May 16, 2006
About That SpeechTopics: Political News and commentaries
Just a quick note here to point out that my take on President Bush's "border speech" went up last night (The Bush Border Speech - Too Little Too Late), of which the title is sufficiently descriptive so as to convey the tone of my thoughts on his speech. Althor also put up a "few words" on the matter, and after having read it, one could say that he wasn't shall we say, overly impressed, either.
And from a brief tour around the center-right of the blogosphere, to say that the President failed to reach out and touch his base would be quite an understatement. As Captain Ed puts it in the closing statement in his post this morning, "It really seems as if the White House wrote a speech to just pacify their critics instead of actually responding to their concerns. If this is how seriously the administration takes border security, then we need to bring a screeching halt to the immigration reform bill until that attitude changes".
I think that fairly sums up everyone's emotional take on the speech, but of course any further delay in shutting down our southern border immediately only adds to the disaster we're already faced with. We absolutely must shut down the border - and if it means militarizing it, so be it, and to hell with Vincente Fox and his 10 billion dollars a year he sucks out of the Mexicans he sends here.
It's clear that President Bush's plan won't get us there.
Update: Today's award for LEAST happy camper in the blogosphere goes to Dan at Digger's Realm, with "The Whole Truth About The Presidential Address On Immigration: What It Does And Doesn't Say".
Related: (Today's Washington Times) The Senate immigration reform bill would allow for up to 193 million new legal immigrants -- a number greater than 60 percent of the current U.S. population -- in the next 20 years, according to a study released yesterday.
Posted by Richard at May 16, 2006 10:08 AM
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