Immigration

Well he did it. President Bush who didn’t bother me with his Harriet Miers thing, or even very much the Dubai ports deal finally ticked me off.

The NYTimes has the story of his speech yesterday where he makes the famous comment

“If you want to kill the bill,” he said, “if you don’t want to do what’s right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it. You can use it to frighten people.”

Yeah – frighten people. That’s it. I’m not frightened Mr. President I’m fair. You give me one good reason why Jose and Rosa who walked across the border illegally in year 1999 and are now working with false SS numbers should get to stay here with a legalized card while Miguel and Maria who have been trying to get their LEGAL papers for years and have no hope of getting them can not!!

That’s right, you can’t.

Mr. President you are the one who has insisted on “comprehensive” immigration reform. Not “the people”. Don’t insult me and my thoughts of what’s “right for America” based on what you think is right. We disagree and I’ll be loud about it.

Mark Steyn has a few choice things to say too.

8 thoughts on “Immigration

  1. Amen sistah! Bush should bend toward those of us that are still in the approval category. Plus it is just wrong .

  2. Sorry, I think he is dead right on this issue and I admire his courage against such vocal opposition.

    The unfairness you describe is because we allow far too little legal immigration. The exigency of having a poorer nation across a 2000 mile border has allowed its workers to fill the gap.

    I know I am swimming against the tide of the GOP on this issue, but I remain in the good company of Larry Kudlow, Paul Gigot, William Kristol, and President Bush.

    Immigrants — both legal and not — raise our living standards through comparative advantage. It is both compassionate and in our economic interests to regularize their migration and presence.

  3. Oh I’m fine with reasonable people disagreeing with me and I agree with you completely that we need to allow far more legal immigration.

    What ticked me off is for the President to tell me I “don’t want to do what’s right for America” because I happen to disagree with his position on this issue.
    Please tell me you don’t agree with that statement!!

  4. That’s an unfortunate choice of words (from our president? No!) I certainly see your point.

    In his defense, it’s getting harder to have a civil discussion about this. The enforcement crowd uses its majority position to proscribe discussion. They’re telling you you don’t want what’s right for America — they’re telling me I’m not a Republican.

  5. Whew! I’m just happy to know you (and I) can still both be reasonable and yet disagree.
    You’re definitely a good Republican so far as I can see!

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