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The GOP's Immigration Mess

AMBRO Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 3:52 PM
Hughie just does't have an argument based on principles either for or against amnesty, just intellectual laziness. Goind back to early Bush era, he was among the first Republicans to attack Tancredo in highly personal terms and offerred no argoments against him other than "i'm right, you're wrong!"...an actual quote of Hughie's that's ben repeated over the years. Hughie, lie most Republicans, is extremely concerned that Lefties who despise him will think bad things about him and label him a raaaycist. Unlike anti-illegal migration anti-amnestyConservatives, Hughie - as a Republican - will not define himself as anti-illegal immigration as opposed to pro-legal migration, he lets that Left define the terms of debate.

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

I am a "wet," on the topic. Have been since I opposed California's proposition 187 in 1994.

Mark, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is a "dry."

Here's the interesting thing about out "debate," to be moderated by National Review's Jim Geraghty: Even if one or the other of us succeeds in persuading everyone in the room of our point of view, it doesn't matter. Not a lick. The GOP is branded as an anti-immigrant party, especially with voters under 30, the...