Jeb Bush Just Admitted He Doesn’t Want The United States To Be Multicultural (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, while campaigning in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush decided he would take a stab at getting the bigot vote.

Putting the “ass” in assimilation, he thought it wise to say that immigrants should try to assimilate to American culture and not isolate themselves by embracing who they are and where they come from.

When asked how the government could help refugees better incorporate into the United States, Bush said:

“We should not have a multicultural society. When you create pockets of isolation… and in some places the process of assimilation has been retarded because they’ve slowed down… it’s wrong. It limits people’s aspirations.”

It “limits people’s aspirations” to hold onto their native culture? People lose all their hopes and dreams because they can’t perfectly assimilate? Umm… Oh, and word choice, Jeb. Let’s try to stay away from the word “retarded” altogether. We get that you used it in the proper sense of the word with the meaning “to delay or hold back,” but maybe say “held back” instead.

Bush later stated:

“You have to have people assimilate into society. But that doesn’t mean we have a monolithic, homogeneous population. To the contrary. The power of America is a set of shared values with a very diverse population embracing it.”

What are those shared values, Bush? Please enlighten us. You seem to really know a lot about this topic. Or not.

Bush also said:

“It’s a set of values that people share that defines our national identity, not race or ethnicity or where you come from.”

Actually, as a nation of immigrants, the United States pretty much prides itself on being all-embracing of cultural diversity. It’s what makes America the great nation that it is. Also, not everyone shares the exact same set of values and the isolationist talk is pretty telling of who Bush is as a person.

It’s odd that Bush is speaking this way considering his wife is Mexican-American.

Perhaps Jeb noticed how well Trump’s racism is working for him and wants a piece of the bigot vote for himself. He is slipping in the polls after all.

Apparently, Bush was just saying that he wants unity among all people. Sure, getting everyone to be exactly the same is one way to do that. We can be a nation of all-American robots. It’ll be swell.

One person who knows exactly what Bush and his Republican pals mean when they talk about different cultures within the United States is, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Her campaign just released a video montage of all their talking points surrounding immigrants, etc.:

Truth of the matter is, Bush doesn’t want a multicultural society. He seems to want everyone to be exactly the same. However, in the United States, it’s our differences and our ability to embrace and appreciate those differences within the background of a free society that makes us so great.

Featured image: Gage Skidmore (flickr)