Another GOP Guest Worker Program Sighting?
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July 04, 2010, 09:59 PM
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While I was analyzing President Obama`s recent immigration speech, concluding contrary to the conventional wisdom that he`s really serious, I noted that the appalling Karl Rove had devoted most of his response to touting the need for a "guest worker" program.

Now I see Newt Gingrich also cited the need for a "guest worker" program in his interview with Greta van Susteren on Saturday.

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.