…just an experienced prediction
In a rare mention of current politics, George Bush weighed in — dipped his toe is more like it — on the “immigration” debate. (the problem is illegal aliens…not immigration)
He said he hopes for a “benevolent spirit”. Well, I’d hoped for a benevolent spirit in Washington for a long time, but to no avail. What’s that mean anyway?
1 – a : marked by or disposed to doing good
b : organized for the purpose of doing good
2 : marked by or suggestive of goodwill
Here’s the quote:
“I don’t intend to get involved in the politics or the specifics of policy, but I do hope there’s a positive resolution to the debate,” he said. “And I hope, during the debate, we keep a benevolent spirit in mind, and we understand the contributions immigrants make to our country.”
So by the time the 6 o’clock rolls around, liberals will be on their perches lecturing Repubs to heed the advice of George Bush and jump on their amnesty scheme. Just what you want to do if you have an illegal immigration problem, give them amnesty. But somehow Bush (and libs) should be granted wide berth using words like benevolent as a euphemism for amnesty, but they will scream about calling anything “amnesty”.
But wouldn’t following laws and enforcing borders actually be a form of goodwill for Americans? Wouldn’t upholding the Constitution be a goo-ood thing? Wouldn’t the government actually doing its job be considered a benevolent spirit? Wouldn’t dispensing with all the cute political tricks, and sneaky tactics be considered a benevolent work? And wouldn’t a good deed be to stop demonizing the American people for believing in a nation of laws, not men? I think it would.
And, on the subject, why is it our legislators and government stomp all over the benevolence of the people at every opportunity?
If George does not “intend” to get involved….why is he? What say George about the current Pres acting like king to grant amnesty for illegals? No comment on that but he sticks his nose in the tent now — with no intentions of course. Tell the Dems and libs not to use your bubbling thoughts to attack conservatives and Americans.
Here’s more of what he said:
In his comments, Bush noted the importance of upholding current immigration laws. “We’re also a nation of laws. And we must enforce our laws. America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time,” he said.
“We can uphold our tradition of assimilating immigrants, and honoring our heritage of our nation built on the rule of law. But we have a problem. The laws governing the immigration system aren’t working; the system is broken,” Bush said.
Much of that will be ignored anyway, he supplied the necessary soundbite. I liked the quiet former pres better. George, I’m glad you helped them out with their talking points.
So what shall we name any new policy?
I know, how about “Leave no illegal immigrant behind”? Sound like a plan, W?