Spanish National Anthem And Now This....
While Hillary is trying to position herself as a moderate, President Bush is trying to position himself as a Mexican, with lip service to the problem of, and solution to, illegal immigration.
Tonight President Bush said that securing our borders is a "basic responsibility of a sovereign nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our national security."
Unfortunately, the Bush administration's immigration policy has been MIA for the past 6 years and is only now being addressed, grudgingly addressed, because of the upcoming fall elections and the very real possibility that the Republicans will lose both the House of Representatives and the Senate because they have refused to address the problem of the flood of illegal immigrants sucking the lifeblood out of our schools, hospitals, prisons, and virtually every other infrastructure in our society.
In tonight's speech, President Bush said he plans to put "up to 6,000" National Guard troops on the border between the United States and Mexico. Unfortunately, these troops "will not be involved in direct law enforcement activities." Basically these troops will be there to hold hands and sing 'Kumbaya' with the members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps who are watching the southern border as I write this. The only thing missing will be the campfire.
The National Guard will be there to operate surveillance systems, analyze intelligence, install fences, build roads and provide training. (Note to Bush administration: If you need help building the roads and fences, there are many of the millions of illegal immigrants you allowed into the country in the past 6 years who would love a government job.)
This help for the border patrol is all well and good, but what we really need is boots on the ground to chase down every last one of the illegals coming across the border and punish them. Yes, I said punish them! Once caught, rather than sending them directly back to where they came from, I'll bet Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, would be happy to show the Bush administration how to properly incarcerate someone. No fancy digs like Guantánamo Bay in Maricopa County, no siree. Sheriff Arpaio currently houses lawbreakers in tents, makes them wear striped prison uniforms and pink underwear, and feeds them on less than $.20 per meal, with only 2 meals per day. After six months of those accommodations, we could send the illegal aliens back where they came from, and they may think twice about trying to return. If they get caught trying to enter illegally a second time, let them spend a year on Sheriff Jos's chain gang. If they get caught a third time, they get the firing squad 'cause they're just too dumb to get it. (Just a quick note about the pink underwear: The underwear is dyed pink to stop the theft of the jail's underwear. The Sheriff is not perverted and gets no perverse thrill by having the inmates wear pink underwear. Or does he?)
President Bush said the other day that he thought the National Anthem should be sung in English, but, as my brother-in-law Grant pointed out, the official White House web site is now translated into Spanish for all the illegal aliens to read.
His father, President Bush '41' didn't realize that you couldn’t say one thing and do another ('read my lips, no new taxes'). Bush '43' got reelected, but it was not because of his efforts on stemming the tide of illegal immigrants into the country. It was only because his opponent, Senator Kerry, was such an idiot.
Bush's "talk is cheap" policy on the border issue is becoming more and more transparent. The volunteer minutemen who have taken up positions on the border seem to be having more success stemming the tide of illegals than the Bush administration. Most Americans who are concerned with the illegal immigration problem have not taken to the streets to protest against the millions of illegals scurrying across our border from Mexico, but we are not DOA.
'43' is pandering as fast as he can to the Hispanic vote, but he is forgetting who really votes, and it is going to come back to haunt the Republicans this November. Many of the Republican base will stay home on election day or vote against the Republicans to protest the unwillingness of the administration to do anything meaningful to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
Someone in the White House needs to take the pulse of America on the immigration issue, and then actually do something to stop the flood of illegal aliens across our Mexican border!
Sadly, I think it is way too little, way too late. I predict the Democrats, who have no immigration policy at all, are going to crush the Republicans. We will lose control of the House of Representatives and maybe even the Senate.
Posted by Rick | May 15, 2006 08:21 AM