Friday, June 23, 2006

Whew! I'm glad that immigration problem is over!

See? Nothing a few news cycles' worth of attention can't fix. We addressed it, we marched, we debated, we argued, we dug our heels in, and we debated some more. As a nation, we were transfixed for approximately two weeks worth of media saturation. And now, do we still hear about it? No. No, we don't. So... problem solved! Huzzah!

Thankfully, scenes like this one are a thing of the past.

So what if actual legislation hasn't been passed, apparently in a move of defiance toward President Bush? Who are you, Danny Details? Nancy Nitpick? Come on. We don't have room for people like you in the national discourse. People who want "tangible results" and "real progress." You can sit in your spaceships with the scientific-evidence-huggers. Your kind makes me sick. I mean, physically ill.

So in closing, I'm glad our democracy rose to the occasion to tackle the issue of illegal immigration. Was that really so hard? May this serve as a lesson for future debate - let's just yell at each other in the blogosphere for two weeks, get on some magazine covers, have a march, and move on. At some point, you have to let it go, people. Let it go.

- Washington Post story on
House Republicans vs. the President
- Washington Post editorial on the status of the immigration bills

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