Evidently Bush still doesn't get it
Michelle Malkin writes a scathing critique of President Bush's too little, too late response to the national borders scandal. I don't even have to write about it now, as she perfectly articulates my feelings in her post:
Some Bush supporters are admonishing immigration enforcement activists to "tone it down" because the criticism will hurt Bush.
Maybe he should of thought of that all the years when he could have been raiding worksites and strengthening border protection for their own sake. Instead, he has chosen to offer a too little, too late, and all-too-expedient gesture of immigration enforcement as a phony bargaining chip to bribe his base into supporting a historically doomed, dangerous, and utterly unmanageable amnesty proposal.
Tone it down? No, crank it up.
Count me among the group she writes about: "Grass-roots conservative blog reaction gives Bush two thumbs down. Way down."
Tony Snow! If you get any face time with President Bush, please tell him he's still not getting it. And ask him who it is he's trying to please and protect, if it ain't us U.S. citizens.
The Senate doesn't get it either. They're all bipartisanly hot to pass this bill (via Drudge):
One of the most alarming aspects of the bill, they say, are the provisions that drastically alter not only how many but also which type of workers are ushered into the country.
Historically, the system that grants visas to workers has been slanted in favor of the highly educated and highly skilled.
Currently, a little less than 60 percent of the 140,000 work visas granted each year are reserved for professors, engineers, doctors and others with "extraordinary abilities." Fewer than 10 percent are set aside for unskilled laborers. The idea has always been to draw the best and the brightest to America.
Oh, but that's so 19th-century.
Now let's purposely draw more undereducated wage-slaves and their families whom we can have even more difficulty assimilating and trying to educate, and whom the taxpayers of the U.S. can be privileged to support in their disability and old age. Sounds like a perfect voter base for the Democrats, by the way.