Now comes Sen. Rand Paul, who during a long-winded speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, came off sounding like former "Let's Make A Deal" host Monty Hall and invited everybody, including illegal aliens, who wanted to work here to, "C'mon down!"
"If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you," said the Kentucky Republican.
A Kleenex moment if there ever was one.
What Paul didn't explain during this speech was whether there will be a place for the 20 million Americans who can't find full-time work after permanent residency and work permits are given to the 11 million illegals already working in construction, manufacturing, transportation and services.
Which reminds us: Didn't President Obama continually tell us during his 2008 media-fueled "Hope and Change" road show that he wanted to protect the middle class and American workers? So why aren't the media asking the White House - and politicians like Paul - to explain how just how the current push for the 8th amnesty since 1986 would help millions of our unemployed?
The question of what will become of the 20 million jobless citizens is the immigration debate's dirty little secret that nobody in -or out - of Congress wants to address. It certainly qualifies as being worthy of coverage and serious discussion, but right now it apparently is not a priority for the thousands of scribes who are taking up space in the nation's newsrooms and doing exactly what they love to criticize politicians for doing: avoiding tough questions.
For example: If 20 million jobless Americans who represent 6.3 percent of the population can be of no concern to the nation's elite, why all the fuss over an illegal alien population representing but 3.5 percent of our society? Those of us in the know here are aware of what the answer is to this question, but it's still fun to ask why the media continue to be afraid of calling a spade a spade while regurgitating volumes about "reforming" our "broken" immigration policy they helped to create in very large part through their self-imposed blackout of the facts.
When journalists write about those "forced to live in the shadows," it's pretty clear to us that they are writing about the wrong people.