Bush Turns On His Core Supporters
This is the speech he gave earlier this week that I spoke about on Today's show.
President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Glynco, Georgia
"This reform is complex. There's a lot of emotions around this issue. Convictions run deep. Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don't like. If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people. Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all, so the people who wear the uniform in this crowd can do the job we expect them to do. Now is the time for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time for members of both political parties to stand up and show courage, and take a leadership role and do what's right for America."
-President George W. Bush
May 29, 2007
If you get a chance listen to the audio on the White House site HERE.
Peggy Noonan has an excellent column in Today's WSJ in which she discusses Bush turning on his supporters.
Too Bad President Bush has torn the conservative coalition asunder
The president has taken to suggesting that opponents of his immigration bill are unpatriotic--they "don't want to do what's right for America." His ally Sen. Lindsey Graham has said, "We're gonna tell the bigots to shut up." On Fox last weekend he vowed to "push back." Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff suggested opponents would prefer illegal immigrants be killed; Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said those who oppose the bill want "mass deportation." Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson said those who oppose the bill are "anti-immigrant" and suggested they suffer from "rage" and "national chauvinism."
We hear you Loud and Clear, Mr. President.
Shocka! RNC donations off by 40%(Gee I wonder why?)