March 29, 2007

REAGAN/SIMPSON REDUX:

White House works behind the scenes for immigration reform: The administration has been meeting with key Republican senators to devise a consensus plan aimed at garnering wide GOP support (Nicole Gaouette, March 29, 2007, LA Times)

With President Bush looking to counter a legacy increasingly marred by the war in Iraq, the White House has launched a bold, behind-the-scenes drive to advance a key domestic goal: immigration reform. [...]

The intense effort -- conceived by the president's chief political strategist, Karl Rove -- is intended to ensure that Bush will achieve at least one crucial policy victory in the last two years of his presidency.

Success on immigration reform could also accomplish another Rove goal, shoring up the GOP's weakened support among Latinos, who are even more important to the party as independent voters become increasingly disenchanted.


Posted by Orrin Judd at March 29, 2007 6:55 AM
Comments

The intense effort -- conceived by the president's chief political strategist, Karl Rove

I hope it's not as brilliantly conceived as his intense effort to tie Republican fortunes in the last election to an unpopular war instead of a surging economy.

Posted by: kevin whited at March 29, 2007 8:02 AM

Wouldn't preventing illegal immigration help bring the "disenchanted independent" back to Republicans?

Posted by: h-man at March 29, 2007 1:32 PM

So would lynching coloreds.

Posted by: oj at March 29, 2007 2:14 PM

There's a race war going on in LA and LV and we whities aren't in the mix.

Posted by: Sandy P at March 29, 2007 8:10 PM
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