Here is another link on the China-Cuba oil issue.
And another story today details the latest meeting between Hugo Chavez and Iran's Ahmadinejad. These stories should be very concerning for ALL Americans. China's presence in the Gulf represents not only an environmental threat, but also takes us that much farther from energy independence. And an Iran-Venezuela partnership is not good on any level. Iran is inching closer to nuclear weapons, and when they do this while buddying up with a dictator in our hemisphere the threat is obvious. Read up on the Cuban Missile Crisis, folks. We may be living it again soon.
Speaker Pelosi moves to kill legislation designed to protect business from lawsuits when they require employees to speak English. Let's skip the outrage for a moment. It's hard for me to imagine a sound argument that supports Pelosi's position other than to say that she is simply out to secure the Latino vote. The Democrats just won't learn.
Hillary Clinton has yet to define her position on illegals getting driver's licenses. A recent Rasmussen poll shows that 77% of Americans oppose giving them licenses, and yet Clinton still can't decide where to stand on this issue. Just recently, in the swing state of Ohio, 55% of people favor a path to citizenship for illegals, BUT only 11% support giving them driver's licenses and 35% favor allowing them to attend public school, 70% oppose allowing them government entitlements like welfare and food stamps. These figures are astounding and they reflect that moderates are not siding with the Dems on these issues.
For some reason, our politicians seem to think that supporting illegal immigrants is the way to lock up the Latino vote, who are fast replacing African Americans as the most sought after minority voting block. The problem is that many Latinos are opposed to illegal immigration. And, as we see in these polls, so is most of America. This means that the immigration issue is a losing issue for the Democrats, and may become the most defining domestic issue of this election. I haven't seen any polls, but I'm willing to bet the vast majority of Americans would support the legislation that Pelosi is trying to kill.
So, keep it up, my friends on the Left. This issue is a losing issue for you. You have defined your position. You support amnesty (as do many shameless Republicans), you support entitlements for illegals, giving them driver's licenses, public education, health care and just about anything else you can give them while not making any effort to secure the border. Keep it up. If the GOP is wise, they will bring up this issue every chance they get.
And, in a somewhat related issue, a recent Florida poll shows Guiliani, Romney and Thompson all beating Hillary head-to-head to carry that state. And this is just a few days after Hillary's campaign predicted a landslide victory for her in the general election. It seems like Hillary is already measuring for drapes in the White House. Perhaps she should put that on hold for a while.