Sep 08 2007

GOP Can’t Face The Truth About Immigration

Published by at 9:00 am under All General Discussions,Illegal Immigration

There are many reasons Rudy Giuliani is going to win the GOP nomination and beat Hillary Clinton (or whoever he Democrat nominee is). His core strength is his toughness in hard situations – shown on 9-11 and the days afterward. He is also unapologetically tough on terrorism – no doubts here. But he is also bluntly honest with America. And this can be seen on how Rudy is telling it like it is on illegal immigration, to the consternation of the far right who still live in a fantasy world where everything is just fine without the needed changes we had in the comprehensive immigration bill they torpedoed this year. Of course they torpedoed this bill in a fit of panic that some folks here illegally for many years just might get permission to stay longer after paying retribution:

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani said illegal immigration is not a crime, prompting rival Mitt Romney to accuse him of not taking the problem seriously.

“It’s not a crime,” Giuliani said Friday. “I know that’s very hard for people to understand, but it’s not a federal crime.”

Giuliani’s comments came in an interview with CNN Headline News and radio talk-show host Glenn Beck.

“I was U.S. attorney in the Southern district of New York,” he said. “So believe me, I know this. In fact, when you throw an immigrant out of the country, it’s not a criminal proceeding. It’s a civil proceeding.”

All the far right babbling cannot create federal law out of thin air. Giuliani is right, as I and many readers of this site have pointed out. Even Malkin and others posted about how the current laws were no good, before they realized the new laws were going in the opposite direction they wanted and then lied about how greate current laws were. There are none! How great can that be?

Rudy is honest and up front – Romney is trying to pander. The far right is not as big and influential as it thinks it is with the voters. They are loud in the media and get invites to DC and NY special events – but they cannot bring in the votes neede to win in this 50-50 nation. Rudy provides those (us) conservatives who are not ‘pure’ rightwingers an avenue to support conservative principles over liberal idiocy, without having to accept the far right idiocy. Which is why he will win – unless the far right sits home stewing again that they cannot rule this nation and let Clinton win.

We could see another poutfest on the right (which brought us the last President Clinton), but my feeling is the number of folks willing to risk this nation’s war on terror over immigration policies targetted towards those who have been in this country for years is quite small. I still think the GOP will come to its senses. Especially with Rudy in the lead. The GOP needs to get its act together and stop acting like liberals. Lying about what is the current problem on issues like immigration is not going to win converts. Face the truth openly and accept the democratically selected path forward – something one would think is the essence of being a patriotic American.

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21 Responses to “GOP Can’t Face The Truth About Immigration”

  1. The Macker says:

    You slipped up. You exposed your fear of “pushing spanish culture over American english culture.” The real culture war in America is a values war. Don’t complain when you are called xenophobic.

    And your “economic” data is unbalanced. Where are the dollar values for labor contributions and unredeemable social security contributions?

    I welcome spanish language forums to engage the spanish speaking voters. I would also welcome chinese forums. Snubbing them is stupid.