Linda Chavez: 'Status Quo OK!' Even Linda Chavez--after she's through declaring that opponents of Bush's semi-amnesty are all anti-Latino racists **--goes off-message by admitting thatnot passing an immigration bill, and leaving the "problem" unsolved, wouldn't be so bad:
The status quo -- largely turning a blind eye toward the 12 million illegal aliens who work, pay taxes and keep their noses clean, while stepping up border enforcement and selective internal enforcement -- may not be the worst possible outcome in the current debate on immigration reform.
Yep. ... Next, supporters of legalization will start admitting that "amnesty" is an accurate word! ...
**--That is not really an overstatement. Here's Chavez:
But we need to quit pretending that the "No Amnesty" crowd is anything other than what it is: a tiny group of angry, frightened and prejudiced loudmouths backed by political opportunists who exploit them.
It's good to get this sort of comprehensivist venom out in the open, so society can combat it. ...
P.S.: If they're playing the "racist" card already--and it's not just Chavez, I'm told even O'Reilly was echoing this talking point--doesn't that mean they sense they might be in trouble? ... 12:39 P.M.
Beats "sex": "Immigration" is #1 on the New York Times "most searched" list, measured over the last 24 hours and over the last 7 days. ... To readers and editors who tell me I haven't been posting enough on this popular subject, all I can say is, "I hear you." ... 12:14 P.M.
Monday, May 28, 2007
There's a job for him at Fox: George Stephanopoulos stages an exciting debate between a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and ... a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform! 10:43 P.M.
The moral majesty of John Murtha (asked about possible violence and killing in Iraq if the U.S. withdraws):
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.