McCain said yesterday on the Senate floor that he getting "tired of hearing the word amnesty." He also said that if you're not in favor of building a fence on the Southern American border, then you "don't know the conditions of the human heart."
I'm getting tired of being called a racist, a zenophobe and a protectionist. Those labels are tiresome and inappropriate.
Via Powerline - A list of those who voted against the Fence:
McCain and Bush say that we can't track illegals nor stop illegals. Bush says that "there is a demand" for these immigrants. Who is demanding a quintupling of illegal immigration? Does he think that we need 25% of our population to be foreign-born within 20 years? “There is no precedent for that level of immigration at any time in U.S. history,” observes Rector. He projects increased government spending of $46 billion per year or more. The Senate immigration plan "would be the largest expansion of the welfare state in 35 years," concludes Rector. Heritage Foundation website.
Almost 50% of illegal immigrants are high school dropouts and will undoubtedly further burden our already over-stressed social security programs.
Peggy Noonan compares Bush's speech to a fizzling Da Vinci code movie.