Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bush: "I meant those Asian Anchor Babies..."

Jeb Bush Clarifies That He’s Concerned About Asian 'Anchor Babies,' Not Hispanic Ones from the Huffington Post
"GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush claimed on Monday that his use of the term “anchor babies” was not offensive because he was referring to the practice of people, primarily Asians, coming to the U.S. and “taking advantage” of birthright citizenship."
What a DUMB thing to say!!  I have to confess that up to this moment I had assumed that Jeb was the smart Bush, the one who had more real brains than the rest of the GOP field this year.   This statement, however, clearly reveals that he is far more witless than I had remotely guessed.  Why make this "clarification"? To salvage his reputation as someone vaguely sympathetic to Hispanics?  Sorry -- too late.  That is like apologizing for using the word "nigger" by saying that you were really only referring to dark skinned people from India, not African Americans!  Everyone knows who you were referring to.  And everyone knows that you said this to attract some of the Trumpeting wingnuts who view the 14th amendment as a terrible mistake. This "clarification" will not only nullify whatever gains you might have expected from that front  but it will confirm for those folks (and many others) what a feckless, spineless cretin you are willing to morph into in order to win the White House.  Good job, Jeb! -- Nuggetsman

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