Consequently, the quicker a Party settles on a nominee, the quicker it can start to coalesce behind the person they want to put in the White House. When a potential candidate disqualifies himself early on, it is very helpful. Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida, has disqualified himself and therefore has become helpful to the Republican selection process.
Bush has co-authored an opinion piece urging House Republicans to do Chuck Schumer’s bidding and pass an amnesty bill. Making baseless claims that adding as many as 40 million unskilled and disinterested people will somehow make America better and stronger, Bush reminds us of why he should never be president.
Following the RINO/Democrat mantra of “blame America first”, Bush makes the totally illogical assertion that “Illegal immigration results now because there are too few lawful low-skill job opportunities for immigrants.”
Thereafter, Bush adroitly switches his topic from illegal immigration to “immigrants” and their benefit to our economy. He doesn’t want to talk about illegal aliens who are supposed to be the subject of his remarks, but why should he? Staying away from anything that even looks like a condemnation of illegal aliens is a smart move for a RINO looking forward to support from the Democrat-controlled media.
Praising the Senate’s immigration bill, Bush shows us his naiveté, claiming it “reduces family preferences, increases the number of high-skilled visas, expands guest-worker programs, and creates a merit-based immigration system for people who want to pursue the American dream.” He continues to embarrass himself with a final important claim, writing “The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects that the Senate bill would reduce the budget deficit by more than $1 trillion over 20 years, boost the economy and increase productivity, without reducing the wages of U.S. workers. In short, it advances Republican economic growth objectives.”
The rest of his remarks are boilerplate blah blah blah, about “… sound policy and principle.” Okay Jeb, the Democrats and the media will love you; we get it. Thanks for showing us who you are this early in the process. Now go away. That’s one down and a dozen or so to go.
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