RUSH: Have you heard about Nancy Pelosi’s latest maneuver? It’s been less than a week since the smackdown with Hillary Clinton and Eliot Spitzer over driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. ‘Now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has moved to kill an amendment that would protect employers from federal lawsuits for requiring their workers to speak English. Among the employers targeted by such lawsuits: the Salvation Army.’ This is John Fund at the Wall Street Journal. ‘Sen. Lamar Alexander, a moderate Republican from Tennessee, is dumbstruck that legislation he views as simple common sense would be blocked. He noted that the full Senate passed his amendment to shield the Salvation Army by 75-19 last month, and the House followed suit with a 218-186 vote just this month. ‘I cannot imagine that the framers of the 1964 Civil Rights Act intended to say that it’s discrimination for a shoe shop owner to say to his or her employee, ‘I want you to be able to speak America’s common language on the job,” he told the Senate last Thursday. But that’s exactly what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying to do. In March the EEOC sued the Salvation Army because its thrift store in Framingham, Mass., required its employees to speak English on the job. The requirement was clearly posted and employees were given a year to learn the language. The EEOC claimed the store had fired two Hispanic employees for continuing to speak Spanish on the job. It said that the firings violated the law because the English-only policy was not ‘relevant’ to job performance or safety.’
So the bottom line is that Pelosi is trying to force, with the power and force of the federal government, she’s trying to force the Salvation Army to hire people who cannot speak English. I’m telling you, calm down, calm down. This immigration stuff, the Democrats and their bud’s in the Drive-By Media do not understand how volatile this is for them. Let them keep on.