It seems that Michelle’s chance to shine during the midterm elections has passed. Over the last year, her pet issue, immigration, has been sidelined by her obsession to uncover a pattern of “unhingedness” emanating from The Left. As a result, her poorly touted Immigration Blog project is something of an utter failure — much like its main author.
WASHINGTON, June 20 — House Republican leaders today put the brakes on efforts to overhaul immigration laws, saying they would hold hearings this summer around the nation on the politically volatile subject before trying to compromise with the Senate on a chief domestic priority of President Bush.
The unusual decision to set a new round of hearings on legislation already passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate puts the prospects for enacting a final bill this year in jeopardy despite Mr. Bush’s call for Congress to act.
The timing means that formal Congressional negotiations would not begin until September, just as Congressional campaigns are entering their crucial final weeks — a time when lawmakers typically shy away from difficult issues.
The major talking point coming out of Malkin Central for some time now has been “enforce the laws”. But, of course, Michelle knows how to play her audience. She may have legitimate grievances with the Executive along these lines, but her actual policy position is not enforcement, but retribution.
When the Malkinites pooh-pooh amnesty in favor of mass deportation, they clearly avoid this country’s longstanding traditions of granting immunity to offenders of laws that are de facto unenforceable.*
Make no mistake about it: Michelle’s position on immigration does not just smack of racism and classism. It is racism and classism. And she is urging our government to institutionalize racism and classism. The dangers involved are far too numerous to count, but anyone familiar with 20th century American history knows that, although our country has survived it in the past, it would be wise to avoid the bloodshed that it will inevitably cause.
Please take a moment to silently rejoice in Michelle’s failure to stay on message with regard to this issue, and her abject inability to have a real effect on national policy.
*Two of my favorites: Pres. Cleveland toward polygamist Mormons and Pres. Carter toward Vietnam era draft dodgers.