Here we are, on the run up to the 2006 congressional elections, with all House seats up for grabs, and one-third of the Senate (including no doubt several governorships as well). The President, a Republican, has been ruining the Army, spending billions on an unnecessary war, attacking our civil rights and engaging in the worst deficit spending ever. Meanwhile, the Republican run congress has been caught selling itself like a cheap street whore to any lobbyist with a few corporate bucks to spend.
Well, can't have an election with those items on the table, so lets drag out another red herring and throw all kinds of confusion into the situation, since we really don't have any honest answers for how we've been behaving. I've got it, lets invent some new bad guys. We got a lot of good confusion and misdirection with the gays, the abortionists, the terrorists, and the Iraqi's (and we are still working on the Iranians), so let's see if we can blame all those pesky Mexicans as another cause of all our woes and troubles. It sure can't be us, can it?
Oh, and we need a really big lie in the middle of all this, otherwise no one will take us seriously. Hmmm, how about we say that the reason everyone else has low wages is because these wetbacks are willing to work too cheap. Yes! That's it! We'll make that the key reason we need immigration reform (our version). These terrible illegal aliens are working so cheap our poor business folks can't resist the temptation to break the laws against hiring such folks, and since it makes them more money to keep wages down (after all profit making is sacred, isn't it?), the real cause wages are stagnant in this country isn't profit making cheap corporate leaders, or the failure of the government to raise the minimum wage, so it must be those bad people fleeing starvation to the south and invading our country.
Got it? Good.