George Bush, the reconquista president (Mexican flag waving video)
In 2004, the Bush reelection campaign mailed out a video to Latinos, and the article "Bush's Immigration Message Undermines His Message on Terrorism"  informs us that you can see it at  (also embedded below). This is the video that was discussed in "Bush uncovered: he doesn't know what country he runs", and it features our president waving the flag of Mexico, apparently at a (Mexican) Independence Day festival in 1998. The circumstances under which it was shot don't matter so much considering that it's on a video designed to appeal to "Hispanics" and that part of his appeal includes a shot of him waving another country's flag. This isn't his only use of that country's flag to appeal to "Hispanics"; his Spanish-language site included the flags of Mexico and various Central American countries.
Not only that, but the video includes the putative U.S. president saying this right at the beginning:
"About 15 years before the Civil War, much of the American West was northern Mexico. The people who lived there weren't called Latinos or Hispanics. They were Mexican citizens, until all that land became part of the United States. After that, many of them were treated as foreigners in their own land."
A full treatment of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo is beyond the scope of this post. However, if they were then U.S. citizens, then it may be true that some of them were indeed treated that way. On the other hand, if they were still Mexican citizens, then it was no longer their land. I have a feeling that Bush thinks its "their own land" regardless of their citizenship status.
In any case, this is an especially "liberal" point of view, and it crosses well over into "reconquista" territory. (I note also that the L.A. Times quote of what he said on the video didn't include the last sentence above.) On the video, Bush extols the virtues of "Hispanics"; one wonders whether he's also released videos extolling the virtues of other races or ethnic groups. Perhaps the GOP should reconsider how far down Bush's Gramscism and identity politics road it wants to go, since the Dems will always be able to underbid them.
 humanevents · com/article.php?id=17557
 youtube · com/watch?v=PdLqcOt470s