Wag the Immigrants

As if we needed another reminder of how closely aligned Senator McCain is to the Bush Administration, yesterday the Bushies threw the McCain camp a big wet one.

In a political maneuver straight out of Wag the Dog, the Feds chose the first day of the DNC to stage “the largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history.

And trust me, “stage” is the most apt verb to describe the timing for this little headline grabber. We already learned earlier today how “a SWAT team of Republican operatives dispatched to crash Senator Barack Obama’s party was reveling in its accomplishments.”

And now the Feds, in a total Rovian meneuver, have revved the incendiary immigration pedal to detract from Denver. The Times described the escalation on the first day of the Democratic convention:

“…it was clear that this year will break new ground, with each side planning a full-bore run during the other’s convention. Matt McDonald, who is overseeing the Republican effort, said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the party’s success in inserting itself into the biggest week of the Obama campaign. “Any time we can get our side of the story out,” Mr. McDonald said, “that’s a good thing.”

We’re at a nasty inflection point between red and blue. I only hope that Sen. Obama pays heed to the growing crescendo of pleas to take the gloves off and smack down the Republicans for what they’ve done to our beloved country these last seven years…and will continue to do if re-elected.