Sunday, June 10, 2007
It looks like the immigration deal is dead in the water, at least for the time
being. This is good for conservatives overall, as the bill was deeply flawed,
but it is continuing to further alienate the only reliable allies President
Bush had on the right. Writing on NRO today, Katherine Lopez
wrote a polite, but firm piece, expressing her disappointment at the president.
"You’d think after conservatives forgave and forgot and fought hard for Samuel Alito the
White House would consider thinking twice before kicking its friends again. Instead, you’re
reminded that — back when the president was governor of Texas — he always prided
himself on working with Democrats rather than with his natural allies. "
Laura Ingraham was a bit less forgiving. Speaking from on her nationally syndicated
talk show, she lambasted her friend, claiming the President had;
"...taken his gloves off to punch us....he sure has a weird was of showing his love to his
Oy. The mood is reminiscent of pre-9/11 when conservatives (including this one),
swallowed his big government tendencies, hoping that somewhere there lurked a
real leader with a genuine conservative heart...and we were not disappointed. From
the wreckage of 9/11 emerged a leader who found his confidence, and led the
nation with resolve through the months and years ahead.
President Bush is not the only one who will be feeling the ramifications of the
failure to pass the immigration reform bill. Presidential hopeful John McCain,
who made the bill one of the center pieces of his campaign, is wiping the
proverbial political egg from his face. As the bill sputtered it's last breath,
one of McCain's loyalest supporters and confidants, John Dowd, defected to
the burgeoning Thompson camp, in the anticipation of his expected candidacy
announcement. Dowd's defections is a double blow for McCain, as he is
one of the most savvy fund raisers on the hill.
I shall keep on my toes, like a midget at the urinal, and monitor any new
Posted by Joe Leger at 5:25 PM