Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bush's unintentional humor

The Republican base is riled over the immigration reform bill and Limbaugh is leading the charge. Caught a snippet of his show at lunch and laughed out loud when he played audio of a testy-sounding President Bush attacking opponents of immigration reform (emphasis mine; listen here, timestamp 23:45).
"Amnesty is forgiveness for being here without any penalties -- that's what amnesty is. I oppose it. The authors -- many of the authors of this bill oppose it. This bill is not an amnesty bill. If you want to scare the American people, what you say is, the bill is an amnesty bill. It's not an amnesty bill. That's empty political rhetoric, trying to frighten our fellow citizens.
So ... how's that feel?

But George, George, it's not their fault. You trained them too well.

Not to worry. The president got right back on his game a few paragraphs later:
... Convictions run deep. Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don't like. If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people. "
That's our George. Right back to guilt-tripping and questioning peoples' patriotism.

"Your either with Us or ..."

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