“BUSH’S APPROVAL RATINGS SLIDE TO NEW LOW”
Poll: Only one-third say he’s handling his job well
I can tell you why: it’s because President Bush is refusing to respect the opinions of American citizens about concluding illegal immigration, securing our borders so that illegal immigration won’t continue unabated, by persisting in his “guest worker” program plans and not focusing first on effecting border security, and, by attempting to bestow “earned citizenship” on people who have demonstrated the longest their persistence in violating our laws — this is an immensely insulting concept, that people who have demonstrated their intentions and ability to violate our laws longer than others are being discussed as to receiving American citizenship on those criteria alone. What also needs to be done and done soon is concluding “anchor baby” elaborations of the Forteenth Amendment, deporting illegal aliens currently in the country and effectively penalizing those in the U.S. who profit and participate in illegal immigration. The last thing any illegal alien has “earned” is American citizenship. In fact, they’ve earned a benchmark for bad character and it’s not a good place to start when considering who is worthy of citizenship and who is not.
Those things are easier accomplished than Washington — the Executive and the Legislative — insists they would be, if not insists they’d be impossible to accomplish (nothing ever happens when there’s assurity of failure and futility without any test attempts — it’s the “what’s the use” sort of thinking that plagues every addict and alcoholic and keeps them keeping on down. Many in Congress are squandering their terms in office and President Bush is squandering his Presidency and it is because of these issues and nearly only these issues that they are. People such as me who voted for President Bush are today finding his Adminsitration reprihensible in betrayal of all our good hopes and best wishes felt not so long ago for a better world, certainly for a nicer United States.
It “won’t work” because Bush won’t consider working it nor working a problem through to a conclusion. He appears to be one of those characters that is known in ranching communities as the guy who never repaired the gate, left the fences to despoil and the garden to weed and the stock to roam unattended and fields untidy and then who complained the loudest and most grievously about the problems surveyed afterward.
And the Senate is there to prop up his ruination. The ranch is the United States, the disrepair are our borders, the wandering, unattended flock are American citizens who through no fault of our own trusted a shephard who failed to show up.
Bush’s most insulting premise was again repeated today in Irvine, CA: that illegal aliens are ‘doing the work Americans won’t do” — heard so many times before in various permutations, yet still the same snarly, disrespectful statement about Americans, many of whom lent a vote or perhaps two votes to George Bush without any expectaton that he’d denigrate the people of this nation quite so arduously.
His other reference of today — referring to illegal aliens as “good people” — is the utmost of insult to every legal immigrant and American citizen. Document fraud, drug and human trafficing, theft, prostitution, welfare fraud, dishonesty and false pretenses, usery by illegality of another nation’s taxpayer funded goods and services, general disrespect for the nation itself without regard for citizenship or even desire to integrate into the nation’s population, none of these these are indications of “good people” nor are committed by “good people.”
No, the legacy of illegal immigration is the polar opposite of that of “good people.”
I don’t know what’s happened to President Bush. I don’t know but what he has remained consistent in his personality throughout his campaigns and terms and we are only now seeing him for who he actually is, aside from the media personality and arranged presence of person, or that he’s undergone some degeneracy of character while in office. For whatever the case, he is someone who has accomplished what few in the Presidency ever have: profoundly and permanently offended voters of both poliical parties in the nation, but the worst is what he’s done to his own country and that is, waged an offending opinion offensive upon those of us who once trusted him.
And, to few person’s surprise, certainly not to mine, Arnold Schwarzenegger reappears to sound down the dumbing down, to nail holes in the offensiveness upon the land that offered him time, space and opportunity (“WILL ARNOLD BE BACK AFTER ’06?”). A man who was offered and provided the stars, who knows little of the United States other than what he can trade off it and away.
These are not heroes, these are corruption. Certainly weak, certainly hardly working and working hard to do so. My faith in these two, it is rescinded. But, the Democrats are worse, lest anyone wonder where my politics go from here. President Bush and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are proven to be really “good Democrats.”