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Sunday, May 27, 2007

We Would Like To Place A Wager On This One ...

Back from Mass, and I decided to jump on the Internet for a few minutes. What did I find? Not much. Just this story from Bloomberg News courtesy of Allah @ Hot Air. It seems that Senator McConnell missed the memo last year:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the controversial immigration bill in Congress won't cost ``a single member of either party'' at the polls next year and predicted the bipartisan compromise will win Senate approval next month.

Most Americans want Congress to fix a system they regard as broken even though they have reservations about the proposed legislation, McConnell said in an interview on Bloomberg Television's ``Political Capital with Al Hunt.'' Public opinion, he predicted, will trump such specific concerns as whether it amounts to amnesty to grant eventual legal status to the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.

``This is a divisive issue'' for both parties, said McConnell, a Kentucky Republican. But, he said, ``I don't think there's a single member of either party next year who is going to fail to be re-elected over this issue.''

Did he miss the fact that the base did not turn out last year because of the feckless behavior of the GOP controlled Congress. Rick Santorum and Mike DeWine were stand-up senators, and they were bounced from their seats. Next year is a make or break year for the GOP, and playing games with this particular bill is not the way to win back control of Congress, or seize the White House.

thomas has said it numerous times both here and on the air with Hugh: If this bill goes through without the necessary security measures in place, and it grants the amnesty that is within it, the GOP in Congress will have condemned their party to wander in darkness for years to come. We will be right back where we were before with the Democrats controlling Congress for decades. In a day and age when we are at war, that is the last thing we need.

Is there anything left in that brain at all, Senator McConnell? Did you forget the lesson you were handed last year? Yes, it was a midterm election, and less people turn out for such elections, but would you like to see a repeat of it next year? The base may turn out to ensure we maintain the White House, but if they do not vote for the congressional positions, where will you be then? Out of a job, perhaps?

The arrogance of some Republicans on this matter is baffling. First, it was John McCain. Then the president and his idiotic Secretary of Homeland Security. Now it is our Minority Leader in the Senate. When are these people going to wise up and LISTEN to their constituents?

I urge ALL of the grass-roots activists to lay siege to Senator McConnell's phone and e-mail. Let him know that if he does not seriously address the immigration bill he may be one of the seats we lose in 2008. He was reelected in 2002, and it would be sweet reciprocity to have him lose in the primary to a solid conservative.

Readers know that Thomas and I are intellectually honest. We do not cover for Republicans simply because we are Republican. We are conservatives before that, and we place the Constitution above even that ideology. This bill is a disaster that will be dropped on this nation if it is passed as is. We need the security measures in the bill increased and implemented before a single effort to regularize those here illegally is even undertaken. Furthermore, Thomas and I agree with Hugh -- we must take extra steps to make sure the Islamicists do not have easy entry into this nation to do us harm. Extra analysis and investigation is needed on those that hail from nations that are known to have jihadist ties. That includes a fair number of African nations, and just about every nation in the Middle East even if they are an ally. If we do not take those extra precautions, our enemies will surely revisit 9/11 on us without even batting an eyelash.

If I were Senator McConnell, I would be working to make sure this bill is correct and secure rather than standing on a soapbox proclaiming that the GOP will not lose seats in Congress. This is the sort of statement that tends to stick in people's minds.



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