Monday, May 15, 2006
The President's Immigration Speech
Bush is trying to hold the middle ground here, and I commend him for it. It was smart for him to start off with presenting border security as a basic right of a sovereign nation. It's not about keeping Mexicans out, it's about knowing who is coming in. I think that if we do a better shot of securing the border and grant incentives for coming here legally, then more people would be open to an amnesty program (yes it's an amnesty program, no matter how you spin it). If people truly, honestly believe that this is the last time the U.S. is going to legalize millions of illegals, then they will go along with it. But if it's just going to happen again in 20 years because we failed to secure the border, well, I for one am not going to like it.
I can continue, but I've got a final in 36 hours...
I guesss the NY Times watched a different speech than I did. But latlely, most of their editorials have sounded like the DailyKos, so it's possible that they are just nuts.
I, for one, would like to hear some alternatives instead of the bashing. I didn't see any in the editorial, and really, I can't think of any signficant ones. Amnesty for all? Really? Is that what's going to help our country?
You cannot win votes on a platform of hate. The left is sooo consumed in their hatred of the right and Bush that they are blind.
This past Sunday I was at someone's house who is typical bush hater. He points to the NY times headline on the bush/cheney telephone thing and he says "this time we got em, this is the thing, this is whats gonna get him out of office"
I'm like dude, it's almost mid 2006. Stop focusing all your energy and hate on Bush. Why doesn't the left worry about its own message and trying to get back the house/senate/whitehouse.
The NY Times is mamash popaganda now. It's like the blind hatred leading the blind hatred.
The entire Republican platform is based on hate. First it was hatred of Clinton. Then it was hatred of terrorists. Now it's hatred of immigrants.
Go back a few years and it was hatred of blacks, or hatred of Communists.
Edwards bashing Bush
Why isnt he using this time to tell people what the left DOES stand for?