Thursday, May 17, 2007

Romney gets it wrong...

Mitt Romney gets a lot of things right. He's dead on target with the war on terror, judges, and spending cuts. But on immigration, his statement on the Senate compromise is dead wrong.

We were never going to deport 12-20 million illegal immigrants. We can, however, fine them, make sure they pay their taxes, and find out who has been employing them and if not punish them, we will know who to keep an eye on.

A hard line on the border is a loser electorally. Not only is it impractical, but it also cost the GOP among moderates, Hispanics, the business community and farmers far more than it gained from the far right in the last mid-terms. The best they can do is to get this issue off the table so that there is no more GOP civil war - and they also need to make sure that the hard-liners understand that failure has a price.

3 comments:

SJ Reidhead said...

Yea, yea, you and I both know the score on immigration, but do you really expect rational rhetoric on the subject? Maybe we should also give in to the Henny-Penny theology that the GOP sky is falling and the Republicans will be a party no longer.

I wonder when conservatives are going to wake up to the fact that there are other people in the Republican Party besides them?

The Pink Flamingo

P. S. I have decided, for now, not to have Miss Piggy spayed. I think she is too fragile and tiny.

Robert said...

If this bill passes in anything like its current form, it's hardly going to take the issue off the table for the GOP. And McCain's candidacy is DOA, whether it goes through or not.

And to SJ, if the GOP keeps telling the conservatives to go away, they eventually might.

Ken Prescott said...

If this bill passes in anything like its current form, it's hardly going to take the issue off the table for the GOP.

The 2006 election took the issue off of the table for the GOP--because the folks who ran on it lost unless they were in a yellow-dog Republican district.