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Thursday, April 20, 2006

I Really Hate This Guy!

Source: RCP

Ruben Navarrette has a true stinker of an editorial out yesterday.

I want to focus on this paragraph...
Honesty has also been awfully scarce in this debate. If we were being honest, Americans would have to admit that illegal immigration is a self-inflicted wound and that the cities and states that find themselves combating an influx of these immigrants also often have booming economies and plenty of work for the undocumented. If we were being honest, we wouldn't bother acting surprised by the fact that there are so many illegal immigrants living in our communities -- not when we've been hiring them or turning a blind eye to those who hire them for years. If we were being honest, we would accept that demonstrators are not demanding benefits or asking for handouts, but merely fighting back against what they see as an attack against immigrants and an attempt to make criminals out of hard-working, taxpaying members of society. If we were being honest, we would have to accept that there are, as President Bush says, all sorts of hard and dirty ``jobs that Americans won't do'' -- at any wage -- and that this is a sign of achievement and progress and not something to be ashamed of. And if we were being honest, we would have to admit that those U.S. citizens who find themselves competing for jobs with illegal immigrants who can't speak English and have sixth-grade educations -- and losing out, at that -- should take the hint that the time has come for them to get more education and training.
Coupla things, okay what's with the "we" stuff? Is Mr. Navarrette French? I've never hired an illegal and if you have shame on you!

"Jobs Americans won't do?" We'll see about that, let's cut off the flow and see what happens then.

"Tax paying?" Some do, a lot more don't.

Finally, "...those U.S. citizens who find themselves competing for jobs with illegal immigrants who can't speak English and have sixth-grade educations -- and losing out, at that -- should take the hint that the time has come for them to get more education and training."

Yeah, if I had any respect for Senor Navarrette before reading this wildly improbable sentence, which I don't, this would have killed it dead. I'm going to explain this slowly for those of poor character (Mr. Navarrette) or the merely stupid (Mr. Navarrette).

Americans shouldn't have to compete against those who will work illegally for less money and no benefits, or is Mr. Navarrette suggesting that it's the astonishing, alleged work ethic of the illegal worker we have to fear?

This is one of the most singularly dishonest things I've ever read. I'm going to presume Mr. Navarrette is a person of moderate intelligence so I'm left to wonder why he feels the need to lie in this fashion to make his point.

Nice try chief, next time try telling the truth!

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