Tonight, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is addressing the Republican National Convention.
Why is he being given that honor, you say? That is a good question, since he is at great odds with the party’s nominee, the party’s platform, and the American people on the issue of immigration, and continues to insult us on a weekly basis to pimp his pro-amnesty views that we have consistently rejected.
At a forum on immigration, Bush said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid” by being too “tough” on “immigrants” (the usual code for illegal aliens).
Bush said many Hispanic voters share the GOP’s commitment to faith, family and small government but have been alienated from the party by “exclusionary rhetoric” on immigration. But that, he said, is finally changing.
With the typical arrogance we usually hear from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bush acted as if he spoke for “conservatives”, even though he is anything but…
“I promise you this is where the conservative cause is going, and thank God it is,” he said to cheers at a lunch sponsored by the Hispanic Leadership Network.
Bush speaks for the political elites – irrespective of party – those who want open borders, and unfettered access to cheap labor, their staggering financial and socials costs, and security risks to Americans be damned. Bush is NOT a “conservative”, and is in line with La Raza, the ACLU, MALDEF and Barack Obama on immigration. Like them he opposed Arizona’s SB1070 and subsequent laws in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Like them he supports an unrestricted “Dream Act” and refuses to criticize Obama’s lawless decree granted amnesty to nearly 2 million illegals, with no safeguards against fraud.
And it is stupid politics too. Supporting amnesty does nothing to help the GOP gain Hispanic votes. The proof? 2008. John McCain was the co-author of the 2006 McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill – the one we activists killed. McCain was the very architect of illegal alien amnesty – and yet he still received the lowest percentage of the Hispanic vote of any GOP candidate in history – 31%, compared to 45% for George W. Bush in 2004 (before Bush supported McCain’s amnesty). Jeb Bush cannot possibly argue this is a winning political strategy.