According to my ancient Webster's to extort is to get [money, etc.] by violence, threats, misuse of authority, etc.; exact or wrest [from]...and that is exactly what some socalled leaders in Congress and elsewhere are doing with their threats to launch a third party ticket in 2008 over the issue of illegal immigration. The my way or the highway club who feel that anything short of a prison term or mass deportation or both for illegal aliens [who are after all breaking the law] and stiff penalties for the treasonous scum who hire them [who are after all breaking the law] is just an invitation to an all out invasion of rapists, murderers and drug dealers. And of course there is the wall, it can not be virtual, it has to be real and it has to rival the Great Wall of China. After all, the only thing they were worried about was invading barbarian hordes. And they thought they had problems.
Debate? We don't need no stinkin debate.
Well this oped from Dick Morris makes an interesting point:
On July 2, the Mexican people will decide whether to elect ultra-leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (known as AMLO) as their next president.
Rumors have abounded for months that Lopez Obrador's campaign is getting major funding from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. And last month Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz)., a moderate Republican, told several Mexican legislators that he had intelligence reports detailing revealing support from Hugo Chavez to AMLO's Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).
Chavez is a firm ally of Cuba's Fidel Castro. Lopez Obrador could be the final piece in their grand plan to bring the United States to its knees before the newly resurgent Latin left.
Needless to say the Mexican left is making much of the supposed racism of the American people.
When Ross Perot helped Clinton gain the White House with 43% of the vote I really thought the angry white male had learned his lesson. Maybe not. Maybe this time he will give us a Communist in Mexico and a Democratic President. Way to go Tancredo!
Between them, Venezuela and Mexico export about 4 million barrels of oil each day to the United States, more than one-third of our oil imports. With both countries in the hands of leftist leaders, the opportunity to hold the U.S. hostage will be extraordinary.
I hope that the House and the Senate can come up with a compromise bill and Bush signs it. And I hope that the right wing of the Republican party does not do its party what the left wing has done to the Democratic Party.
We need some good old fashioned common sense.