Ruben Navarrette objects.
Last year, speaking to the National Council of La Raza, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said that Republicans “scapegoat” illegal immigrants, and that the GOP would use immigration as a wedge issue in the 2006 elections. He also pledged that “Democrats will never divide Americans to win elections.”
Never came a lot sooner than I expected. Democrats turn to scapegoat immigrants The San Diego Union-Tribune
1) Illegal immigrants aren't scapegoats—the principal feature of a scapegoat is that he's innocent.
2) The Democrats are complaining about Bush's failure to guard the border—the border doesn't divide Americans, it divides America from the rest of the world.