Zero Political Risk for Republicans Killing the Immigration Bill

June 19, 2006
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On Friday, the pro-illegal migrant “Wall Street Journal” released a “comprehensive poll” touching on many issues.

Unlike most of the immigration questions, there was a single “neutral language” question that provided some usefull results;

If Congress is unable to come to agreement on an immigration bill before the end of its current term who do you think will be most to blame––the Republicans in Congress, the Democrats in Congress, or President Bush?

The Republicans in Congress……….17
The Democrats in Congress………….15
President Bush………………………….. 24
All equally to blame (VOL)…………..33
Not sure………………………………………11

Why is this factoid interesting? Because President Bush is not on the ballot, the blame for “failure to pass a bill” will be shared almost equally between Republicans and Democrats. As a result, there is no incentive for the Republican Party to take a position of risk.

We have been learning in past weeks that there are many tools that are already available to enforce our immigration laws. I do have faith in the Administration that if they enforce the law, the illegal migration problem can be eliminated in time.

I am just amazed they put that question in!!! That means it will probably be out of the next “Wall Street Journal” Immigration Poll.

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