Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Not Well Received

Bush's attempt to find a safe ground in the immigration debate appears to be failing. At this point, many on the left just don't trust him to do anything right, and those on the hard right appear to hate it. They are demanding mass deportations, and the fortress USA approach.

This issue is important, but this year it looks like it will just be a political football for the boys (and girls) in DC to play with. One day they might get serious and deal with what is driving the inflow of immigrants, until then we will waste billions of dollars, and do nothing to fix this.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some conservative commentators and some liberal seem to be hard bitten to automatically criticize the President on immigration.

Time will tell how it will play in the general public. CNN just had a poll out that said 79 percent of those who watched had a very favorable or favorable view of the speech, and those who support the president's policies rose in number from 42 to 67 percent.

We'll see, can't make a snap judgement yet.

John said...

As those on the right attack it (and it seems that almost everyone on the right is) the acceptance will fall, and fall rapidly.

Overall some points in his plan make sense, but his overriding desire to keep major corps supplied with cheep labor will end up in this plan failing.