Disastrous by Association
For conservatives, the first clue that the Senate compromise on "comprehensive immigration reform" (read: AMNESTY) was horribly damaging to the nation's interest was the fact that Ted Kennedy was one of its principle architects and spokemen. Now, the GOP's gargoyle has jumped in and made it absolutely clear that this bill is meant to destroy America:
WASHINGTON - The No. 2 Republican in the Senate made an all-out pitch for support of a comprehensive immigration bill Wednesday as the Senate voted to reduce the size of a proposed guest-worker program, infuriating employers.No, the only unacceptable thing would be to agree to a bill that destroys American sovereignty, absolves invaders of their crimes and forces the American people to pick up the tab for the welfare benefits and government services for people they never wanted in their country in the first place. Far better to do nothing than to do this.
The Republican, Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, was not part of the bipartisan group of 12 senators who negotiated the "grand bargain" on immigration with the White House. But on Wednesday, Lott defended the deal, which has come under heavy fire from the right and the left.
"Is the current situation in America with legal and illegal immigration intolerable and unacceptable?" Lott asked. "Yes. Everybody would agree. Is this bill better than the current law? Without a doubt, yes. Are we going to have another opportunity to do this better next year or the next year? The answer is no. We've got to do it. We've got to do it as good as we can. We've got to do it right now.
"The only thing that's unacceptable is to do nothing," said Lott, the Senate minority whip.