Tuesday, March 28, 2006

GOP Debate 'Burns' On

Republicans are in a pickle of a jam over illegal immigration. On the one hand, they need to placate their xenophobic base. On the other hand, they don't want to alienate millions of Latino voters, many of whom have voted Republican in the past thanks to "family values" issues.

One of the new anti-immigration talking points that's popping up in Republican circles is that illegal immigration is bad for America because it "hurts the poor." This is a momentous occasion because it marks the first time many GOP politicians have ever uttered the phrase "hurts the poor" without touching their fingertips together and saying, "excellent".
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