I just got this cute little email from the RNC and had to chuckle:
Our immigration system is broken. And we need your help to fix it.
In his address to the nation last night, President Bush showed the way to getting real results on this difficult issue. We need your help today to stand up in support of the President’s bold plan. Sign the petition and call your Senators and Representatives to demand immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform.
Our nation faces a long-term problem that requires a long-term solution. As the President outlined, America needs real reform that includes:
- Dramatic increases in manpower and technology at the border
- A system of controlled, temporary, and legal entry into the United States that meets our economic needs and relieves the pressure of illegal immigration at the border. No amnesty.
- Holding employers who hire illegal immigrants accountable, with beefed-up ID requirements – no excuses.
Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have played partisan politics and resisted these basic reform principles and have attempted to block border security legislation at every turn. Every day of Reid’s obstruction is one more day with a broken system that isn’t working.
So I guess Ken Mehlman is out of touch with the Republicans in Congress and in the states who have complained about Bush’s plan. It is not Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats playing “partisan politics”, it is Senate working as a whole with a very touchy situation. Of course Mehlman has turned the entire RNC into the proverbial “Bush whores” and that is obvious by their current approval rating.