Friday, June 29, 2007

Immigration bill bites dust

Other than as yet another sign that Bush is now doomed to irrelevancy, the death of the immigration overhaul is not a good thing.

Yes, it was flawed. Among other things the proposed guest worker program, offering no avenue for permanent residence and citizenship, could have the effect of creating a permanent underclass similar to those troubling England and Europe as a source of radicalism bred from hopelessness.

But the failure to address and normalize the status of the purported 12 million undocumented workers currently residing in the US accomplishes much the same thing on a far vaster scale.

So, since it becomes ever clearer that the GOP represents the fraction of the US that is ever given to resentment and fear of the "other", the only possible solution is to elect Democrats.

But you probably already guessed that.

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