From my new VDARE.com column:
Bush Tries To Redefine Amnesty One Last Time
By Steve Sailer
Was this the straw that finally broke the camel's back?
On Tuesday, May 29, President George W. Bush declared that opponents of the Kennedy-Bush "comprehensive immigration reform" plan in the Senate "don't want to do what’s right for America," you unpatriotic curs…
The response has been overwhelming, but not in the direction that the President had hoped.
White House staffers then threw fuel on the fire, telling the New York Times, that Bush "had ad-libbed the line during a passionate address on an issue he holds dear." [President’s Push on Immigration Tests G.O.P. Base, By Jim Rutenberg And Carl Hulse, June 3, 2007]
In other words: Don't blame us flacks, we didn't come up with that line. Blame our boss—he really means it. Bush is so nuts for illegal immigrants that he's out of our control.
On Friday, Bush waded back in, delivering a semi-literate defense of the Senate amnesty bill:
"I say the system isn't working because there's a lot of Americans who say that the government is not enforcing our border."
In other words: How dare those disrespectful Americans say that the government is not enforcing our border! Don't they know the government is me?
"I say the system is broken because there are people coming into America to do work that Americans are not doing."
In other words: Uh … hmmhmm … Well, I don't quite know what this means. My best guess is that the President left out a part of the sentence necessary for it to make sense.
"There are so-called innkeepers, providing substandard hovels for people who are smuggled into our country. In other words, we have got a system that is causing people—good, decent people—to be exploited."
In other words: People aren't being nice to those swell illegal immigrants and that makes me mad!