This is no coincience, comrades. Of course, it's electoral madness to propose a guest worker program in the midst of record unemployment. The GOP's corporate donors must be very insistent. Obviously, the word has gone out, and the chain jerked.
One good thing about corporate donors: they really are totally selfish and short-sighted. Thus I was delighted to see that Colorado horse heiress Helen Krieble instantly threw her Hispanic allies over the side when I asked her in 2009 how her pet guest worker plan could be reconciled with the "citizen child" clause—which, as currently interpreted, means guest workers' U.S.-born children are technically citizens and thus potential voters for the ethnic lobbies.
Now more than ever, birthright citizenship looms as decisive battle.