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CPUSA Statement in Response to Bush Immigration Speech [denounces Bush immigration plan]
CPUSA ^ | May 17, 2006

Posted on 05/20/2006 12:14:06 PM PDT by nwrep

George W. Bush’s speech to the nation on May 15, 2006 highlighting deployment of the National Guard to the Mexican border represents an aggressive policy of racist, anti-immigrant demonization and hysteria. It was a demagogic attempt to mobilize the conservative base and appeal to fear in the lead-up to the November Election, and impact the current Senate debate.

Bush’s call for ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ includes predominantly punitive, exploitative measures that belie the democratic traditions of our country. His proposals to maintain 6,000 National Guard troops at the border and increase facilities to imprison immigrants constitute the domestic side of a permanent war policy, which diverts funds from human needs and must be rejected.

Bush’s feigned embrace of our country as ‘a nation of immigrants’ cannot hide the vicious anti-immigrant, anti-worker substance of his proposals.

We join with all those who are speaking out against this blatant attempt to play to the right wing and distract attention from mobilizations to call upon the US Senate to amend the Hagel-Martinez-Specter compromise, S. 2611. As written, this bill would exclude the vast majority of undocumented immigrants now in the country from a path to legalization and citizenship. It would create a tiered and permanently unequal workforce that splits families.

This attack of Bush makes it necessary to redouble calls and messages to the Senate and the House to take out every punitive and restrictive measure from immigrant legislation. Senate Bill 2611 should be defeated if efforts to radically amend it in a progressive, pro-immigrant direction do not succeed.

Bush’s proposals pander to extreme right-wing, racist efforts to drive immigrants out of the country, demonizing our sisters and brothers as ‘terrorists,’ ‘criminals,’ and ‘invaders’. His ‘guest worker' proposal makes workers dependent on their employer to maintain their status, institutionalizing their vulnerability and undermining the position of all workers. The identification system proposed for immigrants is a step toward an Orwellian national ID card that could be extended to all workers.

We join with labor, immigrant and community organizations in calling upon the US Senate to pass legislation for legalization of undocumented immigrants with a clear path to citizenship, full civil rights and due process, labor rights, family reunification, civic education and participation.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: borderspeech; bush; communism; communists; cpusa; iso; leftists; moonbats; morons; revcom; stalinists; statement; traitors; transcript; uselessidiots; wwp; youlostgetoverit

1 posted on 05/20/2006 12:14:09 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

A stopped clock is right twice a day. Must be that time of day.


2 posted on 05/20/2006 12:15:57 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: nwrep

In a related story, Americans denounce communists as sub-humans lower than whale $hit on the ocean floor


3 posted on 05/20/2006 12:16:06 PM PDT by stm ("Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violenc)
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To: nwrep

The Communists want the US to totally open the borders.


4 posted on 05/20/2006 12:16:57 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: sourcery

I'm not seeing what they're right about.


5 posted on 05/20/2006 12:17:47 PM PDT by wizardoz
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To: nwrep

Communists,Socialists,Democrats = same thing.


6 posted on 05/20/2006 12:19:00 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Thunder90
"The Communists want the US to totally open the borders. "

Funny, so does 90+ % of posters on the DUmmies site. Coincidence? I don't think so...

7 posted on 05/20/2006 12:19:55 PM PDT by Abathar (Helen Thomas's first job was the test dummy at the Ugly Stick Manufacturing Co.)
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To: sourcery

Excuse me? Please. Expound.


8 posted on 05/20/2006 12:20:34 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: nwrep

George W. Bush’s speech to the nation on May 15, 2006 highlighting deployment of the National Guard to the Mexican border represents an aggressive policy of racist, anti-immigrant demonization and hysteria. It was a demagogic attempt to mobilize the conservative base and appeal to fear in the lead-up to the November Election, and impact the current Senate debate.

And there is a problem with this???


9 posted on 05/20/2006 12:21:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nwrep

Interesting read especially the links. Note that Rep. Ed Pastor (D) of Tucson is among the members listed in the first link.

Yes, it is true... at its heart, the Democrat Party wants a Socialist America.
Want proof? Here is a list of self-proclaimed Socialists in American Government:
http://www.restoringamerica.org/documents/socialists_in_congress.html
Note that the Democrat LEADER in the House is among them.
They are all members of an organization called the Democrat Socialists of America. They even have a website:
http://www.dsausa.org/dsa.html
Here is their mission statement:
"The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International (also in Francais and Espanol). DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics...

"We invite you to support the campaign by adding your name to the list of signers of the Pledge for Economic Justice. In conjunction with the Campaign DSA is working with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a network of more than 50 progressive members of the US House of Representatives...

"The Progressive Caucus of the US House of Representatives is made up of 58 members of the House. The Caucus works to advance economic and social justice through sponsoring legislation that reflects its purpose. The Caucus also works with a coalition of organizations, called the Progressive Challenge, to bring new life to the progressive voice in US politics."

You can't make this stuff up... it's a fact.
So, when you go to the voting booth in November, before you pull the lever for a Democrat, realize that doing so could very well put the Socialists in power.

Choose wisely... and pass this important info on to all you know...


10 posted on 05/20/2006 12:22:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Abathar

DU is the land of the communists anyway.


11 posted on 05/20/2006 12:24:00 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: nwrep
As written, this bill would exclude the vast majority of undocumented immigrants now in the country from a path to legalization and citizenship.

These people obviously did not bother reading the bill. Until Kyl and Cornyn stepped in, it didn't even exclude convicted felons.

12 posted on 05/20/2006 12:39:48 PM PDT by Bahbah (“KERRY LIED!! SCHOLARLY ATTRIBUTION DIED!!!”)
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To: Doohickey
Excuse me? Please. Expound.

They're right that Bush's announced immigration plan is way wrong. But of course, their reasons are totally backwards. They want to create Meximerica. The American public wants to preserve America's cultural and political identity. Bush's plan satisfies neither side.

13 posted on 05/20/2006 12:49:06 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: wizardoz
I'm not seeing what they're right about.

They're right that Bush's announced immigration plan is way wrong. But of course, their reasons are totally backwards. They want to create Meximerica. The American public wants to preserve America's cultural and political identity. Bush's plan satisfies neither side.

14 posted on 05/20/2006 12:50:14 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: nwrep

Commies are sick little turds.


15 posted on 05/20/2006 1:03:31 PM PDT by RedRover (And whatever happened to Michelle Shocked?)
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To: tet68
It's about time Bush made "a demagogic attempt to mobilize the conservative base and appeal to fear in the lead-up to the November Election, and impact the current Senate debate."

After all, November will be here before we know it.
16 posted on 05/20/2006 1:15:45 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: pleikumud
Communists,Socialists,Democrats = same thing.

So far, the most worthy post to this thread.

17 posted on 05/20/2006 1:24:31 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: sourcery

They're still wrong, and we don't need their help.


18 posted on 05/20/2006 1:40:14 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: Doohickey
They're still wrong, and we don't need their help.

Agreed.

19 posted on 05/20/2006 1:41:19 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: wizardoz
They are right...and here's where they are right.

"It was a demagogic attempt to mobilize the conservative base and appeal to fear in the lead-up to the November Election, and impact the current Senate debate."

20 posted on 05/20/2006 2:16:28 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: BW2221
"It's about time Bush made "a demagogic attempt to..."

Demagogue


1. (n.) A leader of the rabble; one who attempts to control the multitude by specious or deceitful arts; an unprincipled and factious mob orator or political leader.

We don't need demagoguery, we need leadership.

21 posted on 05/20/2006 2:19:44 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez; sourcery

The fact that occasionally the Communists dislike the same things you do, for utterly different reasons, doesn't really make them "right", IMHO.


22 posted on 05/21/2006 9:17:01 AM PDT by wizardoz
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To: wizardoz
The fact that occasionally the Communists dislike the same things you do, for utterly different reasons, doesn't really make them "right", IMHO.

It all depends on what one means by "right," I guess.

23 posted on 05/21/2006 9:18:17 AM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: wizardoz

In this case they are right.

This is smoke and mirrors and useless legislation being passed by a Party staring down the barrel of a serious setback in November to appease the wolves.

Nothing they have done to date, no law they have passed...including the "Engish as the official language" is anything but panacea for the masses, or better yet, pablum.

They've offered no solutions.


24 posted on 05/21/2006 1:40:53 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: sourcery

What is this communist party right about? Open borders? Letting in the flood gates of third-world workers, so wages can be depressed even more? Handing out American citizenship as if it's a piece of candy?


25 posted on 05/21/2006 1:43:31 PM PDT by nicmarlo (Bush is the Best President Ever. Rah. Rah.)
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To: nicmarlo
What is this communist party right about?

They're right that Bush's announced immigration plan is way wrong. But of course, their reasons for holding that opinion are totally wrong. Their goals are totally wrong. Their political philosophy is totally wrong.

They're also right that Bush's plan "..was a demagogic attempt to mobilize the conservative base and appeal to fear in the lead-up to the November Election, and impact the current Senate debate." We know this because Bush's plan is all hat and no cattle. It won't actually do much to stem the invasion of illegal immigrants.

26 posted on 05/21/2006 3:14:24 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: sourcery

Thanks for clarifying! : )


27 posted on 05/21/2006 3:15:56 PM PDT by nicmarlo (Bush is the Best President Ever. Rah. Rah.)
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To: All
It says a lot when people on conservative website align themselves with the Communist Party.

Of course, the Perpetually P*ssed Off Crowd will align themselves with any group so as long as that group also hates President Bush.

28 posted on 05/21/2006 3:17:11 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Real Leaders Base Their Decisions on Their Convictions. Wannabes Base Decisions on the Latest Poll.)
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