Skip to comments.A Pyrrhic Victory (Sour Grapes from Linda Chavez)
Posted on 06/29/2007 8:46:21 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Immigration reform is dead. But before conservatives who killed this bill start popping champagne corks, they ought to consider the following.
Our borders will be less secure, not more. Employers who want to do the right thing and only hire legal workers won't have the tools to do so. The 12 million illegal aliens who are here now will continue to live in the shadows, making them less likely to cooperate with law enforcement to report crimes and less likely to pay their full share of taxes. In other words, the mess we created by an outdated and ill-conceived immigration policy 20 years ago will just get worse.
But you won't hear this if you tune in to talk radio over the next few days or read conservative blogs. There will be lots of gloating over having killed "amnesty." There will be claims that senators finally "listened to the people." And, no doubt, some conservatives will be emboldened to consider the next step in their war against illegal immigration, namely to deport those now here illegally.
But none of this matters to the radio talk show hosts who encouraged their millions of listeners to shut down the congressional phone system with calls protesting "amnesty." Nor does it matter to the myriad direct mail outfits opposing immigration, which will reap tens of millions of dollars in donations to fatten their coffers as a result of this "victory."
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Who cares what that racist has to say?
Now we put pressure on them to build the fence and deport illegals convicted of other crimes immediately upon release from jail or upon being found “innocent.”
Slighty off topic:
Tell Harry Reid I found Tommy, but I don’t think it’s his Tommy:
See me, feel me, touch me, bite me Harry.
Hopefully, she is correct about this
Chavez is now persona non grata for her unforgettable insults. I won’t read anything she writes ever again.
“And, no doubt, some conservatives will be emboldened to consider the next step in their war against illegal immigration, namely to deport those now here illegally.”
She says this like it’s a bad thing.
Ever overstay your visa in other countries Linda? ~Not to mention entering illegally...
I’m trying to remember. Wasn’t she a loyal Republican at some point?
They aren’t living in the shadows if they are turning up on my TV, protesting the country they invaded, carrying the toilet paper flag of the Cesspool of Mexico or flying the flag of the country they invaded upside down. That isn’t the shadows.
I used to think Linda Chavez was intelligent but she seems to be as big an idiot as Ted Kennedy or Jorge Bush. Or she thinks her readers are idiots. Something.
Chavez apparently can’t smell what she is shoveling. What a load of horse manure.
Did Luis Gutierrez ghost write that for her?
Have a nice hangover.
I agree. I used to like her. I’ll never forgive her now.. and I hold political grudges, too. I still hate KJL at NRO’s “The corner” blog for her faulty reporting on election eve 2004.
How can it be any less secure than it is now? The existing laws are not being enforced!
And there is no assurance whatsoever that the new ones will be enforced either!
There is no penalty, ever, for the bureaucracy ignoring laws that they are Constitutionally obligated to apply. Perhaps that should be an essential part of all laws.
Why should our national security be held hostage to comprehensive immigration refrom?
I certainly hope so!
So, let me see if I got this straight....by not passing an amnesty bill, we have failed to solve the problems caused by the LAST amnesty bill?
No, she should be heard as well as all other voices