Friday, February 09, 2007

Rove: Is He REALLY This Stupid?

Dreher posts an excerpt from Mark Krikorian's "Corner" column:

According to a congressman's wife who attended a Republican women's luncheon yesterday, Karl Rove explained the rationale behind the president's amnesty/open-borders proposal this way: "I don't want my 17-year-old son to have to pick tomatoes or make beds in Las Vegas."

There should be no need to explain why this is an obscene statement coming from a leader in the party that promotes the virtues of hard work, thrift, and sobriety, a party whose demi-god actually split fence rails as a young man, a party where "respectable Republican cloth coat" once actually meant something.

Krikorian assumes that Rove actually believes the (R) rhetoric.

Perhaps Rove is contemplating his future without Air Force One, eh? Bad enough that he'll have to fly G-5's, or commercial; even worse is the possibility that his child would have to stoop to earn money. Such dark days lie ahead.

This is why the president's "willing worker/willing employer" immigration extravaganza is morally wrong — it's not just that it will cost taxpayers untold billions, or that it will beggar our own blue-collar workers, or that it will compromise security, or that it will further dissolve our sovereignty. It would do all that, of course, but most importantly it would change the very nature of our society for the worse, creating whole occupations deemed to be unfit for respectable Americans, for which little brown people have to be imported from abroad. In other words, mass immigration, even now, is moving us toward an unequal, master-servant society.

There is an excellent case to be made for LEGAL immigration (and perhaps in larger numbers than the current 12,000/month from Mexico.)

Rove's kid's clean hands is not part of that case.


Billiam said...

Well said. Yet, this is just another step towards the North American Union that no one seems to want to admit is being worked towards.

The Badgerland Conservative said...

That plus Bush is signing the GOP's death warrant by pushing for amnesty for illegals. Those illegal aliens that suddenly will become legal and allowed to vote ain't gonna vote Republican, that's for sure. The GOP will become a permanent minority party thanks to El Presidente Bush.

Anonymous said...

Good visuals on what the immigration issue is doing to the country.