Wednesday, June 28, 2006

You are being listened to

Like grandma Calhoon always used to say, "spank them hard enough and they will feel the pain". From The Washington Times:

Key backers of the Senate immigration bill said yesterday they are willing to consider a compromise that would delay the guest-worker program and "amnesty" portions until the borders have been secured.

The proposal was floated by Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter in an interview Monday with editors and reporters at The Washington Times.

"I think it's worth discussing," said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. "Many of us have said we could work on border enforcement and, at the same time, work on other aspects that would take more time."

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, said a delay will occur anyway because it will take a few years to set up the guest-worker program and
the structure to process millions of illegal aliens onto a pathway to citizenship.

"We've always understood that," he said, adding that the final bill must be "comprehensive" and include all provisions.

"That's the key," he said, after he, Mr. McCain and others hosted a broad coalition of outside groups demanding a comprehensive bill.

First of all don't get too excited about this. The Senate crowd that we're hearing from here are the biggest bunch of liars and backstabbers in American politics. Notice how Kennedy is still calling for a "comprehensive" bill.

"Comprehensive" in this context means the hard reality of an amnesty along with the false promise of border security. Do not fall for it.

What today's announcement represents is a feeler to see if the public is still paying attention. Prove that you are. Land on your congressmen with both feet. Tell them that a final bill that has border security and a promise to study a guest worker program in the future, with no commitments beyond that, would be acceptable. Nothing less.

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