“I’m going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their family’s dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s kind of — it’s a — it’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family.” – Jeb Bush
2016 hopeful, Jeb Bush, laid it all out in the table with this quote when he appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday morning. Bush is part of an expanding coalition of Republicans with designs to secure a new demographic. The problem is, his logic is deeply flawed. Additionally, he is greatly out of his depth. If he actually believes he can outmaneuver the Democrats, he is sorely mistaken.
In the most basic sense, Jeb Bush wants one thing: voters. He sees an inevitability in amnesty that must be capitalized on before the Democrats can swoop in and take the prize. He believes that amnesty—and eventually voting rights—is something that cannot be fought, so rather than pushing against it, he has decided to run with it. I can’t know this for sure, but I am fairly certain. However, there is another option: he actually believes what he’s saying. He just thinks that illegal immigration isn’t a big deal, and shouldn’t be death with so harshly. Either way, he’s wrong, and here’s why.
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