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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Republicans could still help their prospects, and motivate their own supporters, if they use the next month to advance sound policies that highlight differences between the two parties... House leaders tell us there is zero chance of [immigration reform] passing before November. Leave it to Republicans to fan national concern about the issue for a year and then say, well, never mind. On the policy merits, this may be for the best because anything that passed in the current environment would only throw more police at the border or further harass employers. But if Republicans lose the House, their demagoguery on immigration will be one reason... [T]he GOP’s legislative record in the House is actually better than the media advertise. Many good ideas have died in the graveyard of the Senate, thanks to Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s use of the filibuster and the eagerness of too many GOP Senators (Maine’s Olympia Snowe, George Voinovich of Ohio) to run away from Mr. Bush on key issues. Republicans can’t undo all that damage in a month, but they can at least give voters some better reason to re-elect them in November.”

The Wall Street Journal


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