Failure to Launch

You can drop former Governor Jeb Bush from the list of people making sense on immigration reform.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said on Monday that his immigration plan will not include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, backing off his previous support for a policy that pro-reform activists consider a centerpiece of comprehensive reform. [...]

“Our proposal is a proposal that looks forward,” Bush said, “and if we want to create an immigration policy that’s going to work we can’t continue to make illegal immigration an easier path than legal immigration. I think it’s important that there is a natural friction between our immigrant heritage and the rule of law. This is the right place, I think, to be in that sense.”

Marco Rubio way want to reconsider volunteering to be the party’s “savior” if his feature debut doesn’t even have a chance to leave the ground.

Tentative reform plans offered by Senator Marco Rubio have included a path to citizenship, but members of his own party in the Senate, the House, and outside of government have not conveyed a willingness to support it.

I’m skeptical that Rubio’s feigned reach across the aisle would have moved the needle on demographic voting patterns, but it’s remarkable to me that his own party won’t even allow him to try.

A political star was born last month, but he quickly ran out of hydrogen.

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  • muselet

    Keep it up, Republicans, you’re doing great!

    –alopecia

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Norris/1597765442 Michael Norris

    Good. I don’t think I can handle another fuckin’ election with a Bush in it.