Jeb Bush reelection commercial, circa 2002 (click on link to view commercial).
Unlike the xenophobes that dominate the Republican Party, Jeb understood the importance of our nation's immigrants. On the ad, a succession of Latin American flags wave -- Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Colombian, Dominican, Venezuelan, and NIcaraguan, before concluding with a flag of the state of Florida.
Meanwhile, the narration, all in Spanish (and translated here):
It doesn't matter where we come from
Or why we come
We have found opportunity in this land
A better education for our children
The health care our families deserve
A state that has opened up its heart
And has told us, "This is our home"
JEB BUSH, (speaking to the camera in perfect Spanish):
We all want a better life
Together, we're making this all possible in this land
Our house (Nuestra casa)
Our home (Nuestro hogar)
Not just a great ad, but a great homage to the immigrant culture. We can love this nation yet still love and honor the nations we came from. What else is St. Patrick's Day parade? How many Greek flags fly in Chicago's Greek Town? How many Italian flags in Boston's North End?
Not all Republicans are xenophobic haters. Many of them could learn a thing or two from Jeb Bush.