Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Dems on Immigration: A "Dance with Xenophobia"?

Paul Jenkins on the Huffington Post  has blogged on "Democrats' Uneasy Dance with Xenophobia Posted."  He writes that " It is easy (and appropriate) to demonize Republicans for demonizing immigrants, but Democrats share some responsibility, not only for not fighting back more vigorously on the issue, but also because they are uncomfortable talking about it, let alone leading on it."

Unfortunately, Democrats cannot be counted on with respect to immigration.  Look at how the Democratic Presidential candidates have scattered on the issue of driver's licenses.  More generally, immigration is not an easy Red State/Blue State issue.  indeed, my general political leanings lean liberal but I am much more in agreement on some immigration fundamentals with President Bush than with Bill Clinton. 



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