President Bush is scheduled to push for his guest worker program in Arizona this week. Not exactly the thing to rally his conservative base. In fact, look for Republican House members J.D. Hayworth and Tom Tancredo to push to centerstage in opposition to Bush’s plan. They’ll call it “amnesty” and talk about law-breakers.
I must admit, I have no clue what Bush is trying to do politically with this move. His immigration plan isn’t exactly the thing to win back the center in time for ‘06 and I don’t know how many Republicans up for re-election are going to sign on. Maybe he really just wants to match “a willing worker with a willing employer” and suck the lifeblood out of the people who build this country without giving them any hope of becoming full members of our communities.
Post your thoughts, comments, predictions, and reactions to this week in the thread, amigos.