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Bloviating Zeppelin: McCain's Ramdown

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

McCain's Ramdown

This new "immigration reform"? RINO Senator John McCain, he of the "Gang of 14," he of McCain-Feingold, he of his votes against the Bush tax cuts, and now, he soon to be of McCain-Kennedy -- in terms of the 1,000 page bill regarding, essentially, amnesty for illegal immigrants -- he is completely behind this bill.

John McCain is pushing the proverbial "ramdown" on the Republicans, and the Republicans are caving in. He is saying, essentially: "listen to what I say, compromise is better than anything, I am a Presidential candidate, we need to do this now, I know what I'm saying and you don't."

McCain said about the bill:

This is the first step. We can and must complete this legislation sooner rather than later. We all know that this issue can be caught up in extracurricular politics unless we move forward as quickly as opssible. This is a product of a long hard trail of negotiation, and I am sure that there are certain provisions that each of us would not agree with, but this is what the legislative process is all about, this is what bipartisanship is all about when there is a requirement for this nation and its security that transcends party lines. I am proud to have been a small part of it.

Deal's done. I am the guy. I made it happen. My opinion mattered, not yours. What I do in the middle of a campaign for president has nothing to do with politics. My critics are all motivated by politics. Since I have already made up my mind, no debate is necessary, so shut up. Republicans especially shut up. This is how things get done in D.C.: You roll over for Democrats. And by the way, cutting half the fence and leaving the other half subject to the whims of the anti-border security bureaucracy equals protecting national security, just like the Gang of 14 was good for the confirmation process and McCain-Feingold good for the First Amendment. So, if you didn't hear me the first time: Shut up. Sit down. I'm your nominee.

I'm John McCain and I approved of this message.

Here is a bill, the precise language of which no one has seen, yet McCain is attempting to ram it down the throats of the Republicans pretty much over the weekend.

Why "sooner rather than later"? Because McCain realizes the overall thrust of the bill is coming harshly under the microscope. Better to push it hard and fast before everyone actually gets to READ the LANGUAGE of the bill. I ask: how can ANYONE logically hope to read 1,000 pages and be well versed in its intricacies not only in two days but, further (and with planning) over the weekend?

And those "extracurricular politics" of which he refers? That would amount to actual scrutiny of the bill -- something he desires quite not.

Some of the aspects of the bill we've had so far exposed:

-- A $5,000 fine on those immigrants wishing to stay (all);
-- 370 miles of fence built (as opposed to the necessary, minimal 854);
-- Parents, spouses and children of illegal aliens allowed to remain in the "family unit";

12 million illegal immigrants we can absorb if we have to; but what about the immediate 12 million more linked, as indicated above, should this bill pass? And the 12 million more? And the 12 million more?

And please, the language is absolutely insulting to the American people. You believe we think for a precious MOMENT that each illegal is going to somehow magically, mystically PONY UP $5,000 ($6,700 if you believe the additional numbers) to stay in the country?

That's why they're labeled as LAWBREAKERS. They broke the LAW. They'll break THAT law.

And building 370 miles of fence? Any 5-year-old could reason: let's just trek around the UNFENCED remaining 484 miles. Trust me, Mexicans aren't and don't need to be Rocket Scientists to figure out that one.

Then there's that crazy Mexican issue as well. The bulk of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are in fact Mexican. But there are and shall continue to be that inestimable trickle who happen to be of some type of Middle Eastern descent who wish to do this country harm. They'll put on their Red Ball Keds and dink-dink-dink across the 5" of the Rio Grande just like everyone else. Where the fence isn't. They'll have 484+ miles to choose from.

And oh: if they happen to have a Russkie backpack tactical nuke strapped to their backs, so much the better.

Dink-dink-dink. I can hear their ankles getting moist from here.


It has been said that "demography is prophecy." Mark Steyn wrote an entire book about it, entitled "America Alone" (and highly recommended). What that means is: those with the highest numbers make the rules. More Muslims? Expect Sharia law. More Mexicans? Expect a precise copy of Mexico.

Here's the bottom line, boys and girls:

I don't like Islam. I don't like what it represents. I don't want to get on my knees and pray to Mecca five times daily. I don't like one-piece garments or their stupid little hats. I don't like birkas or hajibs or any other manner of Islamic dress. I love and respect my wife. I don't like clitorectomies. I don't like misogyny. I like my women free to choose their dress and their lives. I don't believe that, upon a martyr's death, they'll be graced with 72 virgins. I believe their evil acts will place them directly in the throes of a burning, twisting, carboned Hell. I don't like their stupid little rituals. I don't even remotely admire a stone age culture that can't recognize reason and logic.

I don't like Mexico. It's too hot. I don't like their cramped cities. They have no trees. They have no wood. That's why they build with concrete. I don't like their five-family oligarchy. I don't like the huge, the massive disparity between the ruling elite and the masses. Mexico is a wealthy country rife with corruption on every level, designed to keep the wealth into the few blessed, elite families. I don't like their politics, I don't like their government (such as it is), I don't like their corrupt military, I don't like their corrupt police forces, their corrupt judiciary, their corrupt executive branch. I don't like upside-down American flags hanging under Mexican flags. And I hate Mariachi music.

With numbers, with demographics, Muslims would bring Islam and every bit of its corrosive, oppressive, unGodly trappings to our country.

If we let them.

With numbers, with demographics, Mexicans would bring Mexico and every bit of its corruption and wealth disparity to our country.

If we let them.

If we settle for this bill, if we allow it, we are well on the way to the above two scenarios.

There's a reason people are willing to die to come to this country the way it is.

Think about that.

The way it is -- not the way it will be.

An addition to this post:
In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, much as I like Tony Snow, he summed up, unbeknownst to him, the actual weakness of this bill:

HH: Now you mentioned background checks, Tony Snow.

TS: Yeah.

HH: What kind? And who’s going to do them?

TS: The federal law enforcement…I’m sorry, the Department of Homeland Security and I think the FBI will be coordinating on those....

HH: But if it’s a profile along the lines of the 9/11 hijackers, none of whom had had a previous run-in with the law, but all of whom had jihadist connections. They’d be waived through, right?

TS: Well again, let’s see, let’s walk through. No, because at least in one of those cases, you’d had, maybe in a couple of them, you’d had expired student visas, which are going to themselves be subject to far more scrutiny. And in terms of background checks, I’m going to have to go back and find out whether they kept their noses clean or not.

HH: Tony…

TS: But if you’re asking me, Hugh, if it’s going to be possible using immigration law to find out whether somebody has not previously broken the law, whether they are going to commit an act of terror, whether they are an American citizen or not? No, that’s not going to be what immigration law is about.
Did you read that right? The immigration law is NOT about:
-- Finding out whether somebody broke the law;
-- Whether they are going to commit an act of terror;
-- Whether they are an American citizen;
Translated: logic, proportion, common sense, background checks, all NOT part of the bill. All aspects that SHOULD be part of ANY immigration bill!
Which George Bush states is a good bill.


Blogger Gayle said...

WOW! I like it when you get really pissed off! That's a great rant, BZ. Especially the part regarding what you don't like about Muslims and Mexico. I'll second it. I only wish I'd said it myself.

This bill stinks to high heaven. We are being sold down the drain. This isn't what we elected our representatives to do.

Fri May 18, 07:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: I don't quite consider it a "rant" at ALL; I consider it to be speaking the truth. If we all collectively wanted Islam, we'd be Muslims. If we all collectively wanted to be Mexican, we'd all speak Spanish.

We're not, so we DON'T.

The bill does, in fact, stink to high heaven.


Fri May 18, 07:46:00 PM PDT  
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Sat May 19, 08:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dave said...

BZ, do you have any theories as to why the republicans are so in favor of this terrible idea? Have they been overrun by left-wingers? What has happened to REAL America?
Soon you'll look just like your socialist comrade brothers to the north.

Sat May 19, 08:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thunderstick: and that's the complete and total question, isn't it? Why? Sounds like the subject for a good post. I've been ruminating on that for some time now. I don't yet have an answer.


Sat May 19, 11:38:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

This crap makes me sick beyond words, and yeah BZ, Gayle is right, you did good man, good bit of work here..

To Thunder-stick, in my opinion the Repubs are trying to be everything to everyone, and it just ain't gonna work that way, as the old song says, you gotta stand for something or you'll fall for anything, and the Repubs are as eat up with libbers as the Dems are now...

There are still some really good Repubs, Conservative in thought and belief but we have many "Bush Bots" now too, they'll jump on a flaming wagon load of hay if Bush told em it was the thing to do...

Illegal immigration and amnesty are the really HOT domestic topic at this time, and between them and the war in Iraq, Bush has done nearly irreparable damage to the GOP, and the RNC is in deep trouble next cycle, their ONLY saving grace is the facts that the Dems are WORSE, but dammit all to hell and back, I am tired of settling for the lesser of 2 evils, and that is exactly what we got...

And as much as I love Ronald Reagan, he is the one that started this AMNESTY BS way back when...

There has been a precedent set and it appears that the GOP will hold hands with the Dems and give this nation to the damned WET BACKS, or the rag heads, depends on your 'who votes 1st thing'...

Sat May 19, 07:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

The thing that hacks me is: the solution is so much more simple than the problem.

Forget about what to do with the folks that are here. Forget about the problems associated with those people. Just control the border.

If you control the border, you can get the immigration problem under control.

I agree with comprehensive types inasmuch as our system for getting folks into the country legally is messed up. But that can be fixed later.

I would take a lot of bullshit so long as the border is controlled. Until that happens, nothing else can be good. Right now, Washington is cooking with the eggshells and not washing them first.

Sat May 19, 09:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...



Sun May 20, 10:03:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dionne said...

Rush was ranting about how awful this bill was today. I for one only needed to hear the names Kennedy and McCain to know that there was nothing good in it.

One of the only things I've liked about Romney is when he said in the last debate that McCain-Kennedy would be just as disastrous to immigration as McCain-Feingold was to campaign finance. Amen!!

Mon May 21, 02:56:00 PM PDT  

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