(AFP/File/Paul J. Richardson)
The man and his minions have spent years demonizing the “other” (gays, ethnic minorities, women who think their wombs actually belong to them) to roll in the votes of The Base, and now that it’s blowing back them with this immigration “reform” effort, all of a sudden he calls for calm, reasoned thinking. Bullsh*t – it’s all yours, Dear Leader. Substitute “marriage” for immigration in his quote. (AP):
“The immigration debate should be conducted in a civil and dignified way,” the president said as the Senate prepared to tackle the hot-button election issue of what to do with the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants this week.
Bush used a naturalization ceremony for swearing in 30 new citizens from 20 countries and five continents to press his call for a “guest worker” program. The Senate Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, faced a midnight deadline for completing a bill.
“No one should play on people’s fears or try to pit neighbors against each other,” Bush said. “No one should pretend that immigrants are threats to America’s identity because immigrants have shaped America’s identity.