The Republicans are having quite the little catfight over this immigration issue. On one side, you have the Rovian types who want to be able to exploit the fastest growing population group in the country while still allowing their fatcat campaign donors to use that cheap illegal labor free of any human rights concerns. On the other, you have the hard nosed xenophobes pandering to their racist constituency. Bush will split the difference tonight when he tries to do both – a guest worker program combined with an a Korean peninsula style demilitarized zone along our border with Mexico. As the saying goes – a good compromise means no one is happy.
But in order for the Bush/Rove plan to succeed they have to maintain the plausible deniability that the Republican party is a party of racism. But instead you find this guy mucking up the works! (thanks to Crooks and Liars)
And he will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic – it's just not going to work."Yowza! I, myself, have been guilty of using a couple too many Nazi references in the past. Guilty as charged. But as a general rule of thumb – try to portray the Nazis in a negative light if you do it. Being all, "if only Bush were as efficient as Hitler" tends to turn people off a bit.
Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.