Poor George Bush. Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, he just can’t get no respect — even from Republicans.
Reports David Espo of The Associated Press:
Bush‘s call for a guest worker program and his call for a middle ground — somewhere between amnesty and mass deportation — for illegal immigrants, drew no public support from top House Republicans.
Speaker Dennis Hastert , R-Ill., issued a statement that made no reference to elements of the president‘s speech other than border patrol.
Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that if the Senate passes an immigration bill he was committed to working "to ensure we make border security our first priority and meet our commitments to the American people."
The House has passed a border security bill that makes all illegal immigrants open to felony criminal charges.
You know you’re in trouble when, as President, you can’t even get your own party leadership to back your play.