Friday, June 14, 2013

Scratch Jeb

We already know that Jeb Bush will not make the final cut in the 2015 primary race to decide who will be the Republican nominee to challenge Barack Obama’s successor. We already know that. While the country is willing to go two-fers on the Bush dynasty, a three-fer is not in the making.
Dubya essentially poisoned the well on the possibility that another Bush could possibly occupy the Oval Office. Even Republicans shy away from that notion. But as if to seal the deal on this, Jeb Bush has opened his mouth at the a time when it is least welcome: during the immigrant labor debate now raging in DC.
Jeb Bush has come out as the great defender of immigrant labor in the United States.
My oh my, what the primary-voting flavor of the Republican Party and TEApublican Party must be thinking and saying to each other as they sit in circles from coast to coast cleaning their weapons.
Here is what Jeb Bush says about immigrant labor, courtesy of The Washington Post:
Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity… If we don’t do it [encourage immigrant labor, I guess], we will be in decline, because the productivity of this country is dependent upon young people that are equipped to be able to work hard.

Primary-voting Republicans are as far away from the notion that immigrant labor is a plus for the US economy as primary-voting Democrats are from the notion that the past health care system in America was just ducky.
Jeb Bush has just announced that he will not be a candidate in the 2015 primary season.
Jane Fonda has better chances.

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