President Bush took on parts of his conservative base on Tuesday by
accusing opponents of his proposed immigration
measure of fear-mongering to defeat its passage in Congress.
“If you want to scare the American people, what you say is
the bill’s an amnesty bill,” Mr. Bush said at a training center for customs
protection agents and other federal agents here in southeastern Georgia. “That’s
empty political rhetoric trying to frighten our citizens.”
It was some of Mr. Bush’s toughest language as he started an
intensified effort to build support for the compromise bill in the Senate.
It was the conservative opponents to whom Mr. Bush seemed to speak most
“If you want to kill the bill,” he said, “if you don’t want
to do what’s right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it. You
can use it to frighten people.”
Its not one little aspect of the bill that frightens me. It is the entire bill. We cannot keep our borders secure now. Does anyone really believe this government will try to secure the border after this bill is passed. If you do, I have some oceanfront property in Ariz, oh wait a minute Arizona will not be the place to be. Ok, Oklah, probably not there either. You get my point though.