I’m starting to wonder about the conservative blogs lately. All of my favourite blogs are taking yet again a harsh tact against Bush.
The speech last night on immigration was good, and the policies seem pragmatic and conservative to me.
He’s looking to deal with catch & release which is not a Bush invention, it is common across Democracies and a terrible policy.
No amnesty, reinforced borders, calls for both houses to work together with the White House, and a realistic look at what to do regarding the illegals in the US already, and frankly you cannot deport 10 million people just as you cannot grant them amnesty. A workable solution that is realistic and somehow implementable is needed.
It’s not about policy anymore in my view, now it’s all about disillusionment with the President and many Conservatives are acting like the Liberals imho just waiting to pounce.
There’s little anger against employers hiring the illegals, without work there wouldn’t be workers, Bush mentioned that as well. I’m not in the US but I’m a conservative and I’m starting to feel embarrassed at how the President is getting zero support.
Pre-Emption is catchy apparently..
The big conservative blogs were ready and worked up well before the speech, too little too late.. Give me a break. No matter what he said, or what policy he laid out it wouldn’t be enough.
All these problems are coming to a head, but Bush didn’t create them, he’s trying to solve them and he’s not an emperor, he works inside the overall system which is already paralysed by a partisan split down the middle across the great USA.
I’m also disillusioned; by the conservative blogs in general this past year where it seems it’s always all or nothing, which is not conservative, it’s simply day dreaming.
Meanwhile there are elections coming and candidates lining up for 2008 as well, and troops need Iraq support, the US needs anti Iran support, the president needs someone to stand with him too or these hugely important issues (all of them) will simply roll the other way leading to a real disaster.
Malkin on fox news last night was a prime example, I’m crazy about her and I can’t say I supported her position last night one bit. Bush has literally turned the economy around, engaged not one but two hostile regimes in offensive wars, changed American foreign policy for the better to protect America, challenged the UN, I could go on and on.. What do you want from this man? He leads the whole country not just a 20% sliver of it.
He’s been the best since the Gipper but it’s not enough. Today there is a need to rip the leaders to shreds, I’m starting to think it’s a sickness that is infecting both sides of the aisle.
Updated: I’m listing some blogs I enjoy and their dissenting opinion, which has caused me the heartache above.
- All Things Beautiful with the Numbers Game was not pleased
- Michelle Malkin with Same old same old is clearly not satisfied
- The Ladies at Euphoricreality who’ve been adamant about this issue seek comment from their readers, my comment is above
- Powerline is also not very gungho and wondering if immigration will split the Republican party, and hoping it won’t, amen to that.
- Sister Toldjah hasn’t had an opportunity to comment much yet, but is frustrated and links to memorandum with more views.
[tags]US Immigration, President Bush, Conservative, Blogs[/tags]