Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Peddling the Same Lies

With a zeal rivaling the most fanatical jihadi, President Bush is intent on getting his immigration AMNESTY bill through Congress, despite the overwhelming evidence that the overwhelming majority of the American people - whose interests he allegedly represents - do not want the bill passed.

During a rare meeting on Capitol Hill, President Bush pushed lawmakers Tuesday to move forward on immigration legislation that he said enforces U.S. borders and workplaces.

"This is a highly emotional issue," Bush said after a luncheon with Senate Republicans.

"Now's the time to get it done. It's going to take a lot of hard work, a lot of effort."

"I believe without the bill, it's going to be harder to enforce the border," Bush said. "The status quo is unacceptable." (Watch Bush press for passage )

This is exactly why most Americans don't support this bill. Ah, Mr. President, don't we already have laws on the books mandating border control and immigration law enforcement? We do? Well, then why don't you ENFORCE those laws before enacting news laws? And if the current laws aren't being enforced, why the hell would anyone believe that the government will enforce new laws?

The reason Bush and the open borders crowd are so insistent on pushing the "comprehensive" reform package is that they know they could never get an amnesty only bill through Congress, so the border enforcement provisions are added for window dressing. But those provisions are just that - meaningless words; neither Bush, nor Kennedy, nor any of the other backing dogs on the pro-Amnesty side ever expect to see the border enforcement provisions carried out. Just like that fence they promised to build last year. Not built yet - and probably will never be. This is why the open borders crowd blanches and changes the subject when asked why they don't have a border-enforcement only bill first, then after the border is under control, measures to deal with illegal immigrants still here. That is not even open for discussion, because they have no intention of ever enforcing the border. They also know that a border enforcement bill would sail through Congress in record speed, backed by huge majorities of the American people, and if successfully carried out, would cripple any subsequent Amnesty proposals by changing the momentum of the debate.

So when President Bush goes to Capitol Hill to say he needs this "comprehensive" bill to help border enforcement, the only thing you can be sure of is that he is lying through his teeth.


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