No Immigration Reform bill this year

In a defeat for President Bush, Republican congressional leaders said Tuesday that broad immigration legislation is all but doomed for the year, a victim of election-year concerns in the House and conservatives’ implacable opposition to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

Horse puckey. Bush didn’t want the bill to pass this year. Given his abysmal poll numbers, he and the Republicans are desperate to get out the vote, and that most especially includes the racist right. So they’ll be scapegoating immigrants, launching ever-more immigration raids, demonizing as they go. Stomach-turning, aren’t they?