Thursday, September 16, 2004

Bush: Se Habla Español

President Bush speaks passable Spanish and made good use of it in the 2000 election. He hasn’t stopped doing it. At the Republican National Convention he sprinkled his speech with Spanish when he said No dejaremos a ningún niño atrás - we will leave no child behind." In spite of his use of Spanish, bush ahs done virtually nothing for Latinos since being elected. He promised to deal with the issue of immigration and made a proposal in January of 2004. Yet, his plan has not gone anywhere in spite of bipartisan support in the US Senate. Bush, in fact, sent feelers to the Senate leadership to slow down the process fearing a backlash of the right wing of the GOP. Bush can try to speak Spanish to attract voters, but his words will ring false (free registration).

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