An article in the National Review outlines the evidence that Bush is showing utter contempt for the desires of the Republican base.
Third, the Bush/Rove plan divides Republicans. Not just congressional Republicans like Tom Tancredo and Jim Sensenbrenner on one side and McCain and Specter along with the Bushies on the other. But real rank and file Republicans absolutely hate this bill’s amnesty provisions. By a margin of 58 to 10 percent, Republicans think that legal immigration should be reduced (never mind illegal immigration)! Furthermore, by an 87-1 percent (!) margin, Republicans said the federal government was “not doing enough” versus “doing too much” to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the border. And those polls are backed up by real election results: Nearly 90 percent of ordinary Republicans voted for initiatives restricting illegal immigration in California and Arizona. Republicans were already vulnerable due to Iraq, Scooter Libby’s indictment, corruption, Jack Abramoff, high gas-prices, massive deficits, Homeland Security employees arrested on child porn charges, the loss of good jobs, and the generic Second Term Blues faced by most presidents. Did they really need to also fight amongst themselves with this? The more time conservatives spend fighting each other, the less chance they have to do damage to us. Can you say Speaker Pelosi for the next 20 years? Who said Rove wasn’t a genius!
Does this sound like good news to the Democrats among my readership? If you are an elected Democrat it might be good news. But if you are rank and file workers then how do you feel about immigrants who drive down your wages? How about immigrants who will support the welfare state because they need tax increases on you to pay for their needs? How about their additional demand for housing and how that will raise land prices? Want your kids to be able to afford to buy a house? Might want to start planning a move to North Dakota.
Americans should very loudly reject what the US Imperial Senate is trying to get away with. Here is the US Senate contact list. Here is the US House of Representatives contact list. Start clicking, typing, and faxing. Time is short. Hours count.
Patrick Cleburne points to an excellent post at Dow Blog on the economics of low priced but high cost immigrant labor.
The economics are relatively simple. Low-skilled immigrants are admitted in huge numbers driving down the wages of blue-collar workers. Certain groups of professionals (doctors, engineers, and computer programmers for example) will also see their wages decrease…Meanwhile, the social costs associated with education, health care and welfare expenditures will explode and be largely socialized.
The primary beneficiaries will be social, economic, and political elites who manage to reap the benefits of mass immigration while insulating themselves and their families from the consequences…(They) don’t have their livelihoods, not to mention their children’s education, threatened by mass immigration, but they will acquire the cheapest pool cleaners, house-keepers, and roofers in the Western world.
Socialize costs. Privatize profits. That's how our elites operate these days.
Americans should very loudly reject what the US Imperial Senate is trying to get away with. Here is the US Senate contact list. Here is the US House of Representatives contact list. Start clicking, typing, and faxing. Time is short. Hours count. If you are a blogger then write a blog post that calls on your readers do contact their Congress reps on immigration to make their views known.
The moral of the story is that we no longer live in a country governed by its people. What the elites want, they will get. Open borders, "free trade," never ending war and interventionism, the melding of America into globalist political institutions and a "global economy" and the destruction of our laws, culture, and people.
That is what you will get, ladies and gentleman, by continuing to vote for men like McCain, Graham and Bush.
Democracy's been oversold in terms of its beneficial effects - both in the Middle East and the United States. Democracy is not a substitute for virtue.
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