Newt Gingrich: Bush administration is blackmailing U.S. (won't enforce laws unless gets amnesty)
Welcome Newt Gingrich to the Clue Crew:
The Attempt to Blackmail the American People by Threatening to Refuse to Enforce the Law Without a New Bill Is Disgraceful: A number of powerful figures in the Bush Administration and in the Senate have been saying that if we do not agree to pass this destructive bill, they will never enforce the law. Tell your senator that this is an extraordinary effort to blackmail the American people by having officials state that they will fail to perform their sworn duty, and we won't stand for it.
My first relevant mention of the word "blackmail" was in regards to statements from Michael Chertoff in December 2005. A few days later, Pat Buchanan refered to a Bush speech using the word "extortion". I refered to Mike Johanns blackmailing the U.S. in July of last year. In November I posted again about Chertoff refusing to do his job, and again last month.
It's good to see Newt coming around and calling the current situation what it is, and hopefully others will now realize just how bad the Bush administration has been.