The Tar Pit

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

New York Times gets behind Bush Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

The Gray Lady has listened to the President's thinly veiled remarks about his guest worker amnesty proposal for illegal aliens, and appears to like what she hears.

In dismissing Congressman J.D. Hayworth's (R-AZ), warnings against "amnesty-light" last week, the Times observed:

With friends like these at his back, Mr. Bush deserves more public support from the Republicans who can be more thoughtful on this issue, like Senator John McCain of Arizona and Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration. Democrats should also start to rally behind the White House on this issue, especially if people like Senator Edward Kennedy can participate in the crafting of such an important reform that could make the system fairer, safer and more humane.

The President's Shoelaces
New York Times Editorial | January 18, 2005

"With friends like these?"

Does irony get any better?

McCain and Cornyn are two of the most radically pro-illegal alien, pro-amnesty Senators in the Republican Party. Each of them has an amnesty proposal to legalize illegals sitting in committee in the Senate - S. 1461 and S. 1387, respectively.

Democrat Ted Kennedy is the author of the ill-conceived 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act and the infamous diversity lottery. Americans ought to be wary of "immigration reforms" favored by Chappaquiddick's Extracurricular Diving Champion.

The Los Angeles Times also reported yesterday that "McCain is working with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Senate's key Democratic player on the issue, to try to develop bipartisan legislation."

Not that a Kennedy-McCain alliance for the Bush Amnesty is much of a surprise for anyone who's read The Tar Pit.

Yet Republicans on the fence who've been led by President Bush to believe that his guest worker amnesty to legalize millions of illegal aliens is a benign and responsible policy ought to take some time for further consideration. Can we take at face value an agenda that deputizes pro-illegal alien Republicans like McCain and Cornyn, and multiculture warrior Ted Kennedy, all with the blessing of the left wing New York Times?