Cross posted from Liberally Conservative
“I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” – Peter Finch as Howard Beale in “Network,” 1976
House Republicans opposed to amnesty vowed yesterday to fight President Bush’s proposal to legalize millions of illegal aliens as outlined in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“The president worked hard to get a Congress that agrees with him on this and now he’s got it,” said Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, in reference to the Democratic takeover of both chambers of Congress in the November elections. “But we’re still going to fight him on it.”
The downside of this debate is more Democrats applauded Mr. Bush on his statement:
”We need to uphold the great tradition of the melting pot that welcomes and assimilates new arrivals,” Mr. Bush said in his speech to uneven applause. “We need to resolve the status of the illegal immigrants who are already in our country, without animosity and without amnesty.”
With Ted Kennedy (D-MA) supporting the President, House Republicans see this stamp of approval as proof that Mr. Bush does not share their concerns.
Source and Full Story in The Washington Times
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