Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Closed Door Politics: How a hardline position on immigration hurt the Republicans in Election 2008

It is hard not to bask in the victory of Election 2008 for sensible minds on immigration.  But see Richard Nadler's article in the American Spectator if you want to do some more basking.  Here is the beginning of the article:

The election of 2008 proved catastrophic for opponents of comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans lost seven Senate seats -- eight if the courts sustain Al Franken's lead in Minnesota. On June 28, 2007, each of the eight previous office-holders (Republicans, all) voted to block the Bush administration's immigration bill. Replacing these eight immigration hardliners are five new senators clearly favorable to a comprehensive approach -- six, counting Franken -- and two whose positions are unclear. All, of course, are Democrats.

Hat tip to radio (KDVS) DJ Ron Glick!

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2009/02/closed-door-pol.html

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