Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ola, Speaker Pelosi

Speaker of the House Denny Hastert (Panderer - IL) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Laughably incompetent buffoon who makes me pine for the days Trent Lott ran the Senate - TN) held a joint press conference where thay said nothing while also guaranteeing that the Republicans go down to defeat this November.

First, let's check out this stirring statement:
America is a nation with borders and borders matter. We are a nation of citizens and citizenship matters. We are also a nation of laws and laws matter. We have an important immigrant heritage and honoring that heritage matters.
Daniel Webster and John Calhoun had nothing on these two. Though I do believe Kodos was a good role model for them:
Abortions for all! Booo.

Abortions for none! Booooo.

Abortions for some, miniature American flags for everyone else. Hurray!
But seriously, Frist is right, and I'd like to add to the list.

We are a nation with air, and air matters. We are a nation with lots of Starbucks and Starbucks matters. We are a nation with words, and words matter. We are a nation with books, and books matter. We are a nation with feet, and feet matter. We are a nation with a nation, and nations matter.

Sorry, let's get back to the press conference. You see, it's not the GOP's fault that a tough border security bill hasn't passed. Oh no! It's big bad Harry Reid.
“While we are disappointed with the House Democrat’s lack of compassion and the continued efforts by Senator Reid to block action on immigration legislation so that Congress can proceed to conference, it remains our intent to produce a strong border security bill that will not make unlawful presence in the United States a felony.
Wow. Frist and Hastert have managed to make Harry Freaking Reid look postively statesmanlike by comparison. Do they have any idea how pissed off they've just made the base of their party? Do they have any clue whatsoever that this is a slam dunk issue which the Republicans could easily take advantage of?

But the White House will surely make things right? Right?

Weep. Wrong. The White House has e-mailed this column by Ruben Navarrette in the San Diego Union-Tribune pinning the blame on . . . everyone who doesn't reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Who killed immigration reform? The autopsy shows it was Senate Democrats.

It's tempting to put a pox on both parties. But it wouldn't be fair. Republicans were tireless in search of comprehensive, and bipartisan, reform. Sen. John McCain of Arizona joined with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., to draft the guest-worker legislation, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter made that legislation central to what his committee sent to the full Senate. Sens. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina and Sam Brownback of Kansas were vocal in their support. Sens. Mel Martinez of Florida and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska offered a helpful compromise. And Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist showed leadership by reaching out to the other side.

Too bad you can't say the same for Democratic leader Harry Reid, who was the villain in this drama.
Umm, Mr. Navarrette, it's "tempting to put a pox on both parties" because both parties deserve the blame. Democrats are pandering to illegals in the hopes that this will one day become a solid Democratic voting bloc. Republicans are just trying to do the same. In the meantime, both parties have ignored the overwhelming majority of Americans who want to see greater enforcement, and a significant curtailment of illegal entry into this country. And while I'm normally opposed to Democratic obstructionism, for once they're right because we've somehow manage to concoct legislation that would make matters worse than they already are.

And since the White House Communications department sent this out to us happy bloggers, I can only assume they support this Pilate-esque passing of the buck.

What a disgrace.


<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?