President Bush’s amnesty bill was defeated by a national uprising that is unprecedented. But make no mistake: congress has NOT gotten the message. They are simply waiting for the American people to let their guard down so they can sneak through a bill that President Bush will sign.
It’s the most insane thing I’ve seen.
The immigration battle is so bad, it’s starting to effect not only the national Republican party, but local politics as well. I talked to a friend of mine who works at the local Republican headquarters, who gets complaints almost daily, which he kindly forwards to the RNC. This person also tells me that he gets angry notes from people who are withholding contributions.
These problems go double for the Republican party at the national level.
In the past, Democrats have been effective at waging imaginary class warfare.
But class warfare is deeply effective when it’s no longer imaginary. Illegal aliens and global trade deals, both of which have been encouraged by the Bush administration, have had a depressing effect on middle class wages.
This paints a dismal future for Republicans in ’08.