D.A. King shares his irate reaction to Jeb Bush’s “act of love” - from Fox News Latino
Last Sunday, former Florida Governor and possible GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered some thoughts on the crime of illegal immigration and enforcement.
On Monday, a very nice editor at Fox News Latino contacted me asking for my own pro-enforcement opinion on Jeb’s statement. That commentary went up on the Fox News Latino website Tuesday. In the interest of local education, I post part of it here, with a link to the entire irate column. Bush’s original remarks can be seen on video here.
Interestingly, I have not heard a peep out of anybody in the Georgia delegation in Washington D.C., any elected Georgia Republicans or from any of the candidates for federal office in Georgia about this revealing insight into the mind of someone who is likely going to run to replace Barack Obama. Or maybe Mitt Romney. Either this newshound is missing the Georgia politicians reaction and intent to reaffirm their own position on amnesty vs enforcement, or they are silent. Put your money on the latter possibility.
Personal note: Jeb Bush’s remarks and the cone of silence from most Republicans is another reason this working-class conservative will never be a member of any political party.
On Jeb’s 'Act Of Love': Republicans Should Keep Looking For A Presidential Candidate
By D.A. King
Published April 08, 2014
Fox News Latino Opinion
Call it the Jeb Bush, establishment-Republican variation on “they are just looking for a better life” cliché. And let’s just call him “Jeb.”
In what should be the last words of a viable presidential campaign probe, Jeb defends the victims of borders who illegally enter the remnants of the Republic and take American jobs with the unforgettable words "yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family.”
Apparently American families – of all descriptions – are not a priority for Jeb when it comes to the politics of dutifully providing the business bosses with “cheap” labor.
- D.A. King
Is Jeb saying that anyone in the world with a commitment to their family should be allowed to live and work in the U.S. as long as they don't plan on felonious activity? If so, it could get very crowded. We already take in more than a million legal job-seekers every year.
Not many Americans should have much trouble closing their eyes and imagining Jeb’s mindless, pandering proclamations coming out of the mouth of any screaming SEIU street protestor carrying a “not one more deportation” placard.
If not a careful explanation of why Marco Rubio took a painful – and likely permanent – nosedive in the presidential polls, somebody may want to forward the current unemployment numbers to the Bush compound. And maybe send along the United States Code regarding identity fraud and theft of Social Security numbers. Or the fact that coming back to the USA after deportation is a felony.
Jeb floated his “so be it” ramblings while at least 20 million Americans who are committed to their families are out of work or underemployed. The day after Jeb’s remarks, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a bill to again extend unemployment payments for Americans who have been out of work for at least six months.
Apparently American families – of all descriptions – are not a priority for Jeb when it comes to the politics of dutifully providing the business bosses with “cheap” labor… Please see here for the entire column.
You can read the anti-enforcement companion to my commentary from Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change here.