Bush Never Fooled Me
My friend Peter Gadiel wonders if VDARE.COM was ahead of the curve in calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.
Peter cites his June 2nd column as evidence.
But National Review White House correspondent Byron York, who moderated a forum labeled â€?Outlook: Bushâ€™s Recent Blunders Leave Him Baseless,â€? doesn`t seem to agree.
Although one of the topics was supposed to cover how Bush miscalculated on immigration by teaming up with Teddy Kennedy, the subject was brushed over.
York simply confirmed the obvious by observing that Bush alienated Americans when he said that those who did not support his immigration reform proposal did not â€?want what was best for America.â€? York neglected to elaborate on how flawed the bill was and how foolish Bush was for backing it as unequivocally as he did.
Read the transcript, a string of softball comments about Bush and his policies, here.
As for Gadielâ€™s hope that questions about impeachment would be posed, no luck. I would have asked them myself had I not been caught in the East Coast-West Coast time zone warp.
More than any of us in the immigration reform movement, Peter and his 9/11 Families for a Secure America have compelling reasons to demand Bushâ€™s removal from office.
Peter Brimelow and I first met Gadiel several years in New York with a group of his fellow 9/11 family victims. I remember thinking, as I listened to Gadiel speak, that none of us in immigration reform could begin to fathom the depth of his loss. But we shared his groupâ€™s anger over the folly of Americaâ€™s immigration policies.
Impeachment is overdue. Bush has stubbornly put his personal perspectives on immigration before the nationâ€™s common good. At best, Bush is a foolish, petulant and dangerous leader. At worst, he is evil.
Although it gives me no satisfaction, Iâ€™ll note that Bush never fooled me for a split second. I didnâ€™t vote for him in 2000 or 2004.
And, at the risk of tooting my own horn, Iâ€™ll further note that I am one of the first—if not the first—journalists to predict Bushâ€™s imminent collapse.
And in June 2004, I endorsed Ralph Naderâ€™s call to impeach Bush citing my â€?deep, profound distrustâ€? of the president.