And as also stated, for coming forth with an initiative to change the status quo and end the crisis, something no predecessor has done sine 1986 is commendable
But something has gone terribly wrong and critical errorss in the terminology of the plan have now brought illegal immigration reform up to being an issue of equal, if not greater priority than even gettng out of Iraq.
"Out of sight out of mind," they say. But the illegal immigrant invasion of Anytown, USA can no longer be swept under the rug - put on the "back burner." The issue closest to home is what is heaviest on people's mind.
The instant Bush opened his mouth with the idea of a "National Job Locator" - a government operated, sponsored and driven system to find jobs that no American would want, in a split second managed to lose him 10% of his staunchest support base.
Don't mess with Texas has worked great for Texas. Dubya's style is written all over it and many people all over the country have looked to the ahievements Dubya did while gubner and said, "Hey - I kinda like that. Maybe he can do that for the whole country."
But a great political machine is a fickle thing that if you "mess" with it too much, can crackle and almost instantly fall to pieces right before your very eyes.
Don't mess with America is now on the mind and lips of millions of life-long Republicans who felt they were holding onto a 220V livewire standing in six inches of water when they heard Dubya's ideas on how to "fix" the immigration crisis.
And these are not RINOs - these are CORE REPUBLICANS Bush cannot afford to Disenfranchise.
The sting has been stung and the bite has been done. It may not heal for many on the relieving end in the nine months between January and the November elections.
And for those banking on these early bird polls believing Bush can ride the tailwinds of our military's great achievements into the White House in 2004, all they have to do is turn a page in time back to November, 1992.
The president is a good fence mender. This may be the hardest fence he has ever mended. And he'll have to do it in record time - the cows are getting out all over the field and it's getting close milking time.
FReepers are pretty a pretty savvy bunch when it comes to protecting our nation, its borders, its economy, its heritage, and its workers.
Can over 1,900 FReepers be wrong?
After hearing President Bush's speech, do you approve of his immigration reform plan?
602 votes - 21%
1,914 votes - 67%
323 votes - 11%
2,839 votes total; you voted "No"