Referring to opponents of the bill, Mr. Kennedy said: â€?We know what they donâ€™t like. What are they for? What are they going to do with the 12 million who are undocumented here? Send them back to countries around the world? Develop a type of Gestapo here to seek out these people that are in the shadows? Whatâ€™s their alternative?â€?[Immigration Bill Fails to Survive Senate Vote, By ROBERT PEAR and CARL HULSE, New York Times, June 28, 2007]
Nothing offensive about a Senator comparing American law enforcement to the Gestapo, is there?
But they were able to find some "heated rhetoric" from Republican Senator Jeff Sessions
â€?The bill would provide amnesty and a path to citizenship for people who broke into our country by running past the National Guard.â€?[After Billâ€™s Fall, G.O.P. May Pay in Latino Votes, By JENNIFER STEINHAUER New York Times, July 1, 2007]
The idea that it's a "heated rhetoric" to criticize illegal aliens is strange, and as for border control costing the GOP the votes of Hispanics who don't vote Republican anyway, that's just the MSM's way of saying that Hispanics are disloyal.