Here's a hint. Bush thought he was elected to create a "new America". I am beginning to think that 9-11 actually delayed the creating of Bush's "new America" much to his chagrin.
|We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.
Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.
For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.
Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America.
As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.
George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.
Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:
In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster
Yes, I’ve seen that excerpt of the 2000 Bush campaign speech before. Had I seen it prior to the election, I would have been a little more reluctant to cast my vote for him.
The thing that has angered me the most about George Bush, is his refusal to be honest about what is apparently a hidden agenda, or geopolitical consideration on his part. There can be no mistake that he considers Mexico and America to be something akin to a unified political body - hence his resistance to every anti-illegal immigration measure.
This puts Bush smack in the global elitist camp, and makes sense of many of his curious and dumbfounding positions.