Champion xenophobe Michelle Malkin sees President Bush's immigration plan as the end of the world as we know it.
Surprisingly, so does Rush Limbaugh. But give him credit because Rush doesn't just whine, he offers his own solutions.
Right-wing talk-show host Michael Savage: "President Bush Is A Liberal"
LaShawn Barber: "George Bush Is An Idiot"
Ann Coulter: "Bush's America: Roach Motel"
Laura Ingraham: "Save Our Country Now"
The above serve as examples of the kinds of over-the-top rhetoric coming from those on the far Right regarding President Bush's proposed immigration plan (or as the nutjobs call it: "amnesty"). Just like their brethren on the far Left, when they don't get their way, they whine, scream, hurl insults, pout, cry and hold their breathe till they're blue in the face. Do they care that the deportation of all illegal immigrants would cost the U.S. trillions? Of course not. Do they bother to mention that they're anointed "saint" Ronald Reagan also sought a compromise on handling illegal immigration? Of course not. Do any of them have any concrete, viable, plans of their own regarding illegal immigration? Of course not. Do they care that illegal immigration wasn't a problem created by President Bush, but has served as a sore spot in the American landscape for decades now? Of course not. (Dare someone speak on NAFTA's role in all of this.) Do they care that most Americans (including Republicans) support a temporary worker program as long as immigrants pay taxes and obey the law? Of course not. Any wonder why the Republican party still has a racist stigma attached to it? It starts with yahoos like Malkin.
Disagree with Bush all you want, but selling him out on one, albeit contentious, issue just proves that when it comes down to doing what's best for America, the far Right could care less. Thank goodness, most conservatives haven't been so quick to forget all that our President has done for us and our country. (h/t: Dee @ Conservatism With Heart)
From The Anchoress:
Did he protect us from the reach & province of the International Criminal Court? Yes.
Did he keep us from the Kyoto mess that is currently tying up Europe? Yes.
Did he create a workable alternative to Kyoto that other countries have embraced? Yes. Bet you didn’t know that!
Have US Carbon Emissions decreased on his watch, without Kyoto? Yes.
Did he submit a comprehensive energy plan that got killed by a weak congress? Yes.
Has he lowered the deficit ahead of schedule in time of war? Yes. Even the NYTimes admits it!
Did he cut taxes? Twice? Yes. And yes.
Did he try to get the cuts made permanent? Yes. Congress dropped that ball.
Did he stop government funding of EMBRYONIC stem cell research? Yes.
Has he kept the promises he made as he held a dead cop’s shield before the Joint Houses? Yes.
Did he go after the Taliban and AlQaeda in Afghanistan barely a month after 9/11? Yes.
Has he been unflagging in his efforts to subdue terrorism, worldwide? Yes.
Has be been the consistent voice for human liberty around the globe? Yes.
After some serious missteps, is the surge working? Yes.
Has he been a staunch friend to Israel, the only stable democracy in a frantic region? Yes.
Did he end the farce of world-wide Arafat admiration? Yes
Did he remove Saddam Hussein, whose state supported terrorists, from power? Yes.
Did he invade Iraq at a time when the whole world believed Saddam had and “would use” WMD? Yes.
Did he bring a much-maligned coalition with him? Yes. Some are still there.
Did he liberate 50,000 people in keeping with the ideals of the 1998 Iraqi Liberation Act? Yes.
Has he inspired the Iraqi people to finally believe enough in freedom to fight AlQaeda with us? YES!
Has he figured out that a free and engaged Middle East makes America safer? Yes.
Has he kept you safe since 9/11? So safe that you’ve almost forgotten to fear? Yes.
Did he remove “the wall” between the CIA and the FBI? Yes.
Did he go to the UN before invading Iraq? Yes.
Did he tell the UN that the US would never ask permission to defend herself? Yes.
Did he inspire Libya to surrender it’s WMD without firing a shot? Yes.
Did he appoint excellent SCOTUS and Federal Judges to the bench? Yes.
Did he implement the NSA terrorist eavesdropping program? Yes.
Did he immediately move to freeze assets and make terror funding more difficult? Yes.
Did he reform Medicare? Yes.
Did he reform Social Security to give you more power over your money? He tried. See Congress.
Did he manage an economy thru recession, terror attack & war w/ consistent gains for over ten quarters? Yes.
Has he kept unemployment between 5.5% and 4.4% for an impressive period? Yes.
Does he say what he means and mean what he says? Yes.
Did he try to address immigration last year, when the houses in his party? Yes.
Does he support the second amendment? Yes.
Does he support school vouchers and school choice? Yes.
Did he sign the ban on Partial Birth Abortion? Yes. It went to court, but he signed it.
Did he reverse Clinton’s intent to kill Reagan’s pro-life Mexico policy? Yes.
Did he support the Defense of Marriage Act? Yes. That used to be vitally important to you.
Did he expand the roles of faith-based organizations in social programs? Yes.
Did he prosecute the white-collar criminals like Ken Lay who ran riot through the ‘90’s? Yes.
Has he handled himself with enormous courage, dignity and grace in the face of world/media/hate?
Is he a man with a creed before he’s anything else? Yes.
Did he establish Health Savings accounts? Yes.
Did he have the Border Patrol installing monitoring devices along the borders? Yes.
Has he made mistakes? Yes. Some undeniable beauts.
Has he been an imperfect president? Yes.
Has he spent too much? Probably.
Has he given you most of what you’ve wanted? Actually, looking at the list…yes!
Has he dared to disagree with anyone to keep his principles, even you? Yes.
Has he really been your Judas? Has he really betrayed you?