I’m getting a steady trickle of emails like these:
Bush’s immigration policy was, for me, the last straw — because I view the amnesty deal as a surrender in the national security area — who can tell how many murderous Islamists will hide in the flood of border-jumpers, if we (as Bush has done) announce that we really have no intention of enforcing our immigration laws. Coupled with signing a bill he knew was unconstitutional (BCFR), letting Teddy write the Education bill, support for discrimination in college admissions, out-of-control spending, letting almost all of Clinton’s last-minute executive orders stand without a fight, refusing to prosecute the pardons-for-votes stuff, this NEA thing, etc…
Now, I believe Bush is a lock for re-election. So how can I punish him for abandoning me, his base — and send a warning to the rest of the GOP that conservatives will no longer act like battered wives? By staying home in November. I’m in Florida. Surely Mr. Martinez, hoping to ride Bush’s “coattails” to a Senate seat, might take notice. Ditto Jeb’s referenda… If Bush ticks off his base enough, as he has me, then there will be no coattails, and he’ll have another four years of frustration. Maybe, if we’re all lucky, the Dems will start blocking ALL of his stupid policies instead of only a few…hurray for gridlock!
An ex-member of Bush’s base