Friday, June 15, 2007

Bad Breath

Peter Hamby of CNN talks to conservative bloggers and finds them up in arms over the revived Senate Bill and finds it more unpopular than "Harriet Miers". Captain Ed says "Hamby talked with me for close to an hour, and also with Erick Erickson of Redstate. He gives a pretty good look at the debate on the bill on the conservative blog sites, including the comments sections, and it's clear that the reaction has been almost unanimously opposing the bill. Apparently, as Kathryn Jean Lopez wrote at The Corner, the White House has not paid much attention to it. If the Bush administration wants to call on conservatives for any more of its agenda in the final two years of his term, the White House may want to tend to the revolt in the ranks on immigration now."

Nothing follows.


Blogger PierreLegrand said...

The Bush administration can kiss my big fat white ass...I am done, through with that man and if that bill goes through I am done with the Republicans. They have the power to stop it and they better. Today I recieved a letter from the GOP that read as follows. "Please don't tell me you've given up...that you have abandoned the Republican Party. I don't believe you have because of your strong record of support for President Bush and our Party proves differently."

I immediately picked up the phone and called the DC Office to promise them that if that bill goes through that they can try and collect from the illegals because they won't get a red cent from me. The nice young man tried to explain that this was something that President Bush felt strongly about and I told him fine collect your donations from the next 2,000 border jumpers...maybe they can make up what you are losing from me.

Well and truly if giving the Republican party all the money I have given them in the past buys me a bill written by Kennedy then what difference does it make who is in office? They couldn't get it right when they were in the majority and they cannot get it right whilst they are in the minority....they can kiss my ass.

Michelle Malkin leading the fight against this blatant attempt to roll the American Public by politicians who seem to hold us in contempt.

6/15/2007 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger 3Case said...

The political career of Jeb Bush should be over now...and if we have any sense at all, the political career of any Bush should now be over.

6/15/2007 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger rickl said...

...and if we have any sense at all, the political career of any Bush should now be over.

Yes, exactly.

But it's not just the Bushes. I am becoming increasingly alarmed that we seem to be evolving a heriditary governing class. This is across the board, both parties, and at all levels down to township supervisors and school boards. I find it frightening as hell.

6/15/2007 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger whiskey_199 said...

What this bill and attempt to replace Americans with Mexicans (let's be honest, that is what it is) has provoked a populist revolt.

It's been a long, long time since we had one. Nixon would probably be the last one, and he was the beneficiary of it rather than the leader.

NONE of the GOP Presidential candidates other than McCain are heir to Bush, and McCain is toast. So too Trent Lott, Lindsay Graham, etc. Look to Rudy and Fred and Romney to try and out-populist each other. THAT is the winner in the Rep race.

Meanwhile we have the exclusionary (Straight White Men need not apply) Obama the Messiah versus the hereditary Glacier, Shrillary in the Clinton Restoration low comedy.

I predict a populist revolt in the Reps. Tancredo's bill denying Sanctuary Cities any Disaster relief funds passed quite comfortably, and got 49 DEMS.

You can't as a practical matter try to replace one people with another and expect not to get fought at every step of the way.

All Bushes are done. Most of the hereditary class is done as well. All that is lacking is an Andrew Jackson. I expect we will see him soon.

6/16/2007 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

The leftwing blogosphere is faced with a similar dilemma over the Democrats support for the Iraq War. After the 2006 election, the large donors quickly realized the danger of the netroots retail level fund raising (politicians are all natural whores and will always follow the money and act accordingly). The wealthy could not abide the idea spread of democracy within America and have quickly retaliated by throwing tons of money at Hillary and Obama and other Vichy Dems enough so that the party recently voted to continue to fund the Iraq War. . Which ever tool wins the nomination they will be totally independent of the netroots activists and will instead be firmly in the pockets of the big corporate donors (who happen quite often to be the financing the Republicans too). Democracy is nice in theory but in practice it is just so messy when the masses actually start looking out for their own interests.

This is why I get a kick out of frustrated Republicans who say they will stop giving money on the retail level to protest the Republican elite following their obvious class interests by flooding the country with poor immigrants, often outside of any democratic process (the same two-tier approach that destroyed many unions). On a wholesale level the Republicans are getting inundated with money from the wealthy and corporate interests who want to see wages and the standard of livings of average Americans to go down. And why not, what are the passive and distracted American people going to do about it? The one thing our elites do excel at is the "bread and circuses" strategy of distraction. So I’m not looking for much of a response, the new must-see TV season is coming up or perhaps a rich heiress will have to go to jail. And besides, it’s not like all these poor immigrants will be sharing a classroom or a swimming pool with the children of the wealthy.

What’s interesting now is that working and middle class Republicans are starting to see the obvious, their class interests are usually not the same as the wealthy (although admittedly it is not a zero-sum game). What is sad is the side that is supposed to look after the working and middle classes, the Democrats, are as clueless as ever and have been totally co-opted by a wealthy elite. The grassroots on the Left are for the most part silent on the obvious class divergences between the masses of Democratic voters and the whims of their wealthy representatives. My personal politic dream is to see a grand coalition of working and middle classes but now just as many Republicans are coming around to a similar realization; it is the foolishness of the Democrats which are blocking any such possibility.

In the end however, the only policy goal remaining (after it passes immigration) for the Bush Administration is to keep the Iraq War going through the 2008 presidential election. That way it will give partisan historians in the future at least a small chance to rebut the obvious fact that George W. Bush is the first president in the history of the United States to lose a major war all on his own. He is trying the LBJ strategy of pushing the blame onto the opposition party. The Bush legacy is priority number 1 in this White House.

So if the rightwing blogosphere is serious about taking on George Bush it will have to do more than not support his non-existent future agenda. It will have to start using the “L” word--loser that is--over and over again. Bush has to be presented with a stark choice, his class interests or his legacy. And only the powerful noise machine of the rightwing blogosphere (along with radio talks shows and the cable news networks) can seriously put Bush’s legacy into question.

6/16/2007 01:19:00 AM  
Blogger whiskey_199 said...

Or, Republicans could offer impeachment.

THAT might get GWB's attention.

Enough Reps and nutroots Dems could cooperate to impeach GWB and offer an object lesson. Always useful.

6/16/2007 01:52:00 AM  
Blogger Sparks fly said...

Years ago I heard that the Russians had video of George Bush and his brother dealing some type of drugs in mexico.

If it were true it might explain why a Texan would suddenly go border-blind. They've got something on him and so he has to let the immigrants in.

How do you explain his seeming disinterest in what most Americans feel betrayed on.

To me this is bizarro. I quit sending the national party money years ago. I give to individual candidates. I like Fred Thompson. What's his view on this immigration situation?

We aren't exporting Judeo-Christian Americanism. We are importing paganism.

When people who should know better set Jesus aside things come apart at each and every seam you didn't even know was there.

6/16/2007 01:55:00 AM  

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