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MAJOR CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST REVERSES COURSE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

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With the New Hampshire primary very likely to mean a resurgence for the McCain campaign, expect to see conservatives start to soften the rhetoric on immigration. Here's a prime example. The National Review's Victor David Hansen has been a leading anti-immigration proponent. But he's now taking a different tone.

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  1. Another voice's Avatar
    "With the New Hampshire primary very likely to mean a resurgence for the McCain campaign, expect to see conservatives start to soften the rhetoric on immigration."

    Either that or with all the pain in the world they have come to the realization that it was an ideotic position to have in the forst place. Offcourse they will change their tune slowly not to look like flip-flops (e.q most republican candidates.
  2. None's Avatar
    Great News!
  3. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    What bothers me is that Hansen still continues to believe that immigration is a "windfall issue". Yes, it energized the deeply bigoted base, which was voting Republican anyway, but at a price of a rise in racism and bigotry. But unlike a very similar anti-gay strategy, it did not yield any significant shifts in the political tide. And unlike anti-gay issue, politicians will have to backpedal to some sort of solution very soon. So, best Republican hope is to have Democrats in the office, so they dont' have to deal with the mess they helped clreate, and have an opportunity to try to hang it on the Democrat's neck.
  4. 's Avatar

    Greg, His name is Victor DaviS Hansen... (from the article).
  5. The Avenger's Avatar
    Hmmm, I still think republicans (except for McCain) are still insisting on being "tough". Didn't Huckabee just say he is for denying citizenship to all children of unauthorized immigrants born in this country? Not to mention his plan to deal with the millions of people living in the shadows... have them all leave voluntarily and apply for a visa, get in line like everybody else. Of course this is the nicest way to say "deport them all", especially when he is willing to waive the punishment for staying illegally for more than 1 or 3 years. Does that really make a difference? What are the chances you will be able to come back in less than 10 years anyway? Sure, all of a sudden and by divine intervention the USCIS will be efficiently handling millions and millions of applications and there will be no backlog so there will be no real impact on the economy. Should this take longer, there should be americans willing to replace all the labor that was lost. Well, this just proves that Huckabee is simply another GOP idiot when it comes to immigration reform. He doesn't really want to solve a very complex problem, he just wants to be "right".
  6. drew from immigrants list's Avatar
    Read the article yesterday... was so surprised to see it in the National Review. But if (and it looks like it might be when) Romney loses tonight, it will be a huge blow to anyone who thinks this kind of anti-immigration rhetoric will work on the campaign trail. If it can't keep you ahead in a Republican Primary where the goal is to turn out as many voters as possible, when will it? Just look at NH, McCain is winning the independent battle while being attacked on this issue. It clearly shows that this position won't help in a general election when the highly sought after independents are more focused on other issues.
  7. drew from immigrants list's Avatar
    early exit poll on CNN.com shows it coming in #4 among Republican voters in NH... that's down from #1 in Iowa

    Early exit polls: Top issues
    Posted: 05:19 PM ET

    Democrats:

    1. The economy
    2. The war in Iraq
    3. Health care

    Republicans:

    1. The economy
    2. The war in Iraq
    3. Terrorism
    4. Illegal immigration
  8. A's Avatar
    All the illegals should goto back of the immigration line. No special queues for the folks who broke the rules.
  9. legal-forever-waiting-forever's Avatar
    McCain it is!

    Romney won only the "immigration" issue voters and they were "just not enough" in the words of NPR...
  10. Bart James's Avatar
    Isn't Victor Hansen a California rancher? Weren't California ranchers the Republican constituency for a porous border during the Reagan administration? I lived in San Ysidro, California, during the Reagan presidency and I can tell you that, whatever his other virtues, he let the border get completely out of control.

    When John Bostrum, then the top INS official at the Port of San Ysidro, sent a white paper to the Commissioner proposing to use cutting horses to push illegal border crossers back into Mexico (thus saving the expense of processing, feeding, housing and adjudicating), somebody on the inside leaked his paper to LULAC which accused him of treating Hispanics like animals, etc. He spent the rest of his career in Guam.
  11. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    And the knives come out for Mr. Hansen...
  12. USC's Avatar
    "And the knives come out for Mr. Hansen..."

    LOL!!
  13. A's Avatar
    "Romney won only the "immigration" issue voters and they were "just not enough" in the words of NPR..."

    Thats correct when it comes New Hampshire but we have to whether anti immigrant message resonates in the closed GOP primaries ..
  14. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    >>>>"Romney won only the "immigration" issue voters and they were "just not enough" in the words of NPR..."

    Thats correct when it comes New Hampshire but we have to whether anti immigrant message resonates in the closed GOP primaries ..
  15. A's Avatar
    "So what? If the message is not resonating with independents and only the base GOP, its just as bad news since it means its not an issue that is going to get the GOP any more votes in November than they would otherwise get. The GOP hoped to make immigration a wedge issue to try and pick off independents and some Democrats. But it doesn't look like they're going to get any more votes from immigration. The only thing it can do at this point is to get the hardcore base to the polls, but given the turnout in the GOP versus the Democratic contests so far, no one on the GOP is very energized about voting. Certainly there is no evidence of a big turn out of voters on the immigration issue."


    If the immigration issue is not a hot button issue then the debate tone would be much better.

    I personally thought GOP use of immigration is to energise the base.

    My point is candidates like Romney try to use to immigration issue till the super tuesday in the hopes of getting conservative vote. Hope I am proven wrong
  16. legal-forever-waiting-forever's Avatar
    My point is candidates like Romney try to use to immigration issue till the super tuesday in the hopes of getting conservative vote. Hope I am proven wrong


    he will try- in some states
    watch him: he will say different things in different places
    this is the founder of bain financial, i bet you he hired lots of immigrants. to be fair though he does insist that he is strongly in favor of skilled immigration, the problem is he should know that the atmosphere he is creating works against all immigrants.
  17. Jenda's Avatar
    I don't know if your characteriation of the Professor (who is still a registered Democrat by the way, though he hasn't been voting that way for a while). Hanson has oft been cited against immigration, but even back when he wrote Mexifornia, he didn't like the idea of mass deportations or of treating the resident Mexicans as a semi-permanent helot class. He mostly, the way I have read him, been worried about the incentive effects of a mass legalization before either a good border-control or residency verification system for identification/employment was in place.
    That's been my reading of Professor Hanson for several years now, or did I miss something?
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