Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pandering Sweepstakes

Shhhhh.... not so loud.

Conservative Felipe Calderon, the contested winner of the presidential election in Mexico, said last Friday that he "would continue Fox's drive to ease immigration restrictions for millions of Mexicans living illegally in the United States, and he chided Washington for some of its border enforcement efforts." WaPo by Reuters Greg Brosnan

"His comments drew a chilly response on Monday." White House Press Secretary, Tony Snow, sniffed in response.... "Last time I checked, Calderon did not have any official authority over the activities of the United States Government."

Jaded voter translation: Cool it until after November!

A better barometer of the true stance of our political leaders and the U.S. government on the issue of Mexican influence in, and over, the United States, would be the list of speakers at the annual conference in Los Angeles of the National Council of La Raza.... La Raza is the largest Hispanic organization in the U.S. They advocate mass immigration and full amnesty.

La Raza's goals are just fine and dandy with former president Bill Clinton. Speaking like a true son of President Bush the Elder, Clinton praised George the Lesser for his policy of amnesty for the millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. And he scolded those nasty House Republicans for their get tough illegal alien legislation.

Not to be out-pandered for the Hispanic vote, conservative GOP presidential wanna-be, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, spoke to the La Raza conference, lacing his remarks with lots of full-pander Spanish. Today Karl Rove, the White House political mouthpiece and pander director, will grovel before the conference.

The Hispanic vote.... two powerful LA Latino radio DJ's said they will work with La Raza and other organizations (read Catholic Church) to push "Latino immigrants living in the United States to become U.S. citizens and register to vote in time to cast ballots in 2008."

Really, no more needs to be said.

The agenda is clear. And the panderers are dutifully lined up in full pucker. The citizens of the United States, even the United States itself, no longer matters to them.


Caribou said...

I agree with most of your comments on illegal immigration.

The problem as I see it, from and outsider's perspective, is that with 12 to 20 million illegals, it would be virtually impossible to hunt them down and deport them. The resources needed would be financial suicide.

I think the answer lies with closing the border to illegals, first and foremost. Then, and only then should amnesty for those already in the country be considered. Securing the boarder is relatively easy and cost effective. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any will in Washinton to take a real first step.

Once the flood has been stemmed, naturalization could go forward for those already in the country.

Just my opionion.

Enjoy reading you.

Truth Hunter said...

Caribou, I agree that the borders must be closed FIRST. I have never advocated hunting down and deporting illegal aliens.

What I do advocate is not rewarding people who have not only broken into our country, but are robbing it by using forged documents to obtain jobs, benefits and unearned social services. In many instances, benefits and services not available to U.S. citizens.

Unless we want to permanently change the face of our country for all time, we can't allow up to 20 million illegals (and their families, etc.) citizenship in one fell swoop. It must be a gradual integration, while in the meantime encouraging illegals to return to their homeland. Plus, we must make it unprofitable for employers to bypass our middle class by hiring illegal aliens.

Will all or any of this happen? I'm not very hopeful. Politicans want the vote... period. Twenty million is too big of a prize.