Skip to comments.The Gaffe Patrol spots a bogey
Posted on 06/12/2007 6:11:47 AM PDT by rellimpank
Something's bustin' out all over for George W. Bush, and it ain't June. The president is excused if he's beginning to think he's Rodney Dangerfield. Except in Albania, he just don't get no respect. The collapse of immigration "reform" legislation in the Senate, which Harry Reid, the leader of the Democratic majority, calls "the Bush immigration bill," is a bitter disappointment for the president. But it says a lot as well about the collapse of the Kennedy clout. Nobody worked harder to impose this monstrosity than the senator from Massachusetts, one of the masters of manipulating the Senate
(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...
Just say NO to Illegal Alien Amnesty!! Keep calling!! Its NOT OVER!!
U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121
U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121
White House comments: (202) 456-1111
Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep
Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
ROFL ... GREAT piece by Wesley Pruden. It should calm the tempest in the teapot but I suspect it won’t. Still, he nailed it and points out that GWB acted as the quintessential American. And I am certain that the “17 .. 1976” was no gaffe but was absolutely in keeping with the spirit noted by Mr. Pruden. What else should an American Presdent say to the Monarch of the British Empire (sans one rather large colony they once held)? Skillfully done, Mr. President!
It looks like Bush's Compassionate "Conservatism" turned into Compassionate "Amnestism."
OK, let's not make this thread about immigration, let's make it a Bush is a bleeding heart moderate, who is telling his base to essentially go screw themselves!
I support Bush as President still, but his clout with conservatism is over! All of us who have supported him and prayed for him over these years, defending against valid arguments from libertarians to independents, and then he turns around and diss's his base by ignoring us, and goes on to try and hoodwink people into beleive this POS legislation just hasn't been understood by those who oppose it, is out of his mind and does not deserve any longer to be supported by those who elected him!
He is totally committed to abandon the majority of conservative thought!
This is trivial in the real world, where the president and several Democrats, including Teddy Kennedy, spent considerable political capital trying to enact an immigration "reform" bill that nobody else wants. The president is said to be ever more concerned about his "legacy" and his Democratic allies' lust for all those Hispanic votes. The rest of us want first to close the border, continuing to furiously bleed Mexicans 24/7, before we talk about what to do about the 12, or 15, or 20 million illegals already among us. Mickey Mouse could understand that, so why not the pols?
...so lets not make this an immigration thread.
Can we, looking back now, ever say Bush was a conservative? Really?
He pushed a couple of conservative initiatives but he has mainly sidled up to Kennedy and even Clinton so often that I don't think history will show him to ever have been a conservative.
At first all his cooperation with liberals was presented as presidential stategery. Now I believe it never was strategery but what he really wants - neo liberalism.
You're asking the impossible. Even the "Paris Hilton Is Stupid" threads are turned into immigration threads. FreeRepublic is, for the time being, a one-trick pony.
"...the collapse of the Kennedy clout. Nobody worked harder to impose this monstrosity than the senator from Massachusetts, one of the masters of manipulating the Senate.Bush in is freefall from the respect of the American people through disapproval and now into contempt.
"But it's the president who's getting the Bronx cheers..."
Kennedy is beneath contempt.
As long as it's not a one-trick mule being used to transport illegals over the border. (Best hijack I could do on short notice)
as long as it’s not silky :) yeah, I know :(
I really don't think I can disagree with this! Time after time he's proven to have an insistant Moderate to Rino stance on these issues. Even on the WOT he's basically fought it with a P.C. perspective.
We have so much work to do to get this Party back to it's conservative roots!
I feel basically hoodwinked by Bush's compassionate conservatism, because I thought it was just a new tone, not a bleeding heart moderate cry! I should have known!
To the rest of us, Bush's--or anyone's--style is beside the point.
He has refused to enforce the laws of the U.S., despite his oath and responsibility to do so, and has allowed Illegal Immigration to become a serious national crisis.
He has expanded the federal budget, spending the money of working Americans like a drunken sailor.
He has failed to protect our Border Agents and to allow them to do their job.
He has failed to nullify the Supreme Court's absurd Eminent Domain decision.
Through utter foolishness, he handed the U.S. Congress to the dangerous, decadent Democrat Party in 2006 and placed Congress and the Presidency in jeopardy in 2008.
And now he has attempted to foist on the American people an "immigration bill" 108 pages long, the substance of which nobody apparently knows, including Bush; apparently engineered by Teddy Kennedy, a man whom no responsible person should trust; that will change the United States drastically and forever; that will almost certainly empower the dangerous, decadent Democrat Party and send the U.S.A. down the same path to destruction that Western Europe has taken; and that, among other things, will add millions of people to the already almost bankrupt American entitlement programs such as Social Security.
All matters of SUBSTANCE!
If this is not the ultimate of irresponsibility, it's worse: the ultimate of treachery!
This is why the American people have changed from respectful to furious.
It has nothing to do with protocal or gaffes or appearances or "style"--something that the mindless, shallow, decadent, stupid Left cannot understand.
Heh, just as I thought,and stated on the thread, when this was first reported.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.