Bush shocked to find his supporters don’t like having their motives impugned

posted at 6:59 pm on June 6, 2007 by Allahpundit

Go figure, huh? Turns out it was all a big misunderstanding and he didn’t really mean to accuse critics of the bill of scaremongering and not wanting to do what’s right for America when he accused them of scaremongering and not wanting to do what’s right for America.

He’s got some tough Iraq funding votes coming up this summer and fall. I guess he figures he needs us after all.

President Bush did not intend to single out his conservative supporters for criticism in a speech on immigration reform last week and was “surprised” that his remarks angered Republicans, Jon Ward and Ralph Z. Hallow will report Thursday in The Washington Times.

“He was surprised by the reaction,” White House spokesman Tony Snow said of Mr. Bush’s speech in Glynco, Ga., last week. “The speech in Georgia was, ‘We’ve got a serious problem and we need to fix it.’ It was not in any way designed to be pointed at Republicans.”…

While one recent poll indicated that Republicans oppose the Senate bill by a 3-to-1 margin, Mr. Bush and his supporters have repeatedly accused the measure’s critics of being “anti-immigrant.” In a Wall Street Journal interview last week, the president compared the bill’s opponents to those who opposed civil rights for blacks.

I know Tony the tiger’s in a tough spot here, but I simply have to ask: if Bush’s criticism wasn’t pointed at Republicans, at whom was it pointed? Tony’s not seriously suggesting Bush meant the far-left, no-borders-at-all faction, is he? Because they’re not the ones who are typically accused of using “fear tactics” to push their position.

Exit question: Was Bush also referring to the no-borders-at-all crowd when he hinted that people who haven’t grown up in areas with large Hispanic populations can’t appreciate their basic decency and humanity?

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right. now compare:

“i think it’s time for a trail of tears 2”

jummy on June 8, 2007 at 11:28 AM

And two, where is Cheney on this?

Lancer on June 7, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Where is Cheney at all? The only thing I’ve seen about him in months has been when he and Lynn were holding their new grandchild. When Rummy got the ax, I think there was some additional blood letting that didn’t make headlines.

cmay on June 8, 2007 at 2:49 PM

So first I’m fat ‘n’ lazy and have to be rescued from “jobs I won’t do” by “decent, human” illegal aliens, then I’m a racist, then I “don’t want to do what’s good for America,” now I’m too stupid to know when I’m being called stupid, fat, lazy and racist?

Might wanna take a step back and a deep breath, there, Dubya.
just sayin’…

Claire on June 8, 2007 at 11:59 PM

Time for George to go kiss a Saudi.

(Chertoff can wipe off the errant sunscreen.)

profitsbeard on June 9, 2007 at 6:02 PM

No one is ever too old for their Mom to slap some sense into them. Barbara… where are you?

bloviator on June 10, 2007 at 5:17 PM