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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Bush vows permanent ban on future illegal migrants

President George W. Bush promised Saturday to permanently bar future illegal immigrants from the United States as he renewed his push for immigration reform, a centerpiece of his domestic agenda.

A revised reform package was reintroduced in the Senate this past week after its predecessor failed on June 7 to garner enough votes to cut off debate and move for final passage.

The collapse of the first proposal has prompted a personal intervention by the president, who went to Capitol Hill to plead for giving the bill a second chance.

But while he has succeeded in putting the proposal back on the Senate agenda, the legislation is facing strong opposition from both Republicans and Democrats, who argue that granting legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants will only encourage more people to sneak across the poorly guarded border.

I'm beginning to think that Bush may actually be a little mentally retarded:

"Under this bill, those caught crossing illegally will be permanently barred from returning to the United States on a work or tourist visa," the president stated.

Uh huh. So which part is it that keeps them from sneaking back over illegally? Ok, so you're going to hire more border patrol agents, but if you keep putting them in jail for doing their jobs, that doesn't mean a heckuva lot, does it? And you already put money in the budget for a fence, but it doesn't seem to be getting built, is it? And anyway, how is a few hundred miles of fence going to deter them from crossing somewhere in the hundreds and hundreds of other miles that aren't fenced, hmmmm?

This is the same mental deficiency that leads people to believe that gun control prevents crime.

The boy just reeks of stupid.


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