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Fidelio

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Deployment at our southern border?!!
« on: May 12, 2006, 07:20:33 PM »
Bush is considering deploying the national guard to secure our southern border.   This is supposedly going to be addressed later tonight according to this article. 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060512/ap_on_go_pr_wh/border_defense

With this latest move, Bush now appears even more hardline on the issue than before...

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Re: Deployment at our southern border?!!
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 10:50:01 PM »
Well, according to the latest Harris poll, his approval is down to 29%.  He has to do SOMETHING, right?  (Especially since a significant amount of this antipathy toward him is from the right, which is unhappy with his stance on immigration heretofore, with proposals like the guest-worker program).
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Re: Deployment at our southern border?!!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 10:57:55 PM »
i think the national guard already has too much on its hands.

I agree.  I just don't think this consideration counts for very much in the Chimperator's political calculus.  ;)
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Re: Deployment at our southern border?!!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006, 01:36:30 PM »
Well, according to the latest Harris poll, his approval is down to 29%.  He has to do SOMETHING, right?  (Especially since a significant amount of this antipathy toward him is from the right, which is unhappy with his stance on immigration heretofore, with proposals like the guest-worker program).

I'd wager a majority of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, would support tougher enforcement over a guest worker or amnesty program. I don't think the displeasure is limited to the right in this instance.