“Essentially, they [Bush/McCain/Kennedy] have offered the American people a take it or leave it deal: give us our guest worker amnesty, or we will let the whole world across our open borders until you do. Give us the laws we want, or we will not enforce the laws we already have.”
Conservative commentator Mac Johnson of HumanEventsOnline.com, on President Bush’s May 15 speech on immigration reform.
“The truth be told, the totality of Bush’s speech was rather reasonable. Stripping away the political theatrics and the empty phrasing, and putting aside the undue emphasis on deployment of the Guard, the President did endorse the sort of bi-partisan reforms proposed by a coalition stretching from John McCain and the Chamber of Commerce to Ted Kennedy and the Service Employees International Union. And he called directly on both houses of Congress to finally agree upon and pass a bill that reflects that consensus.”
Liberal commentator Marc Jacobs of TheNation.com, on President Bush’s May 15 speech on immigration reform.