Thursday, May 31, 2007

Insist upon Border Security? You might just be a Racist

"Some people just don’t like Mexicans — or anyone else from south of the border. They think Latinos are freeloaders and welfare cheats who are too lazy to learn English. They think Latinos have too many babies, and that Latino kids will dumb down our schools. They think Latinos are dirty, diseased, indolent and more prone to criminal behavior. They think Latinos are just too different from us ever to become real Americans.

"No amount of hard, empirical evidence to the contrary, and no amount of reasoned argument or appeals to decency and fairness, will convince this small group of Americans — fewer than 10 percent of the general population, at most — otherwise. Unfortunately, among this group is a fair number of Republican members of Congress, almost all influential conservative talk radio hosts, some cable news anchors — most prominently, Lou Dobbs — and a handful of public policy "experts" at organizations such as the Center for Immigration Studies, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA, in addition to fringe groups like the Minuteman Project."

This diatribe was spoken by Linda Chavez, the woman whom Bush nominated to be the Sec. of Labor in 2001, and is only the latest White House blast at Republicans and Conservatives. Now, we conservatives are "fringe groups", if we want the borders secure from illegal alien invasion.

I wonder who the White House will trot out next, to call anyone who objects to this Senate Amnesty bill, or who has a respect for our laws and border security a "racist". And I just noticed something else in Chavez' statement: She is putting slanderous words into our mouths in the first paragraph- saying "they think... they think..." Insidious!

It's coming, just wait; Because as we have all only recently learned, George Bush is a Liberal, and Liberals always have that "Race Card" ready to play. And just like a child who doesn't get what he wants, Bush will whimper and whine and resort to name calling when he begins to see just how vocal this "10 percent of the general population" can become on the Immigration-Amnesty issue.

And when, Not If, he plays the race card and calls me a racist, that will be proof positive of his very Liberal true self.

The matter which just really steams me is Bush is turning on his former base of supporters, ignoring all we have tried telling him on this issue. And who can deny that the 52% of the country which voted for him, who defended him to our co-workers, to our families when some of his other policies seemed moronic... it was we who took those punches in our hometowns, because we believed in him.

  • We stood by him when he offered our ports' security to a foreign entity from Dubai;

  • When he presented the Prescription Drug/Medicare fiasco;

  • and the Transportation Security Administration boondoggle;

  • and the mammoth Homeland Security Dept.;

  • We defended Bush when the Hurricane Katrina disaster began indeed, to look more and more like it was politically motivated, and a total screw-up; FEMA was the disaster, just like NOLA was/is;

  • We were right there beside Bush when he would not fight for oil drilling in our Gulf of Mexico, or in our Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

And perhaps we all today are forced to look back and reevaluate our decisions then to support Mr. Bush-- Was it was because he seemed so bold and decisive on September 12, 2001? The war against Islamofascist terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq? Was it some lingering memory of another President Bush, and that man's proximity to Ronald Reagan's greatness and undeniable Conservatism?

Speaking only for myself, I was convinced that George W. was a conservative Republican running for President against a kook V.P. named Al Gore. (and what about Al Gore's proximity to a reptile named Clinton, too)

Was the 8 years of George W. Bush simply the lesser of two evils in 2000 and '04? It sure seems that way to me.

This disastrous Presidency will set back Conservatism 35 years, I predict... Here's how: It will be the Republicans who will prevent this Immigration-Amnesty bill from becoming law (please, God), and then next year, the Republican candidate for President will be vilified as a Racist, Slave-holding, money-grubbing, immoral Richard Nixon clone, thereby scaring the pants off all the voters who are middle-of-the-road types, driving them to vote their lily-white consciences Democratically.

On the only bright side I can see, I would rather be a Latino, than a Muslim.
Thanks, Mr. President. May I have another kick in the stomach?

1 comment:

Abouna said...

America is done for. We will just have to remember to turn out the lights and go quietly.