Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Quick-Draw McCain Shoots (and misses) Again!

Sen. McCain does not respond well to criticism. Just ask Sen. John Cornyn.

Now he's
firing wildly at Mitt Romney over the former governor's criticism of the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill.

"In the case of Governor Romney, you know, maybe I should wait a couple of weeks and see if it changes, because it's changed in less than a year from his position before," the senator said of Mr. Romney's position on immigration. "And maybe his solution will be to get out his small-varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn."
The jokes are pretty funny, but notice what Sen. McCain's comments don't do. They don't answer the arguments against the amnesty bill. They don't explain how "letting all the illegals stay" ISN'T amnesty.

In fact, amnesty supporters never defend their plan. Instead, they label those who don't agree with them "bigots" or throw out irrelevant straw men like "we'll never deport 12 million people," blah, blah, blah.

If Sen. McCain's amnesty plan is such a good idea, why does he have to insult people who don't like it? Why can't he simply point out why his plan works and his opponents are wrong?

Why? Because McCain's amnesty is a disaster. It won't stop--or even slow--future illegal immigration. It won't protect us from those illegals who are here to do America harm. It doesn't address
the $2.2 TRILLION burden these immigrants place on the backs of American taxpayers.

This "reform" bill fixes nothing. It fundamentally changes nothing. That's why Sen. McCain is fighting instead of talking.