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    Only 25% of Americans Approve of Bush's Immigration Policy

    This is a transcript from Lou Dobbs' show, January 23rd:

    DOBBS: A new CNN-"USA Today"-Gallup poll finds the majority of Americans, however, do not approve of the way President Bush is handling the immigration -- the illegal immigration issue.

    Our senior political analyst, Bill Schneider, joins me now from Washington and has the story for us.

    Bill, what is the public saying on this critical issue in this election year?

    WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, CNN SR. POLITICAL ANALYST: Well, Lou, there were seven issues tested in that poll. And President Bush got his worst rating, worst of all seven, on the issue of immigration.

    Only 25 percent, just one quarter of Americans, say they approve the way the president has been handling immigration. Sixty-two percent disapprove. Worse than the economy, worse than Iraq, worse even in the current hot topic in Washington, which is corruption.

    Now there's only one issue that was asked about where most Americans believe the president is doing a good job. That is terrorism.

    That's been the case ever since 9/11. And right now, it's the one issue that the president has -- has got left.

    You might recall what Karl Rove told the Republican National Committee on Friday, that the Republicans won on the terrorism issue in 2002, they won again on it in 2004, and they have every intention on running yet again on the terrorism issue, making it their issue in 2006. DOBBS: You are certainly one of the country's savviest political analyst. Can they do it three times in a row?

    SCHNEIDER: Well, if the Democrats let them. The Democrats don't fight back and make a cogent argument that the United States is not doing a good job fighting the war on terrorism, that the United States is not safer than it was, you haven't really heard that argument made very well by many Democrats so far.

    DOBBS: On the illegal immigration issue, the fact is that most expect the Senate to defy the House and good -- and the good sense of their constituents, an attempt to pull a double-cross, and that is effectively pass, despite the public's disapproval, pass the president's guest worker program and do absolutely nothing on border security.

    SCHNEIDER: That may well happen. The Senate holds itself somewhat distant from public opinion on issues like this. The House is often much closer, much more of a populist body.

    You saw what happened at the Republican National Committee last week. There was very nearly a revolt in the president's own party against his immigration policy. It had to be pulled at the last minute. And the committee ended up voting confidence in the president's policy, but there was a revolt simmering there just beneath the surface in the Republican National Committee.

    DOBBS: With the poll numbers that we're looking at, does this appear to be a year, assuming that the trend does not change markedly or substantially from here, in which we might see a repeat of 1994 with immigration -- illegal immigration one the primary issues?

    SCHNEIDER: Well, there could be a political earthquake. If you look at the numbers, if you look at the odds on the Democrats taking control of Congress, you can't say it really looks very good.

    But I'm here to tell you, earthquakes do happen. And we've seen it happen before.

    DOBBS: Right.

    SCHNEIDER: And the Republicans have a strategy for dealing with the earthquake, and it's the same thing they did before Karl Rove announced it, which is embrace the terrorism issue.

    DOBBS: Bill, the warrantless wiretaps, how big an issue? And is the public supporting the president on the issue?

    SCHNEIDER: Well, let's take a look at what the polls showed.

    Forty-six percent of Americans said the Bush administration was right in -- to wiretap conversations between American citizens and suspected terrorists in other countries without a court order. Fifty- one percent said it was wrong.

    The numbers saying it's wrong has gone up a few points, about five points over the last two weeks. But I would say that the public really is divided on this.

    The administration, as we see, is engaged in a public relation's offensive. It's not being defensive about this issue at all. In fact, the president today relabeled the wiretap program a "terrorist surveillance program."

    This administration clearly believes it has an issue, the war on terror, that trumps all other issues: Iraq, the economy, corruption, immigration, everything. And as I said, in the last two elections, it did
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    If the war on terrorism, whatever in the hell it is, trumps all other issues, then we're over as nation having told the world we're a bunch of lily-livered cowards.

    Remember who you are and what you were born to do.

    We're the Americans....born to preserve the United States whatever it takes by all means necessary.

    IMPEACH THE WACKIDENT AND VICE WACKO.

    Then we can start fixing our country now.

    Why wait to do a good and right thing?

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    What just really AMAZES me is that they are still ABLE to convince the American people that THEY are making our country SAFER. THAT is the most IGNORANT thing I've ever heard. The American people CAN'T BE STUPID enough to believe that, just because we have not had an attack on American soil in 4 years, it PROVES ANYTHING. bin Laden has HISTORICALLY gone for YEARS between attacks. It is just the same old thing. Americans are COMPLACENT.

    If SOMEONE would take EACH ASPECT of national security and break it down to STATISTICS, SURELY the people would see that we are NOT SAFER than we were before 9/11. THE BORDER would be the first place they should look. Do we have FEWER people illegally crossing the border?? NO. Are our PORTS safer?? NO. Are our airports safer? VERY DOUBTFUL. ARE we better able to RESPOND to a disaster? A RESOUNDING NO as evidenced by the response to Katrina. Has IRAQ made us safer? NO. It has taken a few Muslim radicals and vastly multiplied them and increased their hatred for the US NOT because of the EXCUSE the administration uses--they are jealous of our freedoms, blah, blah, blah. NO--they hate Americans because we are the INFIDELS and we are occupying their "HOLY SOIL". Do we have MORE support from our historical ALLIES? NO. Are our intelligence agencies working more closely than they were before 9/11? I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT. One hand doesn't know what the other is doing. HAS BUSH APPOINTED CAPABLE PEOPLE to run these CRUCIAL AGENCIES? A RESOUNDING NO. He has continued to appoint inept CRONIES. AND, of course, the LIST GOES ON.

    I am just beginning to think the American people are more easily brainwashed than I would ever have imagined. If some Independent or even a DEMOCRAT, had enough sense to break down these areas of national security and put forth statistics that would PROVE that we have really made NO PROGRESS since 9/11, they could debunk this CLAIM by the Republican party and Karl Rove that Bush is doing a good job against terrorism. The only OTHER THING that I can see that would WAKE UP THE APATHETIC AMERICAN PEOPLE would be another terrorist attack on our soil. God forbid that it takes something THAT DRASTIC to wake them up but I just see them being blindly led to the slaughter by this LYING administration. You can blame the administration for only so long before you HAVE to start blaming the American people for actually BELIEIVING THEM.
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    If there is any type of big terrorist attack in America, say 100 or more Americans get killed, then Bush is dead meat. I think Republican will have to impeach him if they want to stay in power.

    To be honest, I am surprised AlQuaida has not staged another attack already. Maybe they are waiting until just before the 2006 elections? Like they did that train bombing in Spain just before electioins there.

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    To be honest, I am surprised AlQuaida has not staged another attack already. Maybe they are waiting until just before the 2006 elections? Like they did that train bombing in Spain just before electioins there.
    Or maybe they're taking full advantage of Bush's wide open borders to plan a really spectacular series of attacks, coast to coast. After all, what's to stop them?

    They operate on their timetable, not ours.
    It's like hell vomited and the Bush administration appeared.

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    Every day, In my mind. I rememeber Collin Powell Seating in front of the U.N Security Council. Holding a small Vial and I wonder how many , little vials could have entered my Country. Because of the lack of Concern for the security of our nation. By both parties.




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    If the war on terrorism, whatever in the hell it is, trumps all other issues, then we're over as nation having told the world we're a bunch of lily-livered cowards.
    We are over Judy because this wacked out bum we have running this nation puts spying on his own citizens and engaging in a war with a non threat 3,000 miles away is far more important than dealing with an invasion that's right on our door step. Who is a bigger threat to our survival, the federal government or Al Qaeda? That's the only question you need to think about and the answer you give will greatly determine the survival of our nation.
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    And, then TELL ME. WHY do the American people FEEL that Bush is better on our national security than on anything else??????? I see GAPS every where I LOOK. I feel LESS SAFE. Are people just that STUPID. OR BRAINWASHED?? WHAT am I missing???
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    dman1200--there is no question that the greatest threat to the American People is the US Government and not Al-Qaeda.

    Personally, I think we need to really evaluate the legitimacy of Al-Qaeda. I have a funny feeling about Al-Qaeda. We named it. Why would we name a terrorist organization? Why wouldn't it have it's own name? Why wouldn't bin Laden take credit for 9/11 in his two live interviews with Al-Jazeera in September 2001? Why would you deny responsibility for your greatest Jihad Achievement? There are a great many things that do not make sense.

    We are in a time of "intrigue" what I call Ironies and Opposites. Things are not what they seem as we have discovered in so many areas like illegal immigration; free trade agreements; globalism; RealID, etc. So I see no reason to take one word, not one word, coming out of the US Government as truth. Some may be, but it may not be. Like the unemployment rates, totally fabricated by not counting unemployed people...millions of them. Like the number of illegal aliens....totally fabricated by not counting all the illegal aliens....millions of them.

    We are in extreme jeopardy. That's the crux of it.
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