The pot calling the sun black.

I can’t believe my eyes. President Bush just had the audacity to accuse his opponents of fear-mongering. Man, I wish I had that much chutzpah. That’s like me walking up to somebody, punching him in the face (for 6 years) and then accusing him of being aggressive. Bush has been the king of fear-mongering for almost his entire reign, and now he says those who oppose his proposed immigration bill are the ones who are doing it?

“If you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bill’s
an amnesty bill. That’s empty political rhetoric trying to frighten our citizens.”

Uh… no. The word “amnesty” is not empty political rhetoric. It’s very full. It has a specific meaning, and it’s not being used improperly here. When you take somebody who’s breaking the law, and say “that’s okay, we forgive you”, that’s amnesty. It’s also a bit of a slap in the face to those who obey the law. Not that there aren’t bad laws, and not to say that amnesty for those who break a bad law is a bad thing, but I don’t think that’s the case here. The president is engaging in his favorite pass-time: political posturing while accusing those around him of political posturing.

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