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6/29/2007
FALLOUT FROM IMMIGRATION FIASCO SPELLS TROUBLE FOR GOP,
CATEGORY: PJ Media

My latest column for Pajamas Media is up and it’s about – what else? – immigration. A sample:

One would think that the purpose of a political party is to grow larger so that when election time comes, they would get more votes than the other fellow. Not so the GOP. In what has to be considered a revolutionary approach to party building, the Republicans believe in first shrinking the party so that only little old ladies who think that Wendell Wilke is nifty and young hip-hoppers who took a wrong turn on their way to the MTV Video Awards show up at the next caucus.

Republican leaders should consider themselves lucky that they have the Wilke bloc wrapped up for 2008. Whether they can persuade the 50 Cent Fan Club to vote for the GOP is another question. And perhaps, if they try very hard, they may be able to snag a couple refugees from the last episodes of Survivor: Fiji, possibly the only souls in the nation who are unaware of how bollixed up the Republican Party has become.

By: Rick Moran at 4:45 am
One Response to “FALLOUT FROM IMMIGRATION FIASCO SPELLS TROUBLE FOR GOP,”
  1. 1
    USASteve Said:
    4:08 pm 

    This column is nuts.

    The roll call, known as a cloture vote, was 46 for and 53 against. Twelve Republicans joined 33 Democrats and an independent in voting to invoke cloture, while 15 Democrats and an independent sided with 37 GOP members in opposing it.

    This mean two-thirds of Dem supported it. Three-fourths of Republican opposed it.

    All Dem Presidential candidates supported it. All GOP candidates except McCain opposed it.

    A new CBS News poll shows only 13% of Americans thought the Senate should pass the bill. The final Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll before the vote found that just 22% of Americans supported the legislation.

    So this is a GOP problem that the Dems supported this unpopular bill and (on average)the GOP did not? And that the Dem Presidential candidate supported it and the GOP candidates didn’t?

    “Nut case”, indeed!

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