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  1. Patters

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    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTZhZDdiYmJlNDViYTAwOWExNmUyMmQ5ODlmMWYwYTU=

    According to a congressman's wife who attended a Republican women's luncheon yesterday, Karl Rove explained the rationale behind the president's amnesty/open-borders proposal this way: "I don't want my 17-year-old son to have to pick tomatoes or make beds in Las Vegas."

    There should be no need to explain why this is an obscene statement coming from a leader in the party that promotes the virtues of hard work, thrift, and sobriety, a party whose demi-god actually split fence rails as a young man, a party where "respectable Republican cloth coat" once actually meant something. But it does seem to be necessary to explain.

    Rove's comment illustrates how the Bush-McCain-Giuliani-Hagel-Martinez-Brownback-Huckabee approach to immigration strikes at the very heart of self-government. It is precisely Rove's son (and my own, and those of the rest of us in the educated elite) who should work picking tomatoes or making beds, or washing restaurant dishes, or mowing lawns, especially when they're young, to help them develop some of the personal and civic virtues needed for self-government. It's not that I want my kids to make careers of picking tomatoes; Mexican farmworkers don't want that either. But we must inculcate in our children, especially those likely to go on to high-paying occupations, that there is no such thing as work that is beneath them.

    As Tocqueville wrote: "In the United States professions are more or less laborious, more or less profitable; but they are never either high or low: every honest calling is honorable." The farther we move from that notion, the closer we come to the idea that the lawyer is somehow better than the parking-lot attendant, undercutting the very foundation of republican government.

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  2. Holy Diver

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    These elite pigs make me sick.....the apples don't fall far.


    "What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them." –Former First Lady Barbara Bush
     
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    Sean Hannity to a lone liberal in the crowd at Utah Valley State College a few years ago:

    "Don't worry, we won't hurt you. We love liberals. We would like liberals to live in our neighborhood - if they can afford it." ...

    *inevitable CON man laughter fills throughout the arena*

    from "The Divided State" DVD...
     
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    I have wondered how far Karl has to push the envelope before he is distanced from GWB and his crew? Daddy Bush did it before, however George seems to not be able to take this step. Just playing the immigration card over and over again, all the while this administration does not offer a suggestion on how to deal with it. Wonder if the audience gave him a big laugh, or maybe a stand O??
     
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    Where are all the neo-cons to tell me how true these statements are when you think about it...you know, the line of logic that goes: " The rich are actually better than the poor and middle class. They have to be to make so much money..."
     

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