Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gee, I don't know what to say

The above statement is my recommendation for the official platform statement of the Democratic Party regarding illegal aliens.

Hillary stumbled on the drivers license question way back in October. So, by the time the November 15th debate rolled around, you would think that all the candidates would have put together their thoughts and had the answer to the question surely to be asked, “Should illegal aliens be given drivers licenses?”

Not only did they each have time to ponder the question, but they also had New York polls and the actions of Governor Spitzer to guide them.

You would think…but what actually happened at the Las Vegas debate?

Hillary’s answer: “No.”

Obama’s answer: "When I was a state senator in Illinois, I voted to require that illegal aliens get trained, get a license, get insurance to protect public safety. That was my intention,"
"And - but I have to make sure that people understand. The problem we have here is not driver's licenses. Undocumented workers do not come here to drive. They don't go - they're not coming here to go to the In-N-Out Burger. That's not the reason they're here,"
(Obama humor. Try funny, maybe that’ll get Wolf to change the subject.)
"They're here to work. And so instead of being distracting by what has now become a wedge issue, let's focus on actually solving the problem that this administration, the Bush administration, had done nothing about it,"Blitzer comes back, "Do you support or oppose driver's licenses for illegal immigrants?"Obama says, "I am not proposing that that's what we do. What I'm saying is that we can't ...”

That made the audience laugh, even if his earlier attempt failed, so Barack goes on, "No, no, no, no. Look, I have already said, I support the notion that we have to deal with public safety and that driver's licenses at the same level can make that happen. But what I also know ... Wolf, is that if we keep on getting distracted by this problem, then we are not solving it."
Finally, the interrogation ended when Blitzer asked him, “Yes or no?” and Obama said, “Yes.”

John Edwards felt the need to also give an explanation. Edwards said, “No, but I don't accept the proposition that we're not going to have comprehensive immigration reform.”
“What I do support, and what I will do as president of the United States, is move this country toward comprehensive immigration reform. And anyone who's on the path to earning American citizenship should be able to have a driver's license.”

If I could venture a translation, Edwards believes that if you give them amnesty the problem goes away. Duh!

Dodd: “No, my belief is that giving a -- as I've said in the very beginning here, I think drivers' licenses are the wrong thing to be doing, in terms of attracting people to come here as undocumented.” That was a pretty good answer on the heels of a plug for amnesty.

Richardson said yes. Biden said no. Kucinich said cancel NAFTA.

So there appears to be strong support among the Democratic candidates for amnesty. I haven’t heard any of them tell America that our immigration quotas are out-of-whack and the last thing we need is to legalize 12 million more. That’s what we need to hear, but we won’t.

I’m looking for a candidate (any candidate from any party) who will say, “We need to pare back our total annual LEGAL immigration to 200,000 a year, end chain migration, set up a points system based on qualifications, and remove the 12 million illegals here now. Legalization is out of the question since the number of illegals equals a 50 YEAR SUPPLY OF IMMIGRANTS! They came here the wrong way, they don’t have the skills and education we need, and we need to send the message that those who sneak in will not be allowed to stay.”

Please let me know when you find a candidate saying that.


  1. You forgor the "meat" of Kucinich's answer - that he takes exception with the term illegial alien...buecause there are no illegal human beings.

    This is a man who believs in space aliens too....

  2. Right you are Hendrix. John Laesch uses the same phrase. We can only hope that the Democrats will self-destruct from the fringes. Is Nader running again?