Ted Kennedy, John McCain and a number of other career pompous arses careen toward doom and seem to think it’s serious business. At least about that last part, they’re right.
For original publication cover complete with grotesque waste icon, see here…(…oh, that was a Pilgrim’s Hat? Fooled me.)
Outraged conservative groups opposed to giving illegal immigrants amnesty in the United States are calling for a nationwide tourism boycott of Massachusetts to protest Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s stance on the hot-button political issue.
“Massachusetts seems to have lost it’s way,” said Barry Weinstein, a writer for the influential right-wing Human Events magazine, in which Weinstein recently urged hundreds of thousands of like-minded activists to boycott the Bay State when going on vacations or short visits.
It’s the only thing they understand — getting hit in the pocketbook,” said John Clark, congressional liaison for the American Immigration Control Foundation, which has about 230,000 members.
The various groups banding together are fuming over Kennedy’s co-authoring with Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain a Senate amendment that would allow many illegal immigrants to stay in the country if they agree to a number of strict stipulations.
So far, so good (although I realize that to Boston and most on the East Coast and in California and Chicago and Miami, to dare to reason otherwise than does Kennedy, that resigns one to the distant realm of the “right-winger” but that’s alright with me, because it’s the issues that matter).
But then, there’s this grotesquery:
A Kennedy spokeswoman said the Senate’s liberal lion is “proud to stand with” McCain in finding a fair compromise.
“He understands how emotional and divisive an issue like immigration is for people,” said spokeswoman Melissa Wagoner.
“…He understands HOW EMOTIONAL AND DIVISIVE AN ISSUE LIKE IMMIGRATION IS FOR PEOPLE…”
(1.) It’s about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and ILLEGAL ALIENS, not about “immigration;” someone, anyone, please yell that very loudly and consistently in Ted Kennedy’s and John McCain’s ear (and while whomever is at that task, plesae include President Bush because he relies upon the very same language in these issues as do Kennedy and McCain); and,
(2.) What that statement SAYS is that Kennedy (AND McCain, AND President Bush) are declaring themselves, their perspectives apart and alienated from “the people” and what “the people(‘s)…emotion(s) (are)” along with “the people(‘s) divisiv(eness).”
They’re — the lot of enablers of illegal immigration and proponents of amnesty such as are Kennedy, McCain and Bush (among others who continue to appear to pretty well mimic what those three declare, despite the opinions by U.S. voters) (more about that later) — they’re continuing to associate a quite negative and UNRELIABLE adjective and quality to “the people”‘s opinions. And, by associating that BAD THING (our opinions — which they are distancing themselves from, as in, there’s them and then there’s “the people”), by associating the people’s opinions with a bad quality (“emotional” and “divisive”), they’re declaring themselves both apart and “other than” those “bad” qualities.
Thus, you get “it’s an emotional issue for people” and “immigration is an emotional and divisive issue for people” and other permutations of some windbag pomp wheezing the minimizing, and demeaning, language as they do. And nary a closeness or ability to associate with “the people” and all our unworthy “emotion(s)” do these windbags indicate.
Instead, they indicate an intent to sortof give people time and space to work it all out — “emotional and divisive” as the opinions by us people are — while they get to maintain their windbag pomp on that slow and steady pace of pesistence in wrongdoing that these of issue here seem to regard as their right and privilege: to be windbags, steady on in pursuit of legislation and policies that “the people” in all our “emotional and divisive” opinions will eventually learn to accept after we lose our “emotional and divisive” opinions, worn down by this persistent pomp by windbags, windbags all.
AND, JUST AS INSULTING, the GOP continues to blow forth this monstrous misrepresentation of public opinion, by way of this ongoing “poll” that’s being offered up as “proof” that “the President’s” “guest worker program” is supported by a majority of “Republicans” — and that translates to meaning also the plans and legislation pursued by Kennedy and McCain.
As here, this article:
“GOP VOTERS SAY PROTECT THE BORDER NOW, POLL FINDS”
The headline is correct, in my view. However, the article continues on to state this:
The poll, commissioned by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, found that 82 per cent of likely Republican voters supported tightening the borders and imposing tougher penalties on illegal immigrants and employers who hire them.
It said about 80 percent of Republicans support an earned legalization program to give immigrants legal status. The majority, 68 percent, also oppose deportation for illegal immigrants, the poll said.
“There is a real desire for the majority of Republicans to find a solution for this problem,” Brian Nienaber, vice-president of The Tarrance Group, which conducted the research, told reporters.
About 72 per cent of the Republicans surveyed said it was important to solve the problem of illegal immigration this year, according to the poll.
President Bush, a Republican, is pushing for a broad bill along the lines of proposals that would tighten security at the border and give a path to citizenship for most of the more than 11 million illegal immigrants who live in the United States.
(1.) The article, so far, leads one into assuming, concluding, that “Republicans” by a large majority want an immediate solution that secures our borders (yes, that’s true) but that then President Bush has that solution (not true, not at all because Bush has the “guest worker” amnesty-by-any-other-name program that Kennedy/McCain ponied up before the Senate (which is NOT supported by a vast majority of Republicans, nor conservatives among Republicans); the key there is “broad bill” as is Bush’s misleading phraseology, “a comprehensive immigration bill/plan” (echoed in phrase by Kennedy, McCain but also Arnold Schwarzenegger, all indicative of their quite pompous windbaggery of the political and ethical sort, using language not to inform and communicate but to tweak and mislead — “comprehensive bill” means an implementation of “earned citizenship” which is, again, amnesty);
Then the article concludes, quite mysteriously:
National security is still the top concern for the Republican voters at 20 percent, but immigration came second in the poll at 15 percent.
The poll included interviews with 804 likely Republican voters in various U.S. states from June 12-15. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
(2.) Ah, the “804 likely Republican voters” who are being used to represent what “Republicans” and “conservatives” support, want and/or endorse. With a “margin of error plus or minus 3.5 pecentage points”; these are NOT the opinions of the nation nor of “Republicans” nor “conservatives” but of predominantly the Bush Administration’s plans (their plans, not ours) for his “new America” reapplication of our nation as non-national, non-sovereign but pleasing to the United States Chamber of Commerce. I assume they’ll come up with another name after their merger with the “new North American community” that they’re eager to implement, with Bush, McCain and Kennedy all too eager to usher in a greater socialist melddown.
No, Bush is no conservative. We know by this hour that Kennedy certainly is not, that neither are McCain nor Schwarzenegger. Given that this quartet cannot display a working knowledge of the proper terms for who and what “illegal alien” is and what it means to immigrate versus to illegally immigrate, then what hope is there? More pompous wind, smelly and foul. And a great deal of word-theatre from all of them, intent to confound, confuse, deflect attention and avoid any “emotional and divisive” actions, such as, for example, bravery.
Bravery, such as the Democrats just do not have in them (“DEAN TOUTS DEMOCRATS’ PLAN” from California Conservative). Unfortunately, neither do a number among the Republicans. The nation needs to clean house.