Thursday, June 28, 2007


Story: "The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.

After the stinging political setback, Bush sounded resigned to defeat.

"Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people, and Congress' failure to act on it is a disappointment," he said after an appearance in Newport, R.I. "A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn't find common ground. It didn't work."

The bill's Senate supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.

Some senators in both parties said the issue is so volatile that Congress is unlikely to revisit it this fall or next year, when the presidential election will increasingly dominate American politics."

Ah, common sense plows through in the end, and this crazy legislation is defeated. I suppose it usually is like this, where common sense, and conservative thought can win, even if it looks extremely bleak.
And as much as I hate this, I can no longer support President Bush. He's betrayed not just conservatives, but the party.


SolaMeanie said...

Agreed. Now let's hope that conservatives don't do what they usually do when they've managed to score an important victory...roll over and go back to sleep.

We need to remember the Hegelian dialectic used by our opponents. They'll keep coming back..and coming back...and coming back, believing that they'll eventually win by wearing down their opposition. We need to get on the offensive and stay there.

Jonathan said...

I am just bewildered by the whole debacle, to be honest. What does the President gain from this illegal immigration bill? Nothing!

And it's not like the GOP will garner any votes. It's a cultural thing to believe that liberal = caring nowadays, even though a republican majority passed many of the Martin Luther King lead bills of the 60s and 70s.

Why the conservatives supported this bill is beyond me, and in the end I think it's just a sign of the times. We need a through and through conservative to get the GOP back on track (cough, Fred Thompson, cough).

Palm boy said...

Conservatives on the offensive. We had that coming out of 2000 and 2002, but after being betrayed by the 'conservative' party, coughWcough, we definetly lost steam.

Johnathan, I can only think of 2 reasons why Bush would support this plan. The first one disturbs be greatly, and the second definetly lessens my faith in the Man.
1. The North American Union 'conspiracy theory', where our politicians are trying to gain control of the entire North/South American continent, regardless of how our way of life is affected.
I considered this claptrap, frenzied thinking, until Bush and other leaders pushed this Bill so hard.

2. Legacy. Bush is attempting to gain the respect of the liberal history writers, and thus sides on the left for the remainder of his term.

Gino said...

the biggest thing is that bush doesnt believe in the same america that we do.

he sees america as a large economic entity, and mexico a seaparate economic entity, that need to unite for the purpose of business. the trade is in poeple and labor, which, from an economic outlook, is just another commodity.

many of our uber-wealthy leadership think along these same lines. its the way of the business class.

gotta remember: he will never face the consequences of living in a third world nieghborhhood that didnt use to be that way, or sending his kids to overcrowded public schools, or having his employment standard lowered by illegal workers.

or have the culture of his nation forcibly changed before his eyes.
his america is not the same america that we live in.
he flies the flag for a different reason. it means something different for him.

hell, he doesnt even pay the same taxes as we do. income from the wealthy is taxed differently, at lower rates, than wage income from the regular classes.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I guess you Yank conservatives know what you are about, but from what I knew the bill sounded like a good idea.

Gino said...

hear that,palmboy?
he called you a yankee.