Jeb Bush: “Swarthy Immigrants are Fertile and They’ve Got Good Rhythm”
Sometime during the ‘80s or early ‘90s, George H.W. Bush tried to suck up to a Hispanic audience by saying “We need our gardeners, busboys, nannies…” (Not an exact quote.)
Fast forward a few decades, and now we have Jeb Bush arguing in favor of immigration reform because “immigrants are more fertile.” He told an audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference:
“Demography is destiny. We’re going to have fewer workers taking care of a larger number of people that the country has a social contract with to be able to allow them to retire with dignity and purpose. We cannot do that with the fertility rates that we have in our country. We’re below break-even today. The one way that we can rebuild the demographic pyramid is to fix a broken immigration system to allow for people to come, to learn English, to play by our rules, to embrace our values and to pursue their dreams in our country with a vengeance, to create more opportunities for all of us…Immigrants are more fertile. And they love families and they have more intact families and they bring a younger population.”
On the downside, most of them are gang members and they listen to that Godawful Mariachi music. But their tacos and enchiladas are to die for.
After his speech, Jeb Bush bought a jumbo bag of pork rinds and then went to a truck stop and asked the waitress for “another splash o’ coffee.”