Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Security First

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Without first showing the border can be secured enough to drastically reduce illegal migration, the president's other priorities such as a "guest worker" program should not be implemented.

Rich Lowry of National Review:

The late Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan called it "boob bait for bubba" — tough-sounding rhetoric designed to placate conservative voters. Moynihan applied the phrase to Bill Clinton's 1992 pledge to "end welfare as we know it," which it later became clear that he had no intention of following through on when he became president (eventually, Republicans pressured him into it). President Bush is offering his own "boob bait" in the form of speechifying at the border about a crackdown on illegal immigration.

It's not that Bush doesn't intend to use better technology to police the border and end the "catch and release" policy that waves illegals into the country, as he is now saying. But these steps are primarily meant to diminish opposition to a new guest-worker program and what would effectively be an amnesty for illegal aliens. It's a crackdown as prelude to a letup; in other words, Rove bait for red-staters.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two of the best articles I've yet seen posted on Hispanicon.

I'm pleased to see that Conservatives are not buying into the President's empty and insincere rhetoric about enforcement when every bit of the enforcement that has occurred during his Administration has been rammed down his unwilling throat by Congress.

Just say "NO" to his shamnesty!

11/30/2005 10:48 PM  

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