"Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic — it's just not going to work," Bush said. "You know, you can hear people out there hollering it's going to work. It's not going to work."
Translation: I am one of those responsible for permitting this problem to get out of hand and now, I want an easy fix, amnesty.
He then played his tired compassionate conservative song, "One thing we cannot lose sight of is that we're talking about human beings, decent human beings that need to be treated with respect," the president said.
The same could be said about the American citizens victimized by this onslaught of illegals. What about the stolen and destroyed property of American ranchers and homeowners living on the border? How about the victims of the murderers, rapists, pedophiles and addicts? How about the casualties from wrecks caused by criminals attempting to evade law enforcement.
Aren't all those Americans decent human beings that need to be treated with respect? Thay were probably under the impression that the US Constitution covered them, but that would mean having a president who took his oath of office seriously. In case you forgot, Mr. Bush:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Our president is rapidly falling in the polls because he no longer has the support of the American people. The Republicans are about to pay a heavy price at election time, midterm, because they have failed to deliver on their promises. Americans do not want amnesty and anything short of securing our borders and sifting carefully through who is here and deciding, case by case, who goes and who stays is unacceptable.
Bush senior lost an election by demonstrating how out of touch he was with the American public. Junior is about to make his party pay the price for his folly.