Ben Shapiro

 Meanwhile, Democrats continue to pander to those who cross the border illegally and block any concerted action to end illegal immigration. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) thanks illegal immigrants protesting in New York and hopes that their protests will bring "out of the shadows the millions and millions of people who are here who make our economy work." Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) speaks similarly at a protest in Washington, D.C. It is no surprise that Democrats were recruiting voters at pro-illegal immigration rallies.

 Democrats cannot be trusted to handle the war in Iraq. They are too busy claiming that the war has already been lost to notice that American casualties are declining dramatically; they are too impatient for Iraq to become Vietnam to wait for the development of democracy in a part of the world that has never seen democracy before. The Democrats are too busy gleefully pointing at body bags and Abu Ghraib to care that they are undermining the morale of our troops.

 Democrats cannot be trusted to handle the economy. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up, home ownership is rising rapidly. Democrats would reverse all of these trends in order to grow entitlement programs and, by doing so, buy more votes. They would raise taxes dramatically and cut defense spending.

 Democrats cannot be trusted to tolerate the viewpoints of religious people. It is Democrats across the country who seek to legitimize homosexual marriage; it is Democrats across the country who seek to keep the legal abomination of Roe v. Wade on the books so that ordinary Americans cannot vote on abortion; it is Democrats across the country who want God out of the public schools and courthouses.

 If Republicans want to win in 2006, they must emphasize this simple message: Judge the Democrats by their friends. They protect terrorists for political expediency; they protect illegal immigrants for political expediency; they protect Islamofascists in Iraq for political expediency; they protect those who do not work at the expense of those who do for political expediency; they protect radical abortion and homosexuality advocates for political expediency. Americans may be unhappy with Republicans, but Republicans must make clear that the alternative is a country run by those who consistently side with enemies of the American people.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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